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FIRST GENERATION




Everybody has a brick wall and John is ours.

John Nelson Berry was born about 1800 in VA.

John Nelson Berry married first Eliza Schaffar (daughter of Jacob Schaffar and Susan ?) on 25 Jul 1824 in Jefferson Co., KY. They were married by James Vance and the witness was Patrick Henry Pope. According to the marriage record Eliza's father Jacob was deceased at the time of the marriage. John Nelson Berry and Eliza Schaffar had at least 3 children before she died. The family is listed in the 1830 Jefferson County Census. In the 1840 Jefferson County Census John is listed with Elizabeth and one of the children from his first marriage to Eliza. The son is now 10 to 15 years old. John Nelson Berry and Eliza Schaffar had the following children

child Unknown Male Berry listed as under 5 in 1830 census.

child Unknown Male Berry listed as under 5 in 1830 census.

child Unknown Female Berry listed as under 5 in 1830 census.

John Nelson Berry married second Elizabeth Ray (daughter of Aaron A. Ray / Reaugh and Margaret Gobin ) on 16 Aug 1832 in Clark County, IN.. Elizabeth Ray was born about 1805 in Kentucky. John Berry and Elizabeth Ray had the following children:

child Malinda Margaret

child John Valentine

child Paulina

child James Berry was born about 1843.

child Louisa Berry was born about 1846 in Kentucky.

child Thomas J.

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