Thomas Duncan TERRY Julia Virginia TERRY Thomas Everett TERRY John FINCHER James L FAIN William Clarence MADISON 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
Nannie Jane TERRY

Nannie Jane TERRY9,2,1,3,4,5,6,7,10,11,12

also known as 3,8

12th Mar 18841,2,3,4,5,6,7 - 26th Dec 19654

Life History

12th Mar 1884

Born in Murray County, Georgia.1,2,3,4,5,6,7


Resident in McDonald, Murray, Georgia.1

10th Nov 1907

Married John FINCHER in Marlow, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.7

12th Jan 1925

Married James L FAIN in Bell County, Texas.10

before Apr 1940

Death of James L FAIN in Oklahoma.3

before Apr 1940

Married William Clarence MADISON in Oklahoma.3,5

23rd Jan 1950

Death of William Clarence MADISON in Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma.4,8

26th Dec 1965

Died in Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma.4

after 26th Dec 1965

Buried in Marlow Cemetery, Marlow, Stephens County, Oklahoma.4


  • There is a discrepancy in the age of Nannie between the 1900 and 1910 censuses.

    In 1900 she is reported as 16 years old, and this matches the birth date given in the census, March 1884.

    1900 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 8 June, McDonald, District 71, Page 5B, House #86, Fam #89
    Terry, Thomas D Head M W  Jun  1857  42  Married 20 yrs  GA SC NC  Farmer
    Terry, Mattie Wife  F W  Nov 1861  38  Married 20 yrs  10 children/6 living NC NC NC
    Terry, Nannie Dau F W  Mar 1884  16 Single GA GA NC At School

    Nannie was married in 1907 to John Fincher..

    Oklahoma, County Marriage Records, 1890-1995
    Nannie Terry, born in Georgia, resident of Marlow, Indian Territory
    Age 21, Birth Date abt 1886
    John Fincher, born in Texas, resident of Marlow, Indian Territory
    Age 22, Birth Date abt 1885
    Application for license filed and license issued in Lawton, Comanche County, Okla Territory 8 November 1907
    Ceremony performed 10 Nov 1907 at Bride's Residence, Comanche County, Oklahoma Territory, by John R Terry (uncle of the bride), Minister of the Baptist Church, Marlow, Indian Territory
    Witnesses W E Wall (uncle of the bride)  and J A Jenkins (brother-in-law of the bride)

    Note that in the application, the bride's residence is reported as Marlow, Indian Territory, yet the pastor's certificate indicates he performed the ceremony at the bride's residence in Comanche County, Oklahoma Territory.

    But in the 1910 census, her age is given as 22, which would not match a birth year of 1884.

    1910 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 29 April, Richland Township, District 243, Page 9A, No Hse/Fam #
    Terry, Mattie W  Wife  F W 50? marriage 2? Married 29?-yrs 7 children/7 living NC NC NC
    Terry, Nannie Dau   F W 22  Single   GA GA NC Farm Labor

    In 2013 I found a photo in an old family collection from my father in which Nannie's sister, my grandmother Julia Virginia Terry Jenkins, had written what apeared to be Nannie's name as Nannie Lawton.  This was the first indication I had found of any marriage.  No searches have turned up any information or person named Lawton.  But her grandmother Martha Wall Terry's obituary, which was discovered in 2017, reported Nannie as a surviving daughter under the name Nannie Fain, Lawton.  Her sister's notation on the back of her early photo may have meant this was Nannie in Lawton, where she lived.

    A marriage record for a Nannie Terry with a Jum Fain was finally found in February 2018, based on this name in her mother's obituary.  The record, however, was in Bell County, Texas.  This was not out of the question, since some of the same Terry family had moved to nearby counties in the 1800s.  Nannie's parents had lived in McLennan County, then moved back to Georgia after Nannie's older sister Jennie was born in Texas.

    Texas, Select County Marriage Index, 1837-1965
    Nannie Terry
    Jim Fain
    Marriage 12 Jan 1925 Bell, Texas, United States

    Jim and Nannie were listed in several Lawton, Oklahoma, city directories.

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Lawton, Oklahoma, City Directory, 1926, p 92
    Fain James (Nannie) oil h 704 E av

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Lawton, Oklahoma, City Directory, 1930, p 91
    Fain James L (Nannie) farmer h 315 1/2 D av

    Sources and facts were few on Nannie, and information on her husband(s) even more scarce.  Only in September 2015, did a search on the growing online library of turn up a Social Security record in a recently-added record set.  This reported that Social Security records had a different name for her, but confirmed it was the same person, with the parents' names as known in family information and other records.  Here Nannie Jane is called Annie Jane.

    A second married name is also discovered here, with a name change reported in her record in December 1943 to Annie Jane Madison.  These clues gave us her and her second husband's grave memorials in Find a Grave.  It is interesting that her Social Security records do not reflect her first marriage to (Unknown First Name) Lawton.  This is probably because she did not apply for a Social Security account until after his death, and she applied in her maiden name.

    In the 1940 census she was reported as Nannie Madison, but in 1950 she signed the order for her husband's military gravestone as Mrs Annie Jane Madison.  No record has been found for Nannie/Annie in the Social Security Death Index.  Note that the following SS record has no death date.

    U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
    Annie Jane Madison [Annie Jane Terry]
    Birth 12 Mar 1884 Murry, Georgia
    Father Name Thomas D Terry
    Mother Name Mattie W Wall
    SSN 445248617
    Dec 1943 Name listed as ANNIE JANE MADISON

    With this information a burial record was found in a memorial on Find a Grave.  Nannie was buried in her hometown, Marlow, Oklahoma.  I note here that her first name Nannie is reported here as her nickname.  Her sister, Julia Virgina Terry reported her name as Nannie Jane Terry.

    Jane "Nannie" Madison
    Birth Mar 12, 1884
    Death Dec 26, 1965
    Spouse William C Madison (1886 - 1950)
    Burial Marlow Cemetery, Marlow, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    Created by Jean Dec 20, 2007
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #23507397,

    With Bill Madison's information now in the search, a 1940 census record was found that seems to be for Nannie and Bill.  In this enumeration in Shannon City (Pottawatomie County).  Their ages and birth states match.  Here Bill (enumerated as W C) is a salesman for a publishing company.

    1940 Federal Census, Pattawatomie County, Oklahoma, 16 April, Shannon, District 63-45 Page 9B, 217 N Market St, Hse #222 Rents $22
    Madison, W C Head M W 54 Married Grade 8 b Texas  AR Enid, Garfield Co, Oklahoma in 1935 [b abt 1923]
    Madison, Nannie F W 56 Married Grade H4 b Georgia  Enid, Garfield Co, Oklahoma in 1935 Beauty Shoppe Operator [b abt 1897]


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