Sunday, July 20, 2014

Colvin and Berryhill: Related to Cooper by Marriage

Dora BERRYHILL married Albert Elmore COLVIN. Either Dora or her husband was married more than once, because I have a list of children who are half-siblings to each other. They all went by "Colvin."


Group 1:
Ellis Colvin, b. abt. 1881 (shot to death by Jim Cooper at the ferry)
Doug Colvin, b. abt. 1884;
+Lou Della Cooper (dau. of Peter)
Jim Floyd Colvin, birthdate unknown
Frances Colvin (female), birthdate unknown

Group 2:
Charley G. Colvin, b. abt. 1895; maybe called "Tarley."
Clarancy Cleo COLVIN b. c1893 TN, d. c1926.
+Isaac Cooper b.1879 (son of Peter)
(2nd wife--m. 6 Dec 1911, Long Island, Jackson Co., AL)
Claude Colvin, b. abt. 1897
Thomas J. Colvin, b. abt. 1901
Mark Colvin (called "Bean"), birth date unknown.

In addition, Dora Berryhill Colvin reared a girl, Ruby; my grandmother and great-aunts described her as, Cleo's sister--but "not a 'real' sister or half-sister." (maybe step-sister or adopted).

Of the above children, Clarancy Cleo COLVIN married my great-grandfather, Isaac COOPER (she was his 2nd wife, and beloved stepmother of my grandmother).

Doug & Lou Della had a girl named Alma COLVIN (2nd wife of Charlie BRYANT, my g-gf. His first wife, my g-gm, was Mary Smith GRAY).

Mark and Ellis COLVIN were said to be "like night and day": Mark, called "Bean," was loved by all. He continued to live in the home of Isaac Cooper after Cleo died, and lived there until his death. We hear many tales about Ellis, the "mean" one.

CENSUS rf: 1910, Jackson Co., AL, p.70, dwelling 145:

Dora Colvin (widow, head) -36, Cleo -17, Charlie G. -15, Claude -13, Thomas J. -9, and Jane M. Berryhill (widow, mother) -91

Other Surnames: Bryant, Cooper, Gray

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