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Jno Berry/wf Hannah Lincoln Co Ky
Posted by: JoyBenemann Date: June 06, 2001 at 18:44:36
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From the Jack Pope book " John Berry .."
John the first son of James Berry was born in 1742. He married Hannah_____ and he died in 1790 in Licoln Co Ky. He had come to Lincoln County with one of the migration troups from VIrginia led by the Logan brothers. He fought in the American Revolution as a soldier in the Lincoln County Militia and he received land grants in Kentucky for that service. His will probated in 1790 in LInoln County names his wife Hannah and their ten children.

The Proposed but unproved timeline for my John Berry has four main parts as follow:
Part one his time spent as the son of James Berry and Elezabeth Magil.
Part two his time spent with a Jone Jones at the Forks of the James River where he had property.
Part three his time spend in Washington Co Va
Part four his time spent in Lincoln Co Ky where he died.

Each time there is a change of local there is no definite proof we are speaking of the same John Berry. It is all conjecture. But there is no counter proof to show its not the same John Berry , as far as I know.
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Part One
Scots-Irish in Virginia, Vol. 3

CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800
ABSTRACTS OF WILLS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA. AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT. WILL BOOK NO. 1.
ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
page 15
Page 202.--10th October, 1749. William Magill's will--Wife, Margaret, and her son, David Gass; sons, James and William, adjoining Charles Campbell; son, John; grandchild, James' son; daughter, Elizabeth. Executors, Robert Cravens, Hugh Campbell. Signed William Magill, Margaret Magill. Teste: Andrew Erwin, Charles Campbell. Proved, 29th November, 1749, when Margaret renounced the will. [p.15]

1758: 15 November 1758. Accounts against estate of William Magill paid by High Campell and Robt. Cravens. Legacies paid, viz: to James, John, William, Margaret McGill, Hugh Campbell, John Jones, Robert Dickson, John Berry, Ro. Fouller (to each of these 9.1.6).1346

There is a letter written about 18?? somewhere on the net stating the family of Wm Magil. The letter writter seems to have put William as a first name when John and Robert were meant.

Descendants of William Magill(McGill)
                                                        
       1        [4] William Magill(McGill)       b: 1670 in Scotland, to Ulster, to Cumberland Valley Pa              d: October 1749 in Rockingham Co. Va. then Augusta Co. Va.                     
.              +                            Father:       Mother:       
......       2        Sarah Magill(McGill)       b: 1700                                   
..........              +John? William? Berry       b: Abt 1690                     Father:       Mother:       
......       2        [1] Jane Magill(McGill)       b: Abt 1717                                   
..........              +Robert? William?Dickenson/Dickson                            Father:       Mother:       
......              *2nd Husband of [1] Jane Magill(McGill):                                          
..........              +MGee                            Father:       Mother:       
......       2        Esther Magill(McGill)       b: Abt 1718 in Ireland                                   
..........              +Hugh Campbell       b: Abt 1719 in Coleraine, Derry Co., Ireland of Rockingham Co., Va              d: March 19, 1771       Father: Robert Campbell       Mother: Margaret aka Campbell       
......       2        John McGIll Magill       b: 1720 in Ulster Co., Ireland              d: 1816 in Lincoln Co. Ky                     
..........              +Mary              m: February 1748/49              Father:       Mother:       
......       2        [2] Elizabeth Eleanor McGill Magill??       b: Abt 1721 in of Augusta, Vir                                   
..........              +James Berry       b: Abt 1720 in of Augusta, Vir              d: 1749 in Augusta, Vir       Father: father of George Berry ,James       Mother: Elizabeth Davis       
......              *2nd Husband of [2] Elizabeth Eleanor McGill Magill??:                                          
..........              +John Jones       b: Abt 1720 in of Botetourt Co Va       m: Bef. May 1750 in Augusta Co, Vir       d: Abt April 18, 1773 in Botetourt Co Va       Father:       Mother:       
......       2        Ann Magill(McGill)       b: 1722              d: 1814                     
..........              +Robert Fowler       b: Abt 1722 in Augusta Co No. River, Shanando              d: 1782       Father:       Mother:       
......       2        James Magill(McGill)       b: 1724              d: 1804                     
..........              +Miss Alexander?                            Father:       Mother:       
......       2        [3] Wiliam Magill(McGill)       b: 1725 in Antrim Co. Ireland              d: 1805 in SW of Greenville, Tn                     
..........              +Jean Fowler( Fouller)                            Father:       Mother:       
......              *2nd Wife of [3] Wiliam Magill(McGill):                                          
..........              +?                            Father:       Mother:       
              *2nd Wife of [4] William Magill(McGill):                                          
.              +Margaret Cowen              m: Aft. 1734              Father:       Mother:       

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Full Context of Scots-Irish in Virginia, Vol. 3
CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800
ABSTRACTS OF WILLS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA. AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT. WILL BOOK NO. 1.
ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
page 20
Page 319.--28th February, 1750-51. James Berry's bond as guardian of John, James and William Berry, orphans of James Berry, with surety Wm. Martin, George Berry; guardian appointed.

