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canamgirl1
1 post
Jan 25, 2015
11:40 AM
Hello, I am trying to find out more about my Grandfather, William Wesley Terry, Whom was born in Fenton Il, I believe 1880. I have both of his marriage records printed out. What I would like to know is more info. on his parents-John Terry & Sarah Shepherd. What brought them to the US? Was my G Grandfather (John Terry) born here? I believe Sarah was from England? I printed out a marriage license that states John Terry/Sarah Shepherd. 09/04/1879/, 00005079 Whiteside, IL. but I couldn't open it. But most importantly info. on my Grandfather(William Wesley Terry)when he moved/immigrated from Fenton Il. to Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. where he died, July 12/1950. He married Mary Potter 11/16/1907, age, 29, in Durham Ontario. He was a widower, then married Amanda Branch 2/5/1927, in Durham, Ontario, Canada. Any info on my Grandfather/G Grandfather would be greatly appreciated. Also, on the marriage record for my Grandfathers 2nd marriage, his Father's name is written as John Wilber Terry, and Mother Sarah Ann Shepherd.
Denise
1017 posts
Jan 27, 2015
8:11 AM
Hello Sarah,
Welcome to our boards. Let me check to see if there is a connection to our Dr. Harry Terry, the doctor that delivered Ronald Reagan. Give me a couple of days. You can also email me at the tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com. I'll get back with you shortly.
Denise
1024 posts
Feb 03, 2015
11:50 PM
Hello Sarah,

There was 'a' John W Terry that was naturalized in Chicago, IL in 1894. I would highly recommend you send for his naturalization papers or at least order the LDS microfilm to read it. The letter of intent could offer a plethora of information you are seeking.It may not be your same John Terry, but it's worth checking into.
Naturalization 1894, Chicago, IL, USA
Geo. b. June 19, 1898, Canada
John b. Mar 26, 1900, Canada

GEORGE'S BIRTH RECORD
John Wilbert Terry
mentioned in the record of George Henry Terry
Name: John Wilbert Terry
Gender: Male
Wife: Sarah Ann Shephard
Son: George Henry Terry
Other information in the record of George Henry Terry
from Canada, Births and Baptisms
Name: George Henry Terry
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 19 Jun 1898
Birthplace: Bowmanville, Northumberland and Durham, Ontario
Father's Name: John Wilbert Terry
Mother's Name: Sarah Ann Shephard
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C03592-5 , System Origin: Canada-EASy , GS Film number: 1928125 , Reference ID: 13
No image available
Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959
Citing this Record
"Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLN5-W9P : accessed 4 February 2015), John Wilbert Terry in entry for George Henry Terry, 19 Jun 1898; citing Bowmanville, Northumberland and Durham, Ontario, 19 Jun 1898, reference 13; FHL microfilm 1,9

JOHN TERRY'S [Jr.] BIRTH RECORD
John Terry
Canada, Births and Baptisms
Name: John Terry
Gender: Male
Wife: Sarah Sheppard
Son: John Terry
Other information in the record of John Terry
from Canada, Births and Baptisms
Name: John Terry
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 26 Mar 1900
Birthplace: Northumberland and Durham, Ontario, Canada
Father's Name: John Terry
Mother's Name: Sarah Sheppard
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C02747-4 , System Origin: Canada-EASy , GS Film number: 2056566
No image available
Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959
Citing this Record
"Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLQ3-VSH : accessed 4 February 2015), John Terry in entry for John Terry, 26 Mar 1900; citing Northumberland and Durham, Ontario, Canada, 26 Mar 1900, reference ; FHL microfilm 2,056,566.28,125.

JOHN W TERRY'S NATURALIZATION INDEX
John W Terry
Illinois, Northern District Naturalization Index
Name: John W Terry
Event Type: Naturalization
Event Place: Chicago, Illinois
Event Date: 1894
Birthplace: Canada or Great Britain
Affiliate Publication Title: Soundex Index to Naturalization Petitions for U.S. District & Circuit Courts, Northern District of Illinois and Immigration and Naturalization Service District 9, 1840-1950 , Affiliate Publication Number: M1285 , Affiliate Film Number: 169 , GS Film number: 1432169 , Digital Folder Number: 004641711 , Image Number: 02799

Last Edited by Denise on Feb 03, 2015 11:55 PM
Denise
1025 posts
Feb 04, 2015
1:19 AM
NAME: William Wesley Terry
GENDER: Male
MARITAL STATUS: Widowed
AGE: 40
BIRTH YEAR: abt 1881
BIRTH PLACE: USA
RELATION TO HEAD OF HOUSE: Head
FATHER BIRTH PLACE: Ontario
MOTHER BIRTH PLACE: USA
YEAR OF IMMIGRATION: 1888
RACIAL OR TRIBAL ORIGIN: Irish
PROVINCE OR TERRITORY: Ontario
DISTRICT: Durham
DISTRICT NUMBER: 74
SUB-DISTRICT: Darlington (Township)
SUB-DISTRICT NUMBER: 13
CITY, TOWN OR VILLAGE: Darlington Township
STREET OR TOWNSHIP: Darlington Tp
MUNICIPALITY: Darlington
OCCUPATION: Labourer
INCOME: 475
HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS: NAME AGE
William Wesley Terry 40
Mary Matilda 14
John Terry 10
Rae Terry 6
Vera Eveline Terry 4
Inez Elva Terry 1

