George W. Fell



George W. Fell





GEORGE W. FELL, deceased, eldest son of William and Agnes Fell, was born in Westmoreland County, Penn., August 31, 1784, and came with his father to Mercer County in the fall of 1796. They made a permanent settlement in the spring of 1797, and the whole family removed thereto the following year. He was married April 14, 1806, to Nancy Ann Dumars, and located on a portion of the old homestead. She was born in April, 1787, and reared eight children: Mary, who still resides upon the old homestead in her eighty-second year; Sarah, who married Frank Merry; William G., deceased, by profession a civil engineer; Jonas, a deceased physician of Lexington, Ill.; Amos D., a surveyor of Trumbull County, Ohio; Fannie, deceased. who married Aaron M. Clark; Hannah, wife of William Jaxtheimer, of West Salem Township, and residing upon the old homestead, and Roxanna, deceased. Mr. Fell was appointed justice of the peace in 1822, and served in that office for eighteen years, consecutively. He followed farming all his life, and died August 15, 1849, upon the farm which he settled in 1797. His widow survived him till September 21, 1871. Both were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and politically Mr. Fell was a Democrat and belonged to the Masonic fraternity. He lived through all the early settlement of Mercer County, and endured the hardships and trials incident to pioneer life.

History of Mercer County, 1888, pages 1176-77




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