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B.3.c. John Berry {B.3.c.}

 

Timeline of John Berry and Eleanor Jamison

 

10 June 1765513,749

Berry Family Bible Records
Airy Knoll Cemetery, Augusta County, Virginia
Birth of John Berry in Augusta County, Virginia

~1769513,749

Berry Family Bible Records
Airy Knoll Cemetery, Augusta County, Virginia
Birth of Eleanor Jamison in Virginia

15 May 1787501

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, J. Ramsey, Commissioner
Person Charged with Tax: Charles Berry
White Males > 21: Charles Berry, John Berry (21)
1 White Male 16 – 21
3 Blacks > 16
5 Blacks < 16
8 Horses
21 Cattle

11 Apr. 1788501

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, J. Ramsey, Commissioner
Person Charged with Tax: Charles Berry
White Males > 21: Charles Berry Sr & Jr, Jno Berry (22),
2 White Male 16 – 21
8 Horses

2 Dec. 178821

Augusta County, Virginia Marriage Licenses, Marriage Bonds and Marriages
John Brafford and John Berry, surety John Brawford and Jane Berry, daughter of Charles Berry

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 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 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

1789501

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, J. Ramsey, Commissioner
John Berry
2 White Tithables      John (24), ? brother ?
2 Blacks >16
8 Horses

27 May 1790501

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, J. Ramsey, Commissioner
John Berry
1 White Tithable      John (25)
1 Black 16 - 21
7 Horses

7 April 1791501

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, James Ramsey, Commissioner
John Berry Jr
1 White Tithable      John (26)
1 Black > 16
5 Horses

29 May 1792501

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, J. Ramsey, Commissioner
John Berry
1 White Tithable John (27)

27 June 1793501

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, James Ramsey, Commissioner
John Berry
1 White Tithable      John (28)
1 Black > 16
4 Horses

18 Apr. 1794501

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, James Ramsey, Commissioner
John Berry
1 White Tithable      John (29)
1 Black > 16
4 Horses

1795501

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, James Ramsey, Commissioner
John Berry
2 White Tithables      John (30), ? brother?
1 Black > 16
8 Horses

24 May 1796502

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, James Ramsey, Commissioner
John Berry
2 White Tithables      John (31), ? brother?
1 Black > 16
7 Horses

5 April 1798502

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, J. Ramsey, Commissioner
John Berry
1 White Tithable      John (33)
1 Black < 16
5 Horses

3 Aug. 1798513

Berry Family Bible Records
Birth of Mary 'Polly' Gambel Berry in Augusta County, Virginia

1799502

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, J. Ramsey, Commissioner
John Berry
1 White Tithable      John (34)
1 Black > 16
3 Horses

