Lewis Terry

25 September 1773–15 October 1858 (Age 85)
Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Lewis

When Lewis Terry was born on 25 September 1773, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Elijah Terry, was 37 and his mother, Sarah Parsons, was 34. He married Abagail Seymour on 9 December 1800, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 15 October 1858, in Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Terry
1773–1858
Abagail Seymour
1776–1826
Marriage: 9 December 1800
Lydia Seymour Terry
1802–1881
Abagail Watson Terry
1805–1864
Gurdon Seymour Terry
1809–

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World Events (8)

1776
Age 3
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold
Age 8
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 27
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.

Possible Related Names

Theodore
Turley
Derrick
Tarry
Terris
Thierry
Tidrick
Torrey
Torry

Sources (13)

  • Lewis Terry, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Lewis Terry in entry for Abby Terry, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Lewis Terry, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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