Merrick Waters, farmer, section 31, Sherman Township, was born in Warrick Co., Ind., April 7, 1847, the fifth child of a family of seven children. His parents were Jonas and Lucinda (Bartholomew) Waters, the former a native of Ohio, who resided with his son in Sherman Township; his mother died in Indiana. When Merrick was seven years of age he went with his father to Minnesota, but remained there only a short time, then came to St. Joseph Co., Mich., living there two years, and in January, 1855, they came to Newaygo County. He lived at home until 21 years of age, when his father gave him 50 acres of land in Sherman Township, where he resided.
He was married in Sherman Township, July 12, 1868, to Henriette, daughter of Samuel D. and Ann Coburn, natives of De Kalb Co., Ind.; the mother died in Indiana and the father moved to Newaygo County. Mr. and Mrs. Waters had one child, Valleria C., born Oct. 2, 1877. In politics he was a National.
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