Mary Jane Berry

F, #296, b. December 1869, d. 7 October 1921
FatherJames Wyatt Berry b. 1832, d. 1872
MotherNancy M Newman b. 1844
Relationship2nd great-grandmother of Kellie Sue Thompson
ChartsJames Jackson Barnes Descendants
William Berry Descendants
     Mary Jane Berry was born in December 1869 at Tennessee. She was the daughter of James Wyatt Berry and Nancy M Newman. Mary Jane Berry married Samuel Aarter Barnes, son of George Washington Barnes and Mary Jane Copeland, on 7 October 1888 at Searcy, Arkansas.
Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957
Groom S A Barnes
Groom's Age 18
Groom's Estimated Birth Year 1870
Groom's Residence Alco, Searcy, Arkansas
Bride M J Berry
Bride's Name 18
Bride's Estimated Birth Year 1870
Bride's Residence Leslie, Searcy, Arkansas
Marriage Date 07 Oct 1888
Marriage License Date 04 Oct 1888
Marriage Place , Searcy, Arkansas, United States
Film number 1031118
Digital Folder Number 4326240
Image number 00497
Page number 285
Source Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957

"Arkansas County Marriages, 1838-1957", database, FamilySearch; from Arkansas Courts of Common Pleas and County Clerks. digital images of originals housed at various county courthouses in the State of Arkansas. Marriage records. FHL microfilm, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Mary Jane Berry was buried in October 1921 at Berry-Scribner Cemetery, Campbell, Stone, Arkansas. She died on 7 October 1921 at Alco, Stone, Arkansas, at age 51.
Mary Jane Berry Barnes Tombstone - the death year is not the same as was published in the Scribner Cemetery reading and collection.
Added by: Dennis & Linda Tackett Price Hinkle
12/03/2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39143841
Mary Jane Berry Barnes

Birth: Dec. 13, 1869
Wayne County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Oct. 7, 1928
Alco
Stone County
Arkansas, USA

Mary Jane BERRY
Given Name: Mary Jane
Surname: Berry

Sex: F
Birth: 13 Dec 1869 in Wayne County TN
Death: 7 Oct 1928 in Alco, AR Stone County
HEADSTONE HAS 1921 FOR DEATH DATE.

Note:
Buried at Campbell, AR in the Berry-Scribner graveyard. Her mother taught her to weave clothes. She made shirts from cotton and wool and usually dyed them butternut from walnut stain.. She had a treadle loom and a sewing machine. She smoked a cane stem clay pipe. She was part Indian and had dark brown hair and blue eyes. She weighed about 125 or 130 pounds
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Sam and Mary Jane seperated in 1909 when Arthur was one year old.

According to the US Census for Locust Grove Twns, Stone Co, Ark, Sam and Jane were living together. Both are listed as being 50 years of age. It appears that they had not separated in 1909 as you have noted. The also appear in the 1910 US Census for Farris Twns, Stone Co, Ark. - dennis
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Father: John Wayne BERRY b: in Wayne County TN
Mother: Margaret Nancy NEWMAN b: in Wayne County TN

Marriage 1 Samuel Arter BARNES b: 27 Dec 1869 in Campbell, AR Searcy County
Married: 7 Oct 1888 in Stone County, AR

