James Alvin Terry

Written and submitted by William G. Latham, Jr.

James Alvin Terry was born Jan. 13, 1880 in Alabama, the son of William David & Elizabeth [Brimmer] Terry. James Alvin married Alma Pearl Staggs abt. 1901/1902 in Gordo, Pickens Co., Alabama. Alma Pearl was born June 7, 1885 in Pickens Co., Alabama, the daughter of William Rush Bill & Cynthia Rebecca [Wilburn] Staggs. Alma Pearl died during child-birth Mar. 1, 1920 at Montpelier, Clay Co., Miss. She was buried at Old Montpelier Cemetery, Montpelier, Clay Co., Miss. James Alvin & Alma Pearl had 10 children, and they are listed as Alvin C. Terry, Grace Terry, James Lewis Terry, John Henry Terry, Leonard Rush Terry, Lillie Gertrude (Terry) Foster, Lula Sevate (Terry) Gray, Willie Edna Terry, Little William Terry, and Mae Selina (Terry) Brooks. Mae Selina was married to Samuel ONeal Brooks, (my wifes Grandparents). James Alvin married a second time to Maggie Bell Jackson abt. 1921. Maggie Bell was born Mar. 4, 1900, and died Oct. 8, 1975 in West Point, Miss. James Alvin died Apr. 15, 1959 in Houston, Chickasaw Co., Miss. He and Maggie were buried at the Houston City Cemetery, Houston, Miss. James A. & Maggie had 7 children; Manuel Jefferson Terry, Christine (Terry) Carroll, Earnest Franklin Terry, Earvin Wesley Terry, Earlie Leslie Terry, Thomas Edward Terry, and Winford Eugene Terry. James Alvin lived at Montpelier, and Pheba, in Clay Co., Miss. He once ran a grocery store in Pheba, Miss. He had a very large family of 17 children by both wives.



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