Newsletter #5

Bob Derryberry's Derryberry Family Newsletter
DERRYBERRY FAMILY NEWSLETTER ONLINE, #5, Dec. 5, 1998 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Well, Kaye Cross has not completely retired. She has taken on a new job. She reports: "We have a new stake house here for our church. That is a large building that houses 2 to five wards (congregations) for meetings. When you get a stake house, they let you set up a new Family History Center library. Not long before Thanksgiving they invited me to be the new Family History Center director, or librarian, if you will. So, this is going to be fun. We have been given generous space in the building. But there is nothing there yet, we are setting up this one from scratch, it isn't like taking over an established one. We have our packet ordered from SLC. That includes basic furniture, computers, microfiche and microfilm readers, CDS. etc. So we're expecting a phone call any day telling us our packet is being shipped." Sounds like she has her job laid out for her. Hooray for Kaye Cross' industrious attitude. I'll bet Don has to pitch in some. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Christmas letter from Nancy Derryberry Repenning, Seattle, WA says she had quite an international summer. She rented her basement to an Englishman, The American Culture Exchange had her hosting a girl from Taiwan and another from Japan and a friend from Germany came by to stay a couple of nights. Quite a cultural exchange. She intends to go to the French Riviera next year to visit her son Bill and his wife Lisa. Bill and Lisa will be there as short term missionaries. Like Nancy says, someone has to take the tough duty! She says she loves e-mail. Her e-mail is nrepenning@juno.com. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dr. Bob Derryberry occupies the Chair of the Southwest Baptist University Communications Department, Bolivar, MO. Information can be found at http://www.sbuniv.edu/~tfuller/commdept.html. This is not yours truly. It is Bobby Ray Derryberry, son of Byron C. Derryberry, #3154, page 431 in the Derryberry book. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mitzi Derryberry relates that they are about on the Dade - Walker County line in GA and only 20 minutes from Chattanooga. She says a lot of Derryberrys worked in the Durham Coal mines in that area in the early 1900. Her father is Jack Sharkey Derryberry. His brothers and sisters are now all deceased. Mitzi married Jack's youngest son, David. She says there are lots of Derryberry relatives in Flintstone, GA, at the bottom of the mountain. Reach her at mstage@chattanooga.net. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From: WDHOLTSR@aol.com I am a grandson of Henderson Filmore Derryberry/Marie Walz. My mother was Mabel Lorene Derryberry Holt. I have recently begun to investigate (again) my grandfather. Several years ago my cousin, Larry Derryberry (then Attorney General of Oklahoma) and I tried to learn something of the family but were very unsuccessful. Larry is the son of Willis (Red) and Willene (Pete) Derryberry of Altus, Okla. (both deceased). A CHUCKLE FOR YOUR NEWSLETTER: I noticed in one of your newsletters the names of Don and Peggy Derryberry (children of Floyd DB). I remember as a child that Don came to the farm to spend the summer. Another cousin D. W.Barnett (son of Mildred Derryberry Barnett) was also there. We were playing "bar" in the barn loft. Don got "drunk" and we threw him out of the bar (loft). I can't remember when I got a whipping like that from my Dad. I wonder if Don still remembers that. Believe me it hurt me more than it did him!!! W. Don Holt, Sr Houston, Tx ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dr. Ralph Stephen Steve' Austin, of Savannah, TN, great grandson of ElminaCatherine Derryberry, great great grandson of Harvey Jefferson Derryberry, great great great grandson of IsaacColumbus Derryberry made contact and filled in a branch heretofore unknown, or at least, not well known. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ John Pratt of Eugene, OR reports that his daughter now lives in France, works in Paris and spends time in Rouen. He says that he will relay information to her for family research in France.He can be reached at jcpratt@efn.org. John is an architect and involved with the Oregon Genealogical Society. Hesays that a copy of the Derryberry book is in the Oregon Genealogical Society Library at Springfield, OR, along withcopies of the supplements. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From: jeangen@ro.com (Audrey J. Massey) Assimilating large amounts of information are just not my forte in these later years, but I have been trying to digest all the information you included on the Derryberrys in German Valley of New Jersey and the marriages among the Dufforts, also spelled Dufford and Tuffort (who were French Huguenot). I have all this information on the immigrants from Germany on the Robert and Oliver (found it in the George Archives in 1991) and the succeeding information on the families in NJ - Morris, Sussex and Hunterdon. This was what started me on the German-French quest in the first place. (The Alsace origin of the Derryberrys has been studied by several. Again, this is France, and it wouldn't have been difficult for a family who originated in a village called D'Irriberry in theFrench Pyrenees to have moved into nearby Alsace. All of the information you offered in Newsletter #4 on the early Derryberrys may not be contradictory in the least). This NJ information above is what I have based my theory of the origin of the family in NC, having come from NJ. Mr. Arthur Terryberry of Grand Rapids, MI wrote me in 1992 that he descendedfrom Stephan Durabercher/Stofel Terryberry (his name was spelled many ways) and that his descendants went into Canada, near Niagara Falls (where the Terryberry Library is located). There was an inn there until recent years that had been built by the Terryberrys. He was convinced our families have the same origin, and he claimed French Hu guenot, as well as German. The information you have from Don Cross is the same I have, and it supports Arthur Terryberry's theory, as well as mine. As you can see from the descent of the families there, the name becameDerryberry in a generation or so (after it had been spelled Terryberry). How could these people in NJ not be of our same family, either by a mutual immigrant ancestor or by relation to the emigrant family in Europe (Derryberry is so rare in early records)? Even if our John in NC descended from Jacob in PA, it would still be the same family because Jacob's kin were in NJ. - I think we have been doing so much research that we need to stop and try to add it all together. I'm as guilty as anyone else of that. I know it would be lengthy, but please paste my entire statements above intoyour next newsletter, Bob. (Which I just did.) Re: Daisy Amick Derryberry - she was my grandmother, and she was not the subject for "Driving Miss Daisy." I have heard this from two other researchers, who had Daisys in their family line. Daisy Derryberry was a quiet, soft-spoken Christian lady with eight children, and I think she never owned an automobile in her whole life and certainly never had a servant. She died at home of congestive heart failure at age 63 in 1942 in my hometown, Columbia, TN. Audrey (Derryberry Massey) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Larry Wilkerson, grandson of Velma O. Derryberry and Alonzo Gale Lon' Bowen, great grandson of Robert Ace Derryberry and Malinda Asher, as reported by Carolyn Wilkerson, is "the world's biggest bagel maker". He cooked off a 563 pound bagel in 1996 and then topped that with a 714 pound bagel in1998, a world record re: Guinness Book of Records. For more details, go to http://www.rr1.net/users/honey/bagelfest.htm. His website is http://www.rr1/users/honey/bagel.html. Carolyn's e-mail address is honey@rr1.net. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Susan Elaine Derryberry, my daughter, is no longer with Hu-Freidy dental tool maker in Chicago. She has a new position with the Nestle Co. in Chicago. Her e-mail is derryber@internetac cess.net. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This, from Kaye Cross, about Robert Ace Derryberry, b 23 Sep 1859, Crawford Co, Mo (quotes from him made to Salem News, and to his children as told to me from Velma Bowen, Blanche Lewis and Lee Derryberry. He had a small green book which he used as a family record, it is now in my possession, he recorded information about himself and all his children in it. This book is approximately 3 x 5 x 1 inches in size. it is Doctor Whittiers Marriage Guide, Treatise on Health, Beauty and Longevity, doesn't say when it was printed, but his office was at 617 St. Charles St., St. Louis, Mo and the price of the book was fifty cents.) Married Malinda Elizabeth Asher 12 Oct 1882, Hartshorn, Texas, Mo. (I have a copy of the marr rec, plus the small book.) Died 16 Dec 1954, Hartshorn, Texas, Mo at the home of his dau Ida Smith. When Ida went into his room that morning to see why he hadn't come out, she found that he had been awake and begun to dress himself, had put his pants on, both socks and one shoe. He appeared to have been tired and just laid back on the bed for a little more rest, went to sleep and never woke up. (I have a copy of