06 June 2016

Okay. I'm reduced to begging now.

Are you a Russell or a Tirrell/Terrell/Terrill? Does your family hail from Connecticut in the late 1600s? Do you have a Ransom R. Russell or a Loly Terrell in your family tree? IF you do, would you please contact me - I am trying to find my 3x grandparents.

Thanks to Ancestry.com I have been combing through the probate packets, and so far have not found the Russell connection. Haven't gotten to Terrill, Terrell/ Tirrell yet.

You would make me one happy camper if we were related.


p.s. Yes I have poured through census data and B, D, M vital records of Waterbury, Prospect, New Haven County, Cheshire and Naugatuck. I only have one record that ties them together. Their marriage on 27 November 1820 in Waterbury, Litchfield, CT USA. And Ransom's probate records.


  1. Hi, Sally. I'm a descendant of both these family lines in New Haven County Connecticut. Would love to help in any way I can, but I don't find the two family members you named in my current records. At least not yet! I know I am connected to you through your Stoddard line, as your cousin Susan and I have calculated we are 8th cousins, once removed. But please tell me more about your Russell and Terrell/Terrill connection -- did you know there is a group of people who are Descendants of Roger and Abigail Terrill who gathered for the 375th Anniversary of Milford, CT a few years back? I can provide some contact information for some of them, if you would like.

  2. Hi Shelia - sorry for the delay- busy times. I think we have conversed before. I have made some little progress with these families by looking through probate records. Still not reached the generation past Ransom Russell or Loly Terrell, but it must be out there somewhere. When I get a good handle on this be assured that I will be in touch!


Are we really related? I'd love to know more about that!Please leave contact information when you comment.