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Henry Alexander Derryberry

     

Henry Alexander Derryberry, son of Andrew and Mary J. (Lasley) Derryberry, was born 13 October 1826 in Tennessee. Henry married Sarah Chenoweth, daughter of Benjamin Chenoweth and Fanny McKenzie, 22 February 1849 in Forsythe, Taney County, Missouri (CSA Pension Application). She was born 26 May 1830 in Warren County, Indiana.

Henry and Sarah were in Polk County, Missouri for the 1850 Federal census. They left Missouri after April 1855 and were in Texas by June 1858. In 1860 Henry and his family were in Collin County. He worked as a blacksmith. This was a trade that several sons learned and worked at many years later to support their families.

Lewis / Derryberry blacksmith shop

Lena Derryberry Thurman's grandson remembers his father learning the blacksmith trade at this shop. He says the shop was located in a little town north of Ft. Worth. We believe the Derryberry portion of the business belonged to Henry Milton and John Andrew Derryberry because they were listed in the 1910 census as blacksmiths who owned their business. Henry was listed as a farmer in 1920 and John had moved into Callahan County.

 

Children of HENRY ALEXANDER DERRYBERRY and SARAH CHENOWETH are:

 

 

James Thomas Derryberry

 

James Thomas Derryberry was born 17 February 1850 in Taney County, Missouri and died 07 December 1914 in Denton County, Texas (Texas Death Index, 1903-2000). He married (1) Josephine Salmon 17 September 1872 in Collin County, Texas (Vol: 3, p. 532). She was born 23 May 1856 in Texas and died 03 July 1893 in Denton County, Texas. He married (2) Jeston Lucretia Caruthers about 1898. She was the daughter of David Caruthers. Jeston Derryberrey died 26 Jan 1945 in Denton  County, Texas Denton County, Texas (Death Certificate). According to her death certificate, she is buried in Little Elm Cemetery in Denton County, Texas.

Children of James Thomas Derryberry and Josephine Salmon are:

  1. Eleanora Gertrude Derryberry was born 14 September 1873 in Plano, Collin County, Texas and died 15 December 1945 in Pampa, Gray County, Texas. According to her death certificate, Eleanora Gertrude Derryberry Sanders is buried in Electra Cemetery.
     
  2. Effie May Derryberry was born 09 October 1878 in Aurora, Wise County, Texas, and died 27 June 1947 in Denton County, Texas. She married Bart Robertson 08 January 1897. They were married by William Allen, Minsiter of Gospel in Collin County, Texas (Vol: 10, p. 383). Bart Robertson was born 22 September 1875 and died 07 May 1915 in Denton County, Texas. According to her death certificate, Effie is buried in Little Elm Cemetery in Denton County, Texas.
     
  3. Henry Walter Derryberry was born 09 October 1880, died 10 August 1905 and is buried in Little Elm Cemetery, Denton County, Texas. Note: His son, Leroy Derryberry is buried there as well.
     
  4. Sarah Agatha Derryberry was born 14 December 1882 and died 22 November 1949 in Denton County, Texas (Death Certificate). She married Eugene Hale 13 August 1898 in Collin County, Texas (Vol: 11, p. 146). He was born 27 May 1878 and died 20 November 1903. They are buried in Little Elm Cemetery, Denton County, Texas
     
  5. Richard Taylor Derryberry was born 25 April 1885 in Collin County, Texas and died 07 May 1938 in Denton County, Texas (Death Certificate). According to his death certificate, Richard was married; his wife was Ella Derryberry. Nothing further on her.
     
