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Benjamin Terry, Sr.[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Male Abt 1703 - 1771  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Terry  [7
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born Abt 1703  Lunenburg Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Jul 1771  Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I720568  My Reynolds Line | Descendants of James Terry
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2017 

    Father James Terry,   b. Est 1666, King William Co., Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1744, Orange Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Mother Mary Diane Royall,   b. Est 1675, Henrico Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F5628  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Dickerson/Dickinson/Dickenson,   b. Abt 1704, New Kent Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 17 Sep 1771, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married Abt 1723  Caroline Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Patriot Nathaniel D. [Dickinson] Terry, Sr.,   b. 1724, Lunenburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1780, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     2. Joseph Terry,   b. Abt 1731, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. Benjamin Terry, Jr.,   b. 11 Dec 1735, Caroline Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 15 Dec 1817, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +4. Robert Terry,   b. Est 1740,   d. Bef 4 Aug 1800, Abbeville District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
    +5. Peter Terry,   b. Abt 1742, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1 Mar 1820, Smith, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
    +6. Sarah C. 'Sally' Terry,   b. Abt 1746, Caroline Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 6 Oct 1786, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)
    Last Modified 19 May 2016 
    Family ID F518495734  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Will Abstract Benjamin Terry father of Nathaniel Terry
    Will Abstract Benjamin Terry father of Nathaniel Terry
    Obit Benjamin Terryf-oI70088.jpg
    Charlotte Co., Virginia Deeds for Carters, Greens, and Others
    Charlotte Co., Virginia Deeds for Carters, Greens, and Others
    CharlotteCoVA1765-1771DB1-2.pdf
    Benjamin Terry 1771 Will
    Benjamin Terry 1771 Will
    Benjamin Terry 1771 Will.pdf
    1755 Halifax Tax List
    1755 Halifax Tax List
    1755 Halifax.pdf
    Colonial Churches Pittsylvania Virginia
    Colonial Churches Pittsylvania Virginia
    1914ColonialChurchesPittsVA.pdf

  • Notes 
    • Benjamin Terry U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970
      Name Benjamin Terry
      Birth Date 1700
      Birth Place New Kent, Virginia
      Death Date 26 Jul 1771
      Death Place Pittsylvania, Virginia
      SAR Membership 90362
      Role Ancestor
      Application Date 19 Aug 1963
    • Champness Terry above is a 67/64 match with T-24 Benjamin Terry d 1771 Pittsylvania Co VA.

      Benjamin Terry, b c 1701 m Elizabeth [probably Dickerson] d 1771 Pittsylvania Co. VA - David K. Terry [dkt4ster AT hotmail.com] T-24
      Benjamin Terry had documented sons in his Will of 1771 as follows: Nathaniel, Benjamin, Peter, Joseph and Robert Terry.

      Benjamin Terry is one of the oldest "documented" Terry ancestors in the group from Virginia and he perfectly matches the modal values for Haplogroup I - Lineage I indicating he is the closest match to the MRCA (Most recent common ancestor) for the whole group. Benjamin?s oldest son Nathaniel Terry (1725-1778) married Sarah Royall. Nathaniel Terry was a member of the House of Burgesses and of the House of Delegates. He died, Halifax County, Virginia. This older Benjamin Terry had a daughter Sarah Terry who married Champness Terry, the son of Joseph Terry died about Dec 1785 Pittsylvania County, Virginia and his wife Judith Crawford. This Champness Terry died between 1775 and 1779 in South Carolina. Champness and Sarah had a son also named Champness (1772-1820) who died in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana.

  • Sources 
    1. [S40] Will, Benjamin Terry.
      See Will: Benjamin Terry of Camden Parrish, Pittsylvania County; Theophibus Lacy, John King, William King Witnesses; Executor Elizabeth wife, and son, Nath'l. Names 9 Children Nathaniel, Banjamin, Peter, Joseph, Robert, Keziah, Livinia, Grace Terry [granddaughter], Sarah, Elizabeth, Mary.
      Elizabeth is married to a Buckingham, Livinia is married to a King, and Keziah is married to a Murphy, who is her second husband after James Scott died.

