Joseph Coleman Terry Jr.1,2,3

ID# 20484, (1844 - 1910)
FatherBerryman G. Terry4,5,3 (abt 1820 - )
MotherElvira E. Reekes4,5,3 (abt 1825 - )

Key Events:

Birth: 13 Jan 1844, Halifax Co., Virginia6,7,8,9
Marriage: 25 Aug 1878, Halifax Co., Virginia, Mary S. A. Perkerson (7 Jun 1857 - 6 Jun 1922)10,11,12
Death: 21 Jan 191013,14
Burial: Mt. Moriah Church Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia15
ChartsDescendants of David Dutt/Toot

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Narrative:

     Joseph Coleman Terry Jr. was born on 13 Jan 1844 in Halifax Co., Virginia.6,7,8,9 He appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Halifax Co., Virginia, in the household of his parents, Berryman G. Terry and Elvira E. Reekes.16 He appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Halifax Co., Virginia, in the household of his parents.17
     He enlisted 30 Sep 1861 in Catawba, Virginia, as a private in Wise's Brigade, Co. K, 26th Regiment, Virginia Infantry.18,19,20
     Joseph was sick enough in Jun 1862 to be sent to a hospital in Atlanta. He returned to duty and was promoted to 5th sergeant on 1 Aug 1862.21
     Joseph was promoted to 1st sergeant 1 Jul 1864.22
     Joseph was wounded 7 Jul 1864 in the trenches in front of Petersburg, and admitted to Chimborazo Hospital No. 5 in Atlanta the following day. He was wounded in the left thigh, fracturing the bone. It healed with an overlap, resulting in that leg being two inches shorter than the other.23,24,25
     Joseph was furloughed from the hospital on 2 Oct 1864 for 60 days, which was extended for 30 days, then extended again until 2 Mar 1865.26
     His unit was evidently captured or surrendered in the closing days of the war, as he was paroled as a prisoner of war in Richmond on 27 May 1865. He was recorded as being in Washington two days later and staying there for a time.27,28
     Joseph married Mary S. A. Perkerson, daughter of Fielding James Perkerson and Elizabeth Ann Flora, on 25 Aug 1878 in Halifax Co., Virginia.10,11,12
     Joseph and Mollie Perkerson appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Banister District, Halifax Co., Virginia, enumerated 9 Jun 1880. Their daughter Mary was listed as living with them, as was her sister, Jennie.29
     He applied for a disability pension based on his Civil War service on 23 Apr 1888, while living in South Boston. He claimed partial disability, being unable to work on the farm or do other manual labor due to his leg injury. He asked for $15 annually, but his claim was not approved.30
     He was a farmer in 1880, and a telegraph operator by 1900.29,31,32
     Joseph and Mollie appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Macon Twp., Powhatan Co., Virginia, enumerated 6 Jun 1900, reporting they were renting their farm. Their children Nora, Berryman, Alexander, Thadeus, Ruth, Joseph and Maude were listed as living with them.33
     Joseph filed a claim for a full disability pension on 3 Nov 1908, while he was living in Tobaccoville, Powhatan Co., Virginia. He said he had worked as a telegraph operator until nine months before, but was now totally disabled by partial paralysis and his wounded leg. He requested a full pension of $30 annually, which was approved.34
     Joseph died on 21 Jan 1910 at age 66.13,14 He was buried in Mt. Moriah Church Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia.15

Children:
     Children with Mary S. A. Perkerson:

  • Mary S. Terry29,35 (Jul 1879 - 8 Jul 1957)
  • Thomas Reekes Terry36 (16 Jun 1881 - 17 Dec 1945)
  • Nora Lee Terry33 (26 Sep 1883 - 3 Apr 1902)
  • Berryman G. Terry33 (14 Jul 1886 - 18 Mar 1902)
  • Alexander Keister Terry33 (31 Jul 1889 - 2 Jul 1938)
  • Thadeus M. Terry33 (30 Dec 1891 - 19 Dec 1968)
  • Ruth K. Terry33 (25 Jun 1894 - 9 Nov 1967)
  • Joseph Coleman Terry33,37 (14 Dec 1896 - 13 Jan 1973)
  • Maude A. Terry33 (10 Sep 1899 - 2 Nov 1984)
  • Frances Terry38 (21 Apr 1902 - 1 Feb 1987)

