Bartholomew Terry

13 May 1865–27 March 1937 (Age 71)
Scott, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Bartholomew

When Bartholomew Terry was born on 13 May 1865, in Scott, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Terry, was 47 and his mother, Mary Matilda Smith, was 42. He married Nancy Chambers on 26 July 1888, in Scott, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Civil District 4, Scott, Tennessee, United States in 1920 and Civil District 4, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States in 1930. He died on 27 March 1937, in Scott, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Litton Cemetery, Oneida, Scott, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Bartholomew Terry
Nancy Chambers
Marriage: 26 July 1888
Pleasant Winford Terry
Emily Terry
Ida Mae Terry
Gayson Terry
E C Terry
Sallie Terry
Francis Marion Terry
James Harrison Terry

Spouse and Children

26 July 1888
Scott, Tennessee, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Terry


    Mary Matilda Smith





    Lucinda Terry


    John Terry


    Nancy Jane Terry



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 13

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.

Age 21

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 English and Irish: from the common Norman personal name, T(h)erry (Old French Thierri), composed of the unattested Germanic element þeudo- ‘people’, ‘race’ + rīc ‘power’. Theodoric was the name of the Ostrogothic leader ( c. 454–526 ) who invaded Italy in 488 and established his capital at Ravenna in 493 . His name was often taken as a derivative of Greek Theodōros ( see Theodore ). There was an Anglo-Norman family of this name in County Cork.2 Irish: Anglicized (‘translated’) form of Gaelic Mac Toirdhealbhaigh ( see Turley ).3 Southern French: occupational name for a potter, from Occitan terrin ‘earthenware vase’ (a diminutive of terre ‘earth’, Latin terra).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Bart Tery, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bart Terry, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bart Terry, "United States Census, 1930"

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