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Sarah Caroline “Callie” MAGEE1872

Sarah Caroline “Callie” MAGEE
Married name
Sarah Caroline "Callie" LESTER
Birth December 11, 1872 32 35

Birth of a sisterTollie MAGEE
July 21, 1875 (Age 2 years)

Birth of a brotherEvan J. “Ev” MAGEE
October 16, 1876 (Age 3 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherCaroline MANGUM
September 28, 1883 (Age 10 years)
Note: Her tombstone states she died Sept 25 1883. She is buried at the Ellis Prairie Cemetery near Friday Tx.
Death of a maternal grandmotherSarah H. EAVES
January 25, 1890 (Age 17 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJonathan “Nathan” MAGEE
April 10, 1894 (Age 21 years)
Note: Buried in the Ellis Prairie Cemetery near Friday Tx.
Birth of a son
Albert Sullivan TERRY
March 1898 (Age 25 years)
Death of a husbandBill LESTER
1898 (Age 25 years)

Birth of a daughter
April 11, 1900 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
Ernest Wright TERRY
July 5, 1902 (Age 29 years)
Death of a fatherEvan James MAGEE
June 8, 1915 (Age 42 years)
Death of a motherMalinda Finklin PRUITT
January 24, 1923 (Age 50 years)
Death of a brotherEvan J. “Ev” MAGEE
December 6, 1929 (Age 56 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Joseph MAGEE
May 14, 1941 (Age 68 years)
Death of a sisterLuticia “Tishie” MAGEE
July 15, 1942 (Age 69 years)
Death of a sisterTollie MAGEE
1942 (Age 69 years)

Note: Buried in Groveton.
Death of a sisterMary Angelina “Mollie” MAGEE
October 10, 1950 (Age 77 years)
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: March 26, 1860Groveton, Trinity Co., TX, USA
10 months
elder sister
4 years
elder brother
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elder brother
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elder sister
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younger sister
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younger brother
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Taken fron: TERRY FAMILY HISTORIAN Published quarterly in March, June, September, and December. ============================================================ VOL. VI, NO. 4 DECEMBER 1987 ============================================================ CALLIE TERRY REUNION HELD RECENTLY [1985]

              The Terry Reunion was held at the Groveton Community
      Center June 16, 1985. It is held on the third Sunday of June
      each year.

              Sarah Caroline (Callie) Magee was the fifth child of Evan Jasper (sic) Magee Sr. and Malenda Pruitt Magee. Evan Jasper Magee Sr. was the son of Nathan Magee and Caroline Mangum. The Magee Bend Community was named for the Magee's.

Sarah Caroline Magee, known as Callie Terry in later life, married Bill Lester on March 6, 1889. The first child born to this union died as an infant. Her children were Katie Caroline (Kate) Lester, Nellie Blie (Nell) Lester and Earl Atmar Lester. After Bill's death Callie was married to Joseph Rainey Terry on June 17, 1897 by J. F. Johnson, Minister of the Gospel. A. H. Kenley, County Clerk issued the license and also filed them.

To this union was born Albert Sullivan on March 17, 1898, Oda Mae on April 11, 1900, Earnest Wright on July 5, 1902, Vada on December 22, 1904, William Rainey January 5, 1909 and Winnie Lee on December 16, 1913. All of which to my knowledge were born in Magee Bend, Trinity County Texas except Winnie Lee who was born in Groveton. Joseph Rainey Terry was the son of Stanford Terry and Mary Elizabeth Sullivan Terry.[1] Born after the Civil War, around 1865, Stanford and his wife Mary Elizabeth left their home near Baton Rouge, La. Because of the war's destruction they started west settling in Trinity County. While living in the Crecy Community, Uncle Jeff Kee came by our home selling Bibles. He was traveling by horse and buggy. Joseph Rainey, known as Joe, bought each of his children a New Testament and he also bought a Family bible at that time.

The Family Bible and some of the New Testaments are still in the family. Joe Terry planted some of the Elm Trees on the Trinity Court House Lawn and on west 3rd street. Before the first telephones were installed in Groveton, Joe Terry brought the first telephone poles into Groveton.

Joe's grandmother [2] Mary Ann Elizabeth Sullivan Terry assisted in the early organization of some of the early Baptist Churches. His father was Stanford Terry. [3]

Joe's brothers were Warrne, Marshall, Frank, Albert, Joseph Rainey, Wright and William. His sisters were Mattie (Mrs. Richard Heath) and Mary Ann Eugenna (Mrs. Justus Hurd Tull).

Sarah Caroline Terry's sisters were Mollie (Mrs. Mark Browder), Tisshie (Mrs. Sug Bennett) and Tallie (Mrs. Will Kendrick). Her brothers were Walter N., Willie and Evan Jasper(sic) Jr.

Those registering were Bill and Lee Terry, Clayton Terry, David W. Terry, Layneigha Chapman, Vada Chapman, Lanier and Lyndel Gibson, Earl Lester, Nina Collins, Bill and Diane Terry, B. J. and Jeffery Terry, Jimmy Taylor, Marilyn Taylor, Barbara Glaze, Michelle Glaze, Lonnie and Winnie Kendrick, Jana Plocheck, Peggy and Cortney Terry, Gerald and Linda Terry, Louise and Bill Terry, Mr. and Ms. Bob Taylor, Clifton and Vernice Parrott, Jack and Willie Fay Williams, Renita Gibson, Wade Ray, Marcia Gibson, Sallie Westover, Doxie Mills, David E. Lester, Douglass Terry, Ronnie and Kay Price and daughter and Terry and Gay Kendrick and children. Layneigha Chapman [4]


[1] Should read Sandford Terry and Mary Ann Sullivan Terry. [2] Should read mother instead of grandmother. [3] His father was Sandford Rainey Terry. Children were: William b. 1846; M.O. Eugenia b. 1848; Sandford Warren b. 1852; Mattie b. 1855; Albert b. 1857; James Marshall b. 1860; Joseph Rainey b. 1864; Frank H. b. 1866 and Wright N. b. 1873. [4] This 1985 newspaper clipping from a Texas paper unnamed was submitted by Pauline Terry Carrington. She notes Layneigha Chapman is a granddaughter of Joseph Rainey Terry. Joe was son of Sandford Rainey and Mary Ann Sullivan Terry.