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BERRY Family of N.H. and Vermont

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BERRY Family of N.H. and Vermont

Posted: 1 Mar 2013 1:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: BERRY GRAY WILLEY FRENCH HARDY SMITH
I am a descendant of Alexander BERRY who I belive was born in either Strafford or Rockingham Co., New Hampshire (year unknown). He and his family moved to Sheffield, Caledonia County, Vermont in 1816. The family stayed in the Sheffield/Wheelock (Vermont) area for at least three generations, likely more (my ancestor Elisha F. migrated to Iowa around 1870).

I am looking for information on the descendants and ancestors of Alexander. Any pieces of information will be very helpful. What I do know is the following:

/* 1st GENERATION */
Alexander BERRY married Johanna GREY. Together they had five children, one of whom was Samuel, born in New Hampshire in 1790. At this time I do not know the names of the other children. The family lived in N.H. until 1815, then moved to Vermont.

//** 2nd GENERATION **//
Samuel BERRY married Dorotha WILLEY (born 1790, VT) and together had ten children: Hannah (1811), Samuel, Jr. (1813), Tamson (1815), Clarissa (1817), Nahum (1820), Dorothy (1822), Rebecca (unk.), William (unk.), Joanna (unk.), John (unk.), and Comfort (1835).

///*** 3rd GENERATION ***///
Samuel, Jr. BERRY married Hannah FRENCH and had at least eight children, Elisabeth (1836), Elisha (1838), Lydia (or Saydia?) (1840), Mary J. (1842), Rosetta (1849), Frank W. (1856), and Martha G (1857).

////**** 4th GENERATION ****////
Elisha F. BERRY married Judith HARDY and had the following children in Vermont: Arthur (1861-1866), Charles (1863), infant (1864-1864), and Alma (1866). The family then moved to Harrison County, Iowa, and had at least four more children: Minnie (1872), Martha (1875), Franklin E. (1878), and Arthur (1880).

/////***** 5th GENERATION *****/////
Franklin E. BERRY married Wilhelmina Helena SMITH in 1903 Jasper County, Missouri. The family lived in Missouri for some time and had two sons, Floyd Clyde (1903) and Paul F. “Pete” (1904). They then moved briefly to Iowa and had another son, Harold (1908), before moving again to Idaho and eventually Washington State. There, they had a fourth son, Charles R. “Chick” (1910). The couple raised their children in Everett, Snohomish County, WA and resided there until their death in 1967 and 1963, respectively.


I have more information on generations 6, 7, and 8 if it helps anyone. I am very curious to see if anyone has traced the BERRY line further back than Alexander, and where his ancestors may have emigrated from. Thank you in advance for your help.

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