William S. Fell



William S. Fell





WILLIAM S. FELL, farmer, post-office Orangeville, Ohio, was born on his present homestead, in West Salem Township, October 22, 1820. His father, John Fell, was born in Bucks County, Penn., April 11. 1781, and came with his parents, Nathan and Ann Fell, to Mercer County, Penn., in the spring of 1798. They settled in what is now Pymatuning Township, where their grandsons, Aaron and Mahlon, reside. John there grew to manhood and married Catharine, daughter of Jacob and Barbara (Miller) Campbell, who settled in the southwest corner of West Salem Township toward the close of the last century. After marriage John Fell located on a farm in West Salem Township, where the balance of his life was spent. He reared a family of seven children: Elizabeth, deceased; John, deceased; Rachel, widow of Francis Trunkey; George, deceased; Anne, widow of Harvey Trunkey, who died September 20, 1888; Sarah, deceased, and William S. The parents lived and died in the Methodist Episcopal faith. In politics Mr. Fell was a Whig, and died in 1837, his widow surviving him until 1857. He was an enterprising, energetic, successful farmer, and was recognized as one of the leading citizens of Mercer County. Our subject has spent his whole life in his native township, and was married September 24, 1845, to Catharine, daughter of Ezra Marvin, of Trumbull County, Ohio. Mrs. Fell was born in that county November 24, 1824, and is the mother of six children: Ellen, wife of D. W. Fuller; Henriette, wife of R. A. Luce; Alice, wife of W. E. Drake; Irene, William W. and Lillian. Mr. Fell and wife have been members of the Baptist Church nearly forty years. In politics he is a stanch Republican, and one of the prominent, enterprising citizens of the county.

History of Mercer County, 1888, page 1177




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