Notes for Althea TERRY


The name of this person is shown as Altha in the 1880 census.  Some other Terry
research sources or genealogies show the name as Deatha.  I wonder if this is
from some inside family source, or from a misreading of the census entry? 
Most censuses report her as Altha, which could be the full name, or a short
form of Dialtha/Dealtha.  Her grave has Altha, but her death certificate says
Althea.

1870 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 23 July, Spring Place, page 7,
Hse/Fam #49
Terry, William 60 M W Farmer  $6000 Real Estate $60 Personal b SC Cannot write
Terry, Julia A  49 F W Keeping House  NC Cannot read or write
Terry, Althia  11 F W GA Cannot read or write

1880 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 24 June, McDonald (1013th
District), Enumeration District 155, page 30B, Hse #263, Fam #272
Terry, William W M 69 Farming SC SC SC
Terry, July Ann  W F 58  Wife Keeping House  NC NC NC
Terry, Altha  W F 21 Daughter Keeping House  GA SC NC

1900 Federal Census, knox County, Tennessee, 30 June, Knoxville Ward 11,
District 72, page 39A,  Hse #745, Fam #779
King, William B Head  W M Aug 1857 42 Married 17 year TN TN TN Carpenter Owns
King, Altha Wife W F June 1854 40 Married 17 year 4 children/4 living TN TN TN
King, Clarence Son W M -- 1882 17 Single TN TN TN At School
King, Charley Son W M Feb 1884 16 Single TN TN TN Office Boy
King, Oliver Son W M Oct 1885 14 Single TN TN TN Newspaper Boy
King, Forist [Forrest] Son W M Oct 1888 11 Single TN TN TN At School
King, -- Mary Neace [Niece] W F May 1895 7 Single TN TN TN At School

1910 Federal Census, Knox County, Tennessee, [no date], Knoxville Ward 11,
District 100, page 30B, 1033 Alexander St, Hse #565, Fam #590
King, William B Head M W 52 Married 21 yrs TN VA TN Carpenter Rents
King, Altha Wife F W 50 Married 21 yrs 5 children/4 living GA SC NC
King, Oliver H Son M W 24 Single GA TN GA
King, William F Son M W 21 Single GA TN GA

1920 Federal Census, Knox County, Tennessee, 9 January, Knoxville Ward 11,
District 99, page 10B, 1037 Alexander St, Hse #202, Fam #234
King, William B  Head Owns M W 63 TN VA TN Carpenter
King, Altha Wife F W 60 GA SC NC

Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955
Althea Terry King
Birth 10 Jun 1859 Georgia
Age 63
Death 6 Aug 1922 Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee
Burial 8 Aug 1922 Greenwood Cemetery
Married, Occupation Housewife
Father's Name William Terry, Birth Georgia
Mother's Name Julia Roberts, Mother's Birth North Carolina

Altha Terry King
Birth Jun. 10, 1859 Murray County, Georgia
Death Aug. 6, 1922, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee
Daughter of William Barney Terry 1810-1890 & Julia Ann Roberts b 1822
Wife of William B King
Children Oliver H King (1885 - 1912)
Burial Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee
Maintained by Cindy, Originally Created by dhintx Sep 21, 2011
--  Find A Grave Memorial #76895603,
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=76895603
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Notes for Amanda TERRY


In 1870 Amanda is listed as Manda.

1870 Federal Census, Whitfield County, Georgia, 8 July, Militia District 872,
PO Dalton, Page 86, Hse #279, Fam #275
Terry, Joseph  56 M W Baptist Minister  b SC
Terry, Donna 47 F W  Keeping House  b NC
Terry, Manda 29 F W  At Home b Georgia

Amanda Jane Terry
Birth 12 Dec 1840 in Murray, Georgia
Death 16 Aug 1891
Parents:
Joseph Louis Terry 1814 - 1880
Virginia Dovinah Walker 1822 - 1899
Spouses:
David Thomas 1838 - 1864, mar 25 Aug 1859 Murray, Georgia
George W. Head b 1840, mar 17 Aug 1865 Georgia
--  Clark-Gibbens,
http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/8221108/person/-968730004?ssrc=&ml_rpos=8&ftm=1
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Notes for Arthur TERRY


This child does not appear in the 1870 census.  If he was born in 1860 as a
couple of sources show, then it was after the 1860 census.  No further
information was known for years, and I surmised that he died before the 1870
census, unless he was living with relatives, where I have not located him yet.
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Notes for Arthur Wiley TERRY


Date of birth from SS Death Index, 8 Jun 1889, though an exact date, differs
from the month and date given in the 1900 census:  Aug 1889.  This census
month agrees with information from Arthur's sister, Jennie, in the exact birth
date of 6 August 1889.  Arthur's gravestone in Marlow Cemetery gives only the
year of birth and death, August 1889.

1900 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, McDonald, District 71, Page 5B,
House #86, Fam #89
Terry, Arthur Son  M W  Aug 1889  10  single  GA GA NC At School

In 1910, Arthur is still on the farm with his parents.  The 1930 census gives
us the information of when he was married.  In 1930 we are told that Arthur
married when he was 22 years old and his wife Lela was 20.  That would be
about 1912.  In 1930 their daughter Joan P is 6 years old.  That would make
her born about 1923.

1917 -- We learn a lot from Arthur's WWI Draft Registration, filled out in
June 1917:
Arthur Wiley Terry
b 6 August 1889, Dalton, Georgia
Draft objections: "Religious conscientious scruples"
Farmer, address Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma
Tall, Brown eyes, Dark hair
Registered in Richland Precinct 1, Stephens, Oklahoma, 15 June 1917

First of all we find he states his town of birth, which I have not seen before
in any source.  This was the first source for any town of birth for any of
Thomas Duncan and Mattie's children.  The town is Dalton, which is in
Whitfield County, Georgia, not Murray.  Murray County is the only location in
Georgia I otherwise find associated with the Terrys. Dalton is about 4 or 5
miles into Whitfield form the Murray County line.

I found that Whitfield County was created out of the original Murray County,
which was itself a creation in 1832 out of Cherokee County.  I do not have
enough information about the specific location of the Terry family to know if
some of the children besides Arthur were born in territory that was actually
by that time designated as Whitfield County.  In each census they are reported
as living within Murray County.

In 1920, Arthur is no longer farming, as reported in his WWI Draft
Registration in 1917, but both he and Lela are working in the town of Marlow. 
He is in a grocery store while she is a sales person in a dry goods store.

