William Ferrell, son of Obediah Ferrell, was born in Beaver County, Pennsylvania in 1812. He came to what is now Ashland County, with his parents in August 1816. On April 18, 1844, he was married to May Huffman, a daughter of an old pioneer family. To them have been born eleven children, six sons and five daughters. One daughter died in infancy, and Obediah on February 15, 1868, at the age of twelve. All are settled in life, except Daniel, George W., Lilly and Lewis, who live with their parents on the old homestead. Mr. Ferrell is a prominent citizen of Ashland County, and is honored and respected by all who know him.
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