963. Gedeon La Plante13 Merlet (Josias14 Merle)(1268) was born Roussy, Champagne, France ca 1624. Gedeon died ca 1683 Middlesex, New Jersey, at age unknown.

He married Margariet Martin 21 August 1644 Walloon Church, Leiden, Holland. Margariet was born ca 1622 Limbourg, Belgium. Margariet died Piscataway, Middlesex, NJ, at age unknown. Gideon was a carpenter by trade. As he and his wfie were Huguenots, and persecution was high in France and Germany, they fled to Holland. The couple and their four sons are listed on the second passenger list of the ship "De Permerlander Kerck". There were 29 passengers aboard when the ship landed in New Holland on 12 October 1662.

On April 20, 1671 he was appointed Constable of Staten Island, and on February 14, 1674 he was appointed Magistrate.

Gedeon La Plante Merlet and Margariet Martin had the following child:

child + 827 i. Abraham12 Marlatt was born 6 Jan 1656.

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