1920 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 29 January, Marlow, District
257, page 14A, Hse #467, Fam #578
Terry, A W  Head M W 30  GA GA TX Salesman, grocery store
Terry, Lela  Wife F W 26 TX TN TX Saleswoman, Dry goods store

Note that Arthur's mother is reported as born in Texas, not North Carolina.

The 1930 census, where Arthur first is married, reports his as 35, only 5
years older than the 1920 report..  The census, taken in April 1930, would
make him born in 1894.  According to the 1900 census and the family
information, Arthur's age in April 1930 should have been 38 or 39.

Likewise his wife's birth year differs from that reported on her gravestone in
the Marlow Cemetery.  Lela is reported as 33 years old, which would make her
birth year 1896, but her grave says she was born in 1893.  That makes a 3-year
gap.  According to the birth date on her gravestone, Lela should have been 36
or 37.

1930 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 18 April, Richland, District
22, page 10A, Hse #181, Fam #182
Terry, Arthur W  Head M W 35  married at age 22  GA GA NC
Terry, Lela  Wife F W 33 married at age 20  TX TN USA
Terry, Joan  Daughter F W 6  OK GA TX

1940 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 4 April, Marlow Ward 1,
District 69-18, page 3B, 207 North 2nd, Hse #58, Owns $1000
Terry, Arthur Head F W 50 Married Grade H4 b Georgia Denton, Comanche Co OK in
1935 WPA TImekeeper [b abt 1890]
Terry, Lela Wife F W 47 Married Grade H4 b Texas Denton, Comanche Co OK in
1935 Housework [b abt 1893]
Terry, Joan Wife F W 16 Single Grade H2 b Texas Denton, Comanche Co OK in 1935
Housework [b abt 1924]

SSDI Broderbund Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 6, and online version
Arthur Terry
b 6 Aug 1889
d Oct 1968
Last Residence Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma
SSN 440-22-1427 issued Oklahoma (Before 1951)

Marlow (Oklahoma) Cemetery List
Terry, Arthur W
1889 - 1968
Lela  1893 - 1973
--  RootsWeb, http://www.rootsweb.com/~okstephe/MarlowCem2.txt

The grave has only the year of birth and death.

Arthur W. Terry
Birth Aug. 6, 1889, Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia
Death Oct., 1968 Marlow, Stephens County, Oklahoma
Parents:
Thomas Duncan Terry (1857 - 1935)
Martha Wiley Wall Terry (1859 - 1932)
Spouse Lela Payne Terry (1893 - 1973)
Siblings:
Julia Virginia Terry Jenkins (1880 - 1966)
Thomas Everett Terry (1882 - 1888)
Carrie Lee Terry (1885 - 1888)
William Ernest Terry (1887 - 1888)
Jeffie M. Wagnon (1892 - 1967)
Clarice M. Terry Lewis (1895 - 1982)
Ouida M. Terry Hill (1899 - 1986)
Rama W. Terry (1904 - 1965)
Burial Marlow Cemetery, Marlow, Stephens County, Oklahoma
Created by Jean Jan 22, 2008
--  Find A Grave Memorial #24104506,
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=24104506
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Notes for Augusta TERRY


1920 Federal Census, Seminole County, Oklahoma, 3 March, Konawa Township,
District 245, page 12B,  Hse #222, Fam #234
Terry, Joe Head  Rents  M W 38 Married AR AR AR Farmer
Terry, Bell Wife F W 33 Married AR NC NC
Terry, Gusta Dau F W 3yrs9mos  AR AR AR

"My paternal grandparents were Joe Terry and Carrie Belle Lovin Terry.  Their
children were Elsie, Myrtle, Gertie, Leo, Otto, Augusta, Gladys, Eugene, Agnes
and Robert (Bobby)."
--  Sharon Terry, email to orville Boyd Jenkins, 14 March
2016
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Notes for Augustus F TERRY


1910 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 5 May, Doolittle, District 110,
page 8B, Hse/Fam #16
Terry, Major Head M W 41 Married 11 Years GA GA GA Merchant, Gen Merchandise
Owns Can Read and Write
Terry, Georgia Wife F W 38 Married 11 Years 5 children/4 living GA GA GA Can
Read and Write
Terry, Augustus F Son M W 7 GA GA GA

1920 Federal Census Murray County, Georgia, 6 January, Chatsworth, District
131, page 5A, Hse #87, Fam #97
Terry, Major D  Head M W 50 GA GA GA Farming, Working Out
Terry, Georgia E  Wife M W 48 GA GA GA
Terry, Guss  Son M W 16  GA GA
GA
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Notes for Barbara TERRY


1940 Federal Census, Cochise County, Arizona, 16 April, Bisbee, District 2-3,
page 1B, 376 Jones Hill, Hse #11, Rents $8
Kent, William Head M W 48 Grade 4 b Wisconsin same place Laborer
Kent, Doris Wife F W 28 Grade 7 b California same place in 1935
Kent, Billie Marie Dau F W 7 Single Grade 2 b Arizona same place in 1935
Kent, Nora Elizabeth Dau F W 5 Single Grade 0 b Arizona same place in 1935
Terry, Forest Ernest Stepson M W 10 Single Grade 2 b Arizona same place
Terry, Barbara Stepdau F W 9 Single Grade 2 b Arizona same place in
1935
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Notes for Benjamin M TERRY


There are discrepancies in the connections presented in different genealogies
in the children of James Terry and Mary Diane Royall.  I continue to
investigate and attempt to clarify and verify.  I note that the reported birth
date of the first son Joseph in some sources would be too early to be correct,
and thus I have suspicions that this Joseph is not the son of Benjamin M and
Elizabeth Dickerson Terry.  There is no son Joseph named in the will either,
but he could have died earlier than the writing of the will.

Though commonly reported in popular genealogies, it is not documented in
historical records that Benjamin Terry was the son of James Terry and Diane
Royall.  Notes from some Terry researchers may be found in the Terry Family
Historian newsletter.
--  Terry Family Historian,
http://www.terry-family-historian.com/SouthsideVA/Genealogy_and_Myth.htm

U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
Benjamin Terry
Gender Male
Birth 1704 VA
Spouse Elizabeth Irby [Elizabeth Dickerson]
Spouse Birth Year 1708
Marriage 1724 VA

The reported year of birth differs in various sources, compilations and
descendant applications to the Sons of the American Revolution, from 1700 to
1708.

