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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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DR. JONAS C. TERRILL, of Boone County, Ky., was born in Randolph County, Mo., November 11, 1844, and is a son of Rev. Benjamin Terrill, a native of Boone County, Ky., who grew to manhood in Boone and Greenup Counties, and then moved to Missouri, where he died June 17, 1877. He was a son of Robert and May Terrill. The Terrills are of Scotch ancestry. Jonas C. Terrill was educated at Mount Pleasant College, Missouri, and graduated in medicine at the Cincinnati College of Medicine and Surgery, at Cincinnati. In 1865 he began practice in Boone County, where he has been very successful, and ranks high as a physician and surgeon. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and a Democrat in politics though not a politician. May 1, 1863, he married Miss Sophia Smith Crisler, that being her adopted name given her by Dr. B. M. Crisler, an eminent physician of Boone County. Her father was William Smith, of Petersburg, Ky. Four children have been born to them: Benjamin A., James W., S. Smith and May Frances. Mrs. Terrill is a member of the Baptist 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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