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Joseph Parish Berrington

Joseph Parish Berrington[1]

Male 1828 - 1916  (87 years)

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  • Name Joseph Parish Berrington 
    Born 11 May 1828  Cardington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Jan 1916  Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Joseph Parish Berrington death certificate
    Joseph Parish Berrington death certificate
    Buried 15 Jan 1916  Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Joseph Berrington burial permit
    Joseph Berrington burial permit
    Person ID I161  Mouchet-Roberts genealogy
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2017 

    Father John Berrington,   b. Abt 1801,   d. Yes, date unknown  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Mother Ann Nancy Parish,   b. 11 May 1806, Cotton End, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1909, Cardington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 102 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1822  Cardington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F3126  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret Dalzell,   b. 4 Mar 1837, Crossmichael, Kirkcudbright, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1888, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 2 Mar 1864  [5
    • Joseph is her second Husband. She was a widow and had one son by a previous marriage.
    Berrington-Dalzel marriage certificate
    Berrington-Dalzel marriage certificate
    Children 
     1. Hattie Berrington,   b. 8 Jul 1865, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1948, Fillmore, Ventura, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Samuel Berrington,   b. 28 Jun 1868, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1931, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     3. John Berrington,   b. 4 Sep 1870, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1933, Warrensville, Cuyahoga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     4. Jessie Berrington,   b. 13 Mar 1873, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1930, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     5. Ella Berrington,   b. 20 Jul 1876, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1948, Ventura, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F3107  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Ann Thompson,   c. 17 May 1833,   d. 1862  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Married 10 Mar 1858  Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Berrington-Thompson marriage certificate
    Berrington-Thompson marriage certificate
    Children 
     1. Charles Albert Berrington,   b. 14 Dec 1858, Middleburg, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1929, Lakewood, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. William Henry Berrington,   b. Abt 1860,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F7854  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Hattie and her father
    Hattie and her father
    cropped_headshots/Joseph P Berrington.jpg
    cropped_headshots/Joseph P Berrington.jpg

  • Notes 
    • Joseph came to the states in November of 1851 with his sister Mary and Mary's two children. They joined Mary's husband, John Thompson. Joseph married John's sister Mary Thompson on March 10, 1858. They had one child: Charles. Mary died in 1862. On March 02, 1864 Joseph married Margaret Dalzell, who was a widow with one child name William. The 1880 census shows them living at 111 Birch St. (now West 50th St., between Franklin and Bridge) with Margaret and 5 more children: Hattie, Samuel, John, Jessie, and Ella. Joseph remained close to John and Mary Thompson and in 1880 helped them build a log home in Middelburg Heights, Ohio. The 1910 census shows him living with his daughter Ella and her husband George Austin. He died in 1916 in Middleburg.

      Note: Below date of birth shows as May 11, 1828, but his death certificate says May 11, 1827.
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      I found the following in Luceal McGregor Lewis' files:

      Luceal's notes:
      I do not know who G.H. is. This paper was with the ones that Frank Berrington had written. Sounds as though there were two children in Joseph Parrish Berrington’s marriage to Mary Thompson. I wonder if she died of childbirth. They were married 4 years according to the paper written by Frank and he married again very shortly.

      The paper:
      "Joseph P. Berrington" was born May 11, 1828 at Bedfordshire, England - and passed away January 12, 1916 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ella Austin.
      Mr. Berrington came to this country while a very young man and made his home with a sister who resided at Middleburg, Ohio, and while there he assisted them in the clearing of their land.
      In the year 1858, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Thompson, who died four years later. Two children were born to them, one of whom survives, Charles Berrington, of Cleveland, Ohio.
      After four years, Mr. Berrington again married to Miss Margaret Dozell of Cleveland, and resided for twenty some years at West 50th Street, Cleveland. Five children were born of this marriage, all of whom are living.
      Mrs. Hattie McGregor of Fillmore, California.
      Mr. Samuel Berrington of Cleveland, Ohio.
      Mr. John Berrington of Cleveland, Ohio.
      Mrs. Jessie Kinghorn of Cleveland Ohio, and
      Mrs. Ella Austin at whose home the father resided for the last fifteen years, and it was from there he passed into the "Great Beyond."
      Sixteen grand-children and four great grand children survive this much beloved grand-father.
      He was an example of patience to all those who watched him in his last days - when he sat in the open, watching the birds, and gathering all the happiness he could from nature and his surroundings.
      His appreciation of little courtesies were very great, and although he did not hear all that was spoken to him, his face beamed with joy when there was an expression he could catch and respond to.
      He was to be about with activity until four days before he peacefully slept away.
      At all times since he has made his home with this daughter was he given most tender love and watchful care by her and the kind husband and daughter, who spared nothing to give him all the comforts they were able to bestow upon him, sharing all that they possessed with him; and with all this, there was that kind of affection that helps lighten the load when the years grew large in number.
      While these changes seem hard to meet, may we be able to see beyond it that God's Love still protects and cares for those passed from us, - "as he did before," and will guide us into paths of peace that passeth all understanding.

      G.H.

  • Sources 
    1. [S12267] Book - A Family History, Thompson and Berrington, 51.

    2. [S12157] State of Ohio Vital Records, death certificate; 1749; Joseph Parish Berrington.

    3. [S12332] Ohio Deaths, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X8F2-ZYV; 10 December 2004; Joseph Parish Berrington; 12 January 1916.

    4. [S12185] Biggleswade Chronical and North Bedfordshire Gazette, 5 February 1909; Death of Mrs. Ann Berrington, Centenarian; Married 24 Dec 1822.

    5. [S12158] Cuyahoga County probate records at FHL, marriage certificate; film #0872470; Joseph Berrington and Margaret Dalzell.

    6. [S12158] Cuyahoga County probate records at FHL, marriage certificate; film #0872468; Joseph Berrington and Mary Ann Thompson.