Jenny Terry (c.1824 - d.)

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Nicknames: "Jane"
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Managed by: Justin Swanström
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About Jenny Terry

She was a slave, and the mother of the St. Leger Carter's children. She was 12 and he was 53 when the relationship began. He was an avid poet and wrote a poem entitled "Heart". It was about his love for Jane a girl who did not return his advances. The story goes that he would come to breakfast with the children and give them their lessons. He taught them to read and write, as well as making sure they had a trade which would serve them once they were free.

When she moved to reading after his death she took the name Jane. It is proposed that the Clark and Tebbs children who appear on the 1860 census of Reading were also his.

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Jenny Terry's Timeline

1824
1824
1837
1837
Age 13
VA, USA
1838
1838
Age 14
VA, USA
1841
1841
Age 17
VA, USA
1842
1842
Age 18
VA, USA
1844
1844
Age 20
VA, USA
1847
1847
Age 23
VA, USA
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