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B.3.a. Elizabeth Berry {B.3.a.}

 

Timeline of Elizabeth Berry and Samuel Henry

 

~1750

Estimate Based on Elder John Berry’s Will and Date of Migration to Washington County, Virginia
Estimated Birth Date of Elizabeth Berry

10 Oct. 1770211

Augusta County, Virginia Will Book 4, page 404
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I John Berry of the County of Augusta and Colloney of Virginia being weakly of body but of perfect mind and Memory thanks be given to Almighty God there fore Considering the Mortallity of my body Knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die I do Make & Ordain this my last will and Testament that is to say Principally first of all I recommend and Commite my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it and my body to the Earth decently buried at the discretion of my Executor doubting nothing but I shall receive the same again by the Mighty Power of God at the General resurection and as Touching what estate it hath Pleased God to bless me with in this life I give devise & dispose of the same in the following Manner and form Impremis it is my Will and I do order that all my lawful debts and funeral charges be fully Paid and Satisfyed
Item- unto Mary my Daughter one Pounds five shillings Curant money of Virginia I likewise give and bequeath unto John Neisbit six shillings and six Pence Curent Money of Virginia
Item - I give and bequeath unto John Berry sun of James Berry deced. six Pounds Current Money of Virginia I give and bequeath unto John Berry sun of William Berry ten pounds Current Money of Virginia
Item- I give & bequeath unto John Berry Sun of Francis Berry ten pounds Current Money of Virginia
Item- I give & Bequeath unto Fra Berry Wheel right five pounds Current Money of Virginia
Item- I give and Bequeath unto Mary Berry daughter of William Berry Fowar (4) Pounds Current money of Virginia
Item I give and Bequeath to her Sister Elizabeth Berry Six pounds Current money of Virginia
Item- I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Berry Daughter of Charles Berry five pounds Current money of Virginia
Item- I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Rebecca Berry twenty pounds Curent money of Virginia I likewise Constitute and appoint my trusty friends Alexander Walker Wheel wright & William Edmoston sole Executors of this my last will & Testament and do hereby disanul & revock all other Wills or Testament by me made declaring & Publishing this my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand & seal this tenth day of October in the year one thousand seven hundred and Seventy
Published & Pronounced in the presence of us:
John Berry
John Walker
John Walker, Junior
James Walker
Francis Berry

~1771

Estimate Based on Elder John Berry’s Will and Date of Migration to Washington County, Virginia
Estimated Marriage Date of Elizabeth Berry and Samuel Henry

~1772553

Samuel Henry & Elizabeth Berry Descendants, by Betty Simms
Birth of Robert Henry in Washington County, Virginia

5 Jan. 177356

Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769 - 1800
Call to Reverend Cummings
A call from the united congregations of Ebbing and Sinking Springs, on Holston's River, Fincastle County, to be presented to the Rev. Charles Cummings, minister of the Gospel, at the Rev'd Presbytery, of Hanover, when sitting at the Tinkling Spring:
Worthey and Dear Sir: We being in very destitute circumstances for want of the ordinances of Christ's house statedly administered amongst us under distressing spiritual languishment, and multitudes perishing in our sins for want of the bread of life broken among us; our Sabbaths too much profaned, or at least wasted in melancholy silence at home; our hearts and hands discouraged; our spirits broken with our mournful condition, so that human language cannot sufficiently paint.Having had the happiness, by the good Providence of God, of enjoying part of your labors, to our abundant satisfaction, and being universally well satisfied by an experience of your ministerial abilities, piety, literature, prudence, and peculiar agreeableness of your qualificaions to us in particular as a gospel minister. We do, worthey and dear sir, from our very hearts, and with the most cordial affection and unanimity, agree to call, invite and entreat you to undertake the office of a pastor among us, and the care and charge of our precious souls. And upon your accepting of this, our call, we do promise that we will receive the word of God from your mouth, attend on your ministry, instructions and reproofs, in public and private, and submit to the discipline which Christ has appointed in his church administered by you while regulated by the word of God, agreeably to our confession of faith and directory. And that you may give yourself up wholly to the important work of the ministry, we do hereby promise to pay unto you annually the sum of ninety pounds from the time of your accepting this, our call; and that we shall behave ourselves toward you with all that dutiful respect and affection that becomes a people towards their minister, using all means within our power to render your life comfortable and happy. We entreat you, worthey and dear sir, to have compassion upon us in this remote part of the world, 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. In witness whereof, we hereunto set our hands, this 5th day of January, 1773.
George Blackburn, Halbert McClure, Robert Craig, Augustas Webb, William Blackburn, Arthur Blackburn, Joseph Black, Samuel Briggs, John Vance, Nathaniel Davis, Jonathan Douglas, Westley White, John Casey, Samuel Evans, Wm. Berry, James Dorchester, Benjamin Logan, Wm. Kennerdy, John Cuzeck, James Fulkerson, Robert Edminston, Andrew McFerrin, James Piper, Stephen Jordan, Thomas Berry, Samuel Hendrey, James Harrold, Alexander McLaughlin, Robert Trimble, John Patterson, Samuel Newell, James English, Wm. Maguaghy, James Gilmore, David Wilson, Richard More, David Dryden, John Lowery, David Craig, Thomas Ramsey, Wm. McNabb, Wm. Christian, Robert Gamble, Samuel Wilson, John Davis, Andrew Colville, Andrew Martin, Joseph Vance, Wm. Laster, Wm. Poagee, Samuel Buchanan, Joseph Laster, Wm. Young, John Berry, John Boyd, Robert Buchanan, Wm. Davison, James Berry, Robert Kirkman, Thomas Evans, James Young, Samuel Huston, Martin Prewitt, Wm. Marlor, John Sharp, Henry Cardwell, Nicholas Brodeston, Wm. Edmiston, John Long, George Adams, Andrew Miller, Thomas Edmiston, Robert Topp, George Buchanan, Alexander McNutt, John Beaty, John Hunt, James Dysart, Wm. Prewitt, David Beaty, Thomas Bayley, Wm. Miller, John McCutcher, George Teetor, David Gatewood, Andrew Leiper, James Berry, Michael Halfacre, Alexander Breckinridge, David Snodgrass, James Trimble, Stephen Cawood, George Clark, Daniel McCarmack, William Berry, James Gower, James Moulden, Frances Kincannon, Moses Buchanan, Robert Buchanan, Jr., Wm. Blanton, Joseph Snodgrass, David Carjon, Edward Jamison, Christopher Acklin, James Thompson, Samuel Buchanan, Richard Heggons, James Craig, Robert Denniston, Wm. Beats, John Laster, Josiah Gamble, Wm. Edmiston, Wm. McMillan, Hugh Johnson, John McNabb, Andrew Kincannon, John Kennerdy, Edward Pharis, Christopher Funkhouser, John Kelley, Robert Lamb, Samuel White, John Frankhouser, Sr., John Robinson, Thomas Rafferty, Thomas Montgomery, John Frankhouser, Jr., James Kincannon, Thomas Baker, Samuel Bell, Thomas Sharp, Margaret Edmiston, John Groce, John Campbell.
We request the Rev. P. B., of Hanover, to present this, our call, to the Reverend Charles Cummings, minister of the gospel, and to concur in his acceptance of it, and we shall account ourselves happy in being your very obliged servants.

