Harrison Berry Iowa

Harrison Berry, Son Of Lewis And Elizabeth Haywood Berry


  1. Generation Robert and Mary Williamson:Princess Anne County. Virginia.
  2. Generation  Robert and Elizabeth Cate Berry: Orange County, North Carolina.
  3. Generation  Joshua and Nancy Ellison Berry: Orange County, North Carolina.
  4. Generation  Joshua Berry Jr.and Anna Thorpe Berry Ohio
  5. Generation  Lewis and Elizabeth Haywood Berry Indiana and Kansas

Harrison Berry was born 31 May 1854 in Benton County, Iowa to Lewis and Eliza (Hayward) Berry. He was named after his uncle Harrison Berry, the son of Joshua and Anna (Thorpe) Berry – the brother of his father Lewis. He was the second child born to Lewis and Eliza, who were united in marriage on 18 March 1851 in Boone County, Indiana. Lewis and Eliza, along with Lewis’s parents [Joshua and Anna (Thorpe) Berry] and Eliza’s father [Abijah Hayward] had moved from Indiana to Iowa prior to the birth of Harrison. They all engaged in farming in the Benton and Linn County, Iowa area.
On 9 August 1873 Harrison married Henrietta Havens in Linn County, Iowa. Henrietta was the daughter of Ransom and Olive (Usher) Havens. Harrison and Henrietta made their home in Benton County, Iowa and had three children:

  • Fred M.Berry Was born on 28 February 1874
  • RosaBelle Berry born November 1876
  • Eliza O. Berry April 1878

Tragedy struck the family on 14 May 1878. According to the newspaper article in the Vinton Eagle: “Her husband was cutting a large tree down close to where they lived, when Henrietta attempted to go near where he was to tell him that she was going to a neighbors, having her babe in her arms and a little girl running along with her, when the tree fell, crushing her almost into a jelly, while remarkable as it may seem, the baby still lives, though probably fatally injured. The little girl too, narrowly escaped.” RosaBelle did survive, but Henrietta died instantly and baby Eliza died within three days.

Harrison and his surviving children, Fred and RosaBelle, along with Henrietta’s parents moved west to Carroll County, Iowa sometime prior to 1880. Harrison left for Sedgwick County, Kansas to join his parents and many of his siblings who had moved to Kansas sometime between 1876 and 1880. Fred and RosaBelle were raised by their maternal grandparents, Ransom and Olive (Usher) Havens, and their uncle, Charles Havens in Iowa.

28 December 1881 Harrison married Sarah A.B. Hammon in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas. Sarah was the daughter of Nic and Mary Hammon(d). Harrison worked for the railroad as a watchman and freight checker and remained in the Wichita area until at least 1889. It is unknown if Harrison and Sarah had any children or what became of Sarah. By 1899 Harrison was living in Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado and was a teamster for Pueblo Transfer & Storage Company.

In February 1900 Harrison married Eveline C. Searls in Pueblo County, Colorado. Eveline was the daughter of Oliver and Lucinda Searls. 29 January 1934 Harrison died in Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado of arteriosclerosis. He is buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Harrison Berry was born in Benton County Iowa

JULY 1, 2008

Census Information

1854 In household of Lewis Berry – Polk Township, Benton County, Iowa [Iowa State Census]
1856 In household of Lewis Berry – Benton County, Iowa [Iowa State Census]
1860 In household of Lewis Berry – Benton County, Iowa [1860 US Census]

1870 In household of Lewis Berry – Benton County, Iowa [1870 US Census]

  • Harrison Berry 1880 Glidden Township, Carroll County, Iowa [1880 US Census]
    on June 17th. His son Freddie and daughter Rosa were listed but no wife.
  • Harrison Berry Listed in Pueblo, Peublo County Colorada [1900 US Census] on June 4th.
  • Harrison Berry Listed in Pueblo Colorado precinct 1 [1910 US Census] on May 18th.
  • Harrison Berry Listed in Pueblo City Pueblo Colorado [1920 US Census] on January 8th.
  • Harrison Berry Listed in Pueblo City Pueblo Colorado [1930 US Census] on January 8th.