George Washington Berry

Male1825–after 1900

Brief Life History of George Washington

When George Washington Berry was born in 1825, in Alabama, United States, his father, William Washington Berry, was 32 and his mother, Margaret Copeland, was 44. He married Eleanor Jane French in 1846, in Blount, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Navarro, Texas, United States in 1860 and Justice Precinct 4, Navarro, Texas, United States for about 20 years. He died after 1900, in Dawson, Navarro, Texas, United States, at the age of 8174, and was buried in Navarro, Texas, United States.

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George Washington Berry
1825–after 1900
Tennessee Mangrum
Marriage: 10 January 1866
W Henry Berry
William Henry Berry
George David Berry
Josiah Montgomery 'Joe' Berry
Mary J. Berry

Sources (14)

  • George W Berry in household of Joe M Berry, "United States Census, 1900"
  • G W Berry, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • George Berry in entry for James O Berry, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 January 1866
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 0

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1844 · German Immigration to Texas

    Age 19

    Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.


    Age 21

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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