Biography of John Merrifield
Yates County, NY Biographies





Merrifield, John, came to Benton from Columbia County, N. Y., in 1823, and settled in the west part of the town. He resided in the county until 1844, when he removed to Michigan, where he died in 1851. He had a family of eleven children, all of whom are living. The oldest son, John, was born September 10, 1809, and when thirteen years of age came to this county with his parents, where he has always resided. He is a farmer and owned at one time 400 acres of land. He was supervisor of Benton five years, and was several years excise commissioner. He married Mary Crank, of Columbia County, by whom he had four children, only one of whom now lives, John Wesley, born December 23, 1832. He married Elvira Crosby, and has two children, Sarah E. and John S. He is an apiarist and has 100 colonies.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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