Person:William Terry (22)

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William Terry
b.1724
  1. William Terry1724 - 1803
m. 3 FEB 1759
  1. John Terry1760 - 1842
  2. Miles Terry1761 - AFT 1803
  3. Mildred 'Mercy' TerryAbt 1762 -
  4. Susannah TerryAbt 1764 - Abt 1810
  5. Rachel TerryAbt 1770 -
  6. Jemima TerryEst 1770-1778 - Abt 1810
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Name William Terry
Gender Male
Birth? 1724
Marriage 3 FEB 1759 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvaniato Rachel Manson
Death? 1803 Botetourt County, Virginia

William Terry was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Processioning List of 1765

"Processioning" was the process or periodically reviewing and agreeing upon property lines between settlers. Processioning Lists can be useful in determining the area of a settler and the neighboring settlers at a specific time period:

  • Page 382.--1765: Wm. Bryans and Jas. Neely report as follows, viz: For James Bryan (on Roanoke), for Wm. Bryan, Jr., for David Bryan (Geo. McAfee present), for Rees Bowin, for Hugh Mills, for David Cloyd (Tinker's Creek), for David Robinson, for Wm. Graham, for Wm. Graham (on Bufallo Creek), Benj. Paulson present; for Wm. Graham, Henry Holston present; for Peter Evans; for Thos. Tosh, Danl. McNeal present; for Jno. McAdoo, Jas. Mellin present; for David Dutton, Wm. Elam present; for Israel Christian, for Joseph Snodgrass, for Joseph Robinson, for John Neilly; for Baptist Armstrong, present Thomas Acres; for Wm. Carvin, for Wm. Terry, for Thomas Ackers, for James Neilly (on Carson's Creek).


Records of William Terry in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:


  • Page 89.--Sale bill of above estate (Estate of Daniel Monahan), 13th December, 1744, purchasers, viz: James Price, Wm. Akers, Pat Shirkey, Chas. Ewing, John Thomas, Mary Akers, Nicholas Harford, Mary Kinder, Wm. Armstrong, Wm. Carson, Archibald Grimes, Wm. Mills, James Burk, Bryan Cuff, Wm. Armstrong, Henry Brown, Daniel Creeley, Pat Shirkey, Mark Cole, George Barberer, Simon Akers, Peter Kinder, Joseph Love, Methusalem Griffith, Tobias Bright, Jno. McFall, Wm. March, Mark Cole, Jasper Terry. Henry Brown, Jr., Wm. Terry, Stephen Rentfro. 1740 - The estate of Daniel Monahan, Dr. Cash paid Joseph Tate. Cash paid Edmond Cartledge. 1743--Cash paid Andrew Gaughagin. (Note: William Terry's son John married Henry Brown's grand-daughter, Esther Brown, daughter of Henry's son, Thomas Brown. Perhaps the Jasper Terry listed was a sibling?).
  • Vol. 2 - Delinquents List of 1750 - Wm. Terrey, Constable.
  • Page 268.--18th July, 1750. George Barber's appraisement, by Henry Houlston, Robert Williams, William Terry, Joseph Robinson.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 24, 1753. - (76) Road ordered--Wm. Bryan overseer--from Wm. Carravan's plantation to Wm. Bryans on Roan Oak. These workers: James Campbell, Joseph Love, Wm. Bryan, Jr., John Bryan, James Bane, Henry Brown, Jr., James Neilly, Henry Brown, Sr., Alexr. Ingram, Edward Patterson, Jacob Patton, John Wood, Erwin Patterson, Andrew Cox, Jasper Terry, Wm. Terry, John Woods, Edward Moore, Peter Craven, Aron Hart, Miles Hart, Wm. Graham, Neal McNeal, Malcom Campbell, Wm. Armstrong, Tasker Tosh, Thomas Tosh, Daniel Evans, Uriah Acres, Thos. Acres, John McAdoe, Wm. Akers.
  • Vol. 2 - Delinquents List of 1767 - 1767--Col. Preston's list: Wm. Terry.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 16, 1769. - (319) James Caghey, Wm. Terry and Wm. Cox--to value improvements of John Mills on 550 acres on South Fork of Roanoke and 1,170 acres on the Wolf Creek, a branch of Roanoke, and 180 acres on Roanoke.


Information on William Terry

Deed Book 1, page 435-436 May 11, 1771, Botetourt County, Virginia.

William Terry, Sr. and Rachel his wife conveyed to son William Terry, Jr. 100 acres on Black Run Creek, land upon which William and Rachel, his wife, now lives.

William Terry Jr. 100 acres on Black Run of Roanoke. This was 100 acres from the north side of his father’s 400 acre patent in 1750.