Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Hannah Terry; 3rd Great Grandmother

Hannah Terry, born 8 Oct 1785 in Goshen, New York She married Parshall Terry in 1802 in Palmyra New York.
She was 10 years younger than Lucy Smith but their kids overlapped in age and they knew each other after the Smith's moved to Palmyra. The Terry's moved to Canada around 1820 so were isolated from the early events of the Restoration in Palmyra. But knowing the Smiths, they were open and receptive to the missionaries when they came to Canada around 1838. By that time many of the kids were grown and married, but many of these families joined the church and moved together to Illinois just as Nauvoo was being founded and the exodus from Missouri was underway. Hannah received her patriarchal blessing from Hyrum Smith (I have copies available for those direct descendents who value their own blessing.)Eventually the families moved west from Nauvoo and settled in Southern Utah. Hannah passed away at Rockville Utah in 1877, just 4 days before she would have turned 92. We come through her daughter Marilla. Another daughter, Elizabeth is the 4th great grandmother of a girl in Primary with Katie in our ward. So they enjoy being 'cousins' in the same ward. (Actually 5th cousins once removed).

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