Cad Tatum "Caddie" TERRILL [Parents] was born on 28 Oct 1874. She married P. A. TATUM Dr..
Married her first cousin. Caddie was twin to Grace.
Eugene Matthew TERRILL [Parents] was born on 20 Mar 1901 in Chandler, Henderson Co., Texas. He died on 25 Mar 1984 in Athens, Henderson Co., Texas. Eugene married Mary Belle NOWLIN on 11 Feb 1922 in , Smith Co., Texas.
They had the following children:
M i Living
He had the following children:
F i Living
Susan Ann WOODS [Parents] was born in 1849. She died in 1897. Susan married Napoleon Bonapart HICKS in 1868.
They had the following children:
F i Louise R. HICKS was born about 1875 in Ween, , Missouri.
Miss Louise R. Hicks.[daughter of Napoleon Bonaparte and Susan Ann (WOODS) HICKS]
DAR Number - 117679
Born in Ween, Missouri
Descendant of Edmund TERRIll
1. Napoleon Bonapart HICKS (1846-93) married 1868 Susan Ann WOODS (1849-97)
2. Patrick WOODS (1820-1904) married 1841 Eliza TERRILL (1824-59)
3. James TERRILL (1797-1885) married 1814 Susan Moseley CAVE (1802-80)
4. John TERRILL (1768-1850) married 1789 Rebecca CORNELIUS (1773-1845)
5. Edmund TERRILL(1740-1785) married 1760 Margaret (Peggy) WILLIS (1741-1812)
Sam Houston TERRILL [Parents] was born about 1835. He married Julia BUTLER.
They had the following children:
M i James Walter TERRILL was born about 1860. M ii George Butler TERRILL M iii Henry Berryman TERRILL was born about 1870.
George Butler TERRILL [Parents] was born on 5 Dec 1862 in Linwood, Cherokee Co., Texas. He died on 18 Apr 1947 in Linwood, Cherokee Co., Texas and was buried in Old Palestine Cem, Alto, Texas. George married Allie Minchum TURNEY on 10 Sep 1896.
TERRELL, GEORGE BUTLER (1862-1947). George Butler Terrell, state legislator, United States congressman, and Texas commissioner of agriculture, was born at Linwood, near the site of present Alto in Cherokee County, Texas, on December 5, 1862, the son of Sam Houston and Julia (Butler) Terrell and the grandson of George Whitfield Terrell.qv He attended public schools, Sam Houston Normal Institute, and Baylor University. He reportedly earned a teaching certificate at Baylor and at the age of thirty-four received a law degree. From 1896 to 1903 he taught school in Cherokee County. He served as a member of the State Teachers Examining Board (1897 and 1902), the Summer Normal Board (1897 and 1904), the State Normal Board (1902), and the State Textbook Commission (1903). He also engaged in farming and stock raising at Alto. In 1904 Terrell was a presidential elector for the Democratic ticket of Alton B. Parker and Henry G. Davis. He represented Cherokee County in the Texas House of Representatives in 1899-1903, 1907-13, and 1917-21. He was elected Texas commissioner of agriculture in 1920 and held the office from 1921 to 1931. In 1930 he was again elected to the Texas House of Representatives. In the legislature he was concerned with laws on agriculture and secured the establishment of four experiment stations (see TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION). He sponsored a law requiring the grading of fruits and vegetables and a law requiring the teaching of agriculture and domestic science in the teacher-training colleges. In 1932, as a Democrat, Terrell was elected United States congressman-at-large from Texas. He soon found himself opposed to most New Deal measures. He was outspoken in his opposition to the National Recovery Administration. When he cast the only vote in the House of Representatives against the bill extending the life of the Civil Works Administration, the city council of his hometown, Alto, sent a telegram to President Franklin D. Roosevelt declaring that Terrell did not represent their feelings. Terrell was stricken with paralysis in May 1934 and later that same month declared that he would not be a candidate for reelection. He returned to Alto and resumed farming. In 1936 he suffered his only electoral defeat when he lost his race for state agriculture commissioner to the incumbent, J. E. McDonald. Terrell married Allie Minchum Turney on September 10, 1896; they had six children. He died at his home at Linwood on April 18, 1947. His funeral was held at the Palestine Baptist Church, and he was buried in the Old Palestine Cemetery, near Alto. Among Terrell's relatives who also held public office in Texas were Alexander Watkins Terrell, a cousin, and Charles Vernon Terrell.qv His brother Henry Berryman Terrellqv and nephew S. H. Terrell both served as state comptroller, and his son, J. Turney Terrell, served with him in the state legislature in 1931-33.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Biographical Directory of the American Congress (Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1859-). Cherokee County History (Jacksonville, Texas: Cherokee County Historical Commission, 1986). Dallas Morning News, February 6, 7, May 30, 1934, April 19, 20, 1947. Members of the Texas Legislature, 1846-1962 (Austin, 1962). Hattie Joplin Roach, The Hills of Cherokee (1952; rpt., Fort Worth, 1976). Vertical Files, Barker Texas History Center, University of Texas at Austin.
