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Polly Mary Berry Compton
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Birth: Jun. 22, 1832
Liberty County
Texas, USA
Death: Apr. 14, 1902
Williamson County
Texas, USA

Daughter of John & Hannah Berry.

Polly was her first name, given to her in honor of her grandmother Polly Black Devore, her mother's mother.

Mary is buried here and husband elsewhere as they div Apr 1878 2 yrs after John just up and left her taking at lest 4 kids with him and then married to the widow Margaret White [Clanton]
Polly and John had 10 kids then he had 3 sons w/Margaret plus she had 3 kids from Clanton [James, Emma, May].
These two also raised 2 of John Compton's grand kids so had a house full she did.

These 3 boys
John Bate Berry (1813 - 1891)**
Andrew Jackson Berry (1816 - 1899)**
Joseph Berry (1818 - 1842)**

belong to the dad John Berry and his lst wife
Betsy Smeathers.
So they are half brothers to Polly then.

George Washington Berry is the 12th and the last child of John and Hannah born abt 1857 as he was 9yrs old when his
father died. He stayed a while with his mother to help her
on the grist mill until 1888 when he told his mother
good bye and they would not see nor hear from him again.
This was wittnessed by a niece to him, Pearl Berry Gaines,
Jack Berry's daughter and she remembered him riding off on
a beautiful bay horse.
1898 Hannah was interviewed by AJ Sowell and she mentioned
to him that then George was 40yo so he was still living
1924 when Will Mann bought the grist farm, he mentioned seeing a tombstone for George there now defaced by time. 
Family links: 
  John Berry (1786 - 1866)
  Hannah Devore Berry (1812 - 1904)
  John Calhoun Compton (1825 - 1907)*
  John Bate Berry (1813 - 1891)**
  Andrew Jackson Berry (1816 - 1899)**
  Joseph Berry (1818 - 1842)**
  Elizabeth Berry Bradberry (1820 - 1859)**
  Hannah Berry Hughes (1823 - 1863)**
  Margaret Berry Chadwick (1825 - 1866)**
  Polly Mary Berry Compton (1832 - 1902)
  John Berry (1836 - 1921)*
  Jane Berry Rumsey (1839 - 1883)*
  Catherine Ann Berry Jackson (1842 - 1929)*
  Patrick Henry Berry (1855 - 1859)*
  Virginia Devore (BERRY) Murphy (1855 - 1906)*
  George Washington Berry (1857 - 1924)*
  George Washington Berry (1857 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Berry Creek Cemetery
Williamson County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Nena Smothers
Originally Created by: John Christeson
Record added: Nov 02, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9741988
Polly Mary <i>Berry</i> Compton
Added by: John Christeson
Polly Mary <i>Berry</i> Compton
Added by: John Christeson
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- Nena Smothers
 Added: May. 25, 2015

- Jan Denison
 Added: Apr. 18, 2015

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