Jacob Fisher Correll, Senior, 1862 - 1941,
Of Coldwater Creek, China Grove, Rowan County, North Carolina,
Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, and Baltimore, Maryland


Civil Records of Jacob Fisher Correll, Sr., and His Descendents,
Especially Daughter Helen Elizabeth Correll “Nellie Gray” Cummings

updated 9 August 2017 for Nancy I. Correll, Theodore R. Correll


Jacob Fisher Correll, Sr.
photo courtesy of Mrs Erby Price, Landis, NC
taken c1929 Landis, Rowan Co., NC


Jacob Fisher Correll (1862-1941) is my great grandfather, born in China Grove, Rowan County, North Carolina, in what is now the Landis, North Carolina. He moved from China Grove to the Annapolis-Baltimore, Maryland area about 1906. Fisher Correll was the son of Jacob and Harriett Groner Correll, and grandson of John and Elizabeth Castor Correll. Fisher married in 1902 to Ida Elizabeth Austin Terry, daughter of Thomas Allen Austin and Irene Jackson Due, of Union County, North Carolina, and widow of Mr. William Raiford Terry. Jacob and Ida's daughter, Helen Elizabeth “Nellie Gray” Correll, my grandmother, was born in 1902 in China Grove, Rowan County, North Carolina, and married Monte Floyd Cummings of Williamsville, Sangamon County, Illinois in about 1927. Helen died in 1929 as a young married woman in Brooklyn, New York, leaving one orphan daughter, Nancy Irene Cummings, born in Baltimore, Maryland. My mother, Nancy Irene Cummings, was adopted by Peter and Margaret Tobin McLoughlin of Staten Island, Richmond County, New York in 1934, and renamed Anne Irene McLoughlin.

In about 1960, my mother contacted her biological father, Monte Floyd Cummings (1903-1964) of Brooklyn, New York. He gave my mother sketchy information about his first wife, Helen Correll, and her family, including information that her parents were Jacob Fisher Correll and Ida Austin of China Grove, North Carolina and Baltimore, Maryland.


Jacob Fisher Correll, Sr., was born on March 22, 1862 and christened at Mt. Zion Reformed Church, China Grove, Rowan County, North Carolina, on 21 September 1862.

Mt. Zion Reformed Church, Rowan County, North Carolina. CB-120 Reel 93

Birth

Baptism

Parent

Child

26 January 1856

30 June 1856

Jacob Correll

Cornelia Enfisine

6 February 1858

29 May 1858

Jacob Correll

Catherine Alice

24 December 1859

10 June 1860

Jacob Correll

Charles Edward

22 March 1862

26 September 1862

Jacob Correll

Jacob Fisher

15 March 1864

19 January 1864

Jacob Correll

Sallie Amanda Elizabeth

17 June 1866

3 February 1867

Jacob Correll

John William Sherman

6 April 1869

14 August 1869

Jacob Correll

Harriet Eliza Ann

All of the above christening records at Mt Zion Church are for siblings of Fisher Correll, partly corroborated by the 1860 US Census extraction for Jacob and Harriett Groner Correll. In 1870, the family was enumerated in two households, with Jacob and Harriett in one, and the children in another with a "Frederick Korl or Korf" as the head of household. No further records have been found for this Frederick Korl, and the entry taker may have made a transcription error.

1860 US Census, Rowan County, North Carolina, South of Salisbury
Post Office: China Grove
p. 226 209/204
Jacob Correll 33 WM NC $1820/$500 farmer
Harriette E. 28 WF NC
Cornelia R. 4 WF NC
Catherine A. 2 WF NC
Charles E. 6/12 WM NC
John Correll 73 WM PA
Elizabeth 68 WF NC [Elizabeth Castor]
Mary Pinkston 17 WF NC

1870 US Census, Rowan County, North Carolina, China Grove
p. 481-482, 161/161
Jacob Correll 42 MW farmer NC $1,000/$1,000 farmer
Hariet E. 38 FW NC keeps house
Sarah Carpenter 20 FW NC at home

p. 484-485, 206/206
Frederick Korl [or Korf] 32 MW NC $125/$150 farmer
Cornelia E. 14 FW NC at home
Catherine A. 12 FW NC at home
Charles E. 10 MW NC works on farm
Jacob F. 8 MW NC at home
Sallie A. E. 6 FW NC at home
John W. S. 4 MW NC at home
Harriet E. A. 1 FW NC at home

207/207
John Correll 82 MW farmer
Ann Groner 62 FW NC keeps house [mother-in-law]
Catherine A. Groner 40 FW NC at home [sister of Harriett Groner Correll]

Jacob F. Correll was in the household of Jacob and Harriett Correll in 1880.

1880 US Census, Rowan County, North Carolina, Litaker Twp
Post Office: China Grove
361/361
Jacob Correll 52 WM miller cabinet maker NC/PA/NC
Harriet E. 51 WF NC/NC/NC
Catharine A. 22 WF daughter NC/NC/NC
Charles E. 20 WM son NC/NC/NC
Jacob F. WF 18 son NC/NC/NC
Sallie A. E. 16 WF daughter NC/NC/NC
John W. S. 13 WM son NC/NC/NC
Harriet E. 10 WF daughter NC/NC/NC

262/362
Catharine Growner WF 53 [Groner]

Fisher Correll lived in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, and worked as a letter carrier from 1890-1893, and was an assistant postmaster by 1900.

Jacob F. Correll: appointed letter carrier Charlotte, NC on October 2, 1890; removed October 24, 1893
United States Postal Service. Record Cards of Letter Carriers Separated from the Postal Service, 1863-1899. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration (Microfilm Publication M1846, Roll 3, Record Group 28).

1891 Charlotte, North Carolina Index Card. 1891, 1892 Charlotte City Directory
J Fisher Correll letter carrier

1893 March 23
LOST, STRAYED, or stolen, one white man named Jacob Fisher Correll. Height 6 feet, blue eyes, red moustache, little inclined to be knock-kneed. Left home last Friday, going in the direction of China Grove. A reward of five dollars will be paid for his delivery to chief of police of this city.

1896 Branson's North Carolina business directory: containing facts, figures, names and locations, revised and corrected annually.
Mecklenburg County
  Townships and Magistrates, Charlotte Township, Charlotte
    T[homas]. A[llan]. Austin [father of Ida Austin Terry]
    J F Correll
     W R Terry

1897 September 16, The Daily Concord Standard (Concord, North Carolina)
Reunion of Jacob Correll's Family.
On the seventh day of September, 1897, Mr. Jacob Correll was seventy years old. On this occasion he had a birthday dinner and a reunion of family and gathering of friends. Among the friends present was his preacher, Rev. A. Shulenberger and family, his family physician, Dr. G. A. Ramsaur and family, his neighbors William Rodgers and David Correll and wife, Wallace Cook, of Concord, Mrs. Ann Beaver and son, and Mrs. Francis Beaver. The family was all represented except John W S and J Fisher Correll, neither of which had one present. Five children with their families were present. Nineteen grandchildren and one great grandchild were present. Mr. Correll has 29 grandchildren and one great-grand child, daughter of Mr. an Mrs. J B Harrington, of Concord. Mrs. Harrington is a daughter of Mr. J A Collett who married Mr. Jacob Correll's oldest child.
This was certainly a pleasant occasion for all who enjoyed the hospitality of this good fellow and friend. The table was so bounteously laden with good things that it would be a task ot describe them. It is sufficient to say there was everything to tempt and satiate the hungry man, and we must say form the way most of them ate there is no doubt it was enjoyed.
The amusements were in a conversational and social way. Our friend, William Rodgers, could entertain with a war story, and David Correll with how easy it was to shoot a chicken's head off when he expected to help devour it.
we suppose the ladies enjoyed themselves in about the same way from the noise they kept up in an and adjoining room.
All join in wishing Mr. Correll many happy returns of this pleasant day.
GUEST.

1897 December 3, Salisbury Weekly Sun (Salisbury, North Carolina)
J. Fisher Correll
The Charlotte News says, "Mr. J. Fisher Correll, chairman of the Republican county executive committee, has landed. Through the courtesy of Postmaster J. W. Mullen, Mr. Correll now hold down the position of chief clerk in the Charlotte post office. He succeeds Miss Laura Guion, who has been transferred to the money order department.
J. Fisher Correll is a Rowan boy, having been raised near China Grove.

1899 April 14, The People's Paper (Charlotte, North Carolina)
Mr. Jacob Correll, father of M. J. Fisher Correll, Assistant postmaster of the city, died at his home near China Grove last Saturday, of heart disease, and was buried Sunday at Zion Reformed church, with Masonic honors.

1900 US Census, Charlotte Twp 1, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Enumeration Distr 47, 3rd Ward, Sheet 16, 1st June 1900
230/306
Wm L. Griffith 55 WM head widow Dec 1844 1/1 children alive GA/GA/GA boarding, housekeeper
Frank Griffith 19WM son single Mar 1881 NC/NC/GA at school
William Baker 37 WM boarder single Mar 1863 Gas[tonia]. Police
Frank Osborne 40 WM boarder single July 1859 Dep. Clerk S. Court
J. Fisher Correll 38 WM boarder single Mar 1862 NC/NC/NC Ass Postmaster
P. C. Langston 37 WM boarder married-6 Apr 1863 GA/GA/GA S. Cashier R. R.
Mamie Langston 33 WF boarder married-6 Nov 1866 GA/SC/GA miliner dry goods
Freeman McGhee 28 WM boarder single Jan 1872 GA/TN/GA check clerk R. R.
Thomas Garibaldi 57 WM boarder single Oct 1852 NC/Italy/Italy slate roofing
John DeLane 27 WM boarder married-1 May 1873 salesman
Rebecca DeLane 25 WF boarder married-1Sept 1874


William Raiford "Buzzard Bill" Terry and Jacob Fisher Correll, Husbands of Ida Elizabeth Austin


Jacob Fisher Correll was married for the first time at age 40 to Ida Elizabeth Austin Terry (born 22 June 1871, Union County, North Carolina). Ida was the daughter of Thomas Allen Austin and Nancy Jackson Due of Union County, North Carolina. However, Ida Austin was first married to William Raiford Terry (born c1841 to William Raiford Terry and Nancy Caroline Terry of Rockingham, Richmond County, North Carolina), a lawyer, editor of local newspapers, and Register of Deeds in Rockingham, Richmond County. 

William Raiford Terry was previously married to Martha Jane Gay and had four children from this marriage. By 1890, he was the editor of Spirit of the South and by 1896 had moved to Charlotte and continued as the editor and was also a Justice of the Peace.

1864 February 11, Fayetteville Semi-Weekly Observer, Fayetteville, North Carolina
MARRIED.
Near Rockingham, Richmond county….on the 29th Nov. 1863, Mr. WM. R. TERRY to Miss MARTHA JANE GAY, all of Richmond County, N. C.

1867-1868 Branson's North Carolina business directory: containing facts, figures, names and locations, revised and corrected annually.
Richmond County
Register of Deeds
  Wm. R. Terry

1868 May 27, The Weekly Standard, Raleigh, North Carolina
Circuit Court of the United States
District of North Carolina
United States vs Two Whiskey Stills and Vessels, property of James M. Davis
Liber of Information
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: -- Notice is hereby given that on the 8th day of April, 1868, Two Whiskey Stills and Vessels, the property of James M. Davis, of the county of Richmond, were seized by William R. Terry, Dep. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 3d Collection District of North Carolina……

1869 Branson's North Carolina business directory: containing facts, figures, names and locations, revised and corrected annually.
Richmond County
Register of Deeds
  W. R. Terry
Lawyers
 Terry, W. R., Rockingham

1870 US Census, Richmond, North Carolina
32/23 William R Terry 29 MW NC register of deeds
 Martha 29 FW NC
 Victor C. 1 MW NC

1870 December28, The Daily Journal, Wilmington, North Carolina, page 3
We learn that the dwelling house of Mr. W. R. Terry, and the shoe shop of Josiah Hardy, colored, at Rockingham, were accidently fired and consumed about 2 o’clock of last Sunday afternoon. Everything was lost except a few articles of wearing apparel, saved from Mr. Terry’s house. This latter lost heavily, and was but partially insured.

1872 Branson's North Carolina business directory: containing facts, figures, names and locations, revised and corrected annually.
Richmond County
Register of Deeds
 William R. Terry
Lawyers
Terry W. R., Rockingham

1873 February 13, The Congressional Globe and Appendix, Third Session, Forty-Second Congress in Three Parts, Part II, The Congressional Globe, page 1307
“Thursday, Feb 13, 1873. In Senate [US]
“Petitions and Memorials
“Mr. Pool presented the petition of William R. Terry, publisher of The Spirit of the South, of Rockingham, Richmond county, North Carolina, praying that the words “and wholly printed and” be omitted from the pending bill for the amendment of the postal laws; which was referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads.”

1873 February 15, The Engineer, Tarboro, North Carolina
W. R. Terry, of Rockingham, calls his paper the Spirit of the South, but he don’t say whether it is Brandy or Whiskey – or merely a “little wine for the stomach’s sake,” &c. – Judging from the Specimen before us, we are inclined to think it is genuine old rag.

1875 May 9, The Wilmington Morning Star, Wilmington, North Carolina
Terryble.
Mr. Wm. R. Terry, of Rockingham, requests us to say that he was not a candidate, especially a Republican candidate, for the Mayoralty at that city at the recent election. Well, William, we cheerfully give you the benefit of this correction. “While the lamp hold out to burn,” you know, William!

1875 December 8, The Pee Dee Herald, Wadesboro, North Carolina
AN UNIQUE MERCHANTABLE COMMODITY.
GRUB WORKS IN MARKET!

We do not mean to say by the above or following that a price is set upon the heads of Buzzard-Bill Terry, or on those of the Caraways and Dockerys, the John Davises and Leards, the Ingrams and Sandy Boggans, the Buxtons and the Sandy Littles, and the So. Rickettses, &c., &c., ad infinitum, but we do mean to say that the cosmopolitan grub worm now has marketable value in the Lilesville market.
He, or it, has never until lately assumed his, or its, proper and just commercial importance. 25 cents per hundred is the cash price; that's so and if anybody doubts it let him try the market. This is no joke; but solid fact, and only goes to show the importance of "developing our resources."
Trot-lines and catfish are the objects in view.

1876 September 6, The Pee Dee Herald, Wadesboro, North Carolina
Oliver Dockery sent his boy to be sub. editor, under Bill Terry of a radical newspaper.

1876 December 2, The Bee, Rockingham, North Carolina
-disHonrable William R. Terry radical member of the legislature from this county returned home today.

1876 December 15, The Landmark, Statesville, North Carolina
The General Assembly
The following is a list of the names of the members elect of the new Legislature. The names of Radical members are printed in italics:
House of Representatives
Richmond - W. R. Terry [italics]

1880 US Census, Richmond, North Carolina
318/318 William Terry 39 MW NC editor
Marthey 39 FW NC/NC/NC
Victor 11 MW NC/NC/NC
William 3 MW NC/NC/NC
Fred 1 MW NC/NC/NC
Mary Gay 38 FW NC/NC/NC

1878-1888 Branson's North Carolina business directory: containing facts, figures, names and locations, revised and corrected annually.
Richmond County
Lawyers
Terry, W. R., Rockingham
Newspapers
  Spirit of the South, Rockingham (Independent), Rockingham, Wm R. Terry, Editor

1884 Branson's North Carolina business directory: containing facts, figures, names and locations, revised and corrected annually.
Richmond County
Lawyers
 Terry, W. R., Rockingham
Newspapers
 Spirit of the South, Rockingham (Ind.); weekly, W. R. Terry, Editor and Proprietor

1889 April 4, The Rocket, Rockingham, North Carolina
We do not know how much truth there is in it, but it is common talk around town that the visit to Washington last week of Messrs. W. R. Terry and Victor Terry and D. M. Morrison was fruitful of results. It is said that ‘Squire Terry got the appointment as postmaster at Laurinburg and that Mr. Morrison is to be postmaster at Rockingham. It is also rumored that Mr. Terry has been commissioned as a mail agent on the Carolina Central and that John Cameron, Esq., has the promise of a similar position on the R. & A. R. R. from Hamlet to Raleigh. If all this be true, the new Administration is doing the square thing by the “faithful” of this community, and is to be commended for the progress it is making in chopping off the Democratic heads. We should really be glad to see every Republican in Richmond county get an “offis,” and the farther from home their appointments would carry them the better we should like it.

1889 April 19, The Weekly Star, Wilmington, North Carolina
- Laurinburg Exchange…..Mr. W. R. Terry has made and forwarded his bond for $10,000 as Postmaster here to Washington City. Now comes his commission, if his appointment is not appropriately revoked.

1889 May 23, The Landmark, Statesville, North Carolina
There is a remarkable state of affairs at Laurinburg, Richmond County. W. R. Terry was recently appointed postmaster there. It appears that the appointment is so offensive to the people that they will not send or receive their mail through that office, but they use John's Hill, a town some distance away, as post office. Not one-fifth of the mail which formerly passed through Laurinburg post office is now handled there.

1890 Branson's North Carolina business directory: containing facts, figures, names and locations, revised and corrected annually.
Richmond County
Newspapers
 Spirit of the South, Rockingham; ind., weekly; W. R. Terry, ed. and prop.
Lawyers
  Terry, W. R., Rockingham

1890 July 10, The Rocket, Rockingham, North Carolina, page 3
The last issue of The Spirit of the South announces the retirement of W. R. Terry, Esq., as editor and proprietor. The paper will appear next week under the management of Messrs. John P. Cameron and Cameron Morrison, and will continue, as heretofore, Republican in politics.

