Family Reunions in Paris and Lamar County, Texas

BRYAN - June 19, 2010

The Descendents and families of William Shelby Bryan will have a Bryan family reunion on June 19, 2010.

William Shelby Bryan was born October 20, 1821 in Tennessee, and died August 2, 1864 in Mayfield, Graves Co., Kentucky. His parents were William Park Bryan and Olivia Eloise Bateman Bryan.

William Shelby Bryan and his wife, Margaret Ann Campbell Bryan's children were Jonathan Tate Bryan, William P. Bryan, George Washington Carl Bryan, Alice Margaret Bryan, Sara Eliza Bryan, Virginia Elizabeth Bryan and Julia A. S. Bryan. My husband's Great Great Grandfather was Jonathan Tate Bryan.

The reunion starts at 10 am and ends 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM. It will be in the Outreach Building, at the Lamar Avenue Church of Christ, 3535 Lamar Ave, Paris, Texas.

Grab a box of Fried Chicken, a vegetable and/or a dessert of your choice. Bread, Water and Tea will be provided, so if you rather have a soda, bring a 2 liter of your choice. Please NO alcoholic beverages!!

If you need more information on the reunion or information on local hotels/motels, you can email me at or send me a message at

Feel free to bring your favorite old family photos and your family tree research to share with other Bryan cousins. And feel free to spread the word!

See you there!!

Debra Usry
Paris, Texas 75460


DERRYBERRY - July 9-10, 2010


The NDFA 2010 Reunion will be held the weekend of July 9-10. Come and meet new family members or just reconnect with old ones and make new friends. KEEP THE HERITAGE OF THE DERRYBERRY FAMILY ALIVE! Bring your photos and documents of interest to share with others. Share your family stories and history.

We will have door prizes and auction, such items as quilts or other crafts are needed and welcomed as any other items you would like to donate. All proceeds go to the NDFA.

NDFA Reunion will be held at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 3509 CR 42600, Paris, TX 75462. For further information you may contact Gloria Derryberry, email:

July 9 there will be a cookout from 5-7 pm and July 10 starting at 9 am throughout the day. We’ll be serving lunch, feel free to bring a covered dish.

Remember it doesn’t matter how the name is spelled, Derryberry, Derybery, Derebery, Derreberry, Dayberry, Deberry, De Berry, Dearybury, Derberry, Derry or even just Berry, or any other variation, if it started as Derryberry then you are part of the Derryberry family. Hope to see you all at the reunion.



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