    2. [S62] Janis Knox-KnoxColorado.com, http://knoxcolorado.com.
      Benjamin TERRY Sr. was born about 1690 in VA. He died before 28 September 1771 at the age of 81 in Pittsylvania, VA. Pittsylvania Co VA WB 5/375-378, dated 28 Dec 1769.
      In the name of God Amen, I, Benjamin Terry, Senr. of Pittsylvania County and Parish of Camden being in my perfect sinces and memory thanks be to God for the same but considering the fraility of this Life and the uncertainty of Death, I do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament. Disannuling all other wills by me made either by word or Wrighting and this only is to be taken for my Last Will and Testament In manner and form following, Viz First being Penatent and sorry for my sins past most humbly desire forgiveness for the same. I give and commend my soul unto almight God my savour, in hoom and by the marits of Jesus Christ to trust and hope to be saved and have full remition of sins, and that for the settling of my termporal estate and such goods, chatils and debts as it hath pleased god for above my deserts to bestow me I do order give and dispose the same In manner and form follow, that is to say first, of all it is my desire that all my Debts that I owe to any person or persons be truly and honestly paid by my Executors hereafter named.
      I lend to my beloved wife, Elizabeth, four negroes, namely: Abraham, Malinda and her child Bayler, and Sener; also 6 cows and calves, with all my hoggs, featherbed and furniture, one Frying pane, Two iron potts and hooks with all the plantation Touls, one black mair known by name of Lasard, and her colt sober John and the sorril Plow mair all During her natural life and at her Decease to be disposed of as in this my last Will as further Directed.
      Item: I give to my son, Nathaniel Terry, one survey of land, it being the upper survey on Sandy Creek; also a negro named Jack and a negroe man named Gregory, to him & his heirs forever
      Item: I give to my son, Benjamin Terry, the tract of land I now live on, that is to say the old and first tract, containing 300 acres, more or less; also, one negro man named Abraham, after my wife's death. Item: I give to my son, Peter Terry, the survey of land on the Mine Branch; and also, one negro boy named David and one negro girl named Isabelle; and one rifle gun, to him & his heirs forever. Item: I give to my son, Joseph Terry, one negro man named Tinney and one negro girl named Jinny and one rifle gun.
      Item: I give to my son, Robert Terry, one survey of land adjoining Peter Terry's (on Mine Branch); one negro boy names Ursery and one negro boy named Jesse; and a rifle gun, which is not payd for, but to be paid for out of what is to be sold.
      Item: I lend to my daughter, Kezia Murphy, two negroes: Harry and Phillis during her natural life and at her decease to be equally divided between her children which she had by her former husband, James Scott dec'd. and all her other children she has or should have by her present husband, Richard Murphy, but if the said Richard Murphy should not pay his wife's first children that she had by James Scott their legacies that is or will be due them out of their father's estate, which I am Security for, it shall be paid them out of the two said negroes Harry and Phillis.
      Item: I lend to my daughter, Levinia King, two negroes: Abbey and Inez during her natural life and at her decease to be equally divided between her daughter, Grace Terry and all the children that she has or will have by her present husband, Elijah King.
      Item: I give to my daughter, Sarah Terry, three negroes: namely Old Jenny and Pompey and Wiley to her and her heirs Forever.
      Ninth: I give to my daughter, Elizabeth Buckingham, two negroes: Malinda and Bailer, together with their increase from this time but said negroes are not to be possessed until after my wife's death.
      Item: I give to my daughter, Mary Terry, two negroes: Sinah and Cushner, one side saddle featherbed & furniture,
      It is my desire that all the rest of my estate to be sold to pay my debts, and if there be money left, it is to be divided between all my children.
      I appoint my wife, Eliz Terry, and my son Nath Terry, and my son Benj Terry, Executors
      B. M. Terry
      Signed sealed published and declared before us this 28th day of Decr. 1760 Theops Lacy
      John King
      William King
      He was buried before 29 September 1771 in Pittsylvania, VA. some data on Benjamin and his descendants is from research of Margie Brown, a sixth great-granddaughter.

