Martha Terry

1738–1780 (Age 42)
Montgomery, Virginia, United States

The Life of Martha

Martha Terry was born in 1738, in Montgomery, Virginia, United States as the daughter of Jasper Terry and Ruth. She married Jacob Graham about 1756. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1780, in her hometown, at the age of 42.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Graham
1736–1812
Martha Terry
1738–1780
Marriage: about 1756
Amos Graham
1760–1840
Jonathan Graham
1765–1827
Silas Graham
1770–1851
Enoch E. Graham
1762–1806
Aaron Graham
1765–
Olive Graham
1766–
Martha Graham
1768–1860
Matthew Graham
1770–
Aditha Graham
1772–
Jacob Graham
1780–1850

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1756
children

(10)

    Male1760–1840Male

    Male1762–1806Male

    Jonathan Graham

    Male1765–1827Male

    Aaron Graham

    Male1765–Male

    Female1766–Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1724–1803Male

    Ruth

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(3)

World Events (3)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 20

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1776

Age 38

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 42

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

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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