U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970
Benjamin Terry
Birth 1700 New Kent, Virginia [cf Pittsylvania County, Virginia in other
sources]
Death 26 Jul 1771 Pittsylvania, Virginia
SAR Membership #90362
Spouse Elizabeth Dickerson
Children Nathaniel Terry
Ancestor of Robert Henry Terry III, MD
Application 12 Aug 1963
Application Accepted and approved 19 Aug 1963 by Herbert C Roberts
Application Accepted by the State Board of Management 19 Aug 1963 by Harold W
Slater

Benjamin's children are named in his will.  We have a copy of the original
handwritten entry in the Record Book.  This is an entry by a Clerk of the
original will presented to the court by Benjamin's sons Nathaniel and
Benjamin.

The date of the will was 28 December 1760.  It was probated on 26 September
1771, placing Benjamin's death some days before this.  The name of Benjamin's
wife as Elizabeth Irby is controversial.  It is reported this maiden name is
written in by another later hand.  It would be unusual for the wife to be
referred to by her maiden name in the will.  In appointing executors at the
end, she is Eliz. Terry.  Note that Ben appoints his wife Elizabeth along with
two sons as executors.  Elizabeth's death is reported as occurring in 1760, so
not long after this will was written.  The two sons Nathaniel and Benjamin are
appointed as executors at Ben's death in 1771.

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Will of Benjamin Terry Sr
As entered into the official record book by the Clerk, from the original

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In the name of God Amen I, Benjamin Terry Senr. of Pittsylvania County and
Parish of Camden being In my Perfect sinces and memory thankes be to god for
the same But Considering the Fraility of this Life and the uncertainty of
Death I do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament Disannuling all
other wills by one made Either by word or Wrighting and this only Is to be
taken for my Last Will and Testament. In manner and form Following,

Viz First being Penetent and Sorry for my sins past most humbly Desire
forgiveness for the same, I give and Commend my soul unto almighty God my
savour, in hoom and by the mearits of Jesus Christ I Trust and hope to be
saved and have full Remition of sins, and That for the settling of my Temporal
estate and such goods Chatils and debts as It hath pleased god far above my
deserts to bestow me I do order give and Dispose the same In manner and form
following, that Is to say first of all It Is my Desire That all my Debts that
I owe to any Person or Persons be truly and honestly payed by my Executors
hereafter named.

Itum [Item], I lend to my beloved wife Elizabeth Irby [surname in original
appears to have been written in by another hand] four Negroes namely Abraham
Melender and her Child Baler and Sener, six Cows and Calves with all my hoggs,
one Feather bead and Furniture one Frying pan Two Iron potts and hooks with
all the Plantation Working Toules one black mair known by name of hazard and
her Colt, sober John and the sorril Plow mair all During hir natural Life and
at her Decease to be Disposed of as In this my last Will as further Directed

I give to my son Nathaniel Terry one Survey of Land being the uper Survey on
Sandy Creek also one negro man named Jack and one negro man named Gregory to
him and to his heirs forever.

Itum, I give to my son Benjamin Terry the tract of land I now live on that is
to say the old and first Tract Containing three hundred acres more or Less and
one negro man named abraham after my Wife's death.

Itum, I give to my son Peter Terry the survey of Land on the mine branch and
one negro boy named dave and one negro girl named Isbell one Riffle gun to him
and his heirs forever

Itum, I give [illegible and marked through] to my son Joseph Terry one negro
man named Tommy and one negro girl named Jenney and one rifle gun.

Itum, I Give to my son Robert Terry one Survey of Land Joining Peter Terrys
also one negro Boy name Uxerry and one negro boy named Jessey and one riffel
Gunn which is not payd for but to be paid for out of what I have to be sold

Itum, I Lend to my Daughter Rozia [Kezia, the clerk may have misread the
original handwritten will] Murphy two negros namly Harry and Fillis During her
natural life and after her Deseas to be equally Divided between her Children
She the said Rozia [Kezia] had by her former husband James Scott and all hir
other Children that she has or should have by her present husband Richard
Murphey [sic] but if the said Richard Murphy [sic] should not pay his Wifes
first children she had by James Scott their Legesees, that is or will be due
them out of their fathers James Scotts estate Which I am security for that It
shall be paid them out of the two said negro [sic] Harry and Fillis,

I lend to my daughter Levina King two negros namly Abbey and Ivey During her
natural life and then to be equally Devided theay and their increase between
her Daughter grace Terry and all her children that she has got or may have by
her husband Elijah King.

I give to my Daughter Sarah Terry, three negroes namly old Jenney Pompy and
Willey to hir and her heirs forever

Item I give to my Daughter Elizabeth Buckingham two negroes namely Malinda and
Bailer together with their futur increase from this time but not to be
possessed of them untill after my wifes Death.

I give to my daughter Mary Terry two negros namely Cyner and Cusshener one
side saddle Feather bead and furniture and it is my desire that all the rest
of my Estate be sold to pay my debts and if there should be money left that it
be Devided between all my Children and I do appoint my wife Eliz Terry, my son
Nathl. Terry, and my son Ben Terry Exectors

Signed seald published and declared before us this 28th day of Decbr 1760
interlined before

Theops. [Theophus] Lay
John King
William King

Signed  B M Terry

At a Court held for Pittsylvania County the 26th day of September 1771.

The above Last Will and Testament of Benjamin Terry Deceased was presented in
Court by Nathaniel Terry and Benjamin Terry the Executors therein named and
proved by the oaths of two of the Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded
and on the motion of the said Executors who made oath according to Same.

Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form given
Security whereupon they together with Isaac Read their security entered into
and Acknowledged their bond according to Same.

Test Will. Tunstall W.

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First transcribed by Julia Clark
http://genforum.genealogy.com/terry/messages/7273.html
Edited by Orville Boyd Jenkins 20 July 2011

This retranscription edit replaces 2 missed lines, restores original spelling
and capitalization, corrects names and adds the court probate record not
included in the original transcription.

I have added paragraphing between the sections for the heirs and in the
probate statement to ease reading.  There was very little punctuation in the
original, a couple of periods and commas, which I have kept.  I have kept
original capitalization, which was artistic and whimsical in this era.  Note
that various words are spelled differently in different places.  Spellings of
some words also give clues to the pronunciation of the dialect at that time. 
OBJ

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There has been some confusion over the maiden name of Benjamin Terry's wife. 
She is commonly listed as Elizabeth Irby. Some researcehrs comment that the
will was torn and no maiden name for Elizabeth occurs, but the name Irby had
been written in by another hand.  Here is a great discussion about some common
problems in reconstructing details about Benjamin and Elizabeth.

