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Peggy Turrill (#47125186)
 member for 8 years, 3 months, 17 days
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Bio Photo My great grandmother and grandfather were among the early settlers of Los Alamos. They are buried in the Los Alamos Cemetery. My great aunt and uncle and cousins are buried in Lompoc. Some of my family, the Harts are buried in San Luis Obispo, in the 100F. The Heryfords(my great, great grandmother's family) came from Iowa and crossed the Missouri in 1860, settling in Auburn. William Lawson Hart had married the oldest daughter, Lelitha and they came with their children, J.D. Hart, H.T. Hart, and four daughters. William Lawson died in 1869 and is believed to be buried in Manzanita, since all the Heryfords and the rest of the Harts are there as well.
Peggy Turrill
Great granddaughter of Joel Cowles Hilton and Catherine (Katie) Mary Dale Hilton; great, great granddaughter of Capt. Daniel Brown Heryford and Elizabeth Profitt Heryford.
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Messages left for Peggy Turrill (11)[Leave Message]
RE: photo request for Gene DeRoy
My pleasure! I had to uncover the entire last name, as It had been overgrown with grass. I bring shears for this purpose. Worth the effort to hear a happy ending!
Added by TDAmico on Jul 27, 2017 9:36 PM

Hi Peggy,

Take a look at the edit tab at the top of your bio page.
You items to approve or deny.

Added by Kurt on Aug 06, 2016 12:02 AM
RE: Mary Elvira (Stilson) Turrill
Peggy, I'm in the midst of remodeling, too! So, I know just what you are talking about!!

If you do find out anything about Steve I'd love to know. I hope he is OK. I haven't seen hide nor hair of him in a long time. He might have just disappeared from, but it's possible he has moved or had a life-changing event. Just hated to lose sight of him!

Thanks, Peggy. Good luck with your remodeling.

Added by JanieB on May 15, 2014 11:28 AM
RE: Mary Elvira (Stilson) Turrill
Peggy, I went back through my old Lovejoy research e-mails and found a thread that included Curtis Turrill - that might be your husband's brother you mentioned. Seems he and his wife Sue took a great trip where they met many interesting people who knew a lot about the Lovejoys. I guess we really are cousins!

Surely wish I knew where Steve Pratt was! I had an address, but I guess he could have moved. Anyway, that's why the name Turrill name was familiar. Also, apparently they had communicated with Mary Wilhelm who wrote the book about Fred Lovejoy. So much has gone on since then that I had kinda forgotten!

Added by JanieB on Feb 27, 2014 10:16 PM
RE: Mary Elvira (Stilson) Turrill
Hi Peggy! Good question. I don't have any actual documents but did find it in a family tree somewhere. I checked it by counting backward from the death date on her tombstone of April 2, 1919. It says she was 75 years, 7 months, 20 days old when she died. I counted back and landed on August 13. I suppose that isn't proof, but it is probably pretty close. If you want to change it to just ant 1843, I won't be offended. I just hate it when you can't find a document, but maybe your husband's brother has one. If so, I'd love to have it!

It seems when I was doing genealogy a few years ago on the Lovejoys that the name Turrill turned up. I used to share information regularly with a Lovejoy descendant named Steven Pratt. He seems to have disappeared from and I have not communicated with him for some time. It might be that he had been in touch with your husband or his brother - or maybe it was you.

Also, I lived in California for about 30 years! And, for about 20 years of that time I was in Santa Barbara! So,I'm familiar with your beautiful Solvang. Lucky you! I'm in Dallas, Texas now, where I grew up. It's not California, but it's home to me now. Good to work with you on this. Let me know if you run across any documents of proof. Thanks so much!

Jane Beaver
Dallas, Texas
Added by JanieB on Feb 27, 2014 9:48 PM
RE: Mary Elvira (Stilson) Turrill
You are welcome! And, thanks for posting the memorial. That tombstone is quite spectacular!

Jane Beaver
Added by JanieB on Feb 27, 2014 2:36 PM
Mary Elvira (Stilson) Turrill
Dear Peggy:

I believe Mary E. Turrill's birthdate was 13 Aug 1843. She was born in Burma, India, as her father was a missionary there at the time. She would have been the mother-in-law of my great grand aunt. I have been doing genealogy on that line and have found some very interesting things! Thank you for maintaining her memorial!

Jane Beaver
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JanieB (#47127556)
Added by JanieB on Feb 26, 2014 2:07 AM
Not Forgotten
The Harts
Hi Peggy: Please take a look at memorial # 76149278. I believe the information is similar to your family in the same cemetery. Maybe a lost relative?
Added by Not Forgotten on Sep 07, 2011 3:19 PM
Don Hansen
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Peggy, we share James Heryford as a common grandfather. (4th great for me) We branch at the next generation down with your line being Daniel Brown and mine his sister, Rosanna (married a John Wilkinson Huitt, Jr. Would be interested in filling out our tree. My private e-mail address is Would prefer using that for privacy issues.
Added by Don Hansen on Jun 26, 2011 8:41 PM
Jackie King
RE: Peggy
Peggy -

They should be transferred. If I stumbled across any others at Jefferson that you find - please let me know. Most of the ones I have posted from there are not related to me. I just have a habit of snapping shots of those near mine.

Enjoy -

Added by Jackie King on Jun 22, 2011 6:21 PM
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