~1773553

Samuel Henry & Elizabeth Berry Descendants, by Betty Simms
Birth of Charles Henry in Washington County, Virginia

~1776553

Samuel Henry & Elizabeth Berry Descendants, by Betty Simms
Birth of Mary Henry and Sarah Henry in Washington County, Virginia

27 May 177756

Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769 - 1800
Washington County, Virginia Court Records
Ordered that Robert Edmondson be surveyor of the Road from Samuel Henrys to James Berrys and that William Edmondson Gent give him a list of Tithables and that James Berry be surveyor from thence to Edmondsons fort and that John Edmondson be surveyor from thence to Whitneys Mill and that Wm. Edmondson Gent give them a List of Tithables.

18 Aug. 177956

Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769 - 1800
Washington County, Virginia Court Records
This day came the parties by their Attorneys and thereupon came also a Jury to wit Andrew Covill, Charles Campbell, Allexander Richey, Robert Trimble, Allexander Montgomery, Joseph Scott, Robert Cowan, Samuel Porter, John Berry, Daniel McKinney, Samuel Hennery and James Bates who being elected tried and Sworn the Truth to Spake upon the Issue joined upon thier oath do say that the Defendant is not guilty in Manour and form as the plaintiff against him hath complained therefore it is concedered by the Court that they Plantiff take nothing bu his Bill but for his false clamour be in Mercy & C. and the Said Defendant go hence without pay and recover against the Plantiff for his Costs by him about his Defence in this behalf Expended.

~1781553

Samuel Henry & Elizabeth Berry Descendants, by Betty Simms
Birth of Jane Henry in Washington County, Virginia

16 May 178121

Augusta County, Virginia Will Book 6, page 173
An account of Estate of John Berry deceased
The account of said estate

                                                                                                                                    .s.d

Received in cash by Sundry persons

170.6.4

the price of the land was twice put in this account and again deducted

 

By the sale of the said Estate

42.12.8

By cash the price of land sold

124.0.0

Totle

336.19

The price of the land deducted

124.0

Amount of the Estate

212.19

Amounts debts & legacies paid

170.3

Balance due to the Estate

42.15.8

Errors excepted

 

Account of more debts paid by the Executor

 

To Margaret Kirkpatrick

 0.12.6

To the sherrif for fees 46 lb Tobacco

0.3.10

To John Berry Jun.

1.19.0

To John Gilmore

0.12.4

To William McFeeters

6.1.3

To Samuel Neizbitt

0.6.6

To fees

0.0.10

To Eliz. Henry

5.0.0

 

29.12.8

Brought over

140.10.8

Total

170.3.4

Debts paid & Legacies by the Executor

 

To George Berry for funeral charges

1.13.6

To the Shirrif of Augusta

0.14.11

To John Buchanan for crying the vendue

0.10.0

To David McCrea for funeral Liquers

1.7.0

To Luke Bowyer employed as Lawyer

0.18.0

To Liquor for the Vendue

0.12.6

To Anthony Kelly for a coffin

0.10.0

To the remainder of a bond to Wm McFeeters

3.11.?

To Margaret Rutherford for Bond

2.16.9

To Capt. John Gilmore

10.5.0

To William Berry

8.10.0

To George Matthews Shirref

0.16.3

To John Stuart

0.16.3

To William Berry

5.14.3

To James Berry

4.0.9

To Rebecca Buchanan

2.17.3

To Robert Franies (?)

0.3.0

To Alexander McIlroy

0.16.3

To George Berry

0.16.6

To Charles Berry

0.15.0

To Robert Kilpatrick

0.12.6

To Robert Fanies (?)

3.9.0

To George Gibson

2.2.7

To William Gilmore

4.7.1

To William Gilmore

0.12.0

To Rebecca Kelly

2.12.4

To Wm Moody

0.11.6

To Gabril (?) Fortec (?)

0.15.0

To William Berry

4.13.0

To Mary Johnson

0.12.6

To James Wallace

0.2.6

To Eliz. Bell

1.4.10

To John McCrossory (?)

