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Philip Terry

Birthplace: Swansea, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
Death: Died in Albany County, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Coeymans Hollow, Albany County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of George Terry and Abigail Terry
Husband of Elizabeth Terry
Father of Benjamin Terry; John Terry; Phoebe Teets; Abigail Springstead and Anna Springstead
Brother of Hepzibeth Terry; Betty Terry; James Terry and Phebe Terry

Occupation: Revolutionary War Veteran
Managed by: Ben M. Angel, still catching up
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Immediate Family

About Philip Terry

From the Find A Grave page for Philip Terry:

Birth: May 21, 1755 - Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA

Death: 1820 - Albany County, New York, USA (Possibly Troy)

Revolutionary War, Massachusetts; Captain Peleg Peck

Family links:


  • 1. Anna Terry Springstead*
  • 2. Benjamin Terry (1780 - 1861)*
  • 3. Abigail Terry Springsted (1801 - 1870)*


  • Elizabeth Mason Terry (1760 - 1836)

Burial: Terry/Mason Cemetery, Coeymans Hollow, Albany County, New York, USA

Created by: Norman R. Brown

  • Record added: Apr 29, 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 51776681

From Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution (Pg. 52):

This covers the biography of his commanding officer, and therefore his company, during the American Revolution. Actual dates of service for Philip Terry still to be found...

Peck, Peleg, Swanzey. Captain, 4th co..

  • Col. Thomas Carpenter's (1st Bristol Co.) regt. of Mass. militia ;
    • list of ofificers chosen by the several companies in said regiment ;
    • ordered in Council March 28, 1776, that said officers be commissioned;
    • reported commissioned March 27, 1776; also, Captain; list dated Taunton, Sept. 30, 1776, of officers appointed by Brig. George Godfrey to command men drafted from his brigade, agreeable to resolve of Sept. 12, 1776, and formed into a regiment to be commanded by Col. Thomas Carpenter;
  • also, Captain, Col. Carpenter's regt.;
    • engaged Dec. 13, 1776;
    • discharged Dec. 23, 1776 ;
    • service, 11 days, on an alarm at Bristol, R. I. ;
  • also, Captain, Col. George Williams's regt. ;
    • entered service Sept. 29, 1777 ;
    • discharged Oct. 30, 1777 ;
    • service, 1 mo. 1 day, under Maj. Gen. Spencer on a secret expedition;
    • company stationed at Tiverton, R. I. ;
  • also. Captain, Col. George Williams's regt., Brig. Gen. Palmer's brigade ;
    • return of officers who marched on a " late " expedition to Rhode Island, dated Germantown, Dec. 11, 1777;
  • also. Captain, Col. John Dagget's regt. ;
    • return dated Taunton, Jan. 6, 1778, made by Brig. Gen. George Godfrey, of officers of a regiment raised from his brigade to serve for 3 months under Gen. Spencer, agreeable to order of Council of Dec. 22, 1777 ;
  • also, same regt. ;
    • entered service Dec. 30, 1777 ;
    • discharged April 1, 1778;
    • service, 3 mos. 2 days ;
    • regiment stationed at Warwick, R. I. ;
  • also, pay abstract for wages and mileage due officers and soldiers of Col. John Daggett's regt. stationed at Rhode Island for 3 months from Jan. 1, 1778, approved at Providence and also at Tiverton by Brig. Gen. Esek Cornell, who stated that said service was performed in his brigade ;
  • also, petition dated Rehoboth, June 26, 1778, signed by said Peck, Captain, and other officers of Col. Thomas Carpenter's (1st Bristol Co.) regt., asking for a new choice of officers;
  • also, Captain, Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt.;
    • entered service July 27, 1778;
    • discharged Sept. 10, 1778;
    • service, 1 mo. 15 days, on expedition to Rhode Island,
  • also, same regt.;
    • entered service Aug. 1, 1780;
    • discharged Aug. 9, 1780;
    • service, 9 days;
    • company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm ;
    • by order of Col. Slead all the men in Swanzey were joined in one company under said Peck, the other officers refusing to serve.
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Philip Terry's Timeline

May 21, 1755
Swansea, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
August 14, 1780
Age 25
Swansea, Bristol County, MA, USA
March 13, 1786
Age 30
Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 36
Rhode Island, United States
February 28, 1801
Age 45
Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 64
Albany County, New York, United States
Coeymans Hollow, Albany County, New York, United States