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B.2.c. William Berry {B.2.c.}

 

Timeline of William Berry and Nancy ? (Unknown Last Name)

 

18 March 1763657

Revolutionary War Pension Application of William Berry
Birth of William Berry in Augusta County, Virginia

~1766658

Family Files and Research Papers of Sandra Brading
Estimated birth of Nancy ? (Unknown Last Name) based on birth of first child in 1786.

2 Aug. 1780655

Rockbridge County, Virginia, Order Book, page 203
On the motion of Thomas Wilson it is Ordered that the Sheriff Summon William Berry Sr. William Berry Junr and Samuel Lush Junr to prove the Last Will and Testament of Robert Kirkpatrick Decd.

1782659

Rockbridge County, Virginia Tax Lists
District “A”
William Berry
2 White Tithables      William Sr, William Jr (19)
2 Blacks > 16           (Ralph & Fan)
8 Horses
25 Cattle

1783659

Rockbridge County, Virginia Tax Lists
District “A”
William Berry
2 White Tithables      William Sr, William Jr (20)
2 Blacks > 16           (Ralph & Fan)
8 Horses
26 Cattle

1784659

Rockbridge County, Virginia Tax Lists
District “A”
William Berry
2 White Tithables      William Sr, William Jr (21)
2 Slaves < 16           (Ralph & Fan)
8 Horses
21 Cattle

1785659

Rockbridge County, Virginia Tax Lists
District “A”
William Berry Jr
1 White Tithable      William (22)
1 Horse
6 Cattle

~1786658

Family Files and Research Papers of Sandra Brading
Birth of Jane Berry in Rockbridge County, Virginia

1786659

Rockbridge County, Virginia Tax Lists
District A
William Berry Jr
1 White Tithable William (23)
2 Horses
9 Cattle

10 May 1787659

Rockbridge County, Virginia Tax Lists
District A, District of John Gay
William Berry Jr
1 White Tithable      William (24)
3 Horses
8 Cattle

13 Oct. 1787658

Family Files and Research Papers of Sandra Brading
Birth of George Berry in Rockbridge County, Virginia

10 April 1788659

Rockbridge County, Virginia Tax Lists
District A, District of John Eakkin
William Berry Jr.
1 White Tithable > 16      William (25)
3 Horses

27 April 1789659

Rockbridge County, Virginia Tax Lists
District A, District of John Gay
William Berry Jr.
1 White Tithable > 16 William (26)
4 Horses

7 June 1789658

Family Files and Research Papers of Sandra Brading
Birth of William Berry in Rockbridge County, Virginia

16 April 1790659

Rockbridge County, Virginia Tax Lists
District A, District of Joseph Lyle
William Berry Jr.
1 White Tithable > 16      William (27)
5 Horses

13 Oct. 1787658

Family Files and Research Papers of Sandra Brading
Birth of George Berry in Rockbridge County, Virginia

10 April 1788659

Rockbridge County, Virginia Tax Lists
District A, District of John Eakkin
William Berry Jr.
1 White Tithable > 16      William (25)
3 Horses

27 April 1789659

Rockbridge County, Virginia Tax Lists
District A, District of John Gay
William Berry Jr.
1 White Tithable > 16      William (26)
4 Horses

7 June 1789658

Family Files and Research Papers of Sandra Brading
Birth of William Berry in Rockbridge County, Virginia

16 April 1790659

Rockbridge County, Virginia Tax Lists
District A, District of Joseph Lyle
William Berry Jr.
1 White Tithable > 16 William (27)
5 Horses

1791 – 1794658

Family Files and Research Papers of Sandra Brading
Birth of Mary Berry in Rockbridge County, Virginia