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Genealogy vs Mythology

By Margie Brown a descendant of Nathaniel and Sarah Royall Terry

I would like to address three problems with the Terry information that is
usually available about Nathaniel Terry & the Terry genealogy. The great
pictures of the MEMORIAL stones submitted for the Terry Cemetery.and
transcribed inscriptions and photographs used with permission of the
contributor is appreciated. The TERRY genealogy has nothing to do with the
contributor. The contributor just copied what was there. The article below
will site the documents listed at the bottom of this article for your easy
reference.

1st. problem:  Nathaniel Terry [Sr] did not have Revolutionary War service. 
The stone that was put in place in 1939 in what was then The Thompson
Cemetery, was awarded by the Federal Government for Nathaniel’s [Sr] service
in the French and Indian War.  The revolutionary War service that is cited, is
for the service of his son Nathaniel D. Terry [Jr].

Nathaniel D. Terry and his wife Ann (Thompson) left Halifax county circa 1822
and went to Todd County, Ky., where he received a pension for that service, he
dying testate in 1837.  His widow Ann (Thompson) received a widows pension
#W-3054 on Nathaniel D. Terry [Jr], and continued to do so until her death in
March of 1860.

The Military Secretary’s Office in a letter dated June 29, 1906, stated “
Nothing has been found of record to show that any other soldier named
Nathaniel Terry was a member of any organization of Virginia or Continental
troops in service during the revolutionary war.”

Nathaniel [Sr’s] contribution to Halifax Co. and the Colony of Virginia is
illustrious,  he was born in 1724 and died in 1780, at the age of 56.  In the
twenty eight years that he was a resident of Halifax, he was sheriff in 1752,
justice 1752 - 1780, member of the House of Burgessess 1758 - 1764 and again
in 1769 - 1776 and the House of Delegates 1776 - 1778.

His further exploits in the French and Indians Wars can be found in
Henning’s Statues., he was commissioned as Captain of the Rangers while
still a resident of Lunenburg County, and was the builder of forts across
Halifax County, Fort Trial, Mayo Fort,  Hickey’s Fort and Blackwater Fort.

2nd. Problem:  The placement of the pictured stone in 1939, was in the Old
Thompson Cemetery.  This property did not come into the Thompson family until
after the 1806 estate settlement.  In 1939 with Terrys being buried there, the
DAR ladies made a reasonable choice and there was a Terry connection.  Royall
Terry, a grandson, [through the son William Terry] of Nathaniel and Sarah
(Royall) Terry had married his first cousin, Susannah Foster Thompson, a
daughter of James and his wife Mary (Terry) Thompson a daughter of Nathaniel
and Sarah Terry.

Susannah F. did not live long after the 1820 marriage, and died leaving one
son James Edward Terry.  At the death of Mary (Terry) Thompson in 1848 and
James Thompson in 1854, Royall and his son continued  to live on the Thompson
property as James Edward inherited one third of the Thompson estate.  James
Edward Terry married 1849 in Campbell co, Va. Maria Agnes Bailey, and they
were the parents of Elizabeth Terry married J. C. Epps, William H. Terry went
to Texas where he married Jeffersonia  Mc C ?? (unreadable),

Edward Lewis Terry married Maud Tatum, Howson B. Terry  married Effie Tatum,
Robert C. Terry  married Claudine Miller and Catherine D. Terry who married
Charles A. Bates. (Terry Bible record). These are some of the Terry’s buried
in the Thompson cemetery today.

I will cite from the dower settlement after the death of Sarah (Royall) Terry
in 1805.  Halifax Co. Va. Plea Bk #24, pages 250 -259, for therein lie the
clues of the original cemetery on Nathaniel’s [Sr] Bannister River property
and correctly identifies all of his children.  My sincere hope is that someone
interested in the true history of Halifax Co., and is familiar with the area,
will find what might be the oldest cemetery in the county.

The oldest son and heir-at-law at the time of the death of Nathaniel Sr. was
William Terry and the only child mentioned in the 1780 Will.  In 1806, after
the death of Sarah Royall Terry, all of the children are named, Nancy Terry
wife of Berryman Green,
William Terry, Joseph Terry, Polly Terry wife of James Thompson, Robert Terry,
Sarah Terry wife of Kibble Terry and the children of Elizabeth Dickerson Terry
[deceased] wife of John Martin .

After the division of the slaves, a division of the land was made, and a land
Plat was included.  William Terry [Plea Bk 24 page 256] received the first
choice, and choose lot # 1 containing four acres and the dwelling house.  This
would have been the premier piece, ergo it had to be the value of the house.
The other lots were from 80 acres to 45 acres.  William Terry was born in 1749
and married in 1771 Susannah Thompson.

William Terry was a Revolutionary War soldier, and at his death in 1810 was a
member of the Virginia House of Delegates.  His widow Susannah (Thompson)
Terry collected a pension # W - 4196, and both she and William died testate in
Halifax.   Susannah lived until 1845 in the dwelling house chosen as first
choice by her husband.

At her death her sons Henry Terry (whose first wife was also a daughter of
James and Polly Terry Thompson but left no issue by  her) and Royall Terry who
were the only surviving sons, entered into an agreement  with Robert H.
Spencer on the 19th May 1846  to wall the graveyard on that 4 acres.  In
August of 1846 [Deed Bk 51 p 430] they sold the property to Wm H. Clark.  In
this deed , line 27, “the graveyard on the four acres excluded.”   Signed
by Royall Terry.

From letters written by Green descendants in 1938 and 39, they admittedly did
not know, almost 160 years later, where Nathaniel and Sarah were buried nor
know their ages.  Knowing that there were Terrys buried in the Thompson
cemetery, they obviously decided to place the stones there.  I do not fault
them and I am glad they honored our ancestors, but that also has stopped the
search for the true resting place.

The first plat is from the Plea book 24 page 259, the second plat was done as
a favor for me by Roger Dodson of Pittsylvania county, and his notes are self
explanatory.

For anyone who chooses to search for this old graveyard, it sits across Rt
#360 from the home of the late Albert High.   The two houses that sit very
close together, are on the four acre tract.  It appears that Rt. #360 coming
up the hill from Terry’s bridge, did not cut into the tract but followed the
old road, up the “teapot spout.”

I do not know if there were ever stones in this cemetery and it would be
overgrown and heavily silted after more than 200 years, and would needed to be
probed for underground stones, but wouldn’t it be wonderful if there were. 
I would imagine that a portion of the stone wall might be found, and be
mistaken for the foundation of an old house.

3rd.  problem:  It is unlikely that the wife of Benjamin Terry who died in
Pittsylvania Co. in 1771, was an Irby, and if she were, then she was not
likely to be the mother of Nathaniel Terry Sr.  The naming pattern of the
descendants is exceedingly strong, and would indicate his mother was a
Dickerson.

