TERRY FAMILY HISTORIAN

NOVEMBER -
DECEMBER, 1999

EDITOR:   Robert "Mike "Terry

 

Table of Contents

Editor's note: I'm still thinking about what to write  by Mike Terry

William Terry of  Botetourt County Virginia by Kenneth L. Dyer

David and Nancy (Jordan) Terry of  NC and TN by Margie Brown

 

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Many new researchers do not know what a GAOK message is....it stands for a Genealogical Act of Kindness, the person only expects a thank you, it is not their line, and they have no other information. They are not collecting data on this particular person.......when I send a GAOK, I'm hoping the genealogy gods will look down on me, and I'll find that hidden gem I've been searching for.

 

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I'm still thinking about what to write

by Mike Terry

I have always been somewhat sceptical concerning references to the Botetourt Co. VA family of William Terry who was a constable in 1744 in Augusta County Virginia whose estate was settled about 1803/1804 and his reported wife Rachel Manson. I have seen this marriage reference in post after post on the Terry Genforum and elsewhere.... In fact, I have never seen any court records or bible records indicating Rachel's  surname in Virginia -- Have I  missed something?

In my library the three volume set of Terry and Allied Families,  Volume I by Frances Terry Ingmire I find no mention of Rachels' surname. There is quite a bit of solid documentation about what happened to the estate of William Terry. Do the record(s) outside Virginia in some way actually indicate this is the same William Terry of Botetourt County Virginia? Do the record(s) in NY, NJ, PA in some way tie in land, estates to people or property in Virginia for this particular family? I find it curious there are no other Quakers in this particular TERRY family line.

The following listing of facts in a sequence does not necessarily indicate a relationship between those facts. Please keep this in mind when reading through this information. Perhaps together, we can sort this out...... If you can positively identify any Terrys in this documentation outside of Virginia please email the editor  I want to thank Mr. Dyer for sharing his thoughts and research notes. Yes, there was a marriage of a William Terry to Rachel Manson in 1759 at Christ Church in  Philadelphia. Do these notes indicate they are the same person? What do you think?

 

WILLIAM TERRY OF BOTETOURT COUNTY VIRGINIA

From: KENNETH L DYER KLDYER@prodigy.net
Sent: Monday, November 01, 1999 2:11 AM
To: mterry3158@sbcglobal.net

Subject: NY, NJ, PA, VA Terry, Horton, Brown Connections, etc.

Mike,

I saw the following query tonight and thought I'd send some of my thoughts on the matter. I'm not going to look it up now but I do have a photocopy of  the marriage William Terry to Rachel Manson in 1759 at Christ Church in  Philadelphia (taken from microfilm). It was in 1990 that I wrote to Mrs. Lula Terry Elliott of Clayton, NM about where she had found this marriage.

She said it was found in a "Meeting of Friend's Pennsylvania Marriages" New Jersey license. This was a clue to the right area; however, that is not where I finally tracked down the marriage. The Pennsylvania Archives publications listed it as did a book on Pennsylvania marriages.

I've since given this source to quite a few Terry Researchers so am surprised this was the first time it was placed on the Terry Forum. 

I'm pretty well convinced that the Terrys of Botetourt County, VA are descended from some of the earliest settlers in Mass. After a few years they settled in Southold on Long Island along with the Horton and Brown families. Members of these three families intermarried and migrated to the NJ-PA border area and the connection to Southold is proven by several tombstones which give place of birth. I notice that the uncommon name of Jasper Terry shows up in both NJ and VA. Mrs. Lula Terry Elliott also traced the Brown family of Botetourt to Salem, NJ. My Pinson's arrived in the NJ-PA border area then were in the area of Augusta County, VA by 1730.

Could the marriage of William Terry to Rachel Manson have been his first marriage? He could have been a son of an older William Terry who came to VA with the older Jasper Terry. I need to study the tax records I copied down a few days ago but it looks like we may have too many Williams there in the early 1780's. These tax records seem to indicate that Jesse Terry was a son of William and Rachel, and I don't believe I'd ever seen him proposed as one of their eight children. I'll try to get back on this with you later.

Kenneth L. Dyer

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Mark, could you give us the Book, Volume, page citation for this birth certificate? My question for the last 20 years has been similar to yours. What ties this William Terry and wife in Philadelphia to the William Terry in Botetourt Co. VA? Are there any records in Virginia to substantiate this is  the same William Terry? What is the link? This is the first time I have ever seen a location for the marriage. Have seen the date and his wife Rachel over and over again on family sheets.

