Samuel Thomas Berry

Male15 December 1850–10 September 1949

Brief Life History of Samuel Thomas

When Samuel Thomas Berry was born on 15 December 1850, in McMinnville, Warren, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Andrew Berry, was 20 and his mother, Nancy Anna Miller, was 21. He married Drucilla Ballard on 21 December 1871, in Estill, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Forks, Estill, Kentucky, United States in 1880 and Civil District 10, Washington, Tennessee, United States for about 20 years. He died on 10 September 1949, in Sullivan, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Piney Flats, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States.

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Samuel Thomas Berry
Drucilla Ballard
Marriage: 21 December 1871
Sarah Alice Berry
George W Berry
Robert B Berry
Lillie Jane Berry
Hattie Frances Berry
James Martin Berry
Mary Emily Berry
Leroy Anson Berry Sr.
Lula Bell Berry

Sources (14)

  • Sam Berry, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Saml T Berry, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Samuel Thomas Berry, "Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 December 1871Estill, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 11

    Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.


    Age 13

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

    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

    Age 26

    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    Name Meaning

    Irish and Manx: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Béara ‘descendant of Béara’, a personal name of unexplained etymology; or, in some cases, perhaps an Anglicized form of Irish and Manx Ó Beargha. Compare Barry 1.

    Scottish and northern Irish: variant of Barrie .

    English: habitational name from any of several places called in Devon named with Old English byrig, dative case of burh ‘fortified manor house, stronghold’, such as Berry Pomeroy and Berrynarbor.

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

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