Samuel Berry

14 May 1759–7 July 1855 (Age 96)
New Durham, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Berry was born on 14 May 1759, in New Durham, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States, his father, James Berry, was 28 and his mother, Berthena Allard, was 22. He married Ann or Nancy Swift in 0021, in Cumberland, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 7 July 1855, in his hometown, at the age of 96.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Berry
1759–1855
Ann or Nancy Swift
1764–1825
Polly Berry
1787–1864
James Berry
1800–
Living
Berry
1790–
Stephen Berry
1793–1881
Samuel Berry
1797–
Levi Berry
1802–1865
Freeman Berry
1806–1872

Spouse and Children

children

(8)

    Polly Berry

    Female1787–1864Female

    Berry

    Female1790–Female

    Stephen Berry

    Male1793–1881Male

    Samuel Berry

    Male1797–Male

    James Berry

    Male1800–Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 17

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 17

New Hampshire is 9th state.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 27

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Samuel Barry, "Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953"
  • Samuel Barry, "New Jersey, Church Records, 1675-1970"
  • Samuel Barry, "Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953"

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