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Benjamin Franklin Terry
Julia Francis Law
(Abt 1859-1943)
Green Berry (Nicholas) Adkins
Martha Elnor Lawrence
Eldridge Preston Terry
Abigail (Abbie) Francis Adkins
Garnett Preston Terry Sr.


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1. Mary B. Whitehurst
2. Elizabeth Hanbury

Garnett Preston Terry Sr.

  • Born: 14 Feb 1908
  • Marriage (1): Mary B. Whitehurst in 1931
  • Marriage (2): Elizabeth Hanbury in 1941
  • Died: 11 Jun 1969, Norfolk, VA. at age 61
  • Buried: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, VA.

bullet  General Notes:

Harry T. Adkins, grandson of Greenberry, writes in the 1950s that Garnet Preston Terry's date of birth is February 14, 1908 and that he married Mary Whitehurst in 1931. However, while the 1930 census records Gernett living in the home of the family of Mary Whitehurst, the 1940 census records not only Garnett as single, but Mary Whitehurst as single and living with her parents.

The 1930 Federal Census for Norfolk (Independent City), Virginia, District 43 records Garnet Terry boarding in the home of Lee E. (40) and Alberta (40) Whitehurst at 716 Colonial Ave. Also in the home are the Whitehusrt children: Mary B. (15) and Anne (14) Whitehurst. Mary will soon marry Garnet, who is employed as a clerk in a Bakery. Lee and Alberta have been married 21 years while Lee is employed as a Clerk in Transportation.

The 1940 Federal Census for Norfolk (Independent City), Virginia, District 114-46, page 539A, dated April 23, 1940 records Garnett Terry (31 - VA) boarding in the home of at 148 West 9th Street. Garnett is a Truck Driver for a Dairy and is listed as single.

The SSDI records:
Garnett Terry
SSN: 231-10-0033
Last Residence: 23505 Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia
Born: 14 Feb 1908
Died: Jun 1969
State (Year) SSN issued: Virginia (Before 1951)


Garnett married Mary B. Whitehurst, daughter of Lee Edward Whitehurst and Alberta L. Boudro, in 1931. (Mary B. Whitehurst was born circa 1914 in Virginia and died after 1940 in Norfolk, Norfolk Co., VA.)


Garnett next married Elizabeth Hanbury in 1941. (Elizabeth Hanbury was born on 3 Apr 1912, died on 23 Apr 1983 in Norfolk City, VA and was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, VA..) The cause of her death was Cardiopulmonary Arrest / Stomach Carcinoma.

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