NameMerritt Grow
Birth25 Apr 1832
Census1850, Shelby County, KY87 Age: 17
Death11 Nov 1909 Age: 77
FatherJoshua Grow (1810-1898)
MotherMary Ann Gorman (Corman?) (1808-1852)
Notes for Merritt Grow
never married. Was considered a miser, and more or less a hermit. More info on him in page with Joshua Grow's history.
Notes for Merritt Grow
Victoria's brother, Merrit Grow, was a bachelor. He lived in Padua, Illinois, outside of Bloomington (Postoffice Hilder, Ill) According to some family records, he lived mostly on cornmeal; never spent a nickel; he farmed 40 acres. Stuffed his money in tin cans and stuck them in the walls, or hid the cans in barrels, in the barn, etc. After he died, kids nearly tore his old house to pieces hunting the money: He plowed with old horses, never trimming their hoofs. In his later years he lived in a little shed outside of Ed Brown's house, and Ed became his administrator.
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