Adonis Aldevina Berry

14 February 1845–4 November 1913 (Age 68)
Reading, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States

The Life of Adonis Aldevina

When Adonis Aldevina Berry was born on 14 February 1845, in Reading, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States, his father, William Berry, was 53 and his mother, Mahala Colwell, was 39. He married Sarah Ella Shafer on 11 February 1867, in Branch, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 4 November 1913, in Reading, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States.

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Adonis Aldevina Berry
Sarah Ella Shafer
Marriage: 11 February 1867
Nettie M Berry
William Byron Berry
Anna B. Berry

Spouse and Children

11 February 1867
Branch, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 2

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

Age 18

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Adonas A Berry in household of Wm Berry, "United States Census, 1860"
  • A A Berry, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Adonis Berry in household of William Berry, "United States Census, 1850"

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