2.10.0

To Andw Buchanan

1.9.1

To James Coulter

0.7.3

To Andrew McCampbell for Jn Berry Jun

7.0.0

To Francis Berry

1.4.0

To Eliz. Berry

5.0.0

To Eliz. Berry

1.0.0

To Mary Berry

4.0.0

To John Berry

11.0.19

To Mary Niezbitt

1.5.0

To John Berry Shoemaker

6.0.0

To Mary Berry

5.0.0

To Samuel Lyle

2.15.0

To Rebecca Gillesy

20.0.0

To Eve_?_

19.0.0

To Balln due the Estate

23.15.8

Pursuant to an order of the court March 1781 We have examined the within account as it stands stated & find the amount thereof to be 242.19 and the
debts paid 170.3.4
Ballance due 42.15.8 said Estate
as per account on the hands of Alexander Walker Executor O.E.
Test Elijah McClenachan William McFeeters
At court Cont. and held for Augusta County May 16th 1781
This account of the administration of the Estate of John Berry decd. was reported pursuant to an order of Court and Ordered to be Recorded
Test.

1782491

Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists
Capt. James Montgomery’s Precinct
Samuel Hennery
1 White Tithable      Samuel
3 Horses
16 Cattle

6 April 178269

Washington County, Virginia Survey Book 1, page 208

..on the Fifteen Mile Creek...Beginning corner to Francis Berrys land...by the knobs...corner to John Reids land...corner to Reids & Henrys land...corner to Samuel Henry...

1 April 1783553

Samuel Henry & Elizabeth Berry Descendants, by Betty Simms
Birth of James Henry in Washington County, Virginia

16 Dec. 178369

Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769 - 1800
Washington County, Virginia Court Records
At a Court continued and held for Washington County
Samuel Ingram Plaintiff against Jacob Young & Joseph Gray Defts. In Debt.
This day came the Parties by their Attornies and thereupon came also a Jury to-wit Mathew Willioughby, David Gatgood, Jas. Bradley, David Evans, Saml. Henry, Jn. Sharp, Jn. Bradley, Wm. Lowrey, Gilbert Watson, Jas. Berry, Jn. Walker and James Glenn.
Jn. Reaugh Administrator of Robt. Reaugh Plaintiff against William Tredway & the Executors of William Edmondson Defendants In Debt. This day came in the parties by their attornies and thereupon came also a Jury To-wit, Mathew Willoughby, David Gatgood, Jas. Bradley, David Evans, Saml. Henry, Jn. Sharp, Jn. Bradley, Wm. Lowrey, Gilbert Watson, Jas. Berry, Jn. Walker and James Glenn.

1784491

Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists
Alexander Montgomery’s Return
Saml. Henry
1 White Tithable      Samuel
4 Horses
11 Cattle

26 May 178469

Washington County, Virginia Survey Book 1, page 289
Surveyed for Francis Berry one hundred and forty acres of land in Washington County by virtue of a Certificate from the Commissioners for the district of Washington and Montgomery Counties and agreeable to an act of the General Assembly of Virginia passed in May 1779, lying on a branch of the Middle Fork of Holston.

 

Beginning at three white oaks on the side of a knob & corner to Samuel Henry’s land;

N.20 W.136 poles

to two white oaks;

S.42 W.128 poles

to a black oak and white oak;

N.11 W. 22 poles

to three white oaks a corner to Thomas Hills & with his line;

S.29 W.98 poles

to three white oaks;

S. 23 E.22 poles

to a white oak & poplar;

S.43 E.86 poles

to two white oaks by the knobs;

N.46 E.167 poles

to the Beginning.

26 May 1784 David Carson, D.S.
Robt. Preston, S.W.C.
We the Commissioners for the district of Washington and Montgomery Counties do certify that Francis Berry assn. of William Berry is entitled to one hundred & fifty acres of land in Washington County lying on the waters of the Middle Fork of Holstein on the North side to include his improvement, he having proved to the Court that he was entitled to the same by actual settlement made in 1777. As witness our hands this 30th of August 1781.
Teste, James Reid, C.C.C Jas. Cabell, Harry Innes, N. Cabell, Comr.s

26 May 178469

Washington County, Virginia Survey Book 1, page 262
Surveyed for Samuel Henry two hundred & sixty acres of land in Washington County by virtue of a Certificate from the Commissioners for the district of Washington and Montgomery Counties and agreeable to an Act of the General Assembly of Virginia passed in May 1779; lying on the North side of the Middle Fork of Holstein.
 

 

Beginning at a bunch of linns on the So.side of the knobbs with John Mcullock’s land & with his line

N. 29 W.90 poles

to 2 white oaks;

N.75 W.80 poles

to two chesnuts near a sink hole;

S.47 W.96 poles

to 2 chestnuts on James McCuchen’s line;

S.45 W.140 poles

to two white oaks corner to Francis Berry;

S.20 E.136 poles

to three white oaks with Francis Berry’s line;

N.51 E.318 poles

to the Beginning.

