William TERRY James Mason TERRY Mattie Rose TERRY Maggie HOWARD Levanda TERRY Uriah (Rier) TERRY Gus TERRY Captain TERRY Ursula Jane SELF Mini tree diagram

Marion Miles TERRY1,3,2

8th Oct 18801,2 - 3rd Jul 19121

Life History

8th Oct 1880

Born in Johnson County, Arkansas.1,2

26th Nov 1905

Married Maggie HOWARD in Johnson County, Arkansas.2,1

Afte the death of her husband Mailes Terry in 1912, Maggie marriedWilliam Jessie Phillips (1879 - 1960).

3rd Jul 1912

Died in Johnson County, Arkansas.1

after 3rd Jul 1912

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

Notes

  • A grave marker for one Miles Terry in the Ft Douglas Cemetery reportshis birth date was 8 October 1880.  This is the same cemetery whereWilliam and Jane are buried, and other children we know from thecensuses and other sources are also linked to their profile.

    The memorial for Miles in Find a Grave has the name James Miles Terry,while the monument marker on his grave has only the name Miles.  Beingborn in October 1880, he would not have been reported in the 1880census, when the only child there was Mason Terry, age 2.  On 29february 2016 I submitted informaoitn clarifying and documentingMarion Miles and James Mason Terry, and this was graciously added tothe FAG profile for Miles by the memorial manager.

    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.  This is almost 3 years before the reported birth ofMiles Terry.  This James M, however, is apparently where the originalcreator of Miles' FAG memorial got the name James.  But we now seethat James M is James Mason and Miles is a different child, born about3 years after James M.  Family sources also report this name James anddescent to the current generation.

    "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

    But in 1900 a child matching Miles Terry is also reported, as thenext-born child after James M(ason).  This is Marion M.  The M matchesthe name Miles on the grave.  The birth date for this Marion M Terryis October 1880, a perfect match for the date of birth of Miles Terryin the Ft Douglas Cemetery.  Thus James' middle name is Mason, andMiles' first name is Marion.  There is no James Miles.

    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

    In 1905, Miles married.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Maggie Howard
    Age 20, Birth Year abt 1885
    Residence Treat, Johnson, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name Miles Terry
    Spouse's Age 25
    Spouse's Residence Ft Douglas, Johnson, Arkansas
    Marriage 26 Nov 1905 Johnson County
    Marriage License Date 24 Nov 1905

    In the 1910 census Miles' brother James Mason Terry ws living nextdoor to their 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]

    In his profile on Find a Grave, Miles is named James Miles.  Asdiscussed above, it appears the creator of the profile has linkedMiles to James M in the censuses.  But in the census James M's age inthe censuses match the child reported in the 1880 census as MasonTerry, age 2 in the June 1880 census.  This is before Miles was born,if the date on his grave is correct.  Census ages would make JamesMason Terry born in about 1877.

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    Marion Miles Terry
    Birth Oct 8, 1880 Arkansas
    Death Jul 3, 1912 Johnson County, Arkansas

    [Following note provided by Orville Body Jenkins 29 February 2016]
    Note on Terry children: The child named James M in the 1900 and latercensuses is James Mason, matching the first and only child in the 1880census for William and Jane Terry. James Mason Terry was reported bornin December 1877, while Miles' birth date on his grave is 8 Oct 1880,after the 1880 census. The name Mason is also attested in familysources, matching the 1880 census for Mason Terry, age 2.

    Miles is listed in the 1900 census as Marion M, with birth date Oct1880.

    Both James M(ason) and Marion M(iles) are listed in the 1900 census.

    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

    Parents:
    William Terry (1855 - 1933)
    Ursula Jane Self Terry (1854 - 1938)

    Spouse Maggie Howard Terry Phillips (1885 - 1956)

    Siblings:
    Mattie Rose Terry (1879 - 1879)
    Rier Terry (1888 - 1958)
    Gus Terry (1890 - 1973)
    Cap Terry (1895 - 1978)

    Inscription Meet me in heaven

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

    Maintained by L Despain, Originally Created by Lynne S Jul 05, 2008
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #28066560,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=31171790
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