TERRY FAMILY HISTORIAN
VOLUME II JUNE 1983 NUMBER 02
Editor's Notes......................................... Page 51 Covering the Terry-Tory by Robert W. Terry............. Page 52 William Terry of Savannah Creek and William Terry of Hitchcock's Creek.................................... Page 53 Notes of North Carolina Terry Families by Mrs. James J. Bushnell............................................. Page 54 The Terry Family of Comanche County Texas by Ralph Terry................................................ Page 57 Short History of the Terry Family by Ralph Terry...... Page 58 Terry Families of Richmond County North Carolina by Michael Pafford................................... Page 59 Richmond County North Carolina Cemeteries.............. Page 62 Richmond County North Carolina Censuses (1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840 and 1850)..................... Page 63 Marriages of Richmond Co. NC........................... Page 67 Crawford-Terry Bible................................... Page 68 Canadian/New York Terry Families....................... Page 69 Terry Family of Selby Bryant Stratton.................. Page 71 Terry Lines of Members................................. Page 73 Queries................................................ Page 81 This and That: Terry Miscellaneous..................... Page 89 ================================================================= EDITOR Robert "Mike" Terry P.O. Box 1531, Enid, OK 73702 Telephone: 4052425158 ================================================================= Associate Editor/Business Manager Mrs. Robert M. Terry (Debbie) ================================================================= Commercial advertising rates: one inch - $2.50, one eighth page - $5.00 - one quarter page $9.00 - one half page -$l5.00, full page - $25.00 per issue. ================================================================= Single Copy Price - $4.00; by subscription - $10.00 per year. ================================================================= Queries are free if they offer exchanges or free information to subsribers. Otherwise, queries are $1.00 (up to fifty words per issue) for subscribers and non-subscribers. Telephone 405-242- 5158. ================================================================= Future deadlines for publication will be as follows: 1/15 for March, 4/l5 for June, 7/15 for September and 10/15 for December. It hoped that the publication will be mailed by the first of the month. Your name and address do not count in your fifty word query. I will offer to extend your subscription for two months
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I want to thank everyone who sent articles, family sheets, ances- tor sheets, and pictures. I especially wish to thank those who just sent a little extra to help publication. While I hoped that a computer would speed things up it seems to make publication harder until you get to know what you are doing. I do feel it will help get my data more organized. Also had several very good reviews in several Louisiana newspaper columns and lots of new members. We have about 150 now and still growing. I am not going to ask for any specific information for the next quarterly and will try and focus on areas we have not cover- ed as yet. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to let me know what you would like to see in the quarterly.--PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT US. I was also informed that a member and relative, Mrs. Irene Terry Harvey of Pattonville, Lamar County Texas died January 1, 1983. She will be missed by us all. She was instrumental in my early research and was a kind and generous lady. She was also very gifted and well-liked by those in that community. One member upon reading her first issues of the Terry Family Historian indicated that she was just "Terry-fied". I really liked that!!! If you should not see your material please do not be discouraged. I have so much to pick from and it is so very hard to do. I will eventually try and get it published. Last of all, I wish to thank my wife Debbie and my step- daughter Emma for "Doing without me." for the last several weeks. I could not do this without their patience and support.
HAPPY TERRY HUNTING AND I LOOK FORWARD TO ANOTHER GOOD YEAR
[Note: The cover picture was submitted by Selby Bryant Stratton of 3913 Watson Place, NW, Washington DC 20016. It is a picture of Helinda Terry Besley 1814-1890 (a sister of Constant Terry 1806- 1872) who related in 1890 The Terry Family History to Lucy Anna Selby Terry Lombard (1858-1928). See articles from Mrs. Stratton in this issue. She also sent several other articles concerning descendents of Long Island Terry Families but I just will have to save it for another issue.--Editor.]
COVERING THE TERRY-TORY by Robert W. Terry "The Carolina Trace"
There was at least one Terry family that came to southeas- tern Indiana from South Carolina in the 1830's, along with other families whose route to their new location became known as "The Carolina Trace." Just why those South Carolina residents banded together for a specific area in the Midwest I have been unable to determine, but pack up and move they did. Presumably, some families dropped off along the route to locate in a spot that they favored, but many of them settled in new neighborhoods of western Hamilton County, Ohio, and in Dearborn, Franklin and Wayne counties of southeastern Indiana. Today, a county road named "Carolina Trace" still exists in the Harrison, Ohio community, a memorial to those South Carolin- ians who came west about 150 years ago. Head of the Terry family that migrated to southeastern Indiana was a GEORGE TERRY. He and his descendants sidetracked my search for ancestors in Franklin County, Indiana but I finally decided that there was no connection between George and my tribe. George Terry and his family apparently arrived in Franklin County, Indiana in or before 1836. Indiana Land Entries, by Waters, show that the U.S. Government sold land to him on Feb. 8 and Feb 12 of that year, 37.20 acres on each date. The land is described as the NW 1/4 and the SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 Section 20, Township 8, Range 1 West. It is located in pre- sent Whitewater Township, Franklin County, Indiana, east of Brookville, the county seat, and north of the village of New Trenton. Because Franklin County, Indiana was formed from Wayne Coun- ty, I believe that George Terry may have been in Indiana several years earlier than his 1836 acquisition. A George Terry sold land to George Sutton in March, 1834, the land entered in Wayne County but located in present Franklin County. George Terry died in 1841 and his will is recorded in Book 4, of Probate Court records of Franklin County. John Wynn was named executor of his will. Bequests included $80 to George Terry Jr.; $5 to Eleanor Terry, widow of Thomas Terry, dec'd., he the son of George Terry Sr. and Mary Terry, and $20 each to three children of Thomas and Eleanor Terry, when they come of age. George Sr. left 1/3 of his estate to his wife, Mary. The remaining two-thirds was to be divided equally among his children after his youngest daughter became of age. (That youngest dau- ghter, Sarah Taylor Terry, was 18 years old on Nov. 21, 1843.) Will records indicate that the family did not wait until 1843 to settle the estate. Instead, an agreement was reached by all beneficiaries, some in Indiana and some still in South Caro- lina. George's widow, Mary; the son, George Terry Jr., and dau- ghters Jane Soper, Ann Eldon, Ella Miller, Margaret and Sarah Taylor Terry. All signed with their mark, except the last two.
Sons-in-law Isaac Soper, Joseph Eldon, and Harmon L. Miller affixed signatures. On the separate agreement with heirs in Greenville District, S. C., are the names of William Alexander Terry, Elizabeth Thomp- son, Harris Thompson, Mary Terry and Gaston Terry. William Alex- ander and Gaston are presumably sons: Elizabeth Thompson and Mary Terry are presumably daughters. Date of the signing by South Carolina heirs is given as Feb. 12, 1841. Disposition of the estate occurred after July 31, 1841, when daughters Margaret and Sarah Taylor Terry purchased the property for $200. After payment of the bequests and costs of settlement, less than $200 remained for distribution to the heirs. This information is furnished in the hope that it will aid those tracing South Carolina Terrys -- possibly George was a lost son or ancestor, or just a name on a family chart. (Note: Looking back in March issue, Page 28, my enclosure may be of help to Joyce Thompson, of North Augusta, S.C. who said that "Little is known of George Terry." RWT
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WILLIAM TERRY OF SAVANNAH CREEK: West of the Peedee
WILLIAM TERRY OF HITCHCOCK'S CREEK: East of the Peedee
From Footnotes concerning the Terry Families of Anson County, North Carolina submitted by Ralph Terry, Box 958, Coleman TX 76834 taken from Anson County, North Carolina: Abstracts of Early Records by May Wilson McBee...originally published in 1950; re- printed 1980 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 111 Water Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.
Page 20...1756..."To distinguish the two William Terrys who came to Anson County abt. the same time, one may be called 'Wm. Terry, of Savannah Creek' or 'William, west of the Peedee,' and the other 'William Terry of Hitchcock's Cr.' or William, east of the Peedee.' The latter, however, began to be called 'William Terry, Jr.' in the latter half of the 1750's to distinguish him from William Terry, of Savannah Creek, who was occasionally called Wm. Terry, Sr. If the two families were related there is no record of it."
Note: Remember when you begin to look at deeds and wills from these counties that the following should be kept in mind. There is a good possibility that families did not move at all but that the counties boundaries changed.-- Editor
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Richmond County NC formed in 1779 from Anson County NC
Anson County NC formed in 1750 from Bladen County NC
Bladen County NC formed in 1734 from New Hanover County NC
New Hanover County NC formed in 1729 from Craven County NC
Craven County formed in 1712 from Precinct Bath County NC
Bath County formed in 1696 and discontinued in 1739.
Note: You should check all of these counties if think your ances- tors may have been there when boundaries changed. /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
NOTES OF NORTH CAROLINA TERRY FAMILIES by Mrs. James J. Bushnell 2919 Fairway Drive, Birmingham AL 35213
(The following are excerpts from a letter written by Mrs. Bush- nell to Mr. Andrew B. Van Hooser dated July 9, 1981. It contains several references to early North Carolina Terry families and is fitting as a lead-in to the Richmond County information.-- Editor)
Orange Co., NC, Will Bk.?, p.? --Will of Richard Leake Dated: 7 Feb 1784 Proven: May Court 1784 Wife: ? 1. to daughter, Elizabeth Terry, wife James Terry--to have six negroes "Ralph", "Easter", "Jean", "Phillis", "Devy" during her lifetime and my will is that said negroes, after the death of my said daughter, shall be equally divided amongst her children which she hath by James Terry, but Richard Terry and John Terry excepted, and she shall have the use of one negro "Dick" during her lifetime, which said negro shall descend to my grandson, Richard Leake Terry. To grandson John Terry, son of daughter Elizabeth Terry, to have a negro boy "Phil", who is now in the care of my daughter, Mary Moor.
2. to dau., Mary Moor 3. to gr-son, Richard Leake Moor and to John Moor 4. to dau., Jean Harley 5. to dau., Susannah Campbell--200 acres of land named in (Samuel) Davis's patent and another 100 acres adjoining it and 5 shillings 6. to gr. son, Walter Slaughter 7. etc.
(Ref. Kinfolks by William Harlee, p. 309-313) (Ref. Orange Co., NC Wills (1753-1819), Vol.2,p.70-71. Historical Commission, Raleigh, NC.)
Anson Co., NC, Deed Bk.3,p.64--22 Jan 1763 Samuel Davis of Anson Co., NC, Planter, to George Terry for 5 pounds Virginia money conveys 200 acres on north side of PeeDee River at the mouth of Lake (Leake?) Creek (Thicketty Creek) patented to Samuel Davis on24 Dec 1754 Wit: John Terry, James Terry, Elizabeth Terry
1763--Tax List of Anson Co., NC (Ref: p.297--"The North Carolinian", Vol.3, No.2)
William Terry--1 poll James Terry-- 1 poll and negro "Ned" James Terry-- 1 poll and negroes "Jim", "Sue", "Easter" John Terry-- 1 poll
Anson Co., NC, Deed Bk.K, p.247--3 Apr 1773 James Terry of Anson Co. NC in consideration of a Judgement recovered at Salisbury (NC) for F 97 and the cost and for Charles Medlock for F 2:7:0 paid by Richard Leake, I do hereby sell, deliver, etc. to said Richard Leake my five negroes: "Ralph", "Easter", "Rod", "Ben", "Jude". Wit: Robert Webb, John Cole In 1770, William Pickett was Sheriff of Anson Co., NC and James Terry was Deputy-Sheriff and they had trouble with the people while executing the duties of their office. (They had trouble with the Regulators). (Ref: p.307--"The North Carolina State Records", by Clark. Vol.8)
Anson Co., NC, Deed Bk. H#1, p.135--11 Mar 1778 William Coleman and Patience, his wife, of Anson Co. NC to John Coleman of Anson Co., NC conveys 200 acres on the north side of PeeDee River beginning at "Bear Island", near the upper end thereof, granted to John Clark on 20 June 1740 and deeded to William Coleman on 30 May 1771. Wit: James Terry, Hardy Hooker, Mary Vick
Anson Co., NC, Deed Bk. 4, p.320--14 May 1782 Mrs. Mourning Coleman of Anson Co., NC to Mrs. Mary Terry, widow, of Anson Co., NC for F 50 conveys a negro boy "Sharper", aged 13 yrs., which said negro was given to me by my father, William Terry, dec'd and all the rest of my part of the goods & chattels in the hands of my father's executors. Wit: John Everett, Benjamin Ingram
Anson Co., NC, Deed Bk.H, p.235--20 Apr 1786 Covington Cox of Anson Co., NC to James Terry of Anson Co., NC for F 50 conveys 130 acres on the southwest side of PeeDee River on Jones Creek, it being land granted Wm. Hollisfield on 3 Sept 1779 Wit: John Smith, Hugh Ross
Anson Co. NC, Deed Bk.H, p.236--26 Apr 1787 James Terry of Anson Co., NC to John Phillips for F 50 conveys 130 acres on the southwest side of the PeeDee River on Jones Creek, it being a part of a tract of land granted Wm Hollisfield on3 Sept 1779. Wit: Joseph Ingram, Andrew Ross
Anson Co., NC, Deed Bk.H, p.236--4 Mar 1786 William Hunter of Richmond Co., NC to Hardy Hooker of Anson Co., NC conveys land on the southwest side of the PeeDee River adjoining James Morgan above Joseph White's survey. Wit: James Terry, William Williams
On 20 May 1746, Margaret Terry, Administratrix of the Estate of James Terry dec'd exhibited an inventory of the estate and was granted leave to sell the estate. (Ref.: p.5, Abstracts of Court Minutes of Edgecombe County., NC 1744-1746, 1757-1794, by Marvin K. Dorman)
Halifax Co., NC, Deed Bk.5, p.483--19 May 1746 James Terry of Edgecombe Co., NC to William Terry of Edge- combe Co., NC for 10 shillings conveys 100 acres in Edgecombe County on the north side of the Tarr River, beginning at a red oak at Matthew Rayford's corner, thence along his line N 88 poles to a pin in said Rayford's line, thence S 2 W 1 pole to a maple in Mc Coultrie's line on Corn Branch, thence down the branch to William Cotten's line to a branch on Beach Swamp, thence along the swamp to the first station, it being a tract of land granted to James Terry by patent bearing date 25 Sept 1741. Recorded: May Court 1746 James Terry (Seal)
Halifax Co., NC, Deed Bk.4, p.38--6 Sept 1750 William Terry of Edgecombe Co., NC to John Morris for F 20 conveys 100 acres on the north side of Tarr River, beginning at a red oak at Matthew Rayford's corner tree, etc. (same as above description) as appears by patent bearing date of 25 Sept 1741, a lawful inheritance in fee simple, in witness whereof the said William Terry and his mother, Margaret Terry, have hereunto set their hands jointly in testimony that the said Margaret Terry relinquishes her dower rights and power of thirds in said land. Wit: Peter Crocker, Thomas (X) Howell William Terry Recorded: May Court 1751 Margaret Terry, his mother
Anson Co., NC, Deed Bk.C-1, p.332--24 Aug 1750 Samuel Wilkins of Anson Co., NC, Planter, to William Terry of Anson Co., NC for F 20 conveys 300 acres on the south side of PeeDee River at the mouth of Savannah Creek, it being land granted to Joseph White on 22 Nov 1746. Wit: Richard Downs, Richard Yarbrough, John Freeman
Anson Co., NC, Deed Bk.B-1, p.226--20 Jan 1751 Jacob Paul of Anson Co., NC, Planter, to James Terry of Anson Co., NC, Planter, for F 30 conveys 300 acres on the north side of PeeDee River above Hitchcock Creek, it being a tract of land granted Jacob Paul in 1748, beginning at a red oak in the bank of said river, etc. Wit: William Terry, Henry Bedingfield
Anson Co., NC, Deed Bk.5, p.318--1758 William Terry of Anson Co., NC for love & affection to my well beloved and dutiful son, James Terry, conveys 300 acres on
the south side of the PeeDee River at the mouth of Savannah Creek, it being land granted to Joseph White on 22 Nov 1746. Wit: Nicholas Bond, James Alley, James Culcaster
Anson Co., NC, Will Bk.1, p.37--Will of William Terry Dated: 6 Sept 1775 Proven: December 1782 Wife: Mary (Rayford) 1. dau., Martha Pickett--one negro "Tom" 2. son, James Terry--all my lands and my negro man "Bob" 3. dau., Mourning Coleman--one negro boy "Sharper" 4. dau., Margaret Smith--one negro girl "Jude" 5. to Elizabeth Hellams--one cow & calf, one feather bed & furniture Wit: John Coleman, William Roberts
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THE TERRY FAMILY OF COMANCHE COUNTY, TEXAS by Ralph Terry
The story of the Terry family of Comanche County and DeLeon should begin with Tod Robinson Terry born in 1811 in Anson Coun- ty, North Carolina. He married Mary Eliza Hill on 2 July 1837 in Madison Parish, Louisiana. Their first child, John Williamson Terry, was born there 6 February 1840. The family moved back to Alabama (as Tod's father, Eli, had owned large amounts of land in Autauga County before 1843). The second child, William Cornelius "Bruce" Terry, was born there 17 April 1843. The third child, James Tod Terry was born in Alabama 8 September 1844. The last child, Mary Eliza Terry was born in Alabama 1 May 1846. Tod Robinson joined the military service to fight in the war with Mexico. He died from sickness near Mobile, Alabama 14 December 1847 as his company was enroute to embark to Mexico. His wife and four children moved to Rusk County, Texas in 1859 with a number of her Terry in-laws. Each of Tod Robinson's sons served in the Civil War with the Confederacy. All four children and their families moved to Comanche County (after having gone to Missouri for a year or two) in the early 1870s.