1891 September 23, The Morning Star, Wilmington, North Carolina, page 3.
--Rockingham Spirit of the South: Died, in this town, on the 17th inst., of inflammation of the liver, Mrs. Martha J. Terry, wife of the editor of this paper. She was a great sufferer, but bore her affliction with great patience and true Christian resignation, expressing her entire readiness from the awful change.

1891 November 13, The State Chronicle, Raleigh, North Carolina
A personal difficulty occurred at Rockingham town Saturday between W. R. Terry, editor of the Spirit, and Dougald Stewart, ex-clerk of the superior court. After the editor had stricken Stewart several blows in the face, none of which were returned, friends interfered and put a stop to the proceedings.

The marriage of William Raiford Terry and Martha Jane Gray ended with her death on 17 Sep 1891 in Rockingham, Richmond County, North Carolina.  Martha Gay and William R. Terry had four children, Emma S Terry (died young), Victor Crawford Terry, William Raiford Terry, Jr., and Frederick Joseph Terry.

William married three months after the death of Martha Gay Terry to Miss Ida Elizabeth Austin on 21 December 1891 at Columbia, South Carolina.  He was 50 years old, and she was 20.  Their first child was born in about 1892 and died late that year. In 1894 William Raiford Terry moved from Rockingham to Charlotte. 

1891-1892 Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina, Turner's Fifth Annual Charlotte City Directory for The Years 1891 and 1892
Correll, J Fisher, letter carrier

1892 January 16, The Spirit of the South, Rockingham, North Carolina
Married, in Columbia, S. C., on the 21st ult. by Rev. Dr. Samuel M. Smith, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, William R. Terry, editor of this paper to Miss Ida E. Austin, eldest daughter of Thomas A. Austin, Esq. No cards.
 
1892 January 22, The Charlotte Democrat, Charlotte, North Carolina
The Rockingham Spirit of the South contains this notice, "Married in Columbia, S. C., William R. Terry, editor of this paper to Miss Ida E. Austin." Parallel with the item, one reads: "Wanted 300 or _00 pound of good pork, apply at this office." Editor Terry will prosper.

1892 July 9, Spirit of the South, Rockingham, North Carolina
W. R. TERRY
Attorney at Law
LAURENBURG, N. C.
Particular attention paid to the drawing of Deeds and other Conveyances, and to the collection of claims in any part of the State.
Rockingham office, “Spirit of the South” building.

1892 December 3, The Spirit of the South, Rockingham, North Carolina
editor: William R. Terry
Any shortcomings in the Spirit this week, will be accounted for by the sad death of the editor's child.

1894 April 12, The Evening Visitor, Raleigh, North Carolina
Mr. W. R. Terry, late editor of the Rockingham Spirit of the South, will move to Charlotte and commence the publication of a Republican paper.

1896 Branson's North Carolina business directory: containing facts, figures, names and locations, revised and corrected annually.
Mecklenburg County
 Newspapers
     Spirit of the South, Charlotte (Republican); W. R. Terry
 Townships and Magistrates, Charlotte Township, Charlotte
     T[homas]. A[llan]. Austin [father of Ida Austin Terry]
     J F Correll [Jacob Fisher Correll]
    W R Terry [William Raiford Terry]
Richmond County
  Newspapers
    Spirit of the South, Rockingham (Rep. weekly); W R Terry ed and prop
http://www.archive.org/stream/bransonsnorthcar1896bran#page/n459/mode/2up

1896-1897 A Directory of the City of Charlotte, North Carolina
Austin T A, book agent, h 408 Smith [Thomas Allen Austin, father of Ida Elizabeth Austin Terry Correll]
Austin Mrs I J, dressmaker, h 408 Smith [Irene Jackson Due Austin, wife of Thomas Allen Austin]
Austin Lula, mill employee, h 408 Smith
Austin Winnie, mill employee, h 408 Smith
Terry Fred J, printer, h 506 E 7th [son of William Raiford Terry and first wife, Martha Jane Gay]
Terry W R, editor Spirit of the South, h 506 E 7th[William Raiford Terry and Ida Elizabeth Austin]
Terry W R Jr, printer, h 506 E 7th [son of William Raiford Terry and first wife, Martha Jane Gay]

1896 June 25 (Thursday), The Goldsboro Headlight, Goldsboro, North Carolina
The infant of W R Terry, of Charlotte, fell into a tub of hot water, Sunday, and was fatally scalded.

1896 December 6, The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, North Carolina
Terry to Be a Director.
Mr. W. R. Terry, of this city, is slated for a director of the North Carolina Railroad, under Governor Russell’s administration. It is said that he has tendered the place – all he has to do is to signify his willingness to accept, and he will be appointed. Mr. Terry will probably take that, and more, too, if he can get it.

1897-1898 Maloney’s Charlotte City Directory
Austin Thos. A. (Irene J.), J[ustice] of P[eace], 24 N. College, res. 502 N. Brevard
Austin Winnie Miss, dressmkr, res 502. N. Brevard
Correll Fisher 304 E. 5th
Terry B. L., ptr The News, bds Queen City Hotel[Benjamin Lee Terry, nephew ]
Terry Frederick J., ptr The Observer, res 301 S Church [son of William Raiford Terry and first wife, Martha Jane Gay]
Terry Wm R (Annie), wks So N Union, res 412 E 7th[son of William Raiford Terry and first wife, Martha Jane Gay; wife Annie Belle Jarred]
Terry Wm. R. (Ida E.), editor and propr, Spirit of the South, J[ustice] of P[eace], 301 S Church [William Raiford Terry and Ida Elizabeth Austin]

Post Office Department
   J. Fisher Correll, Assistant Postmaster
Justice of the Peace
  Austin, T. A., 24 N. College
  Terry, W. R., 301 S Church
Printers
  Spirit of the South, 301 S Church; W. R. Terry editor and propr.

1898 January 2, The Morning News, Wilmington, North Carolina
-- Mr. Wm. R. Terry, who resided here for a short time, and published the Spirit of the South, fell on a sidewalk in Charlotte a few days since, breaking his arm.

1899-1900 Maloney’s Charlotte City Directory
Austin Thos. A. (Irene J.), J[ustice] of P[eace], 9 E 5th, r 403 S Church
Austin Miss, wks Dixie Pants Co, r 403 S Church
Correll J Fisher, Asst Postmaster, bds 208 E 5th
Terry B. Lee, wks Observer Ptg House, bds 10 S Brevard [Benjamin Lee Terry, nephew]
Terry Fred, printer, bds 1201 S Caldwell
Terry V[ictor] C, chf linotype opr Char News, r 1201 S Caldwell
Terry Wm. R. (Ida E.), J[ustice] of P[eace], bds 205 W Trade
Terry W. R., jr (Annie B.) printer, So N B Union, r 412 E 2nd

1953 December 3, Rockingham Post Dispatch, Rockingham, North Carolina
Rockingham Papers
SPIRIT OF THE SOUTH
Then came the Spirit of the South, established in January 1872 by William R. Terry who operated the paper until 1894 when he became postmaster at Laurinburg. (We have copy of Sept. 16, 1876, which is Volume 4 No. 190). Terry in the summer of 1894 sold the paper to young Settle Dockery; but more of that further down with the INDEX.
Editor W. R. Terry was generally known as "Buzzard Bill" Terry, to distinguish him from the many other Terrys in the county.  His house stood on the southwest corner of Pearl and Washington streets and burned. But in 1870 a two-story house and basement was built on this site for him, the carpenters being S. T. Cooper (who at one time was Sheriff) and A. B. Nicholson (who was town chief of police and a magistrate.)  The basement and first floor were used by the Terry family, with a little store room in the front.  And the top floor was used by the new paper, The Spirit of the South, established in 1872.  Entrance to the top floor was through a stairway inside the house and by steps on the east (Pearl street side; across Pearl street stood the old Cooper house). The old Terry house was torn down in the fall of 1930 to make room for the present filling station, operated now by Davidson's Amoco Service.
Mr. Terry had arthritis and had to write with his left hand; he could also play the violin. During his editorship he served as Register of Deeds for a while. The Spirit of the South started out as a Democratic paper and continued as such for perhaps 10 years of such as a matter.  Then it turned Republican.
As a side issue while editing the Spirit of the South, "Buzzard Bill" Terry edited the little "Battleaxe" - a hot number.
In June, 1894, Terry sold his paper to young Settle Dockery, and moved to Laurinburg where he became postmaster and served as such until 1896 when the Democrats kicked the Republicans out. Terry moved to Charlotte and started a Spirit of the South again, printed in the old Southern Newspaper Union plant. He printed it only a few weeks, and then found it wouldn't go over. In fact, he owes the ex-Sheriff W. E. McNair here a quarter right now. Terry had brought the papers from Charlotte in 1899 back to Rockingham to be folded and mailed from here, and told young McNair, then 13, to fold them and he would get a quarter.  Watt did but the twenty-five cents was not forthcoming.  Mr. Terry continued then to live in Charlotte and is buried there.  His first wife was Patsy Gay and they had one daughter and three sons. His second wife was Ida Austin, also of Rockingham.

Ida Elizabeth Austin and William R. Terry had three children that lived at least into childhood: Nancy Irene (aka Anna Irene) Terry (born c1893 - died c1926), Ethel Elizabeth Terry (born c1896), and Lottie M. Terry (born c1899) [see 1910 US Census, Baltimore City, Maryland]. They also had 2 more children who died in infancy (1892, 1896).

In March 1899, William R. Terry, living in Charlotte, accused James Tilman Howard, a newspaper compositor from Wilmington, North Carolina, with abducting his wife Ida Elizabeth Austin Terry and their three children. It appears that Ida and Tilman were having an intimate affair, and when Tilman left Charlotte for a new job in Wilmington on 20 March 1899, Ida and her three children went, too. The youngest child, Lottie, was described as just a few months old. William R. Terry tried pressing charges for abandonment, fornication and adultery against her and Tilman Howard, and when unsuccessful, he pointed a gun at Tilman and received a charge of assault with a deadly weapon. William agreed to leave Wilmington in exchange for dropping all charges.  But it was Mrs. Howard (Sarah Jane Galloway) who succeeded in having the abandonment, fornication and adultery chargers stick. Tilman received a one-year sentence in the county work house, and Ida was never sentenced because she absconded.  Shortly thereafter, Tilman escaped from the work house and was never recaptured. 

28 Mar 1899, The Morning Star, Wilmington, North Carolina
ON THREE WARRANTS.
Young White Man Arrested Last Night on Instructions from Charlotte Authorities - Warrant for Woman Also
J. Tillman Howard
, recently from Charlotte, was taken into custody by Captain of Police Furlong last night by authority of three warrants, issued by D. G. Maxwell, Justice of the Peace of Charlotte, N. C., upon the affidavits of W. R. Terry, also of Charlotte, charging, first, abandonment of his wife; second, fornication and adultery; third, disposing of mortgaged property.
With these warrants also came one for Ida E. Terry, charging the same offence as the second one against Howard. She was not arrested last night, but the police have her under close surveillance, and will make the arrest when the officer arrives from Charlotte. She is a middle-aged woman, has three small children and is at present boarding at a house in the vicinity of Water street.
The Warrants are dated March 25th, and the offences are alleged to have been committed on or about March 20th.
Mayor Waddell last night telegraphed the authorities at Charlotte that Howard had been taken into custody and asked what disposition to make of him. A reply is expected this morning, and it is likely an officer will arrive on the 12.05 S. A. L. train to-day.
Howard is a young man aged about twenty-five years, has a refined appearance and came here from Charlotte Wednesday.
He is originally, however, from Wilmington.

1899 March 29, The Morning Post, Raleigh, North Carolina
Wilmington, N.C., March 28 - J. T. Howard, a pressman who up to a few days ago was employed on the Charlotte Observer, was arrested here late last night on a warrant charging him with enticing from home the wife of a Charlotte man, together with his three children. W. R. Terry, formerly editor of the Spirit of the Age, a Republican newspaper, is the plaintiff, and he alleges that Howard enticed his wife and children from home, disposed of mortgaged property and deserted his own wife, who is now living in Charlotte. The woman and her three children are in this city now, stopping at a down-town boarding house. She is young and pretty, and her husband is past middle age. The authorities here notified the Charlotte authorities promptly, but they had not been heard from at noon today and the mayor released Howard from custody.

1899 March 29, The Wilmington Messenger, Wilmington, North Carolina
Mr. Howard Discharged
Mr. J. Tillman Howard
, who surrendered himself at the city hall night before last when he learned that warrants had been sent here from Charlotte for his arrest on the charge of abducting the wife of W. R. Terry, was released yesterday afternoon. He was held until 1 p. m., but although the officers at Charlotte were notified by telegraph of his arrest, none came after him. Mayor Waddell telegraphed to the sheriff to know if a dispatch signed in his name "per T.," asking that Howard be held, was authorized by him. He telegraphed back that no such telegram had been authorized.
Mr. Howard was therefore released. He says the charge against him is absolutely false and is a put up job. He feels very much aggrieved, and wished it stated that there is not truth whatever in the matter.

1899 March 30, Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, Georgia
Charges Howard With Abduction
Raleigh, N. C. March 29 – (Special
.) – Editor William R. Terry, editor of The Spirit of the South, charges Tillman Howard with deserting his wife and four children and abducting Mrs. Terry and her three children and taking them to Wilmington. Terry’s wife is young and pretty. Howard denies the abduction.  He has given himself up to the authorities.

1899 April 13, The Morning Star, Wilmington, North Carolina
AN ATTEMPTED ASSAULT.
With Deadly Weapon by W. R. Terry Upon Person of J. T. Howard - The Interesting Circumstances
W. R. Terry
, of Charlotte, editor of the Spirit of the South, a weekly newspaper published in that city, at whose instance J. Tilman Howard, a young white man, was arrested here some time ago, particulars of which were published in the Star at the time, was himself arrested yesterday afternoon for an assault with a deadly weapon upon Mr. Howard.
Terry
arrived in the city via the Seaboard Air Line yesterday about noon and after a vain attempt to induce the city authorities to re-arrest Howard, he went to the Rock Springs Hotel for a conversation with his wife, who it appears has left him, and the husband attributes her departure to Howard.
The conversation with his wife waxed very "warm," and being ordered to leave the premises by the proprietress. Policeman Stead, who happened to be near, heard Terry mutter a threat against the life of Howard, who is working near corner of Front and Orange streets as a pressman.
Mr. Stead thinking it was probable Terry left with intent to do injury to the young man, followed him to the office where Howard is employed and arrived on the scene just as Terry was drawing a revolver upon his intended victim.
At once disarming him, the policeman placed Terry under arrest and carried him to the City Hall, where another revolver was taken from his person. He was then placed in custody of an officer and will be tried for his offence this morning at the session of the police court.
It will be recalled that the three warrants upon which Howard was arrested charged abandonment of his wife, fornication and adultery, and disposing of mortgaged property; but that after the arrest no official communication could be received from the Charlotte authorities, and the young man was dismissed from custody.
Mrs. Terry and three small children are still boarding at the Rock Spring hotel.

1899 April 21, The Weekly Star, Wilmington, North Carolina
ORDERED TO LEAVE TOWN.
W. R. Terry Given This Opportunity of Escaping Punishment for Assault.

The most interesting case before the police court yesterday morning was that of W. R. Terry for assaulting J. Tillman Howard with a pistol, particulars of which were given in yesterday's Star. He was represented by Empie & Empie, who succeeded, in view of the fact that the prosecutor in the case was unwilling to push the matter, in having him released upon condition that he would leave town on the afternoon S. A. L. train. He was held in custody until the departure of the train and Policeman Woebse was detailed to see that he complied with the requirements of the court as to leaving.
There was no evidence introduced that the defendant was guilty of carrying concealed weapons and consequently he was not held on this charge.

1899 May 16, The Morning Star, Wilmington, North Carolina
TERRY-HOWARD AFFAIR
J. Tilman Howard Again Taken in Custody Charge by His Wife With Abandonment
J. Tilman Howard
, the young white man who recently gained much uncoveted publicity on account of his connection with the domestic troubles of W. R. Terry, editor of the Spirit of the South, Charlotte, is again figuring in the police court, this time on the charge of abandonment preferred by his wife.
It will be remembered that Howard was arrested some time ago on three warrants, one of which charged abandonment, preferment of charges being by Terry, who traced the departure of Mrs. Terry and children from his home to the young man Howard. The failure of Charlotte authorities to communicate with officials here, the release from custody of Howard and the subsequent attempt upon the life of Howard by Terry, are also familiar to Star readers.
Terry was arrested at the time for the assault on Howard, but judgment was suspended upon condition that he leave the city, and, upon doing so, the matter was allowed to drop until Sunday night, when Mrs. Howard, whose home is in Wilmington, approached Policeman J. M. King on his beat and demanded the arrest of her husband, saying that she would accompany him to police headquarters and prefer the charge.
Policeman King then went to a boarding house on Dock street, at which Mrs. Terry is now living, arrested Howard and carried him to the City Hall, where he was held in custody until the Mayor's Court yesterday, when, upon motion of Herbert McClammy, Esq., counsel for Mrs. Howard, the case was continued until this morning at the usual hour for holding the police court. Howard was recognized for his appearance at that time.
Both sides employed counsel, and the case promises to involve a lively legal contest.
Howard claims, and had witnesses yesterday morning, who, it is said, will prove his entire innocence of the charge.

