CEMETERIES of HENDERSON COUNTY


DERRYBERRY CEMETERY

Derryberry Cemetery is an antebellum cemetery located about four miles north of Darden on the Darden-Christian Chapel Road. And what a difference a decade makes. In 1992 this was a shady cemetery reached by passing through two gates and walking across a cow pasture. In 2004, a new fence surrounds the cemetery and access drive so that you need not pass through gates. Markers had been repaired and cleaned. Most of the trees and shade are gone. Llamas rather than cows look on. The cemetery may be full. Extensive surface disturbance by the heavy equipment used for tree removal makes estimation of the number of unmarked graves impossible. In addition to identified graves, nine graves are marked concrete blocks, six graves are marked with fieldstones (three have head and foot pairs), and two graves have metal temporary marker plates with no information. David Donahue recorded Derryberry Cemetery May 2, 1992 and checked and updated it in March 2004. Charles and Brenda Fiddler recorded Derryberry Cemetery in 1976. Their record appears in Henderson County, Tennessee Cemetery Inscriptions (R. H, Harris, Memphis, Tennessee, 1976), Vol. III, pp. 525-526. Photos by David Donahue

Thanks very much for the additional details Brenda Davis sent us

NAME BIRTH DEATH SPOUSE PARENTS
BIVENS, Mabel Easter (Gilbert) 20 Apr 1919 16 Oct 2003
Fairbanks AK
Ernest Marvin Bivens John and Elsie (Blankenship) Gilbert
BLANKENSHIP, Andy (twin) 15 Apr 1884 *25 Apr 1889   Joseph Marion and Mary Tom (Brodie) Blankenship
*Brenda Davis has death date as 15th
BLANKENSHIP, Anna Mae (Nagle) 07 Jun 1902 1950 Robert "Bob" Elridge Blankenship  
BLANKENSHIP, Billy Adam
Oituary
15 Aug 1935 24 Dec 1996    
BLANKENSHIP, Clark 16 Apr 1835 15 Oct 1905    
BLANKENSHIP, Jimmie Dee 2y 2m 6d 11 Jul 1894   Joseph Marion and Mary Tom Brodie Blankenship
BLANKENSHIP, Joseph Marion 15 Feb 1864 28 Oct 1939 Mary Tom Brodie William Clark and Mary (Powers) Blankenship
BLANKENSHIP, Mandy (twin) 15 Apr 1884 25 Apr 1884   Joseph Marion and Mary Tom Brodie Blankenship
BLANKENSHIP, Marlin Brodie 02 Feb 1934 20 Oct 1975   Robert Eldridge and Anna Mae (Nagle) Blankenship
BLANKENSHIP, Mary (Powers) 11 May 1839 11 Sep 1908 William Clark Blankenship Henry and Nancy Powers
BLANKENSHIP, Mary Sue 07 Jan 1941 1942   Robert Eldridge and Anna Mae (Nagle) Blankenship
BLANKENSHIP, Mary Tom (Brodie) 12 Jan 1865 12 Mar 1933 Joseph Marion Blankenship Thomas J. and Louisana (Evans) Brodie
BLANKENSHIP, Robert "Bob" Eldridge 11 Jan 1903 1957 Anna Mae Nagle Joseph Marion and Mary Tom (Brodie)Blankenship
BLANKENSHIP, William Clark 15 Apr 1835 15 Oct 1905   Isham and Mahala (Derryberry) Blankenship
BLANKENSHIP, William Ross 14 Nov 1914 05 Jan 1915   Adam Lane & Rachel Sophronia (Tolley) Blankenship