  6. Eunice Iona Derryberry born 29 April 1887 in Denton County, Texas. She married Miller Jefferson Robertson. He was born 26 May 1881 and died 13 September 1943 in Collin County, Texas. Eunice died 12 May 1962, McKinney, Collin County, Texas and is buried in Little Elm Cemetery, Denton County, Texas
       
  7. Leon Leonard "Lee" Derryberry born 29 April 1889 in Collin County, Texas; died 14 March 1977, McKinney, Collin County, Texas. He married Alice Evelyn Balch 15 October 1911 in Denton County, Texas; born 16 June 1894, Little Elm, Denton County, Texas; died 07 April 1995, Dallas County, Texas. They are buried in Pecan Grove Cemetery, McKinney, Collin County, Texas.
     

James and Josephine Derryberry are buried in Little Elm Cemetery, Denton County, Texas

Click here to see the Little Elm Cemetery Photos

 

Isaac M. Derryberry

 

Isaac M. "Ike" Derryberry was born October 1853 in Missouri. He married Bettie Parker 16 July 1874 by a Church of Christ minister in Collin County, Texas (Vol: 3, p. 735)

Ike and Bettie moved to Comanche County, Texas by 1880 and Brownwood, Brown County, Texas by 1900 where Isaac worked as a blacksmith. Bettie's given name was not listed in the census record even though the rest of her vital information was given. According to census records, Bettie Derryberry was born about 1874 in Missouri; she had 1 child but none living. Bettie died before 1910 and Isaac had gone back to Comanche County, Texas; he was listed in the 1910 census as 51 years old, a widower, and working odd jobs.

 

 

Joseph William Derryberry

 

Joseph William Derryberry was born 09 April 1855 in Missouri and died 13 September 1864 in Collin County, Texas. He is buried in Plano Mutual Cemetery - Plano, Collin County, Texas.

 

 

Fannie Helena "Lena" Derryberry

 

Fannie Helena "Lena" Derryberry was born 20 June 1858. The 1860 Collin County census indicates Lena was the first of Henry Alexander and Sarah (Chenoweth) Derryberry's children to be born in Texas after their long trip from Polk County, Missouri sometime between 1854 and 1858. Our "Lena" Derryberry was enumerated as Fanie M. Derbury in the 1860 Collin County, Texas census and as Helena Derryberry in 1870. She was still living at home with her parents in Plano, Collin County, Texas.

Click here to see Fannie Helena "Lena" Derryberry, her husband and children

 

 

Benjamin Franklin Derryberry

 

Benjamin Franklin Derryberry was born 17 January 1861 in Plano, Collin County, Texas. He married Nettie Amanda Gann 03 November 1890 in Wise County, Texas (Vol: 1A, p. 531). She was born 05 February 1866 in Texas. Ben and Nettie were in Cheyenne, Indian Territory (currently Roger Mills County, Oklahoma) by June 1892; they were in Boyd, Wise County, Texas for the 1900 census, Purcell Ward 3, McClain County, OKklahoma in 1910, and apparently settled in Clinton, Custer County by 1920.

C. E. Gannaway filed a petition in Custer County Probate Court On 27 April 1917 with the request that B. F. Derryberry be appointed guardian of his minor children: Benny, Roline, Pauline, Kleber, and Ned Derryberry. The children were heirs in the Estate of J. M. Gann, deceased (Case # 1021) Benjamin was appointed guardian of Pauline Derryberry, Khleber Derryberry, Roline Derryberry, and Ned E. Derryberry 16 June 1917. C. E. Gannaway and J. L. Avant, of Clinton, were sureties in the Guardian Bond.

Children of BENJAMIN DERRYBERRY and NETTIE GANN are:

  1. Beatrice Gann Derryberry was born 01 June 1892 in Texas. She married Clarence D. Brooks 12 May 1919 in Custer County, Oklahoma (Vol: 8, p. 242). Beatrice and Clarence D. Brooks were enumerated twice in the 1920 census; once in Ardmore Ward 3, Carter County, Oklahoma with no children and again in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma with their infant daughter. Beatrice Brooks was back in Clinton, Custer County by 1930 where she is listed in census records as divorced, head of household. It appears she had a large home since several people were listed as lodgers. Her uncle, Henry M Derryberry, lived in her home. Her cousin, George A Derryberry, lived there as well.
    Beatrice (Derryberry) Brooks died 30 April 1983 in Custer County and was interred 3 May 1983 in Clinton Cemetery, Custer County, Oklahoma (Lot: 67, Blk: 3).
     
