Mary Teresa Berry

Female13 December 1821–22 November 1873

Brief Life History of Mary Teresa

When Mary Teresa Berry was born on 13 December 1821, in Anderson, South Carolina, United States, her father, William E. Berry, was 41 and her mother, Elizabeth Halbert, was 33. She married John Charles Hiett on 22 November 1842, in Anderson, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Tippah, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years. She died on 22 November 1873, in Conway, Faulkner, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Pleasant Valley, Faulkner, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Charles Hiett
Mary Teresa Berry
Marriage: 22 November 1842
Harriet Adrianna Hiett
Elizabeth Susan Hiett
Martha Malinda Hiett
Sarah Frances Hiett
Alvaretta E Hiett
William Berry Hiett
Mary Caroline Hiett
James Walter Hiett
Nancy Louella Hiett

Sources (4)

  • Mary F Hiatt in household of J C Hiatt, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Teresa Berry Hiett, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Genealogy Research mentions Halbert and Berry family, published in Atlanta Constitution, Jun 15, 1902, p. 23

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 November 1842Anderson, South Carolina, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (7)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 4

    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.


    Age 5

    Historical Boundaries - 1826: Conway, Arkansas Territory, United States 1836: Conway, Arkansas, United States; 1873: Faulkner, Arkansas, United States

    1835 · Angry Mob Seizes U-S Mail

    Age 14

    On August 31, 1835, in Charleston, South Carolina an angry mob takes control over the U-S mail and burns it in public.

    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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