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B.3.d. Charles Berry, Jr. {B.3.d.}

 

Timeline of Charles Berry and Anne Ralston

 

1769504

Rockbridge County, Virginia Heritage Book 1778-1997
Birth of Charles Berry in Augusta County, Virginia

1775507

Rockbridge County, Virginia Heritage Book 1778-1997
Birth of Anne (Ralston) Berry in Virginia

1786501

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 2
Capt. McCutchen & Trotter’s Company
Charles Berry
1 White Tithable
2 White Tithables < 21 (Charles and John Berry)
1 Black > 16
6 Horses
14 Cattle

15 May 1787501

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, James Ramsey, Commissioner
Person Charged with Tax:      Charles Berry
White Males > 21:      Charles & John Berry
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, James Ramsey, Commissioner
Person Charged with Tax: Charles Berry
White Males > 21:      Charles Berry Sr and Jr & John Berry
2 White Males 16 - 21
2 Horses
8 Cattle

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

7 Apr. 1791501

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, James Ramsey, Commissioner
Charles Berry
1 White Tithable     Charles (22)
1 Horse

5 Feb. 1793505

Rockbridge County, Virginia Order Book 3, page 506
A Writing purporting the last Will & Testament of William Berry deceased was presented in Court by James Berry & William Berry Executors therein named and proved by John Berry & Charles Berry, subscribing Witnesses And ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of said Executors who made Oath according to law certificate is granted them for Obtaining probate thereof in due form they having together with James McCampbell & Jn Telford their Securities entered into and Acknowledged their Bond in the penalty of L1000 Conditioned according to law.
Ordered that James Buckanary James Tedford, Robert Stuart and Robert McChesnay or any Three of them being first sworn do appraise in Current money the Slaves and personal Estate of William Berry deceased and return an Inventory & appraisement thereof to Court.

27 June 1793501

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, James Ramsey, Commissioner
Charles Berry
1 White Tithable     Charles (24)

18 April 1794501

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, James Ramsey, Commissioner
Charles Berry

1 White Tithable     Charles (25)

1795501

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, James Ramsey, Commissioner
Charles Berry
1 White Tithable     Charles (26)

24 May 1796502

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, James Ramsey, Commissioner
Charles Berry
1 White Tithable     Charles (27)

20 July 1796258,506

Washington County, Virginia Deed Book 1, 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 eighty 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 & -?-- 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,
C. Berry L.S
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of .
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.

5 April 1798502

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, James Ramsey, Commissioner
Charles Berry
2 White Tithables     Charles (29), brother (?)
2 Horses

1799502

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
District 1, James Ramsey, Commissioner
Charles Berry
1 White Tithable     Charles (30)
3 Horses

1800104,502

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
First District, J. Ramsey, Commissioner
Charles Berry
1 White Tithable     Charles (31)
2 Horses
Total Tax: .24

1801502

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
First District, J. Ramsey, Commissioner
Charles Berry
1 White Tithable     Charles (32)
1 Horse
Total Tax: .12

14 May 1802502

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
First District, M. Austin, Commissioner
Charles Berry (Captain)
1 White Tithable     Charles (33)
1 Horse
Total Tax: .12

1803504 Rockbridge County, Virginia Heritage Book 1778-1997
Marriage of Charles Berry and Anne Ralston in Augusta County, Virginia
14 June 1803502 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
First District, M. Austin, Commissioner
Capt. Charles Berry
1 White Tithable     Charles (34)
1 Horse
Total Tax: .12
8 May 1804502 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
First District, M. Austin, Commissioner
Charles Berry (Captain)
1 White Tithable     Charles (35)
1 Horse
Total Tax: .12
13 June 1805507, Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
First District, M. Austin, Commissioner
Charles Berry
1 White Tithable     Charles (36)
2 Horses
Total Tax: .24
1806502,711,712 1850 Augusta County, Virginia Federal Census
Birth of John Ralston Berry in Augusta County, Virginia
26 May 1806502 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
First District, M. Austin, Commissioner
Charles Berry
1 White Tithable     Charles (37)
2 Horses
Total Tax: .24
1807502,711,712 1850 Augusta County, Virginia Federal Census
Birth of Mary G. Berry in Augusta County, Virginia
15 May 1807502 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
First District, M. Austin, Commissioner
Charles Berry
1 White Tithable     Charles (38)
2 Horses
Total Tax: .24
1809502,711,712 1850 Augusta County, Virginia Federal Census
Birth of James Montgomery Berry in Augusta County, Virginia
25 Mar. 1809502 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
First District, M. Austin, Commissioner
Charles Berry
1 White Tithable     Charles (40)
2 Horses
Total Tax: .24
7 Apr. 1810104 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
First District, M. Austin, Commissioner
Charles Berry
1 White Tithable     Charles (41)
2 Horses
Total Tax: .24
1810503 Federal Census, Augusta County, Virginia
Charles Berry
2 males < 5 James (1), John (4)
1 male 26 – 45 Charles (41)
1 female < 5 Mary (3)
1 female 26 – 45 Ann (35)
1811502,711,712 1850 Augusta County, Virginia Federal Census
Birth of Christiana M. Berry in Augusta County, Virginia
23 May 1811540

