Hancock County ILGenweb

Joshua C. Berry

Transcribed by Marcia Siegfried Redding


Joshua C. Berry is a native of Pittsfield, Merrimack Co., N.H., and was born Nov. 28, 1811; he is a son of Joshua and Patience Berry, both natives of New Hampshire. Our subject was joined in marriage April 21, 1835, to Mary B. Barker, of Acton, Mass., and they have had 4 children, of whom 3 are living; viz., George C., Clara E., (now Mrs. Horney), Charles B., deceased, and Mary A. Mr. Berry was County Surveyor for three years in this county. Mr. Berry, on his father's side, is of English ancestry; his grandfather and great-grandfather were both Englishmen, Captains in the Revolutionary war. His grandfather, Capt. Joshua Berry, was at the head of the expedition to export guns and ammunition of war over the Green Mountains to Ticonderoga. Mr. Berry has in his possession a two-dollar bill of Continental money which was found in his grandfather’s drawer. As was supposed, he had received this money for his service in the Revolutionary war. Mr. Berry’s wife is a descendant of John Adams, once President of the United States. Mr. Berry owns 160 acres of land.

Page: 627 & 628

Title: 1880 History of Hancock County, Illinois

Author: By TH. Gregg

Published by: Chas. C. Chapman & Co.




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