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B.3.b. James Berry {B.3.b.}

 

Timeline of James Berry and Jennie Doak

 

~1757515

Private Collection of Naomi Youel Nielsen

Birth of James Berry in Augusta County, Virginia

~1767515

Private Collection of Naomi Youel Nielsen

Birth of Jane Doak

15 Aug. 1780506 Washington County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Page 8
THIS INDENTURE made on the fifteenth day of August One thousand seven hundred and eighty Between Daniel Smith of Washington County on behalf of Thomas Walker of Albermarle County, Esq. and who acts by virtue of a Power of Attorney from the said Walker recorded in the Court of Washington County (recourse thereto being had will fully appear) the said Daniel Smith being of the one part and James Berry of Washington County of the other part. WITNESSETH that the said Daniel Smith for and in consideration of the sum of thirty four pounds six shillings current money to him in hand paid for the use of the said Thomas Walker, the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge hath granted bargained and sold, and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell unto the said James Berry and his Heirs and Assigns one certain tract or parcel of Land lying in the County of Washington containing by estimation three hundred and twelve acres be the same more or less surveyed by W. Robert Doak, dece.d, and being part of a larger tract of land at the Wolf Hills, belonging to the said Thomas Walker and bounded as followeth (viz)
BEGINNING at a large white Oak by the Creek, running thence north six degrees east crossing the Creek one hundred and sixteen poles to a white oak and a black oak on the east side of a ridge,
north twenty degrees EAST one hundred and forty poles to two white oaks on the west side of a ridge, north eighty four degrees, west two hundred and forty poles to a white oak and black oak on the patent line, thence with the said line south, two degrees and an half east one hundred and six poles to three white oaks, west seventy poles to three white oaks by a spring, South two degrees and an half east one hundred and twenty poles to a large white oak, Wt Oak sapling and small poplar, south eighty degrees east two hundred and twenty four poles to the BEGINNING Together with the appurtenances thereto belonging. TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said tract of land with its appurtenances unto the said James Berry his heirs and assigns to the sole use of the said James Berry his heirs and assigns. And the said Daniel Smith and his heirs by virtue of the power of Attorney above mentioned, the said tract of land with its appurtenances unto the said James Berry and his heirs and assigns against the claims of all persons will forever warrant and defend. IN WITNESS whereof the said Daniel Smith hath hereto subscribed his Name and affixed his Seal, the day and Year first above written.
Daniel Smith
At a Court held for Washington County August 15th, 1780 This deed & sale from Daniel Smith/Attorney for Thomas Walker Esq/to James Berry was acknowledged in Court by the said Daniel and ordered to be recorded.
19 Nov. 1783506 Washington County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Page 8
THIS INDENTURE made on the eighteenth day of November In the Year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eight three Between James Berry of Augusta County and State of Virginia of the one part and Charles Berry of [blank space} County and said State of the other part Witnesseth that the said James Berry for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred pounds current money to him in hand paid the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge hath granted bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell to the said Charles Berry and his heirs and assigns one certain tract or parcel of land containing by estimation three hundred and twelve acres be the same more or less as surveyed by Mr. Robert Doak deceas’d and being part of a larger tract of land at the Wolf hill’s belonging to Mr. Thomas Walker of Albermarle County as doth appears by deed of bargain and sale between Daniel Smith of Washington County, his Attorney and the said Berry bearing date the fifteenth day of August one thousand seven hundred and eighty bounded as follows, viz: BEGINNING at a large white oak by the Creek running thence north six degrees and crossing the Creek one hundred and sixteen poles to a white oak & black oak by the east side of a ridge North twenty [ degrees east one hundred and forty poles to two white aks on the west side of a ridge, north eighty four degrees west two hundred and forty poles to a white oak & black oak on the patent line, thence with the said line, south two degrees and a half east one hundred and six poles to three white oaks west seventy poles to thee white oaks by a spring South two degrees and one half east one hundred and twenty poles to a large white oak, Wt. oak sapling and small poplar south eight degrees east two hundred and twenty four poles to the BEGINNING Together with the appurtenances thereto belonging TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said tract of land with its appurtenances unto the said Charles Berry his heirs and assigns, to the sole use of the said Charles Berry his heirs and assigns. And the said James Berry and his heirs by virtue of the above mentioned deed of bargain and sale will forever warrant and defend the said tract of land with its appurtenances Berry hath ----?--- subscribed his Name and affixed his Seal the day and year first above written. James Berry
At a Court for Washington County November 19th 1783 this deed of bargain and sale from [paper torn] Berry to Charles Berry was acknowledge in Court by the said James and ordered to be recorded. Test John Campbell C.M.C.
6 Jan. 178721 Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage Licenses, Marriage Bonds and Marriages, page 301

James Berry and John Berry, surety. James Berry and Jennie Doak, daughter of David and Jannet Doak (consent).
Teste: Robert Doak, John Doak.
Jan. 178721 Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage Licenses, Marriage Bonds and Marriages, page 347

By Rev. Archibald Scott: James Berry and Jenny Doak
11 Jan. 1787515 Private Collection of Naomi Youel Nielsen
Marriage of James Berry and Jennie Doak in Augusta County, Virginia
4 April 1787501 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 3, Charles Cameron, Commissioner
James Berry
Person Charged with Tax: James Berry (30)
1 White Male > 21
1 Black > 16
2 Horses
30 May 1788501 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 3, Samuel Vance, Commissioner
James Berry (31)
2 White Males 16 – 21, ? 2 brothers ?
1 Black < 16
3 Horses
3 Nov. 178821 Augusta County Order Book No. 24, page 481
A list of the names and order of the Justices of the Peace for the County of Augusta, as they stand in the commission dated, March 24, 1778... Additional commission dated 28th April 1785 ... Additional commision dated 3d November 1788: Alexander Nelson, James Searight, John White, John Lewis, Robert Douthat, William Moffett, James Berry, Joseph Bell, Jr., James Poage, John Peebles.

