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Lou Ann Terry-Clugh

I was born and raised in Lafayette, Indiana, the oldest of three children of Charles and Mary A. (White) Terry.  I married in 1980 to Larry Clugh and we have one son Brandon.   I began researching the Terry lines after hearing my father talking about Terry 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 made it all the more fun to find and flush out these family lines.   I've been a member of TIPCOA for around 20 years now and also a member of the Indiana Genealogy Society. In the beginning, after taking a class I just poked around in the winter months when our trucking business slowed down, or I wasn’t so involved with my son’s activities.   Eventually I volunteered in the research library where there is such a wonderful collection the past 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 ran for about 8 years. We had fun exploring FTM and genealogy on the World Wide Web. In 2000 I held a callout for folks interested in cemetery restoration.  Nowadays I'm semi-retired from the office and still finishing cemetery projects that should be complete next year.   All my projects are on the website below.  I've also become the State Coordinator for the Indiana Pioneer Cemetery Restoration Projects.  Each year there are two workshops held to share cemetery restoration knowledge.  They are sponsored by the Indiana Historical Society and the Dept. of Natural Resources and you can find more information on the state webpage. It's really amazing to see a cemetery that is completely restored, and to see people get excited about saving family history around the state.  It really fells good to save the knowledge and monuments of the pioneer families. I've really enjoyed networking around the state with these workshops  This year I hope to work on my own family webpage and finish my adding my lines to the Find-A-Grave site. has been so good to us genealogist offering free web space.   It will be enjoyable to network again with all the folks online.   Don’t forget to check out our TIPCOA webpage, where I will 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:

My project pages: 2016

Findagrave Profile page: I have been adding cemetery burials for 17 years.   
Indiana Pioneer Cemetery Restoration Project :
Tippecanoe County pioneer cemetery projects :

My Family Lines

Orrin Terry was born in Simsbury, CT, on April 12, 1794. He was the son of Samuel Terry and Elizabeth 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 Samuel that died in 1831.  Both Orrin and Marilla died in 1851 and are buried at Old Greenbush Cemetery.  Her will is in Warren County, Indiana and it lists all the children.  Children of Orrin & Marilla are:  Orrin Phelps, Charles Mills, Samuel, Claiborne Elizabeth, George and Jane Ann.   These children and their children farmed the land that was in and around the platted town of Granville.   *see the biography in this issue* And the sketch of the Chauncey home is in the Tippecanoe County 1878 Atlas on page 86.

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 buildings he returned to Ohio to bring his family here. John and Mary L. Shill were married in Dayton on Feb. 12, 1829.  In Lafayette they raised family 11 of children: Jacob, John, Unnamed Infant, Samuel, Elizabeth, Mary Ann, Joseph, Eliza Jane, William, George and Charles.   A few of these children migrated on westward and several married to local people of Lafayette.  The most famous of this line would be John and 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 are buried in the Old Beavertown Cemetery outside of Dayton, Ohio.  John and Mary are buried at Springvale Cemetery, surround by many of their children.  *you can find the bible of Jacob on the Tippecanoe Genweb*

Lucas Kantz was born in Weilheim, Hechingen, 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; John Franklin, Joseph Tillman, Andrew Philip, Amelia Margaret, Lucas Henry,  Carl William, Mary Dorothea Margaret, Adam Frederick, George Lucas, Frank Conrad, William Wesley, Theresa Wilhelmina and Mabel Loretta.  Lucas and Dorothea are buried at Old Greenbush Cemetery..

Hannah Marion Fisher was born in 1827 in Allegany Co., NY.  She was the daughter of Isaac Fisher and Martha Gee who migrated here to Tippecanoe County with their family.  Hannah was first married to James Hayward about 1843, probably in Livingston Co., NY, and they had two children, William Willard and Mary.  Hannah's second marriage was to Elijah Hill.  They had two daughters, Catherine and Louise.  Catherine married to John F Kantz.    Hannah died in 1863 and 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. They 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, enrolling at Stockwell, IN on Sept. 7, 1861.  He survived his injuries, and he and Elizabeth raised these eight children; Richard, Austin, Sherman, Charles, Clarence, Robert J., Mable and Anna. Some of this Morris 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 Elizabeth Morris, daughter of Robert J. and Dora (Kantz) Morris, married to William Frances Terry.

David Edward White was born April 16, 1867 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, son of Joseph and Mary (Hitch) White. David was the only surviving child of the cholera epidemic in this family.  David moved to Terre Haute, Indiana probably for work after his parents died  He married to Magdalena Virginia Frisz on Nov. 8, 1894.  Eventually David and Magdalena came to Lafayette where they raise there children.  David was a union painter and also owned a gas station on Wabash Avenue.  Their children were Mary Catherine, Amable Mary, George Henry and two infants that died in Terre Haute.   This family is all buried in St. Mary 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. Squire and Mae are buried at West Point Cemetery with many of their children.  Squire's family has been an interesting search. This Nicholson line came into the state in 1805 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 make the visit to Earlham College to pursue the stories and records to help confirm these families.  
When does it ever end?  The internet, Quakers, Germans, tombstones, out of town visits, boy-oh-boy it’s a great hobby to explore today, and I hope you all are enjoying it too. 

 Sincerely L.A.


CLAIBORNE TERRY, farmer and stock raiser, Wayne Township, was born in Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut, June 10, 1827, son of Orrin and Sarah Marilla (MILLS) TERRY. His paternal grandfather, Samuel TERRY was of English descent, his ancestors being 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 an uncle of our subject, Samuel TERRY, came to Tippecanoe County, entered 290 acres of Government land in Wayne township, and bought a half interest in eighty-six acres on which the south part of LaFayette is now located. He improved his land, but died in 1831, unmarried. He was very attractive in his personal appearance, being six feet four inches in height, and having one black and one blue eye. About 1832 Orrin Terry came to Tippecanoe County to look after the estate of his deceased brother and in 1839 moved his family to the county. He settled on the land entered by his brother, where he followed in farming the rest of his life, raising his corn and floating it down the river on flat boats. They had to haul their salt from Chicago with teams, often paying as high as $7 a barrel for it Orrin Terry had a family of seven children, five of whom he brought to Tippecanoe County: Charles Mills, Claiborne, Elizabeth, George and Jane Ann.

Claiborne Terry was twelve years old when he came to Tippecanoe County. His youth was spent in working on a farm, and for eight years he followed the river running a flat-boat between LaFayette and New Orleans. After the death of his parents he and his brother kept house together until his marriage in 1862 to SUSAN ROOP, a native of Center County, Pennsylvania, daughter of JOHN ROOP, and great-granddaughter of JACOB ROOP, one of the early settlers of Tippecanoe County. Mr. and Mrs. Terry have had no children, but have reared four orphans, the children of Mr. Terry's sister Elizabeth (Terry) COLLINS. Children are: Thomas P., William H., Judith Elizabeth and George Terry 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 farm. In politics he votes independent of party ties."

 Biographical 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 the spouses to complete this family below. Their children and grandchildren farmed this land for a number of years.

Children of Orrin and Marilla Terry
1. 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.


Home of Charles Mills Terry

(Photo source: 1878 Illustrated Atlas of Tippecanoe County, Indiana; Kingman Brothers, publishers)


 General de Lafayette Chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution presenting an award in May to L.A. Clugh for cemetery preservation the last 15 years. 

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