Person:James Berry (2)

James H Berry
m. 28 Mar 1783
  1. William Berryabt 1784 - 1857
  2. Anna Berryabt 1787 -
  3. Susannah Berryabt 1789 -
  4. Ann "Nancy" Berryabt 1791 -
  5. Elizabeth Berryabt 1793 -
  6. James H Berry1802 - 1879
Facts and Events
Name[1] James H Berry
Gender Male
Birth? abt 1752 Greenbrier County, Virginia
Military? 1777 Greenbrier County, Virginiaenlisted, per pension app
Residence[2] 1779 Kentucky, Virginia, United Statescame to Kentucky
Property[4] 20 May 1780 Fayette County, Virginia400 a on Stoner's Fork of Licking River
Marriage 28 Mar 1783 Lincoln, Kentucky, United Statesto Sarah Grubbs
Other[2] 1805 Bourbon, Kentucky, United Statesgives depositioin
Death? bef 1 Apr 1822 Madison, Kentucky, United States[probate]
Burial? Richmond, Madison, Kentucky, United States

Research Notes

  • see James H Berry [1] - lots of sources and images
References
  1. Compiler: Hazel Atterbury Spraker. The Boone Family, A Genealogical History of the Descendants of George and Mary Boone Who Came to America in 1717. (Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, 1974).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ardery, Julia Hoge Spencer. Kentucky records: early wills and marriages, copied from court house records by regents, historians and the state historian; old bible records and tombstone inscriptions; records from Barren, Bath, Bourbon, Clark, Daviess, Fayette, Harrison, Jessamine, Lincoln, Madison, Mason, Montgomery, Nelson, Nicholas, Ohio, Scott, and Shelby counties. (Lexington, Kentucky: Keystone Printery, Inc., c1932), 2:114, Secondary quality.

    RANDOM NOTES FROM SUITS FILED IN OFFICE OF CIRCUIT CLERK

    Patty Harris vs. Pollock, Box 490

    In this suit some of the depositions were taken 1805, others in Clark Co., 1811. - Joseph McGuer states he came to Ky., 1779.
    - Leonard K. Bradley came 1783.
    - Joseph Procter aged 55 yrs. to Ky., 1778.
    - Nathaniel Bullock came to Ky., 1777, had been captured by the Indians at Blue Licks, 1778, his age abt. 51 yrs.
    - William Suddeth to Ky., 1783 and stopped at McGee's and Strode's Stations.
    - Stephen Boyle to Ky., 1779, settled at Strode's Station, 1780.
    - Jesse Coffee to Ky., 1781, settled at Boonsborough.
    - James Morgan of Farquier Co., Va., surveyor, makes statement.
    - David Linch to Ky., 1779.
    - William Clinkenbeard aged abt. 44 yrs., to Ky., 1779, was at Strode's Station.
    - Roger Clements, (Montgomery Co.), to Ky., 1781, was at McGee's Station.
    - Oswell Townsin to Ky., 1775, settled at Boonsborough.
    - Joseph Berry to Ky., 1782.
    - James Duncan aged 55 yrs. (deposition taken 1805) came to Ky., 1779, was at Boonesborough, returned to old settlement same year and came out to Ky., again in the fall of that yr. and assisted Benedict Couchman and his brother to build the first house at Strode's Station, which was on a fork. That he was to and from Va. several times and when in Ky. he generally resided at Strode's Station, that he moved his family to Ky. in the spring of 1784.
    - Benedict Couchman aged 49 yrs. (1805), came to Ky., 1779.
    - William Cradlebough came to Ky., 1776 and lived with Daniel Boone.
    - James Berry came to Ky., 1779.
    - Benjamin Dunaway to Ky., 1779 and settled at Boonesborough:
    - Zacheriah Easton, deposition.
    - Aquilla White to Ky., 1779, settled at Boonesborough.
    - Frederick Couchman to Ky., 1779, settled at Boonesborough and was at Strode's.
    - James Sodowsky to Ky., 1779.
    - Nicholas Proctor aged 53, (1811), to Ky., 1788, was at Boonesborough and at Strode's.
    - Joshua Stamper aged 58 yrs. (1811), was at Strodes, 1779-1784.
    - Charles Morgan, deposition.
    - Deed filed in suit, 1813, Richard Ratcliff of Fairfax Co., Va., to Humphrey Marshall. Isaac Halbert and Elizabeth mentioned.

  3.   Property Record, Secondary quality.

    Land: 400 acres on Stoner's Fork, 30 May 1780, , Fayette, Kentucky, USA.
    10 1780. Kentucky Co., VA. 30 May. James Berry, 400 acres on Stoner's Fork (of Licking).
    [Ramona's source]

    Michael L. Cook and Bettie A. Cummings Cook. Fincastle and Kentucky County, Va.-Ky. Records & History, Volume 1; Evansville, IN; Cook Publications; 1987, p. 188

