On this date in our family history . . . somewhere in Maine . . . on the 23rd day of October . . . in the year 1808 . . . Miss Lucy Thurston (1791-1821) becomes the bride of Phineas Merrill (1787-1865). Their son, William Thurston Merrill (1816-1898) is the paternal grandpa of Eva Mae (1874-1936), who is the mother of Elizabeth Marilla Henry nee Smith (1912-1932), who is the maternal grandma of the Keeper of this geneablog.