|Birth: ||May 24, 1812|
|Death: ||Nov. 1, 1905|
son of George C. Terrell - Martha Stephenson
Edward Terrell married Nancy Elder on 9 February 1834 at Madison County, Kentucky. She preceded him in death in 1842 at Madison County, Kentucky. There were two children born to this union: Martha and Josephine Terrell.
Edward Terrell married Lucinda Peveler on 16 July 1845 at Bonham, Fannin County, Texas.
One of the first settlers of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. He established a trading post and did business with the Indians and white settlers. Fort Worth post returns suggest E.S. Terrell had contracts with the fort to supply beef for the troops.
Ed Terrell camped near springs in present day Fort Worth, Texas about 1843 with a trapper John P. Lusk. The site of his camp-out is where the Botanical Gardens are now located in Fort Worth. Local natives were a problem in that time period. One story told by his daughter was that Ed Terrell was captured by Indians and used a portable oven to make his escape. He made bread for the Indians and ran out of flour. He told them he needed to get more flour and would return. He never did. John Lusk was captured, but soon released. John Lusk died before 1851 according to Tarrant County Probate records.
Ed Terrell returned to Kentucky, but returned to Texas when Fort Worth was established by the US Army on June 1849. Ed Terrell was the owner of the First and Last Chance Saloon in Fort Worth that he purchased in 1856 from Noel Burton. The "saloon" was more of a one-room shack at Fort Town. Ed S. Terrell lived at various times in Tarrant County, serving as the first Marshall of Fort Worth in the municipal election of 1873.
Ed Terrell's good friend, L.W. "Pinkney" Brooks could be seen on the streets of Fort Worth, Texas in the early years. L.W. "Pink" Brooks captured a panther on his property in Young County and brought the panther to Fort Worth, Texas by 1879. The panther was chained near downtown and Fort Worth became known as the "panther city."
Ed Terrell owned land on Seventh street near the Trinity River. After the War, he sold his land for .50 an acre and moved to Young County before 1900.
At one of the first old-timers reunion at Fort Worth in 1902, he is pictured on the courthouse steps.
Children born to Edward and Lucinda were:
David P. Terrell, born 11 May 1846, Tarrant Co., TX
Mary L. Terrell, born 11 Sept 1855, Fort Worth, Texas - 1865, Tarrant County, Texas.
Lucinda Peveler Terrell (1825 - 1920)
Nannie Elizabeth Terrell Mullins (1848 - 1944)*
George Whitfield Terrell (1850 - 1911)*
James Bluford Terrell (1853 - 1939)*
Dora Terrell McLoud (1858 - 1941)*
Edward Stephenson Terrell (1861 - 1914)*
Mary Alice Terrell Vardy (1864 - 1940)*
Emma L Terrell Hensley (1868 - 1924)*
Created by: Searchers of our Past
Record added: Jan 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46854674