William Barney TERRY Dianna Catherine TERRY George W TERRY William Joseph TERRY Cyrus Lewis TERRY John R TERRY Mary Constance TERRY Martha Clorinda TERRY Julia Virginia TERRY Thomas Everett TERRY Nannie Jane TERRY Carrie Lee TERRY William Ernest TERRY Arthur Wiley TERRY Jeffie Mae TERRY Clarice Mabel TERRY Ouida Mayfield TERRY Rama Wall TERRY Martha Wiley WALL Althea TERRY Arthur TERRY Jesse B TERRY Robert E Lee TERRY Julia Ann ROBERTS Mini tree diagram
Thomas Duncan TERRY

Thomas Duncan TERRY3,11,4,12,8,15,9,14,16,2,10,17

7th Jun 18579 - 23rd Jul 19355,1,2,14

Life History


Born in Georgia.9

(less likely)

between 1857 and 1880

Resident in Murray County, Georgia.8,9,10

7th Jun 1857

Born in Murray County, Georgia.3,4,5,6,7,1,2

(most likely)


Residence2 in McLennan, Texas, United States.4,10

1st Jan 1880

Married Martha Wiley WALL in Murray County, Georgia.10

8th Dec 1880

Birth of daughter Julia Virginia TERRY in McLennan County, Texas.18,14,19,20,5,2,21,22,23,24,17

27th Aug 1882

Birth of son Thomas Everett TERRY in Murray County, Georgia.5,2

12th Mar 1884

Birth of daughter Nannie Jane TERRY in Murray County, Georgia.5,6,15,17,2,26

13th Dec 1885

Birth of daughter Carrie Lee TERRY in Murray County, Georgia.5,2

3rd Nov 1887

Birth of son William Ernest TERRY in Murray County, Georgia.28,5

13th Aug 1888

Death of son Thomas Everett TERRY in Eton, Murray, Georgia.25,2

23rd Aug 1888

Death of daughter Carrie Lee TERRY in Eton, Murray, Georgia.2,27

27th Aug 1888

Death of son William Ernest TERRY in Eton, Murray, Georgia.2,28

6th Aug 1889

Birth of son Arthur Wiley TERRY in Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia.29,30,5,1,31,6,31,32,33,34

27th Apr 1892

Birth of daughter Jeffie Mae TERRY in Murray County, Georgia.35,36,37,38,30,2

16th Apr 1895

Birth of daughter Clarice Mabel TERRY in Murray County, Georgia.30,5,39,2,11,1,40

17th Jul 1899

Birth of daughter Ouida Mayfield TERRY in Murray County, Georgia.2,41,6,42,5,43


Residence3 in McDonald District, Murray, Georgia.11

10th Jun 1904

Birth of son Rama Wall TERRY in Marlow, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.44,45,30,5,12

between May 1910 and Jul 1935

Residence4 in Richland, Stephens, Oklahoma.3,12,13

30th May 1932

Death of Martha Wiley WALL in Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma.1,5,46,2

23rd Jul 1935

Died in Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma.5,1,2,14

after 23rd Jul 1935

Buried in Marlow Cemetery, Marlow, Stephens County, Oklahoma.1,2


  • There was some uncertainty for a long time concerning the birth ofThomas Duncan and Mattie's first child, Jennie (Julia Virginia).  Manycensuses reported her birth in Texas, while children reported that shewas born in Georgia.

    There was also an early genealogy report of her birth in McLennanCounty, Texas (Waco area), but this was disputed by other familytradition information.  Several censuses of her children also reportedher birth in Texas, but some reported Georgia as Jennie's birth place.

    I began to think that young Thomas might have gone to Texas with someof his cousins, who were recorded in McLennan County and Milam Countyin 1880 and later.  I had been unable to locate Thomas and Mattie inany census for 1880 that might determine their location.  Finally inAugust 2007, I was able to find a listing in McLennan County.  Thissupports the birth of Jennie there.  Then we know from laterinformation that they were definitely back in Murray County, Georgia,near other family in the home area through 1900 census.

