Terrell Society of America

Pursuing knowledge about ancestors and descendants
of the TERRELL surname (or one of many variations).

Source/Reference Publications

The following publications are some that may be useful to you in searching for, or documenting, your TERRELL lines. We've made an initial attempt to locate some on the web and have tried to indicate one or more locations when we could. Remember that the mere fact that these were printed does not mean that any one of them is completely accurate. As with all published works, these should be used only as leads to additional research.

Most of these are searchable, but some PDFs (e.g., some of google.com's) are not searchable and this is a nuisance for old books which had no index.

Notes (list last updated 30 March 2015):

  • A Status may be listed as Free if at least one of the sources provides a free copy.
  • A Status may be listed as Restricted if the locations of the only copies that we list require special access or login or subscription (when known). Therefore, if you have access, it is at no additional cost to you. For example, familysearch.org seems to require you to access some documents from a terminal in the LDS Family History Center.
  • When a document is in our Society's Library we include our Library Identifier in the Description (e.g., [L167]).
  • To follow any links we recommend right-clicking and choosing "open in new tab" or "open in new window". To search for anything just use CTRL-F within your browser.

 Item   Status   Description      (this list of publications last updated 30 March 2015) 
1 --- [L252] Anthony M. Terrell - Some Ancestors and Descendants, by Helen Frances Terrell Nunnally and Don C. Terrill includes over 300 photos, clipping, etc. from Mrs. Nunnally`s personal collection of her immediate line; Over 300 pages.
2 --- [L144] Christian-Terrell Genealogy by Inez Christian Doshier; 122 pages
3 --- Circumstantial Evidence for two previously unknown Daughters of Walter Chiles ... -Augustan Society #215
4 --- Circumstantial Evidence that Three Chiles, Children of Henry Chiles and Mary, married Three Terrells ... -Augustan Society #216
5 Restricted English Origins of NE Families, 3 Vols, 1984, Genealogical Publishing Company
Vol 1: article on p. 204-219: 'The Early Tyrrels of Heron in East Herndon', by G. Andrew Moriarty. Vol 2: article on p.686-687:'The Origin of the Hastings'.
LOCATION #1: viewable on ancestry.com with an account -via the card catalog (as of March 2015).
LOCATION #2: found at the Library Carteret Co., North Carolina (R929.3E )
6 Free Following the Trail, by Georgia Wharton Lamb; 1940;[L137]
Terrell and related families; 84 pages + photos + indexed [This is one of the better researched works !].
LOCATION: On our site (follow link above): - Searchable PDF (re-typed by TSA - with new index).
7 Free Further Genealogical Notes on the Tyrrell-Terrell Family of Virginia and Its English and Norman Progenitors, by Edwin Holland Terrell, 2nd Edition, 1909 [L166]
LOCATION #1: On our site (follow link above): Non-searchable PDF (created with images) + plus new TSA index.
LOCATION #2: PDF found on archive.org (as of March 2015).
LOCATION #3: PDF found on familysearch.org (as of March 2015).
8 Free Genealogical Notes on the Tyrrell-Terrell Family, by Edwin Holland Terrell, 1907 [L087]
LOCATION #1: PDF found on familysearch.org (as of March 2015).
(Index Location): New Index -Searchable PDF (re-typed by TSA).
9 Free Genealogical Notes on the Terrell Family ; by Mildred Terrell Thiele & Exeen Thiele Morgan; 1962 [L136]
LOCATION #1: On our site (follow link above): Non-searchable PDF (created with images).
LOCATION #2: PDF found on familysearch.org (as of March 2015).
10 Restricted Genealogical Notes of the Terrell-Harris-Rush-Priest-Grinstead Families, by Nellie F. Ayres, Memphis, Tennessee, 1929
LOCATION: viewable on ancestry.com with an account -via the card catalog (as of March 2015).
11 Free The Genealogy of Richmond and William Tyrrell or Terrell; by Joseph Henry Tyrrell, 1910 [L167]
(descended from the family of Tyrrell of Thornton Hall, Buckinghamshire, England), who settled in Virginia in the seventeenth century. Compiled and issued as a Supplement to his "Genealogical history of the Tyrrells"
LOCATION #1: On our site (follow link above): Searchable PDF (re-typed by volunteers from TSA).
LOCATION #2: On our site (follow this link): Non-searchable PDF (created with images).
LOCATION #3: PDF found on archive.org (as of March 2015).
Be careful using this, most information was presented without proof and some has been refuted since then !
12 Free Genealogy of the Lewis Family
There were many connections with the Lewis family and Terrell family (two early ones were married to children of William Terrell who married Susanna Waters (i.e. son Wiliam Jr. married Elizabeth Lewis and his sister Anne married David Lewis Sr.))
LOCATION #1: PDF found on Google.com (as of March 2015). Note that you have to select download (gear at the top) and then enter the captcha text.
LOCATION #2: PDF found on archive.org (as of March 2015).
13 Free [L168] Genealogy of the Rush Family and Terrell Genealogy; by Nellie F. Ayres; 1946; 150 pages
LOCATION: PDF found on babel.hathitrust.org (as of March 2015).
14 --- [L085] Genealogy-Terrell-Willis-Kistner-Meier-Harris , by Helen Meier Smith; 220 pages; indexed
15 Free A Genealogy Line of the Terrills, by Alexandros Jack Quayle; 1921; 6 pages[L130]
LOCATION #1: On our site (follow link above): Non-searchable PDF (created with images).
LOCATION #2:: viewable on ancestry.com with an account -via the card catalog (as of March 2015).
16 Free A Genealogy Line of Tyrrell, Terrell, Tirrell, by Roy Lee Terrell; 1934 [L131]
Mostly traditional lineage plus his descent from Oliver Terrell - Susan Mallory.
LOCATION #1: On our site (follow link above): searchable PDF (re-typed + new TSA index) .
17 Free Genealogy of the Terrell Family, C.M. Terrell, 1906 .[L134]
32-generation lineage from Fulk, first Count of Anjou, in France in 870 A.D. He was a great-grandfather of Sir Walter Tyrrel, supporter of William of Normandy

