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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 1 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1885.  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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C. C. TERRELL (deceased), was born July 28, 1812, in Caroline County, Va., and is the eldest of four children (two boys) born to Menan and Miriam (Terrell) Terrell, natives of Virginia, and of Irish descent. The father died when our subject was about eighteen years old, when the duty of caring for the family fell upon the latter, who came to Kentucky with his parents about 1824, and started in life at the age of eighteen years for himself. He went to Holly Springs, Miss., where he was employed as superintendent for a Mr. Clayton, till 1838, when he came to Ballard County, where he purchased 200 acres of land near Hinkleville and assisted in surveying all the lands in North Ballard. He accumulated what he had by his own industry and perseverance, owned twenty-two negroes when the war broke out, and lost his best cattle and five head of horses and mules during the disturbance. He was married February 14, 1841, to Mary E. McDade, a native of Georgia, and daughter of John McDade. He had born to him by this union five children: Virginia M. (now Webb), Paul M., Wilmot A. (deceased), William E. and Edgar (deceased). His wife died February 14, 1851, and Mr. Terrell next married in April 5, 1853, Ann E. Hall, of Ballard, but a native of Virginia, and daughter of Benjamin and Martha (Waldren) Hall, natives of Halifax County, Va., and of Dutch descent Her grandparents were William and Ann (Miller) Hall and Reuben and Mildred (Irley) Waldren, natives of Virginia. Benjamin Hall was a soldier of 1812. Mr. Terrell had born to him by this union eleven children: Mary E. (deceased), Thomas B., Martha C. (deceased), Diego, Lena, Vielia (deceased), Otho, Clinton, Necho (deceased), Leo and Ovid (deceased). Mr. Terrell was a Mason, also a member of the Grange; he was a Democrat, and one of the prominent and influential farmers of the county, and died March 29, 1876. His widow is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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This family biography is one of 186 biographies included in the Ballard County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 1 published in 1885 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 1

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