Lewis Terry

Male25 September 1773–15 October 1858

Brief Life History 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–

Sources (13)

  • Lewis Terry, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Lewis Terry, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Lewis Terry, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 December 1800Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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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

    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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