Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

William Berry

Male 1750 - 1819  (69 years)

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  • Name William Berry 
    Born 1750  Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Dec 1819  Rockport, Spencer Co, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I018160  Tree1
    Last Modified 16 May 2019 

    Father Enoch Berry,   b. Abt 1718, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11512  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Clarissa Clara Feagan,   b. 1754, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1819, Rockport, Spencer Co, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 9 May 1777  Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 16 May 2019 
    Family ID F11511  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • NAME: Joel Berry [#40]
      STATE: Virginia
      SOURCE: Revolutionary War Era Pension & Bounty-Land Warrant Application File:
      Series: M805
      Roll: 82
      Image: 228
      File: S30265
      PDF File: 15 pages
      DECLARATION: 4 March 1833. Joel Berry, age 79, Pendleton Co, Kentucky.
      FIRST ENLISTED: 1775, King George County, Virginia
      OTHER INFO: Lt. William Berry, his brother, was one of his officers on two separate occasions. He was born in 1754 in King George County, Virginia. Lived in Frederick Co, Virginia for 2 to 3 years after the War and then moved to Mason Co, Virginia and then to Pendleton Co, Virginia. 1933 inquiry letter provides information that Joel Berry died 28 Feb 1843 in Indiana, leaving a daughter, name not given.
      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~langolier/BerryDNA/dna_ancestry.h tml
      NS 2006-06-04 00:18:27

      ......William Berry b 1750 King Geo Co Va d 1819 Spencer Co Ind
      + Clarissa/Clara Feagans / Feagan (Edward jr, Edward sr, Daniel Feagans 1655) May 9 1777 Fauquier Co Va b 1750 Prince William Co Va d Dec 1819 Spencer Co In bur Spencer Co In

      Rev War BERRY Soldiers http://jerry.virgo.lib.in.us/revoluti/spencer.htm
      Lived Severns Valley Cox's Station Nelson Co, 18mi fr Louisville KY

      From the Nelson County Tithables, printed in their Genealogical Newsletter
      1785 Severns Valley Settlement Tax List A List of the tithables on Coxes Creek and Simpsons Creek
      (David Cox - on all the waters of Cox's Creek, Simpson Creek easterly to the County line northerly of Chaplins' Fork." Total Tithables = 128
      Enoch Berry 1

      1785 Tithables in Severns Valley & Hardin's Settlement (Thomas Helm -"on all the waters of Green River west and southwest of Nolin, including Hardin's settlement." Total listed 99)
      John Berry 1
      William Berry
      John Berry 2

      (These Berry's are listed together in the Census, so are likely of the same family...CRosamilia)
      1785 A List of Thithables Taken by Charles Polk ("on all the waters of Hardin's Creek, Cartwright's Creek and easerly to the County line south of the Beach Fork."
      Total Tithables - 79)
      Benjamin Berry 1 5
      Berry Enoch 1 8 David Cox 1785
      Berry William & John Berry 2 21 Tho. Helm 1785

      1786 David Cox - from where the County Road crosses Salt River on the North side of said road including all the waters of Cox Cree,.
      Enoch Berry 1

      1787 Joshua Ferguson Capt. Cox Company Joshua Ferfuson List of Thitables 1787
      Probably in area in present Eastern Nelson County
      Berry John - see William Berry 5 J. Ferguson 1787
      Berry William; John Berry 2 5 J. Ferguson 1787
      Berry Enoch 1 4 J. Ferguson 1787
      Father being Enoch Berry, son/o Henry Berry of Berry Plain Berrys.
      Berry Enoch 1 10 CLK N.C. 1788
      Berry William 1 5 David Cox 1788
      Berry Enoch 2 10 Wm May 1790
      Berry George 1 11 Wm May 1790
      Berry William 2 8 Wm May 1790
      Berry Grorge 1 3 Thomas Morton 1791
      Berry Enock 1 4 Thomas Morton 1791
      Berry William 2 54 Thomas Morton 1791

      Wm Berry's friend DANIEL GRASS 1805 made scouting trip to Indiana Terr on behalf of WM HYNES, wealthy land speculator. Prob influenced Wm Berry's move to IN Terr.

      Daniel Grass, the lone survivor of his family, who had been killed in Kentucky, was taken into the home of Dr. William R. Hynes, of Bardstown, Kentucky. He married Jane Smeathers from the settlement of Yellow Banks and tradition tells us that he came here in the interest of Dr. Hynes. This seems to be true because of the various land transactions. On May 9, 1807, Daniel Grass made the first land entry on the territory where Rockport now stands.
      **Sometime later he built a log house south of Rockport and moved his family and became the first permanent settler. He changed the name to Mt. Duvall, in honor of Col. William Duvall, a Kentucky friend. ** [DUVALL Md INTO HYNES, THE FOSTER FAMILY THAT REARED DANIEL GRASS]
      On March 11, 1808, William Berry bought land on the river below Daniel Grass and lived on his houseboat with is family until a cabin in the woods could be constructed. William Berry b 1750 md Clara Feagan
      Daniel Grass later became the first County Agent and
      William Berry became a Judge of the Northwest Territory***

      http://www.usgennet.org/usa/in/state/warrick_co/settlement_of_ohio_townshi p.htm

      Judge of NW Territory
      http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?d isplay=titledetails&titleno=562156&disp=The_Hon._Daniel_Grass&columns=*,0, 0

      In Nelson Co Ky Wm Berry surveyed roads with his bro Enoch Berry [b abt 1756]
      March 11, 1808, William Berry bought land on the river below Daniel Grass and lived on his houseboat with is family until a cabin in the woods could be constructed. Did he own table in Grass house museum spencer co Ind?

