Adolphus E. Merit, 

farmer, Posey Township, son of James H. and Huldah (Humphrey) Merit, was born in 1847 in this county. He grew up to maturity with his parents, and from early years engaged in river trading and stock business; he purchased land in 1875, and to this he has since added till he now owns 802 acres. Since 1881 he has done farming exclusively. Was married, in 1879, to Zoah Scott, native of this county, daughter of Zacharia Scott (early settler of this county, near Bark Works), and they have two children: Florence and Scott. Mr. Merit is a member of the I.O.O.F. and F. & A.M., and one of the most energetic farmers of the county. He deals in tobacco some outside of the regular products of the farm.