James Gove Terry

about 1847–about 1882 (Age 35)
Tecumseh, Lenawee, Michigan, United States

The Life of James Gove

When James Gove Terry was born about 1847, in Tecumseh, Lenawee, Michigan, United States, his father, Sherman Bartholomew Terry, was 32 and his mother, Melissa Hoag, was 29. He married Frances Pennock on 24 December 1868, in Tecumseh, Lenawee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Ridgeway, Lenawee, Michigan, United States in 1860. He died about 1882, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 35.

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Family Time Line

James Gove Terry
Frances Pennock
Marriage: 24 December 1868
Charles Emmet Terry
Leora L. Terry
Henry Terry
Richard Terry

Spouse and Children


    Frances Pennock


24 December 1868
Tecumseh, Lenawee, Michigan, United States


    Charles Emmet Terry


    Leora L. Terry


    Henry Terry


    Richard Terry


Parents and Siblings



    Jenette Mary Terry


    Norval Bacon Terry


    Jeanette Terry



    William H Terry


World Events (8)

1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 0

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 7

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • James Terry in household of Sherman Terry, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Terry in household of Sherman B Terry, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Gove J Terry, "United States Census, 1880"

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