788. Edmund Terrill was born on Mar 21 1740 in Orange County, VA. He died in Culpepper County,
Reference the Terrill Bulletin by Ellsberry. Dates said to be from old bible. I have the complete record of his service in the Revolutionary War from official company muster rolls and pay rolls as found in the National Archives. Enlisted on 27 Jan, 1777, rank as Sgt., in Capt. John Gillison's Company. Served in battles of Guilford Court House in N.C. in 1781, and in Hobkirk's Hill Battle. Muster rolls show him at Valley Forge throughout the terrible winter there. Discharged from 3 year enlistment in March of 1780. His will is found in W.B.C. p. 91, Culpeper Co., Va., 1 June, 1784 - 15 Nov 1784. He also is listed as having served in Capt. John Steed's company, 2nd VA Brigade as per "Virginians in the Revolution", p. 764, by Gwatmey. He was Captain in the Culpeper Militia 1779-1780. Another record I saw gives him a son named Reuben, who m. Mildred Woods. I am not sure of this.
Here is a record of his actual service from pay slips:
Edmund Terrill Rev. War Records
Jan. 27, 1777...Enlisted for 3 year term. Rank is listed as Sgt. in all below records, and he is found in Capt. John Gillison's Company in all below entries, except the last, regardless of regiment or commander. Location from this enlistment date to below first muster roll is unknown, and may have been inactive until March.
Mar. 28 to Dec., 1777...10th VA Regiment, commanded by Col. Edward Stevens, who is a Brig. Gen. later in the war.
Jan. to Mar., 1778...10th VA Regiment, Commanded by Major Samuel Hawes. Maj. Hawes is later found as a Col., commanding 5th VA Regiment heroically in the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in NC in 1781, and in Hobkirk's Hill Battle after that. Edmond is listed as being mustered at Valley Forge during these dates.
April to May, 1778...10th VA Regiment, Commanded by Col. John Green, who is later found as commanding the 4th VA Regiment in the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Edmund is still listed as being at Valley Forge during these dates, confirming that he was present in the infamous period of cold, starvation and deprivation. He did not desert, as many did.
June to July, 1778...10th VA Regiment, Commanded by Col. John Green, listed as being at Camp White Plains (NY) during those dates.
Aug, 1778...10th VA Regiment, Commanded by Col. William Russell, located at White Plains.
Sept., 1778...Same as in last entry, but located at "Camp Robinson's Farm."
Oct. to Nov., 1778...6th VA Regiment, also commanded by Col. William Russell, located at Middlebrook.
Dec., 1778 to April 15th 1779...6th VA Regiment, Commanded by Col. John Green, assigned to Camp Middlebrook, but listed as being on furlough during these dates. There was no action in the winter, and many of the men were sent home on furlough, rather than having to feed and clothe them.
May to June, 1779...Same as last entry, but listed as being at Camp Smith's Clove during these dates.
July to Sept., 1779...Same as above, but listed as being at Camp Ramapo (NJ)
Oct. to Nov., 1779...Same, but listed at Camp Haverstraw (NJ).
Dec., 1779 to Mar 1780...2nd VA Brigade, Commanded by Col. Febiger, and in Capt. John Steed's Co. This winter was as hard as Valley Forge. Edmund was apparently discharged from 3 yr. enlistment in March of 1780.
I got the above from photocopies of actual payroll records I obtained from N.A.
John Terrill Wayland, Jr.
DAR Record 69000:
"Edmund Terrell (1740-84) enlisted, 1777, for three years in Capt. John Steed's company of Virginia militia; served as sergeant. He died in Culpeper County, Va."
He was married to Margaret "Peggy" Willis on Nov26 1760 in Orange County, VA.
789. Margaret "Peggy" Willis was born on Feb 25 1741 in Orange County, VA. She died in 1812 in Kentucky.
She leaves the 100 acres she inherits from her brother Benjamin to Rowland and Lucey M. Botts of Orange Co., VA., in consideration of natural love and affection. Lucey was her dtr.
The bio on Robert Greene Terrell in error says "Margaret WILLIS, a daughter of Colonel WILLIS, whose wife was Mildred WASHINGTON, an aunt of General George WASHINGTON."
F i Elizabeth Plunkett TERRILL F ii Mary Foster TERRILL M iii John TERRILL M iv Edmund TERRILL F v Sarah TERRILL F vi Jane TERRILL M vii Robert TERRILL M viii James TERRILL F ix Nancy M. TERRILL F x Frances Washington "Fanny" TERRILL F xi Lucretia Lacy "Lucy" TERRILL F xii Nancy Ann TERRILL
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