1899 June 6, The Wilmington Messenger, Wilmington, North Carolina
HOWARD-TERRY BROIL
The most interesting cases, those against Tilman Howard and Mrs. Ida Terry, were tried and consumed most of the court's time for the day.
Both Howard and Mrs. Terry have gained wide spread notoriety by their escapades, which were of recent date and are fresh in the public mind. It will be recalled that Mrs. Terry ran away from her husband, who lived in Charlotte, and came to Wilmington in company with Howard, which was the opening scene of the drama. Terry telegraphed to this city and had Howard arrested for abduction, which charge, of course, it was impossible to prove and Howard was released. Then the infuriated husband, Terry, comes to Wilmington and attempted to shoot Howard, and with this act the scandal passed out of mind for several days, when suddenly it was brought out again by Mrs. Howard having her husband, Tilman, taken out of Mrs. Terry's apartments by a policeman and arraigned in court charged with abandonment and fornication and adultery. Several days later the latter charge was preferred also against Mrs. Terry.
During the morning session Howard was tried for abandonment, and in the afternoon both he and Mrs. Terry were convicted of fornication and adultery.
The cases were hotly contested, counsel on both sides waxing warm. F. F. Empie, Esq., represented the defendants, and Herbert McClammy, Esq., appeared with Solicitor Duffy for the state.
Judge Battle has not pronounced judgment in either of the cases, but will do so this morning. Howard is now in jail, and Mrs. Terry is under surveillance.
Mr. Empie states that in all probability he will appeal the cases to the supreme court.

1899 June 7, The Wilmington Messenger, Wilmington, North Carolina
HOWARD NOT SENTENCED
Tilman Howard
, the convicted fornicator and adulterer, was in court all day but sentence was no pronounced in his case.
Mrs. Terry did not show up, nor is it likely that she ever will. She has skipped the city, so it is said, and will never be punished by the court. The tale goes, which is a pretty reliable one, that Mrs. Terry made her exit from town about dawn yesterday in a close carriage.

1899 June 8, The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, North Carolina
J. T. Howard in Jail.
In the Criminal Court at Wilmington, Monday, as is learned from The Messenger, J. T. Howard and Mrs. W. R. Terry, who ran away from Charlotte early in the year, were tried and convicted. Howard was in jail at last accounts, pending sentence, and Mrs. Terry under surveillance. Howard was formerly pressman on The Observer. He abandoned his family and took up with the Terry woman. He was a fair pressman but a hard case.

1899 June 9, New Berne Weekly Journal, New Bern, North Carolina
An interesting case at Wilmington resulted in the conviction of Tillman Howard and Mrs. Ida Terry. Mrs. Terry was away from her husband, W. R. Terry, and prominent Republican editor, of Charlotte, and went to Wilmington with Howard. Terry telegraphed and had Howard arrested for abduction. This charge it was impossible to prove and Howard was released. Then Terry went to Wilmington and attempted to shoot Howard. Mrs. Howard appeared on the scene and had her husband taken out of Mrs. Terry's apartments by policemen. Howard was convicted of abandonment, and both he and Mrs. Terry were convicted of fornication and adultery. Both their lawyers will appeal the cases to the Supreme court.

1899 June 9, The Weekly Star, Wilmington, North Carolina
Passing Sentence Against J. Tillman Howard Deferred Until Today.
MRS. TERRY SKIPS THE CITY.
Howard's Plea for Mercy - Mrs. Howard Wants Him Punished to the Full Extent of the Law - A Small Docket Yesterday

The most interesting feature of yesterday's session of the New Hanover Criminal Court was the developments in the case against J. T. Howard for abandonment of his wife and the one against Mrs. Ida Terry and J. T. Howard for unlawfully living together. First of all yesterday morning the discovery was made that Mrs. Terry, who, being under conviction, was released upon her own recognizance for her appearance on Tuesday to receive the sentence of the court, had left the city for parts unknown. No one seems to know where she has gone. She carried her children with her.
Yesterday afternoon J. T. Howard was brought before the court and general discussion of the best mode of punishment discussed. The maximum judgment for the offence of which he stands convicted is two years in the work house, but the court and attorneys seemed averse to such a sentence for the reason that during his imprisonment his four children would be deprived of the maintenance which he should, they say, be compelled to provide.
Howard addressed the court during the time his case was being discussed and pleaded for mercy. He said this was the first time he had ever been convicted of any offence and promised to do anything that a man could do if the judge would suspend imprisonment. Later in the day Mrs. Howard went before the court and in response to enquiries said that she desired her husband to receive the full measure of punishment provided by law. However, Judge Battle deferred passing sentence until today.
A course of action which seems to be under favorable consideration is to put Howard under a good bond for good behavior and requiring him to deposit a stipulated amount with the clerk of the court each month to be used in the support of the children. However, the statement by Mrs. Howard that she wants her husband to receive the full penalty of the law tends to prevent this action.

1899 July 26 The Wilmington Messenger, Wilmington, North Carolina
Tillman Howard Has Escaped
Tillman Howard
, wife abandoner and fornicator and adulterer, has escaped from the house of correction, where he was committed a short while ago to serve out a sentence of imprisonment imposed as punishment for his crimes.
The career of Howard is familiar to all our readers. After being placed in the work house he was allowed lots of "free rope," and Monday night when Superintendent Chadwick went out look for him he was missing. The superintendent immediately came to the city and spent the rest of the night and yesterday looking for Howard.

1899 July 29, The Morning Star, Wilmington, North Carolina
TILLMAN HOWARD
Said to be at Florence, S. C., in a Printing Establishment.
It was learned yesterday from an officer on the search of Tillman Howard, who escaped from the Work House several days ago, that Superintendent Chadwick has offered a reward of $10 for the capture of that escaped prisoner.
A Star reporter was told by a gentleman from Florence yesterday morning that Howard was employed in one of the printing establishments in that town and that he appeared very unconcerned in the matter, and so far as he could learn made no effort to conceal his identity.
Howard acted very foolishly in making his escape from the Work House. Brooke G. Empie, Esq., his counsel in the case, had perfected an arrangement satisfactory to the court by which Howard would be hired out and allowed perfect freedom.

William R. Terry's anger went unabated and he began taunting his father-in-law, Thomas Allen Austin, who retaliated by cold-cocking William R Terry. William again thought a gun might be the answer, but he was disarmed by court officers during his father-in-law's trial.  Thomas Allen Austin then became upset with his daughter, Ida Elizabeth Austin Terry, when she wanted to place her children in a charity home, and he assaulted her. Finally, Thomas Allen Austin was accused of firing a pistol at his son-in-law, William R. Terry. In 1900, William R. Terry and Ida Elizabeth Austin Terry were divorced.

1899 July 13, The Charlotte News, Charlotte, North Carolina
ONE J. P. ASSAULTS ANOTHER.
'Squire T. A. Austin a Populist magistrate, was arrested to-day for assaulting 'Squire W. R. Terry, a Republican magistrate. He knocked the latter down. The case will be tried by the mayor to-morrow morning.

1899 July 14, The Charlotte News, Charlotte, North Carolina
AUSTIN VS TERRY
A Lively Court Scene Was Witnessed This Morning

Mayor McCall's court room was crowded this morning when the case of 'Squire T. A. Austin, for an assault on W. R. Terry, was called. The spectators expected something rich, rare and racy to take place, and, they were in no wide disappointed."
Yesterday in front to Woodall & Sheppard's drug store, 'Squire Austin attacked Col. Terry, knocked him down, and being physically his superior, administered a very severe drubbing. The evidence adduced in the mayor's court was to the effect that 'Squire Austin made his attack at a time when Col. Terry least expected it, striking him on the back of the head without giving the least warning of his appearance.
A number of witnesses were examined and all testified that the attack was made at a time when Col. Terry was unconscious of the presence of 'Squire Austin.
It was when the principles in the affair gave their version of the trouble that the fun commenced. 'Squire Austin was first to give his testimony. He told how Col. Terry had frequently passed by his office, and made himself conspicuous by looking in, in a sneering way, also that he had heard of remarks made by Col. Terry that were not pleasant to him, and, furthermore, he (Terry) had not confined his denunciations to him alone, but had made similar remarks concerning his (Austin's) family. This, Squire Austin stated, was more than he could stand. Therefore he made up his mind he would whip Col. Terry on sight, and yesterday was his first opportunity.
During the time that 'Squire Austin was giving in his testimony there was not a more interested listener in the court room than Col. Terry. He was seated to the right of the mayor's desk and never took his eyes off his assailant during the entire time.
When 'Squire Austin had finished, Col. Terry took the stand. In his hand he held a closely written piece of manuscript from which he read. This proved to be a history of Col. Terry's life up to the very time of the assault on him by 'Squire Austin. At frequent intervals Col. Terry was interrupted by 'Squire Austin, who would deny something that Col. Terry said. After quiet was restored Col. Terry would proceed reading his own life's history, only to again be interrupted by 'Squire Austin.
At one time when Col. Terry got up from his chair to remonstrate with the court for allowing 'Squire Austin to break in and cut short his life's narrative Officer Killough noticed there was a considerable bulge in one of Col. Terry's hip pockets. The officer kept a close watch on this pocket and soon discovered it contained a "bull dog" pistol. This fact was made know to the court, and Col. Terry  was quickly disarmed. Even this did not seem to unnerve him, but continuing with his story he told how 'Squire Austin had assaulted him like a midnight assassin; had been responsible for a lot of his domestic troubles and not being satisfied, he now had him in court. The whole of Col. Terry's story was not in his usual ridiculous mood. At certain juncture his face turned crimson. There was decided choke in his voice as he drew from the little box that rested in his lap, the picture of his little girl, that he claims 'Squire Austin has prevented him from seeing.
At the conclusion of the testimony Mayor McCall fined 'Squire Austin $15 for assaulting Col. Terry and bound him over in a peace bond of $50.
Col. Terry was bound over in the sum of $25 for carrying a concealed weapon.
This ended on of the most laughable court scenes that has ever taken place in Charlotte.

1899 August 8, The Morning Star, Wilmington, North Carolina
Mrs. Terry Again.
Charlotte Observer, 6th: "'Squire T. A. Austin found more trouble yesterday. He went home and found his wife and their daughter, Mrs. W. R. Terry, in a dispute about sending Mrs. Terry's children to the Rescue Home, as Mrs. Terry, who works at one of the pants factories, wishing to send them, Mrs. Austin objecting. Austin took a hand in the dispute and got so angry at his daughter that he jumped on her and beat her up pretty badly. The police were called in, Officers Jetton and Roberts responding. They summoned Austin to court in the morning. By this ruckus he forfeits a peace bond which he was under.

1899 August 9, The Charlotte News, Charlotte, North Carolina
AUSTIN UNDER $100 BOND
Terry Desired the Bond to be $500 His Speech This Morning.

'Squire T. A. Austin, who was recently placed under a peace-bond of $50 to keep the peace towards all the people of the State and in particular toward W. R. Terry, Sr., was yesterday given notice to appear before the mayor this morning to show cause why the said peace-bond should not be forfeited. Mr. Austin it will be remembered was charged with assault on last Saturday.
The trial took place this morning. Mr. Terry made a speech for the benefit of the mayor and all others in which he said that as an officer in Rockingham, he had placed a fellow under a $500 bond to keep the peace and that when the man threatened to whip an enemy anyhow, he, Terry, then revoked the whole thing and sent the man to jail. He thought that Austin's bond was too small. He claimed that Austin had forfeited his first bond and demanded that a better bond be issued. "Burnt children dread the fire and to be forewarned is to be fore-armed," said Mr. Terry, "I submit to your honor that the outrageous conduct against me is one of the grossest in the history of North Carolina."
Mr. Austin was placed under a $100 bond to keep the peace. The former bond will not be turned over to a solicitor in order that he may prosecute the case.

1899 August 9, The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, North Carolina
- By the special request of Mrs. W. Terry, the mayor dismissed the case against T. A. Austin yesterday.

1899 August 11, The Peoples Paper, Charlotte, North Carolina
T. A. Austin was arrested last Saturday for badly beating his daughter, Mrs. W. R. Terry. It will be remembered that a few weeks ago Austin slipped up behind W. R. Terry, who is his son in law and knocked him down and was put under a peace bond, but it appears he has no respect for a bond. Terry is an old cripple that is just walking round to save funeral expense. Unfortunately for the county they both sign their names with a J. P. attachment when it should be J. A. Think of men hanging out their shingles as magistrates to do justice between man and man and up before police court every week for general cussedness. Terry is a Republican J. P.; Austin is a Populist J. P. and there are others. There has been timber used in this county within the past three years to make magistrates for all parties that a high-toned, up-to-date contractor would not use in building a skunk yard, and the sooner some commissions are revoked the better for the people. There is one-half too many to start with, if they were all fit for the place and as it is there is nearly three-thirds too many. We, at least, don’t need drunkards and continuous street broilers and such like for magistrates. Many of them should be J. A. instead of J. P.

1899 August 11, The Peoples Paper, Charlotte, North Carolina
Austin trial.
Case of T. A. Austin for assault on his daughter, Mrs. W. R. Terry, was heard in the mayor’s court Tuesday morning, attorneys Hawkins and McNinch appearing for Austin. Col. “B. B.” [Buzzard Bill] Terry asked the court to be allowed to appear for his wife, Mrs. W. R. Terry. Objected on the grounds of Terry not living with and supporting his wife. Court ruled “B B” out.
First witness for state, Harry Timmons, testified that he saw Mrs. Terry run out of Austin’s house with a child in her arms. Her hair was hanging down and on her cheek was a bruised place, also on back of neck were prints of fingers. Stated also that Austin said he had struck his daughter. Furthermore stated that Austin was a nuisance to the county. Austin thought his attorneys produced no witnesses and begged the court for clemency, as Mr. Terry did not appear to testify against Austin. The court forgave Austin for the assault on his helpless daughter on the grounds of Austin and Mrs. Terry coming to them before court convened and begging that the charge be not sustained as he (Austin) had a family of little children to provide for. With a reprimand Austin was dismissed. Bash!

1899 August 31, The Charlotte News, Charlotte, North Carolina
MAYOR'S COURT THIS MORNING
The following cases were disposed of at the mayor's court this morning:
...'Squire Austin, assault with pistol; case dismissed.

CASE AGAINST AUSTIN.
Dismissed by the Mayor - Squire Terry's Great Speech

The great day of the Austin-Terry trial has come and the case has been settled. Ever since the explosion Saturday the interest has been at fever heat and when the trial was continued over from yesterday afternoon the people were hardly able to wait for this morning to come.
The first witness this morning was Mr. Will McCord, but he came very near getting away with 'Squire Terry, who was examining him. Terry thought he would gain a point and so asked McCord if he had not heard Clay Boggs say that he saw Austin fire a pistol at Terry Saturday. Mr. McCord promptly answered that Mr. Boggs said that old man Terry was far from the truth, only he stated it much more forcibly.
Mr. Terry then delivered his speech as follows: Charlotte and Mecklenburg are noted all over the country as the birth place of American liberty, and they should not be noted as the hornets' nest of wrong-doers. We want a place here where every man's home is his castle, where none can molest or make him afraid. If that man Austin were innocent of this charge I would be the last man in North Carolina to punish him. Why was Austin selected as a probable man who fired the shot or cracker?
This is a case that ought to go before a higher tribunal than this court. It ought to go before the grand jury, and then if he is innocent, he will be dismissed.
The standing room in the court was all taken, and the audience was hilarious at many times.
After the conclusion of Mr. Terry's effort, the mayor scratched his head awhile, and then dismissed the case as not having sufficient evidence.

This author has not found William R. Terry or Ida E. Terry in the 1900 US Census, although son William R. Terry, Jr. was listed in Charlotte.  James Tilman Howard also has not been found in the 1900 US Census, but his wife, Sarah J. Galloway Howard, and their three children were living in Charlotte with her parents.  By 1910, James Tilman Howard and Sarah were reconciled and living again in Wilmington, North Carolina.  

Ida and William Terry divorced in Charlotte on 12 October 1900.  William R. Terry was not listed in city or business directories in either Charlotte or Rockingham after 1900, and Spirit of the South appears to have ceased publication at about this time.

Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina Divorces
1900 William R. Terry and Ida E Terry
http://www.cmstory.org/divorces/search.asp

1902 Walsh's Charlotte City Directory
Correll J Fisher, asst postmaster, r 11 Mint
Terry, Ida E Mrs, dressmkr, 307 N Tryon
Terry, Lee B, mach oper, Char News, r Piedmont Inn

William Raiford Terry moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, following his eldest son, Victor, and his family. He practiced law and was involved in the newspaper business in Raleigh, from about 1900 until his death on 28 July 1904.  His sons Victor Crawford Terry and his wife Frances Hough, and Frederick Joseph Terry and his wife Pearl Reynolds, also moved to Raleigh and worked in the publishing and printing profession. Sons William R Terry Jr and Frederick were back in Charlotte in 1904-1905. Fred moved to Atlanta in 1905-1906 and Victor came later. William Jr moved to Durham.

