Mary Elizabeth Lay

2 March 1847–21 February 1902 (Age 54)
Aberdeen, Monroe, Mississippi, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Lay was born on 2 March 1847, in Aberdeen, Monroe, Mississippi, United States, her father, William Harvey Lay, was 29 and her mother, Sytha Solena Crosby, was 29. She married Benjamin Franklin Terry on 3 May 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 1 daughter. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1848 and lived in Washington, Washington, Utah, United States in 1860 and United States in 1900. She died on 21 February 1902, in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Terry
1845–1914
Mary Elizabeth Lay
1847–1902
Marriage: 3 May 1869
William Franklin Terry
1870–1872
George Austin Terry
1872–1953
Joseph Terry
1874–1943
James Delbert Terry
1876–1929
John Reynolds Terry
1878–1935
Sytha Elizabeth Terry
1881–1959
Willard Burgess Terry
1883–1963
Silas Terry
1886–1911
Leo Terry
1891–1949

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 May 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1861
    Age 14
    Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.
    1861 · Ship Island is Captured by Union Forces
    Age 14
    Ship Island was an important port for French Louisiana as it helped to establish the growth of the Gulf Coast. It is nicknamed “Plymouth Rock of the Gulf Coast.” Later it helped Union forces capture New Orleans and Mobile. Located there is Fort Massachusetts. In 1861, at the beginning of the Civil War, volunteers from Connecticut were sent there. It was used as a place for the POW Confederate soldiers. This area was important to the Battle of Vicksburg and General Sheridan’s victory at Cedar Creek.
    1863
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Lee .Scottish: shortened form of McClay .German: habitational name from any of the places so named, in the Rhineland near Koblenz and in Bavaria, from lay(h), a word meaning ‘stone, rock, slate’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Lee

    Story Highlight

    Ancestors of Velma Howard Who Came to Utah (North America) with the Mormon Pioneers

    NOTE MANY INDIVIDUAL STORIES OF THESE INDIVIDUAL ANCESTORS UNDER MEMORIES ON FAMILYSEARCH: Samuel Lorenzo Howard 1840-1906, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England to Riverton, Salt Lake, Utah in 1856 with the …

    Sources (17)

    • Elizth Lay in household of Wm H Lay, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Mary A Lay in entry for Joseph Terry, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Mary Terry in household of Franklin Terry, "United States Census, 1880"

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