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EARLY TERRY DATA FOR PENNSYLVANIA - NEW JERSEY BORDER AREA

[The following was typed about 1991 when I lived in DeLand, FL]]

[Kenneth L. Dyer, 843 Sudden Valley, Bellingham, WA 98226]

There is no doubt in my mind that we are on the right track in tracing William Terry and Rachel Manson back to the Pennsylvania-New Jersey border area. The Brown family intermarried with the Terrys and  is also from this area. There were also many Masons in both the PA-NJ border area and in the Roanoke area of VA, and I wonder if perhaps Rachel was not a Mason rather than a Manson. There were a few Mansons along the PA-NJ border, but not many. I am convinced there was only one William & Rachel Terry & that William died in Nov or Dec 1792. His inventory may have been recorded years later. I did not find where Miles, William or Jemima signed off on his estate.

Pennsylvania Marriages prior to 1810, Vol 1, p. 252 Genealogial Publ. Co., Baltimore, 1968. [Vol 1 & 2 reprinted from Pennsylvania Archives Vol. 8 & 9, Publ. 1980. Marriage Reords of Christ Church, Philadelphia:

William Terry m. Rachel Manson 3 Feb 1759 (Married by Reverend Mr Sturgeon.)

Ruth Terry m. George Garland 3 Nov 1768

NJ Archives, First Series, Vol. 22: Marriage Records 1665-1800.

p 393 Jasper Terry, Falls Twp, PA m. Mary Hart, Falls Township, PA 29 July 1735.
p 393 William Terry, Bucks, PA m. Eleanor Holmes 26 May 1756. [Not our William!]
p 391 Ephraim Tarry, Cumberland, m. Judith Platt, Cumberland, 9 Sept 1761.
p 403 Sarah Terrey, Burlington, m. William Bunting, Burlington,  29 Feb 1743.
p 403 Jane Terry, Bucks, PA, m. Robert Smith, Bucks, PA, 20 Jan 1745.
p 403 Rhoda Terry m. Samuel Heaton, Cumberland, 12 May 1783.

Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, V 2. By William Wade Hinshaw.

Page 1032: Falls Monthly Meeting: (This is in Bucks Township, PA.)

1736 Mar 18: Thomas Terry, son of Jasper, Bucks Co, m. Jane Neel, daughter of John, Bucks Co, at Falls Meeting House.

1736 Aug 6: John Terry, son of Jasper, granted certificate to Wrightstown Monthly Meeting.

1758 Feb 1: Thomas Terry and wife, Jane, & children granted  certificate to Middletown Monthly Meeting.

1759 Jul 4: Ellinor Terry received on certificate from Buckingham Monthly Meeting.

1760 Aug 6: Ellinor Terry granted certificate to Philadelphia Monthly Meeting.

1762 Oct 6: Jasper Terry granted certificate to Middletown Monthly Meeting.

1770 Jun 3: Benjamin Terry disowned, married out of unity.

1774 Nov 9: Jesper Terry, son of Thomas, Bucks Co, m. Lucy Linton, daughter of Benjamin, Bucks Co, at Falls Meeting House.

1775 Mar 1: Lucy Terry, wife of Jesper granted certificate to Middletown Meeting House.

1797 Mar 8: Ezra Wharton granted certificate to Wrightstown Meeting House, to m. Martha Terry.

Page 665: Philadelphia Monthly Meeting: [& page 859 for Manson]

1762 May 28: Elianor Terry, wife of William received on certificate from Falls Monthly Meeting dated 3 Dec 1761.

1762 Dec 31: Rebecca Terry, widow(?), and daughters Ruth and Amey, received on certificate from Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, dated 4 Nov 1762.

1769 Jul 28: Ruth Garland (late Terry) disowned for marrying out of unity and jas(?)

1779 Dec 31: Rebecca Terry granted certificate to ND Monthly Meeting.

---- --- --: James Manson received on certificate from Duck Creek Monthly Meeting.   held at Little Creek, dated 26 Jul 1761 [26 Jul 1760 in Women's Minutes].

1763 Mar 25: James Manson disowned for disunity. 

From: Records of the Courts of Quarter Sessions and Common Pleas of Bucks County PA 1684-1700. Publ. by the Colonial Soc of Pa. Tribune Publ Co. Meadville, PA.

Page 97-98: 1688 12th of 10th month. Tho. Millard agt. S. Burdon in A Plea of Debt. appearance both calld appeared. Declaration Tho Millard agt Samuel Burdon  read. [The 4 witnesses named on p 197 all give their testimony here.]

Testimony of Tho. Terry. "Thomas Terry Attested Saith he wrought at the mill and to  his  knowledge Thomas Millard wanted plank to work on and further saith not."  Jon ffurnas & Edward Lancaster attested for the defendant.