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CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800
AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS. ORDER BOOK NO. III.
page 47
AUGUST 29, 1751.
Page (187) James Berry, guardian of John Berry, orphan of James Berry, complains of John Jones, in whose custody the orphan is, that he abuses him.

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Full Context of Scots-Irish in Virginia, Vol. 1
CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800
AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS. ORDER BOOK No. XXIV.
page 439
James Berry, guardian of children of James Berry, deceased. John Jones married James Berry's widow. Petition, November 28, 1751.
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About now James Berry seems to go away.Perhaps he died in which case , by the time a John Berry dies in 1771 nad refers to a deceased James Berry with a son John, there are at lest two candidates for being a dead James Berry and we can hardly say we know of their children since we know just about nothing of these peple. So there may have been a different John Berry refered to in that will where a John Berry son of deceased James Berry is willed I think 6 pounds and a John Berry shoemaker gets 6 pounds.
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MARCH 15, 1758.
Full Context of Scots-Irish in Virginia, Vol. 1
CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800
AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS. ORDER BOOK No. VI.
page 79
Page (88) John Berry, orphan of James Berry, aged 15 years, chose McGill his guardian.
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CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800
ABSTRACTS OF WILLS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA. AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT. WILL BOOK NO. 2.
ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
page 47
Page 226.--15th March, 1758. Wm. McGill's (Magill) bond (with Daniel Smith) as guardian (chosen) to John Berry, orphan of James Berry.

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Full Context of Scots-Irish in Virginia, Vol. 3
CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800
ABSTRACTS OF WILLS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA. AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT. WILL BOOK NO. 2.
ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
page 51
Page 280.--15th November, 1758. Accounts against estate of William Magill paid by Hugh Campbell and Robt. Cravens. Legacies paid, viz: To James, John, William, Margaret McGill, Hugh Campbell, John Jones, Robert Dickson, John Berry, Ro. Fouller (to each of these 9, 1, 6).

The John Berry here would be the son in law refered to in the letter as William Berry. Obviously the letter writter was somewhat mistaken as to the legal name which must have been John Berry,
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DEED BOOK NO. 11.
ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
page 416
Page 721.--16th November, 1764. John ( ) Jones and Elizabeth ( ) to Daniel Young, 11.5, 260 acres at Snodon's Springs.

perhaps this is when John Jones and Elizabeth Jones moved to the Forks of the James RIver, if indeed they did move.
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Part Two

MAY 8, 1766.
CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800
AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS. ORDER BOOK No. X.
page 127
Page (154) James Cloyd appointed surveyor from lower end of John Bowyer's plantation of James River by Cedar Bridge to Mathew's Road, to work these tithables: Of Christopher Vineyard, John and Wm. Hall, John Logan, James Skidmore, Geo. Wilson, John Berry, John Jones, James McClure, Mathew Hair, John Bowyer, George Skillern and Conrad Wall.
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MARCH 16, 1768.
CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800
AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS. ORDER BOOK No. XI.
page 145
Page (501) Hemp certificates: Saml. Lyle, Robt. McAfee, John Hall, James McAfee, Wm. McAfee, John Lyle, Jr., Geo. McAfee, John Berry, James Lyle.

This could have been either of the John Berrys with land there at the time.
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RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800
DEED BOOK NO. 15.
ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
page 479
Page 230.--11th June, 1768. James McDowell and Frances. of James City County, to John Berry, 52.10, 120 acres on James River, opposite mouth of Cedar Creek. Teste: John Craig. James Gambell. Delivered: Jno. Berry, 25th July, 1772.

The other John Berry. He has a wife named Jane
10 Nov 1775 Brief of Deed of Botetourt Co Deed Bk No !
John Berry and wife Jane to George Dougherty 120 ac south side of James op mouth of Cedar Ck

Chaukley
Fee Book of Augusta Co Va

1768 page 13 John Berry, Big John forks
This must refer to the other john Berry as my John Berry is presumable living with John Jones?
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Chronicles.. Deed Book 15
pg 486
pg 456- 18th Oct 1768 John Buchanan and Margaret and William Thompson and Mary, to James Skidmore L55.5 88 acres part of a tract patented to John and William 8th April 1767 on James RIver, John Jones line. Teste Robert Campbell, Hugh Logan, David Smith. Delivered Randolf Guin per order filed 22 June 1796


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CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800
ABSTRACTS OF WILLS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY VIRGINIA. AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT. WILL BOOK No. 4.
ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
page 118
Page 404.--10th October, 1770. John Berry's will--To daughter, Mary; to John Nesbit; to John Berry, son of James Berry, deceased; to John Berry, son of William Berry; to John Berry, son of William Berry; to John Berry, son of Francis Berry; to Francis Berry, wheelwright; to Mary Berry, daughter of Wm. Berry, and her sister Elizabeth; to Elizabeth Berry, daughter of Charles Berry; to daughter, Rebecca Berry. Executors, Alexander Walker, wheelwright, and Wm. Edmastonn. Teste: John Walker, Jr., James Walker, Francis Berry. Proved, 22d March, 1771, by John, John (Jr.), and James Walker. Executors qualify (Edmiston's mark --) with John Walker, Jas. Crawford.


