Jefferson County

Family Histories
Descendants of David Terry
Descendants of David Terry Generation No. 1

1. DAVID1 TERRY was born 1825 in DeKalb County Georgia, and died 28 Jan 1872 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois 
Shiloh Township. He married (1) HETHA BOWLING 02 Sep 1852 in Calhoon County Alabama, daughter of 
MARTIN BOWLING and LOUCINDA. She was born 1832 in Georgia, and died 1862 in Richview, Washington Co. 
Ill.. He married (2) DELIAH OVERBAY 08 Apr 1866 in Jefferson County, Illinois Shiloh Township, 
daughter of LEMUEL OVERBAY and SARAH RIDGEWAY. She was born 17 May 1838 in Jefferson Co. Illinois, 
and died 17 Jan 1881 in Shiloh Township, Jefferson Co. Illinois.

Notes for DAVID TERRY:

DAVID TERRY appears with rank of pvt. on Muster and Descriptive roll of Detachment of U.S. Vols. 
forwarded for the 44th Reg't Illinois Infantry. Roll dated Chattanooga Tennessee October 5, 1864. 
He was born in Dekalb Co. Georgia. Age 42 years; occupation Farmer. He enlisted March 31, 1864 in 
Richview Illinois, for a term of 3 years. He had Dark Eyes, Brown Hair, his Complexion was Dark; 
He was 5 feet 11 inches tall. He Mustered in March 31, 1864, in Chattanooga Tennessee, Bounty paid 
was $300.00 and enlisted in Richview, Washington County Illinois district unknown, and assigned to 
Company I. On November 1, 1864 he was promoted from Private to Corporal. He was Injured according 
to the Casualty report operations before Nashville December 1, 1864. Nature of Casualty was a Wounded 
Wrist. It was also reported that David Terry was on duty as Color Guard and did not miss any time 
from duty because of his injury. Mustered out on September 25, 1865 at Camp Irving Texas. Certificate 
Number 388169, Records Obtained from the National Archives in Atlanta Georgia for Civil War and 
Pension Records. In David's enlistment paper work there was a letter to a Mr. Gibson stating; David 
Terry, Private, Co. I' 44 ' Illinois Vol. [ was enrolled March 31, 1864 at Richview Illinois, 
Mustered in October 5, 1864 to date from enrollment at Nashville Tennessee for 3 years by Capitan J. W. 
Chickering, Dist. Cri'd to not stated. Wanted to know David’s whereabouts prior to October 1864, and 
evidence of prior enlistment? signed William Douglas. reply back from Mr. Gibson states; No record 
found on record showing this mans where abouts prior to date of Muster into the service.

1870 Shiloh Twp. Jefferson Co. Illinois:

David Terry age 45 Georgia
Delilah age 30 Illinois
William A. age 16 Alabama
Martin D. age 13 Alabama
James N. age 12 Alabama
George T. age 3 Illinois
Robert E. age 1 Illinois
Sarah Richardson age 4 Illinois Who is this little girl?

The very next house is Delilah Overby's mother.

Sarah Overby age 70 Virginia Possible wife of Lemuel Overbay married Sarah Ridgeway Oct. 3, 1833 
Jefferson Co. Illinois.


1850 Fulton Co. Ill Lafayette Township Census has Delilah as a 7 year old child. also listed are: 
Anderson Overby, Age 50 having property valued at $100.00 and being from Tennessee. Elizabeth age 32 
listed as being from Ill. other children listed are: Thomas age 11 yrs. Lemuel age 10 yrs. Shadrack 
age 2 yrs. and Manuel age 3 months all listed as being from Ill. I now question the actual year of 
Delilah birth, as i had estimated it from the information that was on her Death Records in Jefferson 
Co. Ill. I'm sure this family is related to our Delilah. I believe Anderson was the son of Lemuel 
Overbay and his first wife. NO PROOF. APPLICATION FOR DAVID TERRY'S PENSION State of Illinois, County 
of Jefferson: On this 22nd day of December A. D. 1879, personally appears before me, Clerk of the 
County Court, the same being a Court Record with in and for the County and State of for said Delia 
Terry, age 42 years ,who being duly sworn according to Law, makes the following declaration in order 
to obtain the Pension provided by the Act of Congress granting Pensions to widows. That she is the 
widow of David Terry, who under the name of David Terry, so she thinks, Mt. Vernon Illinois or near 
he enrolled the 25th day of march 1864, in the 44th Regiment Co. I of Illinois Volunteer Infantry, 
for 3 years and during the War was wounded by a Minnie Ball in the Battle of Franklin, in the state 
of Tennessee, on or about the 1st day of December 1864, while engaged with his Command in the line of 
duty as a soldier in said battle. Said the Ball entered his Left side in the front coning out near 
the left side of the spine, from the effects of which the said soldier never recovered. and she 
believes his Rank to be traceable. he bore at date of discharge the mark of Corporal. or at least 
was Mustered out of the service of the United States as one. That she was married under the name of 
Delilah Dickerson to said David Terry on the 8th day of April by the Reverand George W. Allen, at 
the Co. of Jefferson and the State of Illinois. There being no legal claims to such marriage; that 
she and her said husband had both been previously married. Hessie Terry, the first wife of the said 
David Terry having died at the town of Richview, in the County of Washington, and the State of 
Illinois on or about the_?_ day of April 1862. John L. Dickerson first husband to Delila , died on 
or about the 3rd day of February 1862 at the city of Rolla, in the State of Missouri, in the service 
of the United States. That she has to the present remained a widow to David, that the following are 
the names and dates of birth of all his legitimate children yet living at home, under the age of 16 
years at the time of their fathers death. George Thomas Terry born Jan. 28, 1867, Robert Edward Terry 
born July 3, 1869, Eliza Agnes Terry born July 8, 1872. A child still under age 16 years by David's 
first wife Hessie is, James Nelson Terry born December 15, 1858 in Calhoon Co. Alabama, That she has 
not abandoned the support of any of these children. But that they are still under her care and 
maintenance, that she has not in any manner engaged in nor aided nor abided the Rebellion in the 
United States, no prior application has been filed so far as to her knowing. That she hereby appoints 
James M. Pace of Mt. Vernon Illinois her Attorney to promote her claim. That she residence is at the 
County of Jefferson and the State of Illinois, and that his Post Office address is Mt. Vernon in said 
Co. and State. { Delilah_X_ Terry} Witness" to her mark were William A. Terry and James M. Pace. 

