William Ashmore Berryman (c1837-19 Mar 1854) s/o Alexander
“WM ASHMORE BERRYMAN, aged 17, son of Alexander Berryman, of Prince William County, Virginia was accidentally shot by one of his schoolmates in Matagorda, Texas on the 19th of March last. By the earnest solicitation of his nearest relation Wm F Alexander his father consented to his going with him to that State, where he resides, for the purpose of sending him to school; and while the aged parent was waiting with great anxiety for the period to arrive when the child of his old age would return home, the melancholy intelligence reached him that his promising son was no more.
It has been said of this youth in Texas, that he was a general favorite with all who knew him and particularly for the young man who was so unfortunate as to be the cause of his death.He was also beloved by all who knew him here. He left for Texas some time in September last.
Prince WilliamCounty April 22”
PRIMARY SOURCE Alexandria Gazette (Alexandria, VA) Sat, 29 Apr 1854 Page: 3