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A.2.2b. George Berry

 

Timeline of George Berry and Elizabeth (Betsy) Lowery

 

28 June 175612,685

Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Who Lived in Blount County George Berry 6/28/1756 VA to ca 1/3/1829 TN

Esther (Berry) McCord Family Record
Birth of George Berry in Augusta County, Virginia

1 Jan. 176412,685

Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Who Lived in Blount County George Berry 6/28/1756 VA to ca 1/3/1829 TN
Birth of Elizabeth Lowry

August 1776570,685

Genealogies of Virginia Families

Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Who Lived in Blount County George Berry 6/28/1756 VA to ca 1/3/1829 TN
Col. William Christian’s Cherokee Campaign
(Private) George Berry, wounded

14 Aug. 1781169

Washington County, Virginia Survey Book, page 374
James Montgomery - 400 ac - Commissioners Certificate - on the west side of Woolf Creek, the waters of Holstein River - beginning at the foot of the Great knobs corner to Samuel Duff's land - by shelving rocks on the bank of Woolf creek - corner of the tract by preemption right - near the foot of the said knobs - August 27, 1785...James Montgomery - 400 ac - on the south side of the Great knobs on Hunt's and Woolf Creek, joining John Berry, James Phillips, James Doren, Nicholas Fain, David Carr, George Berry and James McFarran, includes his settlement - actual settlement made in 1782

16 Aug. 178056

Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769 - 1800
At a court continued and held for Washington County August 16, 1780
Ordered that George Berry be Constable in the Room of Alexander Doran.

25 Aug. 1781169

Washington County, Virginia Survey Book, page 328
James Hignite - 400 ac - Commissioners Certificate - on the waters of Spring Creek, a branch of Holstein River - corner to the land George Berry lived on - by a path - corner to James Montgomery - by a branch at the foot of the knobs - May 5, 1786...David Carr, assignee of Samuel McChesney, assignee of John Johnson, assignee of Elija Smith, assignee of John Fain - 400 ac -on the waters of Spring Creek, includes improvements, actual settlement made in 1776

1782491

Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List
Capt. James Montgomery’s Precinct
George Berry
1 Tithable      George (26)
1 Horse

1783491

Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List
Capt. J. Montgomery’s Return
Geo. Berry
1 Tithable      George (27)
5 Horses
3 Cattle

16 Sept. 178356

Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769 - 1800
At a court held for Washington County September 16, 1783
PRESENT James Dysart, Aaron Smith, Alexander Barnett, Henry Smith and John Lowrey, Gentlemen. James Montgomery against George Berry an appearance. Thomas Berry comes into court and undertakes for the defendant that in Case he should be Cast in this suit he shall satisfy and pay the condemnation of the Court or render his body to prison in Execution for the same or that he will do it for him.

20 Oct. 178356

Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769 - 1800
At a Court continued and held for Washington County
James Montgomery against George Berry an appearance. Thomas Berry comes into Court and undertakes for the defendant that in Case he should be Case in this suit he shall satisfy and pay the condemnation of the Court or render his body to prison in Execution for the same or that he will do it for him.

1784491

Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List
Alexander Montgomery’s Return
Geo. Berry
1 Tithable      George (28)
2 Horses
6 Cattle
Tax Paid: .15.3

3 June 178469

Washington County, Virginia Survey Records, page 271
Samuel McChesney...245 ac...Preemption Warrant, assigned to him by George Berry...on both sides of Spring Creek, branch of Holston River...Beginning at the foot of the knob and on the south side by the creek, corner to William McFarrans land...by a path...on the side of the knobs...

~1784685

Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Who Lived in Blount County George Berry 6/28/1756 VA to ca 1/3/1829 TN
Estimated marriage date of George Berry and Elizabeth Lowry
Based on date of birth of their first child

17 Aug. 178456

Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769 - 1800
At a court held for Washington County August 17, 1784
The Commonwealth of Virginia, (Plaintiff) against
William Barker (Defendant)
On an Indictment
THIS day came as Well the attorney of the said Commonwealth as the defendant in his proper person and thereupon came also a Jury To wit Samuel Montgomery, David Gatgood, Jacob Mungle, Thomas Montgomery, John Beatie, Samuel Magee, Benjamin Sharp, Robert Faires, Robert Richards, Archelaus Brumley, George Berry and Gilbert Watson who being elected tried and sworn the truth to speak upon the issue joined upon their Oaths do say that the defendant is guilty in manner and form as in the Indictment against him is alledged. Therefore it is considered by the Court that the said defendant make his fine with the said Commonwealth by the payment of five pounds to the use of the said Commonwealth and that he pay the Costs of this prosecution and mat be taken & c. Costs two hundred and twenty pounds of neat Tobacco and fifteen shillings Attornies fees.

