Biography of William Berkley (1849- )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) page 506.

William BERKLEY was born in Benton County, Mo., in 1849, and is the youngest of five children born to the marriage of Samuel BERKLEY and Martha POWERS, who were born, reared and married in Pike County, Mo. They afterward moved to Benton County, and there the mother died about 1859.  The father was a farmer, and in 1850 went to California, and died soon after his arrival in that State.  After his mother's death, William BERKLEY spent about two years with his uncle, Edward POWERS, and then went to California; and after remaining there some five months, went to Salt Lake City, where he spent nearly two years.  He was in the military service there during 1864 and 1865, under Gen. CONNOR.   After the close of the war, he returned to Benton County, and in 1866 came to Lincoln County, where he married and has since lived.  He owns a fertile and well cultivated farm of 260 acres, and in his political views is a supporter of Democratic principles.  He belongs to the I.O.O.F.  His marriage to Nancy J. WORTHINGTON occurred in 1879.  She is a daughter of Francis and Catherine WORTHINGTON.  The latter's death occurred in 1856.  The father is living with his second wife and by her is the father of three children.  Mr. and Mrs. BERKLEY are the parents of five children: William Francis, Charley, Katie, Mary J. and Rhoda.

File submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by Betty Lavy Krieg, 25 Nov. 2000.  Link change or update: 13 January 2001

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