|JAMES TERWILLIGER, Sec. 13; P.O. Syene; born in the town of Green, Chenango Co., N.Y., Dec. 17, 1818; spent his younger life and learned the carpenter’s trade in New York State. Married, in April, 1844 Miss Emmeline Williamson, born in the town of Chenango, Broome Co., N.Y.; in the spring of 1845, he came, via the lakes, to Chicago, thence with a team, via Madison, to the house of Chester Sutherland, Fitchburg, and spent the summer, Mr. T. buying 160 acres, on Sec. 13, that summer; Eli Gill is now its owner, and Reason Runey did the first breaking.In 1856, Mr. T. sold, and bought 160 acres of his present farm; here his wife drove the cattle, he holding the plow; the farm was burr-oak openings, and he has done all that has been done upon it, having the good taste to allow the noble burr oaks to stand on the gently rising knoll where his house is built; he has 230 acres, with suitable buildings; is a non-office seeker, a Republican, and favors the greenback.
Mr. and Mrs. T. have six children-Marcus W., Mary J., Sydney, Susan, William and Sarah A.; the two youngest are with the parents; the eldest, a merchant in Oregon; the second, Mrs. James Lindsay, wife of his partner, and the third a farmer in Dunn Township; Susan is the wife of Theodore Wackman, a carriage-maker in Dayton, Wis.
Ref. 1880 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, p. 1258.