William & Irene Branch marriage certificate: MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE

Last Edited by Denise on May 27, 2015 10:51 PM
Denise
1026 posts
Feb 04, 2015
1:29 AM
William is listed as being widowed in 1921 census with a one year old baby. I'm guessing that 1st wife & mother of his children died during childbirth with last child. He remarried to Irene Branch in 1927. That's a long time for him to not remarry when he had such young children.
canamgrl
1 post
Feb 05, 2015
6:36 AM
Thank you So much for all the info, I have some info on William Wesley's 1st wife,get Mary Potter. I'm trying to find out the link in Fenton Il., who was there- Terry's or Shepherd's, for John & Sarah to go there from Canada, get married, give birth to William Wesley, then return to Canada a couple of years later. The only sense it makes to me, is there has to have been other relatives living there?
Denise
1027 posts
Feb 05, 2015
4:03 PM
oh, okay - let me see if I can find something along those lines. I'm sorry - I misunderstood what information you wanted.

Last Edited by Denise on Feb 05, 2015 7:13 PM
Denise
1028 posts
Feb 05, 2015
5:38 PM
1880 = 17 [3 families] "Shepherd/Shephards" in Fenton, IL.
1880 = 6 [1 family] "Terrys" in Fenton, IL (George's family - George, wife, Mary; sons, Herbert, Claud, Carl and Ralph.
1880 = 13 "Terrys" in Whiteside County, IL
1870 = 0 "Terry's" in Fenton or anywhere in Whiteside, IL
1870 = 0 "Shepherd/Shephards" in Whiteside, IL

1880 TERRYs in WHITESIDE COUNTY, IL
GARDEN PLAIN, WHITESIDE CO.:
Carinda Terry, b. 1827, OH
Emma Terry, b. 1861, IN

PORTLAND, WHITESIDE CO.:
Thomas Terry, (Salina), b. 1840 NY
Maud (d/o Thomas/Salina) , b. 1869, IL
Violet (d/o Thom/Salina), b. 1871, IL

FENTON, WHITESIDE CO.:
George, (Mary), b. 1842, England
Herbert (s/o Geo/Mary): , b. 1867 IL
Claude (s/0 Geo/Mary), b. 1871, IL
Carl (s/o Geo/Mary), b. 1873, IL
Ralph (s/0 Geo/Mary), b. 1879, IL

PROPHETSTOWN, WHITESIDE CO.:
Emma Terry, b. 1841 England

Last Edited by Denise on Feb 05, 2015 6:04 PM
Denise
1029 posts
Feb 05, 2015
6:45 PM
Some of the above TERRYs are buried in ERIE CEMETERY posted on Genealogy Trails/Whiteside/IL.

TERRY OBITS: Emma, Marguerite and Verna L

WHITESIDE COUNTY BIRTH - B (use your control+F to find Terry) Florence Barber, d/o Emma Terry

William Terry mentioned

Garden Plain Cemetery - Etta M Terry

1890 Tax Roll, Whiteside Co.

SHEPERDs in Fenton Cemetery

Last Edited by Denise on Jun 15, 2016 8:36 PM
Denise
1030 posts
Feb 05, 2015
7:03 PM
SHEPERDs on 1890 Tax Roll, Whiteside Co.
Denise
1031 posts
Feb 05, 2015
7:09 PM
Most of the above links are from GENEALOGY TRAILS/WHITESIDE CO., IL
I recommend you go to their website and do a site search for the two surnames. There is a site search box about half-way down the home age. Let me know if there is anything specific you would like me to continue searching for you.

Last Edited by Denise on May 27, 2015 10:46 PM
canamgrl
2 posts
Feb 06, 2015
2:32 PM
Denise, please, no need to apologize, my sincere gratitude, for all of the research. It's certainly helpful, since there are SO many Terry's, especially, JOHN TERRY'S! This really helps to put my family tree together, and ensuring it's the right line. THANK OU, THANK YOU!
Denise
1034 posts
Feb 22, 2015
9:59 PM
You're very welcome. Please let me know if I can be of further help.
Denise
1040 posts
Mar 13, 2015
9:44 PM
Hi Sarah, I was at the historical society today and found you letter and very nice donation. Thank you very, very much. It is very appreciated.

Please let me know if there is any way I can help.


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