My Present Past
A genealogical experience
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Background:
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
    born:
    died:

    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

    Children:
    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
    Children:

    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

    Children:
    1)  Kingsley Barry
    born:  October 25, 1855 in St Charles, Kane, Illinois
    died:  February 25, 1856 in St Charles, Kane, Illinois

    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
    Children:

    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 County, Illinois. Their marriage produced three children,
Kingsley (1855), Kate Leonora (1857) and William Rand (1860).
Mary was a
1852 Alumni of Knox College in Galesburg, Knox, Illinois

Joseph travelled to
Placerville, California on January 22, 1853 to officiate in the wedding of his friend,  James
Monroe Higgins of Birmingham, Erie, Ohio and Margaret C Hutchins of Montreal, Canada East. In 1856 the family
went to Alabama, with Joseph preaching at the Little Sandy Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa. On
February 07, 1857
Reverend Barry was called to Pastorate and on
August 15th of the same year was elected Moderator of Little
Sandy Baptist Church. Before leaving Tuscaloosa he also preached at the
Missionary Baptist Church in Aberdeen,
Mississippi. On
November 25th 1859, Joseph attended the First Anniversary of the Southern Baptist Sabbath
School Union held in Canton, Madison, Mississippi where he preached the Sunday sermon on November 27 1859.  
In 1860 he returned to Illinois, settling in
Wyanet but soon after removed to Chicago before 1870. 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 Elder Knapp 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.
In
1889 he was the President of the Butler Manufacturing Company, 224 Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
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 and the
Illinois Baptist Pastoral Union

Joseph Kingsley Barry died June 11, 1899 in Chicago Cook, Illinois
Mary Marniva (Cone) Barry died February 27, 1920 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois
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Dear Sadie:


I regret at not seeing you.
I leave with my love and best
wishes for your future prosperity

Mary M Barry
Chicago, Illinois
August 29, 1878