William Barney TERRY Martin Lafayette KEITH George W TERRY William Joseph TERRY Cyrus Lewis TERRY John R TERRY 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
Dianna Catherine TERRY

Dianna Catherine TERRY8,2,3,9,4,5,10,11

also known as KATE1

also known as Diannah TERRY6

Feb 18387 - 21st Jun 19151

Life History

Feb 1838

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

(most likely)

1840

Born in Georgia.7

(less likely)

22nd Nov 1855

Married Martin Lafayette KEITH in Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia.7,9

between 1900 and 1907

Death of Martin Lafayette KEITH in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee.4,10

21st Jun 1915

Died in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee.1

after 21st Jun 1915

Buried in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Murray, Georgia.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]
    Dianna Terry 10  F  GA [born abt 1840]

    Note the spelling of her name in the census.  Terry family genealogiesspell her name Deanna, although one spells it Diannah.  Deanna Terry,reported by Terry family sources to have married a Martin Keith,matches the wife of M L Keith in the 1860 Murray County, Georgia,census.  M L's wife in the census, however, is reported as Catherine.It could be that Deanna's full name was Deanna Catherine.

    In 2014, I found a photo of Dianna in my grandmother's photos.  Mygrandmother was Julia Virginia (Jennie) Terry Jenkins.  She was theoldest child of Dianna's brother Thomas Duncan Terry.  In her photosgiven to me after the death of her son, my father, was a photo ofJennie's mother Mattie Wall Terry with Dianna.  Jennie had written onthe back:
    "Mother feeding chickens  ---  Dianna."

    Perhaps this was the way her family spelled her Aunt Dianna's name.Because Mattie and Dianana are together in the photo, this must beforeThomas and Mattie moved from Murray County, Georgia in late 1900.Dianna and her husband Martin Lafayette Keith did not move to IndianTerritory with Thomas and Mattie, but did move to Chattanooga,Tennessee.

    1860 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 30 July, District 1013,PO Hoplers Mills, page 101, Hse #717, Fam #681
    M L Keith 23 M Farm Laborer $320 Personal Estate born Georgia [abt1837]
    Catherine Keith 22 F born Georgia [abt 1838]

    The M L Keith who married Catherine is the son of Martin and JaneKeith who were living about three houses from M L in Georgia MilitiaDistrict 1013 in 1860.

    1860 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 30 July, Militia District1013, PO Hoplers Mills, page 101, Hse #714, Fam #678
    Martin Keith 68 M Farmer $420 Real Estate $3745 Personal born Virginia[abt 1792]
    Jane Keith 63 F born South Carolina [abt 1797]

    Some genealogies reporting on the Keith lineage have the father ofMartin and John B Keith as Joel Martin or Joel Mackey Keith, and hismother as Mary Jane Roper.  The birth information of Mary Jane matchesthis Jane Keith.  However, J M is reported as born 1799, while MartinKeith is reported by census age as born in 1792.  Wes Covey reportsthe birth state of Joel Mackey Keith as South Carolina.  But thecensuses of 1850 and 1860 report that Martin Keith (married to Jane)was born in Virginia.  The census agrees with Covey that Jane (andMary Jane Roper) were born in South Carolina.

    Living next door is a family named McClure, and next to the McCluresis a Stovall family.  I know the Stovall name from a listing of familymembers given to my mother by my grandmother, Julia Virginia Terry inthe 1950s.  Among names of some of her brothers and others was thename Rondell Stovall.  This name was vaguely familiar to me from mychildhood, but neither I nor my mother can make any meaningfulconnection.  Perhaps the Stovalls were related to the Terrys andKeiths while they all lived in Georgia.

    Next to the Stovalls we find one of Martin and Mary Jane's children,Martin Lafayette Keith, and his young wife Catherine.  They have nochildren.  This Catherine appears to be the person known in earlierTerry censuses as Deanna Terry. Richard Bates reports that Deannamarried a Martin Keith, but had no information on Martin.  She went byCatherine in later life. See also City Directory below.

    The Catherine here matches Deanna.  This Martin is the right age tomatch.  Thus this person's full name appears to be Deanna CatherineTerry (or perhaps Catherine Deanna).  The full names and birthinformation of Deanna Catherine and Martin Lafayette Keith arereported in Bates' and others' genealogies of the Keiths.

    1860 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 30 July, Militia District1013, PO Hoplers Mills, page 101, Hse #717, Fam #681
    M L Keith 23 M Farm Laborer [No Real Estate] $320 Personal  bornGeorgia [abt 1837]
    Catherine Keith 22 F born Georgia [abt 1838]

    By the time of the 1900 census, Martin and Mary Catherine, also calledKate, have moved to Whitfield County, Georgia.  Whitfield County isbordered on the north by Hamilton County, Tennessee, where Cattanoogais located.

    1900 Federal Census, Whitfield County, Georgia, 24 June, DaltonDistrict outside Dalton Town, District 105, Page 18, House #326,Family #347
    Keith, Martin L  Head W M Nov 1835 64  Married 42 years  GA SC SCFarmer  Owns Farm
    Keith, Catherine  Wife W F Feb 1838 62  Married 42 years  2 children/2living GA SC TN
    Keith, Martin J  Son W M Jul 1882  17  Single GA GA GA Farm Laborer

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Chattanooga, Tennessee, City Directory, 1907, p 373
    Keith Catherine wid Martin L r 205 Main R'dale [Rockdale]

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Chattanooga, Tennessee, City Directory, 1912, p 373
    Keith Catherine wid Martin L r 1205 Watkins R'dale [Rockdale]

    Catherine died in Chattanooga.

    "KEITH, M. L., Died prior to 1915. His wife, Kate, was 77yrs. when shedied in Chatt. and was buried in Pleasant Valley. [CT June 21, 1915]".
    --  "Hamilton County Confederates," The Chattanoogan, 16 August 2005

    The paper does not give a location for the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.The wording implies it is in Chattanooga.  I cannot identify thePleasant Valley Cemetery the paper refers to.  I cannot find acemetery by this name in Chattanooga or in Murray County, Georgia,where they had previously lived.  There is a Pleasant Valley Cemeteryin nearby Whitfield Cuonty, Georgia, where they lived prior to movinginto Chattanooga.

Sources

  • 1. The Chattanoogan, "Hamilton County Confederates" 16 August 2005
  • 2. 1860 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 30 July, Militia District 1013, PO Hoplers Mills, page 101, Hse #717,
  • 3. 1870 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 25 July, Militia District 1013, PO Spring Place, page 9 (scan p 548),
  • 4. 1900 Federal Census, Whitfield County, Georgia
    • 24 June, Dalton District outside Dalton Town, District 105, Page 18,
  • 5. 1850 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 11 November, Page 222, Hse/Fam #1521
  • 6. Ancestry Trees
    • Richard Bates,
  • 7. Terry Family -- 105
    • Name: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~troy/ghtout/gp105.htm;
  • 8. 1880 Federal Census, Catooga County, Georgia
    • 11 June, Catooga District 1109, Enumeration District 13, page 14, Hse
  • 9. Terry Family -- Descendants
    • Location:http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~troy/terry/lewisterrydescendanttree.html;
  • 10. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Chattanooga, Tennessee, City Directory, 1907, p 373
  • 11. Julia Virginia Terry Jenkins, notes on a photo

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