Saffell Family Genealogy Forum
HISTORY OF PERRY COUNTY
SAFFELL, MARY R., farmer's wife, Pike township, Lexington, Ohio; was born November 22, 1818, in Frederick county, Maryland; daughter of ***Thomas H. and Melinda (Harrison) Miller. Mrs. Saffell was raised a farmer's daughter and has lived on a farm all her life. Her father brought her with the rest of his family to this State in an early day, when there yet remained a few Indians, to be seen occasionally.She was married January 11, 1838, to Samuel, son of ***Amos and Mary (Lemon) Saffell, who died and left her a widow. Mrs. Saffell has lived in this county since her marriage, and is now living on the Josiah Grimes farm, that she is having farmed at this date. She has seventeen children by her only marriage, as follows: Mary J., Martha, Rhoda, Jehu, Louisa, Caroline, Reuben, Harriet Ann, William Horace, Charlotte M., (with twin sister, who died in infancy), James C., Samuel H., Silas A. and Rebecca E., are living, and Reuben, Jno. Thomas and Velinda C. are dead. Mrs. Saffell's father, Thomas H. Miller, is now living with her, and is ninety-four years of age, and one of the oldest residents in the county
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