The list below is a copy of a Derby message board post from 2001 on Ancestry.com. This is where I got started and had no other info. At that time there were lots of other distant cousins posting and all seemed to dissapear at the same time. The only person I am in contact with at this time is a Sharon Gordon (my 4th cousin).She descends from William Seward Derby. I originally found her on the message boards at that time as well and she has sent me a copy of a 30 page document (unpublished) given to her threw family. First written April 17, 1938 by an Opal Derby and the written was typed and brought up to date in 1965 a Laverna Derby Greer. It contains a 'Derby family tree' for the first part starting with the union of this James and Cloa. The second part contains 'The Rhodes branch of family tree' starting with the union of Nathaniel Rhoads and Anna Brown, the parents of Eleanor Jane Rhodes.
If there is anyone related to this family and has any info I would love to trade with you.
James Derby married Cloa(Clou)Hayes 1.Nathaniel Derby Born 5 Feb 1809 Crown Point NY. He married Eleanor Jane Rhodes b. 30 jun 1810. a. Enos Desmond b. Henry George c. Samuel Benjamin d. Permilia Jane e. Lydia Ann f. William Seward - he married Hannah Maria Rhodes g. Juliett h. Maria
Enos Desmond b.4 may 1838, married Anna Eliza Middleton and they had the following children. 1. George William 2. Hattie Leona 3. Frank Justin 4. Lee Albert 5. Charles Edwin 6. Ettie Pearl 7. Effie 8. Jennie E. 9. Nellie Alice 10.Fred Marvin 11.Arthur Elga
Lee Albert (son of Enos)married Amanda Mamie Doherty.They had the following children 1. Harvey LaVern "Beans" 2. Margaret Ione 3. Ray Albert "Bus" 4. Harold Daulton "Johnny" 5. Dolly Estelle 6. George Edward "Buddy" 7. Leo William 8. Cleone Edna "Doodle" 9. Francis Melvin "Franny" ( My Line ) 10. Bonnie Darlene
Charles (son of Enos) married the twin sister of Amanda Mamie named Mary Amy Doherty. They had the the following children. 1. Harlon Frances 2. Allen Merwin(Merwen) 3. Marvin Glen 4. Donald Dawayen(spelling?) 5. Darrell Vernon 6. Lester Eugene 7. Lowell Dean 8. Goldie Ione 9. Dorothy Mae 10. Alvin Charles 11. Gladys Irene 12. Marjorie Leona 13. Orvie Leroy 14 Archie Edwin 15 Ettie Pearl 16 Son? possibly