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
Maj. Charles Berry

1 White Tithable     Charles (42)
1 Horse
Total Tax: .24

16 Mar. 1812540

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
Maj. Charles Berry

1 White Tithable     Charles (43)

1 Black > 16
2 Horses
Total Tax: .68

23 Oct. 1812508 Augusta County, Virginia, Will Book 11, page 227
In the name of God Amen. I James McChesney of Augusta County & State of Virginia being in a low state of health but of sound mind and perfectly composed relying upon the Almighty disposses of all --?-- events do make this my last Will and testament. In the first place
Charles Berry & Robert McChesney or either of them to sell my plantation and Negro man Seifico(?) left me by the will of my brother Adam McChesney and also the rest of my property and out of the money arising therefrom to pay my sister Sally Moffett the Legacy coming to her which was left by the will of my Grandfather Patrick Crawford to my brother George and sixty pounds to my sister Nancy or her Heirs forever and sixty pounds to my sister Betsy or her Heirs forever the Balance of the money arising from the sales of the above mentioned property to be equally divided between my Sisters Margaret McChesney and Rebecca McChesney or their Heirs forever. In Witness whereof I do hereby set my hand and seal this twenty third day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twelve.
Atteste
William Moffett James McChesney (seal)
John Lewis
To--?-- Caperton
1813502,711,712 1850 Augusta County, Virginia Federal Census
Birth of Charlotte Jane Berry in Augusta County, Virginia
11 Mar. 1813540 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
Chas. Berry

1 White Male     Charles (44)

1 Black > 16
2 Horses
Total Tax: .51

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.

April 1813517

Augusta County, Virginia, Will Book 11
Augusta April Court 1813. This last will and Testament was further proved by the oath of John Lewis another Witness thereto and ordered to be recorded.

Teste Erasmus Stribling, CC Tuesday, April the 27th 1813. On the motion of Charles Berry One of the Executors named in the will of James McChesney deceased, who entered into bond with Christopher Morris, Michael Garber Jr and Martin Baylor his Securities in the penalty of $5000 conditioned as the Law directs and made oath according to law, certificate is granted him for obtaining probat there & in due form, Teste Erasmus Stribling, CC

3 Mar. 1814540

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
Col. Charles Berry

1 White Tithable     Charles (45)

1 Black > 16
2 Horses
Total Tax: 1.21

11 April 1815509 Rockbridge County, Virginia, Order Book 12, Page 197
Reel 38
at Court Monday April 11, 1815.
Charles Berry Executor of James McChesney Jr.} Pltf
against Robert McChesney Senior Obligar } In debt
of James McChesney Sr & Said Robert McChesney } Def
This day came the Parties by their Attorneys and the Defendent refused to plea such that he cannot gainsay the Plaintiffs action against him for Three Hundred and thirty eight Dollars with legal Interest thereon from February 27th 1814 until paid. Therefore it is ordered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the Defendent his Debt and Interest aforesaid in form aforesaid ?????? and also his costs by him about his Suit in this behalf expenses.
22 May 1815540

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
Col. Chas. Berry

1 White Tithable      Charles (46)
1 Black > 16
2 Horses
11 Cattle
1 House in the Country
1 Bureau of Mahogany
1 Bureau of Other Wood
Tax: 3.55

