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James Henderson Berry
Birth: May 15, 1841
Death: Jan. 30, 1913

US Senator, Governor of Arkansas. Born in Jackson County, Alabama his family moved to Arkansas in 1848 where, as a young boy, he worked on the family farm. His education was limited because of the illness and subsequent death of his mother. At the start of the Civil War, he enlisted in the Confederate Army. In 1862, while fighting at Corinth, Mississippi he was wounded and had to have his right leg amputated above the knee. He returned to Arkansas where he became a teacher, a lawyer and in 1866 the youngest member of the state legislature. In 1882 he made a successful run for the governor's seat. After his term as governor he won a US Senate seat and served there for twenty-two years. He lost his reelection bid in 1906. Four years later he was appointed by the Secretary of War to lead the effort to mark the graves of Confederate soldiers who had died in Union prisons.


Son of James McFerrin Berry 1807-1871 & Isabella Jane Orr 1815-1860.
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 Parents:
  James McFerrin Berry (1807 - 1871)
 
 Spouse:
  Lizzie Quaile Berry (1848 - 1933)*
 
 Children:
  Nellie Frank Berry Hyatt (1867 - 1900)*
  Albert Josephine Berry LeFors (1870 - ____)*
  Jennie Blackburn Berry Smartt (1872 - 1918)*
  Elliott R Berry (1879 - 1953)*
  Frederic Hugh Berry (1884 - 1968)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Emeline Berry Peel (1835 - 1902)*
  James Henderson Berry (1841 - 1913)
  Virginia A Berry McKennon (1843 - 1874)*
  Emma Berry McKennon (1854 - 1892)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bentonville Cemetery
Bentonville
Benton County
Arkansas, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 21, 2001
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