William Joseph 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 William Dave BEAVERS Martha Oneida BATES Mini tree diagram

Agnes M TERRY7,5,8,4,3

also known as Agnes M BEAVERS6,1,2

15th Mar 18907,1,8 - 21st Dec 19765,6,1

Life History

15th Mar 1890

Born in Murray County, Georgia.1,2,3

(most likely)

15th Mar 1890

Born in Texas.7,1,8

(less likely)

Jul 1914

Death of William Dave BEAVERS in Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia.9,2

21st Dec 1976

Died in Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia.5,6,1

Residence at time of death

after 21st Dec 1976

Buried in Earnest Cemetery, Murray County, Georgia.4

Other facts


Married William Dave BEAVERS


Social Security number 257-80-0881.1


SSN issued in Georgia.1


  • The 1900 census reports to us that Agnes was born in Texas.  Herfamily is enumerated in the Terry home area of Murray County, Georgia.Agnes is reported born in Texas Mar 1890.  An interesting twist tothis is that most Terry genealogies of this family that I have seenreport that Agnes was born in Murray County, not Texas.  But I havenot seen an explanation of the report of birth in Murray County.

    It seems likely to me that her parents did, in fact, move to Texas,along with many others of this same Terry clan, in the period of 1875to 1890.  See more discussion below.  Richard Bates, in hisBates-Terry genealogy, does report her birth as occurring in Texas,but provides no comment or further details.
    --  Richard Bates,http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rbbates1302004&id=I05551

    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
    Terry, Thomas  Son W M Dec 1877  23  Single GA GA GA Farm Laborer
    Terry, Fannie Dau W F Jan 1883  17  Single GA GA GA
    Terry, Dock  Son W M Dec 1880  19  Single GA GA GA Farm Laborer
    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.  Other Terrysin this family were farther south in Brazos County in this same era.

    We can tell from the report of Aurelia's birth in August 1886 that Joeand Martha moved to Texas after August 1886.  They moved back toGeorgia sometime after Agnes' birth in March 1890.  Due to the loss ofthe 1890 census records in a fire, the time of their presence in Texasin 1890 cannot be determined more accurately.

    I have found no entry for Agnes or her parents for 1910.  In 1920,they are in Murray County.  Note that Agnes' mother Martha is herenamed Ned.  This is the first historical record I have seen that givesus what is apparently her nickname.  I had first encountered this namefor her in the 1930 census, which I found early on in my Terryresearch.

    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.  We are told in several Terry genealogiesthat Agnes married William Dave (David?) Beavers.  The families in thearea, however, are recorded in the census as named Beaver.  In the19290 census, next door to Joe's family I find is a George Beaver, age48, born in Georgia.  There are several more families named Beaver onthis page and the next.  Some are born in North Carolina and some inGeorgia.

    A genealogy shows a daughter named Corise Oneida as born in 1912 anddying 1915.  We see from the 1920 census that Lillian was born about1904-5.  The census is in January, so she was likely born in 1904.  (Ihave noticed that sometimes this family reports age as rounded up fora birthday later that year after the census date.)  This enables us tonarrow down the range for the death of Agnes' husband Dave Beavers.Dave died, then between 1915 and 1919.

    The 1930 census also reports her as born in Texas.

    1930 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 14 April, McDonald(Militia District 1013), District 11, page 4B, Hse #67, Fam #71
    Terry, Dock Head M W 50 Single GA GA GA Farmer
    Terry, Agnes Sister F W 40 Widow TX GA GA
    Terry, Lillian niece F W 15 GA GA TX
    Terry, Ned mother F W 84 Widow GA GA GA

    Social Security Death Index
    Agnes Beavers
    Born 15 Mar 1890, Died Dec 1976
    Last Residence Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia 30705
    SSN 257-80-0881 issued Georgia (1965)

    Georgia Deaths, 1919-98
    Certificate #040388
    Agnes M Beavers
    White  Female
    Death 21 Dec 1976
    Age 86 years
    Residence Murray County

    Agnes was living in Chatsworth, Georgia at the time of her death.Chatsworth is the county seat of Murray County. Located east ofDalton, it was incorporated 18 August 1906.

    Gravestone of Agnes T Beavers [Agnes M Terry]
    Mar 15, 1890 - Dec 21, 1976
    Ernest Cemetery, Chatsworth, Murray County, Georgia
    Photo by Joy, BillionGraves, November 13, 2013, accessed 12 March 2016

    Agnes Terry Beavers
    Birth Mar 15, 1890 Chatsworth, Murray County, Georgia
    Death Dec 21, 1976 Chatsworth, Murray County, Georgia
    Corrise Oneida Beavers (1912 - 1918)
    Lillian Virginia Beavers Patterson (1915 - 2003)
    Burial Earnest Cemetery, Murray County, Georgia
    Created by Greg Clough Nov 26, 2007
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #23118213,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=23118213


  • 1. Social Security Death Index
  • 2. 1920 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 20 January, McDonald District, Enumeration District 137, page 2B, near
  • 3. Ancestry Trees
    • Kaye Nicholson,
  • 4. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #23118213
  • 5. Ancestry Trees
    • Richard Bates,
  • 6. Georgia Deaths, 1919-98
    • Certificate #040388
  • 7. 1930 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 14 April, McDonald (Militia District 1013), District 11, page 4B, Hse
  • 8. 1900 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 4 June, McDonald District, Enumeration District 71, Page 5B, House
  • 9. Find a Grave Memorial Registry

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