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John "Uncle Jackie" Berry Brickwall

John "Uncle Jackie" Berry Brickwall

Posted: 1358225415000
Classification: Query
I realize that several people have been stuck on this particular man for a number of years now. Since I haven't seen anything on him here in the message boards in a while, I thought that I would retouch on the subject.

John "Uncle Jackie" Berry was born August 20, 1794 in Port William, Kentucky. He lived to be 103 years old, and fathered 21 children by two wives. He first married Elizabeth Melton, who was born October 18, 1806 in Rutherford Co., North Carolina. They married October 27, 1826 in Fayette Co., Illinois (which I understand, use to be Crawford County, and before that, Edwards County). Their first child was William Kendall Berry born 1828 in Fayette Co., Illinois.

After that, they moved to Missouri, living a short time in Phelps and Crawford Co., Missouri before eventually settling in Dent Co., Missouri.

The rest of the children by Elizabeth were,

John Henry
Martin Henry
James Hamilton
Rebecca Elizabeth
Amos Ery
Francis Marion
Cynthia Anne
Silas Asa
Loucasta Rebecca
David Arcadia
Jemima Angeline
Enoch Ebenezer
Jackie Jr.

Elizabeth Melton died August 29, 1865 in Dent Co., Missouri. After which, John married a widow Rebecca Lucinda Creasey York, born January 21, 1823 in Tennessee.

They had an additional six children, who were,

Martha Jane
Joseph George Washington
Mary Ellen
Calvin Theodore
Andrew Jackson

John "Uncle Jacke" Berry died January 7, 1898 in Salem, Dent Co., Missouri at the age of 103.

From what I understand, no one has found out who his parents were. There is some speculation that his father was also born in Kentucky in 1769 and his mother's name is Rebecca born 1774 in Germany. But I am not so sure that that information is even correct.

I suspect that John and Elizabeth gave their first born William a surname as a middle name "Kendall". I was thinking that either John's mother or grandmother was a Kendall. Does anyone else have any similar suspicions?

Has anyone out there gotten any further with John Berry? Is anyone out there willing to compare suspicions or notes?

Re: John "Uncle Jackie" Berry Brickwall

Posted: 1358364266000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1358364741000
ther're is also a william berry age 52 born in illinois who might be a brother of john berry,he is on the same census page and one household away from john on the 1860 dent county,missouri,reserching this william and finding those who have reserched him might lead you to info. on the father of john if he is a brother.also ther're is a john t. berry age 34 born kentucky living next door to joseph g. berry age 36 born kentucky who may be an additional son of john berry.the 1880 dent county,mo census list john berrys father as being born in kentucky and his mother germany.

John Berry

Berry Cemetery

Rebecca Berry;

John Berry;

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: John Berry
Age: 78
Birth Year: abt 1802
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1880: Texas, Dent, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Lucinda Berry
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky **********
Mother's Birthplace: Germany ***********
Occupation: Farmer
Household Members: Name Age
John Berry 78
Lucinda Berry 35
Sarah I. York 17
George W. Berry 12
Mary E. Berry 10
Calvin T. Berry 9
Martha P. Berry 6
Andrew J. Berry 2

Family Data Collection - Individual Records
Name: Elizabeth Melton
Parents: Reuben Buck Melton
Birth Place: Rutherford Co, NC
Birth Date: 6 Jan 1806
Death Date: 1860

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