John Williamson married Rebecca Alice Nelson in Rusk County in 1865. They had a large family of 14 children, 12 growing to adulthood. They are: George Washington Terry, Mary Terry, Andrew Jackson Terry, James Todd Terry, John Williamson Terry Jr., Burl Nelson Terry, Ernest Bruce Terry, Oscar Hill Terry, Rebecca Alice Terry, Lillie Mae Terry, Grace Lee Terry and Florence Terry. John Williamson Terry died in 1902 and is buried at DeLeon. James Todd Terry also had a large family of 11 children: Sarah E. Terry, William Cornelius Terry, John M. Terry, Mary Edna Terry, James Pickett Terry, Florence Terry, Maggie C. Terry, Katie Leona Terry, Pearl E. Terry, Clara M. Terry, and Robert Lee Terry. James Terry died in 1910 and is buried at DeLeon. William Cornelius "Bruce" Terry had no children...one adop- ted. Bruce Terry died in 1924 and is buried at DeLeon.
Quite a few of the descendents still live in the DeLeon area. Reunions were held every few years until the 1950s. There had not been a reunion for several years but reunions were held
in 1981 and 1982 and one is planned for the summer of 1983 and is usually held at Promontory Park at Lake Proctor. For information, contact Ralph Terry, Box 958, Coleman Texas.
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A SHORT HISTORY OF THE TERRY FAMILY by Ralph Terry of Coleman Texas
Our oldest proven ancestor was James Terry -- born between 1680 and 1689, in either King William or King and Queen County, Virginia. One historian calls him Captain James Terry. He died in Edgecombe County, North Carolina in 1746. His wife was Margaret. His only known son was William Terry. William Terry...was born about 1715 in King William or King and Queen County, Virginia. They later moved to Caroline County, Virginia. It is possible, however, that they did not move to Caroline County, as it was originally part of these other coun- ties and was not set up as a separate county until 1727. William Terry moved to North Carolina with his family in about 1740. They owned land in what was Halifax and Edgecombe Counties, North Carolina. William's father deeded him land which bordered on that of Mathew Raiford. William Terry married his daughter, Mary Raiford, about 1745. He served as an early Justice of Anson County, North Carolina (1755-1756) and was a Captain in the militia (1758-61), commanding a company of rangers in the Chero- kee Campaign of 1760. He did not fight in the Revolutionary War, but was recognized for his material aid...this service is recog- nized by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). He died about 1780, and his wife died about 1790. His known children are l) James Terry, 2) Martha Terry, 3) Mourning Terry and 4) Marga- ret Terry. James Terry...was born 19 November 1746 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. He was Married in Anson County, North Carolina to Anne Robards, 24 May 1771, having moved with his family to Anson County about 1750 and his father willing his farm or plantation to him at age 13. He moved to Richmond County, North Carolina about 1790, buying lots 26 and 27 when the town of Rockingham was laid out. His wife died in 180l. James Terry died in Richmond County, North Carolina 27 May 1816. Their known children are: 1) Eli Terry, 2) William Terry, 3) Martha Ann Terry.
Eli Terry was born about 1772 in Anson County, North Caroli- na. He moved with his family to Richmond County, North Carolina about 1790. He married Mary Ann "Polly" Pickett who was related to him through the Raiford line, 17 December 1799 in Richmond County, North Carolina. In 1818 he moved from here to Autauga County, Alabama, with his brother-in-law, Tod Robinson and his cousin, William Raiford Pickett and their families. Due to the War of 1812, a large number of soldiers had seen these lands and returned to settle here after the war. Alabama was made a state in 1819. Eli Terry owned land, slaves, was state solicitor, and a local preacher in the Methodist Church...He was instrumental in dividing the Methodist Church in Alabama in the late 1820s. He died in 1836 and is buried near Autaugaville. His wife, Polly, died sometime after 1860 in Rusk County, Texas, having migrated
there about 1859 with several of her children and their families. Known children of Eli and Polly Terry are: 1) James Pickett Terry, 2) Eli Terry, 3) Sarah Terry, 4) William Robards Terry, 5) Tod Robinson Terry, 6) John Kinbrough Terry, 7) Walter Leak Terry, 8) Eli Albert Terry, 9) Mary C. Terry, 10) Ann Terry, 11) Appia C. Terry, and three unnamed infants. Tod Robinson Terry...was born about 1811 in Anson County, North Carolina. He came with his family to Autauga County, Alaba- ma in 1818. For a reason I have not yet established, he married in Concordia Parish Louisiana on 2 July 1837 to Mary Eliza Hill. Their first child, John Williamson Terry, was born in Madison Parish, Louisiana 6 February 1840. I do not believe that they had moved as Madison Parish was created out of Concordia in 1838. The family moved back to Alabama before 1843, as the second son William Cornelius "Bruce" Terry was born there 17 April 1843. The third child, James Terry (as he was later known by his descen- dents; all the early census records list him as Tod Robinson Terry) was born in Alabama 8 September 1844. The last child, Mary Eliza Terry was born in Alabama 1 May 1846. Tod Robinson Terry then joined the military service to fight in the war with Mexico. He died from sickness near Mobile, Alabama 14 December 1847 as his company was enroute to embark for Mexico. His wife and four children moved to Rusk County, Texas in 1859 with a number of her in-laws. Each of Tod Robinson Terry's sons served in the Civil War with the Confederacy. All four children and their families moved to Comanche County, Texas (either as a group or separate- ly,I am not sure) in the early 1870s. All homesteaded land that adjoined, being located north of the Sabana River, just south of DeLeon. With the exception of Bruce Terry, all married and raised large families. John Williamson died in 1902, Bruce in 1924, James in 1910, and Mary Eliza (Chambers) in 1907. All are buried at the DeLeon Cemetery. Many of their descendants still live in this area, as well as many others who have scattered to all parts of the United States.
Note: For more detailed info on these Terry Families or the Terry Newsletter, contact Ralph.
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TERRY FAMILIES OF RICHMOND COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA by Michael Pafford Route 3, Box 3165 A, Blackshear, GA 31516
The subject will require separation since there appears to be more than one family or perhaps numerous connections of the same family. Little of what is known has proven substantiated fact at this point to back it up.
WILLIAM TERRY: A lack of established dates makes it hard to say just when he lived. He was English settling in Richmond County prior to 1790 where he married Sarah Childs Leake (1784- 1852), daughter of Walter Leake and Hannah Pickett, pioneer settlers of Anson and Richmond Counties. William Terry was gran- ted a land grant of 200 acres of land on Hitchcock Creek in Anson, present Richmond County. This grant was registered in the
Governor's office in New Bern on 31 Dec 1770 containing the original signature of Governor Tyron and the wax seal of the Crown of England. This document and an old family Bible are in possession of descendants today. This William Terry had a son, Samuel Terry (1800-1875) who held public office at one time and who married Ann Eliza Crawford (1813-1882) daughter of Col. Thomas Crawford and Rebecca Coving- ton. While descendents who have done some research say that Samuel Terry had no brothers or sisters they know of, the 1790 census of Richmond County shows that William Terry in that year (1790) had 2 males over the age of 16 and 1 male under 16. The author at this point has not surveyed the 1800 census for compar- ison. A cousin of mine who has Terry in both his paternal and maternal ancestry tells me that he does not believe his two Terry families to be related. A Terry by birth, this cousin and I share the same lineage on his paternal side, his mother was a grand- daughter of the above Samuel Terry (1800-1875).
Samuel Terry and Eliza Crawford Terry had the following 6 children: 1) Caroline Terry 1843-1911 never married; 2)Elizabeth Jane Terry 1845-1872 m. John W. Bennett; 3) William C. Terry 1846-1870 never married; 4) Rachel Clark Terry 1849-1912 never married; 5) Martha H. Terry 1849-1917 never married; 6) Joanna Terry 1851-1916 m. Robert LeRoy Phillips. Members of this family are buried in the Samuel Terry Cemetery in Richmond County. JAMES TERRY, SR. The above discussion of William Terry mentions the existence of a Terry Bible in possession of descen- dents of Samuel Terry which appears to date back at least to the early 1800s. The Bible which is known by descendents as the Crawford-Terry Bible would indicate a stronger connection to Samuel Terry than to his father. James Terry, Sr. bought land in 1789 in Rockingham when that town was laid out. He served one term as a state senator in 1792- 1793. He is also one of 2 overseers along with Eli Terry to keep Hitchcock Creek clear. The old William Terry homeplace was on Hitchcock Creek near Terry Bridge -- Hitchcock Creek is mentioned prominently in connection with all Terrys of Richmond County. Richmond Terry and Jane Terry (1774-1852) were both living in the home of Samuel Terry (1800-1875) when the 1850 census of Richmond County was taken. The daughter, Nancy Terry (1806-1854) was shown as head of household with 5 apparently illegitimate children. For these people to be recorded in Samuel Terry's Bible and to have lived with him in their last years at least would indicate a close relationship. JOHN C. TERRY: John C. Terry, my great-great grandfather, was born in Richmond County on June 16, 1830, a son of John and Nancy Terry. He married Frances "Fannie" Gibson, a daughter of John K. Gibson and Elizabeth Watson. Fannie was born in Richmond County on January 20, 1837 and died there on February 28, 1925. John C. Terry had preceded her in death on May 30, 1891 and was a mason. They are buried in the cemetery at Green Lake Methodist Church in Richmond County. They had the following children: 1) Elizabeth Terry 1861-1948 m. Joseph Gibson 8 Jan 1880 (my great grandparents); 2) Ella Terry 1864-1940 m. Thomas Joshua Fletcher 21 Feb 1883; 3) Lillie Terry 1866-?? m. Starling F. Gibson 22
Jan 1888; 4) Lawrence Thomas Terry 1867-1951 m. Martha Ann Welch 28 Feb 1905; 5) George Grafton Terry 1870-1940 m. Elizabeth Bennett 4 Jun 1891. John C. and Fannie Terry also had 2 infant daughters who died at birth. My g-g-g grandfather, John Terry and his wife, Nancy were both born in 1790, probably in Richmond County and had only one other child known to the author, a son named James Terry born 1833 and married Lydia ??. OTHER TERRY'S: The 1790 Richmond Census shows: Matthew Terry with 1 male over 16 and 3 under 16; William Terry as dis- cussed above, James Terry with 2 males under 16 and 2 males over 16, James Terry (Jr.?) with 1 male under 16. For this discussion, only those Terrys on the 1850 Richmond Census born prior to 1810 will be covered. 1) Jane Terry b. 1773 -- apparent widow of James Terry, Sr. living in household of Samuel Terry. 2) Joanna Terry b. 1776 -- living in home of Eli Terry, born 1799. This Eli Terry was pro- bably a son; she likely to be the widow of Eli Terry, Sr. Eli Terry was named on 19 Apr 1801 as one of Magistrates of County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. He was also one of two overseers named with James Terry, Sr. to keep Hitchcock Creek clear and is named with James Terry Sr. in both above references. In 1805, he was named one of 3 commissioners to let repairs on the courthouse. 3) John Terry b. 1790 my g-g-g grandfather -- probably the son of one of the Terrys in the 1790 census married Nancy b. 1790. 4) John Terry b. 1796 -- likely cousin to above John Terry m. Julia b. 1807. 5) Eli Terry b. 1799 believed to be a Jr. -- widower with children in 1850. 6) James Terry b. 1799 -- likely brother to one of above John Terrys, cousin to the other, married Jane b. 1809. 7) Champ Terry b. 1801/03 -- no speculation. He married Ruth Gibson b. 1810, daughter of Nelson Gibson, Jr. and Rutha Dawkins. 8) Samuel Terry b. 1800 -- son of William Terry and Sarah Childs Leake, married Ann Eliza Crawford b. 1813 and a daughter of Col. Thomas Crawford and Rebecca Covington. A possible connec- tion to Eli and Joanna Terry exists in that Samuel named his youngest daughter Joanna, probably after above Joanna who was alive when Samuel Terry's daughter was born and lived on into her 80's. 9) Stephen Terry b. 1802 -- likely brother/cousin to above Terrys, married Sarah b. 1818. 10) Nancy Terry b. 1806 -- daughter of James Terry, Sr. apparently never married with 5 illegitimate children. 11) Richmond Terry b. 1810 --never married, son of James Terry Sr. and he lived in home of Samuel Terry.
CONCLUSION: A close bond likely exists between the Terrys of Richmond County, North Carolina, one of blood, marriage and otherwise.
Sources: 1) 1750 and 1850 Census, Richmond Co.,NC; 2)"History of Richmond County, NC" by Hunnicutt; 3)Crawford-Terry Family Bible; 4)Per- sonal correspondence with John C. Terry and Mary E. Phillips (Rockingham, NC); 5)"Genealogical Record of Thomas Gibson and Related Families" by Blanche Gibson Homer.
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Richmond County cemeteries from courthouse records at Rock- ingham in Richmond County NC by Mary R. Olsen. Sent to editor by Jay Terry of Orem, Utah.