Full Context of Scots-Irish in Virginia, Vol. 3
CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800
DEED BOOK NO. 12.
ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
page 434
Page 289.--9th October, 1765. John Edmiston and Margaret to John Berry, 43, 170 acres, part of Borden's 92,100; corner John Stewart ( ). Teste. Samuel Buchanan, George Dougherty, Robt. Buchanan. Samuel Edmiston.

ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
page 105
Page 135.--7th July, 1768. James Rutherford's estate appraised, by Joseph Culton, John Berry, John Walker; John McCampbel's bond; Thos. Hutson's; Mat. Moorehead's. [p.105]

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Aug 3 1771

George the First.. To all ..know ye that for divers good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of ten shillings good and lawful money..paid.. confirm unto John Berry a certain tract or parcel of land containing seventyfive acres lying and being in the County of Augusta on the south side of the James River and bounded as follows beginning at a red oak & popular on the south side of the river corner to a tract of land surveyed for John Buchannan running thence with a line of said land south 30 deg E 130 poles to a hickory & white oak north 53 deg E 170 poles to a oak and white oak on the river and up to the begginning

Aug 3 1771

George the First.. To all.. Know ye that for divers good causes and cosiderations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of five shilling of good and lawful money for our use part? to our? we .. have given granted and confirmed and by these presents..granted unto John Berry one certain parcel or tract of land containing fortyeight acres lying in the County of Botetourt joining his land on the south side of the James River and bounded as follows to wit
beginning at three hickory japlins corner to the land of George Wilson and with a line of the same south 74 deg E 100 poles to a black oak and three pines on a hill north 55 deg E 26 poles to two white oaks north 50 deg E 48 poles to a red oak and chesnut oak thence north 35 deg W 68 poles to near two populars in a line of his old survey with the same south 53 deg West 92 poles to two white oaks & a hickory north 52 degs West 30 poles to two black oaks West 22 poles to two black oaks in a line of Skidmores land and with the same to the beginning


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INFO from Terry McClain:              Letter dated Apr 1994 from Pat Doyle
                            2923 Tara Trail
                            Beavercreek Oh 45434-6252
                            included court recourt abstracts as follows:

Boutetourt County Deeds (Va)
pg 496
This indenture made the third day of September
in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and seventy two
between Jno Berry and Hannah Berry , his wife,
of the County of Botetourt of the one part
and Jno Jones Senior of the same county of the other part
Witnesseth that the said Jno Berry and Hannah Berry ,
for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings curr money of Virginia,
to them in hand paid by the said Jno Jones Sen,
on or before the Sealing and Delivery of these presents,
the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged,
HATH Granted and Bargained and Sold and by these presents do Grant Bargain and Sell unto the same Jno Jones one certain tract or parcell of land containing forty acres lying and being on the south side of the James River in the County ofBotetourt being part of two tracts belonging to Jno Berry and is bounded as Followeth
viz. Beginning at a red oak and ash on the River corn to Skidmore's land and there wt on a line of the same south thiry degrees east and one hundered and twenty six poles to two black oaks west twenty two ploles to two black poles south five degrees east forty poles to three hiccory saplins [sic] corner of George Willson's land and with+








a line of the same south seventy four degrees east one hundred poles to a black and pine north fitty five degrees east two poles to a white oak and black oak and north seventy four degrees west ninety eight poles to a hiccory North five degrees west thirty poles to a black and gun North seveny nine degrees east twenty poles to a black and north thirty two degrees east one hundred and twenty poles to a white oak and ash on the river below the head of a spring and thence up the river one hundred and twenty five pole to the beginning..
And all houses, buildings, orchards, ways, waters, water curses, profits, commodities, herediaments, and appurtenances whatsoever to the said premises hereby granted or any part thereof belonging, or in any wise appertaining , and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainder?-?, spares? and profits thereof..
To have and to hold the said forty -four acres, be the same more or less, and all and singular other the premises hereby granted wt the appurtenances,
unto the said Jno Jones and his Heirs, Executions, administratiions , and adjoinns? from the day before the date wereof[sic] and during the fall term and time of one whole year from thence next covering fully to be completed and ended..
Yielding and paying therefore the rent of one pepper corn on Lady day next of the sum shall by lawfully demanded, to the intent and purpose, that by virutue of these presents and the stature for transferringf? uses? into possesion of the said Jno Jone maybe in actual posession of the premises, and thereby enabled to accept and take a grant, and release of the reversion and inheritance thereof to him and his heirs.
In witness thereof the said Jno Berry and Hannah Berry hereunto- set their hands and seals this day and year first above written,
Sealed and delivered in the presence of John Berry (seal), John Jones,
Thos Harrison, James Berry. Hannah Berry (seal)
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There is a second nearly identical entry immediately following which indicates that John and Hannah accepted 30 pounds in payment :