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 Almighty 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 Worldly 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 Issue 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
Signed Sealed Published
Pronounced and Declared
By the s.d Charles Berry Senr. Charles Berry (seal)
to be his Last Will and Testament
in Presence of
Jo MKiney [?]
Jacob Patton
Mary Patton
Wm (his mark) Trotter
Henry (his mark) Minger

15 Feb. 1789131 Augusta County, Virginia Will Book 7
This last Will and Testament of Charles Berry deceased was presented in Court by James Berry and John Berry the Executors therein named and proved by the Oath of John MKenny and Henry Minger two of the Witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded and on the Motion of the said executors who made oath according to Law Certificate is granted them to for obtaining probat thereof in due form they hearing entered into and acknowledged Bond with Security as the Law Directs.
Teste
13 July 1789501 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 3, Samuel Vance, Commissioner
James Berry, Esq.
2 White Tithables      James (32), ? brother ?
1 Black > 16
3 Horses
1789/90515 Private Collection of Naomi Youel Nielsen
Birth of Mary Gimbrel Berry
18 May 1790501 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 3, Samuel Vance, Commissioner
James Bery, Esq.
2 White Tithables James (33), ? brother ?
1 Black 16 - 21
3 Horses
25 May 1791501 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, James Ramsey, Commissioner
James Berry
1 White Tithable James (34)
1 Black > 16
4 Horses
1 Aug. 1791515 Private Collection of Naomi Youel Nielsen
Birth of Jane Berry in Augusta County, Virginia
1 June 1792501 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, James Ramsey, Commissioner
James Berry
1 White Tithable      James (35)
1 Black > 16
4 Horses
2 Nov. 1792515 Private Collection of Naomi Youel Nielsen
Birth of Charles Berry in Augusta County, Virginia
27 June 1793501 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, James Ramsey, Commissioner
James Berry
1 White Tithable      James (36)
1 Black > 16
5 Horses
22 Mar. 1794501 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, James Ramsey, Commissioner
James Berry
1 White Tithable      James (37)
2 Blacks > 16
5 Horses
1795501 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, James Ramsey, Commissioner
James Berry
1 White Tithable      James (38)
2 Blacks > 16
5 Horses
6 April 179521 Augusta County, Virginia Will Book 8,,page 170
John Black’s will -- To dear and tender daughter, Margaret Black; to brother Joseph Black.Executors, John McCutcheon, Joseph Black Teste: John Valiaub (Vahaub), James Berry, Hannah McCutcheon
Proved: 16 June 1795 by John Vachub and Joseph Black. Executors qualify
16 June 179521 Augusta County, Virginia Order Book 23, page 314
Samuel Craig, orphan, chose James Berry guardian.
1 Apr. 1796502 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, James Ramsey, Commissioner
James Berry
1 White Tithable      James (39)
2 Blacks > 16
5 Horses
20 July 1796506 Washington County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part 2, page 465
THIS INDENTURE made this twentieth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety six between Charles Berry of the County of Augusta in the State of Virginia of the one part and James Campbell of the County of Washington in the State aforesaid of the other part. WITNESSETH that the said Charles Berry for and in consideration of the sum of thirteen hundred & thirty three and one third dollars current money of the United States to him in hand paid doth bargain and sell to the said James Campbell and his heirs one certain tract or parcel of Land in the said County of Washington containing three hundred and twelve acres, be the same more or less conveyed to Charles Berry by James Berry by Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing the date the eighteenth day of November one thousand seven hundred and eight three recorded in the court of the said County of Washington which will more fully appear by a reference thereto, and bounded as followeth, to wit, BEGINNING at a large white Oak by the creek running thence North six degrees East crossing the creek one hundred and sixteen poles to a white oak and black oak on the East side of a ridge. North twenty degrees East one hundred and forty poles to two white oaks on the west side of a ridge North eighty four degrees west two hundred and forty poles to a white oak and black oak on the pattent line thence with the said line south two degrees and a half east one hundred & six poles to three white oaks, West seventy poles to three white oaks by a spring, South two degrees and a half east one hundred and twenty poles to a large white oak, white oak Sapling and small poplar. South eighty degrees east two hundred and twenty four poles to the BEGINNING with its appurtenances TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said tract or parcel of Land with its appurtencances unto the said James Campbell and his heirs to the sole use and behoof of him the said James Campbell and his heirs forever. And the said Charles Berry for himself and his heirs doth covenant with the said James Campbell and his heirs that he the said Charles Berry and his heirs the said tract or parcels of Land with all it appurtenances unto the said James Campbell and his heirs against all persons whoseover shall and will warrant and forever defend. In witness whereof the said Charles Berry hath hereunto subscibed his name and affixed his seal the day and year first above written,
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of C. Berry L.S.
And.w Russell Nath H.Claborne
Christopher Acklin, James Longley
