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Dewberrys in the mist

Dewberrys in the mist

As noted in previous posts, the earliest recorded Dewberry/DeBerry I have found so far is Peter DeBerry.  There is one interesting connection that bears mentioning, however.  Peter’s great grandson, Thomas Nathaniel Dewberry (1696-1793, Dad’s 6th great grandfather), married a woman named Mary Anne Irby (1702-1755).  Mary Anne Irby’s ancestors can be traced with a high degree of confidence back through Sir John Irby (1520-1553), Sir...

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North Carolina, headed south

North Carolina, headed south

Our branch of the family remained in North Carolina for some time. By the time of William John Byrd (1704-1777, Dad’s 5th great grandfather) the Byrd clan was of some note in the Chowan and Halifax county areas of North Carolina. Both John Byrd Sr. (1732-1791, Dad’s 4th great grandfather) and George William Byrd (1730-1825, Dad’s 4th great uncle) served as officers in the Revolutionary War. John Byrd Sr. moved to what is now Marion,...

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