William Berry (Sergeant)

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William Berry (March 6, 1753 – August 29, 1824) was a Maine-born soldier during the American Revolution.

Early years[edit]

Born in Falmouth, Maine, a grandson of Captain George Berry, he was one of the earliest settlers of Buckfield, Maine having settled there thirteen years before the incorporation of the town.

Marriage[edit]

He married Joanna Doane in 1774. They had 11 children, five sons (Levi, William, George, Obadiah and Zerri) and six daughters (Mary, Dorcas, Joanna, Elizabeth, Sally and Remember).

American Revolutionary War record[edit]

Corporal in Captain Benjamine Hooper's Company marched 1/25/1776 rolls made up to 5/30/1776 at Falmouth.

Private. Capt. William Crocher's Company. Col. Mitchell's Regiment. roll muster made up from 8/31/1776, discharged 11/23/1776,

Return of Capt. Samuel Knights Company in Falmouth pay due 11/1776- William Berry enlisted 7/8/1776.

Private . Capt. John Brachett marched in response to alarm of 4/19/1775 to headquarters. Service 5 days.

Post war[edit]

William Berry was a prime mover in establishing the first Baptist church in Buckfield, Maine and became a deacon.

References[edit]

  • Maine Historical & Gen. Records. Re. vol. 3, p. 210.
  • War service: Mass. soldiers & sailors of the Revolutionary War, vol 1, p. 998.
  • Buckfield Oxford County, Maine: From the Earliest Explorations to the close of the year 1900, Alfred Cole, Buckfield, 1915