Jefferson L. Berry, late of Knottsville Precinct, was born in Madison County, Va., Oct. 1, 1824, and came to Kentucky with his father, Jesse Berry, when two years of age, and a few years later to Daviess County. He was reared on a farm and educated in the early subscription schools. He was married Dec. 24, 1867, to Artie May, daughter of James M. May, of this precinct. Four children were born to them – May, James, Estill and Jefferson. Mr. Berry owns 200 acres of good land five miles southeast of Knottsville, and was engaged in farming and stock-raising. He was a member of the Baptist church and belonged to the Masonic fraternity. He died April 18, 1878. At one time Mr. Berry’s postoffice address was Hancock County, his children attended school in Ohio County, and he resided in Daviess County.
Source: History of Daviess County, Kentucky. Chicago: Interstate Publishing Co., 1883. Print.