Page 100: Court gave judgment Samuel Burden Should pay to Thomas Millard  200.

Page 197: 1688 12th of 10th month: Thomas Millard agt Sam Burden in a plea of   debt appearance both upon Calld apperared. Declarat Read. Answer the defendt Saith he hath performed the award & owes nothing. Trial by jury of 12.

John ffleckney, Anthony Burton, Thomas Tery -, ffrancis Roffell all attested as witness for the plt.

Page 286: 1695 Apr 2 Action Wm Rakestraw plt agt Tho Terry deft. the deft made answer he had not seen or heard that any Complt was entered agt him whereupon the Court Granted the Deft a non suite.

Page 377 [p 328 of the Pleas Book]: 1698/99 Mar 8 Thomas Terry, Jasper Terry, Lawrence Pearson, Enoch Pearson all attested during the trial of James Alman and Benjamin Cook -- accused of tying straw to a horse's tayle and setting it on fire.

Benjamin Cook and Samuel Smith were found not guilty, James Alman was fined 20   Shillings and costs. (Samuel Smith was accused of allowing it on his plantation.)

NJ Archives, First Series, Vol 33: Abstracts of Wills Vol IV 1761-1770.

Page 98: Jonathan Crane of Elizabeth Borough, Essex Co. (His will) 15 Sept 1764,   proved 15 Nov 1766. One third of his personal estate to his daughter,  Hannah, Wife of William Terry. Daughter Mary wife of William Marsh, Daughter Rebeckah  wife of Joseph Acon, Grandson Wm Marsh, etc. [More are named here]

NJ Patents and Deeds 1664-1703, Vol 21, by William Nelson. Publ. 1899.

Page 42: 1678 Oct 4: Inventory of John Terry, carpenter of Piscataway, dec'd. East Jersey Deeds, etc. Liber No. 3, p 150.) 4 10/.

Page 363: 1686 May 3: Return of survey for John Tuelie of 100 acres on Dellaware R. below Thomas Terry, adjoining said Terry and Mordeca Bowden.

Sold to Jno Parker. From Revel's Book of Surveys, p 80.

Botetourt Co VA Order Book 1786-1787:

1786 Oct 10, Page 15: Ordered that a Scire facias issue against Miles Terry and his Security on his Recognizance for a Breach of the peace.

1787 Mar 16, p 145: The Petition of Nathan Scots against Rachel Terry By Agreement of the parties was dismissed.

1787 Apr 11, p 174: An Indenture of Bargain & Sale from _________  Terry and   Wife of  the one part to __________ Mastin (or Mason) of the other part was cukn(?) on & gtd by said Terry and Wife the Terry been put // privily examined as the Law directs and ordered to be recorded. [This is probably the same transfer given in Deed Book 2, p 383 dated 6 Aug 1786 wherein William & Patience Terry sell 220 acres on Roanoke River to Martin Macon (or Mason).]

BOTETOURT COUNTY, VIRGINIA COURT
ORDERS 1786-1795 FOR TERRY

Botetourt Co VA Order Book 1788-1792:

1790 Aug 10, p 345: The Commonwealth against Jesse Terry. (On Information of Hugh Allen gent. Commission of Tax.) On the motion of the Defendant by his attorney, it is Ordered that the trial of this suit be referred until the next quarterly session and that the said Defendant pay the Costs of this Continuance.

1792 May 9, Page 504: John Terry (Pltf) agt John Velhart(?)  (Deft) This day came the Plaintiff by his attorney and came also a Jury -- do say the defendant is guilty. Defendant fined damages + costs. Also the said  Defendant in Mercy

1792 Dec 11, Page 561: On the motion of Gasper Terry who made oath & with security entered into and acknowledged bond according to law certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of administration of the estate of William Terry deceased in due form. And it is Ordered that William Neeley, William McClunchan, William Lewis and John Neeley or any three of them,  being first sworn, do appraise the Estate of the said deceased and make return.

Botetourt Co VA Order Book 1793-1797:

1793 Feb 13, p 8: Miles Terry versus Terrys} Ord.

On Motion of Miles Terry by his attorney it is Ordered that, Rachel Terry widow & relict of William Terry deceased, Gasper Terry & William Terry (of Montgomery County) and Thomas Brown & Susanna his wife (of this County) be Summoned, to appear at April Court next to shew Cause (if any they can) why the noncupative will of the Said William Terry deceas'd Shall not be admitted to Record.