July 25th 1784 David Carson, D.S.
Robt. Preston, S.W.C.
We the Commissioners for the district of Washington and Montgomery Counties do certify that Samuel Henry is entitled to four hundred acres of land lying in Washington County on the waters of Middle Fork of Holstein River two hundred & four acres of which was surveyed the 27th Jany. 1774, by virtue of an order of Council dated the 16th Dec. 1773, to include the improvement he having proved to the Court that he was entitled to the same by actual settlement made in the year 1772. As witness our hands this 30th of Augt. 1781.
Teste, James Reid, C.C.C
Jas. Cabell, Harry Innes, N. Cabell, Comr.s

17 July 1784572

Land Office Grants, The Library of Virginia 
Margin Notation: Sam.l Henry 260 Acres Washington
James Monroe Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia To all To whom these presents shall come. Greeting. Know ye that by Virtue of a Certificate in right of Settlement Given by the Commissioners for adjusting the titles to unpatented lands for the district of Washington and Montgomery Counties and in cosideration of the ancient Composition of six dollars & sixty seven cents paid unto the Treasury of this Commission, There is Granted by the said Commonwealth unto Samuel Henry a Certain tract or parcel of land Containing Two hundred and sixty acres by Survey bearing date the Twenty fifth day of July seventeen hundred and eighty four lying and being in the County of washington on the south side of the middle fork of Holsten and bounded as followeth “to wit”
Beginning at a bunch of lynns on the north side of the knobs with John McCullocks land and with his line north twenty nine degrees West ninety poles to two white oaks north seventy five degrees west eighty poles to two chesnuts near a sink hole south forty seven degrees west ninety six poles to two Chestnuts on James McCutchans line south forty five degrees West one hundred and forty eight poles to two white oaks corner to Francis Berry south twenty degrees east one hundred and thiry six poles to three white oaks with Francis Berrys line north fifty one degrees east three hundred and eighteen poles to the beginning
with its appurtenances to the said Samuel Henry and his heirs forever. In Witness whereof the said James Monroe Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, hath hereunto set his hand and caused the Lessor seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the Twenty Seventh day of November in the year of Our lord one thousand eight hundred and of the Commonwealth the Twenty fifth.

James Monroe

15 Oct. 178569

Washington County, Virginia Survey Book 1, page 29
John Bowles - 157 ac - Treasury Warrant - #8144 - adjoining the land James Craig formerly lived on and on the south side of the land and William Kennedy's on the south east end and Samuel Henry's on the west - beginning corner to William Kennedy's land - corner to James Craig - corner to Samuel Henry - October 15, 1785 - #8144

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.
Witnesses present

Samuel Henry (seal)

Adam Hope
Thomas Berry
Mary Berry

24 Apr - 17 Aug. 1786525

Washington County, Virginia Will Book 1
Time bracket for Samuel Henry's death

17 Aug. 1786525

Washington County, Virginia Will Book 1
At a court held for Washington County
The last Will and Testament of Samuel Henry deceased exhibited in Court and proven by the Oaths of Thomas Berry and Mary Berry Witnesses thereto, and Ordered to be Recorded.
Test. John Campbell C.W.C.

13 Mar. 1787725

Washington County, Virginia Will Book 1, page 124
The Inventory and Appraisement of Samuel Henry deceased.

Small Cupboard and furniture ?, Pot and Oven ??/ womans Saddle

6.12

---?-- Sheep @ 10/ two old wheels and old real 1.0/, a C--?- --/-

3.18

one feather bed, Coverlet, blanket two Sheets and bed ---?----

6.12

One black cow and yearling heifer 3.10 black horse 16

19.10

One feather bed, two Sheets, one Coverlet, one pair blankets and ---?--

5.16

One Ch--?- bed, Stand and furniture 1.5

1.5

Two Ruggs 3.10. pair blankets 6/, one Quilt

4.13

One lantern 1/, Shot Gun 6/, Table 10/ one ditto 2/

1.

Four Chairs 4/, a Kettle 1.5, Over 12/6

2.1 .6

Looking Glass 5/, f--?-- of St--yards 15/, law books 12/ Crook & Chain ?/

2.

Two beef tubs 6/, two horse Geers 10/, Axe 4/, two old hoes 3.

1.8

Cow Steer ----?-- Clevies and ---?--bees

1.4

a brown Cow and Calf 2.17, red Cow and Calf 2.40/ Cow & Calf 2.10/

7.17

Black Cow 2.17, one two year old Steer 35/ two year old heifer 34/

3.9

Bell 55/ one two year old heifer 40/, big red and white Cow 3

7.15

Big red Steer 4. black and white ditto 3.10

4.15

Fourteen head of Sheep 6.10, yearling Steer 1yearling heifer ??/

8.6

Bay horse 24. Brown Mare 14 Brown Mare & Cold 7.

45.

Bay Mare 1.10. Smith tools 6., bell and Collar 10/

8.

Mans Saddle 18/. Mans ditto 6/ bell and Collar 4/

1.8

Eleven head of hogs 2.15/5 Yards T--?- Cloth @ 7/per yard

4.10

Old Sythe 3/, ten pound of iron 5/

.8

 

152.7

Appraisers
John Wilson
Adam Hope
Alexander Doran
At a Court hold for Washington County. March the 13th 1787
This Inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of Samuel Henry deceased Exhibited in Court and Ordered to be recorded.
Test. John Campbell CWC

12 June 1787491

Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists
John Lathim’s District
Elizabeth Henry
0 Male Tithables
1 Horse
7 Cattle

11 Sept. 178777

Washington County, Virginia Deed Book 1, page 59
William Kennedy to James Crow for 230 a tract containing 300 acres by survey and granted by the Commonwealth of Virginia 22 June 1785.Lying on Fifteen Mile Creek ... corner to Francis Berrys land ... to Reid & Henry’s land on Samuel Henry’s line ...
Deed of Bargain & dele Exc. ACK & Rec 11 Septemer 1787

13 Mar. 178781

Washington County, Virginia Will Book 1, page 121
Inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of Samuel Henry, decd. by John Wilson, Adam Hope, Alexander Doran appraisers. Recorded 13 March 1787

3 Aug. 1788491

Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists
John Lathim’s District
Elizabeth Henry (~38)
0 Male Tithables
1 Black 12-16
2 Horses

