Biography of Isaac H. Merritt
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Isaac H. Merritt was born in Harpswell, at the portion that is known as Condys Harbor. His education was such as could be obtained in the public schools. When still young he adopted a seafaring life, and in due course of service rose to the command of the vessels in which he sailed. His early voyages were to the West India ports, and later in the European trade. He was uniformly fortunate as a commander, and, having accumulated sufficient means to warrant him to do so, he retired from the sea to be with his family, making his home in Bath, where he built a fine residence, and entered into mercantile business which he continued as long as he lived.

While yet a young man, he married Miss Hannah Ann Batchelder, daughter of Capt. Timothy Batchelder, with whom he sailed in his his early voyages. His wife had been a young lady of the highest standing in her native town, and was notable for her superior mental culture and personal accomplishments. They had two sons who are now living in San Francisco, where Mrs. Merritt has resided for many years since the death of her husband. Captain Merritt had native traits of character that were genial, outspoken, and generous, which endeared him to those with whom he associated. He possessed a well developed and handsome presence. While in the prime of life and in apparant health his sudden death was a shock to the community and regretted by all classes of citizens.

From:
History of Bath and Environs,
Sagadahoc County, Maine.
1607-1894
BY: Parker McCobb Reed
Lakeside Press, Printers
Portland, Maine, 1894


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