William Barney TERRY Dianna Catherine TERRY George W TERRY William Joseph TERRY Cyrus Lewis TERRY William Barney TERRY John Rowland TERRY Lilly TERRY Joseph Clinton TERRY Diane TERRY Jesse T TERRY C Grady TERRY Nellie TERRY Susan Catherine STEWART 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

John R TERRY1,8,2,5,9,7,10

9th Sep 18491,2,3,4,5,6,7 - after 19101

Life History

9th Sep 1849

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

between 1850 and 1880

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

19th Oct 1871

Married Susan Catherine STEWART in Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia.2,3,10

22nd Jul 1872

Birth of son William Barney TERRY in Murray County, Georgia.2,8,11

1873

Birth of son John Rowland TERRY in Murray County, Georgia.8

1875

Birth of daughter Lilly TERRY in Murray County, Georgia.8

1878

Birth of son Joseph Clinton TERRY in Murray County, Georgia.8

Sep 1881

Birth of daughter Diane TERRY in Murray County, Georgia.2

Jan 1884

Birth of son Jesse T TERRY in Murray County, Georgia.2

2nd Nov 1887

Birth of son C Grady TERRY in Murray County, Georgia.12

23rd Jun 1889

Death of son C Grady TERRY in Eton, Murray, Georgia.12

Mar 1890

Birth of daughter Nellie TERRY in Murray County, Georgia.2

between 1900 and 1910

Death of Susan Catherine STEWART in Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma.2

Jun 1900

Residence2 in Marlow, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory (Stephens County, Oklahoma).2

after 1910

Died in New Mexico.1

May 1910

Residence3 in Mountain Air, Torrance, New Mexico.1

Notes

  • 1850 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 11 November, Page 257,Hse/Fam #1521
    William Terry  39  M  Farmer  $1175 Real Estate SC [born abt 1811]
    Jula [Julia] A Terry  26 F  NC [born abt 1824]
    John R Terry  10 months  M  GA [born abt 1850]

    I have been unable to find John R Terry in the 1860 census.  He doesnot appear with his parents and siblings.  But he is there in the 1870census, and is enumerated in the 1880 census with his wife andchildren.

    1870 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 23 July, Militia District1013, Spring Place, page 7, Hse/Fam #49
    Terry, William 60 M W Farmer  $6000 Real Estate $60 Personal b SCCannot write
    Terry, Julia A  49 F W Keeping House  NC Cannot read or write
    Terry, John R  20 M W Farm Laborer $125 Personal Estate b Georgia Canread and write

    Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978
    John Terry
    Marriage 19 Oct 1871 Murray, Georgia
    Spouse Catharine Stewart

    1880 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 23 June, McDonald,District 155, page 29A (scan 482A), Hse #260, Fam #269
    Terry, John R  W M 32  Farming GA GA NC
    Terry, Catherine  W F 30 Wife Keeping House  GA GA GA
    Terry, Barney  W M 9 Son GA GA GA
    Terry, Rollen  W M 7 Son GA GA GA
    Terry, Lilly  W F 5 Daughter GA GA GA
    Terry, Joseph C  W F 2 Son GA GA GA

    In 1900, we find that John has moved to Marlow, Chickasaw Nation,Indian Territory, where other members of this Terry family moved thatsame year after the census.

    1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, 22 June,Marlow Town, District 164, page 10B, Hse #106, Fam #108
    Terry, John R  Head W M  Sept 1849 50 Married 27 years GA TN VA FarmerCan read and write Owns
    Terry, Susan C  Wife W F Mar 1853  47 Married 27 years GA VA TN Canread and write
    Terry, William B  Son W M July 1872  27 Single GA GA GA Can read andwrite
    Terry, Diane  Dau  W F Sept 1881  18 Single GA GA GA Can read andwrite
    Terry, Jesse T  Son W M Jan 1884 16 Single GA GA GA Can read and write
    Terry, Nellie Dau  W F Mar 1890  10 Single GA GA GA Can read and write

    This census provides us some additional information.  We have hereSusan's first name and the month-year of birth for all family members. We learn here than the Son Barney's first name is William, whichmeans he was named for his grandfather, John's father.  Diane, Jesse Tand Nellie show up here as new children since the 1880 census.  Birthdates here differ for some from the dates suggested by the twofollowing genealogies.  I will follow the dates given in this 1900census, unless I find more definitive sources with differentinformation.

    Note that they have been married the same number of years as the ageof William B.  There could be a year's difference in these roundnumbers, since we do not have the month of their marriage.  But ifWilliam Barney is already 27, that means he is about to have anotherbirthday, since the census date is about a month before his birthday.But this would not be the first time age reports have been rounded upin a census.  Then again, it is possible that they were not yetmarried when William B was born, or barely got married before hisbirth.  Who knows.

    By 1910, Susan Catherine has passed away, and John has moved to NewMexico.  We find him living alone, ona farm he owns, in Mountain AirPrecinct of Torrance County.

    1910 Federal Census, Torrance County, New Mexico, 7 May, Mountain Air,District 272, page 11A, Hse #266, Fam #273
    Terry, John R Head M W 60 Widowed GA VA NC Farmer Can read and writeOwns Farm

    Jody Sexton, in her Short Family Tree on Ancestry.com, provides thenames of all of John and Catherine's children and some furtherdetails.

    John R Terry, Birth 9 Sep 1849 Murray, Georgia, Death Unknown
    Father William Terry (-), Mother (-)
    Spouse Susan Catherine Stewart (1854-), Married 1871
    Children
    Henry Grady (-)
    Barney (1871-)
    Rowland (1873-)
    John Roland (1874-1957)
    Libby (1875-)  [apparently she read the Lilly as Libby, but theletters are Ls]
    Joseph Clinton (1878-)
    Diana (1883-)
    Jesse T (1884-)
    Nellie (1890-)
    --  Jody Sexton,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/53637/person/-1569431402?pg=32827

    If Henry Grady was the first child, as listed here, then his birthdate would have been about a year before Barney's, making the marriageabout 1869-70.  That would make Susan Catherine quite young even forthat era.  Henry does not show up in the 1880 census, so he must havedied young or at birth.

    I would think Rowland and John Roland are the same person.  Jody doesnot report the sources for these names.  Roland and Rowland areobviously two spellings for the same name.  These would appear torepresent the person listed in the 1880 census as Rollen, withapproximate birth in the year 1873, matching her birth for Rowland.Though Rollen is normally pronounced as Rahlen, this could be theenumerator's spelling for the name they gave him as Rolan(d).

    I am concerned about the last name reported here for John's wife.Jody names her Susan Catherine Stewart.  The Terry Family informationfrom Troy Phillis gives her name as Susan Catherine Newport.  Shewould only have been about 15-16 when she married John, if the date ofher birth was 1854.  And the date of 1871 is uncertain for themarriage, since that is the year also given for the birth of theirfirst child Henry Grady!  Perhaps Stewart was a married name from asecond marriage?

    The Childers Family Tree presents information on Susan Catherineidentical to that of Jody's.  But they add some additional informationor variations, though this genealogy lacks the first child.  Sincethis child does not show up in the census, perhaps he was stillborn.

    John R Terry
    Birth Sep 1849 Murray, Georgia
    Death, Father William Terry (1811-1890)
    Mother Julia Ann Roberts (1814-)
    Spouse Susan Catherine Stewart (1853-), Married 1871
    Children:
    William Barney (1872-)
    John Roland (1873-)
    Libby (1875-)
    Joseph Clinton (1878-)
    Diana (1883-)
    Jesse T (1884-)
    Nellie (1890-)
    --  Childers,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/2914171/person/-1166726698?pg=32827

    I found these two trees only near the end of August 2009.  Tocomplicate matters even more, I then found that Eric Williamsonreports in his genealogy that Susan Catherine Newport married a JohnCowley Terry, who is from a different family (and assuredly differentparents) from our John R Terry.  He reports the marriage of Catherineand John Cowley Terry took place in 1870, which matches our family andchildren's dates.  But he reports she had no children, dying before1874, when John Cowley remarried.  The family bears no furtherresemblance to ours.
    --  Eric Williamson,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/8281581/person/-970536531

    Could it be, then, that Troy Phillis confused this Susan CatherineNewport with the correct Susan Catherine Stewart?  Information fromsources is spotty.

Sources

  • 1. 1910 Federal Census, Torrance County, New Mexico
    • 7 May, Mountain Air, District 272, page 11A, Hse #266, Fam #273
  • 2. 1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory
    • 22 June, Marlow Town, District 164, page 10B, Hse #106, Fam #108
  • 3. Terry Family -- 115
    • Name: Name:http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~troy/ghtout/gp115.htm#head1;;
  • 4. Ancestry Trees
    • Jody Sexton,
  • 5. Ancestry Trees
    • Richard Bates,
  • 6. 1870 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 23 July, Militia District 1013, Spring Place, page 7, Hse/Fam #49
  • 7. 1850 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 11 November, Page 222, Hse/Fam #1521 (The 1850 census was begun on 1
  • 8. 1880 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 23 June, McDonald, District 155, page 29A (scan 482A), Hse #260, Fam
  • 9. Terry Family -- 105
    • Name: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~troy/ghtout/gp105.htm;
  • 10. Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978
  • 11. Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982
  • 12. Find a Grave Memorial Registry

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