D. Campbell
At a court held for Washington County the 16th day of August 1796. This Indenture of Bargain and sale was proved by the oath of Nathaniel H. Claiborne, David Campbell and James Longley three of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Test And.w Russell D.C.
1797502 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, James Ramsey, Commissioner
James Berry
1 White Tithable      James (40)
2 Blacks > 16
1 Black < 16
6 Horses
1798515 Private Collection of Naomi Youel Nielsen
Birth of David Doak Berry
15 May 1798502 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, James Ramsey, Commissioner
James Berry
1 White Tithable      James (41)
1 Black > 16
1 Black < 16
5 Horses
26 June 179921,519 Augusta County, Virginia Will Book 9, page 215
IN the name of God amen. I David Doak of Augusta County and State of Virginia being weak in body by reason of sickness but sound of mind memory and Judgment Blessed be God and calling to mind the mortality of the body that it is for all men to die do this 26th day of June in the year of out Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine make ordain and publish this my last will and testament in manner following to wit I resign up my soul to God who gave it and my body to be buried at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the last day both shall be united in Glory and respecting that part of the good things of this world which it hath pleased God to bless me with after my just debts is paid I dispose of and Bequeath as follows Viz: Imprimis I Bequeath to my Beloved wife Jennet Doak her living off this plantation that I now live on during her natural life & while she remains my widow and I allow my two sons Samuel and David Doak who gets the land to support her and the rest of my children that is to get their living off this plantation and each of my sons to be at equal Expense in supporting s.d. family. But if my wife thinks proper to live by herself without depending on her two sons I allow her a certain part of my plantation (during her natural life or while she remains my widow) for her support that is to say I allow her to have the management of and the Benefits arising from all my lands that lies on the South side of the great -?- including the dwelling house and to --?-- from line to line and after her decease s.d. land is to go to my two sons agreeable to the division that is to be made to them. I also bequeath to her my negro named Abraham (during her natural life or widdowhood) for the support of her and my children and at her Decease he is to be sold & divided between my two sons to enable them to make up the Legacies that is left to the rest of my Children. I also bequeath to my wife one third of all my stock and farming tools after just debt and specific Legacies is made up and the disposal and management of all the household furniture which stock farming tools and household is to be given to her agreeable to the appraisement of such things as she thinks proper to take. Item I Bequeath to my daughter to my daughter Jenny Berry five shillings for her Birth right Item I Bequeath to my daughter Rosanah Doak my negro girl named Hannah to her during her natural life and to desc.ds to her issue but is she dies without issue then s.d negro girl is to come back and her Value to be divided between my sons Saml & David Doak. I also bequeath to Rosannah a young mare Equal to Samls mare N--?-- --?-- her saddle bridle bed and bedding or furniture fitting for the Sorrel and such a quantity of Stock and household furniture as her mother thinks fit to give her living and maintainance for herself and negro and cratures of that part of the land alloted to my wife during her unmarried State. Item I Bequeath to my daughter Betsy five shillings for her Birth right as I intend o give her her divide immedietly. Item I Bequeath to my two sons Samuel and David Doak to each of them one half of this land that I now live on part to ther theirs after my Decease and the other part after their mother's decease which said Land is to be Equally divided considering quantity quality and improvement to be theirs and their heirs and assigns forever. I also Bequeath to Each of them a negro boy that is to Saml his negro boy Andw. and to David Dinnise I allow bequeath to then an Equal Share in my Grist Mill and saw mill and still with the appartainance thereto belonging reserving to my wife if she thinks proper to live by herself one fourth of the profits arising from the Grist Mill I also Bequeath to Each of my sons a young mare that is to say to Saml N-?- and to David a young filly named his with the remainder of all personal Estate not Bequeathed I also allow my negro woman June to be sold and her price to be appropriated for to enable my two sons to make up the following Legacys and to pay and to pay my just debts and my waggon I allow to be continued on the plantation for the use of my widow and all my children that lives thereon. Item I Bequeath to my five daughters (Viz) Paggy, Fanny, Dorces, Polly and Elly Doak to Each of them a little negro girl to be given to Each of them by my two sons Saml & David out of the Land to them and their issue but is no issue to return --?-- back to my two sons. I Bequeath to each of my above named daughters a tolerable good horse creature saddle and Bridle and such Stock and household furniture as their mother thinks proper to give them but if their mother should be Called off before the[y] get married I allow my Executors to Give them nearly as much as Rosannah gets. I also allow all of my children to be Schooled what is common out of the profits of my Mills and Still or to be Learned as fare as is necessary for children. I also my five daughters and son Hugh to get their living with their mother or to be supported off this plantation until the[y] change their way of living. Item I Bequeath to my son Hugh Doak his schooling as far as a good English Schoolar to paid out of the profits arising out of the land and if he appars to have a turn for learning and an inclination thereto I allow my two sons Saml & David to put him to learning and support him at the same until he gets through and them to give him a horse and saddle but if he appears to have no capacity no inclination for the same after he is --?