Berry O'Neal

about 1831–
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Berry

When Berry O'Neal was born about 1831, in Tennessee, United States, his father, John O'Neal, was 34 and his mother, Dorcas Midgett, was 37. He lived in Titus, Texas, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

John O'Neal
1797–1863
Dorcas Midgett
1794–
Berry O'Neal
1816–
Wilson Samuel O'Neal
1817–1873
Berry O'Neal
1831–
Marena O'Neal
1818–1870
Mathew O`Neal
1819–
Dorcas O'Neal
1823–
John Rayborn O'Neal
1825–1905
Nancy O'Neal
1828–1871
Martha O'Neal
1830–1865
William M O'Neal
1831–1907
Mary Jane O'neal
1835–1898

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 4

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 31

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

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Sources (1)

  • Berry Oneal in household of John Oneal, "United States Census, 1850"

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