    I have not yet found a birth certificate for Jennie showing definitelyher birthplace was McLennan County, Texas.

    1880 Federal Census, McLennan County, Texas, No date, June 1880,District 117, page 16, Hse/Fam #159
    Terry, T D  W M 23 Farmer  b Georgia, no birth place given for parents
    Terry, M M [M W?]  [No relationship stated, Wife]  W F 20 NC NC NC

    Next door is a Wall household.  These would be kinfolks of Mattie WallTerry, but I cannot figure out exactly how they are kin.  We thinkMattie's father was born about 1840, while she was born in 1861.  Sothis cannot be her brother.  Perhaps it is an uncle, a younger brotherof her father.

    1880 Federal Census, McLennan County, Texas, No date, June 1880,District 117, page 16, Hse/Fam #160
    Wall, E P    W M 30 Farmer  NC NC NC
    Wall, A E  W F 5 Wife AR AR --
    Wall, M P  W F 5 Dau  TX -- --
    Wall, S W  W F 4 Son  TX -- --
    Wall, M E  W F 2 Dau  TX -- --

    T D Terry and family were in Georgia in June 1900.  They appear in the1900 census in McDonald District, Murray County, Georgia.  This censusconfirms Thomas D's middle name as Duncan. This name is otherwiseattested, but in most sources he is listed as Thomas D Terry.  Thelast child's name looks like Orda in the handwriting of theenumerator.  The birth states reported for the children indicates thatTom and Mattie moved from McLennan County, Texas, where Jennie wasborn, before 1884, when Nannie was born.  I have no other detailsconcerning their presence or the move from Texas back to Tom's homearea in Georgia.

    1900 Census, Murray County, Georgia, McDonald District, District 71,Page 5B, House #86, Family #89
    Terry, Thomas D Head M W  Jun  1857  42  m-20-yrs  GA SC NC  Farmer
    Terry, Mattie        Wife  F W  Nov 1861  38  m-20-yrs  10 children/6living NC NC NC
    Terry, Jennie       Dau   F W  Dec 1880  19   Single TX GA NC
    Terry, Nannie      Dau   F W  Mar 1884  16  Single GA GA NC At School
    Terry, Arthur        Son  M W  Aug 1889  10  Single GA GA NC At School
    Terry, Jeffie         Dau   F W  Apr 1892    8   Single GA GA NC AtSchool
    Terry, Clarice       Dau   F W  Apr 1895    5   Single GA GA NC
    Terry, Orda (Oeda?) [Ouida] Dau F W  July 1899  11mo Single GA GA NC

    1910 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, lists Thomas D Terry,with wife Mattie W, thought to be Martha Wiley Wall, mother of JuliaVirgina Terry Jenkins, first daughter of Thomas Duncan Terry.

    1910 Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 27 April, Richland Township,District 243, page 9A, No Hse/ Fam # on page
    Terry, Thomas D Head M W 52  marriage 1 Married 29?-yrs  GA SC NCFarmer
    Terry, Mattie W  Wife  F W 50? marriage 2? Married 29?-yrs 7children/7 living NC NC NC
    Terry, Nannie Dau   F W 22  s    GA GA NC Farm Labor
    Terry, Arthur   Son   M W 20  s   GA GA NC Farm Labor
    Terry, Jeffie    Dau   F  W 17  s   GA GA NC Farm Labor
    Terry, Claris    Dau   F  W 15  s   GA GA NC Farm Labor
    Terry, Oeda    Dau   F  W 10  s   GA GA NC Farm Labor
    Terry, Rama   Son   M  W   5  s   GA GA NC

    Julia had been married to Joseph Asa Jenkins about 9 years at the timeof this census, and shows up as wife of Joseph Asa.

    The Terry family were in Marlow about 1900, since the oldest daughterJulia Virginia married Joseph Asa Jenkins in March 1901.  We have seenthat they were in Georgia until after the 1900 census, so they musthave arrived in Oklahoma near the end of the year.  Joseph AsaJenkins' first wife Hester (Hattie) died in Marlow, in September 1900,after the 1900 census in Chickasaw Nation.