16 Feb. 1791122

Rockbridge County, Virginia Will Book 1, pages 429-430
In the Name of God Amen I William Berry Sr of Rockbridge County and State of Virginia Being weak in body But of perfect Memory thanks be Given to the almighty God for the same and Calling to mind the Mo[rta]lity of my Body an knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die Mak[e and] Ordain this my last will and testament in the manner and form following first I Recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it and my body to the [ground] to be Buried in a Christian and desent Manner at the Diseration of my Exec[cutor] and as tutching Such worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with in th[e] I Give and Dispose of the Same in Manner and form following Im promist I Give [and] Bequeath to my son James Berry the one half of this Plantation thu and my s[on] William Berry now lives on to him his heirs & assigns forever and the other half of s[aid] to my son William Berry & his heirs and assigns forever orterwies my son William Berry is to have it at his Choice to pay sd James Berry the just sum of one hundred fifty pounds after my just Debts is paid and retain the whole of sd lands for Ever also my Negrow man Namd Ralph after my Death is to be Valued By sd James and William Berry or Some other fit persons chosen for that Purpose and the price of s[aid] Negrow to be Equally Divided Betwixt the sd James and William Berry or their he[irs] still referring to William Berry his choice like the of the land I also Beq[ueath] to my son John Berrys heirs the Just sum of five Pounds I required that my s[ons] James and William Berry Each is to pay fifty shillings to the heirs of s[on] John Berry now Deceased I Bequeath to my Daughter Mary Berry my W[earing] Coat and her Coalt and a Saddle and two cows and two heifers those to [have] her Choice with her Bed and furniture and the rest of my houshold furnitu[re] such as puter and pots I allow to be Divided between my two Daughters Mary and Jane Berry My Negrow wench named Ann I Leave to my Daughter Mary Berry to be hers and her Assigns forever the rest of Moveble Estate I allow to be Divided Between my two sons James and William Berry Excepting one Mare Named Trim that I allow to Become the property of my Son James Berry at my Decease Likewise to my Daughter Jane Berry I Bequeath five shillings sterling in Room of her Birthright and to my Daughter Nancy McCampble I bequeath five shillings sterling in Room of her Burthright Likewise my Daughter Mary is to have her Mentainence off the planatation and I Do Constitute and appoint my two Sons James & William Berry Executors of this my last will and testament in Witness whereof I Have Set my hand and Seal this sixteenth Day of February in the Year of our lord one thousand seven hundred & Ninety one.
William Berry (X his mark)
Signd Seald Published Pronounced and Delivered by the sd William Berry Senr to be his last will and Testament in Presents of
John Berry
Chs Berry

5 April 1791659

Rockbridge County, Virginia Tax Lists
District A, District of Joseph Lyle
William Berry Jr
1 White Tithable > 16      William (28)

5 Horses

1 May 1792659

Rockbridge County, Virginia Tax Lists
District A, District of Joseph Lyle
William Berry Jr
1 White Tithable > 16      William (29)
5 Horses

5 Feb. 1793122

Rockbridge County, Virginia Will Book 1, pages 431 - 433
At a Court held for the County of Rockbridge the fifth day of February 1793 This Writing purporting the last will & Testament of William Berry deceased was presented in Court by James Berry & William Berry Executors herein named and proved by John Berry & Charles Berry subscribing witnesses and Ordered to be Recorded and on the motion of said Executors who made Oath according to Law Certificate is granted them for obtaining Probate thereof in due form they having together with James McCampbell & John Tedford their securities entered into & acknowledged their Bond in the penalty of 1000 Conditioned according to Law Teste A. Reid Cl

5 Feb. 1793655

Rockbridge County, Virginia, Order Book 3 1787-1794, page 506
A Writing purporting the last Will & Testament of William Berry deceased was presented in Court by James Berry & William Berry Executors therein named and proved by John Berry & Charles Berry, subscribing Witnesses And ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of said Executors who made Oath according to law certificate is granted them for Obtaining probate thereof in due form they having together with James McCampbell & Jn Telford their Securities entered into and Acknowledged their Bond in the penalty of 1000 Conditioned according to law.
Ordered that James Buckanary James Tedford, Robert Stuart and Robert McChesnay or any Three of them being first sworn do appraise in Current money the Slaves and personal Estate of William Berry deceased and return an Inventory & appraisement thereof to Court.

10 March 1793659

Rockbridge County, Virginia Tax Lists
District A, District of Joseph Lyle
William Berry Jr
1 White Tithable > 16      William (30)
3 Horses

4 Feb. 1794660

Rockbridge County, Virginia, Deed Book C (1794-1798), page 11
This Indenture made the fourth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred & ninety four between James Berry & William Berry of Rockbridge County & State of Virginia of the one part and Alexander Porter of the same County and State of the other part. Witnesseth that the said James Berry and William Berry and Nancy, s.d Williams wife, for and in consideration of the sum of six hundred & thirty pounds to them in hand paid by the said Alexander Porter the Receipt whereof the said James Berry & William Berry & Nancy, William’s wife, do hereby acknowledge have Bargained & Sold & do by these presents Bargain & sell to the said Alex.r Porter a cerain Tract of Land containing four hundred & twenty seven acres lying in Rockbridge County being the Land bequeath.d to the said James & William Berry by the Last Will of William Berry deceased and bounded as follows (viz)

