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Henry Herrod & M.E. McKinzy Bilberry (abt. 1853)

Henry Herrod & M.E. McKinzy Bilberry (abt. 1853)

Posted: 5 Aug 2001 10:03PM GMT
Surnames: BILBERRY
Would like contact from anyone researching this family line. I have two conflicting death dates and cannot find confirmation of who the children were. Anyone come across this info that can share? I appreciate your responses.

Re: Henry Herrod & M.E. McKinzy Bilberry (abt. 1853)

Paula Smith (View posts)
Posted: 12 Feb 2002 5:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am a great-granddaughter of Henry Herrod Bilberry and Mary Elizabeth McKenzie. My grandfather was their oldest son, Sanford Columbus. They had five children: Sanford Columbus, James R., Sallie, Mattie, and Mary Elizabeth (Mollie). I knew my grandfather well. I remember Uncle Rollie and attended his funeral. I remeber seeing Sallie, Mattie and Mollie once or twice when I was a small child. I have been to Mollie grave. Grandpa Henry had 7 children with his 1st wife, 1 child with the 2nd wife and 2 children with his 3rd wife. Which member of the family do you need information on?

Re: Henry Herrod & M.E. McKinzy Bilberry (abt. 1853)

Posted: 15 Feb 2002 4:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear Paula, I had stopped checking my message board as this seemed a lost cause - Bless you!! I am doing a Family Ancestry chart for my new mother-in-law, who is a Toney, and grand-daughter of Sanford Columbus thru his daughter Mattie. Your addition is exactly what I need. I'm looking for the information (ancestor names, all their wives, children, birth/death dates) from Great-Grandfather Henry Herod through his decendents including all of Grandfather Sanford Columbus' childrens' info. Of course I'd love any earlier history on Bilberry you can share. Thanks so much!

Re: Henry Herrod & M.E. McKinzy Bilberry (abt. 1853)

Posted: 5 Jan 2007 1:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
I was wondering..I have only 2 wives listed....McKenzie and Mellie Summer...who was the thrid wife?
Nancy

Re: Henry Herrod & M.E. McKinzy Bilberry (abt. 1853)

Posted: 13 Feb 2007 7:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Henry Herod Bilberry (b. Dec 28, 1854) was married only 2 times. (1) Mary Elizabeth McKenzie and (2) Mellie Sumner. Henry and Mary had 5 children. Henry and Mellie had 3 children. Henry's father John C. Bilberry was married 3 times (1) Margaret (2) Vian Wilson and (3) Elizabeth Jane Walker Wilson.
Are you a descendant of Henry?

Re: Henry Herrod & M.E. McKinzy Bilberry (abt. 1853)

Posted: 16 Feb 2007 2:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
We appreciate the info. My husband is decendant of Henry Herod Bilberry and Mary E. McKenzie through oldest son Sanford Columbus and wife Nettie Waldrop, their 3rd child Martha/Mattie and husband Joseph S. Toney, then their daughter Nettie K. who married Atwood.

Re: Henry Herrod & M.E. McKinzy Bilberry (abt. 1853)

Posted: 17 Feb 2007 9:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bilberry Peacock
Henry was John Crouch/Couch Bilberry's father. My line of descent comes through his third wife, Elizabeth Jane Walker-Sexton-Wilson (she was married 3 times, John Being her last husband.) My line comes in from Elizabeth Jane's daughter, Maggie Roden Wilson who married J. W. Peacock (Magie was dau. of Elizabeth and John R. Wilson and a step-daughter of John C. Bilberry)
John C. and Elizabeth Jane had two children together: They were Leondous Walker Bilberry married to Ethel Butts and Martelia Bilberry married to 1- Ables and 2- Henderson. Both John and Elizabeth Bilberry are buried at the Oriana Cemetery in Stonewall County, Texas.
IN ADDITION:
John C. and first wife, Martha Crews had a son, Esau who married his cousin Susan Adeline Bilberry (dau. of Henry and Delilah Cannon Bilberry). Esau and Susan had a daughter, Josephine Bilberry who married to Lafayette Monroe Peacock....he was the son of Maggoe Roden Wilson and Bill (JW) Peacock.....(Remember-Maggie was John Crouch Bilberry's step-dughter)
John Crouch Bilberry and second wife, Vian Willson had a daughter, Mary Tennessee Bilberry who married to Matthew Moore. I have corresponded with one of Matt and Tennessee's descendants) Family legend has it that Vian was killed by indians, John C. went looking for the survivors/captives, of which Elizabeth Jane Walker Sexton-Wilson was one..John C. found them in Oklahoma? and brought them home......this story is UNVERIFIED, and was supposed to have happened in or around Cook County Texas, sometime in the 1860's. When John Wilson refused to take his wife, Elizabeth Jane Walker-Wilson back, John C. Bilberry married her later in 1870.
I have the children of John C. and Martha Crews Bilberry as:
(some are listed Bilbrey and some Bilberry
(1)Martha Elizabeth Bilberry 1850-1907 m Livingston Severe Bilberry (s/o John and Catherine)
(2)Esau S. Bilbrey 1851-1929 m Susan Adeline Bilbrey (d/o Henry and Delilah Cannon)
(3) Henry Herrod Bilberry 1853-1938 m (1) Mary E. McKenzie (2) Mellie Summer
(4) Luther Meyers Bilbrey 1836-1907 married Sarah J. Meyers
(5) Candice Adelias Bilberry 1858- ? No more information
(6) John Venson Bilberry 1860-1944 m (1) Nancy Ellen Bilbrey (d/o Henry and Delilah Cannon) and (2) Rubye Thompson
(7) William J. Bilberry 1863-1921 married Lou E. Rayna Brown