Children of DAVID TERRY and HETHA BOWLING are:

2.   i. WILLIAM ALEXANDER2 TERRY, b. 16 Nov 1853, Calhoon, County Alabama; d. 29 Oct 1900, 
        Mt. Vernon, Illinois..

    ii. MARTIN DAVID TERRY, b. Jul 1856, Calhoon County Alabama.

3. iii. JAMES NELSON TERRY, b. 15 Dec 1858, Calhoon, County Alabama; d. 13 Dec 1926, Poplar Bluff, 
        Butler County Missouri.

4. iv. MARY MAUDE TERRY WATTS, b. 09 May 1861, Calhoon, County. Alabama; d. Aft. 1910.


5. v. GEORGE THOMAS2 TERRY, b. 28 Jan 1867, Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Shiloh Township; d. 20 May 1934, 
      Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

6. vi. ROBERT EDWARD TERRY, b. 03 Feb 1869, Tennessee; d. 14 Sep 1945, Jefferson, Co. Illinois.

vii. ELIZA AGNES TERRY, b. 18 Jul 1871, Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Shiloh Township; d. 07 Aug 1934, 
     Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co. Illinois; m. WILLIAM J. BROWN, 04 Sep 1898, Nashville, Washington 
     Co. Illinois; b. Jun 1867, Kentucky; d. 25 Jun 1936, Anna, Union County Illinois.


1900 Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co. Illinois Census :

Brown Wm. w-m born June 1867 age 31 married 2 years. could not read his profession. Ky, Ky, Ky.
Agnes wife w-f born July 1871 age 28 Illinois, Alabama, Illinois.

Obituary for Mrs. Agnes Brown died Aug. 7, 1934 Mt. Vernon Register News

Mrs. Agnes Brown Died last night; Be Buried Thursday

Mrs. Agnes Brown died at 10 o'clock last night at the Court Hotel, 110 North Tenth street.
She was a lifelong resident of Mt. Vernon.
She was born in Jefferson Co. July 19, 1871, and her age at time of death was 63 years and 18 days.
She was a daughter of the late David Terry and wife.
She was united in marriage in 1898 with Wm. Brown formerly a well known Barber of Mt. Vernon.
Mrs. Brown was a Christian woman, and highly respected, and held membership in the First Christian 
She is survived by her husband and one brother. Robert Terry, Mt. Vernon.
Funeral service will be held in the First Christian Church Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
In the absence of the pastor, Rev. Geo. P. Rutledge, the service will be conducted by the Rev. 
Robert Guthrie.
Burial will be held in West Salem.
The body will remain at Myers Chapel, 122 North Tenth Street until the funeral hour.


William died at the Anna State Hospital in Anna Illinois. He was taken back to Mount Vernon Illinois 
to be buried next to his wife Eliza Agnes Brown.