Nathaniel Sr’s  daughter Elizabeth was Elizabeth Dickerson (Terry) Martin
and she named a son William Dickerson Martin and lived in S.C.  Berryman and
Nancy (Terry) Green named a daughter Elizabeth Dickerson Green, they remained
in Halifax.  William and Susanna (Thompson) Terry named a son Dickerson Terry,
they remained in Halifax.  Nathaniel Dickerson and Ann (Thompson) Terry named
a son Nathaniel Dickerson Terry, they moved to Todd co, Ky.

James and Mary “Polly” (Terry) Thompson named a daughter Elizabeth
Dickerson Thompson, and had a grand-daughter Elizabeth Dickerson Thompson,
they remained in Halifax.  Robert and Nancy Hopkins (Smith) Terry named a son
Nathaniel Dickerson Terry, they removed to Henderson Co., Ky.  Kibble and
Sarah (Terry) Terry, never had issue and Sarah died 1853/54 in Bedford Co.,
Tn.

Joseph Terry married Sarah Coleman (Williams) widow of James Hill, and their
son Joseph Coleman Terry married his cousin Elizabeth Dickerson Green, they
remained in Halifax county.  I do not know of one Irby Terry out of this Terry
family.  I do know that Benjamin Terry Jr. with wife Elizabeth Parker Terry
had a grandson named William Dickerson Terry son of Obediah Parker Terry.

I suggest that the mnemonic naming pattern is very strong in this family, that
it would have been highly unusual to name a wife with her maiden name in a
1771 Will, that the original Will is no longer available, and that Charles
Edward Terry a Kentucky descendant of Robert and Nancy (Smith) Terry, made
notes in the late 1930’s that the original Will was torn, and there were
additions made in a different handwriting, and only in the first portion of
the Will, where “my wife Elizabeth” ends the line, does it appear that
someone has added the Irby.

I will let each person make their own decision, but with lack of other
evidence we should not assign a last name to her unless it includes
“probable”.  Even Mr. Eggleston, president of Virginia Historical Society,
in 1941 has used "probably Irby," based on oral tradition out of southside
Virginia, but that probably has been dropped and now repeated as a given.  It
is not, it is very questionable and as a descendant, I will use “probably a
Dickerson."

The Terry Family Bible was purchased by Nathaniel Terry Jr. at the 1806 estate
sale and was taken to Logan/Todd county, Kentucky.  It was presented in
Robertson Courthouse TN., as late as 1855.  It is unknown where it is today,
but a transcription from a grandson  Robert Y. Lewis, is available at the TN
State Archives.

In the early part of the 1900’s a descendant out of one of the sons of
Nathaniel Sr., who was from Virgina, mistakenly joined the SAR on the service
of Nathaniel Terry Jr, whom he did not descend from, he named a Miss Smith as
Nathaniel Sr’s wife when Nancy Hopkins Smith was the wife of Nathaniel’s
son Robert, and continued on back to Benjamin Terry who died in 1771, naming
apparent siblings of his greatgrandfather, James A. Terry and Diana Royall
Terry as the parents of Benjamin.  This has never been proven by any document
and was done from family lore, but is often repeated.

I am grateful for every bit of information left by descendants that came
before me, even when it has proven incorrect, as it is that data that provides
the building steps to get it right.  We have access to materials today that
were not available to those who went before us, census, military records,
social security records, etc.  They only had memory and love of family and I
salute them for that, but I would hope that if they were here today, they
would say “I didn’t know that, thank you for clearing THAT up.”
--  Margie Brown,
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vahalifa/_/GenealogyMythology.htm
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The following application for membership in the SAR has the correct spouses
and generational connections as put forward in the above analysis.  This one,
however, still has the name of Elizabeth Irby instead of Elizabeth Dickerson.

U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970
John Robert Terry, b 28 May 1928 in Miami, Dade County, Florida
Descendant of Nathaniel Terry, b Virginia 1724, d 21 April 1780 in Halifax
County, Virginia
Lineage:
(1) Son of Royall Perkins Terry, b 9/17/1895 in Orlando, Florida, d Unknown
and his wife Sarah Emily Symmes, b 1/30/1899 in St George, South Carolina, d
Unknown, mar 6/9/1925 NY, NY
(2) Grandson of Robert Henry Terrry, b 3/19/1847 in Henderson, Kentucky, d
1/29/1900 in Orlando, Florida
and his wife Elizabeth Myrtelle Harris, dau of John Junius; Daniel; Drury;
Capt Daniel; Edward; Thomas; Thomas;
Capt Thomas (immigrant); Elizabeth b 8/27/1859 in Rome, Georgia, d 9/5/1947
Miami FL, mar 10/13/1883 Orlando FL
(3) Great Grandson of Nathaniel Dickerson Terry, b 7/19/1814 Henderson KY, d
10/17/1879 Henderson KY
and his wife Sarah Inakeep Rudy, b 7/22/1826 Henderson KY, d 1/18/1901
Henderson KY, mar 7/22/1841 Henderson KY
(4) 2 Great Grandson of Robert Terry, b 1/12/1770 Halifax County VA, d
11/15/1826 Henderson Co KY
and his wife Nancy Smith, dau of Peartree; Obadiah; Obadiah; John (immigrant)
Nancy b 2 Feb 1777 Mecklenburg, Virginia, d 1 Jul 1843 Henderson, Kentucky,
mar 6/10/1793 Mecklenburg Co VA
(5) 3 Great Grandson of Nathaniel Terry, b 1724 Virginia, d 4/21/1780 Halifax
VA
and his wife Sarah Royall, dau William; Capt Joseph; Joseph (immigrant); Sarah
b ca 1726 Chesterfield Co VA, d 8/25/1805 Halifax Co VA, mar ante 1760
Chesterfield Co VA
(6) 4 Great Grandson of Benjamin Terry, b ca 1700 Presumably Ireland, d 1769
Pittsylvania Co VA
and his wife Elizabeth Irby [disputed in other historical reconstructions and
evidence], No dates and places
An he, the said Nathaniel Terry (No 5), is the ancestor who assisted in
establishing American Independence, while acting in the capacity of civil
official.  Patriot, Virginia.
SAR Membership 83710
Application Filed 22 Jun 1958
Application Accepted by the State Board of Management 22 Jun 1958 by Herbert C
Roberts
Application Approved 28 June 1958 by Charles E Terry, Sr.
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[In the folloiwng transcription, speling and capitalizatin have ben retained
to reflect the orignial. -OB Jenkins]

In the name of God Amen I, Benjamin Terry Senr. of Pittsylvania County and
Parish of Camden being in my perfect sinces and memory thanks to God for the
same but considering the frailty of this Life and the uncertainty of Death, I
do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament. Disannuling all other
wills by one made either by word or Wrighting and this only is to be taken for
my Last Will and Testment. In manner and form following

Vis First being Penatent and sorry for my sins past most humbly desire
forgiveness for the same. I give and commend my soul unto almighty God my
savour, in hoom and by the marits of Jesus Christ to trust and hope to be
saved and have full remition of sins, and that for the settling of my temporal
estate and such goods, chatils and debts as it hath pleased god for above my
deserts to bestow me I do order give and dispose the same In manner and form
following, that is to say first, of all it is my desire that all my Debts that
I owe to any person or persons be truly and honestly payed by my Executors
hereafters named.

