I was born
and raised in Lafayette, Indiana, the oldest of three children of Charles and
I married in 1980 to Larry Clugh and we have one son
I began researching the Terry lines after hearing my father talking
Courts at Purdue one day over 25 years ago, and Terry Lane in West Lafayette. My father was quite a story teller,
and it was
hard to know when he wasn't telling a silly story or real facts. But it
all the more fun to find and flush out these family lines.
been a member of TIPCOA for around 20 years now and also a member of
Indiana Genealogy Society. In the beginning, after taking a class I
around in the winter months when our trucking business slowed down, or
so involved with my son’s activities. Eventually I
the research library where there is such a wonderful collection the
members of this society built, and where I discovered all the other
lines of my
family. In 1996 I started the Family Tree Maker users group that
about 8 years. We had fun exploring FTM and genealogy on the World Wide
2000 I held a callout for folks interested in cemetery
Nowadays I'm semi-retired from the office and still finishing cemetery
that should be complete next year. All my projects are on
website below. I've also become the State Coordinator for the
Pioneer Cemetery Restoration Projects. Each year there are two
held to share cemetery restoration knowledge. They are sponsored
Indiana Historical Society and the Dept. of Natural Resources and you
more information on the state webpage. It's really amazing to see a
that is completely restored, and to see people get excited about saving
history around the state. It really fells good to save the
monuments of the pioneer families. I've really enjoyed networking
state with these workshops This year I hope to work on my own
webpage and finish my adding my lines to the Find-A-Grave
Rootsweb.com has been so good to us genealogist offering free web
space. It will be enjoyable to network again with all the
online. Don’t forget to check out our TIPCOA webpage, where
be adding the new membership pages this year as well as our
new publishing projects. You can contact
me at: 3912 Monitor
Mill Drive, Lafayette, IN 47905
or email: LouAnnClugh@hotmail.com
Family Tree Maker homepage: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/l/u/Lou-A-Clugh/
Indiana Pioneer Cemetery Restoration Project : http://www.rootsweb.com/~inpcrp/
Tippecanoe County pioneer cemetery projects :
Orrin Terry was born in Simsbury, CT, on April 12, 1794. He was the son of Samuel Terry and
Phelps. Orrin married to Marilla Mills in Simsbury CT. on Nov. 20, 1816. They came to Tippecanoe County in 1832 seeking the land of his brother
died in 1831. Both Orrin and Marilla died in 1851 and are buried
at Old Greenbush Cemetery. Her will is in Warren County, Indiana
lists all the children. Children of Orrin & Marilla
Phelps, Charles Mills, Samuel, Claiborne Elizabeth, George and Jane
Ann. These children and their children farmed the land that
and around the platted town of Granville. *see the biography in this
the sketch of the Chauncey home is in the Tippecanoe County 1878 Atlas
John Ewry migrated from Frederick County, Maryland to Montgomery County, Ohio to Lafayette, Indiana. According to his biography he came to
Lafayette in 1828, and after working on several
returned to Ohio to bring his family here. John and Mary L.
married in Dayton on Feb. 12, 1829. In Lafayette they raised family 11 of children:
John, Unnamed Infant, Samuel, Elizabeth, Mary Ann, Joseph, Eliza Jane,
George and Charles. A few of these children migrated on
and several married to local people of Lafayette. The most famous of this line would be
Mary's grandson, a local athlete "The Olympian Raymond Ewry".
Ray still holds the records for 10 medals. John was born
1804 in Frederick County to John and Elizabeth (Hensey) Eury.
Mary's family also migrated from Frederick County, Maryland to Montgomery County, Ohio. Both John and Mary's parents
in the Old Beavertown Cemetery outside of Dayton, Ohio. John and Mary are buried at Springvale Cemetery, surround by many of their children.
find the bible of Jacob on the Tippecanoe Genweb*
Lucas Kantz was born in Weilheim, near Heshingen, Hohenzollern, Germany, and November 24, 1826. He came to America in 1846 and was married to Dorothea Weil
on September 7, 1851 in Tippecanoe County. To this union were born thirteen children;
Franklin, Joseph Tillman, Andrew Philip, Amelia Margaret, Lucas
Carl William, Mary Dorothea Margaret, Adam Frederick, George Lucas,
Conrad, William Wesley, Theresa Wilhelmina and Mabel Loretta.
Dorothea are buried at Old Greenbush Cemetery and this family is also listed in
Hannah Marion Fisher
was born in 1827 in Allegany Co., NY. She was the daughter of
Fisher and Martha Gee who migrated here to Tippecanoe County with their family. Hannah was first
James Hayward about 1843, probably in Livingston Co., NY, and they had
children, William Willard and Mary. Hannah's second marriage was
Elijah Hill. They had two daughters, Catherine and Louise.
