William Thomas Terrell

7 September 1825–28 August 1910 (Age 84)
Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States

The Life of William Thomas

When William Thomas Terrell was born on 7 September 1825, in Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States, his father, William A. Terrell, was 35 and his mother, Hannah Wiley Sealy, was 26. He married Jane Evaline Kirkpatrick about 1847, in Itawamba, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Mississippi, United States in 1870 and Justice Precinct 2, Hill, Texas, United States for about 30 years. He died on 28 August 1910, in Itasca, Hill, Texas, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Hill, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Thomas Terrell
Jane Evaline Kirkpatrick
Marriage: about 1847
John Russell Terrell
Dr. James Samuel Terrell
George Robert Terrell
Dr William Mathias Terrell
Hezekiah R. Terrell
Joseph Wade Terrell
Pernecia Alice Terrell
Elizabeth Terrill
Jefferson Terrell
Cornelia Jennie Terrell
Susan Terril
Stephen Sydney Terrell
Theodosia L. Terrell
Lemuel Truelove Terrell

Spouse and Children

about 1847
Itawamba, Mississippi, United States


    John Russell Terrell


    Dr. James Samuel Terrell


    George Robert Terrell


    Dr William Mathias Terrell


    Hezekiah R. Terrell


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Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1829 · Fort Sumter Constructed

Age 4

In 1829 Fort Sumter is constructed in the Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Fort Sumter is most known for being the site of the first shots of the Civil War. It is barely ready when the American Civil War starts.
1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 19

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.
1850 · Compromise of 1850

Age 25

The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.

Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant of Tyrrell .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Teril, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Terril, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm T Terril in household of Burk Mcdonald, "United States Census, 1900"

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