Colonel John Berryhill, (USA)

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Colonel John Hastings Berryhill, Esq

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: March 03, 1880 (64)
Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, United States (Stroke)
Place of Burial: Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Berryhill and Eliza Berryhill

Occupation: Bank Vice President, President of the City Railway Company (Third street line)
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About Colonel John Berryhill, (USA)

The deceased was born in Philadelphia on July 21, 1815, and removed to Harrisburg with his parents when quite young. In that city he entered upon his education and graduated at Washington College, Pennsylvania. Studying law, he was admitted to the Bar of Dauphin county in 1832, and was soon in possession of a good practice. Always manifesting much interest in political affairs, Mr. Berryhill became very active in behalf of Harrison in the celebrated campaign of 1840.

On the introduction of the telegraph he took an active part in the extension of the telegraphic system into Pennsylvania and was made President of the old Atlantic & Pacific company, afterwards absorbed by the Western Union. During the war Mr. Barryhill was made Aid de Camp to Governor Curtin, and was commissioned as Colonel by that executive. While in that position he constructed the telegraphic line from Chambersburg to Haggerstown, Md., for war purposes, he having charge of all the telegraphic lines in the state.

In 1864, Col. Berryhill removed to Davenport with his family, purchasing of Hon. H. Price the Brady street residence, ever since owned and occupied by him; except during the eleven months, from August 1875, when a temporary residence was again established by the family at Harrisburg. In this city Col. Berryhill at once took position as a man of great sagacity in financial affairs. In 1864 he became connected with the organization of the Davenport National Bank, in its change from the Merchant's Branch of the State Bank, and was chosen its Vice-President; a position he held until 1875. Col. B. was also President of the City Railway Company (Third street line).

In the affairs of Trinity church he bore a conspicuous part, being Senior Warden of the parish for many years. While able to mingle actively with his fellow citizen. Col. Berryhill was always a very social gentleman, and was highly esteemed by all who were associated with him.

The deceased leaves a widow and eight children, the eldest of these being Charles J., who was admitted to the Bar a few months ago, and is one of Davenport's rising attorneys. Two brothers, residents of Iowa City -- Mr. James B. Berryhill and Mr. W. D. Berryhill -- also survive; together with one sister -- Mrs. Louisa Workman, residing at Mt. Pleasant. The funeral will probably take place tomorrow, at Trinity church, and the body be taken to Harrisburg, leaving in the evening, accompanied by Mrs. Berryhill and Mr. Charles J. Notice of the hour of the funeral will appear in the Gazette tomorrow. (Davenport Gazette 4 Mar 1880) Scott County History has birth date July 18, 1815


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July 18, 1815
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
March 3, 1880
Age 64
Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, United States
Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States