Robert Madison Berry

3 February 1841–2 April 1866 (Age 25)
Dresden, Weakley, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Robert Madison

When Robert Madison Berry was born on 3 February 1841, in Dresden, Weakley, Tennessee, United States, his father, Jesse Woods Berry, was 50 and his mother, Armela Shanks, was 37. He married Mary Isabelle Hales on 26 October 1862, in Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 2 April 1866, in Grafton, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 25, and was buried in Grafton Cemetery, Rockville, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Robert Madison Berry
Mary Isabelle Hales
Marriage: 26 October 1862
Harriet Isabell Berry

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 October 1862Utah, United States
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    World Events (5)

    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 5
    Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
    1862 · Battle of Shiloh
    Age 21
    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.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Massacre of the Berrys

    [From the book Our Pioneer Heritage, Lesson for Nov. 1964, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, SLC, compiled by Kate B. Carter, chapter Blackhawk Indian War, pp. 204-206: Massacre of the Berrys.] Ro …

    Sources (20)

    • 1860 US Census for Robert Madison Berry in household of John W Berry (Brother)
    • 1850 US Census for Robert Madison Berry in household of John W Berry (Brother)
    • Utah LDS Marriage of Robert Madison Berry & Mary Isabella Hales

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