Posted By:Michael DeLorenzo
Subject:George P. Terry b.1810 native of New York, pioneered in Indiana
Post Date:December 25, 2003 at 06:18:13
Message URL:
Forum:Cass County, IN Genealogy Forum
Forum URL:

Not my family line, just sharing.

The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883.
page 667, City of Winamac, Pulaski County, Indiana.

"GEORGE P. TERRY, deceased, was one of the first to bear the hardships and inconveniences of a pioneer's life in Pulaski County. He was a native of the State of New York; was born July 26, 1810; was reared on the farm of his parents, and during his youthful days received a good business education. Shortly after leaving the home of his parents, he found employment in the shipyard of a neighboring town, but soon abandoned this to learn the stone-cutter's trade. He emigrated to Cass County, Indiana, at a very early day, and from there made settlement in Pulaski County in 1838, a period in the county's history when but a very few white settlers were within its borders. He engaged in farming in what is now Monroe Township, and in 1841 was united in marriage with Miss SARAH JENKINS, who was born in Miami County, Ohio, October 9, 1812, and who came with her parents to Pulaski County, Indiana, in 1840. Three children have been born to their marriage - HULDAH (Mrs. W. W. AGNEW, of Winamac); THOMPSON (a resident of Columbus, Texas) and HORACE, a farmer of Pulaski County. Mr. TERRY was quite prominent in the early affairs of the county, and was the first Sheriff, having been appointed until one could be elected. Besides this, he held various other positions of trust, and at the time of his death, which occurred March 25, 1848, he was serving as Justice of the Peace. His widow yet survives him, and makes her home with her daughter, Mrs. HULDAH AGNEW, in Winamac."