31 Jan. 1800513 Berry Family Bible Records
Birth of John R. Berry in Augusta County, Virginia
1800104,502 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, M. Austin, Commissioner
John Berry
1 male > 21      John (35)
1 Black > 16
3 Horses
Tax: .80
1801502 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, James Ramsey, Commissioner
John Berry
1 White Tithable      John (36)
1 Black > 16
3 Horses
Tax: 1.84
22 April 1802502 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, M. Austin, Commissioner
John Berry
1 White Tithable      John (37)
1 Black > 16
4 Horses
Tax: .80
12 July 1802513 Berry Family Bible Records
Birth of Charles Berry in Augusta County, Virginia
9 Apr 1803502 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, M. Austin, Commissioner
John Berry
1 White Tithable      John (38)
1 Black < 16
4 Horses
Tax: .92
8 May 1804502 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, M. Austin, Commissioner
John Berry
1 White Tithable      John (39)
1 Black > 16
4 Horses
Tax: .90
27 Dec. 1804513 Berry Family Bible Records
Birth of Anne Thornton Berry in Augusta County, Virginia
7 May 1805502 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, M. Austin, Commissioner
John Berry
1 White Tithable      John (40)
1 Black > 16
4 Horses
Tax: .92
15 May 1807502 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, M. Austin, Commissioner
John Berry
1 White Tithable      John (42)
1 Black > 16
5 Horses
Tax: 1.04
17 Mar. 1809502 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, M. Austin, Commissioner
John Berry
1 White Tithable      John (44)
1 Black > 16
5 Horses
Tax: 1.04
26 Aug. 1809513 Berry Family Bible Records
Birth of James Baxter Berry
7 Apr. 1810502 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, M. Austin, Commissioner
John Berry
1 White Tithable      John (45)
1 Black > 16
5 Horses
Tax: 1.04
1810503 Federal Census, Augusta County, Virginia
John Berry
2 males < 5 James (1), Charles (8)
1 male 10 – 16 John (10)
1 male > 45 John (45)
1 female < 5 Ann (6)
1 female 10 – 16 Polly (12)
1 female 26 – 45 Ellen (45)
23 May 1811540 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, Morris Austin, Commissioner
John Berry
1 White Tithable      John (46)
1 Black > 16
4 Horses
Tax: .92
26 April 1813-540 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, Morris Austin, Commissioner
John Berry
1 White Tithable      John (48)
1 Black > 16
4 Horses
Tax: 1.23
10 Mar. 1814540 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, Morris Austin, Commissioner
John Berry
1 White Tithable      John (49)
1 Black > 16
4 Horses
Tax: 1.63
28 April 1815540 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, Morris Austin, Commissioner
John Berry
1 White Tithable      John (50)
1 Black > 16
3 Horses
12 Cattle
1 Bureau of Wood (Not Mahogany)
Tax: 2.04
23 May 1816540 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, Morris Austin, Commissioner
John Berry
2 White Tithables      John (51), John (16)
1 Black > 16
4 Horses
Tax: 1.42
5 April 1817540 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, Morris Austin, Commissioner
John Berry
2 White Tithables      John (52), John (17)
5 Horses
Tax: 0.60
12 May 1818540 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, Morris Austin, Commissioner
John Berry
2 White Tithables      John (53), John (18)
5 Horses
Tax: 0.90
15 May 1819540 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, Morris Austin, Commissioner
John Berry
3 White Tithables      John (54), John (19), Charles (16)
5 Horses
Tax: 0.90
17 May 1820540 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, Morris Austin, Commissioner
John Berry
3 White Tithables      John (55), John (20), Charles (17)
5 Horses
Tax: 1.90
1820510 Federal Census, Augusta County, Virginia
John Berry
1 male 10 – 16      James (11)
2 males 16 – 26 Charles (18), John (20)
1 male > 45           John (55)
1 female 10 – 16 Ann (16)
1 female > 45   Ellen (55)
3 people engaged in agriculture  
No Slaves  
1830511 Federal Census, Augusta County, Virginia
Township: Southern District
John Berry
1 male 20 – 30 James (21)
1 male 60 – 70 John (65)
1 female 20 – 30 Ann (26)
1 female 60 – 70   Ellen (65)
26 Sept. 1831723 Augusta County, Virginia Will Book 18, page 186
In the Name of God Amen, I John Berry of the County of Augusta and State of Virginia being of Present mind and memory and Knowing that it is appointed for all men once to dye make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form as follows. first I recommend My soul into the hands of God that gave it and my Body to the Earth to be buried in a Christian and Desent manner at the Discretion of my Executors and as touching such wordly Estate as it has pleased God to Bless me with in this life I give and Bequith the same in manner and form following
Imprisis. I give and Bequith to my wife Eleaner Berry one third of my estate after my just debts and funeral Charges is payd by my Executors likewise my Negro Woman viz Sucky and s.d property and Negros to be hers Durin Life or widowhood and to have her support off my farm and to have one half of my house for to live in. Item I give and bequith to my son John Berry one hundred and five acres of land to be laid of the upper end of my land of my farm viz Beginning at Rosemary line and running with the course of the fence and with the fence that runs across orchard field and to cross the meddow and then to make a corner and run of the meddow fence in the field side and then to make a corner and run up the meddow fence in the field side and then to make a corner and run a South West coarse so as to lay him of s.d quantity of acres as above and to be his and his heirs and assigns forever. Item I give and bequith to my son Charles Berry one hundred and four acres of land including the part that I live on likewise my farming utensils such as plows harrow horse gears ---?-- & the windmill and his mare named Kate and her coalts named Cole and Tom the s.d land & property to be his and his heirs and assigns forever. Item I give and bequith to James B. Berry the ballance of my Land that is one hundred acres and to begin at the South Corner of my meddow at the crop lain next Robert Berry’s and to run up the road and then to make a corner and run a North West ---?-- a cross the meddow so as to leve the Spring mowing by the Ash spring in James B. Berry’s part of the land and then to be laid of to the best advantate to ---?- s.d James and Charles Berry and s.d hundred acres of land is to be his and his heirs and assigns forever. Item I give and bequith to my Daughter Anne T. Berry my negro girl named Margaret my mare named Peg her saddle her bureau and a table Beds and Bed furniture and such furniture She makes for herself likewise Six head of cows including cows and young Cattle six sheep her kitchen & Cupboard furniture Equal to what my Daughter Polly G. Bratton got of Kitchen and Cupboard furniture s.d property to be her and her heirs and assigns forever and to have her living with her Mother while single or unmarried. Item I give and bequith to my Daughter Polly G. Bratton (--?--) one hundred Dollars that I gave to my son in law John Bratton which he gave me a receipt to be accountable to me for the same on the s.d one hundred Dollars to be her and her heirs and assigns forever -- the remainder of my movable Estate I allow to be divided amongst my Children to wit: Polly G. Bratton, John, Charles and James B. Berry and Anne T. Berry and if my son Charles Berry will assist me to purchase my son James B. Berry a horse beast he shall have my Waggon and I do Constitute and appoint my sons Charles & James B. Berry Executors of this my last will and testament and to Disanul all other Wills by me Heretofor made and Ratifying this to be my last will and testament in Witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this twenty sixth of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty one. Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and Declared by the s.d John Berry so as to be his his last Will and testament.
John Berry (seal)
in presents of witnesses
George Frenger
Charles Berry Jun.
Augusta County Court January Term 1832
This last Will and Testament of John Berry dec.d was presented in Count and upon the oaths of George Frenger & Charles Berry Jun. the subscribing witnesss thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Charles Berry one of the Executors is named who made oath thereto according to Law & together with Will McCutchen and James B. Berry his securities intend and ack. their bond in the penalty of $2000 conditioned as the Law requires which bond is ordered to be recorded. Certificate is granted the said Charles Berry for obtaining probat thereof in due form. James B. Berry the other Executor therein named having appeared in Court and refused to take upon himself the burden of the Execution said Will.
Test Jefferson Kinney CAC
11 Nov. 1831513,749

