Anna Berry

Brief Life History of Anna

When Anna Berry was born on 26 May 1858, in Kaufman, Texas, United States, her father, Bolen Seaborn Brooks, was 42 and her mother, Elizabeth Berry, was 21. She married James Washington McFarland on 7 January 1875, in Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Scurry, Kaufman, Texas, United States in 1910 and Red Oak, Ellis, Texas, United States in 1920. She died on 29 January 1937, in Farmersville, Collin, Texas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Mount Olive Cemetery, Scurry, Kaufman, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Washington McFarland
Anna Berry
Marriage: 7 January 1875
Minnie McFarland
Maude Elizabeth McFarland
Simeon Floyd McFarland
Temple Kilgore McFarland
Mytle McFarland
Maggie May McFarland
Paul McFarland
Mabel Elizabeth McFarland
George Noble McFarland
James Paul McFarland

Sources (22)

  • Anne Mcfarland in household of James W Mcfarland, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ann Berry, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • Death Certificate for Ann McFarland (Berry)

World Events (8)

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

Name Meaning

Irish and Manx: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Béara ‘descendant of Béara’, a personal name of unexplained etymology; or, in some cases, perhaps an Anglicized form of Irish and Manx Ó Beargha. Compare Barry 1.

Scottish and northern Irish: variant of Barrie .

English: habitational name from any of several places called in Devon named with Old English byrig, dative case of burh ‘fortified manor house, stronghold’, such as Berry Pomeroy and Berrynarbor.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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