THE TERRY FAMILY HISTORIAN
VOLUME II DECEMBER 1983 NUMBER 4
Editor's Notes....................................................... Page 153 Covering the Terry-Tory by Robert W. Terry........................... Page 154 Terry's in the 1870 Milam Co. TX Census by Eva Huff.................. Page 155 Terry's in the 1880 Milam Co. TX Census by Eva Huff.................. Page 156 Terry's in the 1900 Milam Co. TX Census by Faye McClure Miller....... Page 157 Milam County TX Death Records (Terry surnames)....................... Page 159 Confederate Pension Applications (Terry surnames).................... Page 160 Little Tiver (River?) Cemetery, Milam County TX...................... Page 160 Biography of Ahab D. Terry 1861-1892................................. Page 160 Will of Thomas Terry 1607-1672....................................... Page 161 Will of Richard Terry 1618-1675...................................... Page 162 Terry's buried in Mattituck Parish, L.I., New York................... Page 164 Will of Joshua Terry 1764-1827....................................... Page 164 Will of Nathaniel Terry 1767-1819.................................... Page 165 Notes on the Family of James "Gideon" Terry 1799-1889................ Page 166 Bible Record of Irma Nell Barnes..................................... Page 167 Terry Line of Irma Nell Barnes....................................... Page 168 Some Observations Concerning The Bible Record of Benjamin T. Terry of Sunflower County, Mississippi by the Editor..................... Page 169 Obituary of Major Stephen Terry 1788-1866............................ Page 172 Notes on the Family of Benjamin Terry by Florence M. Bowe............ Page 173 Terry's in the 1850 Georgia Census transcribed by Earnest Terry...... Page 178 Recollections of the Civil War by Mary S. Terry or Roanoke VA........ Page 187 This and That: Terry Miscellaneous................................... Will of Joseph Terry of Brandon MS.............................. Page 195 Terry Associations and Family Periodicals....................... Page 197 Terry's listed in the Burton Historical Collection from Ethiel B. Johnson......................................................... Page 197 Will of William Terry of Clarendon County SC.................... Page 199 Queries.............................................................. Page 200 Items for Sale....................................................... Page 205 ===============================================================================
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While I cannot mention everyone who sent in information for the TFH, I would just like to extend a special thanks to one of the members, Faye McClure Miller, Box 484, Weatherford TX 76086. This kind lady sends me information for fillers, and articles on a monthly basis. She recently offered to copy the 1900 Texas Soundex for the TERRY surname from micro-film and I now have her notes. She indicated that she was not going to publish them and indicated the TERRY FAMILY HISTORIAN could use it to raise revenues. Hopefully, will have it on disc before Christmas. If you are interested, please let me know, and I will have it printed if there is enough demand. An example of how it will look appears in the article on Milam County Texas Terrys.--Again, Thank you very much Mrs. Miller. I am very appreciative of the article by Mrs. Bowe on Benjamin Terry and the comment, "Just because you see it in print, doesn't mean it is so!" is something that certainly applies to the TFH as well. I make mistakes and would certainly appreciate correcting the record when you see an error. One of these particular errors was in the September 1983 TFH on page 137. I referred to Mrs. James J. [Edna Harris] Bushnell as "Debbie". Certainly boo-booed on this one. Debbie is my wife and Mrs. Bushnell is the author of a "Terry classic", TERRY RECORDS OF VIRGINIA. Please make note of this on that particular page and my sincere apologies for the goof. Finally received my copies of TERRY AND ALLIED FAMILIES Vol.'s I, II and III from Mrs. Frances Terry Ingmire, 10166 Clairmont Drive, St. Louis MO 63136. It was advertised in the September 1983 TFH, page 152 and is $70.00 for the set. It certainly presents a model for how a family history should be done. Both the narrative and the source documentation is EXCELLENT and it is very pleasurable reading. If you are a descendant of Josiah Terry Revolutionary Soldier of Virginia, or if you are related to this family, this would be a very valuable reference work and I strongly suggest you purchase these volumes. The TERRY FAMILIES OF VIRGINIA AND ELSWHERE by Lina Terry McIlwain 5310 River Thames, Jackson MS 39211 is $15.00 and the book is a good one. I do wish there had been more documentation and a fleshing out of family information on the earlier Terry generations but it is a good reference book for descendants of Benjamin Terry and Elizabeth Irby. It is especially helpful in sorting out several Terry families in Mississippi and is particularly strong in that area.
It does contain new information that has not been published on this Terry family. A family re-union was held for this family on August 20, 1983 at the home of Ethel Terry Smith of Rt. 1, Smithdale, MS. Mrs. McIlwain indicated there were 100 or so family members in attendance.
Just a reminder to let you know that the price of the TFH will be going up to $16.00 per year after January 1, 1984. This appears to be in line with other publications the size of the TFH. I will honor the price of $10.00 per year prior to that date. Checks received after the date will be returned if not the proper amount. Please submit your subscription before January 1, 1984 so I can estimate projections for the coming year. If membership continues to increase I will be able to work on other projects that would benefit Terry Family resear- chers.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL
=============================================================================== COVERING THE TERRY-TORY by
Robert W. Terry
One of the authors of best-selling mystery stories once had the master detective, working on a particularly difficult case, to utter a statement to this effect:
"Suspect the obvious; strongly consider the unlikely."
That is a paraphrase of the actual statement, but it appears to be appli- cable in chasing one's ancestors. Many of you are aware that in pre-computer days, a bystander could find the error in a column of figures that wouldn't tally. At times, the untrained citizen could diagnose the cause of a balky piece of machinery or equipment.
Because a researcher made an educated guess, I am following a new tact in my hunt for ancestors and I pass it on for what it may be worth to those hopelessly bogged down at a particular point.
An obscure statement in the Rev. Epher Whitaker's "Southold" always takes me back to that community on Long Island, New York. The statement concerns the ancestors of the Rev. Benjamin Stites Terry, about whom I wrote in the previous issue, and says that his forebears were in Southold before they migrated west. Those with Long Island connections know that many sources say that Thomas Terry, age 28; Robert Terry, age 25, and Richard Terry, age 18, came to New England in the "James" in 1635.
Thomas and Richard located at Southold; Robert at Flushing, Long Island. Richard served as town recorder of Southold and spread the names of his chil- dren across Southold records; so I have read, and his descendants and those of brother Thomas are fairly well documented.
My commission to the researcher sought any and all information on the other brother, Robert. She turned up his name as witness to two wills that augmented my records, placing him in the right place at the proper time.
Conflicts in sources on early patentees of Flushing, N. Y. have confused me. "History of Queens County, New York" lists Robert Terry; "A History of Long Island" identifies the settler as John Terry. There are more records identi- fying Robert in Flushing; no other mention is made of John, but he may have been the John Terry who died in 1678 at Pisataway, New Jersey.
Here's where the researcher comes in -- she suggests that both Robert and John were in Flushing and that John was another brother, the eldest of the four.
Sure enough, a John Terry left England in 1635 and came to New England aboard the "Abigail." Now, I'm trying to prove or disprove that he went to Flushing.
"Suspect the obvious; strongly consider the unlikely."
["Bob" Terry noted in his latest letter that "....I imagine you'll be getting more mail than you can handle." Using my editorial license the Editor would like to note that my name is "Mike" Terry and "Bob" Terry the author of this article receives his mail at the following address: Robert W. Terry 4900 Springdale Rd., Cincinnati OH 45247.] ===============================================================================
1870 MILAM COUNTY TEXAS CENSUS
RANDOLPH, JNO. W. W H 1839 31 TX [CAMERON, PAGE 104.] RANDOLPH, MARY - W 1844 26 AL RANDOLPH, THOS. S. - - 1865 5 TX TERRY, JNO. B. - - 1851 19 AL TERRY, GEORGE - - 1845 25 AL
TERRY, JOSHUA S. - H 1810 60 VA [CAMERON, PAGE 121.] TERRY, HESTER A. - W 1820 50 AL KEEPING HOUSE TERRY, MARY - - 1849 21 TN TERRY, LUCILLE (?) - - 1852 18 TX TERRY, JAMES S. - - 1854 16 TX TERRY, ELISIA - - 1857 13 TX TERRY, GILBERT - - 1860 10 TX WINSTON, ELIZABETH - - 1846 24 TN
TERRY, WM. - H 1825 45 AL TERRY, LOUISA - - 1830 40 NC TERRY, THOMAS - - 1851 19 TX TERRY, MARY - - 1853 17 TX TERRY, SAMUEL - - 1855 15 TX TERRY, JAMES - - 1857 13 TX TERRY, MARTHA - - 1861 9 TX TERRY, AMERICA - - 1863 7 TX TERRY, ELIZA - - 1865 5 TX TERRY, SARAH - - 1868 2 TX TERRY, MILAM - - 1870 2 mo. (born APR) TX
1880 MILAM COUNTY TEXAS CENSUS
TERRY, MICAJAH - H 1800 80 SC SC SC farmer TERRY, JANE B. - W 1833 47 AL GA SC
MITCHELL, ASBERRY - H 1825 55 AL farmer KYLES, SARAH - Ni 1853 27 AR -----, FRANK - Orphan 1871 9 -----, JAMES - Orphan 1873 8 -----, THOMAS - Orphan 1875 5 DICH, MARTHA - Ni 1855 25 -----, WILLIAM - Orphan 1873 7 -----, AIMUEL - Orphan 1875 5 LENOSEY, GEORGE - Orphan 1877 3 WATSON, BEN - Orphan 1879 1 TERRY, GEORGE L. - Orphan 6 Mo. (born DEC) TX TX AR
TERRY, JOHN M. - H 1845 35 SC SC SC farmer TERRY, TEXANA - W 1844 26 TX TN MO TERRY, HENRY - S 1876 4 TX DESMOND, RT. L. - SS 1873 7 TX -------, MARIAN - SS 1879 1 TX
TERRY, JASPER - H 1856 24 TX SC TX farmer TERRY, JOSEPHINE - W 1860 20 TX TX TX TERRY, WILLIAM C. - S 1876 4 TX TERRY, JOHN L. - S 1878 2 TX
TERRY, CHARLES R. - H 1846 34 NC AL NC farmer TERRY, DOVIE - W 1853 27 TX FL MS TERRY, REUBEN - S 1876 4 TX TERRY, HARRIET - D 1878 2 TX
TERRY, ALVIN P. - H 1845 35 MO KY KY farmer TERRY, ADA G. - W 1850 30 MS TN TN TERRY, EMMA G. - - ---- -- TX TERRY, ANDREW T. - - 1874 6 TX MALDIN, CLAUDE - - 1857 23 MS laborer
TERRY, THOMAS L. - H 1847 33 GA SC GA merchant TERRY, MARY E. - W 1844 36 TX TERRY, WM. W. - B 1861 19 GA Clerk in store TERRY, JOSEPH - - 1815 65 SC VA VA TERRY, DOVINA - W 1825 55 GA VA VA TERRY, MARTHA M. - D 1858 22 GA SC GA
TERRY, WILLIAM R. - H 1826 54 AL SC AL farmer TERRY, LOUISA L. - W 1830 50 NC NC NC TERRY, THOMAS - S 1853 27 TX TERRY, JAMES W. - - 1857 23 TX TERRY, MARTHA J. - - 1861 19 TX TERRY, AMERICA - - 1863 17 TX TERRY, ELIZA - - 1866 14 TX TERRY, CULSURNY (?) - D 1868 12 TX WHITLEY, CHARLES - GS 1871 9 TX TX TX
-----, WILLIAM - GS 1875 5 TX HIGH, COLUMBUS - - 1863 17 -- laborer REDFORD, SUSTORE - - 1857 23 -- laborer [Note: Culsurny is Sarah "Calpernium" Terry--Editor]
TERRY, JOSHUA - H 1810 70 VA VA VA farmer TERRY, HESTER A. - W 1820 60 AL SC GA TERRY, ELIZABETH - D 1847 33 TN TERRY, GILBERT G. - S 1861 19 TX WINSTON, A. -GS 1869 11 TX AR TN -------, THOMAS - - 1851 29 TX AL AL laborer
TERRY, MILLON - H 1810 70 KY farmer TERRY, ISABELLA - - 1813 67 KY TERRY, JOHN M. - - 1850 30 MO TERRY, EDWARD M. - - 1853 27 -- -----, JAMES - - 1867 13 -- mulatto, laborer
TERRY, GEORGE M. - H 1846 34 AL VA SC farmer TERRY, SARAH - W 1855 25 AR AL AL TERRY, HENRY - - 1875 5 TX TERRY, EVA - - 1876 4 TX TERRY, SAMUEL - - 1878 2 TX TERRY, MAGGIE - - 1879 1 TX TERRY, THOMAS - - 3 mo. TX LOUCAS, JOSEPH - - TX black servant
TERRY, SAMUEL - H 1852 28 AL VA SC wheelswright TERRY, ABIGAIL - D 1876 4 AL AL AL TERRY, CHARLES - S 1878 2 TX TERRY, DORA - D 6 mo. TX
TERRY, JAMES - H 1854 26 TX TN TN farmer TERRY, MARIETTA - W 1860 20 TX VA VA TERRY, EDITH - D 9 mo TX NABOURS, MARY - ML 1816 64 VA VA VA
TERRY, JAMES M. - H 1859 21 TX SC AL TERRY, JOANNA - W 1861 19 TX AR SC -----, DIRK - - 1862 18 boarder -----, SARAH - - 1860 20 boarder MISHER, GEORGE W - - 1838 42 Boarder
MILAM COUNTY TEXAS 1900 CENSUS
[Note: The first letter after the names refer to race i.e. "W" equals white and "B" equals black. The numbers in slash markes refer to VOL/E.D./SHEET/LINE. For example, the first notation refers to Vol. ?22, E. D. 81, Sheet 9, Line 70.]
TERRY, LUTHER W * MAR 1885 15 TX ?22/81/9/70 [*Enumerated with Will W. Phillips-- Relationship nephew.]
TERRY, GEORGE W * DEC 1843 56 AL 79/64/20/24 [*Enumerated with G. S. Turner--Relationship Farmer.]
TERRY, CLYDE B H NOV 1867 32 SC 79/67/12/17 TERRY, OLLIE - W MAR 1873 27 SC TERRY, VICTORIA - D AUG 1889 10 SC TERRY, WASHINGTON - S NOV 1891 8 SC TERRY, LOONEY - D DEC 1896 3 TX
TERRY, HENRY W * DEC 1875 24 TX 79/67/6/20 [*Enumerated with John Houston--Relationship Boarder.]
TERRY, JAMES M W H JAN 1859 41 TX 79/68/1/28 TERRY, JOSIE A - W APR 1861 39 TX TERRY, MARSHALL - S SEP 1888 11 TX TERRY, ALICE - D JUN 1889 10 TX TERRY, BESSIE - D NOV 1892 7 TX TERRY, JESSIE - D JUN 1894 5 TX TERRY, FORD - S NOV 1896 3 TX TERRY, HOMER - S NOV 1898 1 TX
TERRY, WILL R. A. W H JUN 1863 36 TX 79/70/5/19 [Living alone.] TERRY, LIZZIE W * JUL 1883 16 TX 79/71/12/97 [*Enumerated with Oneal Thompson--Relationship sister.]
TERRY, HENRY W H DEC 1873 26 TX 79/71/9/94 TERRY, TINE - W MAR 1874 26 TX
TERRY, JAMES S W H APR 1854 46 TX 79/73/16/93 TERRY, MARY E - W DEC 1860 39 TX TERRY, WALLIS - D AUG 1881 18 TX TERRY, CHARLES - S DEC 1882 17 TX TERRY, GIB G - S APR 1886 14 TX TERRY, ROBT - S FEB 1889 11 TX TERRY, JULIA - D NOV 1890 9 TX TERRY, ROY - S AUG 1893 6 TX TERRY, MAUD S. - D SEP 1895 4 TX TERRY, HESTER JR. - D FEB 1899 1 TX TERRY, HESTER SR. - M MAR 1820 80 AL
TORIE, MANUEL W H DEC 1864 36 MEX 79/74/17/45 TORIE, DOMIDO - W DEC 1870 29 MEX TERRY, LOUIS - SS MAR 1888 12 MEX TORIE, FELIECOETT - S FEB 1895 5 TX TORIE, CATHRENIA - D MAR 1896 4 TX TORIE, FERDINNADIE - D DEC 1898 2 TX
TERRY, SAM W * OCT 1876 23 TX 79/75/7/18 [*Enumerated with E. M. Arledge--Relationship Bro-in-law.]
TERRY, MAGGIE W * AUG 1878 21 TX 79/75/7/17
[*Enumerated with E. M. Arledge--Relationship Sister-in-law.]
TERRY, SON B * JAN 1882 18 TX 80/26/13/6 [*Enumerated with William H. Camp--Relationship Hired.]
TERRY, MITCHEL B * SEP 1881 18 TX 80/76/13/31 [*Enumerated with Henry C. Felton--Relationship Hired.]
