Biography of Nelson J. Merrill

Merrill, Nelson J., was born October 24, 1830. His father, Ara P. Merrill, was a native of Whitestown, N. Y., and came to Genesee county in 1815; he married a Miss Rogers for his first wife, and after her death married Mary Strickland. Asa Merrill, his brother, came to Genesee county in 1809, and was prominent in the early growth of the town of Byron. Nelson J. Merrill was educated in the common schools, and in 1856 married Mary, daughter of David Gleason; they have three sons: Jay, Otto and Byron. Mr. Merrill is a practical and successful farmer, and ranks with Byron's enterprising, industrious and upright men.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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