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

Benjamin Berry

Male 1724 - 1820  (95 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Berry  [1
    Born 16 Oct 1724  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1820  Henderson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I024867  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 

    Father Joseph Berry,   b. 1691, St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1749, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Catherine Sim Cox,   b. 1695, St. Mary's Paish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1749, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married Abt 1717  St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12120  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Thornley,   b. Bef 1738, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1770, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 34 years) 
    Married Abt 1754  Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Reuben Berry,   b. 1754, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1844, Morganfield, Union County, Kentucky - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     2. Mary Berry,   b. Abt 1756, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Epaphroditus Berry,   b. Abt 1758, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Joseph Berry,   b. Abt 1760, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Thomas Berry,   b. 1760, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1829, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     6. Dullabelle Berry,   b. 1760, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Thornley Berry,   b. Abt 1763, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Union County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Benjamin Berry,   b. 1 Mar 1766, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. William Berry,   b. 26 Oct 1768, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1847, Heaters, Braxton County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     10. Winifred Berry,   b. Abt 1770, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1815, Hopkins County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
     11. John Berry,   b. 5 Aug 1776, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Peter Berry,   b. 3 Sep 1782, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. Lucy Berry,   b. 1785, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F12945  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Benjamin Berry was born OCT 16 1724 in Stafford County, Virginia, and died 1820 in Henderson Co, Kentucky. He married Elizabeth Thornley BEF DEC 23 1758, daughter of John Thornley and Anne Woffendale. She was born ABT 1730 in King George County, Virginia ?.

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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://kentuckyexplorer.com/nonmembers/00-06068.html
      URL title: Kentucky Kinfolks
      Note:
      There are separate deeds of land in King George County from Joseph Berry, Jr., to Benjamin Berry, to Charles Carter, under the date of 1758. These tracts adjoin that of each other and land of Enoch Berry. They lie on the north side of the Rappahannock River. These deeds show that this land was inherited from their father, Joseph Berry, Sr., by will, 1749, who inherited it from his father, William Berry, and wife, Margaret Doughty; who inherited it from Margaret's father Enoch Doughty, who inherited it from his father, Rev. Francis Doughty.

      In 1758, a Joseph Berry and a Benjamin Berry arrived in the Shenandoah and established Berry's Ferry. This later became Berryville. They are believed to be the same Joseph and Benjamin Berry. Capt. Thomas Berry's descendants (he lived in the Shenandoah) state that he was their youngest brother, and that their family seat had been "Berry Plain," King George County, Virginia. There is no definite record of the last names of the wives of Capt. Joseph Berry, Sr.; Joseph Berry, Jr.; or Benjamin Berry.
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      James Hughes 2005-12-04 10:06:04
      Combs &c. Families of Frederick Co, Virginia

      1782 Clark Co, Kentucky Deed Index 3:296 & 299. Agreement of Divisions. Combs, Cuthbert &c. with Combs, Benjamin &c. 5800 A... Marques [Marquis] CALMES, Marques J. CALMES, Benj. A. PERRY [BERRY] were all of Frederick Co, Virginia and Cuthbert Combs of Stafford County, Virginia.

      14 Dec 1793 - 2 Apr 1794 Frederick Co, Virginia Will Book 5 pp. 475-478. Will of Marquis CALMES of Frederick County, Virginia. In the name of God amen. I Marquis CALMES of the County of Frederick and Commonwealth of Virginia, being sick and weak of body but of Perfect Mind and Memory thanks to given unto God Calling unto mind the Mortality of my body and knowing that is appointed for all man once to die do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and commend my Soul into the hand of Almighty God that Gave it and my Body. I commend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors. Nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall reclaim the same again by the Mighty Powers of God and as same Worldly State where with I hath pleased God to clasp me in this Life. I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form. Imprimus I give and bequeath unto my Dearly beloved Wife Betty CALMES /a Daughter of Seth Combs my whole Estate both real and personal of Every Kind by her freely to be possessed and Enjoyed during her the said Betty CALMES Natural Life and at her Death the said personal Estate is to be devided and Given away and Disposed as she my said Beloved Wife Betty CALMES may see cause and think most proper to do. But as my said real or Landed Estate after the death of her my said Beloved Wife Betty CALMES five Hundred Acres of Kentucky Land out of my Nine Hundred and Fifty Acres Tract lying on Lulbegrud to her and her Heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath unto my Nephew Marquis Combs that now lives with me and is a son of Benjamin Combs living in Kentucky Four Hundred and fifty Acres of my said Kentucky land on Lulbegrud which is the remainder of the above described Nine Hundred and Fifty Acre Tract to him and his Heirs forever.
      Item I give and bequeath unto my said Nephew Marquis Combs Eighty Acres more of Kentucky Land it being one fifth part of an undivided four Hundred acre tract taken up in Company by me, Benjamin BERRY, Benjamin Combs, Cut Combs and my Nephew Cap't Marquis CALMES and whereon.....there is a Mill Seat and is Adjoining the said Lulbegrud Tract to him and his Heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath unto my Nephew Rich'd PRICE and Samuel PRICE and are sons of Samuel PRICE in Kentucky seven hundred Acres of my Kentucky Land it being Half of a Tract of Land called Leedes Mount to them and to their Heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath unto my Nephew Capt George CALMES all and singular my Tract of Land of Land wheron I now Live Called Calmeses Neck Containing upward to Five Hundred Acres and Lying on the South Side of the Shenandoah River / but in Case my said Nephew Capt George CALMES or his Heirs should ever Sell the same that then and in that Case I do reserve twenty Acres out of said and to be Layed off around the Family Burying Ground that will be made here after to him and his Heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath unto my Nephew Capt. Marquis CALMES living in Kentucky and who is a Son of my Brother William CALMES twenty Shillings Lawful money of Virginia and no more of my Estate and Lastly I do Appoint my said Dearly Beloved Wife Betty CALMES Executor and my said Nephew Capt. George CALMES Executor of this my Last Will and Testament and I do hereby utterly disallow make and Disannul all and every other former Testaments Wills Legacies Bequest and Executors by me made in any wise before named Willed and Bequeathed satisfying and Confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament. In Witness where of I have unto set my hand and Seal this 14th day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand and Seven Hundred & Ninty three. Signed Sealed Published Marquis Calmes /SS/
      Pronounced and Declared By the said Marquis CALMES as His Last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who in his presence have hereto ...subscribed our names:
      George NOBLE
      Robert CATLETT
      George CATLETT
      At Court Continued and Held for Frederick County the 2nd day of April 1794. This Last will and Testament of Marquis CALMES dec. was Proved by the Oaths of Robert CATLETT and George CATLETT two of the Witnesses thereto and Ordered to be Recorded. By the Court. Ja. KEITH Clk. Crt.

