William Barney TERRY Dianna Catherine TERRY George W TERRY John Crenshaw TERRY Olive Jane TERRY Julia Ann TERRY George TERRY Ross TERRY William Thomas TERRY Dock Anderson TERRY Frances Jane TERRY Mary Aurelia TERRY Agnes M TERRY Martha Oneida BATES Cyrus Lewis TERRY John R TERRY Mary Constance TERRY Martha Clorinda TERRY Thomas Duncan TERRY Althea TERRY Arthur TERRY Jesse B TERRY Robert E Lee TERRY Julia Ann ROBERTS Mini tree diagram
William Joseph TERRY

William Joseph TERRY6,7,5,8,9,11,2,3

15th Apr 18444,5,2,3 - 21st Jun 19285,10,2,3

Life History

15th Apr 1844

Born in Murray County, Georgia.4,5,2,3

between 1850 and 1900

Resident in McDonald, Murray, Georgia.6,7,8,9

10th Mar 1862

Military in enlisted, Confederate States, 39th Georgia Infantry.1

2nd Aug 1866

Married Martha Oneida BATES in Murray County, Georgia.1

10th May 1867

Birth of son John Crenshaw TERRY in Murray County, Georgia.13,8,6,2

24th Aug 1869

Birth of daughter Olive Jane TERRY in Murray County, Georgia.14,6,1

24th Oct 1872

Birth of daughter Julia Ann TERRY in Murray County, Georgia.1,8,15

23rd Dec 1874

Birth of son George TERRY in Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia.8,16,17,1,2

11th Feb 1876

Birth of son Ross TERRY in Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia.8,1,2

18th Mar 1878

Birth of son William Thomas TERRY in Murray County, Georgia.9,8,18,1

10th Aug 1880

Birth of son Dock Anderson TERRY in Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia.9,1,19,2

27th Jan 1883

Birth of daughter Frances Jane TERRY in Murray County, Georgia.20,9,1

24th Aug 1884

Birth of daughter Mary Aurelia TERRY in Murray County, Georgia.1,11,2

15th Mar 1890

Birth of daughter Agnes M TERRY in Murray County, Georgia.21,17,1

15th May 1909

Death of son John Crenshaw TERRY in Murray County, Georgia.12,2

23rd Aug 1917

Death of daughter Olive Jane TERRY in Murray County, Georgia.1

10th May 1926

Death of daughter Mary Aurelia TERRY in Murray County, Georgia.4,11,2

21st Jun 1928

Died in Murray County, Georgia.5,10,2,3

Senility

22nd Jun 1928

Buried in Cool Springs Baptist Cemetery, Murray County, Georgia.1,2,3

Notes

  • 1850 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 11 November, Page 257,Hse/Fam #1521
    William Terry  39  M  Farmer  $1175 Real Estate  b SC [born abt 1811]
    Jula [Julia] A Terry  26 F  b NC [born abt 1824]
    William J Terry  7 M   b GA [born abt 1843]

    1860 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 26 July, Militia District1013, PO Hopler's Mills, page 92, Hse #652, Fam #623
    William Terry 49 M  Farmer 5000 5000  b SC
    Julia A Terry  37 F   b NC illiterate
    William J Terry 16 M  b GA

    1870 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 23 July, Spring Place,Militia District 1013, page 7, House/Family #47
    Terry, Joseph  26 M W Farm Laborer GA [b abt 1844]
    Terry, Martha 22 F W Keeping House GA
    Terry, John 3  M W GA
    Terry, Olive 1  F W GA

    1880 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 23 June, McDonald,District 155, page 29A (scan 482A), Hse #260, Fam #269
    Terry, William J  W M 36 Farming GA GA GA
    Terry, Martha O  W F 34 Wife Keeping House  GA GA GA
    Terry John  W F 13 Son  Works on Farm GA GA GA
    Terry Olive J  W F 10 Daughter  Keeping House  GA GA GA
    Terry July Ann  W F 8 Daughter  GA GA GA
    Terry George  W F 6 Son GA GA GA
    Terry, Ross  W M 4 Son GA GA GA
    Terry Thomas D  W M 2 Son GA GA GA [born abt 1878]

    In the 1900 Murray County, Georgia, census, Joe Terry and wife Martha,with son George, are living two houses down from brother Duncan Terryand family.

