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Sarah C. 'Sally' Terry[1]

Female Abt 1746 - Aft 1786  (~ 40 years)


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  • Name Sarah C. 'Sally' Terry 
    • Named in her Father's Will
    • Champness is the brother-in-law of Nathaniel Terry, father of his wife Sarah Terry and also a cousin.
    Born Abt 1746  Caroline Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 6 Oct 1786  South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6648  My Reynolds Line | Descendants of James Terry
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2017 

    Father Benjamin Terry, Sr.,   b. Abt 1703, Lunenburg Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1771, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F518495734  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Colonel Champness Terry,   b. Abt 1740, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1784, 96th District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married 1765 
    Children 
    +1. David Terry,   b. 1771, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1846, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Champness Terry,   b. Est 1775, likely South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown, likely New Orleans, LA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F4063  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S62] Janis Knox-KnoxColorado.com.
      Champness TERRY

      (abt 1740 - aft Dec 1776)
      Mentioned in book accounts of the Court of Ordinary, Edgefield SC last date, Dec 1776
      Revolutionary War The state of SC ran out of money in July 1779 with which to pay her soldiers...After the War was over, the state paid them with indents which were a sort of script money and which bore interest... The men had to make their claims and after they received the Indents went to Charleston (SC) to collect them but often would send them in by a neighbor and hence the "Made payable to" for that was whom they sent the indent to Charleston and after 1786 to Columbia (SC) to collect the interest and indent proper...Champness Terry and for duty in the armed service in disarming the disaffected persons on Cuffytown in 1775 as a Lt., and as a private...Mrs. Sarah Terry as widow of Champness Terry placed this claim and signed before Robert Montgomery J. P. 5 Apr 1785
      14 Oct 1786 Mrs Sarah Terry of Edgefield Co. makes this claim payable to Edmund Martin for collection in Charleston and sworn to before Benjamin Tutt J.
      Mrs Sarah Terrell is the claim made out by the clerk but she signs the claim as Mrs. Sary Terry proving the clerk was in error..6 Oct 1786 John Chestnet of Camden Dist. and Mrs Sarah Terry a claim for the provisions furnished... This claim was made payable to Archibald Brown for collection. The signature appeared to be the same as the previous item.
      Death
      Charleston SC, Will Book 1774-1779, p373, written 14 Sep 1775, no date when admitted for probate
      In the name of God, I Champness Terry of the Province of South Carolina and the District of Ninety-Six, being of sound mind & memory revoking all former wills.....to my wife, Sarah, all my estate both real & personal during her widowhood or unto my children as they come of age or marriage:
      First: to my daughter, Sarah Terry, the first choice.
      Second: to my son, Champness Terry
      Third: to my son, David Terry
      Fourth: to the child my wife is now big with and if it is a boy, he is to receive and equal division, but if it be a girl, she is to receive and equal division of the personal estate.
      Champness' will was filed in the South Carolina Colonial Probate Records, Volume 17, p 502, meaning he died prior to the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783. He was deceased prior to his father, Joseph Terry, writing his will in Pittsylvania county VA on 4 Dec 1785 as he left Champness' heirs 236 acres of land and one Negro boy named George, who was to be sold.
      Birth abt 1740 VA
      Death Aft Dec 1776; 96th District, SC
      Marriage abt 1770, Halifax, VA; Sarah TERRY

    2. [S160] Correspondence, https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?shva=1#inbox/FMfcgzGpGdftcZbVdzmmGbFdXSVlNlSB.
      Lila M Garnett lilagarnett@gmail.com via p3plmcpnl484769.prod.phx3.secureserver.net
      Jun 22, 2022
      to me
      Comments (Search Results): Greetings, I came across your site while researching my Terry ancestors. I am trying to confirm the line extending backwards from Champness Terry Died Oct 1820 in New Orleans. On record states he married a Mary MacMillan from S Carolina.
      His daughter Hannah Leah Terry (born 1815 New Orleans-d 1897) married Imla Keep (born MAss 1735, died Vicksburg 1854); and their daughter Evelyn Hamlin Keep (1839-1867 Bolton MS) married Thomas Jefferson Bolton (1821-1867) - my gr gr grandfather.
      I suspect that the Terrys and the Boltons descended from older families in Virginia; but so far haven't been able to establish it.
      Champness Terry is a pretty unusual name, so I"m hopeful you can help with establishing a link? I was wondering if my Champness's father might have been Champness who died in South Carolina in the 1770s.

      Thank you!
      Lila Garnett
      lilagarnett@gmail.com


    3. [S40] Will.
      Will of Champness Terry of South Carolina
      Names Son, Champness