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Notes for Enoch Chapman BERRY


One descendant said Enoch and Nancy had only the first 4 children listed.

He was a farmer.

Residences & events:

White Co, IL, where he was born

1820s Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL. As a youngster, he moved with his mother and step-father's family.

1822 His Berry grandfather gave him $10 in his will.

1850 Sangamon Co, IL. Listed as E.C. in the census, the Berry family was scattered about the county but none were near him.

Bef 1854 Moultrie Co, IL. The exact date of his move is unknown or perhaps county lines shifted, leaving him in the new county.

1854-1856 He served as Sheriff of Moultrie Co.

1856 E Nelson Twp, Moultrie Co, IL. He was listed among the land owners of the cemetery on the Otto farm, which has since become farmland. Apparently he intended to be buried there.

1860 Sullivan, Moultrie Co, IL. At census time he was the only Berry in the county. He was listed as a farmer with property = $1440/800, 7 children and the second wife. Living 8 doors down was nephew, Ephraim Purvis.

1870 Chalk Level Twp, St Clair Co, MO. Having moved west, the census taker found Enoch at age 51, farming with property worth $1700/716. Nancy J was 42 and the children living there were William, 24, John, 19, Mary, 17, Sary, 15, Eliza, 13, Enoch H, 11, Ruth, 9, and Landon E, 6.

St Claire Co, MO, where he served as Justice of the Peace and later died.

He was born a few months after his father died.
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