John H. Berry ALA TX


  1. Generation Robert and Mary Williamson Berry: Princess Anne County, Virginia
  2. Generation Robert and Elizabeth Cate Berry: Orange County, North Carolina.
  3. Generation Robert Jr and Mary Waggoner Berry: NC & Fayette County, Alabama
  4. Generation David Middleton and Didama Box Berry Fayette County Alabama.
  5. Generation John H. and Catherine Dennis Berry  Alabama and Texas

John H. Berry and wife

JOHN H. BERRY born September 29, 1827, Fayette Co., AL, m. July 1848 in Fayette Co., AL, ELIZA CATHERINE DENNIS, b. January 21, 1828, AL (daughter of  Benjamin DENNIS and Elizabeth BERRY), d. July 21, 1913, bur. Cauble Cemetery, Burnet Co., TX.  John died October 07, 1904, Burnet Co., TX, bur. Cauble Cemetery

Date and source unknown; Submitted by Marcheta Ray Jones

The following is condensed from a lengthy obituary of John H. Berry, who died at Sunny Lane, Burnet County, some weeks ago:

John H. Berry was for more than thirty years a resident of this community, but is now no more with us. He sleeps in the soil, near where his useful life was spent. We who are still tossed upon life’s tempests can but almost envy the approximate octogenarian his resting place, where naught disturbs his quiet repose.

Uncle John was born in Fayette County, Alabama, September 29, 1827. He came to Texas in 1869. For four years the din of battle had been hushed, and just then the much dreaded Comanche Indians had begun to make their last efforts to molest the peace loving settlers in this county.

He and his family spent two years on the Moses place, and then moved to what is now called Sunny Lane.

Having espoused the cause of Christian life, “No changes of season or…………………………..change in his mind.” Soon after selecting the place for his own dwelling, the next point was to find a dwelling for the Lord. He professed religion at a camp meeting near Fayetteville in 1849 or earlier. He held the offices of steward and class leader for a number of years in the church. He kept up his family altar as far back as his oldest children can remember. He led in the enterprise that resulted in the building of the Elm Grove school house, where the church held its meetings until better provision was made. He was ever faithful in the discharge of all his duties.

He was married to Eliza Dennis in July 1848. She still survives. Eight children were born to them, six of whom are still living, two sons and four daughters. Thomas Berry of Austin; A.N. Berry, of Sunny Lane [photo of A.N. Berry family]; Mrs. J.W. Fletcher, of Coryell county; Mrs. Jack Farquhar, of Sunny Lane; Mrs. J. W. Earnest of Lampasas; and Mrs. Alexander, of Dobyville. All of the children, except Mrs. Farquhar (who is an invalid) were present and administered to his wants during the six weeks before his death. He was conscious to the last, bade his children adieu, and departed for the home which God has prepared for the faithful.

Children of JOHN BERRY and ELIZA DENNIS:                                                                           Gen 6 MARTHA A. BERRY May 12, 1849.
Gen 6 AMANDA CATHERINE BERRY b. May 06, 1853.
Gen 6JOHN THOMAS BERRY b. November 11, 1856.
Gen 6 HEPSIE JANE BERRY b. December 23, 1859.
Gen 6 SUSSAN PALESTINE BERRY b. December 01, 1866.
Gen 6 ALFRED NORTON BERRY b. May 21, 1872.

Alfred N Berry

Family links:
David Berry (1805 – 1880)
Dedama Box Berry (1807 – 1856)

Eliza Catherine Dennis Berry (1828 – 1913)

Amanda Catherine Berry Alexander (1853 – 1931)*
John Thomas Berry (1856 – 1926)*
Hepsy Jane Berry Earnest (1859 – 1944)*
Alfred Norton “Dick” Berry (1872 – 1941)*

John Henry Berry (1827 – 1904)
William Dolphis Berry (1831 – 1852)**
Alford W Berry (1833 – 1909)**
Alfred Walter Berry (1833 – 1909)*
Mary Ann Berry Dennis (1836 – 1915)**
Robert Bengman Frankling Berry (1848 – 1916)**

alfred walter berry family

Children of Alfred Walter and Nancy Catherine Crowley Berry:

  • Ira Lenora Berry
  • James Thomas Berry
  • Mary Leona Berry
  • P. Christopher Berry
  • John Fred Berry
  • Lucy Della Berry
  • Walter Felix Berry
  • Alvertus McDonald Berry
  • Mahala Cordelia Berry
  • Cora Ether Berry

Cora Ether Berry