9 Oct. 1785685

Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Who Lived in Blount County George Berry 6/28/1756 VA to ca 1/3/1829 TN
Birth of Susannah Berry

24 April 178656,80,525

Washington County, Virginia Will Book 1, page 114
In the name of God, Amen. That I Samuel Henry of Washington County, Virginia being weak in body but of sound memory and Judgment blessed be God for all his mercies Calling to mind the mortality of the body and that it is appointed for all men once to die do recommend my soul to God who gave it & my body to be buried in a decent Christian manner at the discretion of my Executors and as for what worldly Estate goods and Chattels it has pleased God to bless one with in this life at this time I do order and bequeath in following manner; and first I order that the Land I bought from Archibald Maginnis be sold at the discretion of my Executors and my other effects that can be spared, and all my lawful debts to be paid. I leave and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth the thirds of the plantation I live on and the third of the plantation I bought from George Berry, during her widowhood and in she marries her third part afterwards to be valued by men what it is to be, and her to be paid what is just and one Cow and year old heifer her choice, the black horse & her saddle & bridle one bed and furniture the dresser furniture her own pot and little Over her wheels & Reel and one Chest and two Sheep her choice. I leave and bequeath to my two sons Robert and Charles to them their heirs and assigns the plantation I bought from George Berry equal chares according to Quantity and Quality and the plantation I now live on I leave to my son James to his heirs and assigns. I leave to my three daughters Mary, Sarah and Jean a ten pound horse saddle and bridle and a Cow to each of them to be paid as follows (to wit) Robert to pay Mary, Charles to pay Sarah and James to pay Jean two years after said Robert, Charles and James are come of age and if it should be that another lawful heir should appear I desire allow and appoint James Henry my brother, James Berry Robert Kinhead and my beloved wife Elizabeth to make it an equal share which my sons Robert Charles and James are to pay when it comes to age, and I further allow that my children be raised Schooled and cloathed out of my personal Estate and if it should be that any of my heirs should die under age I allow that their share shall fall to the other of the same sex females to females the Males to the Males and further I allow my brother James Henry, James Berry, Robert Kinkead and my beloved wife Elizabeth to Execute this my last Will and I do hereby revoke & disannul all other Wills & Testaments and Testament and do Ratify and confirm this to be my Last Will and Testament. In Witness my hand and seal this twenty fourth day of April one thousand seven hundred and Eight six.
Samuel Henry (seal)
Witnesses present
Adam Hope
Thomas Berry
Mary Berry

14 Oct. 1787685

Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Who Lived in Blount County George Berry 6/28/1756 VA to ca 1/3/1829 TN
Birth of Esther (Hettie) Berry

30 Nov. 1789685

George Berry 6/28/1756 VA to ca 1/3/1829 TN
Birth of Elizabeth Berry

13 April 1790687

Blount County, Tennessee, Deed Book 1, pages 135, 136
State of NC #829 to Joseph Colville: 14 Apr 1790, 8 Nov 1791, 1 Apr 1807. 10 lbs/100 ac, 400 ac on Crooked Creek “including plantation where Colville now lives,” adj George Berry, William Lowery, McMurray’s line. Surveyed 31 Apr 1790 by J. Taylor, C.S; Wm. Lowery, Wm. Bowan.

9 Oct. 1793685

Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Who Lived in Blount County George Berry 6/28/1756 VA to ca 1/3/1829 TN
Birth of Mary Berry

10 May 1796685

Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Who Lived in Blount County George Berry 6/28/1756 VA to ca 1/3/1829 TN
Birth of Rebecca Berry

12 Aug. 1796687

Blount County, Tennessee, Deed Book 1, page 15
State of NC #1426 to John Lowery: entered 12 Aug 1796, sealed 1797, reg. 30 Aug 1799, 10 lbs/100 ac, 200 ac on south side of Holston and French Broad Rivers upon Crooked Creek, the waters of Little R., adj. George Berry, Joseph Colville, near Joseph Gamble’s, Wm. Reagan. Sig: Samuel Ash, Esq., Raleigh, NC