    1900 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 4 June, McDonaldDistrict, Enumeration District 71, Page 5B, House #90, Family #92
    Terry, Joe  Head W M Apr 1844 56  Married 34 years  GA NC NC FarmerOwns Farm
    Terry, Martha O  Wife W F Apr 1847 53  Married 34 years  GA GA GA
    Terry, George  Son W M Dec 1876  24  Single GA GA GA Farm Laborer
    -- page 6A --
    Terry, Thomas  Son W M Dec 1877  23  Single GA GA GA Farm Laborer
    Terry, Dock  Son W M Dec 1880  19  Single GA GA GA Farm Laborer
    Terry, Fannie Dau W F Jan 1883  17  Single GA GA GA
    Terry, Aurelia Dau W F Aug 1886  13  Single GA GA GA At School
    Terry, Agnes Dau W F Mar 1890  10  Single TX GA GA At School

    The birth of Agnes in Texas indicates that Joe and Martha moved toTexas for a while then moved back to Georgia.  This matches the recordfor Joe's brother Thomas Duncan Terry, who was married in 1880McLennan County, Texas.  Thomas Duncan was enumerated that same yearwith his wife Mattie (Martha Wall) that year and their first child,Jennie (Julia Virgina) was born there in December 1880.  Joe andMartha would have moved to Texas after August 1886, and moved back toGeorgia sometime after March 1890, when their daughter Agnes was born. Their presence in Texas in 1890 is not recorded due to the loss ofthe 1890 census records in a fire.

    Thomas Duncan and Mattie moved back to Georgia before the birth oftheir second child Nannie in 1884.  They were enumerated in 1900 justtwo houses away from Joe and Martha, on the same page of this census,in the same area where they had all lived before their Texasexperience.  Joseph Lewis Terry also moved to Texas by 1870, butstayed, living in Brazos County, then Milam County, where he died.

    I notice that in 1900 the birth states of Joe's parents here isreported as North Carolina, rather than Georgia as in the 1880 census. Both census and family information for his father William indicateshe was born in South Carolina, and his mother Julia Ann Roberts inNorth Carolina.

    I have found no entry for Joe and Martha Oneida for 1910.  In 1920,they are in Murray County.  Note that Martha is named as Ned.  This isthe first historical record I have seen that gives us what isapparently her nickname.  I first encountered this in the 1930 census,which I found early on in my Terry research.

    1920 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 20 January, McDonaldDistrict, Enumeration District 137, page 2B, near Hassler's Road,Hse/Fam #29
    Terry, Joe  Owns Head M W  76  GA GA GA No Occupation [b abt 1843]
    Terry, Ned  Wife  F W 73  GA GA GA No Occupation [b abt 1846]
    Terry, George Son M W 46 Single GA GA GA Farmer [b abt 1873]
    Terry, Dock Son M W 38 Single GA GA GA Laborer, Home Farm [b abt 1881]
    Beavers, Mrs Agnes  Dau F W 29 Widow GA GA GA No Occupation [b abt1890]
    Beavers, Lillian  Grand Dau F W 5 Single GA GA GA No Occupation [b abt1814]

    Note the change in birth state for Agnes.  Here the enumerator recordsGeorgia as for her brothers, while the 1900 and 1930 censuses reprother as born in Texas.  We are told in several Terry genealogies thatAgnes married William Dave (David?) Beavers.  In the 1920 census,there are families in the area recorded as Beaver and Beavers.  Nextdoor to Joe's family is a George Beavers, age 48, born in Georgia.There are several more families named Beaver or Beavers on this page.Some with each name are variously born in North Carolina and some inGeorgia.