1900 US Census, Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina
218 Lenoir St
Victor C Terry 31 MW head m-12y May 1869 NC/NC/NC printer
Fannie 30 FW wife m-12y 3/7-ch Sep 1869 NC/NC/NC
Ruby 8 FW daughter single Aug 1891 NC/NC/NC student
Chloe 6 FW daughter single Jun 1893 NC/NC/NC
Vernon 4 MW son single Dec 1896 NC/NC/NC

1900 March 31, The Charlotte News, Charlotte, NC
Mr. Victor Terry, of Raleigh, N. C., is visiting his brothers Messrs. F. J. and W. R. Terry, Jr., of the city [Charlotte].

1901 Maloney's Raleigh City Directory
Terry Fred J (Pearl), ptr Edwards & B[roughton], r 418 S Bloodworth
Terry Victor C (Frances), lino opr Morning Post, r 218 E Lenoir Terry
Terry William R, atty, r 218 E Lenoir

1902 April 24, The Charlotte News, Charlotte, North Carolina
The New South is the name of a new Republican weekly launched this week at Raleigh. It is the successor of the Spirit of the South, which was conducted for some years at Rockingham by W. R. Terry.

1903 Raleigh City Directory, Raleigh, North Carolina
Terry Frederick J, linotype opr Raleigh Times h 122 Newbern av
Terry William R atty at law 4 e Davie

1903 December 12, The Harbinger, Raleigh, North Carolina
Our agent, Mr. W. R. Terry, is confined to his bed with sickness at the residence of his son, Mr. V. C. Terry, on S. Dawson street.

14 May 1904, The Harbinger, Raleigh, North Carolina
Mr. W. R. Terry, of this city, had his left arm rendered helpless by paralysis last week. He is bearing up under it with patience, however.  We hope he will soon recover from the attack.

1904 July 23, The Harbinger, Raleigh, North Carolina
Mrs. Tillman Dunn, of Rockingham, came to the city Tuesday, on a visit to her sick brother, Mr. W. R. Terry, who was paralyzed on the left side several months ago. She is the guest of her nephew, Mr. V. C. Terry, on South Dawson street.

1904 July 30 (Saturday), The Harbinger, Raleigh, North Carolina
Death of Mr. W. R. Terry
It grieves us to announce the death of this respected gentleman, which took place in this city Thursday afternoon at 2:40 o'clock.
Several months ago Mr. Terry was stricken with paralysis, from which he never recovered. He had been in bad health for several years, which caused him to give up a lucrative law practice.
Mr. Terry was a native of Rockingham, and was clerk of the Court for a number of years and was a man of property, standing and influence and a gentleman of the strictest integrity. He was 64 years of age at the time of his death.
The deceased is survived by three sons: Messrs. Victor C., Frederick and William Terry, the latter being a resident of Charlotte; one sister Mrs. Tillman Dunn, of Rockingham, who visited her son last week.
The deceased made his peace with his Savior and his soul took its flight to the Great Beyond, there to abide forever in the presence of the Father in heavenly bliss.
Mr. Terry was editor of the Spirit of the South, which paper he moved from Rockingham to this city.
Mr. Terry was for some time the agent for The Harbinger in this city, and while his health permitted did good work for the paper. It was while thus being associated that we became intimately acquainted with the good qualities of our deceased friend, whom we held in high esteem.
The remains were taken to his former home at Rockingham, where the interment took place. Messrs. Victor C. and Frederick Terry accompanied the remains of their father to Rockingham on Thursday night.

1904 August 4 (Thursday), The Raleigh Enterprise, Raleigh, North Carolina
Mr. W. R. Terry, well known as a lawyer and newspaper man, died here on Thursday of last week, and was buried at Rockingham, his former home, Friday. He had been in declining health for several years. Paralysis ended his sufferings. Mr. Terry leaves two son here, Messrs. V. C. and F. J. Terry. During his life tome he had been prominently before the public and enjoyed the acquaintance of many prominent people.

1904 August 6, The Harbinger, Raleigh, North Carolina
Mr. W. R. Terry, Jr., of Roanoke, Va., who has been attending the funeral of his father, the late Mr. W. R. Terry, Sr., returned home Monday night to Roanoke, Va.

1905 Walsh's Charlotte North Carolina City Directory
Terry, Fred T (Pearl)
, lin op Char Observer, r 710 E 4th
Terry, Wm R (Annie), printer, r 229 N McDowell

1905 Raleigh City Directory
Terry Frederick J, linotype opr h 321 S Dawson
Terry Victor C linotype opr Mutual Publishing Co h 313 S Dawson

1907 Raleigh City Directory
Terry Victor C dep colr U S internal revenue h Maiden la West Raleigh
Terry William R, printer Edwards & Broughton Ptg Co (Inc) h West Raleigh

1909 Raleigh City Directory
Terry Victor C, dep colr US internal revenue h Garner, N C

1909 Durham City Directory
Terry William R, printer The J T Christian Press, h 709 Vickers av [William R Terry, Jr]

1910 US Census, Garner, Wake, North Carolina
Main St
Victor C Terry 40 MW head m-21 NC/NC/NC clerk | revenue dept
Fannie G 42 FW wife m-21 5/10-children living NC/NC/NC
Ruby M 18 FW daughter single NC/NC/NC
Chloe N 16 FW daughter single NC/NC/NC
Vernon R 14 MW son single NC/NC/NC
Frances L. O 9 FW daughter single NC/NC/NC
Vivian R 5 FW daughter single NC/NC/NC

Jacob Fisher Correll and Ida Elizabeth Austin Terry were married secretly in Fort Mill, York County, South Carolina on 3 October 1902 according to the following article in the January 30, 1903 issue of The Landmark (Statesville, North Carolina).

January 30, 1903 The Landmark, Statesville, North Carolina
"Mr. J. Fisher Correll, assistant postmaster in Charlotte, was secretly married October 3d to Mrs. Ida Terry, a daughter of 'Squire T. A. Austin, of this city."
"The announcement of the marriage was made yesterday morning and was a complete surprise even to the most intimate friends of the contracting parties."
"Without any particular reason for concealment, Mr. Correll and and his bride elected to enjoy the romance of concealment. They made their wedding a seeming Gretna Green affair, and the ceremony was performed at the home of, and by, that famous marriage artist, 'Squire W. O. Bailes, who lives below Pineville, just below the South Carolina line."
"Returning to Charlotte, Mr. and Mrs. Correll went their separate ways, Mrs. Correll residing at her home on West Trade Street, and Mr. Correll returning to the enjoyment of life in a boarding house."
"But yesterday the couple came together - like couples in the story books who are united after an estrangement that was caused by the wicked fairies."
"Mr. and Mrs. Correll are now living at the Queen City Hotel and receiving the congratulations that are not the less welcome because they have been so long delayed."

1896 Branson's North Carolina business directory: containing facts, figures, names and locations, revised and corrected annually.
Mecklenburg County
Merchants and Tradesmen
Pineville
  Bailes, W. O.  GS [General Store]

Jacob Fisher Correll may have adopted the three Terry girls, as these children were known in the family as Correll’s and lived with Jacob and Ida. In 1907, Nancy Irene Terry was listed in the Salisbury, North Carolina City Directory as Miss Nancy I Correll.  an Jacob and Ida were living in North Carolina immediately after their wedding. They were in Charlotte. Jacob was employed as an Assistant Postmaster through 1903, and in 1904 was in sales (Singer Manufacturing Company) with his father-in-law, Thomas Allen Austin.  He and Ida and family moved to East Spencer, Rowan County by about 1906 when they were listed in the 1907 city directory. He worked as a yard foreman for Southern Railway.  Jacob and family moved to Baltimore by between 1907 and 1910.

1903 Walsh's Charlotte City Directory
Correll J Fisher (Ida), asst postmaster, r Queen City Hotel
Terry Wm R Jr (Annie), pr, printer Osmond L Barringer Co, r 511 N Davidson

1904 Walsh's Charlotte City Directory
Correll J Fisher (Ida E), sales Singer Mfg Co, r Seigle, Piedmont Park
Austin Thomas A (Irene), sales Singer Mfg Co, r 308 Liberty
Austin Inez J Miss, stngpr Charlotte Hdw Co, r 613 E 5th
Singer Manufacturing Co (The), W B Crook mngr, 229 N Tryon

1905 February 23, The Davie Record (Mocksville, North Carolina)
Mr. J. Fisher Correll, of Charlotte, Tuesday retained counsel to represent him in an important damage suit he will bring against the Singer Sewing Machine Company, Mr. W. B. Crook, the company's local manager, and the company in which Mr. Correll was bonded while he was employed by the Singer Company. The complaint has not been filed, but Mr. Correll will ask for not less than $5,000. He will be represented by Messrs. McCall & Dixon, and T. C. Guthrie.

1907 Salisbury North Carolina City Directory
Correll J Fisher, yard foreman So Ry, h Correll st East Spencer (Ida E)
Correll Nancy I Miss, h Correll st, East Spencer

Charles Correll, great uncle of Jacob Fisher Correll, and son of John and Elizabeth Castor Correll, owned land adjacent to Jacob Fisher Correll in China Grove. Charles died on 16 February 1901 and his estate was probated beginning in 1903. Jacob Fisher Correll's land appears to be the tract owned by his parents, Jacob and Harriett Correll on Coldwater Creek.

1901 Estate records of an Charles Correll; widow, Sophia [Clarissa Sophia Yost]. Sale of Tracts of land to J. J. Correll, Garfield Correll, 25 August 1903. Another tract on J. F. Correll's corner, on Lee Shullenberger’s line.

My grandfather, Monte Cummings, stated that Jacob Fisher Correll worked for the Correll Overall Factory. The factory was in China Grove until about 1910 when it moved to Spencer. I have yet to find documentation that Fisher Correll was employed by his cousin, Philip A. Correll, an owner and secretary-treasurer of the overall factory.

1909 The Rowan Record. China Grove, 22 January 1909. P. A. Correll [Philip Alexander Correll] left last Tuesday to take in several eastern towns and cities of this State. He goes in the interest of the Correll Overall Company, and will probably return tomorrow.


Estate of Jacob Correll in Rowan County: Division of Lands, Excluding Son, Fisher Correll


Jacob William Correll, Sr., died April 1, 1899, and Jacob Fisher was named by his father as an heir.

1899 April 2
Mr. Correll's Father Dead
Mr. J Fisher Correll
, assistant postmaster, was called to China Grove, his former home, yesterday on account of the death of his father. Mr. Correll was 60 years of age. He died of heart disease. He was well known and much esteemed in his community.

1903 The North Carolina Yearbook and Business Directory
Mecklenburg County
Charlotte
Postmaster – Jonas W. Mullen; J. F. Correll, assistant
http://www.archive.org/details/northcarolinayea1903rale

 

1903 Rowan County
List of properties sold at public auction November 11, 1903 [of Jacob W. Correll]

Mrs. J. F. Correll

wardrobe

$14.15

1903 Estate of Jacob Correll. China Grove, 25 September 1903- letter to the court from Harriet E. Correll refusing to be executrix of the estate and asking that an administrator be appointed for the estate of her deceased husband, Jacob Correll. Heirs named were: Harriet E. Correll, Sallie E. Corriher, Hattie E. Sechler, Alice C. Beaver, Cornelia Collett, Edward Correll, John W. S. Correll and J. Fisher Correll.

In 1904 Harriett, relict, divided Jacob Correll's land among five of her six children. The survey metes and bounds are identical for the subdivided 182 acres that Jacob Correll received from his parents, John and Elizabeth Castor Correll. Jacob Fisher Correll was specifically excluded by order of the Superior Court.

The reason for the lawsuit of Harriet Correll vs Jacob Fisher Correll, her son, are not altogether clear.  It appears Jacob Fisher Correll refused to vacate the family farm. He was ordered by the court to vacate in 1904. Audrey Correll related that Fisher Correll had the deed to the land, but would not challenge his mother in open court about ownership, and therefore lost the case by default. However, Fisher did appeal the ruling to the North Carolina Supreme Court. Here are some other court documents concerning this law suit.

Rowan County Superior Court
Harriet E. Correll
vs                                              
Judgment for Plaintiff
Jacob Fisher Correll

At a Superior Court held at the Court House in Salisbury, on the 9th day of May 1904. Present: Hon. M. H. Justice, Judge, this action having been called for trial and having been tried by the court and a jury and the jury having answered all the issues in favor of Plaintiff, declaring her the owner of the land described in the complaint, and that a deed had been executed and delivered to her for said lands by the defendant:

It is now, on motion of Orman & Gregory, Craige & Craige, and R. Lee Wright, Counsel for the Plaintiff,

1. Adjudged, that Plaintiff is the owner and entitled to the possession of the following described real estate situated in China Grove Township, Rowan County, State of North Carolina, and bounded and described as follows to wit:

Beginning at a pile of stones, Charles Correll's corner, on the west side of the Mill Creek and race and on Peter Deal's line and runs South 88o W, with said Deal's line 144 poles to a black oak, John Sechler's corner, thence N 1o W 168 poles to a post oak, Brown's corner on Pless's line thence N 87 1/2 E 87 poles to a small post oak on a hill side; thence S 16o W 95 poles crossing the creek and race to the beginning; containing by estimation 182 acres more or less and adjoining the lands of Geo. Deal, William Rogers and others.

2. That this judgment be docketed in the Clerk's Office as a prescribed by law and that the same be registered in the Register's Office of Rowan County in the Record of Deeds as provided by law for the registration of deeds.

3. That the defendant have 30 days from May 21st 1904 to surrender and give up possession of the aforementioned lands to plaintiff, and that if he fails to do so the Clerk of the Superior Court of Rowan County issue a writ, directed to the Sheriff of said County, commanding him to dispossess defendant and put plaintiff in possession of said land.

4. For costs of this action to be taxed by the Clerk against defendant

M. H Justice,
Judge Presiding.
1905 Superior Court Minute Docket, vol 14, p. 43.

 

Harriett E. Correll
vs                                            
No. 127
Jacob Fisher Correll
,
Motion for new trial, motion over ruled, judgment, Dft excipts, and appeals to Supreme Court, notice of appeal given in open Court, appeal bond $25 00, bond to stay execution $100 00, Dft has 30 days to file case on appeal, and Plt has 30 days thereafter to file counter case.

Superior Court Minute Docket, vol. 13

1904 May 21, Rowan County, North Carolina.  This indenture, made this the 21st day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and four <1904> between Harriett E. Correll <un-married> of the County of Rowan and State of North Carolina, of the first part and a one fifth each as follows to wit: Alice C. Beaver, Hattie E. Sechler, John W. S. Correll, Sallie A. E. Corriher; and one share to Annie Correll for life; remainder in fee to the children of Edward Correll to wit: Phifer Correll, Franklin Correll, Zena Correll, Ruth Correll, Jacob & Mary Correll, and such other children he may to or hereafter but the children of the said Edward Correll shall only have and ___ a one fifth share or part between them.

Witnesseth, that the said party of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar and love and affection to the said party of the first part in hand paid...the following described real estate except a life interest to her reserved, situate, lying and being in the County of Rowan, and State of North Carolina, bounded as follows, to wit:

Beginning at a pile of stones Charles Correll's corner on the west side of the Mill Creek and race corner on Peter Deals line and runs South 88o West with said Deals line 144 poles to a black oak John Sechler's corner thence N 1o W 168 poles to a post oak Browns corner on Pless' line thence N 87o 1/2 East 168 poles to a hickory Charles Correll's corner thence South 2o E 87 poles to a small post oak on a hill side thence S 16o W 95 poles crossing the creek and race to the beginning corner containing by estimation 182 acres more or less and adjoins the lands of George Deal, William Rogers, Marting Blackwelder and others and lies in China Grove township.

For back title see Judgment of the Superior [Court] at May Term 1904 in the case of arriett Correll vs. Jacob Fisher Correll. The grantor the said Harriet Correll reserves unto herself a life interest in the above described lands and all rents and profits arising there from and during her life she shall have absolute control and management of the same and none of the grantees shall have any power or right that so far as rents, etc. all concerned. At the death of the said Harriett E. Correll then said lands shall be divided into five shares either by sale or division between the parties above named but the children of Edward Correll shall only have one share between them and balance shall go to the other parties above named.

Recorded the 21st day of May 1904 in Superior Court, acknowledged by Harriet E. Correll, the grantor.

 

 

Harriet E. Correll
vs                                                 
Judgment for defendant
J Fisher Correll

At a Superior Court, held at the Court-House in Salisbury, N.C. the 21st day of November, 1904.

Present: Hon. C. M. Cooke, Judge,
This action having been called for trial and it appeared that the Justice of the Peace before whom the case was tried below did not have jurisdiction of the case for the reason that it was an action instituted in Cort [sic] for the recovery of personal property alleged to be worth $67.00.

It is now, on motion of John L. Rendleman, Counsel for the Defendant, adjudged that the Plaintiff Harriet Correll be non-suited, and that she be taxed with the costs of the action.

C. M. Cooke,
Judge Presiding
Superior Court Minute Docket, vol. 13, p. 193

Fisher Correll rented land in Rowan County in 1905, possibly living there at the time, as the following lawsuit suggests.

J. C. Correll
vs                                                                      
No. 106
J. Fisher Correll
Chas Overcash

The following Jurors to wit: R. M. Rosebro, W. J. Steele, H. J. Livingood, C. A Lutz, J. Y. Alexander, A. G. Trexler, Jno. F. Blackwell, Frank R. Brown, G. L. Lipe, J. L. Fleming, J. S. Steele, D. C. A. Propst, being chosen tried and sworn to speak the truth of and concerning the issues joined for their verdict in response to the issues submitted to them,

Is plaintiff entitled to recover the rents of the land for the year 1905. Answer. Yes.

