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Richard Terry

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Cutchogue, Suffolk, Long Island, New York
Death: November 19, 1791 (70)
Morristown, New Jersey
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Terry and Martha Terry
Husband of Mary Terry
Father of Nathaniel Terry; Richard Terry; Phebe Horton (Terry); Martha Horton (Terry); Mary Bell and 3 others
Brother of Martha Wells; Joshua Terry; Elijah Terry; Deborah Goldsmith; Gershom Terry and 1 other

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About Richard Terry

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Richard Terry (1721-1791) Contents [show] ParentsEdit

   Nathaniel Terry (1683-1723)
   Ann Armstrong (1685-?) 


   Mary Horton (1754-1807) who was the daughter of Caleb Horton (1687-1772) and Phebe Terry. 


   Richard Terry (1748-1794)
   Mary Terry (1758-1836) who married Simeon Drake (c1755-1794) and after his death married Levi Bell (c1760-1812). 

Revolutionary warEdit

"I am the widow of Richard Terry, who was a Militia soldier in the Revolutionary War & served in defense of the United States from the beginning to end of said war. The particular details of his service, have most of them escaped from my memory, & I can only give a journal outline, as my recollection may serve me. Most of his comrades have died & the few who remain are very aged ... Soon after the war broke out, Captain Nathan Luse, who was our near neighbour, enlisted a company of men, who were most of them his neighbours, to serve for five months as then I understood & believed. Constant Victor King, also a near neighbour, was one of the officers, & I believe at first he was an Ensign. William Hagan & one Hagan, I think were Lieutenants. My husband, Richard Terry, according to the best of my remembrance enlisted & served in this company. They marched off in the spring season about corn planting time, directly past our house toward Morris town, the drum beating & fife playing Yankee Doodle, & I remember my oldest child Phebe, then about 4 or 5 years old, attempted to sing the tune with the fife. I had prepared his clothes, blanket & knapsack, with provisions for several days, & he left me to take care of the children & manage our farm as well as I could. I sometimes heard from him, but I did not see him again till late in the fall or winter in cold weather. He was marched, as I was told by him often, to Elizabeth town – was a time in New York City – then was taken to Long Island – was in the battle with the enemy there – was marched to White Plains – had various skirmishes, & in one of them, a musket ball was shot through his neck handkerchief, passing so near the skin as to graze his neck. He was in the retreat through Jersey, with Genl. Washington’s army, called the ‘mud rounds,’ of which I have often heard him speak. He was in the battle at Trenton with the Hessians, & in the Princeton battle, as I believe from his own story, and when he returned home, it was cold winter weather, sometime after the Holidays. I have often heard him speak of Col. Munson, Lord Stirling, Genl. Sullivan & Genl. Washington as officers of the army during this campaign; & altho’ it is my impression that it was called the 5 months service, yet I only believe he was absent from home, & actively engaged in this duty, not less than six months. In the latter part of this winter (77), he was absent from home, & engaged in performing militia duty near New Brunswick & Amboy not less than six weeks under General Winds & Captain Luse, or Captain Nathaniel Terry his brother, or perhaps Captain Nathaniel Horton, as he performed militia duty under each of them, at different times ..." BurialEdit

He was buried in Chester Congregational Cemetery, Chester, New Jersey. External linkEdit

   Richard Terry (1721-1791) at Findagrave
   Richard Terry (1721-1791) at Long Island Surnames 



Second Generation

2. Richard TERRY 13,14 (Richard) was born15 on 12 May 1721. He died on 19 Nov 1791 in Chester, Morris, New Jersey, United States.

Richard married16,17 Mary HORTON daughter of Caleb HORTON and Phoebe TERRY on 10 Jun 1745. Mary was born on 13 Jul 1726 in Southold, Long Island, New York.

They had the following children:

+ 9 F i. Martha TERRY was born in 1757. She died on 9 Feb 1842.

3. Martha TERRY 18,19 (Richard) was born20 on 25 Dec 1722 in Southold, Suffolk, New York, United States. She died on 13 Nov 1796. She was buried21 in Old Burying Ground, Cutchogue, Long Island, New York. United States.

Martha married Rev. Timothy WELLS 22 son of Joshua WELLS and Mary BREWSTER.

Timothy was born23 in 1719 in Southold, Long Island, New York. He died on 16 Jan 1782. He was buried24 in Old Burying Ground, Cutchogue, Long Island, New York. United States.

