William Joseph TERRY John Crenshaw TERRY Olive Jane TERRY Julia Ann TERRY George TERRY Ross TERRY William Thomas TERRY Frances Jane TERRY Mary Aurelia TERRY Agnes M TERRY Martha Oneida BATES Mini tree diagram

Dock Anderson TERRY6,1,2,7,3,4

10th Aug 18801,2,3,4 - 7th Jun 19745,4

Life History

10th Aug 1880

Born in Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia.1,2,3,4

7th Jun 1974

Died in Fulton County, Georgia.5,4

after 7th Jun 1974

Buried in Cool Springs Baptist Cemetery, Murray County, Georgia.5,4


  • In 1920, Dock is single and living in the household of his parents,working on the family farm.  His older brother George is with thefamily, as well as their widowed sister Agnes Beavers and her daughterLillian.

    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]

    In 1930, George is apparently now the head of his mother's household,after his father passed away in 1928.  Dock is still single, living inMurray County where he was born.  In his household the census reportsAgnes Terry, age 40, and daughter Lillian (reported as Dock's niece),age 15, as well as Dock's mother.  Agnes and Lillian are also still inthe household.

    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

    It was hard to tell what this last name was meant to be.  It lookslike Ned or Md with a period.  The 1920 census, which I found muchlater, was clearer in indicating this name is Ned.  This must derivefrom Oneida, the middle name of Martha Oneida Bates.

    The listing here of Agnes as Dock's sister is odd.  Her last name isreported as Terry, though she is a widow, having been married toWilliam Beavers.  Her daughter also should have been reported asBeavers.  But also her birth place is shown as Texas, though both herparents were born in Georgia.  Other Terry genealogies of this branchof Terrys report Agnes as born in Murray County, like the rest of theclan.

    Did her parents at some time move to Texas with some of the otherTerrys, then move back?  Agnes' birth is right after the period oftime when I find Thomas Duncan Terry in the Waco, Texas, area.  Otherrelated Terrys moved to other Texas counties from earlier.  After thebirth of Thomas Duncan's first child, Julia Virginia, in 1880, he andhis wife Martha moved back to Murray County until 1900, when theymoved to Indian Territory shortly after the 1900 census.

    So Agnes' parents, who were born in Georgia, would have moved to Texasfor some period, where Agnes was born.  At some point before Lillianwas born, Agnes moved back to Georgia, where Lillian is reported tohave been born.

    There is no indication in Terry genealogies that Dock's parents everleft Murray County, Georgia. They both died there.  Dock's fatherWilliam Joseph died in 1928.  Maybe they moved to Texas, as several ofthe Terry clan did, and then moved back home before they died?

    Dock A Terry
    Birth Aug. 10, 1880 Chatsworth, Murray County, Georgia
    Death Jun. 7, 1974 Chatsworth, Murray County, Georgia
    William Joseph Terry (1844 - 1928)
    Martha O Terry (1847 - 1932)
    John Crenshaw Terry (1867 - 1909)
    George Terry (1874 - 1932)
    Ross Terry (1876 - 1937)
    William Thomas Terry (1878 - 1978)
    Frances Jane Terry Edmonson (1883 - 1961)
    Mary Aurelia Terry Winkler (1884 - 1926)
    Burial Cool Springs Baptist Church, Murray County, Georgia
    Created by Greg Clough Nov 26, 2007
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #23118007,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=23118007


  • 1. 1900 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 4 June, McDonald District, Enumeration District 71, Page 5B, House
  • 2. Ancestry Trees
    • Kaye Nicholson,
  • 3. 1930 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 14 April, McDonald (Militia District 1013), District 11, page 4B, Hse
  • 4. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 5. Ancestry Trees
    • Richard Bates,
  • 6. 1920 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 20 January, McDonald District, Enumeration District 137, page 2B, near
  • 7. Terry Family -- Descendants
    • Location:http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~troy/terry/lewisterrydescendanttree.html;

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