THOMAS, Terpen T.: m'd CURL, Nancy; this name is found numerous ways but according to the family researcher this is the way he personally signed documents
Terpen settled for a time in Linn Co., OR where he was instrumental in forming the Constitution of the State of OR.. his son Newton moved north finally settling in Okanagon Co., WA.
here is a picture of 'Terpen'... in the family album his great grandson
Earl Carpenter, son of Ema Rosetta Thomas, daughter of Newton
Thomas labeled the picture Thomas Turpin Thomas.