Joseph G. Terrill

In 1837, Joseph G. Terrill learned he was to be sold, and decided to take his freedom, along with his five sisters and an enslaved man from another property. The group found their way to Ohio, where they were placed on the Underground Railroad to Windsor Canada. Joseph joined the British forces as a drummer during a small rebelliion. The Terrill sisters eventually settled in Ohio and Michigan. Joseph and his family settled in Syracuse, NY around 1861. He lived past 100 years old. Syracuse Herald, Syracuse, NY; Dec. 13, 1908