13. James TERRELL
(2) died in Apr 1772 in Caroline County,
Virginia. He was born in New Kent County, Virginia.
John A. Terrell, Jr. says James Terrell came to North Carolina from Caroline
County, Virginia by way of Cumberland County, Virginia. He notes that on 29
Jul 1761, Lord Granville granted 700 acres to James Terrell in Granville County,
NC. This land is on the north side of the Tar River and on both sides of Mill
Run. Order Book 1755-1758, p. 32. Historian Don C. Terrell ("The Terrell
Family, " 1988) says he lived in Caroline County, although he purchased
-- with his brother Joel and Henry and brother-in-law David Lewis -- land in
Goochland. James Terrell became a Cornet (something like a Lieutenant) in the
British Army on 09 Apr 1742. Later, a James Terrell that could be "our line,"
is listed as a Sergeant in Cpt. Mercer's company in the Colonial Virginia (under
Gen. George Washington) army.
The children listed below are from James' will, found in Cumberland County,
Virginia and dated 18 October 1766.
John Terrell says there are records in Cumberland County of all the male
heirs selling their land in Cumberland County and moving to places along the
Virginia-Carolina border (Halifax Va & Caswell NC).
Margaret WATKINS (daughter of John WATKINS) died
in May 1772 in Caroline County, VA.(3)
James TERRELL and Margaret WATKINS had the following children:
John TERRELL(4). John A. Terrell
says this John Terrell's will shows he relocated to Caswell County, NC.
Dudley TERRELL. In 1733, Dudley Terrell owned land in Cumberland
Parish, Lunenburg. Since his taxes were paid by John Ragsdale, it is assumed
he was a non-resident.
Dudley was listed as a Sergeant with the original muster of Cpt. James
Johnson's Company in 1776 (6th Va. Regiment) p.217 OFS In Charlotte County.
William Terrell was granted administration of Dudley Terrell's estate (deceased)
in Nov 1777. He was probably killed in the Revolutionary war. He was probably
unmarried and had no children. The land in Lunenburg County may well play a role
in our family's decision to settle there.
Jonathan TERRELL(5). Jonathan
gets from his father land in Culpeper County (all the other brothers get land
in Cumberland County).
John A. Terrell, Jr. says Jonathan relocated to property in Both Campbell
County and Halifax County, Virginia.