It's time to try again to scale my brick walls. John Merritt was discharged from the Kings American Regiment in Annapolis NS in June 1784. At that time he was single. At some point prior to Jan 1790 he married Lucy, who was possibly surnamed Balcom. They had the following children--Gilbert 1790, Sarah 1791, Abel 1795, Rachel 1797,John 1798, Anna 1799, Susan 1805, James 1809 and possibly Mary 1812/13. Some internet records indicate that John Merritt's wife was Lucy Balcom d/o Silas and Susan Balcom. I have found some records which do indicate that Silas did have a daughter Lucy born circa 1771. I wonder if there are any records out there that would PROVE that Lucy wife of John Merritt was Silas Balcom's daughter. I know Silas' brother Samuel also had a daughter Lucy but she was 10 years younger and married a Parker. I would like to source this information or disprove it rather than just perpetuate non proven data. Thanks for any help.