-- English scholar I allow him to be put to a trade such as he with the advise of my Executors will Choose and when he has learned the trade and is of age I Bequeath to him one hundren pounds and a horse and saddle for to enable him to follow his trade which money is to be given him out of the land and appurtance thereto belonging & I hereby by Constitute and appoint my beloved wife Jennet Doak Executrix and my sons Samuel and David Doak Executors of my whole Estate and I appoint and choose James Berry Guardian for my infant Children and I do hereby revoak and disanul and wills and Testaments by me heretofore made and do ---?--- Establish and publish this my las will and Testament. In Witness I David Doak have hereto set my hand seal this day and year above written.
David Doak (seal)
Sign.d Sealed and acknowledged by David Doak as his last will and testament in the presence of us who were at the sign Sealing and acknowledging of the same
Thomas Mitchell
James Meteer
Samuel Meteer)
1799502 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, James Ramsey, Commissioner
James Berry
1 White Tithable      James (42)
1 Black > 16
1 Black < 16
1 Horse
7 April 1800518 Augusta County, Virginia, Deed Book 27, page 330
John Bratton to John Dunlop, John Gay, John McCutcheon, James Berry, James Bratton, trustees of the Little River Congregation in the Calf Pasture, 2 acres on Meeting House Branch.
1800502 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, James Ramsey, Commissioner
James Berry
1 White Tithable      James (43)
1 Black > 16
1 Black < 16
5 Horses
Tax: 1.48
1801502 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, James Ramsey, Commissioner
James Berry
1 White Tithable James (44)
2 Blacks > 16
4 Horses
Tax: 1.36
7 June 1802502 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, M. Austin, Commissioner
James Berry
1 White Tithable      James (45)
2 Blacks > 16
6 Horses
Tax: 1.60
27 June 1803502 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, M. Austin, Commissioner
James Berry, Esq.
1 White Tithable      James (46)
2 Blacks > 16
6 Horses
Tax: 1.60
13 June 1804502 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, M. Austin, Commissioner
James Berry, Esq.
1 White Tithable      James (47)
2 Blacks > 16
7 Horses
Tax: 1.72
24 June 1805502 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, M. Austin, Commissioner
James Berry, Esq.
1 White Tithable      James (48)
3 Blacks > 16
8 Horses
Tax: 2.28
26 May 1806502 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, M. Austin, Commissioner
James Berry, Esq.
1 White Tithable      James (49)
3 Blacks > 16
8 Horses
Tax: 2.28
21 July 1806515 Private Collection of Naomi Youel Nielsen
Birth of Margaret Doak Berry in Augusta County, Virginia
23 Feb. 1807514 Augusta County, Virginia Will Book 10
Know all men by these presents that we James Berry John {unreadable} William {unreadable – probably Brown} Wm. Shields son William Shields & Chesley Kinney and Andrew Fullon are held and firmly bound unto Willaim {unreadable} Esquire Governor of this Commonwealth and his successors in the sum of Thirty thousand dollars for the use of the Commonwealth to the payments whereof well and truly to be under {unreadable} bond ourselves jointly and severally firmly by these presents Sealed with our seals on this 23rd day of February one thousand eight hundred and seven.
The Condition of the above obligation is such that {unreadable} James Berry is continued in the office of Sherriff of the County of Augusta until the expiration of two years from the date of his first qualification by a Commission signed by the Governor under the Seal of the Commonwealth dated the tenth day of October last [unreadable]. If therefore the said James Berry shall well and truly collect the Taxes imposed by law in the said County and that faithfully account for and pay the same to the Treasurer of this Commonwealth for the time being for the use of the Commonwealth then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
Acknowledged in open Court
James Berry [seal] Chesley Kinney [seal]
William Brown [seal] And.w Fullon [seal]
William Shields [seal]
William Shields [seal]
David Doak [seal]
At a Court held for Augusta County February the 23rd 1807 [rest of page unreadable]
8 June 1807502 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, M. Austin, Commissioner
James Berry, Esq.
1 White Tithable      James (50)
3 Blacks > 16
6 Horses
Tax: 2.04
28 Nov. 1808515 Private Collection of Naomi Youel Nielsen
Death of James Berry in Augusta County, Virginia
18 May 1809502 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, M. Austin, Commissioner
Jane Berry      (41)
3 Blacks > 16
7 Horses
Tax: 2.16
26 June 180921 Augusta County, Virginia Administrator’s Bonds, page 394
Jane and Charles Berry, administrators of James Berry
4 May 1810502 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, M. Austin, Commissioner
Jane Berry      (42)
1 White Tithable
3 Blacks > 16
5 Horses
Tax: 2.60
1810503 Federal Census, Augusta County, Virginia
Jane Berry
2 males 10 – 16 James (9), David (12)
1 male 16 – 18 Charles (18)
1 female < 5 Margaret (4)
1 female 10 – 16 Charlotte (~14)
3 females 16 – 26 Mary (21), Jane (19), Rachel (~16)
1 female 26 – 45 Jane (42)
7 slaves  
12 May 1811540

