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Nancy F. Jordan[1]

Male Abt 1772 - 1856  (~ 84 years)

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  • Name Nancy F. Jordan 
    Born Abt 1772  Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Feb 1856  Maury, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6675  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 12 May 2015 

    Family 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) 
    Married 11 Nov 1807  Warren, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 12 May 2015 
    Family ID F1418  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    David Terry Marriage Index 1741-2004
    David Terry Marriage Index 1741-2004
    3875DavidTerryNC, Mar Indx1741-2004.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S75] Margie Brown.
      At an earlier time period in the Terry Family Historian under marriages of Bibb Co., Alabama, there was a misidentification of the children of David and Nancy Jordan Terry. This is an attempt to show their true descendants.

      David and Nancy Jordan Terry married in Warren County, N.C. 11 Nov 1807. and all of their children were born in North Carolina. About 1831 the family moved to Maury County Tennessee. David Terry died in Maury Co. at the age of 61, and his obit can be found in the National Banner, Monday 30 June 1835.

      Nancy J. Terry survived him and can be found in the 1850 census, still in Maury County with her two youngest children, John and Richard.

      Her son John M. Terry states (in his write up in "Goodspeed's History of Maury, Williamson, Rutherford, and Marshall counties, page 958 ) that his mother died in 1856.

      David Terry's Will was written 11 Sep 1832 and is recorded in Deed Book X , p 287, in Maury county.

      In 1838 one of David and Nancy's son, William D. Terry died. His Will is in Will Bk Y, Vol 1, page 109. Maury Co. In this instrument he names all of his brothers and sisters.

      1. Benjamin Terry born 1816 died 1880 TX married a wife Mary, surname unknown, born in AL.the 1860 census of Marion Co, Texas,and the 1880 census shows the following ch:

      1. H.H. son b 1853 Al
      2. Mary dau b 1854 TX
      3. B.M. son b 1855 TX
      4. Benjamin son b 1857 TX
      5. George son b 1858 TX
      6. Walter son b 1861 TX
      7. Louise dau b 1868 TX
      8. Phelps son b 1871 TX


      2. Alexander J. Terry born 1821 married in Maury, Martha P.G. surname unknown. Alexander died in Maury co. TN. 1860, leaving 4 daughters. In the 1880 census Martha P.G. has remarried to an E.E. Wright. Her ch:

      1. Mary dau b 1849 TN
      2. Eliza dau b 1852 TN
      3. Eva dau b 1854 TN
      4. Martha dau b 1856

      3. Martha Ann Terry born 1817 died 1852, married Alexander Worsham. This family remained in TN. no other information

      4. William D. Terry died unmarried 1838

      5. Matilda J. Terry md James H. Smith and went to Marion Co, TX. no other information

      6. Harriet D. Terry md 18 Sep 1834 Hamilton D. Green, this family remained in TN.

      7. John M. Terry born 1824 md 16 May, 1867 Sarah A. Caldwell. This family remained in TN.

      The censuses and the Goodspeed write up show his Ch:

      1. Nannie Seymoura dau b 1869 TN
      2. Carena G. dau b 1871 TN
      3. Zula dau b 1873 TN
      4. John Oscar son b 1876 TN
      5. James Madison son b 1879 TN

      8. George W. Terry never married but went to Marion Co, TX.

      9. Richard Seth Terry born 8 Sep 1831 in N.C. married in Shelby Co, TN Mary Murphy Hunter Williams. He died in Marion Co, TX 3 May 1896. His children from the censuses and the letter of his grandson list the following Ch:

      1. Manley son b 1856 bef 1900( md Emma Steele)
      2. John Seth son b 1860 d 1894
      3. Elizabeth Addie dau b 1863
      4. Annie Rush dau b 1865 d 1930
      5. James R. son b 1868 d 1873
      6. William Seth son b 1873 d 1926 ( md Julia B.___)
      7. Richard Seth son b 1877 d 1953

      In an 1956 letter found in the files of the VA -N.C. Piedmont Society headquarters, in Danville, VA. from Dr. William Seth Terry of Jefferson, Marion Co, TX to Mr. Elijah Sutherlin, he lays out the family of his grandfather and his uncle's families.

      He sought further information on David Terry's lineage.

      I wanted to finish this off by saying , I am not a descendant of this family, a little further research by descendants is needed. The clues are abundant, but should be done by someone who comes out of this line. The TERRY Family census on this family is totally flawed. Earnest could not read the census.

      Mary Murphy Hunter Williams Terry is alive in 1910, living with the widow of her son Manley, who was Emma Steele Terry and Murphy's grandchildren by her son Manley.