Berry, Alexander (1814–1881)

By: Jennifer Eckel

Type: Biography

Published: March 24, 2008

Updated: November 19, 2014

Alexander Berry, attorney and Texas legislator, was born around 1814 in Virginia, son of John W. and Anna Berry. Alex Berry studied law and was admitted to the bar on May 10, 1837, in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Berry moved to Texas before 1844. He resided for two years in Clarksville then settled permanently in Collin County where he was a practicing attorney in McKinney for many years. He served in the legislature from Collin County during the Fifth Legislature from 1853 to 1855. Later in his life Berry served as a county judge.

Alexander Berry married Mary on October 24, 1854, in Collin County. The couple had three children. Berry died during June of 1881.

H. L. Bentley and Thomas Pilgrim, Texas Legal Directory for 1876–77 (Austin: Democratic Statesman Office, 1877). Clarksville Northern Standard, June 17, 1881.

  • Fifth Legislature (1853-1854)
  • House

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Jennifer Eckel, “Berry, Alexander,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 29, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

March 24, 2008
November 19, 2014