John Wesley Terry
(Cir 1830-After 1880)
Lucy Manning
(1838-After 1900)
Marshall P. Law
(Cir 1826-1861)
Lucy J. Gilbert
(Cir 1828-After 1870)
Benjamin Franklin Terry
Julia Francis Law
(Abt 1859-1943)
Eldridge Preston Terry


Family Links

1. Abigail (Abbie) Francis Adkins

2. Mary Devine

Eldridge Preston Terry

  • Born: 9 Apr 1878, Leatherwood, Henry Co. Virginia
  • Marriage (1): Abigail (Abbie) Francis Adkins on 3 Dec 1902 in Pittsylvania Co., VA
  • Marriage (2): Mary Devine about 1926 in Pittsylvania Co, VA
  • Died: 13 May 1964 at age 86
  • Buried: Family Cemetery At Green Berry's Farm

bullet  General Notes:

The WWI Draft Registration Card for Eldridge Preston Terry dated September 12, 1918 lists his date of birth as April 9, 1878. He is living with his wife, Abbie Terry, at Sandy River, Pittsylvania Co., VA and is working as a Mechanic. His physical description is tall in height and medium in build with blue eyes and black hair.

The 1920 Federal Census for Callands, Pittsylvania Co., VA, District 139, page 65A records E. P. (40) and Abbie F. (36) Terry with children Ola F. (15), Louise E. (13), Garnet (11), Gladys M. (10), Clyde L. (9), and Burley G. (7).

In 1930 the children Ola and Burnley are living with Eldridge and new wife Mary at Sandy River, Callands, Pittsylvania Co., VA : District 4, page 53A, dated April 14, 1930 records Eldridge (51) and Mary (50) Terry with children Ola Terry (26) and Burnlmay G. Terry (18) living along the Sandy River - Axton Road. Eldridge was first married at age 23 while Mary at age 46.

The 1940 Federal Census for Callands, Pittsylvania Co., VA, District 72-8, page 93B, dated April 24, 1940 records Eldridge P. (61 - VA) and Mary D. (60 - VA) Terry with daughter Ola Francis Terry (36 - VA). Eldridge has completed 7 years of schooling while Mary has completed 2 years of high school and Ola has completed 3 years of schooling. Eldridge is a farmer.

The WWII Draft Registration Card (for men born on or after April 28, 1877 and on or before February 16, 1897) for Eldridge Preston Terry dated April 27, 1942 lists his date of birth as April 9, 1879 at Mt. Valley, Henry Co., VA. He is currently living at Sandy River, Axton, Pittyslvania Co., VA and is self employed. The person to contact is Mrs. Gladys Jones of Baywood, VA [his daughter]. His physical description is 5' 10", 160 lbs with blue eyes, gray hair and ruddy complexion.

The Bee; Danville, VA; May 14, 1964
Eldridge P. Terry Funeral Tomorrow
Martinsville - Funeral rites for Eldridge Preston Terry, 85, of Axton Rt2 in the Sandy River Community, will be conducted from Mount Vernon Baptist Church tomorrow at 2 p.m. with interment in the Atkins (sic) Family Cemetery.
Mr. Terry died in Martinsville General Hospital early yesterday afternoon after a serious illness of two weeks.
A native of Henry County, he had made his home in the Sandy River community for the past 57 years. He was a farmer and blacksmith until his retirement 15 years ago.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Devin Terry of the home; three daughters, Miss Ola Terry, Axton; Mrs. John T. Jones, Chesapeake; Mrs. W. Robert Jones, Irisburg; three sons, Garnett and Burnley Terry of Norfolk; Clyde L. Terry of Danville; four sisters, Mrs. Julia Bernard, Boonesville; Mrs. Rose Gardner, Roanoke; Mrs. Grace Montgomery, Martinsville; Mrs. Kate Lemon, Grottoes; three brothers, W. L. and John Terry, both of Starkey; and Emmett Terry of Norfolk, ten grand children, 19 great grand children.
The body will rest at McKee Funeral Home until noon tomorrow.


Eldridge married Abigail (Abbie) Francis Adkins, daughter of Green Berry (Nicholas) Adkins and Martha Elnor Lawrence, on 3 Dec 1902 in Pittsylvania Co., VA. (Abigail (Abbie) Francis Adkins was born on 11 Jan 1883 in Sandy River (Callands), Pittsylvania Co., VA, died on 26 Mar 1920 in Sandy River (Callands), Pittsylvania Co., VA. and was buried on 28 Mar 1920 in Family Cemetery At Green Berry's Farm.) The cause of her death was Influenza, with an abortion.

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940
Name: Eldridge Preston Terry
Birth Date: 1879
Birthplace: Henry County, Virginia
Age: 23
Spouse's Name: Abbie Francis Adkins
Spouse's Birth Date: 1882
Spouse's Birthplace: Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Spouse's Age: 20
Event Date: 03 Dec 1902
Event Place: Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Father's Name: B. J. Terry
Spouse's Mother's Name: Martha E. Adkins
Race: White
Marital Status: Single
Previous Wife's Name:
Spouse's Race: White
Spouse's Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01370-6
System Origin: Virginia-EASy GS
Film number: 2048497
Reference ID: 210


Eldridge next married Mary Devine about 1926 in Pittsylvania Co, VA. (Mary Devine was born on 29 May 1880 in Halifax Co, VA, died on 27 Jan 1969 in Axton, Henry Co., VA. and was buried in Halifax Co, VA..)

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