The names of the children prior to the 1850 census all come from other researchers, I will make an effort to prove their existence, and a few generations of their ancestors. I will provide as much documentation as I can, and e-mail addresses for contributors so that you might contact them for their sources whenever possible. Researchers and contributors of this lineage
*Most researchers agree that John Berry was the progenitor of this clan of Berry's.
He was born c1740, and died 1810. His wife’s name is not known.In checking the internet, I note that several people have listed James Isaac and Ann Berry as progenators of this clan. I do not have documentation to prove either, but following I will try to prove lineages of most of the children said to be those of John or James Berry.
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Children of John Berry are:
|+ 2 i.||John Berry2 born c1765, and died c1835 in Mississippi.|
|+ 3 ii.||German Berry born c1766 in North Carolina, and died April 25, 1834 in Simpson Co Mississippi.|
|+ 4 iii.||David Berry born between 1770-1775 in South Carolina, and died 1833 in Rankin Co Mississippi.|
|+ 5 iv.||Jemima Berry born between 1770 - 1775 in Virginia, and died 1830.|
Several researchers list Alice and Blanche Berry as children of John Berry, but I believe they are confusing them with daughters of Jemima Berry and John Shivers.
Jemima Berry and John Shivers daughter, Blanche married Isaac Fortenberry, son of Jacob Fortenberry and his wife, Celia Berry. Fortenberry researchers claim that Celia, born c1774, and married 1789 Lancaster, South Carolina was a fifth sibling to come to Mississippi with German, John, David, and Jemima. A page has been attributed to the lineage of Celia Berry and Jacob Fortenberry, I feel sure she is related, if not a daughter of John, then perhaps a niece.
See also, from other researchers, Berry families that we have not yet been able to connect to ours, though they are found in the same areas, and we feel sure a connection exists.
William Burton Carter and Elizabeth Berry - Marion, Covington, and Copiah Co Mississippi to Texas
Census records found for Berry's whom we have not yet make a connection
Mirium Berry, a white female, aged 80 years, enumerated in the household of Albert Gallatin Berry and Lucy L. Mullins Berry, in 1870, making her birth at c1790. Considering that Berry is most probably her married name, makes me wonder who her spouse might have been.
We might also consider:
Rozier Dedwylder has provided some very good information I would like to pass along also, he has apparently done some extensive research on the Berry family ... and has worked with several other folks who also have.
He points out that in the 1820 Covington Co Mississippi census image, David Berry is living next door to William and Isaac Hennington/ Henington, which brought to his mind the following:
John Henington / Hennington who was born before 1793 Orangeburg Dist South Carolina, and died December 23, 1843 Crystal Springs, Copiah Co Mississippi, married Margaret 'Mollie' BERRY and by her had:
Abraham R., 1815 South Carolina; Ann Catherine, 1818 South Carolina; Margaret L., 1820 Mississippi; John W., 1822 Mississippi; Henry Isaac 1825 Mississippi; Mary Seira "Nancy", 1827 Mississippi; Rachel Lovey, 1828 Mississippi; Joshua Stephen, 1832 Mississippi; and Caroline R., 1834 Mississippi. BUT who could Mollie be?
My thoughts are that she may be yet another daughter of John Berry, but then again, John undoubtedly had siblings, and thus she may have been a child of one of his brothers. Again, she may be from an entire different group of Berry's. There were so many Berry's in so many area's of North and South Carolina who migrated to all areas of Alabama and Mississippi, that it would be impossible to unravel them all. Apparently several also went to Louisiana.