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists

District 1, Morris Austin, Commissioner
Jane Berry      (43)
1 White Tithable      Charles (19)
3 Blacks > 16
1 Black 12 - 16
Tax: 2.60

21 May 1812540 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, Morris Austin, Commissioner
Jane Berry      (44)
1 White Tithable      Charles (20)
3 Blacks > 16
8 Horses
Tax: 2.28
March 1813517

Augusta County, Virginia, Will Book 11, page 217
An Inventory of the personal Estate & [--?--] of James Berry Deceased as appraised by Alex Samuel Black and Samuel McCutchen this ____ day of ______

                                                                                                                 $ Cts

To one Black horse

60.00

To one B-- mare

25.00

To one Bay horse

70.00

To one bay do

15.00

To one yearling foall

25.00

To one negroe man Dick

200.00

To one negroe man Tom

350.00

To one negroe man Eli

163.34

To one negroe Girl - Hannah

183.00

To one negroe girl Susy

160.00

To one negroe girl Sally

130.00

To one negroe girl Phebe

70.00

To one cow

19.00

To one black Do bell on

10.00

To one red & white heiffer

6.50

To one red & white cow 9.00
To one brindle cow  9.00
to one bull 9.00
To one black Steer 9.00
To one black cow bell on 9.00
To one hooked cow 8.00
To one black brindle cow white face 7.50
To one red heiffer 5.50
To one brindle steer 5.00
To one brindle cow 8.50
To one red cow white face 10.00
To one Brindle cow 8.50
To one red heiffer 5.00
To one black spotted cow 9.00
To one red yearling steer 4.00
To one brindle heiffer 3.50
To one red heifer white face 6.50
To thirty eight head of sheep 30.00
To Eight head of hogs 12.00
To 3 sows & Eighteen pigs 6.00
To Cutting bow, [---?--] & [---?--] “.75
To one Iron ford “.25
To one Waggon 3.00
To one set of plow Irons 2 clevies 2.50
To one plough and tackling 5.50
To one shovel plough “.75
To one Ditto 1.00
To one [--?--] “.50
To Two Mattocks & three hoes 1.34
To Waggon gea. 10.50
To Eight [----?----] 1.00
To one [------------?-----------] 1.30
To two [------------?-----------] 1.30
To ten [---?--] 13.39
To Bench tools 3.50
To one hand ax “.75
To one wash Tub  “.50
To [----?-----] “.50
To one pair of punchers, hammer, & curry comb “.25
To one [----?----] “.25
[Unreadable] two wedges and shovel 1.92
To [---?--] & sickle [unreadable]
To one pickling tub [unreadable]
To two barrells 2.00
To one [--?--] keg “.34
to one [----?----] 5.50
To one meal chest 1.67
To one old Table “.50
to two old pales “.25
To two old [--?--] and sifter “.42
To three ovens and Two pots 6.00
To one pot rack 1.25
To one Kettle and hooks 4.00
To one mans saddle briddle 7.75
To one mans saddle do 1.00
To one womans saddle & briddle 11.00
To one womans Do & bridle 4.00
To one womans Do & Do 10.00
To four sacks [--?-] “.25
To nine bees caps 9.00
To one stove 2.50
To one [--?--] stove “.17
To three old casks & old chest “.50
To four waggon boxes & old Irons “.75
To Leather 1.00
To [-----?-------] 5.00
To fifty wirghts of wool “.17
To one table with falling leaf 12.50
To two wheels & [-----?----] 4.50
To two set of dog Irons 4.00
To three pair of [---?--] 4.00
To two boxes & five bottles 1.17
To one small table 1.25
To one tea stand 1.”
To one big wheel 1.00
To Eight old chains 2.00
To one set of spools “.42
To Woolen yarn 6.00
To Linen yarn 3.00
To one old table 1.25
to one [--?--] board & furniture 25.00
unreadable 3.50
To [---?---] 3.50
To one set of [--?-------] “.25
To one set of Bearer mounting 4.83
To [-----?----] hinges -.50
To one padlock -.25
To one desk & bookcase  20.00
To [----?---] books 10.00
[first two unreadable lines]  
to one old [----?-----] 4.00
To show brushes “.12
To [------?--------] candlestick [----?---] “.50
To one pair of saddlebags 3.00
To looking glass “.34
To one old chset 1.25
To one gun and shot pouch 9.00
To one bedstead and furniture 16.00
To one bedstead and furniture 16.00
To one bedstead & furniture 22.00
To one bedstead & furniture 22.00
To one bedstead & furniture 16.00
To one bedstead & furniture 15.00
To two [-----?---] 12.00
To one ditto 4.50
To one rug 1.50
To sixty eight bushells of wheat 39.67
To one hundred [--?--] bushels of rye 50.42
To one still 72.00
To one sword 3.00
To three new books 3.00
To one [----------?-----------] 2.00
To one pair of [---?---] “.50
To one pocket Book “.50

To one note on Robert Sheetes due 1st June in the year 1805

182.50
To one note on [? poss. Brents] due 25th December 1807 161.54
To one note on Robert Berry 50.00
To fork in the hands of Charles Berry Senr. 74.00
To an account on John Brawford 40.00
To an account on Richard Berry 20.00

the aforegoing list of property was appraised by us
Alex. [unreadable]
Sam.l Black
Samuel McCutchen
Augusta March Court 1813
This inventory & appraisment of the Estate of James Berry dec.d being returned is ordered to be recorded.

