I sent you most of this before, but here it is again. Also, the suggestion someone made on the Loudoun email list to look at the name Derry is probably not a good one. These were two distinct families in Loudoun.
Virginia did not require the registration of births and deaths until 1853.
Church records that early in Loudoun are pretty much limited to Quaker
There is this John Berry in the 1782-1799 Loudoun Co Personal Property Tax
Lists. Only males 16 years or older appeared on these lists. Note the there
Battalion was used for both militia and tax purpose and designated a
1787A Second Battalion Berry, John (S) residing with Johnston, Mason
1788C Second Battalion Berry, J. residing with Stanhope, John
1789C Second Battalion Berry, Jno. residing with Stanhope, John
1790A [Second Battalion] Barry, Jno. residing with Stanhope, John
1791A Second Battalion Berry, John
1792A Second Battalion Berry, Jno. residing with Stanhope, John
1793B Second Battalion Berry, Jno. residing with Lattimore, Thomas and
1794B Second Battalion Berry, John
1795B Second Battalion Berry, John
From "Index to the Tithables of Loudoun Co Va 1758-1786" by Hopkins:
[number is year they appear on the list, c=Cameron Parish, s=Shelburne Parish]
Berry (Barry, Berrey, Bery, McBerry)
Baldwin 78s-79s, 81s-85s
Edward 70, 71c-75c
John 74c-77c, 86c
Withers 78s-79s, 81s-85s
William 60-63, 65, 71c, 73c-80c, 82c
If you know for a fact that your John Berry was born in Loudoun in 1763, the only logical candidate for his father is the William Berry above. There is no will or other estate account for a William Berry before 1841 in Loudoun, so there is nothing to tie the two together. And there are two William Berrys that appear on the Pers. Prop. Tax Lists for the later 1790's, and one who continues on the lists after that.
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