Mary Emma Reid

7 June 1840–2 August 1918 (Age 78)
Golden Point, Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Emma

When Mary Emma Reid was born on 7 June 1840, in Golden Point, Adams, Illinois, United States, her father, John H. Reid, was 58 and her mother, Sarah Courter, was 33. She married Joshua Terry on 20 January 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 2 August 1918, in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Terry
Mary Emma Reid
Marriage: 20 January 1857
William Johnson Terry
Mary Ann Terry
Joshua Parshall Terry
Sarah Ann Terry
Hunter Terry
Hannah Louisa Terry
Deborah Rosetta Terry
Emma Elizabeth Terry
Elisha Tarbox Terry
Joseph Hyrum Terry
Porter Moroni Terry
Valeria Prudence Terry
Dency Marilla Terry
Margery Ellen Terry
Redell Steven Terry

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 January 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 9
    Historical Boundaries: 1849: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States
    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
    Age 21
    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: variant of Reed , of which Reid is the common modern Scots spelling.History: Samuel Chester Reid (1783–1861), the sea captain who designed the stars and stripes form of the present the American flag, was born at Norwich, CT. His father, Lt. John Reid, a former British naval officer of a distinguished Glasgow family, had resigned his commission and joined the cause of the American Revolution.

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

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    Personal History of Mary Emma Reid Terry

    The only date I can find for Mary's baptism is 1847 which would indicate she was only 7 years of age instead of 8 years old. In checking with some older people, they indicated that in "their" youth, …

    Sources (69)

    • Mary A Terry in household of Joshua Terry, "United States Census, 1870"
    • M E Reid in entry for Redell S Terry and Ruby Atwood, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Emma Reid in entry for Emma Terry Brown, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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