Thomas B. Fell


THOMAS B. FELL, a member of one of the old families of Jefferson County, Ohio, owns twenty acres of excellent farm land in Cross Creek Township and carries on teaming as his main business. He was born at New Alexandria, Jefferson County, June 24, 1849, and is a son of Aaron and Rachel (Naylor) Fell.

Aaron Fell was born at Harrisville, Ohio, and died in Wells Township, Jefferson County. He was a blacksmith by trade and was a well known man in his day. He married Rachel Naylor, who was a daughter of William Naylor, of Wells Township, and they had five children born to them, namely: William D., Sarah, Ezra, Thomas B. and Albert N. Of these Sarah and Ezra are both deceased. The former was the wife of David Armstrong.

Thomas B. Fell was six years old when his parents left New Alexandria. He has spent his whole life in Jefferson County and for a number of years carried on general farming on his 104 acres, situated in Wells Township. After selling that farm he came to his present one in Cross Creek Township. In his political views he is a Democrat and on that ticket was elected treasurer of Wells Township for nine sucessive years and was one of the representative citizens there.

In November, 1878, Mr. Fell was married to Miss Ruth Davis, who died May 15, 1896. Mr Fell has six children, namely: Charles, who married Laura Hooper, and has three children: Harry, who is married and lives in Cleveland; Sarah, who married Harry Montgomery, and has two children--Thomas B. and Audrey B.; Georgie Scott, who married Roy Cheney, and has two children; and Cora and Mary, both of whom reside at home. Mr. Fell is a member of the order of Odd Fellows and belongs to the lodge at New Alexandria.

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