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  1. Louis Perkins Berry: Birth: 17 Sep 1854 in Marion,Crittenden Co.,AR. Death: 21 May 1930 in Marion,Crittenden Co.,AR


Notes
a. Note:   Birth date taken from 1850 census Crittenden Co, AR. !CENSUS-AR-CRITTENDEN-1850: Jasper Twp, page 359, line 21
 Berry, James 23 M KY Farmer $200
 Berry, Susan 18 F KY
 Lyles, Manerva 28 F AR (She was the estranged wife of Joseph A Lyles and Susan's sister-in-law.)
  !CENSUS-AR-CRITTENDEN-1860: Jasper Twp, Dwlg 92, fam 91
 Berry, Jas G. 33 M KY Sheriff of County $3000/3000
 Berry, Susan A. 27 F TN
 Berry, Lewis Perkins 5 M AR Att school
 Berry, Peter H. 66 M KY
 Crump, Miss America 27 F VA Schoolteacher
  According to Mrs. Mary Berry Wheeler of Marion, AR, her grandfather, James Garrett Berry, remarried after Susan's death to a cousin of Susan's whose name she did not know. After her grandfather died, this lady married a Collins (from MS). She worked in Washington, DC at a post office or government job. She had no children.
  BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH taken from CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF ARKANSAS, pages 666-667: "These ancestors also came to America before the Revolutionary war, locating in South Carolina.
 "At Mound City, Arkansas, in 1845, was celebrated the marriage of James G. Berry to Miss Mary Susan Lyles, whose demise occurred in that place in her thirty-eighth year. She was born in Tennessee and came to Crittenden county with her parents in 1833, they also being among the pioneer settlers here. Her brother, Oliver Perry Lyles, was circuit clerk of this county before he reached the age of twenty-one years and for some time was a member of the state legislature... To the union of Mr. and Mrs. James G. Berry ten children were born, six boys and four girls. Louis Perkins, whose name introduces this review, was the seventh in order of birth and is the only one living."
 Comment by Pat: Susan would have been only 13 years old when she married. I at first decided this must be in error, and that she could not have had seven children by 1854 when Louis Perkins was born. But in figuring a child every 16-18 months, she could have born that many children by then if she had married in 1845. There is no record of the marriage in the earliest extant marriage records of Crittenden Co. This was an unindexed volume until I indexed it in 1972. So I know they're not there.
 Also to be taken into consideration is the fact that her father had died in 1843, her mother before that. She was probably living with a brother or a family that had taken her in. Therefore the prospect of an early marriage may have been appealing or a necessity to her.


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