Augustus Barry

Augustus Barry (1820 - 1899)

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Colonel Augustus Barry
Born in North Carolina, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married (to ) in Onslow, North Carolinamap
Husband of — married (to ) in Navarro County, Texas, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Navarro County, Texas, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 1 Nov 2015
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Categories: Barry Name Study | 16th Regiment, Texas Infantry (Flournoy's), United States Civil War | Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Texas.


Augustus Barry was born in 1820. Augustus' 1st wife was named Susan Ambrose. The couple had at least three children together and the family resided in Navarro County, Texas until Susan passed away in 1849.

On 15 Dec 1850 Augustus was married to his second wife Margaret E. (Younger) Barry. The couple remained in Navarro, Texas. Together they had nine children.

Colonel Augustus Barry served in the military during the Civil War in 1861. [1]

He passed away in 1899 in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas where he lived for over 50 years. The area residents recognized him as an "octogenarian", a person who is from 80 to 89 years old.


Death of an Octogenarian, Corsicana, Texas March 6 1899.

Col. A. Barry died suddenly and unexpectedly at his home near the city last night about 10 o'clock of heart disease. He had been complaining of grip for a few days and last night, feeling a little indisposed, asked his wife to make him a pallet on the floor, which she did, at the same time advising him to send for a physician, which he consented to do.

Mrs. Barry started across the hall to send a messenger for the doctor, but before she had gone twenty feet Col. Barry expired, his death being painless and was as if he had dropped into a gentle slumber. The funeral will take place at 10 a.m. to-morrow.

The deceased was an octogenarian, being in the 82d year a the time of his death. He came to Corsicana over fifty years ago, has been among her most highly respected citizens and leaves a numerous progeny in this state, all of whom are people of high social standing. Among his children are Hon. Bryan T. Barry of Dallas, Dr. Ambrose Barry of Dresen, Mrs. H. C. Talbott, Mrs. Lloyd Church, Mrs. W. C. Chestnutt of Corsicana, Robt. Barry and two married daughters who reside in Tyler.

The children have all been notified of the death, and at noon to-day Hon. Bryan T. Barry arrived from Dallas and two daughters from Tyler and Dr. Ambrose Barry of Dresden arrived.


  1. Ancestry.comHistorical Data Systems, comp. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865
    Name: Augustus Barry
    Rank at enlistment: Sergt Major
    State Served: Regular Army
    Service Record: Enlisted in Company :C, Regular Army 16th Infantry Regiment.
    Sources: Index to Compiled Military Service Records
  • North Carolina, Marriage Index, 1741-2004 Birth, Marriage & Death Name Augustus Barry Spouse Susan Ambrose Marriage 29 May 1840 Onslow, North Carolina.
  • Texas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1820-1890 Census & Voter Lists Name Augustus Barry. Residence 1850 Navarro Dist. Ss, Navarro County, TX.
  • 1850 United States Federal Census Census & Voter Lists. Name Augustus Barry. Birth North Carolina 1820 Residence 1850 Navarro, Navarro, Texas.
  • Texas, County Marriages, 1865-1950 Name Augustus Barry, Spouse: Margaret E. Younger. Marriage: 15 Dec 1850. in Navarro County, Texas, USA. Children: Robert E. R. Barry.
  • U.S., Selected Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880 Census & Voter Lists Name Augustus Barry Residence 2 Oct 1850 Navarro District, Navarro, Texas, USA Other 1850
  • 1860 United States Federal Census Census & Voter Lists. Name Augustus Barry Relative Augustus Barry. Birth North Carolina 1820 Residence 1860 Navarro, Texas, USA
  • Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982 Birth, Marriage & Death Name Augustus Barry Birth: 1820, North Carolina, USA. Death: 5 Mar 1899, Navarro County, Texas.

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Col Augustus and M. Eleanor Barry's Tombstone
Col Augustus and M. Eleanor Barry's Tombstone


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