WELCOME TO THE DESCENDANTS OF HENRY MERSHON ASSOCIATION WEBSITE!

 

Whether you're a Mershon by birth (or adoption), married into the family, or just want to learn about us, you've come to the right place! We've designed this website to be a resource center and a connecting place. Please browse the website and let us know how we can serve you better.

 

2013-2014 Association Officers

President: Clare Mershon : ecmershon@aol.com
Vice President: Beth Carter : mccbec1@aol.com
Recording Secretary: Elaine Tredinnick : tandetredinnick@netzero.com
Treasurer: Joan Swearer : jtswearer@gmail.com
Board of Trustees: Dr. Jim Mershon and Noel Barton
News Billetin Editor: Harrison Hunt: 18goldini95@gmail.com

 

 
History of the Mershon Association

The Association of the Descendants of Henry Mershon is believed to be the oldest registered family association in the United States. The history of the Association was capably documented by Bill Trott, Mershon genealogist emeritus. The Mershon family first appeared in America in 1685. Family lore says that Henri Marchand arrived in New York with his thirteen year old son, Henry. Henri was probably a merchant from Caen, Normandy, France and had brought his son to New York to escape the terrible Huguenot Wars taking place in France. Family lore, continuing, says that Henri left his son with friends or relatives in Newtown, New York and returned to France to bring the rest of his family to America. Henri was never heard of again.  Some written accounts state that Henri arrived in New York with his wife and family, including his son, Henry. The 1698 town census of Newtown, New York lists "Henry Marshan" as the head of household with two persons living with him.

 
History of the Mershon Genealogical Database
One of the main objectives of the Mershon Association, as set out by the founders, is to gather family history of the descendants of Henry Mershon with the intent of someday publishing these histories. The books written by Grace Lucile Olmstead Mershon generally covered only the first six generations. This encompassed about the first 150 to 180 years of our history.  read more ...
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Help Needed!

We need a new webmaster for our Mershon Association website- www.mershonassoc.com.We thank Dr. Jim Mershon, our retiring webmaster, for his years of service. With the help of his computer consultant, Andrew Wray, Dr. Jim has managed our website from its 2004 beginning. Our website is based on the DotNetNuke (DNN) framework and is hosted by Godaddy.com.Our website has many “hits” from interested persons and we receive three to five new website registrations per month from persons desiring to record their Mershon ancestry and receive our Mershon News Bulletin. Our website has enabled many Mershon descendants to contact our Association. If you can help us with this important job or if you have questions, please contact Dr. Jim Mershon at packardjimbev@cox.net.