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Fleming Van Buren Derrick
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Birth: Jan. 8, 1839
Madison County
Alabama, USA
Death: Apr. 8, 1891
Brown County
Texas, USA

Father: Jefferson Jackson Derrick (1818-1867), son of Simon Derrick and Lydia Tipton.

Mother: Theresa Devanay (1819-before 1842), daughter of James Devanay (or Devinney) and Bridget Light.


1839 Jan 8 - Fleming was born in Madison County, Alabama.

1842 Dec 17 - Fleming's mother, Theresa, died before this date as this is when Fleming's father remarried in Alcorn Co., Mississippi, a Mary Ann King.

1850 - US Census - 11 yrs., Fleming was living with his brother - James W. 10 yrs.; grandmother - Bridget Devinney, 70 yrs; aunt - Elizabeth Devinney, 46 years; uncle - Light Devinney, 39 years; uncle - Manuel Devinney, 25 years. (Census spelled name "Devina")

1857 - Fleming moved to Texas, 18 yrs. old (according to 1869 Texas Voter Registration, he had been residing in Texas for 12 years)

1858 July 13 - Hopkins Co., Texas, Fleming married Sidney Taylor Millholland, daughter of Levi Millholland and Sarah Jane Lindley.

1860 - US Census; Fleming, 22, and Sidney, 17, living n farm near current community of Drop, in Denton Co., Texas with their daughter, Sarah, 1.

1862 Feb 8 - SOLDIER IN CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY Mustered in at Denton, Texas into the 17th Consolidated Regiment, Texas Dismounted Cavalry.
Served in Co. G, 18th Texas Cavalry, Darnell's Regiment which became Co. H, Granbury's Consolidated Texas Brigade in 1865.

1870 - US Census; Fleming, 32, and wife, Sidney, 28, are living in Wilson County, Texas with their children, Sallie, 11; James, 3; and Judith, 1. (Two of their daughters, Margaret Jane & Eldretty "Lizzy" have died).

1880 - US Census; Fleming is 41, and living with wife, Sidney, 36, in Floresville, Wilson County, Texas, with their children, James, 13; Jasper, 11; Van Newton, 8; and Myrtis, 4.

1891 April 8 - Fleming's occupation was a Carpenter and a Steeple Jack. Family story is that he fell to his death from a building on a construction site. (Please contact me (Cindy) if you have any information to share on this).


Wife: Sidney Taylor Millholland (1843-1917)

Sarah "Sallie" Derrick (1859- )
Margaret Jane Derrick (1860-1861)
Eldretty "Lizzy" Derrick (1862-1863)
James Washington Derrick (1866-1934)
Jasper Herbert Derrick (1868-1933)
Judith Derrick (1869- )
Van Newton Derrick (1871-1933)
Murtis Noria (Derrick) Keel (1875-1937)
Jay Gould Derrick (1883-1941)


The Derrick family line can be traced back to Johann Simon Derk (Derrick), born 1718 in Prussia (Germany) and came to America on the ship 'St. Andrew' in 1738. He died in 1787 and is buried in Old Pine Church in Frederick Co., Virginia.

Family links: 
  Jefferson Jackson Derrick (1818 - 1867)
  Theresa Davanay Derrick (1819 - ____)
  Sidney Taylor Millholland Kilgore (1843 - 1917)*
  James Washington Derrick (1866 - 1934)*
  Jasper Herbert Derrick (1868 - 1933)*
  Murtes Neora Derrick Keel (1875 - 1937)*
  Jay Gould Derrick (1883 - 1941)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenleaf Cemetery
Brown County
Texas, USA
Plot: Public Grounds section; block F; lot 12
Created by: Cindy
Record added: Dec 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101696685
Fleming Van Buren Derrick
Added by: Cindy
Fleming Van Buren Derrick
Added by: Cindy
Fleming Van Buren Derrick
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- Cindy
 Added: Mar. 5, 2014
In honor of my 2x great grandfather~
- Cindy
 Added: Feb. 4, 2013

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