Uriah Berry

Male 1801 - 1866  (64 years)


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  • Name Uriah Berry  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 31 Mar 1801  Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Jan 1866  [5
    Buried Durant, Holmes, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Saron Cemetery
    Person ID I8621  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2020 

    Father William Green Berry,   b. Abt 1762, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1805, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Mother Nancy Lincecum,   b. Between 1768 and 1769, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1849, Winston, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married 1788  Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F3269  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Malinda Tabor,   b. Between 1803 and 1804, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1880, Franklin, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 27 Jan 1819  Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 7
    Notes 
    • - Cahawba County later became Bibb County (Alabama).

      - Per Genealogy.About.com <http://genealogy.about.com/od/marriage_records/fl/types-marriage-records.htm> :
      "Marriage Bond - a monetary pledge or guarantee given to the court by the intended groom and a bondsman to affirm that there was no moral or legal reason why the couple could not be married, and also that the groom would not change his mind. If either party declined to go through with the union, or of one of the parties was found to be ineligible-for example, already married, too closely related to the other party, or underage without parental approval-the bond money was generally forfeit. The bondsman, or surety, was often a brother or uncle to the bride, although he could also be a relative of the groom, or even a neighbor of friend of either of the two parties. The use of marriage bonds was especially common in the southern and mid-Atlantic states through the first half of the nineteenth century."

      For the marriage of Uriah and Malind, the groom to be and Malinda's brother Nathan put up the bond. Further, the marriage ceremony was performed by "Wm Taber JP." Guessing this was either Malinda's father or another brother.

      Transcriptions of bond, license, and execution follow.

      BOND dated 25 January 1819:

      Alabama Territory }
      Cahawba County } Know all men by these presents, that we Uriah Berry and Nathan Taber of said county are held and firmly bound unto William W. Bibb Governor of the Territory aforesaid or his successors in office in the sum of Two [Five?] hundred dollars to which payment will and [illegible] to be made to the said Governor for the time being or his successors in office...

      ...The condition of this obligation is such that where as...a marriage is shortly intended to be celebrated between the above bound Uriah Berry and Malinda Taber. Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then this obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.
      [signed & sealed] Uriah Berry
      [signed & sealed] Nathan Taber

      LICENSE

      The Alabama Territory of the United States
      By the Register of the Orphans Court of Cahawba County

      To any Judge, Minister or Justice lawfully authorised to celebrate the rites of Matrimony

      You are hereby licensed to celebrate the rites of matrimony between Uriah Berry and Malinda Tabor of said county and for so doing this shall be your warrant.

      [Signed by Registrar in Centerville, 26 January 1819.]

      EXECUTION

      Alabama Territory }
      Cahawba County } I certify that I have executed the within license agreeable to the within warrant 27th January 1819.

      Wm Taber JP
    Children 
     1. James Madison Berry,   b. Abt 1820, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1873, Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)  [natural]
     2. Cyrena Ann Berry,   b. Abt 1822, Bibb, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880  (Age ~ 59 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F3056  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Mar 1801 - Alabama, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Jan 1819 - Alabama, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Durant, Holmes, Mississippi, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Uriah Barry
      Died Jan 25, 1866
      Aged 64 Years
      9 Mos & 25 D's


    • Patentee: URIAH BERRY
      Land Office: TUSCALOOSA
      Document Number: 5395
      Miscellaneous Document Number:
      Title Authority: CASH ENTRY SALE
      Signature: Y
      Signature Date: 1826/12/01
      Land Description Number: 1
      Aliquot Parts: E¬ęSW
      Section Number: 9
      Township: 24N
      Range: 9E
      Block Number:
      Base Line: ST STEPHENS
      Total Acres: 80.0300
      Fractional Section: N
      Subsurface Rights Reserved: N
      Metes and Bounds Description: N
      Canceled Document: N
      Multiple Patentee(s): N
      Multiple Warantee(s): N
      Accession Number: AL0740__.317
      Image Name: 00012564
      Volume ID: 062 [United States. Bureau of Land Management. Alabama Land Records. [database on-line] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1997-. Original electronic data from: United States. Bureau of Land Management. Alabama Pre-1908 Homestead & Cash Entry Patent and Cadastral Survey Plat Index. General Land Office Automated Records Project, 1996.]

    • According to the 1850 Winston County, Mississippi Federal census, an individual by the name of Benjamin Nail (age 20, Farmer, b. Miss) was listed in Uriah's household. The slave schedule for that year states he owned 12 individuals, ranging in age from 3 to 50 years.

      According to the 1860 Holmes County, Mississippi Federal census, Uriah had real estate valued at $9,600. His personal estate was valued at $14, 650. He owned 13 slaves, ages 2 to 61 years, and 3 slave houses.

    • See also: Freedmen in Name Only? 13 Enslaved on Barry Plantation.

  • Sources 
    1. [S861] 1850 Census of United States, Mississippi, Winston, population Schedule; Online Images, Dwelling 649, family 656, Uriah Berry household, accessed October 2016, National Archives and Records Administration credited.
      Includes Malinda (age47); Uriah D. Mitchell (age 7); and Susanna Tabrar (age 88)

    2. [S768] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Uriah Berry / Barry m. Malinda Tabor, 1819, Alabama.

    3. [S863] 1840 Census of United States, Mississippi, Winston, population Schedule; Online Images, Uriah Berry household, accessed October 2016.

    4. [S866] The Family Tree of Clois Miles Rainwater, 2013, Accessed October 2016, pg. 206.

    5. [S864] Saron Cemetery (Durant, Holmes County, Mississippi), Grave Markers, Image of tombstone by Dudley Rinicker for FindAGrave memorial #53191711, Uriah Barry, created by Beth Austin (2010). Accessed October 2016.

    6. [S768] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Nancy Lincecum m. William Green Berry 1788, Georgia.

    7. [S865] Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950, Images of documents relating to the marriage of Uriah Berry & Malinda Tabor, January 1819, Cawhawba (later Bibb) County.