Betty DEBERRY Robert M DEBERRY Nancy Elizabeth MILLER Mini tree diagram

William Samuel DEBERRY1,2,3,4

Aug 18551,2,3 - 21st Jul 19364

Life History

Aug 1855

Born in Mississippi.1,2,3

about 1883

Married Nancy Elizabeth MILLER in Arkansas County, Arkansas.1

Jul 1886

Birth of daughter Betty DEBERRY in Arkansas.1,2

16th Jan 1889

Birth of son Robert M DEBERRY in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.5,1,6,2,7,8

21st Jul 1936

Died in Arkansas County, Arkansas.4


  • I first find Sam in the 1880 census, but with no other Deberry family. Sam Deberry is 25 years old, meaning born in about 1855, and was bornin Mississippi,  This Sam is living with the family of John Miller Sr,an immigrant from Prussia, whose son is living a few doors away.  JohnJr's daughter Jenny married Thomas Seamons, and became the mother ofEthel Oral Seamons, the mother of Bertie Lois Dumond McSwain.

    1880 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 2 June, PrairieTownship, page 21 (scan p15C), Hse #20, Fam #23
    John Miller  Sr W M 74  Self  Farmer  Prussia  Prussia Prussia
    Nancy Miller  W F 64 Wife  House Keeper  AL AL AL
    E Holbert W F 32  Dau   Widow  House Keeper  MS Prussia AL
    H Holbert W  M  7  GSon  AR MS MS
    L Holbert W F 4  GDau   AR MS MS
    Darius Holbert W M 1 GSon  AR MS MS
    Mary Noel [Neal] W F  40 Sister-in-Law  Single Invalid  AL AL AL
    Sam Deberry   W M  25  Hired Hand Single  Laborer  MS TN TN

    The oldest daughter here, E Holbert, is named Elizabeth, or NancyElizabeth.  Sam later married Nancy Elizabeth, according to familysources.  In 1900 they are still in the same place.  Three boardersare in their home, one of whom is Honce Holbert, Nancy's son from herfirst marriage.  Very interesting that he is reported as a Boarderrather than a stepson of William DeBerry.

    1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 5 June, PrairieTownship, District 7, page 3A, Hse #37, Fam #37
    Deberry,  William S Head W M Aug 1855  44 Married 18 years MS NC VAFarmer Owns
    Deberry, Nancy E Wife W M Feb 1849  50 Married 18 years 7 children/5living MS Germany AL Dairy Woman
    Deberry, Bettie Dau W F July 1886  13 AR MS MS
    Deberry, Robert Son W M Jan 1889 11  AR MS MS Farm Laborer
    Holbert, Honce O Boarder W M Dec 1873  27 Single  AR MS MS Farmer
    Dillard, Oscar Boarder W M Aug 1883  16 Single AR MS AR Farmer
    Dillard, Nannie Boarder W F Apr 1886  14 Single  AR MS AR

    Hse #37, Fam #38
    Miller, Robt L Head W M Jan 1874  26 Married 5 years AR MS MS FarmerOwns
    Miller, Jennie Wife W M Feb 1876  24 Married 5 years 2 children/2living AR GA AR Dairy Woman
    Miller, Maud Dau W F Aug 1895  4 AR AR AR
    Miller, Jesse Son W M Sep 1897 2  AR AR AR
    Wright, Lete [Lettie?] Sister W F Nov 1879  20 Single  AR GA AR
    Wright, Lee R Brother W M Dec 1886  21 Single  AR GA AR Farm Laborer
    Wright, Robt Brother W M Nov 1889  10 Single AR GA AR Farm Laborer

    1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 5 May, PrairieTownship, District 12, page 8A, Hse/Fam #140
    Deberry, W S Head M W 54 1st Marriage Married 27 years MS NC VA FarmerOwns [b abt 1856]
    Deberry, Elizabeth Wife F W 59 2nd Marriage Married 27 years 7children/5 living MS Germany AL [b abt 1851]
    Deberry, Betty Dau F W 25 AR MS AL [sic][b abt 1885]
    Deberry, Robbert Son M W 21 single AR MS AL [sic][b abt 1889]

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 9 February, PrairieTownship, District 15, page 7A,  Hse/Fam #129
    Deberry, Sam  Head  Owns M W 64 Widowed MS NC VA  Farmer
    Deberry, Robert  Son M W Married AR MS MS Farm Laborer, Home Farm
    Deberry, Edith Dau-in-law F W 26 Married MO AR MO
    Deberry, Norvin  Grandson M W 3 AR AR MO
    Deberry, Woodrow  Grandson M W 1yr2mos AR AR MO

    The 1930 census provides us Sam's first name, enumerating him asWilliam S.  It is likely his middle name was the full Samuel.

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 15 April, PrairieTownship, District 24, page 5A, Hse #85, Fam #86
    De Berry, William S Head Owns M W 74  Widowed First married at age 24MS NC VA Cotton Farmer
    De Berry, Robert Son M W 41 First married at age 25 AR MS MS FarmLaborer
    De Berry, Sarah E Dau-in-law F W 36 First married at age 20 MO PA MO
    De Berry, Norvint M  Grandson M W 13 Single AR AR MO
    De Berry, William W  Grandson M W 11 Single AR AR MO
    De Berry, Robert E  Grandson M W 9 Single AR AR MO

    Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950
    Sam Deberry
    Death 21 Jul 1936 Arkansas County


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