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Children of Mary Ann “Polly Ann” James (1843-1907) of Bedford County, Virginia and Jasper Newton Terry (1834-1908) of Illinois:

1.   Marion Louise Terry:  born January 10, 1864 in Fannin County, Texas; first marriage January 26, 1879 in Menard County, Texas to Elias L. Brewer (1853-1917), son of William Erastus Brewer (1826-1886) and Caroline Hillebrandt; divorced October 21, 1893 in Arizona; second marriage April 26, 1894 in Mohave County, Arizona to Joseph Weston Morgon (1853-1922); died 1907 (aged 42-43) in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California; known children include: Nora Alice Brewer, Jasper Newton Brewer, Sr., Annie Laura Brewer, Willamay Lorena Brewer, James Ernest Brewer, Joseph Brewer and Joseph Terry Morgan.

2.   William Bethel Terry:  born November 22, 1865 in Fannin County, Texas; died 1935 in Atlanta, Georgia.

3.   Annie Pauline Terry:  born August 15, 1868 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas; married December 21, 1884 to James William Ellen Basham (1858-1942), son of James William Basham and Ellen Speaks; died January 17, 1934 (aged 65) in Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico; known children include:  Lola Basham, Jasper Newton Basham, Irene Basham Basham, Terry Teel Basham and Mary Agnes Basham.

4.   Nina Laura Terry:  born July 10, 1871 in Hunt County, Texas; married March 1, 1891 to Frank Standifer Gray (1861-1960); died April 7, 1943 (aged 71) in Cherokee, San Saba County, Texas; known children include:  Clyde Laura Gray, Wayne Standifer Gray, John Fowler Gray, Mary Sue Gray, James Franklin Gray and James Terry Gray.

5.   Jasper Blackley Terry: born September 14, 1872.

6.   David Anslam Terry: born September 22, 1874.


7.   John Clifton Terry:  born November 17, 1879; married 1899 to Bertha Bloomer (1879-1920); died July 7, 1920 (aged 40) in Torrence, Los Angeles, California; known children include: Bertha Ann Terry, George Clifton Terry, Helen G. Terry, Della A. Terry and Esther May Terry.

8.   Robert James Terry:  born August 08, 1882 in Vance, Real County, Texas; married in 1905 to Clara Ellen Scott (1887-1913); died January 14, 1910 (aged 27); known children include: known children include: Jasper Newton Terry.

9.   Covey Middleton Terry:  born April 25, 1885 in Edwards County, Texas; married Stella Ruth Hammer (1895-1983), daughter of Aaron Hampton Hammer (1864-1932) and Nannie Helen Claypool (1870-1937); died March 25, 1975 (aged 89) in Linn, Linn County, Oregon; buried at Gilliland Cemetery, Sweet Home, Linn County, Oregon; known children include:  Clifton Covey Terry, Spenser Aaron Terry and Merton James Terry.





Mary Ann “Polly Ann” James (1843-1907) was the daughter of John James (1814-1863) and Agnes Chambers (1819-1891) of Bedford County Virginia.




Family Records and U.S. Census Reports provided by Natalie Belotti of Madera, California - great, great granddaughter of Mary Ann James (1843-1907) and granddaughter of Joseph Terry Morgan (1895-1960).


1870 U.S. Federal Census for Precinct No. 3, Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas, Page 13, Line No. 1, Household of "Jasper Terry & Polly Ann Terry."


1880 U.S. Federal Census for Corporation of Bonham, Fannin County, Texas, Page 20, Line No. 12, Household of "Jasper Terry & Molly A. Terry."


1900 U.S. Federal Census for Township & North Range of Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheet No. 14, Line No. 17, Household of "Jasper Terry & Marie A. Terry."


Jasper Newton Terry (1834-1908) at My Genealogy Home Page by Sarah Peters at Genealogy.com.

Jasper Newton Terry (1834-1908)  at Maxwell Home Page by Charlie Norman at Genealogy.com.

Marion L. Terry (1864-1907) at Our Family History by Sherry Sharp at SherrySharp.com.

Covey Middleton Terry (1885-1975), Find A Grave Memorial, ID No. 145477408, by Patty C., added April 23, 2015.


Stella Ruth Hammer Terry (1895-1983), Id., Memorial ID No. 73496324, by Little Orange, Big Apple, added July 17, 2011.



Marion Louise (Terry) Morgon (1864-1907)



In back: Bertha (Bloomer) Terry (1879-1920), daughter Della A. Terry and John Clifton Terry (1879-1920).

In front: daughter Helen G. Terry and son George Clifton Terry.



Robert James Terry (1882-1910) and Clara Ellen (Scott) Terry (1887-1913).



Back Row: Covey Middleton Terry (1885-1975), David Anslam Terry (born 1874), Annie Pauline (Terry) Basham (1868-1934), and Robert James Terry (1882-1910).  Front Row: Mary Ann “Polly Ann” (James) Terry (1843-1907), granddaughter Lola Basham, and Jasper Newton Terry (1834-1908).




Updated:  December 31, 2020