the death certand Aunt Ida's explanation of what happened.) His death certificate says the cause of death was coronary occlusion, which is a heart attack. At the time of his death, we lived on a farm off highway 67 north of Poplar Bluff, Mo. The roads were treacherous at that time of year, poorly kept by the county road department. There was no telephone. Aunt Ida got word to the Troop E Headquarters of the State Highway Patrol by telephone. They sent a trooper to our house to tell my mother what had happened. He was bur at Smith (also known as Nile or Big Creek) Cem, near Hartshorn, Texas Co, Mo. His mother is buried there and he is bur next to her. He and his brothers pooled their money a number of years ago and placed a monument on her grave. (I have seen the monuments, have been told this is what happened by many people who were there.) He was buried 18 Dec 1954. His parents names were Joshua D. Derryberry and Elizabeth Caroline Bain. (This is correct, there is no doubt to the middle initial for him, I have the original of their marriage license, there is an interesting story behind how I got it. Someone who "owed me one" called one day and said he had the original license in his hand, he was not even in Tenn at the time, and asked if I wanted it. I said yes and he sent it certified mail. It would probably be better if the fact that I have the original was not published, however it would be all right to say if anyone wants a copy of the original I would be happy to share with them. I have a copy of the pages of her fathers Family Bible in which he made her record in his own hand. The lady who had the Bible lived in Salem, Dent Co, Mo, she was dying of cancer then, she had Frederick Bains Bible, his sons Bible and his grandsons Bible,her name was Mildred Ray. She had just first laid eyes on me, but she let me take those in to the library and get all the records copied. She said she knew I wouldn't let any harm come to them and that I would bring them back, of course I didn't disappoint her. She is probably dead now, at the time she told me she would give the Bibles to her daughter when she died. As I mentioned earlier, Robert Ace D. death cert says he died of coronar y occlusion, which is a heart attack. He was taken care of by Elliot Funeral Home in Houston, Mo. He and Malinda weremarried just two miles from Hartshorn by a justice of the peace Lewis Martin. He credited his longevity to his forebears, as they were long lived, unless they met with accident or war, as his father did. He could remember the fort in Salem during the wild Civil war days and just after that war. And he kept his opinion of Salem as a wildtown, saying he never went there much, because someone was always fighting. When his father died in the war, he went to live with his brother DanielF. Daniel had marr Rachel Marinda Asher. Her pretty sister, Malinda would come to visit from time to time. Thelong time friendship which was established between Robert and Malinda, eventually grew to love and marriage. Robert said he never attended a free school in his life. He paid for his education in the various subscription schools, but education was not slighted. The Derryberry family was always a reading family. He used to tell about driving a wagon to Texas County about 1867. The rolling land was in tall grass, with the only trees in the valleys where there was water. It was no trouble to drive through the land in a wagon. Wild game was plentiful and he would tell about seeing as many as 25 deer together. He often wondered just what the land would have looked like if it had been left alone. He also told stories about the big deep snows the region had in the late1800's. He helped cut some of the virgin pine in the Texas, Dent and Shannon counties areas. He said there was much waste in the cutting, with tall stumps and tops left on the ground. He could once turn out 100 boards a day with a froe, a wedge like hand tool. A board was about two feet long and three eighths inch thick, which made them similar to the wooden shingles we have now. Boards covered most of the houses. He also made hundreds of cross ties. After he died, a fitting tribute was paid by the Rev. Vincent Bucher ofShannondale when he said he kept his alert mind to the last and was always one who cherished a leisurely visit and lively conversation; he and his wife kept alive one of the most unique handcrafts of the Ozarks with their basket making. Hemade his baskets from white oak timber, which was cut down into pliable splits, then woven. His baskets wereparticularly strong, durable and utilitarian. He sold his bushel baskets for one dollar and the half bushels for fifty cents. He said he knew that