March 1797688

Blount County, Tennessee Court Records, Book 1, 1795-1804
Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee
At a Court of pleas & Quarter Sessions opened & held for the County of Blount at the Court House in Maryville on the second Monday of March 1797
Present Wm Lowry [Jr] John Trimble Saml Houston Andrew Bogel Joseph Black George Galahor George Ewing Joseph Colvill Esquire returned the following Venire Facias Executed on the following persons Wm Durham Isaac Wilson George Berry George Colvill George Snider Saml Dearmond Wm Small Archibald Trimble Abraham Ghormley David Caldwell John Singleton Saml Glass James Cocharh Robert Hannah Robt Culton Robt McCurdy Thomas Likens Michal Niman John Pickens Mashac Tipton Oliver Alexander Joseph Hart Robert Pearce Abraham Weir Joseph Gamble David Millar James Hogan Thos Montgomery Jas Logan James McKenney Abraham Utter Saml Smith John Herse Henry Beard out of which Venire the following persons were elected aGrand Jury to enquire for the body of the County. Viz John Herse Robt McCurdy James Wilson Thomas Licans John Singleton Mashac Tipton David Millar Robt Hannah Robert Pearce Saml Smith James Cocharn Samuel Glass foreman Wm Durham Robert Culton Abraham (?) were sworn received their charge & retired to enquire of their presentments

28 July 1798685,689

Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Who Lived in Blount County George Berry 6/28/1756 VA to ca 1/3/1829 TN
Family Files and Research Papers of Hobert T. Berry (1930-2002)
Birth of Thomas Berry

16 Dec. 1798120

Washington County Will Book 2, pages 209-210
In the name of god amen, the sixteenth of December one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight. I, Thomas Berry, of the County of Washington and State of Virginia, being weak in body but sound in mind and knowing that all flesh must yield to death when it shall please god to call, I do hereby make constitute and ordain and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following revolking and anuling by these present all and every testement or testaments will or wills heretofore by me made and declare either by word or writing and this to be taken only for my last will and testament and none other and now for the settling my temperate estate and such goods and chattals and debts as it pleased god for above my deserts to bestow on me. I do order, give and dispose the same in manner and form following, And first I do will that all my just debts be paid within convenient time after my decease by my executors hereafter named and seconded, I do give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Esther the third part of all the moveable Estate except the negros as I have left her the third part of the price of my land already. I do leave to my son George a negro named Adam and all my wearing apparel and George is to give to my daughter Rebeckah fifty dollars. I do also leave to my daughter Esther a negro girl named Phili to her and her heirs and if the girl has any children they are to go to Esther and her heirs, also my negro woman named Tawney I do allow her to be free and I leave her a milch cow. I also leave to my son John, four dollars. I also leave the rest of my estate to my children hereafter named, son James, son Thomas, my daughter in law Mary Berry, wife to son William deceased, my daughter Mary, my daughter Barbara, daughter Rebeckah, my daughter Elizabeth, my daughter Susannah, my son Francis to be equally divided among them. I also leave to my grandson Thomas Dryden my best saddle. I also will that David Dryden and Samuel McChesney and David Lowry shall be my Executors given under my hand and seal this sixteenth of December 1798.
Thomas Berry LS (?)
Witnesses present
Jonathan Dryden
William Palmer

November 1799688

Blount County, Tennessee Court Records, Book 1, 1795-1804
Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee
Wm Cowan vs Joseph Thomas
Jury sworn to wit

1. Esea Bowman

5. George Berry

9. Alex Boyd

2. Alex Gillaspie

6. Saml Paxton

10. James Craig

3. George Colvill

7. John Alexander

11. Wm Gautt &

4. Isaac Cocharn

8. James McNutt

12. Alex McCullock

do say the find for the plft & assess his damage to one hundred dollars & 6 cents costs Rule for new trial absolete Rule to amend the pleading by consent & try next Session

19 May 1800685

Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Who Lived in Blount County George Berry 6/28/1756 VA to ca 1/3/1829 TN
Birth of Margaret Berry

29 May 1802685

Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Who Lived in Blount County George Berry 6/28/1756 VA to ca 1/3/1829 TN
Birth of Ann Berry

24 Mar. 1804685

Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Who Lived in Blount County George Berry 6/28/1756 VA to ca 1/3/1829 TN
Birth of Isabella Berry

20 Jan. 1808685

Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Who Lived in Blount County George Berry 6/28/1756 VA to ca 1/3/1829 TN
Birth of Dorcas Berry

