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Terry, Christopher C.

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Terry, Christopher C.
February 24, 2007 09:31PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed.,
1886. Barren County.

CHRISTOPHER C. TERRY was born in Barren County, Ky., March 11, 1840, and
is the seventh in a family of eight children born to Bennett W. and Ruth
(McDaniel) Terry. Bennett W. was born in Botetourt County, Va., in 1802;
he was of Scotch descent, and when but a lad of some fifteen or sixteen
years, came with his parents to Barren County, Ky. After attaining his
majority he bought wild land in the northern part of the county, and
subsequently improved a farm, upon which he resided until his death,
November 16, 1854. He and wife were life-long and devoted church
members; first of the Baptist and afterward of the Christian Church.
His father, Stephen Terry, was one of seven brothers who eimigrated from
Scotland to the colony of Virginia. Stephen's wife was a native of the
"Old Dominion" and a cousin of Jefferson Davis, president of the
Southern Confederacy. Mrs. Ruth Terry was born in Barren County, Ky., in
1805, and died in August, 1879; her father, Jennings McDaniel, was one
of the pioneers of Barren County, and became one of its extensive land
owners and farmers. Chrsitopher C. Terry was employed on the old
homestead farm until he was seventeen years of age, after which he was
employed as a salesman in a dry goods store for about one year. He was
then appointed freight and ticket agent of the Louisville & Nashville
Railroad, at Cave City, Ky., which position he held until August, 1862,
when he enlisted in Company C, Second Kentucky Volunteer Cavaalry
(Confederate service), and served under Gen. Morgan in all his raids and
engagements until that officer and his command were captured in southern
Ohio. He was paroled and never exchanged until the close of the war; he
had also four brothers in the Confederate Army, three of whom died while
in the service. Since the war Mr. Terry has been engaged in various
kinds of business, merchandising, the saw-mill and lumber business, and
in agricultural pursuits. In August, 1882, he was elected county clerk
of Barren County, which office he now holds. He married, November 22,
1866, J. Nellie Barlow, a native of Monroe County, Ky.; she was born
January 5, 1845, a daughter of John Smith and Jane (Howard) Barlow. To
Mr. Terry and wife the following children have been born: Ann R., Lulie
Y., Jennie H., Carroll C. and Ruth. Mr. Terry is a member of the
Christian Church; his wife of the Missionary Baptist; he is also a
member of the Masonic fraternity, and politically a Democrat.
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