Obituary’s For W. J. Brown Mt. Vernon Register News Articles June 25,1936

Robert E. Terry was notified this morning of the death of his brother-in-law; 
W. J. Brown, at Anna, Mr. Brown formerly lived in Mt. Vernon. His wife died August 7, 1934.
Funeral arrangements have not been made, but will be announced later.
Mr. Brown was a well known Barber during the time he lived here.
June 26, 1936 Funeral Services For Wm. J. Brown Sunday Afternoon Mt. Vernon Register News
Funeral services for William J. Brown, who died early yesterday at the Anna State Hospital, will 
be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Free Will Baptist Church in this city with Rev. 
Lepton Harpole and Rev. Riley Burton officiating.
Internment will be made at the West Salem Cemetery.
The body will be brought to the home of Robert Terry, a brother - in - law of Mr. Brown tomorrow 
afternoon and will remain there until the funeral hour.
The Terry home is located six miles south of Mt. Vernon on state route 37.
Mr. Brown a prominent Barber in Mt. Vernon until his health failed, was 74 years old. He was married 
to Agnes Terry Sept. 17, 1898, she preceded him in death on Aug. 7, 1934.
Mr. Brown was a faithful member of the Christian Church and the 1.0.0.F lodge.

Marriage Notes for ELIZA TERRY and WILLIAM BROWN:

Eliza and William had no children.