Rowan County, In the Superior Court
J. C. Correll, Plaintiff
vs.
J. Fisher Correll
Chas Overcash, Defendants

At a Superior Court held at the Court house in Salisbury on the 18th day of June 1906. Present Hon. M. H. Justice, Judge.

This action having been tried by a court or Jury and the following issue having been submitted to the Jury to wit:

"Is the plaintiff entitled to recover the rents from the land for the year 1905" and having been answered in the affirmative, It is now on motion of R. Lee Wright and P. J. Carlton Counsel for the plaintiff- Adjudged, that plaintiff recover of the defendant the rents for the year 1905. That the clerk for the Superior Court turn over to plaintiff One Hundred and nine & 35/100 dollars, the amount of the rents deposited with the clerk by consent of both plaintiff and defendants and that the defendants J. Fisher Correll pay the costs of this action to be taxed by the clerk. The clerk may retain the costs incurred by plft out of the funds in his hands.

M. H. Justice
Judge Presiding
Superior Court Minute Docket, vol. 14, p. 185

Jacob Fisher Correll did receive a share of the estate of his father, Jacob Correll. Since his share was not paid directly, but through the court clerk, it would appear that Fisher did not live in Rowan County in 1906, and therefore, had moved to the Baltimore, Maryland, area at this time.

C. W. Corriher adm of Jacob Correll

Oct 2 1903

To balance in hand last settlement
filed Book of Settlements 7 Page 450

$50.49

 

 

 

April 26 1906

By amt pd C.E. Correll

$6.20

 

By amt pd Harriet E. Correll

$6.20

 

By aBy amt pd Jno W. S. Correll

$6.20

 

By amt pd Sallie E. Corriher

$6.20

 

By amt pd Alice C. Beaver

$6.20

 

By amt pd H. E. Seckler

$6.20

 

By amt pd J. F. McCubbins csc for J. Fisher Correll

$6.20

 

By amt pd J. F. McCubbins csc for Cornelia Collett

$6.20

 

 

$50.49

 

Sworn & Subscribed before }         C. W. Corriher adm of Jacob Correll, dec'd
on this June 8 1906                         

J. F. McCubbins cfc

 

 

 

 

 

$12.40
Received of C. W. Corriher adm of Jacob
Correll Twelve Dollars & 40/100 Dollars the same amt
the distributive shares belonging to J. Fisher Correll and
Mrs. Cornelia Collett, heirs at law of said Jacob Correll
This June 8 1906

J. F. McCubbins
Clerk Superior Court>

 

North Carolina State Library and Archives.  Cross Index to Wills/Records of Settlements 1902-1909, vol. 8, p. 18, Reel 299


Jacob Fisher Correll: Baltimore, Maryland


Jacob Fisher Correll and family moved to Baltimore between 1909 and 1910.  The move may have been triggered by several events. The legal dispute with his mother over his inheritance to his father's estate was settled in 1906. Audrey Correll stated that he did not want to confront his mother in court again.  William Raiford Terry Sr died in 1904 and Jacob may have adopted Terry's children by Ida Austin by about 1908.  Monte Cummings stated Jacob Correll moved to Baltimore working for the interests of the Correll Overall Factory, although all records found to date indicate he was mostly employed as a house carpenter in Baltimore. Audrey Correll stated that they first moved to the Annapolis area, but no records of this have yet been found. In addition, Jacob worked for Southern Railway in Spencer 1907, the year of a nationwide financial panic that left the railroad struggling. Importantly, in 1908, he and his family suffered a home invasion in Spencer, but was still in Spencer in 1909.

1908 November 21, The Asheville Citizen, Asheville, NC
SPENCER WOMEN SENDS BULLET INTO WOULD-BE BURGLAR'S BODY
SPENCER, N. C. NOV. 20. - "If you move I will kill you, " were the words that fell upon the ears of Mrs. Maud Feamster at her home in East Spencer, last night when she was awakened by a burglar who had crept close beside her bed. Without a word or scream Mrs. Feamster fired her pistol twice in the darkness in the direction of her assailant. The intruder fled immediately, carrying one ball in his body and leaving a trail of blood showing that the aim of the plucky woman had been good. In raising her hand to shoot Mrs. Feamster struck the burglar's arm. The officers are without a clue. The home of Fisher Correll in East Spencer was entered also last night the family being chloroformed by the burglars who fled without taking any valuables.

1909 August 21, The Salisbury Evening Post, Salisbury, NC
J. Fisher Correll, of East Spencer will move to Salisbury next week, but will still work at the shops as yard foreman.

Jacob was in the 1910 Baltimore City Directory, suggesting the family was in Baltimore by 1909. His occupation was listed as a conductor (railroad?). Jacob Fisher and Ida lived at 1230 Pratt Street. The three Terry children, Nancy Irene, Ethel and Lottie were listed as Jacob's step-daughters. Jacob and Ida had started a family in North Carolina with three children from this marriage, namely Nellie Gray (Helen Elizabeth), Theodore Roosevelt, and Ida Mary. Ida is recorded as being the mother to six children, five of whom were living in 1910 (note that the 1910 US census lists six children.)  Ida was pregnant with Jacob Fisher (born 04 June 1910). Audrey Geneva was born in 1913. No other children are known.  The family apparently rented housing since they have a new address each year.

1910 Polk's Baltimore City Directory
Correll J Fisher, co, condtr h 1921 Herbert

1910 US Census, Baltimore, Maryland, Baltimore Ward 18, 25 April 1910
1230 Pratt Street
Jacob F. Correll, 48 MW head married-1 9 years, NC/NC/NC carpenter | house
Ida E. 37 FW wife married-2nd 9 years, 5 of 6 children alive NC/NC/NC
Nellie G. 7 FW daughter single NC/NC/NC [Helen Elizabeth Correll, aka Nellie Gray, my grandmother]
Teddy R. 4 MW son single NC/NC/NC
Ida M. 2 FW daughter single NC/NC/NC
Ethel E. Terry 14 FW stepdaughter single NC/NC/NC labeler | clothing house
Lottie M. Terry 12 FW stepdaughter single NC/NC/NC
Nancy I. Terry 17 FW stepdaughter single NC/NC/NC bookkeeper | clothing house

1912 July 1, The Rowan Record, China Grove, NC
Death of Mrs. Harriet E. Correll
On last Saturday, June 25, 1910, Mrs. Harriet E. Correll, relict of the late Jacob Correll, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Beaver,
on Cold Water Creek; aged 83 years, 1 month and 29 days.
She leaves to mourn her departure the following children: Cornelia (Mrs. A. J. Collett, Kannapolis,) Alice (Mrs. J. P. A. Beaver, China Grove), C. Edward, China Grove; J. Fisher, Baltimore, Md.; Sallie (Mrs. J. E. Corriher), John W. S., China Grove; Hattie (Mrs. J. J. Sechler, China Grove). There are also 49 grand children and 19 great-grand children.
Her remains were interred in Green Lawn Cemetery amidst a great crowd of relatives and friends after a service rendered by Rev. T. W. Smith, of Concord, in the absence of her pastor, Rev. M. M. Noacker. All of her children were present at burial except her son, Fisher.

1911 Polk's Baltimore City Directory
Correll, Jacob F, carp, h 1706 Presbury

1912 Polk’s Baltimore City Directory
Correll, Jacob F, carp, h 1553 n Fulton Ave

1913 Polk’s Baltimore City Directory
Correll, Jacob F, carp, h 1101 Woodley

1914 Polk’s Baltimore City Directory
Correll, Jacob F, carp, h 2028 Penrose ave

1915 Polk’s Baltimore City Directory
Correll, Jacob F, carp, h 642 s Potomac

1917 Polk’s Baltimore City Directory
Correll, Jacob F, carp, h 147 s Ellwood av
Correll, Jacob F, carp, h 823 n Washington

1918-1919 Polk’s Baltimore City Directory
Correll, Jacob F, carp, h 147 s Ellwood av

Audrey Correll Harter stated that her mother, Ida, died October 5, 1918 in Baltimore from influenza during the pandemic and was buried at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

1918 October 5 Death Certificate for Ida Correll # D-20614
http://mdvitalrec.net

In 1920 Jacob was listed as a widow, living in the home of a Henry Renshaw. Jacob's children were not living with him. According to Audrey, Jacob placed the younger children Helen, Theodore, Jacob F. Jr., Mary, and Audrey in the care of a Roman Catholic boarding school in the Baltimore area.  I have had no success finding any records of this.

1920 US Census, Baltimore, Maryland, Enumeration District 76, Sheet 15
423 N. Washington Street
Henry Renshaw, 43 WM head married-1 VA/VA/VA machinist
Lillie 41 WF wife married-1 MD/MD/MD
Robert 9 WM MD/VA/MD
Lyda 8 WF MD/VA/MD
Thelma 6 WF MD/VA/MD
Naomi 5 WF MD/VA/MD
William 6/12 MD/VA/MD
Jacob Correll 57 WM boarder widow, NC/NC/NC house carpenter

1920 Polk's Baltimore City Directory
Correll, Jacob F no listing

1920 October 22 Letter of Jacob Fisher Correll, Jr - Buckingham School (orphanage), Buckeystown, Frederick Co., MD  [Gil House wrote: Looking for any information about Buckingham School and the boys who attended there. Buckingham School was a privately run orphanage that was in Buckeystown Md. There were 291 boys that attended the school between 1898 and 1944. Many were from the Frederick and Baltimore areas. I know who all that attended but will welcome any information that anyone has and I can provide information also. I can be e-mailed privately at gil@x-press.net.]

1920 US Census, Buckingham School, Buckeystown, Frederick, Maryland
- no Correll listed


1921 Polk’s Baltimore City Directory
Correll, Jacob carp 11 s Arlington av
Correll, Theo spreader 3609 Gough

1922, 1923 Polk’s Baltimore City Directory
Correll, Jacob F – no listing

Jacob Fisher Correll, Sr., was living in Baltimore in 1929 as found in the obituary of his brother, Charles Edward Correll (died 1929 July 2 in Cabarrus County, North Carolina.)

1929 Kannapolis, July 4. C. E. Correll 69 years old, passed away at his home, 202 Oak street, Tuesday morning at 6 o'clock after a lingering illness of several months of cancer of the stomach....
Funeral services were conducted from Mount Zion Reformed Church, near China Grove, Wednesday afternoon...
The family of Mr. Correll has been residents of Kannapolis for a number of years. During the greater part of the time, Mr. Correll himself had lived in Florida. He returned home about a year ago.
A native of Rowan county, the deceased is survived by his wife, who before marriage was Miss Annie Klutz; three daughters, Cathleen and Ruth, of Kannapolis, and Mary of Clinton, S.C., and five sons, Phifer, Frank, Charles, Jake, all of Kannapolis, and Zeno, of Fieldale, Va.
He also leaves four sisters, Mrs. Neely Collett, Mrs. John Beaver, Mrs. Sally Corriher, and Mrs. J. J. Sechler, all of Kannapolis, and two brothers, Fisher Correll, of Baltimore, Md., and John Correll, of China Grove.

Jacob Fisher Correll was living in Muirkirk, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, just north of Washington by 1930 with children Jacob Jr and Audrey. Audrey's daughter, Helen, is also in the household.

1930 US Census, Ann Arundel, Maryland, Waugh Chapel Township, 30 April 1930
Crain Highway
121/123
Correll, Jacob F., Sr 69 MW head, widow, first married age 38, NC/NC/NC carpenter | house construction
Audrey G. 18 FW daughter, first married age 17 MD/NC/NC
Jacob F. Jr 20 MW son single MD/NC/NC farmer | general farm
Helen E. 11/12 FW granddaughter single MD/MD/MD
[daughter of Audrey Correll and Monte Floyd Cummings, Sr]

According to cemetery records, Jacob Fisher Correll, Sr. was buried in Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, near his eldest daughter, Nellie Correll Cummings.  He died on 4 Aug 1941 in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore
Register #             98219
Lot No:                Range 6,
Section:                Myrtle
Grave:                 Plain
For:                     Jacob F. Cummings
Age:                     80y-4mo-12d
Location:             Grave 141 (unmarked)
Date of Permit:    8/7/41
Undertaker:         Ullrich

CORRELL- On August 4, 1941, JACOB F., of Muirkirk, Md., aged __ years, beloved husband of the late Ida E. Correll.
Funeral from the Ullrich Funeral Home, Orleans and Washington Streets, on Thursday at 2 P. M. Internment in Loudon Park Cemetery.


Children of Jacob Fisher Correll, Sr, Ida Elizabeth Austin and William Raiford Terry


Monte Floyd Cummings told my mother in about 1962 that it was his recollection the names of Fisher Correll's children were Theodore, Jacob, Ethel, and Nancy, in addition to Monte's wife, Helen Elizabeth Correll.  He never mentioned Audrey Geneva Correll, who at age 16 had his daughter, Helen Elizabeth Correll, Jr just one month after the death of his wife, Helen E. “Nellie Gray” Correll.

Descendants of Ida Elizabeth Austin

1 Ida Elizabeth Austin b: June 22, 1871 in Monroe, Union, North Carolina d: October 05, 1918 in Baltimore, Maryland Burial: St. Mary's Cemetery, Ann Arundel, Maryland Father: Thomas Allen Austin Mother: Irene Jackson Due
... +William Raiford Terry b: Abt. 1841 Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina m: January 21, 1891 in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina divorce: October 12, 1900 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina d: July 28, 1904 in Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina bur: July 29, 1904 in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina Father: William Raiford Terry Mother: Nancy C. Terry
……2 child Terry b: Abt 1891 in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina d: November-December 1892 in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina
...... 2 Nancy (Anna) Irene Terry b: Abt. October 1892 in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina d: Abt. 1926 in Annapolis, Ann Arundel, Maryland
.......... +William B. Forsythe b: Abt. 1892 Maryland d: April 20, 1913 in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland m: Abt. November 1910 in Baltimore, Maryland
.................... 3 Charles Gregory Forsythe b: October 16, 1912 in Maryland d: June 01, 1983 in Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland m: Abt. 1937
………………. + Irene Catterson Forney b: February 04, 1911 in Anne Arundel, Maryland d: February 14, 2011 in Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland
.......... +Joseph Elliott Stevens b: January 19, 1893 in Crownsville, Anne Arundel, Maryland d: February 02, 1947 m: July 24, 1918 in Washington City, District of Columbia
...... 2 Ethel Elizabeth Terry b: May 20, 1895 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina d: January 28, 1925 in Cradock, Norfolk, Virginia
.......... +James Wall b: Abt. 1895 in New Jersey m: Abt. 1914
.................. 3 James Austin Wall b: February 20, 1915 in Maryland d: November 06, 1971 in Chicago, Cooke, Illinois Burial: Bethania Cemetery, Justice, Cook, Illinois
........................+ Lillian Violet Sadowski b: February 17, 1921 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois d: June 11, 1981 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois Burial: Bethania Cemetery, Justice, Cook, Illinois m: November 17, 1939 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois Father: Julius Sadowski Mother: Amelia Prohaska
........... + Patrick McCafferty b: Abt: 1879 Ireland d: April 09, 1927 Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia d: April 08, 1927 Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia m: bet. 1920-1925 Burial: All Saints (St. Paul's) Roman Catholic Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia
..….2 child Terry b: c1896 d: June 21, 1896 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina

...... 2 Charlotte “Lottie” M. Terry b: Abt. 1898 Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina d: after 1910

*2nd Husband of Ida Elizabeth Austin:
... + Jacob Fisher Correll b: March 22, 1862 in China Grove, Rowan, North Carolina d: August 04, 1941 in Montgomery, Maryland m: October 03, 1902 in Pineville, Mecklenburg, North Carolina bur: August 07, 1941 Range 5, Myrtle, Grave 141, Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland Father: Jacob Correll Mother: Harriet Eliza Groner
...... 2 Helen Elizabeth Correll b: March 11, 1902 in North Carolina d: March 22, 1929 in Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, New York aka: Nellie Gray Correll Burial: March 25, 1929 Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland, Section: Myrtle, Range 3, Grave 150 Residence 1: July 20, 1928 1417 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland Residence 2: March 22, 1929 103 Sterling Place, Brooklyn, Kings, New York
.......... +[1] Monte Floyd Cummings b: December 23, 1902 in Williamsville, Sangamon, Illinois d: March 07, 1963 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York m: Abt. 1927 in Baltimore, Maryland Military service: April 01, 1920 U.S. Marine Corps Military service: U.S. Army Burial: March 1963 Pinelawn National Cemetery, Farmingdale, Suffolk, New York Father: Thomas James Cummings Mother: Anna Bell McCord Residence: July 20, 1928 1417 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland
.................3 Nancy Irene Cummings b: July 21, 1928 in Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland d: March 18, 1996 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas aka: Anne Irene McLoughlin Burial: March 21, 1996 Leonard Cemetery, Leonard, Fannin, Texas aka: Anne Irene McLoughlin, adopted 1934 Richmond, New York to Father: Peter Joseph McLoughlin adopted Mother: Margaret Veronica Tobin

