John Berrien

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John Berrien I (1711-1772) portrait

Judge John Berrien [1] (1711–1772) was a New Jersey supreme court justice, Princeton University trustee


Peter Berrien and Elizabeth Woodhull Edsall. He married Margaret Eaton and had as their child, Major John Berrien (1759-1815).

It was from the Berrien Mansion near Princeton, New Jersey that General George Washington wrote his final address to the army in 1783. John Berrien a Freemason was a member of Solomon's Lodge No. 1, F. & A. M. at Savannah, Georgia. Solomon's Lodge No. 1, F. & A. M. was founded by the renowned freemason James Edward Oglethorpe on February 21, 1734. Solomon's Lodge at Savannah is the "Oldest Continuously Operating English Constituted Lodge of Freemasons in the Western Hemisphere".