James Thomas Terry

James Thomas Terry

Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 20 Nov 1919 (aged 78)
Burial Waterford, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 54499068 · View Source
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James T. Terry was born in Pittsfield, Mass. to Reuben Eggleston Terry Jr. and Mary Diantha "Polly" Crandall. Records of his birth list his name as Thomas James Terry, but he was known as James Thomas Terry his entire adult life. His family moved to North Adams, Mass. in 1846.

At 22 years of age he joined the Union Army enrolling in the Wisconsin infantry volunteers on April 18, 1861. On his discharge papers he was described as follows: Said James T. Terry was born in North Adams in the State of Massachusetts, is 23 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches high, light complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation when enrolled a tinner.

He married first Lydia Blanchard, born July 4, 1842 in Whitingham, Vermont. She died October 1, 1878.

Children with Lydia Blanchard were: James Lincoln Terry, Thomas Edmond Terry, Isaac Elmer Terry, Lydia May Terry and Sarah Frances Terry.

He married second Lunar B. Nutting born January 7, 1839 at Prescott, Mass. She died March 27, 1908

Son with Lunar Nutting: Frederick Egleston Terry.

James T. Terry was a stone mason and Evangelical Adventist preacher.

Mr. Terry lived with his son, Isaac Elmer Terry and his family in his later years.

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  • Added: 5 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54499068
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Thomas Terry (16 May 1841–20 Nov 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54499068, citing Jordan Cemetery, Waterford, New London County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Sharon Terry (contributor 47425407) .