Mariah Terry

1820–before 1859 (Age 39)
New York, United States

The Life of Mariah

When Mariah Terry was born in 1820, in New York, United States, her father, Nathaniel Terry, was 35 and her mother, Sarah Franklin, was 33. She married John Lamson Moore in 1840, in Terrytown, Terry Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Rush, Rush Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. She died before 1859, in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 38.

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Family Time Line

John Lamson Moore
1814–1873
Mariah Terry
1820–1859
Marriage: 1840
Reed Gordon Moore
1842–1880
Tobra F Moore
1850–
Nancy M Moore
1845–
Nathaniel F. Moore
1847–
John F Moore
1850–1929
Mary M. Moore
1852–1930
Fred L. Moore
1856–1893

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1840
Terrytown, Terry Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(7)

    Reed Gordon Moore

    Male1842–1880Male

    Nancy M Moore

    Female1845–Female

    Nathaniel F. Moore

    Male1847–Male

    John F Moore

    Male1850–1929Male

    Tobra F Moore

    Male1850–Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (5)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 7

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 12

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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)

  • Maria Moore in household of John F Moore, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Maria Moore in entry for Hiran E Crandel and Mary Moore, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"
  • Maria Moore in entry for Hiran E Crandel and Mary Moore, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

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