From Whence We Came

Introduction: D. Doc Derry









Mary "Old Moll" Derry

Mary "Old Moll" Derry, Matriarch of the Pennsylvania Derry line. born about 1760-5, died 1843. Fortune Teller of the Revolution.  Her Last Will & Testament.

"You can tell fortunes, can't you?" "Yes, an' mis-fortune, too....."

Bazil Derry
1793

Bazil Derry, b. 1793 in VA/PA, d. 1879. A son of "Old Moll". He married MARY POLLY SCHULTZ.
"A Couple Who Slew Wild Animals About Haydentown in Early Days..."

Jacob Derry
1816

Jacob Derry, b. 1816 in PA, d. 1883. A son of Bazil-1793. He married NANCY HARTMAN.


Barbara Derry

1818

Barbara Derry, b. 1818 in VA/PA, d. 1882. A daughter of Bazil-1793.She married JOHN CUMMINGS GATES.
"Barbara was known as the "doctor" of the Haydentown..."

Ida Catherine Derry
1825

Ida Catherine Derry, b. 1825 in PA, d. 1904. A daughter of Bazil-1793. She married SAMUEL HUNTLEY.

(Kathy (L), "Peggy"(C), & Cindi (R)


Chariety Phebe Derry
1834

Chariety Phebe Derry, b. 1834 in PA, d. 1903. A daughter of Bazil-1793. She married GEORGE HARTMAN.

"My Granny Airy said that her father named all of his children after characters in books. Wonder where he found her name Airy I'Aden?"


Lavina Derry

1839

Lavina Derry, b. 1839 in PA, d. 1927. A daughter of Bazil-1793. She married WILLIAM GABRIEL EMME.

EMME Coat of Arms.

"My mother, WILMA MILLER BREWER, remembers her mother speaking about LAVINA DERRY, as being very strange and that she used to pinch her grandchildren until they cried."

Mary Ellen Derry

Mary Ellen Derry, b. 18??, d. ????. A daughter of Jacob-1816 & sister of Bazil-1843 & Melchi-1844. She married WILLIAM GASKILL.

Melchi Derry
1844

Melchi Derry, b. 1844 in PA, d. 1912. A son of Jacob-1816. He married MARTHA JANE SWANEY.

Nathan Derry
1871

Nathan Derry, b. 1871, d. ????. A son of Melchi Derry. He married LUCY BELLE MASKILL.

Reuben Martin Derry
1898

Reuben Martin Derry, b. 1898, d. ????. A son of Nathan Derry. He married VIRGINIA CLIFTON BLAIR.

Fred Martin Derry

Fred Martin Derry
1918

Fred Martin Derry, b. 1918, Extant. A son of Reuben Martin Derry.


Bazil Derry

1843

Bazil Derry, b. 1843, d. 1917. A son of Jacob-1816 & brother of Melchi.


"He was declared a lunatic in 1885 and had little..." "...In reality, he had Scarlet Fever as a child..."

Jacob Derry
1795

Jacob Derry, b. 1795 in VA/PA, d. 1877 in LaGrange, Missouri. A son of "Old Moll" & brother of Bazil-1786. He married RACHEL BRIGHT.


Jacob Deary
A son of Philip Derry


Philip Derry
1817

Philip Derry, b. 4 April 1817, d. 29 May 1854 in Oregon Territory. A son of Jacob-1795 and brother of Basil. He married CYNTHIA PRIBBLE.

The Great American Western Adventure
The Derrys were very much a part of the "Old West".
"A courageous journey, turns to tragedy"

"Philip and his wife Cynthia gave power of attorney to Philip's brother, Basil Derry, on 28 March 1850, for selling their real estate in Adams County, Illinois, as they were leaving for Idaho and Oregon Territory to seek their fortunes. The journey met with tragedy, and this is their story..."

