Enterprise in Washington County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Mary Ann Pulsipher Terry
20 Nov 1833 – 18 Sept 1913
She supported Thomas while he served as a missionary, bishop’s counselor, bishop, and patriarch. When Hebron was abandoned, she went with Thomas to establish a home in the new town of Enterprise.
Mary Ann accepted the practice of plural marriage. Thomas married her younger sister Eliza Jane in 1855 and, 23 years later in 1878, married Hannah Louisa Leavitte. This practice bought persecution to the Terrys. In order to avoid imprisonment Thomas scattered his families in Hebron, and the Beaver Dam Wash in Utah, and in Panaca, Nevada, then moved
Mary Ann was known as hard working, kind, and sweet of disposition. She never wasted time and was very particular about how her home was kept. She was famous for the cheeses that she made and which Thomas Sirls sold around the country. She was very generous and always fed those who came to her door. She loved all of Thomas Sirls’ children.
She died on 18 Sept 1913, at the age of 80, in Enterprise and was buried there.
Thomas Sirls Terry said of her: “There was the girl I was to marry, a pair of brown eyes in a beautiful face with rose-carmine cheeks and lips of deep cherry red. Long black curls fell in clusters around her Head.”
Mary Ann 1850-1943
Adelia Estella 1853-1930
Sarah Alyala 1857-1950
Thomas Sirls Jr. 1866-1951
Minerva Susan 1868-1922
Luther Murkins 1873-1949
Joseph Alma 1876-1973
Location. 37° 34.417′ N, 113° 42.25′ W. Marker is in Enterprise, Utah, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Highway 18 near Highway 120. Touch for map. Located inside Heritage
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hannah Louise Leavitt Terry (here, next to this marker); Eliza Jane Pulsipher Terry (here, next to this marker); Thomas Sirls Terry (here, next to this marker); American Legion Hiatt-Hunt Post 80 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mountain Meadows Massacre (approx. 7.2 miles away); Mountain Meadows Massacre Grave Site Memorial (approx. 7.6 miles away); The Old Spanish Trail and The California Road (approx. 7.8 miles away); 1990 Mountain Meadows Monument (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Enterprise.
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