Month: August 2013

My ancestors: Richard Berryman

Richard Berryman is my great, great grandfather. He is the father of Bevan Berryman and the grandfather of Richard E. Berryman. He was born February, 1835 in Ashwick, Somerset, England and died September 23, 1905.

What I know:

  • He was married twice — Hannah Holmes was his first wife and they had three children.
  • After the birth of his third child, Richard emigrated to the United States in 1872.
  • In 1890, he married Lizzie A. Pucket and they had one child – Bevan Berryman
  • He lived in the Chicago area his entire time in the United States
  • He worked as a shoemaker both in England and in the United States

My ancestors: Elizabeth Hopper

Elizabeth Hopper is my great, great grandmother. She was born in 1851 in Milton Next Gravesend, England and died August 27, 1911 in Dartford, Kent, England. She’s one of only two great, great grandparents who never lived in the United States.

What I know:

  • She married John Alfred Weatherley in 1874 and they had 10 children
  • She lived near Dartford, Kent most of her life

My ancestors: John Alfred Weatherley

John Alfred Weatherley is my great, great grandfather. He was married to Elizabeth Hopper and they had 10 children. He was born in 1851 in Dartford, England and died on October 16, 1915 in Dartford, Kent, England. I only have two great, great grandparents who never lived in the US — John and his wife Elizabeth.

What I know:

  • John Alfred always lived in Dartford, Kent, England
  • He worked as a gardener

My ancestors: Rebecca J Faulkner

Of my all great, great grandparents, Rebecca J is the one that know the least about. I know that Rebecca was born in Tennessee sometime around 1848. By 1880, she was married to Jefferson Faulkner and they had 5 children.

Other than that, I have very little information. She doesn’t show up on the 1870 census with Jefferson, and by the 1900 census Jefferson is a widow.


My ancestors: Jefferson Faulkner

Jefferson Faulkner is my great, great grandfather. He was born in 1837 in Tennessee and he died in 1903 in Muldrow, Oklahoma. He was married to Rebecca and they had 5 children.

What I know:

  • Jefferson was born in Tennessee.
  • Jefferson lived in Kentucky for most of his life. He lived in Indian Territory for awhile and lived in Oklahoma shortly before his death.

What I don’t know:

  • I know from census records and other documents that Jefferson was born in 1837 in Tennessee, but I don’t have any additional details other than that.
  • I know that he lived in Kentucky during the Civil War, but haven’t been able to find any specific records about his service. There is a very famous Jefferson Faulkner that was in the Civil War during that time that makes searching for a less-famous Jefferson Faulkner a bit difficult.
  • I’m trying to find where he’s buried.