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Deborah Terry (Wells)

Birthdate: (68)
Birthplace: Southold, Long Island (Present Suffolk County), New Netherlands (Present New York)
Death: October 21, 1729 (64-72)
Cutchogue, Suffolk County (Long Island), Province of New York
Place of Burial: Cutchogue, Suffolk County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Wells of Southold, Long Island and Mary/Marie Maria Youngs Wells
Wife of Gershom Terry
Mother of Richard Terry; Gershom Terry; Deborah Terry; Bathsheba Terry; Abigail Terry and 3 others
Sister of Bethia Horton; Mary Youngs; Mehitable Tuthill; Anna Goldsmith; William Wells and 4 others

Managed by: Kristal Amber Fawcett
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About Deborah Terry

"William Wells of Southold and his Descendants", 1878, by Charles Wells Hayes, lists on 7 children of William Wells on page 33, and perhaps an eighth child, named Anne, wife of John Goldsmith. None of the eight are named Deborah.

So her father as listed may be incorrect.

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  • Town of Southold, Long Island. Personal index prior to 1698, and index of 1698 .. (1868)
  • Pg.117
  • 634 2Terry, Gershom, son of 1Richard, B. 1652, D. 14 Mar. 1724/5, AE. 72-4: M. Deborah, No. 635; C., prob. Gershom, No. 636
    • -David, prob. B. after 1698; M. Mehitable _ and D. 1778/9
    • - Mary, under 18 in 1725.
  • Pg.118
  • 635. Terry, Deborah, wife of No. 634, D. wid. 21 Oct., 1729, AE. 67.
  • 636. Terry, Gershom, jun., prob. son of No. 634, D. 17 Feb., 1724/5: M. Mary __ after 1698, who D. wid. 25/6 Sept., 1728; C, prob. Gershom, who M., 1, Mary Wells in 1733; 2, Bethia Wells in 1749.
    • 1737. His son on list of freeholders.
  • 637. Terry, Deborah, jun., prob. dau. of Nos. 634 and 635.
  • 638. Terry, Abigail, prob. dau. of Nos. 634 and 635.
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  • A history of Mattituck, Long Island, N.Y. (1906)
  • The three lots of William Wells were divided after his death, in 1671, among his four married daughters. Gershom Terry and his wife obtained the first lot to the west, John Goldsmith and Anna Wells, his wife, the middle lot. The eastern lot, the extra wide one, was divided into two half-lots, of which John Tuthill, Jr., and Mehetable Wells, his wife, received the western and Jonathan Horton and Bethiah Wells, his wife, the eastern. These half-lots were two miles long, about twenty- five rods wide at the road and narrower at the Sound.
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Deborah Terry's Timeline

Southold, Long Island (Present Suffolk County), New Netherlands (Present New York)
Age 22
September 1, 1684
Age 23
Southold, Suffolk, NY
October 21, 1729
Age 68
Cutchogue, Suffolk County (Long Island), Province of New York
June 19, 1888
Age 68