As you follow the Terrys through census records, you can see the family connections, except the Renick family. Renick has liquor store, J.S. is a grocer, and it's probably just a business connection.
1900 census Howard St., Dallas, Dallas Co, TX:
Terry, James S., h, b May 1834, 66, m 23 yrs, b SC, SC, SC
" Callie, w, b Jun 1855, 44, m 23 yrs, 9 ch, 8 lvg, b MS, SC, SC
" Hugh F.,s, b Apr 1878, 22, sgl -Physician - b MS
" Ruth, d, b Oct 1879, 20, b TX
" roy, s, b Apr 1882, 18, b MS
" Grover C., s, b Oct 1884, 15, b TX
" P___ L., s, b Jun 1887, 12, b TX
" Bob Lee, s, b Jun 1890, 9, b TX
" Katy bell, d, b Nov 1891, 8, b TX
" Lucy H., d, b Jan 1895, 5, b TX
Terry, Charles M., h, b May 1837, 63, m 26 yrs, b SC, SC,SC
" Caroline, w, b Feb 1851, 49, m 26 yrs, 6 ch, 1 lvg, b LA, GA, GA
" Augusta, d, b Oct 1875, 24, b TX
1880 Dallas, Dallas Co, TX, page 11 A:
Category: Name; Relationship to head of household; Marital Status; Gender; Race; Age; Birthplace; Occupation; Father's Birthplace; Mother's Birthplace.
J. S. TERRY Self M Male W 46 SC Grocer SC SC
C. D. TERRY Wife M Female W 24 MS Keeping House SC SC
Hugh TERRY Son S Male W 2 TX SC SC
Ruth TERRY Dau S Female W 8M TX SC SC
Page 5 B - Looks like J.S., wf and ch were counted twice:
T. R. RENICK Self M Male W 45 HANOVER Liquor Store HANOVER HANOVER
C. RENICK Wife M Female W 40 BAVARIA House Keeping BAV. BAV.
Chs. RENICK Son S Male W 18 NY Clerk NY NY
Willie RENICK Son S Male W 11 NY NY NY
J. S. TERRY Son M Male W 46 SC Grocer SC SC
C. TERRY Dau M Female W 26 MS MS MS
H. TERRY Son S Male W 2 TX --- ---
Ruth TERRY Dau S Female W 6M TX
Page 111 D:
Thos. FLYNN Self M Male W 47 IRE Farmer IRE IRE
E. J. FLYNN Wife M Female W 40 MS Keeping House SC SC
Thos. G. FLYNN Son S Male W 1M TX IRE MS
Winnie TERRY MotherL W Female W 75 SC Keeping House SC SC
Mary TERRY SisterL S Female W 30 MS Keeping House SC SC
N. N. PRINALL Other S Male W 27 IL Farmer IL IL
H. L. WILLIAMS Other S Male W 36 MS Farmer AL AL
Thos. DAWSON Other S Male W 16 MO Farmer KY KY
George RECORD Other S Male B 21 TX Farmer TN TN
Also page 5 B -- more grocers named Terry:
T. G. TERRY Self M Male W 35 MS Grocer MS MS
L. TERRY Wife M Female W 28 MS House Keeping MS MS
Carrie TERRY Other S Female W 3 TX TX TX
Wm. TERRY Other Male W 40 SC Grocer SC SC
Page 11 B, next page after first entry above for J.S. and similar occupation - food industry:
C. M. TERRY Self M Male W 43 SC Mill Flour SC SC
Carry TERRY Wife M Female W 29 LA Keeping House SC SC
Winie TERRY Dau S Female W 9 TX At School SC SC
Maud TERRY Dau S Female W 8 TX At School SC SC
Gussie TERRY Dau S Female W 4 TX SC SC
1870 census DeSoto Co, MS, page 165:
Terry, J.S., 36, b SC - land 6,000/personal 800
" Eliza, 38, b SC
" William, 30, b SC
" Mary, 27, b SC
Gradie, Thomas, 21, b MS
Page 166, for some reason this lady is listed all alone, not tied to black family before her, or white family after her. Maybe the enumerator missed her in above household and just wrote her in to be counted:
Terry, Winterfield, 64, b SC (female)
[I believe this is Winnie and I'm willing to bet her given name is a family name, watch for it.]
1860 DeSoto Co, MS:
Terry, W. 54, b SC (female) - land 10,000/20,000
" S.M., 23, b SC (f)
" Chas. M., 22, b SC
" Eliza, 21, b SC
" W. ?, 20, b SC (male)
" Mary, 18, b MS
" M.A., 17, b MS (f)
" G., 15, b MS (m)
" T.G., 11, b MS (m)
Graden, ?, 27, b GA - carpenter
[I would say this lady owns slaves, look at personal value. In 1870, after the war, there are several mulatto and black Terry families in the county. Note, J.S. not in the household, but I bet if you can find this family on the 1850 census he'll be there. See him below.]
Terry, Joseph, 25, b MS, listed all alone as overseer. I would say he is in charge of a plantation that has an absentee landlord and slaves that need watching. Common in those days.
Page 140, looks like another young Terry male:
Terry, R.W., 21, b MS listed alone as overseer.
In neighboring county, but across the state line in Memphis, Shelby Co, TN:
Terry, James S., 26, b SC, salesman - personal value 1600
He is listed among other salesmen, bank clerks, merchants etc. Probably the business district in Memphis and he may be there handling business for the Terry family. I'm willing to bet they grow cotton or maybe tobacco, and he's there making arrangements to buy and sell.
I would check out land and probate records for DeSoto Co, MS. I bet you find the father of this Terry clan. Before the Civil War the father of this clan could have owned more then one plantation, growing cotton or tobacco, and these sons were working as overseers after death of their father. Probably lost a lot of the land because of the Civil War, could no longer keep it up without those slaves. See who show up as heirs in final sale of Terry land.
Check out DeSoto Co, MS GenWeb site. Type in Terry in the search feature, up comes 34 items. Besides various records, looks like there are othere researchers working on the Terry line there, too. You need to click and look at these items, I didn't take the time.
Death certificate for Callie Terry (Ruth's mother) should give you the names of her parents. She is alive and a widow on the 1910 census and 1920 census in Dallas Co. I don't see her as head of a household on the 1930 census, she could be living with one of her children, I did not look them all up. You could double check on Ancestry.com, which has an everyname index. If you do not have a subscription, your local Family History Center does, and you can use theirs. TX state archives has a TX state wide death index 1903-1940 and you could get her full date of death from them.
CA Dth Idx:
Schaefle, William Jacob, b 6 Feb 1878 IL, d 22 Jun 1949 Los Angeles Co, CA; 71 yrs old; mother Kapser.
Schaefle, Ruth Terry, b 16 Oct 1879 TX; d 16 Feb 1954 Los Angeles Co, CA; 74 yrs old; mother Hix.
Schaefle, William J., b 12 Mar 1909 TX; d 19 Mar 1956 Los Angeles Co, CA; 47 yrs old; mother Terry.
Happy Hunting (^_^)
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