  2. Bennie Derryberry was born 02 June 1895 in Wise County, Texas and died 12 May 1986 in Custer County, Oklahoma. She married Harry A Matthews. He was born 30 April 1895 and died February 1970.
     
  3. Roline Huston Derryberry was born 05 June 1897 in Cheyenne, Indian Territory (WWI registration card) and died February 1971 in Oklahoma . He married Jessie May Evans before 1925. She was born 24 October 1900 and died 14 January 1979 in Oklahoma. They are buried in Clinton Cemetery, Custer County, Oklahoma (Lot: 508, Blk: 2)
     
  4. Percy M. Derryberry was born 18 September 1899 in Boyd, Wise county, Texas; died 03 October 1900 in Wise County, Texas. He is buried in Boyd Cemetery, Wise County, Texas
  5. Pauline P. Derryberry was born 04 June 1901. She married George D. Elliott 23 August 1923 in Sayre, Oklahoma (obituary), son of Samual Elliot and Ollie Acuff Northcutt. He was born 31 December 1899 in McMinnville, TN, and died 09 January 1999 in Carnegie, Caddo County, Oklahoma.
    Pauline P. (Derryberry) Elliott died 23 February 1975 in Caddo County, Oklahoma. She is buried in Fort Cobb Cemetery, Caddo County, Oklahoma.
     
  6. Khleber O. Derryberry was born 23 September 1904; died 10 August 2002 in Custer County, Oklahoma. She was interred 11 August 2002 in Clinton Cemetery, Custer County, Oklahoma (Lot: 67, Blk: 3).
     
  7. Ned E. Derryberry was born 01 February 1906 and died 25 July 1999 (Lived in Anaheim, Orange County, California - SSDI). He married Mattie Heilegman 24 June 1928 in Custer County, Oklahoma (Vol: 12, p. 124). She was born 01 January 1906 and died 24 August 1999 (Lived in Anaheim, Orange County, California - SSDI).

Benjamin Franklin Derryberry died 30 September 1940 in Custer County, Oklahoma. Nettie Amanda (Gann) Derryberry died 22 June 1966 in Custer County, Oklahoma. Benjamin and Nettie were buried in Clinton Cemetery, Custer County, Oklahoma (Lot: 67, Blk: 3).
Clinton Cemetery pictures

 

 

Henry Milton Derryberry

 

Henry Milton Derryberry was born October 1866 in Texas. He married Miss Willy Walker 27 March 1898 in Wise County, Texas (Vol: 3, p. 556). He married Willie Mabel McGee (According to "Wise County, Texas Birth Index", Willie Mabel McGee was the mother of Lena Inez Derryberry. Were they the same woman?) Willie was born 24 October 1877. According to the 1910 Wise County census, Henry and John Derryberry were blacksmiths in their "own shop". (I believe the picture above is of that business.) Willie Mabel Derryberry died 07 December 1925 in Wise County, Texas and is buried in Sand Hill Cemetery, Wise County, Texas. Henry Milton and some of his children left Wise County, Texas after Willie died. He was living with Beatrice Brooks (Benjamin's daughter) in Clinton, Custer County, Oklahoma in 1930; working as a mechanic at a cotton gin. His son, George A Derryberry was living in the Brooks home as well. He attended high school in Clinton. Henry Milton Jr. was a newlywed. He and his wife, Esther, rented their home on South 4th Street in Clinton. Henry Jr. worked as a truck driver for a bottling company, Esther worked as an operator for the telephone company.

