I have several affidavits and a family Bible for parts of this family.Dr. Berryman Wilson Gideon was the son of James Giddens Jr.and his wife Elizabeth Camp Stewart Giddens.He was born in Jackson Co., GA on September 25, 1801.Died in Gordon Co., GA on February 18, 1884.He is buried in the Gideon Cemetery at Calhoun, GA.He married Lilly Parks in GA.She was born in April, 1807...Census records.Died in Gordon Co., GA August 29, 1884. In Census records from 1850-1880 Berryman is listed as a physician...in 1860 he is listed as having a personal estate of $5000. In 1870 it was reduced to $900.Civil War???A record in the Atlanta Archives reveals that he was a surgeon in CSA.His home was burnt by Sherman on his march to the sea in 1864.Gordon Co., GA probate Court July 11, 1885 page 334...final returns on the administration of the estate of B>W> Gideon deceased...wife Lilly deceased...heirs Sholoma Gramling, F.H. Fix, T.A. Cox, A.M. Fite, W.G. Duke, Martin Duke, Electra Huggins, R.T. Gideon, C.P. Carter, Eula Carter, all in state of Texas.State of Alabama-Mr. A.P. Tomlin. J.G.B. Gideon State of Arkansas.
Children of Berry and Lilly: Areadner 8/11/1827-4/17/1851 Cleo Melpomena 5/20/1830-4/27/1902, Flora H. 1832, Gaylon B. 1/21/1835, Gillead Josephus Blackstone 11/1836, (sometimes spelled Gillium) Barthelma 11/3/1838-4/20/1915 Sholma Zenola 2/1843 Thalia Arelia 1845 Ithagenia T. 1848 Odelma B.1/1851 Adeloma P. 1852
A letter states they are Irishmen.
These children's names (just like the name Gideon) in different records are spelled differently.I will copy another note I have:
Galon B. Gideon born 1/21/1834 in Casewell Co.GA married Lorenia Seay.
Some of what I have may seem conflicting until spelling is verified.If you would like copies send me an address and I will be glad to copy what I have.
Our families connect at the marriage of Charles Powell Carter and Eula Gideon November 17, 1880 in Cleburne, TX.Charles Powell Carter is my great grandfather. Eula was a daughter of Gaylon B. Gideon and Lorenia Seay.(See difference of spelling from above and yet same person).
C.P. Carter and Eula had 11 children...I research the Carters for the most part.