John Gibbs Berry and Sarah Ann Simco



Sarah Ann (Sally) Simco was the third daughter of 11 children of Reuben Brooks Simco and Sarah Cowherd Hill. Reuben B. Simco was my 2nd great granduncle, and Sarah C. Hill was my 1st cousin 5 times removed. The Simco name has been spelled both as Simco and Simcoe over the years.

Sarah Ann Simco was born October 19, 1839 in Callaway Co., Missouri. On May 7, 1861, she married John Gibbs Berry. He was born November 23, 1836 in Callaway Co., Missouri, one of eight children of Gibbs Head Berry and Harriett Jane Harrison, both born in Virginia. He was my 2nd cousin 4 times removed. His great grandparents, Francis Gibbs and Nancy Ann Head were my 5th great grandparents.

John Gibbs Berry and Sarah Simco Ann Simco had 14 children:
  1. Francis M. Berry (Frank) b: Feb. 25, 1863 Callaway Co. Missouri, d: Feb. 11, 1937, Callaway Co., Missouri, buried Ebenezer Baptist Church cemetery, Callaway Co., Missouri. He died from an accidental gunshot.
    • Married, Mar. 20, 1895 in Callaway Co., Missouri, Stella Mary Wright b: 1871, Callaway Co. Missouri, d: 1968, buried Ebenezer Baptist Church cemetery, Callaway Co., Missouri. She was a daughter of Thomas Jefferson Wright and Carrie T. Lovelace.
      • Children:
      • Wright Berry b: July 21, 1896 d: Feb 23, 1921, buried Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Callaway Co. Missouri. Married Mary Bates abt. 1919. She was a daughter of Coy Bates. They had one son, born about 1920, name unknown.
  2. Ida V. Berry b: Apr 1864 Callaway Co. Missouri, d: Jun. 1944, Callaway Co., Missouri, buried in Hillcrest cemetery, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri.
    • Married Dec 17, 1887 in Callaway Co., Missouri, James Allen Dawson b: May 1, 1854 Callaway Co. Missouri, d: Feb 1, 1925 Callaway Co. Missouri, buried in Hillcrest cemetery, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri. James Dawson was a son of Mary Ann Herring and Robert H. Dawson. He was a grandson of John B. Herring and Mariah Hill. James Allen Dawson was my 1st cousin 3 times removed.
      • Children:
      • Evelyn Hope Dawson b: Oct. 21, 1888, Callaway Co., Missouri, d: July 19, 1970, buried in Hillcrest cemetery, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri.
        • 1st married Jan. 22, 1911, Callaway Co., Missouri, Henry Ray Bartley. He was a son of Henry Clay Bartley and Eliza Jane Smart.
        • 2nd married Feb. 26, 1916, Callaway Co., Missouri, Otis Boyd Gooldy b: Jan. 9, 1892, Callaway Co., Missouri, d: Aug. 2, 1967, buried in Hillcrest cemetery, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri. He was a son of Charles Robert Gooldy and Josephine E. Winn, and was my 4th cousin twice removed.
      • Robert H. Dawson b: June 1890, Callaway Co., Missouri, d: after July 1970.
        • Married Nella unknown, b: abt. 1906, Illinois. This family later lived in Memphis, Tennessee.
      • Barry A. Dawson b: Feb. 23, 1892, Callaway Co., Missouri, d: Aug. 26, 1978, Marin Co., California.
        • Married June 1919, Elizabeth Holmes. Lived in Santa Rosa, California.
      • Frank Everett Dawson b: Dec. 23, 1893, Callaway Co., Missouri, d: Jun. 9, 1949, Callaway Co., Missouri, buried in Hillcrest cemetery, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri.
        • Married Merle James unknown.
      • Virginia H. Dawson b: July 1899
        • Married Oct. 13, 1919, F.M. Bush Herndon.
      • William M. Dawson b: 1903, Callaway Co., Missouri. School teacher. Later lived in Independence, Missouri
  3. Annie Berry b: Sept. 28, 1865 Callaway Co. Missouri, d: Jan. 7, 1947, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri, buried Hillcrest cemetery, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri
    • Married, March 25, 1884, Callaway Co., Missouri, Elijah E. Palmer, b: Aug. 8, 1860, Missouri, d: Nov. 18, 1912, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri, buried Ebenezer Baptist Church cemetery, Callaway Co., Missouri. He was a son of William Palmer and Mary Boles.
  4. Beatrice Berry b: Dec. 4, 1866 Callaway Co. Missouri, d: Jan. 27, 1928, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri, buried in Hillcrest cemetery, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri.
