At Clyde's McPherson Cemetery, is a monument in memory of the Terry family. Erected by Sanford M. Terry, a great deal of family history has been inscribed onto the tombstone. (Click on the image for an enlarged view.)
The left side of the Terry monument which faces east reads:
SANFORD M. TERRY
IN MEMORY OF
THE TERRY FAMILY
IN THE UNITED STATES
SAMUEL TERRY, BORN IN ENGLAND
IN 1634, CAME TO AMERICA
IN 1651, DIED IN 1730
On the right side of the Terry monument which faces east is the inscription:
JULY 18, 1661-JAN. 2, 1731
FEB. 20, 1708-(UNKNOWN)
OCT. 21, 1761-JULY 16, 1843
MAR. 21, 1801-SEPT.26, 1877
AUG. 23, 1838 -
Thus, Sanford M. Terry has given us his paternal line on the Terry side of his family back to Samuel M. Terry, who left England and came to America in 1651.
Below is a photo of the Terry monument which faces east.
The inscription on the left of the westward facing side of the Terry monument provides us with the names of Sanford M. Terry's parents and his siblings:
JERRY TERRY FAMILY
MAR. 21, 1801-SEPT. 26, 1877
MARY T. BUNNEL, HIS WIFE,
MAR. 2, 1805-JULY 24, 1874
THOMPSON C., JULY 8, 1825-JUNE 20, 1894
HENRY G., JUNE 24, 1827-MAY 27, 1864, SOLDIER.
MARY C., WIFE OF ALFORD GEORGE,
JULY 23,1829-FEB. 17, 1912
SEPT. 26, 1831-NOV. 13, 1906, SOLDIER.
APR.2, 1836-JUNE 14, 1864, IN ARMY.
AUG. 23, 1838- SOLDIER.
MAR. 23, 1841-JAN. 2, 1863, IN ARMY.
BEULAH E., WIFE OF JAS. KINNEY,
MAR. 14, 1848-1918
Continuing to the right side of the westward facing side of the Terry monument is this inscription:
BORN AUG. 23, 1838
IN TOWNSEND TOWNSHIP,
SANDUSKY CO., OHIO
MARY ETTIE COE, HIS WIFE,
BORN AT FAIRFAX
APRIL 20, 1848
DIED AT CLYDE,OHIO
AUG. 8, 1908
The side of the Terry monument which faces north features a Masonic emblem.
NO. 244, F. & A.M., CLYDE, OHIO
More information about the life of Sanford M. Terry is revealed by the inscription on the side of the Terry monument which faces south.
Under the G.A.R. emblem are the words:
MEMBER OF EATON POST
NO. 55, G.A.R., CLYDE, OHIO
Now we know that Sanford M. Terry was a Civil War Union Veteran, as well as being a member of the Masonic lodge.
In front of the large Terry family monument, are stones for Sanford M. Terry,who died in 1926, and his sister Beulah Kinney, who died in 1918.
On the west side of the Terry monument are individual stones for the three brothers of Sanford M. Terry, who lost their lives during the Civil War. Flags and G.A.R. markers adorn the individual tombstones of Isaiah Terry, Henry G. Terry, and George J. Terry.
Thank you, Terry sons, for your service to our country, and thanks also to Sanford M. Terry, who provided us with so much valuable genealogical information that is readily available by just walking through McPherson Cemetery at Clyde, Ohio!