      Spouse: Elizabeth DICKERSON. Elizabeth DICKERSON and Benjamin TERRY Sr. were married about 1723 in Caroline, Virginia. Children were: Nathaniel TERRY, Keziah TERRY, Joseph TERRY, Benjamin TERRY, Levinia TERRY, Robert "Robin" TERRY, Peter TERRY, Elizabeth TERRY, Sarah TERRY, Mary TERRY.

    3. [S34] Robert 'Mike' Terry, http://www.terry-family-historian.com/SouthsideVA/Genealogy_and_Myth.htm.

    4. [S34] Robert 'Mike' Terry, http://www.terry-family-historian.com/SouthsideVA/SouthSideVACountiesMain.htm.

    5. [S113] History of Pittsylvania County, Maude Carter Clement.
      There is mention of several school houses in the surveyor's records, when a line was run nearby and they were named as pointers. There was a school house on Fox Run of Blackwater River, now Franklin County, in 1756; one on Captain James Terry's plantation in eastern Pittsylvania in 1760; ...
      *********
      The Terry's and John Wimbish had stores at Peytonsburg, and John Wilson had opened a store at his ferry.
      ***********
      pp.119
      Ordered that John King read prayers at Benjamine Terry's.

    6. [S84] Rootsweb, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=monkeys&id=I50216.
      Ben Terry Sr. was the father of Ben Jr, and son of James Terry of the 1704 Quit Rolls of King William
      Co., Va
      James Terry was an early settler and patented large bodies of land in this section. In 1757 he moved to Orange County, North Carolina. In 1764 (Halifax Deed Book) he sold to Nathaniel Terry, Hugh Innes, Robert Woodang, Thomas Dillard, Sr., Thomas Dillard, Jr., Ed. Booker, John Bates, James Dillard, Archibald Gordon, George Watkins, John Donelson, Thomas Tunstall, vestryman of Antrim Parish, for £350, 794 acres on Sandy Creek, where the said Terry formerly lived, for a Glebe for Antrim Parish.

      THE HISTORY of PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY VIRGINIA
      CHAPTER V A PART OF HALIFAX COUNTY, 1752-1767
      page 5859 The domain that later was to be Pittsylvania now lay within the bounds of the great new county of Halifax, and the courthouse, after several changes, was located in the eastern part of the county. As generally happens, the place of holding court drew settlers and tradesmen, and in 1759 100 acres belonging to James Roberts, the younger, and adjoining the courthouse were laid off into a town and named Peytons-burg. The trustees appointed for the town were James Roberts, Theop-helus Lacy, Robert Wade, Jr., and Nathaniel Terry. With the establishment of the courthouse and a duly constituted town in this (Pittsylvania) section, the inhabitants ceased to be so isolated and remote from the world of affairs. For the monthly court drew lawyers and men of property from other sections, bringing a touch of the outside world; while the ubiquitous trader was present at any gathering of people. The military organization of the county was effected at the courthouse, with its attendant musters to the music of fife and drum. All this added interest and color to the life of the inhabitants. [p.58] The justices of the peace appointed for the new county were William Byrd, William Wynne, Peter Fontaine, Jr., William Irby, James Terry, Nathaniel Terry, Robert Hampton, Andrew Wade, and Sherwood Walton. In the following year Thomas Dillard Thomas Calloway, Samuel Harris,Benjamin Clement,Peter Wilson and Robert Pusey were recommended to the Governor as fit and able persons to be added to the Commission of Peace, all of whom lived in that part of the county that later became Pittsylvania. Of these first gentlemen justices of [p.59] Halifax, William Byrd and Peter Fontaine, Jr., were of Charles City County; William Irby, William Wynne, and Sherwood Walton were of southside Virginia; Nathaniel and James Terry and Benjamin Clement from King William County; Samuel Harris from Hanover County; Robert Hampton, Andrew Wade, Robert Pusey, Peter Wilson and Thomas Calloway were probably from Pennsylvania.



