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 Berry B. May

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Berry B. May

  • Birth 16 Mar 1846 Marion County, Mississippi, USA
  • Death 1 May 1918 Columbia, Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Burial Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 42268776

Berry's DOB in the Family Bible is 1845 and his DOD per his LA Death Certificate is 2 May 1918. The "new" tombstone has DOB 1846 and DOD 1 May. His "old" tombstone read: B.B. May, born March 6, 1846, age 67 years".

Berry was a Baptist Preacher and a farmer. He married 7 times and had 6 children:
1. Mary Jane WEST: married 2 Oct 1867 in Caldwell Parish and had two children: Mary Josephine & Benjamin Wesley MAY.
2. Mary J. MCDONALD: married 27 May 1874 in Caldwell Parish LA and had one son, Iley B. MAY.
3. Mary J. THIGPEN married abt 1880 and had two sons: William B. "Willie" and Judge Alfred "Berry" MAY.
4. Josephine WOOTEN married abt 1897.
5. Sarah THOMAS FLUITT: married 23 June 1898 in Caldwell Parish LA.
6. Unity Catherine SHIRLEY: married 27 Jan 1901 in Jackson Parish LA. He is buried by her.
7. Joseph WOOTEN HEARNE: married 7 Feb 1914 in Ouachita Parish LA, but divorced seven months later.


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  • Created by: Doug McBroom
  • Added: 22 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42268776
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Berry B. May (16 Mar 1846–1 May 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42268776, citing Yarborough Cemetery, Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Doug McBroom (contributor 46954190) .