Berry Family Bible Records

Airy Knoll Cemetery, Augusta County, Virginia
Death of John Berry in Augusta County, Virginia

23 Jan. 1832723

Augusta County, Virginia Will Book 19, page 111
Know all men by these presents that Charles Berry, Wm. McCutchen & James B. Berry are held firmly bound to James Bell, Jacob Sons, Charles A. Stuart & Leonard B. Stuart Gentlemen Justices of the Court of Augusta County, now willing, in the sum of Two thousand Dollars to the payment whereof well & truly to be made to the said Justices & their successors, we bind ourselves & each of us our reach of our heirs Execs. & admns, jointly & severally, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals & dated this 25th of January Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred & thirty two in the 51th year of the Commonwealth.
The Condition of the above obligation is, that if the said Charles Berry Executor of the last will and testament of John Berry dec.d, do make a true & perfect Inventory of all & singular the goods chattels & credits of the said dec.d which have or shall come to have possession or knowledge of him the said Charles Berry or into the hands or possession any other person or persons for him and the same so made do exhibit to the County Court at such time as he shall be thereto required by the said Court; and the same goods, chattels, veredits, do well & truly admin. according to law; and make a just a true account of his actings & therein, when thereunto required by the said County and further do & thereby pay & deliver all the legacies contained & specified in the said as far as the said goods, chattels & credits will extend accoring to value thereof, and as the law shall charge him; then this obligation to be void, or else remain in full force.
Sealed & delivered in the presence of
Charles Berry (seal)
Wm. McCutchen (seal)
James B. Berry (seal)
In the County Court of Augusta January 23rd 1832.
The within bond was acknowledged in Court by the obligors hereto & ordered to be recorded.
Teste. Jefferson Kinney CAC

January 1832723

Augusta County, Virginia Will Book 18, pages 230, 231
Agreeable to an order of the County Court of Augusta January Term 1832
We the undersigned being first do appraise the personal estate of John Berry Deceased do report therein to Court the following Items for valuation. Viz

