John Claiborne Derryberry

Male26 July 1858–20 January 1947

Brief Life History of John Claiborne

When John Claiborne Derryberry was born on 26 July 1858, in McNairy, McNairy, Tennessee, United States, his father, Newton Lorenzo Columbus Derryberry, was 33 and his mother, Nancy Ann Barnhill, was 27. He married Georgia Ann McCullar on 22 February 1882, in McNairy, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Civil District 6, McNairy, Tennessee, United States in 1940 and Chewalla, McNairy, Tennessee, United States in 1947. He died on 20 January 1947, in Bolivar, Hardeman, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Indian Creek Cemetery, Chewalla, McNairy, Tennessee, United States.

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John Claiborne Derryberry
Georgia Ann McCullar
Marriage: 22 February 1882
Elsie Loraine Derryberry
Grace Derryberry
Daisy Derryberry
Rose Derryberry
William Roy Derryberry
Jannie Clide Derryberry
Paul Winston Derryberry
Charles Newton Derryberry
Nancy Josephine " Josie" Derryberry
Margie Derryberry
Mansel Frank Derryberry

Sources (22)

  • John C Derryberry, "United States Census, 1940"
  • J C Derryberry, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • John C Derry Berry, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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  • Marriage
    22 February 1882McNairy, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1862 · Battle of Shiloh

    Age 4

    The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.


    Age 5

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 24

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Dürrenberger (see Durrenberger ). Compare Derreberry and Deberry .

    History: The progenitor of the Derryberries was most likely (Johann) Michael Dürrenberger, one of three brothers who immigrated to North America in 1738 from Mertzwiller, Alsace, where they were born into a family of Swiss German origin. By 1749 he was in NJ (where one of his brothers had settled; see Terryberry ), but he later disappeared from the NJ records and apparently ended up in Burke County, NC in the 1760s, where he was first recorded as Michael Terenbargener. His descendants also bear other forms of the surname: Derreberry, Dereberry, Derebery, Derrberry, Dayberry, Dearybury, and DeBerry.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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