William Woodard Thurman4   (Sally3 Berry, John2, John1), son of Sally Berry and Elijah Thurman was born c1822, probably in Marion Co Mississippi, and died November 1853 in Simpson Co Mississippi.

He married  Nancy  Perrette / Perrot   (this surname has been shown with many variations of spellings)
Her dates are not known, though she is probably the daughter of Enoch and Nancy Perrette, shown to be living two doors
away in the 1850 census of Simpson Co. She is said to be buried in Grubbs Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi, though I find no listing in the records of that cemetery.

1850 Simpson Co Mississippi   Enumerated November 02, 1850 by Angus W. Smith   Page 324b
#523/523   next door to Elijah Thurman and John Waldrop 

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William Thurman 23 Mississippi
Nancy Thurman 24 Mississippi
Patsy Thurman   6 Mississippi
Daniel Thurman   3 Mississippi
Mary J.  Thurman   2 Mississippi
Mancel Thurman   1 Mississippi

1860 Simpson Co Mississippi  Westville P.O.   Page 174   
Enumerated August 16, 1860 by C.B. Banks   #246/246 
Nancy is head of household, listed as farmer, and property valued at $400 / 200

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Nancy Thurman 38 Mississippi
Martha Thurman 14 Mississippi
Daniel Thurman 13 Mississippi
Mary J. Thurman 12 Mississippi
Mansel Thurman 11 Mississippi
James Thurman  9 Mississippi
William W. Thurman  7 Mississippi

In 1870, Nancy, James, and William are living with Daniel and his wife  in Simpson Co Mississippi

1880 Simpson Co Mississippi  SD 2 ED 100  Beat 3
 Enumerated July 6, 1880 by LB Harper
 Page 40  #363/363  lives alone, near two sons, William and Daniel Thurman.
Nancy Thurman 57 Mississippi

In 1900 Nancy is living with her granddaughter, Susan Grubbs, and her own daughter, Patsy Thurman Brown

Children of William Thurman and Nancy Perrett are:

+121 i.
Patsy "Martha" Thurman5  born November 1847 in Mississippi. 
+122 ii.
Daniel Thurman born October 07, 1847 in Westville, Simpson Co Mississippi, and died January 28, 1929.
+123 iii.
Mary Jane Thurman  born April 17, 1848 in Simpson Co Mississippi, and died March 27, 1884 in Simpson Co Mississippi, burial in John L. Lucas Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi
+124  iv. Mansel  T. Thurman  born June 18, 1849, and died November 15, 1916 in Yazoo Co Mississippi. 
  125 v.
James Thurman  born c1851
+126 vi
William Woodard Thurman, Jr.  born c1854 in Simpson Co Mississippi