Isom TERRY Rachel A TERRY William TERRY Nathaniel Simpson SELF Elizabeth C SELF George Washington WOODWARD Notsure HUGHES Mini tree diagram
Mary E TERRY

Mary E TERRY1,2,3,4,5,4,6,7

20th Mar 18571,2,3,4,5,4 - after 20th Aug 18811,3

Life History

20th Mar 1857

Born in Madison County, Arkansas.1,2,3,4,5,4

3rd May 1875

Birth of daughter Elizabeth C SELF in Johnson County, Arkansas.5,4,8

16th Aug 1877

Married Nathaniel Simpson SELF in Johnson County, Arkansas.4

before 1880

Death of Nathaniel Simpson SELF in Johnson County, Arkansas.5,6

20th Aug 1881

Married George Washington WOODWARD in Johnson County, Arkansas.6,4,7

after 20th Aug 1881

Died in Johnson County, Arkansas.1,3

after 20th Aug 1881

Buried in Fort Douglas Cemetery, Fort Douglas, Johnson, Arkansas.1,3

Notes

  • 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
    Mary Terry 5mos F born AR

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Nathan S Self
    Age 22, Birth Year abt 1855
    Residence Fort Douglas, Johnson, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name Mary Terry
    Spouse's Age 20
    Spouse's Residence Fort Douglas, Johnson, Arkansas
    Marriage 16 Aug 1877 Johnson County
    Marriage License Date 10 Aug 1877

    "Mary Ann McCoy was married to Pleasant David Self. They had a sonNathaniel Simpson Self, who married Mary E. “Polly” Terry.  They onlyhad one child, Elizabeth Self (my Grandmother), as Nathaniel diedyoung from digging a well and died from the gas. She later marriedGeorge Washington Woodward."
    --  June Yeager, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 2 November 2013

    In 1880, Mary is reported as a widow, living in the household of heruncle George W Woodward.  I think she is George's niece by marriage.The relationship seems to be through her husband's Self family.Nathaniel Self's mother was Mary Woodward, George's sister.

    1880 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas, 5 June, Pilot RockTownship, District 88, page 6A (scan 260A), Hse #43, Fam #51
    Woodward, George W  W M 32 Head Widowed Farmer AR KY KY [b abt 1848]
    Self, Mary W F 22 Niece Widow Keeping House KY KY KY [b abt 1858]
    Terry, Robert W M 5 Son of the W (?)  AR AR KY
    Self, Elizabeth C  W F 2 Dau of the " [designation unclear] AR AR KY
    Woodward, Ann W F 72 Mother Widow Resides with Family KY KY KY

    The name and designation of the two children is confusing.  ElizabethSelf appears to be Mary's daughter, but she has the same designationas Robert Terry.  They are reported as Son/Daughter of the<unreadable, looks like the letter W>.  The two children have the samebirth states reported for themselves and parents. They would appear tobe siblings, both children of Mary.  Then why the different surnames?

    Also, June Yeager, a granddaughter of Elizabeth, reports to me thatElizabeth was the only child of Mary and Nathaniel before he died.

    Arkansas marriage records report that George and Mary married in 1881. There is a conflict between the Arkansas marriage record reportingtheir marriage on 20 August 1881, while her grave reports she died on1 April 1881.  It is likely the death date is wrong on the gravestone. There are numerous instances of this in families I have researched.

    Arkansas Marriages, 1851-1900
    George W. Woodward
    Spouse Mary E. Self
    Marriage 20 Aug 1881 Johnson County AR

    Another record provides more detail.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Mary Self
    Age 23, Birth Year abt 1858
    Residence Fort Douglas, Johnson, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name George W Woodward
    Spouse's Age 34 [b abt 1847]
    Spouse's Residence Fort Douglas, Johnson, Arkansas
    Marriage Date 20 Aug 1881 Johnson County
    Marriage License Date 13 Aug 1881

    There are two memorials for Mary on Find a Grave.  Both have thesurname spelled Woodard instead of Woodward.

    The first was posted on Nov 6 2008.  when I found it in early November2013, the name was Marie Terry Woodard, though the gravestone in thephoto said Mary Woodard.  But after I transcribed it thusly, aboutthree days later it had been corrected to Mary Terry Woodard.  Thismemorial includes a photo of the gravestone, to confirm that the deathdate inscribed is indeed 1 April 1881, even though Arkansas marriagerecords report she married George W Woodward on 20 August 1881.  Herreal death and burial date is unknown.

    Mary Terry Woodard
    Birth Mar. 20, 1857 Kentucky
    Death Apr. 1, 1881
    Father Isom Terry (1830 - 1888)
    Siblings:
    Caroline Terry Woodward Bowman (1859 - 1932)
    Jack Terry (1865 - 1925)
    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&

    The second reports more detail but includes no photo of thegravestone.

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    Mary Terry Woodard
    Birth Mar. 20, 1857 Kentucky
    Death Apr. 1, 1881
    ..................
    1st Husband: Nathan Simpson Self
    Child: Elizabeth Self Williams

    2nd: George Washington Woodard
    Found no record, family history states they were married.
    Child: John William

    In the 1880 Johnson County census, Mary SELF is listed in the housewith George W. WOODWARD as his niece and had two children:
    Robert TERRY age 5 and Elizabeth C. SELF age 2.
    This family really has me confused. (Lina Boyd)
    ..................

    Father Isom Terry (1830 - 1888)
    Mother Unknown Hughes
    Siblings:
    Caroline Terry Woodward Bowman (1859 - 1932)
    Jack Terry (1865 - 1925)

    Burial Fort Douglas Cemetery, Fort Douglas, Johnson County, Arkansas

    Created by Betty Hunter- Harrison
    Record added: Jun 13, 2013
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #112245708,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Woodard&GSiman=1&GScid=2221327&GRid=112245708&
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