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:
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.
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.
Berry - b. Apr. 4, 1891 d. Feb. 28, 1968; married Lewis
(1883-1961) in Hyde Co. on Apr. 23, 1905. Sudie & Lewis had 6
1c) Herbert Joseph O'Neal - b. Oct. 12, 1907 d. Nov. 20, 1985
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
5c) Allen O'Neal - b. Jan. 24, 1919
6c) Estelle Mavilla O'Neal - b. Oct. 17, 1921; married Walter Allen Smith
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
8) Neriah E. Berry - b. Aug. 7, 1872
d. July 22, 1954 Washington, Beaufort Co., NC; married Corinne Rowe