The following handwritten info. was given to me by my grandfather, Russell Conwell Merrell b. 1896 Connersville, IN.His grandmother was Anna Conwell b.1827 and his great uncle was Russell Conwell (Acres of Diamonds, Temple University) Our branch of the family all moved to Los Angeles in the 1920s and we have lost touch w/the Indiana relatives. Does this look familiar to anyone? I am anxious to fill in the gaps.Any one w/info. or if you think we are kin-folk, please contact me: email@example.com CONWELL BRANCH: Betsy Ross (M) *John Claypool daughter: Rebecca Claypool (m) William Conwell son: William Conwell (m) Nancy King son: Abraham Conwell b.1796(m)Betsy Sparks b. 1814 daughter: Anna Conwell b.1827(m) William Merrell son: William Merrell (m) Mary Hepp children: Bessie Merrell William Merrell Frank Merrell Ruth Merrell Mary Ann "May" Merrell b. 1889 Claude Merrell and his twin Russell Conwell Merrell b.1896
*the info further states..."John Claypool settled in Delaware. He was the grandson of Elizabeth Cromwell and Lord Claypool.Elizabeth was the favorite daughter of Oliver Cromwell, who refused the title of king, but was instead known as the Lord Protector of the British Commonwealth.