Elza Berry

17 October 1806–8 August 1868 (Age 61)
Mays Lick, Mason, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Elza

When Elza Berry was born on 17 October 1806, in Mays Lick, Mason, Kentucky, United States, his father, Thomas Berry, was 24 and his mother, Johannah Clift, was 21. He married Matilda Gaines on 1 May 1833, in Fayette, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Mason, Kentucky, United States in 1850 and District 2, Spencer, Kentucky, United States in 1860. He died on 8 August 1868, in Mays Lick, Mason, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

Elza Berry
Matilda Gaines
Marriage: 1 May 1833
Columbia O. Berry
Gabriel Gaines Berry
William Frances Berry
Anna E "Annie" Berry
Nannie Berry
Sarah Francis Berry
Stanton Elza Berry
Edward Berry
Dora D Berry

Spouse and Children

1 May 1833
Fayette, Kentucky, United States


    Columbia O. Berry


    Gabriel Gaines Berry


    William Frances Berry


    Anna E "Annie" Berry


    Nannie Berry


+4 More Children

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 6

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 19

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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)

  • Elza Berry, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elza Berry, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elsey Berry, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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