LOCATION: On our site (follow link above): non-searchable PDF (created with images) .
18 Free Genealogy of the Tirrell Family of Weymouth Mass; by Benjamin Tirrell;[L235]
Personal genealogy compiled in 1851; no source record citations; 6 x 8; 33 pages
LOCATION #1: On our site (follow link above): non-searchable PDF (created with images).
LOCATION #2: PDF found on familysearch.org (as of March 2015).
LOCATION #3: PDF found on archive.org (Viewable with an account)(as of March 2015).
19 Free Descendants of Goodrich Terrill & Sarah Jane Trice, by Jack A. Terrill & William C. Terrill; 1996;[L243]
includes some photos; 16 pages descendants; 3 pages GAAR ancestors; 3 pages TRICE
LOCATION: On our site (follow link above): non-searchable PDF (created with images) .
20 --- Hinshaw's Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Virginia
21 Free History of Albemarle County in Virginia, Rev Edgar Woods;1901; Michie company
LOCATION: PDF found on archive.org (as of March 2015).
22 --- [L147] Parental Ancestors of James Terrill Christian Family, by Inez Christian Doshier; no index; 237 pages
23 Free Sir James Tyrrell -- Hero or Villain?, by Tracy Bryce;[L248]
A recent English account of the alleged murder of the princes; 5 pages. This is provided as an example of research being done by the Tyrrell Family History Society in the UK.
LOCATION #1: On our site (follow link): Searchable PDF
24 Free Descendants of Sir James Tyrrell, by James M. Allen[L246]
(Subject of L248); indexed ; Includes: Washington, Sir Lawrence (d. 1643) & Martha (b. circa 1589, d. 17 Dec 1679); Sir James Wright Governor of Georgia (d. 1786); 84 pages:
LOCATION: On our site (follow link above): Searchable PDF.
25 --- [L201] James Terrell Christian, by Inez Christian Doshier; life in Texas in general; no index
26 Free John Terrell of North Carolina, James M. Allen; 2002;[L241]
Word Document book; 266 pages; indexed;
LOCATION: On our site (follow link above): searchable PDF .
27 Free John Terrell Bible Record included in Ansearchin News-Tenn Gen Soc, Vol 17
LOCATION: found on Tennessee Genealogical Society (as of March 2015). You can also search within their newsletters if you wish.
28 Restricted [L245] Descendants of John Terrel, compiled by Dan Brinson; ASCII text on IBM compatible 1.44mb. diskette only; prints out about 100 pages
LOCATION: Protected access at familysearch.org
29 Free The Descendants of William and John Johnson; Colonial friends of Virginia; by Lorand V. Johnson, M.D.; [L184]
150 pedigree charts including some Terrell & related families; provided courtesy of Dr. Harvey S. Johnson
LOCATION #1: On our site (follow link above): Searchable PDF (re-typed by volunteers from TSA).
Also the charts are available here - Searchable PDF (re-typed by volunteers from TSA).
30 --- [L146] Life and Genealogy of George Richard & Genoah Terrell Doshier, by Inez Christian Doshier; aprx. 100 pgs.
31 Free Lynch Terrell Genealogy, Vol. 1; by Col. Lynch Moore Terrell[L194]
This is a collection of papers by Col. Lynch Moore Terrell of Atlanta GA, brother of Gen William Henry Harrison Terrell, cousin of Robert William Carroll
LOCATION: On our site (follow link above): Searchable PDF (re-typed by TSA volunteers).
32 --- [L195] Lynch Terrell Genealogy, VOL. 2; of above
33 Free Memorabilia of the History, Traditions and Genealogy of the Terrell Family, by Gen William Henry Harrison Terrell; [L084]