    • Married, June 8, 1892, Callaway Co., Missouri, Alfred Guy, b: Sept. 21, 1863, Callaway Co., Missouri, d: July 26, 1940, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri, buried in Hillcrest cemetery, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri. He was a son of Charles Guy and Mary Jane Thatcher.
  5. Dr. Albert E. Berry b: June, 1868 Callaway Co. Missouri, d: possibly in Florida.
    • Married Louise Shell, b: Oct 25, 1877 d: Nov 18, 1908, buried Ebenezer Baptist Church cemetery, Callaway Co., Missouri.
      • Children:
      • At least one son, unknown name.
  6. Julia Alice Berry b: Mar. 11, 1870 Callaway Co. Missouri, d: Mar. 15, 1952, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri, buried Old Auxvasse church cemetery, Callaway Co., Missouri.
    • Married, Abt. 1892, John Payne Harrison, b: Oct. 13, 1869, Callaway Co., Missouri, d: Jul. 16, 1953, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri, buried Old Auxvasse church cemetery, Callaway Co., Missouri. He was a son of Jilson Harrison and Frances Bernard.
      • Children:
      • Walter Bernard Harrison, b: abt. 1894, Callaway Co., Missouri, d: Mar. 12, 1979, buried Old Auxvasse church cemetery, Callaway Co., Missouri.
        • Married, May 22, 1930, Nelle C. Cowen, b: Feb. 19, 1899, Williamsburg, Callaway Co., Missouri, d: Feb. 17, 1983, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri, buried Old Auxvasse church cemetery, Callaway Co., Missouri. She was a daughter of Charles H. Cowan and Olive Rood.
  7. Frances "Fannie" W. Berry b: abt 1873 Callaway Co. Missouri, d: after 1938.
    • 1st married, Mar. 29, 1893, Callaway Co., Missouri, John T. Cole.
      • Children:
      • Cecil B. Cole, b: abt. 1896, Callaway Co., Missouri
      • Hanford Cole, b: abt. 1901, Callaway Co., Missouri
    • 2nd married, between 1910 and 1920, John J. Tebbs, b: Aug. 31, 1858, Lafayette Co., Missouri, d: Sept. 9, 1938, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri, buried Hillcrest cemetery, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri. He was a son of Walker Tebbs.
  8. Waller Berry b: Mar 10, 1873, Callaway Co. Missouri d: Apr 19, 1890 Callaway Co. Missouri, buried Ebenezer Baptist Church cemetery, Callaway Co., Missouri.
  9. Susan Berry b: abt 1876 Callaway Co. Missouri
  10. Harriet Belle Berry b: Apr. 2, 1876, Callaway Co. Missouri, d: Jun. 8, 1950, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri, buried Hillcrest cemetery, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri.
    • Married Sept 18, 1901, Otho B. Suggett b: Dec. 4, 1870 d: Jul. 16, 1950, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri, buried Hillcrest cemetery, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri. Otho was the son of Jane Francis Herring and Benjamin Suggett, and a grandson of George Washington Herring Sr. and Lucy Simco. He was my 1st cousin twice removed.
  11. Jeter Marvin Berry b: Nov. 2, 1878 Callaway Co. Missouri d: May 22, 1928 Callaway Co. Missouri, buried Ebenezer Baptist Church cemetery, Callaway Co., Missouri. Never married.
  12. Sarah Altha Berry b: May 4, 1879 Callaway Co. Missouri d: May 20, 1879 Callaway Co. Missouri.
  13. Bertha Berry, b: Aug. 1881, Callaway Co., Missouri.
    • Married, Mar. 21, 1906, Callaway Co., Missouri, William E. Nicolson, b: abt. 1883, Missouri.
      • Children:
      • Julia Nicolson, b: abt. 1916, Callaway Co., Missouri
      • Joe E. Nicolson, b: abt. 1920, Callaway Co., Missouri
  14. P. Ray Berry, b: 1883, Callaway Co., Missouri, d: 1969, buried Ebenezer Baptist Church cemetery, Callaway Co., Missouri.
    • Married, Blanche Walden, b: Feb. 18, 1888, Missouri, d: Dec. 25, 1921, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri, buried Ebenezer Baptist Church cemetery, Callaway Co., Missouri.

Sarah Ann (Sally) Simco Berry died May 16, 1912 in Fulton Township, Callaway Co., Missouri. John Gibbs Berry died August 23, 1915 in Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri. They are both buried at Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Callaway Co., Missouri.


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