    Yet the census reports that even the last child of Thomas Duncan bornafter that time was born in Georgia.  This does not track.  It is notclear why or how Julia Virginia would be in Oklahoma about 4 yearsbefore the last child was born in Georgia.

    It appears the last child (Rama, born in June 1904, from familyrecords) was born in Oklahoma, rather than Georgia as the censusreports.  Rama is the only child who does not appear in the 1900census in Murray County, Georgia.  Later records on Rama confirm thathis birth place was what became Oklahoma, though it was ChickasawNation when he was born there.  (The State of Oklahoma came into beingin November 1907.)

    In the 1920 census, Rama is correctly reported as born in Oklahoma.TD and Mattie are still on the farm in Richland Township, near Marlow,and Rama is still at home with them, at 15 years old.  The enumeratorspells the family name as Tery.  Thomas' mother is reported as born inSouth Carolina, instead of North Carolina.

    There is a woman whose name appears to be Louies (for Louise -- it ishard to make out all names in the poor, scrawling hand of theenumerator).  She is described as a daughter.  She is 23 years old,and was born in Georgia.  At age 23, she would have been born sometimein 1896.  This person does not match any child in any previous censusor any family information.  This is where Clrice should be in thebirth order.  It looks like the enumerator has named her Louise andmisspelled that.

    Listed after Louise is a man named Burt, age 32, described as ason-in-law, presumably the husband of Louise.  There is a child, also,Tery S, age 2 years and 1 month.  One interesting fact is that thiscensus lists all these last three as also surnamed Terry (Tery).  ThisBurt is Bert Lewis, CLarice's husband.  Burt's parents are said to beborn in Alabama.  Tery S, (Terry) Lewis is their son, This is TerryStanton Lewis.  The addled enumerator also reported the boy Terry as agirl.

    1920 Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 20 January, Richland Township,District 262, page 6A, Farm #75
    Tery, Thomas D Head M W 63  GA SC SC  Farmer
    Tery,  Mattie   Wife  F W  62  NC NC NC
    Tery, Rama  Son   M  W  15 OK US US
    Tery [Lewis], Louies [Clarice] Daughter F W 23 GA US US
    Tery [Lewis], Burt  Son-in-Law M  W  32 TX AL AL
    Tery [Lewis], Tery S Granddaughter [Grandson] F [M] W 2yrs 1mo OK USUS

    In 1930, Tom and Mattie are still living in Richland Township, withoutany children.

    1930 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 18 April, Richland,District 22, page 10A, Hse #181, Fam #182
    Terry, Tom D  Head M W 73 GA SC NC Retired;
    Terry, Mattie W  Wife F W 70 NC NC NC

    Jennie also reports that her father Thomas Duncan Terry died at 6:00PM on 23 July 1935.

    Additional Children
    Three other children are reported in notes on this family, written bymy mother Lou Ila Gregory Jenkins in about 1954 or 1955.  These werestored with other family papers until rediscovered in May 2007.  Louhas the memory of writing down these notes from Julia Virginia TerryJenkins on an extended visit in her home in Chickasha, Oklahoma.  Butbut no source is stated in the actual pages.

    One of the three children recorded in the list of Jennie's brothersand sisters in these notes is a daughter named Carrie Lee Terry, born13 December 1885.  Carrie does not appear in the family's record inthe 1900 or later censuses.  If this is truly a child of Thomas Duncanand Mattie Terry, it would appear that this child died before the 1900census.  Her burial information was reported a few years later in aFind-a-Grave memorial.  I have found her in no public documents.

    Two other brothers are also reported in these notes.  They were bornafter Jennie, and likewise do not show up on any of the censuses.They are Thomas Everett Terry, born on 27 August 1882, and WilliamEarnest Terry, born 3 November 1887.  I have not found them in anyhistorical documents.  Perhaps they died before the 1900 census, orThomas Everett could have married early, or been living with otherrelatives.  William Earnest would have been less than 3 years old in1900, so he is harder to account for.  The graves of both are found inEton Cemetery in the home area of the family before their parentsmoved with the family to Indian Territory.

