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George M Berkley
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Birth: May 15, 1834
Clinton County
Ohio, USA
Death: Oct. 18, 1899
Illinois, USA

From the History of Lee County, Together With Biographical Matter, Statistics, Etc., 1881:
"George M. Berkley, farmer, Dixon, was born in Clinton county, Ohio, May 15, 1834, and was the son of Gideon and Mary (Bowring) Berkley. His father followed the trade of a millwright, and moved into Bureau county, Illinois, in 1836, and died there a year after. His mother died in Lee county in May 1881. His father was lineal descendant of Sir. William Berkley, one of the governors of the province of Virginia, and both parents were natives of that state, but after their marriage removed to Ohio. The family removed to Lee county in 1844 and located in Sublette township, where Mr. Berkley was reared and educated. He also attended the normal school at Bloomington for a year. After growing to manhood he engaged in farming, but rushed to arms at the outbreak of the civil war, enlisting in April 1861, in Co. C, 13th Ill. Vols., and after serving faithfully for more than three years was mustered out of service in June 1864. He then returned home and resumed his agricultural pursuits, but in 1866 was offered the position of deputy sheriff, which he accepted and took up his residence in Dixon. In 1868 he was elected sheriff and reelected in 1870, 1872, and 1874, holding the office for eight years. He then purchased the farm in Dixon township on which he now resides. He was first married July 4, 1860, to Miss Minnie M. Douglass, a daughter of John L. Douglass, of Sublette, who was born in Genesee county, New York, in 1837. She died April 10, 1865, leaving one child, Minnie D., who was born November 4, 1864. He was again married September 20, 1868, to Miss Jane Adams, a native of Worcester, Massachusetts, but then residing in Sublette. They have three children: Daisy A., born September 30, 1871; Imo, February 23, 1873, and Maud, May 4, 1877. Mr. Berkley is a supporter of the republican party, and his repeated elections to a responsible position attest the esteem and confidence in which he is held by his fellow-citizens."
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Minnie M Douglass Berkley (1837 - 1865)*
 
 Children:
  Minnie D Berkley Judd (1864 - 1950)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Lee County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Kathleen Clemence
Originally Created by: Debra Richards Troxell
Record added: Jul 08, 2010
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George M Berkley
Added by: Debra Richards Troxell
 
George M Berkley
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George M Berkley
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