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Aylett R. Fell

AYLETT R. FELL,  farmer, post-office Orangeville, Ohio, was born on his homestead in West Salem Township May 8, 1829. His father, George Fell, was born in Bucks County, Penn., September 7, 1788, and came with his parents, Nathan and Ann Fell, to Pymatuning Township, Mercer Co., Penn., in the spring of 1798. George there grew to maturity, and in 1807 married Rachel, daughter of Jacob and Barbara (Miller) Campbell, a pioneer of West Salem Township. Soon after his marriage he settled on the farm where our subject now lives. Ten children were born to George and Rachel Fell: Elizabeth, Jesse (deceased), Nathan (deceased), John (deceased), Andrew, George (deceased), Julia A. (deceased), Rachel, Fannie M. (deceased) and Aylett B. The parents spent their whole married life on their homestead in West Salem. George Fell was a member of the Baptist Church, and a Whig in politics. He was justice of the peace eighteen years, and during his term of service married 118 couples. He was a veteran of the War of 1812, and died June 12, 1853. His widow survived him until 1879. He was one of the leading farmers of Mercer County, and at his death was the owner of over 550 acres of land, all of which he made excepting 100 acres given to him by his father. Our subject was reared on his present homestead, and was married October 4, 1850, to Clarissa, daughter of Samuel Follett of Pymatuning Township. Mrs. Fell was born in New York State, and is the mother of three sons: Chalmers, Walter J. and Charley. Politically Mr. Fell is a Republican. For eight years he was engaged in the lumber business, and is one of the most successful farmers of the county.

History of Mercer County, 1888, pages 1177-78

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