      (Transcribed from a copy of the original in Virginia State Library, Richmond Obtained by Phyllis Clendaniel & Transcribed by Calmes Researcher Eugene Cox)

      May 1762 - July 1762 Shenandoah Store Day Book. Town of Winchester, Frederick Co, Virginia (present-day Clark Co). Selected Entries. Ed. Note: Words in [brackets] after names are common spellings for search engine purposes]

      David ALLASON [ALLISON]
      Mr. ALLON(sic) [ALLEN]
      Roben ANDREW
      Mosses ARNELL
      George ARNELLS
      Benjamin ASHBEY [ASHBY]
      Capt. John ASHBEY
      Nimrod ASHBEY & wife
      Capt. Robert ASHBEY
      Stephen ASHBEY
      Winey ASHBEY
      James BARNETT & wife
      Thomas BARNETT
      David BARTIN [BARTON]
      Benjamin BERRY
      Joseph BERRY
      William BILBRO
      James BLAKIMORE & wife [BLAKEMORE]
      Thomas BLEKIMORE
      Lewis BURNATS & wife [BURNETT]
      Capt. CALIMES(sic) & wife [CALMES]
      Capt. Marqus CALIMES(sic)
      Mr. William CALIMES
      John CARPENTER
      Stephen CARPENTER
      Henry CARTER & wife
      James CATTLET [CATLETT]
      Peter CATTLET & wife
      Eron CHAMBLIN
      William CHAMBLIN
      Mr. Henry CHILES
      Joseph Combs & son Johny
      Joseph Combs & wife
      Elijah Combs
      Elisha Combs
      William COOK
      Mr CRUTHER
      Andrew DAVIES Jr
      Joseph DAVIES
      Robert DAY
      Miss Anne DEARMAN
      Michaell DEARMAN [DORMENT, DERMOT]
      Bayles EARLE
      Samuell EARL
      George FARROW & wife
      George FATHINGLE [FARTHINGALE]
      Achialls FOSTER
      Isacet FOSTER
      Joseph GEORGE
      Jacob GIBSON
      Henry GREBELL
      John GRIGSBAY & wife [GRIGSBY]
      James GRINNAM
      Mrs. Betty HARDEN [HARDIN]
      John HARRIS
      John HERRIS
      Thomas HEISEL
      Richard HIGGINS
      Thomas HILL
      Frances HOWELL
      William HOWELL
      Landon HURST
      Sandie HURST
      Elisha ISAECKS [ISAACS]
      Mr KAMPS [CAMP, KEMP]
      Benjamin KELY & wife [KELLY]
      Matthew KELY
      Capt KETEN [?] [KEATON]
      James KING
      Coll Fielding LEWIS
      William LOVE
      Patrick MCDANIELL
      Daniell MORGAN
      Mosses OLDHAM
      David PRESTON
      John PRINCE
      William REDMAN
      Capt Edwrd RODGERS [Edward]
      Edward RODGER Jr
      David ROBESON [ROBISON]
      David ROESON
      George RUTE(sic) [RUDD]
      George ROUTE
      John ROUTE Jr
      Peter ROUTE & wife
      George SEBURN [SEABURN]
      John SMITH
      George SMITH
      Edward SNIKERS
      George STACEY
      John STACEY
      Taliferro STRIPING
      William TAPE
      John TEAR
      Richard THRISHER & wife [THRESHER]
      John TIMMONS & wife
      Samuell TIMONS & wife
      Thomas WADLINGTON
      Thomas WALLACE
      Minor WARFIELD
      Thomas WATTS
      Mally WILSON
      Jonethan WOLFE
      Mr. Peter WOLFE & wife
      Jeremiah WOOD & wife
      James WOOD
      William WOOD Sr & wife, & son Johny
      William WOOD & son William
      John YOUNG & wife

