Major Terrill

26 November 1768–4 October 1847 (Age 78)
Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Major

When Major Terrill was born on 26 November 1768, in Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Caleb Terrill, was 50 and his mother, Abigail Bassett, was 46. He married Tamar Oviat on 29 June 1814. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Connecticut, United States in 1797. He died on 4 October 1847, in New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Center Cemetery, New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Major Terrill
Tamar Oviat
Marriage: 29 June 1814
Elvira Turrell
Almira Terrill

Spouse and Children

29 June 1814


Parents and Siblings

    Caleb Terrill





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World Events (8)


Age 8

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 13

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Age 21

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant of Tyrrell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Major Turrill, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Major Turrell, "United States Census, 1810"
  • Major Terril, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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