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Susan (White) Berry


Photograph and information courtesy of Natalie L. Chagnon who said "The picture has been in my grandmother's bedroom  for as long as I remember.  When she, Mary Florence (O'Neal) Gibbs, passed away I wanted the black and white picture because I had a hunch that it was a family member .  When I reframed the picture,  I discovered the name "S. Berry" written on the back.  I  found out later that the picture was of my G-G-G-Grandmother, Susan White Berry"..  Natalie's lineage is seen in red on the right.
Susan White, daughter of Henry & Dorcas White, was born c1833 and died between 1880-1900.  She married William Christopher Berry in Hyde County on Nov. 24, 1854.  According to census records, Christopher was born c1833 and died between 1873-1880.  To them were born 8 children:

1) Caleb Berry - b. c1853  d. ???
2) Israel S. Berry - b. Aug. 26, 1855  d. Aug. 6, 1931; married Mary Ann "Angelico/Jellico" Wade in Hyde Co. on Sept. 6, 1878.  Mary Ann, daughter of Neville C. Wade & Angelico Holt, was born at Ocracoke, Hyde Co., NC on Jan. 10, 1856 and died Sept. 1. 1932 in Hyde Co.  They had the following 3 children:

      a) Robert Burrus Berry -  b. Feb. 25, 1880  d. Dec. 2, 1946; married 1st Caroline Gertrude Nixon (1880-1910) in Hyde Co. on July 20, 1903; married 2nd Aretha Arolina Mason (1896-1937) in Hyde Co. on Jan. 11, 1911.
      b) Ellen Jennette Berry - b. Nov. 25, 1885  d. Oct. 30, 1964; married 1st Israel William Mooney (1859-1924) in Hyde Co. on Jan. 26, 1909; married 2nd David Alexander Cox (1860-1943) in Hyde Co. on Jan. 10, 1928.
      c) Sudie C. Berry - b. Apr. 4, 1891  d. Feb. 28, 1968; married Lewis Christopher O'Neal (1883-1961) in Hyde Co. on Apr. 23, 1905.  Sudie & Lewis had 6 children:

         1c) Herbert Joseph O'Neal - b. Oct. 12, 1907  d. Nov. 20, 1985 [see obit]; married Lydia Belle Midgett (1909-1997) in Hyde Co. on Nov. 9, 1931.
         2c) Mary Florence O'Neal - b. Nov. 16, 1910  d. May 6, 1998 [see obit for Florence O'Neal Gibbs]; married Frank Gibbs (1896-1955) in Hyde Co. on Jan. 12, 1927.  They had 5 sons and 2 daughters, Mary Louise (Gibbs) Rivas, who is the mother of our submitter, Natalie L. Chagnon.  [The first daughter, Edith Marie Gibbs, was stillborn on Dec. 24, 1927.]
         3c) Harry Glenn O'Neal - b. Oct. 19, 1912  d. Apr. 1996
         4c) Charlie Warren O'Neal - b. Oct. 5, 1914  d. Sept. 23, 2002 [see obit]
         5c) Allen O'Neal - b. Jan. 24, 1919
         6c) Estelle Mavilla O'Neal - b. Oct. 17, 1921; married Walter Allen Smith (1914-1994)

3) Clarissa Berry - b. c1856  d. ????; married Isaiah Theodore Spencer (b. Apr. 1856)
4) Dorcas Berry - b. c1858  d. ???
5) Polly Berry - b. Oct. 20, 1860 Hyde Co.  d. July 14, 1939 Lowland, Pamlico Co., NC; married Lawrence Graham Ballance in Hyde Co. on Apr. 19, 1881.
6) Wm. Alexander Berry - b. Dec. 27, 1862  d. 1921; married Colly Ann "Annie" Harris in Hyde Co. on Dec. 31, 1890.
7) Benjamin Berry - b. Oct. 1869  d. ???
8) Neriah E. Berry - b. Aug. 7, 1872  d. July 22, 1954 Washington, Beaufort Co., NC; married Corinne Rowe

 

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