Sunday, November 18, 2007

A new Augusta mystery guy

A new, as yet unidentified, guy has shown up in the SMGF database matching the Augusta/Washington Co. Berrys!    Here's his pedigree:
The gravestones for many of these folks can be seen on the Green Spring cemetery webpage.

Here's his yAncestry:

Here's his results on SMGF:

Here are his markers on the Berry Family DNA Project website:

Here's a related obituary:
John C. Berry

LEXINGTON, N.C. -- Rev. John Charles Berry, 69, of Webb Road, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, at his home after an illness of a year and a half.

Mr. Berry was born in Washington County, Va., on July 21, 1933, to Joseph King Berry Sr. and Mary Haseltine Harrison Berry.    He attended Emory & Henry College in Emory, Va., before serving in the U.S. Army Intelligence for two and a half years.    He graduated from Piedmont Baptist College in Winston-Salem with a bachelor of religion and a bachelor of theology.    He received his master's degree in Christian education from Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C.    He retired after many years as administrator of Christian schools and served as dean for Calvary Baptist Bible College.    He was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Welcome.

Surviving are spouse, Ann Talley Berry of the home; sons, John William Berry and wife Donna of Lexington, Joseph King Berry II and wife Stacey, all of Lexington, and Thomas Talley Berry and wife, Christina of King; daughters, Donna Berry Padon and husband, Marvin of Lexington and Merri Berry Holmes and husband, John of Rocky Mount; eight grandchildren, Megan Holmes, Heidi Holmes, Kelsey Holmes and Katie Holmes, all of Rocky Mount, Morgan Berry, Landon Berry and Julianna Padon, all of Lexington, and Arianna Berry of King; brother, Dr. James Berry and wife, Betsy of Gainesville, Fla.; sisters, Joan Clark and husband, Dr. Sam Clark of Glade Spring, Va., and Yvonna Brown and husband, Preston of Abingdon.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, in Calvary Baptist Church in King conducted by Rev. Roger, Baker, Rev. Barry Surratt and Rev. Floyd Holmes.    Military graveside services will be conducted by Highlands Fellowship Honor Guard 4 p.m. Friday at Green Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Abingdon.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Davidson Funeral Home and at other times at the home on Webb Road.

To continue spreading God's Word, family requests of those who send a memorial that it go to Gideons, P.O. Box 285, Lexington, NC 27293.

Davidson Funeral Home of Lexington is in charge of arrangements.

Bristol, VA - December 26, 2002 Obituaries: BRISTOL HERALD COURIER
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Who is our mystery guy?    Maybe Dr. James Berry of Gainesville, FL?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would guess that the SMFG submitter could be either one of the sons of Rev. J. C. Berry -- John William Berry or Thomas Talley Berry. Or the submitter could be either one of the grandsons -- Morgan Berry or Landon Berry. Dr. James Berry, the brother, could also have sons who are potential submitters.

Please check date/time for my last guess last night: November 17, 2007 9:50:01 PM PST. Pretty darn close, I'd say. :>)

What are the values for the 'last' BERRY (Maine) on SMGF?? There may not be enough markers reported to be significant, but he looked 'closer' to the Augusta people than to the default values which are surely R1b???


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