Generation No. 2
2. WILLIAM ALEXANDER2 TERRY (DAVID1) was born 16 Nov 1853 in Calhoon, County Alabama, and died 29 Oct 1900 in Mt . Vernon, Illinois.. He married NANCY CAROLINE CASH 15 May 1877 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois., daughter of JAMES CASH and CHLOE RIDGEWAY. She was born 30 Jun 1853 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois., and died 15 Mar 1924 in Mt.Vernon, Illinois. Notes for WILLIAM ALEXANDER TERRY: 1900 Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co. Illinois Census : William Terry w-m born November 1853 age 46 Teamster Alabama Nancy wife w-f June 1853 age 46 Illinois Va. TN. Stated she had 6 children of which 5 are living. James Son Sept. 1878 age 21 single Iron Moulder Illinois Illinois Illinois Charley son May 1880 age 20 single Iron Moulder Mollie daughter April 1882 age 18 single Walter son Jan. 1884 age 16 single Helper in Iron Factory Nellie daughter Dec. 1886 age 14 single All claimed Illinois Illinois Illinois SINGLETON James Step Father W-m May 1829 71 years old widow Illinois Illinois Illinois Day Labor. NOTE: To my knowledge and in my research I have no records of William Terry's mother having been married more that once, that was to David Terry. Williams step mother Delilah did not remarry after the death of her second husband David Terry. I do know though that there were some pretty close ties to the Terry and Singleton families, Chloe Ridgeway married James Singleton and was an Aunt to Delilah Overbay Dickerson Terry. Delilah's mother was Sarah Ridgeway Overbay. Children of WILLIAM TERRY and NANCY CASH are: i. JAMES MONROE3 TERRY, b. 18 Sep 1878, Jefferson Co. Illinois; d. 21 Dec 1900, Jefferson Co. Illinois. ii. CHARLES WILLIAM TERRY, b. 20 May 1880, Jefferson Co. Illinois; d. 14 Aug 1962, Mount Vernon, Jefferson Co. Illinois; m. ANNA ROSALIE MALONE, 04 May 1907, Mount Vernon, Jefferson Co. Illinois; b. 12 Aug 1885, Mount Vernon, Jefferson Co. Illinois; d. 25 May 1979, Mount Vernon, Jefferson Co. Illinois. iii. MOLLIE L. TERRY, b. Apr 1882, Jefferson Co. Illinois. iv. HENRY WALTER TERRY, b. 14 Jan 1884, Jefferson Co. Illinois; d. 21 Sep 1907, Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co. Illinois. v. NELLIE TERRY, b. Dec 1886, Jefferson Co. Illinois; m. JAMES WILLIAM PELZ, 18 Apr 1908, Jefferson County, Illinois. vi. DAVID TERRY, b. 07 Aug 1888, Mount Vernon, Jefferson Co. Illinois; d. 15 Aug 1888, Mount Vernon, Jefferson Co. Illinois. 3. JAMES NELSON2 TERRY (DAVID1) was born 15 Dec 1858 in Calhoon, County Alabama, and died 13 Dec 1926 in Poplar Bluff, Butler County Missouri. He married MARTHA JANE HELMS 29 Sep 1900 in Fisk, Butler Co. Missouri. She was born 1872 in Fisk, Butler Co. Missouri. Notes for JAMES NELSON TERRY: James Nelson Terry age 41 went to Butler Co. Missouri in 1900, The census was taken that year for St. Francis Township on June 5th and 6th for that town. He lived with his brother Robert E. Terry age 31 who had been married to Allie age 26 for two years and they had daughter Cecil who was 3 months old, also living in the same household was a brother in law by the name of Ernie Patterson. James Nelson married in Butler Co. Mo. September 29, 1900 to Martha J. Helms he stayed in Mo. Robert E. Terry took his family and moved back to Jefferson Co. Illinois where he was born. 1910 Census St. Francis Township, Butler Co. Missouri Has some errors. Microfilm Roll T624 - 769 should be James N. Terry, His name was James Nelson Terry James W. Terry m-w-52-m1-9--- Missouri-Alabama-Alabama-English-Laborer-Odd Jobs-W-no-no-yes-yes-0-F-H Martha wife f - w - 38 - m1 - 9 - 3 - Missouri - Missouri - Missouri - English - none - yes - yes Thomas Son m - w - 4 - s - Missouri - Alabama - Missouri - none 1920 Census St. Francis Township Butler Co. Missouri, page 252a - 254b James M. Terry head 0-F-M-W-51-M- -Alabama-Georgia-Alabama-yea-Farming-General Farming-OA-13 Martha J. Wife --F-W-48-M--Yes-Yes Missouri-Illinois-Missouri-yes-none Thomas L. Son --M-W-14-S-Yes-Yes-Yes-Alabama-Alabama-Missouri-yes-none 1930 Census Child of JAMES TERRY and MARTHA HELMS is: i. THOMAS LEVI3 TERRY, b. Abt. 1906, Butler Co. Missouri. 4. MARY MAUDE TERRY2 WATTS (DAVID1 TERRY) was born 09 May 1861 in Calhoon, County. Alabama, and died Aft. 1910. She married JNO B. CLARK 16 Jul 1881 in Sedalia, Pettis County Missouri, son of CHARLES CLARK and LOUISE CLARK. He was born 28 Apr 1844 in Warsaw, Pettis Co. Missouri1,2, and died 20 May 1913 in Independence, Jackson Co. Missouri. Notes for MARY MAUDE TERRY WATTS: Maude was adopted by Dr. H. J. Watts about 1863 in Jefferson Co. Illinois after the death of Hetha Bowling Terry. Dr. H. Watts later moved his family to Pettis and Benton Co. Missouri, in the Warsaw. Notes for JNO B. CLARK: The 1900 Census shows a woman named Ella Lowery age 34 as being their servant. Children of MARY WATTS and JNO CLARK are: i. LOUISE3 CLARK, b. 17 Nov 