.................... + George Joseph Baumbach b: May 15, 1925 in Jamaica, Queens, New York d: July 09, 2000 in Wylie, Collin, Texas m: June 10, 1950 in Richmond Hill, Queens, New York Burial: July 12, 2000 Leonard Cemetery, Leonard, Fannin, Texas Father: George Joseph Baumbach Mother: Margaret Elizabeth Sandhaas

...... 2 Theodore Roosevelt Correll b: May 07, 1903 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina d: July 09, 1958 in New York, New York Residence: April 08, 1930 City Jail, Baltimore, Maryland Occupation: mariner, US Merchant Marines
...... 2 Mary Ida Correll b: November 05, 1905 in North Carolina d: December 20, 1980 in Winston-Salem, Forsythe, North Carolina Residence: 1930 140 East 63rd Street, New York, New York, New York
.......... + John Charles Clifford II b: August 20, 1902 in Dunn, Harnett, North Carolina d: August 20, 1977 Winston-Salem, Forsythe, North Carolina m: Aft. 1930
...... 2 Jacob Fisher Correll b: June 08, 1910 in Baltimore, Maryland d: December 26, 1982 in Pinecastle, Orange, Florida Residence 1: April 07, 1937 640 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland Residence 2: Bet. June 22, 1929 - 1948 340 52nd Street, Brooklyn, Kings, New York Residence 3: April 30, 1930 Crain Highway, Waugh Township, Anne Arundel, Maryland
...... 2 Audrey Geneva Correll b: April 16, 1913 in Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland d: January 04, 2004 in Martinsburg, Berkeley, West Virginia Burial: January 08, 2004 Bel Air Memorial Gardens, Bel Air, Harford, Maryland Residence 1: April 30, 1930 Crain Highway, Waugh Township, Anne Arundel, Maryland Residence 2: Bet. 1952 - 1954 Washington, District of Columbia Residence 3: 1994 4716 Cherokee Street, Apartment 101, College Park, Maryland
.......... +[1] Monte Floyd Cummings b: December 23, 1902 in Williamsville, Sangamon, Illinois d: March 07, 1963 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York Military service: April 01, 1920 U.S. Marine Corps Burial: March 1963 Pinelawn National Cemetery, Farmingdale, Suffolk, New York Father: Thomas James [or Jones] Cummings Mother: Anna Bell McCord Residence: July 20, 1928 1417 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland
.................3 Helen Elizabeth Correll b: April 20, 1929 in Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland d: January 18, 2008 in Boone, Watauga, North Carolina
                   + Henry Franklin Patterson b: January 14, 1922 in Goshen, Rockbridge, Virginia d: November 28, 1984 in Danville, Pittsylvania, Virginia m: Abt. 1949
...... *1st Husband of Audrey Geneva Correll:
.......... +Joseph Mathew Whetzel b: January 14, 1894 in Rockingham, Virginia d: October 04, 1970 in Moorefield, Hardy, West Virginia m; Bet. 1931-1934 Father: George Washington Whetzel Mother: Jeanette Smith
...... *2nd Husband of Audrey Geneva Correll
.......... +Theodore Lagrone b: April 15, 1920 in Manchester, Meriwether, Georgia d: April 09, 1992 in Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia m: 4 Mar 1963 in Rockbridge, Virginia
...... *3rd Husband of Audrey Geneva Correll:
.......... +Wilbur Reynold Harter b: August 25, 1910 in Henderson, Caroline, Maryland d: August 26, 1979 in Bel Air, Harford, Maryland m: May 04, 1966 in Falls Church, Virginia aka: Bud Burial: Bel Air Memorial Gardens, Bel Air, Harford, Maryland

Descendants of William Raiford Terry

1 William Raiford Terry b: Abt. 1841 Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina d: July 28, 1904 in Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina bur: July 29, 1904 in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina Father: William Raiford Terry Mother: Nancy C. Terry
   + Martha Jane "Mattie" Gay b: Abt. 1841 in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina m: November 29, 1864 in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina d: September 17, 1891 in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina Father: John Gay Mother: Lydia McDonald
....... 2 Emma S. Terry b: June 18, 1866 in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina d: June 11, 1868 in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina Burial: Terry Bridge Cemetery, Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina
....... 2 Victor Crawford Terry b: May 1869 in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina d: May 17, 1931 in Franklin, Georgia
...........+ Frances G. Hough b: September 5, 1869 in North Carolina d: July 2, 1927 in Atlanta, DeKalb, Georgia m: Abt. 1888 in North Carolina
………………. 3 Pattie Terry b: March 08, 1890 in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina d: November 26, 1892 in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina
...................... 3 Ruby Mary Terry b: August 1891 in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina c: 1960 in Anderson, Anderson, South Carolina
......................... + James Howard Wilder b: September 20, 1899 in Pocotalago, Madison, Georgia d: July 1960 in Anderson, Anderson, South Carolina m: August 18, 1922 in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia Father: Richard L. Wilder Mother: Laura J.
..................... 3 Chloe N. Terry b: June 3, 1893 in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina d: November 28, 1954 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
......................... + Thomas Elmore Caldwell b: June 3, 1889 in Catawba, North Carolina d: August 26, 1949 in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina m: Aft. 1930
.................... 3 Vernon Brantley Terry b: December 8, 1894 in Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina d: September 04, 1945 in Miami-Dade, Florida
.................... 3 Frances Louise O. Terry b: August 24, 1900 in Garner, Wake, North Carolina d: 1981 in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee
......................... + Alexander Norman Gooch b: January 3, 1901 in D'Lo, Simpson, Mississippi d: October 2, 1969 in Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama m: June 10, 1922 in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia
................... 3 Vivian R. Terry b: Abt. 1905 in Garner, Wake, North Carolina
.......... + Wellie "Nannie" Hunter b: 1885 in North Carolina d: August 26, 1972 in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia m: Bet. 1928-1930 in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia
....... 2 William Raiford Terry b: November 14, 1876 in Richmond, North Carolina d: July 20, 1913 in Durham, Durham, North Carolina
.......... + Annie Bell Jarred b: August 1879 in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky d: March 24, 1928 in Chatham, North Carolina m: February 21, 1897 in Pineville, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
.................. 3 Mary Ella Terry b: February 06, 1898 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina d: September 12, 1992 in Orange, North Carolina
........................ + Joseph Walter Yandle b: April 16, 1901 in North Carolina d: February 14, 1981 in Durham, Durham, North Carolina m: Abt. 1921
.................. 3 Edgar William Terry b: September 02, 1901 in High Point, Guilford, North Carolina d: April 14, 1932 in Durham, Durham, North Carolina
.................. 3 Robert Earl Terry b: August 13, 1903 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina d: May 07, 1965 in Durham, Durham, North Carolina
........................ + Elsie Rowena Lynn b: August 25, 1908 in Durham, Durham, North Carolina d: April 27, 1994 in Durham, Durham, North Carolina m: 1928 Danville, Pittsylvania, Virginia Father: Earl Lynn Mother: Lillie
.................. 3 Homer Jarred Terry b: March 28, 1905 in Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia d: July 27, 1905 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
.................. 3 Alfred Banks Terry b: November 19, 1906 in Durham, Durham, North Carolina d: February 02, 1973 in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland
........................ + Daisy Lenora Bryant b: September 11, 1911 in Zebulon, Wake, North Carolina d: May 10, 1985 in Louisburg, Franklin, North Carolina m: December 20, 1927 in Hillsborough, Orange, North Carolina
....... 2 Frederick Joseph Terry b: December 13, 1878 in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina d: March 06, 1921 in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia
.......... + Pearl Reynolds b: December 04, 1883 in North Carolina d: June 02, 1964 in Toombs, Georgia m: December 08, 1900 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina Divorce: 1917 Fulton, Georgia Father: William Pryor Reynolds Mother: Mariah J. Cardwell
.......... + Allene Frances Anderson b: July 22, 1895 in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia d: September 21, 1989 Las Cruces, Dona Ana, New Mexico m: January 28, 1923 in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia Mother: M. J

* 2nd Wife of William Raiford Terry:
   + Ida Elizabeth Austin b: June 22, 1871 in Monroe, Union, North Carolina d: October 05, 1918 in Baltimore, Maryland Burial: St. Mary's Cemetery, Ann Arundel, Maryland m: January 1892 in Columbia, Richland, Carolina Divorce: October 12, 1900 Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
……2 child Terry b: Abt 1891 in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina d: November-December 1892 in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina
...... 2 Anna "Nancy" Irene Terry b: Abt. 1893 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina d. c1926 in Annapolis, Ann Arundel, Maryland
.......... + William B. Forsythe b: Abt. 1892 Maryland d: April 20, 1913 in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland m: Abt. November 1910 in Baltimore, Maryland
.................... 3 Charles Gregory Forsythe b: October 16, 1912 in Maryland d: June 01, 1983 in Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland m: Abt. 1937
………………. + Irene Catterson Forney b: February 04, 1911 in Anne Arundel, Maryland d: February 14, 2011 in Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland
.......... + Joseph Elliott Stevens b: January 19, 1893 in Crownsville, Anne Arundel, Maryland d: February 02, 1947 m: July 24, 1918 in Washington City, District of Columbia
...... 2 Ethel Elizabeth Terry b: May 20, 1895 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina d: January 28, 1925 in Cradock, Norfolk, Virginia
.......... + James Wall b: Abt. 1895 in New Jersey m: Abt. 1914
.................. 3 James Austin Wall b: February 20, 1915 in Maryland d: November 06, 1971 in Chicago, Cooke, Illinois Burial: Bethania Cemetery, Justice, Cook, Illinois
........................+ Lillian Violet Sadowski b: February 17, 1921 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois d: June 11, 1981 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois Burial: Bethania Cemetery, Justice, Cook, Illinois m: November 17, 1939 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois Father: Julius Sadowski Mother: Amelia Prohaska
........... + Patrick McCafferty b: Abt. 1879 Ireland d: April 09, 1927 Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia d: April 08, 1927 Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia m: bet. 1920-1925 Burial: All Saints (St. Paul's) Roman Catholic Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia
..…. 2 child Terry b: c1896 d: June 21, 1896 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina

...... 2 Charlotte “Lottie” M. Terry b: Abt. 1898 Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina d: after 1910


Helen Elizabeth Correll


Helen "Nellie Gray" Elizabeth Correll was born 1903-1904 since at the time of her death in 1929, she was 25 (death certificate, born 1904) or 26 (obituary, born 1903) years old. According to Audrey Correll, the birth date of my grandmother, Nellie Gray, was March 11, 1902, yet the 1910 US Census suggests 1903 as the year of birth.

1910 US Census, Baltimore, Maryland, Baltimore Ward 18
1230 Pratt Street
Jacob F. Correll, 48 MW head married-1 9 years, NC/NC/NC carpenter | house
Ida E. 37 FW wife married-2nd 9 years, 5 of 6 children alive NC/NC/NC
Nellie G. 7 FW daughter single NC/NC/NC [Helen Elizabeth Correll, aka Nellie Gray, my grandmother]
Teddy R. 4 MW son single NC/NC/NC
Ida M. 2 FW daughter single NC/NC/NC
Ethel E. Terry 14 FW stepdaughter single NC/NC/NC labeler | clothing house
Lottie M. 12 FW stepdaughter single NC/NC/NC
Nancy I. 17 FW stepdaughter single NC/NC/NC bookkeeper | clothing house

Nellie Correll had moved to New York City about 1927 where some of her mother's family had moved from North Carolina.  Aunt Mary (Mary Audrey Austin), Ida Elizabeth Austin Terry Correll's sister, moved to New York and married her first husband, Clinton Mudge Hall, in 1917.  Aunt Mary was there in 1930 with her second husband, Spencer Waters.  A niece of Ida, Winifred Witter, daughter of sister Lulu Irene Austin (married to William Mayo Witter), also went to New York City by 1930.  Winifred lived in the next flat adjoining her uncles, John F. Austin and James Madison Austin.

1930 US Census, New York City, New York District 660
329 E. 68th St
80/451
Mary A. Waters 37 FW wife first married age 21NY/NY/NY  
Spencer 48 M head, first married age 28 NC/NC/SC MW $11,000 Broker | office employed
Ellen Kragland 32 FW single Denmark/Denmark/Denmark maid

1930 US Census, Manhattan, NY Ward 12HD Block C
131 E. 50th St
1/40 Winnifred A. Witter 23 FW head single NC/VA/NC sales | department store
1/41 James M. Austin 32 MW head single NC/VA/SC banker |
John F. Austin 37 MW lodger single NC/VA/SC Sales manager | toy company

Nellie's sister, Mary Ida Correll, also lived in New York City in 1930, at the Barbizon Hotel for Women on the upper east side of Manhattan.

1930 US Census, New York, New York, Manhattan
140 E. 63rd St
Mary Ida Correll 21 FW single NC/NC/NC Secretary | Office

1931 Manhattan and Bronx Residential Directory
Mary Correll 140 E. 63
Jacob Correll 223 E. 66

It is possible that Nellie's brother, Jacob Fisher Correll, Jr briefly lived in Brooklyn (see below) in 1929.

Con Edison, New York: Our records indicate a Jacob Correll was employed by this Company from June 22, 1929 to November 30, 1929, address: 340 52nd Street, Brooklyn, New York

According to Audrey Correll, Nellie and Monte Cummings married in Baltimore in 1927, but lived in Brooklyn, New York, where Nellie worked and Monte was stationed at the Marine Corps Barracks, Brooklyn Naval Yard. Audrey lived with Monte and Nellie at 103 Sterling Place, Brooklyn, a boarding house.

Reply Concerning Military Records
Re: Cummings, Monte F. 161703
Copies of requested personnel records are attached

Cummings, Monte Floyd #5666
Enlisted April 8th, 1920
Photographed April 10th, 1920

Helen Elizabeth Cummings      wife
Nancy Irene Cummings daughter
No other information shown

Monte was a United States Marine from Williamsville, Sangamon County, Illinois. He enlisted in 1920.

Consent of Parents or Guardian to Enlistment of a Minor in the Marine Corps
I Anna B. Symons residing in Springfield, County of Sangamon and State of Illinois do freely consent to the enlistment of Monte Floyd Cummings to the United States Marine Corps as a PRIVATE, to serve FOUR YEARS, unless sooner discharged, subject to  all the requirements and lawful commands of the officers who may, form time to time, be placed over him; do hereby relinquish all claim to his service and to any wages or compensation for the same, and do hereby certify that he was born in Williamsville, Illinois on the 23rd day of December, 1903. And I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I am the mother and only surviving parent of the said Monte Floyd Cummings, and that he has no other legal guardian: So help me God.

Mrs. Anna B. Symons

Address (with street and numbers) Springfield, Illinois RFD #7. Personally appeared before me Mrs. Anna B. Symons, resident of Springfield, in the county of Sangamon, and State of Illinois, each of whom is well known to me as a credible person, and made oath that the foregoing statement is correct and true, and singed the same in my presence this FIRST, day of April,1920.


Notary Public

Monte was honorably discharged from the Marines in April 1924 as a Private. The next month, on 22 May, he enlisted in the US Army at the rank of Sergeant, and was discharged after 3 years service on 21 May 1927.  In November 1927, probably upon the marriage of Helen and Monte, he reenlisted in the US Marine Corps at the rank of Private. Helen and Monte Cummings had a daughter, Nancy Irene Cummings, born 21 July 1928 in Baltimore, Maryland, at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, although they lived in Brooklyn, New York, since the previous year. It would appear that Helen returned to her family for the delivery.  Marine Corp service records indicate Monte was stationed at the Brooklyn Naval Yard and was transferred in June to the Naval Prison at Portsmouth, New Hampshire. At the time of his daughter’s birth, hew as on furlough from Portsmouth, and then in November, separated from the service.

1928 June, Marine Barracks, Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York
Cummings, Monte F., enl enlisted 1 Nov 27. 1 - 20, Spl. 3cl SD Clerk DAPM office; 21, transferred to MD NP [Marine Detachment Naval Prison] Portsmouth, N.H.

1928 June, Marine Barracks, Naval Prison, Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Cummings, Monte F., enlisted 1 Nov 27. 22, joined from Bks. Detachment, Marine Barracks, NYd, New York, NY

1928 July, Marine Detachment, Naval Prison, Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Cummings, Monte F., Private. 22 to 31 on furlough [daughter Nancy Irene Cummings was born on the 21st in Baltimore, MD]

1928 August, Marine Detachment, Naval Prison, Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Cummings, Monte F., Private. 1 to 10. on furlough

1928 September, Marine Barracks, Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Cummings, Monte F., Private.

1928 October, Marine Barracks, Naval Yard Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Cummings, Monte F., Private.

1928 November, Marine Detachment, Naval Prison, Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Cummings, Monte F., Private, enlisted 1 Nov 27. 24, by special order of the Major General Commandant, upon settlement of accounts, for his own convenience, Character Excellent

Nine months after the birth of Nancy Irene Cummings, on the 21st of March, 1929, Helen was found hemorrhaging in her Brooklyn apartment by her landlady, Mrs. Louise Springer, who lived at 340 52nd Street, Brooklyn, and therefore was also the landlady to Jacob Fisher Correll, Jr. Louise Springer told my mother that Helen had tried to perform a home abortion. According to Audrey Correll, her sister had a spontaneous abortion, brought on by exertion from heavy lifting. Audrey said that she was present when her sister hemorrhaged, which is quite unlikely, as Audrey would have been 8 months pregnant and would have been removed to Baltimore by her father, Jacob. Helen died the next day on March 22, 1929, at King's County Hospital, Brooklyn, New York. Monte claimed he was at sea, which can not be corroborated in the military record. Marine Corp service records indicate he was detached from the service on 1 November 1928 from Portsmouth “for his own convenience. Character excellent”.

