394. John Terrill was
born on Aug 13 1768 in Culpepper, Howard County, VA. He died on Oct 11 1850
in Howard County, MO.
LACY, Mary "Polly"
Lived in Virginia until 1806, when moved to Kentucky. Stayed there until 1819 when he moved to Missouri, where he stayed until his death. He was a farmer. His children are named in his will, dated 1849. After his first wife died, he married his brother's wife, Mary.
In 1799 John bought 1200 acres next to Thomas Jefferson in Albemarle Co., VA. In 1806 They moved to Greenup Co., KY, and in 1819 moved to Howard Co, MO. He is buried along with his two wives in a private cemetary on his farm of 640 acres tht he and Rebecca had bought near Armstrong, MO., in Howard Co.
Reference: "The Terrill Family" in the book, "The History of Randolph Co." (Missouri), 1884. The 1850 Howard Co., MO. census shows John age 82, b. VA, and Mary age 75, b. VA. Family descendant has a letter from granddtr stating that John had 12 children, but only 11 listed here. Perhaps one died in infancy. Under son, Joshua, John is referred to as the "late Rev. J.W. Terrill."
He is found on the 1850 Howard Co. MO Census on the folowing page. He is 82 and wife Mary is 75, both b. VA. With them on the page is their son Joshua, and his family.
From Boone County Court, Kentucky, Guardian & Administrator Bonds 1820-1856, page 413. John Terrill was appointed guardian of his son George's infant orphans Wm. E, Edm' and Louisa Terrill. Dated September 4, 1834.
Rebecca Cornelius was born on Jul 23 1773 in Virginia. She died on Oct
19 1845 in Howard County, MO.
Ellsberry has same month and day but gives year of death as 1845. Also, I got email from Lou Myers saying: "According to the same Cemetery records Rebecca Cornelius died on Oct 13, 1845 at age 72 yr 2m and 24 days so I will stick with the 1845 date for her." I have therefore changed her dod to this.
I got the following email in 7/98 from Lucy Ficklin Dill :
I must tell you that one of the other treasures I have in my home
is the old spinning wheel first used by Rebecca Cornelius. My grandfather found it it an old smoke house in Kentucky so he took it home to Littleton,
CO and had it restored. It was of course in his home until he passed in
1936 and kept by my grandmother until she passed in 1977. My older brother, Walter Hurd Ficklin, then had it in his home. When Walt passed suddenly in 1993, I became the grateful recipient of the treasure.