Pike County Mississippi





Moses Terrell, the son of Timothy and Mary Martin Terrell, was born in North Carolina and was still a

minor at the time of his father’s death in 1763. The family migrated from North Carolina to Franklin County,

Georgia where he served as a Justice of the Peace and then on to southwest Mississippi around 1816. 

Moses served in the Revolutionary War in Capt. Turner’s Company. He was married in North Carolina

 to Ann “Nancy” Martin, the daughter of Zachariah and Rebecca Brooks Martin. 


Their children were:


1. Hiram Terrell born April 14, 1789 in North Carolina.  He married Isabel Glass on December 24,

1812 in Amite County, MS.  Hiram served in the Mississippi Legislature from Pike County in 1841,

1842, and 1842.  He died on December 17, 1846 and Isabel on September 24, 1869.  They were the

 parents of 9 sons and 3 daughters but only four are known:


a.} James Landrum Terrell born February 10, 1821 in Amite County, MS, married Mary M. Sandell

 on December 22, 1842 (Children were Martha Elizabeth, Amanda J. and Alice A. Terrell). They

moved to Louisiana and settled near Mansfield.  He served in the Civil War and died February 3, 1898.


b.} Martha Elizabeth Terrell born November 22, 1843 married Joshua Ford, the son of Benjamin Ford.


c.} Josiah/Joseph Martin Terrell married Ann Morgan (Children were

Mary Elizabeth, James Erwin “Dick” Terrell, Louisa Lenora, Charles B., and Nancy Isabelle);


d.} William Harrison Terrell who married Elizabeth Morgan.


 (Ann and Elizabeth Morgan were sisters, the daughters of Benjamin and Nancy Ellzey Morgan.)


2. John Terrell born in 1795 married Sarah Young and their children were Griffin Ford Terrell who

married Mary Jane Jones, James A. Terrell, William A. Terrell, E. J. Terrell, Sarah D. Terrell, and

Frances A. Terrell.


3.  Rebecca Terrell married Zedekiah Nabors on February 11, 1811, in Amite County, MS.  Their

children were Swepston Nabors, B. H. Nabors, Permelia Nabors married Walton Harrell, Nancy

Nabors married #1 Benjamin Harrell and #2 Robert Dickey and Evaline Nabors who married John

 Bagley and moved to Carroll County, MS.


4. Elijah Terrell moved to St. Tammany Parish, LA.


5. Nancy Terrell born 1780 in Georgia who married William R. Jackson. They remained in Georgia

 and were the parents of Elijah Jackson, William T. Jackson, Stephen Jackson, Moses Terrell Jackson,

and Alvah Jackson.