Hamlet Cemetery in City of Hamlet
Mary J. Terry 17 Oct 1839-10 Jun 1912 born in New Port RI Walter J. Terry 27 Aug 1850- 4 Jul 1912 Sally J. Terry 29 Dec 1862-13 Apr 1921 w. of W. J. Terry
Green Lake Church Cemetery in City of Hamlet
John C. Terry 16 Jun 1830-30 May 1891 "Mason" Fannie A. Terry 20 Dec 1837- John O. Terry 8 Sep 1845-15 Jul 1907 Sinah A. Terry 31 Aug 1851-29 Dec 1916 W. G. Terry 21 Jan 1849-28Nov 1915 Wm. Platt Terry 1892- 1916
Morrison-Terry Cemetery near GH 10
Elisha C. Terry 16 Jun 1843-17 Jul 1914 Emily Terry 28 Apr 1851-22 May 1882 Mary Elma Terry 27 Sep 1911- w. of E. T. Terry
Champ Terry Cemetery near Roberdel
Champ J. Terry 24 Jan 1866- 4 May 1926 Cora B. Terry 15 Feb 1872-22 Jun 1931 w. of C. J. Terry Nelson G. Terry 12 Feb 1834-17 Apr 1901 Fannie Terry 18 Sep 1844-25 Sep 1907 w. of N. G. Terry Harris G. Terry 29 Oct 1829-19 May 1882 Mary J. Terry 15 Nov 1844-10 Oct 1917 w. of H. G. Terry Emma J. Terry 11 Apr 1872-19 Jan 1884 d. of H. G. & M. J. Terry Hattie A. Terry 16 Feb 1880-22 Nov 1888 d. of H. G. & M. J. Terry Mary Alice Terry 16 Aug 1855- 8 Jan 1881
Bear Branch Cemetery 5 mi. NE of Rham
James L. Terry 1 Mar 1800-20 Oct 1864
Jane G. Terry 19 Jan 1806- 9 Jan 1891 w. of J. L. Terry Frances Terry 16 Mar 1866-31 Aug 1892 w. of G. B. Terry Elisha C. Terry 11 Oct 1834- 3 Nov 1911 Abigail M. D. Terry 1 Oct 1837- 6 Apr 1891 w. of E. C. Terry Emma J. Terry 6 Apr 1869-29 Aug 1888 Nora Terry 5 May 1884- 4 Aug 1906 d. of W. J. & S. G. Terry
Old Bethel Church Grassy Is. Road near Ingrim Pl. Terry Bridge
Mary Alice Terry 30 Mar 1853-11 Mar 1862 d. of J.B. & Margaret Terry
Terry Cemetery Roberdel
Wm. A. Terry 19 Jun 1866-11 Jun 1868 Emma S. Terry 19 Jun 1866-
Old East Side Cemetery, Rham
Eddie B. Terry 20 Jan 1869-20 Jun 1919 Edgar B. J. Terry 1869- Ida L. Terry 1857-31 Nov 1910 w. of John W. Terry John C. Terry 1 Aug 1858-17 Dec 1909
South Hancock St., Rham
James B. Terry 21 Aug 1823- 7 Mar 1888 Margaret Gay Terry 19 Mar 1835- 7 Feb 1910 w. of J. B. Terry James Alford Terry 2 Jun 1866- 9 Jan 1904 s. of J. B. & M. G. Terry Martin V. Terry 9 Nov 1828- Nov 1871 Ralph S. Terry 5 Feb 1863-21 Apr 1870 David G. Terry 27 Apr 1822-24 Apr 1901 Harvey Terry 6 Nov 1833-14 Apr 1878 Sarah B. Terry 22 Sep 1833- 8 Aug 1902 w. of Harvey Terry
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1790 Richmond Co. NC Census
Matthew Terry 1 male over 16; 1 male under 16; 2 females William Terry 2 males over 16; 1 male under 16; 1 female; 5 slaves
James Terry Sr. 1 male over 16; 1 female
James Terry 2 males over 16; 2 males under 16; 3 females 7 slaves
1800 Richmond Co. NC Census
Eli Terry 1 male 26 to 45; 1 female 16 to 26; 7 slaves
James Terry Sr......... 2 males under 10; 1 male 26 to 45; 1 female 26 to 45; 3 slaves
James Terry Jr......... 4 males under 10; 1 male 26 to 45; 1 female 16 to 26
Matthew Terry ......... 2 males 26 to 45; 1 male over 45; 2 females 16 to 26; 1 female over 45;1 slave
Abby Terry............. 1 male 26 to 45; 1 female under 10
William Terry Jr....... 2 males under 10; 1 male 26 to 45; 2 females under 10; 1 female 16 to 26; 1 slave
William Terry Sr....... 1 male over 45; 1 female over 45
1810 Richmond Co. NC Census
Matthew Terry.......... 1 male under 10; 1 male 16 to 26; 1 male over 45; 1 female 16 to 26; 1 female over 45
William Terry.......... 3 males under 10; 1 male 10 to 16; 1 male 26 to 45; 3 females under 10; 2 females 10 to 16; 1 female 26 to 45
James Terry............. 4 males under 10; 1 male 10 to 16; 1 male 16 to 26; 1 male 26 to 45; 2 females under 10; 1 female 26 to 45
William Terry........... 2 males under 10; 1 male 26 to 45; 2 females under 10; 1 female 10 to 16; 1 female 26 to 45
Eli Terry............... 4 males under 10; 1 male 26 to 45; 2 females 16 to 26
Champness Terry......... 5 males under 10; 1 male 26 to 45; 2 females under 10; 1 female 10 to 16; 1 female 26 to 45
1820 Richmond Co. NC Census
John Terry.............. 2 males under 10; 1 male 26 to 45; 3 females under 10; 1 female 10 to 16; 1 female 26 to 45
Matthew Terry........... 1 male under 10; 1 male over 45; 1 female over 45
Matthew B. Terry........ 2 males under 10; 1 male 26 to 45; 1 female 26 to 45
William Terry........... 1 male under 10; 1 male 16 to 18; 3 males 18 to 26; 1 male over 45; 4 females under 10; 1 female 10 to 16; 2 females 16 to 18; 1 female 18 to 26
James Terry............. 3 males under 10; 2 males 10 to 16; 3 males 26 to 45; 1 female under 10; 1 female 10 to 16; 1 female over 45
William Terry........... 1 male 10 to 16; 1 male 18 to 26; 2 males 26 to 45; no females
Eli Terry............... 3 males under 10; 1 male 10 to 16; 1 male 16 to 18; 3 males 18 to 26; 2 females 10 to 16; 2 females 16 to 18; 1 female 26 to 45
1830 Richmond Co. NC Index 1840 Richmond Co. NC Index
Calvin Terry . Champ Terry of James Champ Terry . Eli Terry Eli Terry . Holden W. Terry James Terry . James L. Terry James Terry Sr. . Joanna Terry, Mrs. John Terry . John Terry Johnannah Terry . John W. Terry Matthew B. Terry . Margery Terry, Mrs. Stephen Terry . Mary Terry, Mrs. Washington Terry . Samuel Terry William Terry Jr. . Stephen Terry William R. Terry . Temple C. Terry William Terry Sr. . Walter L. Terry . William R. Terry
1850 Richmond Co. NC Census
James Terry................. 32 yrs.....b. 1818 Nancy Terry................. 23 yrs.....b. 1827
Eli Terry................... 51 yrs.....b. 1799 Joanna Terry................ 74 yrs.....b. 1776 Joanna Terry................ 11 yrs.....b. 1839 Addison Terry............... 4 yrs.....b. 1846 Champ Terry................. 24 yrs.....b. 1826 Adison Terry................ 26 yrs.....b. 1824
Stephen Terry............... 48 yrs.....b. 1802 Sarah Terry................. 32 yrs.....b. 1818 Martin Terry............... 21 yrs.....b. 1829 (married Mary A. Shortridge) Wm. Terry................... 17 yrs.....b. 1833 Stephen Terry............... 11 yrs.....b. 1839 Sarah Terry................. 9 yrs.....b. 1841 Mary Terry.................. 7 yrs.....b. 1843 Herrod Terry................ 4 yrs.....b. 1846 Franklin Terry.............. 1 yr......b. 1849
Champ Terry................. 29 yrs.....b. 1821 Eliza Terry................. 28 yrs.....b. 1822 Thomas Terry................ 6 yrs.....b. 1844 Nancy Terry................. 3 yrs.....b. 1847 Mary Terry.................. 1 yr......b. 1849
Champ Terry................. 47 yrs.....b. 1803 Rachel Terry................ 40 yrs.....b. 1810 (dau of Nelson Gibson and Rutha Dawkins, m.p.) Harrison Terry.............. 20 yrs.....b. 1830 Nelson Terry................ 17 yrs.....b. 1833 Thomas Terry................ 11 yrs.....b. 1839 Richmond Terry.............. 8 yrs.....b. 1842 Champ Terry................. 7 yrs.....b. 1843 John Terry.................. 5 yrs.....b. 1845 Rachel Terry................ 3 yrs.....b. 1847 Wm. Terry................... 1 yr......b. 1849
Samuel Terry................ 50 yrs.....b. 1800 (Son of Wm. Terry and Sarah Childs Leake, m.p.) Eliza Terry................. 25 yrs.....b. 1825 (Dau of Thomas Crawford and Rebecca Covington, m.p.) Caroline Terry.............. 7 yrs.....b. 1843 Elizabeth Terry............. 5 yrs.....b. 1845 William Terry............... 3 yrs.....b. 1847 Martha Terry................ 1 yr......b. 1849 Rachel Terry................ 1 yr......b. 1849 Richmond Terry.............. 40 yrs.....b. 1810 (Son of James Terry Sr., m.p.) Jane Terry.................. 77 yrs.....b. 1773 (Widow of James Terry Sr., m.p.) (Note by m. p.: Caroline, Wm., Martha, and Rachel never md.)
James Terry................. 51 yrs.....b. 1799 Jane Terry.................. 41 yrs.....b. 1809 Pleasant Terry.............. 20 yrs.....b. 1830 Elisha Terry................ 16 yrs.....b. 1834 (Married Abigail McDonald, m.p.)
Emeline Terry............... 14 yrs.....b. 1836 (Married John Oliver McDonald, m.p.) James Terry................. 10 yrs.....b. 1840 Sarah Terry................. 9 yrs.....b. 1841
Nancy Terry................. 44 yrs.....b. 1806 (Apparently never married, dau of James Terry Sr. and w. Jane) Caroline Terry.............. 21 yrs.....b. 1829 Harvey Terry................ 16 yrs.....b. 1834 Nancy Terry................. 14 yrs.....b. 1836 Julia Terry................. 11 yrs.....b. 1839 William Terry............... 9 yrs.....b. 1841
John Terry.................. 54 yrs.....b. 1796 Julia Terry................. 43 yrs.....b. 1807 John Terry.................. 19 yrs.....b. 1831 Elizabeth Terry............. 17 yrs.....b. 1833 Hampton Terry............... 14 yrs.....b. 1836 Mathis Terry................ 12 yrs.....b. 1838 James Terry ................ 10 yrs.....b. 1840 Juliann Terry............... 8 yrs.....b. 1842 Frances Terry............... 6 yrs.....b. 1844 Melinda Terry............... 1 yr......b. 1849
James Terry................. 28 yrs.....b. 1822 Nancy Terry................. 22 yrs.....b. 1828
John Terry.................. 60 yrs.....b. 1790 Nancy Terry................. 60 yrs.....b. 1790 John Terry.................. 20 yrs.....b. 1830 (married Francis Gibson dau. of John K. Gibson, m.p.) James Terry................. 17 yrs.....b. 1833
Marriages Richmond Co. NC
Note by the editor: It should be mentioned that in most cases early marriages in NC reported are more than likely bonds of intent. One had to get a witness and bondsman to post bond. Often the witnesses and bondsmen were relatives or near rela- tives. Mr. Pafford asked that I mention something about this. Afterwards later counties issued licenses.
17 Dec 1799 Eli Terry Polley Pickett (John Clark; J. Macalister noted as witnesses or bondsmen) 24 aug 1790 James Terry Jr. Jean Jarmigan (John James Jun; William Love, clk. noted as witnesses) 14 Jan 1783 Drusillar Terry Benjamin Ingram (Samuel Ingram; William Love, clk.) 06 May 1818 Nansey R. Terry Samuel Gibson (no bondsman; no witness)
05 Dec 1867 Benjamin Terry Martha Jane McKenzie 06 Feb 1853 Eli Terry Ann Lovin 01 Jan 1868 Elisha Champ Terry Emily Smith
11 Nov 1854 Harris G. Terry Sarah Jane Covington 18 Sep 1867 Harry Terry Jane Graves 22 Oct 1850 John C. Terry Jane Smith 01 Nov 1860 Martin V. B. Esqr. Mary Jane Shortridge 04 Feb 1868 Samuel Terry Frances Ann Curry
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Contents of the Crawford-Terry Bible in possession of Mrs. Mary H. Phillips, Rockingham, NC. This Bible is mentioned in Michael Pafford's discussion of Richmond County Terry's. It was contributed by Mr. Pafford.
1)Wm. B. Cole and Jane, his wife, married 20 Jan 1831 2)Samuel Terry and Eliza, his wife married 28 Feb 1842 3)Ann Eliza Crawford born 20 Nov 1813 4)Caroline M. Crawford born 1822 died 1887 5)Martha Hunter Crawford born 26 Nov 1826 6) William Crawford Phillips and Mariann Mann were married 2 Jun 1909 7)John W. Bennett and Eliza Jane Terry (dau of Samuel) married 12 Feb 1871 8)Mary Eliza Phillips & Thos. P. Wood married 22 Jun 1910. 9)Jane E. Crawford born 6 Dec 1815 10)Rachel Crawford born 3 Jul 1820 died Dec 1881 11)William Crawford Phillips, Jr. born 20 Jan 1912 12)Thomas Phillips Wood born 6 Dec 1911 13)Marquis Lawrence Wood born 16 Sep 1914 14)Thomas Phillips Wood and Elizabeth Teague married 18 Oct 1947 15)Marquis Lawrence Wood and Ella Rose Lackey married 30 Dec 1944 16)Thomas Phillip Wood, Jr. born Feb 1949 17)Caroline Terry born 31 Jan 1843 died 11 Dec 1911 18)Elizabeth Jane Terry born 26 Mar 1845 19)William C. Terry born 9 Nov 1846 died 10 Feb 1870 20)Martha C. Terry born 15 May 1849 died 23 Oct 1917 21)Rachel C. Terry born 15 May 1849 died 4 Dec 1912 22)Joanna Terry born 9 Dec 1851 23)Elizabeth Jane Bennett died 31 Oct 1872 24)Mary Eliza Phillips born 28 Apr 1883 25)William C. Phillips born 10 Aug 1885 26)Kate Phillips born 10 Aug 1885 27)Robert Leroy Phillips born 18 Jul 1893 28)Joanna Terry Phillips died 7 May 1916 29)James Terry, Sr. born 25 Dec 1769 d. 8 Aug 1820 30)Jane Terry born 12 Jan 1774 died 30 Jan 1852 31)James Terry born 6 Oct 1813 died 2 Jul 1820 32)Richmond Terry born 10 Apr 1810 died 15 Jun 1855 33) Nancy Terry born 28 Dec 1805 died 28 May 1854
1,2,3,4,5,9 & 10 are daughters of Thomas Crawford and Rebec- ca Covington. 2 and 3 are same person. 7 and 23 are same person. 7,17,18,19,20,21, & 22 are children of #2. 22 (Joanna Terry married Robert LeRoy Phillip Sr.) 24,25,26,27 are children
of #22. 25 and 6 are same. 8 and 24 are same. 7,18, and 23 are same. 11 is son of 25. 8 and 24 are same. 12, 13 are sons of 8. 12 and 14 are same. 16 is son of 14. 14 is same as 11. 26's marriage is not recorded--she married Gordon Fletcher. 27 married Mary Holland and it is his widow who has Bible. 28 through 33 is a separate family, believed to be uncle of #22. The first entry was recorded in 1826 and the last in 1949 a span of 123 years!
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FAMILY FINDS 'JUNK' EMBROIDERY DONE DURING AMERICAN REVOLUTION By Donald Grant
Ref: The Globe and Mail, Thursday, November 28, 1974. Submitted by Selby Bryant Stratton. (This is a Toronto, Canada newspaper.)
Nearly discarded as a piece of junk six years ago, a rare piece of embroidery, owned jointly by two Clinton Street fami- lies, has been dated back to the American Revolution. Al Dickinson said yesterday a purchase slip has enabled a genealogist to connect the well-preserved piece of early American art to the Lee, Davis, Terry and Strathy families, early settlers of Upper Canada and York, at least 175 years ago. Mr. Dickinson said Mrs. Olive Meredith found the multico- lored embroidery in a book while they were cleaning out her parents' belongings in a Tilbury house in 1968. "Sis (Mrs. Meridith) found it in a book, covered with papers for protection--it almost got thrown out,"said Mr. Dickson. "I knew it was something special--...and we researched the work for two years." The bill of sale, written in quill pen, carries the names Mr. Anstey and Strathy of Toronto, Canada. On the back, in print by an early typewriter, is a brief history of the work, noting that an "old lady in 1700 during the Colonial War" did the embroidery "after the Boston Tea Party." The woman and her family came to Canada as United Empire Loyalists, the story says but she gave the work to a daughter who stayed in the United States. It was later sold to an antique dealer named Flatte or Flatou, and bought by the family in 1880." "We had to find out whose family," Mr. Dickinson said. The embroidery, showing a stage coach in front of Windsor Castle, followed by a troop of soldiers, and in the foreground a man waving under a tree and a woman riding a horse side-saddle, with a soldier and groom, had unusual tree shadows which seemed to spell either 1773 or Lee. "The search worked out to Lee," Mr. Dickinson said. A well-known Willowdale retired high school teacher and his wife, who wish to remain anonymous traced the names Strathy and Anstey to a Dr. Ebnezer Lee of Hartford, Conn. who with his son came to Canada in 1796. The family tree then went to Dr. William Hooker Lee, who
married Phoebe Davis, to Dr. Hiram Davis Lee, who married Anna Terry, who had two children, Elvira, who married J. B. Strathy and Louisa who married Herbert Anstey. Anne Terry was the daughter of Parshall Terry, one of 150 settlers who had a track of land in York just east of the Don River. He was one of the first parliamentarians in Upper Canada in 1793, said Mr. Dickinson. The Embroidery has been authenticated by Mrs. Betty Brett, associate curator of textiles at the Royal Ontario Museum, said Mr. Dickinson. "It's unique," said Mr Dickinson. "It's really fine needle work, not the fish hook type needles, but the finer needles that only the upper crust had in those days. Then it's silk on linen." A Victoria and Albert Museum official in London, England said the embroidered pictures were worked in silks or wools on a silk ground around 1780 to 1820. "By this time the silk grounds have decayed...but yours is in a fine state of preservation," wrote the museum official. Mrs. Meredith and Mr. Dickinson are not sure what they'll do with their artwork, but they're taking precautions to preserve it in an aluminum casing.
THE PLUM ISLAND DEED
Southold, The 22nd of May, 1666
Sent to the Editor by Selby Bryant Stratton. Ref: The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record - The Southold Town Records. Plum Island Deed I 160 F 218 F, Southold, 22nd May, 1666.