1793 Sep 11, p 61: Andrew Lewis against Miles Terry theorof to court. Upon Petition.

1793 Oct 8, p 69: (The same as 11 Sep 1793)

1794 Feb 11. p 95: (The same as 11 Sep 1793)

1794 Mar 11, p 103: Miles Terry (Plaintiff) against Gasper Terry & William Terry

(Defendants). Upon a motion for the proof of an noncupative Will on hearing the parties by their counsel It is considered by the court that the motion be discontinued and that the plaintiff pay to the defendants their costs in this be half expended.

1794 Apr 9, p 118: Andrew Lewis and William Lewis against Miles Terry. Upon Petition.

1794 Jun 10, p 141: (The same as 11 Sep 1793)

1794 Jul 18, p 153-154: Upon the petition of Andrew Lewis against Miles Terry for a Debt due by account the like judgment is given the plaintiff against the  Defendant as above for two pounds Seventeen Shillings and nine pence with  the like interest from the 4th Day of December 1788 until time of payment & the costs.

1794 Jul 18, p 154: Upon the petition of Thomas King against Stephen Terry  the like Judgment is given the Plaintiff against the Defendant as ned above for  three Pounds nine Shillings with the like Interest as shown above from the  29th day of January 1793 till paid & the costs.

1795 May 15, p 238: Upon the Petition of Gasper Terry administrator of William Terry against Samuel Love & William Love the like Judgment is given the Plaintiff against the above for five Pounds with the like Interest as next above from the 16th Day of December 1793 till paid & costs.

BOTETOURT COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS FOR PROPERTY OF WILLIAM TERRY, DECEASED

Botetourt Co VA Deed Book 8, p 564: This indenture made the Thirteenth Day of June in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundred & four, - Between Jasper Terry & Ruth his wife of Montgomery County State of Virginia of the one part & John Pershinger of Botetourt County VA aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said Jasper Terry & his wife Ruth for & in consideration of five Hundred Dollars to them in hand payd by the said Pershinger. His Receipt  whereof is Sureley acknowledged hatteg ___ted bargained sold & confirmed unto the said  John  Pershinger Two parts of a certain Tract or Parcel of Land lying on waters of  Black Runns(?) waters of Rawnoak in Botetourt County the Real Estate or property of William Terry Deceased. To have & to hold the sd Two Parts of parcels of Land aforementioned with its appertainances unto the said John Pershinger his heirs Executors Administrators & assigns forever & the said Jasper Terry & Ruth his wife for themselves their Heirs Administrators ? & the title of  the said two  parts of the said Tract or parcel of Land (granted to the said William Terry deceased containing by Estimation three Hundred acres be the same more or less) with its appertainences by these pressence shall & forever   warrant & defend against the Claim or Claims of any other person or persons whatsoever. In witness whereof the said Jasper Terry & Ruth his wife hath hereunto set their hands & affixed their seals this day & year above written. Jesper Terry   {seal};

Ruth Terry {seal}. Signed & Sealed & delivered in the presence of   __________.  At Montgomery July Court 1804

This Deed of Bargain & sale from Jesper Terry & Ruth his wife, to John Perslunger was acknowledged in Court the said Ruth having been first privily examined as the directs. & __________ thereupon ordered to be Certified. [Written with  omissions]

At Botetourt April Court 1805 Teste Charles Taylor Senr(?)

This Indenture of Bargain & Sale together with a Certificate thereon endorsed from the County Court of Montgomery respecting the acknowledgement thereof was exhibited in Court which Deed & Certificate is ordered to be Recorded.

A Copy teste Bowyer DC

Botetourt Co VA Deed Book 8, p 604: The power of attorney from Samuel McClure to John McClure was proven in Court by the oath of Patrick Lockhart & Samuel Barclay witnesses thereto Subscribed & is thereby ordered to be recorded. Know all men by these presents that I John Terry of the County of Anderson in the State of Tennessee for divers good causes & considerations we hereunto moving(?) have made ordained authorized nominated and appointed & by these  presents do (Irrevocably) make, ordain, authorize nomimate & appoint my trusty friend Thomas Brown of the County of Botetourt & State of Virginia my true & lawful  attorney for me & in my name to convey to John Persinger In fee Simple all my Right  title & Interest in & to a certain tract or parcel of Land Containing three  Hundred Acres, be the same more or less lying & being in the County of Botetourt on Murrey Run (alias) Black Runn a branch of Roanoak River and being the Land whereon William Terry Decd (The father of the said John Terry formerly lived, & whereof he died Seized; which said Interest in the aforesaid land became vested in the said John Terry as a Joint Legatee to the Estate of his said Father the  said William Terry Decd who died Intestate Ratifying & conferring   whatsoever my  said attorney may lawfully do in & about the conveyance aforesaid by virtue of  these presents. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand &  Seal this first day of November in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight Hundred & four.