8 April 1789131

Augusta County, Virginia, Will Book 7, page 168
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I Charles Berry Senr. of the County of Augusta in the State of Virginia, farmer, Being Very Sick and weak in Body but of Perfect Mind and Memory Thanks be Given to Almight God for the same and Calling to mind the Mortality of my Body and Knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, First I Recommend my Soul into the hand of God that Gave it and my Body to the Earth to be buried in a Christian Like and decent Manner at the Discreation of my Executors and as Touching Such Worldy Estate as it hath Pleased God to bless me in this life I give and Dispose of the Same Manner and for following Impremis I Give and Bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Berry the one half of my moveable Estate after my Just Debts and funeral Chages is paid By my Executors and my Plantation that I now Live on for her Support During widowhood or Natural Life and my two oldest Negroes Viz Tom and Mack for her support and my son Robert Berry The Property Land and Negroes is to Equally for the Support of my Beloved Wife and my son Robert Berry dureang my Beloved Wifes Life and at her Death the whole of s.d property Property to Become the Property of my Son Robert Berry and his heirs and assigns for Ever- Only if the Two Negroes have any Increase they are to be at my Wifes Disposal. Item I give and Bequeath to my son John Berry my Plantation or Tract of Land above and Joining the tract I now Live on to be his and his heirs and assignes for Ever the s.d Two Tracts to be Equally Divided across to be in Each an Equal part and my Negro Boy Named Andy to be his for Ever. Item I give and Bequeath to my Son Charles Berry my Plantation or Tract of Land Lying in Washington County on houlstone [see 1796 deed below] and my Negro Boys Named Tom to be his and his heirs and assigns for Ever, Item I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Challe Berry my Negro Girl Named Lucy and my Mare Named Mige a Saddle at five Pounds price Two Cows and a heifer her bed and furniture to be hers and assigns for Ever, and She is to have her living off the Plantation I now live on with her Mother and Brother Robert till she is Married, my Negro Girl Named Fan (?) I leav at the Disposeal of my Executors to be Continued with my Daughter Elizabeth Henry as Long as they think fit and then to be Disposed of as they think proper. Item I give and Bequeath to my daughter Jean Brawford my Negro Girl Named Jude to be hers and her heirs if she has Lawfull Issur If she dies without Issue then to be Returned to my Executors for the use of my Family, I likewise Bequeath to my Son James Berry and to my Daughters Elizebeth, Mary and Jean to Each of them five shillings Sterling in Room of their Birthright the remainer of my of my Moveable Esate I Allow to be Equally Divided Between my Two Sons John and Charles Berry, and I do Constitute and appoit my Beloved Wife Mary Berry Exectrix and my Beloved sons James and John Berry Executors of this my Last will and Testament, and do Disannule all other Wills By me heretofore made Ratifying and Confirming this to be my Last Will and Testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and seal this Eighth Day of April one thousand Seven hundred and Eighty Nine
Charles Berry (seal)
Signed Sealed Published
Pronounced and Declared
By the s.d Charles Berry Senr.
to be his Last Will and Testament
in Presence of
Jo MKiney [?]
Jacob Patton
Mary Patton
Wm (his mark) Trotter
Henry (his mark) Minger

1789491

Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists
Walter Preston, Commissioner
Elizabeth Henry, widow (~39)
0 Males Tithables
3 Horses

21 Aug. 1790491

Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists
Walter Preston, Commissioner
Elizabeth Henry (~40)
0 White Tithables
4 horses

29 Sept 1791491

Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists
Walter Preston, Commissioner
Elizabeth Henry (~41)
1 Male Tithable      Robert (~19)
1 Black > 16
1 Black 12-16
4 Horses

8 June 1792491

Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists
Walter Preston, Commissioner
Elizabeth Henry (~42)
1 Male Tithable      Robert (~20)
4 Horses

15 June 1793491

Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists
Walter Preston, Commissioner
Elizabeth Henry (~43)
1 Male Tithable      Robert (~21)
1 Black > 16
4 Horses

1794491

Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists
Walter Preston, Commissioner
Elizabeth Henry (~44)
1 Male Tithable      Robert (~22)
1 Black > 16
4 Horses

19 Aug 1794258,492

Washington County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part 2, pages 352, 353
THIS INDENTURE, made the nineteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety four between Archibald Mcginnis and Mary his wife of the one part, and Elizabeth Henry of the other part,
Witnesseth that the said Archibald McGinnis and Mary his wife for and in consideration of the sum of seventy pounds current money of Virginia in hand paid by the said Elizabeth Henry the receipt of which the said Archibald McGinnis and Mary his wife doth hereby acknowledge, the said Archibald McGinnis, hath granted, bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell to the said Elizabeth Henry and her heirs one certain Tract or parcel of Land containing one hundred and thirty acres be the same more or less being part of two different Tracts, to wit, --?-- of four hundred acres, the other one hundred and fifty seven acres granted to John Bowles deceased by Patent bearing date the seventh day of May 1785 the other the second of November 1793, both Tracts in the county of Washington on the North side of the middle fork of Holston River, bounded as followeth.
To wit, BEGINNING at a black oak and white oak on the patent line corner to Joseph Snodgrass and the said McGinnis, and with a line of the same South forty one degrees East twenty seven poles to a black oak and beech at the head of a spring, and dividing the spring at the head between the said Snodgrass and the said Henry, thence South twenty seven degrees East one hundred and eighty seven poles down the Meanders of the Spring branch to a Stake in the side of the Knobs, thence North forty three degrees East one hundred and thirty seven poles to two white oaks corner to William Kennedy and the said McGinnis Land and with Kennedys line, West twenty four poles to three white oaks North fifty nine degrees west, seventy four poles to three blacks and a poplar on the and of a ridge, thence leaving Kennedys line North twenty five degrees west one hundred and forty four poles to two chestnuts on the North East side of a ridge, South thirty five degrees west one hundred poles to the BEGINNING With its appurtenances TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said Tract or parcel of Land with its appurtenances to the said Elizabeth Henry and her heirs forever, and the said Archibald McGinnis and Mary his wife and their heirs will forever warrant and defend the said Tract or parcel of Land with its appurtenances to the said Elizabeth Henry and his heirs against the claims of all persons whatsoever In Witness whereof the said Archibald Mcginnis and Mary his wife hath subscribed their names and affixed their Seals the day and year above written.
Arch.d Mcginnis S.S.
At a Court held for Washington County the 19th day of August 1794. This Indenture of bargain and Sale was acknowledged in court by the said Archibald McGinnis and as to him Ordered to be recorded.
Test And.w Russell D.C.W.C.