p497 This indenture made this third day of September 1772
betweenJno Berry and Hannah his wife of the County of Botetourt of the one part, and Jno Jones Senior of the said county of the other part.
.Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of thiry pounds current money of Virginia ,
to the said Jno Berry and Hannah Berry in hand paid by the said Jno Jones,
at or before the Sealing and Delivery of these presents,
the recipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge, and thereof doth release, acquit, and discharge the same,
Jno Jones and his Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, by these presents, they the said Jno Berry ,and Hannah Berry his wife, hath Granted ,Bargained, Sold?, released, and confirmed unto the said Jno Jones(in his actual possession now, being by virtue of a Barain and Sale to him made by the said Jno Berry and Hannah Berry for one whole year by indenture bearing the date the day ne;xt before the date of these presents and by force ot the Statute for Transfer ?-? into possesion) and his heirs ,one certain tract of parcel of land, containing forty four acres,[desceiption as above] ..
and the said Jno Berry and Hannnah berry ,for them and their Executors, andAdministrators, doth Covenant, Promise, and Grant to and with the said Jno Jones, and his heirs and assigns, by these presents,
that the said Jno Berry and Hannah Berry, for them and their Heirs, Executrors, and Administrators,
doth covenant, and promise and grant to and with the said Jno Jones and his heirs and assigns ,by these presents that the said Jno Berry and Hannah Berry ...?

pg 526
This indenture made the eigthteenth day of June the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred seventy three
betweenJno Berry of the County of Botetourt of the one part
and Samuel McNab of the county aforesead of the other part
witnesseth that the said John b'erry for and in consideration of five shillings
[Sold} one parcel containing seveny nineacres. So. side James [River]
Beginning at a white oa and ash on the River below the head of a spring corner to John Jones land
thence with a line of the same south 32 degrees west 120 poles to a black oak. South 79 degrees west 20 poles to a black oak and gum south 5 degrees 30 polies to a hickory south 74 degrees east 98 poles to a black and white oak north 55 degrees east 24 poles to two white oaks north 50 degres east 48 poles to a black oak and chestnut oak north 35 degrees west 68 poles near to two poplars in a line of his old survey
north 53 degrees east 27 poles to an ash and white oak on the river thence up the same 97 poles to the beginning

witnesses John Floyd                     John Berry (seal)
       Harry Innis                     Hannah Berry        (SEAL)              John Todd jurnior


CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800
DEED BOOK NO. 12.
ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
page 434
Page 295.--15th October, 1765. John Davis, son and heir of Nathaniel Davis, deceased, and Sarah Davis, relict of Nathaniel to Moses Cavet, 35, 115 acres by patent, 30th August, 1763, on Bufflo Creek. Teste: John Maxwell, Audly Paul, George Wilson. Delivered: Samuel McNabb, June, 1779, by order.

CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800
DEED BOOK NO. 14.
ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
page 466
Page 284.--10th October, 1766. John ( ) Mitchell and Sarah ( ), of Orange County, N. C., to George Wilson, of Hamshire County, 80, 234 acres by patent 10th August, 1759, on Stewart's Creek; corner James McCoy. Teste: William and Susanna Preston, Samuel McNabb, Nicholas Smith, Francis Smith, Anne Smith, Francis Smith, Thomas Smith.

CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800
DEED BOOK NO. 14.
ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
page 466
Page 289.--18th March, 1768. George Wilson and Elizabeth, of Hampshire, to Charles Donnelly, 90, 234 acres by patent 10th August, 1759, on Stewart's Creek above. Delivered to Charles Donnelly, March, 1778.

I don't know why I included this particular note about a George WIlson. I have other that are more interesting.
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Botetourt County, Va WIll Book A
page 32
April 18, 1773
Wife ELizabeth
Sons Nataniel, John
Daughters : Martha, Sarah, Jean, Margaret McCoy, Elizabeth John, Hannah Harrison
Son-in-law: Thomas Harrison
Exec : James McClure, ELizabeth Jones
Witnesses: James McClure, John Logan, James Skidmore
Recorded July 14, 1773 Test David May DC
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Annals of Southwest Va by Summers
pg 276 Aug 10, 1784 Nathaniel Jones & Elizabeth his wife to Wm Hamilton. Con. 27 pounds. 44 A on S side of James R being part of two tracts belonging to John Berry and devised to sd Nationaiel Jones in his father's will
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Notes from the Net
The Above land seems to be north of Bucannon Va, on the Rockbridge border near where Rbt Rennick, and Audely Paul lived . In the forks of the James area but on the South side of the river at the mouth of Cedar Creek. Where Samuel McNab is labeled on the map I have from Sommers?