19 April 1816540

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
Charles Berry

1 White Tithable      Charles (47)
1 Black > 16
3 Horses
Tax: 1.26

21 April 1817540

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
Col. Chas. Berry
1 White Tithable      Charles (48)
5 Horses
Tax: 0.90

16 May 1818540 Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
Charles Berry
1 White Tithable      Charles (49)
1 Black > 16
4 Horses
Tax: 1.42
15 May 1819540

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
Charles Berry
1 White Tithable      Charles (50)
1 Black > 16
5 Horses
Tax: 1.60

5 Feb. 1820540

Augusta County, Virginia Tax Lists
Col. Chas. Berry
2 White Tithables      Charles (51), John (18)
1 Black > 16
5 Horses
Tax: 1.60

1820510 Federal Census, Augusta County, Virginia
Charles Berry
1 male 10 – 16      James (11)
2 males 16 – 18 John (18)
1 male 16 – 26 (John 18)
1 male > 45           Charles (51)
1 females <10 Charlotte Jane (7)
1 female 10 – 16 Christiana (9)
1 female 16 - 26 Mary (13)
1 female 26 - 45    Ann (45)
3 people engaged in agriculture  
No males slaves  
1 female 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
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 ____ about __ years old  
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
Township: Southern District
Charles Berry
1 male 20 – 30  James (21)
1 male 60 – 70 Charles (61)
2 females 15 – 20 Christiana (19), Charlotte (17)
1 female 20 – 30 Mary (23)
1 female 50 - 60    Ann (55)
1840512

Federal Census, Augusta County, Virginia

Charles Berry

1 male between 30 and 40  James (31)
1 male between 70 and 80 Charles (71)
1 female < 5  
1 female between 20 and 30  
1 female between 60 and 70   Ann (65)
1 male slave < 10  
1 female slave between 10 and 24  
3 people engaged in agriculture  
7 Oct. 1843712 Augusta County, Virginia Will Book 25, page 313
I Charles Berry of Augusta County and state of Virginia being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and disposing memory do hereby make my last will and testament in manner anf form as following that is to say. 1stly. I give and bequeath to my wife Ann one sixth part of all my personal estate and said estate to be at her own disposal. 2ndly. I give and bequeath to my two sons John and James one sixth part to each of all my personal esate and also my three daughters Mary G. Harris, Christine Buchanan and Charlotte Jane Irvine each one sixth part of all my personal estate each and all of them to share and share alike. 3thly. I give and bequeath to my two sons John & James Berry my plantation all the Land I own to be divided equally between the two. They are to pay following dividend or Legacies that is to say three hundred Dollars to e paid to my wife at any time she may require or may have need for it. Also they do fund or furnish her a Decent and comfortable living during her natural. 4thly I further direct that my two sons John & James pay my Daughters Mary three hundred Dollars and they are to pay my Daughter Christian three hundred Dollars and still further I direct that my Daughter Charlotte be paid three hundred Dollars. Should anything intervene or turn out to prevent the payment of the afore named Landed Legacies for the term of two years after this being admitted to record, then in such case my two sons may proceed to sell the Land and make a title for the same first securing to my wife a comfortable living. Lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my two sons John & James executors of this my last will and testament disanuling and revoking all former wills heretofore made by me acknowledge this my last will and affixed my seal this 7th day of October 1843.
C. Berry
Test.
Wm. Harris
James Buchanan Jr.
1843504 Rockbridge County, Virginia Heritage Book 1778-1997
Death of Charles Berry in Augusta or Rockbridge County, Virginia
1843712 Augusta County, Virginia Will Book 25, page 313
Augusta County November Term
This Last Will and Testament of Charles Berry Dec’d was presented in Court and proved by the oaths of Wm. Harris and James Buchanan Jr. the subscribing witness thereto and ordered to be recorded on the motion of John Berry alias John R. Berry & James Berry the executors herein named who made oath according to law and with William Harris & William Bell their securities entered into a bond in the penalty of Two thousand four hundred Dollars conditioned as the Law requires which bond being acknowledge in Court [last two lines unreadable]
May 1845713

Augusta County, Virginia Will Book 26, page 322-324
The Estate of Charles Berry Dec.d
In a/c with John R. Berry & James Berry Extrs.