    However, this question is complicated by the 1910 census report on theTerry family.  This census reports that Mattie has borne 7 children,and all 7 are alive.  These are the seven accounted for in thecensuses.  Jennie was the oldest, and is the only one away and marriedin her own household in the 1910 census.

    So who are these other three children that appears in the list of thechildren of Thomas Duncan and Mattie in these notes on the family?Other details fit what is already known about the family, but fill inmany more details and add information on Thomas Duncan and Mattie'sparents.  Thus these are valid notes from Jennie or some otherTerry-Wall source, written down by Lou Jenkins.  They were found withother family information, notes, records and newspaper articles on thefamilies of Lou Ila Gregory and her husband Orville Lee Jenkins.

    The 1900 census records that Duncan and Mattie had been married 20years.  This means it was later than June 4 1879, and before June1880, in order to say they had already been married 20 years at theJune 1900 census.  Based on the birth of the first child Jennie (JuliaVirginia), I had determined they were married no later than 8 April1880.

    In May 2007, I learned an exact marriage date from the notesdiscovered by my mother.  Thomas and Mattie were married 1 January1880.

    The last few years of his life Thomas Duncan suffered from a dementiathat got steadily worse.  The symptoms are described by his wife innumerous letters to her daughter Jennie (Julia Virginia Jenkins),found in the memorabilia of her son Orville Lee Jenkins (father ofthis writer).  It sounds like what is now called Alzheimer's.

    Thomas' wife Martha describes over and over in these letters what atrial her husband's behavior was to her.  She, of course, could notunderstand what was happening.  She complains that she tries hard tomake him "be good" when they go to visit someone, or when they havecompany.  He had good days and bad days, but the bad days becamesteadily more and worse till his death in 1935.  Meanwhile Mattiepassed away in 1932.  I have not found out how Thomas was taken careof after Matttie died.

    Thomas' gravestone has only the year of birth and death.  Thisinformation was updated along with links to other family members whenI submitted this information in February 2015.

    Thomas Duncan Terry
    Birth Jun 7, 1857 Murray County, Georgia, USA
    Death Jul. 23, 1935 Marlow, Stephens County, Oklahoma, USA
    Son of William Barney Terry and Julia Ann Roberts Terry
    Spouse Martha Wiley Wall Terry (1859 - 1932)
    Julia Virginia Terry Jenkins (1880 - 1966)
    Thomas Everett Terry (1882 - 1888)
    Carrie Lee Terry (1885 - 1888)
    William Ernest Terry (1887 - 1888)
    Arthur Wiley Terry (1889 - 1968)
    Jeffie M. Wagnon (1892 - 1967)
    Clarice M. Terry Lewis (1895 - 1982)
    Ouida M. Terry Hill (1899 - 1986)
    Rama Wall Terry (1904 - 1965)
    Burial Marlow Cemetery, Marlow, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    Created by Jean Jan 22, 2008
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #24104584,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=24104584


