Miles B TERRY Rachael TERRY William TERRY Isom TERRY Thomas TERRY Nancy TERRY Isaac TERRY Nathaniel TERRY Mary GIBSON Susanna TERRY Thomas Miles TERRY Annie TERRY Hannah HORTON Mini tree diagram
Leonard TERRY

Leonard TERRY6,1,2,5,4,3,7

about 17941,2,3 - about 18601,5,3

Life History

about 1794

Born in Botetourt County, Virginia.1,2,3

14th Dec 1818

Married Mary GIBSON in Floyd County, Kentucky.1,6


Birth of son William TERRY in Kentucky.8,1


Birth of son Isom TERRY in Floyd County, Kentucky.9,10,11

about 1832

Birth of son Thomas TERRY in Floyd County, Kentucky.2,12,13

about 1836

Birth of daughter Nancy TERRY in Floyd County, Kentucky.2

about 1838

Birth of son Isaac TERRY in Floyd County, Kentucky.2

about 1843

Birth of son Nathaniel TERRY in Floyd County, Kentucky.2

after 1860

Death of Mary GIBSON in Madison County, Arkansas.1,14

about 1860

Died in Prestonsburg, Floyd, Kentucky.1,5,3

17th Apr 1860

Wrote will in Floyd County, Kentucky.4


Probate in Floyd County, Kentucky


  • Leonard Terry's marriage record is recorded in Floyd County, Kentucky, with no date and no bride's name.  Two other records lower down on this page have a marriage date in April and May 1819.  So Leonard's marriage was before April in 1819.

    "Leonard was engaged to Peggy Hamilton before Polly.  No marriage ever took place.  However, a consent to marry form was filed 4 Jun 1816 in Floyd County Kentucky."
    --  Amanda, Item on genealogy,

    Some genealogies report their marriage date in 1818 but provide no documentation.

    Marriage Information
    Date 14 Dec. 1818
    Location Floyd Co, Kentucky
    to Leonard Terry
    --  From the Terry Family History by Darryl Terry, August 2000,

    "Leonard Terry  This is to certify that the within couple [sic] is joined together according to law by me"
    [no date, no bride's name - 4 other records on this record book page have only the husband's name, with the exact same or very similar wording and only the groom's name.  Only 2 have the date and Bride's name]
    --  Floyd County, Kentucky, Marriage Records, page 101

    1850 Federal Census, Floyd County, Kentucky, 10 August, My District, page 863, Hse/Fam #302
    Leonard Terry 56 M Farmer $300 Real Estate value b Virginia
    Mary Terry 54 F b Kentucky
    Isom Terry 20 M Laborer b Kentucky
    Thomas Terry 18 M b Kentucky
    Nancy Terry 14 F b Kentucky
    Isaac Terry 12 M b Kentucky
    Nathaniel Terry 7 M b Kentucky

    There is no record of Leonard in the 1860 census.  His wife Polly is enumerated in their son Isom's house.  Since Leonard and Polly (Mary) had their own household in 1850, in Kentucky, it looks like Leonard died before the 1860 census.  And during that time, they moved to Arkansas.  It is likely Leonard died in Kentucky before Isom moved his famliy.

    There is a probate index entry that appears to be for Leonard.  The name is spelled Lenard, and it is dated 1866.  The entry indicates it is the Estate of Lenard Terry but gives no details of death or contents of the will.

    "I was very surprised to find an 1860 will and 1866 probate record.  It almost looks like his wife, Polly, moved to Arkansas with Isom and Leonard stayed in Kentucky.  That will is on file in the courthouse, but not listed in any of the indexes on the internet."
    --  Barbara Nelson, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 4 February 2016

    Barbara found Leonard's will in research onsite at the Floyd County Kentucky Courthouse.

    Floyd County Kentucky Court Records
    Last Will and Bequest of Lenard Terry
    Recorded 17 April 1860
    Admitted to Probate 1866 [no specific date perceivable]

    Legacy NFS Government record
    Leonard Terry
    Birth 1794 Virginia
    Death Prestonsburg, Floyd, Kentucky
    --  Researsch of by Jan Owen, via FamilySearch


  • 1. Ancestry Trees
  • 2. 1850 Federal Census, Floyd County, Kentucky
    • 10 August, My District, page 863, Hse/Fam #302
  • 3. Legacy NFS Government record
  • 4. Floyd County Kentucky Court Records
  • 5. Email Sources
  • 6. Floyd County, Kentucky Marriage Records, page 101
  • 7. Geneanet Messaging
  • 8. 1850 Federal Census, Floyd County, Kentucky
    • 10 August, page 863 (scan 432), Hse/Fam #304
  • 9. Military Gravestone of Isom Terry, Ft Douglas Cemetery, Johnson County, Arkansas
  • 10. 1880 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas
    • 5 June, Pilot Rock Township, District 88, page 6A (scan 260A), Hse #44, Fam #52
  • 11. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 12. 1880 Federal Census, Floyd County, Kentucky
    • 16 June, Dry Creek, District 35, page 3, Hse/Fam #12
  • 13. 1860 Federal Census, Floyd County, Kentucky
    • 29 July, page 62, PO Prestonburg, Hse/Fam #45
  • 14. 1860 Federal Census, Madison County, Arkansas
    • 3 July, PO St Paul, Hilburn township, page 50, Hse/Fam #326

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