Also see:

(Beyond the Oregon Trail)


Basil Derry

1820

Rev. Basil Derry, b. 1820. d. 1899. A son of Jacob-1795 & brother of Philip-1817. Married SARAH "SALLIE" SLATERwho died in 1851 (two of their sons also died in '51), he then married, FREDERICKA CHRISTENA (WEIDENHAMER).

"BASIL enlisted in the 84th Illinois Infantry, Co. at Huntsville on 22 Aug 1862..."

Sarah Catherine Derry
1841

Sarah Catherine Derry, b. 1841. d. ????. A daughter of Basil-1820 & Sarah Slater. She married JACKSON BURKE.

Rachel Jane Derry
1844

Rachel Jane Derry b. 1844. d. ????. A daughter of Basil-1820 & Sarah Slater. She marriedWILLIAM ALEXANDER.

Nancy Elizabeth Derry
1846

Nancy Elizabeth Derry, b. 1846. d. 1871. A daughter of Basil-1820 & Sarah Slater. She married RUBIN ALEXANDER.

Carlisle Derry
1848

Carlisle Derry, b. 1848. d. 1851. A son of Basil-1820 & Sarah Slater.

William Derry
1851

William Derry, b. 1851. d. 1851. A son of Basil-1820 & Sarah Slater.

John H. Derry
1853

John H. Derry, b. 1853. d. ????. A son of Basil-1820 & Fredericka. He married CELIA J. CARPENTER.

William B. Derry
1873

William B. Derry, b. 1873. d. ????. A son of John H.-1853.

Mary E. Derry
1874

Mary E. Derry, b. 1874. d. ????. A daughter of John H.-1853.

Sarah C. Derry
1876

Sarah C. Derry, b. 1876. d. ????. A daughter of John H.-1853.

Andrew J. Derry
1876

Andrew J. Derry, b. 1876. d. ????. A son of John H.-1853.

John W. Derry
1879

John W. Derry, b. 1879. d. ????. A son of John H.-1853.

Phillip W. Derry
1855

Phillip W. Derry, b. 1855. d. 1947. A son of Basil-1820 & Fredericka. He married M. E. (ANNA) TARMAN.


Matilda Elsie Derry

1858

Matilda Elsie Derry, b. 1858. d. 1907. A daughter of Basil-1820 & Fredericka. She married JAMES HARVEY McKITRICK.

"A letter from cousin Ethel."

Basil B. Derry
1860

Basil B. Derry, b. 1860. d. 1953 A son of Basil-1820 & Fredericka. He married FANNY E. FROST.

Royal "Roy" Derry
1890

Royal "Roy" Derry, b. 1890. d. 19?? A son of Basil B.-1860.

Myrtle A. Derry
1893

Myrtle A. Derry, b. 1893. d. 19?? A daughter of Basil B.-1860.

Goldie E. Derry
1896

Goldie E. Derry, b. 1896. d. 19?? A daughter of Basil B.-1860.

Harvey Derry
1900

Harvey Derry, b. 1900. d. 19?? A son of Basil B.-1860.

William "Manson" Derry

1862

William "Manson" Derry, b. 1862. d. ????. A son of Basil-1820 & Fredericka.


Charles Edward Derry

1865

Charles Edward Derry, b. 1865. d. ????. A son of Basil-1820 & Fredericka. He married ANNA E. BOWMAN.

Elizabeth Mary Derry
1868

Elizabeth Mary Derry, b. 1868. d. ????. A daughter of Basil-1820 & Fredericka. She married JOHN R. BROWN.


James Franklin Derry

1870

Rev. James Franklin Derry, Born 13 May 1870 in Farris, Illinois, and died 17 August 1937 in Illinois.A son of Basil & Fredericka. He married ALICE MAE REXROAT.


Ethel Rexroat Derry

1895

Ethel Rexroat Derry b.1895 d.1976 or '77. Eldest daughter of James F. Derry & Alice Mae Rexroat. She married ERNEST SCHWEITZBERGER.

