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

Joseph Berry

Male 1723 - 1807  (83 years)


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  • Name Joseph Berry  [1
    Born 27 Apr 1723  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Apr 1807  Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I025541  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 1 Mary Fairfax,   b. Abt 1727, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1775, Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married Abt 1743  Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rebecca Berry,   b. Abt 1743, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Francis Berry,   b. Abt 1745, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1819, Francisburg, Union County, Kentucky - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
     3. Benjamin Berry,   b. Abt 1747, Ashby's Gap, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1814, Allen County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
     4. Hannah Berry,   b. Abt 1749, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1822, Letart Falls, Meigs County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
     5. Mary Berry,   b. Abt 1753
     6. Susannah Berry,   b. Abt 1757, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1827, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F15765  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Huldah Hewitt,   b. Abt 1747, Va Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1823, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married Abt 1780  Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Berry,   b. Abt 1784, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Margaret "Peggy" Berry,   b. Abt 1785, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Huldah Berry,   b. Abt 1786, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Sarah Berry,   b. 26 Apr 1786, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1861, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     5. Joseph Berry,   b. Abt 1787, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. William Berry,   b. Abt 1789, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Katherine Berry,   b. Abt 1790, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F15766  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vastaffo/births/1700birthsac.htm
      URL title: Stafford County Birth Records - 1700s from the St. Paul Parish Records of Stafford County
      Note:
      BERRY, Joseph, son of Joseph and Catherine, April 27, 1723
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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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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~langolier/Berry_Plain/WC_SRC.HTML
      URL title: Sources K. Waterhouse, ZenCity@aol.com.
      Note:
      "Will of Joseph BERRY," 8 May 1806, Proven 20 Apr 1807, Frederick County, Virginia, In the name of God amen I Joseph Berry of Frederick County and State of Virginia being in a tolerable State of health and sound in mind and memory do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament in manner and form as follows. First and principally I give and bequeath my soul unto almighty god hoping for acceptance thereof through the merits of Jesus Christ and my body to be buried in a decent and Christian like manner, at the discretion of My Executrix her in after mentioned and with respect to my worldly estate, all my Just debts being first paid and Discharged, I will & dispose of in manner following...Item, I give and bequeath unto my son FRANCIS BERRY one dollar and no more;
      Item I give, and bequeath unto my son BENJAMIN BERRY one Dollar and no more.
      Item I give and bequeath to my Daugter REBECKAH EARLS who was REBECKAH WOOD, who was REBECKAH BERRY one Dollar and no more.
      Item I give and bequeath unto my Daugter SUSANNA CONWAY late SUSANNA BERRY one Dollar and no more.
      Item I give to my Daughter MARY CONWAY late MARY BERRY - one Dollar and no more. My reason for giving the said Francis, Benjamin, Rebeckah, Susanna and Mary BERRY, no more of my Estate is that they have received their full parts before this period.
      Item I give and bequeath to my loving wife HULDA BERRY all my Estate both real and personal during her life or widowhood, for her the said HULDAH BERRY to dispose of amongst her children as she thinks best but should she marry it is my will that, she should have one Eighth part of my Estate to her and her heirs forever, and no more; but Should she continue Single after my Decesae, it is my desire for her always to have the benefit of my estate both real and personal at her own disposal and whatever of the estate may be in her hand, at her death to be equally divided amongst my seven Children Viz: PEGGY BERRY, SARAH BERRY,JOSEPH BERRY and HULDAH BERRY, THOMAS BERRY, WILLIAM B. BERRY and KATHARINE BERRY to them and their heirs forever. Item and Lastly it is my will and desire that that (sic) my loving wife HULDAH BERRY be my Executrix of this my Last will and Testament requesting that no security be required of her upon her qualification as such. In Witnefs whereof I have Subscribed my name and affixed my seal this Eighth day of May in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and six.

      Signed sealed and
      delivered in presence of Jos. Berry [seal]
      Samuel Bryerly
      James Lindsay
      Lester Pullen
      James Hathaway
      Abraham Hes (Hess)

