|Birth: ||Apr. 15, 1800|
|Death: ||Sep. 18, 1856|
Son of Thomas & Elizabeth Martin McFerrin Berry
Husband of #1, Margaret Sullivan (1799-1838)
Husband of #2, America C. Anderson (1806-1862)
John Berry was the father of at least 14 children
County Judge Madison County, Arkansas 1845-1848
State Representative, 1848-1850
State Senator, 1850-1856
Little Rock True Democrat, 30 September 1856
Death of the Senator of Benton and Madison Counties – We learn from a letter written by Mr. Jas. R. Berry to Gov. Conway, that the Hon. John Berry is dead. His death, it is stated, was caused by the bite of a snake or spider. Mr. Berry was Senator for the second district composed of the counties of Benton and Madison – elected in August, 1854, for four years. He was formerly a member of the Alabama Legislature, and has long represented his district and county in the Legislature of Arkansas. John Berry was an honest man, an invaluable friend and neighbor, and a faithful public servant. His unfortunate death will cause a void that it will be hard to fill. The Governor has issued a writ for an election to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of the Hon. John Berry.
Arkansas State Gazette and Democrat, 4 October 1856 – Hon. John Berry, State Senator, from the district composed of the counties of Madison and Benton, died of the bite of a snake or spider, a few days since.
At a regular meeting of the Odeon Lodge No. 44, held at their lodge room in the town of Huntsville on the 20th of September, 1856, the following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted.
WHEREAS, It has pleased the great architect of the universe, in the dispensation of his divine providence, to take from our midst our beloved brother, the honorable John Berry, in the death of whom we are called to mourn the loss of one of our best citizens, a good and exemplary Mason. Therefore be it,
RESOLVED, That in the death of our worthy and highly esteemed brother, taken from us in the midst of his usefulness, our Lodge and fraternity have lost one of its brightest lights, society an ornament, our country a good citizen, and able statesman, his wife a devoted and provident husband and his children a kind and affectionate father.
RESOLVED, That we tender his distressed and bereaved family, our warmest sympathy, with an assurance of the firmest affection and highest esteem with which we cherish the memory of our departed brother.
RESOLVED, That as a testimonial of our high regard for the deceased brother the members of said Lodge wear a badge of mourning for thirty days, and that a copy of these proceedings be sent to the bereaved family and mother of our deceased brother, and that also a copy be furnished the True Democrat and South West Independent.
D. L. Sanders, John S. Polk, Arkansas Wilson, D. C. Smithson, S. E. Kenner –Committee
Huntsville, Ark., September 26th A. D. 1856
Elizabeth Martin McFerrin Armstrong (1781 - 1868)
Margaret Sullivan Berry (1799 - 1838)*
America Columbus Anderson Berry (1816 - 1862)*
Ascenith Melissa Berry Anthony (1819 - 1852)*
William Martin Berry (1825 - 1905)*
Sarah Elizabeth Berry Ray (1827 - 1851)*
James Gilbert Russell Berry (1830 - 1907)*
Margarette Ann Berry Lowe (1832 - 1856)*
John Loftin Berry (1835 - 1846)*
Miss Berry (1838 - 1838)*
Columbus LaFayette Berry (1840 - 1846)*
Virginia Arkansas Berry Newton (1842 - 1934)*
Dallas Yell Berry (1844 - 1907)*
Coosa Ann Berry Hudson (1847 - 1907)*
Anderson Conway Berry (1849 - 1915)*
John Berry (1800 - 1856)
William Martin Berry (1802 - 1863)*
Hugh Campbell Berry (1804 - 1865)*
James McFerrin Berry (1807 - 1871)*
Blackburn Henderson Berry (1814 - 1893)*
Thomas Duncan Berry (1821 - 1892)*
Amanda Montgomery (1823 - 1898)*
Created by: Joy Russell
Record added: Oct 03, 2011
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