NINTH GENERATION

John and Rebecca Terrill
Married Apr 20 1789 in Culpeper Ca., Va.(45)

394. John Terrill was born on Aug 13 1768 in Culpepper, Howard County, VA.


John was a farmer.  In 1799, he bought 1200 acres next to Thomas Jefferson in Albemarle Co., VA.

In 1806, He and Rebecca moved to Greenup Co., Kentucky.  It seems he must have gone as part of a family group, since his mother died in Kentucky.

In 1819, they moved again to Howard County, Missouri near Armstrong where he and Rebecca bought 640 acres. 

In 1834, John Terrill was appointed guardian of his son George's infant orphans, William and Luisa.*

John and Rebecca continued to live on their farm together until Rebecca died in 1845 and he was remarried to Mary, his brothers widow. At the time he was about 77. 

At the time of the 1850 Howard  County census, John was 82, and Mary age 75. His son Joshua, and Joshua's family, appear to live with or near them.

A family descendant has a letter from his granddaughter stating that John had 12 children, but I have only found names for 11.  Maybe one died in infancy. 

His children are named in his will, dated 1849.

He died on Oct 11, 1850 in Howard County, Missouri. He is buried with his two wives in a private cemetery on his farm.

395. Rebecca Cornelius was born on Jul 23 1773 in Virginia.
 

Rebecca had many children.  If I am doing all of the calculations right, she was having children from age 17 to age 47. 

She is said to have died on Oct 13, 1845 in Howard County, Missouri, though dates vary.  some say 1849 and some say October 19th.


I found an old email online from a 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.

Children were:

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Sources:

"The Terrill Family" in the book, "The History of Randolph Co." (Missouri), 1884. 

*From Boone County Court, Kentucky, Guardian & Administrator Bonds 1820-1856, page 413.