1882, Warsaw, Benton Co. Missouri; m. ALBERT A. LOBBAN, Warrensburg, Johnson County Missouri; b. 1880, Warrensburg, Johnson Co. Missouri. ii. DAUGHTER CLARK, b. 10 Mar 1884, Warsaw, Benton Co. Missouri; d. 10 Mar 1884, Warsaw, Benton Co. Missouri. Notes for DAUGHTER CLARK: Found in Benton Co. Warsaw Township Mo. The birth of a daughter to J. B. Clark and Maude Watts March 10, 1884, she died the same day. She was the second child born to John and Maud. iii. MARY CLARK, b. 16 Nov 1885, Warsaw, Benton Co. Missouri. iv. EMMA CLARK, b. 14 Dec 1886, Warsaw, Benton Co. Missouri. v. JOHN B. JR. CLARK, b. 30 Dec 1887, Warsaw, Benton Co. Missouri3; d. 06 Apr 1925, Jewish Hospital St. Louis, Missouri; m. MARGARET R.. 5. GEORGE THOMAS2 TERRY (DAVID1) was born 28 Jan 1867 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Shiloh Township, and died 20 May 1934 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. He married (1) AUGUSTA JANE AMES LEACH 25 Sep 1887 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, daughter of JAMES LEACH and SARAH GREEN. She was born 07 Jun 1869 in McClellan Township, Jefferson Co. Illinois, and died 16 Jan 1922 in Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co. Illinois. He married (2) KATY L. WAITE Aft. 1922 in Illinois, daughter of JAMES WAITE and MARTHA WARREN. She was born 17 Sep 1882 in Jefferson Co. Illinois, and died 01 Nov 1975 in Jefferson Co. Illinois. Notes for GEORGE THOMAS TERRY: George and Augusta Terry were listed as living in McClellan Twp in the 1920 federal census for Jefferson Co. Illinois. G. T. Terry Head age 52 Born in Illinois, Alabama, Illinois, Farmer General Augusta Wife age 51 Grover Son age 26 Clide Son age 25 Homer Son age 21 Tom Son age 18 Ottis Son age 15 Aline Daug. age 12 Lucile Daug. age 8 All listed as Males and Females White. The 1910 Census for McClellan Twp. Jefferson Co. Illinois also listed George and Augusta Terry . George T. Terry Head Male White age 42 Gussie or 'Birthie' Wife white female age 41 Pearl Daughter white female age 20 Grover C. Son white male age16 Clyde Son white male age14 Homer Son white male age 11 Thomas Son white male age 9 Otis Son white male age 5 Merle Aline Daughter age 2 Some Time between 1890 and 1900 George and Augusta moved from Shiloh Township to McClellan Township Jefferson Co. Illinois. This census stated that George and Augusta had 10 children and that 8 were still living. They lost one between Pearl and Grover and the other between Clyde and Homer according to the page from the family bible sent to me by my first cousin Dorothy Grigg, daughter of Homer and Annie Johnson Terry. 1900 McClellan Twp. Jefferson Co. Illinois Census George T. Terry Head W - M, born Jan.1866, age 34, married 13 years, farmer, claimed Illinois for all. Gusta Jane wife W - F, born June 1878, age 31, married 13 years had 7 children 5 are living, claimed Illinois for all, Housewife. Gertie Daughter w-f , March 1888, age 12, at school. Pearl Daughter w-f, Aug. 1889 age 10 at school. Grover son w-m, Aug 1893, age 6. Clyde son w-m, Aug 1895, age 6. Homer son w-m, Dec. 1898, age 1. Sarah Jane Leach, mother in law, w-f, Sept. 1841, age 58, widow, Illinois, Kentucky, South Carolina. Edward Conner, white male, Servant, April 1878, age 22, Illinois, Illinois, Illinois. The Nationality of George Thomas Terry was stated to have been Irish and Indian according to the Terry family bible information page which is in the hands of Dorothy Grigg, daughter of Homer Terry, Otis Terry's older brother. It also list all children in order with birth dates. Obituary; May 20, 1934 Mt. Vernon Register News George Thomas Terry George Thomas Terry lived at 405 Jordan Street, he was a lifelong resident. He was born in Jefferson County Jan. 28, 1867 and his age at time of death was 67 years, 3 months and 22 days. He first married Augusta Jane Leach deceased and second Katy L. Benton who survives. Mr. Terry was a member of the Epworth M. E. Church. He held membership in Marion Lodge No. 13, 1. 0. 0. F. Mt. Vernon. Mr. Terry is survived by his widow and five sons, mentioned as surviving brothers of Mrs. Sanders. and two daughters mentioned as her surviving sisters, and one Brother Robert E. Terry Mt. Vernon; one sister Agnes Brown, Mt. Vernon; and two step sons Jasper E. and David A. Benton St. Louis. The body will remain at Myers Chapel. Notes for AUGUSTA JANE AMES LEACH: Unable to find death record for Augusta Jane Leach in the State of Illinois. I finally found the Obituary for Augusta Jane Terry in the Register News Paper, It was a daily news paper published in Mount Vernon Illinois. Mrs. G. T. Terry 1- 16 - 1922 Register News Mrs. Augusta Terry, wife of G. T. Terry who died at eight O’clock this evening was a most highly respected lady with a great host of friends in the ------- of the county which she resided. She had been suffering with diabetes for some time she had been critically