Leonard TERRY William TERRY Rachel A TERRY William TERRY Mary E TERRY Notsure HUGHES Caroline TERRY Seatha SLONE Jackson H TERRY Margaret TERRYWIFE John P TERRY Joseph A TERRY Holly TERRY Celia C DAVIS Thomas TERRY Nancy TERRY Isaac TERRY Nathaniel TERRY Mary GIBSON Mini tree diagram
Isom TERRY

Isom TERRY2,6,3,7,5,8,1,9,4

18302,3,4 - 18882,5,4

Life History

1830

Born in Floyd County, Kentucky.2,3,4

21st May 1851

Birth of daughter Rachel A TERRY in Kentucky.7,18,4,18,25

about 1854

Married Notsure HUGHES in Floyd County, Kentucky

27th Mar 1855

Birth of son William TERRY in Arkansas.4,3,7,26

20th Mar 1857

Birth of daughter Mary E TERRY in Madison County, Arkansas.27,24,28,18,3,18

about 1858

Death of Notsure HUGHES in Floyd County, Kentucky

about 1858

Married Seatha SLONE in Floyd County, Kentucky

25th Mar 1859

Birth of daughter Caroline TERRY in Madison County, Arkansas.22,23,18,18,3,24

1861

Military in 27th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry, Company H.1

about 1863

Death of Seatha SLONE in Johnson County, Arkansas.19

about 1864

Married Margaret TERRYWIFE in Kentucky.21

The 1910 census reports that Margaret was divorced

Jun 1864

Birth of son Jackson H TERRY in Arkansas.17,18,16,19,20,18

before 1874

Divorced from Margaret TERRYWIFE in Johnson County, Arkansas.16

18th Mar 1874

Married Celia C DAVIS in Johnson County, Arkansas.5

about 1877

Birth of son John P TERRY in Johnson County, Arkansas.3

after 20th Aug 1881

Death of daughter Mary E TERRY in Johnson County, Arkansas.27,28

27th Jul 1882

Birth of son Joseph A TERRY in Arkansas.10,11,12,13,14

Feb 1885

Birth of daughter Holly TERRY in Johnson County, Arkansas.15

1888

Died in Johnson County, Arkansas.2,5,4

1888

Buried in Ft Douglas Cemetery, Ft Douglas, Johnson County, Arkansas.2,4

Notes

  • 1850 Federal Census, Floyd County, Kentucky, 10 August, My District,page 863, Hse/Fam #302
    Leonard Terry 56 M Farmer $300 Real Estate value b Virginia
    Mary Terry 54 F b Kentucky
    Isom Terry 20 M Laborer b Kentucky
    Thomas Terry 18 M b Kentucky
    Nancy Terry 14 F b Kentucky
    Isaac Terry 12 M b Kentucky
    Nathaniel Terry 7 M b Kentucky

    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
    Rachel Terry 7 F born KY
    William Terry 5 M born AR
    Mary Terry 3 F born AR
    Caroline Terry 1 F born AR
    Polly Terry 60 F Midwife born KY Cannot read or write

    The identity of this wife Ceatta (Seatta/Seatha) is unclear insources.  Some genealogies have tried to identify her with SeattaJustice, but Seatta Justice was married to Rhoades Mead over the sameperiod.  A descendant corresponding with me on the question suggestedit was Seatha Sloan/Slone.  This seems likley to me.  In the 1850census, Seatha's family was living just a few doors away, and nextdoor to Isom's brother William.

    "I have started wondering if Isom was married to Seatha Slone.  Theylive very near each other in the 1850 Floyd County census, but of moreinterest to me is an old letter written by a grandson of Isom, statinghe was married four or five times, once to a Sloan and once to aHughes."
    --  Barbara Nelson, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 2 June 2013

    Hugheses lived nearby also.  In the 1880 census there is a Hughesfamily living a few doors away from Isom and his family.

    Some genealogies report Mary as Mary E, born in 1857.  This datematches her age in this 1860 census.  I found two memorials for Isom'sdaughter Mary Terry on Find a Grave.  One of them states that hermother was Unknown Hughes.  With no other information at that time, itseemed that Ceatta (Unknown maiden name at that time) was the wifenamed Hughes.  But then one descendants indicated her grandparentswere firm that Isom's wife was Ceatta Slone.

