In a message dated 9/3/02 1:09:22 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
My primary interests are for Townsends in the Oblong area, in particular, a
Charles who leased land from Philip Philipse in the late 1740s.
My Terrys were in the Oblong very early and one of them
married a Townsend.
This is what I have in the Henry Genealogical Numbering System which was
popular in 1938when I started chasing my ancestors.
5121141 SAMUEL TERRY b 26Oct1816 prob Putnam Co. NY d 7May1884 prob Putnam
Co. NY on 16Dec1837 prob Putnam Co. NY m SUSAN TOWNSEND b 26Oct1818 d
6June1895 Carmel Putnam Co. NY prob d/o BETSY [ ] and URIAH TOWNSEND of
*[My speculation that Susan Townsend's father might have been Uriah is
because her eldest daughter was born on the Uriah Townsend farm in Southeast
and a son was named Uriah. Also, a Susan Terry was named in the petition to
prove the last Will and Testament of Uriah Townsend. See Putnam Co. NY
Surrogate Court #1588 Liber BkB:515 Petition by Wm. C. Townsend and David
Warren, son and prob son-in-law of Uriah Townsend, to probate the will and
last testament of Uriah Townsend. Petition named Uriah Townsend's heirs and
a daughter Susan Terry of Kent, Putnam Co. NY. Dated 6Feb1864.
The information on this family was furnished to me by Roy C. Hunt, a great
grandson of this Samuel Terry, when I visited him in Carmel Putnam Co. NY in
1984. Mr. Hunt allowed me to copy the Bible records of Susan Townsend and
Samuel Terry. The Bible was published in 1842 by William McCarty, No. 27
North Fifth Street Philadelphia PA. 27January1995, Mr. Hunt is now deceased.
51211411 Emily Terry
51211412 Norman Terry
51211413 Eli Terry
51211414 Lucelia P. Terry
51211415 Uriah Terry
"Samuel Terry was born in Kent in 1816 and was educated in the common schools
and was a farmer. His death occurred in 1884. He was married in 1837 to
Susan Townsend of Southeast. The children are Emily, Lucelia and Uriah."
51211411 EMILY TERRY b 23Jan1839 Southeast Putnam Co. NY d 26Apr1903 Carmel
Putnam Co. NY
Obituary of Miss Emily Terry found in her parents' Bible:
"Miss Emily Terry died about 6 o'clock Sunday morning, April 26th, at her
home on Fair St. this village, after a lingering illness from the effects of
a form of carcinoma.
She was the eldest daughter of the late Samuel and Susan Townsend Terry,
and was born on the Uriah Townsend place, in Southeast, but most of her life
was passed on the farm now occupied by her brother, Uriah Terry, in the town
of Kent. After the death of her father, she and her mother purchased the
house and lot of J. J. McNally, near the Putnam County Fair Grounds, which
has since been her home, and where her mother died some four years ago.
Miss Terry was a very pleasant companionable woman, beloved by her
relatives and highly respected by many friends. She had been a member of the
Carmel Baptist Church for years, was a consistent Christian-one who always
looked on the bright side of things. All through her long illness she
exhibited the greatest fortitutde and resignation, striving to make
everything cheerful to those around her.
To mourn her loss, she leaves one sister, Mrs. Lucilia I. Green, of this
village, and one brother, Uriah Terry, of Kent. Another brother, Norman
Terry, died years ago. Two nephews and two nieces, children of her brother
Uriah, will also greatly miss the kind hearted, loving aunt who was so
interested in their welfare, and whose thoughtfulness and skill provided so
many things for their enjoyment.
The funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Carmel Baptist
Church. Rev. H. B. Warrin officiating. The remains were interred in the
family plot in Raymond Hill Cemetery."
51211412 NORMAN TERRY b 22Mar1842 Patterson Putnam Co. NY d 16Aug1872 East
51211413 ELI TERRY b 15Nov1844 Carmel Putnam Co. NY d 17Dec1862 Kent Putnam
51211414 LUCELIA I. TERRY b 7Aug1847 Carmel Putnam Co. NY d 12May1922 Carmel
Putnam Co. NY bur Raymond Hill Cem Putnam Co. NY on 16Apr1878 m JEREMIAH C.
GREEN b 17Feb1839 d 12June1898 bur Raymond Hill Cem. Putnam Co. NY. (Buys at
p 191) No children.
Obituary found in the Bible of Susan Townsend and Samuel Terry:
"Mrs. Lucelia I. Green died about 7 o'clock Friday morning May 12, 1922, at
her home on Fowler Avenue, this village, after an illness of about a week,
She was the youngest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Terry and was
born in Patterson seventy-five years ago. She was the widow of Jeremiah C.
Green who died over twenty-five years ago. She had no children and is
survived by one brother, Uriah Terry, of Carmel, two nieces, Irene, wife of
Clarence Hunt, of Kent, and Uretta, wife of Robert Tompkins, and one nephew,
Norman Terry, of Albany. A brother, Norman Terry, and a sister, Emily Terry,
died some years ago. Mrs. Green was a very pleasant woman and had a circle
of friends who esteemed her highly and regret to learn about her death. She
was always so well and full of life, that her death comes to them with
shocking suddeness. The funeral services will be held on Monday at 2 p.m.,
new time, at her late home."
