oak lawn plantation


Oak Lawn Plantation

Location: near Salem, Tippah Co., MS

History: Charles M.D. Terry was born 10 May 1837, in the Greenville District of South Carolina. James Stacy Terry was born in the Greenville District of  South Carolina in 1834.  In 1842 their father and mother, Asbury and Winniford Terry, moved the family to Tippah County, Mississippi. They lived on Oak Lawn Plantation near the town of Salem. Asbury died 17 September 1850 and is buried in the old Salem cemetery. Winniford and the 10 children worked the land and made their living. The family of 5 boys and 5 girls did well for themselves; they had 11 slaves. Charles wrote a diary covering the period 1856 - 1860 covering life on a farm/plantation in Mississippi. It is full of references to daily routine and neighbors. Charles ran the farming operations for the family. His middle name might have been ‘McDowell’; his father's mother was Rebecca Ann McDowell.

Associated Surnames: Terry

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1852-1856: Slaves of Ashbury Terry
From theThe James Terry Diary 1852-1856. https://sites.rootsweb.com/~mstippah/JTindex.html

1856 - 1860: Slaves of Ashbury Terry
From the Diary of Charles M. Terry 1856-1860. https://sites.rootsweb.com/~mstippah/TerryDiary.html


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