[signed] John Terry. Executed in presence of Elijah McClanahan, James McClanahan, Philip Shatser. At Botetourt June Court 1805

This power of Attorney from John Terry to Thomas Brown was proven in Court by the oath of Elijah McClanahan & Philip Shatser witnesses thereto subscribed & is ordered to be Recorded. A Copy teste Bowyer DC  Botetourt County, Virginia Deed Book 9, page 554-555: Know that all men by these presents, that I Jonathan Harrison and Mercy my wife of the County of Claiburn State of Tennesee for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars Virginia currency to us in hand paid the receipt whereof we do by these presents aknowlege Have sold and by these presents do bargain and Sell, convey and make over to John Persinger in Fee simple all our right, Title and Interest in, and to a certain Tract of land containing Three hundred acres being the same more or less lying and being in the County of Bottetourt in the State of Virginia on Murryes run (alias black run a Branch of Roanoak river and being the Land whereon William Terry deceased the Father of the said Mercy the wife of said Jonathan Harrison formerly lived, and whereon he died siezed which said  Interest in the forsaid land became vested in the said Jonathan Harrison, as a Joint Legatee to the Estate of the Father of his wife Mercy the Said William Terry deceased, who died intestate, and moreover we the said Jonathan Harrison and Mercy my wife for ourselves and our heirs do covenant and agree forever quit claim or any pretention of claim to the aforesaid Land, and that the Said John Persinger his heirs or assigns, shall and may forever hereafter, have hold and quietly possess and enjoy the Said Land and premises to gether. In witness whereof we the said Jonathan Harrison and Mercy Harrison have herewith set our hands and seals this 18 day of May in the year of out Lord One thousand eight hundred and eight.

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Test Jonathan Harrison Junior Wohn Wibytee, James Norvill State of Tennessee Claiborne County May Sessions 1808

I Walter Evans Clerk of the Court of pleas and quarter Sessions for SaidCounty do hereby cdrtify that this deed from Jonathan Harrison Senior and Mercy Harrison his wife to John Persinger was at the Term aforesaid of  Said Court, to wit, at May Sessions 1808 proven in open Court by the oaths of John Webster and Jonathan Harrison Junior and James Nowell subscribing witnesses thereto.

Given under my hand and private seal (having) no public Seal) at office the 4th day of June 1808. Walter Evans clerk 

Botetourt County, Virginia Deed Book 9, page 597, 610-11: Know all men by these presents that I Jonathan Harrison of the County of Claiborn and State of Tennesee for and in  consideration of the sum of Twenty five pounds (or Two hundred & fifty Dollars) to me in hand payd by John Persinger of the County of Bottetourt  State of Virginia the Receipt whereof I do by these presents acknowledge have bargain, sold and by these presents do bargain and sell convey and make over to the said John Persinger in Fee Simple all my right Title and Interest in and to a certain Tract of Land of Land containing three hundred acres being the same more or less lying and being in the County of Bottetourt in the State of Virginia on Murrin run alias, Black run a Branch of Roanoak River and being the land whereon William Terry deceased formerly lived and whereon he died Seized which  said Interest in the aforesaid Land be same vested in the hand of John Martin as a Joint Legatee to the Estate of the Father of his wife Rachel. the said William Terry decd who died Intestate who conveyed the same to me the sayd Jonathan Harrison by Deed of Bargain and Sale dated the Six teenth day of May in the year one thousand Eight hundred and Eight and moreover I the said Jonathan Harrison for myself my  Heirs Executors & do covenant and agree to forever quit claim or any  Pretention of claim to the aforesaid Land and that the said John Persinger his Heirs or assignee shall and may forever hereafter have held and quietly posess and  enjoy the said Land and premisses together. In Witness whereof I the said Jonathan Harrison Junr hereunto set my hand and Seal this seventh day of July in the year one thousand Eight hundred and Eight.

{signed} Jonathan Harrison Junior.

Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of us _____ Patterson Hannah [and a name which may be signed in German: Sauob Jrsy Y (???). At Botetourt January Court 1809 this Deed pall was partly proved in court by the oath of Evan Day & Jacob Ghant two of the witnesses thereto. Subscribed & ordered to lie for fess(?) this proof and at June Court following was fully proven by the oath of  Patterson Hannah a third Witness thereto & ordered to be Recorded.

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Bowyer D.C.

