Thomas Duncan TERRY Julia Virginia TERRY Nannie Jane TERRY Carrie Lee TERRY William Ernest TERRY Arthur Wiley TERRY Jeffie Mae TERRY Clarice Mabel TERRY Ouida Mayfield TERRY Rama Wall TERRY Martha Wiley WALL Mini tree diagram
Thomas Everett TERRY

Thomas Everett TERRY1,3,2

27th Aug 18823,2 - 13th Aug 18881,2

Life History

27th Aug 1882

Born in Murray County, Georgia.3,2

13th Aug 1888

Died in Eton, Murray, Georgia.1,2

Yellow Fever

after 13th Aug 1888

Buried in Eton Cemetery, Eton, Murray County, Georgia.1,2


  • Thomas Everett Terry, along with two others in this family, is reported in notes on the family discovered by Lou Ila Jenkins in her own handwriting, but forgotten, stored away with other family papers discovered in May 2007.  From the dates of birth and death, they appear to have been written in 1954 or 1955.

    The 1910 census for the family of Thomas and Mattie Terry, however, reports that Mattie had 7 children and that all 7 have survived.  This does not allow for the 3 extra names that show up in the list of children in the complete and systematic family information recorded in those notes by Lou.

    The source of the information is not identified on the pages of notes.  Lou does not remember exactly when or from whom the information was obtained, but places it likely at the time of an extended visit with Jennie and Joe Jenkins, her parents-in-law.  These three children appear in the sequence of their birth dates in the list with the other known children recorded in the census.

    The other two "new" children are Carrie Lee, born 13 December 1885, and William Earnest Terry, born 3 November 1887.  These names were found on graves in the cemetery of Eton, Murray, where the Terry family was living before they moved to Indian Territory.  Thomas and his two siblings Carrie and William died a few days apart in August 1888, apparently in the Yellow Fever epidemic plaguing the southeastern USA since the great Epidemic of 1876 in Georgia.  It was still raging in other cities in surrounding states in 1888.

    Thanks to C East, who posted the memorial on Find a Grave which reported the grave of Thomas, and someone named on FAG only as James for the graves of Carrie and Ernest.

    Gravestone of Thomas Everett Terry
    Eton Cemetery, Eton, Murray County, Georgia
    Thomas E
    Son of
    T D & M W Terry
    DIED Aug 13, 1888
    Aged 6 Yrs 11 Mos & 16 Days

    Oddly, for some reason the memorial for Thomas on Find a Grave had his name as Thomas L Terry, even though the photo of the grave posted (by another person) on the memorial clearly reads Thomas E, matching the full name from his sister Jennie, Thomas Everett.  The name Everett continues in the family as Jennie named one of her children James Everett Jenkins.  In proposing updates to the memorial I received a transfer to become tender of this memorial for thomas on Find a Grave.  The updated memorial appears below.

    Thomas Everrett Terry
    Birth Aug 27, 1882 Murray County, Georgia
    Death Aug 18, 1888 Murray County, Georgia

    "Son of T D & M W Terry"
    "Aged 6 Yrs 11 Mos & 16 Days"
    Died of Yellow Fever
    Thanks to James for the photo of the stone. His grave has the name as Thomas E. The full name was Thomas Everett. This middle name continues in the family line. His older sister Julia Virginia (Jennie) named one of her sons Everett Jenkins.

    Thomas Duncan Terry (1857 - 1935)
    Martha Wiley Wall Terry (1859 - 1932)

    Julia Virginia Terry Jenkins (1880 - 1966)
    Carrie Lee Terry (1886 - 1888)
    William Ernest Terry (1887 - 1888)
    Arthur Wiley Terry (1889 - 1968)
    Jeffie M Wagnon (1892 - 1967)
    Clarice M Terry Lewis (1895 - 1982)
    Ouida M Terry Hill (1899 - 1986)
    Rama W Terry ([1904] - 1965)

    Maintained by Orville Jenkins from 20 January 2015, Originally Created by C. East Jan 07, 2009
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #32728269,


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