Children
John Corbett BARNES b: 2 Nov 1897
Arthur BARNES b: 8 Jan 1908
Minnie BARNES b: February 29, 1900
William Jackson BARNES b: 8 Aug 1889
Mary Nancy Margaret BARNES b: 22 Oct 1890
George A. Wayne BARNES b: April 17, 1891 (april 4, 1893?)
Vadie BARNES b: 26 May 1894
Charles Edward BARNES b: 17 Jan 1896
Samuel Corbin BARNES b: 12 Jan 1902
James Orville BARNES b: March 1 or 6, 1904
Walter Nelson BARNES b: 24 Nov 1906
Dollie BARNES b: 29 Aug 1906
Arthur BARNES b: 8 Jan 1908
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Their suggestion:
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Good day to you. According to the Searcy County Library compilation of cemeteries, Jane Berry died in 1928 and not 1925. There is another Jane Barnes who died in 1925 who is buried in another cemetery. This error has been transferred all across the Internet and Ancestry.com for a number of years. There is also much confusion regarding John Wyatt Berry and John Wayne Berry. John Wayne Berry is my Great-grandfather and my Great-great-grandfather is John Wyatt Berry. John Wyatt Berry died in 1872 after he and his small family moved to Arkansas. This was not the first trip that John Wyatt made to Ark. He was here in 1860 and then moved back to Wayne Co where he married Nancy Margaret Newman. When they came to Arkansas their only child was Mary Jane Berry Barnes; John Wayne Berry was born after they arrived. Some place, I have seen pictures of Mary Jane Berry Barnes stone. It is small, only says Jane Barnes and the year dates. I do have a good photo of Jane and one of John Wayne Berry's headstone. I too have spent years researching my family and have made several trips, one to Searcy and Stone Counties and several calles to Wayne County. Therefore, I too will not post any pictures to memorials that I do not own unless it is strictly an act of kindness.

Dennis Hinkle
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For those looking for Jane Berry Barnes marker, she is in Row two, according to the last reading. - dennis hinkle
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We made a day trip to Marshall and Mountain View this past week to visit the courthouses and then go to the Scribner Cemetery. Stone Co does not have a death record for Mary Jane Berry Barnes nor the State of Ark. The local Library does not have anything on her. However, a nice lady on the Historical Society Board in Mountain View is checking their records for any information. Sam and Mary Jane had separated prior to her death, according to a family member. There may not be a definitive document relating her death. - dennis
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Family links:
Parents:
John Wyatt Berry (1832 - 1872)
Nancy Margaret Newman Berry-Scribner (1844 - ____)

Children:
William Jackson Barnes (1889 - 1978)*
George Wayne Barnes (1891 - 1968)*
John Corbert Barnes (1897 - 1978)*
Minnie Barnes Sebourne (1900 - 1929)*
James Orville Barnes (1904 - 1925)*
Dollie Barnes (1906 - 1917)*

Spouse:
Samuel Arter Barnes (1869 - 1940)

*Point here for explanation


Burial:
Scribner Cemetery
Searcy County
Arkansas, USA


Created by: Bobby and Carol Babin E...
Record added: Jul 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39143841


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     Her mother James Wyatt Berry died in 1872. As of 7 October 1888,her married name was Barnes. Her son William Jackson Barnes was born on 8 August 1889 at Alco, Stone, Arkansas. Her daughter Mary Nancy Barnes was born in October 1890 at Arkansas. Her son George A Wayne Newton Barnes was born in April 1892 at Arkansas. Her daughter Vada Barnes was born on 26 May 1894 at Alco, Arkansas. Her son John Corbett Barnes was born in November 1897 at Arkansas. Her daughter Minnie Barnes was born in February 1900 at Arkansas.
Mary Jane Berry and Samuel Aarter Barnes appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Stone County, Arkansas, at Farris Township, enumerated 1 June 1900. The census shows that Mary Jane is the mother of 7 children with 6 children still living. Samuel is a farmer and William is a farm laborer. Samuel and Mary Jane can read, write, and speak English. William can speak English but not read or write. None of the children were attending school. William was unemployed for 3 months. Samuel owns the family farm "free". Their children William Jackson, Mary Nancy, George A Wayne Newton, Vada, John Corbett and Minnie were listed as living with them.
1900 United States Federal Census
about Samuel Barns Name: Samuel Barns
[Samuel Arter Barnes]
Home in 1900: Farris, Stone, Arkansas
Age: 30
Birth Date: Dec 1869
Birthplace: Arkansas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother's Birthplace: Arkansas
Spouse's name: Mary J Barns
Marriage Year: 1889
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 11
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Samuel Barns 30
Mary J Barns 30
William Barns 10
Mary N Barns 9
George N Barns 8
Vada Barns 6
John C Barns 2
Minnie Barns 3/12


Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Farris, Stone, Arkansas; Roll T623_77; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 131.

