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Terry, John Wesley

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Generation No. 1

1. JOHN WESLEY4 TERRY (MAJ. STEPHEN3, JOHN W.2, STEPHEN1) was born 07 April 1814 in Chester Co., South Carolina, and died 08 September 1898 in Wills Point, Van Zandt Co., Texas. He married (1) UNKNOWN Abt. 1839 in GA/SC. He married (2) NANCY LEWIS FERGUSON 02 April 1850 in Greene Co., AL, daughter of FRANCIS FERGUSON and HANNAH LEWIS. She was born 08 March 1818 in Chester Co., South Carolina, and died 19 December 1905 in Stony Point, Van Zandt Co., Texas. Occupation: Farmer. John W. and Nancy buried Cana Cemetery, Van Zandt Co., TX. Had 5 children, that we know of. Lived in Kemper Co., MS (1870 Census).
Children of JOHN TERRY and UNKNOWN are:

i. Mary A.5 Terry, b. Abt. 1840, Greene Co., AL?. (Unable to find as yet)

ii. Moses Gerome Terry, b. Abt. 1842, Greene Co., AL. married Susan Moore in Kemper Co., MS, and lived in Kemper Co., MS (1870-1900). He died before 1910 – probate Dec. 1910 Kemper Co. Believe both buried somewhere in Kemper Co. Children: George Thomas, Addie married T. J. Barr, Preston m. Betty Barr, Mattie m. Jim McDonald, Caroline m. Dr. Jack Brown, Charles S. married Lena Mae Gunn, William H., Bertha married Jesse Downer, Wallace Roland Terry.

iii. Eliza C. Terry, b. Abt. 1844, <Greene Co.> Alabama. (Unable to find as yet. However, she was in Atlanta, GA 1860 )
Children of JOHN TERRY and NANCY FERGUSON are:

iv. Alice E.5 Terry, b. 05 January 1851, Mississipp/Alabama; d. 17 August 1950, Prairieville, Kaufman Co., Texas; m. Joseph Anderson Meeks, Abt. 1884, Kemper Co., MS/Van Zandt Co. TX; b. 09 October 1852, Kemper County, Mississippi; d. 21 November 1922, Prairieville, Kaufman Co., Texas. Alice divorced Joseph and never remarried. Burial: Both in Cana Cemetery, Van Zandt Co., TX. No children.

2. v. John Thomas Terry, b. 30 May 1858, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA; d. 21 March 1930, Wills Point, Van Zandt Co., Texas.

Generation No. 2

2. JOHN THOMAS5 TERRY (JOHN WESLEY4, MAJ. STEPHEN3, JOHN W.2, STEPHEN1) was born 30 May 1858 in Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA, and died 21 March 1930 in Wills Point, Van Zandt Co., Texas. He married MARTHA (MATTIE) ELIZABETH RIDDLE 24 December 1885 in Wills Point, Van Zandt County, Texas, daughter of BENJAMIN RIDDLE and MARY BASS. She was born 03 May 1866 in Cherokee Co., Texas, and died 22 August 1948 in Jacksonville, Cherokee Co., Texas. Occupation: Farmer, Mill Owner (sugarcane). Both buried: Cana Cemetery, Van Zandt Co., TX.

Children of JOHN TERRY and MARTHA RIDDLE are:

i. Ross Lewis6 Terry, b. 25 October 1886, Wills Point, Van Zandt County, Texas; d. 11 September 1991, Portland, Oregon; m. Emma Callie Nason; b. 11 September 1883, Texas; d. 18 August 1973, Kaufman County, Texas. Occupation: Farmer; teacher. Buried: Cana Cemetery. One child.

ii. Lester Hugh Terry, b. 18 November 1887, Wills Point, Van Zandt Co., Texas; d. 31 March 1920, Wills Point, Van Zandt Co., Texas; m. Never Married, Died young.

iii. Emmett Lee Terry, b. 11 September 1889, Wills Point, Van Zandt Co., Texas; d. 01 September 1967, Smith Co., Texas; m. Never Married. Occupation: Farmer; Mill Owner (sugarcane).

iv. Carey Crane Terry, b. 24 August 1891, Wills Point, Van Zandt Co., Texas; d. 25 January 1977, Lamesa, Dawson Co., Texas; m. Zola Anna Cox, Abt. 1923, Van Zandt Co., TX; d. 10 October 1984, Lamesa, Dawson Co., Texas. Occupation: Farmer Buried: Lamesa Cemetery, Dawson Co., TX . Three children.

v. Benjamin Wesley Terry, b. 16 April 1894, Wills Point, Van Zandt County, Texas; d. 08 August 1989, Citrus Heights, Sacramento Co., California; m. Bertha Lee Lowery, 21 April 1923, Van Zandt Co., Texas; b. 25 October 1896, Mississippi; d. 18 July 1983, Sacramento, Sacramento Co., California. Buried: Citrus Heights Cemetery, California. One child.

vi. Ura Terry, b. 13 February 1896, Wills Point, Van Zandt County, Texas; d. 21 September 1982, Tyler, Smith County, Texas; m. Aaron Alfred Jensen, Van Zandt Co., TX; b. 14 March 1897; d. 14 December 1987, Tyler, Smith County, Texas. Occupation: Teacher, USC for over 34 years. Buried: Cana Cemetery, Van Zandt Co., TX. No children.

vii. John Willis Terry, b. 30 March 1898, Wills Point, Van Zandt County, Texas; d. 19 February 1988, Tyler, Smith County, Texas; m. Flora Mary Scott, 15 June 1929, Canton, Van Zandt County, Texas; b. 15 March 1905, Haywood Community, Van Zandt County, Texas; d. 17 February 1997, Canton, Van Zandt County, Texas. Occupation: Manager, Farm Bank. Buried: Cana Cemetery, Van Zandt Co., TX. Three children.

viii. Mattie Faye Terry, b. 31 July 1900, Wills Point, Van Zandt County, Texas; d. 15 November 1986, Canton, Van Zandt County, Texas; m. Never Married. Occupation: Teacher for over 42 years in Van Zandt/Tyler Co. TX. Buried Cana Cemetery, Van Zandt Co., TX.

ix. Russell Deyo Terry, b. 09 September 1902, Wills Point, Van Zandt Co., Texas; d. 17 October 1998, Houston, Harris Co., Texas; m. Beulah Etta Williams, 03 June 1933, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas; b. 19 November 1910, Devol, Cotton Co., Oklahoma; d. 02 April 2001, Houston, Harris Co., Texas. Occupation: Geophysist for over 60 years. 1930 Graduate S.M.U., Dallas, TX. Buried: Forest Park Westheimer, Harris Co., TX. Three children.

x. Mary Odessa Terry, b. 01 October 1905, Wills Point, Van Zandt County, Texas; d. 09 April 1998, Tyler, Smith County, Texas; m. James Maurice Gautier, Abt. 1935, Wills Point, Van Zandt County, Texas; b. 1901, Texas; d. 24 December 1971, Kaufman County, Texas. Occupation: Teacher for over 40 years in East Texas. Bachelor’s Degree, North Texas State University; Master’s Degree, East Texas State Univ. Buried: Woodside Cemetery, Van Zandt Co., TX. Four children.
 

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