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Thomas Edward Berry, Sr
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Birth: Jan. 24, 1804
Hawkins County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Feb. 2, 1876
Hawkins County
Tennessee, USA

Note: No headstone has been found for Thomas or either of his wives. Do I have the right cemetery? Please email me if you know.


Thomas Edward Berry, Sr., wrote his will on January 26, 1876. The will was proven ten days later on February 7, 1876. Thomas's second wife Sarah Everhart died less than a month later on March 3, 1876. It is possible that Thomas and Sarah had not been in touch with some of Thomas's children in years. (during the trial of his son William, TEB, Sr., stated that he had not been close to his son since he was a boy.) Thomas Edward Berry, Jr., was the executor of his father's will. The will requested that assets be divided among his children--

Probable children by wife Rebecca, analysis done based on their birth years (Rebecca died about 1832):

1. Alexander--no information found, not mentioned in father's will, but some researchers add Allexander as a child, no birth date known
2. Sarah (1824 TN, married Isaac Hamilton, 1826-1874), Sarah's grave not found, 3 of her children--Nancy Alice Hamilton Dix, Samuel Barrett Hamilton, George Washington Hamilton buried in Girard, Illinois; son Thomas died in Walnut Township, Kansas, some researchers say Sarah died in 1873 in Hawkins County, TN)
3. William N. (1824 TN - 1875 hanged in Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tennessee, for the murder of his wife Elvira Alzira "Allie" Rogers, William's grave has not been found), daughters Mary Berry and Matilda Berry Smith buried in Providence Cemetery, Rogersville, Hawkins County, TN)
4. Thomas Edward, Jr., (1826 TN - 1897 TN, buried Berry Cemetery (?), Hawkins County, TN, married Sarai Walker),
5. James Etsel, (1826 Gulls Gap, Hawkins County, TN.-1876 Montague County, Texas, buried Starkey Cemetery, Saint Jo, Montague County, Texas, married first Sarah Montgomery on 2/12/1862 in Grayson County, Texas, married second Elizabeth Ann Meyers Davis (1830-1914, buried Starkey Cemetery, Saint Jo, Montague County, Texas)
6. Gale (1830 TN - 1915 Jackson County, TN, buried New Hope Cemetery, Hilham, Jackson County,TN, married Nancy Margaret Long,
7. Anna (1832 TN, married first John Grigsby, married second Enoch Brown, last found 1870 Union, Laclede County, Missouri, son Thomas J. Grigsby, buried Walnut, Butler County, KS, 3 children Samuel B. Grigsby, George Washington Grigsby and Nancy Alice Grigsby Dix--all buried Girard, Illinois, son Curtis Grigsby buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Harper County, OK)


Known children by second wife Sarah (see 1850 Census of Hawkins County):

8. Berrencia (married Campbell Barrett, children George N., Frances Ann, and Thomas M., Barrencia's grave not found, Barretts lived in Washington County, TN, in 1900)
9. Francis "Frank" (1836 TN - 1898 TN, buried Frank Berry Cemetery, Hawkins County, TN, married Elizabeth Walker),
10. Cleon (1838 TN- 1908 OK, buried Oaklawn Cemetery, Tulsa County, Oklathoma, married Nancy Anderson),
11. Alethea (1841 TN- 1933 OK, buried Klondike Cemetery, OK, married Thomas Day),
12. George (1842 TN - per one researcher George died in 1861-1862 in Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, grave not found, not mentioned in father's will)
13. Rachel (1845 TN - 1932 Nebraska, buried Church of Brethern Cemetery, Gage County, Nebraska, married James Madison McPheron),
14. Henderson H. Berry (1848 TN - 1933 KS, buried Berlin Cemetery, Roger Mills County, OK, married Melissa Price)
 
 
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 Spouses:
  Rebecca Short Berry (1804 - 1832)
  Sarah Everhart Berry (1804 - 1876)*
 
 Children:
  James Edsel Berry (1826 - 1877)*
  Thomas Edward Berry (1826 - 1897)*
  Gale Berry (1830 - 1915)*
  Francis Rancus Berry (1836 - 1898)*
  Cleon Berry (1838 - 1908)*
  Aleatha Berry Day (1841 - 1933)*
  Rachel Berry McPheron (1845 - 1932)*
  Henderson H Berry (1848 - 1933)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Berry Cemetery
Bulls Gap
Hawkins County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Lynn
Record added: May 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90128942
 


- Debi Coe
 Added: Sep. 28, 2014
Glad to find my 3rd great granddad's memorial. May your memory live on!
- Deborah Bates Skillington
 Added: Aug. 3, 2013
from the great-grandchildren of Jonathan Sylvester Berry
- Mike, Jean, and Lynn
 Added: Jul. 14, 2013
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