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Rev. Nimrod Burwell

REV. NIMROD BURWELL, farmer, post-office Greenville, was born in North Shenango Township, Crawford Co., Penn., September 13, 1814. He is a son of Samuel and Hannah (Paden) Burwell, the former a native of England and the latter of Maryland, of Irish and Scotch parentage. They were married in Maryland, and after the birth of their first child removed to Crawford County, Penn. They were the parents of twelve children, eleven of whom grew to maturity, only four of whom are now living. They died on the old homestead in Crawford County. Our subject grew up in his native township, and learned the tailoring trade in Sheakleyville, Penn., where be located in 1831. He was married September 13, 1835, to Sarah B., daughter of Thomas and Sarah B. Philips, old settlers of Sandy Creek Township. Two children survive this union: Sarah A., wife of Erwin Brown, and Emma T., wife of John B. Alexander. Mrs. Burwell died September 8, 1854, and he was again married April 10, 1855, to Lovina, daughter of David and Christians Arner, of West Salem Township, and a native of Armstrong County, Penn. Four children are the fruits of this marriage: Nimrod Wayland, Ella (wife of Dr. R. H. Duff), David H. and John L., all living. Mr. Burwell united with the Baptist Church in 1834, and January 29, 1845, he was ordained, in Vienna, Ohio, a minister of that denomination. He took charge of three churches in Trumbull County, Ohio, where he remained about two years, and subsequently was pastor of West Salem Baptist Church two years, and the Greenville congregation about three years. He resided in West Salem Township most of this period, and has since been one of its well-known citizens. Politically he is a Prohibitionist, and deeply interested in the success of the temperance cause.

Source: History of Mercer County, 1888, page 1171

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