SNGF-Your Maternal Grandfather’s Paternal Line

Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings has posted another SNGF assignment! Have fun below find the directions and my contribution to the fun!



It’s Saturday Night, so it’s time for some Genealogy Fun.

Many of us have traced our patrilineal line and had a Y-DNA test done for the line.  I thought that some of you might be interested in tracing another Y-DNA line – that of your maternal grandfather.

The challenge is this:

Find a living male person in your database from your maternal grandfather’s patrilineal line who could take a Y-DNA test. Answer these questions:

1) What was your mother’s father’s name?

2) What is your mother’s father’s patrilineal line? That is, his father’s father’s father’s … back to the most distant male ancestor in that line?

3) Can you identify male sibling(s) of your mother’s father, and any living male descendants from those male sibling(s)? If so, you have a candidate to do a Y-DNA test on that patrilineal line. If not, you may have to find male siblings, and their descendants, of the next generation back, or even further.

4)  Tell us about it in your own blog post, or in a comment on this post, or in a Facebook or Google Plus post.

Here is mine :

My mother’s fathers name is Walter I. Terrill  1905-1999 born in Ashtabula, Ohio. He had three sons:
Butler A. deceased (two sons, one deceased)
Chester N. (four sons)
Milton E. (two sons one deceased) actually Milton has already had this done, we are waiting on the results

Grandpa Terrill had two brothers
Butler  E. 1891-1915 never married, no issue known
Royal 1900-1905

Walter’s father is Adelbert S. Terrill 1859-1935 b. Crawford Co., Pa.

Adelbert had the following brothers
Henry Butler Terrill b. 1849 no information at this time
John Terrill 1857-1887 no information at this time
David “Stewart/Stuart” Terrill 1862-1935
had at least one son William Terrill
James Terrill 1870-1872

Adelberts father was David Covey Terrill 1808-1888

David had the following brothers:

Nathan Covey Terrill 1800-1870
Josiah Terrill 1805-1854
Hibbard Terrill 1811-1888
Fernando Cortes Terrill 1813
Butler Ephriam Terrill 1816-1895

We have wives for all the boys above except Fernando. So there is the potential for male heirs here as well.

Thankfully Uncle Milton has had the DNA done. There may at this point in time be no more male heirs. Something we need to fill in !

Happy Hunting and Happy Saturday Night of Genealogical Fun!




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  1. Tammy Bradley

    I am researching information for Kevin Del Terrill, son of Butler Adelbert Terrill and Karen Marie Whaley. He had a brother, Kurt (deceased to my knowledge) and perhaps a sister. He was last known to be in the Air Force in Warner Robins, GA. or possibly retired. Approximate age is 43. Any information you may be able to offer would be greatly appreciated. Please email or post here as I will return to your site to check. Thank you so very much in advance and have a blessed day. Tammy ~

    • Hi Tammy,
      I will forward your request on to Kevin. Kevin is my cousin and Butler my Uncle. Seeing Kevin is alive I will let him decide if he wishes to contact you 😀
      Have a wonderful day

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