Terrill, George Washington



Terrill, George Washington


Terrill, George W.
Terrill, George




George W. Terrill was born in Petersburg, the eldest son of John and Nancy Terrill. George married Miss Amanda Malvina Walton, in Mason County in 1847. They had 10 children together.
Amanda passed away in 1884, of heart disease. George was married a second time in 1887, at the age of 64, to a local widow of similar years, Mrs. Ann McComus (nee Huff). They enjoyed seven years as a married couple until George’s death in 1894.
During the Civil War, he served the Confederacy as a Captain in the 5th KY cavalry, under the command of Gen. John Hunt Morgan. Also serving in the same regiment were his brothers Joshua and Simeon Terrill, as well as cousins and at least one nephew. George’s two remaining brothers, Dr. William H. Terrill and Robert Q. Terrill, were both officers in the Union forces.
Captain Terrill's resignation was accepted by General Smith and Brig. General Morgan in May 1863 due to poor health. However, he was taken prisoner at Adams Mills, OH only two months after his resignation. Terrill was sent to Camp Chase, in Columbus OH. His brother, Union officer Robert Q. Terrill, had been stationed at Camp Chase only months before.
Captain George Terrill signed an oath to the Union and was released by $5000 bond (which was delivered by his father John Terrill) in August of 1863. He was still suffering poor health at his release.
George Terrill was elected to the state senate, representing Boone County from 1869 to 1870. He is buried with other Terrill family members in Petersburg.


Birth date

19 Jul 1827

Place of birth



Life event(s)

Marriage 1: 19 May 1847; Mason County (Ky.)
Marriage 2: 1887


McComus, Ann Huff


Death date

5 Feb 1894

Place of death

Death and burial information

Military service

Co. G, 5th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry


Held rank


Place of enlistment

Service began

2 Sep 1862

Service ended

6 Jun 1863

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Known enslaved: unknown, Luke; unknown, Margaret [9]; unknown, Tom [25]; Willis, Jane


Enslaved held in 1860: Male, 17 years old, mulatto; Male, 44 years old, black; Female, 46 years old, black

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FindAGrave.com, memorial #199177019


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George Washington Terrill

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Title Alternate label Class
Terrill, John B. Child(ren) Person
Walton, Nancy Child(ren) Person
Title Alternate label Class
unknown, Luke Person
unknown, Margaret [9] Person
unknown, Tom [25] Person
Willis, Jane Person
Title Alternate label Class
Terrill, Lucy Adelia Father Person
Terrill, Simeon Edward Father Person
Terrill, Adelaide Victoria Father Person
Terrill, George W., Sr. Father Person
Terrill, John Larkin Father Person
Terrill, Joshua Daniel, Dr. Father Person
Terrill, Nancy F. Father Person
Terrill, William Robert Father Person
Title Alternate label Class
Walton, Amanda Malvina Spouse(s) Person