|Birth: ||Sep. 10, 1841|
|Death: ||Sep. 18, 1901|
Samuel Berry was born into a DeKalb Co., AL farming family and grew up working on his father's (Andrew Jackson Berry) large acreage until the American Civil War intervened into his life.
He enlisted as a private on 01 Mar 1862 into Company I, Alabama 10th Infantry Regiment and mustered out on 09 Apr 1865 at Appomattox Court House, VA as a POW after the surrender of Gen. Robert E. Lee, C.S.A., Commander of the Army of Northern Virginia to Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, commanding Armies of the United States.
Samuel Berry's regiment participated in the following battles after his enlistment:
Fought on 5 May 1862 at Williamsburg, VA.
Fought on 17 Sep 1862 at Sharpsburg, MD.
Fought on 3 May 1863 at Chancellorsville, VA.
Fought on 2 Jul 1863 at Gettysburg, PA.
Fought on 3 Jul 1863 at Gettysburg, PA.
Fought on 6 May 1864 at Wilderness, VA.
Fought on 12 May 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House, VA.
Fought on 6 Jun 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.
Fought on 30 Jun 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 28 Oct 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 13 Mar 1865 at Petersburg, VA.
Surrendered and mustered out on 09 Apr 1865 at Appomattox, VA.
His military record shows him on wounded furlough in Oct. 1862. He probably was wounded on 17 Sept 1962 during the Battle of Antietam at Sharpsburg, MD., the bloodiest day in American military history. Records show he was paid $69 for his service and clothing from 30 Apr 1862 thru 31 Aug 1862 (see accompanying record).
He married Mary A. Wilson at Gadsden, AL on 12 June 1863 while on wounded leave. She was the daughter of Joseph Wilson and Celia Edwards of N.C. Samuel returned to duty shortly after his marriage.
Post-war, by 1870, he had his own farm adjacent to his father's in Collinsville, DeKalb Co., AL. By 1880 he had moved to Play Ball and Turkeytown, Etowah Co., Al and was a miller/farmer until his death.
Mary A. Berry, his widow, applied for his Civil War pension on 02 Apr 1925. She died on 23 Feb 1937 at Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL at the ripe old age of 91 and is buried near him.
The children of Samuel Wilson and Mary(Wilson) Berry were:
1) Ada Viola Berry, b. 13 Nov 1868, d. 08 Sep 1897(FAG memorial #16343999), b. Turkeytown United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hokes Bluff, Etowah Co., AL
2) Edwin Walker Berry, b. 23 Apr 1871, d. 05 Nov 1948 Wilcox Co., AL, m. Mary Gaston Goode.
3) Joseph Wilson Berry (See below)
4) Josie B. Berry, b. 01 Feb 1878, d. 09 Sep 1919, m. Rev. Samuel Lee Prickett (Methodist)
Andrew Jackson Berry (1815 - 1888)
Mary Ann Wilson Berry (1845 - 1937)*
Ada Viola Berry (1868 - 1897)*
Edwin Walker Berry (1871 - 1948)*
Joseph Wilson Berry (1874 - 1938)*
Josie Berry Prickett (1878 - 1919)*
Susanna E Berry (1836 - 1838)*
Sarah J Berry (1837 - 1838)*
Samuel Ward Berry (1841 - 1901)
Infant Son Berry (1849 - 1849)*
Andrew Jackson Berry (1850 - 1918)*
Charlsie A Berry (1852 - 1858)*
Turkeytown United Methodist Church Cemetery
Maintained by: Gresham Farrar
Originally Created by: Ellen Kerley Manuel
Record added: Oct 27, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16344043
Added: Aug. 17, 2013