26 April 1813540

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, Morris Austin, Commissioner
Jane Berry      (45)
1 White Tithable      Charles (21)
4 Blacks > 16
1 Black 12 – 16
8 Horses
Tax: 4.23

March 1814540

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, Morris Austin, Commissioner
Jane Berry      (46)
2 White Tithables      Charles (22), David (16)
4 Blacks > 16
1 Black 12 – 16
6 Horses
Tax: 3.31

15 May 1815540

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, Morris Austin, Commissioner
Jane Berry (47)
2 White Tithables      Charles (23), David (17)
4 Blacks > 16
1 Black 12 – 16
8 Horses
1 Bureau of Other Wood (Not Mahogany)
1 Book Case
1 Chest of Drawers (Not Mahogany)
Tax: 7.42

23 May 1816540

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, Morris Austin, Commissioner
Jane Berry      (48)
2 White Tithables      Charles (24), David (18)
3 Blacks > 12
8 Horses
Tax: 4.24

20 April 1817540

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, Morris Austin, Commissioner
Jane Berry      (49)
3 White Tithables      Charles (25), David (19), James (16)
3 Blacks > 16
8 Horses
Tax: 3.54

26 May 1818540

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, Morris Austin, Commissioner
Jane Berry      (50)
3 White Tithables      Charles (26), David (20), James (17)
3 Blacks > 16
9 Horses
Tax: 3.72

26 May 1819540

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, Morris Austin, Commissioner
Jane Berry      (51)
3 White Tithables      Charles (27), David (21), James (18)
3 Blacks > 16
11 Horses
Tax: 4.08

13 April 1820540

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, Morris Austin, Commissioner
Jane Berry      (52)
2 White Tithables       David (22), James (19)
4 Blacks > 16
1 Black 12 - 16
9 Horses
Tax: 5.72

1820510 Federal Census, Augusta County, Virginia
Jane Berry
2 males 16 – 26 James (19), David (22)
1 female 10 – 16 Margaret (14)
1 female 16 – 26 Charlotte (~28)
1 female 26 – 45 Rachel (?) (~26)
1 female > 45 Jane (52)

4 people engaged in Agriculture
1 male slave < 14
1 male slave 26 – 45
1 male slave > 45
2 female slaves < 14
2 female slaves 14 - 26

1827516 Augusta County, Virginia Will Book 16, page 19
Do.
Charles Berry Administrator
Jane Berry Adm. of James Berry Dced in acct with his estate Cr
To Amt of appraisement of said estate $2838.41
By Sundry acct paid by Col Chs Berry $99.75
Sheriffs receipt $104.10
To Int on Shields Bond $31.94
Paid to daughter $142.00
Ditto on Brink bond $30.95
Bill paid Doctor _____ $28.42
Ditto on Robert Berry ??? $88.89
Paid John Lea $13.37
  $2925.30
Amt. paid William Dunlap $3.37
Amount of credit $801.33
Paid William W. _____ per rect. $4.67
  $2123.97
Amt of ______ $141.80
  $1982.17
Do Joseph deed for ____ for receipt $3.00
Deduct amt of slaves -$1250.88
Do Jno. H. Hude $2.34
  $ 725.49
Do Henry Tomlis [?] $3.”
1809 Sept 1 Do Peyton Drew .18
1825 May 13 Do John Keys 8.23
1820 Sept 2 Do John McCutchen 18.31
1812 Nov 10 Do ______ Graham 1.75
1812 Jan 6 Do for schooling to James Grant 11.
Do John Williams  .97
Do John Harnish .95
Do Jacob Fridley Jr 3.
1811 June 25 Do Jacob Fridley Sen 9.42
Do W Armstrong 6.51
1825 July 17 Do James Evans 1.67
1809 May 16 Do Do ______ Evans ______ 10.00
Paying Taxes & levy 175.65
Do Dav Doaks Medical bill 11.00
1815  
Do ____ _______ in cost _____ of the estate 8.11
Do Sundry receipt for salry to Clergymen 44.00
Do paying ______ acct for _____ 25.40
Do Robt. Dunlap for ______________ .11
Do _______________ 17.66
Do Jacob ____ ____ ____ ____ 30.
  101.60
By Amt of current ______ ______ Berry 801.33
  141.80