BEGINNING at three Elms corner to James Telford and running thence South Seventy three degrees west sixty five poles to a large White oak by a branch thence North ten Degrees West two hundred & Sixty poles to a White Oak Thence South eighty two Degrees East one hundred and thirty six poles to a Chesnut Thence North Fifty degrees East Seventy four poles to a white oak North forty Degrees west twenty poles to a black --?-- thence north fifty Degrees East sixty three poles for a Black & Spanish Oak Thence South [insert “thirty”] nine Degrees East three hundred & five poles to a large white oak on a hill South fifty degrees West seventy eight poles to a White oak and Stony hill -- Thence North forty three & half degrees west one hundred & Seventeen poles to a white oak -- thence South forty nine degrees west one hundred & fifty one poles to a hickory and white oak Splins -- North forty one degrees west twenty seven poles to a hickory by a branch -- South forty nine degrees west fifty poles to a hickory saplin grub -- Thence South twenty nine degrees East fourteen poles to the BEGINNING
and now in possession of the said Alexander Porter with all appurtenances and advantages to the s.d Land & premises belonging and also all the estate little claim and demand whatsoever of the said James & William Berry and Nancy, William’s wife, of in & to the same Have & To Hold the said Land & premises with the appurtenances and the said Alexander Porter his heirs and assigns forever & the s.d James Berry & William Berry & Nancy, Williams wife, to their heirs the s.d Land & premises to the s.d Alexander Porter his heirs & assigns against them the said James & William Berry & and their heirs and all other persons will warrant & forever defend by these presents in Wittness whereof the said James & William Berry and Nancy, William’s wife, have hereunto set their hands and Seals the day and year first above written.
Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of
Wm. McKee James Berry {Seal}
John Houston William Berry {Seal}
Jn.o Wilson Nancy Berry {Seal}
At a Court held for the County of Rockbridge the 4th Day of february 1794 -- James Berry, William Berry & Nancy Berry wife of said William acknowledged this their Indenture of Bargain & Sale for Land to Alexander Porter and is ordered to be Recorded the said Nancy Having been first priviely Examined Voluntarilry Relinquished her dower in the Land Conveyed hereby according to Law. Teste A. Reid C.C.

1 April 1794659

Rockbridge County, Virginia Tax Lists
District A, District of Joseph Lyle
William Berry Jr
1 White Tithable > 16      William (31)
3 Horses

1795475

Fayette County, Kentucky Tax Books
Wm Berry
Capt. Wall’s Company
1 white male > 21      William (32)
1 black
1 black > 16
2 horses
4 cattle
170 acres of 1st rate land
Taxed in 1792, 1793 and 1794

6 Aug. 1799655

Rockbridge County, Virginia, Order Book 5 (1799-1802), page 24
James Campbell (Plaintiff) Against William Berry (Defendant)
Attachments
The Sheriff having returned “No goods or Chattels bound Hr Porter summoned to the first day of August Court a Garnishee” The Said Alexander Porter appeared in Court & declared on oath that he is indebted to the defendant sufficient to satisfy the Plaintiffs Claim—Therefore on the motion of the Plaintiff by his Attorney Judgement is granted him against the said Defendant for Seven pounds 9/42 with Six percent interest thereon from the first of May last past until payment and also his Costs by him in this behalf expended. And the said Garnishee is Ordered to pay the amount of this Judgement to the Plaintiff.

1800190

Scott County, Kentucky Tax List
William Berry

1 Feb. 1800658

Family Files and Research Papers of Sandra Brading
Birth of Archimedes Berry in Scott County, Kentucky

9 May 1806658

Family Files and Research Papers of Sandra Brading
Birth of James Berry in Kentucky

1809661

Shelby County History, Orange Township, Early Settlements
In the Spring of 1809 came John Phillips and William Berry. The first frame house was built by William Berry who also erected the first flouring mill, and it is known that flour and meal came from this mill for General Harrison’s troopers on their march to the Northeast.
[Note: In 1809, Orange Township was in Miami County, Ohio. This area became part of Shelby County, Ohio in June 1819.]

10 June 18151093

Harrison County Kentucky Deed Book 4, page 356
This indenture made this tenth day of June 1815 between William Berry of the County of Miami and state of Ohio of the one part and John Berry of Harrison County & state of Kentucky of the other part
Witnesseth that the said William Berry for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds current of Kentucky in hand paid at & before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have granted bargained sold & confirmed & by these presents doth grant bargain sell alien convey & confirm unto the said John Berry and to his heirs and assigns forever one equal undivided moiety of a certain tract or parcel of land situated lying and being in the county of Harrison on the south fork of Licking containing four hundred & fifty acres being the land and farm whereon the said John Berry now lives & bounded as follows

