Nathaniel Merrick was born circa 1675 in Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts to William Merrick (1643-1732) and Abigail Hopkins (1644-1691) and died 13 November 1743 Harwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Alice Freeman (1673-1756) 1696 in Harwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
He married ca. 1699 Alice Freeman (1673-1756), born probably Eastham; died Harwich as 'Widow Merrick' 24 Dec 1756; dau. of Samuel and Mercy (Southworth) Freeman. She was admitted to the Brewster Church 12 Sept. 1725.
- Burial Old Cemetery, Barnstable Co., MA
- buried as 'Lieut. Nahaniel Myrick' in Old Cem., Brewster.
The will of Nathaniel Merrick of Harwich, dated 18 Oct. 1743 and proved 14 Dec. 1743, mentioned wife Elce; sons Constant and Benjamin; grandsons William and Gideon Merrick (sons of William Merrick, deceased); Daus. Hannah Snow, Mercy King, Ruth Hinkley, Priscilla Cob, Elca Ruggles and Sarah Merrick; son-in-law John Snow (executor), and Deacon Joseph Mayo (executor).'