      At a Superior court continued and held for the district composed of the counties of Frederick, Berkeley Shenandoah and Jefferson at Winchester the 20th day of April 1807. The Last will and testament of JOSEPH BERRY was produced to the court and proved by the oaths of JAMES HATHAWAY and ABRAHAM HEFS witnefses thereto and ordered to be recorded, and on the motion of HULDA BERRY the Executrix therein ------- she having made oath and entered into bond in the final sum of ten thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs (the said will directing that security should not be taken and it appeasing to the Court by the oath of
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      James Hughes 2005-12-04 10:19:41
      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=233&last=234&g_p=GP&col lection=NN Grant
      Title Berry, Joseph.
      Publication 10 November 1773.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Frederick County.
      Description: 558 acres adjoining Wm Hand, Robt. Ashby &c.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants P, 1771-1775, p. 233-234 (Reel 296).
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      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=581&last=&g_p=GW&collec tion=NN Grant
      http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=11&last=12&g_p=S4&colle ction=NN Survey
      Title Berry, Joseph.
      Publication 23 July 1795.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Surveys, 1-6, A-E, reels 312-320.
      Note Location: Frederick County.
      Description: 600 acres beginning at the corner of the Manor of Leeds.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants W, 1792-1795, p. 581 (Reel 302).
      Recorded survey available. Northern Neck Surveys No. 4, 1795-1796, p. 11-12 (Reel 315).


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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:We6GkLxg1OkJ:kinshiptree.com/kinshiptr ee/14359.htm+%22will+of+thomas+berry%22&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=7
      URL title:
      Note:
      Will: Union County, August the twenty ninth, eighteen hundred and twenty three. The last will and testament of Reuben Berry being in a bad state of health but sound in mind, will and desire as followeth

      First that the land on which I now live shall belong to my brother Joseph Berry and his sister Mary Berry so long as they live and should one of them live longer than the other, it is my will that the surviving one shall have peaceable possession during his or her life.

      2nd It is my --- that everything now --- found or attached there belonging to me shall remain in the possession of my brother Joseph and sister Mary during their lives and if one should live longer than the other it is my will that the surviving shall have it during life.

      3rd It is my further will and desire that my brother Joseph Berry and Mary Berry have the full enjoyment of all the property above specified during their lives or the life of either. Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Reuben Berry, Gibson B. Taylor, Peter Berry.

      At a County Court holden for Union County at the Courthouse in Morganfield on the 16th day of September 1844 This last will and testament of Reuben Berry deceased was produced in Court and proven by the oaths of Gibson B. Taylor and Peter Berry the subscribing witnesses thereto and was by the Court ordered to be recorded which was done accordingly. Att James R. Hughes, Clerk Union County Court.

      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.

      Reuben Berry, Tax List 1810, Campbell County, Kentucky, 100 acres Licking River.

      Affadavit: 5-15-1815 An oath concerning the recent slave emancipation law. Berry declares that he has brought slaves from Virginia to Union County, but not for the purpose of speculation.
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      Reference: Annals of Clarke County, Virginia by Stuart Brown Jr. Volume 1, 1983 "Long House"
      Joseph Berry and his family lived in an old log house which may have been built by Fishback or by Combs, and may have been occupied by Combs -- in 1773 Joseph Berry bought the Fishback tract which extended down the river to a point opposite Burwell's Island. The low-lying, low-ceiling, rambling house, replete with exquisite pine paneling and beautiful brass hinges and door knobs had fourteen rooms, five main staircases, and in the loft, there was a large room equipped with sliding doors as dividers, a room that often served as a ballroom, and perhaps more often as a tavern and resting place for travelers -- there were many times when the river was too high to be safely traversed even by the ferry, and on such occasions, the traveler had to seek food and lodging in the area, and wait perhaps for several days, until the river returned to normalcy. Over the years the old log house (sometimes called Berry's Ferry) was enlarged, usually by adding on lengthwise, and eventually becoming so lengthy as to occasion a neighbor's remark that if any more additions were made, a person could enter it, the "Long House", at the Shenandoah River, and walk all the way up to Ashby's Gap without ever going outside. Although the "Long House" was located to the north of what is now Route 50, the house and its occupants are so intertwined with Berry's Ferry and the surrounding area that it and its occupants are being herein grouped among the south of Route 50 old homes and families.
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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.
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      1767-1771 Frederick County, Va Deed Book
      Bk 13, p. 231 - 9 Feb. 1770
      Between Frederick Fishback of Parish of Marks in County of Culpeper Planter & Eve his Wife
      [to' Joseph Berry of Parish & County of Frederick ... consideration of Fifty Pounds ... Tract of Land
      situate in County of Frederick on the east side of the River Shenandoah near and below the ferry on said
      River ... containing about one Hundred & Twenty eight acres more or less which is now in occupation of
      said Joseph Berry and which was formerly entered in Proprietors Office by John Fishback and Devised
      to said Frederick Fishback by last Will & Testament the 11th March 1735 duly proved in County Court of
      Prince William ...
      Wit: And. Buckannon James Robison Frederick (f) Fishback
      Alex. Woodrow
      Recorded: 7 March 1770

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

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