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.
Her son Samuel Corbin Barnes was born on 2 January 1902 at Arkansas. Her son James Orville Barnes was born in 1904 at Arkansas. Her son Walter Nelson Barnes was born in 1906 at Arkansas. Her daughter Dollie Barnes was born in 1909 at Arkansas.

Furnished by Ruby Barnes Gammill, who helped my older brother (Larry Barnes' Brother), Dr. Grover Duane Barnes, write a Berry Book, 19 years ago, which she has never seen.
Mary Jane Berry Barnes

Mary Jane Berry and Samuel Aarter Barnes appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Stone County, Arkansas, at Farris Township, enumerated 21 April 1910. The family speaks English. Samuel is a farmer on the family's general farm which he owns "free". George, Vada, John Corbett, Minnie, and Corbin are all farm laborers on the family farm. Dollie and Walter are the only family members who cannot read or write. Vada, John Corbett, Minnie, Corbin, and James Orville were attending school within the 1910 school year. Mary Jane is the mother of 11 children with 10 still living. Their children George A Wayne Newton, Vada, John Corbett, Minnie, Samuel Corbin, James Orville, Walter Nelson and Dollie were listed as living with them.
1910 United States Federal Census
about Samuel A Banes Name: Samuel A Banes
[Samuel Arter Barnes]
Age in 1910: 40
Estimated birth year: abt 1870
Birthplace: Arkansas
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Arkansas
Mother's Birth Place: Arkansas
Spouse's name: Mary J Banes
Home in 1910: Farris, Stone, Arkansas
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Samuel A Banes 40
Mary J Banes 40
George Banes 18
Vada Banes 15
John Banes 12
Minnie Banes 10
Corbin Banes 8
Orvelle Banes 6
Walter Banes 4
Dollie Banes 1


Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Farris, Stone, Arkansas; Roll T624_64; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 146; Image: 1407.

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA
Her son Arthur Barnes was born in 1912 at Arkansas. Her daughter Vada Barnes was married on 26 January 1913 at Searcy, Arkansas.
Groom: William L Lawrence
Groom's Age: 18
Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1895
Groom's Residence: May, Stone, Arkansas
Bride: Vada Barnes
Bride's Name: 18
Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1895
Bride's Residence: May, Stone, Arkansas
Marriage Date: 26 Jan 1913
Marriage License Date: 22 Jan 1913
Marriage Place: , Searcy, Arkansas, United States
Film number: 1031122
Digital Folder Number: 4326244
Image number: 00643
Page number: 364
Source: Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957
Collection: Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957
MARRIAGE RECORD
Name
William L Lawrence
Gender
Male
Age
18
Birth Year
1895
Residence
May, Stone, Arkansas
Spouse's Name
Vada Barnes
Spouse's Gender
Female
Spouse's Age
18
Spouse's Residence
May, Stone, Arkansas
Marriage Date
26 Jan 1913
Marriage License Date
22 Jan 1913
Marriage County
Searcy
Event Type
Marriage
FHL Film Number
1031122
Members in Household
Vada Barnes
Collection Arkansas Marriage Index
SOURCE
Collection Arkansas Marriage Index
Source Courtesy FamilySearch.org
Description This collection of Arkansas marriage records from 1837-1957 comes from records kept by Arkansas Courts of Common Pleas and county clerks. Information, when available, includes the bride and groom, their ages and residences, marriage date, license date, marriage county, and film number.
Her daughter Minnie Barnes was married on 14 October 1919 at Stone, Arkansas.
Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957
Groom Virgil Bernard Sebourn
Groom's Age 21
Groom's Estimated Birth Year 1898
Groom's Residence Harrison, Boone, Arkansas
Bride Minnie Barnes
Bride's Name 19
Bride's Estimated Birth Year 1900
Bride's Residence Alco, Stone, Arkansas
Marriage Date 14 Oct 1919
Marriage License Date 13 Oct 1919
Marriage Place , Stone, Arkansas, United States
Film number 1031179
Digital Folder Number 4326253
Image number 00176
Page number 147
Source Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957
"Arkansas County Marriages, 1838-1957", database, FamilySearch; from Arkansas Courts of Common Pleas and County Clerks. digital images of originals housed at various county courthouses in the State of Arkansas. Marriage records. FHL microfilm, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.



