Joseph Lewis TERRY Amanda TERRY Susan Louisa TERRY Mary Ellen TERRY Thomas Louis TERRY Duncan Lewis TERRY Frances Marian TERRY Stephen Ross GAY Martha Missouri TERRY William Walker TERRY Lula TERRY Dovina Tabitha WALKER Mini tree diagram
Dovina Elizabeth TERRY

Dovina Elizabeth TERRY2,5,3,4,4,6

also known as Bettie Terry

also known as Mrs B D Gay

26th Sep 18551,2,3,4,5 - 26th Mar 19314

Life History

26th Sep 1855

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

28th Sep 1873

Married Stephen Ross GAY in Brazos County, Texas.4,6

1st Jan 1919

Death of Stephen Ross GAY in Normangee, Leon, Texas.4

26th Mar 1931

Died in Normangee, Leon, Texas.4

after 26th Mar 1931

Buried in Burns Cemetery, Leon County, Texas.4


  • 1860 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 6 July, Militia District972, PO Rock Creek, Page 53, Hse #367, Fam #361
    Joseph Terry 46 M Farmer-Baptist Preacher  SC (b abt 1813)
    Dovina Terry 37 F NC (b abt 1822)
    Dovina Terry 4 M GA (b abt 1856)

    In the 1870 census, Dovina is listed by her middle name Elizabeth.

    1870 Federal Census, Whitfield County, Georgia, 8 July, MilitiaDistrict 872, PO Dalton, Page 86, Hse #279, Fam #275
    Terry, Joseph  56 M W Baptist Minister  b SC
    Terry, Donna 47 F W  Keeping House  b NC
    Terry, Elizabeth 15 F W  At Home b Georgia

    U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958
    Pension File Number 37844
    Stephen R Gay
    Application 12 Dec 1921 George (Madison County), Texas
    Spouse Mrs B D Gay, Widow
    Marriage 28 Sep 1873 Brazos County, Texas
    Death 1 Jan 1919 Leon County, Texas
    [Handwriting on cover is either B T Gay or B J Gay on Front, severalmentions inside are B D Gay, she signed it "Mrs B D Gay," probably forBettie Dovina; Bettie nickname for Elizabeth]
    Widow, Age 67 [b abt ], Born abt 1854 [official date was 26 Sept 1855,she should have been 66]
    Lived in Texas 57 years [since abt 1865]
    Lived in Leon County 27 years [since abt 1895]
    Signed Mrs B D Gay
    Witnesses T L Terry [brother] and T W Drew [brother-in-law]
    Homestead in Leon County value $1000, personal property no value

    Dovina Elizabeth Terry Gay
    Birth Sep. 26, 1855 Murray County, Georgia
    Death Mar. 26, 1931 Normangee, Leon County, Texas
    Joseph Terry (1814 - 1880)
    Dovinah Terry (1822 - 1899)
    Steve Ross Gay (1847 - 1919)
    Son Stephen Ross Gay (1886 - 1957)
    Burial Burns Cemetery, Leon County, Texas
    Created by Jim Young Mar 27, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #8746281,

    I see that the date of death reported on the grave in this memorial is26 March 1931.  But on his application for her mortuary warrant, herson reported the date of death as 24 March 1931.  (Image notdownloadable)


  • 1. RootsWeb Forum
  • 2. 1870 Federal Census, Whitfield County, Georgia
    • 8 July, Militia District 872, PO Dalton, Page 86, Hse #279, Fam #275
  • 3. 1860 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 6 July, Militia District 972, PO Rock Creek, Page 53, Hse #367, Fam
  • 4. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 5. Terry Family -- Descendants
    • Location:;
  • 6. Texas, Select County Marriage Index, 1837-1977

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