To wit Beginning at a beach & small sugar trees standing on the bank of the south fork, thence from sd fork So 37 West 84 poles to a black gum at the foot of the hill thence So 57 West 370 poles to a hickory & white oak near the old trace thence No 27 W 245 poles to a sugar tree & two white oaks in the head of the hollow thence north 57 E 250 poles to a sugar tree & black ash under a clift on the south bank of sd fork thence up the same with the several meanders thereof to the beginning which said bounds includes 600 acres 150 acres of which now belongs to the heirs and representatives of John Roland decd & laid off as follows (viz) Beginning at a white oak thence No 57 E 250 poles to a dogwood & hickory thence N 32 W 96 poles to a hickory & beach thence S 57 W 250 poles to a stake in the back line & with the same to the beginning

Sold by Jacob Zumwalt to the sd John Rowland decd in his lifetime which said tract of land of 450 acres as described was conveyed to John Berry & James Berry by Jacob Zumwalt by deed bearing date the 17th day of August 1799 And the said James Berry having since departed this life and the said William Berry being the heir at law of the sd James Berry doth hereby forever warrant and defend the title of the said moiety of 450 acres of land to the said John Berry & to his heirs, assigns forever against the claims and demands of himself and his heirs & all persons claiming under them against the claim or claims of Solomon McCampbell & his heirs or any person claiming under them but not from the claim or demand of any other person or persons whatsoever. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my deal the date above written.
William Berry LS
Ack before me
W Moore CHC
June 10th 1815
Harrison County Clerks Office June 10th 1815 Sct
This deed of conveyance from William Berry to John Berry was acknowledged before me by the said William Berry and ordered to be recorded.
Att W Moore C H C(?)

7 June 1819661

Shelby County, Ohio Commissioners Proceedings
The board of commissioners for Shelby met at Hardin. Present, Robert McClure, William Berry, and John Wilson. David Henry is appointed clerk of the board, who appeared and took the oath of office.
The Board adjourned until the 11th instant. Robert McClure, William Berry,. D. Henry, Clerk, Attest.

11 June 1819661

Shelby County, Ohio Commissioners Proceedings
The board of commissioners met pursuant to adjournment. Present: Robert McClure, William Berry, John Wilson, and David Henry, clerk.

12 June 1819661

Shelby County, Ohio Commissioners Proceedings
The board met agreeable to adjournment. Present: Robert McClure. William Berry, John Wilson, and David Henry, clerk.
Know all men by these presents that we, John Craig, Robert Aldrich, and John McClure, of Shelby county, are held and firmly bound unto Robert McClure. Wm. Berry, and John Wilson, commissioners of Shelby county, or their successors in office, in the sum of two thousand dollars, current money of the United States, to the payment of which we bind ourselves, our heirs, and assigns, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents; sealed with our seal, and dated the 12th day of June, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen. The condition of the above obligation is such that the above named John Craig shall faithfully discharge all the duties enjoined on him by law as coroner for the aforesaid Shelby county; then this obligation to be void and of no effect; otherwise to remain in full force and virtue in law. Given under our hand and seals the day and year above written. John Craig, [seal.] Robert Aldrich, [seal.] John McClure. [seal.]

Know all men by these presents that we, Daniel V. Dingman and James Dingman, of the county of Shelby and state of Ohio, are held and firmly bound unto Robert McClure, William Berry, and John Wilson, commissioners of Shelby county, and their successors in office, in the sum of four thousand dollars, lawful money, to the payment of which we bind ourselves, our heirs, and assigns, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents; sealed with our seals, and dated the 12th day of June, 1819. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound Daniel V. Dingman has been duly elected and commissioned sheriff for Shelby county; now if the said Daniel V. Dingman does well and truly collect, and pay over all moneys that the law makes it his duty to collect to the proper person to receive it, and perform all the duties of sheriff of said county faithfully; then this obligation to be void and of no effect;' else to remain in full force and virtue. Daniel V. Dingman, [l. s] James Dingman, [l. s]
Adjourned till the 2d Monday in September next. Robert McClure, Wm. Berry, John Wilson, Commissioners.

13 Sept. 1819661

Shelby County, Ohio Commissioners Proceedings
The board of commissioners met per adjournment. Present: Robert McClure, Wm. Berry, John Wilson, and David Henry, clerk.
Adjourned to the last Friday in October next. Robert McClure, John Wilson, Wm. Berry, Commissioners. Attest, D. Henry, Clerk.

