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Jacob B. Morell

JACOB B. MORELL, farmer, was born in East Tennessee, in 1820, and Is of German-Irish descent. His parents, Christian and Susan Morell, were natives of Virginia and Tennessee respectively. They were married about 1812, and became the parents of six children: Elizabeth, John H., Jacob B., Samuel H., William and Christian. The father's demise occurred in 1827, and the mother's in 1859. Our subject received his education in the common schools of East Tennessee, and assisted his father in agricultural pursuits from early boyhood. He located in Giles County in 1842, and has been devoting considerable attention to milling. He is the proprietor of the Elk River Grist Mills, which are situated on Elk River, near Elkton. He has also 270 acres of good land. all improved. Mr. Morell has been a very successful man, financially, and all his property has been made by hard work and good management. January l6, 1844, he married Eleanor P. Phelps and to this marriage were born an interesting family of eight children: Martha D., Allen P., Fredonia E., Emmett, Frances, Varina D., Pressley L. and Alice J. Mr. Morell is of Democratic principles, and is a man of sound judgment and good sense.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County