Family History Friday, David C. Terrill 8 June 1808

photo in the collection of Dency J. Terrill also can be found on

David Covey and Susan Foreman Terrill



On this day 204 years ago………


David Covey Terrill’s birthday is 8 June 1808. David is the son of Josiah and Chloe Covey Terrill . He came into  this world in Cambridge Twp., Lamoille, Vermont. His grandfather Josiah may have been with the Green Mountain Boy’s, and we believe that he was at Yorktown with the Continental Army where he lost his life.

We find David next in Pine Grove, Warren Co., Pennsylvania in 1840 he didn’t live there long as we find him marrying Susan Foreman on 10 November 1845 in Crawford Co. Pennsylvania. Susan is the daughter of John and Susanna Camp Foreman of Hayfield, Crawford Co. Pennsylvania.

David was a teacher in a one room school house in Hicknell, Crawford Co., Pennsylvania. In the 1850 Pennslyvania Federal Census we find David and Susan in Conneaut, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States.

In 1860 we again find David and Susan in Crawford Co. PA but now he is in Spring Twp.  found with he and his wife Susan are their children ,Henry Terrill 10, Clarissa Terrill 8, John Terrill 3, Adelbert Terrill 1 and, his father Josiah Terrill 88. In 1870 we again find him in Spring Twp. with Susan and their children, Clarissa Terrill 18, John Terrill 13 ,Adelbert Terrill 10, David S Terrill 7, James Terrill 1 and, his sister Martha Terrill 76.

The occupation in the census is given as farmer.

The last census that we find David in is the 1880, he is there with his wife Susan and their sons, Adelbert S. Terrill 20, David S. Terrill 17. He is now living in Sheffield, Ashtabula Co., Ohio. David will pass away before the 1890 census. At the age of  80 he died in Sheffield, Ashtabula Co., Ohio on 13 December 1888.

David and Susan are my second great grandparents.

1 David and Susan Foreman Terrill
2 Adelbert S. and Dency J. Rugg Terrill
3 Walter I. Terrill and Arleen Beach Terrill
4 Dency J. Terrill and James R. McCartney
5 Julia McCartney and James E. Hogston

Sources: and and Dency Jane Terrill.

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  1. T’s exciting following our forebearers footsteps through the Census reports — and it hones our sense of history. Interesting post.

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