Emeline L. Campbell

b. 9 February 1868, d. circa 27 January 1908

Emeline Campbell Berry, c1867-1908
  • Emeline L. Campbell was born on 9 February 1868 in Clear Creek, Harris County, Texas.
  • John Wesley Campbell and Sarah Louise Davis appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Clear Creek, Harris County, Texas. Other members of the household included Emeline L. Campbell, Ann Williamson Clark and John Clark Campbell.
  • Lucie Campbell Lee wrote: "[T]hat big brother of mine . . . aroused my sympathy for the young cousins, Emmie and Clarke, who had been left motherless." . . . "It was the
    'laying to rest' of my frail Aunt Louise, whom I had never known over-well." . . . I do remember a visit I made with my mother to Uncle John's home, across the creek. It meant a ride to the 'Davis Landing' first where Uncle John met us. . . But heavier still was the heart of lily-pale Aunt Louise, whom we found silently sitting by the empty cradle, with its dainty prettiness all unused. Doubtless the cause of this infrequent visit was the very recent loss of another baby. . . . After Aunt Louise's death the usual regime at 'Rest Haven' saw changes, for Uncle John had the 'company room' with its pale lavender and pink."
  • Cousins Emeline and Sarah Campbell were photographed in identical dresses about 1877, likely while they were living with their uncle and aunt, Douglas and Ella Wood Campbell.
  • Douglas McQueen Campbell and Ella Abercrombie Wood appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Montgomery County, Texas. Other members of the household included Emeline L. Campbell, Ann Williamson Clark, Sarah Patterson Campbell, John William Campbell and Evelina Alexander Barnes. Emma was the daughter of Douglas' widowed brother John W., and Sarah and John W. were the children of their deceased brother Marcus.
  • Some Campbell cousin "girls" posed for a photograph about 1892.
  • She married James Micajah Berry, son of William Wallace Berry and Mary Annis Davis, on 23 November 1892 in Galveston County, Texas.
  • James Micajah Berry and Emeline L. Campbell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Bedford, Virginia, at Bedford Avenue. Other members of the household included Abbie Howe Berry, James Micajah Berry, Thomas D. Berry, Eloise Douglas Berry, Mary Annis Berry and John Clarke Berry.
  • Emeline L. Campbell died circa 27 January 1908.
  • Her husband James Micajah Berry became a widower at her death.
  • She was buried at Longwood Cemetery in Bedford, Virginia.
  • The following appeared on 30 January 1908 in The Times-Dispatch: (Bedford City, Jan. 29) The funeral services of Mrs. Em. Campbell Berry took place this morning from the home of her husband, Mr. James M. Berry, on Bedford Avenue, conducted by Rev. Dallas Tucker, rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, of which she was a devoted and valued member, being also a most efficient and useful member of the Woman's Auxiliary Missionary Society and Guild of the church. There was a large assemblage of relatives and friends to testify to their love and admiration.
         Mrs. Berry was a native of Galveston, Tex., whence about fifteen years ago she came as the bride of Mr. James M. Berry, and by her attractive person, rare intelligence, culture and loveliness of character soon won her way to the hearts of all those with whom she came in contact. She is survived by her husband and six children, who are Ellaoise, Mary, Clark, Edmonia, Nellie and Georgia, the two last twin infants, only ten weeks old. Scarce less devoted to her are the children of Mr. Berry's first marriage, who are Mrs. George Miles, Jr., James and Tom Berry.
  • The following appeared on 27 July 1908 in The Times-Dispatch: (Bedford City, July 26) Georgie, the infant daughter of Mr. J. M. Berry, aged about eight months, died this morning at the home of her father in Bedford Avenue, after an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Berry died last February leaving twin daughters, of whom the little one who died this morning is one.
  • Research Note: A source of information for the Williams &c families is Families of Dickerman Ancestry: Descendants of Thomas Dickerman, an Early Settler of Dorchester, Massachusetts (1897). Note, though, that comparison to available documentation reveals a number of errors.
  • Last Edited: 18 Sep 2015

Family: James Micajah Berry b. March 1862, d. 12 May 1909