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William Shanks Berry

The Berry family traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the Samuel Gully/Orson Spencer Company in 1849.  The family included widowed Armelia Shanks Berry and her children: John Williams Berry, Louisa Jane Berry Allen (wife of Daniel Allen), Cynthia Lovinia Berry, Thirza Melvina Berry, William Shanks Berry, Robert Madison Berry, and Joseph Smith Berry.

William was killed at Cane Creek, Lewis County, Tennessee while serving a mission for the Church and was buried in Kanarraville, Utah.

Companies

Samuel Gully/Orson Spencer Company (1849)Approximate age at departure: 11

Sources

  • "The Late Elder W. S. Berry,"  Deseret News, 27 Aug. 1884, 3.

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  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • "The Martyred Elder, W. S. Berry," Deseret News [Weekly], 27 Aug. 1884, 504.

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  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • 1850 Utah Census

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  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
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  • Family Tree

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  • Find A Grave 

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  • Internet Web Site
  • Journal History, Supp. after 31 Dec. 1849, p. 1