Children of HENRY DERRYBERRY and WILLE WALKER/ MCGEE are:

  1. Lady Bell Derryberry was born 10 March 1899 in Wise County, Texas. She died 10 July 1900 in Wise County, Texas and is buried in Boyd Cemetery, Wise County, Texas
     
  2. Lena Inez Derryberry was born 16 January 1901 in Wise County, Texas. She worked for the County Extension Service in 1930 when the 1930 census was taken; she was 29 years old, single, and rented a room on 1025 South Crockett Street in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas. Lena Inez married Laurence Edwin Wood between 1930 - 1935. He was born 13 October 1900 and died 11 October 1979 in El Paso, El Paso County, Texas. Inez (Derryberry) Wood died 14 March 1994 in El Paso, El Paso County, Texas.
     
  3. Genevieve Derryberry, b. Abt. 1904.
     
  4. Henry Milton Derryberry Jr. was born 01 September 1905 in Texas. He married Ela Estellene "Esther" Riley 19 March 1930 in Custer County, Oklahoma by Laurence B. Scott, Church of God minister (vol: 13, p. 15), daughter of Russel H. and Bessie G. Riley. She was born Abt. 1913 in Oklahoma. Henry Jr. died as the result of a car accident 08 November 1938 and was interred 11 November 1938 at Clinton Cemetery, Custer County, Oklahoma. He is buried in an unmarked grave (Lot: 280, Blk: 2)
     
  5. Charles Leon Derryberry was born 15 November 1907 in Wise County, Texas. He married (1) Helen Elizabeth Palmer about 1929. She was born about 1912 in Colorado. He married (2) Margaret Adeline Pearson after 1930.
     
  6. George A. Derryberry , b. Abt. 1916.

 

 

Lucetta Derryberry

 

Lucetta Derryberry, b. Abt. 1868, Collin County, Texas. (Listed as Lucetta Derryberry in 1870 and 1880 census records. No other information on her.)

I have seen her listed on the Web as: Louisa Rebecca Adeline b. January 04, 1868, Collin Co., TX; d. 1904, Hereford, TX;

 

 

 

John Andrew Derryberry

 

John Andrew Derryberry was born 26 November 1870 in Denton County, Texas. He married Mable Harrison 28 April 1900 in Wise County, Texas (Vol: 4, p. 410). She was born 23 September 1880 in Boyd, Wise County, Texas. According to the 1910 Wise County census, John and Henry Derryberry were blacksmiths in their "own shop". John and Mabel moved to Callahan County, Texas by 1920. They lived in Justice Precinct 3 for the 1920 census and Precinct 5 in 1930.

Children of JOHN DERRYBERRY and MABLE HARRISON are:

  1. Louis Earl Derryberry was born 21 February 1902 in Wise County, Texas and died July 1985. He married Ruth Evelyn Andrews before 1930. She was born 11 October 1901 and died May 1984. According to SSDI, their last payment was mailed to Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida.
     
  2. Margaret Allene Derryberry was born 14 June 1903 in Texas and died 18 May 1997 in Taylor County, Texas (Texas Death Index, 1903-2000). She married Joseph B. Crutchfield before 1925. He died 24 December 1960 in Taylor County, Texas (Texas Death Index, 1903-2000).
     
  3. Albert Woodrow Derryberry was born 20 November 1907 in Texas and died 02 February 1972 in Howard County, Texas. He married Viola Melee Etheridge before 1940.
     
  4. Elbert Oscar Derryberry was born 20 November 1907 and died 31 August 2001. He married (1) Ima Joan Bryant before 1934. He married (2) Thelma Grace Coop after 1934. She was born 15 February 1913 and died 06 April 2002. Elbert and Grace lived in Blanket, Brown County, Texas (SSDI).
     
  5. Isom David "I. D." Derryberry was born 28 June 1912 and died 06 October 1983 in Tarrant County, Texas. He married Laura Louise Hirth. She was born 22 January 1919 and died 14 October 1996 in Tarrant County, Texas.
    "I. D" and Laura Louise lived in Weatherford, Parker County, Texas.
     

