John Terry

22 August 1780–before 1790 (Age 9)
Coram, Brookhaven, Suffolk, New York, United States

The Life of John

When John Terry was born on 22 August 1780, in Coram, Brookhaven, Suffolk, New York, United States, his father, Timothy Brewster Terry, was 46 and his mother, Elizabeth Davis, was 32. He died before 1790, at the age of 8.

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Family Time Line

Timothy Brewster Terry
1734–1796
Elizabeth Davis
1748–1842
Mary Terry
1765–1855
Nancy Terry
1795–1888
Daniel Terry
1767–1846
Brewster Terry
1770–1841
Charlotte Terry
1773–1829
Joshua Terry
1775–1858
David Terry
1778–1858
John Terry
1780–1790
Elizabeth Terry
1782–
Hannah or Nancy Terry
1784–
Elijah Terry
1787–1850
John Terry
1790–
Frances Terry
1794–

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World Events (3)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 1

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1783 · A Free America

Age 3

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 6

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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 (2)

  • John Terry in entry for Wilson Robert Terry, "Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920"
  • John Terry - Find A Grave

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