Congressman Campbell Polson Berry

7 November 1834–8 January 1901 (Age 66)
Jackson, Alabama, United States

The Life of Campbell Polson

When Congressman Campbell Polson Berry was born on 7 November 1834, in Jackson, Alabama, United States, his father, Blackburn Henderson Berry, was 19 and his mother, Eliza M Polson, was 16. He married Roann Quillen Davis in March 1856, in Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Prairie Township, Carroll, Arkansas, United States in 1850 and Nicolaus, Sutter, California, United States in 1870. He died on 8 January 1901, in Wheatland, Yuba, California, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Rio Oso, Sutter, California, United States.

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Congressman Campbell Polson Berry
Roann Quillen Davis
Marriage: March 1856
Rufus Albert Berry

Spouse and Children

March 1856
Arkansas, United States


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 15

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.
1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union

Age 27

Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.

Name Meaning

1 Irish (Galway and Mayo): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Béara or Ó Beargha ( see Barry 1).2 Scottish and northern Irish: variant spelling of Barrie .3 English: habitational name from any of several places named with Old English byrig, dative case of burh ‘fortified manor house’, ‘stronghold’, such as Berry in Devon or Bury in Cambridgeshire, Greater Manchester, Suffolk, and West Sussex.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • C P Berg, "United States Census, 1870"
  • C P Berry, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Campbell P Berry in household of B H Berry, "United States Census, 1850"

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