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William Berry
(1766-Bet 1850/1851)
Rody Crews
(1780-Bet 1846/1850)
David Crews Berry
Martha J. Sutton
Roxanna Berry


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Wary Fortney

Roxanna Berry 1 2

  • Born: 23 May 1838, , Boone, Missouri, USA 1 2
  • Marriage: Wary Fortney on 18 Jun 1857 in , Boone, Missouri, USA 1
  • Died: 23 Jan 1921, , Boone, Missouri, USA at age 82 1 2
  • Buried: Fortney Cemetery, Boone Co. MO 1 2

bullet   Other names for Roxanna were Rox Ann Berry,1 Roxann Berry 1 and Roxy Ann Berry Rox Ann Berry.1


bullet  General Notes:

Obituary, Messenger of Peace, 15 February 1921, p. 77, col. 2. (State Historical Society of Missouri, MICRO F580.241 .M562):
Roxy Ann Fortney, daughter of David C. and Martha Berry, was born May 23, 1838. She was married to Wary Fortney, June 18, 1857. To this union were born seven children, four of them surviving her, one son and three daughters, W.W., Mrs. M.E. Crane, Mrs. W.E. Rader, Mrs. D.W. Crane and one widowed daughter-in-law, Mrs. Tina Fortney. She is also survived by 27 grandchildren and 23 great grand-children and one sister, Mrs. Sallie Cunningham.
In 1855, at the age of 17 years, she professed a hope in Christ and united with Bethel Missionary Baptist church -- was one of eighteen charter members in its organization in 1858. About thirty-one years ago she united with Union church of Primitive Baptists where she lived a true and faithful member until death. The writer was once her pastor some fifteen years ago. She always did what she could to encourage the prosperity of the church, always filled her seat, was good to her pastor, always looking after his welfare and willing to make a sacrifice for him and his family; always wanted to know what her duty was. She enjoyed having the Baptists in her home, especially her pastor. Wanted him to pray for her and her family and wanted them to know she was looking to God for protection and salvation.
She died as she had lived, calling upon God for mercy in time of affliction. Her funeral was conducted in the Missionary Baptist church near her home, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m. by Elder J.H. Hardy, her present pastor, and the writer, in the presence of a large congregation of relatives and friends. The body was taken to the old family burying ground near W.W. Fortney's and laid to rest. G. E. EDWARDS 1


bullet  Noted events in her life were:

Probate: administration, 22 Sep 1888, , Boone, Missouri, USA. 1
Letters of administration, granted Boone Co., MO, 22 September 1888; stated that he died 17 August 1888 [sic] and that his heirs were: widow, Martha J. Berry; and Roxy A. Fortney, Matilda Ballenger, Wm. T. Berry, Sarah A. Cunningham, P.J. Berry, Mary A. Hopper, and children of David W. Berry, viz: David C., William T.J. Temple and Ezra Berry, all of Boone County.


Roxanna married Wary Fortney, son of Unknown and Unknown, on 18 Jun 1857 in , Boone, Missouri, USA.1 (Wary Fortney was born on 28 Jun 1825 in Kentucky Or Missouri,1 died on 15 Mar 1893 in , Boone, Missouri, USA 1 and was buried in Fortney Cemetery, Rock Bridge State Park, Cedar Township, Boone County, Missouri 1.)



1 Virginia Easley DeMarce -, Boone County, Missouri (, Surety: 0.

2 Pete Douglass -, DOUGLASS-CREWS-COLLINS-BIGGS-ETC (, Surety: 0.

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