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MERRILL, Jane (Vaughn)

History of the Birth, Life, and Death of one of the Fulton Co., Pioneers
Jane Vaughn Merrill was born in Holmes County, Ohio May 5th 1829 and in 1835 moved with her parents, Alexander and Rebecca Vaughn, and younger sister, Mary, to Fulton County, Ohio, then Lenawee Co., Michigan, where the remainder of her life was passed and the greater portion on the farm, which her father entered at Monroe, Michigan in 1834. In the 15th day of October1848 she was united in marriage to Osias Merrill. In 1850 she, with her husband, moved to and resided on a 40 acre farm in Amboy Township one year, and in 1852 to a heavy timbered 80 acres in Fulton Township, where she resided four years and in many ways assisted in converting it into a comfortable home. But her attachment to the old home farm, where she had spent her youthful hours in witnessing an entire new country transformed, form from a rude wilderness to a fair state of cultivation, induced her husband to purchase a portion of it, which has been ever since been her permanent home, although she resided at Ottokee three years from 1867 to 1870 and at Wauseon two years, from 1889 to 1891. On the morning of December 28th, 1893, at the age of 64 years, 7 months, and 23 days, she passed peacefully away. She leaves a husband, Osias Merrill, three sons and one daughter; Horace A. Merrill, of Toledo, Ohio; James E. Merrill, Frank C Merrill, and Minnie Merrill Biddle, of Fulton Co., Ohio. Also three brothers and two sisters, James C. Vaughn, Edward and Caleb Vaughn, of Fulton County; Mrs. Mary Springer, of Wauseon, Ohio, and Mrs. Bell Bailey of Branch Co., Michigan, also fifteen grandchildren.
By Osias Merrill

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