BLANKENSHIP, William "Billy" Adam 15 Aug 1935 24 Dec 1996   Robert and Anna Mae (Nagle) Blankenship
BRODIE, Anna (Derryberry) 17 Aug 1825 15 Aug 1902 William "Billie" M. Brodie Abraham and Mary "Polly" (Starkey) Derryberry
BRODIE, Beulah 21 Apr 1905 21 Nov 1905   A.L. & A.J. Brodie
BRODIE, Bud        
BRODIE,Infant 08 Apr 1897 08 Apr 1897   A.L. & A.J. Brodie
BRODIE, James 17 Apr 1863 28 Apr 1885    
BRODIE, Julia        
BRODIE, Louisiana (Evans) 07 Aug 1836 03 Jun 1900 Thomas J. Brodie Thomas and Louisa Evans
BRODIE, Thomas J. 1843 29 Mar 1865 Louisiana "Lou" Evans William and Anna (Derryberry) Brodie
BRODIE, William "Billy" 23 Oct 1820 27 Jan 1883 Anna Derryberry  
COLWYCK, Emrandy K. 10 Sep 1867 18 Oct 1868   James Wesley and Eliza Kiziah (Newman) Kolwyck
DERRYBERRY, Abraham 15 Mar 1795 19 Sep 1868 Mary Starkey Jacob & Christiana Derryberry
No Headstone Found
DERRYBERRY, Louisa J. 01 Nov 1839 19 Apr 1851   Elijah Barnhart and Catherine (Davis) Derryberry
DERRYBERRY, Mary "Polly" (Starkey) 15 Dec 1791 30 Oct 1867 Abraham Derryberry No Headstone Found
Joel and Jane "Jean" (Jackson) Starkey
GILBERT, Elsie (Blankenship) 21 Nov 1897 06 Jan 1990 John Gilbert Joseph Marion and Mary Tom (Brodie) Blankenship
GILBERT, J.J. 17 Sep 1844 25 Dec 1879 Nancy Jane Renfroe Co A 7th TN Vol. Cavalry Civil War
GILBERT, John 31 Aug 1898 22 Mar 1935 Elsie Blankenship
29 Feb 1918 Decatur Co
Thomas Minny and Mary E. (Cruise) Gilbert
GILBERT, John Herman 01 Jan 1922 08 Oct 2000   US Navy WW II
GILBERT, Nancy J. (Renfroe) 25 Oct 1849 01 Apr 1904 J.J. Mark Milton and Hepzibah (Burke) Renfroe
JACKSON, Louis A. 18y 1m 22d 06 Dec 1898    
KEEN, Elisha 27 Sep 1828 17 Feb 1863 Lucretia  
KEEN, Lucretia 63y 05 Apr 1886 Elisha Keen  
GILBERT, Asa C. 09 APr 1872 27 Jan 1957    
MANESS, Casey L. 29 Feb 1916 28 May 1919   A.C. & Lizzie Maness
MANES, Ollie L. 07 Sep 1896 20 Jul 1897   A.C. & N.H. Manes
MOORE, David L. 5m 1849   James M. & Elinor Francis (Ingram) Moore
QUINNELLY, Pauline (Blankenship) 18 May 1928   Tommy Quinnelly Robert Eldridge and Anna Mae (Nagle) Blankenship
RENFROE, Emaline "Lidie" (Cruise) 1856 1947 Thomas Renfroe Benjamin J. and Martha J. (Hays) Cruise
RENFROE, Garfield       Erected by sister Alice Bishop
RENFROE, Hephzibah (Burke) 04 Sep 1812 07 Oct 1894 Mark Milton Renfroe  
RENFROE, Lena E. 1y 7m 10d 03 Apr 1899   W.C. & C.E. (Duke) Renfroe
RENFROE, Mark Milton 20 Jan 1812 06 Aug 1865 Hepzibah Burke Lt. Co C 7th Tn Us Cavalry
RENFROE, P.G.   1956    
RENFROE, Richard Lee May 1836 31 Jan 1863 Elizabeth Reeves
Elizabeth Davis
Richard Ewell and Eliza (Miller) Reeves
RENFROE, Sallie E. 08 Oct 1850 09 Jan 1892    
RENFROE, Samuel 46y 15 Jan 1877    
RENFROE, Thomas 1854 1921 Lidie Emaline Cruise  


J. J. Gilbert 17 Sep 1844 - 25 Dec 1879

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