ID: I0001
Name: William HENRY 1
Sex: M
Birth: AUG 1748 in Augusta Co., VA (now Berkeley Co., WV) 2
Death: 1 FEB 1835 in Jones Cove, Sevier Co., TN
Burial: Henry Cem. #1, Jones Cove, Sevier Co., TN
Military Service: BET. 1776 - 1782 Va Line & Botetourt Militia, Am. Rev
Reference Number: 1
Note: William Henry was a Revolutionary War Veteran from Botetourt Co., VA. Born in Augusta Co., VA, (which became Berkeley Co., VA about 1770 and is now Berkeley Co., WV). His family moved to Botetourt Co., VA. about 1756. William was one of the first settlers in Jones Cove, Sevier Co., TN in 1791/92. He was accompanied by his brother-in-law John Jones and followed in 1792 by his brothers John and Robert Henry and John Jones' brother Nathaniel and their families. Robert lived in Jones Cove as did John and Nathaniel Jones. The Cove was named for Stephen Jones, son of John Jones who was massacred in his cornfield by Cherokee Indians in June 1794 ("In the Shadow of the Smokies" , Smoky Mountain Historical Society, Sevierville, TN, 1993, p.494}. Much info can be obtained from the 1832 Revolutionary War Pension Applications of William and John Henry and the widow's Pension file for Elizabeth Henry, which are on file in the National Archives in Washington, DC.

Father: James HENRY Jr b: 1726 in Aberdeen, Scotland
Mother: Elizabeth (---) b: ABT. 1729 in Augusta Co., VA (now Berkeley Co., WV)

Marriage 1 Elizabeth JONES b: 11 DEC 1765 in Botetourt Co., VA
Married: 15 FEB 1780 in Botetourt Co., VA 3
Children
Polly HENRY b: 12 SEP 1781 in Botetourt Co., VA
John HENRY b: 24 DEC 1783 in Botetourt Co., VA
Hugh HENRY b: 5 MAY 1786 in Botetourt Co., VA
William HENRY Jr. b: 28 FEB 1789 in Botetourt Co., VA
Robert HENRY b: 28 AUG 1791 in Jones Cove, Sevier Co., TN

Sources:
Title: Bible of Hugh Henry (5 May 1786 - 22 Nov. 1872)
Repository:
Call Number:
Media: Book
Title: Pension Application, Rev. War., 1832, National Archives,
Title: Pension Application of Elizabeth Henry, Rev. War., 1838, National Archives,


Part Three

Southwest Va Summers?
Jan 1773 the call for Rev Cummings:
..We entreat you, worth and dear sir, to have compassion upon us in this remote part of the workd, and accept this our call and invitation to the pastoral charge of our precious and immortal souls, and we shall hold ourselves bound to pray.

George Blackburn, Wm Blackburn, John Vanse, John Casey, Benjamin Logan,
Robert Edmiston, Thomas Berry, Robert Trimble, Wm McGaughey, David Dryden, Wm McNabb, John Davis, Halbert McClure, Arthur Blackburn, Nat Davis, Sam Evans, Wm Kennedy, And, McFerran, Sam Hedry, John Patterson, James Gilmore, John Lowry, Wm CHristian, Andrew Colville, Robert Craig, Joseph Black, Jonathan Douglas, John Cusick, Robert Gamble, ANd. Martin, Anustus Webb, Samuel Briggs, Wesly White, James Dorchester, James Fulerson, John Long, Rbt opp, John Hunt, Tom Bailey, David Gatgood, Alex Brekenridge, Geo Clark, James Molden, Wm Blanton, James Craig,
Thomas Sharp, John Berry, James Montgomery, Samuel Houston, Henry Creswell
, George Adans, Geo Buchanan, James Dysart, Wm Miller
, Andrew Leeper and others inclding two Wm Berrys.

Mr Cummings accepted the call and was given a deed to land Apr 14, 1774.