They had the following children:

10 F i. Martha WELLS was born on 19 Aug 1744. She died25 on 9 Sep 1753.

+ 11 M ii. Elijah WELLS was born in 1748.

12 F iii. Mary WELLS was born on 25 Jul 1750. She died26 on 29 Dec 1752.

6. Elijah TERRY 27,28,29 (Richard) was born30 on 4 Jun 1731 in Cutchogue, Suffolk, New York. He died on 25 Jun 1815 in Cutchogue, Suffolk, New York.

Elijah married Deborah TUTHILL 31 daughter of Joshua TUTHILL and Hannah REEVE on 4 Dec 1755 in Cutchogue, Suffolk, New York. Deborah was born on 7 Jan 1735/1736 in Cutchogue, Suffolk, New York. She died32 on 24 Nov 1815.

They had the following children:

+ 13 M i. Elijah TERRY was born in Sep 1756. He died on 30 Oct 1847.

14 M ii. Joseph TERRY was born on 7 Jun 1761. Joseph married Susan CONKLIN .

+ 15 F iii. Hannah TERRY .

16 M iv. Jeremiah TERRY was born in Aug 1763. Jeremiah married Olive PAYNE .

+ 17 M v. Isaac TERRY was born in 1765. He died on 6 Jan 1846.

18 vi. TERRY .

19 F vii. Martha TERRY was born on 14 Mar 1768. Martha married Samuel PAYNE in 1788.

+ 20 M viii. Richard TERRY was born on 16 Jul 1770. He died in 1842.

21 M ix. David D. TERRY was born in 1772. He died33 on 22 Aug 1844. David married Lydia JENNINGS daughter of Ebenezer JENNINGS Jr. and Lydia LANDON on 30 Sep 1794. Lydia was born in 1774. She died34 on 27 Aug 1844.

22 x. TERRY .

+ 23 F xi. Deborah TERRY was born in 1777. She died on 9 Dec 1839.

7. Deborah TERRY (Richard) was born35 in 1732. She died in 1794.

Deborah married John GOLDSMITH son of John GOLDSMITH Lieutenant and Bethiah WELLS. John was born36 in 1732. He died in 1816.

They had the following children:

24 M i. Jeremiah GOLDSMITH was born before 22 Jun 1766.

25 M ii. Richard GOLDSMITH was born before 17 Apr 1768.

26 M iii. Joshua GOLDSMITH was born before 8 Apr 1770.

27 F iv. Lydia GOLDSMITH was born on 1 Jul 1774 in Durham, Middlesex, Connecticut. She was christened37 on 7 Aug 1774 in First Church of Southold, Southold, Long Island, New York. Lydia married Daniel LEETE on 17 Apr 1794 in Of Leete'S Island, Connecticut.

8. Abigail TERRY (Richard) was born in 1733. She died in 1799.

Abigail married John TUTHILL Twin 38 son of Daniel TUTHILL and Prudence GOLDSMITH in 1750 in Cutchogue, Suffolk, New York. John was born in 1730 in Cutchogue, Suffolk, New York. He died in 1783 in Wading River, Southold, Suffolk, New York.

They had the following children:

+ 28 M i. John TUTHILL was born on 7 Jan 1757. He died on 15 Jan 1844.

+ 29 M ii. Nathaniel TUTHILL was born on 10 Apr 1759. He died on 24 Feb 1840.

+ 30 M iii. David TUTHILL was born about 1762. He died on 8 Apr 1846.

31 F iv. Mary TUTHILL was born about 1764.

32 F v. Mehitable TUTHILL was born about 1766.

[Tree given to MTD from PB]


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Richard Terry's Timeline

May 12, 1721
Cutchogue, Suffolk, Long Island, New York
July 24, 1746
Age 25
Southold, Suffolk County, NY
July 6, 1748
Age 27
Southold, Suffolk County, NY
December 27, 1751
Age 30
Southold, Suffolk County, NY
October 24, 1756
Age 35
Southold, Suffolk County, NY
September 13, 1758
Age 37
Chester, Morris County, Province of New Jersey
October 11, 1760
Age 39
Chester, Morris County, Province of New Jersey
September 19, 1764
Age 43
Chester, Morris County, New Jersey
December 27, 1767
Age 46
Chester, Morris County, New Jersey