Armela Shanks

24 January 1804–10 January 1893 (Age 88)
Lebanon, Wilson, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Armela

When Armela Shanks was born on 24 January 1804, in Lebanon, Wilson, Tennessee, United States, her father, William Shanks, was 30 and her mother, Armelia Williams, was 26. She married Jesse Woods Berry on 24 February 1820, in Lebanon, Wilson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 10 January 1893, in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Kanarraville Cemetery, Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Woods Berry
Armela Shanks
Marriage: 24 February 1820
Adeline Patten Berry
1821–about 1859
John Williams Berry
Sarah Lurena Berry
Martha Elizabeth Berry
Louisa Jane Berry
Harriet Armelia Berry
Cynthia Lovina Berry
Thirza Malvina Berry
William Shanks Berry
Robert Madison Berry
Joseph Smith Berry

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 February 1820Lebanon, Wilson, Tennessee, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 8
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 26
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Lanarkshire): habitational name from an unidentified place in southern Scotland with a name in the plural form, presumably derived from Old Scots schank ‘hill spur’. Some have suggested Shank in Borthwick (Midlothian) or Culter Cleuch Shank in Crawford (Lanarkshire), with the unexplained addition of final -s, but these seem unlikely.English: variant of Shank with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    History of Armelia Shanks Berry

    Armelia Shanks Berry was born January 24, 1804 in Lebanon, Wilson County Tennessee. She was the daughter of William and Armelia Williams Shanks. She was married February 8, 1820 to Jesse Woods Berry …

    Sources (29)

    • 1880 United States Census for Armela 'Milly' Shanks Berry (Widow)
    • Unknown, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
    • Amelia Shanks Berry in entry for Cynthia Lovina Berry Gardner, "Utah Death Certificates"

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