Person:George Berry (15)

George Berry
b.est 1725
  1. Thomas Berry1718 - 1799
  2. George Berryest 1725 - bef 1804
  • HGeorge Berryest 1725 - bef 1804
  • WAgnes Hallabt 1737 -
m. bef 1755
  1. William Berry1755 - 1838
  2. Jane "Jinney" Berryabt 1756 - 1834
  3. John Berry1760 - 1838
  4. Elizabeth BerryABT 1761 - AFT 1820
  5. George Berry, Jr.ABT 1765 - AFT 1810
  6. Mary BerryABT 1767 - AFT 1812
  7. James Berry1768-1775 -
  8. Isabelle Berry1768-1775 -
Facts and Events
Name George Berry
Gender Male
Birth? est 1725
Marriage bef 1755 Virginiato Agnes Hall
Other[2] 27 Dec 1772 Botetourt, Virginia, United Statesnamed Executor in Will of William Hall, father in law
Death? bef 25 Jun 1804 Augusta, Virginia, United States[probate]

George Berry was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 331.--8th April, 1756. Commission to Augusta to take acknowledgement of Elizabeth, wife of James Berry, in deed to George Berry, 20th August, 1755. Executed, May, 1756.
  • Page 103.--9th February, 1762. John ( ) Davies and Judith ( ) to George Berry, £135, 198 acres, part of the land formerly belonging to Andrew Pickens; cor. John McPheeters in James Young's line, deceased; cor. to said George Berry's line. Teste: W. Ward, Jno. McPheeters, Joseph Ward Delivered: George Berry, April, 1774.

