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James C. Terry
C. 1818 - Unknown
Margaret Terry (wife); Mary, Rufus, Rachael, Charles, and James (children)
1860 – US Census records he is living near the Belmont estate. It lists him as age 42 born in Tennessee. His wife Margaret age 38 born in Tennessee. They have several children: Mary age 17, Rufus age 15 Rachael age 11, Charles age 9 and James age 7. The census also list that he has two enslaved people one male age 50 and one female age 17.
1862 – Started working for Adelicia at the end this year
1864 – He was living in the overseer’s house when it was destroyed prior to the Battle of Nashville in 1864.
1870 – US Census listed James living in the same home as his son Rufus Terry who is a farmer. James is listed as a lime burner with personal property of $800. Also living in the house was Charles age 18 , James Jr. age 18 and Nannia age 12. The household also includes Charles Abernathy age 70 and born in Virginia, possibly Margaret’s father.
1880 – US Census listed him living in district 14, age 62 with his son Charles. Also in the house was Nannie age 21 and Samuel age 20. A Granddaughter Mattie Frazer age 8 was there. The census records his parents as being born in North Carolina.
1890 – November 29 – The Nashville Banner recorded that he was called as a juror from the 14th district.
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