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D. Doc Derry (#47148583)
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Bio Photo I only create Memorials for my direct family and my ancestors of direct ascendancy. Exceptions will be those individuals who marry my blood relatives, i.e. Grandparents, G-Grandparents, G-G-Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, etc., and their children. If you should find an error, and can provide evidence or a preponderance of evidence, please feel free to let me know.

I am currently writing a book about my family and ancestors. It contains more than 1,000 individuals and is more than 200 pages in length. It also contains facts, stories, legends, myths and folklore about a great many of them. I have a great many people to thank for their many hundreds, perhaps thousands of hours of research and dedication. Too many to list here, but do in the book.

Surnames include: Derry (and many variations; Diery, Dery, Darry, Dairy, Dorry and Deary), Weidenhamer (Weidenhammer), Rexroat (Rexroth), Baker, Bright, Straub, Jagger, Alexander, Lindenmoyer, Phillips, Baldock, Hopper, Riggens, Compton, McCord, McCann, Weiss and more.

I believe making a memorial is more than just adding mere names and dates. From time to time, I may run across family/ancestors that already have memorials on Find A Grave. I may request of you to add links to family/ancestors that I have added. If I cannot get a reasonable response, I will add those names in new memorials myself. So far, I have only come across one who will not respond. Perhaps this individual is unable to respond. In any event, it makes linking these memorials nearly impossible and takes up precious time. Surely, you can understand.

We are direct descendants of those who fought for Freedom and Independence from George III, King of England during the American Revolution. We are sons and daughters of the American Revolution. I am proudly, a seventh generation Derry, and if you are a son or daughter of my brothers, or mine, then you are an eighth generation Derry in America. Your sons and daughters are the ninth Derry generation and so on.

We are an old American family. We have been here for more than 250 years, and longer than the United States of America has been a Free and Independent Nation. Our Derry and Allied Derry families (Rexroat's and Weidenhamer's), fought to help make us a Free and Independent People. I am profoundly moved by the courage of those who came before us. We are that posterity the preamble of our Constitution spoke of. We are bone of their bone, flesh of their flesh, and I am proud to be their son.
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Peoria State Hospital
Hi Mr. Derry,

Thank you so very much for the photos and information you've provided for the cemeteries at Peoria State Hospital. I recently walked the grounds there seeking to fulfill Find A Grave requests for headstone photos. The unfortunate degradation of the grave sites left me with a very heavy heart - what a profound tragedy that the memorials for so many have been lost -- rows and rows of unnamed lives that ended there likely abandoned by their families at the time.

I just wanted to let you know that your contributions to documenting these graves are so very appreciated.

Warm Regards,

Added by jmtho1501 on Apr 17, 2016 5:53 AM
Robin Morehouse
RE: Photograph
Thank you so much! Much appreciated!!
Added by Robin Morehouse on Feb 26, 2016 2:28 PM
Robin Morehouse
I have contacted them. They advised to contact you because you are the one who uploaded the photo. I don't know how you got the photo, all I know is I am the one who took it back in 2013. I am guessing you probably saw it on Facebook which is where I run the Southlawn Memory Gardens page. I do that because my family is the one who maintains Southlawn and have done many improvements to it since 2011. Perhaps instead of deleting the photo, you could edit it to give proper credit. Crediting the Southlawn Facebook page would be fine with me.
Added by Robin Morehouse on Feb 26, 2016 12:44 PM
Robin Morehouse
RE: Photograph
His name is Kevin Marshall although it seems you uploaded the picture to Southlawn Memory Gardens page and it was then linked to everyone who was buried there and has a memorial on this site.
Added by Robin Morehouse on Feb 26, 2016 9:00 AM
Robin Morehouse
You have posted a picture that I took on my nephew's memorial. You did not ask permission to use my photo. Please give the appropriate credit or delete the photo. Thank you.
Added by Robin Morehouse on Feb 24, 2016 4:22 PM
Alberta Knotts
Levi Axton Moore #54654409
I see you are working on a Deery family and ancestry book, a worthy undertaking. I have published several of mine and my husband's families, as well as a book I published in 1987 titled "Gibbs 100 Years 1887-1987" with Levi's obit. from Kirksville Daily Express dated June 26, 1944. My husband is from Gibbs area, his folks go back to the early 1900s. Alberta Knotts
Added by Alberta Knotts on Mar 19, 2015 8:38 AM
RE: Darry family
Thanks Doc! I will keep searching for Frances...I am fairly certain she died in the Quincy area, but haven't found anything yet. She was in Texas in 1910 with her first husband George Jackson but I haven't been able to locate her in any census records since. Maybe she married Mr. Bean in Quincy? I would think that she moved back to the Quincy area after her divorce to be close to her parents. Have you ever tried to obtain James McCann Derry's obituary from the Quincy newspapers? If not then I will send down for it along with his wife's.
Added by Vern-O on Mar 16, 2015 4:52 PM
Darry family
Hello...I seen on Find-a-Grave that you are writing a book about the Darry family. My step-daughter is descended from James McCann Darry who married Mary Elizabeth Cranmer. Their daughter Francis Darry who married George Jackson is her great-great grandmother. You mentioned that you have many facts, stories, legends, myths and folklore about the Darry family. If you are willing to share, she would love to hear some of the stories about her Darry ancestors.

Francis Darry married George W. Jackson on 25 Dec 1882 in Lewis county, Missouri. They were in Lewis county in the 1900 census, but in the 1910 census they were living in Armstrong county, Texas. By 1920, George Jackson had remarried and was still living in Texas. In the 1925 obituary of their daughter Bessie Davis, it mentions her surviving mother Francis Maggard of Quincy, Illinois. I have not found any death record or burial information on Francis yet. If you have any information, I would love to hear what you have.

If you don't have the information on George & Francis Darry Jackson's children, I can supply that for your book if you are interested.
Added by Vern-O on Mar 15, 2015 5:30 AM
Vesta McKee
RE: Sarah “Sadie” Catherine Dary
Wow! This is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing Sadie's obituary. I assume that was from the Quincy Herald, if it was in business at that time.

You have solved a big mystery for me, since I had no clue that she remarried. I did find that in 1900 census James Foxall was living with his son-in-law's brother, Warren McKee, in Schuyler Co IL. Sarah was on 1900 census in Quincy, working as a seamstress, with her two sons living with her. (I have a copy of app. for military gravemarker for George Clarence Foxall, buried 1930, in Macomb IL) I have no information about why Sarah and James were living separately. In 1900 he was 75 yrs old and she was 40, so maybe he was getting senile or feeble, or maybe they divorced? My mother had fond memories of Grandpa Foxall visiting them in Ewing MO when she was a child b1910, but we don't remember any mentions of grandma Foxall. I had assumed she died.

Yes, I would like to have any info on the direct line of ancestors from Sadie. You have made my day!
Sincerely, Vesta
Added by Vesta McKee on Feb 22, 2015 10:34 PM
Vesta McKee
RE: Sarah C Derry (Foxall)
Doc, I appreciate you taking the time to respond to my question. You have given me many hints to follow up on. Can you please tell me in what city is the Woodland Cemetery where Sarah "Sadie" Derry (Foxall) Haynes was buried?
Added by Vesta McKee on Feb 21, 2015 5:07 PM
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