My Present Past
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1897 Proceedings of the
Chicago Baptist Association
September 1897
Joseph Kingsley Barry
    Born:  November 09, 1818 in Oneida County, New York
    Died:   June 11, 1899 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois
    Burial: Graceland Cemetery Chicago, Cook, Illinois

    Father: John Barry

    Mother: Eunice Sweet  
    born: August 20, 1787 in Vermont  
    died: July 09, 1870 in St. Charles, Kane, Illinois

    Married: Jane Ann Van Alstyne     
    born:  May 22, 1821 in Ghent, Columbia, New York
    died:  December 04, 1852 in Saint Charles, Kane, Illinois
    Date of Marriage: October 08, 1839      Place of Marriage: New York

    1)  Thomas Van Alstyne Barry
    born:  August 19, 1840 in New York
    died:  May 07, 1841 in New York

    2)  Eliza Althea Barry
    born:  August 25, 1844 in New York
    died:  October 03, 1863 in Malcom, Poweshiek, Illinois  
    Married: Charles Henry Parsons  b: September 23, 1836  d: May 28, 1916
    Date of Marriage: July 25, 1861 in Davenport, Scott, Iowa

    3)  Thomas William Barry
    born:  1847 in New York
    died:  1848 in New York

    Married 2: Mary Marniva Cone
    born:  November 26, 1829 in Chester, Windsor, Vermont
    died:  February 27, 1920 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois
    Date of Marriage: November 29, 1854 in Warren County, Illinois

    1)  Kingsley Barry
    born:  October 25, 1855 in Illinois
    died:  February 25, 1856

    2)  Kate Leonora Barry
    born:  June 24, 1857 in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    died:  January 24, 1940 in Wheaton, DuPage, Illinois  
    Married: Alexander John Hodge  b: November 03, 1853   d: April 02, 1925  
    Date of Marriage: April 04, 1883 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois

    3)  William Rand Barry
    born:  August 18, 1860 in Wyanet, Bureau, Illinois
    died:  October 22, 1860 in Wyanet, Bureau, Illinois
Joseph Kingsley Barry was born November 09, 1818 in Oneida County, New York to John and Eunice (Sweet)
Barry. Joseph entered the ministry at age 21 and preached in Milford, Otsego County and Little Falls, Herkimer
County, New York and in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

He married Jane Ann Van Alstyne, daughter of Thomas Butler and Eliza Shepard (Gile) Van Alstyne on October
08, 1839 in New York. This marriage produced three children, Thomas Van Alstyne (1840),
Eliza Althea (1844)
and Thomas William (1847). The family removed to St. Charles, Kane, Illinois in 1852. Sadly his wife Jane died
one year later,
December 04, 1853 and is buried at North Cemetery in St. Charles, Illinois

He met Mary Marniva Cone, daughter of John and Lucinda (Rand) Cone and they were married
November 29, 1854 in Warren, Illinois. Their marriage produced three children,
Kingsley (1855), Kate Leonora (1857) and William Rand (1860).

In 1856 the family went to Alabama, with Joseph preaching at the Little Sandy Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa and
afterwards at Aberdeen, Mississippi. In 1860 he returned to Illinois, settling in Wyanet but soon after
removed to Chicago. In 1871 Joseph was chosen to officiate in the marriage of his personal friend, Reverend F.
M. Ellis and Josephine Eldridge in Lawrence, Kansas. He travelled to Painesville, Ohio in January, 1872 to assist
with the Baptist church in sermon. In 1874 he was the lead church prosecutor in the Union Park Baptist Church
trial of Reverend Florence McCarthy for indecorous language in the pulpit, which led to him being removed as a
pastor of the church. Joseph represented the North Star Baptist Church of Chicago at the 40th anniversary of
the Fox River Baptist Association at Geneva Lake, January 01, 1875 and remained at North Star for numerous
years. The Barry family attended the much heralded wedding of Eugene Charles Crosby and Martha “Mattie” E
Hinckley on December 27, 1877 in Chicago. J K Barry was a member of the Republican Club of the Twelfth Ward
of Chicago and on April 04, 1883 he presided in the marriage of his daughter, Kate Leonora and Alexander John
Hodge at their residence, 760 Washington Boulevard in Chicago. In 1882 he attended the twenty fifth wedding
anniversary of Reverend Christopher and Eleanor Perren at the Western Avenue Baptist Church at the corner of
Warren and Western Avenue in Chicago. Joseph was one of the ordained ministers at the
Chicago Western Avenue Baptist Church until 1897.  
Reverend J. K. Barry was a man of commanding presence and great intellectual power, strong in his likes and
dislikes, he sometimes made enemies, but also friendships that were as enduring as life.
He was a member of the Masonic Order
Joseph Kingsley Barry died June 11, 1899 in Chicago Cook, Illinois
Mary Marniva (Cone) Barry died February 27, 1920 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois