Re: John Crist Berkebile
I am a descendant of Rachel Ann Berkebile Valentine.She m. Erastus M. Valentine in Guernsey Co, Ohio (SE Ohio), December, 1849.They migrated to Missouri in 1850 with Rachel's parents and younger siblings.Alexander Persinger Berkebile was born in Boone County, MO.He was named after a early settler and local Mexican War hero.Their Dad, John, went overland to the California gold fields and is recorded there in the 1850.He returned, without gold, I have been told.Three of his sons served in the Union army in the Civil War and John remained a radical republican for the remainder of his life.
The Berkebiles were from Somerset County, PA.
My brother has a handmade walnut drop leaf table that they brought with them to Missouri and I have a badly damaged 20 shilling note issued in Philadelphia in 1777 that also came with them.
Please advise if I can prove any information for you.