Marriage of Parents Sylvester Terrell and Rhoda L. Clemmons md 29 Dec 1831, Norfolk, Litchfield Co, Connecticut
1850 CT CENSUS Grove Tyrell (15y, b Conn) enumerated with Sylvester (42y, b Conn, occupation farmer), Lamira (38y, b Conn), Abigail (12y, b Conn), Willis (13y, b Mass), Hubert (6y, b Mass), Alcina (3y, b Mass) and Rhoda A. (9y, b Ohio)
MARRIAGE G.P. Terrell and Emma Smith m 11 Dec 1867 at house of J. Smith; P.S. Knight, MG. Wit: M.N. Chapman and A.J. Brown
1880 OR CENSUS Grove P. Terrill (44y, b Connecticut, occupation merchant) enumerated with wife Emma (34y, b Michigan) and 2 children Ralph W. (4y, b Oregon) and Lila (3y, b Oregon)
1910 OR CENSUS Grove P. Terrell (74y, b Connecticut, married 42y, occupation salesman) enumerated with wife Elenora (64y, b Michigan, mother of 3 children, 2 living at time of census), daughter Lila Irvine (32y, b Oregon, married 11y, no children), Lila’s husband John W. Irvine (41y, b Ireland, immigrated 1886, naturalized, occupation merchant) and ward Alice F. Mulkey (19y, b Oregon, occupation teacher)
G. P. TERRELL, Marion County's affable Judge, is a native of Litchfield county, Connecticut, where he was born on February 1, 1836. He remained in the city of his birth until twenty years of age, by which time he had acquired a thorough common school education. In 1856 he went "West" locating in Wyandotte county Kansas, where he lived four years. He crossed the plains in 1860 and located in Salem, and he has continued to reside in this couty, with the exception of one year, which was spent in the Florence Mines in Idaho.
For several years, following his arrival in Salem he clerked in different stores, finally embarking in the general merchandise business for himself, in which he was quite successful. In 1884 he was elected County Commissioner and in 1886 was re-elected.
On December 11, 1869, he married Miss Emma Smith who then resided six miles north of this city, the ceremony being pronounced by Rev. P. S. Knight, Salem's pioneer clergyman.
The subject of this sketch was elected, with a flattering vote, on the Republican ticket, in June, 1896, to the highest position in the gift of the county, which he now holds and from which he will retire on July 1st, at the expiration of the term for which he was elected. Judge Terrell has made a faithful and efficient officer and at the head of the county's judicial department has proved a fair and impartial presiding officer.
Oregon Statesman Illustrated Annual, Supplement to the Oregon Statesman, January 3, 1900. pg. 26:1. Photograph is included.