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Southwest Va pg 135
And on the 9th day of July 1773, Joseph Black, Andrew Colvill, Samuel Even, William Blackburn, George Blackburn, Samuel Briggs, Davis Galloway, John Berry, Christopher Acklin, John Keswick, John Vance, and Benjamin Logan were directed to clear the nearest and best way from Samuel Brigg's on EIghteen Mile creek to James Bryan's on Elven Mile Creek.
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Fincastle
pg 206
pg 46 John Berry 139 acres part of Loyal COmpany grant on the waters of Wolf Hill Creek beginning at the head of a draft of a high ridge.
Feb 11, 1774

Southwest Va pg 158
On the 14th of April 1774 Dr Thomas Walker conveyed to James Piper 363 acres of land on a branch of the Holston River called Wolf Hill Creek; on the same day he conveyed to Alexander Brekinridge 360 acres on Wolf Hill Ck, to Samuel Brigges 313 acres on Wolf Hill Creek alia Casltes Creek, to joseph Black 305 acres on Eighteen Mile Creek(this being the name of a small creek that flows through Abingdon) and to Andrew COlville, 324 acres on Wolf Hill Creek. The persons named were the first settlers in the vicinity of Abingdon.
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CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800
DEED BOOK NO. 21.
ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
page 547
Page 315.--30th September, 1775. Mary Moffett, widow of William Moffett, deceased, late of County of Fincastle, to George Moffett, Mary Moffett. late Mary Gardner, only daughter and heir-at-law of Thomas Gardner. deceased, was seised of tract on Jennings' Branch, and during her coverture conveyed same to George Moffett, and William executed deed to George; now Mary execuies deed to George; part of 400 acres patented to Daniel McNare and by him conveyed to Thomas Gardner, 11th February, 1745. Teste: George Blackburn, James and Joseph Douglass, Henry Crisswell, James Trimble, John Bierey. [p.547]
.
(for more see Mary Gardner)

page 89
Page 389.--19th March, 1765. John Trimble's appraisement (by Jno. Finley, Jno. Trimble, Jas. Sayers), recorded--Two negroes, 2 bound servants; cash due by Henry Cresswell, Chas, Clendenning; to Jno. Price's service under the command of Capt. Wm. Christian, 184 days.

page 107
Page 195.--22d March, 1769. Settlement recorded of John Trimble's estate, by Mary and James Trimble, administrators--By John Prise (Price?) weges and bounty, 12.0.0. Cash of John Bigham on Geo. Bighams. By Henry Criswell's bond. Paid Andw. Baskin, Alex. McKinsey John Boswell, Saml. Davison, Thos. Gardon on Bigham's account.

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Feb 26 1777
Southwest Va
Ordered David Beatie, Ales Wyles, Jms Maxwell, Jno Snograss?, Sam Hays, Jno COulter, David Ward, Roger Tops, Tom Price, Jno Anderson, Geo Freeland, Geo Maxwell, Jms Fulkerson, Wm Blackburn, Jno Berry, Andrew Kincannon, Chas Campbell , Jno Frazier, and Joe Black be Lts in the Wa Co Va miltia.
I hope I got the list correct. My handwritting was terrible!

Aug 19 1778 pg 998 Thomas Jones goes to court and a John Berry is a witness. Wa Co Va.
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1780 List of King's Mt Volunteers
Posted on the Net
Under Wm Cambell we find a John Berry who everyone wants to claim! Why not! The more the merrier!
At this point as far as I know my John Berry was living right there still and could have been the John Berry just as well as anyone. People of particular interest in the list:
Ben Logan ,Sam Vamce,John Logan,Wm Blackburn, Arthur Bowen(married to Mary McMurry),Nat Willowby,Jos Black,
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At some point Ben Logan removes to ky. Arthur Blackburn , Ben and Sam Briggs, and a Wm Cassey are listed as being at Logans Fort sometime ca 1779.

Hugh and James Leeper and Wm Casey are on a militia list of 1777
Also Ben Logan, John Logan, Ben Briggs.
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According to the Pope book there is a John Berry in the roll of Lin Co Ky miltia in 1781.
I don't have any earlier notes and I don't think I would have overlooked anything obvious as I was lucky to get stuff in my local Sutro lib on Lincoln CO Ky.



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pg 82 Will Bk 1 Washington Co VIrginia

Will of Arthur Blackburn dated 16 July 1782 Sister Margaret Casey.. my Bible for her son WIlliam. Sister Martha Rodgers... her son William. Sister Mary White. Alexander Blackburn, John Blackburn's son. Brother , George's dau.[name not given] Brother Willliam's heirs[names not given'] " my gun & hat I wear I leave to James use." Land to be sold

Exc John Blackburn & John Berry of LIncoln Co.
Wit Jenet Blackburn
Elizabeth Black
William McElwee                                                                                    
       Arthur Blackburn
rec 20 Aug 1782              John Campbell




