Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 7th ed., Campbell Co.
ALBERT S. BERRY was born in Campbell County in 1837, and is the second in a family of eight children born to James T. and Virginia (Wise) Berry. James T. Berry was born in 1806, a son of Washington and Alice (Taylor) Berry, the latter a daughter of Gen. James Taylor, who was a soldier in the war of 1812. Washington Berry, a native of Virginia, was the first judge of Campbell County, and was one of the trustees who laid out the city of Newport. James T. Berry was a farmer by occupation, owning a large farm farm in Campbell, where our subject was born. He died in 1864. His wife, Virginia (Wise) Berry, was born at Alexandria, Va., a daughter of Nathaniel Wise, a leading attorney at Washington, Va., where he died in 1826, his wife being a Miss McKeney. Albert S. Berry was educated at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, began the study of law, attended the Cincinnati Law School, and was admitted to the bar in due time. He then began practice in Newport. In 1851 he was superintendent of public instruction, city attorney in 1858, president of the school board, and has been mayor of Newport three times; he has served as State senator two terms, and is the present member from his district. At the outbreak of the late war he enlisted in the Confederate Army, where he served four years, and three days before the surrender of Lee at Appomattox, he was captured in the retreat from Richmond and imprisoned at Johnston's Island two months. In 1887 he was candidate for the nomination of
governor, but was defeated by reason of circumstances over which he had no control. In 1867 he was united in marriage to Miss Annie Shaler, daughter of Nathaniel B. and Ann (Southgate) Shaler, natives of New York; five children have blessed their union: Alice, Shaler, Anna, Albert, Jr.,
and Robert. Mrs. Berry is a member of the Episcopal Church.