George Washington Berry

1825–1900 (Age 75)
Alabama, United States

The Life of George Washington

When George Washington Berry was born in 1825, in Alabama, United States, his father, William Berry, was 43 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 76, and was buried in Navarro, Texas, United States.

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

Spouse and Children

10 January 1866


    W Henry Berry


    William Henry Berry



    Josiah Montgomery 'Joe' Berry


    Mary J. Berry


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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.
1826 · Tuscaloosa Becomes Capital

Age 1

In 1826, the capital of Alabama moved from Cahaba to Tuscaloosa. 

Age 21

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

Name Meaning

1 Irish (Galway and Mayo): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Béara or Ó Beargha ( see Barry 1).2 Scottish and northern Irish: variant spelling of Barrie .3 English: habitational name from any of several places named with Old English byrig, dative case of burh ‘fortified manor house’, ‘stronghold’, such as Berry in Devon or Bury in Cambridgeshire, Greater Manchester, Suffolk, and West Sussex.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George W Berry in household of Joe M Berry, "United States Census, 1900"
  • G W Berry, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George Berry, "United States Census, 1880"

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