Descendants of William Thomas Blackburn
                                                        
       1        William Thomas Blackburn       b: March 11, 1726/27 in Ulster, Ireland                                   
.              +Sarah aka Blackburn                            Father:       Mother:       
......       2        George Blackburn       b: Abt 1728 in of Frederic Co., Va              d: Abt April 21, 1778 in Washington Co Virginai                     
..........              +Elizabeth Vance       b: Abt 1732 in Winchester, Frederick Co., Va              d: Abt 1778       Father: Samuel Vance       Mother: Sarah Colville       
......       2        John Blackburn       b: Abt 1740                                   
......       2        Margaret Blackburn       b: Abt 1740                                   
..........              +John??? Casey       b: Abt 1740              d: April 28, 1790 in Lincoln Co Ky       Father:       Mother:       
......       2        Mary Blackburn       b: Abt 1740                                   
..........              +Mr William??? Isaac??? White                            Father:       Mother:       
......       2        Martha Blackburn       b: 1741 in Augusta Co Va              d: April 30, 1818 in Bardstown, Nelson Co, Ky                     
..........              +James D Rodgers       b: Abt 1741       m: May 21, 1766 in Augusta Co. Va              Father: Mathew Reaves       Mother: Ann Wooels       
......       2        Arthur Blackburn       b: Bef. 1755              d: Abt 1782 in Washington Co Virginai                     
......       2        William Blackburn       b: Abt 1756              d: Abt 1780 in Washington Co Virginai                     
..........              +Elizabeth Black                            Father:       Mother:       




Descendants of John??? Casey
                                                        
       1        John??? Casey       b: Abt 1740              d: April 28, 1790 in Lincoln Co Ky                     
.              +Margaret Blackburn       b: Abt 1740                     Father: William Thomas Blackburn       Mother: Sarah aka Blackburn       
......       2        William Casey                                          
......       2        James Casey                                          
......       2        Agnes Casey       b: Abt 1768                                   
..........              +Robert Fletcher       b: Abt 1768 in Rockbridge Co Va       m: March 30, 1788 in Lincoln Co Ky       d: December 05, 1849 in Adair Co. Kentucky       Father:       Mother:       
......       2        Mathew Casey                                          


Lincoln Co Ky Wills
Casey, John 4-28-1790
legatees: wife Margaret children William, James, Agnes, Mathew,
ex friend Hugh Logan wit John Magill, Hannah Berry, Ester Dougherty pg 489

Descendants of John McElwee
                                                        
       1        John McElwee                     d: Abt 1787                     
.              +Jane Adams                            Father:       Mother:       
......       2        Thomas??? McElwee                                          
......       2        Martha McElwee       b: Abt 1762                                   
..........              +James Gilmore              m: 1782 in Lincoln Co Ky              Father:       Mother:       
......       2        William McElwee       b: Abt 1765                                   
..........              +Agnes McClure              m: October 19, 1791 in Lincoln Co Ky              Father:       Mother:       
......       2        Margaret McElwee       b: Abt 1768                                   
..........              +Alexander Crawford              m: October 21, 1788              Father:       Mother:       
......       2        Jane McElwee       b: Abt 1770 in Lincoln, Kentucky, U.S.A.              d: October 06, 1797 in Bradfordsville, Washington, Kentucky, U.S.A.                     
..........              +James McMurry       b: 1764 in Augusta, Virginia, U.S.A.       m: December 30, 1790 in Lincoln, Kentucky, U.S.A.       d: 1832 in Bradfordsville, Washington, Kentucky, U.S.A.       Father: William (Cowpasture) McMurry       Mother: Agness aka Mcmurry       
......       2        David McElwee       b: Abt 1788                                   

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April 19, 1786...John Duff, assignee of James Douglass, assignee of Isaac White - 200 ac - actual settlement made in 1776 - on the Southwestern line of the Woolf hill tract joining the land where John Casey formerly lived, includes improvements
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Part Four
Need to be tyed in another day!

Kentucky Land Grants


THE KENTUCKY LAND GRANTS
Volume 1
Part 1
CHAPTER II VIRGINIA GRANTS (1782-1792)
THE COUNTIES OF KENTUCKY
page 23
Grantee: Berry, Jno
Acres: 600
Book: 9
Page: 176
Date Survey: 12-27-1782
County: Lincoln
Watercourse: Chaplains Fk
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Berry, John 2 Dec 1785
Lincoln County
600 a on the waters of Chaplains fork
adjoining Brunfields land

pg 685 of ?Patrick Henry Esq Gov of the Commonwealth of Va TO all to whom may these presents shall ? Know ye that by virtue and in consideration of part of a land of
of a land office Treasury Warrent number 9893 issued Dec 14, 1781 there is granted by the said Commonwealth John Berry assignee of William Stuuert assignee of William Waddy a certain tract or parcel of land containing 600 ac by survey ..Lincon Co..waters Chaplains Fork corner Brunfield..

Dec 12, 1785
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From the Book John Berry And His Children by Jack Pope
( I presume that this will is correctly inputed)

Will of John Berry
"In the name of God Amen, I John Berry of Lincoln County and State of Virginia , being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following, that is to say:

"First I will that all my debts and funeral charges be paid by my executrix herein named, Also I give and demise unto my two sons , James and William , their heirs and assigns foreever, all that tract of land containing three hundred acres, laying on the waters of Licking Creek, which I bought of William McCrackin, to be equally divided between my sons above mentioned.

