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William Gilmore Berry
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Birth: Dec. 2, 1781
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 26, 1866
Canonsburg
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA

Son of John and Elizabeth Gilmore Berry, husband of Jane McConnell.

As a young man in the early 1800's William was a carpenter.

In 1836 he purchased and and operated Peach Garden Farm and gristmill,containing 300 acres one mile south of Canonsburg. He was well known for his expertise in breeding and raising Marino sheep. He was also known
widely for his political activity, first as a Whig and later as a Republican. He helped to organize the Underground Railroad, and was a prominent abolitionist.

children;
John Berry (01 Aug 1805-Jun 1881)
Mary Berry May (22 May 1810-15 Dec 1893)
Elizabeth Berry McLaughlin (23 Jul 1815-)
Jane Berry Thorne (1817-21 Sep 1888)
William Berry m. Elizabeth Calohan (1819-24 Sep 1898 d.Oskaloosa Ia
Prudence Berry Carson (1821-15 Jan 1885)
Matthew Berry m. Margaret Willison (30 Jan 1823-25 Jul 1914)
Samuel Berry m. Isabel McNary postmaster of Houstonville
James Berry m Martha McConnell (22 Mar 1828-)


 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Berry (1753 - 1809)
  Elizabeth Gilmore Berry (1759 - 1824)
 
 Spouse:
  Jane McConnell Berry (1781 - 1848)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Berry May (1810 - 1893)*
  William Berry (1819 - 1892)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Gilmore Berry (1781 - 1866)
  John Berry (1783 - 1870)*
  Ann Berry McConnell (1797 - 1855)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Speer Spring Cemetery
Canonsburg
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Sharon
Record added: Jun 27, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20126312
William Gilmore Berry
Added by: Sharon
 
William Gilmore Berry
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- Sharon
 Added: Dec. 23, 2010

- Sharon
 Added: Dec. 24, 2009

- Paul McConnell
 Added: Jun. 29, 2007
 
 
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