Berry, Samuel

Born: 1780 Virginia

Died: 1855-02-10 Menard County, Illinois

As early as 1826, Berry had moved from Tennessee to settle in a part of Sangamon County, Illinois that would later become Menard County. In 1830, he and his wife were founding members of the Old Concord Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In addition to farming, Berry served as a justice of the peace and was also a member of the Sangamon County Commissioners' Court in 1834 and 1835.

Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Menard County, 68:23, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; History of Sangamon County, Illinois (Chicago: Inter-State, 1881), 50; The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1879), 289, 380, 381; Gravestone, Old Concord Cemetery, Petersburg, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Menard County, IL, 311.