Terrill - pafg70 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File

Terrill/Terrill/Tyrrell Lines

Edmund R. SIMS was born about 1835. He married Susan Harrison TERRILL.

Susan Harrison TERRILL [Parents] was born about 1839 in , Orange Co., Virginia. She married Edmund R. SIMS.

Oliver Towles TERRILL [Parents] was born in 1837 in , Orange Co., Virginia. He died after 1929 in Orange Co., Virginia. Oliver married Lucy FRAZER on 2 Jan 1871 in , Orange Co., Virginia.

If go to this site: http://eagle.vsla.edu/conpen/virtua-basic.html
will find the actual copy of his application for a Confederate pension at age 92 in Dec 1929.

Priv. Oliver Towles (O.T.) Terrill was in Company A, 13th Va. Infantry,Civil War. , enrolled 1861

The 13th Virginia Infantry was enrolled early in 1861, and asigned in field service to Early's Brigade, then Elzy's Brigade, A.P. Hill's Division.

It was engaged in the battles of 1st and 2nd Winchester, Cross Keys, Port Republic, the Seven days battle around Richmond, Cedar Mountain, second Manassas, Sharpsburg, first and second Fredricksburg, Gettysburg, and Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, second Cold Harbour, Openquan Creek, Cedar Creek, Hanes Mill, Mine Run, and many others. Companies A and F, were raised in Orange County and Company C received many recruits from Orange County."

Reference: Orange Court House: 1861-1865, Civil War Centennial.
"After One Hundred Years
there is Neither Victor Nor Vanquished
Only Sacred Memories and Hallowed Ground"

Published by the Orange County Civil War Centennial Committee, James W. Green, Chairman. Printed by The Orange Review, Orange, Virginia, Second Printing January 1979

Also: Priv. Towles Terrill was in this same Company & was wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness

Lucy FRAZER was born about 1845. She married Oliver Towles TERRILL on 2 Jan 1871 in , Orange Co., Virginia.

William Robert TERRILL [Parents] was born in 1845 in , Randolph Co., Missouri. He died in 1890. William married Emily Jane CROWLEY in 1869.

The children of this family were given to me 5/99 by La Juana Hill Handschin

Also, see note under his father for his family in 1880 TX census.

Emily Jane CROWLEY was born in 1850 in TX. She died in 1937. Emily married William Robert TERRILL in 1869.

In 1880 census, found in her husband's father's notes, her father was b. AL, and mother NC.

They had the following children:

  M ii Lee TERRILL was born in 1872. He died in 1880.
  F iii Ola TERRILL
  M iv Asa TERRILL
  M v Bob TERRILL was born in 1878. He died in 1879.
  F vi Lou TERRILL
  M vii John TERRILL
  M viii Edd TERRILL
  F ix Sue TERRILL was born on 17 Mar 1890.

Benjamin F. TERRILL [Parents] was born on 15 Apr 1836 in Boon, Kentucky. He died on 10 Aug 1903 in Jacksboro, TX. Benjamin married Christina KETTLE.

Possibly the same man as found on p. 22 of the Sugar Creek Township, 1870 Randolph Co. MO census, as B.F. Terrill, age 34, along with wife Christina, age 23; children: Mary J. age 7; Eliza M. age 4; and Josephine J. age 6 months.

He is found in the 1880 Randolph Co., MO census with his widowed mother at:


Christina KETTLE was born about 1838. She died before 1880. Christina married Benjamin F. TERRILL.

She is not with husband and children in 1880 census on the farm of Benjamin's widowed mother, so it is assumed she died before then.

They had the following children:

  F i Mary Ida TERRILL
  M ii Jesse TERRILL was born about 1858.
  F iii Josephine TERRILL
  F iv Lutie Ann TERRILL
  F v Eliza Mae TERRILL

Francis Marion EVANS was born about 1828 in Missouri. He married Lucretia Ann TERRILL on 3 Mar 1859 in Randolph Co., MO.

Other marriages:
TERRILL, Mary Elizabeth

Carole wrote 8/99:

"On page 830 on the 1860 census for Randolph Co., MO I found the following
family which I think is your Francis Marion Evans.

Marion Evans, age 32, farmer, born MO
Lucretia Evans, age 23, born MO
Mary F. Evans, age 6, born MO
Henry O. Evans, age 4, born MO
John J. Evans, age 2, born MO
Lena L. Evans, age 6 months, born MO

The township the family lived in was Prairie Twp near Renick and the date was
Jun 14. I take it that Francis Marion's first wife was already dead by this
time and he had already been remarried to her sister. The family is living
right next to a James & Eliza Terrill who I believe are Lucretia's parents.

I have some marriage CDs but could find no marriage date listed for either
marriage. I did find 4 Evans family in the 1850 census index living in
Randolph Co., MO. They were:

Gaines Evans, Sugar Creek Twp, page 229
J.H. Evans, Union Twp, page 273
John Evans, Union Twp, page 274
Q. S. Evans, Salt Spring Twp, page 220"

Lucretia Ann TERRILL [Parents] was born on 20 Nov 1837 in Moberly, Randolph Co., Missouri. She died on 24 Sep 1889 in Randolph Co., MO. Lucretia married Francis Marion EVANS on 3 Mar 1859 in Randolph Co., MO.

They had the following children:

  F i Lena L. EVANS
  F ii Annie Elizabeth EVANS
  M iii Luther T. EVANS was born in 1863.

There is a stone in the Deskin Cem. that says "Luther Evans 1861-1884."
  M iv George W. EVANS was born in 1865.

The Deskin Cem. in Randolph Co. MO has a George Evans 1868-1870.
  F v Lillian J. EVANS was born in 1866.

Washington G. GRIMES [Parents] "Wash" was born on 31 Aug 1831 in Virginia. He died in 1909 in Randolph Co., Missouri. Wash married Virginia Frances TERRILL about 1860.

Virginia Frances TERRILL [Parents] was born on 2 Feb 1839 in , Randolph Co., Missouri. She died on 12 Jun 1912 in Randolph Co., MO. Virginia married Washington G. GRIMES about 1860.

They had the following children:

  M i Henry A. GRIMES
  F ii Minta Bradley GRIMES was born in 1863 in Missouri. She died in 1962.
  F iii Anna Maria GRIMES
  F iv Mary Henrietta GRIMES was born in 1868 in Missouri. She died about 1869 in Missouri.
  F v Lena Leota GRIMES
  M vi James Terrill GRIMES
  F vii Lucretia GRIMES

James Terrill CHRISTIAN [Parents] was born on 23 Oct 1868 in , Randolph Co., Missouri. He died on 29 Mar 1950 in Claude, , Texas. James married Georgia E. JONES on 5 Apr 1900 in , Jacks Co., Texas.

CHRISTIAN, JAMES TERRILL (1868-1950). James Terrill Christian, rancher, the second of the ten children of George Richard and Louisa (Terrill) Christian, was born near Moberly, Missouri, in 1868. In 1881 the family moved to a homestead on Lynn Creek, near Antelope, Jack County, Texas, where they engaged in ranching and the children received much of their elementary education. In 1889 Jim Christian and his older brother Paul rode west to the Panhandle and were employed as cowhands on the JA Ranch. Although Paul returned to the Jack County homestead after a year, Jim stayed on and was later joined by four younger brothers, Will, Ben, Robert, and Ernest. Robert and another cowhand were killed by lightning during a roundup in 1895.

During his fifteen years as a JA employee, Christian gradually worked his way up from horse wrangler to wagon boss. In 1900 he was made manager of the JA's Mulberry Creek Division, near Claude. On April 5 of that year he married Georgia Jones, whom he had known from his youth; the couple had four children. In 1902 Christian began homesteading two sections of choice land near the rim of Palo Duro Canyon in western Armstrong County and next to the tracts filed on by his brothers Ben and Ernest. He remained with the JA for another year and then began building up his own herd of cattle, which he branded with a Figure 3, similar to that of R. O. Watkins in Kaufman County. After their first two-room house burned in March 1904, the Christians were forced to build again. They also donated a plot of land for a schoolhouse.

Jim and Georgia Christian were both active in community affairs in Claude. He served for years on the school board, while she helped form Armstrong County's first Union Sunday school. They were members of the Disciples of Christ and charter members of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Society, which they helped to organize. Christian was a longtime Mason and Shriner and was active in the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. The Christians turned their ranching operations over to their sons in August 1929 and spent their retirement years in Claude. Christian died on March 28, 1950, from the effects of a stroke he had suffered in 1945; he was buried in Claude. Since the breakup and reduction of the JA properties, the Figure 3 remains one of the few ranch homesteads still owned by the family of the original founder. It is noted for its registered purebred Herefords and famous Cowboy Breakfasts held on the north rim of Palo Duro Canyon for tour groups and visiting notables.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Armstrong County Historical Association, A Collection of Memories: A History of Armstrong County, 1876-1965 (Hereford, Texas: Pioneer, 1965). Gus L. Ford, ed., Texas Cattle Brands (Dallas: Cockrell, 1936).

Georgia E. JONES was born on 24 Aug 1877 in , Denton Co., Texas. She died on 1 Oct 1956 in Claude, Armstrong Co., Texas. Georgia married James Terrill CHRISTIAN on 5 Apr 1900 in , Jacks Co., Texas.

They had the following children:

  F i Living

William H. MARTIN was born in 1841. He died in 1914. William married Henrietta TERRILL.

Henrietta TERRILL [Parents] was born on 28 Mar 1842 in , Randolph Co., Missouri. She died on 22 Feb 1936 in Jack, TX. Henrietta married William H. MARTIN.

Had children: Mildred Frances; Hershal; Herbert.

Gray BOULWARE was born about 1785. He married Harriet TERRILL.

Ellsberry gives this man's name as "Boulward", but I believe it is an error.
I have seen a lot of Boulware names but no Boulward names.

Harriet TERRILL [Parents] was born in 1787. She married Gray BOULWARE.

Lynch TERRILL [Parents] was born in 1784. He married Eleanor Addison CALLIS.

Possibly named after Sarah Lynch, the wife of his father's first cousin Micajah Terrill (#3314), but most likely there is a closer Lynch relation unknown at this time. Sarah Lynch's brother, Charles Lynch, m. Ann Terrill, but I have not identified her as yet. Do not know if it is the same Lynch, but

The booklet, "Original Land Purchases of Randolph County, Missouri" by Cecille Taylor Rice, pub. by the Randolph County Historical Society has this on him:

Terrell, Lynch 6 Dec 1833 purchased 40 acres in Randolph County, shown on p.
55 of original book.
Terrill, Lynch 16 May 1835 purchased 80 acres in Randolph Co., on p. 80.

There is a Lynch Terrill who buys land in Randolph Co. 1837:


Eleanor Addison CALLIS was born about 1785. She married Lynch TERRILL.

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