- Birth Date
- 3 February 1838
- Death Date
- 10 August 1884
William Shanks Berry
The Berry family traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the Samuel Gully/Orson Spencer Company in 1849. The family included widowed Armelia Shanks Berry and John's siblings: Cynthia Lovinia Berry, Thirza Melvina Berry, William Shanks Berry, Robert Madison Berry, and Joseph Smith Berry. Her daughter Louisa Jane Berry Allen came in the same company with her husband Daniel Allen.
William was killed at Cane Creek, Lewis County, Tennessee while serving a mission for the Church and was buried in Kanarraville, Utah.
- Age at Departure: 11
- 1850 Utah Census.
- Early Missionary Database
- Find a Grave (Website)
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint, Supplement after 31 December 1849, 1.
- "The Late Elder W. S. Berry," Deseret News, 27 Aug. 1884, 3.
- "The Martyred Elder, W. S. Berry," Deseret News [Weekly], 27 Aug. 1884, 504.