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Birdie Demby

 

BIRDIE DENBY

Wife of:  Burrel Ross "Son" Denby

 

Birdie Denby and her husband, Bural Ross "Son" Denby born Nov. 3, 1891,  son of Robert "Bob" & Hulda Denby, lived west of Crockett inside the city limits on what is referred to as the Halls Bluff Road.  Her house was on the right directly across from the R.R. Foley Home referred to as Cedar Hill.  Her house and Birdie are gone now, but her flowers still bloom each spring as a remembrance of the lovely lady that once lived there.

 

I was told that Birdie grew up in the household of a white medical doctor and his wife and they saw that she was well educated.  She could play the organ beautifully and shared her talents by playing for her church and giving music lessons to several generations of children.


Birdie and Son had no children.  They are both buried in the Denby Family Cemetery in Wheeler Springs, Houston Co., TX

 

Birdie was a caring, God fearing Lady, and an inspiration to all who knew her.

 

Submitted by:  Billie Nichols Bennett

 

LINK:  ANCESTORS OF BIRDIE (DOSS) DENBY

This picture was pasted into Birdie's family Bible.

 

The inscription around the picture: 

Birdie Denby Tate and my Pastor - 1950.

 

Written on the page the picture was pasted on was:

Her true friend P.E. Elder Bracey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCE RECORDS

 

1870 Pct. 1 Bonham, Fannin Co., TX: STONE, Minnie, 50, TN; Eve, 16, MO; Berry, 12, m, MO; ORGAN, Yuritha, 55, cook, TN; Hanah, 13, TN

1880 Bonham, Fannin Co., TX: ORGAN, Calvin, mu, m, 30, teamster, TN TN TN; Hannah, f, b, 26, wife, KY KY KY; Sammy, 5/12 Dec., TX; Ritha, f, mu, 55, Mother, TN TN TN; Sallie, mu, 26, sister, cook, TN TN TN; Hannah, mu, 24, sister, washer woman, TN TN TN; Jimmie, m, mu, 7, nephew, TX; Frank, 3, mu, nephew, TX Un TN; Bird, mu, f, 5/12 Jan, niece, TX Un TX.

1880 Bonham, Fannin Co., TX living next to Birdie family: FISHER, Burrel, 30, farmer, KY KY KY; Susan, 26, wife, TN; Willie, m, 12, TX; Lewis, 10, TX; MORRIS, Wash, 38, laborer.

1900 Bonham, Fannin Co., TX: FISHER, B.F., Nov1846 54, 2ch 2liv, KY KY KY; Susan, wife, Sept1845 54, TN NC NC; Will, Aug1867 31, Wd, TX; Louis, son, Feb1869 31, Wd, TX

1910 Fannin Co., TX: FISHER, Louis, roomer, m, black, m2x 4yrs, TX KY TX, merchant retail grocery.

 

1920 Old Dodd City Road, Bonham, Travis Co., TX: DENBY, Ross, h/h, rent, male, black, 35, married, TX TX TX, Labor Public Works; Birdie, wife, female, black, 39, TX TX TX

 

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1900 Houston Co., TX census, Pct. 5

DEMBY, Robert, b/m, b.1852, 48, TX, MD, MD

Holdy, wife, b/f, Apr.1857, TX ? VA (correct name was Hulda (Benjamin) Demby

Loula M., dau, June1882, 18, TX

Benjamin, son, Mar1884, 16, TX

Millie, dau, Apr1886, 14, TX

Ross, son, Nov1888, 11, TX

HICKS, Ella N, niece, 9, Tx

HICKS, Lillie B., niece, 7

POUNCY, Henry, nephew, b/m, Mar1897, 3, TX

 

1910 Houston Co., TX census, Halls Bluff & Crockett Road

DEMBY, Bob, m/b, 60, married 2x, TX Maryland Maryland, farmer

Hulda, wife, f/mu, 45, married 1x, 8children 4 living, TX

Lula, dau, f/mu, 27, TX

Millie, dau, f/mu, 25, TX

B. Ross, son, m/mu, 20, single, TX

POUNCY, H.P., nephew-in-law, m/mu, 12, s, TX

 

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1870 Pct. 1 Bonham, Fannin Co., TX:

STONE, Minnie, 50, TN;

Eve, 16, MO;

Berry, 12, m, MO;

ORGAN, Yuritha, 55, cook, TN;

Hanah, 13, TN

1880 Bonham, Fannin Co., TX:

ORGAN, Calvin, mu, m, 30, teamster, TN TN TN;

Hannah, f, b, 26, wife, KY KY KY;

Sammy, 5/12 Dec., TX;

Ritha, f, mu, 55, Mother, TN TN TN;

Sallie, mu, 26, sister, cook, TN TN TN;

Hannah, mu, 24, sister, washer woman, TN TN TN;

Jimmie, m, mu, 7, nephew, TX;

Frank, 3, mu, nephew, TX Un TN;

Bird, mu, f, 5/12 Jan, niece, TX Un TX.
 

 


DENBY FAMILY CEMETERY Listings: Halls Bluff/Wheeler Springs Community

 

DAILEY, Mose; born 7-17-1887; died 8-12-1958; TX PVT US ARMY WWI

DAILEY, Lula Demby; b. 6-16-1878; d. 12-19-1978; d/o Bob Denby & Hulda Benjamin

 

DENBY; Hulda; b. Apr. 1857; d. 1-10-1933; wife of Bob Denby; Maiden name Benjamin

DENBY, Bob (Robert); b. 1852   ; d. 11-6-1934; husband of Hulda (Benjamin) Demby

DENBY, Burrel Ross "Son"; b. Nov. 3, 1888; d. Nov. 14, 1942; son of Bob & Hulda Denby; husband of Birdie Organ

DENBY; Birdie (ORGAN-Fisher-Edwards-Denby-Tate); b. Jan 7, 1880; d.  Dec 27, 1970 Crockett, TX; (wife of Burrel Ross "Son" Denby)

DENBY; Millie;  b.  Apr. 1886  ; d. 11-30-1935; d/of Bob & Hulda Denby

DENBY; Kay;  b.    ; d.

 

LEWIS, Julius; b.    ; d. 1-12-1942