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Otis Terry

Birthplace: Hardwick, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: October 31, 1887 (91)
Fairview, Sanpete County, Utah Territory, United States
Place of Burial: Fairview, Sanpete County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Terry, Jr. and Sarah Terry
Husband of Cynthia Terry
Father of Otis Lysander Terry, Sr.; Henry Algernon Terry; Charles Alfonso Terry and Henry Terry

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About Otis Terry

EXCERPT FROM SON'S BIO: History of Pottawatomie County [Iowa], 1907, Volume I, p 1130-1132 Henry A. Terry ... was a son of Otis and Cynthia (Ruggles) Terry, who were natives of Worcester, Massachusetts, and of Irish and Scotch descent. They were reared in the state of their nativity and were married in 1816. The father generally followed the occupation of farming and was engaged in the raising of garden vegetables. Removing to New York, he lived at several places in that state and in 1836 became a resident of Oakland county, Michigan. The following year he removed to Livingston county, Michigan, where he followed farming until 1845, when he went to Knox county, Illinois. Two years later he established his home in Decatur county, Iowa, and in 1847 came to Pottawattamie county. Here he lived until about [1850]... when he went to Utah, where he died at the very venerable age of ninety-three years. His wife died in Decatur county, Iowa, in 1847 at the age of fifty-three years. They were members of the Church of the Latter Day Saints.

MARRIAGE: 6 Mar 1817 to Cynthia Ruggles (b. 26 Sep 1794, d 1847) abt 1847/1950 to Phylinda Marsh Loveridge

CHILDREN: Otis Lysander Terry 1818 Chalres Alphonzo Terry 1820 Henry Algernon Terry 1826 Orace Melvin Terry 1831 Edwin Deloss Terry 1833

PIONEER to UTAH: Warren Foote Company (1850) About 540 individuals and 104 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Kanesville, Iowa (present day Council Bluffs). Departure: 17 June 1850 Arrival: 17-18, 26 September 1850

Individuals known to have traveled in this company include: Terry, Charles Alphonzo (30) Terry, Charles Wilford (5) Terry, Elizabeth Ann (3) Terry, Emma Jane (infant) Terry, Fanny Marilla Loveridge (27) Terry, Orson Merritt (5) Terry, Otis (age 54) ** Terry, Otis Lysander (32) Terry, Phylinda Marsh Loveridge (age 68) Terry, Phylinda Sylvia Loveridge (30)

BURIAL: Terry, Otis Birth: 2/28/1796 Death: 10/31/1887 Place of Death: Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, USA Grave Location: Fairview Lower Cemetery, L1_30_5 Source:

(son of John Terry and Sarah Ramsdell of Massachusetts). Born February 28, 1796, in Worcester county, Massachusetts. Came to Utah in October, 1850, Warren Foote company, married Syntha Ruggles of Massachusetts, who died.

   Their children:
           Otis Lysander, married Fanny Marilla Loveridge, married Levee Terissa Dancy, married Jane Hart, married Sarah Vail, married Martha Jane Van Valkenburg;
           Charles Alphonzo, married Syntha Philinda Loveridge;
           Henry Algernon, married Mary Ann Fotheringham;
           Horace Melvin and Edwin Delos, died.
   Family home Union ward, Salt Lake County, Utah.
   Married:	Philinda Marsh Loveridge.

High Priest; acting bishop of Honey Creek and Kanesville, Iowa. Farmer and gardener. Died October 31, 1887, Fairview, Utah. Page 1204 Sources:

   Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 1203
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Otis Terry's Timeline

February 28, 1796
Hardwick, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
March 12, 1818
Hardwick, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
November 18, 1820
Richfield, Oswego, New York, United States
July 12, 1826
October 31, 1887
Age 91
Fairview, Sanpete County, Utah Territory, United States
Fairview, Sanpete County, Utah, United States