wasn't any money, but that it helped out and all those things help out when you're living by the skin of your teeth. The following is quoted from a brochure titled Gibson-Curry Baskets, these baskets are sold at a shop on highway K near Akers, Mo. "White oak baskets are as much a part of the Ozarks as free flowing streams, pure springs and rugged hills. The split oak baskets of Roger and Betty Curry, like the Ozarks themselves, have developed over years to take their place as an important native art form. Since 1840, five generations of Rogers family, the Gibsons of Ark, have handcrafted white oak baskets. The family tradition began with Christopher Columbus Gibson, Rogers great great grandfather. Legend says the elder Gibson would walk through the woodsto the general store. On the way, he would cut down an oak tree, split it and shave off some splits. Then as he walked, he wove the splits into a basket to be traded at the store for whatever provisions the family needed. He also originated the style that has marked the baskets for five generations. The distinctive notched handle, with a comfortable center grip for the hand and interlocking sides, has become the trademark. The story of a white oak basket begins on a north facing slope of a rugged Ozark mountain where the best second grown white oak timber grows. Only the straightest tree with no flaws or imperfections is selected to be a basket tree. Working in much the same manner his grandfather used, Roger first splits the green log into sections. Using a froe, he then splits a half inchslice along the grain the length of the section. After smoothing the rough split board on a shaving horse, he proceeds to pull off the thin splints with a tool like a spoke shave. He guides the knife through the wood to produce a white oak basket that is incomparably strong. The Ozark Scenic Riverways area was once home to Bettys parents and grandparents, the Derryberrys, who were also basket makers in the late 1800's to mid 1900's. Bettys great grand mother Malinda Derryberry, created baskets out of runners of a native shrub known as buckbrush. Her great grand father,Bob, made traditional white oak baskets and the two supplemented their livelihood with sales of their baskets. Bettys grand father described their baskets by saying they were a beauty and a durability. Like their grandparents before them, Roger and Betty Curry earn their livelihood making baskets." Robert Ace smoked a clay pipe and he raised a little tobacco patch every year for his own tobacco and to have a little to sell. He didn't have a tobacco barn or shed in which he cured the tobacco, rather he tied it in bundles and hung it over a wire fence. He was very handy about doing things and he feltthe Ozarks a good place to live because he could find material to make most anything he wanted. People in that area of Mo pronounce the Derryberry name Dayberry. My theory for this is that it evolved from the accent the people had who migrated into this area from Middle Tenn, because many of the people there pronounce the name Dayrybayry. Malinda Elizabeth Asher was born 1 Mar 1865 in Washington Co, Mo. (Thiscame from Velma Bowen, Lee Derryberry, Blanche Lewis, Ida Smith and the small book of Roberts.) She died 7 Nov 1953, Hartshorn, Texas, Mo at the home of her dau Ida Smith. She was bur 10 Nov 1953 at Smith Cem whichis also known as Nile or Big Creek Cem, near Hartshorn, Texas, Mo. (This was from the knowledge of her before mentioned children and her death cert.) She died from a cerebral vascular accident, which is a stroke. this happened during her sleep by her husbands side. He told his children that he dreamed that he could hear her calling him over and over, but he couldn't get awake enough to answer her, he puzzled over that, wondering if he might could havehelped her. Civil War marauders came through the area and burned the grist mill he operated on Huzzah Creek. At that time, or thereafter, we believe he suffered injuries that led to his death. Doctors were scarce in Texas County around the turn of the century, but there was one in Hartshorn. He was a very busy man and sometimes just wasn't available when needed. People found they had to rely on tested home remedies and treatment that had been handed down by the old folks. They alsohad to rely on each other. When a woman's time of confinement came, the doctors told people to call on Aunt Malinda Dayberry, to deliver babies. She was one of the finest midwives around, she could do the job almost as good as the doctors and knew very nearly as much about it as they did. She was licensed by the state for midwifery. To get her license, she took a test and her return was one hundred