 

You may use the following tax data if you wish to do so. I have similar tax data for Montgomery County, VA for the years 1787-1812 and will try to send it later. What had been the Upper District of Botetourt County in 1789 was transferred from that county to become the Lower District of Montgomery County in 1790.

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BOTETOURT COUNTY, VA
PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX LISTS 1783-1810

TERRY & HORTON

The numbers following each name are coded by column:

[Numbers greater than 9 are separated off by commas.]

Column 1 White Tithables above 16.
Column 2 Black above 12.
Column 3 Horses
Column 4 Cattle

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1783 William Terry 1,0,8,12 Capt. Martin's Company *
1783 Wm Horton 1034 Capt. Neely's Company *
1783 Joseph Horton 1054 Capt. Neely's Company *
1783 Miles Terry 1054 Capt. Neely's Company *
1783 William Terry 1135 Capt. Neely's Company **
1783 William Terry 1,0,2,12 Capt. Eason's Company #
1783 Josiah Terry 1049 Capt. Eason's Company #

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1784 William Terry 1059 Capt. Martin's Company *
1784 Thomas Brown 1,0,3,10 Capt. Neely's Company *
1784 William Terry 0036 Capt. Neely's Company **
1784 Jasper Terry 1,0,11,21 Capt. Eason's Company *
1784 Josiah Terry 1038 Capt. Eason's Company #
1784 Jasper Terry 1010 Capt. Eason's Company ##
1784 William Terry 1,0,2,10 Capt. Eason's Company #

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1785 Jasper Terry 1,0,10,21 Capt. Eason's Company *
1785 William Terry 1045 Capt. Eason's Company *
1785 Josiah Terry 1,0,8,19 Capt. Eason's Company #
1785 Jasper Terry, Sr 1010 Capt. Eason's Company ##
1785 Miles Terry 1032 Capt. James Neeley's Company *
1785 William Terry, Sr. 0035 Capt. James Neeley's Company **

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1786 Thomas Brown 1088 Capt. Nelley & Capt. Graham's Companies *
1786 William Terry 0148 Capt. Nelley & Capt. Graham's Companies **
1786 Miles Terry 1011 Capt. Nelley & Capt. Graham's Companies *
1786 Jesse Terry 1010 Capt. Nelley & Capt. Graham's Companies *
1786 William Terry (long) 1024 Capt. Samuel Eason's Company
1786 Josiah Terry 1028 Capt. Samuel Eason's Company
1786 Jasper Terry, Junr. 1,0,10,27 Capt. Samuel Eason's Company *
1786 Capt. William Terry 1,0,6,10 Capt. Samuel Eason's Company
1786 William Terry 1024 Capt. Samuel Eason's Company

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Column 1: No. of whites (male tithables above 21).
Column 2: No. of whites (male tithables under 21).
Column 3: Blacks.
Column 4: Horses.
Column 5: Cattle.

1787 June 28: Miles Terry 10022 List A *
1787 June 4: Jessy Terry 10024 List A *
1787 June 4: William Terry ????? (I didn't write it down) List A **

Section B: Names of white male tithables above 21.

Column 1: No. of white males above 16 and under 21.
Column 2: Blacks (probably those above 12)
Column 3: Horses, Mares, Colts & Mules.
Column 4: Cattle

1787 May 29: William Terry 0012 (Distr. of Roland Madison)
1787 May 25: Josiah Terry 0027 (Distr. of Roland Madison)
1787 May 25: Jesper Terry 0,0,5,22 (Distr. of Roland Madison)

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Column 1: Tithables over 16.
Column 2; Blacks over 12.
Column 3: Horses.

1788 Jul 7: Wm Terry Senr 103 District of Hugh Allen **
1788 Jul 7: Jessy Terry 102 District of Hugh Allen *
1788 Jul 7: Miles Terry 100 District of Hugh Allen *

Section B: Names of white male tithables above 21.

Column 1: No. of white males above 16 and under 21.
Column 2: Blacks above 16
Column 3: Horses, Mares, Colts & Mules.

1788 Mar 14: William Terry 002 District of John Robinson
1788 Mar 14: Jonah Terry 003 District of John Robinson
1788 Apr 15: Gasper Terry 105 District of John Robinson
1788 Apr 15: Thomas Terry 003 District of John Robinson
1788 Jun 30: William Terry 007 District of John Robinson *

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Column 1: Tithables over 16.
Column 2; Blacks over 12.
Column 3: Horses.

1789 May 26: Jesse Terry 102 District of Hugh Allen *
1789 May 26: William Terry 002 District of Hugh Allen **
1789 May 26: Milles Terry 101 District of Hugh Allen *

Section B: Names of white male tithables above 21.