ca 1880s; 300+ pgs; typed manuscript; Table of contents; being indexed;
LOCATION: On our site (follow link above): Searchable PDF (re-typed by TSA).
34 --- [L163] Miscellaneous Notes of Terrill & Related Families, by Inez Christian Doshier; no index
35 Free Negus Family Ancestry, by Ira E. Nolte[Born 1887][L251]
pub. about 1959; 32 pages; undocumented;
Terrell ancestry above Robert of Reading is incorrect; traces American descendants of William & Susannah Terrell down to NOLTE living in Midwest & northwest as late as 1950s.
LOCATION #1: On our site (follow link above): Searchable PDF.
LOCATION #2: viewable on ancestry.com with an account -via the card catalog (as of March 2015).
36 Free Rayel Diary[L249]
Including references to several Terrells in Texas during the Civil War Era; This is obviously a farmer's agricultural diary. Most entries refer to time, wind direction, wind speed, etc. However, there are a lot of references to persons and places mixed in. Some Civil War events are mentioned. This copy has been reformatted to 2 columns to conserve paper. 93 pages
LOCATION: On our site (follow link above): Searchable PDF (re-typed by TSA Member # 646 Mrs. Valerie J Tice).
37 Free Richmond, William, & Timothy Terrell; by Celeste Jane Terrell Barnhill;1934; 339 pages; [L090]
LOCATION #1: PDF found on familysearch.org (as of March 2015).
LOCATION #2: viewable on ancestry.com via the card catalog (as of March 2015).
LOCATION #3: PDF found on babel.hathitrust.org (as of March 2015).
LOCATION #4: On our site:Non-searchable PDF and New Index which IS searchable
38 Free The new index to Roger and Abigail (Ufford) Terrill and Some Descendants (1632-1994) Bruce W. Tyrrell - Editor (Index by Don C. Terrill, Fairfax County, VA 1997)
LOCATION: PDF found on familysearch.org (as of March 2015).
39 Free Some French History/Genealogy of Tyrel of Poix; [L247]
About 35 pages of an MS Word document that is translated from selected pages of the French website at tyreldepoix.free.fr This site is a transcription of an 1869 French publication of Morel D'Acy; which includes many early generations of the Tyrels and their history in France.
40 Free T*R*L Genealogical Gems Research Directory [L250]
First Edition 2003, compiled from database of Dan Brinson; 6 sections; over 1900 pages total. Consists of SS Death records; 1880 US Census; some marriage and misc.records.
LOCATION #1: On our site (follow one of these links (Searchable PDF) ): T*R*L Gems - A to C, T*R*L Gems - D to F, T*R*L Gems - G to J, T*R*L Gems - K to M, T*R*L Gems - N to S, T*R*L Gems - T to Z,
LOCATION #2: PDF found on familysearch.org (as of March 2015).
41 Free [L086] Terrell & Carruth Genealogy ; by John A. Parker; 1967; 102 pages; index
LOCATION: PDF found on archive.org (as of March 2015).
42 Free The Terrell Family, Facts, Traditions, and Surmises, by R. W. Carroll; 1890; [L220]
R. W. Carroll, a cousin of Gen. W H H Terrell, takes a critical view of many "family traditions" quoted in Gen. Terrell's book; expands upon the European heritage; aprx 100 pages
Collected by Wm. H.H. Terrell. Lynch Moore Terrell, and Robert Williams Carroll, @1910
LOCATION #1: On our site (follow link above): Searchable PDF (re-typed by TSA volunteers).
LOCATION #2: Protected access at familysearch.org
43 Free Terrell Family History, submitted by Mrs. F. R. Crowel [L244]
