Saturday, December 06, 2014

Surname Saturday : Berry

The BERRY surname is in my maternal line.  The origins of the surname are likely Scots-Irish and needs much more research.

Stories and history : 

Ahnentafel #391 : Mary Berry (1748-1828).  Mary was born 1748 in Virginia.  She married Samuel Nesbit (1754-1814), probably in Augusta County, Virginia.  Samuel was born 1754 in either Scotland or Virginia.  They raised 11 children and lived in Bourbon and Harrison County, Kentucky.  Samuel died before July 1814 in Harrison County, Kentucky.  Mary died October 28, 1828 in Livonia, Washington County, Indiana.

Ahnentafel # 782 : John Berry (c1700-1771).  John was born circa 1700 in Scotland.  He died in 1771 in Augusta County, Virginia.

Surname Saturday – create a post in which you discuss a surname and mention its origins, its geographical location(s) and how it fits into your genealogy research. Surname Saturday is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.

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