Thomas Terry

1797–November 1852 (Age 55)
Botetourt, Virginia, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Terry was born in 1797, in Botetourt, Virginia, United States, his father, Miles Terry Sr., was 47 and his mother, Hannah Horton, was 33. He married Martha Johnson on 24 December 1817, in Floyd, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died in November 1852, in Carter, Carter, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Terry
1797–1852
Martha Johnson
1796–1882
Marriage: 24 December 1817
Elisha Milton Terry
1819–1887
Isaac Terry
1820–1907
Miles Terry
1822–1865

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 December 1817
Floyd, Kentucky, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1801 · Cane Ridge Revival

Age 4

The Cane Ridge Revival took place for six days in Cane Ridge, Kentucky. From August 6, 1801- August 12 or 13, 1801, around 20 thousand people gathered together for what was called the Second Great Awakening.
1812

Age 15

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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)

  • Thomas Terry, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thomas Terry, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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