Processioning List of 1760 & 1767/8

"Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settler’s lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
  • Vol. 2 - Page 293. - 1760: Processioned by _____ - For Wm. McFeeters, for Walter Trimble, for George Berry, for John McFeeters, for The Glebe.
  • Vol. 2 - Page 442.-(1767-1768): - Processioned by Wm. Bell, George Berry, Wm. McPheeters, James Syers, 1768-7, viz: For John McCleerey, for Thos. Kirkpatrick, for James Peerey, for Saml. McNab, for Mathew Wilson, for Alex. McKinney. for David Stewart, for Robert McKittrick, for John Kirk, for Wm. Crawford, for Rob. Wallace, for Rob. Philips, for James Bell, Sr., for Charles Cummins, for John Jamison, for Mathias Gabort, for William Dean, for William Lockhart, for Patrick Lockhart, for Wm. McClintock, for John Campbell, for John Philips, for James Philips, for David Trimble, for Sampson Sawyers, for James Sawyers, for John Stewart, for Elizabeth Wallace, for Wm. Hodge, for Maj. Jno. Brown, for Thos. Brown, for James Bell, Jr. Processioned by Isaac Robinson, James Johnston, 1767-68, the Forrest: For Mathias Reader, for Michael Hover, for Charles Dayley, for John Bare, for Joel Robinson; for James Johnston, Milborn Maden present; for Nathan Dayley, for William Stalp; for Adam Painter, Michael Niece present; for Martin Shoemaker, Philip Dayley present; for Isaac Robinson.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 319.--28th February, 1750-51. James Berry's bond as guardian of John, James and William Berry, orphans of James Berry, with surety Wm. Martin, George Berry; guardian appointed.
  • Vol. 1 - 1753-1754, Part 2. - May, 1753. Road established from Brown's bridge to the Glebe land, and Robert Campbell and John Trimble be surveyors, and with James Lusk, they clear and keep the same in order. We do appoint Robert Campbell and John Trimble overseers from John Brown's bridge to the Gleve House and the undernamed persons to clear the same: James Lusk, Robert Roberson, Samuel McCuchen, William Hunter, James Hunter, Robert Campbell's man, Mathew Wilson, William Wilson, John Wilson, Jr., John McCleery, James McCleery, Thomas Kirkpatrick and son, John Peevy, James Clarck, John Clarck, James Clark, Jr., Jacob Lockhart, James Lockhart, John Birtly, Josias Richards, William Marten, George Berry, William McFeeters, John McFeeters, William McFeeters, Jr., John Jameson, Patrick Marten, Joseph Marten, William Ward, Moses O'Freel and his man, Robert Philips, Robert Davis, Thomas Reed, Robert Scott, John Vance, Andrew Foster, William Bell, Alexander McKiney, John Speer, Abraham Mathan (Mashaw), Robert Young, John Young, Samuel Young, Hugh Young and his man, John Campbell, George Peevy, Robert McClenan, William Eackry, James Bell, Andrew Steel and his man, John McKiney, Patrick McCloskey, John McSlenan, John McCuchan, Samuel McCuchan, William McClintock, Thomas Peevy, James McCuchen, Duncken McFarlen.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 21, 1754. - (252) George Berry petitions that his father, James Berry, be relieved from levy--granted.
  • Vol. 1 - 1755-6-7. - Inquest, 22d January, 1757, on John McCutchan, before Patrick Martin, acting coroner. Was accidentally killed by a tree falling on him. James Clark, Jr., William Clark, William Fulton, James Risk, Mathew Willson, Patrick Martin, Samuel McCutchan, James McCutchan, John Peny (?), John Risk, William Berry, James Trotter, Robert Campbell, George Berry, John Clark, James Clark (Sen.?), James McCleery, Hugh Fulton.
  • Vol. 2 - DELINQUENTS - 1756--Between Borden's Line and ye Courthouse, from Mountain to Mountain: George Berry, twice returned; David Doak, Constable; Barnet Finley, listed soldier; Jno. Henderson, Constable; Benj. Lewis, Robt. Ritchey, Jno. Young, Constable; Jos. Bell, twice returned; Wm. Chooks, Chas. Dickson, Robt. Gilkison, Constable; Edward Hall, twice returned; John Harry, Dan'l Kidd, Constable; Robt. Moore, Jno. Nicholas, twice returned; Jas. Orrey, John Hamilton, Constable; Andrew Cowen, twice returned; Jas. Dovin, not found; Hugh Fulton and brother, Ure Love, Hugh Nanson, David Richards. Wm. Armstrong, twice returned; George Campbell, listed soldier; Colby Tue, Nath'l Fibs, no distress; Thos. Gardner, twice returned; Jno. Hogshead, twice returned; Jas. Craige, Constable; Jno. McCay, Constable; Wm. Mathews, twice returned; Thos. Thompson, Andrew Campbell, Constable.
  • Page 331.--8th April, 1756. Commission to Augusta to take acknowledgement of Elizabeth, wife of James Berry, in deed to George Berry, 20th August, 1755. Executed, May, 1756.
  • Page 596.--15th June, 1764. Wm. Berry, planter, and Jane to John Trotter, planter, £_, 210 acres on Moffet's Creek in Borden's tract; Wm. Clark's line, Thomas Berry's line. Teste: George Berry. Delivered: John Cunningham by order, 11th August, 1781.
  • Page 388.--9th March, 1765. Alexander Crawford's estate appraised, by Jno. Trimble, Geo. Berry. Jas. McClearey.
  • Vol. 2 - Page 428.-(abt. 21st November, 1767)-Processioners appointed, viz: Hugh Crockett and Isaac Taylor, from head of Roanoke to Fort Lewis. Edward Carvin and Nathaniel Evans, from Fort Lewis down on Waters of Roanoke. Thomas McFerran, James Moore, Jr., James Alcorn, Wm. Rolands, on waters of Cuttawba and James River on South Side. James Simpson, John Maxwell, John Mitchell, Jonathan Whitley, between Buffelow and James River. Joseph Lapsley, Wm. Hall, Wm. Paxton, Saml. McClure, John Gilmer, Jonathan Cunningham, between Buffelow and North River to the North Mountain. John Lyle, David Gray, Wm. Caruthers, John Paul, from North River to Beveriey's Line on South Side of Burden's land road that leads to John Paxton's. William Kennady, Robt. Steel, Archibald Reach, William Reach, John Thompson (James's son), Henry McClung, from North River to Beverley's Line between the Great Road to the Court House by Cap. McDowell's and to North Mountain. William McFeeters, Jr., George Berry, James Sawyers, Jr., William Bell, Jr., from Burden's line to the Road that goes from Staunton to Jenning's Gap on the North Side of Kennady's Road.
  • Page 450.--__ March, 1768. John Brown and Margaret to John Trimble, John Finley, William McFetters, Jr., George Berry and Hugh Young, representatives or commissioners appointed by the congregation of the meeting house lately called by the name of Brown's by the approbation and under the conduct or the incumbency of the Rev. Charles Cummins, £1.5, 2 acres and a stone meeting house by a branch of the Meadow Run, a branch of Middle River of Shanandore, stone in the Glebe Road. Teste: James Brown, James Crow, Pat. Martin. Delivered: Wm. Moffett, 11th September, 1807.
  • Page 439.--Patent to John Poage, 27th August, 1770. Teste: John Bodkin, James Brown, George Berry.
  • Page 183.--Teste: George Berry, James Brown, 21st March, 1772.
  • Vol. 2 - FEE BOOKS OF AUGUSTA COURT. - 1784---Page 1, soldier's wife, Sarah Welch; pensioners, Alex. Martin, John O'Neal; page 3, John Oliver, W. S.; page 8, Henry Miller, Iron Man; page 18, James Bell, Amherst; page 25, John Brown, Pastures; page 32, Ann Warwick, infant; Robert Givens, infant; page 46, William Blair, B. Tavern; page 50, William Allen, North Mountain; page 52, William Downey, infant; page 69, James Anderson, farmer; page 70, John Brown, North Mountain; page 81, William Young, Pastures; page 87, William Wilson, Little; page 98, James Anderson, S. M.; page 101, John Oliver, W. S.; William Berry, son to Geo.; John Caldwell. C. C.; page 124, James Anderson, son John; page 134, Hugh Brown, Pastures; page 135, William Young, Pastures; page 141, William Young, B. Smith; page 148, Robert Reid, M. R.; page 149, Samuel Brown, near Staunton.
  • Page 329.-(undated, appears to be abt. Sept. 1786) - Teste: Joseph Trotter, Alex. Crawford, Charles McDonald, Robert Stuart, Wm. McPheeters, Geo. Berry, Jno. Wilson.
  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond - 1787--December 6, James Henry and John Berry, surety. James Henry and Mary Berry, daughter of Geo. Berry (consent). Teste: Thomas Freeman, Luis Wiseman.
  • Page 252.--18th April, 1801. John Tate's will--To wife and children, whole estate to be kept together for their benefit. Executors, wife Jinney, friends Robert Tate, Samuel Finley, Isaac Tate. Teste: John Tate. 3d; James Henry, Wm. Fulton, Geo. Berry. Proved, 27th December, 1802. Jinney, Robert, and Sam. qualify.

Will Abstract

  • Page 375.--8th April, 1803. George Berry's will--To son, George, land on Middle River joining the Glabe; to son, John, James Henry, son-in-law, nine children. Executors, James Berry, James Henry. Teste: David Bratton, Wm. Thompson, Robt. Mayes. Proved, 25th June, 1804, and 27th November, 1804. Executors qualify.
  1.   Augusta County Court Records, in Chalkley, Lyman. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County, 1745-1800. (Rosslyn, Virginia: The Commonwealth Printing Company, 1912-1913 in Three Volumes), Vol 1, Secondary quality.
  2. Will Abstract of William Hall, Secondary quality.

    HALL, WILLIAM. Botetourt County, Virginia. 27 Dec 1772. 8 Feb 1773.
    Wife: Jean
    Children: Andrew Hall, Agnes Berry, John Hall, Isable Buchanan, William Hall, Nathaniel Hall, James Hall,
    Exe: son [in law] George Berry
    Wit: Joseph Walker, John Thompson, Andrew Mackinley
    [WB A:21]