In obedience to an order of the County Court of Augusta made _____ ______ 1826 re_____ as to in _____ to ____ the account of Charles Berry adm __ Jane Berry admist of James Berry deceased in the subscribers being first sworn for that purpose the day _______ said account they being under an oath __ do report as folls, that their appraise to be due to said Charles Berry _____ _______ ______ __ ______ ______ _______ ___________ ______________ of said Estate on ____ Charles Berry hands that there ________ _____ only by _______ ______ __________ the same of _______ ________ __________ 133 ___________ ________ ___________
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17 Oct. 1827516 Augusta County, Virginia Will Book 16, page 97
Jane Berry admx. James Berry decd. In account with the Estate Do t __ years old
To amount which in her hand at this date including draws as per Inventory & appraisement this day made out $26.
From which deduct the following disbursemnts in to be made vix  
This sum to be handed _____ Dunlap $68.85
Ditto ________________ ditto 41.98
  110.83
Int on $110.83 ___ from the __________ 1827 2.22
  113.05
This sum to be paid to _____ for ____ and writing the account of the estate 20.00
This sum to be paid to the Clerk of the County for Copy appraisement and Settlement to ______ ____ ) and fix recording this settlement ____ 6.13
This sum to be paid to James Bratton $135.20
Int. ____ from 20 Oct 1820 ___ 7th Oct 1827 55.85 191.05
The sum to be paid to Col. Charles Berry 7.93% 33.
Balance personal Estate $232.
of which the widow is entitled to one third viz 77.
Leaving to be divided amongst the 8 children $154.
And will give to each $19.
Amount Advances, Viz  
To William Bratton & Polly his wife p_ rect No 1 $24
To William N. Youel & Jane his wife No 2 23
To John Berry & Charlotte his wife “ No 3 $179.63
To Do No 4 6.00
To Do 23.58
To Margaret Berry for saddle and Girdle admited $22.50
To John Porter & Rachel his wife ___ to Bureau admitted $10.00
To Do for Bed & furniture & bedstead 61.31
To Do for saddle & bridle 19.75 91.06
To Charles Berry p-rect No 5 $46.25
To Do for one bed and furniture admitted 23.38 69.83
To David Berry for ___ Bed & Furniture “ 23.58
Amount Advancements 895.57
Which Divided equally amongst the 8 children will give to each $111.94 1/2
the following statements will show the __ of the accounts of the heirs respectively  
The Estate of James Berry deceased 1817  
To Jane Berry (____________ ____ Oct 17 To amt her Dower in the personal Estate including slaves as above $773.44 1/2
By Negro man Tom About 42 years $250.00
By Negro woman Lucy “ 28 “ 250.00
By 1 sorrell mare 35.00
By 1 Bay Do 30.00
By _____ _______ --?----
By 13 Sheep --?---
By one old waggon 7.30
By __ ______ _______ .75
By 1 ___ shear plough --?---
By 2 ____ gears  
By 1 Log chain  
By 1 Loom & ____ ling  
By 3 dutch ovens  
By 3 ___ pots and crocks  
By dough[?] chest & water basket  
By 1 iron kettle & wash tub  
By 1 Cupboard and furniture  
By 1 dining table  
By 6 split bottom chairs  
By 1 old bureau  
By 1 bedstead & ___  
By 1 counterpaine, coverlet & bedquilt  
By 1 bed, bedstead and furniture  
By 1 bed & furniture  
By 4 whells and ____  
By 1 bed & bedstead (at Davids  
By 1 old cupboard  
By 1 White spotted cow 10.00
By 1 Red Ditto, White face 10.00
By 1 Brindle Do (longest horns 8.00
By 1 ____ do 7.00
By 1 Red & White yearling steer 4.50
By 1 “ “ “ Heifer 4.00
By 1 Red “ Do 3.50
By 4 Calves 8.00
By 1 small Do 1.25
By 1 red _____ _____ ______ 8.00
By 1 White “ ________ 7.00
By 1 Black “ Heifer 8.00
  $773.87 1/2
Balance Due from Jane Berry  
The Estate of James Berry Deceased  
To Wm Bratton & Polly his wife  
To their distributive share of the estate $-----?----  
To _ ________ of advancements 101.94 1/2  
  $305.30 1/2
By amount advancements $----?---
By Negro Girl Chole about 20 years 300.00 345.22
Balance Due from Wm Bratton & wife $239.91 1/2
The Estate of James Berry Deceased  
To Wm. N. Youel & Jane his wife  
To their distributive share of the estate $193.36
To their proportion of advancements 111.94 1/2
  $305.30 1/2
By amt advancements $234.15  
By Negro girl Ruth about 28 years old 270.00 504.15  
Bal. due from Wm N. Yourl & wife $198.84 1/3  
The Estate of James Berry Deceased  
To John Berry** & Charlotte his wife  
To their distributive share of the estate $193.36  
To their proportion of advancement 111.94 1/2  
  $305.30 1/2
By amt advancement $209.23
By Negro girl ___ about 10 years old $200.00 $409.23
due from John Berry & wife $103.92 1/3
The Estate of James Berry Deceased  
To David Berry  
To his distributive share of the estate $193.36
To his proportion of advancement 111.94 1/2
  $305.30 1/2
By amount advancement to him $25.50
By Negro boy Sampson about 8 years old $220.00
By 1/2 the _____ _________ 25.00 $268.58
Bal. due to David Berry 30.72 1/2
The Estate of James Berry Deceased  
To Charles Berry  
To his distributive share of the estate $193.36
To his proportion of advancement 111.94 1/2
  $305.30 1/2
By amt advancement to him 69.83
Bal. due to Charles Berry $235.47
Estate of James Berry Deceased  
To James Berry  
To his distributive share of the estate $193.36
To his proportion of advancement 111.94 1/2
  $305.30 1/2
To one negro girl ____ abou
 