"And as to my movable estate I will and order that it be equally divided between my daughters, Betsy, Polly, Sally, Hannah, Peggy, and Jane, and their portions to be delivered to them at the time they shall arrive to years of their lawful age.

"Also , I give and demise unto my two sons Joseph and John, all that tract of land my family now lives on in Lincoln County, and State of Virginia, and their heirs and assigns forever, but not meaning or intending that they, or either of them shall have any demands on the last mentioned lands until the death or marriage of Hannah, my wife.

But I do will and order that my said wife have the whole and sole use and benefits of the plantation aforesaid, during the time of her natural life or for so long as she continues my widow and trustee for my children. In Witness Whereof I have set my hand and seal this the Tenth Day of August 1789.

John Berry seal

Witness
James piggott
James Kerr
Isaac Fallis

The will was admitted to probate on July 10, 1790 upon proof by James Kerr and Isaac Fallis the subscribing witnesses.


Will of John BERRY
Proved July Ct. 1790 ; 2 sons James and William, daughters Betse,
Polle, Salle, Hannah, Pegge, Jene when arrive to lawful age.Wife Hannah.
Witnesses: James PIGGOTT, James FLINN, Isaac FALLIS



ID: I189
Name: Isaac Fallis
Title: Jr.
Sex: M
Birth: ABT 1763
Death: 14 MAY 1832 in Mercer Co., Kentucky
Note: Isaac enlisted in the 5th Pennsylvania Regiment Continental Line during the Revolutionary War about 1777 when he was only few months over the age of 13. He was at the Battle for Mammouth and at the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown in 1781.
Note:
Isaac was given a land grant in Mercer Co. Kentucky (actually Mercer Co., Virginia) of 500 acres located in Chaplins Fk. In 1786 Mercer Co., Kentucky came into it's own, being completely formed from the northernmost tip of lincoln County. In
1792, Kentucky gained statehood, having 8 counties at the time.



ID: I267
Name: Isaac Fallis
Sex: M
Birth: ABT 1742 in East Jersey Colony
Death: 1806
ALIA: Thomas
Note: Isaac lived in Berkeley and Fredrick County, Virginia Colony, Mercer County Kentucky and St. Charles Upper Louisiana. His will was probated on 4-3-1806 in Upper Louisiana. Isaac and Susanna's graves were washed away in the great flood of 1844.
Note: It is believed that Isaac was married twice but the name of his first wife is unknown. I believe it is possible that Isaac Jr. was the child of Isaac Sr. first wife because of the ten year gap between him and the other Siblings.

Father: George Fallis b: ABT 1660 in Wales

Marriage 1 Susanna Martaine b: 4 SEP 1750
Children
Isaac Fallis b: ABT 1763
George Fallis b: 31 JUL 1773 in Berkley County, Virginia
Elizabeth Fallis b: ABT 1775 in Shenandoah County. Virginia
Rachel Fallis b: ABT 1780 in Harrison County, Kentucky
Richard Fallis b: 15 JAN 1780 in Fredrick County, Virginia
David Fallis b: ABT 1781
Samual Fallis b: 1784 in Shenandoah County. Virginia
Eleanor Fallis b: ABT 1785 in Virginia
William Fallis b: 8 NOV 1788 in Shenandoah County. Virginia
Thomas Chilton Fallis b: 1792


Father: Isaac Fallis b: ABT 1742 in East Jersey Colony
Mother: Susanna Martaine b: 4 SEP 1750

Marriage 1 Elizabeth Campbell b: 1767 in Mercer Co., Kentucky
Married: 23 AUG 1786 in Mercer Co., Kentucky By Rev. James Smith
Children
James Campbell Fallis b: ABT 1785
Robert Kirkman Fallis b: ABT 1787
Margaret Fallis b: ABT 1792
Nancy Fallis b: ABT 1794
Phebe Fallis b: 4 APR 1793 in Mercer Co., Kentucky

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Subj:        Berry Family
Date:       10/25/99 8:08:42 PM Pacific Daylight Time
From:       tjb95603@inreach.com (Thomas J Bell)
Reply-to:       tjb95603@inreach.com (Thomas J Bell)
To:       Joybeneman@aol.com

Joy,
Have you connected your Lincoln CO. Berry family with James and Thomas Berry of Washington CO., VA? My Bells were residents of Washington and Lincoln Counties. My Samuel Bell died in 1780. His wife and children moved to Lincoln CO. before 1784. They lived next to the Berry family in both counties. Daughter Hannah was the ward of Hugh Logan with Samuel Riggs as a surity. Tom




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