 

$ Cts

One Iron Kettle

12.50

One large oven & lid &pot

1.50

One oven & pot

02.50

Five Water buckets

00.50

One Half Bushel

00.50

One Table

01.12 1/2

One Table

03.00

Six Split ---?-- & Chain

01.50

Five ----?-- ----?--

02.50

One Cupboard and Furniture

10.00

Six silver tea spoons

3.00

Two Brass Candlesticks

1.00

One large Bible

02.00

Sundry Books

03.00

One Bed Bedstead and furniture

10.00

One Bed Bedstead and furniture

18.00

One Beaureau

08.33 1/3

One Looking Glass

00.50

One Clock

13.00

One Bed Bedstead & furniture

13.00

One Bed Bedstead & furniture

12.00

Ten Table Cloths

15.00

Two Glass Counterpanes

08.00

Ten Sheets

00.50

Two Blankets

05.00

One quilt

01.75

Two Coverletts

06.00

One Burough

02.17

Two Canopys

06.00

One Bed Bedstead & furniture

07.00

One Bed Bedstead & furniture

07.00

One large wheel and reel

02.00

One flax wheel

01.50

One Sythe and Credit

02.00

Seven Salt ----?---

02.50

One Chest

00.75

One Shot Gun

02.50

One Smothing Iron

00.45

One Sythe and hangings

01.00

One Mattice & two ---?-

01.50

two --?--

01.50

One Iron Wedge

10.50

Eight still tubs two tubs and Double Barrel

02.50

One Loom & tacklings

05.00

One Waggon feed trough & Bucket

---?--

One plough & Double Tong & C--?--

5.00

Three plough & one harrow

06.50

Two set of --?-- Gear

09.50

Two set of h--?- Gears & Whips

13.50

One Bay Mare

65.00

One Bay Horse

30.00

One Black Mare

62.00

One Brown Colt

45.00

One Black Horse

91.66

One Cutting knife & Box

01.00

One Windmill

12.00

One Dungfork

00.25

Six Calves at

16.50

One Brown Cow with white face

07.00

One red Cow with white face

08.00

One Dun Cow with Do Do

07.00

One Dun & Whitest Cow

07.00

One Red and white flanket Cow

08.00

One White & Black Spotted Heifer

08.00

One Brown Steer. White face

08.00

One Black Heifer

06.00

One Red Heifer

07.00

Three Shoats pigs

03.00

One Sow and Eight pigs

04.00

Eighteen Sheep and Eight lambs

25.00

John Brattons Receipt Dated 18th October 1823

100.00

One Negro child named Margaret rising 4 years age

100.00

One Negro Woman Named Suky Aged 29 years

200.00

Fourteen head of Geese

02.50

Given under our hands at the House of John Berry Dec.d this first day of March in the year of our Lord Eighteen Hundred & thirty & Two.
George Frenger
Saml. McCutchen
William Cochran
Augusta County Court April Term 1832
This inventory & appraisment of the estate of John Berry Dec.d was presented in Court & ordered to be recorded.
Teste. J. Kinney CAC

1840512

Federal Census, Augusta County, Virginia
Charles Berry

1 male 15 – 20  
2 males 30 – 40 Charles (35), ?
1 female 30 – 40  
1 female 60 – 70 Ellen (75)
1 female slave 10 – 24  
1 female slave 24 – 36  
2 people engaged in agriculture  
10 Oct. 1850507

Federal Census, Augusta County, Virginia
District 2 1/2

Dwelling Number: 1601
Family Number: 1611

Name Age

POB

Occupation Value of Real Estate
Charles Berry 45 VA  Farmer  $5460
Ellen Berry 82 VA    
12 Sept. 1860748

Federal Census Augusta County, Virginia
Staunton Post Office
Dwelling Number: 1289
Family Number: 1280

Name

Age

 Occupation

Value of RE/PE

POB

Charles Berry

55

Farmer

$5913/$5540

VA

Ann T. Brown

53

 

 

VA

Ellen B. Brown

17

 

 

VA

Ellen Berry

92

 

 

VA

Note - A major inconsistency exists between Berry family bible records and the 1860 census.

Berry family bible records513 note Ellen's death as 26 Aug. 1859, but she appears to be quite alive a year later in the 1860 federal census.

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