Place of Death:
Borough of Brooklyn

State of New York
Department of Health of the City of New York
Bureau of Records

 

Standard Certificate of Death

 

 

 

Name of Institution:

Kings Co. Hospital

Register No: 7883

Full Name:

Helen E. Cummings

 


Sex:

Female

Date of Death: March 22, 1929

Color or Race:

White

 

Marital Status:

Married

I heI hereby certify that the foregoing particulars are correct or was as the same can be ascertained, and I further certify that deceased was admitted to this institution on Mch 21, 1929, that I last saw her alive on the 22 day of Mch 1929, that she died on the 22 day of Mch 1929 about 400 o'clock A. M. P. M., and that I am unable to state definitely the cause of death; the diagnosis during her last illness was:

Chronic Cardiovascular Disease, duration [no entry], Contributory Acute Cardiac Dilatation. Witness by hand this 22 day of Mch, 1929. Signature John Morris, MD, Kings County Hospital

Date of Birth:

[no entry]

Age:

25 yrs

Occupation:

Housework

Birthplace:

US

How long resident NYC:

2 yrs

Name of Father:

Jacob F. Correll

Birthplace:

US

Name of Mother:

Ida M. Austin

Birthplace

US

Former or usual residence:

103 Sterling Place

Filed

23 Mar 1929

 

Place of Burial:

Rural Cemetery, Baltimore, MD

Date of Burial: Mar ___h, 192_

Undertaker:

Job J. Connor

Address:340 Clarke____

Helen's death certificate indicates cardiovascular disease as the cause of death. The hospital records corroborate the information from family that she died from a self-induced abortion.

The City of New York-Department of Hospitals

Date: 10/14/64

Kings County Hospital Center

 

Abstract of Medical Records (Non Fee)

 

 

 

Sent to Daughter
Mrs George Baumback
334 So. 3rd St>
Lindenhurst, L. I., NY 11757

Patient Identification
Last Name: Cummings
First: Helen
Middle or Maiden: E.

Age 25
Sex: F

Address: 103 Sterling Place, Brooklyn, N. Y.

Date Admitted

3/21/29

Date Discharged

DIED 3/22/29

Diagnosis

Complete Abortion
Acute Cardiac Dilatation
Chronic Cardiac Vascular Disease
ChroChronic Otitis Media

The above information taken from patient's registry card as hospital chart is no longer available

Helen's remains were sent to Baltimore where she was buried in Loudon Park Cemetery. The location of her grave can be found in the cemetery records.  According to Monte Cummings, Jacob Correll, was a pallbearer at her funeral.

Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore
Register #          78838
Lot Holder:       Sing[le] Int [ernment]
Lot No:
Section:             Myrtle
Grave:              Plain
For:                  Nellie Cummings
Location:          Range 3, Grave 150 (unmarked)
Time:                Mon. 3/25/29 3 p.m.
Size                   728"
Undertaker:     Ullrich

CUMMINGS- At Brooklyn, N. Y., on March 22, 1929, NELLIE, aged 26 years, beloved wife of M. F. Cummings and daughter of Jacob F. and the late Ida E. Correll.
Funeral will take place from the Ullrich Funeral Home, 2008 Orleans Street, on Monday at 3 P. M. Internment in Loudon Park Cemetery.

At the time of Helen’s death, Audrey was nine months pregnant with Monte’s baby, Helen Elizabeth (Jr.) and was living in Maryland with her father. Audrey stated that Jacob Fisher Correll, Sr. came to Monte and wanted to raise Nancy Irene Cummings along with her half-sister, Helen Elizabeth Correll, in Maryland. Monte Cummings refused, and hastily took Nancy away, purportedly “giving her away to some women on the street corner” so that Jacob couldn't have her. The Correll family never saw Nancy Irene again. In 2002, I met both Audrey and her daughter Helen, and brought to them pictures of my mother, Nancy Irene. They, too, had one of the same pictures of "baby Nancy" at age 3 months.

According to Monte Cummings, he, and with the help at times of Louise Springer and Jacob Correll, Jr., raised Nancy Irene. For a time, Monte sent Nancy to his family in Springfield, Illinois, but eventually she was placed in an orphanage there. On May 4, 1934, Nancy Irene Cummings, age 5, was adopted by Peter Joseph McLoughlin and Margaret Tobin in Staten Island, Borough of Richmond, New York. Her name was changed to Anne Irene McLoughlin. She was raised in Tottenville. At the age of about 14 she left home because of an abusive father, Peter, to live in Queens with her mother, Margaret in the home of her widowed aunt, Gladys Tobin Ray and bachelor Uncle Al (James Robert Allan Tobin) for whom this author is named.

I have been unsuccessful in finding Nancy Irene Cummings or Monte Cummings in the 1930 US Census, either in Illinois, New York, or Maryland.

Descendants of Helen Elizabeth Correll
1 Helen Elizabeth Correll b: Abt. 1904 in Coldwater Creek, China Grove, Rowan, North Carolina d: March 22, 1929 in Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, New York aka: Nellie Burial: March 25, 1929 Louden Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland
.. +Monte Floyd Cummings b: December 23, 1902 in Williamsville, Sangamon, Illinois d: March 07, 1963 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York m: Bef. 1927 Burial: March 1963 in Pinelawn National Cemetery, Suffolk, New York Father: Thomas Cummings Mother: Anna Bell McCord
....... 2 Nancy Irene Cummings b: July 21, 1928 in Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland d: March 18, 1996 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas aka: Anne Irene McLoughlin Burial: March 21, 1996 in Leonard Cemetery, Leonard, Fannin, Texas aka: Anne Irene McLoughlin
........... +George Joseph Baumbach b: May 15, 1925 in Jamaica, Queens, New York d: July 09, 2000 in Wylie, Collin, Texas m: June 10, 1950 in New York City, NY Burial: July 12, 2000 in Leonard Cemetery, Leonard, Fannin, Texas Father: George Joseph Baumbach Mother: Margaret Elizabeth Sandhaas


Jacob Fisher Correll, Jr.


Mrs. Louise Springer also related that Jacob Correll Jr worked in New York for Consolidated Edison. She was his landlady and both lived at 340 52nd, Brooklyn. This was confirmed in 1964.

Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. 4 Irving Place
New York, N. Y. 10003

October 9, 1964

Mrs. Nancy Baumbach
334 South Third Street
Lindenhurst, N Y

DearDear Mrs Baumbach

This is in reply to your letter of October 3, 1964.

Our records indicate a Jacob Correll was employed by this Company from June 22, 1929 to November 30, 1929.

His home address on record is indicated as 340 52nd Street, Brooklyn, New York. Address in case of accident as 1413 Lexington Street, Baltimore, Maryland.

We have no record of Theodore Correll.

                                                                                 Very truly yours,

                                                                                  S G Mendy, Manager
                                                                                  Service and Records Bureau
                                                                                  Personnel and Industrial
                                                                                  Relations Department

In October 1964, my parents sent a letter sent to Jacob Correll at 340-52nd Street, Brooklyn. It was returned "undeliverable as addressed" with the present occupant writing on the envelope, "not here moved 16 years ago." The US Postal Service had no forwarding address for Jacob Correll.

Another letter sent to 1413 Lexington Street, Baltimore, was likewise returned as "undeliverable no such number". This was likely another address of Jacob Fisher Correll, Sr. Fisher was still in Baltimore in 1929 when his daughter, Helen, died.

Undaunted, my parents went to 340-52nd Street, Brooklyn, New York, and met the owner, a Louise Springer. She revealed that she was Jacob Correll's landlady. Jacob Correll was Jacob Fisher Correll, Jr.  Mrs. Springer was the source of information that Helen Correll Cummings died of an abortion because she did not want a second child. Mrs. Springer helped care for my mother after Helen's death, along with Monte Cummings and Jacob Correll Jr. From Mrs. Springer, we have photos of Helen Correll and my mother as an infant.

Jacob Fisher Correll, Jr., moved back to Baltimore by 1935. In 1937, he lived at 640 West Fayette Street. He worked at Brager-Eisenberg, a downtown department store in Baltimore at the time he registered with Social Security. Jacob Fisher Correll, Jr. died in Orange County, Florida, according to the Social Security Death Index.  His application for a Social Security number reveals that his parents were Jacob Fisher Correll, Sr. and Ida Elizabeth Austin.

U. S. Social Security Act
Application for Account Number

Employees Name:

Jacob Fisher Correll, Jr

Street and Number

West Fayette St., 640

Post Office

Baltimore, Md.

Business Name of Present Employer

Brager-Eisenberg, Inc.

Present Address of Present Employeran>

Eutaw & Saratoga Sts.

Age At Last Birthday

26

Date of Birth

6/8/10

Place of Birth

Baltimore, Md.

Father's Full Name

Jacob Fisher Correll, Sr.

Mother's Full Maiden Name

Ida Elizabeth Austin

Sex

Male

Color

White

I you have previously filled out a card like this, state:

Yes, but did not receive a number, Dec 1935, Baltimore, Md.

Date Signed

4/7/37

Signed:

Jacob F. Correll

Jacob married and later moved to Orange County, Florida. An abstraction of Jacob's death certificate shows a death date of 26 December 1982.

Name:               Jacob F. Correll
Certificate:        106296
Death Place:     Orange [FL]
Race:                 W
Death Date:      26 Dec 1982
Birth Date:        08 Jun 1910

This author would like further information on Jacob Fisher Correll, Jr., and his family, and would like to hear from and descendants.


Theodore Roosevelt Correll


Theodore Roosevelt Correll was born May 7, 1903 (date from Audrey Correll), 5 May 1905 (from ship records), or c1906 (from 1930 US Census and other records) in North Carolina as the first born son of the marriage of Jacob Fisher Correll Sr. and Ida Elizabeth Austin Terry.  In 1930, he was in jail in Baltimore.  Audrey Correll remembered that her brother was arrested for being the look-out in a bank robbery, which turned out to be a burglary and robbery of  a plumbing company.

1921 Baltimore (MD) City Directory
Correll Jacob carp 11 S Arlington av
Correll Theo spreader 3609 Gough

1927 Baltimore City Directory
Correll Jacob carp h1417 w Fayette
Correll Theo carp r1417 w Fayette

1928 Baltimore City Directory
Correll Jacob carp h1417 w Fayette
Correll Theo clk r1417 w Fayette

1929 May 26 The Baltimore (MD) Sun
3 IN THEFT OF $639 FACE NEW CHARGES
Man and Two Youths Accused of Two Previous Burglaries
AT PLUMBING COMPANY
One of Trio Said To Have Confessed Planning Robberies With Companions

In addition to facing a charge of stealing the payroll of the plumbing firm of McArdle & Walsh, Inc., 312 West North avenue, last Friday, a man and two youths held at the Northern Police Station also will be charged with twice burglarizing the company's offices, police said yesterday.
Those arrested and charged so far with stealing from Miss Naomi Disney, a clerk, the bill fold containing $639, are:
              Richard Cousins, 16, 100 block West Lombard street,
              Theodore Correll, 23, 1400 block West Lexington street,
              Frederick Georgius, 15, 900 block West Lexington street
Youth Worked There

The Georgius youth, according to the police, was formerly employed at McArdle & Walsh Company and confessed planning and executing the alleged burglaries with his confederates.
In February, the police say, the company's offices were burglarized and $335 stolen from a cash box. In March, the offices were again burglarized, but nothing of any value was taken.
Returning To Office
The robbery Friday was perpetrated on North avenue after Miss Disney had left a bank nearby and was returning to her office with the money. Cousins is said to have snatched the money container from her, but was captured by two Negroes before he could escape. The police later arrested the other two and they were grilled yesterday by Capt. Frank Gatch.
After the questioning the Captain said confessed to the other charges.

1929 June 21, The Baltimore (MD) Sun
Proceedings yesterday - Robbery Robert Cousins, sub curia; Theodore Correll, sub curia; Burglary, Theodore Correll, sub curia; Robert Cousins, sub curia

1930 US Census, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland
Theodore R
Correll
Age:                   24
Year:                 1930
Birthplace:        North Carolina Roll: T626_854
Race:                 White Page: 9B
State:                 Maryland
ED:                   150
County: Baltimore City Image: 1130
Township:         Baltimore
Relationship:     Prisoner

Ten years later, Ted Correll became a mariner in the US Merchant Marine.

1940 October 21, World War II Draft Cards
Name:                 Theodore Roosevelt Correll
Age:                    35
Date of birth:      5 May 1905
Birth place:         Salisbury, North Carolina
Contact               Mr. Jacob Fisher Correll, Father
                            Muirkirk, Maryland
Employer            Bethlehem Steel Co, Calmar S.S. Co.
Place of employment:     at sea, S. S. Portmar

1945 November 25
S.S. Waycross Victory, Line - Bull Line, Owners - USA War Shipping Administration
List or Manifest of Aliens Employed on the Vessel as Members of the Crew, departed port of Le Harve, France November 17, 1945 and arriving at the port of New York City on November 25, 1945
Theodore R. Correll, no - a member of crew on last voyage, 3 years length of service at sea, position - oiler, shipped November 1945 from New York, age 40, sex - male, race - white, 5'10", 180 lb, physical characteristics  none
[S.S. Waycross Victory - WW II Victory Ship. The merchant cargo ship was built by the Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard Corp. at Baltimore, Maryland in 1945, and launched on July 20, 1945.  The ship was named for the City of Waycross, Georgia, and is part of a group of Victory Ships that were named for American cities and towns.]

1945 December 24
S.S. Waycross Victory, Line - Bull Line, Owners - USA War Shipping Administration
List or Manifest of Aliens Employed on the Vessel as Members of the Crew, departed port of Antwerp, Belgium December 12, 1945 and arriving at the port of New York City on December 24, 1945
Theodore R. Correll, yes - a member of crew on last voyage, 5 years length of service at sea, position - oiler, shipped November 28, 1945 from New York, age 40, 5'10", 170 lb, physical characteristics none

1946 February 5
S.S. Waycross Victory, Line - A. H. Bull & Co., Owners - USA War Shipping Administration
List or Manifest of Aliens Employed on the Vessel as Members of the Crew, departed port of LeHarve, France January 26, 1946 and arriving at the port of New York City on February 5, 1946
Theodore R. Correll, yes - a member of crew on last voyage, 6 years length of service at sea, position - Jr Eng, shipped January 11, 1946 from New York, age 40, sex - male, race - white, US citizen, 5'10", 185 lb, physical characteristics  none

1946 April 9
S.S. Waycross Victory, Line - A. H. Bull & Co., Owners - USA War Shipping Administration
List or Manifest of Aliens Employed on the Vessel as Members of the Crew, departed port of Antwerp, Belgium March 31, 1946 and arriving at the port of New York City on April 9, 1946
Theodore R. Correll, yes - a member of crew on last voyage, 8 years length of service at sea, position - Jr Eng, shipped March, 13, 1946 from New York, age 40, sex - male, race - white,  yes - able to read, US citizen, 5'10", 185 lb, physical characteristics  none

1946 March 10
S.S. Waycross Victory, Line - A. H. Bull & Co., Owners - USA War Shipping Administration
List or Manifest of Aliens Employed on the Vessel as Members of the Crew, departed port of Antwerp, Belgium February, 28 1946 and arriving at the port of New York City on March 10, 1946
Theodore R. Correll, yes - a member of crew on last voyage, 4 years length of service at sea, position – Jr. Eng, shipped February 8, 1946 from New York, age 40, sex - male, race - white, yes - to be discharged upon arrival, yes - able to read, US citizen, 5'10", 180 lb, physical characteristics  none

1947 March 29
S.S. Mandan Victory, Line - Waterman Steamship Corp., Owners - USA Maritime Commission
List or Manifest of Aliens Employed on the Vessel as Members of the Crew, departed port of Bremen, Germany March 14, 1947 and arriving at the port of New York City on March 29, 1947
Theodore R. Correll, yes - a member of crew on last voyage, 24 years length of service at sea, position - oiler, shipped February 17, 1947 from New York, to be discharged upon entry at port, yes - able to read, age 41, sex - male, race - Dutch, US citizen, 5'11", 200 lb, physical characteristics  none

1947 December 22
S.S. Knox Victory
List or Manifest of Aliens Employed on the Vessel as Members of the Crew, departed port of Gottinborg, MD USA  December 13, 1947 and arriving at the port of New York City on December 22, 1947
Theodore R. Correll, yes - a member of crew on last voyage, 25 years length of service at sea, position - oiler, engaged October 31, 1947 Baltimore, Maryland, age 42, sex - male, race - Dutch, 5'11'', 195 lb, physical characteristics  none

1948 February 27
S.S. Ampac California
List or Manifest of Aliens Employed on the Vessel as Members of the Crew, departed port of Curacao, NW Indies, February 21, 1948 and arriving at the port of New York City on February 1948
Theodore R. Correll, no - a member of crew on last voyage, 25 years length of service at sea, position - oiler, engaged February 13, 1948 New York, age 42, sex - male, race - Dutch, 5'11'', US citizen, 200 lb, physical characteristics  none

1949 January 5
S. S. Helen
List or Manifest of Aliens Employed on the Vessel as Members of the Crew, departed port of Sanchez December 31, 1948; arrived port of New York January 5, 1949
Theo. R. Correll, n0- a member of crew on last voyage, 26 years length of service at sea, position – fireman, engaged December 14, age 43, male, US Citizen, 5’10” 190 lb

1954 August 27
S.S. Jefferson City Victory, Line - States Marine Corp., Owners - Victory Carriers, Inc.
List or Manifest of Aliens Employed on the Vessel as Members of the Crew, departed port of Bordeaux, France and arriving at the port of New York City on August 27, 1954
Theodore Correll, no - a member of crew on last voyage, 32 years length of service at sea, position - F[ire] [&] W. T., shipped July 17, 1954 from New York, yes - to be discharged at arrival at port, age-49, sex- male, 5'11" height, 205 lb, physical characteristics - tattoos both arms, born - May 5, 1905 North Carolina, USA, US citizen

1955 February 21
S.S. Mankato Victory - States Marine, local agents
List or Manifest of Person Employed on the Vessel, as Members of the Crew, departed from Liverpool, England on February 12, 1955 and arrived at port of Baltimore, MD on February 21, 1955
Theodore R Correll, 23 years of service at sea, shipped out January 11, 1955 from New York; position: FET; US citizen; to be discharged upon arrival

He died in New York City on 9 June 1958, reportedly of a self-inflicted gunshot wound (information from Audrey Correll). He may have been married and according to Audrey, her name was Mary. There is a Brooklyn, New York, marriage license in 1958 for Theodore Correll and Mary Miller.


