Thomas Burrell, farmer, P.O. West Jefferson. The subject of this sketch was born July 30, 1828, in Licking County, Ohio. His parents were Charles and Susan Burrell, who settled in Licking County at quite an early day. He has from his youth up been engaged in the pursuits of agriculture, and received but a rudimentary education in a district school. While in Licking County he married Margaret Hickey, born November 13, 1834, and daughter of Thomas and Betsy Hickey. To them have been born eleven children, seven of whom are now living — Hezekiah, Caleb I., Susan N., Rosa, Rebecca, Emma and Minerva; the names of deceased are as follows: Mary E., Charles W., John H. and George. After his marriage, for about fourteen years, Mr. Burrell resided in Licking County, when he moved to Madison County, and in 1874 settled in the eastern portion of Monroe Township, where he now resides. He is a member of the I.O.O.F. fraternity, and the owner of 216 acres of tillable land.


From HISTORY OF MADISON COUNTY - W. H. Beers [Chicago, 1883]