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Mary Jane Berry Barnes
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Birth: Dec. 13, 1869
Wayne County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Oct. 7, 1928
Stone County
Arkansas, USA

Mary Jane BERRY
Given Name: Mary Jane
Surname: Berry

Sex: F
Birth: 13 Dec 1869 in Wayne County TN
Death: 7 Oct 1928 in Alco, AR Stone County

Buried at Campbell, AR in the Berry-Scribner graveyard. Her mother taught her to weave clothes. She made shirts from cotton and wool and usually dyed them butternut from walnut stain.. She had a treadle loom and a sewing machine. She smoked a cane stem clay pipe. She was part Indian and had dark brown hair and blue eyes. She weighed about 125 or 130 pounds

Sam and Mary Jane seperated in 1909 when Arthur was one year old.

According to the US Census for Locust Grove Twns, Stone Co, Ark, Sam and Jane were living together. Both are listed as being 50 years of age. It appears that they had not separated in 1909 as you have noted. The also appear in the 1910 US Census for Farris Twns, Stone Co, Ark. - dennis

Father: John Wayne BERRY b: in Wayne County TN
Mother: Margaret Nancy NEWMAN b: in Wayne County TN

Marriage 1 Samuel Arter BARNES b: 27 Dec 1869 in Campbell, AR Searcy County
Married: 7 Oct 1888 in Stone County, AR

John Corbett BARNES b: 2 Nov 1897
Arthur BARNES b: 8 Jan 1908
Minnie BARNES b: February 29, 1900
William Jackson BARNES b: 8 Aug 1889
Mary Nancy Margaret BARNES b: 22 Oct 1890
George A. Wayne BARNES b: April 17, 1891 (april 4, 1893?)
Vadie BARNES b: 26 May 1894
Charles Edward BARNES b: 17 Jan 1896
Samuel Corbin BARNES b: 12 Jan 1902
James Orville BARNES b: March 1 or 6, 1904
Walter Nelson BARNES b: 24 Nov 1906
Dollie BARNES b: 29 Aug 1906
Arthur BARNES b: 8 Jan 1908

Their suggestion:
Good day to you. According to the Searcy County Library compilation of cemeteries, Jane Berry died in 1928 and not 1925. There is another Jane Barnes who died in 1925 who is buried in another cemetery. This error has been transferred all across the Internet and for a number of years. There is also much confusion regarding John Wyatt Berry and John Wayne Berry. John Wayne Berry is my Great-grandfather and my Great-great-grandfather is John Wyatt Berry. John Wyatt Berry died in 1872 after he and his small family moved to Arkansas. This was not the first trip that John Wyatt made to Ark. He was here in 1860 and then moved back to Wayne Co where he married Nancy Margaret Newman. When they came to Arkansas their only child was Mary Jane Berry Barnes; John Wayne Berry was born after they arrived. Some place, I have seen pictures of Mary Jane Berry Barnes stone. It is small, only says Jane Barnes and the year dates. I do have a good photo of Jane and one of John Wayne Berry's headstone. I too have spent years researching my family and have made several trips, one to Searcy and Stone Counties and several calles to Wayne County. Therefore, I too will not post any pictures to memorials that I do not own unless it is strictly an act of kindness.

Dennis Hinkle
For those looking for Jane Berry Barnes marker, she is in Row two, according to the last reading. - dennis hinkle

We made a day trip to Marshall and Mountain View this past week to visit the courthouses and then go to the Scribner Cemetery. Stone Co does not have a death record for Mary Jane Berry Barnes nor the State of Ark. The local Library does not have anything on her. However, a nice lady on the Historical Society Board in Mountain View is checking their records for any information. Sam and Mary Jane had separated prior to her death, according to a family member. There may not be a definitive document relating her death. - dennis



Family links: 
  John Wyatt Berry (1832 - 1872)
  Nancy Margaret Newman Berry-Scribner (1844 - ____)
  Samuel Arter Barnes (1869 - 1940)
  William Jackson Barnes (1889 - 1978)*
  George Wayne Barnes (1891 - 1968)*
  Vada Barnes Lawrence (1894 - 1980)*
  John Corbert Barnes (1897 - 1978)*
  Minnie Barnes Sebourne (1900 - 1929)*
  Samuel Corbin Barnes (1902 - 1982)*
  James Orville Barnes (1904 - 1925)*
  Dollie Barnes (1909 - 1917)*
  Mary Jane Berry Barnes (1869 - 1928)
  John Wayne Berry (1872 - 1944)*
*Calculated relationship
Scribner Cemetery
Searcy County
Arkansas, USA
Created by: Bobby and Carol Babin E...
Record added: Jul 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39143841
Mary Jane <i>Berry</i> Barnes
Added by: Dennis & Linda
Mary Jane <i>Berry</i> Barnes
Added by: Dennis & Linda
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- Angela (Hart) Masterson
 Added: Apr. 30, 2016
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 Added: Mar. 22, 2013
- Bobby and Carol Babin Estes
 Added: Jul. 6, 2009

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