b.Est. abt. 1722
Facts and Events
Records of Rebecca (Buchanan) Berry in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
Note: Rebecca (Buchanan) Berry was accused of killing her baby in Augusta County, and is listed in several court records (it appears that she may have been acquitted since she had another child with Thomas Berry in 1750):
- Vol. 1 - APRIL 1, 1747. (191) Examination of Rebecca Buchanan for murder. She was so sick, trial deferred until May Court. (191) Mary Ann Campbell, Ruth Buchanan and Rebecca Buchanan (Note: this other Rebecca Buchanan was the mother of Rebecca), the other criminals, be committed for trial till May Court. (191) Rebecca Hays, Isabella Taylor, Sarah Paxton, Elizabeth Davis, Mary McClung, Agnes Gray, Esther Lyle, Agnis McClure, Catherine McNabb, Jane Hall, Prudence Campbell, Elizabeth McCroskie and Hannah Miller appeared and their husbands recognized that they appear at May Court to testify against Rebecca Buchanan, Jr., and Senr., Mary Ann Campbell and Ruth Buchanan. John Carmichael also recognized.
- Vol. 1 - MAY 20, 1747. (192) Trial of Rebecca Buchanan, Jr., on suspicion of murder, and Rebecca Buchanan, Sr., Mary Ann Campbell, Ruth Buchanan, alias Carmickell, on suspicion of being accessories. All acquitted except Rebecca, Jr., who was committed for trial at Williamsburg. (193) Thos. Paxton, James McClung, Isaac Taylor, Gilbert Campbell, Wm. Hall and Andrew McNabb recognized that their wives, as above, appear as witnesses: William Lusk in behalf of Agnis Grey; Saml. Davis in behalf of his mother, Eleanor Davis; Moses McClure in behalf of his mother, Agness McClure; Andrew Hays in behalf of his mother, Rebecca Hays; Silas Hart in behalf of Esther Lyle. Acknowledged themselves as above. Wm. Henry also acknowledged as above.