"We whose names are under doe by these prest sell and make over all our rights and shares of PLUME ISLAND, and our shares and rights of all the meadows lying and being at the Wading Creek called by the Indians, PAUQUACONSUCK, unto John Youngs, his heirs and assigns forever to have and to hould the said Island and meadowe with all their appertnances, against us and our heires forever for valuable consideration already received, the receit whereof we doe owne by these present wrighting. With the number of rights acquired by John Youngs from each, in two columns as they apper in the Town Records: by these prest sell and make over all our rights and shares of PLUME ISLAND, and all our shares and rights of all the meadowe lying and being at Wading creek called by the Indians, PAUQUACONSUCK, unto John Youngs, his heirs and assigns forever to have to hould the said Island and meadowe with all their appertnances, against us and our heires forever for valuable consideration already received, the receit whereof we doe owne by these present wrighting." This 1666 deed signed by twenty one persons...Two months earlier, on March 19, 1665-66, it was agreed at a town meeting "that every man shall have a share in Plum Island and the Wading Creek meadow according to every man's particular payment of the Confirmation of our lands -- is to the Confirmation Deed signed by 43 Indians on December 1665, 1:249-51 which granted and confirmed to Captain John Youngs, Barnabas Horton and Thomas
Mapes, for and in behalf of the inhabitants of Southold as it then existed, including Plum Island and Wading Creek meadowe. Below is a list of the signers, with the number of rights ac- quired by John Youngs from each, in two columns as they appear in the Town Records:
PLUM ISLAND DEED
Caleb (x his mark) Horton - 1 Barnabas Horton - only sold Plum Island John Conkline Jr. - only sold Plum Island Joshua Horton - 3 Benjamin Horton - 2 John Booth - 2 Samuel Glover - 2 John Curwin - 3 Widow (x) Hutchson - 1 John Budd - 4 Abigail (x) Terry - 2 Mary Mapes - 6 Thomas Moor - 4 John Youngs - 4 3/4 John Youngs mariner - 4 Barnabas Wines - 3 Richard W. Benjamin - 2 William Purrier - 4 Mary (x) Reeve - 2 Jeremiah (x) Vail Thomas Terry - 2 John Swazey - 4 Robert (x) Smyth - 1 Thomas Mapes - 3 Samuel King - 2 Joseph Youngs - 1 1/2 John Elton - 3 Christopher Youngs - 2 William (x) Hallock - 4 Thomas Moor Jun. - 2 Margaret (x) Cooper - 5 Gideon Youngs - 2 Joseph Youngs - 2 Robert Tustene - 2
TERRY FAMILY OF SELBY BRYANT STRATTON 3913 Watson Place, N.W. Washington, D. C. 20016
Sometime after the publication of Alex Haley's book ROOTS, my grandson, Chris Flagg, had a school assignment to draw up family trees. He phoned to ask that I help -- which I was happy to do. At the same time, his grandfather put together what he knew of his families -- STRATTONS and SYMINGTONS.
I remembered that I had a few typewritten pages on TERRY genealogy which my maternal grand-mother, Lucy Terry Lombard had written in 1924. This was given to her by Hilinda Terry Besley, sister of her father, Constant Terry when she visited relatives in New York in 1890. I found the paper, copied it, added what else I could recall and sent it off to Chris. After reading my grandmother's paper, I realized I knew little or nothing of our ancestors - was curious and interested so decided to do as complete a genealogy as I could for our children and grandchildren and other members of the family -- this is it! First, I wrote to the few living relatives on both sides of my family and both sides of the Stratton family. All responded and helped as much as they were able. Didn't get too much. Next wrote to City, County, and State Historians and Historical Soci- eties-- after a number of months had quite an accumulation of copies of paper from these assorted sources that documented names, places, dates of births, marriages and deaths, wills, deeds, and other data. Tried for a long time to sort out the data to estab- lish the bloodline of "our" TERRY family. There were many gaps - had to start writing to more and more sources for added information. There follows copy of some lines from the paper written by Lucy Terry Lombard in 1924, Eagle Pass, Texas. "Genealogical tree of TERRY family line as far as given me by Hilinda Terry Besley in Palmyra, New York, recorded 23 of May 1890." "Barnabas Horton and Richard Terry, two of the thirteen original proprietor of Southold, Long Island 1640 A.D." "Parshall Terry - Born to Richard Terry sons among whom was Parshall the third or fourth child (Note: found in my search he was fifth generation). He was one of the first forty to enter the Valley of Wyoming -- settled at Kingston, PA with his family. All were in the famed Forty Fort at time of the battle and massacre, July 2, 1778. This same Parshall Terry's sons and daughters: Ephraim; Parshall; Jonathon; Joshua; Nathaniel; (Note: He proved to be the father of Constant Terry, in turn the father of Lucy Anna Selby Terry) Deborah; Deliverance; Lydia; Mitta." "Constant Terry married Maria Hannah Selby Moore in 1845. Father and Mother of L.A.S.T. (Lucy Anna Selby Terry) Father often called me his 'Little Last'." "Constant Terry born October 28, 1806. Married Miss Lucy Brown. She died leaving two sons - Nathaniel and Theodore. He died on June 22, 1872." So, from the paper I had the names RICHARD TERRY, PARSHALL TERRY, NATHANIEL TERRY, CONSTANT TERRY, and MARIA HANNAH SELBY with some dates and places. Without this information, I could never have compiled twelve generations of "our" TERRY family. Even so, it has been a long, slow process, begun in 1976. As the families were large in numbers and passed on to succeeding gener- ations the same given names. Seeing the TERRY lineage unfold was of such interest to me that I worked simultaneously on our other families: SELBY, BRYANT, LOMBARD, DOUGLAS, STRATTON, SYMINGTON. And, to a small extent on the spouses of our children: BARFIELD, FLAGG, and
WERNICK. And, on the HORTON family as they had started with TERRY in Southold, Long Island, New York in 1640 and for several gener- ations their children had intermarried. Note: The above was written for Will, Terry, Julie Stratton; Lisa and Ellen Stratton; Chris, Debbie, and Julie Flagg.
ANCESTOR CHARTS OF MEMBERS
In order to conserve space I am only listing the direct Terry line of each member as they are submitted and as space permits.
Line of Carlene Peacock Brown, Rt 1, Box 318, Gilmer TX 75644.
1. Jackie Oneal Brown b. Kilgore, Gregg Co. TX 28 Nov 1956. m. 28 Nov 1956 Ethel Carlene Peacock b. Lamesa TX 25 Oct 1936.
2. Choice Victor Brown b. Troupe, Smith Co. TX 12 Dec 1912 m. 31 May 1933. 3. Isabell Rebecca Smith b. Donie, Freestone Co. TX 15 Sep 1914
4. George Woodard Brown b. Vaiden, Carroll Co. MS 10 Jan 1868 d. Jacksonville, Cherokee Co. TX 26 Apr 1957 m. 21 Oct 1889. 5. Mary Elizabeth Terry b. Vaiden, Carroll Co. MS 27 Mar 1871 d. Kilgore, Gregg Co. TX 30 Nov 1936.
10. John W. Terry b. AL 1830 d.?? m. ca 1852 11. Emily ?? b. AL 1835 d. ??
20. John Terry b. SC 1796 d. ?? 21. Sarah ?? b. SC 1800 d. ??
40. John Terry b. NC 1776 d. ?? 41. Sarah ?? b. NC 1780 d. ??
80. Keeble Terry b. VA 22 Apr 1759 d.?? 81. ??
160. Moses Terry b.?? d.?? 161. ??
Line of Lela Harrison 303 East 5th St., McCook NE 69001
1. Stephen Jacob Harrison b. McCook, Red Willow Co. NE 24 Mar 1916 d. Stratton, Hitchcock Co. NE 8 Aug 1955 m. 12 Apr 1940 Lela Fay Degele Harrison b. McCook NE 1916
2. John Henry Harrison b. McCook, Red Willow Co. NE 6 Sep 1888 d. McCook, Red Willow Co. NE 29 Sep 1922 m. 30 Dec 1914. 3. Frances Alice Nelson b. Creston, Union Co. Iowa 31 Jan 1888 d. Spokane, WA 28 Oct 1957.
4. Reason Homer Harrison b. Cadiz, Harrison Co. OH 15 Aug 1853 d. McCook, Red Willow Co. NE 10 Apr 1928 m. 6 Apr 1876.
5. Martha Jane Tipsword b. Moccasin, Effingham Co. IL 27 Jan 1856 d. McCook NE 14 Nov 1916.
8. George W. Harrison b. Cadiz, Harrison Co. OH 12 Oct 1818 d. Moccasin, IL 11 Jun 1880 m. ?? 9. Huldah Scamp b. NJ 29 Jan 1816 d. McCook, NE 18 Nov 1891
16. Peter Harrison b. Frederick Co. MD 1766 d. Cadiz, OH 1854 m. 14 Apr 1792 (14 D 4 M 1792). 17. Sarah Bunting b. Crosswicks, Burlington Co., NJ 22 Mar 1774 d. Mt. Pleasant OH 25 Apr 1825.
34. John Bunting b. Crosswicks, NJ ca 1742 d. Aldenville, PA Jan 1811 m. 4 Mar 1768. 35. Patience Tilton b. ca 1750 d. ??
70. Abraham Tilton b.?? d.Nottingham, Burl. Co. NJ 1761/2 m. Dec 1748 71. Elizabeth Thorne b. 3D 5 M 1724 d. ??
140. Samuel Tilton b. Gravesend, LI, NY 1 Mar 1678 d. 1745 m. 5 D. 4 M. 1705 141tience Allen b. Sandwich MA 8 May 1683 d. Nottingham Twp. NJ 1748.
280. John Tilton Jr. b. Essex MA 1640 d. 1700-1704 m.Flushing, LI, NY 1674 281. Rebecca Terry b. ?? d.Middleton, Monmouth Co. NJ 1715.
Line of Debbie Miller Cameron 1818 Lauri St. El Dorado, AR 71730
1. Deborah Louise Miller b. El Dorado Union Co. AR 11 Mar 1954 m. 15 Aug 1970 James Vandy Cameron Sr. b. El Dorado, Union Co. AR 25 Oct 1950.
2. Julian Thomas Miller Jr. b. El Dorado, Union Co. AR 14 Jan 1929 m. Union Co. AR 8 Nov 1947. 3. Ella Louise Mitchell b. El Dorado, Union Co. AR 6 Jul 1928.
6. John Wilmar Mitchell b. El Dorado, Union Co. AR 20 Sep 1907 d. Norphlet, Union Co. AR m. Union Co. AR 4 Feb 1928 7. Leona Nisbit b. Texarkana, Miller Co. AR 21 Jun 1909.
14. Onlee Leon Nisbit b. Smith Co. TX 17 Oct 1875 d. Lindale, Smith Co. TX 9 Mar 1948 m. Smith Co. TX 8 Feb 1903 15. Emma Ella Terry b. AL 16 Jan 1880 d. 11 Jul 1913
30. George Washington Terry b. AL Dec 1850 d. TX m. ca 1874 31. Cynthia Ann Alabama Ratliff b. AL apr 1852 d. TX
Line of Robert M. Terry Editor of the Terry Family Historian
1. Robert "Mike" Terry b. Orange, Orange Co. CA 27 Sep 1946 m. (3) Enid, Garfield Co. OK 14 May 1982 Deborah (Glaser) Lester.
2. G. W. "Glen" Terry b. Henryetta, Okmulgee Co. OK 23 Oct 1923 m.Yuma, Yuma Co. AZ 3 Mar 1943. 3. Rebecca Isabel Cunningham b. Redlands, San Bernadino Co., CA 28 Dec 1926.
4. Frances Edward "Frank" Terry b. Macedonia?, Yell Co. AR 18 Sep 1895 d. Hinton, Caddo Co. OK 11 Apr 1958 m. Danville, Yell Co. AR 29 Mar 1914. 5. Ethel Modelle Bottoms b. Macedonia, Yell Co AR 10 Feb 1897 d. Weatherford, Custer Co. OK 24 May 1974.
8. George William Terry b. Pigeon Hill, Union Co. Ar 13 Aug 1866 d. Paris, Lamar Co. TX 22 Jul 1959 m. (1) Danville, Yell Co. AR 21 Jul 1889. 9. Francis E. Heffner b. GA 5 Apr 1871 d. Yell Co. AR?? 30 Sep 1895.
16. Hugh McClure Terry b. DeKalb Co. GA 1 Mar 1832 d. Blossom, Lamar Co. TX 2 Jan 1919 m.(1) El Dorado, Union Co. AR 6 Dec 1855. 17. Mary Bennett b. AL 3 Jun 1838 d. TX/AR 25 Oct 1875.
32. Green Berry Hill Terry b. Chester Dist. SC 8 Nov 1810 d. New London, Union Co. AR 22 Mar 1848 m. SC/GA ca 1829/30. 33. Eleanor "Ellen" Gill b. Chester Dist. SC 20 Jan 1811 d. New London, Union Co. AR 5 Oct 1861.
64. Maj. Stephen Terry b. Chester Dist. SC 10 Aug 1788 d. Atlanta, Fulton Co. GA 15 Nov 1866 m. (1) Fairfield Dist. SC 4 Jul 1809 65. Elizabeth H. Hill b. SC ca 1790 d. DeKalb Co. GA 3 Dec 1838.
128. John W. Terry b. VA? 27 Apr 1752 d. Chesterville, Chester Dist. SC 12 Apr 1834 m. (2) VA or NC 21 Dec 1779 129. Priscilla Stokes b. VA? Nov 1763 d. Chester Dist. SC 1848/49.
356. Stephen Terry b. VA ca 1700 d. Craven Co. (now Chester) SC 19 Dec 1769 m. (2?) VA? ca 1751 357. Sarah ?? b.?? d. SC 4 May 1765
712. ??? Terry (I wish I had conclusive evidence here. I agree with Mrs. Bushnell that we may have to look in NC for VA connections. Early Virginia Records are scarce and inconclusive!)
Line of Ruby E. Hartelt Box 44, Roswell NM 88201
1. Ruby Evelyn Cantrell Hartelt b. Barstow, Ward Co. TX 29 Dec 1921 m. (1) 3 May 1946 Thomas Allison Peacock div. 30 Apr 1956 m.(2) Alamogordo NM 29 Feb 1968 August Ernst Hartelt.
2. Claude Emanuel Cantrell b. ?? d. ?? m. Pecos, Reeves Co. TX 11 Feb 1917 3. Mary Agnes Basham b. Morgan Co. AL 19 Aug 1899 d. El Paso,
El Paso Co. TX 12 Jan 1976.
6. James William Ellen? Basham b.?? d.?? m. 21 Dec 1884 7. Annie Pauline Terry b. Ladonia, Fannin Co. TX 15 aug 1868 d. Carlsbad, Eddy Co., NM 17 Jan 1934.
14. Jasper Newton Terry b. Jersey Co. IL 20 Sep 1834 d.Mineral Wells, TX 16 Nov 1908 m. Fannin Co. TX 2 Oct 1862 15. Mary Ann "Molly" James b. ?? d.??
28. Ansolem L. Terry b. VA 25 May 1800 d. Fannin Co. TX 12 Jul 1877 m. ?? 29. Rebecca Waggoner b.?? d.??
56. Jasper Terry b.?? d.?? m. Montgomery Co. VA 1 Aug 1797 57. Sarah Fuller b.?? d.??
112. Eliah Terry b.?? d.?? 113. Mary Loyd b.?? d.??
The following information was also among my mother's papers:
"Origins".The Terry family, as well as the Waggoners, origi- nated in Virginia. The Terry brother's parents were Jasper and Sarah Fuller Terry who were married in 1797 in Montgomery County, Virginia. This Jasper Terry's parents were Eliah and Mary Loyd Terry. Eiliah fought in the American Revolution. The Fuller family came from New York to Virginia. Sarah Fuller was born in New York. Ansolem Terry and Rebecca Waggoner were both born in Virginia. The Jasper Terry family moved to Kentucky where several of the children were born. Then they moved to Illinois."
Brothers who came to Texas
Ansolem L. Terry ) From Illinois to Texas 1842 Rebecca Waggoner Terry )
Robert Norman Terry ) From Illinois to Texas 1855 Telitha Bethel Terry )
James F. Terry ) From Illinois to Texas 1842 Katherine (Kit) Boiles Terry )
Andrew B. Terry )From Illinois to Texas ca 1850 Margaret "Peggy Waggoner Terry )
Jasper Newton Terry came to Texas but returned to Illinois to live. Note: This is a partial list of the Terry brothers who came to Texas from Illinois before the Civil War. There was a sixth brother, name unknown. Also, one sone of Robert Norman Terry, Cyrus Terry, married Virginia Waggoner. Virginia was a niece of Rebecca (wife of Ansolem Terry) and Margaret (wife of Andrew B. Terry). Virginia's father is David Waggoner; so all I know is
that David, Rebecca and Margaret are siblings--I don't know their parent's names. Any help appreciated.
Line of Allie Wilson Oldham Star Rt 3, Box 58-A-5 Pagosa Springs CO 81147
1. Allie Annie Bell Wilson b. Portales, Roosevelt Co. NM 31 Oct 1939 2. Fredie Murt "Bud" Wilson b. Snyder, Scurry Co. TX 17 Aug 1908.
4. John William Wilson b. Williamson Co. TX 30 Nov 1886 d. Portales Roosevelt Co. NM 21 Jun 1971. 5. Annie Mae Wilson b. Big Springs, Howard Co. TX 15 Aug 1886 d. Tatum, Lea Co. NM 7 Jul 1958.
8. James Jefferson Davis (Dave) Wilson b. AR 9 Mar 1859 d. Belton, Bell Co. TX 9. Sarrah Clementine "Sallie" Stephens b. TX 5 Jan 1863 d. Snyder, Scurry Co., TX 24 Feb 1943
10. William Henry Wilson b. McCulloch Co. TX 31 Jul 1862 d. Caprock, Lea Co., NM 30 Jun 1932 bur Tatum, Lea Co. NM. 11. Sarah Jane Terry b. Anderson Co. TX 26 Aug 1847 d. Caprock Lea Co. NM 23 May 1931 bur Tatum cemetery.
22. Jesse Terry b. TN ca 1800 d. TX 23. Elizabeth Lindsey b. TN 1807-1809 TN d. TX
44. Moses Terry b. 1770-1780 ?? d. aft 1830 Franklin Co. AL (assumed need more proof). 45. Elizabeth Cowan b. 1780-1790 d. ?? bel to be m. 2.
