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Sylvester Berry
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Birth: May 16, 1825
Death: Aug. 31, 1896

Article below accompanied photo on right

CARTHAGE EVENING PRESS
FEBRUARY 4, 1892

OUT-GOING SUPERINTENDENT OF THE JASPER COUNTY POOR FARM

The subject of this sketch was born May 16, 1825 at Middletown, Butler county, Ohio. His parents were Virginians by birth. At an early age his father moved to Logansport, Indiana where young Berry received a sound, substantial, common school education, and where he was living when on the 8th day of June 1846, he enlisted in Co. G. 1st Ind. Vol. for the Mexican War, and remained in active service in Mexico for one year, when he returned, and soon afterwards married Lavinia L. Hawes, a cousin of the late vice president Thomas A. Hendricks.
He lived in Indiana with the exception of about six months, until the beginning of the Civil War, when he again entered the U. S. service as Lieut. 5th Ind. Cav. and served in the army of the Cumberland. In 1864 he was on duty as provost marshal in Indiana, with the rank of lieutenant, and at the closing calls for more men was made Captain of Co. D. 154 Inf., the latter service being in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. In 1870 he moved to Ozark, Arkansas where he lived one year. He moved to Missouri in 1873. In 1877 he located in Carthage, and has continued to live here.
In 1884 he was appointed superintendent of the county poor farm, which position he has creditably held for the past eight years. His administration of this office has been eminently successful. The reports show that the inmates are contented, orderly, well fed and clothed, and at less expense per capita than any other previous superintendent.

Sylvester Berry's brother Capt C E Berry is also a Civil War veteran and is buried in Santa Ana, California

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Lavinia L. Hawes Berry (1826 - 1908)
 
 Children:
  Charlotte Berry Wittich (1853 - 1932)*
  Ida Berry Jeffries (1855 - 1909)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Park Cemetery
Carthage
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Traditional Bl 12 Lot 16 Sp 10
 
Created by: NJBrewer
Record added: May 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52381934
Sylvester Berry
Added by: NJBrewer
 
Sylvester Berry
Added by: NJBrewer
 
Sylvester Berry
Added by: NJBrewer
 
 
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"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us." Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
- NJBrewer
 Added: Nov. 21, 2011
 
 
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