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BERRY, M. (?–?). M. (possibly Manders or Mandus) Berry was a partner of M. M. Battle and John Williams, Sr.,qqv as one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred. The partners received title to a sitio of land on Linnville Bayou in what is now Matagorda County from the Baron de Bastrop on August 10, 1824. A Mandus Berry voted in an alcalde election on December 1824 at San Felipe de Austin, and an 1826 census of Austin's colony lists Mandus Berry as a single man and carpenter aged between sixteen and twenty-five. Berry and Battle were contractors at San Felipe. In 1832 Mandus Berry served under Aylett C. Buckner or John Austinqqv at the battle of Velasco, which Berry survived.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Eugene C. Barker, ed., The Austin Papers (3 vols., Washington: GPO, 1924–28). Lester G. Bugbee, "The Old Three Hundred: A List of Settlers in Austin's First Colony," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 1 (October 1897). Charles Adams Gulick, Jr., Harriet Smither, et al., eds., The Papers of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar (6 vols., Austin: Texas State Library, 1920–27; rpt., Austin: Pemberton Press, 1968). Matagorda County Historical Commission, Historic Matagorda County (3 vols., Houston: Armstrong, 1986). Texas General Land Office, First Census of Austin's Colony, 1826 (MS, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin).
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