Item, I lend to my beloved wife Elizabeth Irby four negros namely Abraham
Melender and her Child Beler and Sener, six cows and calves with all my hoggs,
one feather bead, and furniture one Frying pane, Two Iron potts and hooks with
all the plantation Touls one black mair known by name of Lasard and her colt,
sober John and the sorril Plow mair all During her natural life and at her
Decease to be Disposed of as in this my last Will as further Directed, I give
to my son Nathaniel Terry one Survey of Land being the uper Survey on Sandy
Creek also one negro man named Tach and one negro man named Gregory to him and
to his heirs forever.

Item, I give to my son Benjamin Terry the Tract of land I now live on that is
to day the old and first Tract Containing three hundred acres more or less and
one negro man name Abraham after my wife's death.
--  First transcribed by Julia Clark
http://genforum.genealogy.com/terry/messages/7273.html, Edited by Orville Boyd
Jenkins 20 July 2011
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Notes for Bill TERRY


Billy Terry Jr became a minister.  he is identified in the list of those
predeceasing his uncle Kenenth Paul Terry as Rev Billy Terry Jr.
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Notes for Billy Jack TERRY


1930 Federal Census, Custer County, Oklahoma, 24 April, Cedar Township,
District 10, page 6A, Hse/Fam #130
Weast, Theodore J Head Owns M W 65 Widowed IL OH IL Farmer
Terry, Rama W Son-in-law M W 26 Married at age 24 OK GA NC Farm Laborer
Terry, Beatrice Dau F W 19 Married at age 16 OK OK OK
Terry, Billie Jack Son M W 1 OK OK OK
Terry, Kenneth Son M W 0 (no months given) OK OK OK

"Kenneth Paul Terry, 80, of Farmington, passed gently away in the early hours
of Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010.... Kenneth was preceded in death by his son,
Martin Paul Terry; his father, Rama Terry; his mother, Beatrice Lebbs; his
brothers, Bill Terry Sr., Roger Tripp (Rama Allen Terry) and Daniel Wood; and
nephews, Michael Terry and the Rev. Bill Terry Jr."
--  Memorial Networks, "Kenneth Paul Terry,"
http://www.danielsfuneral.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=813299&ftm=1
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Notes for Billy Pendley TERRY


U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947
Billy Pendley Terry
Birth Date 13 Mar 1920 Chatsworth, Georgia
Residence Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia, USA
Contact Grover Terry (fatehr), Chatsworth GA
Unemployed
Signed Billy P Terry
(back)
5'9" 165 lbs, Brown Eyes adn Hair, Ruddy Complexion
Registered 24 January 1941 Chatsworth

1930 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 15 April, McDonald (Militia
District 1013), District 11, page 5A, Hse #70, Fam #75
Terry, Grover C Head M W 40  Married at age 20  GA GA GA Farmer
Terry, Sarah A Wife F W 31  Married at age 16  GA GA GA Farm Laborer
Terry, R L  Son M W 21  Single  GA GA GA None
Terry, Julian  Son M W 19  Single  GA GA GA None
Terry, H B  Son M W 14  Single  GA GA GA None
Terry, Billie P  Son M W 9  Single  GA GA GA None
Terry, G C  Son M W 3yrs 2mos  Single  GA GA GA None [born abt Jan 1927]

U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
Billy P Terry
Birth Date 13 Mar 1921
Phone Number 695-3846
127 Charles Rd, Chatsworth, GA, 30705-2609
PO Box 543, Chatsworth, GA, 30705-0543 (1993)

Social Security Death Index
Billy P. Terry
Born 13 Mar 1921
Died 22 Jan 1999
Last Residence Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia 30705
SSN 252-44-0006 issued Georgia (Before 1951)

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
Billy P Terry
Service Info CMOMM US NAVY WORLD WAR II
Birth 13 Mar 1921
Death 22 Jan 1999
Burial Murray Memorial Gardens, G I Maddox Pkwy Chatsworth, GA 30705

The military gravestone reprots his death date as 22 January 1999, and there
is one memorial on Find a Grave reporting that date.  But it has no photo of
the stone.  However, another memorial exists that does have a photo of the
gravestone.  And that stone has the birth and death as only a year.  The year
of death is 2002.

Billy P. Terry
Birth 1921, USA
Death 2002, USA
Parents:
Grover Cleveland Terry (1885 - 1962)
Addie S. Pendley Terry (1890 - 1978)
Siblings:
Robert L. Terry (1909 - 1984)
Julian Terry (1911 - 2000)
Huse Bogus Terry (1916 - 1942)
Billy P Terry (1921 - 1999)
Grover Cleveland Terry (1926 - 2015)
Burial Murray Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Chatsworth, Murray County, Georgia
Maintained by Cindy, Originally Created by C. East Nov 19, 2008
--  Find A Grave Memorial #31553484,
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=31553484
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Notes for Blanche Edna TERRY


1920 Federal Census Murray County, Georgia, 6 January, Chatsworth, District
131, page 5A, Hse #87, Fam #97
Terry, Major D  Head M W 50 GA GA GA Farming, Working Out
Terry, Georgia E  Wife M W 48 GA GA GA
Terry, Seth L  Son M W 18 GA GA GA
Terry, Guss  Son M W 16  GA GA GA
Terry, Lucile  Dau  F W 14  GA GA GA
Terry, M D Jr  Son M W 11 (?)  GA GA GA
Terry, Georgia E  Dau  F W 7  GA GA GA
Terry, Blanche  Dau  F W 4yrs 11mos  GA GA GA (b Jan 1915)

Blache's father died in 1927.  In the 1930 census her mother Georgia (Gregory)
Terry is the head of the family.

