Isom TERRY Rachel A TERRY James Mason TERRY Mattie Rose TERRY Marion Miles TERRY Levanda TERRY Uriah (Rier) TERRY Gus TERRY Captain TERRY Ursula Jane SELF Mary E TERRY Notsure HUGHES Mini tree diagram
William TERRY

William TERRY1,2,3,4,5

27th Mar 18551,2,3,4 - 4th Jan 19331

Life History

27th Mar 1855

Born in Arkansas.1,2,3,4

15th Dec 1877

Birth of son James Mason TERRY in Johnson County, Arkansas.2,6,7,8,1

Jan 1879

Birth of daughter Mattie Rose TERRY in Fort Douglas, Johnson, Arkansas.1

Jun 1879

Death of daughter Mattie Rose TERRY in Fort Douglas, Johnson, Arkansas.1

8th Oct 1880

Birth of son Marion Miles TERRY in Johnson County, Arkansas.1,7

May 1884

Birth of daughter Levanda TERRY in Johnson County, Arkansas.6

12th Oct 1888

Birth of son Uriah (Rier) TERRY in Johnson County, Arkansas.6,8,1

13th May 1890

Birth of son Gus TERRY in Johnson County, Arkansas.1

May 1895

Birth of son Captain TERRY in Johnson County, Arkansas.6,8

3rd Jul 1912

Death of son Marion Miles TERRY in Johnson County, Arkansas.1

4th Jan 1933

Died in Johnson County, Arkansas.1

after 4th Jan 1933

Buried in Ft Douglas Cemetery, Ft Douglas, Johnson County, Arkansas.1

Other facts

 

Married Ursula Jane SELF

Notes

  • 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 Cannotread or write
    Ceatta Terry 29 F born KY Cannot read or write
    William Terry 5 M born AR

    One genealogy reports William's full name as William Isom Davis Terry. Accounting for the second given name Davis, this genealogy alsoreports that William's mother was Celia "Sealy" Davis.  Other facts,including those discussed above, indicate that WIlliam's father IsomTerry did not marry Sealy Davis until 1874, who was his 4th wife.This was 19 years after even this genealogy reports WIlliam was born!

    But this Moulder tree has Celia as the only wife of Isom, when familysources report reference to 5 wives, and we have the names of 4.Further, the Moulder tree reports that Isom married Celia Davis in1850, while we have their marriage record from 1874 under her latermarried name Hanley.
    --  Moulder,http://person.ancestry.com/tree/49953487/person/28209421411/facts

    Perhaps there was a second son named William at that late stage, whosemiddle name was in fact Davis.  No record we have seen has a middlename for this William born in 1855, whose birth date puts him in placeas the second child of Isom and his first wife surnamed Hughes, whosegiven name has not been discovered.  We note that in the 1860 census,the name of Isham's wife is not Celia or Sealy but Ceatta.  See otherdiscussoin on members of this family for the identity ofCeatha/Seatha, whom we identify as Seatha Slone.

    1880 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas, 5 June, Pilot RockTownship, District 88, page 6A (scan 260A), Hse #45, Fam #54
    Terry, William W M 25  Farmer Cannot read or write AR KY KY
    Terry, Jane W F 25 Wife Keeping House Cannot read or write AR AR AR
    Terry, Mason W M 2 Son AR AR AR
    Self, Betty W F 20 (Cannot read relationship) Cannot read or write ARAR AR

    In the 1900 and 1910 census, the child matching Mason is listed asJames M.  This child, however, on Find a Grave memoroals, is namedJames Miles Terry.  The creator of the memorial may have been in errorabout his middle name.  Barbara Nelson, a niece of Sam Terry, reportsthat Sam's father was Mason, whose father was WIlliam Terry.  So itseems this child was named James Mason Terry.

