Daniel Merrell was also my GGGrandfather thru John D. Merrell(GGF)--Avery Merrell(GF)---Russell Merrell(F). I have been trying to establish the Butler,Oh. connection & know from my grandmother, Leva Utterback Merrell that several families from that area came to the the Montgomery Co.,In. area around the same time. The dates that you have listed coincide with what I have. Nice to see someone else looking into the family, as very little info has been available on the family origins.