"A letter to cousin Mary."


Clarence Park Derry

1897

Clarence Park Derry, b. 5 April 1897 d. 3 August 1968. He was the eldest son of James F. Derry & Alice Mae Rexroat.


Gerald Francis Derry Sr.

1899

Rev. Gerald Francis Derry Sr., b. 1899 d. 1962. A son of James F Derry & AliceMae Rexroat. He married IRMA MAE DOMM.
"A Chichago Cop in the 1930's..."


Gerald Francis Derry-II

1944

Gerald Francis Derry-II, b. 1944 d. 1971. A son of Gerald F. Sr. He married BEVERLY ROGERS (HOGUE).


James William Derry

1946

James William Derry, b. 1946. A son of Gerald Francis Sr., & brother of Gerald F.-II. He married YOLANDA VALLS.

D. Doc Derry
D. "Doc" Derry

D. "Doc" Derry. Youngest son of Gerald Francis Sr., & brother of Gerald F.-II & James William.


Dawna Kristene Derry

1973

Dawna Kristene Derry. Eldest daughter of D. Doc Derry. b. 9 November 1973 d. Extant.

Joshua-11-Jan-2007
Joshua Abel Derry

1979

Joshua Abel Derry. Son of D. Doc Derry. b. 9 February 1979 d. Extant.

Esther Ann Derry
1903

Esther Ann Derry b.1903 d.????. A daughter of James F. Derry.

Eugene Derry
1903

Eugene Derry b.1903 d.1903. A son of James F. Derry.

Dorothy Marie Derry
1900

Dorothy Marie Derry b.1900, A daughter of James F. Derry.

Theodore Rex Derry
1905

Theodore Rex Derry b.1905 d.????. A son of James F. Derry.

Carlisle Derry
1822

Carlisle Derry, b. 1822. A son Jacob-1795 & brother of Philip-1817 & Basil-1820.

Margaret Derry
1824

Margaret Derry, b. 1824. A daughter of Jacob-1795 & sister of Philip-1817 & Basil-1820.

Mary Jane Derry
1827

Mary Jane Derry, b. 1827. A daughter of Jacob-1795 & sister of Philip-1817 & Basil-1820.

Jerimiah Derry
1829

Jerimiah Derry, b. 1829. A son Jacob-1795 & brother of Philip-1817 & Basil-1820.

Barbara Derry
1832

Barbara Derry, b. 1832 A daughter of Jacob-1795 & sister of Philip-1817 & Basil-1820.

Rhoda Derry
1834

Rhoda Derry, b. 1834 A daughter of Jacob-1795 & sister of Philip-1817 & Basil-1820.
"It is a very tragic story, with a bitter-sweet end."

James McCann Derry
1831

James McCann Derry, b. 1831. d. 1923. A son of Jacob-1795 & youngest brother of Philip-1817 & Basil-1820. He married MARY ELIZABETH CRAMNER.
"The record was made by my father and given to my wife to be kept for the benefit of the family..."

Barbara Derry-1798

Barbara Derry, b. 1798. A daughter of "Old Moll" & sister of Bazil & Jacob. She married JAMES McCANN.

Jerimiah Derry
1802

Jerimiah Derry, b. 1802. A son of "Old Moll" & brother of Bazil & Jacob.

Rhoda Derry
1804

Rhoda Derry, b. 1804. A daughter of "Old Moll" & sister of Bazil & Jacob. She married JACOB ISENHOUR.

Mary Derry
1811

Mary Derry, b. 1811. A daughter of "Old Moll" & sister of Rhoda, Bazil & Jacob. She married Mr.(First name ukn.) FOWLER.

Delbert Dwight Derry

1924

Delbert Dwight Derry, b. 21 June, 1924, and d. 5 February, 1996. A son of Harvey Dwight Derry. Delbert married BETTY LOU CRANSTON.

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