    Since the mother of Mary is reported as named Hughes, Isom must havemarried his first wife named Hughes before the birth of the first twodaughters.  The 1860 census reports that in 1860 Rachel was 7 yearsold, thus born around 1853.  Mary was 3 years old.  The next childCaroline is 1 year old, so born about 1859.  It looks like Rachel andMary's mother (maiden name Hughes) died about 1857 or 1858, after thedeath of Mary.  Then about 1858, Isom married Ceatta/Seatha Slone.

    "... in regard to Isom's first wife, Ceatta.  My great grand Aunt Lee(Rachel's child) always told my Dad she thought her grandma was SeattySlone. All my life (almost 50 years) I grew up thinking my directancestor was Slone.  Only in the last 20 or so years did I entertainthe notion and try to make Ceatta Justice fit.  Just last night Iasked my father again about Isom's first wife's last name and he againrelayed the name Seatty Slone.  I understand this is not proof but itis a valid recollection.  My dad has been talking to "old timers" forabout 50 years."
    --  Jami Sue Yarger Brandt, Geneanet Messaging communication toOrville Boyd Jenkins, 27 April 2015

    There is a Mary in the 1860 census.  Most genealogies report her asMary E.  They report her married to a Woodward.  Her Find-a-Gravememorial reports her name as Mary Woodard (the name is sometimesspelled Woodward, inclduing in census entries for this famliy).Wooward/Woodward is Mary's second married name.

    Mary Terry Woodard [also found as Woodward]
    Birth Mar 20, 1857
    Death Apr 1, 1881
    Burial Fort Douglas Cemetery, Fort Douglas, Johnson County, Arkansas
    Created by Bea Smith Daniel Nov 06, 2008
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #31172587,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Terry&GSiman=1&GScid=2221327&GRid=31172587&

    See more in Notes for Mary E Terry Self Woodward.

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    U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Isom Terry
    Confederate 27th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry, Company H
    Muster Date 26 May 1865 (out? no muster in date)

    Regimental History
    27th Arkansas Infantry Rgt.
    Cols. Beals Gaither, James R. Shaler
    Lt Cols. A. J. Magenis, James M. Riggs

    The regiment was formed in the summer of 1862 with men from thenorthern section of the state. It was assigned to R. G. Shaver's,Tappan's brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department.

    In the spring of 1864 it was united with the 38th Ark. Infantry Rgt.It fought at Prairie Grove, Bayou Fourche and Jenkins' Ferry where theconsolidated command lost four killed and 22 wounded.  The unit wasincluded in the surrender of the Trans-Mississippi Department on June2, 1865.

    --  Submitted by John Haseltine
    --------------------------

    Isom's wife Ceatta died about 1863 during the war; so Isom must havemarried Margaret about 1864; but the 1900 census reports Jack'sbirthday as June 1864.  That census is commonly one year off dueapparently to a faulty formula to calculate birth from age.

    It is reported in some genealogies that Isom married Celia Davis in1874.  Isom's marriage to Celia was registered with the bride's nameas Sealy Hanley.  We are told by family sources that her maiden namewas Davis, and we do have in the censuses what appears to be thecorrect Celia Davis.  The surname Hanley would appear to be herprevious married name, but I have not found a record of Celia withthis name Hanley or of a marriage to a Hanley.

    Arkansas Marriages, 1851-1900
    Isom Terry
    Sealy Hanley
    Marriage 18 Mar 1874 County, Johnson AR

    1880 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas, 5 June, Pilot RockTownship, District 88, page 6A (scan 260A), Hse #44, Fam #52
    Terry, Isham  W M 52  Farmer Cannot read or write KY KY KY
    Terry, Celia  W F 37 Wife Keeping House Cannot write AR TN TN
    Terry, John P W M  3 Son AR KY AR
    Hobbs, Mary W F 13 Stepdau At Home Cannot read or write AR AR AR
    Woodward, Caroline  W F 20 Dau Widowed Helps work on farm AR AR AR

    The name of the Stepdaughter Mary seems to indicate that Sealy wasmarried to John W Hobbs before the Hanley.

    "It is pretty certain that Isom was married to (or just having a childwith) someone named Margaret.  Their child is Jackson Terry and I cantrace him living with his mother.  They would most likely have beenmarried either in Madison or Johnson Counties."
    --  Barbara Nelson, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 2 June 2013

    "According to all the family stories, this Ceatta dies during the war,probably around 1863, as the story is that Isom came home from the warand found her dead due to starvation, and the children almost dead.1863 corresponds to the time he is shown to have deserted.  [But seemilitary record above stating mustered (out?) 1865]  Shortly afterthis they moved to Johnson County and lived under a cliff.  I can’tfind them in the 1870 census, but have seen where they lived, so it isvery possible the census taker missed them."
    --  Barbara Nelson, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 2 June 2013

    The time frame seems to match for Seatha/Ceatta to have died in 1863or so, and him to marry (or dally) while home on leave, and have achild by the end of the war with Margaret.  It is unclear whether hishome was still in Kentucky or he had already moved to Arkansas at thattime in the middle of the war.  Jackson was born in June 1864 (or1865) in Johnson County, Arknasas, where Isom later lived and died.

