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 John D Berry

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John D Berry

  • Birth 18 Mar 1839 DeKalb County, Alabama, USA
  • Death 22 Jun 1905 Arkansas, USA
  • Burial Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 22630119

John D. Berry, postmaster of Ozark, was born in DeKalb County, Ala.,March 18, 1839. His father, James Berry, was born in Virginia, but was reared in Alabama, where he married Jane Orr, a native of Tennessee.
In 1849 he moved to Arkansas and located at Carrollton, in Carroll County, engaging in the mercantile business there until 1869. He then pursued the same business in Berryville, of that county, until the war.
He lost his wife at Carrollton, and his death occurred at
Clarksville, at the residence of a daughter. John D. grew to manhood in Carroll County, working in his father's store, and engaged in the stock business with him. He joined the State troops in 1861, and enlisted in the regular Confederate army in 1862. After serving a year
in Col. Gordon's Cavalry, he was transferred to Harrell's battalion of cavalry, and made adjutant, which office he held until the close of the war, although his regiment was afterward consolidated with Col.Crawford's. He participated in a number of minor engagements, besides the battles at Prairie View, Fayetteville. Poison Springs, Boonsville
and Mark's Mills. Since 1865 Mr. Berry has resided in Ozark, where he has held several official positions. He was appointed deputy sheriff and constable of White Oak Township, and in 1868 was elected town marshal, holding that office fifteen years. Until 1887 he was engaged
in the transfer business. In August, 1884, he was appointed
postmaster, and is still efficiently performing the duties of that office. He was a prosperous business man, and a brother of James H.Berry, United States Senator. March 24, 1860, he was married, in Carrollton, to Mary P. Winn, a native of Missouri, who was reared in Carroll County, and is a daughter of Dr. R. M. Winn (deceased),formerly of Kentucky. Mr. and Mrs. Berry have four daughters and two
sons: Myrtle, Magnolia, Carl J., Richard, Mary E. and Euna. Mrs. Berry belongs to the Methodist Episcopal Church, and Mr. Berry has been superintendent of the Presbyterian Sunday-school for a number of years.
He also filled all the chairs of the I. O. O. F. lodge, and he represented his lodge in the Grand Lodge. He also belongs to the K. of H., and has served his lodge as treasurer.


Son of James McFerrin Berry 1807-1871 & Isabella Jane Orr 1815-1860.


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COMPANY A
HARRELL'S BATTALION
ARKANSAS CAVALRY
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA


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  • Maintained by: William D Berry
  • Originally Created by: Tom Todd
  • Added: 2 Nov 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22630119
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John D Berry (18 Mar 1839–22 Jun 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22630119, citing Oak Cemetery, Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by William D Berry (contributor 48784186) .