1930 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 9 April, Chatsworth, District 1,
page 3B, Hse #60, Fam #64
Terry, Georgia Head  Home value $10,000 F W 58  Widow GA GA GA Manager, Real
Estate
Terry, Major D  Son M W 19 GA GA GA
Terry, Evelyn  Dau  F W 17  GA GA GA
Terry, Blanche  Dau  F W 15  GA GA GA
Jones, James S Son-in-law  M W 21 married at 20 OK GA GA Laborer, State
Highway Dept
Jones, Lucile Daughter  M W 24 married at 23 GA GA GA Teacher, Public School

U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
Dalton, Georgia, City Directory, 1958, p 614
Springfield Jas M (Blanche T) res eng State Hwy Dept r Chatsworth GA

U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
Dalton, Georgia, City Directory, 1960, p 366
Springfield Jas M (Blanche T) resident eng State Hwy Dept r Chatsworth GA

U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1
Blanche T Springfield
Birth Date 11 Feb 1915
Phone Number 695-3291
707 Green Rd, Chatsworth, 30705-2711 (1994), GA

U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
Blanche T. Springfield
Born 11 Feb 1915
Died 26 Apr 2004
SSN 260-72-2431 issued Georgia - 1963

Blanche "Boot" Terry Springfield
Birth Feb 11, 1915
Death Apr 26, 2004
Son James Douglas Springfield (1937 - 1937)
Burial Chatsworth Heights Cemeteryn Chatsworth, Murray County, Georgia, USA
Created by B.D.C. Sep 17, 2008
--  Find A Grave Memorial #29859903,
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=29859903
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Notes for Bobby TERRY


1940 Federal Census, Beckham County, Oklahoma, 6 April, Sayre, District 5-22,
page 5B, Hse #112, Rents$7
Terry, Orval Head M W  24 Married Grade 6 b Okla same place in 1935 Drug Store
Proprietor
Terry, Verna Wife F W 26 Married Grade 6 b Texas  same place in 1935
Terry, Bobby Son M W 10 Single Grade 4 b Okla same place in
1935
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Notes for C Grady TERRY


C. Grady Terry
Birth 1888
Death Jun. 23, 1889
Son of J.R. & S.C. Terry
Age 1 year, 7 months & 21 Days
Burial Eton Cemetery, Eton, Murray County, Georgia
Created by C East Jan 07, 2009
--  Find A Grave Memorial #32728358,
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=32728358&PIpi=15089390
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1900 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas, 15 June, Pilot Rock Township,
District 42, page 6A,  Hse #80, Fam #82
Terry, William Head  W M Mar 1856 44 Married 23 year KY KY KY Farmer Owns
Terry, Ursula J Wife W F Dec 1854 45 Married 23 year 8 children/6 living AR TN
MO
Terry, James M Son W M Dec 1877 22 Single AR KY AR Farm Laborer
Terry, Marion M Son W M Oct 1880 19 Single AR KY AR Farm Laborer
Terry, Levanda Dau W M May 1884 14 Single AR KY AR Farm Laborer
Terry, Riah [Rier, name on his grave] Son W M Oct 1886 13 Single AR KY AR Farm
Laborer
Terry, Gus Son W M May 1889 11 Single AR KY AR Farm Laborer
Terry, Captain Son W M May 1895 5 Single AR KY AR

1910 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas, 3 May, Pilot Point Township,
District 63, page 7A, Ft Douglas and Local Rd, Hse #107, Fam #110
Terry, William Head M W 55 Marriage 1 Married 44 yrs [abt 1866] AR KY KY
Farmer Owns [b abt 1845]
Terry, Ursula J Wife F W 63 Marriage 1 Married 44 yrs [abt 1866] 8 children/6
living AR TN MO [b abt 1848]
Terry, Urias [Rier, name on his grave] Son M W 21 Single AR AR AR [b abt 1889]
Terry, Gus Son M W 17 Single AR AR AR [b abt 1893]
Terry, Captain Son M W 14 Single AR AR AR [b abt
1896]
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Notes for Carl Ronald TERRY


U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
Carl R Terry
Birth Date: 12 Feb 1915
311 McCord Ave Spc 40, Bakersfield, CA, 93308-4789 (1985)
327 McCord Ave, Bakersfield, CA, 93308-4792 (1982)
POB, Fellows, CA, 93224

California Death Index, 1940-1997
Carl Ronald Terry
Birth 12 Feb 1915 Oklahoma
Death 2 May 1989 Kern County
Mother's Maiden Name: Fry
Social Security #545129662

Social Security Death Index
Carl R. Terry
Born 12 Feb 1915
Died 2 May 1989
Last Residence Bakersfield, Kern, California 93308
SSN 545-12-9662 issued California (Before
1951)
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Notes for Caroline TERRY


1870 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 21 July, Militia District 1013, PO
Spring Place, page 2 (scan p 544), Hse/Fam #13
Terry, Joseph W 31 M W Farm Laborer $100 Georgia [b abt 1839]
Terry, Joanna 28 F W Keeping House Georgia [b abt 1842]
Terry, Caroline  6 M W At Home
Georgia
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Notes for Caroline TERRY


Caroline';s mother could have been Isom's first wife name Hughes (first name
unknown).  Or it could have been his second wife, Seatha/Ceatta  Slone, whom
he married before the 1860 census.   In the 1860 census with Isom and Ceatta,
Caroline is reported as 1 year old.

We know from common census ages that this might mean she was over one year or
not quite one year.  She was probably born some time in 1859.  Somewhere after
the birth of the previous child Mary in about 1857 and the 1860 census, the
Hughes wife died.

1860 Federal Census, Madison County, Arkansas, 3 July, PO St Paul, Hilburn
Township, page 50, Hse/Fam #326
Isham Terry 26 M Farmer $0 Real Estate $15 Personal born KY Cannot read or
write
Ceatta Terry 29 F born KY Cannot read or write
Caroline Terry 1 F born AR

In the 1880 census, Caroline is in the household of her parents, reported as a
widow under the name of Caroline Woodard.  There is a marriage record for a
Caroline Terry and George W Woodward, reporting their marriage in 1877.

1880 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas, 5 June, Pilot Rock Township,
District 88, page 6A (scan 260A), Hse #44, Fam #52
Terry, Isham  W M 52  Farmer Cannot read or write KY KY KY
Terry, Celia  W F 37 Wife Keeping House Cannot write AR TN TN
Woodward, Caroline  W F 20 Dau Widowed Helps work on farm AR AR AR

This appears, however, to be the same person named George Washington Woodward,
who later married Caroline's sister Mary E Terry Self on 20 Aug 1881, after
she was widowed.  So how could Caroline be a widow in 1880?  Was that just an
error on the part of the enumerator?  A George Woodard is living next door to
Terry, Celia and Caroline in 1880.  George matches Caroline's husband, but he
is also reported as widowed.