They had the following children:
TERRELL, CHESTER H. (1882-1920). Chester H. Terrell, speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, was born in Terrell, Texas, on December 2, 1882, the son of Mattie (Simpson) and J. O. Terrell,qv who represented Kaufman County in the Texas Senate during the nineteenth and twentieth legislatures and was the Republican candidate for governor in 1910. In 1895 the Terrell family moved to San Antonio, where Chester attended the San Antonio Academy. After graduation he enrolled in the University of Texas, where he participated in campus politics, varsity baseball, and the Chi Phi fraternity and received his law degree in 1904. He then moved back to San Antonio to become a partner in the law firm of Terrell and Terrell. In 1909, at the age of twenty-six, Terrell was elected to the Thirty-First Texas Legislature from Bexar County; he served in three consecutive legislatures (1909-15). In January 1913 he campaigned vigorously for the post of speaker of the House. Disagreement over prohibitionqv split the "drys," who had a majority in the House, enabling Chester, a "wet," to capture the speakership. At age thirty he became the youngest man to win election as the speaker, and he did so on the first ballot. But discord abounded; one "dry" editor observed, "this Legislature has been one of the most unsatisfactory and factional gatherings ever assembled in Austin." Though Terrell was known as a perfecter of bills rather than as an author of legislation, he introduced some visionary, yet unsuccessful, measures. In 1909 he proposed appointing a matron to care for female prisoners in large cities; the bill failed. He also offered a bill to enlarge the Southwestern Insane Asylum; this effort died in the Senate. In 1911 he called for an investigation of Texas water resources; again the Senate rejected his legislation. During his speakership, however, lawmakers passed one of the first major acts to control water pollution. In 1915 Terrell announced his candidacy for governor but in March withdrew due to illness. In 1916 he authored a public letter to Franklin O. Fuller, then the speaker of the House, encouraging him to call a special session to consider impeachment proceedings against Governor James E. Ferguson. This public missive marked the end of Terrell's participation in Texas politics. He supported Republican Warren G. Harding in the 1920 presidential campaign. Terrell married Gladys Bentley of Morrilton, Arkansas, on December 23, 1904; they had three daughters. He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Order of Elks. He died on September 13, 1920, and was buried at Mission Burial Park, San Antonio.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Alcalde (magazine of the Ex-Students' Association of the University of Texas), November 1917, January 1920. Austin Statesman, January 15, April 2, 1913, September 14, 1920. Lewis L. Gould, Progressives and Prohibitionists: Texas Democrats in the Wilson Era (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1973; rpt., Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1992). Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-1982 (Austin: Texas Legislative Council, 1982). Texas Legislature, House Journal, 31st Leg., reg. sess., 1909; 32d Leg., 1st called sess., 1911; 36th Leg., 4th called sess., 1920.
TERRELL, BEN STOCKTON (1842-1928). Ben Stockton Terrell, soldier, lawyer, and Populist, was born in Colorado County, Texas, on July 10, 1842, the son of Henry Terrell. He moved to Guadalupe County in 1857. He enlisted in the Fourth Texas Infantry of Hood's Brigadeqv in 1861 and was wounded at Seven Pines and Sharpsburg before being transferred to Terry's Texas Rangers (the Eighth Texas Cavalryqv). He returned to farming in Texas in 1865, traveled the next year to Mexico as a trader, and in 1870 returned to Texas to farm. He joined the Farmers' Allianceqv in 1886 and became treasurer of the Texas Alliance Exchange. In 1887, after election as national lecturer of the alliance, he traveled widely through the South organizing new chapters and debating those who questioned alliance goals, including Benjamin R. Tillman, later governor of South Carolina. (Tillman was elected governor in 1890; he was nicknamed "Pitchfork" in 1894, when, as a candidate for the United States Senate, he said he wanted to go to Washington and stick a pitchfork into President Grover Cleveland's fat ribs.) In 1891 Terrell was elected president of the Confederation of Industrial Organizations, which included alliance representatives, and in January 1892 he traveled to St. Louis as a Texas delegate to the founding convention of the People's party.qv Later that year he was temporary chairman of the People's party national convention at Omaha and ran second in a bid for the vice presidential nomination. He was defeated for Congress as the Populist candidate in the Eleventh District in 1892, withdrew in 1894 in favor of an independent Democratic candidate, and continued as an active party leader through 1896. Terrell also served at various times as county and city attorney in Seguin and Guadalupe County. He was a Methodist. On February 23, 1876, he married Katie Heaner, with whom he had a daughter. He died on March 18, 1928.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Alwyn Barr, "Ben Terrell: Agrarian Spokesman," West Texas Historical Association Year Book 45 (1969). Galveston Daily News, September 20, 1894, September 13, 1896. Galveston Weekly News, June 23, July 7, 28, September 1, 1892. Seguin Enterprise, March 23, 1928. Texas Secretary of State, Report, 1892.
Helen Mary TERRILL [Parents] was born on 28 Oct 1830 in , , Kentucky. She married Pinkney BOZARTH on 12 Jul 1849 in Howard Co., MO.