Bible Records, Etc.
William C.6 Turrel


Transcription, with comments, by Nancy Tyrrel Theodore, April 2010

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H & E Phinney's Sterotype Edition



Cooperstown, N. Y. 1828

Family Record


William C. Turrel was born the 28th Day of December 1779 at New Milford, Litchfield County State of Connecticut

Esther Turrel was Born June 30th 1784 at New Milford, Connecticut.

Miles Turrel was Born March 12th 1802 at Rush Luzern County Pennsylvania

David O Turrel was Born June 5th 1803 at Wilkesbarre Luzern County

Joel Turrel was Born Febuary 4th 1807 at Rush Luzern County

Catharine Turrel was Born March 5th 1810 at Bridgwater Luzern County } now Susquhana County. My parents deaths only __ months apart. Both died in Cleveland, Ohio. [signed] Catharine

Eunice Turrel was Born January 22nd 1812 at Bridgwater Susquhana County

Record of Names

Israel Hickox was born Oct 12th 1783
John Hickox was born July 24th 1785
James H. Hickox was born Aug 19th 1787
Daniel Hickox waws born Oct 12th 1789
Margaretany Hickox was born Dec 27th 1791
Reuben Hickox was born Sept 24th 1793
Benjamin Hickox was born Mar 12th 1795

This is the true copy of family names given to us by our mother
David Hickox
Edward Hickox
Lidea Hickox
Lenard Hickox
A Son [died?]


This Bible record is invaluable in establishing that the David O. is the son of William C. Turrell, early settlers in Susquehanna county, PA. Further research has led to the strong possibility that the parents of William C.6 Turrel are Caleb5 (Caleb4, Daniel3-2, Roger1) and Eunice Cogswell, who were m. 27 Jan 1768 in New Milford, and that the maiden of William's wife, Esther, is Olmstead. For the research on this line, see "William C. Turrell Ancestry Search" on this site.

A copy of this Bible record came into the transcriber's possession many years ago. Coincidentally, a query on Genforum by Gordon Sheill, dated 23 September 2000, indicated that he was in possession of this family Bible and record. His grandfather came into possession of the Bible but the connection to the family is unclear. Unfortunately, the contact given for Gordon Sheill is no longer valid. Apparently, the Bible passed from William C. Turrel's family to daughter Catharine (Turrel) Hickox's family, as a first step (see link in paragraph above for further explanation).