TERRY, WILLIAM W H DEC 1858 41 TX 80/76/26/7 TERRY, AMELIA B. - W JAN 1872 28 TX TERRY, WILLIAM W. - S JUN 1882 18 TX TERRY, LENA - D MAY 1885 15 TX TERRY, PEARL - D SEP 1888 11 TX TERRY, LUTHER G. - S AUG 1894 5 TX
TERRY, EVALINA B H SEP 1859 40 MS 80/76/26/65 TERRY, MICHEL - S NOV 1882 17 MS TERRY, MINNIE - D NOV 1883 16 TX TERRY, S ---? - S MAY 1885 15 TX TERRY, KATIE - D FEB 1886 14 TX TERRY, ENORAY? - S AUG 1888 11 TX TERRY, T. P. - S DEC 1891 8 TX TERRY, SISSIE - D MAR 1894 6 TX TERRY, ETHEL - D MAY 1896 4 TX TERRY, JAKE - S JUL 1897 2 TX TERRY, WARREN - H AUG 1852 47 TX
TERRY, EULA F - * NOV 1887 12 TX 80/80/11/33 [*Enumerated with Joe D. Hancock--Relationship step-daughter.] TERRY, FLOYD A W * SEP 1891 8 TX 80/80/11/34 [*Enumerated with Joe D. Hancock--Relationship step-son.] TERRY, CARLE - * NOV 1894 5 TX 80/80/11/35 [*Enumerated with Joe D. Hancock--Relationship step-daughter.]
TERRY, JOHN W * MAY 1882 18 TX 80/81/9/9 [*Enumerated with Will W. Phillips--Relationship nephew.]
MILAM COUNTY TEXAS DEATH RECORDS
29 JUL 1918 ANNIE LUE 29423 19 DEC 1934 C. F. JR. 56012 29 JUL 1940 CHARLES STEWART, JR. 72511 31 JAN 1931 JAMES S. 4257 08 AUG 1916 RICHARD RANDOFF 19554 08 APR 1932 SUN 18048
MILAM COUNTY TEXAS APPLICATIONS FOR CONFEDERATE PENSIONS
13179 George R. Terry Book 2
In the Cameron Public Library, Milam County, Texas.
LITTLE TIVER [RIVER?] CEMETERY (JONES PRAIRIE)
TERRY, Jane B. (Mother) wife of Micage TERRY, Died Nov. 22, 1888 - aged about 55 years. TERRY, Migage (Micage) (Father) March 3, 1800 - Died Oct 26, 1888. TERRY, Effie A., dau. of J. M. - J. A. TERRY, July 10, 1880 - died June 9, 1887. TERRY, Josepha, wife of J. M. TERRY - born April 7, 1861 - died March 6, 1890. TERRY, Sarah J. - wife of A. D. TERRY died Dec 30, 1884 age about 25 years. TERRY, A. D. - husband of M. E. TERRY born April 6, 1831 - died Nov 18, 1896. age 65. TERRY, Leola - infant dau of A. D. TERRY and M. E. TERRY born April 1889 - died 1890.
[Note by Faye McClure Miller: The birth date on A. D. TERRY should be 1861 instead of 1831. This is also noted in biography and census data.]
AHAB D. TERRY 1861-1892
A. D. TERRY, a farmer of Milam County, was born in Austin County, Texas, in 1862, a son of M. Terry, who was born near Columbia, South Carolina, in 1800. The elder Terry was reared and educated in his native place, and at the age of twenty-one years went with ox teams to Alabama. After nineteen years' residence in that State, engaged in agricultural pursuits, he came to Texas, settling in Austin County, investing his small accumulations of $2,000 in stock and real estate, and again resumed farming. In 1875 Mr. Terry was induced to locate in Milam county, where he remained until death, in 1888. He was very industrious, possessed of fine business judgement, and at his death left an estate valued at $40,000. He had no political asperations or military career, having been too advanced in years for service during the late war. Mr. Terry's first marriage was to Miss Bethnay, and among their children were: Hilliard, deceased; William R. A., in Bell county, Texas; Catherine, who married a Mr. Sheldon, and others whose names are unknown. For his second wife Mr. Terry married Miss Jane Bonner, a native of Alabama, who died the same year as her husband, in 1888. To this union two children were born; James M., now residing near Mayfield; and Ahab D., the subject of this sketch.
A. D. Terry spent his school days in Milam county, and at the age of eighteen years he began farming seven miles east of Cameron, remaining in that vicinity ten years. He then began improving a farm on the prairie about twelve miles north or Cameron, on which he was residing at the time of his death November 18, 1892. He was devoted all his life to agricultural pursuits, and met with reasonable success.
Mr. Terry was first married in 1880, to Sarah, a daughter of James Guthrie. This wife died in 1884, and June 20, 1886, he married Morilla, a daughter of Jesse and Emma (Sheffield) Sherrill. To this second union two children were born: Enda and Floyd.
Ref: History of Texas Together With a Biographical History of Milam, William- son, Bastrop, Travis, Lee & Burleson Counties. Chicago. The Lewis Publishing Co., 1893. Page 376. Submitted by Faye McClure Miller. ===============================================================================
NEW YORK TERRY FAMILIES
Copy of the last Will and Testament of Thomas Terry 1607-1672, of Southold, Long Island, recorded in the office of the Surrogate of the City and County of New York, in Liber one (1) of Wills, page 177, on the 6th day of June, 1672. Submitted by Mrs. James H. Stratton.
"THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THOMAS TERRY OF SOUTHOLD."
"Southold this 26th day of November 1671, I, Thomas Terry ser. of Southold in ye County of Yorke being very sick and weak, yet in perfect Memory doe make this may last Will and Testament as followeth--
I doe give unto my beloved wife fifteen Bushlls of Corne yearly to bee paid unto her; Ten Bushells to bee paid, by my Son Daniel Terry, and five Bushells by my Son Thomas Terry, and this to bee done yearly by them during my wives life or widdowhood. And also I give unto my wife my Bed, and all that belong to the same, with all the Household Goods within Doors; these doe I give my wife as her own proper Goods forever. Also doe I give unto my wife four Bushells of Apples during her life or widowhood yearly; And if my Son Daniel doe marry, and like not to live together, then my Son Daniel shall build my Wife a convenient House for her comfortable Being during her Life or widdowhood. Also I give unto my wife the Milk of one Cow soe long as shee lives or remains a widdow. I give unto my Daughter Elizabeth Terry one Cow to bee paid her at the day of Marriage or when shee comes to Age. Also I give to my Daughter Ruth Terry one Cow at the day of Marriage, or when she comes of Age. I give to my Daughter Mary Reves one Cow or Heyfer. Also I give to my Son Daniel my House with all the Acomodacons belonging thereunto within the old Bounds; And I give also to my Son Daniel halfe my Land at Acqueback. I give unto my Son Thomas Terry all my land at Cutback, with halfe my Land at Accaback." "Although two of us whose hands are to this Will cannot remember all ye particulars, yet what they cannot remember, ye others that were present doe remember.
BARNADE WYNDES BARNABAS HORTON THOMAS HUTCHINSON The mark (~) of MARTHA HUTCHINSON JOHN ELTON."
"At the Court of Sessions held at Southold June 5th, 1672, Barnabas Wyndes, John Elton, Martha Hutchinson upon oath do affirme that the above written is and was the reale will of Thomas Terry deceased, although his hand is not sett to it."
"Letters of Administracon granted to Daniel Terry of ye Estate of Thomas Terry senr. late of Southold deceased."
"Whereas Terry senr. late of Southold in ye East Riding of Yorkshire upon Long Island departed this naturall life leaving a Will behinde him wherein hee bequeathed the greatest part of his Goods Chattels & Estate unto his Widdow, but named no Executors to see the same performed, & the said widdow not appear- ing at the next Court of Sessions after her husband's decease, held the 5th day of June last at Southold, nor making suite to bee admitted Executrix or Admin- istratrix of the Will above mentioned, Daniel Terry the Son making Proof there- of, being by the said Court admitted Executor or Administrator thereof upon giving security according to Law, whereupon hee hath requested Letters of Administration; To the end the estate of the deceased may bee the better accured and disposed of to such uses as was intended by the Testator. These are to certify the said Daniel son of the said Thomas deceased is admitted & confirmed to all Intents & Purposes Administrator of the Goods and Chattells & Estate of his sane Father deceased. And he hath hereby full p_____ and lawful Authoritie ______ ______ ______ sue for, recover & receive all or any part of the same in the hands of any other person or persons, & do & execute whatsoever in the said Will & Testament is sett forth as Executor or Administrator by ye Laws of this Government & the Civill Law are allowed to doe. Dated at New Yorke & sealed with the seal of the Office this 15th day of October in the 24th yeare of his Maj'ties Reigne, Annoq Domini 1672.
MATHIAS NICHOLLS, Secy."
Copy of the last Will and Testament of Richard Terry 1618-1675, recorded in the office of the Surrogate of the City and Country of New York, in Liber one (1) of wills, page 237 on the 13th day of May, 1676. Submitted by Mrs. James H. Stratton.
"THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF RICHARD TERRY OF SOUTHOLD, DECEASED."
"I Richard Terry of Southold, in the East Riding on Long Island, being weake in Body but Sound in understanding, blessed be God, do make this my last Will and Testament, in manner and forme following--
First, I bequeath my Body to the dust from whence it came, and my immortal Soul to the Lord Jesus Christ, who Purchased it with his most precious blod, by whom alone I hope for eternall Salvation; And touching the outward Estate God hath lent mee, dispose thereof, as followeth--I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Abigalle Terry, for her life time, the Acommodacon in Towne, The House and Lotte that properly belongs to the house in Towne, That is to say, with the 4 Acres of Land that Joyn'd, to the House, with the Orchard and Fences about ye same; And Eight Acres of Land that lye at the North Sea, and two in the Calves Neck, and one i the old fields, and two acre of Meadow, in the great Meadow at Catchgacke.
I give unto my Sonne Gershome Terry, halfe my wood land at Catchake, andmy Sonne Samuell, the other halfe, Also a piece of Meadow that was my Brother Thomas Terrys, which I had by vertue of Exchange. I give unto my Daughter Abigaile, Twenty Acres of Land, more or lease, lying in the Forte Neck, I give it to her Heires forever. That is to say, Tomas Riders Heires, and one Cow.
I give also to my two Sonnes Nathaniel, and my sonne Richard, my House and Lands which I live upon here, at Squash Neck, with all the Meadow that do belong unto it, being in the Fresh Meadow, And this to Possesse when my Sonne Rich'd comes to the age of one & twenty.
I do also give unto my Sonne John after his Mother's decease, the House & the Acommodacon in Towne, with the rest of the Acommdacon belonging thereto, as is formerly expressed.
I give unto my Sonne Gershome, a yoke of young Steeres, and young Mare, one yeare old, and the wantage and two sowes. I do also give all my Children, to be at my wifes Command, to bee Educated and brought up both for the good of their Souls and Bodyes, till they come unto their respective Age, That is to say, my sonnes to the Age of one and twenty, and my Daughters at Eighteen. I give unto my sonne Nathaniell, and my Sonne Richard, one yoke of oxen, and to have them when they come to Possess the Farms, with one Cow for milk. Also, I give my Son John, one Cow, when hee comes to Age.
And for all the rest of my cattle, that is not expressed, I leave to my wife, for herself, and for the bringing up of my Children, 'till they come of Age and for Ages. I give unto my sonne Sam'll two Acres of Meadow, lying at Accabacke.
And I make my sonne Gershome, my Executor, and my wife Executrix, of this my last will and Testament. And for all my debtrs which I owe, it shall bee paid out of that Estate; that is not disposed of, that is left in my wifes hands; In witness hereof I have hereunto sett to my hand and Seale, the day and yeare above written.
RICHARD TERRY, (L. S.)" "Witnesses BARNABAS WYNDES The mark (~) of SARAH WYNDES"
"Memorand'm. It is to be understood, that when my wife sees Cause to live in the Towne, my three Eldest Sonnes, Gershome, Nathaniell, and Richard Terry, shall fitt & Repaire her House, in a habitable and comfortable manner."
EDMOND ANDROSS, Esq. &c.
"Whereas Richard Terry, late of Southold in the East Riding of Yorkshire upon Long Island, did in his last will and Testament, nominate and appoint Abigalle his Wife and Relict and Gershome Terry, his _____; of the which ______ ______ ______ last Court of Sessions, held at South'ton, for that Riding, the said Court allowed whereof admitted them to bee joynt Executrix and Executor accordingly. The original will and Testament, being transmitted to the Office of Records in this Place, where it now remains. These presents may certify and Declare, That the said Abigalle and Gershome, Widow and Sonne of the said Richard Terry, dec'd are admitted and confirmed, to all Intents and Purposes, joynt Executrix, & Executor of the last Will and Testament of the said Rich'd Terry; And they have hereby full power and Lawful Authority, to do and execute all things whatsoever, in the said Will & Testament is required; They Rendering
Acc't of the same, according to the Laws of the Government in such cases provided, and giving Security for the performance thereof accordingly. Given under my hands and Seale, in New York, this 13th day of May, in the 28th Yeare of his Maj'ties Regine, Annoq Domini 1676
TERRY SURNAMES MATTITUCK PARISH BURYING-GROUND
(Ref: "Free Town Historian", Southold, Suffolk Co. NY., pp. 389-390. Submitted by Mrs. James H. Stratton, 3913 Watson Pl. NW, Washington DC 20076.)
Terry Age. Death. Grave. ----- ---- ----- ------ Mr. Gershom 40-5-27 27 Feb 1725 F34 John G. 24 Mar 1831 21 Feb 1895 F133 Ettie E. 8 Nov 1836 3 Feb 1895 F137 [Wife of John G.] Anne S. 0-7-4 4 Sep 1863 F141 Dtr. of John G. and Ettie E. Joseph in 27th year 14 Mar 1733 P103 Joshua W. 84 7 Jul 1905 W132 Annie J. 0-4-10 5 Oct 1863 V152 Dtr. of Joshua W. and Sarah A. Herbert H. 3-1-3 15 Jan 1884 V149 Dtr. of Joshua W. and Sarah A. Maye 45-0-6 9 May 1893 V146 Dtr. of Joshua W. and Sarah A. Silas H. 49-9-7 14 Nov 1873 Mid. R46. Amanda 48-8-21 19 Aug 1869 Mid. R. Wife of Silas H. [Dtr. of Benj. and Joanna Reeve.] Chas. Harvey 5-0-20 16 Apr 1860 Mid. R. Son of Silas H. and Amanda. Walter F. 66 24 Mar 1871 Mid. W8. Eliza Ann 50-6-21 28 Jul 1859 Mid. W. Wife of Walter F. Terry 18 days 4 Sep 1870 Mid. W. Infant of Gilbert and Almeda V. Millard E. 11-6-28 8 Aug 1891 Mid. W. Son of Gilbert T. and Almeda V. Albert B. 68-8-27 19 Dec 1897 Mid. X9 Rachel J. 57 28 Apr 1892 Mid. X Wife of Albert B.
WILL OF JOSHUA TERRY
Palmyra, New York October 6, 1826
The last will and testament of Joshua Terry is as follows:
Let my farm be sold for $5,000 or for what it will fetch and a dividend made of the money: Firstly, I give to my son Parshall $500: Secondly, to my son James $500: Thirdly, I give to my son Joshua $l.00: Fourthly, I give to my son Jesse, $500: Fifthly, I give to my son Josephus Four Hundred Dollars. Parshall and James are to have their money when the farm is sold. All the rest of the property is to be kept together until the decease or marrying of my wife and then personal property is to be divided as follows: Firstly, I give to my daughter Hannah one dollar: Secondly, I give to my daughter Deborah $ll.00: Thirdly, I give to my daughter Eunice $150.00: Fourthly, I give to my daughter Amy $100: Fiftly, I give to my daughter Lydia $100 and if there is any property or money left, let it be equally divided among all of my children.
N. B. I nominate and appoint my dear beloved wife, E. T. [Elizabeth Parshall Terry] and my son Parshall and my son Jesse, sole administrators of this my last will and testament hereby revoking other and former wills by me at any other time heretofore made.
In Witness of, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of November in the year of our Lord, 1 thousand 8 hundred & 26.
Signed and sealed, published and declared by the said testator J. T. as his last will and testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names in witness thereto in the presence of the said adminstrators:
Witneses: Joshua Terry (SEAL) Alpheus Dodge David Hedden
Ref: Copied by Mrs. W. F. Garlock, Port Gibson, NY. Col. Wm. Prescott Chapter, D. A. R., Newark, New York. Submitted by Mrs. James H. Stratton.
Notes by Mrs. Stratton: Joshua Terry 1764-1827 was the son of Parshall Terry 1734-1811 and Deborah Clark 1755-1778. Joshua Terry m. Elizabeth Parshall 1765- 1848 the daughter of James Parshall and Hannah Knapp.
WILL OF NATHANIEL TERRY 1767-1819
In the name of God Amen. I Nathaniel Terry of the town of Palmyra and County of Ontario and State of New York, do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner an form following.--
1st I give and bequeath unto Anne Terry my lawful wife, one third of all my real and personal estate.--
2nd I give unto Constant Terry my Second Son Thirty Acres of land taken from the west side of the lot I know live on.
3rd I give to Patience Sherman my oldest Daughter a Bible.
4th I give to Bridget Terry my Second Daughter one Cow and Bible.--
5th I give to Deborah Terry, Sally Terry, Helinda Terry and Jane Terry my four youngest daughters to each a Cow, and Feather Bed and a Bible.--
6th I give to Ebenezer Terry my oldest son the residue of my real estate and also the remainder of my Personal property after settling the debts and the above named portions.--
I do hereby constitute and appoint Anne Terry my lawful Wife and Joshua Terry my brother my executrix and executor of my last will and testament.-- In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twentyeighth day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and nineteen.--
Signed Sealed published and declared by the above named Nathaniel Terry to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who have here unto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the testator.
his Nathaniel X Terry James Reeves mark Asher Doolittle Uriah S. McClare?
[Note: This is taken from a xerox of original submitted by Mrs. James H. Stratton, 3913 Watson Pl. NW, Washington DC 20076. She indicates that Nathaniel Terry 1767-1819 m. Anna Armstrong and they are the parents of Constant Terry 1806-1872 who m. Maria Hannah Selby 1819-1906.--Editor.] ===============================================================================
NOTES ON THE FAMILY OF JAMES "GIDEON" TERRY 1799-1889
I just received a most interesting letter from Irma Nell Barnes, Box 1066, Vernon AL 35592. In this letter she sent a xerox copy of notes copied from the "Thomas Wells Woods and Judah Terry Woods Family Bible by a W. L. Woods 21st March 1897." The contents of the notes are as follows:
Gideon Terry born Nov 26. 1799 A. D. Nancy Terry born Aug 21. 1801 Peggy Terry " " 6. 1803 Judy Terry " Sept 26. 1805 Polly Terry " Oct 12 " 1807 Thos. Terry " Dec 12." 1809 Kibble Terry " March 16." 1812 Elizabeth Terry " June 1" 1814 Richard Henderson Terry "Sept 9" 1816 Lucinda Terry. July 18" 1819 Eliza Terry Sept 24" 1821 Sarahann Terry. May 31" 1824
Taken from the original March 21st 1897 A. D. per. W. L. Woods.
*** Notes ***
Above: Children of John Terry (1774-1855) and Sarah Moore Terry (1779-1849). Copied from the Thomas Wells Woods and Judah Terry Woods Family Bible. From the records of Virginia W. Gilmer, Rt. 1, Box 35, Sulligent, AL 35586. The Terrys came into west Alabama when it was still part of Mississippi Territory.
The two Johns (Terry) were related How? both lived near each other also James sold land 1849 Oct 15 to Thomas W. Woods brother to John S. Terry b. 1776.
James "Gideon" Terry was b. 26 Nov 1799 wife Celia Celestia Pretty (Priddie) was b. 7 Dec 1806.... from bible of Gideon Terry owned by Mrs. Lena Ross Carter of Meridian MS (1942). This is from Leonardo Andrea papers. [See Sep 1982 TFH pages 56, 84 and 67]. Gideon Terry was the great-grandfather of Mrs. Paul V. Draughn of 115 New Orleans St. Hattiesburg, MS (1942)....The full name of Gideon Terry was James Gideon Terry and he died 1889 aged 96 it is said, but in reality when checked by his birth in bible he was but 90 when he died....
The following Bible abstracts are from a record which was submitted by Irma N. Barnes, Box 1066, Vernon AL 35592. The actual records appear to be loose pages and are very torn and tattered.
L S Terry Born September 8th 1814 W M or W H Sayemore Born August 11th 1836 Mary Susan Burrow Born ______ the 11th AD 1860 Lavinia Burrow was born February 15th 18_2 Sarah A. Terry Borned in Cashaw [Kershaw?] District in S. C. Kersaw April 21 1796 Thomas B. Terry Born 1836 April 10th R. F. Terry Born April 3rd 1832 M. C. Terry Born January 17th 1828 J. W. Terry Born December 3rd 1829 E. F. Terry Born January 31st 1828 M. A. Terry Born _______ __ 1822 J. S. Terry Born August 15 1816
J. W. Terry Born Dec 3 18__ Due E. Terry Born March 183_ John T. Terry Born Aprile 20 18_5 [Could be 55 or 65] Thos. B. Terry Born July 2nd 1857 Christopher C. Tery Born Nov 25 1859 S. F. Terry Born Sept 15 1861
Martha S. Terry Born Aprile 4 1866
[*The heading at the top of the bible indicated "Deaths" but apprently births were listed.--Editor]
Terry Line of Irma Nell Barnes P. O. Box 1066, Vernon AL 35592
1. Irma Nell Holley b. Lamar Co. AL 16 Mar 1918 m. 12 Nov 1938 James Belton Barnes b. 25 Oct 1917 d. 19 Jun 1970
2. Ethel Irene Cash b. Lamar Co. AL 25 Sep 1895 d. Lamar Co. AL Oct 1970 m. 16 Jan 1915 3. Lonnie Pinkney Holley b. Lamar Co. AL 1895
4. James Alexander Cash b. SC 22 Feb 1852 d. Lamar Co. AL 22 Feb 1918 m. 13 Nov 1870 5. Sarah Francis Burrow b. AL 12 Dec 1856 d. Lamar Co. AL 5 Jan 1915
10. Allen Houston Burrow b. Maury Co. TN 21 May 1825 d. Lamar Co. AL ?? m. Aug 1827 11. Martha Carolyn Terry b. AL 17 Jan 1828 d. Lamar Co. AL 24 Nov 1912
22. John S. Terry b. NC 1776? 23. Sarah Anne Terry b. Caldw Dist SC Rensaw 21 Apr 1796
44. John Terry 46. James Terry 45. Hanna _____ 47. Rebecca Anne _____
From Martha Carolyn (Terry) Burrow and Allen Houston Burrow Bible:
"My Father and Mother always told me that we decended from the 7 Terry Brothers that came across the Ocean after Columbus Discoverd America. Granfather & Granmother on my Mothers Side was James Terry and Rebecca Terry, my Granfather and Grandmother on my Fathers Side was John Terry & Hanah Terry."
[Mrs. Barnes would like information about James Terry and Rebecca ______ Terry and also John Terry and Hanah ______ Terry noted by her grandmother Martha Carolyn (Terry) Burrow above.--Editor.]
Children of John Samuel (Shon) Terry and Sarah Anne Terry:
Leza S. Terry b. 8 Sep 1814 m. John (Jim) Weeks.
James Samuel (Jim) Terry b. 15 Aug 1816 m. ??
Elizabeth F. Terry b. 31 Jan 1821 m. William or George?? Brown. Mary Anne Terry b. 28 Mar 1822 m. James (Jim) Watson.
Martha Carolyn Terry b. 17 Jan 1828 m. Allen H. Burrow
John William (Will) Terry b. 3 Dec 1829 m. Emily Pritchet.
Ruben F. Terry b. 3 Apr 1832 m. Margarett Hawkins.
Due Eph Terry b. 4 Mar 1835 m. ??
Thomas B. Terry b. 10 Apr 1836 m. ?? ===============================================================================
SOME OBSERVATIONS CONCERNING
THE BIBLE RECORD OF BENJAMIN T. TERRY by Robert M. Terry, Editor
In FAMILY PUZZLERS June 29, 1978, no. 558, pages 16-19 there appears the Bible record of one Benjamin T. Terry of Sunflower County Mississippi. Inter- spersed in the article are notes that are not a part of the original Bible record. Some of these notations are incorrect. I believe it is important to correct errors in my work as well as others. In this particular case, this is my family and I have tried to document information about names in this Bible and also dates and other information.
Early in my research I received a copy of the PUZZLERS article and in- cluded some of the information in my letters to others. DO NOT PASS THE PUZ- ZLERS ARTICLE TO OTHER RESEARCHERS! What follows are corrections to the PUZZLER article:
The following is the actual text of the Bible of Benjamin T. Terry contained on page 86, of CEMETERY AND BIBLE RECORDS, VOLUME II by the Mississippi Genealogi- cal Society.
Original owner - Dr. Benjamin T. and Elizabeth D. Waites Terry Address - Sunflower County, Mississippi Present owner - Ben T. Terry Address - Greenwood, Mississippi
Bible published by - Thomas Mason & George Lane, for the Methodist Episcopal Church at the Conference Office
Address - 200 Mulberry Lane, New York
Date published - 1837
Record submitted by - W. Guy Humphrey Address - Greenwood, Mississippi Date submitted - February 5, 1955.
John Terry was maryed to Sarah Sely on the 16th day of February 1776. John Terry maryed Priscilla Stokes his second wife December 21st 1779. Benjamin Terry was maryed to Winnefred Nutt Corbett April 18th, 1806. Solomon Beach was maryed to Sarah Terry June the 9th 1810. Stephen Terry was maryed to Elizabeth Hill July 4th 1809. John W. Terry was maryed to Emily Taliaferro November 22, 1821. Robert Terry Johnston was maryed to Mildred Caroline Terry July 7th 1840 Benjamin T. Terry was maryed to Elizabeth D. Waites on the 4th day of June, 1848. Stephen B. Johnston was maryed to Priscilla Jane Terry 7th July 1848. E. W. Terry was married to Mattie Irwin Scales on 30th April 1879. John T. Terry was married to Cora Lesly Harris on the 28th Nov. 1882. Ritchard Taliaferro was maryed to Mildred Powells July 19th 1782.
John Terry sone of Stephen Terry and Sarah his wife was Born on the 27th Day of April 1752. Elizabeth Terry January 16th 1754. Benjamin Terry Sept. 22nd 1755. Sarah Terry July 22nd 1757. Frances Terry February 1st 1760. Rhody Terry October 13th 1761. John Ham son of William and Elizabeth Ham Oct. 18th 1772. Jeremiah Sely Terry son of John Terry and Sarah Sely his wife February the 7th 1778. Benjamin Terry son of John Terry and Priscilla Stokes his Second wife August the 5th 1782. Thomas Terry June the 4th 1783. John W. Terry March the 4th 1786. Stephen Terry August the 10th 1788. Sarah Terry November 10th 1790. Elizabeth Terry July 16th 1794. William Terry September 2nd 1797. Ritchard Taliaferro was Born August the 28th 1759. Mildred Taliaferro his wife who was Powel born May 23rd 1762. Emily Taliaferro Daughter of Ritchard and Mildred Taliaferro was Born August the 9th 1803. Mildred Caroline Terry Daughter of John W. Terry and Emily his wife was born on Sunday November 24, 1822 (night). Benjamin Thomas Terry, Friday September the 2nd 1825. Priscilla Ann Terry, Thursday November the 5th 1829. John Taliaferro Terry, Thursday the 30th of August 1831.
Honey Susan Beach Daughter of Solomon and Sarah Beach Apl. the 13th 1812. Erasmus Darwin Beach Sept. the 11th 1815. Mary Kennedy Beach April 28, 1820. Soloman Beach May 31st 1822.
Charles W. Terry was born the 7th July 1851 at Half past 9 oclock A. M. Eli Waites Terry was born 16th August 1853 at 9 oclock A. M. John Taliaferro son of Ben T. Terry and Elizabeth was born 5th day of March A D 1856. Margaret Agnes Terry daughter of Ben T. and Elizabeth D. Terry was born 1st May at 3 oclock A M in the year A D 1858. Priscilla Emily Terry Daughter of Ben T. Terry was born at 1 oclock A M August the 3rd A D 1861. Benj. T. Terry, Jr. son of B. T. Terry and Elizabeth D. Terry was born on 31st day of September 1862. Benjamin Taliaferro Terry son of J. T. and C. L. Terry was born 23rd January, year of 1884.
Frances Terry, Daughter of Stephen & Sarah Terry Apl. 16th 1762. Sarah Terry wife of Stephen Terry, May the 4th 1765. Stephen Terry, father of John Terry December the 19th 1769. Sarah Terry wife of John Terry May the 20th 1778. Benjamin Terry son of Stephen Terry January the 16th 1831. John Terry son of Stephen Aprile the 12th 1834, aged 82 yrs 11 months and 15 days. Benjamin Terry son of John Terry June the 6th 1806 Aged 24 yrs 9 mo. 29 d. Jeremiah Sely Terry January 8th 1823, aged 45 yrs 4 mo 1 day. Sarah Paterson April 15th 1827.
John Taliaferro Terry died December 4th at 5 A M Year 1901. Mrs. Elizabeth Waites Terry died April 16th 1916.
Mildred Taliaferro wife of Ritchard Taliaferro November the 25th 1843. Aged 81 yrs 5 mo. 2 d.
Emily Terry wife of John W. Terry June 7th 1846. John W. Terry died on Monday night March 15th 1847. Charles Wesley Terry son of B. T. and Elizabeth Terry 19th Aug. 1852. Margaret Agnes Terry daughter of Ben T. and Elizabeth Terry the 22nd April 1859. Priscilla Emily Terry died on the 19th Sept. 1861. Benj. T. Terry, Jr. died Sept. 12th 1862. Benjamin T. Terry, Sr. Died Dec. 23rd 1863. Mattie Irwin Terry died January 29th 1881. Eli Waites Terry died May 20th at half past one A. M. year of 1889.
This is to verify that the above is a true transcription of the Terry Bible Records.
(signed) W. Guy Humphrey
Supplemental Notes: John Terry and his wife Priscilla Stokes died in Chester Dist. S.C. John W. Terry, their son, moved to Mississippi from Chester Dist. S. C. and died in Noxubee County, Miss.
Dr. Benjamin Thomas Terry, who married Elizabeth D. Waites, died near Greenwood in what was then Sunflower County, Miss. Elizabeth Waites' mother was born in Davidson County, Tenn. Eli Waites was born in Tennessee according to Census recs.
[This is the end of the transcription done in 1955.--Editor]
SUPPLEMENTAL NOTES BY THE EDITOR
It has been published in several sources that Stephen Terry the father of John W. Terry 1752-1834 of Chester, South Carolina is also the father of William Terry who died 1816 in Edgefield, South Carolina. This can probably be attributed to notes in the PUZZLERS article and earlier notes by Stephen Terry of Connecticut in his work of 1887 concerning the Southern branches of the Terry family. This is an error which should be brought to the attention of researchers. William Terry of Edgefield SC who died 1816 is NOT a son of Stephen Terry d. 1769 in Craven County, South Carolina. It certainly follows that this same William is not a brother of John W. Terry who died 1834 in Chester, South Carolina.
There has also been notations that the Sarah Patterson mentioned in the Benjamin Terry Bible who died in 1827 is Sarah Patterson Terry the wife of Solomon Beach. This is also an error. Sarah Patterson in the above bible account is the widow of Capt. Jeremiah Sealey Terry. After the death of Capt. Jeremiah Terry, she married Josiah Patterson. She is listed directly under her husband and appears from this order to be his wife. Furthermore, Sarah (Terry) Beach signed legal documents in Hamilton County, Ohio in 1843 which were en- tered into court records in Chester District. This document, which gave power of attorney to her brother John W. Terry Jr., contains her signature as well as that of her husband Dr. Solomon Beach Sr. This certainly is evidence that Sarah Patterson and Sarah (Terry) Beach cannot be the same person.
Other incorrect assumptions indicate that Dr. Solomon Beach Sr. signed or witnessed the will of Major Stephen Terry in 1866. While it is Dr. Solomon Beach who was a signatory to the will, it is Dr. Solomon S. Beach Jr. as his father died about 1850 in Hamilton County, Ohio.
Some problems do occur concerning this Jeremiah Sealey Terry later of Abbeville Dist. South Carolina as he married his first cousin, Sarah Terry, who was the daughter Benjamin Terry of Abbeville District, South Carolina and a brother of John W. Terry who died 1834 in Chester, South Carolina. Jeremiah Sealey Terry's portion of his father's estate was received by Alexander Hunter in right of his wife Jane (Terry) Gibert Hunter who was the daughter of Jeremiah and Sarah and the granddaughter of John W. Terry d. 1834.
Departed this life on his farm about four miles from Atlanta, on the 15th of November, 1866, Major Stephen Terry, one of the earliest settlers of the city and one of her most respected citizens. Major Terry was born in Chester District, S. C., August 10, 1788 and was consequently at the time of his death in the 79th year of his age, retaining to the last the faculties of his naturally strong mind, and much of the energy which characterized his young manhood. On July 4, 1809 he was married in Fairfield District, S. C. to Miss Elizabeth H. Hill, and in 1826 removed to DeKalb Co., Ga. He had the misfortune to lose his wife on Dec. 3, 1838, but in the same year he joined the Methodist Church, of which he remained a firm and consistent member. In uniting with the church he followed the examples and teachings of his youth. His father, John Terry, having joined with the Methodists in 1774. In 1843 Major Terry settled in Atlanta, which was then an unimportant depot known as Marthasville. He witnessed her early struggles, and her rapid growth and development, and participated in the measures and policies which have advanced her to her present and prospective prosperity, securing as his reward a fair competency for himself. He was a contracter for the Monroe (now Macon & Western) and Georgia Railways, and the builder of the original "Washington Hall" one of the first, if not the first, hotel built in the city, in which as in all other business engagements he executed his trusts with scrupulous fidelity.... [signed] A Friend.
[Obituary of Major Stephen Terry Published in the Dec. 9, 1866 newspaper "Atlanta Daily New Era".] ===============================================================================
NOTES ON FAMILY OF BENJAMIN TERRY: QUESTIONS THAT NEED ANSWERS
by Florence M. Bowe 7849 S. E. Johnson Creek Blvd. Portland, OR 97206
I shall forever be grateful to the late Harry W. Cronise who showed me the error of my ways in late 1963. As a newfound cousin, living within 60 miles, I wrote him concerning our common ancestor, Zadok Riggs. I was using as my source of information "The Riggs Genealogy" published by John H. Wallace in 1901 and is used by and considered by many researchers as authoritative including the DAR and LDS. Mr. Cronise was using documented court records including the Last Will and Testament of Samuel Riggs of Surry Co., N. C. which named Zadok Riggs as his son and not the son of Timothy Riggs as cited in "The Riggs Genealogy." This was a grave error on the part of Mr. Wallace and is to this day being circulated as factual. Mr. Cronise sent me the following quote: "Just because stuff gets into print doesn't make it true. Readers and listeners and viewers, need to reserve critical judgment on what they read, hear or see. Often 'there's another side.'" There is more than one reason why I have mentioned the foregoing, first, check out all your sources and if in doubt include the word "possible", "perhaps" or something similar to indicate there is no positive proof documented. Second, it was through Mr. Cronise that I discovered that Zadok Riggs married Sarah Scott, daughter of James and Keziah (Terry) Scott and the granddaughter of Benjamin Terry of Pittsylvania Co., Virginia thereby establishing without a doubt that I am a direct descendant of this early
colonial planter of Virginia. In 1965 it became necessary for me to put aside my research having contacted one Terry researcher who wrote that she had seen in a S. A. R. book that Benjamin Terry was "the son of James Terry and Mary Diana Royal" but there was no proof. She also wrote "the brothers, Benjamin and Nathaniel Terry lived 20 miles apart." When I was able to resume my research in early 1983, it became necessary to read and reread my notes and information that I had collected 18 years before. I became more and more confused with the number of "Nathaniel Terrys" and no closer to finding the parents of Benjamin. I was surprised to find the amount of work that had been accomplished in the field of genealogy during my absence. I was fortunate in being able to buy one of the last few copies of "Terry Records of Virginia" by Mrs. Edna Bushnell and it has become my main tool in researching the family. I want to commend her on this excellent work which is so well documented. In my opinion, one of the greatest mysteries in Virginia is, "Who are the parents of Benjamin Terry and his wife, Elizabeth Irby?" Since I do not have access to county records or the Virginia State Library, I must rely on what I know, have or can obtain and from that point write to the various places where I believe I might procure such information. It appears that I have been coming up with doubts and questions and observations concerning the early Terry records as Robert "Mike" Terry, editor of this quarterly, and I am questioning the accuracy of the information on the family that has been printed in "The History of Pittsylvania Co., Va." by Maud Clement and "Colonial Granville and Its People" by Worth S. Ray. I have not been able to find a Nathaniel Terry who is contemporary with Benjamin Terry Sr.; I have come to the conclusion that "the brothers" so often mentioned were actually the sons of Benjamin Sr. I have not been able to find an official record for Nathaniel Terry before 1750. The earliest for Benjamin is 1739 when he was Security in Caroline Co., Va. for a James Dowdy. I have wondered about this connection. Could James Dowdy be a brother-in-law? I believe that Benjamin was shrewd enough to make certain the character of any person he would sign Security for. It appears that Benjamin was a very cautious man making provision for any possibility of wrongdoing. (See Will of Benjamin Terry Sr., Pittsylvania Co., Va. Will and Deed Book 5, p. 375, written 28 Dec 1769, Item 6 concerning legacies of the children of daughter Keziah and James Scott, dec'd, "due out of their father's estate, which I am Security for. .") In other words, Benjamin was vouching for the honesty and integrity of James Dowdy. It has been my observation that this was usually done for a very close relative. It is stated in the account of the controversy between Nathaniel Terry and his cousin and brother-in-law, Champness Terry, that "Benjamin Terry, father of the said Benjamin Terry, Under Sheriff...lived at the distance of 20 miles from the said Nathaniel Terry." (Terry Records of Va., p. 113) We know and have record that Champness Terry was the son of Joseph and Judith (Crawford) Terry, and had married his cousin, Sarah, daughter of Benjamin Terry and sister of Nathaniel. This contradicts the belief that Benjamin Sr. had a brother, Nathan- iel, and adds strength to the fact that Benjamin Jr. was living at home and the elder Terry lived 20 miles from his son, Nathaniel. It has also been claimed that the Joseph Terry who married Judith Crawford was the son of Benjamin Terry Sr. The new genealogy "Terry Families of Virginia and Elsewhere" by Lina Terry McIlwain affirms this fact and gives his birthdate as 1717. From the Caroline Co. records we know that Joseph and Judith were there in 1736 when they acknowledged their deed indented to Daniel Singleton (Caroline Co., Va., Order Book (1732-30) Part Two, p. 40, 14 May 1736 Court, John F. Dorman) which is 3 years before Benjamin Sr. is entered on public
records. If the 1717 birthdate is correct, this would make Joseph 19 years of age at the time of this acknowledgment. Joseph and Judith (Crawford) Terry had a son, Champness, who was deceased at the time Joseph Sr. wrote his will and which was probated 19 Dec 1785 (Terry Records of Va., p. 173) and this Champness had heirs which received 20 shillings from their grandfather. Champness Terry who married, Sarah, daughter of Benjamin Terry, moved to Charleston, S. C. and died sometime after his Will was written on 14 Sept. 1775 naming his wife, Sarah, daughter, Sarah, sons, Champness and David, and a child yet unborn (Charleston S. C. Will Book 774- 1779, p. 373). The inventory of his estate was recorded in Pittsylvania Co., Va., 21 June 1784 (Account Book 1, p. 163). From the records, it appears to me that Joseph Terry Sr. who married Judith Crawford, was not the son of Benjamin but his brother. Worth S. Ray in his book "Colonial Granville County and Its People", p. 273 gives a little background on the Terry family, however, it is not documented. The subject is Stephen Terry, grandson of James, the old surveyor, and states that James had brothers Benjamin and Nathaniel and the Nathaniel mentioned is none other than the son of Benjamin Terry Sr. who married Sarah Royal. This adds to confusion as James Terry was living at the time Benjamin Sr. wrote his will in 1769 and yet he is not mentioned. I have been corresponding with David C. Duniway, former Oregon State Archivist, retired, who is a historian and author in his own right and also a descendant of Benjamin Terry Sr. and Elizabeth Irby. He made the following observation:
"Mr. Ray did not now his geography when he said Stephen Terry was living in Peytonsburg, Henry County, Virginia. Peytonsburg was the original county seat of Halifax Co., where the Terrys and Scotts lived. When Pittsylvania County was made, it was just west of the border, and Halifax Court House became the county seat of Pittsyl- vania in 1766-7. Henry was created from Pittsylvania to the west in 1776-7 and included part of Patrick fur- ther west."
In light of this apparent error in Mr. Ray's account of the Terry family, I would question the authenticity of the rest. Since it was not documented it would appear that he obtained his information by word of mouth."
As stated previously, I have been informed through correspondence and from "Terry Families of Virginia and Elsewhere" by Lina Terry McIlwain, that James Terry and Diana Royal were the parents of Benjamin Terry. I have also received information that John Terry (1649-1700) of Charles City and Prince George Counties, Virginia was the father of Benjamin (Source: Terry Topics Vol. 1 # 3). Both sources claim that Elizabeth Irby was the daughter of Edmond Irby who died in 1733. Let us examine the earliest records found for the Terry family.
Quit Rents of Virginia 1704-05
King William Co. Thomas Terry 300 Acres Stephen Terry 330 Acres James Terry 400 Acres New Kent Co. James Tyrrey 150 Acres Alexander Tyrrey 210 Acres Thom Tyrey 190 Acres
James City Co. William Tyery 1,590 Acres Charles City Co. William Irby 130 Acres Prince George Co. Edmund Irby 800 Acres Joshua Irby 200 Acres
King William was formed from King and Queen in 1701/2 and King and Queen from New Kent in 1691. It is possible that the James and Thomas Terry in King William are the same that are in the New Kent Co. Roll as James Tyrrey and Thom Tyrey, for both were land speculators. Alexander Tyrrey is a new name to me and I do not recall his name being carried on in the Terry family. What about William Tyery in James City Co.? From the amount of land he was holding it appears that he was a wealthy man - at least at that time for money was very scarce in the Colonies. I recall that James and Thomas Terry received land for transporting "persons" to the Colony. At the time anyone paying the 6 L Sterling for the trip to the colony of Virginia would receive 50 acres of land. For those who could not pay there was the alternative of selling their services for a period from 4 to 7 years and the one who paid for the transportation would receive the land. The Terrys transported a good number of indentured servants to the Colonies and therefore had to be men of wealth. The earliest record I have was copied for me in 1965 at the Virginia State Library, and was as follows:
JOHN TERRY - "200 acres of land being upon the main branch of Powell Creek in the County of James City, 6 July 1648." (Book 2, p. 144)
The next entries were for THOMAS TORROY, north of Mattapony River and JOHN TORRY, Charles City Co., in 1686, STEPHEN TERRY, 335 acres in Pamunkoy-nock, King and Queen Co., 1702, and JAMES TERRY, 1701 and 1704 land in New Kent Co., Parish of St. Peters and St. John Parish in Pamunky-nock. Therefore, it is probable that James, Stephen and Thomas were brothers and one of them was most likely the father of Benjamin Sr. Captain Thomas and Captain Terry were landowners in Caroline Co., Virginia. The early records of Caroline were destroyed during the Civil War, however, there were some documents that were saved which included the Order Books which John Frederick Dorman has edited and compiled for publication. The will of Thomas Terry, dec'd was proven in the 14 May 1736 Court and the will of Captain James Terry was presented for probate in the 13 July 1744 Court. We know that Benjamin Terry Sr. was in Caroline Co. in 1739. Caroline was formed from Essex, King and Queen and King William in 1727/8. We know also that Benjamin and wife, Elizabeth, sold land in 1748 as they acknowledged their deed to James Dickerson (Caroline Co., Va. Order Book (1746-54) Part One, edited and compiled by John F. Dorman, p. 83, 27 May 1748). We do not, however, have record of Benjamin Sr. buying or inheriting land. This fact also appears in Halifax and Pittsylvania Counties. Evidently he lived on land that his father patented or bought and as a planter, not a speculator, received the property by some means. It does seem strange that no record has been found confirming how he obtained his plantations. I have read with interest the accounts of the early Terrys in Lina Terry McIlwain's book, "Terry Families of Virginia and Elsewhere." She cites many printed sources but few from archives manuscripts or other legal documents. Mrs. McIlwain has given the birthdates of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Irby) Terry
as about 1685, their marriage before 1700 and two additional sons, James, b. ca 1700 and William, b. 1732. To point out some obvious errors, this would make Benjamin and Elizabeth about 14 years of age when married, which is doubtful, and a span of 45 years of childbearing. There is the possibility that Elizabeth Irby was not the first wife of Benjamin Terry. I was indeed pleased to get the positive birthdates of Nathaniel, b. 17 March 1726 and Benjamin Jr., b. 11 Dec 1745 and these dates were most likely taken from the Bible record of Mrs. Lucy C. Terry of Danville, Virginia. It is impossible for our Elizabeth to have been the daughter of Edmond Irby. He had a daughter, Elizabeth, but she was not of age when he made his will in 1733. He made provision for this daughter in case his wife died before she became of age. Also there is record that this Elizabeth married in 1752 to a Mr. Stuart. I am at this time researching the Irby family and found William, Edmond, and Joshua Irby were sons of Dr. William Irby of Southside Virginia. There may have been others and I understand that Dr. Irby also had daughters. I will share more information about the Irby family as I compile my records. I would like to make the suggestion that Benjamin Terry Sr. was probably the son of James and Mary Diana (Royal) Terry but there is no proof to substantiate this claim. I also think that Champness Sr. who had a brother James, and Joseph Sr. who married Judith Crawford were probably brothers of Benjamin Terry. It would be interesting indeed to find out what the suit of Benjamin Terry, Champness Terry, Joseph Terry and Griffeth Dickerson vs. James Terry was all about (Halifax Co., Va. Plea Book 1 (Part 2), p. 498, July 1755) Until we find more positive data, we will have to be content with suppositions, but let's keep on searching!
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1850 CENSUS FOR GEORGIA TERRY HEADS OF HOUSEHOLDS
[Note: The 1850 Census was transcribed by Earnest L. Terry 5010 37th Ave. Meridian MS 39301. Additional notes were provided by the Editor as well as Mr. Earnest Terry.] Information concerning the formation of the counties was taken from RESEARCH IN GEORGIA, compiled by Robert Scott Davis, Jr. 1981. Southern Historical Press. P.O. Box 738, Easley, South Carolina 29640.]
The 1820 Census for Georgia lists in Gwinnett County a Thomas Terry #76, 000100-00100-0, and a William Terry #360, 201111-30010-2. In Walton County was another William Terry; and in Warren County, still another William Terry and a Thomas Terry. I am not certain whether these are from the Greenville Dist. SC branch of Terrys, Orange Co. NC Terrys or from the Halifax-Pittsylvania County groupings. I have attempted to identify those families on which I do have information. No doubt, several of these Terry families listed below originated from these 1820 Gwinnett County Terry families. Any help in identifying Georgia Terry families would be appreciated.--Editor.
BAKER COUNTY GEORGIA
Created December 12, 1825, from Early County; #66 in order of creation; county seat, Newton 31770; courthouse fire, 1872?; flood, 1925 & 1929.
TERRY, Frances 36 1814 VA Page 087
CAMPBELL COUNTY GEORGIA
Created December 20, 1828, from Coweta, Carroll, DeKalb, and Fayette Counties. Campbell County was abolished on January 1, 1932, and became south Fulton County. Researchers may check with Fulton County courthouse and the Atlanta Historical Society about specific records.
TERRY, ROBERSON W. 24 1826 SC Page 429 TERRY, ELIZA 21 1829 GA TERRY, NANCY CYNTHIA 2 1848 GA [Note: Roberson Terry son of John and Cynthia # 404.]
TERRY, JOHN 51 1799 SC Page 404 TERRY, CYNTHIA 45 1805 SC TERRY, LOUISA 26 1824 SC TERRY, NANCY C. 21 1829 SC TERRY, JOHN M. 20 1830 GA TERRY, JOSEPH M. 18 1832 GA
CASS COUNTY GEORGIA
Bartow was was created December 3, 1832, from Cherokee County; #86 in order of creation; county seat, Cartersville 30120; courthouse fire, 1864. Bartow was Cass County until the name was officially changed December 6, 1861.
TERRY, WILLIAM E. 33 1817 SC Page 162 TERRY, REBECCA 27 1823 NC TERRY, JOHN 12 1838 NC TERRY, JAMES 8 1842 NC TERRY, EDWARD 1 1849 NC
TERRY, WILLIAM C. 35 1815 SC Page 209 TERRY, NANCY 30 1820 SC TERRY, SARAH A. 12 1838 SC TERRY, WILLIAM H. 10 1840 SC TERRY, JANE 8 1842 SC TERRY, JOSEPH 5 1845 GA TERRY, CHARLES A. 3 1847 GA
CHATHAM COUNTY GEORGIA
Chatham was created February 5, 1777, from colonial Georgia. Original boundaries included all of Christ Church and part of St. Philip Parishes; #5 in order of creation; county seat, Savannah 31402.
TERRY, JOHN 22 1828 AL (Page 356) (Merchant)
TERRY, STEPHEN 80 1770 GA (Page 331)
CLARKE COUNTY GEORGIA
Created December 5, 1801, from Jackson County; #26 in order of creation; county seat, Athens 30601
TERRY, O. T. 24 1826 NC (Page 28) (Millright)
COBB COUNTY GEORGIA
Created December 3, 1832, from Cherokee County; #83 in order of creation; county seat, Marietta 30060; courthouse fire, 1864.
TERRY, NOAH 36 1814 SC (Page 225) TERRY, MARTHA 36 1814 GA TERRY, JOHN H. 9 1841 SC TERRY, ALFRED 7 1843 SC TERRY, MARY F. 6 1844 SC TERRY, THOMAS F. 4 1846 SC TERRY, MARTHA A. 1 1849 SC
DEKALB COUNTY GEORGIA
Created December 9, 1832, from Fayette, Gwinnet, and Henry Counties; #54 in order of creation; county seat, Decatur 30030; courthouse fire, 1842, 1898, 1916.
TERRY, JAMES 27 1823 (Page 124) TERRY, ELIZ C. 25 1825 TERRY, WILLIAM S. 4 1846 GA TERRY, MARTHA A. 2 1848 GA
TERRY, THOMAS 29 1821 GA (Page 134) TERRY, MARY 17 1833 GA
TERRY, ALEXANDER 9 1841 (Page 128) (Note: In household with Alpin family.)
TERRY, THOMAS 28 1822 (Page 169) TERRY, MARY A. 26 1824 TERRY, SARAH E. 3 1847 GA TERRY, GEORGE W. 1850 GA
[Note: A Thomas Terry, victim of a murder by John and James Wilson August 3, 1861, was born near Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, in 1823 and resided in DeKalb County since 1841. His widowed mother married Thomas Simmons the builder of the celebrated war-time Terry's grist and sawmill on Sugar Creek Land Lot 174 in 15th District of DeKalb County. Thomas married Mary Jane Thurman who survived her husband until September 4, 1903. One of their sons, William M. Terry (1854-1926) as well as his parents, are buried Sylvester Cemetery on Flat Shaols Road, Land lot #147, 15th District, DeKalb County. East Atlanta Dis- trict. This information was supplied by Franklin Garrett, Historian, of the Atlanta Historical Society and is included in his notes on Sylvester Cemetery and ATLANTA AND ENVIRONS, a book on early Atlanta, Georgia. I am unable to discern which Thomas Terry is the correct one as the dates are very much the same, however, it appears that the Thomas above is the one in Sylvester Ceme- tery--Editor.] [Thomas Terry m. 06 Nov 1845 DeKalb Co. GA Mary Goodman and another Thomas Terry m. 27 Nov 1849 DeKalb Co. GA Mary Ann Thurman.]
TERRY, WILLIAM 53 1797 SC (Page 175) TERRY, SARAH 51 1799 SC TERRY, JOHN S. 33 1817 SC TERRY, PMELLIA 25 1825 SC TERRY, JUNE 22 1828 GA TERRY, GEORGE 19 1831 SC TERRY, WILLIAM 17 1833 GA TERRY, ANDREW 13 1837 GA TERRY, CHRISTOPHER 11 1839 GA [Note: I believe this is a son of John W. Terry 1752-1834 and Priscilla Stokes of Chester SC--Editor.]
TERRY, STEPHEN 62 1788 SC TERRY, RACHEL 54 1796 SC TERRY, ROSA 33 1817 SC TERRY, JAMES 18 1832 GA TERRY, GEORGE 16 1834 GA TERRY, PRISCILLA 12 1838 SC KELLY, JAMES 35 1815 GA carpenter [Note: Stephen Terry, son of John W. Terry 1752-1834 and Priscilla Stokes of Chester SC. James Littleton Terry m. 03 Apr 1851 in DeKalb Co. Martha M. A. Medlock. They removed to Longview, Harrison Co. TX. George W. Terry m. 21 Aug 1855 Elizabeth Lanier and removed to Tampa, Florida and he died ca. 1920. -- Editor.
FLOYD COUNTY GEORGIA
Created December 3, 1832, from Cherokee County; #87 in order of creation; county seat, Rome 30161.
TERRY, WILLIAM T. 50 1800 KY (Page 91) TERRY, JANE 45 1805 GA TERRY, MARY E. 19 1831 GA TERRY, FRANCIS M. 17 1833 GA TERRY, WILLIAM B. 14 1836 GA TERRY, MARTHA JANE 11 1839 GA TERRY, NAPOLEON B. 6 1844 GA
FORSYTH COUNTY GEORGIA
Created December 3, 1832, from Cherokee County; #80 in order of creation; county seat, Cumming 30130; courthouse fire, 1973.
TERRY, JUDAH 74 1776 SC (Page 147) [Note: Living in home with Eliz. (1814) and Cornelius Cawley.]
TERRY, YOUNG 48 1802 SC (Page 221) TERRY, MARGARET 50 1800 SC TERRY, JOSEPHINE 26 1824 SC TERRY, GEO. WASH 4 1846 GA KELLY, NANCY 40 1810 GA
TERRY, WILLIAM 76 1774 VA (Page 221) TERRY, MARTHA 60 1790 SC TERRY, MEUTADO 30 1820 TN TERRY, SARENA 26 1824 --
TERRY, WILLIAM W. 49 1801 GA (Page 220) TERRY, MARY 56 1794 VA TERRY, JOSEPH 23 1827 GA TERRY, NANCY 21 1829 GA TERRY, WILLIAM 20 1830 GA TERRY, JUDAH 19 1831 GA TERRY, MARY 18 1832 GA TERRY, WM. V. 1 1849 GA (Grandson)
TERRY, SETH W. 37 1813 SC (Page 219) TERRY, SARAH 38 1812 SC TERRY, HENRY 18 1832 GA TERRY, EMELIN G. 14 1836 GA
TERRY, JOHN 38 1812 KY (Page 221) TERRY, MARTHA [JACKSON] 27 1823 GA TERRY, SARAH L. 7 1843 GA TERRY, THOMAS D. 6 1844 GA TERRY, MARY 1 1849 GA [Note: John Terry m. 23 Nov 1848 Forsyth Co. GA Martha Jackson.]
TERRY, STEPHEN 45 1805 KY (Page 221) TERRY, MARTHA [PARKINSON] 34 1816 SC CONALY, SIDNEY 8 1842 GA CONALY, MARTHA 3 1847 GA COMPTON, SARAH M. 1 1849 GA [Note: Stephen Terry m. 20 Ag 1840 Forsyth Co. GA Martha Parkinson. The other children are probably Stephen's Grandchildren.]
TERRY, MARTIN 33 1817 TN (Page 222) TERRY, MARY [DODD] 25 1825 GA TERRY, HANNAH 7 1843 GA TERRY, STEPHEN 6 1844 GA TERRY, ELIZABETH 4 1846 GA TERRY, JOHN 2 1848 GA [Note: Martin Terry m. 18 Aug 1842 Forsyth Co. GA Mary Dodd.]
TERRY, JOHN F. -- ---- SC (Page 222) TERRY, SUSAN 23 1827 SC TERRY, JOHN H. 1 1849 GA
TERRY, PETER 49 1801 KY (Page 194) TERRY, SARAH 38 1812 GA TERRY, SARAH 17 1833 GA TERRY, JOHN M. 14 1836 GA TERRY, MARTHA 15 1835 GA TERRY, REBECCA 14 1836 GA TERRY, MARY 13 1837 GA
GWINNETT COUNTY GEORGIA
Created December 15, 1818, from Indian lands ceded in 1817 and 1818; #44 in order of creation; county seat, Lawrenceville 30245; courthouse fire, 1871.
TERRY, PINKNEY 34 1816 GA (Page 179) TERRY, NANCY 19 1831 GA TERRY, WM. W. 1 1849 GA [Note: Cunningham's were living in household with them.]
TERRY, JUDITH 60 1790 SC (Page 222) ABBOT, SARAH A. 3 1847 GA
HALL COUNTY GEORGIA
Created December 15, 1818, from Indian lands ceded in 1817 and 1818, #45 in order of creation; county seat, Gainsville 30501; courthouse fire, 1851, 1882; tornado, 1936.
TERRY, BIRD 46 1804 SC (Page 338) TERRY, ARMINDA [BARTON] 26 1824 SC TERRY, F. (m) 14 1836 SC TERRY, T. (m) 13 1837 SC TERRY, C. (m) 7 1843 GA TERRY, C. (m) 3 1847 GA TERRY, COLUMBUS 2 1848 GA TERRY, E. T. (m) - 1850 GA [Note: Bird Terry m. Forsyth Co. GA 18 Mar 1847 Arminda Barton.}
HANCOCK COUNTY GEORGIA
Created December 17, 1793, from Washington and Greene Counties; #15 in order of creation; county seat, Sparta 31087.
TERRY, JAMES 47 1803 IRE TERRY, SARAH 35 1815 SC TERRY, JOHN 1 1849 GA
HARRIS COUNTY GEORGIA
Created December 14, 1827, from Troup and Muscogee Counties; #72 in order of creation; county seat, Hamilton 31811; courthouse fire, 1865 (set on fire by Union troops, fire quickly extinguished).
TERRY, FREDERIC J. H. 42 1808 (Page 067) TERRY, MARY 83 1767 SC TERRY, ELIZABETH C. 50 1800 SC TERRY, JOHN S. 44 1806 SC
TERRY, STEPHEN D. 56 1804 SC (Page 067) TERRY, SARAH Y. 57 1803 IRE TERRY, MARTHA J. 18 1832 GA TERRY, SARAH C. 16 1834 GA TERRY, STEPHEN J. 15 1835 GA TERRY, JACKSON P. 13 1837 GA TERRY, JOHN D. 11 1839 GA TERRY, FREDERICK 7 1843 GA
TERRY, HENRY S. 55 1795 SC (Page 251) TERRY, L. 37 1813 GA TERRY, P. H. (m) 11 1839 GA TERRY, F. V. (f) 9 1841 GA TERRY, C. H. (m) 8 1842 GA TERRY, P. E. (m) 5 1845 GA TERRY, S. P. (f) 4 1846 GA TERRY, C. E. (m) 3 1847 GA TERRY, M. (f) 2 1848 GA
MURRAY COUNTY GEORGIA
Created December 3, 1832, from Cherokee County; #85 in order of creation; county seat, Chatsworth 30705.
TERRY, WILLIAM 39 1811 SC (Page 257) TERRY, JULIA 26 1824 NC TERRY, DIANONA 10 1840 GA TERRY, GEORGE W. 8 1842 GA TERRY, WM. I. 7 1843 GA TERRY, SYRUS L. 5 1845 GA TERRY, JOHN R. -- 1850 GA [From will of Lewis Terry, probated 15 Jul 1851 Murray County Georgia, it appears that William is son of #262--Editor.]
TERRY, LEWIS 80 1770 SC (Page 262) TERRY, CONSTANCE 85 1765 VA TERRY, GEORGE 39 1811 SC TERRY, NANCY 13 1837 SC TERRY, MARY A. 8 1842 GA [From will of Lewis Terry, it appears that George is a son of #262--Editor.]
TERRY, ELIZ 14 1836 SC (Page 263)
TERRY, JOSEPH 36 1814 SC (Page 264) TERRY, VIRGINIA 27 1823 NC TERRY, AMENDO 8 1842 GA TERRY, SUSAN 6 1844 GA TERRY, MARY 5 1845 GA TERRY, THOMAS 3 1847 GA [From will of Lewis Terry, it appears that Joseph is son of #262--Editor.]
TERRY, DUNCAN 34 1816 SC (Page ) TERRY, WYGETTA 33 1817 SC TERRY, JOSEPH 12 1838 GA TERRY, GEORGE 6 1844 GA TERRY, MARTHA 2 1848 GA [From will of Lewis Terry, it appears that Duncan is son of #262--Editor.]
MUSCOGEE COUNTY GEORGIA
Created June 9, 1825, from Indian land ceded in 1826; #62 in order of creation; county seat, Columbus 31902; courthouse fire, Oct. 15, 1838 (total loss).
TERRY, GARLAND B. 46 1804 VA (Page 297) TERRY, JOSEPH SCRANTON 20 1830 GA TERRY, MARY ANN 10 1840 GA [Believed to be first cousin of Garland B. C. Terry b. 1807 VA.]
TERRY, GARLAND B. C. 43 1807 GA (Page 318) TERRY, ELIZ [CHAPMAN] 38 1812 TN TERRY, CHRISTIANA 15 1835 FL TERRY, JOSEPH 10 1840 GA TERRY, HENRY CLAY 6 1844 GA MOON, NANCY 73 1777 SC [Note: Garland B. C. Terry m. Muscogee Co. GA 9 Oct 1834 Eliz. Chapman.]
TERRY, JEREMIAH 38 1812 GA (Page 307) TERRY, SARAH [FREDERICK] 26 1824 GA TERRY, CHARLES N. 9 1841 GA TERRY, FRANCES L. 4 1846 GA TERRY, EDWARD W. 1 1849 GA [Note: Jeremiah Terry was the son of Nathaniel and Susan Lee Powell Terry dau. of John and Margaret _____ Powell. Jeremiah Terry m. Muscogee Co. GA 12 Dec 1839 Sarah Frederick.
TERRY, STERLING 32 1818 GA (Page 332) TERRY, ELIZ A. [CHAPMAN] 26 1824 AL TERRY, JOSEPHINE 8 1842 GA TERRY, F. NAPLINE 6 1844 GA TERRY, THERISA 4 1846 GA TERRY, SAMUEL F. 2 1848 GA [Note: Brother of Jeremiah Terry #307 m. Muscogee Co. GA 12 Nov 1840 Eliz. A. Chapman.]
TERRY, SUSANNAH 63 1787 SC (Page 333) (Note: Susannah (Powell) Terry living in the home of Sarah Ann Elizabeth Terry Frederick, her daughter, b. 1824 m. Muscogee Co. GA 28 Dec 1845 Chas. Frederick b. 1823. Susannah Powell m. GA 10 May 1806 Nathaniel Terry.]
TERRY, WM SR. 69 1781 VA (Page 369) TERRY, IVINSEY ? 57 1793 VA -----, ROBERT C. -- ---- VA
TERRY, WILLIAM 29 1821 GA (Page 380) TERRY, SARAH [WHITTINGTON] 27 1823 GA TERRY, JOHN B. 7 1843 GA TERRY, GEORGE E. 6 1844 GA TERRY, SUSANNAH 4 1846 GA TERRY, WM. H. 3 1847 GA TERRY, OBEDIAH -- 1850 GA [Note: William Terry m. Muscogee Co. GA 2 Apr 1843 Sarah A. Whittington.]
TERRY, THOMAS J. 51 1799 GA (Page 382) TERRY, MARTHA ANN [STINSON] 43 1807 GA TERRY, JOHN W. 21 1829 GA TERRY, THOMAS J. 19 1831 GA TERRY, JAMES W. 15 1835 GA TERRY, MICHAEL 10 1840 GA [Note: Thomas J. Terry m. Putnam Co. GA 3 Jul 1827 Martha Ann Stinson.]
TERRY, DAVID 35 1815 NC (Page ??) TERRY, MARY 35 1815 SC
TERRY, ALFRED 47 1803 NC (Page 385) TERRY, ELIZABETH 30 1820 NC TERRY, ALICE 26 1824 NC
TERRY, JOHN 28 1822 (Page 414) TERRY, JULIA S. 29 1821 TERRY, ELIZA 29 1821 TERRY, MARTHA 4 1846 GA VAND, OWEN H. 16 1834
STEWART COUNTY GEORGIA
Created December 23, 1830, from Randolph County; #77 in order of creation; county seat, Lumpkin 31815; courthouse fire, 1922 -- no loss.
TERRY, DANIEL 37 1813 NC TERRY, ELIZ 27 1823 GA TERRY, LEWIS 8 1842 GA TERRY, GEORGE 6 1844 GA TERRY, MARY 5 1845 GA TERRY, JOHN 3 1847 GA
TERRY, JAMES 36 1814 GA TERRY, ELIZ. 26 1824 GA TERRY, MARTHA 8 1842 GA TERRY, MARY 4 1846 GA TERRY, JAMES 4 1846 GA TERRY, SARAH 1 1849 GA
TERRY, ROBERT 33 1817 GA TERRY, JOHN 24 1826 GA
TERRY, RICHARD H. 65 1785 SC TERRY, ISABELLA A POWER 64 1786 VA TERRY, SUSAN 25 1825 GA LUNSFORD, MAHALA 34 1816 GA LUNSFORD, GEORGE 3 1847 GA HOLT, JAMES 19 1831 GA HOLT, SARAH 15 1835 GA HOLT, WM. 14 1836 GA
TROUP COUNTY GEORGIA
TERRY, JOHN 50 1800 GA (Page 99) TERRY, JULIA 33 1817 GA TERRY, THOMAS 19 1831 GA TERRY, NANCY 16 1834 GA TERRY, ALONZO 15 1835 GA TERRY, MATILDA 14 1836 GA TERRY, MARTHA 11 1839 GA TERRY, GEORGE 9 1841 GA TERRY, WILLIAMSON 9 1841 GA TERRY, ZACHARLE T. 3 1847 GA
1860 CENSUS STEWART COUNTY GEORGIA
TERRY, DAVID 37 1823 GA (Page 343) TERRY, SUSAN 33 1827 -- TERRY, JOHN 16 1844 -- TERRY, ALBERT 12 1848 -- TERRY, DANIEL 11 1849 -- TERRY, DEWITT C. 7 1853 -- TERRY, MISSOURI 5 1855 -- TERRY, JAMES M. 3 1857 -- TERRY, MARY 6/12 1860 --
TERRY, DANIEL 48 1812 NC (Page 343) TERRY, ELIZABETH 38 1822 GA TERRY, LEWIS F. (T.) 18 1842 GA TERRY, GEORGE 17 1843 GA TERRY, MARY A. 15 1845 GA TERRY, JOHN T.(F) 13 1847 GA TERRY, NATHAN 9 1851 GA TERRY, DAVID 5 1855 GA TERRY, JANE 4 1856 GA TERRY, PEYTON [REYNOLDS] 1 1859 GA [Note: The last child of the Daniel Terry family, Peyton Reynolds Terry, moved to Eastland County Texas and is buried there.--Information from Jay Terry of Orem, Utah.]
I am enclosing a photocopied story of the Civil War written by Mrs. Mary Terry of Roanoke, Virginia. I obtained this from Roanoke Public Library after inqui- ring about the Terry family who lived on the property where the library now stands. This may be of no value to you. However, as THE TERRY FAMILY HISTORIAN, it could be of interest to someone. You may do with it as you wish. I have a copy for myself, and found it both entertaining and somewhat amusing [in cer- tain instances]. Since it is an account of the activities at home during the Civil War, rather than an account of the battles or military maneuvers, it casts a different light on life at that time. From a female's point of view, in 1983, reading what preoccupied women in the 1860's is, at times, amusing. Example: The elaborate care given to headcoverings in that day. At any rate, just thought I would pass it along. Amelia E. Palmer 1211 Grosscup Ave. Dunbar, WV 25064. P.S. This is not my Terry ancestors!!!!!
RECOLLECTIONS OF THE CIVIL WAR By Mrs. Mary S. Terry
My father and husband were Union men until after Lincoln's call for troops, then there was only one thing to do, and that was go with the State. We were raised with slavery, and thought it right, but we were not fighting for our slaves, but for our rights as we thought, and every true hearted woman wanted her husband, her brothers, her lover, her friends to do their duty bravely. Filled with hope and courage, feeling our cause to be just and right, we never thought defeat possible, that a few months would decide the trouble in our favor. And after the great victory gained by the Confederates at the Battle of Manassas, we thought there was little more to do: but experience soon proved the reverse.
Our men were brave, there were none braver, but as time passed the ranks of the volunteers were thinned by battle, sickness, and death. Their places must be filled by conscripts, the first call was from twenty to thirty years old, then to thirty-five, to forty, to forty-five and then to fifty. The older men were organized into Home Guards. I remember well when my father, Mr. Word, Mr. Ben. Tinsly, Mr. Ferguson, Col. Tayloe and others from fifty upwards were hurried to Saltville to defend the Saltworks. We were dependent upon our home productions for the necessities as well as the luxuries of life--I ought not to say luxuries, for those who did not pass through the war can have no idea how plainly we lived. Each person in a family was allowed 1 - 1/2 lbs. of salt a month, it required careful management to make it last at that rate the year
round. If we carelessly or extravagantly used it, we had to do without, for our neighbors were as badly off as ourselves. The difficulty was, that salt had been so plentiful and cheap before the war that we could not make the servants realize the strict economy that was required. Our coffee soon gave out, or was hoarded for the very old, and the sick, and for special occasions. It seems almost impossible to realize now the different drinks we used; rye, wheat, chestnuts, sweet potatoes were all used in making coffee. Chestnuts and sweet potatoes, parboiled and baked, made a preparation somewhat like chocolate, but as these were obtainable only a certain portion of the year, we were compelled to use rye and heat chiefly. The wheat and rye were prepared by first washing carefully, then scalding in boiling water, after which it was thoroughly dried and then parched like coffee. It was a healthful drink, very much like the Postum Cereal of later years. We used herb and root teas, camomile, boneset, balm, sage, raspberry leaf, sassafras, etc., but all these being known for their medicinal qualities savored too much of medicine to be popular as a drink for the table; they were invaluable in their proper place. We had difficulty in obtaining wheat and rye at all times, so we cultivated temperance principles, and appreciated pure, fresh water as a healthful and convenient table beverage. As time passed we could get only heavy, brown sugar used before he war for plantation and factory hands, and in curing hams and corning beef. At one time I was entirely without sugar, and company in the house, I couldn't buy any, I was afraid to borrow, and consequently was doing without. One of my neighbors learning of my destitution said she would ask her husband to let me have fifty pounds if I would not tell. Her husband was a tobacco manufacturer and had some barrels of sugar stored for that purpose, and she knew of it; were it known that I had bought sugar from him it would be almost impossible to keep any on hand for manufacturing purposes. I paid fifty cents a pound and was so thankful to get it. We used it only for tea and coffee, but while we could not afford sugar for cooking purposes, we were not without sweet deserts. Sorghum was raised in great quantities and used in a variety of ways, in cakes, custards pies, puddings, sauces, sweet pickles, and as a syrup for the table. In fact there was a kind of rivalry among housekeepers as to who could make the best and greatest variety of good things from sorghum. What we had, we had to do with, for while the supplies were limited, the money with soldiers' families was still more limited. My oldest daughter says she remembers Mama always had a nice print of butter on the table, but the rule was "you must not eat butter" unless we had an extra print. We had to keep prepared for company, and any one dropping in unexpectedly at lunch time would not have known the circumstances, besides we had a greater feeling for comfort and respectability when we could see a sufficiency. The most discouraging time I experienced was the Christmas before the surrender, we felt our cause was well nigh hopeless, we were discou- raged, despondent, heartsick, almost destitute of clothing and provisions. For our Christmas dinner we had sorghum cakes, pumpkin custards made with sorghum, without eggs and a small piece of spare rib. I had filled my two little chil- dren's stockings and small chairs with apples, walnuts, hickory nuts, sweet potatoes and sorghum candy. I did what I could to make them happy, for I dreaded what another Christmas might bring forth. Let no one think we com- plained of our deprivations, it was the growing conviction of the helplessness of our cause that was destroying our courage. Until the last months we gladly and hopefully endured hardships, we were cheerful and hospitable, always wel- coming our guests to our table with its scanty fare, feeling that they knew we were giving our best. The social gatherings were called "starvation parties" and were apparently much enjoyed, taffy pullings were quite common. The re- freshments would be walnuts, hickory nuts, apples, cider, sorghum cakes, taffy and often sweet potatoes and irish potatoes roasted. To have had these a one
time would have been inexcusable extravagance, what I have named would have been sufficient variety for at least three times. At one of the largest parties around here the refreshments were sweet and Irish potatoes roasted, served with butter and with cider and milk for beverage. When my brother was home on furlough, I had some friends in one evening to be with him, and for refresh- ments we had brown sugar and sorghum cakes, blackberry wine and apples, another evening he had a cousin made cream out of snow, sorghum, and rich cream and all thought it delicious.. The women of the South were heroic, self-denying, never a murmur from those who hearts were in the cause. We had only the usual amount of clothing at the beginning of the war, we never thought of purchasing for the future, for we expected the war to last only a short while. Our bedding we divided with the hospitals in the beginning of the war, sheets were needed, not only for the beds of the sick and wounded, but for bandages for the wounded; so not only our clothes, but our bedding, our table linen, our china and kitchen utensils all became very scarce. For table linen we serged two widths of Osnaburg cotton together, fringed the ends (to take away the sheet-like look). But for ourselves and families the question was no longer "what to wear and how to make it", but "what can we get and how shall we pay for it". But necessity has always been the mother of invention, and in this case the results were wonderful. The sheep were sheared, the wool washed, carded, spun, and dyed, and raw cotton bought by the bale, carded, spun and woven into beautiful cotton and linsy. This was all done in the homes, the factories were engaged in making clothes and blankets for the soldiers, they could not furnish a sufficient quantity, for we had few factories south, and as the machinery wore out we could not replace it. My step-mother excelled in making cloth, and kindly supplied my small family. We used red oak bark, cedar tops, sumac, walnut hulls and everything we could gather for coloring matter. I regret so much I did not save samples of our home productions to show my children and grandchildren. We had to excercise a good deal of ingenuity to keep supplied with buttons, it was impossible to buy them, so we used hard scraps of leather, pasteboard, and gourds cut into the right sizes and covered with the material of the dresses. Needles and pins were very precious and we could not get hoods and eyes. We knit woolen stockings in solid colors, stripes and checks, ad stockings of fine spun cotton in railroad, shell and fence rail patterns. The railroad stocking was knit with a long, narrow leg, and when sufficiently long, every other stitch was dropped and ravelled out. The stocking was perfectly straight and easily adjusted itself to the foot. I suppose they were named because of the speed with which they were made. We had great difficulty in keeping supplied with shoes. My children and all of my friends' children went barefooted in the summer, their winter shoes were made of natural colored leather by the colored shoemakers on the farms, we used leather strings and were very thankful to be able to protect the feet. We had so few tanneries south, and the government took charge of what we had; the soldiers must have shoes if possible to obtain them. I was almost barefooted one summer, Mr. Dillon (a white shoemaker) had made me promise after promise to make my shoes "next week", and after patiently and persistently going each week, would be told he had no leather, but would be sure to get some the "next week". I had to walk a mile each time I went, and went each time with a hopeless feeling, but I could not afford to let him alone, I was in despair, for winter was coming on and I must have shoes. At last he made a pair for a lady who wore number sixes, and made them too small. He told me if I could wear them to take them, at that time I wore fours, but I took them thankfully and used them until they wore out. They were a comfort in one sense and a terrible mortification in another for our homewoven dresses would shrink when laundered and the shoes could not be concealed.
I have told you about the difficulty of covering our feet, now I will tell you have we managed to cover our heads. We plaited wheat and rye straw, and sewed the braids into hats of different styles and shapes according to the taste and skill of the maker. They were dyed brown, drab or black, pressed into shape and varnished. We always managed to get some kind of material for trim- ming, when ribbons failed we used old silk skirts for bands, bindings and rosettes, and friends would always divide their little store with each other. The prettiest hats were made of white shucks, cut into narrow strips and braided, then sewed into shape. My little girls had beautiful hats made by Miss Sowers. A cousin of mine married during the war had her bridal hat mae of white shucks and trimmed with horse hair flowers. Mrs. London made the hat and trimmed it. For the wreath of flowers she obtained long hairs from the tails of different colored horses and for white used the long, fluffy hair of her little dog's tail. Our bonnets made up in size for what they lacked in fashion. I had a white silk bonnet at the beginning of the war, and each year saw it increase in size until my father (who noticed dress very little) asked my stepmother what made Mollie make herself so ridiculous wearing such a sky scraper. Not only did it extend in front, but had a good sized curtain at the back. I used my wedding veil for the benefit of my friends' bonnets and my own. Each bonnet had a ruching inside, something like the widows ruching of the present, only fuller and fluffier. We were well satisfied with the styles, had our own fashions, and congratulated ourselves on our ability to invent fashions and our ingenuity in following fashion. When I received my first new bonnet from Balti- more the summer after the surrender and found it short in front, and no curtain back, I was ashamed to wear it to church, it was the first new bonnet I had seen. Oh! how glad we were to get "store clothes" once more, and especially "store shoes". They were so comfortable, and looked so pretty and neat that I no longer had a desire to hide my feet. with our rough shoes we did not even have blacking, except a poor substitute made of elder berries, lampblack and brown sugar which we used sparingly for fear of injuring the leather. We had to use tallow mixed with lard to soften the leather as well as to keep down the rusty look. Long cloaks called Beauregardes was another fashion improvised by necessity. We wore them in summer made of light material, I had one made of black silk form on of my wedding silks for summer wear. Of course it had to be pieced and very much pieced to make it as long a my dress, but that didn't detract in the least from the style, we were only too glad when the material would hold out by piecing and proud of our ingenuity in being able to do it. For winter I had one made of Bonsack's gray jeans with large buttons on both sides down the front, made of very stiff paste-board and covered with the jeans. As a matter of course these buttons had to be handled with great care. I remember well a bride who wanted to make a Beauregarde of black silk, she asked the dressmaker to lend her pattern, which she very kindly did, but newspapers being scarce, the pattern was fully three feet shorter than it should have been. She neglected to tell her to lengthen it, thinking a a matter of course she would do so. She said to me, "Just imagine my surprise and dismay when I saw the bride at church with a short black silk sack instead of the long Beauregarde." The Yankees made a raid through here about the middle of the war, burned the depot and carried off all the silver, firearms, horses and cattle they could find, killing some of the hogs that were too fat to drive. I remained at home that night with only my two small children and two young servants, I was afraid to undress, but we passed safely through the night, no one came to the house. The next morning my little daughter saw them at a neighbor's on the opposite hill. I told her to look at the Yankees, she said "Are they Yankees, why they look like men". This reminds me of a colored boy of my father's, the
servants found four Yankees hiding in the outhouse in extremely cold weather. My father made them come in the house and sit by the fire until they were comfortable, then gave them a good meal. While they were in the room the boy came in to bring wood, my father told the boy "these are Yankees"; he stared at them in open-mouthed astonishment, then said "I didn't know Yankees looked like folks, I allus thought they looked more like cows". Another time a detachment of Yankees came galloping by my house to stop a train of provisions, without halting they broke down two plank fences with their guns, and reached the depot just as the train was passing out of sight. We felt so thankful they failed to reach the train, for our soldiers were fed with great difficulty, and those full cars would have furnished many rations, we knew too that the flour and meat had been taken from homes that could ill spare them. Mr. Ferguson, who owned a large tobacco factory on the way, made the servants roll out two barrels of brandy, knock the heads out and let the brandy waste. He was afraid that after their failure at the depot, on their return they might search the factory find the brandy and get drunk and do a great deal of damage. It hurt the factory hands so much to see the good brandy wasting on the ground, for the "darky" naturally loves a dram. I remember seeing old Uncle Jordon (one of Mr. Ferguson's slaves) trying to get some, but it poured too fast. They went to Mr. Ferguson's smoke-house and carried off nearly all his meat. His wife sent the old colored woman to beg for some, she said to them "what you reckon me and my chilluns going to eat if you take all dat meat, whar we going to git more from, no more meat around." They laughed at her, but left part of it. Another neighbor packed hers in ash barrels leaving one piece in the house. When they searched her house they asked if that piece was all she had, she said "yes, except what is packed in ashes". Her husband used to laugh at her about losing it" because she could not tell a lie". We laughed so much at Mr. Mitchell, who was very brave until the trial came. She had boasted that she was not afraid of the Yankees, that she would tell them plainly what she thought of them, but when they came and one of the officers galloped up to the house where she was boarding, she went out to meet him, answered his questions very politely, ending by asking him, "Won't you have something more, won't you have some water?" He replied, "No, I thank you, the branch is out here." My stepmother said she would not be afraid of them (we had heard such dreadful reports of the way the soldiers treated the women), but when they galloped into the barn lot and with their guns broke the slats of the corn cribs to let the corn run out on the ground for their horses, she went to bed sick with the silver concealed in the bed under her. There was no pretense about her sickness, excitement and anxiety had really made her sick. I had some pieces of old silver form my husband's grandfather, and a dozen table spoons that had been made out of a silver sword presented to CApt. Granville Leftwich, U.S.A. (my husband's uncle) for an act of special bravery in the Seminole War, I was very anxious to save them and put them and a revolver up the chimney. My little daughter saw me, and kept me very anxious by continually asserting "I won't tell the Yankees where Mama hid her spoons". I put what little bacon I had under the mattress of my bed, and slept on it several nights. But all our hardships were as nothing compared to the terrible suspense and anxiety we endured when we knew that battles were raging, the feeling that our dear ones might then be lying dead or seriously wounded on the battlefield; the two most trying times of suspense were the battle of Gettysburg and the seven days fighting around Richmond. I hope the severe experience of our late war will protect us from another Civil War. I am thankful that we are an almost isolated people, we have but two close neighbors, Canada and Mexico, and I feel sure that Great Britain after her experience of 1776 and 1812 will be content with our present friendly relations.
Another trial that I omitted mentioning was the difficulty of getting medical attention, our physicians were needed in the army, and in the hospi- tals, so that the number at home was very limited and they had great difficulty in obtaining medicine. There was a good deal of fever one summer, I was aching terribly and felt very much depressed. I was young and inexperienced, with two small children and two young servants, I knew I could not get the proper attention necessary for recovering from fever. A kind neighbor with a good deal of experience in sickness came to see me, she inquired into the matter. I told her I felt sure I was taking typhoid fever, she said she thought I was very bilious and needed blue-mass, that she would send me some if I would take two pills I would be relieved. she sent me a piece about the size of a partridge egg, I made it into two pills and took them. I was so sick I thought the fever was developing rapidly and sent for Mrs. Ferguson (who had given me the blue mass); she asked me how much I had taken, I told her all of it, she said "No wonder you are sick, but I think you will be better soon". She was right and I have had a great respect for heroic treatment ever since, as well as a great respect for blue-mass. We used boneset, sage camomile, saffron, and sassafras as medical teas, and tansy, sassaparilla and May apple roots, wild cucumber and wild cherry bark were made into bitters, elecapane and mullein were made into syrups for coughs, also rich pine knots soaked in whiskey for the same. Bruised comfrey was used to dress wounds, sprains, dog bites, etc. Teas made from watermelon and pumpkin seed, from parsley roots had their special values. We could always get turpentine for plasters, and spirits of turpentine were used for different purposes. We raised our own mustard seed for plasters, and hops for poultices. Another trouble we had was the want of light to work by at night, for we southern women were certainly no idlers during the war. We could get no sperm or wax candle, electric lights were unheard of, our village was too small for gas works. Tallow was difficult to get for making candles, so we had to depend chiefly upon pine knots and wax tapers. We would economize time and light by knitting by firelight in the winter evenings, often several friends would meet together and pass the evening together knitting as rapidly as possible. We not only had our own families and servants to knit for, but our soldiers had to be provided also. We knit not only socks, but gloves and wristlets in numbers. We made a wax taper that was really a work of ingenuity, we first melted equal quantities of rosin and beeswax in a skillet, then taking a piece of candlewick several yards long would pass it slowly through the melted wax, one person with a short forked stick would hold it down in the melted wax, while two s would slowly draw it back and forth until it was the right thickness. It was pliable enough to wrap around a high candlestick, yet stiff enough to stand upright as it was burned. My husband and only brother went a volunteers in the first company that left our county. My father was a man of means, had only two children, and he not only willingly consented but wanted both son and son-in-law to do their duty (as he expressed it). It was Henry's second session at Roanoke College, he left college in April and the first of May left home as a soldier, he was only nineteen. They belonged to Co. 1, 28th Virginia Regiment, Philip St. George Cocke's Brigade, Pickett's Division. Their first officers were Capt. Mat. Deyerle, Maj. William Watts, Lieut. Col. Robert Allen, Col. Robert Preston, Brig. Gen., Philip St. George Cocke, Maj. Gen. Pickett. Dr. Edward Rives was surgeon, and Rev. Peter Tinsly, Chaplain. Rev. Peter Tinsly was known as the fighting parson, was always in the midst of the battles to care for the woun- ded. My father said he didn't believe in substitutes, that soldiers who fought for money would not fight as those who fought from principle. But many of our substitutes were brave men and true patriots, men who wanted to help their
country, but being poor needed the substitute money for their families. Mr. Terry and Henry served the four years, Henry never missed a battle in which Pickett's Division was engaged, was slightly wounded at the battles of Gettysburg and Malvern Hill, had one spell of typhoid fever while his command was in winter quarters. After he was taken ill he was brought home. Both were taken prisoners April 6, at Sailor's Creek, three days before the surrender. Henry was confined at Fort Johnson, Lake Erie, my husband at Point Lookout, Md. As the prisoners were released alphabetically, they were detained some time. Mr. Terry came home the 20th of June, but had stopped ten days with a friend in Baltimore to gain strength for the trip home. He had been very ill in prison, and as the soldiers were brought home, packed and jammed together in box cares, on open flats, etc. he knew he would not be able to bear the trip. Hon. John Letcher was inaugurated Governor in January, 1860, he moved back to his old home in Lexington, in January, 1864. The Yankees went through there soon after, burned his house to the ground, cut the carriage harness to pieces, then threw it into the fire with the carriage and everything they could find. The Governor rode the horse off, and kept both himself and horse in a safe place until the raiders left. Their daughter, Virginia, was born while he was Governor, and as she was the first child born in the Governor's house, the people of Richmond had given her a beautiful crib. Her sister Lizzie was so anxious to save it that she carried it by herself out of the burning house, but the Yankees threw it back into the flames. Mrs. Letcher's mother (who was a first cousin of my mother's and an Aunt by marriage of my father's) visited us the next summer, she had witnessed the burning of the house. She said it was difficult to realize their condition after the fire, a large family, no home, no supplies of clothing or provisions, no money, and relations and friends almost as badly off. Visiting there afterwards I saw a life-size portrait of the Governor, and asked how she had saved it. She said she gave it two old family servants (husband and wife) to take care of. She said they carried it to their room and covered it over with their clothes and saved it, the only thing saved, except the horse, of all they had. I must speak words of praise for the slaves of the South during the war. They have a noble record for faithful service, while the husbands and fathers were in the army their families were entrusted to the care of the servants, often on country farms there would be no white person, except the mother and small children. It is no wonder that Southerners have a tender regard for the colored people that our Northern neighbors cannot understand. When the surren- der had taken place and their emancipation proclaimed they hardly knew what to do, they could not well realize their freedom without changing homes. A girl who had been given to me by my father when I was married, and had nursed my two oldest children and seemed devoted to them, left early one Sunday morning without giving me notice. After waiting a long time for her to come in, I went to the kitchen to see what was wrong. I found the fire burning brightly, the tea kettle boiling, so I thought she was either milking on the lot or at the spring, which was some distance from the house. I went back and waited some time, but did not see her for at least eight years. She was in trouble and came to me for help, after that we became good friends, but her abrupt departure was never mentioned by either, though I always felt a great desire to know if she had started the breakfast to help me, or if one of her friends had come by and persuaded her to leave unexpectedly. Two colored blacksmiths had been hired by their master to Mr. Raines who had a blacksmith shop, they quit work and as it was impossible for the farmers to make good crops without them, their former master wrote to the Yankees who were in authority in Lynchburg for power to enable him to fill his contract with Mr. Raines. They sent thirty men here to spend the summer, and their first
act was to tie these men up by their thumbs, this struck the others with terror, so that there was little difficulty about making the crops. The Yankees decided the ex-slaves must fill the contract made by their masters at the beginning of the year, and that they should have the wages for which they had been hired. In looking back I feel a great sympathy for them, and can well understand their restlessness, for we had no money to pay wages, or buy clothes until after the wheat crop was made. It was difficult for them to realize they were free, living in the same homes, without wages, scarce of clothing, often their families scattered, some living in one place, some in other places. When the time for payment came it was difficult to settle the wages, they had been hired for Confederate money, and although this was well nigh valueless the last year of the Confederacy, yet it had a big sound and the greenbacks, gold or silver in which their wages must be paid seemed so little in proportion to the number of dollars for which they had been hired. Money was so difficult to obtain, there was nothing to sell, and everything to buy, the cattle and hogs had been killed to feed the soldiers, the horses had been taken for the army, wearing apparel, bed and table linen almost worn out, table-ware broken, kit- chen utensils worn and broken, all farming implements in the last stages of usefulness; it was more trying financially the year of the surrender than during the war. One of the Yankees came to my house to trade coffee, candles and laundry soap for milk and vegetables. At that time I didn't feel that it was right to have any dealings with them, but I was desperately in need of U. S. Postage stamps, I could not write to my husband or brother in prison without them. I told him I would give him anything to eat I had if he would get me some stamps, he said he had stamps, but no paper, so we exchanged. He seemed a nice, kind man, but I couldn't bear to have him in my house, I felt like a traitor making friends with the enemy while my dear ones were still in prison. I have often felt when thinking over the terrible ordeal through which we passed, that I could not bear a like experience, but I know when our greatest trials come we are mercifully strengthened to bear them, but war is dreadful, especially Civil War, where all the suffering falls on one people. When passing through trying experiences of the war we never thought it possible if defeat should come, that we would live to thank God for it; yet it is so. The South rejoices today over the downfall of the Confederacy, and realizes that our defeat was not only a national blessing, but a special blessing to the South. The war was a necessity, for the legislation could never have settled the sectional differences so effectually as has been done, and I do not feel that the lives of our soldiers was sacrificed in vain. Each true hearted soldier slain in our war fills a patriot's grave, and his memory deserves a grateful and loyal tribute from all Southerners. The greatest bles- sing to us was the abolishment of slavery, we were raised believing the insti- tution was right, we thought it sanctioned by Divine law, as well as by the laws of our State, and that the sad things resulting from it were great misfor- tunes, and not the necessary results of the institution. Time was required for our old prejudices to pass away, but sectional differences were now unknown. Northern capital has developed our resources, and many northern people (among them real Yankees) are among our most intimate friends, and marriages frequent- ly taking place between the extremes of the Union. One thing we are proud of is that we were overpowered by our own people, no foreign enemy has ever been able to gain a victory over us. Our war was a family affair and settled among ourselves, we required no foreign arbitration to bring us to terms. I was born December, 1839, and feel that I have lived through an eventful age. Among my first recollections of national events was the Mexican War, the first hairless dog and horned frog I ever saw were brought by returning sol-
diers. I delighted in listening to their descriptions of the country and bat- tles, and was familiar as a child with the details of the battles. I remember the excitement caused by the discovery of gold in California, and have heard many wonderful experiences from the forty niners. I read and heard discussed the political arguments on the slavery question, becoming more bitter as each new state or territory was admitted into the Union, and saw the bitterness and strife increase between the contending until the Civil War was the result, the war ending with our defeat, our surrender and the emancipation of the slaves. I have seen suffrage given to the freedmen, and public schools established for white and colored children alike in the south, and I have sen former slaves elected to the State Legislature and to Congress, my father and brother serving in the State Legislature with them. I have seen railroads made through our State and cities and town spring up as if by magic. I remember when there were only three houses where the city of Roanoke now is. My own country home with its yard and garden is now a city residence, and forms a square of eight acres in the central part of the city. I had always felt I would not willingly live in a city, but the city came to us and enclosed us in its circumference and now I would not willingly go to the country again. I was in New York very soon after the Elevated Railroad began running, and I saw there the first public exhibition of electric light; two immense globes were in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral in which a large festival was being carried on every evening. In our State I have seen the cellars of the earth opened and rich stores of coal brought forth by the quantity, and kerosene brought from the storehouses of the earth to make our light. I have seen the sewing machine, the telephone, the typewriter, the phonograph, the cigarette, all made and patented. I have seen the mowers, cradles, binders and rakers all turned into machinery; My father purchased the first mower and reaper that were brought to Roanoke County. I have seen the six horse-power threshing machine turned into steam threshers that measure and bag wheat and stack straw. I have seen ice cream frozen by steam and butter churned by steam, and artificial ice made. I have seen chickens hatched by artificial heat, and hovered by artifi- cial mothers. Truly, the fifty-four years of my life have been the time of wonderful changes in my country and if six more years be added to my life, I shall see the close of the nineteenth century, and the beginning of the twen- tieth century.
"This history was written in 1894, and copied for Martha Leftwich Goodwin in August, 1900. Written and copied by her mother."
MARY S. TERRY
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WILL OF JOSEPH TERRY OF BRANDON, MISSISSIPPI
I Joseph Terry being sound in mind memory and discretion do make this my last Will and Testament revoking all others As an act of Justice and in accor- dance with my own wishes I direct that my Executor do sell my Negroes Viz: Sinah, Milly, William, Wesley, Rose and Sam and do provide from the proceeds of said sale for the payment of all lawful claims and debts against me: and the balance in money remaining from said sale, after the payment of said debts I
give and bequeath to all my heirs, to be divided equally between them.
To the heirs of my son Mirvin S. Terry, to the heirs of my daughter Atteline Byrd and to the heirs of my daughter Laurantine C. Lamburth I bequest one share of said money it being the share of their respective parents my children: and to my children now living. Viz. Emmerline M. Neal, Eugene J. Terry, Samuel D. Terry, Louis S. Terry, Charlotte Anna Terry, Clara C. Cohea, Sarah B. Spears, Lucy Virginia Terry and Josephine Hortense Terry one share each of said money.
I give and bequeath to my daughters Charlotte Anne Terry, Clarinda C. Cohea, Sarah S. Spears, Lucy Virginia Terry and Josephine Hortense Terry my household and kitchen furniture House and Lot situated in the town of Brandon, Rankin County, State of Mississippi to be held by the said daughters as long as either one shall remain unmarried. When the said daughters shall all have married then the said House Lot and furniture shall be sold and the proceeds be equally divided between the said five daughters or their heirs.
To my children now living Viz: Emmerline M. Neal, Eugene J. Terry, Samuel D. Terry, Louis D. Terry, Charlotte Anna Terry, Clarinda C. Cohea, Sarah S. Spears, Lucy Virginia Terry and Josephine Hortense Terry, I give and bequeath all money of which I die possessed said money to be equally divided between said heirs.
My two negroes Cary and James now in the possession of the Public Enemy should they ever come into the possession of my heirs I ----- shall be sold and the money divided as provided for in the first clause of this my will Viz. to be divided between all my heirs herein named.
I appoint my good friend William R. Spears as my Executor and request tht through his friendship for me he will settle all my wordly affairs as directed in this my will.
In witness whereof I have this the (19th) nineteenth day of August AD 1864 in the town of Brandon Misi:: in the presence of the witnesses Viz: William R. Blake, Murrilla E. Tiner, Sarah A. E. Cottrell. Signed Sealed published and declared this as my last will and testament.
Joseph Terry (SEAL)
[Note: Joseph Terry was b. 1784 in Edgefield, SC and removed in the early 1800's to Claiborne Co. MS then to Madison Co. MS and finally to Brandon, Rankin Co. MS where he died in 1864. He married Sarah Malinda Saxon. Samuel David Terry, his son, was born in Claiborne Co. MS 1820 and m. Emmaline Skin- ner....Samuel David Terry had the following children: Laura, Eugene (my grand- father), John, Edward, Samuel David Jr., James, William, Charles and Joseph. My grandfather was a Methodist minister, and lived mostly in and around Thomas- town, MS. Another son, Louis Saxon Terry settled in Brandon MS where he oper- ated an apothecary shop, and carried on his work as an artist. His wife was Eliza Melinda Griffith and they had eight children: Joseph, James, Samuel, Louis, Eugene, Emmaline, Clara, Elizabeth and Sarah. Who was the father of Joseph Terry b. 1784 SC? As per notes of Daisy Holley Terry, 203 Jackson St., McComb MS 39648. This is also the family of Earnest Terry of Meridian MS and they have the same great grandfather, who was Samuel David Terry.--Editor] *=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*
I wrote to THE NATIONAL INDEX OF FAMILY ASSOCIATIONS AND FAMILY PERIODICALS 3638 Philadelphia Street, Chino, California 91710 and asked for the addresses for those working on TERRY surnames. It cost me $2.00 and this is what I received. You may ask for any one surname that you are researching.--Editor
Surname Date Name of Assoc. Address Advertised or Periodical ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TERRY 1982 TERRY FAMILY HISITORIAN BOX 1531, ENID OK 73702
TERRY 1980 TERRY FAMILIES ORGAN. BOYD FULTON PLUMLEY, 4730 OAKHILL BLV., APT. 207, LORAIN, OH 44053.
TERRY 1980 THOMAS SIRLS TERRY, ASSN. HELEN FREE VANDER BEEK RT. 5, BOX 151 IDAHO FALLS, ID 83401
TERRY 1977 JACOB TERRY FAM. ASSN. PALMER L. TRAYIOLIA 614 EAST LEMOYNE, LOMBARD, IL 60148
TERRY 1980 JAMES TERRY FAM. ASSN. WOODFORD TERRY 111 WILTSHIRE DR. OAKRIDGE, TN 37830
TERRY 1967 TERRY FAMILY ASSN. MRS. J. A. TALBOT HIGHWAY 63 NORTH TRUMANN, AR 72472
TERRY 1979 NEPHI JOHN WADSWORTH MRS. MYRTLE JOY WADSWORTH FREE & ELIZA JANE TERRY 1709 N. 580 E , PROVO UT 84601
I have corresponded with Mr. Woodford Terry but do not know if he is still head of an association. I do know they had a TERRY family reunion this year and understand that he is working on a book. Also have corresponded with Ms. Vander Beek some time ago and do not know if she still is functioning. I know nothing of the others and of course the TFH needs no explanation. If you have a TERRY FAMILY ASSOCIATION or know of one, please inform me and I will list them in the TFH. Also will list TERRY FAMILY REUNIONS if you let me know about them.-- Editor. *=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*
TERRYS LISTED IN DETROIT MICHIGAN FILE
From Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library. Gleaned 4 Jun 1983 by Ethiel B. Johnson, 15834 Drysdale, Southgate MI 48195.
1. Mrs. Augusta Terry born Detroit, Wayne Co., MI died 1927. Husband Fred F. Terry. Daughter Mrs. Louis Ott. Residence: 9525 Stoepel Ave. Detroit., Michigan Burial: Roseland Cem.
2. Arthur E. Terry born 1904 Pennslyvania Died 1941 Windsor, Ontario. Wife: Ophelia. Daughter Mary Lee. Son: William Terry. Mother: Mrs. M. E. Terry. Mr. Arthur Terry worked for Ford Motor Co. Burial: Windsor Grove Cem. Residence: 1925 Tourangeau, Windsor, Ontario.
3. Basil Terry 1908 - died August 1954 in Pontiac, Michigan. Wife: Margaret. Daughter Sharon Kay. Mother: Mrs. Geokrge Kocajenke of Pontiac. Burial White Chapel Cem. Residence: 528 Frank, Birmingham, Michigan.
4. Charles Terry born 1893. Lived Windsor Hotel on Cass and Elizabeth street. Convicted of speeding car 45 miles an hour down Grand River Ave. in 1927.
5. Charles W. Terry 1883-1960. Detroit resident since 1910. Died Northwest Grace Hospital. Daughter: Mrs. Joseph W. Dykstra. Brother: Edward B. Terry, Residence 19434 Littlefield Detroit, Michigan.
6. Courtland H. Terry born 28 Oct 1875 White Mills, Kentucky. Died: 1939 Detroit, Michigan. Daughter: Olliene Chambers and Yvonne Carver. Son Virgil Terry. Burial Grand Lawn Cem. Residence: 5109 St. Clair, Detroit, Michigan.
7. David S. Terry: The Terry-Broderick Duel.
8. Edward Terry 1876-1938 born in England. Lived in Detroit for the last 17 years. Worked Ford Motor Co. Wife: Mary. Cousin Mrs. Sarah Whitehead. Lived 95 Sturtevant Ave. Detroit, Michigan.
9. General Henry D. Terry: Obituary notice in Detroit Post June 28, 1869.
10. Henry D. Terry 1818-1869 Bio. sketch in Ross Early Bench and Bar of Detroit, pg 194-197. A lawyer in Mt. Clemens in 1834.
11. Dr. J. E. Terry Eye infirmary in Free Press 1 July 1863.
12. Free Press 3 Nov 1867: Light House Appointment. Capt. John Terry, for many years belonging to steamers plying between Buffalo and Green Bay, though of late in command of a steamer at the later port, has now been appointed keeper for the new light house, now in process of construction at Escabana. The selection we guarantee will be a good one, and the many friends of the Captain in this quarter will be pleased to learn of his success.
13. Dr. Joseph Terry loved racing fast boats dies at 68 Detroit Free Press July 24, 1981.
14. Joseph Terry of St. Johns: bio sketch in Michigan: History Magazine July 1925.
15. Joshua Terry born Chenungo Co., N. Y. in 1780 was in Detroit in 1805.
16. Keith E. Terry Sr. 1889-1957 Detroit resident for 40 years. Wife Mildred. Son: Keith E. Terry Jr. Burial: Grand Lawn Cem. Residence: 18400 Pierson Detroit, Michigan.
17. Mrs. Loleta Terry died August 1951 in Bay City, Michigan. Long time Detroit resident, recently of Onaway, Michigan. Husband: Elmer R. Terry. Sons: Russell C. Terry, Ralph C. Terry, and William Terry of Bay City, Michigan.
18. Mrs. Lucy D. Terry born 1866 died 1959 in Detroit. Son: Robert D. Albertson of Detroit. She was a 1881 graduate of University of Michigan. Member of Mayflower Society and D. A. R. Burial: Oakview Cem. Royal Oak, MI. Residence: 16835 Westmoreland Detroit, Michigan.
19. Mrs. Mabel Terry - 1919 Funeral mentioned in Detroit Free Press 18 Feb 1919.
20. Nathan G. Terry 1792-1853 Died 8 March 1853 aged 61 yrs. Pontiac Gazetter 19 March 1853.
21. Raymond Terry 1903ca-1949. Born Gainsboro, Tennessee. Moved to Detroit in 1928, lived here until 1945 when he migrated to Austin, Texas where he died Feb. 1949. Wife: Ethel. Son: Harry Ray Terry. Father: Robert B. Terry of Detroit. Brother: Charles Terry: Sister: Jewel.
22. Timothy P. Terry 1884ca-1949. Died Detroit Sept. 1949. Wife: Gertrude. Daughter Barbara. Brothers: Jack and Charles Terry. Burial: White Chapel Cem. Risidence: 651 W. Hancock Detroit, MI.
23. Winfield Scot Terry 1877-1955. Born Hersey, Michigan. Wife: Lela M. Sons: Webster E. of El Paso, Texas and Dr. J. R. Terry. Burial: Grand Lawn Cem. Residence 15303 Plainview Detroit, Michigan.
Out of order:
Terry: See reading room file Charles W. Terry Pete Terry
Adrian R. Terry 1808-1867 Bio sketch in Medical History of Michigan.
Alfred Terry 1845-1917 Bio sketch in "Detroit Illustrated" p. 108, 162. Also a glass negative of Alfred Terry. *=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*
WILL OF WILLIAM TERRY
In the Name of God Amen. I William Terry of Clarendon County & State of South Carolina being infirm of Body, but Sound of Mind do make and declare this to be my last and Only Will & Testament.
First, I desire that my Body be buried in a decent and Christian like manner at the descretion of my Executors hereafter to be named.
Item - I desire that my Crop on hand, my Stock of Hoggs & poultry, my Rifle gun, Bee-Hives and Plantation tools be soild as soon as my Executors may think expedient either at Publik or private sale and the proceeds applied to the discharge of my just debts &--in case the amount of them be not sufficient for the purpose then the ballance to be raised either by the sale of one of my Feather Beds or form the Hire of my Negroes.---
Item - I give and Bequeath to my beloved wife Susannah and the Heirs of her Body lawfully begotten all the amt and residue of my property except my Stock Gun--but in case of her death without Issue then I desire that the Negroes and other property which I got by her to revert to her father, or in case of his death before her, to his Children & Thier Heirs --and that the Negro Boy Davy and other property which I have acquired by my Industry, after her death as above recited--do go to my Brothers sisters share and share alike----
Item - I lend to my Beloved Father during his life time my shot gun after his Death I will it to my beloved Brother Isham to him & his Heirs forever.-----
Item - I desire that my Executors hereafter to be named do take charge of my Negroes Davy & Tisby and my Horse Mentor--and exercise them to the most advantage for the benefit of my Wife during her Widowhood, either by Hiring them or working them on Shares as they may think proper.-----
Item - I appoint my Trusty and beloved friends Mate.W James and Thomas N. Johnson to be my Executors and carry the foregoing unto effect As Witness my hand & Seal this Second day of July i the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundrede-
Signed, Sealed & delivered in Wm. Terry (Seal) presence of -- the word "Wife being intered between the twelveth & thirteenth lines before signing
John Boyd Inw.N Henery White
Recorded in Will Book A, Page 5 Recorded November 17, 1800 Bundle 92 Pkge 2 Sumter Co. [SC] Estates.
[I failed to note who sent this to me. Please let me know so I can give you credit.--Editor.]
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// QUERIES QUERIES QUERIES QUERIES QUERIES QUERIES QUERIES QUERIES /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// TFH members or non-members may submit queries for publication by mailing to Robert M. Terry, Editor TERRY FAMILY HISTORIAN, Box 1531, Enid OK 73702. Please type or print double spaced and underline surnames. All queries must pertain to TERRY families and contain dates. Queries are $l.00 for members and non-members alike. This helps to defray the mounting costs of publication, xeroxing, pos- tage, etc., etc. -- The Editor.
011283 TERRY WILSON BOYLE MERRITT FRANK MANSON GRANBORG LINN MELTON FRANKEN ZAJEC I am looking for information on a James Wilson Terry b. 1841 in IL d. Mar 1917, bur. in the Millersburg Cemetery, Mercer Co. IL. James m. 1896 Nancy Rebecca Boyle b. 1884. Thier son, William Merritt Terry 1870-1950 m. Edna Etolia Frank 1880-1952. Children: Flora Gertrude Terry m. Swan Manson; Ruth Ann Terry m. Peter Granborg; Helen Etolia Terry m. Thomas J. Linn; Harold Francis Terry m.
Edna Melton; Margaret Bernice Terry m. Ray Franken. Terri Zajec, Rt 2, Box 210, Bruce WI 54819.
021283 TERRY HATCHER WARD ADAMS Trying to find out more information on Thomas Terry who m. Mary "Polly" Hat- cher. One son, was Enoch Ward Terry. Thomas lived in Pittsylvania Co. VA in the late 1700's. Was Thomas Terry's father named Joseph Terry Sr. of Pittsylvania Co.? Would like to contact any descendants of Thomas Terry. Curtis J. Adams, 8601 W. 90th Terrace, Overland Park KS 66212.
031283 TERRY HARDY GEIGER I come from the Albert Hardy Terry family of MS. Would be interested in mar- riages and family notes on MS Terrys. Myra Terry Geiger, Rt 5, Box 75, West Monroe LA 71291.
041283 TERRY DALTON LOWE STALLWORTH I am searching for the parents of Mary Terry who m. Greenville Dist. SC 1797 Solomon Dalton. One of the children was Col. Terry Dalton who was born in Greenville, S. C. District 28 Oct 1797. He m. Nancy Lowe who was b. near Milledgeville GA 7 Jul 1804. They had 14 children. Will share info on this family but have little on Terrys. Mrs. T. A. Stallworth, 102 Sunset Dr., Chester SC 29706.
051283 TERRY FOREMAN KENDRICK THORNTON KIRKSEY BROOX WALLACE CONAWAY JOHNSON WISE Need info on family of _____ Terry m. Lou Foreman. Children: Laura Terry m. Joe Kendrick Thornton; Bill Terry; Cassie Terry m. Deanie Thornton; Annie Terry; Lou Terry; Thomas E. Terry m. Martha Tennessee Kirksey. Children of Thomas E. Terry b. TN and Martha Tennesee Kirksey b. AL: Mary Broox Terry b. Freestone Co. TX 17 Nov 1866 d. Mexia TX 4 Nov 1962 m. 27 Sep 1885 William H. Wallace b. MS 12 May 1861 d. Mexia, TX 12 May 1930; Lura Terry m. John Conaway; Ethel Terry m. ______ Johnson; Richard Terry. Susan E. Wise, box 161 NSGA, FPO Seattle WA 98777.
061283 TERRY WORRELL LYONS FOSTER BROWN SCOTT SMITH REED WILLIAMS Researching John Terry d. OH 1795 m. Ruth _____; Robert Terry b. NJ 1771 d. In 1862 m.(1) Cloe Worrell m.(2) Bessy Lyons; Ansel Terry b. KY 1797 d. 3 Jan 1884 m. Elizabeth Foster; David Nathan Terry b. IN 21 Oct 1825 m. (1) Rachel Brown m. (2) Ruth Scott; William Smith Terry b. Daviess Co. MO 7 Dec ____ m. Nancy Ellen Reed; Beulah Fern Terry Williams b. Daviess Co. MO 19 Jul 1898 d. 30 Jan 1967. Jack L. Williams, Rt 7, Box 192, Joplin MO 64801.
071283 TERRY MORRIS GILLESPIE HILL STOKES GROTH My g grandmother Jane Arrimenta Terry b. 1820 d. GA aft 1877 m. ca 1839 to Benjamine Aron Morris. Morris was a smallpox victim of Civil War, Jane then m. Picket H. Gillespie 25 Sep 1864 and is mentioned in Will dated 22 Nov 1866 Fulton Co. GA as Jane A. Gillespie the daughter of Major Stephen Terry. I would like to go back to Rev. and Colonial times documenting Stephen Terry b. 1788 who m. 1809 Elizabeth Hill. He was the son of John Terry b. 1752 Chester Dist. SC and his second wife Priscilla Stokes. Mrs. Alva John Groth, 4003 Carondelet St., New Orleans LA 70115.
081283 Seeking info on parents of Elmer G. Terry, b. in NY. Resided in Berrier, Cass and St. Joseph Counties MI in the 1850's. Also lived in Northern MO and Winterset IA in the 1860's. Seeking name of his parents and the place of birth in NY. Jerry L. Peters, 2930 N. Douglas Dr., Minneapolis MN 55422.
091283 TERRY BRACKEN SMITH RHEA NICKS HARRISON LOVE BRACKIN I am researching the Terry line of Lawrence Co. AL. I have found that they lived in Rowan Co. NC ca 1790. Later they moved to Warren Co. TN before remov- ing to Lawrence Co. AL. My grandmother was a Terry, married a Terry and after he died, she married another Terry! My line as follows: ________ Terry from Rowan Co. NC to Warren Co. TN m. Nancy ______ b. 1770-1780. Children: ______ Terry b. ca 1790 m. Martha Bracken; Henderson Terry b. NC 1793 m. Sarah Smith; Elisha Terry b. 1795 m. Margaret Rhea; Nancy Terry b. NC 1798 m. Joseph Nicks; William C. Terry b. 1797 TN m. Nancy Terry; George W. Terry b. 1805 m. Jacko- line Harrison; Joseph Terry b. 1806 m. Rebecca Love. Mrs. Paul R. Brackin, 609 Nicholson Ave., Greenwood MS 38930.
101283 TERRY BERSHIE ATKINS CATO I am looking for the Gideon Terry who supposedly was part or all Indian. He lived in or around Sebastian Co. AR ca 1850's. He married a woman named Bershie or Emily, Emiline, Emmerl. They had one daughter b. Hackett AR 12 Jun 1881 named Rose Ella Terry. She m. Joseph Atkins. Gideon left Rose's mother & she got a divorce and remarried. I believe she married a Cato. Gideon was m. 4 or 5 times. I found one Gideon Terry in the 1860 Census of Sebastian Co. AR. He was 29 and born in AL with wife Virginia. Any help would be appreciated. Mrs. Joan E. Atkins, Rt 1, Box 233A, Diamond MO 64840.
111283 TERRY BURNS I doing research on the Long Island Terrys and wonder if you have any information not covered in Stephen Terry's book or Stuart T. Terry's manuscript both of which I have worked out of? George A. Burns, 4123 Taylor Ave., Drexel Hill PA 19026.
121283 TERRY PLASS REALLY STUMPED!!! Am requesting assistance on finding family of Martin Delano Terry and family. Martin D. Terry possibly died in 1880 on a train. Was the train going from Wainwrite, Grayson Co. TX to MO? Or did the family move to OK or AR? Virgina Plass, Rt 1, Box 201 Tulelake CA 96134.
131283 TERRY SPENCER I note that you have a contributor who has Terry relatives in Perry County Indiana. That is the next county to mine (Dubois). I do to Perry County in doing research on my husband's family. Can I be of help there? Juanita T. Spencer, Rt 2, Box 122, Huntingburg IN 47542.
141283 TERRY ELLIOTT MILLER MCCLURE I really need to find my g grandmother Louisa L. (Lunda) Elliott on a 1850 census somewhere. She m. my g grandfather William R. A. Terry the last of 1850/1. I have not found their marriage date. Faye McClure Miller, P.O. Box 484, Weatherford TX 76086.
151283 STRICKLAND STRICKLIN TERRY CORNELL The editor of the STRICKLAND SCENE, Nancy Cornell, 1661 Lauranceae Way, Riverdale GA 30296 has a Stricklin-Terry marriage in her family. I have not heard from her as yet but will exchange quarterlies at her request.--Editor.
161283 TERRY DAVIS WORTHAM MAYBERRY BELCHER JORDAN CALDWELL MOTLEY WILSON In attempting to do further research along the TERRY line, I found your name in the EL PASO TIMES (25 Aug 83) in an article by Mary Margaret Davis ("All in your family"). I am wondering if you can give me any help in tracking down the lineage of the particular Terrys I seek? I have nothing prior to Benjamin Terry. His line follows: Dr. Benjamin J. Terry b. NC 26 Feb 1816 d. Jefferson TX 5 Mar 1873 m. (1) Maury Co. TN 16 Feb 1836 Otnay A. Wortham m. (2) Jefferson Co. TX? Mary Cathe- rine Mayberry (my line) b. Centerville, Bibb Co. AL 18928 d. Jefferson Co. TX 2 Nov 1883. David Terry b. NC? 1765-1775 d. Maury Co. TN 30 Mar 1834 m. Warrenton NC 12 Nov 1807 Nancy Belcher Jordan b. bf 1775 d. 1856 Benjamin Terry b. 1755 or earlier d. ca 1815 m. (1)? Ashine Caldwell? (mine?) m. (2)? 15 Dec 1794 Delilah Motley (mine?). William Terry Wilson, 2980 Stanford Lane, El Dorado Hills CA 95630.
171283 TERRY FOREMAN KIRKSEY BREWER WISE Searching for info on ______ Terry m. Lou Foreman. (No dates). Children: Thomas S. Terry m. Martha T. Kirksey 1865 Freestone Co. TX.; Sam Terry, Cass Terry, Bill Brewer (half-brother) no information. Mrs. S. E. Wise, Box 161, NSGA, FPO Seattle WA 98777.
181283 TERRY ESTEP PALMER
HUNTING CHEROKEE INDIAN TERRY
ANNIE TERRY, WHOM ALL DESCENDANTS SAID WAS CHEROKEE INDIAN, MARRIED CORNELIUS ESTEP IN KENTUCKY CA 1805. HAD CHILDREN: CELIA, SABRA, LETTIE, SAMUEL, MASTON AND TURNER ESTEP [MY GREAT-GREAT-GRANDFATHER.] LIVED IN LOGAN CO. VA 1830 AND OWNED PROPERTY. ANNIE LIVED IN KANAWHA CO 1840 CENSUS, DIED BLUE CREEK, VA. (WV) CA 1846. HAD ONE KNOWN SISTER, SUSANNAH, ALSO MARRIED ESTEP, DIED IN KAN. CO. 1869. COURT CLAIMS HAS NUMEROUS CLAIMS MADE BY DESCENDANTS ON ALL LINES. PLEASE HELP ME ON THIS -- I AM DESPERATE! AMELIA E. PALMER, 1211 GROSSCUP AVE. DUNBAR WV 25064.
191283 TERRY BALDWIN MCDANIEL WEEDE Seeking any info on Henry Terry m. Mary Ann Baldwin, Prince Edward Co. VA 1885. Her father was Thomas Baldwin, Rev. War soldier. Henry Terry may have come from Caroline Co. VA. Two of Henry's children, Nancy Bibb Terry and Sarah Ira Terry married brothers, Philip McDaniel and John McDaniel, probably in SC. Mrs. Virginia McDaniel Weede, 3111 Melody Dr., La Marque TX 77568.
201283 TERRY KELLY DUNN My grandmother was named America Jane Terry whether great or great-great is not known. My mother's mother was Martha Salome Kelly and I believe America Jane was her mother. How does she fit in to the Terry family? Mrs. V. L. Dunn, 1026 E. McNeil, Santa Maria CA 93454.
211283 TERRY GILLENTINE HASTON VENABLE I have just read of your publication in the latest GENEALOGY TODAY, and we have recently found that my husband's ancestor Nicholas Gillentine (VA & TN) was married to Jane Terry. They lived in TN ca 1800 and had a large family. The daughter, Elizabeth Gillentine, my husband's ancestor who married Jesse Haston moved to Howard Co. Mo and raised a large family. Any help on this family would be appreciated. Mr. and Mrs. William R. Venable Jr., 3941 West 98th St., Overland Park KS 66207.
221283 TERRY SARTAIN RENIKER Seeking parents of Jane E. Terry b. 1815 TN or NC m. Lewis Sartain 1836 TN. Children: Wm. J. Sartain, Mary Sartain, Sarah E. Sartain, John Sartain, David Alexander Sartain, Abner Sartain, Thursa Sartain, and Eliza A. Sartain. In Wright Co. MO in 1850; in Webster Co. MO in 1860. Barbara Reniker, RD 4, Box 276B, Paris TN 38242.
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