John Ferrell, son of Obediah, was born in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, in 1816. When he was but three months old, his father moved to Ohio and settled in Ashland County, three miles northwest of Ashland, on a farm adjoining Mr. Burgett. They commenced life in a log cabin, he remaining with his parents until the death of his father in 1844; his mother lived three years longer and died in 1847. The subject of this sketch was married in 1850, to Eliza Gries, by whom he had five sons and five daughters. Mr. Ferrell now resides in Clearcreek Township, with his family around him, enjoying the reward that energy and industry are sure to bring.
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