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BRANCH COUNTY

1833 QUINCY

The father, Samuel Berry, came out in the spring, went to Illinois, returned in the summer and purchased Sec. 21, N. E. corner, and selected the spot and built the house which Mr. Morey now owns and occupies, on Chicago street, at the west end of our village. Enos G., better known as Dr., Berry came the same spring. Joseph moved the family out in the fall, arriving the 1st of October, and found their home, a frame house 16 feet square, enclosed, but not lathed and plastered. Two days later, as the day was drawing to a close, a whistle was heard down Chicago Road, not of a locomotive, not of a manufacturing establishment, but of a lad of fifteen years driving home the cows. I need not tell Quincy people that it was young Ezra Berry. He started two days before the family, and drove the cows all the way from Chautauqua, N. Y., alone, accomplishing the feat in 18 days, at an expense of $7. 50, arriving here two days after the family.
Early in the spring of '35 two young men came from the East, seeking lands and their fortunes. One of them, Walter Loomis, bought 80 acres now owned by the Gregorys, and put up a frame house on the north side of the road, just east of Mr. Gregory's house. The other, Daniel Bagley, bought an acre of ground from Mr. Cornish, now the Van Camp property, and put up a frame house on the north side of the road and a blacksmith shop on the south side. His house is a part of Van Camp's old house which was moved away this summer. This is the oldest building in Quincy. These two young men boarded with Mr. Corbus and fell in love with the landlord's two daughters; and the daughters fell in love with them. The result was a double wedding in the fall of 1835.

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