To Cash paid Doc. John McChesney as per Voucher No. 1

$ 16.50

“ Cash paid Doc. Wm. M. Gold as per Voucher No. 2

3.00

“ Cash paid --?-- Steel as per Voucher No. 3

3.00

“ Cash paid Allen ---?-- & James Martin per Voucher No. 4

15.00

“ Cash paid Wm. Bell per Voucher No. 5

4.00

“ Cash paid ----?--- Baldwin per Voucher No. 6

5.00

“ Cash paid James ----?--- per Voucher No. 7

35.00

“ Cash paid John B. ----?--- per Voucher No. 8

1.00

“ Cash paid ----?--- ----?--- per Voucher No. 9.

5.00

“ Cash paid Clerk Ticket on half of same per Voucher No. 10

--?--

“ Cash paid B. Brafferd one half of same per Voucher No. 11

--?--

“ Cash paid Wm. Loneley one half of same per Voucher No. 12

--?--

“ Cash paid Joseph C. Olinger one half of same per Voucher No 13

--?--

“ Cash paid John R. Berry one half of same per Voucher No. 14

--?--

 “ Cash paid Saml. Carsen one half of sameper Voucher No. 15

--?--

“ Cash paid ----?-- on Will

--?--

“ Cash paid Clerks Ticket per Voucher No. 16

2.00

“ Cash paid John Randolph per Voucher No. 17

21.00

“ amt of property taken by Mrs. Ann Berry at the appraisementper Voucher No. 18

71.00

“ Cash paid John McKenney per Voucher No. 19

12.00

“ Cash paid John Sprout per Voucher No. 20

--?--

“ Commission ----?--- Executors

50.00

“ Commisssion fee for Settling a/c 1.00

$269.--

Contra Cr.

 

By amt. of Sale bill

$444.--

“ John Harris note due 17th Nov 1842 for

80.00

Int same two years

9.60

“ John Harris note due 8th day Nov 1841

25.00

Int same three years

4.50

“ Book a/c on John R. Berry

85.00

“ John R. Berry’s Receipt

300.00

Interest on $325 one year

23.00

“ Book a/c on James Berry

7.40

Int. same one year

.40

By an a/c on John McKinsey for

1.50

“ an a/c of property taken at the appraisement by Mrs. Ann Berry Widow of Decd.

71.00

“ Note on Geo. Bossesman due 16th Augusta 1845

147.40

“ Note on same to 8th March 1844

4.90

“ Note on James Youel due 15th March 1844

34.00

“ Int on same 7 months

1.18

“ Note on Jonathan Goliday due 12 Sept 1843 for 

$81.03

Credited by $16.03 leaving a bal

66.90

“ Due bill on Wm. Louman

--?--

 

$----.--

Detuct disbursment

--?--

  $----.--

The undersigned in pursuance of an order of the County court of Augusta made at the Sept term 1844 to E. Hogshead and Wm. H. Bell ---?-- to examine State and settle the Executorship account of John R. Berry and James Berry on the Estate of Charles Berry Dec.d do hereby certify that after being sworn for that purpose I have ---?-- stated and settled said account according to the foregoing statement ---?-- which throws a balance of $1011.13 in the hands of ----?--- accounts for Given under my hand this 28th May 1845
Augusta County court May Term 1845
This Settlement of the Estate of Charles Berry dec.d was returned into court and no exceptions being offered thereto the same is affirmed and ordered to be recorded.
Teste. Jefferson Kinney Clk.

19 July 1850507 Federal Census, Augusta County, Virginia
2nd District
Name Age POB Occupation Value of Real Estate
James Berry 41  VA

 Farmer

 $8000
Charles B. Berry 4 VA    
James W. Berry 2 VA    
Rebecca Berry 37 VA    
Anna R. Berry 10 VA    
Margaret M. Berry 7 VA    
Nancy K. Berry 6 VA    
Anna Berry 75 VA    
James Potter 17 VA

Laborer

 
1852504 Rockbridge County, Virginia Heritage Book 1778-1997
Death of Anne (Ralston) Berry in Augusta or Rockbridge County, Virginia

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