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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 7 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1887.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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HON. GEORGE W. TERRILL, a native of Boone County, Ky., was born in 1827. His father was John Terrill, of Virginia, who moved to Kentucky when five years of age, with his father, John Terrill, Sr. After living near Maysville, Ky., for some years, he moved to Boone County. He was born in 1799, was a farmer by occupation, and died in 1873. One of the early members of this family was an officer in the Revolutionary war. They are of English ancestry. Our subject was one of a family of nine children, only two of whom are now living, the other a brother, Joshua. George W. Terrill was reared on the farm, and educated in the common schools. He has followed farming most all his life, and is the owner of a splendid farm on the Burlington and Petersburg pike. He was a member of the Legislature from Boone County in 1869-70, in which capacity he served with credit to himself and the county. He was captain in the Confederate Army, in Company G, Fifth Kentucky Cavalry, where he served twelve months, but, on account of failing health, he returned home. In 1847 he married Miss Amanda Wallin, daughter of Simon Wallin, of Mason County, Ky., who died in 1884, leaving eight children, viz.: Adelaide V., Simon E., John L., William R., Lucy, Joshua D., George W. and Nannie F. Mrs. Terrill was a member of the Christian Church. In 1887 Mr. Terrill married Mrs. Ann McComus, daughter of William Huff, of Boone County. She is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and her husband is a member of the Christian Church.

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This family biography is one of 73 biographies included in the Boone County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 7 published in 1887 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 7

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