percent. She delivered twins, and once she even delivered triplets, she never lost a mother. One of the sets of twins belonged to her daughter Ida, they came too prematurely to live. With another set of twins, a different case, it was a particularly hard birthing. When the first baby wasfinally born Malinda and the mother were both exhausted. Malinda told the patients husband that he would have to go for the doctor because she was give out. When the doctor arrived, she told him she had delivered the dead one, now hecould help with the live one. Ruby Bolton once came to one of the Derryberry family reunions held at my house. She introduced herself, explaining she was no relation, but had known Derryberrys all her life and had the proof and a surprise for me. Then she presented me with a copy of her birth certificate, which had been signed clearly by Malinda Derryberry. Her signature appears on many birth certificates in place of the doctors, she signed them and sent them in to the state health department at Jefferson City, Mo to be recorded. However, when her youngest baby was born,she had a doctor there to help her. The family raised a big vegetable garden, supplying their needs and selling the surplus. Among other things, they raised sweet potatoes, green peppers, hot peppers, okra, squash, pumpkins, potatoes, onions, green beans, carrots, cabbages, tomatoes, radishes, lettuce, green peas, purple hull peas, beets, turnips, corn, mustard, beans for drying, cucumbers and melons. She made barrels of sauerkraut and many pickles, both sweet and sour. In the spring she gathered wild greens, narrow dock, lambs quarter, poke, mouse ears, water cress and wild onions. She used wild sheep sorrel to make pies, they were sweetly sour, similar to rhubarb. She didn't use wild plantain because she considered it too tough and stringy. Also during the spring they gathered morel mushrooms. These are a crinkly, wrinkled up brown mushroom that grows only a few days in the spring, after the nights are warm and the moisture is just right. They are considered to be quite a delicacy and can be found growing along fence rows, around decayed fallen trees, etc. She prepared them by washing them gently, but thoroughly,slicing them thin, dipping them in batter, then frying. Sassafras root and bark were gathered to make tea. Herbs were gathered for making medicine and natural dyes. Whenever he took a notion for a taste of turkey, he would go out to the woods early in the morning and always came back with one. Sometimes they would find a bee tree in the woods, this meant honey for the very careful taking. They watched for a dead or dying tree with a hole in it, then they donned hats with veilsand heavy gloves to approach the tree and gather the honey. Robert constructed a sorghum mill which was driven by a horse walking around in circles. He built his own smokehouse for curing meat and also used salt and sugarcure. Malinda dearly loved to eat okra, she liked to cook it in a pot with meat, green beans and potatoes. Robert would dig a large hole near the garden and line it with clean straw. Cabbage heads were pulled from the earth, then placed in the prepared hole, covered with straw, then dirt. Thisroot cellar method allowed the cabbages to keep without spoiling for a long time. He was skillful at shoeing horses. They raised sheep for the wool and occasionally the meat, when there wasa need. He sheared the sheep, then she carded, spun and wove the wool. They grew gourds which they whittled and dried into useful containers, depending on the size and shape, the gourd could be a scoop or a dipper, maybe a container to carry feed to the chickens. They used part of the corn they raised to make hominy, some was ground into meal, much of it was saved to feed the chickens and stock. They had a tightly built springhouse and it was as cold as a refrigerator, there they kept butter, cream, buttermilk, sweet milk, eggs and leftovers. Once their daughter Velma was sent to fetch something from the springhouse, there were two snakes inside, this made a lasting impression on the young girl. When there was a surplus of milk, it was made into cottage cheese. Fruit trees on the place were cultivated, which meant plenty of apples, peaches, plums and pears. Strawberries and wild berries were made into jam and jelly. She made peach and apple butter, with apples enough to dry and make apple vinegar. She made soap by boiling lye water and lard, then leaving it to getthick over night. Once she perfumed her soap, but was teased so much by the family that she never did that again. She was taught weaving by her mother and had her own loom. Many hours were spent weaving homespun cloth, bed