88. ??? Terry 89. ??? ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// FAMILY REUNION PLANNED
A Terry family reunion for the Grover Milton Terry family will be held in Warden, Washington by Harold Ray Terry, Box 517, Warden, Washington 98857, in August 1983, probably August 27,28,29. See family sheet enclosed. Also find my own family sheet--mother Cora Ova Terry, m. John Calvin Thompson. Grover Milton Terry and Cora Ova Terry were brothers and sisters. /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Line of Paul T. Thompson 6116 Herndon Place Stockton CA 95209
Cora Ova (Terry) 1879 m. John Calvin Thompson, Sherman TX
Elijah Washington Terry 1855/Elizabeth Jane Maddox 1859 TN, TX, OK
Vincent Terry 1824/Sarah Dowell 1829 TN (Jackson & Putnam Co's)
Curtis Terry 1803/Elizabeth Kuykendall 1805 NC, Overton Co. TN
James Terry/ Mary Gooch, Granville Co. NC and Jackson Co. TN
Rowland Terry of VA and Granville Co. NC
Stephen Terry of Hanover Co. VA and St Martin's Parish (Editor's Note: I also believe this is Stephen d. 1769 Craven Co. SC.)
1762- Stephen Terry, Hanover Co. VA deeded 400 acres to sons James and Rowland Terry, in Granville Co. NC (Mr. Thompson has a copy of this deed.)
1736- Stephen Terry, named executor of the estate of Thomas Terry, Caroline Co. VA. Mr. Thompson and myself plus many other would like to know if these are the same Terry's?
Passenger & Immigration lists Index, Filby & Meyer, Vol. 2, lists Thomas Terry a immigrating from England to Virginia, age 25, 1635. Is this the Thomas Terry who will is dated 1736 above?
Information on Hanover, Caroline, King William Counties of Vir- ginia, which overlap due to dates of formation, have been hard to get. I have corresponded with Ame D. Crute, Registrar of King William County Historical Society (VA) who advises that a set of books is available by Dr. Malcolm Harris, "Old New Kent County History" which has information on the Terry families. The cost is $30.00 plus $2.50 postage & handling. Are you familiar? ---In this case a large map is available showing old homes and planta- tions of early families, @ 2.50 postage and handling. (This information from Paul T. Thompson.)
Line of Ethiel B. Johnson 15834 Drysdale St. Southgate MI 48195
1. Ethiel Bernice Terry b. Hamtramck, Wayne Co. MI 19 Jun 1950 m. 3 Feb 1973 Edward Melvin Johnson b. Detroit, Wayne Co MI 13 Jul 1940.
2. Herbert Terry b. River Rouge, Wayne Co. MI 21 Jun 1929 m. 3. Oma Bartlett b. Taffy, Ohio Co. KY 6 Sep 1932
4. Lonnie Thomas Terry b. Huron, Lawrence Co. IN 5 Apr 1900 d. Standish Arenac Co. MI 3 Dec 1963 m. Lepanto, Poinsett Co. AR 4 May 1920 5. Eithel Dick b.Olmstead, Pulaski Co. IL 22 Nov 1900 d. Wayne, Wayne Co. MI 11 Feb 1974.
8. Elias Albert Terry b. Martin Co. IN 28 Nov 1865 d. Trumann, Poinsett Co. AR 17 Jun 1931 bur small country cem unk? m. Lawrence Co. IN 24 Nov 1888 9. Sarah Jane Smith b. Lawrence Co. IN Jun 1869 d. Parkin, Cross Co. AR 11 Sep 1915
10. John Wylie Terry b. VA 26 Jun 1842 d. Huron, Lawrence Co. IN 14 Oct 1911 m. Martin Co. IN 31 Jan 1864 11. Martha Ann Fletcher b. IN 18 Mar 1846 d. Huron, Lawrence Co. IN 14 Feb 1923.
Note:Mrs. Johnson believes her Terry's are related in some way to Henry Thomas Terry 1818-1903 and James R. Terry 1799-1889 but cannot prove connection.
Line of Bess Rickman Mitchell 2403 Inca Lane New Brighton MN 55112
1. Genevieve Bess Rickman b. Maryville MO 30 Oct 1933 m. 18 Jun 1955 Harold Thomas Mitchell Jr. b. Louisville KY 20 Apr 1932
2. Clement Walton Rickman b. St. Clair Co. MO 17 Mar 1906 m.(1) 12 Jan 1929 3. Genevieve Walton Todd b. Maryville MO 16 Jul 1906 d. Johnson Co. MO 3 Oct 1961.
4. Walter Willis Rickman b. St. Clair Co. MO 11 Jan 1882 d. St. Joseph MO 21 Jul 1957 m. 2 Apr 1905 5. Stella Ellena Reasoner b. St. Clair Co. MO 15 Mar 1877 d. St. Joseph MO 30 Oct 1953
8. James Marcus Rickman b. St. Clair MO 20 Jan 1848 d. St. Clair Co. MO 17 Jul 1909 m. 24 Dec 1879 9. Ellen Allas Walton b. St. Clair Co. MO 19 Sep 1856 d. St. Joseph MO 10 Nov 1925 bur. Oyer, MO.
16. Joshua Rickman b. 9 Aug 180l d. St. Clair MO 28 Apr 1879 m. Sumner Co. TN 17. Mary Barnett Terry b. 4 Nov 1819 d. Nov 1893.
Line of Carol Elizabeth Dickinson Box 110872 South Station, Anchorage AK 99511-0872
1. Carol Elizabeth Schwaderer Dickinson b. Caro MI 15 Jan 1948 m. 30 Aug 1969
2. George Cornell Schwaderer b. Saginaw MI 19 Aug 1923 m. 27 Jan 1947 3. Geraldine Anna Montague b. Caro MI 27 Oct 1927
6. Clarence H. Montague b. Almer MI 23 Dec 1887 d. Caro MI 8 Aug 1971 m. 5 Mar 1914 7. Parnell Bell Terry b. Fairgrove Mi 30 May 1891 d. Caro MI 4 Sep 1979.
14. Elias Samuel Terry b. Fairgrove MI 14 Jul1862 d. Caro MI 18 Jul 1931 m. 5 Apr 1883/4 15. Mary Lydelia (Delia) Heath b. Fairgrove MI 22 Sep 1862 d. Sep 1916.
28. Samual Terry b.?? d.?? 29. Austa Allen
Line of Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Sedenquist 12010 Greenleaf Dr. Huntsville AL 35803
1. Mary Wann Terry Sedenquist b. 10 Sep 1942 m. (1) 8 Aug 1961 Dan Stanford div Aug 1964 m. 2 May 1966 Fred Sedenquist.
2. Wann Terry b. 26 May 1915 m. Lawrence Co. AL Oct 1935 3. Alma Roberts b. 9 Nov 1915
4. John Q. Terry b. 8 Jun 1883 d. Lawrence Co. AL 28 Nov 1973 Lawrence Co. AL m. 16 Dec 1901 5. Tiller Owen b. ?? d.??
8. Elias Terry b. 22 Sep 1861 d. Lawrence Co. AL 6 Mar 1918 m. Lawrence Co. AL 15 Jan 1879 9. Molly Linton b. Jan 1865 d. 1935.
16. George W. Terry b. 1834 d. 1904 m. Lawrence Co. AL 3 Aug 1854 (This is my g-g-grandather. He enlisted in Co. I 16th AL Infantry on Jul 1861. Dishcarged Apr 1865. His pension application approved My 29, 1901.) 17. Matilda Rogers b. 1835 d.??
32. William Terry b. 1806 d. 1853/4 m. ?? 33. Nancy ?? b. TN 1812
64. ??? Terry b.?? d. ca 1830 65. Nancy?? or Martha?? b. TN 1795.
Line of Barbara C. Griffey RD 1 Box 63 Harriman TN 37748
1. Barbara Ann Clark Griffey b. Jellico, Campbell Co. TN 01 Mar 1930 m. Richard Pollard Griffey
2. Terry Fritz Clark b. Jellico Campbell Co. TN d. Venice FL 13 Dec 1973 m. 29 May 1929 3. Myrtle Imogene Baird b. Jellico Campbell Co. TN 07 Mar 1910 d. Venice FL 19 May 1975.
4. Leondadus Clark(e) b. Kingston, Roane Co. TN 23 Jan 1872 d. Jellico Campbell Co. TN 23 Apr 1924 m. 26 Oct 1898 5. Rose E. Terry b. Kingston, Roane Co. TN d. Jellico, Campbell Co. TN 30 Dec 1930.
10. Jesse Terry b. 1822 d.?? m. 18 Apr 1869 11. Ellen (Irons) Fritts b. Roane Co. TN 13 Oct 1844 d. Knoxville, Knox Co. TN 17 Jul 1919.
20. Jessee Terry?? 21. Hannah Horton??
Line of Mrs. R. L. Coffman (Elizabeth Porterfield Coffman) 1326 Canary Lane, Seguin, TX 78155
1. Beula Maud Terry b. Tangipahoa Parish LA 14 Nov 1875 d. Austin TX 5 Feb 1961 m. New Orleans LA 31 Jan 1898 William Reeder Porterfield b. Hardin Co. TN 13 Jul 1870 d. Bryan TX 10 Oct 1947.
2. Thomas Marriner Terry b. St. Tammany Parish LA 24 Nov 1835 d. New Orleans LA 17 Aug 1895 bur Ponchatoula, LA m. 29 Apr 1866. 3. Mary Elizabeth Tucker b. Ponchatoula LA 18 Aug 1843 d. Ponchatoula LA Oct 1879.
4. John Orrin Terry b. Southold Suffolk Co. NY 30 May 1807 d. New Orleans LA 23 Apr 1895 m. 26 Nov 1832 5. Fruza Ann Marriner b. New Bern NC 30/31 Jan 1815 d. St. Tammany Parish LA 13 Jul 1849.
8. Thomas Conklin Terry b. Southold NY 14 Jun 1781 d. St. Tammany Parish LA 27 Aug 1853 m. 24 Dec 1803 9. Betsy Dimon b. Mattituck, LI, NY 12 Aug 1783 d. St. Tammany Parish LA 14 Sep 1853.
16. John Cleves Terry b. Suffolk Co. NY 8 Feb 1744 d. 6 Sep 1823 m. Southold NY 24 Nov 1763 17. Temperance Conklin b. Southold Suffolk Co NY 1747 d. Southold Suffolk Co. NY Dec 1783.
32. William Terry b. Suffolk Co. NY ca 1715/16 d. Essex Co. NJ will proven 24 Jun 1802 m. 17 Sep 1741 33. Elizabeth Cleves (Cleaves) b. Suffolk Co. NY 1722/23 d. prob Suffolk Co. NY 1 Mar 1755.
64. Thomas Terry b. Suffolk Co. NY d. Suffolk Co. NY 17 Oct 1723 65. ??
128. Thomas Terry b. ?? d. Southold 24 Mar 1724 m.?? 129. Eliza ?? b.?? d.??
256. Thomas Terry b. England 1607 d. Will proved Jul 1672 m.?? 257. Marie ??
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010683 TE MCCAWLEY PHARIS SNAWDER LLOYD SNAWDER HAGAN Need any info on Joseph Terry Sr. born VA in 1777 m. to Mary Lloyd?, came to Jefferson Co. KY 1810. Thier children were: James W., Joseph, Sarah, Louia, Mahala, John, Elizabeth, Mary Ann, William. Joseph Jr. b. 24 Aug 1799 m. Sarah McCawley 1827. Thier son George Washington b 1845 m. America Snawder (father Peter). Will exchange. Barbara Terry Hagan 1514 Brentwood, Owensboro KY 42301.
020683 TERRY OWEN LINTON ROGERS SEDENQUIST Wann Terry (age 67), Ervin Terry (age 73), and W. L. "Son" Terry (age 79) are the only three remaining children of Johnny Q. Terry and Tiller Owen Terry. Johnny Q. was the son of Elias Terry b. 22 Sep 1861 d. 6 Mar 1918, and Molly Linton Terry b. 1865 d. 1935. Elias Terry was the son of George Terry b. 1834 d. 1901, and Matilda Rogers Terry b. 1835 d. ??. George was the son of William Terry b. 1806 d. 1853 and Nancy ?? b. 1812 in TN. William was the son of "Star" and Nancy?? Terry, probably from NC or SC via TN before moving to Lawrence Co. AL. Anyone with any info concerning this "Star" Terry, please contact Mrs. Fred Sedenquist, 12010 Greenleaf Dr. SE, Huntsville, AL 35803. She is the dau. of Wann Terry. Wann, Ervin & "Son" all live within a half mile of each other at Rt. 1 Hillsboro AL 35643 and would love to hear from other Terrys.
030683 TERRY WALL CRAWLEY Researching Mary Terry Wall b. 1830 d. 1921 m. 1848 to L. W. Wall. Lived in GA bur. Bronwood, GA. John Terry father of above Mary Terry lived in GA.--No other info. Carolyn S. Crawley, Rt. 6 Box 95 A, Aiken, SC 29801.
040683 TERRY My Terry connection is Edgefield SC and Miss. Mrs. Irene D. Walker 222 East Social Row Rd., Dayton, OH 45459.
050683 TERRY Researching James Lewis Terry 10 Aug 193l-4 Jan 1976 who was my husband. His father was Ervin Q. Terry and his father was Johnny Q. Terry. Mary Wann sent her family to you. Her father, Wann, is a brother to my father-in-law, Ervin. Faye Hendrix Terry, 1713 Dianne St. SW, Decatur AL 35601.
060683 CAVENDER ROBINSON STANDLEY TERRY Matilda, eldest surviving child of James M. and Frances Standley Cavender, m. 2 James M. Terry 26 Sep 1877. A son-- Walter Lafay- ette Terry b. 20 Jul 1878. Matilda was b. MS 26 May 1842 d. 24 Oct 1887. The family was in Pulaski Co. AR 1850; 1860 and later. Matilda m. (1) 14 Jul 1858 John L. Robinson b. 7 Jan 1826 d. 31 Mar 1875. I have nothing on Walter Terry but would be happy to know something of his family and will share Cavender info. Elbin H. Cavender, Rt 70, Box 182 Mountain View AR 72560.
070683 TERRY DANIELS TILMAN LINDSEY My Great Grandfather came to AL ca 1890. Chistopher Colombus
Terry b. 9 Aug 1849 m. Johseyphine Daniels and I have no date or Co. Children: Dora Elmina b. 31 Mar 1872 my Grandma; Harriett b. 2 Apr 1877; Mindy b. 8 Apr 1875; Fratis F. b. 15 Feb 1883; Alfred Frasure b. 13 Feb 1886 and Lov. All are deceased. Had half bro. James Tilman Terry b. SC. He served with Co. "B" 3rd Mich Calv. I believe they came from Hart Co. GA or Anderson Co. SC. Lorie Terry Lindsey Rt 6, Box 191, Hamilton Co. AL 35570.
080683 TERRY SANGER RAINVILLE I have learned a bit more about my grandmother's (Dicie Ann Terry) family. Her father was Morgan George Terry b. VA (age 46 in 1880 Cen.) Her mother was Eliza Sanger deceased by 1880. Bro. and sis in 1880 census: Mary (17), John W. (16), Thomas W. (14), George (13), Elizabeth J. (11), Dicie (8). Rita Rainville, 5012 Stevely, Lakewood CA 90713.
090683 TERRY CHILDERS WENZELL WENDELL PLASS Seeking proof of death of Martin Delona Terry, son of Green C. and Elizabeth Childers Terry. Martin died ?? Nov 1880 in Crocker, Pulaskie Co. MO. Wife, Marth Susan Wenzell?? Wendell??, married 30 May 1874 in possibly Lanes Parrie MO. Would like proof of marriage. Virginia Plass, Rt. 1, box 201, Tulelake, CA 96134
100683 TERRY MCGILL YARBROUGH I am looking for parents of Nathaniel Green Terry b. 4 Sep 1841 m. Sarah Jane McGill 12 Sep 1865 d. 15 Oct 1933 in Bedford Co. TN. Tradition has brothers: Frank B., Syme, Jimmy, Willie and sisters: Mary "Mollie" and Lucy. Ann Yarbrough, 229 Willow Bend, Huntsville, TX 77340. Tele: 713-295-3434.
110683 TERRY SCOTT MURPHY ROYAL BOWE RIGGS IRBY Need parents, birth, death and marriage dates for Benjamin Terry (Will proven 28 Sep 1771 Pittsylvania Co. VA) wife Elizabeth Irby, and daughter, Keziah Terry. Keziah was mar 1st to James Scott, where? when? He died in 1757, was he killed by Indians? They had children John (m. Chloe Riggs), Sarah (b. 1755, m. Zadoc Riggs) and possibly Benjamin Scott. Keziah m. 2nd Richard Murphy, when? Moved to Surry Co. NC. I have little information on these families and quite a lot on the Riggs. Will be glad to exchange.Recently received Terry info from the VA-NC Piedmont Gen. Soc. in Danville, VA and they included your name and ad- dress. My Terry line begins with Keziah Terry, dau. of Benjamin Sr. and Elizabeth Irby of Halifax and Pittsylvania Co.'s VA. Keziah was first married to James Scott who died about 1757 and I descend from this line. Her 2nd marriage was to Richard Murphy and they migrated to Surrey Co., NC and I believe probably died there. I do not know too much about the Terrys other than re- search that was done about 15 years ago....It seems at that at the time we were trying to prove that the parents of Benjamin Terry Sr. were James and Diana (Royal) Terry. I am also trying to determine if Nathaniel Terry who was so prominent was the son or brother of Benjamin Terry Sr. Mrs. Lawrence G. Bowe, 7849 S.E. Johnson Creek Blvd. Portland, OR 97206.