13 Sept. 1819661

Shelby County, Ohio Court of Common Pleas, Criminal Docket
State of Ohio vs. Rebecca Gerrard. There haying been no jurors returned from the proper offices of the different townships to serve as jurors as appears to this court, it is ordered that a venire issue, commanding the sheriff to summon twelve good and lawful men to try the issues aforesaid ; the sheriff thereupon returned that he had summoned Thomas Hurley, Wm. Cecil, Wm. Berry, Benjamin Blankinship, John Craig, Nathan Coleman, Robert Aldrich, Jacob Wise, James Crossman. Alexander Miller, and Elisha Courtland, who being duly elected, tried, and sworn, say upon their oaths that the defendant is guilty in manner and form as she stands indicted.

29 Oct. 1819661

Shelby County, Ohio Commissioners Proceedings
The board of commissioners met as per adjournment. President : Robert McClure, Wm. Berry; Joseph Mellinger, and David Henry, clerk. The board of commissioners proceeded to draw their allotments for their terms of service. Robert McClure is for one year, Wm. Berry for two years, and Joseph Mellinger for three years, who each took the several oaths required by law to qualify them for the duties of their said offices.
Ordered that Thomas Hurley, Wm. Cecil, Wm. Berry, Nathan Coleman, Jacob Wise, Alexander Miller, John Miller, Benjamin Blankinship, John Craig, Robert Aldrich, James Crossman, Elisha Kirkland each have 50 cents for services as petit jurors; and that James Moore, constable, have 25 cents for attendance at one trial at last September term.
The Board adjourned. Robert McClure, Wm. Berry, Joseph Mellinger, Commissioners. Attest, D. Henry, Clerk

13 Dec. 1819661

Shelby County, Ohio Commissioners Proceedings
The board met. Present: Robert McClure, Wm. Berry, Joseph Mellinger, and David Henry, clerk.
Adjourned until tomorrow.

13 Dec. 1819661

Shelby County, Ohio Commissioners Proceedings
Board met in full session.
Ordered that the next Board met at this place the first Monday in March. Robert McClure, Wm. Berry, Joseph Mellinger. Attest, D. Henry, Clerk.

1 Feb. 1820661

Shelby County, Ohio Commissioners Proceedings
The board met. Present: Wm. Berry, Joseph Mellinger, and David Henry. Clerk.
Know all men by these presents that we, Thomas W. Ruckman, John Lenox, Archibald Defrees and Wm. Johnston, are held and firmly bound unto Robert McClure. Wm. Berry, and Joseph Mellinger, commissioners of Shelby county, and their successors in office, in the just sum of $4,000, lawful money of the United States, and for the true performance of which payment we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals' and dated the 14th day of January, 1820. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the abov bound Thomas W. Ruckman has been duly elected and commissioned sheriff of Shelby county: now if the said Thomas W. Ruckman does well and truly collect and pay over all money that the law makes it his duty to collect, to the proper person to receive the same, and perform all the other lawful duties of sheriff of Shelby county, faithfully and honestly, then this obligation to be void and of no effect; else to remain in full force and virtue in law.
Thomas W. Ruckman, John Lenox, Archibald Defrees, Wm. (his X mark) Johnston
Attest. D. Henry, Clerk.

22 Feb. 1820661

Shelby County, Ohio Commissioners Proceedings
Commissioners met. Full Board present.
Then proceeded to sell the contract for erection of court house and jail, with alterations agreeable to the bond taken in that case.
Adjourned. Robert McClure, Wm. Berry, Joseph Mellinger. Attest, D. Henry, Clerk.

6 March 1820 661

Shelby County, Ohio Commissioners Proceedings
Commissioners met. Full Board present. Adjourned till tomorrow.

7 March 1820661

Shelby County, Ohio Commissioners Proceedings
The commissioners met pursuant to adjournment. Present: Robert McClure, William Berry, Joseph Mellinger, and David Henry. Clerk.
Adjourned sine die. Robert McClure, William Berry, Joseph Mellinger. Attest, D. Henry, Clerk.

24 April 1820661

Shelby County, Ohio Commissioners Proceedings
The board of commissioners met. Present: Robert McClure. William Berrv, Joseph Mellinger. and David Henry, clerk. Adjourned till tomorrow.

25 April 1820661

Shelby County, Ohio Commissioners Proceedings
The commissioners met pursuant to adjournment. Present: Robert McClure, William Berry, and David Henry, clerk.
That William Berry have for money he paid for getting duplicate at Troy, $4.50. For one quire of paper for commissioners, 37 1/2 cents.
Adjourned till the first Monday in June. Robert McClure, William Berry. Attest, D. Henry, Clerk.