ill for only a short time. She was the daughter of James and Sarah Leach and was a native of this county where all her life she spent most of it in McClellan Township. Then finally is well known in McClellan Township Mr. Terry having served as township supervisor and been active in political and business affairs for years. Mrs. Terry who was about sixty years of age was the mother of nine children. Marriage Notes for GEORGE TERRY and AUGUSTA LEACH: On George and Augusta Terry’s' Marriage License Augusta is listed as Augusta James. This is the only document that she is listed as a James. On all of the birth and death certificates that i have found for their children she calls her maiden name as Leach. Sarah Jane Green her mother first married George W. Ames. George disappeared, and a short time before Augusta was born Sarah Jane Green Ames married James H. Leach Marriage information found at IRAD in Carbondale, Illinois States : George T. Terry and Miss Augusta James applied for and received a marriage license on Sept. 24, 1887, They were married Sept. 25, 1887 by W. A. Browder MG. and was returned Sept. 26, 1887 in Jefferson Co. Illinois. The Marriage license should have read Augusta J. Ames. In 1888 the Jefferson Co. Court House in Mt. Vernon was destroyed by a tornado, there fore original documents were very few and far between. I would love to find anybody who might have the original document, and willing to share. Notes for KATY L. WAITE: There were no children born to this marriage with George T. Terry. She was married once before to Henry Benton. Children of GEORGE TERRY and AUGUSTA LEACH are: i. GERTRUDE T.3 TERRY, b. 18 Mar 1888, Shiloh Twp, Jefferson Co. Illinois; d. 20 May 1934, Shiloh Twp, Jefferson Co. Illinois; m. HARVEY A. SANDERS, 26 Sep 1909, Jefferson Co. Illinois; b. 17 Jul 1879, Jefferson Co. Illinois4; d. 17 Apr 1960, Jefferson Co. Illinois4. Notes for GERTRUDE T. TERRY: Double Funeral largely attended: A double funeral was held at Myers funeral Chapel yesterday afternoon for George Thomas Terry and Mrs. Gertrude Sanders, father and daughter, who died within a few hours of each other Sunday. The daughter , as previously stated, died on the receipt of the news that her fathers condition was worse. She was sick at the time. Every inch of available space in the Myers building was occupied at the funeral service, and many who were unable to gain entrance stood outside the building until the service ended. if not the largest crowd which ever assembled at Myers Chapel for a funeral, it was one of the largest. the services were conducted by the Rev. J.H. Burden and Rev. George P. Rutledge. Mrs. Sanders was buried in Oakwood Cemetery and Mr. Terry was buried in West Salem Cemetery. Obituary; May 20, 1934 Mt. Vernon Register News Two Deaths In Same Family In Very Short Time Deeply solicitous as to the condition of her father, George Thomas Terry, who was seriously sick, Mrs. Gertrude Sanders on learning that it had changed for the worse, insisted on attempting to rise from a sick bed to visit him, the effort bringing on a heart attack which resulted in her sudden death. Mrs. Sanders died at 1:10 P.M. Sunday, and the father, the object of her tender love and sympathy followed her in death at 10:45 last night, but a few hours later. A double funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon for father and daughter at 2 o'clock at Myers Chapel, 122 North Street. The service will be conducted by the Rev. J. H. Burden and Rev. Geo. P. Rutledge. Mrs. Sanders will be buried in Oakwood and Mr. Terry in West Salem. Mrs. Sanders died at her home 912 Taylor Avenue, and she had lived 24 years in Mt. Vernon. She was born in Jefferson County March 18, 1888, and her age at time of death was 46 years, 2 month, and 2 days. She was a Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Terry of this city. She is survived by her Husband Harvey A. Sanders and two sons. Harold and Harvey Eugene, at home and her step mother. Five brothers Viz: Grover of Capron, Ill. ; Clyde and Homer of East Alton, Illinois ; Otis of Wolf Lake, Illinois and Thomas of Michigan ; and two sisters, Lucille Terry of East Alton, Illinois ; and Mrs. Aline Grothius of Mt. Vernon. She was a member of the Christian Church. Gertrude's stone says she was born in 1886, other documents that I have states that she was born in 1888. I believe that she was actually born in 1888 as her parents didn't marry until 1887. The 1920 Mount Vernon Illinois Federal Census states that : Harvey A. Sanders Head of Household white Male age 40 was born in Illinois. Gertrude Wife Female white age 31 born in Illinois. Harold E. Son male white age 7/12 born in Illinois May or June 1919. Earnest D. Brother white male age 37 born in Illinois. I estimated Harold E. Sanders birth date from this census as it was taken on Jan. 29, 1920 Notes for HARVEY A. SANDERS: Social Security # was 348-09-7005. 