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Levi Terwilliger
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Birth: Jan. 22, 1805
Chenango County
New York, USA
Death: 1872
Allegany County
New York, USA

Birth: 22 Jan 1805 in Guilford, Chenango Co., NY
Death: 6 Apr 1872 in Birdsall, , Allegany Co., NY
Burial: Until Day Dawns Cemetery, Angelica, Allegany Co., NY

A piece of paper preserved in Josiah Terwilliger's Family Bible makes known that Levi Terwilliger earned a badge of honor at the age of 9 for his politeness, good conduct and progress in school.

June, 1835, Levi Terwilliger bought land in town of Guilford, Chenango Co, NY and is listed as being from Guilford.

Born son of Josiah Terwilliger and Rachel Mills, Levi appears first in land records of Allegany Co., NY in Liber 45, 55 and 85. First two transactions are records of land bought from Ira Davenport, land agent; last is a record of a purchase from William and Rhody Scholes.

Original land record in looseleaf notebook now with my daughter, Terri Thoden, (5/26/04) stating
Levi Terwilliger and Thomas H. Odell - Please to take notice that a sale has been made by the controller of the State of NY which sale took place at the capital in the city of Albany in DECEMBER 1848 at which sale Ira Davenport purchased following described land....261 acres east part of Lot 3 in Township 5 in Range one of Morris Reserve, Allegany Co, NY [Birdsall] for which he paid $51.00 consideration money on which lot or pieces of land I understand you reside or have in your possession. The comptroller has conveyed same to Ira Davenport and unlesss the said consideration money with addition of 37 per cent and 50 cents for deed from comptroller shall be paid into the treasurer's office of the state of NY for his benefit within six months from the bill of the notice in comptroller's office the conveyance of the comptroller will be absolute and the occupant or occupants and all others interested in said law be forever barred from all rights or title thento; dated February, 1851.
Signed by Ira Davenport

1850 census, WEST ALMOND, Allegany Co, NY
Levi Terwilliger, 54, farmer
Susan Terwilliger 50
Beniah Terwilliger, 18
David A. Terwilliger 15
Esther A. Terwilliger, 14
Mariah Terwilliger, 10
illegible child, 8, listed as female.

Levi and family appear in censuses throughout years through 1870 in Birdsall, Alleg. Co., NY. Children's places of birth as listed in censuses, tell us that Levi came to Allegany Co. about 1836.

1865 census, Birdsall, Alleg. Co., NY
Levi Terwilliger, 60, male b Chenango; married once
Susan, 56, female, wife; born Chenango
Esther A. Davis, 29, b Chenango
Marcy E. Terwilliger, 23, B Allegany
Garret Terwilliger, 19, male; b Allegany Co.

1855 Census for Birdsall, Allegany Co., NY
L. Terwilliger, 50, male; born in Shenango (sic); TWO year resident in town; farmer; native
S. Terwilliger, 44, wife, born Shenango; two year resident in town (children not noted on Mom's card)

1870 - Birdsall Census, Allegany Co., NY
Levi Terwilliger, 65; farmer, Real $4000; personal $800
Susan, 60; keeping house
Esther A. Davis 35; keeping house
Garrett Terwilliger, 22, works on farm (researcher's great grandfather)

He died intestate; petition filed 4/11/1872. His widow, Susan, aged 61, and three children, all of age, survived him. His son-in-law, Nathaniel Weir, was made administrator of his estate.
The family burial plot in Angelica, NY says Levi and Susan are buried there. However according to caretaker in 1967, (Mr. Garfiled), there is no written records of them being buried there.

Father: Josiah TERWILLIGER b: 31 Aug 1758 in Shawangunk, , Ulster Co., NY
Mother: Rachel MILLS b: 25 Dec 1763 in Clinton, , Dutchess Co., NY

Married: Susan ODELL b: 7 Jun 1810
Married: 21 Oct 1830 in , , Chenango Co., NY

1. Benniah TERWILLIGER b: 28 Mar 1832 in Birdsall, , Allegany Co, NY
2. David Ariel TERWILLIGER b: 25 Sep 1833 in Birdsall, , Allegany Co, NY
3. Esther Ann TERWILLIGER DAVIS b: 8 Oct 1835 in Birdsall, , Allegany Co, NY
4. Helen TERWILLIGER b: 4 Jul 1838 in Birdsall, , Allegany Co, NY
5. Mariah/Maria TERWILLIGER b: 19 Jun 1839 in Birdsall, , Allegany Co, NY
6. Garret Odell TERWILLIGER b: 7 Apr 1848 in Birdsall, , Allegany Co., NY
7. Vaness TERWILLIGER b: 29 Jun 1849 in Birdsall, , Allegany Co, NY

* Notes by Ruth Jordan Thoden

Family links: 
  Susan Odell Terwilliger (1810 - ____)*
  David R Terwilliger (1833 - 1864)*
  Benniah Terwilliger (1834 - 1865)*
  Esther Ann Terwilliger Scholes (1835 - 1916)*
  Maria Terwilliger Weir (1839 - 1912)*
  Garrett Odell Terwilliger (1848 - 1889)*
*Calculated relationship
Until the Day Dawn Cemetery
Allegany County
New York, USA
Created by: Zoe Tom
Record added: Jun 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70820825
Levi Terwilliger
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Added by: Marsha Redden
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RIP Levi...
- Julie Stephenson Kirby
 Added: Jun. 7, 2011

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