Dr. James Madison Berry

Male Abt 1820 - 1873  (~ 53 years)


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  • Name James Madison Berry 
    Title Dr. 
    Born Abt 1820  Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Apr 1873  Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8619  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 

    Father Uriah Berry,   b. 31 Mar 1801, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1866  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 27 Jan 1819  Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    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
    Family ID F3056  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Jane Barnes,   b. Between 5 Jan 1829 and 1831, Hancock, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1893, Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married 8 Feb 1848  Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Uriah James Berry,   b. 21 Sep 1850, Winston, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1875  (Age 24 years)  [natural]
     2. Walter Lincecum Berry,   b. Between 15 Jul 1852 and 1853, De Kalb, Kemper, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1925, Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)  [natural]
     3. Lewis Briant Berry,   b. 6 Sep 1854, Holmes, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1930, Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
     4. Rhomelia Virginia Berry,   b. 13 Jun 1857, Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1883  (Age 25 years)  [natural]
     5. Ruella B. Berry,   b. 28 May 1862, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1937  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
     6. Albert Sidney Berry,   b. Between 1864 and 1867, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1940  (Age ~ 76 years)  [natural]
     7. Sallie Minia Berry,   b. Between 29 Apr 1867 and 1868, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1947  (Age ~ 80 years)  [natural]
     8. Lula Madison Berry,   b. 28 Mar 1869, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1938, Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
     9. Nora Berry,   b. 1858, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F3055  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1820 - Alabama, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Feb 1848 - Mississippi, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Apr 1873 - Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S768] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Uriah Berry / Barry m. Malinda Tabor, 1819, Alabama.

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

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