Column 1: No. of white males above 16 and under 21.
Column 2: Blacks above 12
Column 3: Horses, Mares, Colts & Mules.

1789 Jul 22: William Terry 008 District of John Robinson
1789 Jul 22: Josiah Terry 001 District of John Robinson
1789 Jun 17: William Terry 002 District of John Robinson *
1789 Jul 27: Gasper Terry 108 District of John Robinson

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Column 1: Tithables over 16.
Column 2; Blacks over 12.
Column 3: Horses.

1790 Jun 24: Mills Terry 100 District of Hugh Allen *
1790 Jun 24: Jesse Terry 102 District of Hugh Allen *
1790 Jun 24: William Terry 002 District of Hugh Allen **

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1791 May 26: William Terry 002 District of Hugh Allen **
1791 May 26: Jesse Terry 101 District of Hugh Allen *
1791 May 27: Miles Terry 101 District of Hugh Allen *

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1792 Apr 6: Mils Terry 100 District of Hugh Allen *
1792 May 13: Jesse Terry 101 District of Hugh Allen *
1792 May 13: William Terry 002 District of Hugh Allen **
1792 May 14: Stephen Terry 101 District of Baker Davidson

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1793 Dec 6: Stephen Terry 100 District of Baker Davidson
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1794 Jun 18: Stephen Terry 100 District of Baker Davidson
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1795 Apr 20: Stephen Terry 101 District of Baker Davidson
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1796 Mar 21: Stephen Terry 100 District of B. Pitzer
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1797 May 10: Stephen Terry 111 District of John Doughlase
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1798 Jun 18: Stephen Terry 113 District of John Holloway
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1799 Apr 8: Stephen Terry (Crayr C) 100 District of John Holloway
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1800 Jun 1: Stephen Terry 113 Lower District of John Holloway
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1801 Jun 19: Stephen Terril 112 District of John Holloway
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1802 Apr 7: Stephen Terry 113 District of John Holloway
1802 ??? ??: Stephen Terry 100 District of John Holloway
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1803 Line 20: Stephen Terry 100 District of George Rowland
1803 Line 28: Stephen Terry (Jennings Creek) 123 District of George Rowland
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1804 Line 6 Stephen Terry (Jinnings) 123 District of George Rowland
1804 Line 7 Stephen Terry 100 District of George Rowland
1804 Line 19 John Tyre at Gillaspy 101 District of George Rowland
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1805 Line 19 John Tire 101 District of George Rowland
1805 Line 20 Sam Tire 101 District of George Rowland
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1806 Line 5 Sam Tyre = feniatte 100 District of George Rowland
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1807 TERRY OR TYRE not found
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1808 Taxes were not collected
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1809-1810 TERRY OR TYRE not found
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Comments on the above tax data:

1. What had been the Upper District of Botetourt County in 1789 became the Lower District of Montgomery County by 1790. Most of the Terrys thus became residents of Montgomery County, only William, Sr and his presumed sons, Miles and Jesse remained in Botetourt County.

2. Stephen Terry appears in the Botetourt County personal property tax lists from 1792 through 1804. He is in a different tax district from the other Terrys and is most likely not closely related.

3. It appears that Miles Terry and Jesse Terry stayed with their father, William Terry until he died in 1792. They then disappear from the tax rolls, yet appear in court records pertaining to William Terry's estate for another two years. Based on these tax lists I'm presuming that Jesse was a son of William Terry; however, we have no solid proof. Jesse may have died without issue before William's land was sold. Of the eight heirs to the 300 acres of William and Rachel Terry we have proof for John, Jasper, Mercy, Susannah, Rachel, and Ruth. Jasper had two of these shares, one of which might have been obtained from his brother William, his close neighbor. Miles obviously felt he had some claim as an heir or he wouldn't have sued to have a verbal will instated. I'd say he had probably been promised a larger share for taking care of his father in his old age; however, his other witnesses did not back him up.

 

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David and Nancy (Jordan) Terry of NC and TN
by Margie Brown


At an earlier time period in the Terry Family Historian under marriages of Bibb Co., Alabama, there was a misidentification of the children of David and Nancy Jordan Terry. This is an attempt to show their true descendants.

David and Nancy Jordan Terry married in Warren County, N.C. 11 Nov 1807. and all of their children were born in North Carolina. About 1831 the family moved to Maury County Tennessee. David Terry died in Maury Co. at the age of 61, and his obit can be found in the National Banner, Monday 30 June 1835.

Nancy J. Terry survived him and can be found in the 1850 census, still in Maury County with her two youngest children, John and Richard.

