Friday, December 26, 2014

John Decoven Berry and Ruth Davenport Brunswick Maine

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John Decoven Berry (1883-1972) married Ruth Davenport Berry (1887-1944). She lived with her husband on the Mere Point Road, Brunswick. She was born in Boston, the daughter of Rubin Winslow Davenport and Alice Windsor Wheeler Davenport. She married Mr. Berry in 1930 and came to Brunswick to make her home on Decoven Farm (pictured above)where she died. She had been active in writing for various publications and contributing poetry. She was survived by her husband, her brother, Llewellyn Dana Davenport of Santa Barbara, Calif.; and a sister, Miss Edith Davenport of Topsham.


Donated by Bill French ships Knee used to support barn at the Farm Circa 1810

Alice Winsor Wheeler dau of William Adolphus and Olive Winsor Frazar Wheeler Born at Cambridge Mass Dec 30 1858 Married Sept 22 1881 Ruben Winslow Davenport of Roxbury Mass who was born Feb 11 1856 son of Llewellyn D Davenport and Harriet Winslow Davenport

Children EDITH WHEELER DAVENPORT born Dec 13 1883 LLEWELLYN DANA DAVENPORT born Oct 9 1885 RUTH WINSLOW DAVENPORT born Aug 16 1887 

ACQUISITIONS During the year the Museum acquired, Gift of Miss Agnes Miles Carpenter, of New York and Bar Harbor. 45.55: An embroidered Armenian tapestry, bequeathed by Mrs. John Decoven Berry, of Brunswick.

Link to article on John D Berry from Sun Journal Lewiston
From Ancestry.com board: I have just recently been doing research on my mother's side. Her grandmother (my gr-grandmother) was Lizzie Field illegitimate daughter of Georgia Ann Decoven who lived in Brunswick, Maine. Georgia Ann married William C. Berry eight years after Lizzie's birth and Lizzie took the Berry surname. She was known as Lizzie Field Berry. Lizzie married Mason Watts, had three children (one of which was my grandmother, Grace), and died giving birth to a stillborn male baby on 25 Nov 1904. The former Decoven family home is on Mere Point Road in Brunswick and named the Decoven Farm. I don't know who lives there now.

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