THIS LAST CHILD, William, is from a record of another researcher.....he is also buried at the Oriana cemetery. Not certain this has been verified...but it is her research. Cannot remember her name at the moment. Her sources:
William and his family are listed in the census dated 16 June 1900 of
Stonewall Co. Texas, ED 147 sheet 5.
U.S. Census 1870 Cooke Co. Tx.
(Also: Early Settlers of Roosevelt Co., New Mexico)


Some of this also comes from The Stonewall Co. History book, Kate Stoneman's journal, Billy Carr records, Rose Denson record, and I think some from Jil McDaniel records, Fred Hooper records.
I have not verified all this information except for the marriage of John C. Bilberry to Eliz. Jane Walker-Wilson and marriage of Josephine Bilberry to Lafeyette Monroe Peacock.(from their son Alvis Peacock)
I have been trying to get the information that I can verified by the researchers who have the information from their own research...direct lines when possible. Nancy

Re: Henry Herrod & M.E. McKinzy Bilberry (abt. 1853)

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 3:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
My great great grandfather was Esau Bilberry, I appreciate the information I will have to correct my tree. Is Margaret Crews and Margaret Copeland the same person?

According to my grandmother Lois Bilberry Bennett, she said Elizabeth Jane was raped by a Comanche Indian and taken, John Roden refused to take her back and divorced her and John C. married her.

I have been scanning in all the old family pictures that my grandmother had, along with the writings.

Re: Henry Herrod & M.E. McKinzy Bilberry (abt. 1853)

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 4:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
My great-grandfather is Esau's brother, Henry. Please email me directly.
dickersonsmith@sbcglobal.net

Re: Henry Herrod & M.E. McKinzy Bilberry (abt. 1853)

Posted: 11 Feb 2008 9:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
How does Lois Bilberry Bennett fit in? I see that Esau is the ancestor, but you don't give which child Lois descends from.
The "Indian Raid" is a family legend that has never been proved by any kind of documentation. It has been passed down in the family, but unverified. I have looked and looked, and cannot find mention of the indian raid. There may or may not have been a rape....since we can't verify the TIME period of the alleged raid, Elizabeth MAY have been with child (John Wilson's) when she was captured (if she was). It was said that John C. Bilberry was a minuite man when he chased down the captives....no one has been able to verify that either. There has also never been a divorce record found for John Roden Wilson and Elizabeth Jane, either. The marriage of John Bilberry and Elizabeth Jane is documented.
Was this information that your grandmother wrote down in a diary or something? Curious to know if there are any dates/time periods, etc. The raid was supposed to have been in Cooke Co., Tx.where they were living at the time.
As for Margaret Crews and Margaret Copeland being one and the same......I really cannot say. I didn't see "Copeland" until later on after I had seen the research giving her name as Margaret CREWS....so I didn't change it to Copeland, because I don't think that has ever been proved. As I said above in my post.....I have not tried to verify others' research. If memory serves me right, I received some of the information from earlier researchers...(before everyone started posting it all on the 'net) and they had Cruce/Crews. So I didn't change it, because to my knowledge, there was no proof that it was Copeland instead of Cruce/Crews.
According to the story of the indian raid, John C. Bilberry was married to Vian Willson and they had a daughter Mary Tennessee Bilberry. Vian Willson Bilberry was supposed to have been killed early in the raid, but John C. didn't give up the persuit of the captives. There is just too much legend and no proof to verify anything, and I have just about given up on trying to prove anything with documentation. I purchased a very expensive book on indian raids in Texas, and there was no mention of that raid in there that I could find.
Wish I could have been of more help.
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