1820662

Federal Census, Shelby County, Ohio, page 195
William Berry

2 males < 10  
1 male 26 - 45 William (57)
1 females 5 - 10  
1 female 30 - 40 Nancy

5 June 1820661

Shelby County, Ohio Commissioners Proceedings
The hoard met. Present: William Berry, Joseph Mellinger, and David Henry, clerk.
Adjourned, sine die. Joseph Mellinger, Wm. Berry. Attest, D. Henry, Clerk.

15 June 1820661

Shelby County, Ohio Commissioners Proceedings
Bond. — Know all men by these presents that we, John Stephens, Abraham Davenport, William Davis, and Ebenezer D. Stephens, all of Shelby county and state of Ohio, are held and firmly bound unto Robert McClure, Joseph Mellinger, and William Berry, commissioners of said county, in the sum of $2,000, lawful money of the United States, to be paid to said commissioners or their successors in office, to which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, and administrators firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals this tenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty. The condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bound John Stephens — who has been duly elected coroner of Shelby county — shall well and truly execute the duties of said office, then this obligation to be null and void: otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. John Stephens, [seal.] Abraham Davenport, [seal.] William Davis, [seal.] Ebenezer Stephens. [seal.] Signed and sealed in the presence of James Wells. Thomas McClure, James Moore. Recorded June 15, 1820.

3 Sept. 1820661

Shelby County, Ohio Commissioners Proceedings
Commissioners met. Present: Robert McClure. William Berry, Joseph Millinger, and D. Henry, Clerk.
Adjourned till the first Saturday of November next. Robert McClure, William Berry. Attest, D. Henry, Clerk.

4 Nov. 1820661

Shelby County, Ohio Commissioners Proceedings
The Board of Commissioners met. Present William Berry, Joseph Mellinger, D. Henry, Clerk.
Adjourned without day. William Berry, Joseph Mellinger.

10 Dec. 1820661

Shelby County, Ohio Commissioners Proceedings
The board of commissioners met. Present: William Berry, Joseph Mellinger, and David Henry, the latter acting as clerk.
Adjourned, sine die. Wm. Berry, Robert McClure, Joseph Mellinger. Attest, D. Henry, Clerk.

31 March 1821661

Shelby County, Ohio Commissioners Proceedings
The board of commissioners met. Present: William Berry and D. Henry.
Adjourned.

4 June 1821661

Shelby County, Ohio Commissioners Proceedings
The board of commissioners met. Present: William Berry, Joseph Mellinger, David Henry, and J. Wells, clerk.

16 June 1821661

Shelby County, Ohio Commissioners Proceedings
The board met pursuant to adjournment from the 5th instant, for the purpose of contracting for the building Of a chimney and filling the walls of the court house. Present: William Berry, David Henry, and James Wells, clerk.
Adjourned without day.

3 Dec. 1821661

Shelby County, Ohio Commissioners Proceedings
The Board convened at the court house in Sidney. William Berry’s time of service having expired, and David Henry having resigned, an election for two commissioners was held in October last.
Ordered that William Berry, Matthias Sturns Jr., and Isaac Parks taking to their assistance a skilled surveyor, two chainmen and one marker proceed on the 13th inst. to view and locate a road from Ruckman’s saw mill easterly through John Francis’s land; thence to Bush creek, below Sycamore bottom; thence to or near Jonathan Nichols; thence to John Medaris’ mill; thence to the east boundary line of this county, in section No. 6, township 2, range 12, at or near the center of said section line.

2 Dec. 1822661

Shelby County, Ohio Commissioners Proceedings
The board convened at the house of John Blake. Present: John Wilson and William Berry, commissioners, and James Wells, clerk. Since last session, Joseph Mellinger's time having expired and John Lenox having resigned, Wm. Berry and Joseph Mellinger were elected at the last October election to fill said vacancies.

3 Dec. 1822661

Shelby County, Ohio Commissioners Proceedings
Present: Wilson and Berry.
Adjourned sine die. John Wilson, Wm. Berry

3 March 1823661

Shelby County, Ohio Commissioners Proceedings
The board convened at the house of Francis Kendall, in Sidney. Present: John Wilson, Wm. Berry and James Wells, clerk.
Adjourned sine die. John Wilson, Wm. Berry, Commissioners.

2 June 1823661

Shelby County, Ohio Commissioners Proceedings
The board convened at the court house in Sidney. Present: John Wilson, Joseph Mellinger, Wm. Berry and James Wells, clerk.
Joseph Mellinger and Wm. Berry, both elected commissioners in October last, Joseph Mellinger’s term expires in October next and Mr. Berry’s in October 1825.
Adjourned sine die. John Wilson, Joseph Mellinger, Wm. Berry, Commissioners.