(NOTE: Several of the questions posed by Mrs. Bowe are important to me also. I have seen all of this in print concerning Nathaniel the Indian fighter etc., etc. and the Terry-Royal connection. I believe that Benjamin Terry m. Elizabeth Irby had a son named Nathaniel Terry. However, I have also seen it noted that this same Benjamin had a brother named Nathaniel. However, there are no Nathaniels the same age group with this Benjamin (I) that I have found. Would like some feed-back. THE EDITOR
120683 TERRY RITCHIE FLETCHER JOHNSON James R. Terry b. 1799 VA d. 1889 in Martin Co. IN m. Stasha Ritchie?? b. 1801 d. 1871 in Martin Co. IN. Children: Henry Thomas b. 1818 VA; Joseph P. b. 1820 VA; Wilson W. b. 1826 VA; Wyatt Jackson b. 1833 VA; Elkanah Floyd b. 1838 VA; Minerva Adams b. 1844 KY. Others?? Family migrated into KY by early 1840's. Into Martin/Lawrence/Orange Co's IN by 1870. Does anyone know how John Wylie Terry b. 1842 VA fits into this family? Said to be close kin. John W. Terry m. Martha Fletcher 1864 Martin Co. IN. Lived Huron, Lawrence Co., Indiana from 1870 on. Need help on these families. Ethiel B. Johnson, 15834 Drysdale. Southgate MI 48195.
130683 CORRECTION CORRECTION CORRECTION CORRECTION CORRECTION In re-reading the Sep 82 issue of the TFH page 70 I noted a reference to the descendants of George Washington. It should be noted that President Washington had no children. (I may have given that impression but the Terry family mentioned have fore- bears in common with Geo. Washington. EDITOR.)
TERRY SEIGLER OAKES I have a question for the readers of the TFH. What is the origin of the name "Green" which I see so much of in the Terry records? I have a Joseph Green Terry (my great grandfather) b. 18 Feb 1837 Patrick Co. VA, and have often wondered if he was named for Berryman Green who married Nancy Terry 6 Nov 1789 in Halifax Co. VA. Any help would be appreciated. Would also like to exchange info on the twins Joseph and Thomas Terry b. 27 Jul 1761 Chester- field Co. VA and their brothers Benjamin, John, Stephen, William and James and sister Sarah m. John Oakes b. in Buckingham Co. VA. These were the children of John Terry of Chesterfield and Buck- ingham Co.'s VA. I don't know who John's wife was. Vera B. Seig- ler 2955 Fairlee Dr., Fairfax. VA 22031.
140683 TERRY CLEVES CLEAVES GARDINER HAVENS COFFMAN Who was mother of William Terry (Thomas, Thomas, Thomas,) of Southold, Suffolk Co. NY, died 1802 Essex Co. NJ; married Eliza- beth Cleves?? Cleaves?? 17 Oct 1723. Children were: John Cleves, Thomas, Elizabeth, Ruth, and Mary. Some say Mary Gardiner but not proven. Was she a Havens? Mrs. R. L. Coffman, 1326 Canary Lane, Sequin, TX 78155.
150683 WILHITE TERRY LEONARD Need to now the parents of George Terry who was born OH married Hocking Co. OH Pattie Ann "Martha" Leonard. Children: Polly, Lydia, Robert moved to Daviess Co. MO. Rhonda Wilhite 1131 South Pope, Independence MO 64050.
160683 RITCHIE TERRY MARTIN MONTGOMERY I am a descendant of James R. Terry and Stasha Ritchie and have lots of data on the Terry line. Have not been able to trace the Terrys any farther back than Jams R. (1799-1889). I have exchang- ed much info with Mrs. Inez Martin of CA. Pauline T. Montgomery Rt 2, Box 14, Shoals IN 47581.
170683 CORRECTION CORRECTION CORRECTION CORRECTION W. A. Terry of Box 376 Henderson NC 27536 noted that I have been spelling Miss Catharine Bass's first name wrong. I stand correc- ted.
180683 TERRY HUGHES BARNETT MITCHELL ABBOT I am researching James Spark Farley Terry m. Elizabeth Abbot Hughes b. VA ca 1795??. My great-great grandmother was their daughter Mary Barnett Terry. Genevieve Bess Mitchell 2403 Inca Lane, New Brighton, MN 55112.
190683 TERRY STODDARD STODDER VANCE Need info on my Great grandfather James Y. Terry who m. his 1st cousin Mary Ann Stodder??. Also grandfather John C. Terry and my father Edgar A. Terry. My great-great grandfather was also James Y. Terry and he was m. to Sophia Mary Stoddard. Any help on earlier descendants would be welcome. Helen M. (Terry) Vance, 2395 Newhall St., San Jose, CA 95128.
200683 TERRY GUSTIN, STITES, MARDIS, CLARK DICKINSON No Terry line in the South but did get as far as KY and possibly VA enroute from somewhere in the East, possibly Long Island and New Jersey. Will help on these lines. Mrs. Fred Dickinson, Box 37 Glen Arbor, MI 49636
210683 TERRY WALSER LANDERS I have just completed your December, 1982 issue of the TFH....I am truly expecting help from your excellent publication. My wife's line is St. Clair Co. MO-- Thomas Terry and his wife Mary Jane Walser. Paul M. Landers, 18611 East Truman Road, Indepen- dence MO 74056.
220683 TERRY COWAN LINDSEY KELLY OLDHAM My Jesse Terry is the only Terry found in the First Census of Texas. And are found on the 1850 Census of Anderson Co., TX. But from there on they are very hard to locate. Is Sarah Terry, widow, and Moses Terry both found on the 1796 Tax lists of Carter Co. TN the same ones later found in Franklin Co. AL about 1830s? Who was husband of Sarah Terry? Moses Terry was married (probably 2nd wife) to Elizabeth Cowan, 29 Jul 1824, Lawrence Co. TN, bondsman wa Elliot Lindsey. His son Jesse Terry was married 21 Apr 1825 to Elizabeth Lindsey in Lawrence Co. TN, bondsman was James Kelly. I have assumed from census records that Sarah is the
mother of Moses and that Moses and the first wife are parents of my Jesse Terry, need more proof. Allie Wilson Oldham, Star Rt. 3, Box 58-A-5, Pagosa Springs CO 81147.
230683 TERRY CARR In the book Notes of Terry Families by Stephen Terry there is a chapter "Terrys Unclassified". Has there ever been a work done since this book was published to tie in these Terrys? Is there a more recent Terry Genealogy since this one published in 1887? (Note: You bettcha!!!!--And we are working on it!!!! Editor.) Eileen E. Carr, RFD #1, Route 109 A, Wolfeboro, NH 03894.
240683 TERRY SLEDGE FREEMAN WHITTLESEY I am not sure about my Terry line. Let me explain. My maiden name is Sledge. My g-g-g grandfather was Lemuel/Limuel Sledge. He was married twice. First wife was Abigail Huld/Hulda Terry. Second wife was Nancy Jane Freeman. A woman tracing the Sledge family sent me information stating that Nancy Jane Freeman was Lemuel's first wife and that was my line. This summer I was able to get a copy of the 1890 census and it stated tht Nancy was Lemuel's wife and was six years younger than Eldredge Sledge, my g-g-grandfa- ther (Lemuel's son). Therefore Abigail Terry must be my g-g-g- grandmother. What little information I have on Abigail is that she was part Indian; she might have been b. in VA or TN, as Lemuel was born about 1800 in VA and Eldredge was born in 1822 in TN? and some children were burned to death in a fire. Maybe she died at the same time? Any help would be appreciated as CT libra- ries do not carry many southern records. My father Orien Sledge was born and raised in Mississippi, so my interet does indeed lie with the southern Terry family. Marilyn S. Whittlesey 70 Iron Works Hill Road, Brookfield, CT 06804.
250683 TERRY HOLMAN HAMPTON BROWN KELLEY I am the dau of Leslie Terry Holman and Wade Hampton Holman. My mother, b. 11 Aug 1884 was the dau of John William Terry (1845- 1926 and Mary Jane Elizabeth Brown Terry (1850-1935). My grandfa- ther, J. W. Terry became a minister (Methodist) about the age of 50. He had 8 girls and one son (Thomas Edward Terry). Do not know where J. W. Terry was born but he resided in NW Louisiana around Vivian and Rodessa N. of Shreveport near where TX, AR, LA con- nect. My grandad was in the Civil War ....He is buried here at Mt. Nebo Cemetery near Downsville, LA. He had brothers Jim and Rob that died in NW LA. My Grandad was postmaster at a small AR town which he named late 1800s.--Era Arkansas. I think there are no signs of the little place now. Any help would be appreciated on this family. Mrs. Florence Kelley, Rt. 2 Box 224, Downsville LA 71234.
260683 TERRY All I have to start with was my husband's Grandfather was James Terry, born in MS moved as an infant to Texas and lived and died there. (Please send more info, Editor) Mrs. Richard Terry Rt 1, Box 85 D, Bay St. Louis MS 39520.
270683 TERRIER SICARD GURNEY According to a column in the New Orleans newspaper, you have a publication entitled "The Terry Family Historian". I am curious to know if this includes the Terrier family (probably Hugenots) which were in NY in the later quarter of the 1600s. I am descen- ded from Anne Terrier who married Jacques Sicard (b. 1675). I have not been able to find anything concerning this family and wonder if the name could have been changed to Terry at some time. Frank W. Gurney Rt 1, 2925 Farmsite Road, Violet, LA 70092.
280683 TERRY ROBERTS Just read about the TFH in a gen. column in the New Orleans Times-Picayune yeterday....I am not a Terry descendant, but my first cousin is, and I am trying to help with her line which we have back through a certain John Terry, who appeared from Virgin- ia in the Natchez District (MS) in 1775, and applied for a Bri- tish land patent at that time. He named one son Stephen, and he certainly must be connected with the Terrys of Virginia who were also using the name Stephen. Owen Roberts, Box 677, Brookhaven MS 39601
290683 TERRY MERKINS MURKINS EDDLEMAN I am a descendant of David Terry b. Bucks Co. PA 15 Oct 1817 son of Thomas Terry b. 17 Jul 1789 also in Bucks Co. Bensalom Twp. and married to a Mary Ann Merkins or Murkins in 1815. Do you have any info on this branch of Terrys? Mrs. J. C. Eddleman 5146 Carita St. Long Beach CA 90808.
300683 TERRY BRANSON Researching Rebecca Terry m. 1674 Flushing, LI, NY res. NJ. Dr. Dorothy Branson 797 S. James Road Apt 14 Columbus OH 43227.
310683 TERRY RATLIFF CAMERON George Washington Terry b. poss Perry Co. AL 20 Dec 1850 d. 4 May 1916 Smith Co. TX mar Cynthnia Ann Alabama Ratliff b AL 29 Apr 1852 d. 16 Feb 1915 Smith Co. TX. Need info on parents, brothers, sisters and other family. Debbie Miller Cameron 1818 Lauri, El Dorado AR 71730
320683 TERRY BEDELL HUSTED My connection with the TERRY family is thru my maternal grandmother, Lydia Ora Terry the second dau of Benjamin Franklin Terry and Susan Ann Janette Bedell. My Terry's came from Zanesville OH. Susan L. Husted, % ARAMCO Box 5868, Dhahran, Saudia Arabia. (Note: We are now INTERNATIONAL!!!!!!!)
330683 TERRY MEIER Samuel Terry 1632-1730/1; Samuel Terry 1661-1730; Benjamin Terry 1698-1795; Shadrack Terry 1741-1799; Shadrack Terry 1772- 1832; Alvaha Shadrack Terry 1825-1907; Frank Granger Terry 1853- 1933; Ada Lena Terry 1886-1972. J. Gordon Meier 915 Gallery Court, San Diego CA 92114.
340683 TERRY Researching James Terry m. 1792 Granville Co.NC/William Terry d. Caswell Co. NC 1809/ William Terry m. 1793 Granville Co. NC/ James Terry d ca 1828 Jackson Co. TN and all Granville Co. NC Terrys. Jay Terry 224 Woodland, Orem UT 84057.
350683 TERRY Earnest Terry of 5010 37th Ave Meridian MS 39301 has a large collection of Terry Family Sheets. He has been very good to help several members find their "missing links". If you are stuck please contact him. He has helped several members. THANK YOU EARNEST!!!
360683 TERRY THOMPSON My Grandfather was William Terry who was the last Commander of the "Stonewall Brigade". He was baptized William Robinson but due to the confusion between him and Gen. William Richard Terry, also from Virginia, he dropped the "R" in his name. The "Generals in Gray" by Ezra J. Warner has a write up on William Richard Terry. Mrs. Mary Terry Thompson sent an article entitled "GENERAL WIL- LIAM TERRY 1824-1888 by James S. Presgraves in response to my call for info in the Confederate Veteran. Mrs. O'Ferral Thompson 118 E. Clay Street Box 907 Whiteville NC 28472. Will try and print in a later edition.
370683 TERRY JONES BROWN ROBERTS WHITTINGTON KIRKLAND PARKER Seeking parents Aaron Jones b. 23 Oct 1812 Abbeville Dist SC m. 1 to Elizabeth Jones, said to be no relation, dtr of Rev. Robert Frazier Jones and Sarah Roberts. Elizabeth b. 17 Feb 1815 Atlan- ta GA m. 5 Dec 1833, Atlanta GA d 9 Jun 1835, 1 mo. after child- birth of son Daniel Frazier Jones. Aaron Jones m. 2nd to Harriet Terry b. 13 Aug 1840 Atlanta GA d. 4 Feb 1888 Meridian MS. Harriet Elizabeth Terry b. 14 Mar 1818 Atlanta GA dtr of Maj. Steven Terry and she died 9 Dec 1890 Meridian MS. Will exchange with all who answer. Have other Terry info other lines. Also looking for parents of Sarah Elizabeth Whittington 1857-1931. Her mother was Katherine Kelly Whittington. She lived with Grand- mother Jones in Meridian MS and d. in 1931. She had a son John Kirkland. Jane Parker Brown Rt 1, Box 32, Genoa IL 60135.(Also see editor's line this edition.)
THIS AND THAT: Terry Miscellaneous
Enclosed is a copy of a letter to my Grandfather Lonnie Thomas Terry from his Mother. I found the letter in the attic of my Grandparents home 10 years after my Grandfather's death and several months after my Grandmother's death. I was looking for something else, but located a small blue box that contained this letter, an ancient pair of "spectacles" very mall and delicate, and a pair of very tiny high top black baby boots. And a hair comb which had broken into many pieces....My Grandfather died when I was 13 years old, and I hadn't thought to ask him anything about the family before that. I feel that this letter is a gem of the Terry family history and would like to see it published so that it will be preserved. Ethiel Bernice Johnson 15834 Drysdale, Southgate MI 48195.
Below is the text of a letter to Lonnie Thomas Terry from his mother, Sarah Jane (Smith) Terry. She was the daughter of William and Nancy (Bohord) Smith, born June 1869 in Lawrence Co. Indiana. She was the wife of Elias Albert Terry, son of John Wylie and Martha Ann (Fletcher) Terry. Sarah Jane Terry died 11 September 1915 in Parkin, Cross Co., Arkansas.
