Nelson: Have done some research on the Turrill family at Lapeer and my Chester Hatch Sr. line at Lapeer was related to the Shadrach Vincent line at Lapeer. Chester Hatch, SR built the 1839 Lapeer County Courthouse for Alvin Hart. Chester's first wife was Mary Warren Dean and they lived at Cobourg and Hamilton Twp, Northumberland CO, Ontario 1817-1833. Then to Niagara CO, NY and then arrived at Lapeer January 1837. A niece of Mary (Dean) Hatch married into the Shad Vincent family.
Dr. Minor Y. Turrill arrived at Lapeer in the Winter of 1831 with his aged parents. Must have been later in December than the J. R. White family. This is from the 1884 History of Lapeer MI by H.R.Page & CO. Page 57.
Minor Y. Turrill purchased land at section 6 on 27 OCT 1832.Believed to be the third settler at Lapeer town site. Section 6 would have been the “upper town” or Whitesville. Same book page 51.
Would have to do some work, but looking at the Lapeer CO Gen Soc cemetery transcripts for Mount Hope Cemetery at Lapeer, MI find Daniel Turrill, Miner Y. Turrill and Henry Turrill listed as having a GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) flag holder. Many of these holders were and still are moved around by cemetery employees who mow the grass and visitors to the cemetery who want to place a flag at the grave of their loved ones and by people passing through this cemetery, so they are not always in the correct place. Daniel Turrill listed as death 1839 age 70. Temperance (York) Turrill died 30 SEP 1851 age 87 wife of Daniel. George N. Turrill 26 JUN 1833-17 DEC 1888. Think that Paulina V. Turrill 1 MAY 1838 - 28 FEB 1917 may have been the wife of George N. Turrill as J. Henry Turrill died 6 SEP 1886 age 31 years listed as son of GN & P. Birth then about 1855. Henry Turrill most likely James Henry Turril as notes military service. Co G 7MI INF son J & R died Antietam. Miner (Minor) Y. Turrill died 21 APR 1872 doctor age 72 years.
Emma A. Vincent died 12 APR 1862 age 24 years wife of SV daughter of J&R Turrill. Note that she was buried block 10-16. Cordelia L. Turrill died 15 SEP 1878 age 37 years daughter of J&R Turrill and Frances Sophia Turrill died 14 SEP 1845 1 year daughter of J&R Turrill buried same block 10-16. This is the area wher the Turill family members were buried. Shadrach Newman Vincent 15 FEB 1834-30 DEC 1927. James Turrill Vincent 5 APR 1862-24 MAR 1945.
Would be nice if the photo was that of Capt. James Turrill as the Lapeer GAR Post 144 was named for him. It may be another member of the Turrill or Vincent families. Will have to check to see if any others served.