William T. S. Barry

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William Taylor Sullivan Barry

Birthdate: (46)
Birthplace: Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi, United States
Death: January 29, 1868 (46)
Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi, United States
Place of Burial: Columbus, MS, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard B Barry and Mary Sullivan
Husband of Sarah Barry
Father of William Sheslby Barry
Brother of Elizabeth "Eliza" Ann Ricks; Amanda C Matthews; Juliette N Bradford; Mary Evelyn Frierson; Martha Virginia Abert and 1 other

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About William T. S. Barry



William Taylor Sullivan Barry (December 10, 1821 – January 29, 1868) was a U.S. Representative from Mississippi.

Born in Columbus, Mississippi, Barry was graduated from Yale College in 1841 and was initiated into Skull and Bones Society in his last year. Barry was admitted to the bar in 1844 and then practiced law in Columbus, Ohio. On of his many interests was horticulture.

He served as member of the State house of representatives 1849–1851. Barry was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855).

He served as president of the State secession convention in 1861.

He served as member of the Provisional Confederate Congress. During the Civil War he enlisted in the Confederate States Army and raised the Thirty-fifth Regiment of Mississippi Infantry, at times acting as brigade commander. He was captured and paroled at Vicksburg. He broke parole and commanded his regiment, and at times Sears's Brigade, during the Atlanta Campaign. He was seriously wounded at the Battle of Allatoona, Georgia on October 5, 1864.

He was captured in the Union Army attack on Fort Blakely at Mobile, Alabama on April 9, 1865. He was held in prison at New Orleans until May 1, 1865.

After his release, he resumed the practice of law in Columbus, Mississippi, where he died January 29, 1868. Barry is interred in Friendship Cemetery.

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December 10, 1821
Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi, United States
November 27, 1857
Age 35
Columbus, MS, USA
January 29, 1868
Age 46
Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi, United States
Columbus, MS, USA