William Berry

1817–24 July 1893 (Age 76)
New York, United States

The Life of William

When William Berry was born in 1817, in New York, United States, his father, Joseph Berry, was 34 and his mother, Lucy Goodrich, was 29. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Susan Vought. He lived in Pierson, Montcalm, Michigan, United States in 1870 and Sherman Township, Osceola, Michigan, United States in 1880. He died on 24 July 1893, in Dighton, Osceola, Michigan, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Tustin, Osceola, Michigan, United States.

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William Berry
Susan Vought
Joseph Daniel Berry
Harriet Isabelle Berry
Lucy Bell Berry

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    Charlotte Berry



    Eliza Berry


    Sarah L. Berry


    Franklin C. Berry


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 10

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 20

Michigan is the 26th state.

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)

  • Wm Berry, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm Berry, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wm Berry, "United States Census, 1860"

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