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Re: Help Please? Andrew Jackson Terrell Lawrence Co IN
Posted by: Penny Gardner (ID *****6664) Date: September 16, 2011 at 06:17:53
In Reply to: Re: Help Please? Andrew Jackson Terrell Lawrence Co IN by Don Terrill of 3245

One of the problems with the various Terrell branches of Lawrence Co,. Indiana, is that they have been mixed up and thrown into the same pile by previous researchers. I have definitely come to the conclusion that William Terrell, son of Edmund and who supposedly was the husband of many wives, has been blended together with another William Terrell, same age group, and who was also living in the same area at the same time. This William I believe, was either the father of, or uncle, of my mother's grandfather Henry Washington Terrell who was born in June of 1823.

Because of the conflict of ages of the children of William of many wives, it becomes obvious that some of them are not of the same family. One needs to weed out what proof is known on some of these people, and then realize some of the others were just assumed to be of the same family. Much damage has been done by well intended genealogists concerning these Terrell lines, and I am afraid it will never be sorted out. There was a William Terrell who owned land in the tiny community of Georgia, Indiana (between Spice Valley Township and Marion Township) in the early 1800's (between Huron and Mitchell), and this is the exact spot where Henry and his son Levi (my grandfather) were born. The 'other' William Terrell's land was not in that very area, although still in Lawrence County. At that time, Edmund Terrell and close family members were living in Pleasant Run Township, northeast of Spice Valley Township. Two entirely different families, although they may have been somehow related.

Unless someone can prove to me with actual documentations, I think "Maggie Mitchum" may have been my Henry's mother. The nickname "Maggie" is usually a derivative of "Margaret", and that given name is prominent in my line.

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