The Doc Branch Band
This is a little photo history of the Terry Family
Above: Terry family photo circa 1915. The young boy on the right is Doc. Legend has it that he was "kinda slow to move," and so they named a creek on the property the "Doc Branch" because it hardly ever ran. At the Left are Mattie on the guitar and Uncle Will on the fiddle. The bearded gentleman on the horse is great-grandfather William S. Terry.
Below: The Terry Boys circa 1950s. Clockwise from the left Doc Terry, John Roland Terry, E.B. (Edsel) Terry, family friend Jack Woodall and Sam Terry
Lower Left: Tim, Roland, and Harold with good buddy Leon Frost and Cousin Joey at the Galax Old Time Fiddler's Convention.
Left: Terry Family tintype circa 1861. Great-great grandfather James T. Terry with 3 of his sons: Steven O., John S., and James Francis Marion Terry (named for the famous Swamp Fox.) One of the young men is most likely brother in-law George Tilley and the 4 all enlisted in the same regiment, on the same day to fight in the Civil War. Another son, Samuel P. Terry enlisted Feb. 24, 1862. Great-grandfather, William S. enlisted July 4, 1862 and took a minie ball in the leg.
Harold and Davis, along with Vern
Miller at the Pick and Bow
Photos circa 1980 -- Teri Edmonds