William Fell

   

 

William Fell

 


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WILLIAM FELL, deceased, was a son of John and Elizabeth (Hartley) Fell, and was born in Bucks County, Penn., April 2, 1756, removing to Westmoreland County, Penn., after reaching manhood. He there married Agnes Anderson, born February 15, 1761. He followed weaving in summer, and teaching school in the winter. In the fall of 1796 he and his son, George W., came to Mercer County, and selected a piece of laud in what is now the southern part of West Salem Township. In the spring of 1797 they came back to the land, built a log cabin, and commenced a settlement in the dense forest. Mr. Fell returned to Westmoreland County early in July, leaving his son, George W., then a boy thirteen years old, to continue the settlement, and he remained seven weeks longer before joining his father in Westmoreland County. Mr. Fell moved his family to Mercer County in the spring of 1798, and lived upon the same farm through all the hardships and privations of pioneer days, up to his death, July 16, 1841. His wife had died twenty-one years before, August 8, 1820. They reared a family of five children: Mary, who married Timothy Dumars; George W.; Miriam, who became the wife of James Stevenson; Jonas, and Agnes, who married William McKnight. All of these are dead, but each left numerous descendants.

History of Mercer County, 1888, page 1176

 

                                                         

                      

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