    He died in 1888.  In 1880 his wife is Celia, whom he married in 1874.It is suggested by Terry descendants that Isom may have had multipleillicit relationships along with his marriages.  We do not find an1870 census to give us further clues.  This would fill in some of thequestions around the war and the move to Arkansas.  Birth states andages of chidlren tell us they moved to Arkansas about 1854.

    Note that in the 1880 census, his daughter Caroline is named Woodwardand reported as a widow.  But the household next door to them isheaded by a widowed man named George Woodward, The same name asCaroline's husband on her marriage record.

    Military Gravestone of Isom Terry, Ft Douglas Cemetery, JohnsonCounty, Arkansas
    Isom Terry
    Pvt Co H 27 Ark Inf
    Confederate States Army
    1830 - 1888

    Isom Terry
    Birth 1830 Floyd County, Kentucky
    Death 1888 Fort Douglas, Johnson County, Arkansas
    Father of William Terry
    Veteran of Civil War (Confederate)
    Children (on FAG):
    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 #20011288,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20011288

Sources

  • 1. U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
    • Name: Date: 2007;;
  • 2. Military Gravestone of Isom Terry, Ft Douglas Cemetery, JohnsonCounty, Arkansas
  • 3. 1880 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas
    • 5 June, Pilot Rock Township, District 88, page 6A (scan 260A), Hse
  • 4. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 5. Arkansas Marriages, 1851-1900
  • 6. U.S. Family Photo Collection, c. 1850-2000
  • 7. 1860 Federal Census, Madison County, Arkansas
    • 3 July, PO St Paul, Hilburn township, page 50, Hse/Fam #326
  • 8. Barbara Nelson
  • 9. 1850 Federal Census, Floyd County, Kentucky
    • 10 August, My District, page 863, Hse/Fam #302
  • 10. 1900 Federal Census, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory
    • 13 June, Spiro Town, Township 9, District 179, page 5A, Hse #167, Fam
  • 11. 1930 Federal Census, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma
    • 3 April, Avoca Township, District 10, page 1A, Hse/Fam #9
  • 12. 1920 Federal Census, Seminole County, Oklahoma
    • 3 March, Konawa Township, District 245, page 12B,  Hse #222, Fam #234
  • 13. 1910 Federal Census, Latimer County, Oklahoma
    • 15 April, Buffalo Township, District 133, page 4A, Hse/Fam #70
  • 14. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
  • 15. 1900 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas
    • 15 June, Pilot Rock Township, District 42, page 6A,  Hse #75, Fam #77
  • 16. 1910 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas
    • 3 May, Pilot Point Township, District 63, page 7A, Ft Douglas and
  • 17. 1920 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas
    • 31 January, Pilot Rock, District 64, page 9A, Hse/Fam #142
  • 18. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
  • 19. 1900 Federal Census, Franklin County, Arkansas
    • 9 June, Boston Township, District 187, page 5A,  Hse #74, am #76
  • 20. 1880 Federal Census, Franklin County, Arkansas
    • 14 June, Boston Township, District 58, page 25, Hse #153, Fam #156
  • 21. 1910 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas
    • 23 May, Pilot Point, District 63, page 7A,  Fort Douglas and Local Rd,
  • 22. Gravestone of Presley and Caroline Bowman, Cemetery, Clarksville,Johnson County, Arkansas
  • 23. 1910 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas
    • 7 May, Pilot Point Township, District 63, page 9B, Hogansville & Ft
  • 24. 1860 Federal Census, Madison County, Arkansas
    • 3 July, PO St Paul, Hilburn Township, page 50, Hse/Fam #326
  • 25. 1880 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas
    • 2 June, Pilot Rock, District 88, page 10 (scan 258A), Hse #8, Fam #10
  • 26. 1900 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas
    • 15 June, Pilot Rock Township, District 42, page 6A,  Hse #80, Fam #82
  • 27. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #112245708
  • 28. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #31172587,

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