By one  
By one  
By one black horse  
By one  
By  
By 1/2  
By 1 square table  
By carpenter and _____ tools  
By one  
Bal due from James Berry $ 27.19 1/2
The Estate of James Berry Deceased  
Margaret Berry  
To his distributive share of the estate $193.36
To his proportion of advancement 111.94 1/2
  $305.30 1/2
By Amount Advancement to her $22.50
By 1 negro girl, Sarah, about __ years old $150.00
By 1 sorrell horse 70.00
By 1/3 the hops 7.50
By 1 square table 1.00
By 1 common bedstead & cord .62 251.62 1/2
Bal due to Marg. Berry 52.68
The Estate of James Berry Deceased  
To John Porter & Rachel his wife  
To his distributive share of the estate $193.36
To his proportion of advancement 111.94 1/2
  $305.30 1/2
Credit  
By amt advancement to them $91.06
By negroe woman Hannah about 32 years old 225.00
By 1 sorrell filly 50.00
By 1 Red cow white cak 7.00
By 1 Brindle Do (short horns) 9.00
By _____ and white Do 7.00
  389.06
Bal due from John Porter & wife $83.75 1/2  
In making the foregoing statement, an error has occured in entering a bureau at the price of $10. on the advancements which have been previously entered in the appraisement of _____ this would make each ones share of the advancements $1.25 more than ought to be this error is corrected on the following statement.  
Due from Wm Bratton & wife $239.71 1/2
Add for the error above mentioned 1.25
Due from Wm Bratton & wife 241.??
Due from Wm N. Youel & wife $198.84 1/2
Add for error as above 1.25
Due from Wm N. Youel & wife 2??.??
Due from John Berry and wife $???.??
Add for error as above 1.25
Due from John Berry & wife 105.17
Due from James Berry $27.19 1/2
Add for error as above 1.25
Due from James Berry 28.44 1/3
Due from John Porter and wife $83.75 1/2
Add for error as above 1.25
Due from John Porter & wife 83.00 1/2
Amount due from the heirs $659.88 1/2
Due to David Berry page 3 $36.72 1/2
Deduct for error as above 1.25
Due to David Berry 35.47 1/2
Due to Charles Berry page 3 235.47 1/2
  1.25
Due to Charles Berry 234.22 1/2
Due to Margaret Berry page 4 $53.68
Deduct for error per preceeding page 1.25
Due to Margaret Berry 52.43
Amount due to the Heirs  $322.13
Amt. disbursements yet to be made fr. page 1 338.16 1/2
  $660.29 1/2
To meet this sum there are the following resources, viz  
Amt due from the Heirs page 4 $659.88 1/2
Amt due from the widow .43
  $550.31 1/2

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1830511 Federal Census, Augusta County, Virginia
Southern District
Jane Berry
1 female 15 – 20 Margaret (?)
1 female 60 - 70 Jane (62)
9 Aug. 1832515 Private Collection of Naomi Youel Nielsen
Death of Jennie (Doak) Berry in Augusta County, Virginia
25 Aug. 1835515 Private Collection of Naomi Youel Nielsen
Augusta County, Virginia, Deed Book ?, page ?
This Indenture made this twenty fifth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thiry five between William N. Youell and Jane his wife, David D. Berry and Elizabeth his wife of County of Montgomery and state of Indiana, heirs and heriesses of James Berry deceased of the County of Augusta, State of Virginia of the one part, and James Berry heir of said decedent, of the county and state aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said William N. Youel and Jane his wife, David D. Berry and Elizabeth his wife for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred dollars to them in hand, by the said James Berry paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted, bargained and sold by these presents do grant, bargain and sell unto the said James Berry, his heirs and assigns all their undivided interest in a certain tract or parcel of land containing by estimation three hundred and seven acres situated in the county of Augusta on both sides of the Little Calf Pasture River. Said land was conveyed to James Berry, deceased, by Robert Walker and Sarah his wife by deed dated the 21st of August 1787 and duly recorded in the clerk’s office of Augusta County Court and is bounded as followeth to wit: BEGINNING at that white oaks corner to John Young Jr the patent line thence with the same H78E198 poles crossing several creeks to that white oak between two hills corner to Joseph McCutchan, thence leaving the patent line with said McCutchans line S 30 E 240 pole crossing the run and said river to white oak and 2 poplars on the east side of said river at the foot of the Boownhill corner to said McCurchans in the patent line with said line to John Young corner thence with said lines crossing river to the BEGINNING. To have and to hold all their undivided interests of said tract or parcel of land with ---?-- appurtenances unto the said James Berry his hers and assigns forever. The said William N. Youel and Jane his wife, David D. Berry and Elizabeth his wife heirs and heiresses as aforesaid do for themselves their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, their undivided interest, of said James Berry his heirs executors administrators and assigns, against the claims or demands of any persons claiming in or through them the said William N. Youel and Jane his wife, David D. Berry and Elizabeth his wife their heirs, executors, administrators or assigns or any other person or persons whatever. In testimony whereof the said William N. Youel and Jane his wife, David D. Berry and Elizabeth his wife have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written in this Indenture.
Wm. N. Youel
David D. Berry
Elizabeth Berry
Jane Youel

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