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Tree collapse!

Tree collapse!

It always confused me that dad’s great grandfather, Stephen Talmadge Byrd, married his wife, Eugenia Mae Byrd, with her last name already being “Byrd.” I just always thought that was a mistake somehow. Well, it’s not. Stephen Talmadge married his 2nd cousin, once removed. It looks like this: Arthur Samuel is dad’s third great grandfather. He had the entire family that came to Alabama. One of his sons, Stephen, is the direct...

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Paris is worth a Mass

Paris is worth a Mass

The original Dewberry family in America descends from Peter De Berry (1619-1679, Dad’s 9th great grandfather).  Peter seems to have been a pretty sharp fellow.  To understand why, you must know a bit about French history.  The DeBerry family was in fact a French family who were Protestant in their religion.  Be aware of the fact that in the middle ages and Renaissance, up until about 1800, one’s religious choice wasn’t merely a...

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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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Site goes live

Site goes live

The site is (mostly) live as of today, 4 June 2011. The actual genealogy area is complete; the next step over the coming weeks is to update the public-facing content and add a few family stories, legends, and images. Enjoy! Share this:EmailTwitterFacebookGoogleMorePinterestRedditLinkedInStumbleUponTumblrPrint

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