In George W Woodward's household is one widow Mary Self.  This Mary appears to
be Isom's daughter and Caroline's sister Mary E Terry (first husband Nathaniel
Selph).  But Mary Self is reported as a niece of George Woodard.  I have not
discovered the basis of that relationship.

Complicating this, however, is the conflict of dates for Mary Terry, with the
marriage record for Mary and George reporting their marriage on 20 Aug 1881,
while the date of death of Mary Woodard's gravestone is 1 Apr 1881.  But
family sources report that this is the same Mary Terry Woodard, and her
husband as George Washington Woodard.  So were there two George W Woodwards? 
Was Caroline divorced instead of widowed?

Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
George W Woodward
Age 30, Birth Year abt 1847
Residence Fort Douglas, Johnson, Arkansas
Spouse's Name Caroline Terry
Spouse's Age 18
Spouse's Residence Fort Douglas, Johnson, Arkansas
Marriage 16 Aug 1877 Johnson County

Caroline later married Presley Bowman in 1882.  But on the marriage record
Presley's bride is named Mary Terry.  But the date of marriage matches the
1910 census report that Caroline and Presley have been married for 28 years.

Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
Presly Bowman
Age 19, Birth Year abt 1863
Residence Fort Douglas, Johnson, Arkansas
Spouse's Name Mary Terry
Spouse's Age 24 [b abt 1858]
Spouse's Residence Fort Douglas, Johnson, Arkansas
Marriage 1 Mar 1882 Johnson County
Marriage License Date 28 Feb 1882

1900 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas, 15 June, Pilot Rock Township,
District 42, page 6A,  Hse #75, Fam #77
Bowman, Presley Head  W M Aug 1862 37 Married 18 year KY KY KY Farmer Rents
Bowman, Carolina [sic] Wife W F Mar 1859 41 Married 18 year 10 children/8
living KY KY KY
Bowman, Arch P  Son W M Oct 1882 16 Single AR KY KY Farm Laborer
Bowman, Oscar H Son W M Mar 1884 35 Single AR KY KY Farm Laborer
Bowman, Walsie A Dau W M Mar 1886 14 Single AR KY KY Farm Laborer
Bowman, Josie Dau W M Sept 1888 11 Single AR KY KY Farm Laborer
Bowman, John L S Son W M Dec 1894 5 Single AR KY KY
Bowman, Leora Dau W M Dec 1896 3 Single AR KY KY
Bowman, Doc D Son W M Dec 1899 5mos Single AR KY KY
Terry, Holly s(ister)-in-law W M Feb 1885 15 Single AR KY AR Farm Laborer

1910 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas, 7 May, Pilot Point Township,
District 63, page 9B, Hogansville & Ft Douglas Rd, Hse #154, Fam #160
Bowman, Presley Head M W 48 Marriage 1 Married 28 yrs [abt 1882] KY KY KY
Farmer Owns [b abt 1862]
Bowman, Carolina [sic] Wife F W 51 Marriage 2 Married 28 [abt 1882] yrs 9
children/8 living KY KY KY [b abt 1859]
Bowman, Josey M Dau F W 20 single AR KY KY Farm Laborer [b abt 1890]
Bowman, Elsie C E Dau F W 19 single AR KY KY Farm Laborer [b abt 1891]
Bowman, John S Son M W 16 single AR KY KY Farm Laborer [b abt 1894]
Bowman, Norma L O Dau F W 13 single AR KY KY Farm Laborer [b abt 1897]

The puzzle of Caroline and George Woodward being reported as widowed in 1880
is clarified here.  The census reports this is the first marriage for Presley
and the second for Caroline.  Caroline (spelled Carolina here) and her second
husband Presley Bowman living only three houses away from George and
Caroline's sister Mary.

1910 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas, 7 May, Pilot Point Township,
District 63, page 9B, Hogansville & Ft Douglas Rd, Hse #151, Fam #157
Woodward, George W Head M W 65 Marriage 4 Married 28 yrs [abt 1882] AR NC MO
Farmer Rents [b abt 1845]
Woodward, Sarah E Wife F W 63 Marriage 2 Married 28 yrs [abt 1882] 3
children/2 living AR MO MO [b abt 1848]

This seems to confirm that George and Caroline were divorced.  This means the
report in 1880 that they were widowed was incorrect as surmised.  And Mary
Terry Selph does seem to have married George despite the fact that he and her
sister Caroline had divorced.

Gravestone of Presley and Caroline Bowman, Cemetery, Clarksville, Johnson
County, Arkansas
Bowman
Father Press
Aug 22, 1863  June 30, 1942
Mother
Caroline
Mar 25, 1859  Nov 8, 1932

It was originally thought that the cemetery is in Clarksville, Johnson County,
Arkansas.  The person posting the photos of the gravestone did not report what
cemetery it was in!  Death was reported as occurring in Clarksville.  The
memorial on Find a Grave clarifies this and fills the gap on some details,
although it includes some factual errors as noted in brackets.  Since no
comment was made about the differences, I am assuming that these differences
are not stated here as corrections to the carved dates in the gravestone but
are just careless transcription errors.  No photo of the gravestone is
included with the memorial on Find a Grave.

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Caroline Terry Woodward Bowman
Birth Feb. 25, 1859 [Grave says Mar 25] Kentucky
[family facts indicate she was born after the family was living in Madison
County, Arkansas, as reported in the 1860 census when she was 1 year old and
the 1880 census.]
Death Nov. 8, 1932

First Husband, George W. Woodard, Married 16 Aug 1881 Johnson CO. AR [? Ark
Marriage record reports they married in 1877, and in the 1880 census she has
the name Woodward, and is already separated from her husband George Woodard,
who married her sister Mary on 20 August 1881]

Father Isom Terry (1830 - 1888)
Siblings:
Mary Terry Woodard (1857 - 1881)
Jack Terry (1865 - 1925)

Spouse Presley Bowman (1862 - 1942)

Children:
Arch P Bowman (1882 - 1944)
Oscar Bowman (1884 - 1922)
Josie May Bowman (1888 - 1968)
John Sullivan Bowman (1893 - 1952)

Burial Fort Douglas Cemetery, Fort Douglas, Johnson County, Arkansas

Created by Bea Smith Daniel Nov 06, 2008
--  Find A Grave Memorial #3116731,
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=31167317
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