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"Berryman" and Brickey names
Posted by: bettylee davis Date: September 16, 2001 at 22:05:18
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Ken, and anyone on the forum...any thoughts about who Berryman Wallen, son of Elisha LH and Catherine Blevins, b. abt. 1770 could have been named for? Berryman d. in Grainger Co., TN bef. 6-12-1797 but don't know how, and left a will lvg. Elisha, his father it says, a horse, saddle, $50. Berryman distributed some of his clothes to his friends. Berryman also received a land grant for 600 or 640 a. on the soside of Cumberland Mtn 7-29-1793. (Does this mean he had to be 21; performed some service?)It also appears his name on the will is sp. "Berriman Walling."In a lawsuit that drug on for many years, there is a question that refrers to "land dispute lying within the grant to John Carmack, Berryman Wallen and John Jones." I also found that prior to the resolution of this suit, John Wallen, Berryman's brother who md. Jerusha Renfro was called the heir of Berryman by their father, Elisha. Guess that means Elisha gave it to John and none of his other children. Berriman's WILL did not dispose of or mention the acreage. I can't figure out why none of Berriman's siblings named children for him. His brother John and wife Jerusha named a son James B. Maybe that was for Berriman. I can't really connect the name with Berriman Jones tho that is a possibility from the John Jones above if that is a possible relation. Secondly, Agnes,a daughter of Elisha and sister to Berryman, md. Bernard Murrah/Murrell/Murry. She had daught. Catherine who md. a JOhn Brickey in Washington Co., MO in 1822 at the Wallen Plantation. Brickey referred to it as the "home of her grandmother." (I can't find that just right now.) Agnes, who was widowed and in MO in 1830, may have had a son Berryman. Can anyone tell me the names of Agnes and Bernard Murry's children and the names of the child. of John Brickey and Catherine Murrah/Murry? Sorry, so long. Ken, do you or maybe David have a handle on these questions! Any response appreciated! Betty Lee Wallin Davis


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