1 Dec. 1823661

Shelby County, Ohio Commissioners Proceedings
The board convened at the house of John Blake, in Sidney. Present: John Wilson, Wm. Berry and Joseph Mellinger (re-elected) commissioners and James Wells, clerk.
Adjourned sine die. John Wilson, Joseph Mellinger, Wm. Berry, Commissioners. Attest, James Wells, Clerk.

March 1824661

Shelby County, Ohio Commissioners Proceedings
First Monday of March
The board convened at the home of John Blake in Sidney. Present: Wm. Berry and Joseph Mellinger, commissioners, and James Wells, clerk. John Wilson, commissioner, , also appointed.
Adjourned sine die. John Wilson, Joseph Mellinger, Wm. Berry, Commissioners. Attest, James Wells, Clerk.

8 June 1824661

Shelby County, Ohio Commissioners Proceedings
Commissioners met. Present: Full board.
Adjourned. John Wilson, Joseph Mellinger, Wm. Berry, Commissioners. D. Henry, Clerk.

8 June 1824661

Federal Census St. Mary'as Meercer County, Ohio, page 260
Wm Berry

1 male 20 - 30  
1 male 60 - 70 William (67)
1 females5 - 10  
1 female 30 - 40  

2 Nov. 1832657

Revolutionary War Pension Application of William Berry
The State of Ohio, Mercer County S S
On this second day of November in the year of our Lord, Eighteen hundred and thirty two, personally appeared in open court, before the Court of Common Pleas for the County aforesaid, now setting, William Berry, a resident of Saint Marys in the County aforesaid, aged sixty nine years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on this oath, make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832. That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated. That he entered the said service in Rockbridge county in the State of Virginia sometime in the month of February, 1781 as a volunteer in a company of drafts and volunteers raised for a performance of a three months tour of duty, which company was commanded by Capt. Alex Tilford in the Regiment commanded by Col. Samuel McDowell and Major Alexander Steward -- that he with the company and Regt. aforesaid marched from Rockbridge County aforesaid, across Roanoake, the Blue Ridge, through Bedford County, across Staunton river and Dann river to Guilford -- that he was in the battle of Guilford -- that Gen. Stephens commanded the militia in said battle and that the army was under the command of Gen. Greene -- after the battle he remained with the army in the neighborhood of the battle ground until his time of service expired when he was discharged and returned home -- and furthur that about the first of June 1781 he entered the service of the United States in Rockbridge county aforesaid as a volunteer in the company commanded by Capt. John Tilford in the Regiment commanded by Col. John Boyer -- This force was raised in consequence of a report which had been received that the British had made a landing and were marching through Virginia. Nearly every man in the neighborhood of bearing arms turned out. They marched from said county to Deep Run Church about 12 miles from Richmond at which place it was ascertained that the British forces had retired and the services of the militia being no longer required, he was there discharged from the service -- That he was in the service last aforesaid about six weeks and furthur, that about the last of July or first of August he again entered said service in Rockbridge county as a drafted militiaman for the term of three months in the company commanded by William More. That the troops raised in said county rendezvoused at Col. Andrew Mores in said county, and marched from there to Richmond, Williamsburg, and thence to Yorktown. That he was there during the seige and at the surrender of Cornwallis. That he was on the guard to conduct a body of about four thousand prisoners to Winchester, Virginia where he was discharged from the service at the expiration of his said term being still under the command of the said Capt. More.
He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declared that this name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state. He further states --
1st. That he was born in Augusta County, Virginia on the 18th day of March 1763
2. He has a record of his age in his possession.
3rd. He lived when he entered it, this place before mentioned, that he resided in Rockbridge County, Virginia until 1794 when he removed to Fayette County, Ky., where he remained about three years, and then removed to Scott Co. Ky., where he remained 10 or 11 years. From thence he removed to Miami County, Ohio where he remained until 6 or 7 years ago when he removed to this town of St. Marys, Mercer County, Ohio where he has resided ever since and where he now resides.
4th. He has already stated how he was called into the service.
5. He is not able to state the names of any of the officers in service with him further than he has already stated them.
6. He never received a written discharge from the service.
7. He states the names of Isaac Applegate and Wm. Armstrong to whom he is known in his present neighborhood and who can testify as to his character for veracity and their belief of his services as a soldier of the revolution. That he has no documentary evidence and that he knows of no person except Alexander Tilford, whose affidavid he has procured by who can testify to his services.
Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid in open court. Nov. 2d 1832
James Watson Riley, C Ct
Wm Berry
We, Isaac Applegate and Wm Armstrong residing in the town of St. Marys in the County of Mercer, State of Ohio hereby certify that we are well acquainted with William Berry who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration; that we believe him to be sixty nine years of age; that he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier in the revolution, and that we concur in that opinion.
Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid in open court Isaac Applegate
William Armstrong
BRIEF in the case of (William Berry)
(County) of (Mercer) in the State of (Ohio)
Act 7th June, 1832
1. Was the declaration made before a Court or a Judge? (Court)
2. If before a Judge, does it appear that the applicant is disabled by bodily injury?
3. How old is he? (69 years)
4. State his service as directed in the form annexed.
Period/Duration of Service/Rank/Names of General and Field Officers under whom served
Vol. in 1781/3 months/Private/Capt. Alexander Tilford, Col. Samuel McDowell
Vol. in 1781/about 42 days/private/Maj. Alex. Stewart, Capt. John Tilford
Drafted in 1781/3 months/private/Capt. Wm. More, Col. Andrew More
5. In what battles was he engaged? (Guilford, Yorktown)
6. Where did he reside when he entered the service? (Rockbridge Co, VA)
7. Is his statement supported by living witnesses, by documentary proof, by traditionary evidence, by incidental evidence, or by the rolls? (Living and traditionary.)
8. Are the papers defective as to form or authentication? and if so, in what respect? (Yes. Alex. Tilford’s affidavit is not properly attached.)
I certify that the foregoing statement and the answers agree with the evidence in the case above mentioned.
Daniel D. Davidson) Examining Clerk
The State of Ohio
S S
Mercer County
Personally appeared before me the undersigned, a Justice of the peace within and for said County, William Berry, a resident of St. Marys in S. County and produced to me his application for a pension under the act of 7th of June 1832, marked No. 20075 with an accompanying brief of the same number from the Pension office be and being sworn saith that the application aforesaid to which this is attached is his declaration and that he cannot positively swear as to the precise length of his service but according to the best of his reccollection he served not less than the periods mentioned below, and in the following grades for three months as a volunteer private under Col. Sam Mcdowell, Major Alex Steward and Capt. Alex Telford -- for forty-two days as a volunteer private in the United States Service under command of Col. John Boyer and Capt. John Telford -- for three months as a drafted militiaman in the Company commanded by Capt. William Moore, was at the seige and battle of Yorktown as a private in the last company. Deponent believes the last term of service to have been over three months but is not willing to swear positively to the date and had placed all his several times of service within the actual time as he verily believes. This deponent further states that as answer to nos. 11 and 12 of the brief, there is no clergyman settled and resident within his county to whom he could apply for an affidavid that the two citizens he procured, to whit: Issac Applegate and William Armstrong are the sheriff of the county and the auditor of Public Accts.
That deponent claims a pension for the several terms of service specified, and further saith not.
Wm Berry (seal)
Sworn to and subscribed before me at St. Marys the 29th day of March, 1833
Henry M. Helm - Justice of the Peace
Ohio 13,309
William Berry of Mercer Co. IN THE STATE OF Ohio, WHO WAS A Private IN THE Co. COMMANDED BY CAPTAIN Tilford OF THE Regt. COMMANDED BY Col. McDowell IN THE Virginia LINE FOR 7 mo & 12 days.
INSCRIBED ON THE ROLL OF Ohio AT THE RATE OF 24 DOLLARS 66 CENTS PER ANNUM TO COMMENCE ON THE 4th DAY OF MARCH, 1831.
CERTIFICATE OF PENSION ISSUED THE 25th DAY OF June 1833 AND sent to James Watson Riley c. c. Saint Mary’s Mercer Co, Ohio
APPEARS TO THE 4th of month 23 SEMI-ANL ALLOWANCE ENDING 4 Sept. 1833
49.32
12.33
$61.65
REVOLUTIONARY CLAIM ACT JUNE 7, 1832
RECORDED BY Wm. Q. Palmer CLERK
BOOK E VOL. 8 PAGE two

1840665

Federal Census, Cedar Creek, Allen County, Indiana, page 53
William Berry Sen.

1 male 70-80 William (77)
1 female 30-40  

Young female was likely William’s daughter Mary, b. ca 1791-94. She was a single woman in her sister’s household in 1850.

17 Jan 1842605

Virginia Revolutionary Pension Applications, Volume Six
William Berry Jr. died in Allen County, Indiana

7 Oct. 1856602

Virginia Revolutionary Pension Applications, Volume Six
St. Joseph County, Michigan
William Berry of said county declares that he, George Berry and Jane Manning are the only surviving children of William Berry, dec., a pensioner on the Ohio rolls at $24.66 per annum from Mercer Co, Ohio. He resided in Allen Co, Ind., and died there 17 Jan 1842. He applies for arrears of pension due his father.

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