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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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DR. J. D. TERRELL is a native of Ballard County, Ky., and the seventh of a family of eleven children born to Thomas S. and Margaret N. (Meriwether) Terrell, both of Virginia. Subject’s paternal grandfather was Jonathan Terrell. His grandfather on his mother’s side was Nicholas Meriwether, a native of Virginia and a descendant of the famous Douglass family, of Scotland. Thomas S. Terrell, subject’s father, was a teacher by profession. He came to Ballard County in 1830, and died in November, 1843, at the age of fifty-five years. Subject was born December 8, 1830, and at the age of eighteen years commenced life for himself at farming, which he followed three years, at the end of which time he went to Mississippi and commenced the study of medicine under the instruction of his brother, Dr. Charles N. Terrell. He commenced the practice of his profession in Mississippi about 1856, and two years later came back to Ballard County, locating at Blandville, where he has since resided. He has been practicing medicine continuously for twenty-eight years, and is one of the oldest physicians in the county. He was married September 8, 1858, to Miss Sarah J., daughter of G. B. and Mary E. (Meriwether) Wilds, of Mississippi, by whom he had two children: Charles N. and Nannie L. (deceased). Mrs. Terrell died in March, 1863, aged twenty-two years, and in March, 1864, the doctor married Fannie A., daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth S. (Sumner) Corbott. To this union have been born the following children: Lucian B. (deceased), Thomas F., Elizabeth S., Susan H., Mary R., Margaret B. (deceased), Annie C., J. R., C. and Robert D. The doctor is a member of the Presbyterian Church, and in politics a Democrat. Mrs. Terrell is a member of the Baptist 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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