  • 1. Marlow (Oklahoma) Cemetery List
  • 2. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 3. 1930 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    • 18 April, Richland, District 22, page 10A, Hse #181, Fam #182
  • 4. 1880 Federal Census, McLennan County, Texas
    • No date, June 1880, District 117, page 16, Family #159
  • 5. Julia Virginia Terry Jenkins, personal interview by Lou Ila Jenkins,about 1955
  • 6. 1900 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 8 June, McDonald, District 71, Page 5B, House #86, Fam #89
  • 7. Terry Family -- Descendants
    • Location:http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~troy/terry/lewisterrydescendanttree.html;
  • 8. 1860 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 26 July, Militia District 1013, page 92, House #652, Family #623
  • 9. 1870 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 23 July, Spring Place, Militia District 1013, page 7, Hse/Fam #49
  • 10. Julia Virginia Terry Jenkins, personal interview by Lou Ila Jenkins,about 1955
    • Personal communication to Lou Ila Jenkins
  • 11. 1900 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 8 June, McDonald, District 71, Page 5B, Hse #86, Fam #89
  • 12. 1920 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    • 20 January, Richland Township, District 262, page 6A, Farm #75
  • 13. 1910 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    • 27 April, Richland Township, District 243, Page #9a, No Hse/Fam Number
  • 14. Jenkins Family History by Harold Keith Christian Online
    • Name: Location:http://objgenealogy.com/articles/josephsanfordjenkinshistory.pdf;;
  • 15. 1910 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    • 29 April, Richland Township, District 243, Page 9A, No Hse/Fam #
  • 16. Terry Family -- 105
    • Name: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~troy/ghtout/gp105.htm;
  • 17. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
  • 18. Canadian Immigration Records, White Rock, British Columbia, 12 Dec1912
  • 19. Various Jenkins Family Sources
  • 20. Gravestone of Joseph Asa and Julia Virginia Jenkins, FairlawnCemetery, Chickasha, Oklahoma
  • 21. 1900 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 4 June 1900, McDonald, Murray, Georgia, District 71, page 5B, Hse #87,
  • 22. 1920 Federal Census, Kiowa County, Oklahoma
    • 3 January, Mt View, District 14, Page 1A, Hse/Fam #1
  • 23. 1910 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    • 2 May, District #239, p #18A, Wall Township, Marlow City, Ward 4,
  • 24. 1940 Federal Census, Grady County, Oklahoma
    • 12 April, Chickasha Ward 1, District 26-9B, page 11B, 1710 14th St,
  • 25. Gravestone of Thomas Everett Terry, Eton Cemetery, Eton, MurrayCounty, Georgia
  • 26. 1940 Federal Census, Pattawatomie County, Oklahoma
    • 16 April, Shannon, District 63-45 Page 9B, 217 N Market St, Hse #222
  • 27. Gravestone of Carrie Lee Terry, Eton Cemetery, Eton, Murray County,Georgia
  • 28. Gravestone of William Ernest Terry, Eton Cemetery, Eton, MurrayCounty, Georgia
  • 29. Jenkins Family information
  • 30. 1910 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    • 29 April, Richland Township, District 243, Page 9A, No Hse/Fam Number
  • 31. U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
  • 32. 1920 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    • 29 January, Marlow, District 257, page 14A, Hse #467, Fam #578
  • 33. 1930 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    • 17 April, Richland, District 22, page 10A, Hse #165, Fam #166
  • 34. 1940 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    • 4 April, Marlow Ward 1, District 69-18, page 3B, 207 North 2nd, Hse
  • 35. 1900 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 8 June, McDonald District, District 71, Page 5B, House #86, Family #89
  • 36. 1920 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    • 23 January, District 247, page 20B, Duncan Ward 2, Hse #250, Fam # 265
  • 37. Marlow Cemetery List, Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma
    • Location: http://stephenscogen.org/~okstephe/MarlowCem2.txt;
  • 38. RootsWeb ID: I1941 -- Martha W Wall
    • Name: Name:http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=dubgreg&id=I1941;;
  • 39. SSDI Broderbund Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 6
  • 40. 1940 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    • 11 April, Marlow Ward 4, District 69-21, page 1A, 212 West Cherokee
  • 41. 1910 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    • 29 April, Richland Township, Stephens County, District 243, Page 9A,
  • 42. 1940 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    • 26 April, Richland Township, District 69-24, Page 10A, Hse #171, Rents
  • 43. 1920 Federal Census, Harp's Mill District, Georgia
    • 8 January, Camp Benning, District 29, page 2B, Hse #68, Fam #70
  • 44. 1930 Federal Census, Custer County, Oklahoma
    • 24 April, Cedar Township, District 10, page 6A, Hse/Fam #130
  • 45. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • 46. Research by Orville Boyd Jenkins, correlated with Jenkins FamilyInformation

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