Citations

  1. [S6553] Berryman G. Terry household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows name as Joseph C. Terry.
  2. [S6488] Mollie Perkerson Terry, Certificate of Death, shows name as Joseph Coleman Terry.
  3. [S3519] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," FamilySearch.org, record for Jas. C. Terry, Jr. and Mollie S. A. Perkerson, citing FHL#31918.
  4. [S6553] Berryman G. Terry household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  5. [S6554] B. G. Terry household, 1860 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  6. [S6552] Joseph Coleman Terry, Applications for Headstones for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1941, shows date, as 13 Jan 1844.
  7. [S6553] Berryman G. Terry household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows age 6 and state.
  8. [S6551] Joseph C. Terry household, 1900 U.S. Census, Powhatan Co., Virginia, shows month and year, as May 1845, age 55 and state.
  9. [S3519] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," FamilySearch.org, record for Jas. C. Terry, Jr. and Mollie S. A. Perkerson, citing FHL#31918, shows age 33 at marriage 25 Aug 1878, county, and state.
  10. [S3519] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," FamilySearch.org, record for Jas. C. Terry, Jr. and Mollie S. A. Perkerson, citing FHL#31918, shows date, county, and state.
  11. [S6491] Coleman Terry household, 1880 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows married.
  12. [S6551] Joseph C. Terry household, 1900 U.S. Census, Powhatan Co., Virginia, shows month married 22 years.
  13. [S6552] Joseph Coleman Terry, Applications for Headstones for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1941, shows date.
  14. [S6488] Mollie Perkerson Terry, Certificate of Death, shows her as widowed.
  15. [S6552] Joseph Coleman Terry, Applications for Headstones for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1941.
  16. [S6553] Berryman G. Terry household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  17. [S6554] B. G. Terry household, 1860 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  18. [S6555] J. Coleman Terry 23 Apr 1888, Application of Soldier, Sailor or Marine for a Pension, shows unit.
  19. [S6552] Joseph Coleman Terry, Applications for Headstones for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1941, shows unit and date of enlistment.
  20. [S6560] Joseph C. Terry Jr., Compiled Service Records, Confederate, Virginia, company muster roll card 31 Dec 1861, shows date and town.
  21. [S6560] Joseph C. Terry Jr., Compiled Service Records, Confederate, Virginia, regimental return card Jun 1862, company muster roll card 31 Aug 1862.
  22. [S6560] Joseph C. Terry Jr., Compiled Service Records, Confederate, Virginia, company muster roll card 31 Aug 1864.
  23. [S6552] Joseph Coleman Terry, Applications for Headstones for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1941, shows date wounded, as 7 Jul 1864.
  24. [S6555] J. Coleman Terry 23 Apr 1888, Application of Soldier, Sailor or Marine for a Pension, shows date, as 20 Jul 1864, location and details of wound.
  25. [S6560] Joseph C. Terry Jr., Compiled Service Records, Confederate, Virginia, hospital register card, shows admission date and injury; company muster roll 31 Aug 1864, shows date of wound, as 7th.
  26. [S6560] Joseph C. Terry Jr., Compiled Service Records, Confederate, Virginia, company muster roll 31 Dec 1864; same 28 Feb 1865.
  27. [S6552] Joseph Coleman Terry, Applications for Headstones for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1941, shows date as discharge.
  28. [S6560] Joseph C. Terry Jr., Compiled Service Records, Confederate, Virginia, parole certificate 27 May 1865; register of refugees card 29 May 1865.
  29. [S6491] Coleman Terry household, 1880 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  30. [S6555] J. Coleman Terry 23 Apr 1888, Application of Soldier, Sailor or Marine for a Pension.
  31. [S6551] Joseph C. Terry household, 1900 U.S. Census, Powhatan Co., Virginia, shows occupation as Te operator.
  32. [S6556] Joseph C. Terry 3 Nov 1908, Application of Soldier, Sailor or Marine for a Pension, shows occupation as telegraph operator.
  33. [S6551] Joseph C. Terry household, 1900 U.S. Census, Powhatan Co., Virginia.
  34. [S6556] Joseph C. Terry 3 Nov 1908, Application of Soldier, Sailor or Marine for a Pension.
  35. [S6558] Mary Terry Mann, Certificate of Death.
  36. [S1500] "U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007," Ancestry.com, record for Thomas Reekes Terry, Soc. Sec. No. 224-12-3248.
  37. [S1500] "U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007," Ancestry.com, record for Joseph Coleman Terry, Soc. Sec. No. 705-05-7963.
  38. [S6557] Mary Terry household, 1910 U.S. Census, Powhatan Co., Virginia, shows her as the daughter of his widow.