Geer Terry

21 August 1775–26 May 1858 (Age 82)
Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life 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 Lois 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, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 November 1798
Windsor Locks, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

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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

1 English and Irish: from the common Norman personal name, T(h)erry (Old French Thierri), composed of the unattested Germanic element þeudo- ‘people’, ‘race’ + rīc ‘power’. 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 often taken as a derivative of Greek Theodōros ( see Theodore ). There was an Anglo-Norman family of this name in County Cork.2 Irish: Anglicized (‘translated’) form of Gaelic Mac Toirdhealbhaigh ( see Turley ).3 Southern French: occupational name for a potter, from Occitan terrin ‘earthenware vase’ (a diminutive of terre ‘earth’, Latin terra).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Geer Terry, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ger Terry, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Gerr Terry, "United States Census, 1820"

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