Dear Son as I am (w)riting to ....I want to (w)rite you to and let you (k)no(w) that I haven't forgot you yet and I want you to take my advice and not ride them old trains and if you don't you will get killed. You don't (k)no(w) the danger they are are you would keep of(f) of them. We would like to see you ofel (awful) Well the boys talk about you all the. We sent your cloth(e)s to Washington and a letter but you diden (didn't) (w)rite whether you got them or not. Now Lonnie I want you to be honest and a good boy till we meet again and I hope that won't be long. Thir (there) are lots of pretty girls out here. They have a time with Walter. Little spinle (?) Walter has a time out here. He is as sportie as you please Lonnie. Be a good boy and keep off of trains and out of other trouble and you will be all rite (right). Now take my word and (w)rite to me. Good by from your Mother and family so answer it one (son?) and let me here (hear) whether you got your clothes are (or) not. (This was written at the bottom of the letter--Editor)
Births Vernie Terry was born Sept. 20, 1889 Roy Terry was born March 5, 1891 Maudie Terry was born feb.8, 1894 Flossie Terry was born Jan. 6, 1896 Cora Terry was born Jan. 6., 1898 Lonnie Terry was born April 5, 1900 Walter Terry was born Feb. 10, 1901 Evert Terry was born Dec. 15, 1903 Claud Terry was born April 10, 1906 Victorine Terry was born April 19, 1909 (b. Poinsett Co. AR)
Note: All the children except Victorine Terry were born in Huron, Lawrence County, Indiana. The family moved to Arkansas during 1906.-- Mrs. Johnson also sent quite a bit on Lawrence County Terrys and I will try and publish more on this county later. Editor. =================================================================
THE TERRY FAMILY OF ST. TAMMANY AND TANGIAPAHOA PARISHES, LA. from Mrs. R. L. Coffman 1326 Canary Lane, Seguin TX 78155
The Terry family of St. Tammany and Tangiapahoa Parishes, Louisiana, trace their ancestry back to Thomas Terry, who with two brothers, Richard and Robert, came from England in 1635 on the ship "James" to New England. They stayed in Massachusetts a few years but few records can be found on them until they settled in Southold, Suffolk County, Long Island, NY. Richard was the first of the brothers to come to Southold, which was about 1650/55, and Thomas followed a few years later. Nothing more is known of Robert. Thomas and Richard Terry each reared large families and lived the remainder of their lives in areas around Southold and left many descendants, many living in those vicini- ties today. Seven generations of our Terrys lived in Suffolk Co. Long Island. Thomas Conklin Terry and his wife, Elizabeth Dimon Terry, were the first of our Terrys to come to Louisiana. They, along with their children, left Southold about 1819 and travelled to Ohio where they lived about twelve years. They are found on the Richmond County, Ohio, census for 1820 and 1830. By 1832 we find them in St. Tammany Parish, LA. It is said they travelled down the Mississippi in their own flat boat, carrying a boat load of flour which they sold to other settlers in the St. Tammany area. They soon settled in Pine Grove, St. Tammany Parish, where Thomas C. Terry and his son John Orrin, engaged in farming and timber cutting. The timber cutting grew into a thriving lumber business which continued until the Civil War. Thomas C. Terry and his wife, Betsy, had nine children, although only five were living to make the move to Louisiana. Their children were: Emily Ann, John Orrin, Thomas Lodiwick, Theodore Hackstaff, and Elizabeth Dimon (Betsey). Thomas Conklin Terry was appointed postmaster of St. Tammany Parish in 1836 and held that office until his death in 1853, although by then the parish was called Livingston. He died August 27, 1853, and his wife, Betsy, died two weeks later, both from yellow fever. John Orrin Terry, son of Thomas Conklin Terry and Betsy Terry, continued in the timber business and also had various businesses in New Orleans where he had considerable property, although he continued to live in St. Tammany Parish, (later that section was Livingston, then Tangipahoa) until after the Civil War. He married Fruza Ann Marriner Nov. 16, 1832, and six sons were born to them. They were Theodore, Thomas Marriner, Orrin Finley, Vetruvius, Jerome Tuthill, and Julius Dimon Terry. Four of these sons served in the Civil War. Vetruvius was killed in 1863 at the Battle of Winchester; Orrin Finley lived to be seventy-six years of age but suffered all his life from wounds received in the war; Thomas Marriner was captured at Fredericks- burg but was immediately exchanged and resumed fighting and was
subsequently promoted to the office of lieutenant-colonel. His wife, Fruza Ann, died in 1849, and in 1852, John Orrin Terry married Mary Jane Simpson Collins, a young widow. Six children were born to them: William Simpson, Elizabeth Dimon, Augustus Theodore, Mary Kate, John Whittaker, and Carrie Earle. In their latter years, John Orrin Terry and Mary Jane made their home with their son, William, in New Orleans. John Orrin Terry died April 23, 1895, in New Orleans, and is buried in Metairie Cemetery. Thomas Marriner Terry, son of John Orrin Terry and Fruza Ann Marriner Terry, was born Nov. 24, 1835, in St. TAmmany Parish. He married Mary Elizabeth Tucker, daughter of Zelotes Tucker and Nancy Wells Tucker. Five children were born to them: Orrin Fin- ley, Fruza Marriner, Clifford Penn, Beula Maud, and Julius Jerome. Mary Elizabeth Tucker Terry died in 1879, and in 1881, Thomas Terry married Elinor Florence Tucker, daughter of Nathaniel Warren Tucker and Nancy Marchbank, and who was a cousin of his first wife. Thomas M. Terry was in the timber business with his father, and also served as mayor of Ponchatoula for a number of years. Children by his second marriage were: Elinor Florence, Bertie Errol, Thomas Marriner, and Wessie Ione. Theodore Terry died young. Orrin Finley Terry married Alcina Davis. They lived in New Orleans. Jerome Terry moved to Beaumont where he taught school. Julius Dimon Terry married Elmira Nancy Gosselin. He was a farmer and a Methodist minister in Artesia, NM. He and his wife, Nancy, reared eight children. Thomas Conklin Terry and Betsy Dimon Terry of Southold, NY have many descendants living in all parts of the country.SOURCES: 1) Will of Thomas Terry, proved 1672; 2) Will of Thomas Terry, proved March 22, 1739/40; 3) Town of Southold, L.I. Index of 1698, by Charles B. Moore; 4) Southold Town Records, Vol. I, by J. Wickham Case; 5) Refugees of 1776 from Long Island to Conn., by Frederick Mather; 6) Mattituck Parish Records; 7) Salmon Records.
THOMAS M. TERRY Death of a Gallant Veteran of the Civil War
(From a clipping from the New Orleans Time Picayune--no date)
Thomas M. Terry, a veteran of the Civil War and a gentleman well known to a large part of the community, died of congestion of the lungs yesterday afternoon, August 19, 1895, at his resi- dence on Thalia and Baronne Streets. He was born on the 24th of November. 1835, and was conse- quently but 60 years of age. His early life was passed in St. Tammany Parish, in which Pine Grove, his native place is situ- ated. He engaged in farming mainly until the beginning of the Civil War, when he promptly enlisted. He was mustered in at Camp Moore by Lieutenant A.W. Pope, June 7, 1861, and soon after became captain of a company attached to the Seventh Regiment of Louisiana Volunteers. His first duty was to guard the baggage trains at Manassas and he occupied Camp Pickens for that purpose. He was subsequently stationed at Camp Winfall and Bienville, near the Battlefield of Bull Run. His regiment was then attached to General Early's division, and participated in all the campaigns
in which that prominent officer took part. Captain Terry was promoted to be Lieutenant Colonel on October 16, 1862, and served in a regiment commanded by Colonel Penn. He was subsequently detailed with General H.T. Hays to arrest fugitives from certain commands of the Army. In 1864, he was promoted to be Colonel, but in the tragic events that year, never received his commission, though exercising the functions of that office. After the war, he resumed farming in Tangipahoa and remained there till within the past ten years. Governor L.A. Wirtz appoin- ted him a Lieutenant Colonel of the militia and attached him to his staff in December 1876. In 1881 Governor McEnery appointed him mayor of the town of Ponchatoula, whither he had removed some time previously. This office he filled for some years. He then engaged in contracting, and not meeting with success, removed to the city. His recent life has been passed in retirement and his death occurred very unexpected. Mr. Terry was twice married, his wife surviving him. He leaves several children, among whom are Clifford Terry, an elec- trician, Mr. Julius Terry, Miss Beula Terry and Mrs. Malcolm Terry. The remains will be removed at 8:30 this morning to the Illinois Central Depot, and sent to Ponchatoula, where they will be interred.
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John W. Terry
John W. Terry, engaged in the real estate business in Socor- ro, is a native of Illinois, born in Jersey County, on the 12th of October, 1836, his parents being Jasper M. and Mary Ann (Waggoner) Terry. He supplemented his early educational privi- leges by study in Shurtleff College at Alton, Illinois, from which he graduated in 1861 with the degree of bachelor of arts. Later he became a student in Colgate University at Hamilton, New York, from which he won the Master of Arts degree in 1865, but in the meantime he had rendered active service to his country as a soldier in the Civil War, enlisting in August, 1862. He was largely instrumental in raising Company C of the One Hundred and Twenty-fourth Illinois Infantry, of which he became first lieute- nant. He was with Grant in Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi until after the capitulation of Vicksburg, having participated in the entire siege of the city, his brigade in the center of the line which took formal possession. Following his graduation from Shurtleff College, Mr. Terry was ordained to the Baptist ministry, and subsequent to the close of the war he continued his studies in the theological department of Colgate University. He engaged in preaching at Madison, Indi- ana, and at Centralia, Illinois, and for six months was associ- ated in church work with Professor William I. Knapp in Madrid, Spain. This was in 1871. In the meantime he had spent one year, 1869-70, in travel in Europe. In 1873 he went to Trinidad, Colo- rado, and having retired from active work of the ministry he
formed a partnership in the banking business with Colonel George R. Swallow. In the fall of 1879 he went to Kansas City, Missouri, where he conducted a real estate office, and in December, 1881, he came to Socorro. In the spring of 1882 he established a bank here, which he conducted for three and a half years, and has since given his attention to the real estate business and to dealing in live stock and alfalfa farms. He organized a large stock ranch in connection with the firm of Liggitt & Meyers, of St. Louis, Missouri, under the name of the Magdalena Land & Cattle Company, but after about a year, disposed of his inter- ests, in 1887. His attention is now given to real estate opera- tions. In 1874 Mr. Terry was married to Mary A. Bascom, a native of Rock Island, Illinois. Their children are : Paul J., agent for Wells-Fargo Express Company at Ciudad Juarez; John Bascom, a graduate of the University of California of the class of 1905, and now chemist for the Standard Oil Company at Point Richmond, and Helen, who is attending school in Painesville, Ohio. Mr. Terry has been prominent in community and territorial interests in New Mexico. He has served as county treasurer of Socorro County and a member of the city council of Socorro. He was a Lincoln Republican in earlier days, stanchly upholding the administration during the period of the Civil war, and he now entertains liberal political views, but has never been an active partisan. He has, however, served as chairman of the Republican county central committee and of the county executive committee. For one year he served as justice of the peace and has been president of the board of regents of the School of Mines of New Mexico. He was made a Mason in Trinidad, Colorado, but it not affiliated with the craft at the present time. (Source: New Mexico History, Vol. II, pub. 1907; pg. 616-617) Submitted by Mrs. Ruby Hartelt, P.O. Box 44, Roswell, NM 88201
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The following article was submitted by Mrs. Fred W. Sedenquist, 12010 Greenleaf Dr.,Huntsville, AL 35803. The article appeared in the Decatur (AL) Daily, ca 1976.
TERRYS THICKER THAN COTTON IN LAWRENCE COUNTY: Thousands of Terrys Claim Ties to Pioneer Ancestor and Sons by Russ Roberts DAILY Staff Writer.
The two party system flourishes in Lawrence County--there are the Democrats and the Terrys.
And if most of the Terrys are also Democrats, that is all right. The political party is less important than the last name.
Terrys populate Lawrence County thicker than cotton. Every- one in the county knows that because most of them are either Terrys themselves or are related to one.
But where did they all come from?
Records of the family's early history are scarce. Mrs. Pauline Terry, who knew probably more about the family history than any other Terry in recent history, died just a few months ago. Shortly before her death, her extensive collection of family records was destroyed when the Big Nance Creek flooded her home in Courtland.
That leaves telling the Terry tale in the hands of a Moulton barber, Tennis Terry, who says he is the great-great-grandson of John F. Terry, the first Terry to set foot in Lawrence County.
By combining information gathered from Mrs. Pauline Terry before her death and from Tennis Terry, a sometimes contradictory but always fascinating sketch emerges of how a widow brought her young sons to northern Alabama and laid the foundation of what was to become the institution in the country--the Terry clan.
The first American members of the Terry family came to America from Ireland, according to Mrs. Pauline Terry--Scotland says Tennis. They settled first in North Carolina.
One of these early Terrys, Mrs. Nancy Terry, gave birth to John F. Terry in 1805. Following his birth, she had at least three other children.
In the early part of the century, Mrs. Nancy Terry and her four sons came to what is now Lawrence County. Perhaps when the family left their home somewhere east the woman still had her husband, but no one really knows what happened to him. Perhaps there were other children in the family. But the trip through the wilderness was not easy. Possibly she had to bury her husband along the way.
Whether there were four or five brothers is uncertain. Before her death, Mrs. Pauline Terry counted five brothers--John F., William, George, Elijah and Star.No one actually knows what Star's real name was. His ancestors gave him the nickname because on Mrs. Terry's documents, every time there was a space for his signature, he drew a star.
Tennis Terry said he believes there were only four brothers. He names John F. and Joseph but has no record of the names of the others.
Tennis Terry said he has no idea what brought the first Terrys to the Missouri Territory, which this part of the country belonged to.
"It was mostly wooded so it would have been hard to farm." Tennis said. "They spent most of their hunting, fishing and fighting Indians. That's why today you'll find a lot of us hunt and fish. We got it from them."
The grave of John F. Terry can be found found at the Terry family cemetery on the grounds of the United Terry Club near Loosiers Community.
A. Guy Terry, Mrs. Pauline Terry's husband, organized the club in 1950 and served as the first club president.
The club is a dues paying group with as many as 1000 members paying dues of $5 annually. The only requirements for entrance is that you either be a Terry or married to one. The club grounds are on 37 scenic acres where the Terrys first settled.
Although some Terrys may say they are not related to another family of Terrys, Tennis Terry said that every Terry in the county is a descendent of one of the original five Terrys.
Is being a Terry a political asset?
Presently, members of the Terry family control a county commission seat, the sheriff's office, Hillsboro mayor and three Hillsboro city councilmen. But more important is the block of votes the family represents to persons outside the family.
"If a candidate gets half the Terry vote that's a good start. As long as he's a pretty good fellow, if he's a good Christian, then he can count on the Terry vote."
State and local politicians regularly attempt to woo Terry's at the annual Labor Day Terry club reunion.
Tennis Terry says he can usually tell a Terry by the way he looks, although he counts some 5,000 in the county.
"Take old Dale Terry from Texas for example. He didn't know there were any Terry's around here, but he found an old address that said Lawrence County, Alabama. He called the courthouse and asked if there were any other Terry's around. After he found out this is where most of us are, he decided to come see us."
"I was in here cutting hair one day when in walks this man. I'd never seen him before but here was something about him, I said, 'Mister, I don't know who you are but you're a Terry.' Sure enough it was Dale Terry."
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Submitted by Ethiel Bernice Johnson 15834 Drysdale, Southgate, Michigan 48195. From the Archives division, Indiana Commission on Public Records...We have the following John Terrys. None was born in Virginia and only one would be approximately the right age. (These men served in Indiana during the Civil War).
TERRY, John Pvt. Co. D. 51st Regt. Enrolled October 10, 1861 at Indianapolis age: 28 eyes: grey Hair: brown height: 5'7" complexion: dark nativity: Cincinnati, Ohio ocp'n: carpenter.
TERRY, John Substitute 28th U.S. Colored Troops enrolled Sept. 9, 1864 at Evansville age:19 eyes: black hair: black Height: 5'3" complexion: black nativity: Tennessee No record of dis- charge.
TERRY, John J. Pvt. Co. F, 97th Regt. Enrolled Aug. 13, 1862 at Owen Co. age: 37 mustered out at Washington, D. C., June 9, 1865.
TERRY, John N. Pvt. Co. K, 81st Regt. Enr. Aug 11, 1862 at Cannelton age: 23 Nativity: Perry Co., Ind. Killed December 15, 1864
TERRY, Jno. W. Pvt. Co. H 131st Regt. Enrolled Nov. 9, 1863 at New Albany, Inc. Age: 18 Eyes: hazel Hair: Dark Complexion: dark Nativity: Floyd Co., Ind. Mustered out November 18, 1865.
Additional information may be obtained about these men by writing to the National Archives in Washington. D. C.
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The following appeared in a "DEAR ABBY" column. It was sent to me by a GILL researcher named Flo Lovette.
DEAR ABBY: I was trying to tell my cousin that the children of one's first cousin are not second cousins, they are first cousins once removed, and she said I was crazy. I read this in your column not long ago, but unfortunately, I didn't clip it. Will you please explain the cousin relationship again? And this time go into the grandnephew, grandniece, and great-aunt and great-uncle as well as great-grand-aunt and great-grand-uncle relationship. Thank You NEEDS PROOF
DEAR NEEDS: The child of your parent's brother or sister is your first cousin. However, your first cousin's child is not your second cousin, but your first cousin once removed. The child of your first cousin once removed is your first cousin twice removed and his child is your first cousin three times removed. Your second cousin is your grandparent's brother's (or sis- ter's) grandchild. That second cousin's child is your second cousin once removed, his child your second cousin twice removed, and so on. And your third cousin? It's your great-grandparent's bro- ther's (or sister's) great-grandchild. The third cousin's child is your third cousin once removed, his child is your third cousin twice removed. The grandchild of your brother or sister is your grandnephew or grandniece. The sister or brother of your grandparent is your great-aunt or great-uncle. The sister or brother of your great-grandparent is your great-grand-aunt or great-grand-uncle. Whew! Isn't this grand? Or is it great?
WE VISIT CAPE HATTERAS LIGHTHOUSE by Jason G. Terry age 11
On January 17, 1983 we went to Hatteras (NC) for an environ- mental studies class. Our teacher was Bonnie Strawser, a Fish and Wildlife ranger. We saw a film about different animals and a lot of neat exhibits. When we were done, we ate a super lunch and then the action began. Basketball? We played the fourth and fifth grades from Hattaras School. The girls won their game; Ocracoke 17 and Hat- teras 6. The Ocracoke boys also won their games; Ocracoke 13 and Hattaras 7. We are going back February 22 and are going to have the class again. This session will be about reptiles. And, we are going to play them again and hope to beat them again.