compiled by her mother & other relatives; 28 pages Chiles, Page, & Terrell genealogies, including Civil War letters of Henry Clay Terrell
LOCATION: On our site (follow link above): non-searchable PDF (created with images).
44 Free Terrell Family of Marion County, Alabama
LOCATION: PDF as found in the above trackingyourroots.com link.
45 Free The Terrell/Terral Family history, Elizabeth Emily Schneider Jinks
LOCATION #1: PDF found on archive.org (Viewable with an account).
LOCATION #2: PDF found on OpenLibrary (as of March 2015).
46 Free The Terrell Family of Lancaster, South Carolina, by Don C. Terrill [L237]
LOCATION #1: On our site (follow link above): non-searchable PDF (created with images).
LOCATION #2: Protected access at familysearch.org
47 Free Terrell Family: Terrells to 1300 B.C. ; by Nellie F. Ayres; 1946;[L007]
22 Terrell charts; 30 pedigree charts taking Terrell back to 1300 BC; claims to take her family back to Adam & Eve. Partial new Soundex index by Dan Brinson
LOCATION: On our site (follow link above): PDF is searchable in index portion only.
LOCATION: Protected/restricted access at familysearch.org
48 Free Terrell Genealogy, by Emma Dicken; 1950-53; 320 pages; [L013]
[This is one of the better researched works !]. Excellent index, newly redone by Mr. Don C. Terrill (soundex added by Dan Brinson)
LOCATION: On our site (follow link above): Searchable PDF (re-typed by TSA).
49 Free [TT] Terrell Trails, Miscellaneous volumes
LOCATION: On our site (see here for the latest).
50 --- [L180] Terrells of Alabama, by Don C. Terrill
51 Free The Terrells of Texas; Indians to the Atomic Bomb, by C. V. Terrell of Austin TX; 336 pages [L145]
LOCATION #1: On our site (follow link above): Searchable PDF (re-typed by TSA).
LOCATION #2: viewable on ancestry.com with an account -via the card catalog (as of March 2015).
52 --- [L150] Terrill Bulletins, No. 1 - No. 12 edited by Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry;
39 page index by Shirley Custar; newer index by Don C Terrill
53 Restricted [L238] The Terrill Family; Descendants of John & Clarissa Terrill, by Don C., William, & Dulcenia Terrill; hardbound; excellent index
LOCATION: Protected access at familysearch.org
54 Free The Tyrrell Wives- fifteen Centuries of Genealogy and History; by Dorothy Palmer Landrum, Gateway Press, 2001
Interesting ancient lineages. Note that a sample of the American lineages is wrong, so beware !. Also, no sources were provided for particular proof- just a general bibliography.
LOCATION: PDF viewable with an account on archive.org (as of March 2015).
55 --- The Tyrrells of England, O.F. Brown,1982, Phillimore
56 Free (Index to) O.F. Brown Book on English Tyrrells; by Don C. Terrill [L240]
LOCATION #1: On our site (follow link above): non-searchable PDF (created with images).
LOCATION #2: Protected access at familysearch.org
57 Restricted [L148] Various Terrell Materials, U. S. & England, by Inez Christian Doshier; no index; 145 pages
LOCATION: Protected access at familysearch.org
58 Free Virginia Magazine-Vol 31, No.1
Submissions to the magazine about early Terrell/Tyrrell familes (e.g., Robert of Reading). Primarily found on pages 175-179 (PDF pages 457-465) and on pages 264-269 (PDF pages 655-664).
LOCATION: PDF found on archive.org (as of March 2015).
59 --- [L239] William Carroll Terrell 1832-1914 & Theresa Ann Brock 1848-1935, by Robert Nesbitt Terrell, PhD; Texas; 1982