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James Ward Berrey
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Birth: Nov. 4, 1821
Page County
Virginia, USA
Death: May 8, 1894
Calhoun County
Illinois, USA

James was 1 of 10 children born to Lawson Berrey and Elizabeth Somers. Lawson was a native of Culpeper County, Virginia. Elizabeth was the daughter of Philip Somers and Barbara Sauers; Elizabeth's parents were from Germany, but died in Page County, Virginia.

In 1836, Lawson, Elizabeth and their children left Virginia to head west. They took their possessions by wagon to the Ohio River, traveled by steamer to Hannibal, Missouri, and then trekked the final 25 miles to their new home by wagon.

James' father supported the family as a cooper in Ralls County, Missouri. Lawson died there in 1846.

Shortly before his father's death, James married Emily Jane Scobee in April 1845. He first rented land in Ralls County, then purchased 80 acres.

James and Emily were the parents of 9 children in all. The oldest ones were born in Missouri before the family moved in 1852 to a tract of timber land in Richwoods Pct., Calhoun County, Illinois. James built a log home for the family in Calhoun and worked as a farmer.

In 1883, the Berreys rented out their farm and moved to a home in Batchtown.

At the time of his death, James was 72 years, 6 months and 4 days old. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emily, who passed away in 1893.

In addition to his wife, James was preceded in death by 2 sons, Abner and Andrew; and 2 daughters, Jane and Lydia.

Children: 4 sons, 5 daughters.

Father of:
Margaret "Jane" Berrey Cox
Robert Calvin Berry [sic]
Abner Berrey
Andrew W. Berrey [see spouse]
Lydia Berrey
Dr. Isaac S. Berrey
Sarah Elizabeth Berrey Creech
Mary Frances Berrey Yancey
Emily "Alice" A. Berrey Sanders
 
 
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 Parents:
  Lawson Berrey (1798 - 1848)
  Elizabeth Somers Berrey (1801 - 1894)
 
 Spouse:
  Emily Jane Scobee Berrey (1825 - 1893)
 
 Children:
  Margaret "Jane" Berrey Cox (1846 - 1881)*
  Robert Calvin Berry (1849 - 1906)*
  Isaac S. Berrey (1856 - 1926)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Berrey Creech (1859 - 1949)*
  Mary Frances Berrey Yancey (1860 - 1949)*
  Emily Alice Ann Berrey Sanders (1865 - 1932)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Ward Berrey (1821 - 1894)
  Hamilton Berry (1824 - 1876)*
  Elizabeth Ann Berrey Yancey (1830 - 1909)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sitton Cemetery
Batchtown
Calhoun County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Lynn
Record added: Oct 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60078470
 

In memory to the husband of Emily Jane Scobee, my second cousin three times removed.
- Scobee Family Member
 Added: Jun. 15, 2012
 
 
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