On this date in our family history . . . the 29th day of May . . . in the year 1648 . . . Samuell Pearson is born in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts . . . this Samuell is a 4th great-grandpa of William Thurston Merrill (1817-1898) . . . who is a 3rd great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history timeline . . .
By Essex Institute, Peabody & Essex Museum: