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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                                    EDITOR
                              Robert "Mike" Terry
                         P.O. Box 1531, Enid, OK 73702
                            Telephone: 405-242-5158
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Otherwise,  queries are $1.00 (up to fifty words per issue) for subscribers and 
non-subscribers. Telephone 405-242-5158.
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Future deadlines for publication will be as follows:  1/15 for March,  4/l5 for 
June,  7/15 for September and 10/15 for December. It hoped that the publication 
will be mailed by the first of the month. Your name and address do not count in 
your fifty word query.  I will offer to extend your subscription for two months  
for  each  new  subscriber you refer to us.  This  includes  gifts  to  family, 
friends,  and  libraries.  You  might never have to pay for  another  issue.  I 
SUGGEST YOU SEND NAMES ON A POSTCARD. THIS WILL HELP ME KEEP IT STRAIGHT.
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                                EDITOR'S NOTES
     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.
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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
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                            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.
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     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.]
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                        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
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                        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
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-----, 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
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                        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.]
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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
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     [*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.]
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                       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
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MILAM COUNTY TEXAS APPLICATIONS FOR CONFEDERATE PENSIONS

13179          George R. Terry               Book 2
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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.]
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                            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.
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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.
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                            NEW YORK TERRY FAMILIES
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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."
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     "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.
PAGE (162)

     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"
                                  POSTSCRIPT
     "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
PAGE (163)

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
                                             E. ANDROSS."
                                   *=*=*=*=*
                                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
PAGE (164)
     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.
PAGE (165)
     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.]
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             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
PAGE (166)

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. 
                                     -----
                                    Births
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
                                    Deaths*
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
PAGE (167)
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.
PAGE (168)
     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. ??
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                         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.
                                   *=*=*=*=*
                      DR. BENJAMIN T. TERRY BIBLE RECORD
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.
PAGE (169)
MARRIAGES
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.
                                    BIRTHS
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.
PAGE (170)
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.
                                    DEATHS
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
2/5/1955
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.
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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]
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                       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.
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                              MAJOR STEPHEN TERRY
     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".]
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        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
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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
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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
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     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
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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!
     I would appreciate comments and suggestions from anyone interested.
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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.
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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
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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.
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                             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.]
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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.}
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                            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.]
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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.
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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
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                            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 --
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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
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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
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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.
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     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
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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.
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     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
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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
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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-
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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.
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"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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                      THIS AND THAT: TERRY MISCELLANEOUS
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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
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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]
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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
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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.
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                    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.
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     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.
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     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.
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                             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.---
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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.]
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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