Mable (Harrison) Derryberry died 28 July 1939 in Taylor County, Texas
Laughter Funeral Home in Abilene, Texas.
Burial: Cedar Hill Cemetery (Blk:142/ lot:11/ space: 5) Taylor County, Texas.

John Andrew Derryberry died 24 December 1960 in Taylor County,Texas
Kiker-Warren Funeral Home in Abilene, Texas
Burial: Cedar Hill Cemetery (Blk:142/ lot:11/space: 6) Taylor County, Texas
You may look up graves in the Cedar Hill Cemetery at this link

 

 

Henry A. Derryberry filed for a Confederate Pension 19 Sept. 1899. He was 73 years old and had lived in Boyd, Wise County, Texas 18 years. He served 3 1/2 years in Company "D" 2nd Regiment Texas Cavalry.
L. D. Emberton and S. J. Parker of Collin County had served in the Confederacy with Henry and were his witnesses.

Henry Derryberry CSA marker jpg

Henry Alexander Derryberry died 19 March 1901 in Boyd, Wise County, Texas. He is buried in Boyd Cemetery, Wise County, Texas.

Wise County Messenger
29 March 1901
Page: 1

      H. A. Derryberry, who for sometime past has been expected to die, passed peacefully away about noon Tuesday surrounded by his family and was buried in Boyd cemetery Wednesday morning. Uncle Henry had been a resident of this part of the country for many years and will be missed by all who knew him. The aged wife and children have the heartfelt sympathy of all the good people of Boyd and surrounding country.

Sarah (Chenoweth) Derryberry was 76 years old, 2 months, and 9 days when died 05 August 1906 in Boyd, Wise County, Texas (Cert# 652). She is buried beside Henry in Boyd Cemetery, Wise County, Texas

 

Henry and Sarah tombstone jpg

 

 

Sarah Derryberry headstone jpg   Henry Derryberry headstone jpg
     

An additional CSA marker (pictured above) was placed behind the large stone that marks Henry's grave.

 

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Sources:
Collin County, Texas Marriage Records (Vol: 4, p. 68)
Social Security Death Index
Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997
Bennie Derryberry - "Wise County, Texas Birth Records"
1850 District 71, Polk County, Missouri - Page: 37A, Line: 14, Household: 472
1860 Precinct 5, Collin County, Texas - Page 71A, Line: 5
1870 Precinct 5, Collin, TX - Post Office: Plano - Page: 471A, Line: 30
1880 Denton County, Texas - Page: 45A, line: 37
1900 Justice Precinct 5, Wise, Texas - Page: 187A, Lines: 36 & 37
1880 Denton County, Texas - Page: 46B (James & Josephine Derryberry)
1900 Justice Precinct 6, Denton, Texas - Page: 257B (James & Esther Derryberry)
1880 Comanche, Texas - Page Number 101B - ( Ike & Bettie Derryberry)
1900 Brownwood, Brown, Texas - (Isaac Derryberry and wife)
1910 Precinct 4, Comanche, TX (Isaac M. Derryberry)
1900 Justice Precinct 5 - Boyd, Wise County, Texas - Page: 177A - (Henry and Willie Derryberry)
1900 Justice Precinct 6, Denton County, Texas (Effie and Bart Robertson)
1910 Justice Precinct 5 - Boyd, Wise County, Texas - Page: 185A - (H. M. and Willie Derryberry)
1920 Clinton, Custer County, Oklahoma (Harry, Bennie Matthews family)
1930 Clinton, Custer County, Oklahoma (Harry, Bennie Matthews family)

1920 Justice Precinct 1- South, Wise County, Texas - Page: 5B - (Henry and Willie Derryberry)
1930 Clinton, Custer County, Oklahoma - Page: 148A - (Henry M & George A Derryberry)
1930 San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas - (Leon and Helen Derryberry)