BERRY, JOHN WYATT - Searcy County, Arkansas | JOHN WYATT BERRY - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

John Wyatt BERRY

Scribner Cemetery
Searcy County,

Jun 1832 Wayne County TN - Dec 1872 Searcy County AR

John Wyatt Berry was born in Wayne Co, TN to William and Sarah Weatherford Berry. He was the second eldest son and fourth child born. Two of his eldest siblings were born in Hardin Co where the family began. They moved to Wayne Co about 1830-32 and settled near Collinwood. John moved to Ark by 1860 and appears as "J.W. Berry" in the 1860 US Census, Big Flat Twns., Searcy Co, Arkansas. He was living with his sister, Rebecca Berry Alexander and her husband, Thomas Madison Alexander. Rebecca died 18 Dec 1864. After the Civil War, John moved back to Wayne Co (whether from Arkansas or another state is unknown) where he married Nancy Margaret Newman on 04 March 1869 in Wayne Co. The marriage was solemized by A.P. Phillips, JP. John died from the affects of a fever which he contacted while in Tennessee, according to Dr. W.A. Waters. Research finished by Dr. W.A. Waters of Tulsa Ok, states that John Wyatt Berry's grave was marked by a field stone with the initials "J.B.". When Nancy Margaret Newman Berry-Scribner died, he states that she was laid to rest beside him. Someone has added a headstone for my Great-Great-Grandfather. I am thankful that the grave is properly marked.
Children: Mary Jane Berry Barnes (1869 - 1928), John Wayne Berry (1870 - 1944) Spouse: Nancy Margaret Newman Berry-Scribner

Photos and information by Dennis & Linda Tackett Price Hinkle

Contributed on 1/9/11 by tslundberg
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Submitted: 1/9/11 • Approved: 1/12/11 • Last Updated: 9/12/12 • R442274-G0-S3

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