Mary Ida Correll


Mary Ida "Polly" Correll was born in North Carolina. There are at least 3 dates for her birth a) 5 November 1905 (date from sister Audrey Correll), b) 3 November 1909 (date from Social Security Death Index), and c) 11 Nov 1911 (date from county record, North Carolina Death Index).  The 1910 US Census suggests her birth was closer to 1909.

1910 US Census, Baltimore, Maryland, Baltimore Ward 18
1230 Pratt Street
Jacob F. Correll, 48 MW head married-1 9 years, NC/NC/NC carpenter | house
Ida E. 37 FW wife married-2nd 9 years, 5 of 6 children alive NC/NC/NC
Nellie G. 7 FW daughter single NC/NC/NC [Helen Elizabeth Correll, aka Nellie Gray, my grandmother]
Teddy R. 4 MW son single NC/NC/NC
Ida M. 2 FW daughter single NC/NC/NC [Mary Ida Correll, born c1908]
Ethel E. Terry 14 FW stepdaughter single NC/NC/NC labeler | clothing house
Lottie M. 12 FW stepdaughter single NC/NC/NC
Nancy I. 17 FW stepdaughter single NC/NC/NC bookkeeper | clothing house

No record for her has yet to be found in the 1920 US Census. Mary lived at the Barbizon Hotel for Women on the upper east side of Manhattan in 1930-1931.

1930 US Census, Manhattan, New York
140 E. 63rd St
Mary Ida Correll 21 FW single NC/NC/NC Secretary | Office

1931 Manhattan and Bronx Residential Directory
Mary Correll 140 E. 63

Mary married John Charles Clifford of Dunn, Harnett County, North Carolina before 1932. They lived in New York City where she worked and he was a law student at St John's University before becoming an insurance claims adjustor. They moved back to North Carolina.

1940 US Census, Manhattan, New York
309 West 109th St
John C Clifford Jr 37 MW head married 1935-lived same place, NC lawyer claim supervisor | insurance co
Mary C 31 FW NC
John C Third 3 MW NY

Mary died at home on 21 December 1980 in Winston-Salem, Forsythe County, North Carolina.

Social Security Death Index

Name:                                         Mary Clifford

SSN:                                            238-54-8251 

Last Residence:              Winston Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, 27104

Born:                                          3 Nov 1909

Last Benefit:                               Metairie, Jefferson, Louisiana, 70002

Died:                                           Dec 1980

State (Year) SSN issued:            North Carolina (1953 )

 

North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996 Record about Mary Correll Clifford

Name:                                         Mary Correll Clifford

Death Date:                                21 Dec 1980

Death City:                                 Winston-Salem 

Death County:                Forsyth 

Death State:                               North Carolina 

Death Age:                                 69 

Burial Location:                         Cremation in state 

Birth Date:                                 11 Nov 1911

Birth Location:               North Carolina

Residence City:              Winston-Salem 

Residence County:                      Forsyth 

Residence State:                         North Carolina 

Gender:                          Female 

Race:                                          White 

Marital Status:               Widowed 

Social Security Number:            238-54-8251 

Autopsy:                         No 

Institution:                                  Home 

Attendant:                                   Medical Examiner 

 


Nancy (Anna) Irene Terry Correll


Nancy Irene Terry Correll was born about October 1892 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, daughter of William Raiford Terry and Ida Elizabeth Austin. She moved to Spencer, North Carolina, with her mother and step-father, Jacob Fisher Correll, where he was employed by Southern Railway, and then with the family to Baltimore.

According to her half-sister, Audrey, Nancy married Charles Forsythe and they lived in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. However, there is a marriage license listed in the Baltimore Sun on 10 November 1910 for William B. Forsythe and Nancy L. Terry. William B. lived in Baltimore. William and Nancy had one child, Charles Gregory Forsythe in 19112.  William was charged with desertion in 1911, and he died on 20 January 1913.

Nancy then used her family name of Nancy I. Correll in March 1913 before remarrying.

Nancy remarried to Joseph Elliott Stevens on 24 July1918 in Washington, DC. Living with them was her son, Charles Gregory Forsythe. She used the name Anna I Terry in the marriage record. It is likely that she had converted to Roman Catholicism to marry William B. Forsythe, and had changed her name to the equivalent, Anna, a saint’s name. This very situation occurred to her namesake and niece, my mother, Nancy Irene Cummings. When my mother was adopted by Joseph and Margaret McLoughlin, she converted to Roman Catholicism and her name was changed from Nancy Irene to Anne Irene, but everyone knew her as Nancy.

Audrey Correll recalled her sister Nancy's death as being in November of 1929 in Annapolis, but it was likely earlier, as I have a photo from Audrey labeled "Nellie G (Helen Elizabeth Correll Cummings, died March 1929) at the gravesite of Nancy (half-sister)". As well, the 1930 US Census states that the Joseph Elliott Stevens married his second wife, Henrietta, in about1927, indicating that Nancy was already dead by then. Living with Joseph and Henrietta Stevens was their step-son, Charles Gregory Forsythe.

1894 Apr 29, The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC)

A Child Takes Chlorate of Potash.

Yesterday the little 18 months old child of Mr. W. R. Terry swallowed a big dose of chlorate of potash, and soon after showed symptoms of poisoning. Dr. Petree was summoned, and administered emetics, and the child was doing all right last night. The potash had been used by Mr. Terry's older child for gargling the throat. The cup was left on the table and the baby got hold of it and drank the contents.

[Child b: cOct 1892 would be Nancy Irene Terry; older child would be Fred Terry, b: 1878, age 16 in 1894]

 

1907 August 26, The Charlotte News (Charlotte, NC)

Misses Nancy and Ethel Terry, of Spencer, are visiting at the home of Mrs. T. A. Austin.

 

1907 Salisbury (NC) City Directory

Correll J Fisher, yard foreman So Ry, h Correll st, East Spencer (Ida E)

Correll Nancy I Miss, h Correll st, East Spencer

 

1910 US Census, Baltimore City, Maryland 1230 Pratt St
207/237 Jacob F. Correll 48 MW m1-9yr NC/NC/NC carpenter | house
Ida E. 37 FW wife m2-9yr NC/NC/NC
Nellie G. 7 FW daughter NC/NC/NC [Helen Elizabeth aka Nellie Gray]
Teddy R. 4 MW son NC/NC/NC
Ida M. 2 FW daughter NC/NC/NC
Ethel E. Terry 14 FW step-daughter NC/NC/NC labeler | clothing house
Lottie M. Terry 12 FW step-daughter NC/NC/NC
Nancy I. Terry 17 FW step-daughter NC/NC/NC bookkeeper | clothing house

 

1910 November 26, The Baltimore (MD) Sun

MARRIAGE LICENSES

Issued by the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas

FORSYTHE-FERRY - William B. Forsythe, 27, 62 South Carrollton avenue; Nancy L. Terry, 18

 

1911 Baltimore (MD) City Directory

Forsythe Wm B, blksmith, 62 s Carrollton

 

1911 April 12, The Baltimore (MD) Sun

COURT PROCEEDINGS

Criminal Court - Judge Duffy

Desertion - William B Forsythe, paroled

1912 October 16, Birth of Charles Gregory Forsythe

 

1913 January 16, The Baltimore (MD) Sun

COURT PROCEEDINGS

Criminal Court - Judge Dobler

desertion, William B. Forsythe

 

1913 January 21, The Baltimore (MD) Sun

Died.

FORSYTHE - On January 20, 1913, WILLIAM B., beloved son of George A. and Minnie E. Forsythe. R.I.P.

Funeral from his late residence, No. 62 South Carrollton avenue, on Thursday, January 23, at 8.15 A. M., thence to St. Peter's Catholic Church, Poppleton and Hollins street, where a Requiem High Mass will be offered for he repose of his soul at 9 A. M.

 

1913 March 21, The Baltimore (MD) Sun

COURT PROCEEDINGS

City Court

Gomprecht & Benesch vs. Nancy I. Correll; motion for a new trial overruled.


1918 July 24, Washington City, District of Columbia. Marriage
Joseph E. Stevens, age 25, single, white, to Anna I Terry, age 25, single, white

1920 US Census, Anne Arundel, Maryland
Joseph E. Stevens 27 MW head married MD/MD/MD engineer | railroad
Anne I 27 FW wife married NC/NC/NC [Nancy Irene Terry Correll]
Charles G Forsythe 7 MW step-son single MD/MD/NC

19301930 US Census, Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland
Joseph E. Stevens 37 MW head married 1st at age25, MD/MD/MD motorman | electric rr
Henrietta 29 FW wife married 1st at age 26, Austria/Austria/Austria [2nd wife, Mildred Henrietta Sinec, m: c1927]
Charles G Stevens 17 MW son single MD/MD/MD [Charles G Forsythe]
Thelma L 2 FW daughter single MD/MD/MD

 


Lottie M. Terry Correll


Lottie M. Terry Correll was born c1898 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. I presume her name was Charlotte. She was in the home of Jacob Fisher Correll and Ida Elizabeth Austin in 1910 in Baltimore. No further information.


Ethel E. Terry Correll


Ethel E. Terry Correll was born in 1895 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. She married James Wall and they had a son James Austin Wall (b: Abt. 1917 Maryland). In 1930, James Austin Wall was living in Palm Beach, Florida, in the household of Henry Ellsworth Bemis and his wife, Inez Jackson Austin, his aunt. Inez was the sister of Ida Elizabeth Austin Terry Correll. When James Austin Wall died, his obituary named his mother as the late Ethel McCafferty.

A great granddaughter of James and Ethel Wall recounted the family history as told by her family. James Wall had three families, all at the same time, and when his bigamy was discovered, he murdered one of the families. Ethel was left a single mother and according to Audrey, she died in 1929 [actually it was 1925], explaining why her son, James Austin Wall, went to live with his Aunt Inez in 1930. James Austin Wall joined the Army in the mid 1930's, went to Panama, contracted malaria, and then returned to the United States and lived in Chicago, Illinois. James Austin Wall married Lillian Violet Sadowski on 17 November 1939. James Austin Wall died in November 1971.

Sometime between 1920 and before she died on 28 Jan 1925, Ethel married Gunnery Sergeant Patrick McCafferty, USMC, and they lived in Cradock, Virginia, just outside the boundary of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and now part of Portsmouth. Her death certificate gave a date of birth of 20 May 1895 in North Carolina with a father named "Terry", born in North Carolina, and her mother, Ida Austin, also born in North Carolina. Patrick was 16 years her senior, but this was apparently his first marriage. After Ethel's death, he remarried a woman named Hannah M, but unfortunately, Patrick died soon thereafter on 9 Apr 1927.

I920 US Census, Portsmouth, Norfolk, VA, 1 Jan 1920
Marine Barracks, US Navy Yard
McCafferty, Patrick 40 WM single Immigrated 1900 VA, Naturalized 1907, Ireland/Ireland/Ireland gunnery sargeant | US Marine Corps

1925 Virginia Death Certificate
Name: Ethel E. McCafferty
Sex: F
Race: W
County of Death: Norfolk
Town: Cradock
Address: 29 Bainbridge
Date of Death: 28 Jan 1925
Burial: St. Paul's, Portsmouth
Date of Birth: 20 May 1895
Age: 29 years, 8 months, 7 days
Place of Birth: NC
Marital: M
Spouse: Patk McCaffarty
Occupation: House wife
Father: Terry
Father's Birth Place: NC
Mother: Ida Austin
Mother's Birth Place: NC
Cause of Death: Tubercular bronchopneumonia
Certificate No: 1743

1926 June - USMC Muster Roll, Co. H, 8th Regiment, 1100 S Broad St., Philadelphia, PA
McCafferty, Patrick, Gunnery Sargeant, enlisted 21 Sep 1925; transferred to Cassal Company, SRA [Southern Reserve Area], h.c 29 Bainbridge, Cradock, VA.

1927 June - USMC Muster Roll, Southern Reserve Area
McCafferty, Patrick, Gunnery Sargeant, enlisted 21 Sep 1925; Died at 4:05 pm 9 Apr 1927 at Naval Hosp, Norfolk, Va; Cause of death; ulcer, duodenal, perforated; No report received of place of burial or disposition of remains. Would have received char. excellent, had he not died.

1927 Virginia Death Certificate
Name: Patrick McCafferty
Sex: Male
Race: White
County of Death: Norfolk
Address: 29 Bainbridge Ave, Cradock, VA
Date of Death: 9 April 1927
Burial: St. Paul's, Portsmouth
Date of Birth: 1879
Place of Birth: Ireland
Age: 45 years
Marital: Married
Spouse: Hannah M. McCafferty
Occupation: Retired Gunnery Sergt, U. S. Marine Corps
Father: Francis McCafferty
Father's Birth Place: Ireland
Mother: Ann Campbell
Mother's Birth Place: Ireland
Informant: S J Flynn, Portsmouth, Va
Cause of Death: duodenal ulcer, perforated
Certificate No: 9166

1930 US Census, Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida
35/35
Henry E. Bemis 59 MW head, first married age 21, MA/VT/VT Vice President | Rail Road
Inez A. 38 FW wife, first marriage age 33, SC/NC/SC [Inez Austin Bemis]
Henry 18 MW son single FL/MA/PA [Hal Bemis]
James A. Wall 13 MW nephew single MD/NJ/NC

1934 March 22, Thursday, Palm Beach Daily News [Florida]
HUNDREDS PAY FINAL TRIBUTE TO LATE HENRY ELLSWORTH BEMIS
Attended by a throng of hundreds of members of the community, last rites for Mr. Henry Ellsworth Bemis were conducted yesterday at Poinciana Chapel.

Mr. Bemis had been one of the outstanding figures in the resort colony since his arrival here to take over the management of the Hotel Royal Poinciana in 1906. For the past 27 years he had been one of the leaders in the island resort, making the Royal Poinciana one of the headquarters for social life of winter visitors and resort residents alike.

...Relatives of Mrs. Bemis who were present included: her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene P. Carpenter of Columbia, S. C., her brothers, Capt. James M. Austin and John F. Austin of New York, Miss Winifred Witter, Mr. James Austin Wall, John Austin Witter, and others.

1939 Chicago, Cook, Illinois; marriage of James A Wall to Lillian V. Sadowski, November 17, 1939.

1940 US Census, Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida
247 Royal Palm Way
Inez A Bemis 48 FW head widow SC
Winnie A.Carpenter 54 FW NC residence in 1935: Columbia, Richland, SC; receptionist, secretarial service office [Winnifred Austin, sister]

1944 West Palm Beach City Directory
Inez A Bemis (wid Henry E) h247 Front Palm way

1971 Cook County, IL Death Index
Name:        James A Wall
Death:        6 November 1971
Location:    Cook County, Illinois

1971 November 10, Suburbanite Economist (Chicago, IL)
DEATH NOTICES
WALL
James A. Wall
, loving husband of Lillian (nee Sadowski); dear father of Jacqueline (Lloyd) Turner; son of the late Ethel McCafferty. Resting at Fortuna Funeral Home, 4401 S. Kedzle Av. Lying in state at Peace Lutheran Church Thursday, 11 a. m. until time of services, 1 p. m. Interment Bethania. LA 3-7781.

 


Audrey Geneva Correll


Audrey Geneva Correll was born on 16 April 1913 in Baltimore, Maryland. She was wife of Joseph Matthew Whetzel, Thomas LaGrone, and Wilbur “Bud” Harter. Audrey died on 4 January 2004 and is buried in Bel Air Memorial Gardens, Bel Air, Harford County, Maryland. Her first child, Helen Elizabeth Correll Patterson, died on 17 January 2008 in Boone, Watauga County, North Carolina.

Helen Elizabeth Correll and Nancy Irene Cummings were half-sisters, but knew nothing of each other, as they were separated at birth. Helen learned of Nancy at age 73 and contacted the author of this article, son of Nancy Irene Cummings, through this web site. Nancy died in 1996 and Helen died in 2008, age 79.


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