    The Georgia Death Index records the death of a William Terry thatappears to be our William Joseph:
    Georgia Deaths, 1919-98
    Certificate 33914-J
    William Terry, Jr, Death 21 Jun 1928, Murray County

    An interesting thing about this record is that his name is recorded asWilliam Terry, Jr.  One Terry genealogy with good detail and apparentcredibility does record the name of this person as William JosephTerry, Jr, and his father, of course, as William Joseph Terry, Sr.However, the older William Terry's granddaughter, my grandmother JuliaVirginia Terry Jenkins, records his name as William Barney Terry.  Shementions nothing of an alternate name, or of Barney being a nickname.So my genealogy records the father of William Joseph Terry as WilliamBarney Terry.

    In censuses the father of William Joseph Terry is always referred toonly as William Terry, whereas the son is normally listed as WilliamJ.  His son may have been referred to as William Jr, as in the GeorgiaDeath record, simply because they both went by William Terry, withoutreference to any middle name.

    Georgia Death Certificate
    William Terry, Jr
    [Residence Chatsworth, Georgia ref wife's address below]
    Farmer, Married
    Age 84, Born Georgia [no birth date given, that field is empty]
    Death 21 Jun 1928 Military District 1013, Murray County
    Cause of death Senility
    Lived in this location his whole life
    Wife's name Oneta [Oneida] B Terry
    Father William Terry, born Tennessee
    Mother Julia Roberts, born Georgia
    Informant Mrs W J Terry, Chatsworth, Georgia
    Buirial Cool Springs 22 June 1928 by Kemener Bros, Dalton, Georgia
    Certificate #33914 filed 10 January 1929

    His grave has the date of burial for the date of death.

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    William Joseph Terry
    Birth Apr. 15, 1844 Murray County, Georgia
    Death Jun. 22, 1928 Murray County, Georgia
    [this is the date of burial according to the death certificate, whichreports that death occurred 21 June 1928 and burial was 22 June 1928]

    PRIVATE CSA
    Company A 39th Georgia Infantry
    Civil War Confederate

    Spouse Martha O Terry (1847 - 1932)

    Children:
    John Crenshaw Terry (1867 - 1909)
    George Terry (1874 - 1932)
    Ross Terry (1876 - 1937)
    William Thomas Terry (1878 - 1978)
    Dock A Terry (1880 - 1974)
    Frances Jane Terry Edmonson (1883 - 1961)
    Mary Aurelia T. Winkler (1884 - 1926)

    Burial Cool Springs Baptist Church, Murray County, Georgia

    Created by Don & Pam Childers Jul 18, 2008
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #28365038,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=28365038
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Sources

  • 1. Ancestry Trees
    • Kaye Nicholson,
  • 2. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 3. Georgia Deaths, 1919-98
  • 4. Ancestry Trees
    • Richard Bates,
  • 5. Terry Family -- Descendants
    • Location:http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~troy/terry/lewisterrydescendanttree.html;
  • 6. 1870 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 23 July, Spring Place, Militia District 1013, page 7, House/Family #47
  • 7. 1850 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 11 November, Page 222, Hse/Fam #1521
  • 8. 1880 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 23 June, McDonald, District 155, page 29A (scan 482A), Hse #260, Fam
  • 9. 1900 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 4 June, McDonald District, Enumeration District 71, Page 5B, House
  • 10. Georgia Deaths, 1919-98
    • Certificate 33914-J
  • 11. Georgia, Deaths Index, 1914-1927
  • 12. Gravestone of John Crenshaw Terry, Eton Cemetery, Eton, Murray County,Gerogia
  • 13. 1900 Federal Census, Whitfield County, Georgia
    • 2 June, Tilton, District 101, page 2B, Hse/Fam #33
  • 14. 1900 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 9 June, Doolittle, McDonald, Enumeration District 71, Sheet 6B, Hse
  • 15. 1910 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    • 2 May, District 239, page 18A, (scan p 251), Wall Township, Marlow
  • 16. 1900 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 4 June, McDonald, District 71, Page 5B, House #90, Family #92
  • 17. 1920 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 20 January, McDonald District, Enumeration District 137, page 2B, near
  • 18. 1910 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 20 April, McDonald, Enumeration District 110, Sheet 2A, Hse/Fam #22
  • 19. 1930 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 14 April, McDonald (Militia District 1013), District 11, page 4B, Hse
  • 20. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #75570551,
  • 21. Social Security Death Index

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