Geer Terry

Male21 August 1775–26 May 1858

Brief Life History of Geer

When Geer Terry was born on 21 August 1775, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Ebenezer Terry, was 52 and his mother, Mindwell Pease, was 40. He married Louisa Denslow on 10 November 1798, in Windsor Locks, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 26 May 1858, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Enfield Street Cemetery, Enfield, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America.

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Family Time Line

Geer Terry
1775–1858
Louisa Denslow
1777–1850
Marriage: 10 November 1798
Anna Eliza Terry
1801–1871
Henry Geer Terry
1805–1886
Louisa Denslow Terry
1818–1896

Sources (16)

  • Geer Terry, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Geer Terry, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Geer Terry, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 November 1798Windsor Locks, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1776

    Age 1

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

    Age 6

    The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 25

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    Name Meaning

    English and Irish: from the Norman personal name T(h)erry (Old French Thierri), a short form of Theodoric, which is composed of the ancient Germanic elements theud ‘people, race’ + rīc ‘power(ful), rich’. Theodoric was the name of the Ostrogothic leader (c. 454–526) who invaded Italy in 488 and established his capital at Ravenna in 493. His name was sometimes taken as a derivative of Greek Theodōros (see Theodore ). An Anglo-Norman family of this name has been in County Cork, Ireland, since the 13th century.

    Irish: sometimes an Anglicized (‘translated’) form of Gaelic Mac Toirdhealbhaigh (see Turley ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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