covers, or sometimes carpets which she sold. In addition to weaving baskets, she hooked and wove rugs, quilted, fashioned artificial flowers and painted on textiles. They gathered buckbrush vines and prepared them for the intricate baskets she wove. The preparation of the materials usually took more time than the actual basket weaving procedure. The vines, or runners as they were also called, had to be boiled so the outer bark could be removed. If they were boiled long enough, the bark slipped right off. Then they were dried and bound in bundles. They had to be put in water again as they were used, so they wouldn't break during the bending andtwisting of weaving. In the weaving, she used whatever designs came to mind, or some pattern she had seen anotherweaver use. She made her own dyes, starting with a Putman Faultless Dye base and adding native plants and chemicals. The dyes were colorfast and are in beautiful pastel shades. She was vague about her dyes, her own secret mixtures. Some of her colors were green, red, wine and brown. Some of the baskets were sent as far as California where shesent them for retail. She made baskets with handles and some without. She learned the actual skill of basket weaving as a young woman from a woman she knew and called Granny McDaniel, but was not related to. Some of the vines were dyed with native ingredients, another skill handed down from her mother. Malindas mother, Elizabeth Ann Prince, (she remarried after Thomas Asherdied), became too old and feeble to keep house for herself and came to live with the family. She drew a pension on Mr. Princes Civil War service after he died. He was supposed to have been in the Union Army and we have tried toget a copy of that record, but haven't had any luck. She wasn't able to really do any work, but she wanted to feel useful, so she was allowed to do whatever simple chores she felt she could do. She could see well enough to piece quilts and sew rug strips together for braiding or crocheting, but she couldn't see well enough to thread her needles. The responsibility fell upon the children to thread needles for her. So they would thread six or seven needles on the same spool of thread, which usually lasted her through the day. If she dropped a needle on the floor, one of the children would have to find it for her. In 1910, she died in the family home. As many older people do, she went to bed and never got up again. For a while the family kept a black cat named Old Tom. There was a big tree by the side of the house that had died and had to be cut down, but the stump was left alone. Old Tom caught a ground squirrel and was playing with it on that stump. He would let it run, then catch it again. Velma noticed what was happening and yelled for Blanche and their mother to come and see. They came running out of the house and by the time they got there, the squirrel was loose again. It ran right up Malindas leg. As she danced a lively jig, she managed to grab it with the hem of her dress and get it away from her. The girls started laughing, Malinda looked at themand told them to shut their mouths. Which caused the girls to laugh harder and after a little bit, Malinda beganto chuckle, too. Malinda played both the piano and the organ. When the children spied her sitting down on the organ stool they would scatter and hide, for she made them sing while she played. One of Velma's earliest memories involved herself and the horse she wasriding home from school. They met a rangy looking old wolf coming down the road from the opposite direction. Both animals, as well as Velma, were badly frightened and began running, but kept going the same direction they had been going. For entertainment in the community people would gather together for community singings. Sometimes they sang gospel songs and sometimes the young folks gathered and sang love songs. They used to have dances on bridges, their son Lee danced the clog. Their son Albert, after he established a homeof his own, would invite the young people to his home for dances and he would play the piano or fiddle for them. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Family Tree Maker, a genealogy program sold by Bruderbund, sponsors a project called World Family Tree. World Family Tree solicits family trees which they put onto CDROMs. So far they h ave produced 26 of them. I have 24. I am not selling their CDROMs, only explaining where the following informationcomes from. Personally, I do not put full faith in the information because proof of information is not required for inclusion in the World Family Tree project. There is lots of good information there and there is lots of bad information there. I should hope there is more good than bad. The information must be taken carefully. with some skepticism, at least until proven. In searching my CDROMs, I find these Derryberry/Derreberry/Dereberry listingthat I do not know who they are, but would like to. So, if you recognize any of them, please let me know. CD6, Tree 2194: Larry Michael Derryberry married Nancy Lynn Ashenfelter, daughter of Leonard Ashenfelter and Blendina Faye Tabb. Their children are: Shari Lynn and Michael Todd. Submitted by John L. Abbott, 13114 Lone Shadow Traik, San Antonio, TX 78233. CD6, Tree 2612: Joseph Derreberry married Elizabeth M. Rowland, daughter of Robert C. Rowland and Margaret A. Pace. Elizabeth was born 22 Sep 1874, died 30 Jan 1950. Submitted by R.L. Brown, 1401 O'Neal, Greenville, TX 75401. CD6, Tree 3964: William Green Derryberry married Melissa Rachel Herriman, daughter of Jeremiah T. Herriman and Mary A. Rogers. Melissa was born 30 Mar 1878-1898 in Madison Co., AR, died 11 Jul 1967 in Madison Co., AR. Submitted by Bill Spurlock, 5125-C Beverly Glen Lane, Norcross, GA 30092. CD7, Tree: 1052: William Lennard Derryberry married Hazel Jordan, daughter of Jacky P. Jordan and Margaret E. Submitted by David J Demoss, 1242 Witcher Rd., Newnan, GA 30263 CD7, Tree 4308: Emily Derryberry married Thomas Strother. They were parentsof Mary Annetta Strother born 17 Jul 1855 in KY, who married Robert Dig' Gilson Noe 15 Mar 1870 in RobertsonCo., TN. She died 14 Jun 1933 at Lakewood, CO. Submitted by Howard T Noe, 13079 Michael St., Biloxi, MS 39532 CD8, Tree 3625: Don Derryberry married Hardis Chanchuk (and that's all it gave). Submitted by Theresa A Schultz, PO Box 252, Shepherd, MT 59079. CD8, Tree 3276: Cherie Derryberry married Jay Porter McCracken. It shows their children as Javid Joseph Greiner and James Porter McCracken, no birth dates or places. Submitted by Michael Balaski, 3235 Wellington Dr., Florissant, MO 63033. CD9, Tree 147: Bobby Clyde Derryberry married Deborah Diane Deagan, and theyare parents of Sean. Submitted by Donna R Bakken, 19628 Catulpa Street, Mokena, IL 60448. CD9, Tree 793: Asa Derryberry married Elizabeth Riddle 27 Oct 1872 in Dunklin Co., MO. Submitted by George L Corder, HC 67 Box 178C, Salem, AR 72576. CD9, Tree 2596: David Crockett Derryberry married Mary Doris Oglesby. They are parents of William David who married Judith Asensio, Doris Ann who married Walter Herbert Robbins, Donna Lane who married John Stewart Kinzel and Mary Kay. They are grandparents of Paige and Alisa. Submitted by John E. Nanney, 865 Shelbourne Dr., Tracy, CA 99835. CD9, Tree 3529: Jeff Derryberry married Viney. Viney was born Apr 1866. Their children: Clarence born Feb 1886, Stella born Jan 1888. Leveda born Aug 1891, Louis born Jan 1895, and Carrie born 24 Nov 1897. Carrie married Robert Alexander Bryant and died 18 Jan 1916 at Fordyce, AR. Submitted by Bobby R. Thompson, 213 Preston Drive, Russellville, AR 72801. CD 11, Tree 960: Freddie Derryberry married Alice Yvonne Wilson, daughter ofJames A. Wilson and Lula M. Fitzsimmons. They are parents of Kimberly. Submitted by Clyde E. Davis II,877 Sheridan, Memphis, TN 38107. CD 11, Tree 2308: Dawn Marie Derryberry married Clarence Anthony Warny. Their children are Crystal Anna and Dichard Clarence. Submitted by Patricia L Hamp, 8461 W. Monroe Rd., Elwel l, MI 48832 CD 11, Tree 2745: David Derryberry married Joyce Ann Lunsford, daughter of Jay Van Lunsford and Rosa Sherrill. Their children are Angela and Supreme. Submitted by James E Meggs, 1820 Windhill Ave., Edmond OK 73034-3127 CD 11, Tree 3436: Peggy Ann Dereberry born about 1866, married 27 Jan 1890 in Buchanan Co., VA to Jacob Mullins, born about 1865, son of Mose Mullins and Nancy Church. Submitted by Peggy W Cole, HC 66 Box 78, Whitewood, VA 24657 CD 11, Tree 4273: Allie Mae Babe' Derryberry married Victor Edison Waddell,son of Gasper L. Waddell and Lillie M. Durnell. Their children were Karon Ann and Michael Victor. Submitted by Barbara Waddell, P.O. Box 421, Chatom, AL 36518, CD 13, Tree 1324: Drucella Derryberry, born 24 Mar 1870 in TN, married JamesS, Hogue, born 27 Nov 1865 in TN. She died 10 May 1932 at Emory, Rains Co., TX. He died 7 Mar 1937 also at Emory. Their children were (1) William Arthur born 10 Dec 1888 in McNairy Co., TN. Married Martha Hutchins Taylor 6 Jul 1911 at Emory, died 1 May 1958 at Emory, (2) John Lee born 6 Oct 1891 in TN, married Myrtle Lee , died 8 Oct 1965 at Emory, (3) J. Clifford born 25 Oct 1895 in TN, married Lucy L., died 12 Apr 1973 at Point,Rains Co., TX, (4) Sidney married Zernie Kennemer, (5) Cletus Sam born 1900 at Emory, married Viola Tally, died 1953 at Emory, (6) Ruby, (7) Roby, (8) Claud born 19 May 1907 at