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Timothy Terrill, from Fletcher, Vt., came to Morristown in the autumn of 1817, resided here until 1828, when he removed to Underhill, where he died, about 1833. Moses, son of Timothy, born May 9, 1799, came here with his father and located upon the farm now owned by his son, N. A. Terrill, on road 2, where he resided until about 1848, when he removed to the farm now occupied by R. S. Gallup, and a few years previous to his death located in Cady’s Falls. Moses married Matilda Weld, by whom he had three children, two of whom are living. For his second wife he married Minerva Calkins, rearing seven children, four of whom are living. He was possessed of strict integrity, was an excellent judge of property, strictly temperate, economical and just in all his dealings, and by the exercise of these virtues he not only gained the regard and affection of his neighbors, but also amassed a handsome property. He never sought office, but was frequently elected as one of the selectmen and listers. In his early years he was identified in politics with the then popular Democratic party, and was elected and served as a member of the legislature, in 1843. When the question of the extension of slavery was agitated he espoused the cause of universal freedom, and has been a member of the Republican party since its organization. Mr. Terrill, or ” Uncle Moses,” as he was more familiarly known, died April 4, 1883, and with his death the town lost one of its most respected and one of its oldest inhabitants. Mrs. Terrill is still living, at the advanced age of eighty years.

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