      (Extracted by Combs Researcher Birdie McNutt from the "Allason Papers Shenandoah Store Day Book, 3 November 1761-5 November 1763, Accession No. 12, Business Records, Archival and Information Services Division, Library of Virginia (microfilm reel 10 of 12 reels)
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      James Hughes 2005-12-04 10:09:06
      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=487&last=&g_p=GQ&collec tion=LO Grant
      Title Berry, Benjamin.
      Publication 15 July 1785.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-.
      Note Location: Fayette County (Ky.).
      Description: 1000 acres adjoining Marquis Calmer, Jr. and Marquis Calmer,Sr. land.
      Source: Land Office Grants Q, 1785, p. 487 (Reel 57).
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      Ref: Talley's Kentucky Papers p. 166
      Reuben and Thornley Berry witnessed the will of Thomas Berry, their uncle (brother of Benjamin) February 20, 1806.
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      1753-1765 King George County Deed Book 4 (Antient Press); pp. 158-159
      This Indenture Witnesseth that RUBEN BERRY an orphan boy of King
      George County with his own consent and his Brother BENJA. BERRY who is hereby bound for the performance of the said orphan hath put himself of his own free will apprentice to JOHN GREGG of Stafford County Joiner
      .. to serve him five years .. 1st January 1755.
      Presence Wm. Allan, Reubn. Berry
      James Hill Benja. Berry
      John Gregg
      At a court held 6th February 1755 .. Indenture admitted to record.
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      1753-1765 King George County Deed Book 4 (Antient Press); pp. 399-402
      ndenture made 22nd/23rd December 1758 between BENJAMIN BERRY of
      parish Hanover & county King George one of the sons and devisees named in the last will and testament of JOSEPH BERRY late of same parish & county Deceased and ELIZABETH his wife of one part and CHARLES CARTER Esqr. of same .. Whereas Joseph Berry the Testator was in his life time and at the time of his death possessed in his Demesne of a good estate and in a certain parcel of land in King George County containing 250 acres .. departed this life on (blank) day of November 1749 having first made his last will and testament in writing whereby he bequeathed the said parcel of land being the plantation whereon he then lived unto his two sons BENJAMIN BERRY & JOSEPH BERRY .. and whereas the parcel of land has been divided since the decease of the Testator and held separately between Benjamin and Joseph Berry and the said Benjamin hath agreed to sell his part to Charles Carter for Two hundred and Twenty pounds Three shillings and nine pence current money of Virginia Now This Indenture witnesseth .. Benjamin Berry and Elizabeth his wife have sold that parcel of land containing in the whole 100 acres .. said piece of land being part of a larger quantity of land originally granted to ENOCH DOUGHTY on whose death the same descended to his Daughter MARGARET DOUGHTY who intermarried with WILLIAM BERRY Father by the said Margaret of the said Joseph Berry the Testator ..
      Presence John Tennant, Benja. Berry
      Wm. Allan, John Threlkeld,
      Francis Taliaferro, Jos: Jones
      At a court held 5th July 1759 .. Deeds of lease and release admitted to record.
      Know all men .. I BENJAMIN BERRY of county King George am firmly bound unto CHARLES CARTER of same county Esquire in penal sum of Four hundred and forty pounds Seven shillings and six pence current money of Virginia .. 23rd December 1758. Condition .. Benjamin Berry & Elizabeth his wife shall well and truly acknowledge said deeds of lease and release within eight months in the County Court of King George ..
      Presence John Tennant, Wm. Allan, John Threlkeld Benja. Berry
      At a court held 5th July 1759 .. bond admitted to record.
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      1753-1765 King George County Deed Book 4 (Antient Press); pp. 404-409
      Indenture made 22nd/23rd December 1758 between JOSEPH BERRY of parish Hanover and county King George one of the sons and devisees named in the last will and testament of JOSEPH BERRY late of same parish and county and MARY his wife of one part and CHARLES CARTER of same Esquire (refer preceding deed for description of transaction) .. Now This Indenture Witnesseth that for the sum of Two hundred and Twenty pounds Three shillings and nine pence current money of Virginia .. sold that plantation whereon JOSEPH BERRY lately lived .. on river Rappahannock; land of ENOCH BERRY; land of BENJAMIN BERRY .. containing 150 acres .. (refer previous deed for land ownership and descent) ..
      Presence John Tennant, Jos: Berry
      Wm. Allan, John Threlkeld Mary Berry
      At a court held 5th July 1759 .. Deeds of lease and release .. admitted to record.
      (Same bond for Joseph Berry as for BENJAMIN BERRY in previous deed.) At a court held 5th July 1759 .. Bond admitted to record.

  • Sources 
    1. [S799957] The Virginia Genealogist Volume 1, 1957, John Frederick Dorman.

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