The 10 April 1841 will of Peter N. Ladue, of Fishkill, Dutchess Co NY, names a "granddaughter, Ellen Merritt, daughter of William C. Merritt".The name of William's wife is not indicated in the will nor is his wife noted as "deceased".
Am looking for information on Helen LaDue Merritt, died 1 July 1831, aged 20; buried Fishkill Rural Cemetery, Fishkill, Dutchess Co New York.Her birth year calculates to be 1811.
Is it probable that Helen's maiden name was Ladue/LaDue? and that she married William C. Merritt?
Will very much appreciate any information on this Merritt family; am hoping to learn more about Ellen Merritt and her mother.