Biography of Daniel Merrill of Byron, NY

Daniel Merrill, son Jared and Abigail (Phelps) Merrill, came from Connecticut to Whitestown in 1790, the year of his birth. He married Sally Sanford, of Vermont, and settled in Bergen, where he died, aged 28 years, leaving two sons. Ezra S. and Daniel F. Ezra S. being but three years old at his father's death, he made his home with an uncle, Arzy. He had a limited education, taught school, and April 22, 1847, married Mary, daughter of Abner and Irene (Miller) Hitchcock. They settled on the farm he had bought, where his son Abner J. now lives, and where he resided until his death, August 25, 1881, aged 66 years. Mrs. Merrill died November 3, 1878. Mr Merrill was a prominent man in his town, a Republican, but not an office-seeker. He was always a farmer, and was enterprising, economical, and industrious, and quite successful. He was a man of sterling integrity, and was highly respected. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Merrill are Milan Daniel, a fruit grower and florist residing in South Haven, Mich., who married Mary I. Main, of Michigan; Ellen I., who lives with her brother on the homestead; and Abner J., who married Mary L. Munger, February 18, 1885, and who, soon after his father's death, bought the homestead of the heirs and lives on the place where he and his brother and sister were born, and where he has always resided.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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