Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Terrys Cherokee?

I received an email from a researcher of the Harkins family who had found a connection to the Terry Family. She gave me the following information

In the 1850 census in Murray Co, GA, next door to Lewis Terry is the Harkins family. Nancy Terry, believed to be the daughter of George Terry, married Asbury Harkins. Asbury's brother, Tilman married Jane Elizabeth Terry. She was on the other side of the houses, in the
Carder household.



The family story is that Elizabeth and Nancy are sisters. When looking into application for Cherokee roll citizenship, both children of Nancy and Elizabeth list the same two people, one specifically listed as a grandmother. This makes them at least first cousins.

In a letter of information from Sarah Chastain, Tilman's sister, she states that Nancy D Pierce (Nancy Dovina Harkins Pierce, daughter of Tilman) is the 'daughter of Jane Harkins (nee Terry) whose great grandmother Nancy C Keith and who was the descendant of John Keith who
were Cherokee Indian by blood.' and continues 'said Nancy D Pierce's grandparent was Polly Smith, who was also Cherokee Indian by blood.'



On Nancy's application she states she is related to John Keith and 'Polly Smith, my grandmother.'



From information on your site I do not see Polly Smith or any Keiths. These Cherokee relatives must be on the Terry side as Sarah Harkins Chastain stated has no interest in the application. Perhaps their mother?

8 comments:

Leslie said...

Hi. I'm a relative to some Terrys. As far back as I can go my Great great grandparents were out of West Virginia. Are you aware of the Terry's of West Virginia?

Robyn said...

Leslie,

My name is Robyn Terry. I am related to a George Terry b. 1883 Virginia. He was my great-grandfather.

Are these the Terry's you were referring to?

I can be reached at robynterry@hotmail.com

judy_hidalgo said...

Mary Elizabeth Bailey married William Thomas Terry in Mississippi around 1876. They were both born in the year 1854. We are trying to discover Wm. Tho. Terry's mothers name which may have been Perry. Can anyone out there help? My grandmother stated that her grandmother was Choctaw...possible?

Chelsea Milligan said...

Hello, My mother is a terry, her name is Sherri Terry and her grandmother Genevra Terry is Cherokee Indian from what my mother has told me our family is from South Carolina. I was trying to find out if there is any relation. my grandfthers name is Roger Dale Terry Sr., my grandmothers name is Sharon Kay Seward. They also have on other child together, an my grandfather has another son from a second marriage. If any body could tell me if it is any relation or not i would greatly appreciate it. Thank you for you time. CHELSEA MILLIGAN

Brian Terry said...

MY NAME IS BRIAN TERRY MY FATHER WAS MILBURN TERRY BORN 1929 MY GRANDFATHER IS MACK TERRY DATE OF BIRTH UNKNOWN. MY GRANDFATHER WAS FROM ARKANSAS COULD WE BE POSSIBLY RELATED TO THE TERRYS FROM THE AMBROSE-TERRY FEUD? MY FATHER WAS 1/4 CHEROKEE.

Hakeem Qasim said...

My name is Hakeem Qasim and my Paternal Grand Mother's Maiden name was "TERRY" (Maggie Terry)from Henderson, North Carolina. She also had 2 sisters Lillie Mae Terry-Hargrove, and Rosa Terry-Williams.And My Grand Mother was Cherokee, her mothers name was Alice and her dad's name was Thomas.

Hakeem Qasim said...

My name is Hakeem Qasim and my Paternal Grand Mother's Maiden name was "TERRY" (Maggie Terry)from Henderson, North Carolina. She also had 2 sisters Lillie Mae Terry-Hargrove, and Rosa Terry-Williams.And My Grand Mother was Cherokee, her mothers name was Alice and her dad's name was Thomas.

Sharon Agee Morrow said...

Lewis Terry's daughter married Thomas Carder, as you know. Their son Berryman Carder married Margaret Melissa Roper, daughter of Reuben Roper and Cynthia Keith, granddaughter of Cornelius Keith, who was from Scotland--was not an Indian.He founded Pumpkintown, South Carolina, in Pickens County.