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.
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:
James and Josephine Derryberry are buried in Little Elm Cemetery, Denton County, Texas
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.
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:
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:
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:
(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.
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
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
L. D. Emberton and S. J. Parker of Collin County had served in the Confederacy with Henry and were his witnesses.
Henry Alexander Derryberry died 19 March 1901 in Boyd, Wise County, Texas. He is buried in Boyd Cemetery, Wise County, Texas.
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
An additional CSA marker (pictured above) was placed behind the large stone that marks Henry's grave.
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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)