William TERRY Alice MEADOWS Mattie Rose TERRY Marion Miles TERRY Levanda TERRY Uriah (Rier) TERRY Gus TERRY Captain TERRY Ursula Jane SELF Mini tree diagram
James Mason TERRY

James Mason TERRY7,1,2,4,6,3,5

15th Dec 18771,2,3,4,5 - 27th Dec 19376,5

Life History

15th Dec 1877

Born in Johnson County, Arkansas.1,2,3,4,5

8th Dec 1901

Married Alice MEADOWS in Johnson County, Arkansas.4,3

27th Dec 1937

Died in Prairie Grove, Washington, Arkansas.6,5

Following a major operation;  had been in failing health a year & in the hospital for over a month

29th Dec 1937

Buried in Westville Cemetery, Westville, Adair County, Oklahoma.5

Notes

  • In the 1880 census the first child of William Terry and Ursula Selfwas named Mason, reported as age 2 (born about 1878).

    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.  His age matches, at age 22 in 1900, and birth date reportedas December 1877.  In 1910, James M Terry is living next door to hisparents, and was reported as age 33, a close match for the previoustwo censuses.  A child of William named Mason is also reported byanother family member.

    "Sam Terry is my uncle.  He is the son of Mason Terry [and the]grandson of William Terry, and the great-grandson of Isom Terry.  TheGus Terry who wrote the letter is also the son of William Terry."
    --  Barbara Nelson, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 4 February 2016

    In a Find a Grave memorial, an individual is linked as William's son,listed with the name James Miles.  This James Miles Terry has a birthdate of October 8, 1880, according to this memorial.  The name on thegrave marker itself, however, is only Miles Terry.  So the creator ofthe memorial may have conflated James (Mason) and Miles Terry. Andthat is, in fact, what we discover has happened!

    There is additional light to resolve this problem!  The child reportedin 1900 as Marion M was reported born in Oct 1880, the very date foundon the grave marker for Miles Terry.  We may safely conclude, then,that this child's full name is Marion Miles Terry.  A correction tothe FAG memorial name will resolve the conflict.  Then we simply needto focus on a serach for the grave burial of James Mason Terry, with abirth date in December 1877.

    Barbara Nelson, a niece of Sam Terry, reports above that Sam's fatherwas Mason, whose father was William Terry.  This, together with thematching of Mason in 1880 with later reports of James M, leads us toconclude that this child in the censuses was named James Mason Terry.At the very least, since Mason was reported as already 2 years old inthe June 1880 census, we can be sure the birth date on the grave iswrong for James or Mason Terry.

    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

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Mason Terry
    Age 23, Birth Year abt 1878
    Residence Fort Douglas, Johnson, Arkansas
    Spouse Olie Meadows
    Spouse Gender Female
    Spouse Age 18
    Spouse Residence Treat, Johnson, Arkansas
    Marriage 8 Dec 1901 Johnson County
    Marriage License Date Dec 1901

    In 1910 James M Terry is living next door to his parents.

    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]
    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]

    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]

    Thanks to Jami Sue Yeager, a coresearcher of the Terry lineage, forlocating the death index record for James Mason Terry.

    Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950
    Mason Terry
    Death 27 Dec 1937 Washington County

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    Mason Terry
    Birth Dec 15, 1877
    Death Dec 27, 1937 Prairie Grove, Washington County, Arkansas

    OBIT:
    Mason Terry, age 60, well known and prosperous farmer of east of town,died Monday morning in a Prairie Grove hospital following a majoroperation.
    Mr. Terry had been in failing health for the past year and had been inthe hospital for over a month.
    He is survived by his wife, four sons and two daughters.
    The funeral services were held here at the Baptist Church Wednesdayafternoon and burial made in Westville Cemetery. Services were underdirection of the Luginbuel Funeral Home.

    Burial Westville Cemetery, Westville, Adair County, Oklahoma

    Created by Glenita Randolph Guthrie May 15, 2009
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #37122281,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=37122281&ref=acom
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Sources

  • 1. 1880 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas
    • 5 June, Pilot Rock Township, District 88, page 6A (scan 260A), Hse
  • 2. 1900 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas
    • 15 June, Pilot Rock Township, District 42, page 6A,  Hse #80, Fam #82
  • 3. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
  • 4. 1910 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas
    • 3 May, Pilot Point Township, District 63, page 7A, Ft Douglas and
  • 5. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 6. Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950
  • 7. Barbara Nelson

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