51211415 URIAH TERRY b 8Nov1848 Patterson Putnam Co NY d 20Feb1931 Carmel
Putnam Co. NY on 20Dec1876 at Lake Mohopac m ANNIE TOMPKINS b 7Sept1857
Beekman Dutchess Co. NY d 13Jan1922 Carmel Putnam Co. NY d/o MARY E. LUYSTER
and JACOB TOMPKINS.
Their known children according to Family Bible records supra and Roy C. Hunt:
512114151 Clinton E. Terry
512114152 Irene Terry
512114153 Allice E. Terry
512114154 Albert E. Terry
512114155 Norman J. Terry
512114156 Uretta E. Terry
Obituary of Annie (Tompkins) Terry found in Bible of Susan Townsend and
"MRS. URIAH TERRY DIED THIS MORNING. Heart Trouble the Cause. Succumbed
Very Suddenly at 2 A.M. Had been ill a few days but was improved yesterday.
Mrs. Annie Tompkins Terry, wife of Uriah Terry, passed away very suddenly
about two o'clock, this Friday morning, Jan. 13, 1922, at her home on Fair
Street. Heart trouble was the cause of her death.
Mrs. Terry had not suffered with heart trouble until an attack came upon
her a few days ago and since last Friday has
been confined to her bed. She was taken ill with a slight cold and troubled
with a pain in her chest and pneumonia was feared and called a physician.
Yesterday her condition was somewhat improved and she rested very well until
midnight when she awoke and called her husband telling him that she feared
her condition was growing critical. Her physician was called but all effort
to save her were fruitless. Her condition grew more critical rapidly and
death followed shortly after two o'clock.
The deceased was a daughter of Jacob and Mary E. Lyser Tompkins and was
born Sept. 7, 1857 at Beekman, Dutchess county. On Dec. 20, 1876, she became
the wife of Uriah Terry at Lake Mahopac. In 1884, Mr. and Mrs. Terry moved
to the Terry farm in the town of Kent, north of this village, and lived there
until about fifteen years ago when they moved to their present home on Fair
street, where they have since resided.
Mrs. Terry was a member of the Drew M. E. church of this village and was
active in all branches of the church work. She was a member of the Official
Board, the Ladies' Aid Society, Missionary Sopciety, Epworth League and of
the Benevolent Circle of Kings Daughters. For many years Mrs. Terry has been
one of the ladies of the church instrumental in making the church bazaars and
suppers successful and was always one of the most ardent workers in these
functions. She was quiet and unassuming, an exceptionally good neighbor and
always ready to assist friends and neighbors. Her passing on will be keenly
felt in the church work.
Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Terry, three of whom survive and
with Mr. Terry mourn the death of a most faithful and devoted mother and
wife. The surviving children are Norman Terry, of Albany; Irene, wife of
Clarence Hunt, of Carmel, and Uretta, wife of Robert Tompkins, of Union
Valley. One son, Clinton died in infancy; a daughter, Alice, died when a
young lady and a son, Albert died about two years ago. two half sisters of
Mrs. Terry, Mrs. Louise Dingee and Mrs. Mary McDonald, both died some years
Funeral services will be held at the Terry home on Monday afternoon at one
o'clock and interment will be made in the family plot in the Raymond Hill
Also, found in the same Bible:
"FUNERAL OF MRS. TERRY. The funeral of Mrs. Uriah Terry who passed away on
Friday last, was very largely attended at her home on Fair street on Monday
afternoon, January 16, 1922. The services were in charge of her pastor, Rev.
M. S. Pressey of the Drew M. E. Church.
Mrs. Willit C. Jewell sang 'And is There, Lord, a Rest?' and Mrs. Jewell
and Mrs. William Cornish sang 'Jesus Lover of my Soul.'
The high esteem in which Mrs. Terry was held by her friends and the
societies to which she belonged was evidenced by the abundance of flowers
which surrounded and covered the casket.
The bearers were Leonard Norris, N. L. Tompkins, I. E. Fields, G. E.
Anderson, Charles Cole and Samuel T. Barrett.
The committal service was held at the vault, and the burial will take place
in the family plot in the Raymond Hill Cemetery as soon as weather permits."
512114151 CLINTON E. TERRY b 2July1877 d 20May1879 Carmel Putnam Co. NY
512114152 IRENE TERRY b 26May1879 on 234Nov1904 m CLARENCE HUNT b 21Nov1878 d
27June1943 Kent Putnam Co. NY
Their known children:
5121141521 Grace J. Hunt
5121141522 Royal C. Hunt
5121141523 Harry Hunt
5121141524 Gilmore T. Hunt (twin)
5121141525 Gordon T. Hunt
5121141521 GRACE J. HUNT b 30Apr1905
5121141522 ROYAL C. HUNT b 8Sept1907 d 1990.
5121141523 HARRY HUNT b 27Sept1912
5121141523 GILMORE T. HUNT (TWIN) b 25May1917
5121141523 GORDON T. HUNT (Twin) b 25 May 1917 d 30May1917
512114153 ALLICE E. TERRY b 20Sept1881 d 1Oct1898 Carmel Putnam Co. NY
512114154 ALBERT E. TERRY b 20Sept1881 d 21Sept1919 Carmel Putnam Co. NY
512114155 NORMAN J. TERRY b 1Apr1884 on 3Sept1913 m ????
512114156 URETTA E. TERRY b 30Jul1886 on 3Sept1913 m ????
5121142 A DAUGHTER who m A. H. CLARK of Ludlowville Tompkins Co. NY ST