Terry Research Groups

Long Island NY

If you would like to be listed as a main contact for any group please email: Mike Terry, the editor. I reserve the right to add or remove anyone from the main contact list. Contact listings are based on longevity, professional documentation of your Terry Research and the willingness to assist other Terry Surname researchers.

Don't make it hard...Please do your basic work first. Send an email to George Chambers with family sheet info or your pedigree chart info from you to your last known Terry. If you have documents such as a Family Bible or Letter stating relationships or other proofs please note.


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Parshall Terry Family.pdf  This is one branch of the L.I. Terrys
Long Island Genealogy Listing of Long Island Families on the Internet
Parshall Terry Land Claim in Ontario Canada This is a copy of a document pretaining to Parshall Terry who removed to Ontario, Canada. He is petitioning for land from the Queen for his Loyalist service. It was sent to me by Lisa Boos and was provided by a Terry relative of Parshall.
Some Notes by Carol Swaderer Dickinson Here are some notes on the Parshall Terry Family by Carol Swaderer Dickinson that were sent to me in 2000. 

Note please see her reference to Parshall Terry #91 in her submission to the TFH in 2000... There are several Parshall Terry men.: 

Parshall Terry #91 (Son of Parshall Terry #38 and Deborah Clark) Baptized Mattituck, L. I. (Long Island) February 22, 1756; drowned in the Don or Credit River, Canada, July 20, 1808.

Was in Washington's Army, deserted and joined the British. After the close of the Revolutionary War, he moved to Canada where he was a highly respected citizen, judge, member of parliament, exporter of lumber, holder of extensive land grants. Married (1) Amy Stevens of Wyoming Valley, Pa. Married (2) Rhoda Skinner of Ontario, Canada. After the death of Parshall Terry, Rhoda married William Cornell.

Terry Family Headstones Terry Family Headstones in Wayne County, New York (The person is not related to Parshall Terry Family)
DNA Patriarchs Page We have three individuals with Long Island New York Terry lines who have DNA tested.  (See T-7, T-29, T-64 and T-77)

See DNA testing results for Haplogroup I Lineage II. According to Carol Swaderer Dickinson:

"Richard Terry, the immigrant

Born in England about 1618,  may have been August 17, 1618. Died on his farm "Quashaneck" near Southold, Long Island, about May 1676. His will dated July 6, 1675 was proved at Southold May 13, 1676. Came to America in 1635 sailing from London on the ship James on July 13th. The three Terry's on the ship, Thomas age 28, Robert age 25 and Richard age 17, are supposed to have been brothers. They landed at Salem, Massachusetts. Richard remained there a short time, then removed to Springfield, thence to Lynn, and finally in 1640 to Southold, being one of the original thirteen settlers. Thomas Terry afterwards settled at Southold. Robert Terry settled at Flushing, Long Island.

Richard Terry was recorder of the Southold Town and clerk of the court from 1664 to 1673. He recorded the names and births of his children on the Town records married May 22, 1649/50 Abigail Lines, name variously spelled Loines, Line, Lyune, Lind, etc. She was probable the daughter of Ralph Lines who died in New Haven in 1640. She was living with her son John in Quashaneck farm in 1683."

DNA testing seems to confirm this notion they are closely related. See DNA testing results for Haplogroup I Lineage II




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