William Barney TERRY Dianna Catherine TERRY 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 Loula A BATES Robert E Lee TERRY Julia Ann ROBERTS Mini tree diagram

Jesse B TERRY3,2,1,4

18611,2,3 - UNKNOWN

Life History


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


Resident in Spring Place, Murrary, Georgia.4


Resident in McDonald, Murray, Georgia.3


Married Loula A BATES.2


Death of Loula A BATES




  • Some genealogies, even family sources, for Jesse Terry have mis-recorded his name as Jake.  This appears to be from a mis-reading of the entry in the 1880 census, which is written in the old style lettering, where the first s of a double s is written very much like an f, based on the old style Elizabethan spelling.

    This was still used quite late in the Eastern states of the US.  The second S of the double-s written this way connects to the middle of the first s, which can make it look somewhat like a k to someone unfamiliar with that type of script.  But they missed the double E -- Jessee -- which is unusual.

    In 1870, it is spelled in the more usual way as Jesse, but again with the old double-s.  In that census it actually looks like a modern writing of Jepe.

    1870 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 23 July, Spring Place, page 7, Hse/Fam #49
    Terry, William 60 M W Farmer  $6000 Real Estate $60 Personal b SC Cannot write
    Terry, Julia A  49 F W Keeping House  NC Cannot read or write
    Terry, Jesse  9 M W GA Can read and write

    1880 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 24 June, McDonald (1013th District), Enumeration District 155, page 30B, Hse #263, Fam #272
    Terry, William W M 69 Farming SC SC SC
    Terry, July Ann  W F 58  Wife Keeping House  NC NC NC
    Terry, Jessee B  W M 19 Son Works on Farm GA SC NC

    My original information from a Terry genealogy reports that Jesse's wife was Loula Bates.  Their marriage was dated in 1887.


  • 1. Ancestry Trees
    • Richard Bates, http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rbbates1302004&id=I05502
  • 2. Terry Family
  • 3. 1880 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 24 June, McDonald (1013th District), Enumeration District 155, page 30B, Hse #263, Fam #272
  • 4. 1870 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 23 July, Spring Place, Militia District 1013, page 7, Hse/Fam #49

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