Her son John M. Terry states (in his write up in "Goodspeed's History of Maury, Williamson, Rutherford, and Marshall counties, page 958 ) that his mother died in 1856.

David Terry's Will was written 11 Sep 1832 and is recorded in Deed Book X , p 287, in Maury county.

In 1838 one of David and Nancy's son, William D. Terry died. His Will is in Will Bk Y, Vol 1, page 109. Maury Co. In this instrument he names all of his brothers and sisters.

1. Benjamin Terry born 1816 died 1880 TX married a wife Mary, surname unknown, born in AL.the 1860 census of Marion Co, Texas,and the 1880 census shows the following ch:

1. H.H. son b 1853 Al
2. Mary dau b 1854 TX
3. B.M. son b 1855 TX
4. Benjamin son b 1857 TX
5. George son b 1858 TX
6. Walter son b 1861 TX
7. Louise dau b 1868 TX
8. Phelps son b 1871 TX

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2. Alexander J. Terry born 1821 married in Maury, Martha P.G. surname unknown. Alexander died in Maury co. TN. 1860, leaving 4 daughters. In the 1880 census Martha P.G. has remarried to an E.E. Wright. Her ch:

1. Mary dau b 1849 TN
2. Eliza dau b 1852 TN
3. Eva dau b 1854 TN
4. Martha dau b 1856


3. Martha Ann Terry born 1817 died 1852, married Alexander Worsham. This family remained in
TN. no other information

4. William D. Terry died unmarried 1838

5. Matilda J. Terry md James H. Smith and went to Marion Co, TX. no other information

6. Harriet D. Terry md 18 Sep 1834 Hamilton D. Green, this family remained in TN.

7. John M. Terry born 1824 md 16 May, 1867 Sarah A. Caldwell. This family remained in TN.

The censuses and the Goodspeed write up show his Ch:

1. Nannie Seymoura dau b 1869 TN
2. Carena G. dau b 1871 TN
3. Zula dau b 1873 TN
4. John Oscar son b 1876 TN
5. James Madison son b 1879 TN

8. George W. Terry never married but went to Marion Co, TX.

9. Richard Seth Terry born 8 Sep 1831 in N.C. married in Shelby Co, TN Mary Murphy Hunter Williams. He died in Marion Co, TX 3 May 1896. His children from the censuses and the letter of his grandson list the following Ch:

1. Manley son b 1856 bef 1900( md Emma Steele)
2. John Seth son b 1860 d 1894
3. Elizabeth Addie dau b 1863
4. Annie Rush dau b 1865 d 1930
5. James R. son b 1868 d 1873
6. William Seth son b 1873 d 1926 ( md Julia B.___)
7. Richard Seth son b 1877 d 1953

In an 1956 letter found in the files of the VA -N.C. Piedmont Society headquarters, in Danville, VA. from Dr. William Seth Terry of Jefferson, Marion Co, TX to Mr. Elijah Sutherlin, he lays out the family of his grandfather and his uncle's families.

He sought further information on David Terry's lineage.

I wanted to finish this off by saying , I am not a descendant of this family, a little further research by descendants is needed. The clues are abundant, but should be done by someone who comes out of this line. The TERRY Family census on this family is totally flawed. Earnest could not read the census.

Mary Murphy Hunter Williams Terry is alive in 1910, living with the widow of her son Manley, who was Emma Steele Terry and Murphy's grandchildren by her son Manley.

 

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The surnames I'm searching are:

TERRY, SMITH, NUCKALLS, BULLOCK, McCAWLEY, HUTCHINSON, PHARIS, LIPSCOMB,SNAWDER, RAMBERGER, STINSON

Dear Mike,

This is my lucky day! I didn't know you were back working on the Terry Family Historian. Your work is so important to us as we travel this geneology journey. Here's my line..if it can be of use to any other Terry cousins I'd like to share it.

1. Barbara Terry Hagan b. 2-15-1937 KY
2. Lloyd Burton Terry b. 8-15-1919 KY
3. Burton Ella Terry b. 12-9-1870 KY
4. George Washington Terry b. 3-16-1845 KY
5. Joseph Terry, Jr. b. 8-24-1799 VA
6. Joseph Terry b. abt 1777 Louisa Co.VA
7. James Terry b. 1730 Hanover Co.VA

Keep up the good work!

Barbara Terry Hagan
3115 Lewis Lane
Owensboro, KY 42301
e-mail---hagan-te-bt@mindspring.com

Barbara first published her line in the December, 1987 Terry Family Historian. Great to have a former member of the TFH Quarterly checking in here -- Editor.

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