1900 Farrington Twp. Jefferson Co. Illinois. Sanders Clemme?? Head W-F Widow Feb 1856 age 44 married 23 years IL, TN, TN. Farmer, Had 4 children of which 3 are living. Pearl F. son w-m single Oct. 1876 23 years old single Farmer Harvey A. son w-m single July 1879 age 20 Farm Labor Ernest O. son w-m single July 1882 age 17 Farm Labor. ii. PEARL TERRY, b. 16 Aug 1889, Shiloh Twp, Jefferson Co. Illinois; d. 08 Jun 1917, Jefferson Co. Illinois; m. FLOYD FRANKLIN MORGAN, Bef. 1915, Illinois; b. Jan 1880, Jefferson Co. Illinois; d. 01 Oct 1920, McClellan Twp. Jefferson Co. Illinois. Notes for PEARL TERRY: The 1910 census for McClellan Co. Jefferson Co. Illinois has Pearl living at home with her parents still at age 20 years old. Pearl was 28 years old when she died. Her death certificate states that she was buried in Salem Cem. But for some reason she was layed to rest in Wolf Prairie Cem. in McClellan Township. Notes for FLOYD FRANKLIN MORGAN: Floyd F. Morgan was living with his mother and 4 other brothers and sisters in the 1910 McClellan Twp. Jefferson Co. Illinois Census. Floyd was listed as being 34 year white male, born in Illinois, and was a Farm Hand by trade. 1900 McClellan Twp. Jefferson Co. Illinois, very clearly read: Morgan James F. w- m April 1847 age 53 married 23 years Farmer Illinois Tennessee Tennessee Alvina E. wife w-f Nov. 1847 age 42 married 23 years Illinois, Illinois, Illinois Louie O. son Nov. 1887 single age 22 years Farmer Floyd F. son w-m Jan. 1880 single 20 years old Farm Hand Annie E. daughter w-f Dec. 1882 17 years old single Bertie E. daughter w-f July 1887 age 12 single James C. w-m November 1890 age 9 single Minnie daughter w-f Nov. 1893 age 6 single. all children claimed Illinois, Illinois, Illinois. 1920 McClellan Twp. Jefferson Co. Illinois Morgan J. F. Head M-W age 72 Married Tennessee, Tennessee, Tennessee, Farmer General Vina Wife F-W age 62 Illinois, Virginia, Tennessee Floid Son M- W age 39 Widow Illinois, Illinois, Illinois, Not working. Bertie Daughter F-W age 30 single Illinois, Illinois, Illinois, Not working. Evlin M. Grand Daughter F-W age 5 single Illinois, Illinois, Illinois. iii. JOHN HENRY TERRY, b. Abt. 1891, Shiloh Twp, Jefferson Co. Illinois; d. Jefferson Co. Illinois. Notes for JOHN HENRY TERRY: Died as a Infant. iv. GROVER CLEVELAND TERRY, b. 03 Aug 1893, Shiloh Twp, Jefferson Co. Illinois; d. 27 Dec 1961, St. Joseph Hospital, Belvidere , Boone Co. Illinois; m. MARY L. SOWERS, Abt. 1922, Jefferson Co. Illinois; b. 02 Dec 1903, Shiloh Twp, Jefferson Co. Illinois; d. Apr 1981, Belvidere, Boone Co. Illinois. Notes for GROVER CLEVELAND TERRY: The 1930 Boone County Illinois Census, Poplar Grove Township Has : Terry Grover C. Rented Property, Head of household, Male, White, age 36 born Illinois, Illinois, Illinois, was a Farm Hand, could read and write. he was 27 when he married Mary. Mary L. Wife, age 26 House wife born Illinois, Maryland, Illinois could read and write, she was 16 when she married Grover. Children were Avis C. ? age 8 born in Illinois. Dorothy R. age 5 born in Illinois. They had a border by the name of James E. Montgomery age 64, from Illinois, Scotland, ? he was a farmer as well. Notes for MARY L. SOWERS: In the 1920 Jefferson Co. Shiloh Twp. Census it states that Mary is 16 years old. v. CLYDE CLARENCE TERRY, b. 23 Aug 1895, Shiloh Twp, Jefferson Co. Illinois; d. 07 Dec 1970, St. Joseph Hospital, East Alton, Madison Co. Illinois; m. BERTHA CHAMBERS, 25 Apr 1925, Probably ? Madison Co. Illinois; b. 06 Apr 1893, Illinois; d. Probably In Illinois. Notes for CLYDE CLARENCE TERRY: Information on Clyde's Death certificate given by his sister Lucille, states that Clyde had never married. However he was married once, for a short while before getting a divorce. Clyde C. Terry PVT Co E 303 Ammo Train World War 1 vi. WILLIAM RAY TERRY, b. Abt. 1897, Shiloh Twp, Jefferson Co. Illinois; d. Jefferson Co. Illinois. Notes for WILLIAM RAY TERRY: Died as an infant vii. HOMER BRYAN TERRY, b. 14 Dec 1899, Shiloh Twp, Jefferson Co. Illinois; d. 09 Sep 1977, East Alton, Madison Co. Illinois Illinois; m. (1) THELMA RUTHERFORD, 1924, McClellan Twp, Jefferson Co. Illinois; b. 22 May 1905, Jefferson Co. Illinois; d. 10 Oct 1926, McClellan Twp. Jefferson Co. Illinois; m. (2) ANNIE GERTRUDE JOHNSON, 1940, Bowling Green, Pike County Missouri; b. 1904, DeKalb Co. Illinois; d. 1996, East Alton, Madison Co. Illinois Illinois. Notes for HOMER BRYAN TERRY: After Thelma's death the two older children lived in the orphans home in Mt. Vernon Illinois for a while, the baby was taken in by the Rutherfords so Homer could work. Homer remarried in 1940 to Annie Johnson and had a daughter named Dorothy. Homer and Annie lived out the rest of their lives together. viii. THOMAS JEFFERSON TERRY, b. 03 Oct 1901, Shiloh Twp, Jefferson Co. Illinois; d. Jan 1971, Sacramento, California. Notes for THOMAS JEFFERSON TERRY: Thomas was found dead near the railroad tracks in Sacramento, California. He was Irish and Indian with a pair of Roman Feet. ix. OTIS EARL TERRY, b. 10 Jan 1905, Shiloh Twp, Jefferson Co. Illinois.; d. 05 Oct 1980, Cape Girardeau, Missouri; m. HAZEL MARIE RUMFELT, 10 Jan 1928, Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois; b. 09 Jan 1911, Wolflake, Illinois. Union County Illinois; d. 14 Oct 1982, Cape Girardeau, Missouri. x. MERLE ALINE TERRY, b. 09 Apr 1907, Shiloh Twp, Jefferson Co. Illinois; d. 13 Jun 1981, Mount Vernon, Jefferson County Illinois; m. GEORGE NEAL GROOTHUIS, 06 Nov 1927, Nashville, Washington Co. Illinois; b. 13 Aug 1906, Deitrich, Illinois; d. 20 Jan 1970, Mount Vernon, Jefferson County Illinois. xi. AUGUSTA LUCILLE TERRY, b. 06 Jul 1911, McClellan or Shiloh Twp, Jefferson Co. Illinois; d. 16 Apr 1996, Alton Memorial Hospital, East Alton, Madison Co. Illinois. Notes for AUGUSTA LUCILLE TERRY: The informant was a niece Dorothy Grigg from Cottage Hills, Illinois. 6. ROBERT EDWARD2 TERRY (DAVID1) was born 03 Feb 1869 in Tennessee, and died 14 Sep 1945 in Jefferson, Co. Illinois. He married ALICE EVALINE PIGG 20 Apr 1898 in Jefferson, Co. Illinois, daughter of THOMAS PIGG and CATHERINE ESLICH. She was born 06 Nov 1874 in Jefferson, Co. Illinois, and died 26 Jun 1961 in Jefferson, Co. Illinois. Notes for ROBERT EDWARD TERRY: Robert Terry was in the 1900 Butler Co. Missouri census, her didn't stay there very long before he moved his family back to Jefferson Co. Illinois. 1910 Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co. Illinois Census : Terry Robert E. Head of household m-w age 41 married 12 years Illinois Alabama Illinois Labor. Allie Wife w-f age 35 married 12 years Illinois Illinois Illinois Home maker. Edna E. daughter w-f age 7 single Thomas E. son w-m age 6 single Rufus W. son w-m age 6/12 According to Robert E. Terry's Obit card at the Brehm Library in Mt. Vernon Illinois, His mother had at one time gone by the name Susan Dickerson, I find no other record stating that there is a Susan Delilah or Delilah Susan Overbay Dickerson Terry. Obituary: September 14, 1945 Mt. Vernon Register News Rites Sunday For Robert E. Terry Funeral services for Robert Edward Terry, who died early yesterday morning at his home, 2501 Casey, will be held at 2 P.M. Sunday at the United Brethren Church. The Rev. Riley Burton and the Rev. Noah Douthit will have charge of the service. Burial will be at West Salem Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the family home after 3 P.M. today. Mr. Terry is survived by his wife, four sons, Thomas E. Terry of Flora; Rufus W. Terry of Benton; Cpl. Harry H. Terry of Camp Hood, Texas, who was a prisoner of war in Germany for four months; Cpl. Herschel S. Terry just returned from overseas, a daughter Mrs. Edna Merritt of Mt. Vernon, and a grandson Cpl. Edward E. Terry, who was raised from infancy by Mr. and Mrs. Terry, also just returned from overseas. Ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren also surviving. All the children were at home at the time of his death. Children of ROBERT TERRY and ALICE PIGG are: i. CECILE3 TERRY, b. 25 Mar 1900, Jefferson Co. Illinois; d. 22 Mar 1903, Jefferson Co. Illinois. Notes for CECILE TERRY: Cecile died very young, after her family moved back to Jefferson Co. Illinois from Butler Co. Missouri. ii. EDNA E. TERRY, b. 16 Nov 1901, Jefferson, Co. Illinois; d. 28 Jul 1971, Mt . Vernon, Illinois.; m. DEWEY G. MERRITT, 01 Aug 1919, Jefferson, Co. Illinois; b. 15 Jun 1899, Lebanon, Tennessee; d. 11 Jul 1992, Jefferson, Co. Illinois. iii. ORVILLE TERRY. iv. THOMAS EDWARD TERRY, b. 1903; d. 1987. v. RUFUS WARD TERRY, b. 07 Jan 1910, Mt . Vernon, Illinois.; d. 22 Jan 1973, Thompsonville, Illinois; m. CECILE CARTER. vi. HARRY HERMAN TERRY, b. 21 Feb 1914, Jefferson, Co. Illinois; d. 03 Feb 1972, Mt . Vernon, Illinois.; m. VESTA THEO HAYES, 26 Feb 1946, Chicago, Illinois; b. 10 Sep 1919, Mt. Vernon, Illinois; d. 08 Feb 1992, Mt . Vernon, Illinois.. vii. HERSCHEL STOLTZ TERRY, b. 21 Nov 1915, Mt . Vernon, Illinois. Shiloh Township; m. (1) NORMA JANE HARPOOL, 27 Jun 1937, Jefferson County, Illinois; m. (2) RENA L. BRADLEY, 20 Jun 1940, Jefferson County, Illinois. Marriage Notes for HERSCHEL TERRY and NORMA HARPOOL: Hershel S. was 21 years old when he married Norma Jane Harpool, she was 18 years old. Marriage Notes for HERSCHEL TERRY and RENA BRADLEY: Hershel S. Terry was 24 years when he married Rena L. Bradley, she was 25 years old. Endnotes 1. Mo. Death Certificates 2. 1900 Federal Census Johnson Co. Mo. For John B. Clark and wife Mary Maud (Terry) Watts. 3. All Mo. Death Certificate. 4. All Missouri State Census except 1890 not available 5. All Illinois State census 1890 not available 6. Illinois State Birth and death certificates 7. Terry Family Bible Submitted by: Barb Mason


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