      «i»Footnote«/i» Nathaniel Terry was the son of Benjamin Terry whose will was dated 1760 and proven at Pittsylvania C. H. in 1771, naming sons Nathaniel, Benjamin, Peter, Joseph and Robert Terry; daughter Mary, Elizabeth and Sarah Terry; Lavinia King and Kezia Murphy; wife Elizabeth Irby(Terry).

      Nathanial Terry died in 1782 when the inventory of his estate was taken. The legatees were named in a deed in Halifax in 1801 as follows: William Terry, Joseph Terry, Nathaniel Terry, Robert Terry, Berryman Green who had married Nancy Terry, Keeble Terry who had married Sally Terry, and James Thompson who had married Polly Terry.
      American Revolutionary Qualified and registered with DAR under Kathleen Argo: Benjamin Terry Jr. Born 1750 Lunenburg Co, married Elizabeth Holder, will, probated June 1817 Qualified DAR Halifax Co Order Book lists his name. Benjamin Terry III son of above born 1775 married Delilah Motley 1794
      Pittsylvania, Co., Va
      Alexander P. Terry, son of above born Nov 1828
      married Elizabeth P. Witty of Greensboro, N.C. Aug. 1866. He surrendered with General Lee at Appamattox as a member of 2nd Cavalry N.C., so it is Ben Terry Sr. was the father of Ben Jr, and son of James Terry of the 1704 Quit Rolls of King William Co. Va.

    7. [S34] Robert 'Mike' Terry, http://www.terry-family-historian.com/TerryDNAProject/HaplogroupI_Lineage_I.htm.
      Benjamin Terry is one of the oldest "documented" Terry ancestors in the group from Virginia and he perfectly matches the modal values for Haplogroup I - Lineage I indicating he is the closest match to the MRCA (Most recent common ancestor) for the whole group. Benjamin?s oldest son Nathaniel Terry (1725-1778) married Sarah Royall. Nathaniel Terry was a member of the House of Burgesses and of the House of Delegates. He died, Halifax County, Virginia. This older Benjamin Terry had a daughter Sarah Terry who married Champness Terry, the son of Joseph Terry died about Dec 1785 Pittsylvania County, Virginia and his wife Judith Crawford. This Champness Terry died between 1775 and 1779 in South Carolina. Champness and Sarah had a son also named Champness (1772-1820) who died in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana.

      Champness Terry m Christian ?? d Bet. 18 Mar 1757 - 25 Mar 1758 Louisa Co VA - William P. Terry [WPandTDT AT aol.com]

      Henry Terry d 1784 m Margaret ?? d Bet. 08 Dec 1783 - 19 Apr 1784 Pittsylvania Co VA
      Barton Terry m Susannah ?? d 1821 in Pittsylvania Co VA
      David W. Terry m Lettice (Letty) Nash d 12 Nov 1865 at age 95 in Pittsylvania Co VA
      Edward W. Terry b Bet. 1823 and 1825 in Pittsylvania Co VA m Janet (Jane) Giles d Pittsylvania Co VA
      George Henry Terry b 26 Jan 1858 Pittslyvania Co VA m1) Martha Jane Compton m2) Lemma/Summer Blanche Shields d 08 Jul 1922 Pittsylvania Co VA
      William/Willie Pritchett Terry, Sr b 19 Nov 1888 in Slatesville, Pittsylvania Co VA m Gwendolyn Marie Rey d 12 Dec 1957 in Richmond, VA
      Living Terry - T-66
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      Will of Champness Terry