19 Aug. 1794258,492

Washington County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part 2, pages 353,354
THIS INDENTURE made the nineteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety four between Elizabeth Henry of the one part, and James Anderson of the other part both in the county of Washington and Commonwealth of Virginia.
WITNESSETH as followth, that the said Elizabeth Henry for and in consideration of the sum of seventy pounds current money of virginia to the said Elizabeth Henry, in hand, paid by the said James Anderson the receipt whereof the said Elizabeth Henry doth hereby acknowledge, the said Susannah (sic) Henry hath Granted bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell to the said James Anderson and his heirs one certain Tract or parcel of Land containing one hundred and thirty acres be the same more or less being part of two different Tracts Viz one of four hundred acres and the other of one hundred and fifty seven and Granted to John Bowles deceased by Patents bearing date the seventh day of May 1785, the other the second day of November 1793, both Tracts lying and being the county of Washington on the North side of the middle fork of Holstein River, bounded as followeth, to wit
BEGINNING at a black oak and white oak on the patent line a corner to Joseph Snodgrass and the said James Anderson Land, thence for a dividing line, South forty one degrees East, twnety seven poles to a black oak and beech at the head of a Spring, and dividing the Spring at the head between the said Snodgrass, and the said James Anderson, thence South seventy seven degrees west seventy four poles to three black oaks and poplar on the ---?-- of a ridge thence thence leaving Kennedys line, North twenty five degrees west one hundred and forty four poles to two chesnuts on the North east side of a ridge South, thirty five degrees west one hundred poles to the BEGINNING,
With its appurtenancs TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said Tract or parcel of Land with its appurtenances to the said James Anderson and his heirs forever, and the said Elizabeth Henry and her heirs will forever warrant, and defend unto the said James Anderson and his heirs the said Tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances against the claims of all persons whatsoever. In witness whereof the said Elizabeth Henry hath subscribed his name and affixed her seal the day and year above written.
Elizabeth Henry S.S. (her mark)
At a Court held for Washington County August 19th 1794
This Indenture of bargain and sale was acknowledged in Court by the said Elizabeth Henry and Ordered to be Recorded.
Test And.w Russell D.C.W.C.

22 April 1795491

Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists
Walter Preston, Commissioner
Elizabeth Henry (~45)
1 Male Tithable      Robert (~23)
1 Black > 16
4 Horses

1797491

Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists
Elizabeth Henry (~47)
1 Male Tithable      Robert (~25)
1 Black > 16
5 Horses

1798491

Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists
Elizabeth Henry (~48)
1 Male Tithable
      Robert (~26)
1 Black > 16
.35 Tax on Horses [no horses shown on tax list]
Total Tax: .80

1799491

Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists
Elizabeth Henry (~49)
1 Male Tithable      Robert (~27)
1 Black > 16

1800491

Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists
Elizabeth Henry (~50)
1 Male Tithable      Robert (~28)
1 Black > 16
5 Horses
Tax: 1.04