Mary Jane Barnes and Samuel Aarter Barnes appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Stone, Arkansas, at Locust Grove Township, enumerated 13 January 1920, Sam and Jane own their farm free. They are both listed as being able to read and write. Sam is a farmer on a General Farm.

The children are all shown as attending school and all except Arthur can read and write. Arthur is only 8 years old at the time of this census enumeration so perhaps he is learning to read and write while attending school. Corbin, Orville, and Walter are listed as farm laborers on the home farm.. Their children James Orville, Walter Nelson, Arthur and Samuel Corbin were listed as living with them.
1920 United States Federal Census
about Sam A Barnes Name: Sam A Barnes
[Samuel Arter Barnes]
Home in 1920: Locust Grove, Stone, Arkansas
Age: 50
Estimated birth year: abt 1870
Birthplace: Arkansas
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's name: Jane Barnes
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Sam A Barnes 50
Jane Barnes 50
Corbin Barnes 17
Orvil Barnes 15
Walter Barnes 13
Arthur Barnes 8



Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Locust Grove, Stone, Arkansas; Roll T625_82; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 148; Image: 1135.

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).
1920 United States Federal Census
about Sam A Barnes Name: Sam A Barnes
[Samuel Arter Barnes]
Home in 1920: Locust Grove, Stone, Arkansas
Age: 50
Estimated birth year: abt 1870
Birthplace: Arkansas
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's name: Jane Barnes
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Sam A Barnes 50
Jane Barnes 50
Corbin Barnes 17
Orvil Barnes 15
Walter Barnes 13
Arthur Barnes 8


Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Locust Grove, Stone, Arkansas; Roll T625_82; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 148; Image: 1136.

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).

Mary Jane Berry died before Vada Barnes but was mentioned in Vada Barnes's obituary as a deceased mother.
Vada Lawrence Died October 20

Vada Lawrence, age 86, of Big Flat, died at Marion County Hospital October 20.

She was born at Alco May 26, 1894, a daughter of the late Sam and Janie Berry Barnes.

Survivors are three sons, Marvin of Marshall, Paul and James of Big Flat; four daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Sutterfield, Big Flat, Mrs. Ruth Treat, Lowell, Mrs. Lenora McGregory, Clarksville, Tennessee and Mrs. Robbie Lee, Centralia, Missouri; three brothers, Corbit Barnes, Mountain View, Walter Barnes, Bakersfield, California and Arthur Barnes, Bull Shoals; 22 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Funeral was October 22 at the Big Flat Assembly of God Church, Rev. O'Neal Nessler officiating. Burial was in Freeman Cemetery under direction of North Arkansas Funeral Home of Marshall.

Pallbearers were Nobe Sutterfield, Otis Ferguson, Allen Wallace, J.C. Jones, Odell Morrow and Randolph Boyd.
Larry Barnes describes his great grandmother's visit with Mary Jane Berry:

This is the first time I have ever seen a picture of this Great Grandma, aptly described by Mamie Barnes Dillard's recollection of her visit to see her in the early 20s',in which Mary Jane would call her by putting a cowbell around her neck and saying "here little sheep".

Family

Samuel Aarter Barnes b. 27 Dec 1869, d. 20 Dec 1940
Children