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 L. C. Magby

L. C. Magby

Birth
Williamson County, Texas, USA
Death 29 Jul 1874 (aged 5)
Williamson County, Texas, USA
Burial Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas, USA
Plot Berry League
Memorial ID 53121665 · View Source
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This gravestone in enclosed by a metal fence.

On 7 Dec 2014 Find A Grave contributor Nena Smothers provided the following information.

Info on this young boy who was Nat American John took in to raise

In a letter written 1947 by Admiral Will Mann to Harry Berry of Baird, him being son of Capt Andrew Jackson Berry and owned then the Berry homestead in Williamson County, he was inquiring about items of Berry family history and Mann replied, “When I bought the Berry homestead 1924, there was a tombstone for George Washington Berry, son of John Berry, time had defaced the inscription but there was a Magby grave which later learned belonged to a Nat Am boy John Berry had taken in and raised and grave for John Berry himself.”

Excerpt taken from 2000 Berry Newsletter
John Berry was granted the land by the Rep of Tx in the Leag of Land grant, one of the lst deeds rec in Williamson Co. The Berry's remains are still buried on the site in a small graveyard that inc several other immediate family members which include John Berry, sons Patrick Henry died aged abt 4yo and last son born to him and 3rd wife Hannah Devore, George Washington Berry.
The grave of a Native American child called Magnby the Berry family cared for lies a few feet away from the other 3 graves. The Berry's farmed the land used the large spring to power the lst grist mill in Williamson County. The spring's flow is estimated at two to three million gallons a day. Berry reunions are held at the gravesite today. The site then was occupied by tribes of Tonkawa and Apache even bef the Berry's came. John Berry did mill work for the Indians and they were allies even when other settlers were being attacked. He rode a white horse which nobody did in those days as it would be too recognized but that exactly why John Berry did it." Some of us believe Capt William Smeathers is also buried here on the ole Berry land.


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  • Created by: John Christeson
  • Added: 1 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53121665
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for L. C. Magby (15 Sep 1868–29 Jul 1874), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53121665, citing Berry Springs Cemetery, Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by John Christeson (contributor 46562435) .