27 Nov. 1800492

Washington County, Virginia, Deed Book 3, page 74
James Monroe, Esquire Governor of said Commonwealth and the lessor seal thereof bearing date the 27th day of November A.D. 1800, by metes and bounds in said patent mentioned and particular described, did grant unto them the said Elizabeth Henry, Robert Henry and Charles Henry four hundred acres of land situate in spring creek a branch of Holstein river in the county of Washington aforesaid. And Whereas a division of said land has taken place and the herein after mentioned and described part of said tract of land has fell to the share of said Charles Henry and his full portion and share to the same, and which he the said Charles Henry did sell and make oven unto the said william Hickay and his heirs some time heretofore. And Whereas no deeds or instruments of writings heretofore have been made between them the said Elizabeth Henry Robert Henry & Charles Henry for the division of said land.
Now this Indenture Witnesseth that they the said Elizabeth Henry, Robert Henry and Charles Henry for and in consideration to make partition of said land as also for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds lawful money of Virginia, to the said Charles Henry in hand paid by the said William Hickay at and before the ensealing and delivery hereof the receipt whereof is hereby acknowleged by the said Charles Henry Have granted, bargained and sold and by these presents do grant, bargain & sell unto the said William Hickay, his heirs and assigns out of the aforementioned tract of land by said patent granted; the following described Tract, piece & parcel thereof
(To wit) BEGINNING at a stake within one pole of the western band of spring creek thence by patent line S 69 West (but by -------?--- fine S 56 40 11) seventy four poles to a white oak and hickory on the south side of a Knobb thence with a line of Samuel McChesney south 57 E 233 poles to a poplar and white oak, then leaving said line N. 37 East 80 poles to a white oak N. 47 E. 78 poles to a spanish oak and hickory by a hollow N. 70E 45 poles to a black -?- stump one 2 w. -?- N 48 E. 36 to a white -?- on a ridge N. 30 E 140 poles to a large white oak near a sink hole and N. 61 W 11 poles to small hickory (thus far the courses are by patent and the courses for division, by the per---?-- porch on the maquitical needle are ) from thence by the land of said Robert Henry south 61 West 246 to a locast post S. 20 # 18 poles 5 feet to a locust post south 80 West 100 poles to a locust stake in a land then N. 20 W 28 poles to a white -?- N 43/2 W 17.3 poles to a rock N. 19 E. 2.5 poles to a small buckeye N. 12E to a mark in a rock at the head (and near the middle) of a spring, then through the middle of the spring house and down the spring stream S. 54 W. 6 poles & 9/10 crossing a branch to a maple then N. 84 W. 21 poles crossing siad branch & spring creek to a post on the western bank of said spring creek then with a straight line about one pole to the place of BEGINNING.
Together with all and sigular the appertenances thereunto belonging or in any wise ----?--. And the revisions and remainders thereof. To have and to Hold the above described tract piece or parcel of land, hereditaments and premises hereby granted with its appurtenances to him the said William Hickay his heirs and to the only proper use and behoof of him the said William Hickey, his heirs & assigns assigns forever. And they the said Elizabeth Henry, Robert Henry and Charles Henry do hereby covenant promise and grant (separately but not jointly) to and with the said William Hickay his heirs and assigns that they the said Elizabeth Henry Robert Henry & Charles or either of them (separately) or their of either of them heirs, executors, or administrators (separately) the above described against all person or persons whomsoever lawfuly claiming or to claim shall & will Warrant and forever defend by these presents In Witness whereof said parties have hereunto set their hands and seals, the day year above written.
Elizabeth Henry (her mark)
Robert Henry
Charles Henry
Sealed and delivered in presence of
Benj.m Spyker
Matthew Willoughby
David Lowrey
Hugh Mcchesney

1801491

Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists
Elizabeth Henry (~51)
0 Male Tithables
1 Black > 16
2 Horses
.28 Tax

1802491

Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists
Elizabeth Henry (~52)
1 Male Tithable      James (~19)
1 Black > 16
2 Horses

16 Aug. 1803492

Washington County, Virginia, Deed Book 3, page 74
At a court held for Washington County the 16th day of August 1803
This Indenture of bargain and sale was proven in court by the oaths of Matthew Willoughby, Hugh McChesney and David Lowrey three of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
Attest D. Campbell D.C.

1804491

Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists
Elizabeth Henry (~54)
1 Male Tithable      James (~21)
1 Black > 16
5 Horses

1805491

Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists
Elizabeth Henry & Son (~55)
1 Male Tithable J     ames (~22)
1 Black > 16
3 Horses

1807491

Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists
Elizabeth Henry (~57)
0 Male Tithable
1 Black > 16
3 Horses

18 Nov. 1807725

Washington County, Virginia Will Book 3, Page 208 - 210
In the Name of God Amen. I, Elizabeth Henry of Washington County, Virginia, wife of Samuel Henry Dec.d being very sick & weak in body but of perfect mind & memory thanks to be given to god calling to mind the mortality of my body & knowing it is appointed for all overt to Dec. to make & ordain this my last Will & Testament that is to say principally & first of all I give & recommend my soul into the hands of a ---?-- God that give it & my Body I recommend to the earth to Be buried in a Decent christian manner at the direction of my executors and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me within this life, I give devise & dispose of the same in the following manner & form. First, I give & bequeath to my son and son in law James Henry & Hugh Magill the prices of my Negro woman named Fann when sold to Be equally Divided between the. Also, I give to James Henry my son & my other son in law William Magill the Bonds that I have against John Kincaid of Kentucky the father of Robert Kincaid of Washington County Virginia. I give my Daughter Jane Henry a negro Child named Fern also a Brown horse colt & a washing kettle also all my cubboard articles except one large earthen Dish which I leave to Sarah Magill. Also I give my son James Henry one fether Bed & Bedcloths and my Daughter in law Margaret Henry the Bed I lie on & the Bedclothes. I give my body cloths to my three Daughters & Daughters in law to be equally divided in four parts. I Give to my Grand Daughter Betsy Magill one red heiffer. I also give to my son Robert Henry a entry of one hundred acres of land adjoining his place & he is to pay his brother James what is reasonable when he obtains a good title for the land. likewise I give my son Robert Henry the roan horse. I give to my son Charles Henry the sum of two Dollars in Cash. And I also make & ordain my sons Robert Henry & James Henry the sole executors of this my last Will & Testament & I do hereby utterly disallow revoke & Disannul all & every the former testaments wills legacies bequests & executors By me in any wise before named willed or bequeathed -----?----- & confirming this & no other to be my last Will & testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred & seven & the thirty first year of the independence of North America.
Elizabeth Henry (seal) X her mark
Signed in presence of
John Carson
Alexander Maxwell

1810538

Federal Census Washington County, Virginia
Elizabeth Henry
1 male 16 - 26
1 female 16 - 26
1 female > 45 Elizabeth (~60)

1810491

Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists
Elizabeth Henry (~61)
0 Male Tithable
1 Black > 16
1 Horses

24 Feb. 1810/1811491,536

Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists and Will Book 4, pages 34-36
Death of Elizabeth Henry in Washington County, Virginia

19 March 1811725

Washington County, Virginia Will Book 3, Page 208 - 210

At a Court held for Washington County
This last Will & Testament of Elizabeth Henry Dec.d was produced in Court & proven by the oath of John Carson subscribing witness thereto who also made oath that he saw Alexander Maxwell now deceased sign his name thereto as a witness in the presence of the Testatrix & at her request. Thomas Maxwell being sworn says that he believes the name Alexander Maxwell subscribed to the said Will as a witness is the proper hand writing of Alexander Maxwell now deceased. It is therefore ordered that the said Will be recorded. And on the motion of Robert Henry one of the Executors prescribed by law & entered into & acknowledged his bond with Thomas Maxwell & John Woods securities in the sum of one thousand five hundred dollars conditioned as this Law directs. A Certificate is therefore granted him for the probate of the said Will in due form.
Teste. Andrew Russell DC

21 Mar. 1811709

Washington County, Virginia Will Book, Volumes 4-6 (1812-1834)
Robert Henry, Executor of Elizabeth Henry to said Estate ...

