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Subject: Richard G. TERRELL 7054, McCracken Co.
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2002
Surnames: Terrell, Fletcher, Upshaw, Bradley, Pickett
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Memorial Record of Western Kentucky, Volume I and Volume II, Lewis Publishing Company, 1904, pp. 126-127. McCracken Co.
RICHARD G. TERRELL Richard G. Terrell, wholesale grocer of Paducah, Kentucky, was born in Ballard county, Kentucky, April 14, 1844. His parents were Thomas F. and Mary (Fletcher) Terrell. His paternal grandfather was Chiles Terrell, a practical surveyor, who came from Virginia to McCracken county, Kentucky, as early as 1826, with his son J.H. Terrell, then eleven years of age, and surveyed a large portion of the land in said county. Chiles Terrell was no ordinary man. He was highly educated. After doing the above mentioned surveying he returned to Virginia, and in the year 1827 he removed to Louisville, Kentucky, and in 1828 was professor of mathematics in the Jefferson Seminary. He came to McCracken county in 1839, and died here in 1851, aged seventy-one years. He married Mary C. Upshaw, who died in 1836. Their son, Thomas F. Terrell, was born in Richmond, Virginia, but was reared on a farm in Jefferson and McCracken counties, Kentucky, in both of which counties his father farmed in his latter days. Thomas F. Terrell was born January 13, 1820. When twenty-three years of age he married and settled in Ballard county, of which county he served as sheriff, and which he afterward represented in the legislature. In 1856 he removed to Paducah and there became a prominent business man and esteemed citizen. Richard G. Terrell was educated in Paducah and at the Washington and Lee University, of Virginia. In 1868, in connection with W.H. Bradley, he embarked in the produce and seed business in Paducah, and four years later succeeded to the ownership of the entire business. His business gradually increased, agricultural implements were added and then groceries, and to-day he ranks among the leading wholesale grocers of Kentucky. In 1873 Mr. Terrell married Miss Mildred, daughter of Colonel Thomas J. Pickett. In his home and domestic relations Mr. Terrell is a beloved husband and father, among business men he is esteemed for his sapient business qualities, and by his fellow citizens he is held in high regard in consequence of his genial deportment and real worth as a progressive and public-spirited citizen.