Lewis TERRY George C TERRY William Barney TERRY Thomas CARDER Joseph Lewis TERRY Duncan TERRY Nancy Constance WALKER Mini tree diagram

Nancy TERRY1,10,2,3,9,4,5,6,11

about 18131,2,3,4,5,6 - 18861,9,6

Life History

about 1813

Born in Pendleton District, South Carolina.1,2,3,4,5,6

20th Jul 1828

Married Thomas CARDER in Habersham County, Georgia.1,10,2

between 1850 and 1870

Resident in Murray County, Georgia.7,8,3

before 1860

Death of Thomas CARDER in Murray County, Georgia.3,9


Died in Georgia.1,9,6


Buried in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia.5,6


  • "NANCY TERRY (LEWIS 1 ) was born 1813 in South Carolina 3.  She married THOMAS CARDER July 20, 1828 in Habersham County, Georgia, son of IVERSON CARDER. He was born 1805"
    --  Terry Family -- Descendants, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~troy/terry/lewisterrydescendanttree.html

    The above discussions and the 1850 and 1860 census age place her birth in 1813, but the birth date on her gravestone in 1800.

    Georgia Marriages to 1850
    Nancy Terry m Thomas Carder 20 July 1828

    1850 -- Nancy and her Husband Thomas Carder are in a household with her children.  Thomas died some time between the 1850 and 1860 censuses.  He is mentioned in the will of Lewis Terry in 1851, so it was after July 1851.

    "Item 8th:  I will and desire to my daughter Nancey Carder, wife of Thomas Carder free from control or management of her said husband and not subject to the payment of his debts, lot of land number ninety-one (91), district of the third section of said county to her during her natural life ...."
    --  Terry Family -- Lewis Terry Will, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~troy/terry/lewis_will.html

    Nancy Terry
    Birth 1800 in Pendleton County, Anderson, South Carolina
    Death 1886 in Georgia
    Marriage 20 Jul 1828 Habersham County, Georgia to
    Thomas Carder
    Birth 1805 in Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolina
    Death Bef. 1860 in Murray County, Georgia
    --  Ray Mueller, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/45346682/person/6349159498

    The place of birth for both of them in this genealogy is strange.  Anderson is a city, but also the name of a county created out of Pendleton District.  Anderson is in the present-day county of Anderson.  Pendleton was never the name of a town, as far as I know.

    This genealogy provides no documentation, but the details seem to indicate it is based on family knowledge of records.  Note, however, that the birth date reported here is 1800, while her age in the censues makes her birth about 1813!  As we probe details, reliability becomes lower.  The death date reported for Nancy is incorrect, since she applied for widow's military pension in 1889.  When her grave was found after a memorial was posted on Find a Grave in 2011 (accessed in 2015), we see these dates are on the grave.

    The military pension request below from 1889 matches her also.  But there is one clue that indicates it could be a different person.  She filed in Georgia, but her husband Thomas Carder is reported to have served in the Tennessee Mounted Infantry, which seems less likely than our Nancy's husband, whose residence records rported in South Carolina and Georgia.  In 1860, they were in Murray County, Georgia.

    U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934
    Nancy Carder, Widow of
    Thomas Carder, Comp 5, Tennessee Mounted Infantry
    Filed [no day] May 1889 Georgia

    1850 Census, Murray County, Georgia, 13 November, page 32, House/Family #1591
    Thomas Carder 45 M  Farmer SC
    Nancy Carder  37 F SC
    7 children all born in Georgia
    Elizabeth 21
    Berryman 19
    Thomas 17
    John 13
    Kimsey 11
    Ann 9
    Martha 7

    1860 -- Nancy Terry Carder is living with her brother George, after her husband Thomas Carder has died.  Her children are distributed among her brothers.  Her age in 1870 is reported the same as in 1860, age 47!

    1860 Census, Murray County, Georgia, 30 June, PO Rock Creek, p 42, House #286, Family #282
    George C Terry 49 M  Farmer $5000 Real Estate $2500 Personal SC
    Mary A Terry  18 F born GA
    Nancy Carder 47 F born SC

    In 1870 she is in her own household with 21-year-old William.

    1870 Census, Murray County, Georgia, 20 July, Militia District 1013, PO Spring Place, p 12, House/Family #84
    Nancy Carder  47 F Keeping House     SC
    William K Carder 21 F  Farm Labourer [sic] GA

    A Private genealogy, with only minimal information visible, reports Nancy's burial in Antioch Church Cemetery in Dalton, Georgia.

    Nancy Terry (born 1813)
    Photo taken Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia
    --  Ancestry.com, Comments on a gravestone, stone not visible, full individual proflie not available

    Nancy Terry Carder
    Birth 1800
    Death 1886
    w/o Thomas
    Burial Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia
    Created by Leon Foster Mar 17, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #67059930, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Carder&GSiman=1&GScid=2179747&GRid=67059930&


  • 1. Ancestry Trees
    • Ray Mueller, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/45346682/person/6349159498
  • 2. Terry Family
  • 3. 1860 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 30 June, Militia District 972, PO Rock Creek, p 42, House #286, Family #282
  • 4. 1850 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 13 November, page 32 (scan p 263), House/Family #1591
  • 5. Ancestry Comments
  • 6. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 7. 1850 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 13 November, page 532-3, House/Family #1591
  • 8. 1870 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 20 July, Militia District 972, PO Spring Place, p 12, House/Family #84
  • 9. U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934
  • 10. Georgia Marriages to 1850
  • 11. Terry Family -- Lewis Terry Will
    • Location: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~troy/terry/lewis_will.html;

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