To amount due Estate from James Ervin Robert Henry Executor of the Estate of Elizabeth Henry Decd ...

120.15.5 pounds.

Contra Cr. 21 March 1888.

 

By 1 negro Girl named Fan bequeathed to James Henry & Hugh Magill and by them received at appraisement as pr. Receipt bearing the above date

$51.00.

By 1 mare (Received in payment of a bond the deceased held on John Kincaid which bond was bequeathed to James Henry & William Magill ...

 

By one Bed and furniture DD (Do?) James Henry as pr. Receipt ...

 

to three daughters & wife of Executor as pr. Receipt ...

 

By 1 Large earthen Dish bequeathed to Sarah Magill ...

 

By amount paid Thomas McChesney ...

 

by Taxes paid Tate; by amt. Paid John Henderson;

 

by cash paid John Carson for coffin ...

 

paid L. L. Henderson...

 

paid William Duff ....

 

paid James Ervin...

 

paid John Lock ...

 

paid N. Maxwell ...

 

By Legacy paid Charles Henry ...

110.17.11 _ pounds.

Pursuant to an order of Court to us directed ... settled the accounts of Robert Henry. The Executor
of the LTW of Elizabeth Henry decd. As above. The Executor claim for his services Twenty Dollars.
Given under our hands this [?] day September 1813 /s/
David Lowrey,
M. Willoughby,
Andw. Willoughby,
Thomas McChesney.
At a court 21st day of September 1813. This Settlement of the estate of Elizabeth Henry decd. was returned to court and ordered to be recorded.

21 March 1811536

Washington County, Virginia, Will Book 4, pages 34-36
Robert Henry Executor of Elizabeth Henry to Said Estate.
                                                                                                                                                    S D

To amount of estate as p.n appraisement

 

113.16. 3

To Amount Due Estate from James Ervin

 

2.14.

Robert Henry Executor of the Estate of Elizabeth Henry Dec.d To said Estate

 

 

1812

 

 

Mar 1st To Amount Brought over

 

116.10.3

May 1st To gain on sales of Property

 

4. 5.2

 

 

120.15.5

Contra. Cr.

 

 

March 21st 1811

 

 

By 1 negro girl named Fan bequeathed to James Henry & Hugh Magill and by them received at appraisment as p.r Receipt bearing the above date

$170. 51

.- .-

By 1 mare (Received in payment of a bond the Deceased held on John Kincaid which bond was bequeated to James Henry & William Magill in Lieu of said bond they have received said Mare as p.n receipt bearing the above date

$60. 18.

 -. -

1812

 

 

Aug.22

 

 

By 1 bed and furniture D. D. James Henry as p.r receipt

 

6. - .-

By 1 bed and furnire bequeath wife of Executor

$20.

6. - . -

By wearing apparel of deceased appraised to

$37.97

 

Divided in 4 equal parts each

$9.49

 

DD to three daughters & wife of Executor as p.r receipt

 

11. 8.-

By Dresser furniture & wash Kettle Delivered Jane Ervin appraised to

$5

 

as p.r receipt bearing Date April 10th 1812

 

1.10.-

By 1 Large earthen Dish bequeathed to Sarah Magill Delivered as p.r reciept 

$1.

. 6. -

1811

 

 

May 15th

 

 

By amount paid Thomas McChesney as p.r. receipt

 

.19.9

By Taxes Paid Tate

$1.44

8.7 1/2

1812

 

 

Oct 16th

 

 

By amount paid John Henderson

 

. 2. 1

By Cash paid John Carson for Coffin

 

1.10.-

By Cash paid L. S. Henderson

$3.

.18.-

Nov 7th

 

 

By Cash paid William Duff 

.25 cts

.1.6

1811

 

 

May 15th

 

 

By amount paid James Ervin as p.r. receipt

8.16. -

 

1813

 

 

Feb 10th

 

 

By amount paid John Sock

.50 cts

.3.-

By amount paid N. Maxwell as p.r. receipt

 

3.-

By supporting the Live stock from the Death of the deceased until the day of sale 3 heads cattle, 2 sheep & 13 hogs from the 24th Day of Feb.y until 1st May

 

1.10.-

By Expenses of administration

$5

1.10. -

By Legacy paid Charles Henry

$2.

.12.-

1813

 

 

 

 

110.17.11 1/2

Sept 3

 

 

Ballance due said Estate on the investigation of accounts

9.17.

5 1/2

Pursuant to an order of Court to us directed we have stated and [unreadable] the accounts of Robert Henry The Executor of the Last Will and Testament of Elizabeth Henry dec.d as above. The Executor claims for his [next lines not photocopied] this 3rd day of September 1813.
David Lowery
M. Willoughby
And.w Willoughby
Thomas McChesney
21 Sept 1813 At a Court held for Washington County
This Settlement of the estate of Elizabeth Henry Dec.d was returned to Court and ordered to be recorded.
Test. Andrew Russell D.C.

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