Emory, married Beatrice Simmons, died 11 Jul 1989 at Emory.. Submitted by Donald E Cook, 4410 Dorsett Shoals Run, Douglasville, GA 30135 CD 13, Tree 2798: Hattie Derryberry married Thomas Morris Williams, born 26 Nov 1873, son of Thomas R. Williams and Mary E. Moyer. They were parents of Clyde Elmo born 1901, JohnThomas, Hattie P. And Teresa M. Submitted by Donna L Sams, 4132 Moulton Drive, Flint, MI 48507. CD 15, Tree 3457: Etta Bernice Derrybery married Ancle David West, son of Homer M. West and Martha A. Files. They are parents of Evelyn Rochell, Jack David and Judy Carol. Submitted byRobert G West, 1008 Sterling Lane, Crowley, TX 76036. CD 15, Tree 1069 Mindy Alice Derreberry married Allyn Bruce Sanders. Submitted by Bruce L. Sanders, 1369 Yorkshire, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230. CD 16. Tree 261: Joseph Derryberry married Donna Marie Breen. Their children are Keri Lynn and Kevin Joe. Keri married Craig Faulkner. Submitted by Vincent L Breen Jr., 2843 E. Standish Ave., Anaheim, CA92806 CD 16. Tree 785: Darrel Dean Derryberry married Patricia Ann Nickens. Their child was Darrell Dean who married Rhonda Lynn Willis. Darrell's and Rhonda's children are Darrel DeanIII, Benjamin John and Alec David. Submitted by Lourena F Baldwin, 111 Parkview Drive, Golden City, MO 64748-8200 CD 16, Tree 861: Viola Derryberry born 15 Mar 1885 at Maldin, MO, married 1 Oct 1904 to Beverly Tucker Lacy, born 23 Aug 1882 at Shreveport, LA. She died 13 May 1909. He died 8 Aug 1942. Their children were Lucile, Bennie Mae and Lila. Submitted by Elton Lacey, 4058 Deerfield, College Station, TX 77845. CD 16, Tree 1310: Elliott Derryberry married Kay Marie Allen. Their children are: Susan Aliene and John Scott. Submitted by Dale R Larrew, 4824 Woodhaven Dr., Lincoln, NE 68516. CD 16, Tree 1003: Sarah Elizabeth Derryberry born 24 Dec 1839 in TN, married2 Apr 1857 in Prairie Co., AR to George Washington Glover, born 12 Aug 1835 in Northampton Co., NC. She died30 Jul 1913 and he died about 1914. They were parents of Lucindy, Margaret, John H. And Monroe Peter. S ubmitted by Clyde D. Hester, 546 Evergreen Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78412. CD 17, Tree 1362: Mary Jane Derryberry married 31 Jan 1861to Fisher Livngston Bruton, born 1837 in Greene Co., MO. Submitted by Myrtle A Moyle, HC#1 Box 11, Arrey, NM 87930. CD19, Tree 1333: Siney Derryberry married 14 Apr 1856 in Williamson Co., TN to James Adams Parks, born 30 Mar 1830 in Williamson Co., TN, died 5 Jul 1873 in Maury Co., TN. Their daughter was Mary.. Submitted by Larry M Wilson, 5405 So 372 St, Auburn, WA 98001. CD 20, Tree 2394: Betty Loraine Derryberry married Frankie Arvel Strong. They are parents of Kristopher Paul and Jonathan Frank. Submitted by Cheryl E Riley, HC 64, Box 71B, Marlow, OK 73055 CD 21, Tree 192: Adene Denise Derryberry married David Ray Blocker. Their children are: Ashley Lauren, Kelsey Rae and Andrew David. Submitted by James T Edwards, 1300 Burton Valley Road, Nashville, TN 37215. CD 21, Tree 1503: Clint Miller Derryberry married Myrdis Olga Gray. They are parents of Julie. Submitted by Bonnie S McCaleb, 906 Valley Commons Dr., Huffman, TX 77336. CD 22, Tree 980: Lena Derryberry married 16 Mar 1918 to Wilmer Huggins, born27 Apr 1897 in Pope Co., AR, son of Myrtle H. Huggins and Nancy J. Cloud. Wilmer died 26 Sep 1986 at Riverside, CA. Their child was Lucille Submitted by M J Barnett, P O Box 340, Heppner, OR 97836. CD 22, Tree 1482: Walt S. Derryberry married Marcie Don Weathers. Their children are: Hope Renee, Amy Danyell and Dakota Donal. Submitted by Andy & Chris Ling, 26404 S 959 PRSE, Kennewick, WA 99338 CD 22, Tree 1495: Wade Derryberry married Jewell Mildred Smith. Their children are Thelbert Gwyn who married Frances Abernathy and Norman Earl who married Josephine Costales. The grandchildren are: Thelbert Gwen, David Wade, Robert Earl, Naomi Jean, Teresa Ann and Donna Helen. FTM would not tell me who submitted this. CD 22, Tree 2000: Marion Anderson Derryberry married Elizabeth Felton born 1826 in GA. She died 1932 at Fordyce, AR. Their children were: John who married Jimmie McMurry, Jeff, Bill, Allen and Jim who married Dolly Walls. John's and Jimmie's children were Anna, Eva, Mary, Myrtle and Nellie Agnes born 1894 who married B. J. Hardman born 1885. Nellie died 1932 and B. J. In 1967, both at Fordyce, AR. Submitted by Anna M Langley, 202 Normandy Drive, Florence, AL 35630. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Alta and I plan on a trip to Portugal and Spain next year. Anyone who has been there care to give us advise on the trip? Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year to all. Bob Derryberry