JACOB MERRELL, farmer; P.O. Petersburg. Son of Andrew and Elizabeth (Stout) Merrell; was born in Mason Co., Ky., March 9, 1806, where he was also raised. He came to this State with his parents in 1832; they settled where Jacob now lives; and, in examining the location of the farm, his father admired the place and told Jacob he wanted to be buried on the place, pointing out the location. At his death, which was in 1835, Jacob did as his father requested; and, in 1859, his mother was laid away by his side. Jacob Merrell has lived a long, eventful life, and the high esteem in which he is held by his fellow-citizens is a satisfaction to him in his old age; he has now arrived to the ripe old age of 74 years, while his physical condition is remarkably good. His wife was Miss Elizabeth Rumford, of his native county; they were married in October 1833; they have raised a family of three children. They own 240 acres of fine land - a part of the old homestead farm.