22 June 1810527,689

Blount County, Tennessee, Deed Book 3, page 14
State of Tennessee, Number 1705
To all to whom these presents shall come, Greetings. Know ye that in pursuance of an act of the General Assembly passed on the twenty third day of November Eighteen hundred and nine there is granted by the said state of Tennessee unto George Berry a certain tract or parcel of land containing three hundred and fifty one acres, within the tract located for the one of academies lying in the county of Blount in the District South of French Broad and Holston on Crooked Creek, there being due and chargeable on said land the sum of three hundred and fifty one Dollars with the Interest due thereon.
Beginning at a stake thence with the Heirs of William Glass, South seventy nine degrees thirty minutes East forty nine chains and nineteen links to a Black Oak, East sixteen chains and twenty seven links to a stake, South forty six East thirteen chains and thirty links to a white oak, North fifty two degrees thirty minutes East eleven chains and twenty nine links to a stake, South eighty four degrees fifteen minutes East Sixty two chains and forty two links to a black oak, South seventy one East eleven chains and twenty three links to a hickory, then with John McClary North thirty East thirteen chains and nine links to an elm, North thirty six West eight chains to a post oak, North twenty East nine chains and forty four links to a post oak saplin, North fifty degrees thirty minutes East forty two chains and forty six links to a post oak, Then with Charles and William Gagain, Senr. North sixty one West thirteen chains and fifteen links to a hickory, North eight degrees fifteed minutes West twenty five chains and thirty two links to a white oak, North thirty three West five chains to the creek, then with the same thirteen chains and forty links, then South sixty West crossing the creek one chain and forty two links to an elm, then with the creek and the heirs of William Scott, North fourteen West thirty five chains and thirty two links to a stake, South eighty six degrees fifteen minutes West twenty nine chains and thirty two links to a hickory saplin, then with vacant land, South thirty six West seventy two chains to a Black Gum, North fifty five West thirteen chains and twenty links to a hickory saplin, South thirty seven West twenty two chains to a post oak, South forty one East seventeen chains and twenty three links to the Beginning. Surveyed March the thirteenth Eighteen hundred and seven. With its appurtenances.
To Have and To Hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said George Berry and his heirs and assigns forever. In witness whereof Willie Blount, Governor of the state of Tennessee hath hereunto set his hand and caused the great seal of the said state to be affixed at Knoxville on this the twenty second day of June in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and ten and of American Independance the thirty fourth. By the governor, W. G. Blount, Secretary
Willie Blount

3 Mar 1821708

Blount County, Tennessee Deed Book 2, page 123
Thomas Harper to William Harper: 25 Dec 1820, $375, 62 ac on Crooked Creek, adj George Berry, heirs of William Reagon, Lowery
Wit: John W. Lowery, Thomas Brown,
3 Mar 1821

5 Mar 1821708

Blount County, Tennessee Deed Book 2, pages 124,125
John M. Lowery and William Lowery to John Keys: 14 Mar 1820, $1235.50, 247 ac on waters of Crooked Creek, adj James Moor, Paterson heirs, George Berry, Thompson and Abraham Wallace, Thompson and Thomas Wallace
Signed by John M. and William Lowery 22 Nov 1820
Wit: Thomas I. Couldwell. Ignatius Wilson.
5 Mar 1821

12 May 1821708

Blount County, Tennessee Deed Book 2, page 148
Duerry Jenkins to Robert Thompson: 10 Dec 1820, $200, 160 ac in Territory of Missouri North, being the northeast quarter of Section 31 of Township 56 north in Range 19 west in the tract appropriated by an Act of Congress for Military Bounties
Wit: Barns Holloway, George Berry
12 May 1821

13 Aug 1821708

Blount County, Tennessee Deed Book 2, pages 166, 167
State of TN to Joseph Black: 15 June 1810, Grant #1503, 628 ac on waters of Ellejoy Creek, due $628.805 with interest, adj John Williams, J. Tipton, Benjamin Tipton.
Surveyed 24 June 1807, Surveyor Robert Wear, S.G., 12 Feb 1808.
8 Aug 1807, George Berry, Deputy Surveyor. Edward Scott, Register of East TN, 15 Jun 1810
13 Aug 1821