    "Sam Terry is my uncle.  He is the son of Mason Terry, grandson ofWilliam Terry, and the great-grandson of Isom Terry.  The Gus Terrywho wrote the letter is also the son of William Terry." [Her syntax isunclear; she seems to be saying that Sam Terry is the grandson ofWilliam Terry, but the sentence structure she used sounds like Masonwas the grandson of William.  Mason was the first child of Isom,reported in the It was not stated which son of William Terry was thefather of Mason Terry.]
    --  Barbara Nelson, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 4 February 2016

    1900 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas, 15 June, Pilot RockTownship, District 42, page 6A,  Hse #80, Fam #82
    Terry, William Head  W M Mar 1856 44 Married 23 year KY KY KY FarmerOwns
    Terry, Ursula J Wife W F Dec 1854 45 Married 23 year 8 children/6living 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 KYAR 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 PointTownship, 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 KYKY Farmer Owns [b abt 1845]
    Terry, Ursula J Wife F W 63 Marriage 1 Married 44 yrs [abt 1866] 8children/6 living AR TN MO [b abt 1848]
    Terry, Urias [Rier, name on his grave] Son M W 21 Single AR AR AR [babt 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]

    Next door is William's son James M Terry

    1910 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas, 3 May, Pilot PointTownship, District 63, page 7A, Ft Douglas and Local Rd, Hse #108, Fam#111
    Terry, James M Head M W 33 Marriage 1 Married 8 yrs [abt 1902] AR ARAR Farmer Rents [b abt 1877, but his grave says 1880]
    Terry, Alie Wife F W 24 Marriage 1 Married 8 yrs [abt 1902] 5children/4 living AR AR TX [b abt 1886]
    Terry, Samuel Son M W 6 Single AR AR AR [b abt 1904]
    Terry, Jefferson Son M W 4 Single AR AR AR [b abt 1906]
    Terry, Dorothy Dau F W 3 Single AR AR AR [b abt 1907]
    Terry, Annie Dau F W 7mos Single AR AR AR [b abt Sept 1909]

    The census says James and Allie have been married 8 years.

    Next door to James and Alie is William's half brother Jackson Terry.In his household is his mother Margaret.  This indicates that Isom andMargaret were divorced, rather than their marriage ending due toMargaret's death.  This is the first detail I have found related toMargaret's marriage to Isom, other than family memory relayed bydescendants, with some uncertainty.  There was some surmise that Isomand Margaret were not married.  But she is reported here as Divorcedand her surname is reported as Terry.

    1910 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas, 3 May, Pilot PointTownship, District 63, page 7A, Ft Douglas and Local Rd, Hse #109, Fam#112
    Terry, Jackson H Head M W 45 Marriage 1 Married 24 yrs [abt 1886] ARKY KY Farmer Owns [b abt 1865]
    Terry, Catharine Wife F W 44 Marriage 1 Married 24 yrs [abt 1886] 8children/6 living KY KY KY [b abt 1866]
    Terry, George L Son M W 17 Single AR AR KY [b abt 1893]
    Terry, Allen E Son M W 15 Single AR AR KY [b abt 1895]
    Terry, Dewey Son M W 10 Single AR AR KY [b abt 1900]
    Terry, Maggie Dau F W 8 Single AR AR KY [b abt 1902]
    Terry, Margaret Mother F W 79 Single AR AR KY [b abt 1941]

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    William Terry
    Birth Mar 27, 1855 Floyd County, Kentucky [should be Arkansas; he wasthe first child born in Arkansas]
    Death Jan 4, 1933 Johnson County, Arkansas

    Son of Isom Terry (1830 - 1888)
    Spouse Jane Self Terry (1854 - 1938)

    Children:
    Mattie Rose Terry (1879 - 1879)
    James Miles Terry (1880 - 1912)
    Rier Terry (1888 - 1958)
    Gus Terry (1890 - 1973)
    Cap Terry (1895 - 1978)

    Siblings:
    Mary Terry Woodard (1857 - 1881)
    Mary Terry Woodard (1857 - 1881)
    Caroline Terry Woodward Bowman (1859 - 1932)
    Jack Terry (1865 - 1925)

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

    Created by Erin Jun 21, 2007
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #20011275,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20011280
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Sources

  • 1. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 2. 1880 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas
    • 5 June, Pilot Rock Township, District 88, page 6A (scan 260A), Hse
  • 3. 1860 Federal Census, Madison County, Arkansas
    • 3 July, PO St Paul, Hilburn township, page 50, Hse/Fam #326
  • 4. 1900 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas
    • 15 June, Pilot Rock Township, District 42, page 6A,  Hse #80, Fam #82
  • 5. Barbara Nelson
  • 6. 1900 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas
    • 15 June, Pilot Rock Township, District 42, page 6A,  Hse #80, Fam #82
  • 7. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
  • 8. 1910 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas
    • 3 May, Pilot Point Township, District 63, page 7A, Ft Douglas and

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