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Terry family letters

by Jed D Terry;

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An Important Collection of Letters   (2019-10-30)


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This two volume collection is based on a series of family letters sent between Terry-Reed families in Red River County, Texas and to first NW Arkansas (Washington and Benton Counties) and then after the Civil War to Barry County, Missouri.  Two sons of  William Terry (1785-1869), Martin and John married daughters of Methodist minister Joseph Reed. John and Lucinda Reed Terry moved to the Republic of Texas and remained there.  Martin and Mary Ann Reed Terry remained in NW Arkansas and then in Barry County, Missouri.  The collection contains valuable and fascinating family details, 'news of the connection', and asides on local events and people.

Included are historically fascinating and important mentions of early NW Arkansas Methodists leaders, current political topics, price of land, grain and stock, mention of people heading to California to hunt God, reports of steamboats on the rivers and a meteor exploding over the Ozarks. In addition to that - there are letter (facsimiles and transcriptions with annotations), family group sheets on the often large Terry families and their marriages and children, plus photos and maps.

This is a historically significant collection for those with roots in the Botetourt County, Virginia Terry group, the Anderson, Perry County Terry group, the Onieda, Tennessee Terry group and the Red River County, Texas Terry group, and Barry County, Missouri.

Terry Family Letters, Volume I, 1848-1892, The William Terry family, including letter collections of sons Martin and John Terry and related Reed family ( Springfield, Missouri, 1996).

Terry Family Letters, Volume II, 1884-1933, The Martin Terry Family, including a bried history of our ancestry back to Colonial Virginia (Springfield, Missouri, 1994).


Marilyn A. Terry Hudson, M.L.I.S.

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