      William Berry 1814
      August 1, 1814, an election was held in Ohio Township for Representative in Congress and members of the Territorial Legislature. Fifty-five votes were cast. Samuel Snyder, Thomas Morton and William Berry were Judges; James G. Jones and William Ross, Clerks at this election. At that time the township was larger than now, and comprised much of what is now Campbell.

      13th of May, 1816, an election was held at the house of William Berry, in this township, for the purpose of choosing a delegate to the Constitutional Convention preparatory to the admission of Indiana into the Union as a State. Thirty-eight votes were cast, of which Daniel Grass received thirty-five, Bailey Anderson two, and Eneas McAllister one. Samuel Snyder was President of the election board, and William Berry, Joab Garrett and Fulkerd Fulkerson were Judges

      1817 Aug By order of the Board of County Commissioners an election was held on the 4th of August, 1817, for the purpose of electing a member of Congress and a Representative in the State Legislature. The candidates were respectively Thomas Posey and Ratliff Boon, and they received all the votes of Ohio Township to the number of thirty-seven. The election place was at the house of John Wilkerson, and the names of the voters at that time are here given: Josiah Woodruff, John Gunterman, William Jones, William Berry, Jr., John M. Brady, Jesse Tinkler, Willis Snyder, William Berry, Sr., Samuel Hamilton, James Herald, Joab Garrett, James Abshire, Spencer Nanny, Martin Studiwell, William Ross, John B. Dismer, John Wilkerson, Mason Jones, Samuel Hadley, James Vanzant, John A. Miller, John Langley, William Vest, William Briscoe, Christopher Romine, Joseph Walker, Silas Garrett, James Morton, William Ritchie, John Shales, John Abshire, William Wright, Daniel Grass, Isaac B. Wright, James Nanny, Sr., James Addington and Jonathan Harvey. The last five were Inspector, Judges and Clerks. At this time there were not more than a dozen land owners in the township, and the number of voters will give some idea of the proportion of squatters then located in the county. Already the rivalry of Daniel Grass and Ratliff Boon had begun, and on this occasion Grass refused to vote for Boon as Representative in the State Legislature.

      Will dated July 22, 1819 probated Dec 25, 1819.
      Service: Ensign, Virginia Continental Line, 1777.
      Proof: Gwathmey, Virginians in the Revolution war, page 61.

      McLean, Washington. (1819-1890). Letter 30 March 1841 Washington McLean to Robert Buchanan of Cincinnati, President of the Whitewater Canal Company requesting damage claims to the William Berry estate. VFM #556.

      William Berry & Clara Feagans children:
      *Elizabeth BERRY b Abt 1780 Fauquier County, Virginia
      *Enoch BERRY b Abt 1782 Coxs Station, Nelson Co Kentucky
      *Mary Anne BERRY b Abt 1784 Coxs Station, Nelson Co Kentucky
      *John BERRY b 1786 Coxs Station, Nelson County, Kentucky
      *Clarissa BERRY b 1789 Nelson County, Kentucky
      *William BERRY b Abt 1792 Nelson County, Kentucky
      *Sarah BERRY b 1797 Nelson County, Kentucky
      *Susannah BERRY b 1800 Nelson County, Kentucky


      This info is from my John Berry book and his 3 wives, lst being our Betsy Smeathers. Our John was son of Wm Berry and Clara Feagan, son of Enoch & Unk, son of Henry and Sarah Unk, son of Henry Berry Jr & Sarah Harper, son of Henry Berry Sr & Ann Saunders