(Note: This is the Editor's No. 2 son.)
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Lori Terry (Editor's sister) and Lisa Tackett of Fort Cobb (OK) recently served as pages at the state capitol for State Senator Ray Giles. Miss Terry is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Terry and Miss Tackett is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Tackett.
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Notes on Stephen Terry 1700-1769
by the Editor
1) Deed from Richard Mauldin of St. Margaret's Parish, Caroline Co. VA to Stephen Terry of St. Margaret's Parish, Caroline Co. VA. Orange Co., VA Deed Bk. 3, p. 158 23 May 1739.
2) Deed from Richard Mauldin of St. Margaret's Parish, Caroline Co., VA. to Stephen Terry of St. Margaret's Parish, Caroline Co., VA. Orange Co. VA Deed bk. 3, p. 166 23 may 1739.
3) Stephen Terry of St. Mark's Parish, Orange Co., VA adver- tises the land of a plantation on Double Top Mountain in Orange Co VA 11 Sep 1745. VA Gazette Index (1736-1780 by Cappon and Duff. Vol. 3, p. 1176.
4) Deed from Stephen Terry and wife Jeriah of St. Mark's Par- ish, Orange Co. VA to Phillip Rootes. Orange Co., VA Order Bk. 10, p. 302--21 My 1746.
5) Deed from Richard Harris of Granville Co., NC to Stephen Terry of St. Martin's Parish, Hanover Co. VA" Granville Co., NC., Deed Bk B. p. 162--8 Dec 1752.
6) Deed from Stephen Terry of St. Martin's Parish, Hanover Co., VA to James and Roland Terry, his sons, of St. Martin's Parish, Hanover Co. VA. Granville Co., NC., Deed Bk F, p. 222-8 Feb 1762.
7) Royal grant from Lord Charles Montague to Stephen Terry. Granted 200 A on the Caney Fork of a Creek called Sandy River on the Saluda Road between Broad and Catawba Rivers in Craven Co. SC--10 Jul 1762. Note: Fifty-two acres of this land granted to William Morris by son of Stephen: John W. Terry 1752-1834).--Jan 1793.
8) Oath by John Richmond and Jane Martin of Fairfield Dist,. SC indicating Sarah Terry wife of Stephen Terry, died Wateree Creek SC. Noted she regretted leaving her children in VA. In Hanover Co., VA Court Records 1783-1792 (Part 2), p. 396. Oath presented Fairfield Co., SC 24 Dec 1788 and presented in Hanover Co. Ct. 6 May 1790. (Stephen d. 1769's estate was finally being settled at this time--Editor)
9) Stephen Terry and wife, formerly Susannah Glover, both of St. Mark's Parish, Craven Co., SC sell to James McClure of same, 150 acres on S. fork of Fishing Creek. Charleston Co. SC, Miscellaneous Records, M-3, p. 498--17 Feb 1769.
10) Letters of administration to Susannah Glover wife of George Glover, late of Fishing Creek. Probate Records of SC Vol. 3, p. 26-- compiled by Brent Holcomb.
11) Susannah Glover Terry granted letters of administration for Stephen Terry, late of St. David's Parish, Craven Co., SC. South Carolina Historical & Genealogical Magazine. Vol. 44, p. 48--14 Mar 1770.
12) Letter of attorney from Daniel Gaines of Wilkes Co., GA to William Goode to transact business in SC, especially to collect a debt from Stephen Terry dec'd formerly of Craven Co.., SC. Wilkes Co., GA Deed Bk DD, p. 91--17 Jul 1788.
13) Stephen Terry of Fairfield Co., SC to Micajah Pickett of Fairfield Co., SC 100 A land formerly granted to Richard Griffen to Stephen Terry, now deceased. Bounded by Samuel Griffin on the north of Wateree Creek and Nathaniel Latham,on the West by lands of Susannah Stark, and also all that tract of land containing 150 acres formerly belonging to Stephen Terry,now deceased. Witness: John Dick, Reuben Stark, Signed: Stephen Terry and Mary Terry his wife. Fairfield Co., SC Deed Bk M, p.63--10 Mar 1796.(QUESTION: WAS THIS ANOTHER SON OF STEPHEN D. 1769?)
14) Will of Ruben Starke, wife Susannah. Will dated 22 October 1805 proved 21 November 1805 FAirfield Dist. SC.
Note: Some of the notes were taken from Mrs. Bushnell's TERRY RECORDS OF VIRGINIA. I would be most interested in any references to any Stephen Terrys in SC prior to 1800.--Editor.
PROOF OF MARRIAGE OF MAJ. STEPHEN TERRY 1788-1866
N..264 Recorded the 29th .. August 1814
To all people to whom these presents Shall Come I Moses Hill Send Greeting Know ye that I the Said Moses Hill of the State of South Carolina and District of Fairfield for and in Consideration of the good will and affection which I have and do bear towards my son in Law Stephen Terry of the State and District aforesaid Have given and granted by these presents doth freely give and grant unto the Said Stephen Terry his Heirs Executors or Administrators a Certain Negro Girl Sarah about fifteen years of age To have and to hold Said Negro Girl above mentioned to his the Said Stephen Terry his Heirs Executors or administrators from henceforth as his proper Right absolutely without any Manner of condition In Witness Whereof I have hereunto Set My hand and Seale this 21th..day of September in the Year# of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and thirteen Signed Sealed and delivered in presents of Thomas Hill Moses Hill (Seal) his Enoch Grubbs mark
Note: Submitted by Peggy Thomas 1118 Horizon Trail, Richardson TX 75081 * * * *
JOHN TERRY OF VIRGINIA by Francis Wynn Box 6, Rt 3, Leander TX 78641
To the Terry Family Historian,
I am very intrigued with one John Terry of the Colony of Virginia. Though I am mostly overruled by Terry researchers I think that he is a good possibility for the immigrant and ances- tor of the Caroline County, Virginia, Terrys. No. I do not believe the following are of one John Terry. I only think there is a possibility that they might be one and the same. ----- Aboard Abigale 1 July 1635 Jo Terry 32 years ----- Index to Land Patents John Terry 2 ----- August 20, 1642 John Terry 300 acres due him for his tran- sportation of six persons. The location is not entirely distin- guishable (to me) but apparently on Cany Creek in later Glouces- ter County derived from abstracts of other patents using John Terry's land as a marking point. (At that particular time there was an act prohibiting the settlement of land across the Charles River. This felony act was revoked in 1649 and was then open to
settlement by John's heirs and others.) On 18 July 1646 Mary Terry of New Pawquoson appeared in court declaring herself widow of John Terry.-----"have given & sett over & doe by theise presents give & sett over unto Thomas Terry John Terry James Terry and Edw Terry wch fower sonnes I had by my husband John Terry late deceaed one old cow blacks & white with a white Starr in the fore head with a bull calfe collared redd and one blacke heifer of the age of a year & a halfe old Crop X on the right eare & twoe slitts in the croppe and one ----- of the same ear ---------- ------- ---I do hereby give unto my fower children afforesd to be equally divided--- ---- --- ----- as they shall come to the yeares of one & twenty----- ----- ---- that then shall be whene they shall sevrally attayne to the age of one & twenty yeares --- ---- --- and when the youngest save one named James Terry shall come to the age of one & twenty--------- In a report there is record of a report of the cattle belonging to the orphans of John Terry. ----- Eleven July 1666 abstract of land patent shows Thomas Terry now ownes land of John in Gloucester, County. The fower sonnes of Mary Terry would be of the proper age and were certainly in a good location for one, possibly Thomas, to have been the father of the earliest Terrys in Caroline Coun- ty. Does anyone have other records on this John Terry? The fower sonnes? The above was found in abstracts of several books. The original records were requested to be copied for me from the Virginia Archives. I think the Terry Family Historian is a great thing. As above I have pondered over a great deal and would like the opin- ion of some other interested Terrys.
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Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers Compiled by Andrew B. Booth 1920 and submitted by Elizabeth P. Coffman. Thomas M. Terry was her grandfather.
TERRY C. Residence: New Orleans J. Enlisted: New Orleans J. N. Res. Henry Co. Texas J. W. Res. Lafayette Co. Ark. Jerome En. Pointe Coupee, La John H. - Joseph En. Monroe, La. Michael - Nat - Orrin F. Res. Livingston Parish, La. S. W. En. Camp Moore, La. Stephen W. En. New Orleans, La.
Thomas M. En. Camp Moore, La. June 7, 1861 Vitrivius P. En. Camp Moore, La. June 7, 1861 (Sergt. 2nd Lt. Co. K, 7th La. Inf. Killed at Winchester, Va. age when enlisted 21, single. * * * *
GREENE COUNTY, ILLINOIS TERRY FAMILY INFORMATION by Frances Terry Ingmire
Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, located on the Lester Bell farm, near Kane, Greene County. Land originally ownd by the Rev. John Ste- vens. Son-in-law of Jasper M. Terry, Sr. Mary Terry, wife of Josiah Terry, d. 22 April 1844, 87 years 6 months 11 days. The oldest grave in the cemetery. This is the wife of Josiah Terry, Rev. War Soldier and mother of Jasper Terry. Jasper Terry, son of J. & M. Terry, d. 11 Nov 1851, 74 years 5 mo. 11 days. (Jasper Terry was born in Botetourt County, VA. 1777, moved to Hardin County, Kentucky between 1803 & 1805. Then to Greene (now Jersey) County, Illinois in 1828. Sarah Terry, wife of Jasper Terry, d. 17 Sept. 1850, 72 years. Elizabeth Stevens, wife of Rev. John Stevens, & dau. of Jasper & Sarah (Fuller) Terry, b. May 12, 1798 d. 1881. John Stevens d. 12 Mar. 1853, age 61 years, 1 month, 7 days. (Other members of the Stevens family are also buried in this cemetery.)
SCENIC HILL CEMETERY, GRAFTON, JERSEY CO., ILL. James C. Terry b. 11 Oct. 1834 d. 10 Sep 1909 Mary E. Terry b. 20 Sep 1841 d. 11 Feb 1912
OAK GROVE CEMETERY, JERSEYVILLE, JERSEY CO., ILL. Thomas M. Terry d. June 10, 1935 age 72 years Charles H. Terry d. July 30, 1947 age 73 years 9 mo., 2 days Mary G. Terry d. April 17, 1868, age 86 years Henry C. Terry, 1845-1907 Mary A. Cadwallder wife of H. C. Terry, 1850-1929 Ada M. Terry, 1871-1953, dau. of H.C. & M. A. Terry
PROBATE RECORDS EDWARDSVILLE, MADISON COUNTY, ILL. Jacob W. Terry, d. 28 Nov 1903, Will, names wife Martha Price Terry son Charles Willis Terry.
Herman R. Terry, d. 26 Jun 1937, will, names wife Mary E. Terry, son Vincent K. Terry, son Carl C. Terry, son Albert Terry, son Clyde Terry, son Russell B. Terry, dau. Catherine T. Coulter & dau. Henrietta P. Terry.
MADISON CO. ILL MARRIAGE RECORDS 10 Oct 1852 TERRY, ELIZABETH A. PURDY, CHARLES M. 06 MAY 1856 TERRY, DORCOS V. LAMAR, BENEDICT MAY 1827 TERRY, ANDREW STICE, NANCY 08 JAN 1852 TERRY, JOHN DAWSON, HARRIET A. 23 NOV 1853 TERRY, THEADORE LAMKINS, LOUISA JANE
29 NOV 1855 TERRY, WILLIAM HANDLAN, ELLEN 12 JUL 1879 TERRY, DUNCAN GRIFFIN, MARY ANN (Note: Duncan Terry son of William and Millie Carpenter Terry, Mary Ann dau. of John Griffin. fti)
JERSEY COUNTY ILLINOIS
Early records were destroyed by fire, or recorded in (mother) county of Greene. Early Terry Births--Recorded Ada Terry, Aug. 18, 1871, dau of Mary A. & Henry C. Terry Chas. H. Terry, Oct 28, 1873, son of Mary A. & Henry C. Terry. Laura F. Terry, Oct. 23, 1876, dau of Mary A. & Henry C. Terry. (Note: Henry C. Terry, Henry Clay Terry, son of Jasper M. Terry Jr. and Mary Ann Waggoner Terry. Wife of Henry C. Terry was Mary A. Cadwalder.)
JERSEY COUNTY ILLINOIS MARRIAGES Register "A"
22 JUN 1847 TERRY, MILES JUDD, ELIZABETH by Joseph Lane, J.P. 02 DEC 1847 TERRY, MARY ANN WAGGONER, DANIEL by Jasper M. Terry J.P. 15 JUN 1848 TERRY, CATHERINE BEARD, ADDISON by Geo. C. Wood M.G. 01 MAY 1851 TERRY, MARGARET ANN HAMILTON, JOSEPH ORMAN by B.B. Hamilton J.P. 04 SEP 1865 TERRY, MARY ELLEN BAILEY, JOHN B. by Wm. M. Getter J.P. 07 MAY 1857 TERRY, MARGARET HAMILTON, JOSEPH O. by B.B. Hamilton J.P. 21 NOV 1867 TERRY, SARAH HALL, JOHN H. by Jona Burton J.P. 02 JUN 1870 TERRY, SARAH E. NALLY, WM. G. by A. F. Hutchison M.G. 29 JUL 1862 TERRY, ALBERT O. FITTER, MARY ISABELLA by L. C. Carr, M.G. 14 OCT 1863 TERRY, WM. P. MCGILL, ESTHER by C. G. Good M. G. 16 JUL 1867 TERRY, JAMES C. YOUNG, MARY E. by D. H. Stubberfield M. G. 04 FEB 1867 TERRY, JOHN L. JANNEY, SARAH M. by Wm. W. Titter J.P. 24 MAR 1870 TERRY, CHARLES G. JANNEY, MARY E. by Wm. W. West J.P. 27 AUG 1869 TERRY, JASPER A. SPAULDING, JULIETT by Rev. S. Walker 06 MAR 1870 TERRY, JOHN L. MCCULLER, EMMA by Morris Thomas J. P. 28 SEP 1870 TERRY, HENRY C. CADWALDER, MARY A. by W. H. Reed M. G. 20 JUL 1871 TERRY, JOHN L. JONES, MRS. SARAH E. by T.T. Voorhees J.P.
25 SEP 1872 TERRY, JOHN L. STRUBLE, MALINDA by E. R. Brigham J. P. 22 OCT 1874 TERRY, THOMAS J. WALKER, MARY M. by J. S. Stark (Presby. Ch.) 02 SEP 1855 TERRY, MARY WHITE, DANIEL P. by B.B. Hamilton J.P.
Register "B" 02 APR 1899 TERRY, WM. H. (37) TUCKER, MAHALA J. (30) 13 APR 1904 TERRY, MAHALA J.(36)TERRY, WM. C. (42) 03 OCT 1909 TERRY, JASPER A.(71) VANDERSLICK, ELLA B.(48) 21 FEB 1912 TERRY, JESSE R.(25) PARSELL, RENA B. 14 JUL 1898 TERRY, LARA F. (21) EDWARDS, FREDERICK M. (24)
MISC. DEATH RECORDS
William Terry d. 1888 Reg. #1 Page 127 William A. Terry d. 1888 Reg # 1 Page 128 Mary E. Terry d. 1911 Reg # 4 Page 52 Chas. H. Terry d. 1946 Reg # 9 Page 866
FUNERAL CARD. Henry C. Terry & wife Mary Caldwalder (1850-1929) Bur. Oak Grove. Died at his home near Otterville, Illlinois, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 1907, at 8:50 AM, HENRY C. TERRY, aged 61 years, 4 months and 18 days. Funeral services will be held form the First Baptist Church, Jerseyville on Friday, Feb. 15, at 2 PM. Rev. W. W. Hicks officiating. Friends and acquaintences are invited. Members of Jerseyville Lodge #394 A.F. & A.M. are reqes- ted to meet at their hall Friday, Feb. 15, 1907 at 1 PM for the purpose of attending the funeral of our deceased brother, J. G. Erwin. Sect. H.W. Rich W. M.
(Note by Mrs. Ingmire: Henry Clay Terry, had been driving stock all day in the heat, took a bath and went to Jerseyville, Illinois, to attend a political meeting where he had a stroke, and died a few days later.
Albert O. Terry, moved to Montgomery Co., IL for a time and later to MO. Jasper Morrison Terry, Jr. received a land grant in Greene County, IL which was signed by Andrew Jackson, 1835, Cert. # 7614 for 80 acres. The old Dr. Weir home in Madison Co., IL (Edwardsville) is now a museum, Dr. Weir, married Fannie (Frances) Terry, daughter of Jasper M. and Mary A. (Waggoner) Terry. Jasper Morrison Terry, Jr. was 3rd Judge Elected for Jersey County, IL. His picture is in the hall way of the courthouse. The old school house in Otterville, IL, has had a Terry connected with it from the founding, (while a log building), and still today (1982).
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