Benj. F. Terry probably with Benj. F. Jr., about 1895
Arkansas and Texas
m. Eudora C. Haley 9 Nov
1884, Commanche Co., TX
b. 4 Nov 1866
d. 8 Dec 1947, Lockney, Floyd Co., Texas [findagrave.com]
buried: Rising Star Cemetery, Rising Star, Eastland Co., TX
her father: T. F. Haley born in Texas
mother: Margaret Maxwell. born in Arkansas
|Children with Edora C. Haley|
|Margaret "Maggie" O. Terry||b. 12 Nov. 1885 Sipe Springs, Comanche Co., TX||d. 18 Nov 1973 Georgetown, Williamson Co., TX
buried: Rising Star, TX#
|m. David Jasper Jobe (1879 - )
|Mary Elizabeth Terry||b. 15 Dec 1888 TX||d. 9 Aug 1934 #|| dau. died young
|Addie H. Terry||b. Jan. 1891 TX||d.||m.|
|Benjamin Franklin Terry||b. 24 Sep 1893 TX||d. 9 Apr 1897, Rising Star,TX.#||
son of Dr BF & EC Terry, died young
|Willie Smith Terry||b. 21 Jul 1895 TX||d. 28 Mar 1897#||son of Dr BF & EC Terry|
|Mabel Mattie Terry||b. 11 May 1898 TX||d. 4 December 1996 (age 98)
buried Rising Star Cem., next to F. Perkins#
|1m. Dwight Thomas Patterson (in 1920 census)
2m. Frank Perkins (b. 1886 d. 1971)buried next to Mable, Rising Star Cem.
|Thomas Terry||b. 8 Nov 1901||d. 24 May 1902 #||m. son of Dr. BF and EC Terry|
|Randoph Briggs Terry||b. 1903||d. 1963 #||m. Verda Ruth Graham
(also buried in Rising Star Cem. no date) had no surviving children
|Terry, infant son||b. 31 Oct 1906#||d. 2 Nov 1906||son of Dr BF & EC Terry|
|Jack Joyce Terry||b. 20 Oct 1911||d. 3 Jun 1914#||son of Dr BF & EC Terry|
Benjamin Franklin Terry follows the lead of some of the Machen
family who were doctors. I still don't know why he went to Rising
Star, Texas. He seems to have married and had most of his children
here. I was very surprised to find the cemetery record that lists
all the sons who didn't survive. My previous list only had four
girls surviving. I need more information on this family.
Benjamin Franklin Terry graduated from Vanderbuilt University
School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee in 1888.
[Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929]
1880- US Census, Ashley Co., AR
Benjamin Franklin Terry is listed in the family of his father, W. S. Terry , He is 20 years of age, born in 1860, SC father;SC mother;SC
1900- US Census, Eastland Co., TX, Rising Star Roll: 1629 Page: 277
Terry, Benjamin Franklin head W M 40(mo. bn.) Jan1860(yr. bn.) Physician SC SC SC
Edora C. wife W F 33 Nov1866 TX TX AR
Maggie O. dau W F 14 Nov1885 " SC TX
Mary E. dau W F 12 Dec1888 " " "
Addie H. dau W F 9 Jan1891 " " "
Mabel dau W F 2 May1898 " " "
Terry, Benjamin Franklin head M W 50 (mar. 25 yrs) Physician SC SC SC
" E. C. wife F W 43 (mar. 25 yrs)(9 births/5 living) TX TX AR
" Addie H. daughter F W 19 S " " "
" Mabel daughter F W 10 S " " "
" B. Briggs son M W 6 S " " "
Cemetery listing for Rising Star Cemetery, Eastland Co., TX
Located in the northeast section of Rising Star. The cemetery is fenced and very well maintained. Copied Apr 15, 1975 by Mr and Mrs T B Cawyer of Stepehenville, TX.
1920 - US Census, Rising Star, Eastland Co., Texas.
1928- Oct 28 Mabel Terry and Franklin Perkins have twin boys, Franklin Terry Perkins and Thomas Dwight Perkins in Eastland Co., Texas [Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997]
1930 - US Census, Rising Star
1996 - The following note on B. F. Terry's family clarifies some of the family details.
She did have a younger brother, Randolph Briggs Terry. He was married to Verda Ruth Graham Terry. They did not have any children.
My Grandmother was the only child of B. F. and Eudora to bear children. She had twin boys in Rising Star in October of 1922. They are Franklin Terry and Dwight Thomas Patterson. They were later adopted by my grandmother's husband and changed their name to Perkins." [Carol Leonard 6/15/04]
1996 - 4 Dec - Mable M. Perkins dies who had lived in Lockney,
Floyd Co., Texas. [ Social Security Death Index]
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