Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Parshall Terry III, 3rd GreatGrandfather

Parshall Terry the third was born 30 Sept 1778 in the middle of the revolutionary war at Ft. Niagara, Ontario New York. In 1802, he married his cousin, Hannah Terry. They had 13 children, the first 8 of which were born in Palmyra New York, from 1803 to 1819. The last 5 children were born in Canada where the family had moved around 1820.
They were familiar with the Joseph Smith family who had moved to Palmyra in about 1815. Several kids overlapped in ages. When missionaries from the Church in Missouri came to Ontario Canada in 1838, Parshall and his family joined. He was baptized on 27 Sept 1838.
He died in 1861 in Draper Utah. His obituary in the
Deseret News Weekly published 25 Dec 1861

We come through his 10th child, Marilla.

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