      1 Henry Berry Sr b: 1626 d: 1677
      + Ann Saunders b: 1628
      2 John Berry b: 1664
      2 Richard Berry b: 1666 d: 1754
      2 William Berry b: 22 MAY 1650 d: 2 JUN 1721
      + Margaret Doughty b: ABT. 1670 d: 5 FEB 1719/20
      3 Margaret Berry b: 1690
      + Christopher Rogers b: ABT. 1690
      3 Joseph Berry b: 1691 d: NOV 1749
      + Catherine Simcock b: 1695 d: BEF. 1750
      4 Joseph Berry b: 27 APR 1723 d: 20 APR 1807
      +1 Huldah Huitt b: ABT. 1755 d: 1823
      +2 Mary Fairfax b: ABT. 1725 d: ABT. 1775
      4 Benjamin Berry b: 16 OCT 1724 d: 1820
      + Elizabeth Thornley b: ABT. 1730
      4 Margaret Berry b: 14 JUN 1726
      4 Withers Berry b: ABT. 1730 d: 1755
      4 Thomas Berry b: JUL 1733 d: 18 DEC 1818
      + Frances Ann Kendall b: 1737 d: 1818
      4 Baldwin Berry b: ABT. 1734
      4 Reuben Berry b: ABT. 1735 d: ABT. 1774
      + Margaret Martin
      4 Margaret Berry d: 16 JUL 1725
      + Grace ?
      3 Enoch Berry b: ABT. 1703 d: NOV 1763
      + Dulcabella Bunbury b: ABT. 1705 d: 1763
      4 Patience Berry b: ABT. 1725 in King George County, Virginia
      + John Ingram , Jr.
      4 William Berry b: 1728 Berry Plain, King George County, Virginia
      + Sarah ?
      5 Benjamin Berry
      + Susannah Fowke
      5 Enoch Berry
      + Judith Fowke ** might go here best I can do
      Stafford County Marriages - 1700s
      Enoch Berry and Judith Fowke, November 23, 1791 King George Co Marriage Register records license issued for this couple May 11 1790

      5 Mildred Berry
      + Benjamin Barber
      6 Thomas Bunbury Berry Barber b: 1795 d: 1871
      + Ann Taylor

      4 Winifred Berry b: ABT. 1728 in King George County, Virginia
      + Benjamin Berry b: 1725 d: SEP 1810

      4 Thomas Berry b 1729 Hanover Parish, King George Co Virginia d: 1813
      + Elizabeth Washington b: 21 DEC 1737 d: 1789
      Washington, John W, Lawrence, Mildred

      4 Enoch Berry , Jr. b: 1730 Berry Plain, King George County, Virginia
      + Judith? [I quesion this]
      4 James Berry b: 1731 in King George County, Virginia d: 1783
      + Frances ?
      4 Joel Berry b: 1733 in King George County, Virginia + Anne ?
      4 Sarah Berry
      + ? Stribling
      5 Dulcebella Stribling
      5 Enoch Stribling d: 1802

      3 James Berry b: 1704
      + Sarah Woolchurch b: 1706 d: 16 NOV 1729
      4 Grace Berry b: 16 JAN 1719/20
      + Elizabeth Griffin b: 1706
      3 John Berry b: 1706 d: BEF. 1720
      + ? Peyton
      3 George Berry b: 1710
      3 Elizabeth Berry b: 1697 d: 7 NOV 1735
      +1 William Wheeler d: 1762
      +2 Robert Strother d: 1735
      4 Elizabeth Strother
      + Robert Key
      4 John Strother
      4 Robert Strother
      4 Enoch Strother b: 1728 d: 1772
      + Mary Key
      2 Henry Berry Jr. b: 1652 d: 1683
      + Sarah Harper
      3 Henry Berry III d: 1750
      + Sarah ?
      4 Benjamin Berry b: 1725 d: SEP 1810
      + Winifred Berry cousins b: ABT. 1728
      5 Sarah + Stribling
      5 Dulcebella Berry
      5 Enoch Berry d 1802 VA
      4 Joel Berry
      4 Henry Berry
      4 William Berry
      5 Joel Berry 1749 Owned plantaion
      4 George Berry 1724-1814
      +Mary Owens
      5 Sarah Berry + John Cantwell
      5 George Berry 1754-1838 +Sarah Conway
      5 Elijah Berry +Susannah Feagan
      5 William W Berry d 1821
      +Dulcebella Conway
      4 Enoch Berry
      5 William Berry 1750-1819 **
      +Clara Feagan
      John Berry +1 Betsy Smeathers ** proven by dna
      5 Joel Berry 1754-1843
      5 Enoch Berry -1821
      +Margaret McMahon
      George, Nancy, Enoch, Francis
      v. Jane Jean BERRY born 10 JUL 1792 Logan Co Kentucky.
      vi. Elizabeth Betsy BERRY born 6 JAN 1794 Logan Co Ky.
      vii. Frances (Franky) BERRY born 19 JAN 1796 Logan Co Ky.
      viii. Agnes Pegge BERRY born 19 NOV 1797 Logan Co Ky.
      ix. Richard BERRY born 20 JUN 1799 Logan Co Kentucky.
      x. James BERRY born 13 MAR 1803 Logan Co Kentucky.
      xi. John Marion BERRY born 13 MAR 1803 Logan Co Kentucky,
      xii. Presley BERRY born 15 SEP 1806 Logan County, Ky.
      5 George Berry d 1824 not md
      5 John Berry living 1824
      5 Ann, Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah Berry
      4 Ann Berry
      4 Mary Berry
      4 Elizabeth Berry
      4 Sarah Berry
      3 John Berry
      3 William Berry
      3 Martha Berry d: 1714
      + John Ingram
      3 Rebecca Berry
      3 Thomas Berry
      3 Elizabeth Berry
      3 Sarah Berry
      3 Jane Berry

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