10 June 1823708

Blount County, Tennessee Deed Book 2, pages 275,276
David Cauldwell, John Montgomery, Barclay McGhee, George Berry, George Ewing, Jonethan Trippet, Jonethan Wear, William Gillespey, John Lowery and James Housten to Isaac Anderson: 28 Mar 1817, $400, a house and lot #1 in Maryville.
Wit: James Berry, Wm. W. Berry.
10 June 1823

6 Oct 1823708

Blount County, Tennessee Deed Book 2, page 293
James P. Nelson of town of Louisville, KY, or Robert Bogal his atty in fact, to Nancy Scott: 24 Dec 1816, $846.31, 404 ac, adj George Ewing on Little River, up to the mouth of Crook Creek, George Berry, George Cauldwell.
Wit: James Berry, Robert Boyd. 6 Oct 1823

3 Jan. 1829690

Blount County, Tennessee, Will Book 1, pages 6, 7
In the name of God Amen I George Berry of the State of Tennessee Blount County, Calling to mind that all men have to die and being in a low state of health, though in perfect mind and memory do on this Third day of January one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine make and ordain this my last will and desire as follows, Viz:
1st. It is my request that all my just debts shall be paid of by my executors out of that part of my property that my wife and family can best spare, and of such articles as they may think proper to dispose of.
2nd. It is my wish and desire for my beloved wife Elizabeth Berry to have all my house hold and kitchen furniture to will and dispose of in what way and manner that she may think proper. I also give her one milk Cow and Calf just which she may think proper to take, one Roan mare known by the name of Mage.
3rd. It is my wish and desire for my wife and family to live together as long as she lives and they all are so minded to stay with her and keep all of my property together for the use of the family. And at her death for the property left to her for that purpose to her subject to the distribution
among my children and Grand Children (only such articles as I shall give to my children hereafter which I shall not include as the common Stock on my farm). I wish it to be subject to eleven shares.
4th. That part of my stock of horses owned by my daughter Hettie Berry I disown and acknowledge them to be her property Viz: one Sorell Mare known by the name of Nell, one rone horse known by the name of Ben and one half of the Chestnut colt known by the name of Doctor. Also that part of my stock of Cows owned by my daugher Peggy Berry I disown Viz: one stear one year old, one cow, and two Calves and I herby acknowledge them to be the property of the aforesaid Peggy Berry.
5th. It is my desire that on my wifes death that one share of my property shall be equally divided between my two Grand children know by the names as follows. Viz: one half to go to George B. Keys and the other half to James Cummings.
6th. It is also my wish that at my wifes death for one share to be divided as follows viz. I wish my Grand Son George B. Thomson to have one half of said eleven shares and my two grand daughters Elizabeth & Isabella Cummings to have the other half of said shares.
7th. It is my request for my Executors to furnish my daughers Ibby Berry with one side Saddle worth twenty five dollars out of the common Stock of my property; I also give her out of my stock of cattle one cow and calf.
8th. I also wish and desire for my daughters to be furnished with one cow and calf (if any Calves) whose names are here asserted vis: Hetty Berry, Sally Berry, Peggy Berry and Ann Berry.
9th. It is also my wish and desire for my son Thomas Berry to have the other half of the Colt owned by Hetty Berry.
10th. It is my wish and desire at the death of my wife Eliz. Berry for each one of my children to have a share of the common stock left on hand whereas names will follow Viz: Hettie Berry, Sallie Berry, Rebecca Cummings, Thomas Berry, Peggy Berry, Ann Berry, Darky Gamble and Ibby Berry.
11th. I do hereby appoint my true and trusted friend John Lowery and Andy Cowan my Executors to this my last will and testament given from under my hand and seal day and date first above written.
George Berry
Signed sealed and delivered in the presents of
A. Gamble
Wm Henderson.

Jan. 1829 - 1830685

Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Who Lived in Blount County George Berry 6/28/1756 VA to ca 1/3/1829 TN
Death of George Berry in Blount County, Tennessee

1830691,692

Federal Census, Blount County, Tennessee
Betsy Berry

1 male 30 – 40  
2 females 10 – 15  
3 females 20 – 30  
2 females 30 – 40  
1 female 60 – 70 Elizabeth (66)
20 Sept. 18361174,1176 A History of New Providence Presbyterian Church, Maryville, Tenn. 1786-1921, by Will McTeer
Findagrave Memorial for Elizabeth (Lowery) Berry, New Providence Cemetery, Blount County, Tennessee

Death of Elizabeth (Lowery) Berry in Blount County, Tennessee, burial in New Providence Cemetery, Blount County, Tennessee

 

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