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Theophilus B & John TERRY 4921, Barren Co.

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Theophilus B & John TERRY 4921, Barren Co.

Sandi Gorin (View posts)
Posted: 10 Oct 2000 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Jun 2001 9:32AM GMT
Surnames: Terry, Thurman, Young
NOTE: I have no connection and no further information.

Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed., 1886. Barren County.

T. B. and J. L. TERRY. Stephen Terry, the grandfather of our subjects, was a native of the "Old Dominion," and died in the "Old Dominion." His father was by birth a Scotchman, and his mother an Irish lady of rank. His son, Alfred Terry, was born in Botetourt County, Va., about 1800, and when a lad came with his parents to Kentucky. He married Miss Sallie Young, and to them were born eleven children, eight of whom are living: Sallie D., John L., Powhatan, Ellen T., Theophilus B., David C., Peter D. and William S. Mrs. Terry was born in 1810, and is yet living. Her parents, Edward and Polly Young, were natives of Kentucky, and residents of Barren County. Alfred Terry died at the age of fifty-seven; he was a man of considerable local prominence, and was, as is also his wife, a consistent member of the Christian Church. His son, Theophilus B. Terry, was born in Barren County, February 25, 1847, and grew to manhood on the home farm. His early education was obtained in the common schools, where he learned the rudiments of English. His education is mostly practical, having been acquired through his contact with business affairs. He is unmarried and resides near the homestead farm, which his mother owns and his brothers cultivate. This farm of 200 acres is well improved and mostly cultivated. The water privileges are excellent and the land adapted to stock raising, to which branch of farming they give considerable attention. John L. Terry, the elder brother, was born in 1839. His education was such as could be obtained in the common schools. Home reading and practical business training, with prudence and industry, have carried him safely to success as a farmer. He married, November 19, 1866, Miss Sallie M. Thurman, daughter of Robert and Nancy Thurman, of Lincoln County, Ky. They are blessed in their union by the birth of one daughter, Laura May. The brothers Terry are Democrats; they take some interest in political questions, but their time is principally devoted to their farming interests.

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