Catherine married to John F Kantz. Hannah died in
she and Elijah Hill are buried at Pierce Cemetery.
Walter Morris was born in England and came to Tippecanoe County in the late 1850's with his family members.
settled in the Sheffield Township area. Walter married to Elizabeth (Lock),
daughter of Richard & Ann Lock on July 1, 1858 at Crane Station in Tippecanoe County. Walter served in the 40th Infantry,
at Stockwell, IN on Sept. 7, 1861. He survived his injuries, and he and Elizabeth raised these eight children; Richard,
Sherman, Charles, Clarence, Robert J., Mable and Anna. Some of this
family is buried at Dayton Cemetery. Walter and Elizabeth are buried in Springvale Cemetery. Elizabeth’s
family can be found buried at Salem cemetery. My grandmother, Margaret
Morris, daughter of Robert J. and Dora (Kantz) Morris, married to
David Edward White
was born April 16, 1867 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, son of Joseph and Mary (Hitch) White. David
only surviving child of the cholera epidemic in this family.
Haute, Indiana probably for work after his parents
married to Magdalena Virginia Frisz on Nov. 8, 1894. Eventually David and Magdalena came to Lafayette where they raise there children. David
union painter and also owned a gas station on Wabash Avenue. Their children were Mary Catherine,
Mary, George Henry and two infants that died in Terre Haute. This family is all buried in
cemetery. George H. White married to Mary P. Nicholson.
Squire Nicholson was born Feb.9. 1881 in Lesterville, Washington County, Indiana. He married to Mae Brown
in Salem, Indiana on Feb. 10, 1906. Squire was a farmer and found his way
to Lafayette. Here they raised a family of 8 children.
Mae are buried at West Point Cemetery with many of their children. Squire's
has been an interesting search. This Nicholson line came into the state
and moved through several counties before they settled in Washington and Bartholomew Counties. This is a Quaker line that
migrated from North Carolina. Hopefully, someday soon I will
visit to Earlham College to pursue the stories and records to help
When does it ever end? The internet, Quakers,
Germans, tombstones, out of town visits, boy-oh-boy it’s a great hobby
explore today, and I hope you all are enjoying it too. Sincerely
farmer and stock raiser, Wayne Township, was born in Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut, June 10, 1827, son of Orrin and Sarah Marilla (MILLS)
paternal grandfather, Samuel TERRY was of English descent, his
among the earliest settlers of Connecticut. His maternal grandfather was Jared MILLS,
of Canton, Hartford County, Connecticut, also of English descent. About 1824 or 1825
of our subject, Samuel TERRY, came to Tippecanoe County, entered 290
Government land in Wayne township, and bought a half interest in
acres on which the south part of LaFayette is now located. He improved
land, but died in 1831, unmarried. He was very attractive in his
appearance, being six feet four inches in height, and having one black
blue eye. About 1832 Orrin Terry came to Tippecanoe County to look after the estate of his deceased
in 1839 moved his family to the county. He settled on the land entered
brother, where he followed in farming the rest of his life, raising his
and floating it down the river on flat boats. They had to haul their
Chicago with teams, often paying as high as $7 a barrel for it Orrin
a family of seven children, five of whom he brought to Tippecanoe
Charles Mills, Claiborne, Elizabeth, George and Jane Ann.
was twelve years old when he came to Tippecanoe County. His youth was spent in working on a farm,
eight years he followed the river running a flat-boat between LaFayette and New Orleans. After the death of his parents he and his
kept house together until his marriage in 1862 to SUSAN ROOP, a native
County, Pennsylvania, daughter of JOHN ROOP, and
JACOB ROOP, one of the early settlers of Tippecanoe County. Mr. and Mrs. Terry have had no children,
reared four orphans, the children of Mr. Terry's sister Elizabeth
COLLINS. Children are: Thomas P., William H., Judith Elizabeth and
Collins. Mr. Terry has a good farm of
455 acres all well improved. He has always refused to serve in public
positions, preferring to devote his attention to the duties of his
politics he votes independent of party ties."
BIOGRAPHY OF CLAIBORNE TERRY
Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, pp.744-745
*Additional information: Claiborne died in August 1894. He was
the last of
the Terry members from of the Granville area. I've added
spouses to complete this family below. Their children and grandchildren
this land for a number of years.
of Orrin and Marilla Terry
Orrin Phelps Terry
(this son went to New Orleans, LA, to live.)
2. Charles Mills Terry, married to Lucy Jane WESTON.
3. Samuel Terry, married Annette GOODWIN, (this son
stayed in Simsbury)
4. Elizabeth Terry married William COLLINS.
5. Claiborne Terry married Susan ROOP
6. George Terry, married Louisa STOUT.
7. Jane Ann Terry, married Timothy O. MARTIN.
Charles Mills Terry
source: 1878 Illustrated Atlas of Tippecanoe County, Indiana; Kingman
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