George Berry

1761–3 February 1806 (Age 45)
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States

The Life of George

When George Berry was born in 1761, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, his father, William Berry, was 18 and his mother, Ursula Urlsey, was 20. He married Mary Musgrove in 1774. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Laurens, South Carolina, United States for about 10 years. He died on 3 February 1806, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in South Carolina, United States.

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George Berry
Edith Ligon
Marriage: 1793
Mary Berry
Lurana Phillips Berry
Elizabeth Berry
William Berry
William Berry
Robert Goodloe Harper Berry
Edith Berry

Spouse and Children

Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States



    William Berry


    Robert Goodloe Harper Berry


    Lurana Phillips Berry


    Edith Berry


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    William Berry





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World Events (6)


Age 15

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

Age 15

On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 25

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.

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Sources (3)

  • George Berry, "United States Census, 1800"
  • George Berry, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Legacy NFS Source: George Berry - Published information: Family genealogies: birth-name: George Berry

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