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    ISAAC J. MERRITT, farmer; Allen's P.O.; was born in Brown Township, Miami Co., Dec. 19, 1851, and is a son of Joseph and Ann (Munger) Merritt, who was born in Virginia, Jan. 18, 1812, and Joseph in Warren Co., Ohio, Jan. 31, 1815. Their marriage was celebrated May 26, 1836, and they have since 1834, been residents of Brown Township, Miami Co., their children were nine in number, of whom two were stricken with diphtheria in 1860-61 and passed away; seven are now living, viz., Mary E., now Mrs. W. Vanzant; Margaret J., now Mrs. J. Maxwell; Martha A., now Mrs. D. Spencer; Amanda, now Mrs. George Leise; Henry H., Isaac J., and Della, now Mrs. John Manning. Our subject was raised on the farm and received the privileges of the common schools, thereby obtaining a medium education, and is now cultivating the old farm, in Sec. 5, Brown Township. Jan. 27, 1878, he married Miss Josephine Vaughn, who was born in Greene Co., Ohio, Feb. 11, 1856; she is a daughter of John and Emily Vaughn, who were both natives of the same county; Isaac and Josephine have one child - Lawrence E. The grandparents of Isaac J. were Isaac, Sr., and Margaret (Carter) Merritt, who were both natives of Pennsylvania, and emigrated to Warren Co., Ohio, where they married, and, in 1834, removed to Miami Co., where their decease occurred.

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