    10 Ramona J. Sadlon, BERRY IN VIRGINIA – KENTUCKY - MISSOURI RESEARCH & ANALYSIS (e-mail: April 2003
    local file = D: p 18. Surety: 3.
    -----
    Land: Grant: 400 acres on Stoner's Fork of Licking River, 21 Nov 1785, , Fayette, Kentucky, USA. 13 1783 grant James Berry, grant of 400 acres in Fayette County, KY. [then VA], by Patrick Henry (gov of VA), on Stoners Fork of the Licking River, 2 miles SE of Haunts Lick - images attached.
    http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=46&last=&g_p=GU&collection=LO Grant
    MULTIMEDIA Grant
    GRANTEE Berry, James. grantee.
    DATE 21 November 1785.
    NOTE Location: Fayette County (Ky.).
    NOTE Description: 400 acres to include his improvement on a branch of Stoners Fork of Licking about two miles south east of Haunts Lick.
    NOTE Source: Land Office Grants U, 1786, p. 46 (Reel 61).
    NOTE Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
    OTHER FORMAT Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-.
    SUBJECT Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Kentucky -- Fayette County.
    SUBJECT Fayette County (Ky.) -- History -- 18th century.
    SUBJECT Land grants -- Kentucky -- Fayette County. aat.
    ADDED ENTRY Virginia. Land Office. Register. Land grants, 1779-
    ADDED ENTRY Library of Virginia. Archives.

  4. Biography, Secondary quality.

    Biography: James Berry and Sarah Grubbs, 1907, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 4 ****** page 717

    As furnished by Miss Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Berry, (daughter of James H. Berry, and Emily S. Fox. his wife) of Speedwell Madison County, Kentucky.

    William Grubbs and wife. Susan Hearne, came to Kentucky from Albemarle County. Virginia, about the year 1775, and made claim to land. He died in a few days after he came to Kentucky, and was buried at Bryan's Station. After his death his wife and ten children came to Madison County.

    "Sarah Grubbs, daughter of William and Susan Hearne Grubbs, married James Berry.
    Her mother's maiden name was Hearne.
    Her only brother was:
    Higgason Grubbs, who married Lucy Harris, of Albemarle County, Virginia.
    Her sisters:
    1. Elizabeth Grubbs, who married Christopher Harris, a preacher.
    2. Nancy Grubbs, who married Robert Harris, brother of the above Christopher Harris.
    3. Mollie Grubbs, married Robert Moore.
    4. Susan Grubbs, married John Moore.
    5. Annie Grubbs, married Squire Boone, Baptist preacher.
    (Court records show "Nancy Grubbs" married William Boone, August 16. 1789.)
    6. Lucy Grubbs, married Thomas Gooch.
    7. Hennie Grubbs, married Andrew Ray (Rea).
    8. Fannie Grubbs, married Joshua Barton.
    Daughters of Sarah Grubbs Berry (and husband, James Berry):
    1. Annie Berry, married Thomas Turner.
    2. Nancy Berry, married Edwin Berry.
    3 Susan Berry, married Samuel Parrish.
    4. Elizabeth Berry, married Christopher Harris.
    (See Part 3, Chapter 28.)
    Her sons:
    5. William Berry, died single.
    6. James H. Berry, married Emily S. Fox.
    (Children of James H. Berry and Emily S. Fox his wife:)
    1. Mary Elizabeth Berry, single.
    2. James Thomas Berry, married Elizabeth daughter of Isaac Hill.
    Mr. Berry is now Deputy Assessor of Madison County, Ky., which position he has filled at intervals for the last forty years or more, and is now a canidate for the office of assessor.
    3. Susan Berry, died a number of years ago.
    4. Nannie Berry, married James M. Hendren, late Justice of the peace of the County, now a merchant att Speedwell.
    "5. Lucy Berry. married William H. West, merchant and farmer of Speedwell, Madison County, Ky." [this line inserted as an update from the errata]
    6. George Berry, died several years ago.

    James Berry, (the pioneer) was a son of Thomas Berry, and his wife (I think a Bocock, don't know for sure.) James Berry, had two brothers, Garret, and Thomas. Don't know who either married. Also two sisters:
    **********next page 718
    Bettie Berry, married -- Frazier.
    Pattie Berry, died single.
    Children of Higgason Grubbs and Lucy Harris:
    1. William Grubbs, married __________
    2. John Grubbs, married Miss Lucy Gooch.
    (He married four or five times.)
    3. Thomas Grubbs, married Katie Howard.
    4. James Grubbs, married Nancy Oldham.
    (See Part VI, Chapter 33 .)
    5. Jesse Grubbs, married Nancy Oldham.
    (See Part VI, Chapter 36)
    6. Lucy Grubbs, married ------ Barnes.
    (Parents of the late Colonel Sidney M. Barnes, of the Federal Army in the -Civil war, who resided at Irvine. Ky.. and Thomas H. Barnes, formerly Clerk of the Madison County Court, one of the very best of scribes, well remembered by many of the old residents of -the County.)
    These are all I know. there may have been more.

    The aforesaid J. Thomas Berry. past 76 years of age, very active, and now Deputy Assessor, says his grandparents. James and Sarah Berry, were in the fort on Shallow Ford Creek, and William Berry, their oldest child, was born in said fort some time in 1783. Said fort was established on the farm now owned by Jacob S. White. His father. James H. Berry, was born December 6, 1802. and died July 2. 1879. Nineteen years between his birth and that of his oldest brother. William, who died on Shallow Ford within a mile and a half of the place of his birth, in the fall of 1857. His grand¬father, James Berry was wounded in the thigh in the battle of Little Mountain 'with Wyandotte Indians, in which his captain. James Estill, was killed, and Mr. Berry was carried off the battle¬field on the back of the slave negro Monk. William Watts Moore, who died a few months ago. Pass 94 years of age, was a son of Reuben Moore and Nancy Watts, his wife, and a grandson of one of the Moores who married Miss Grubbs above stated, sister to Sarah Berry. Joseph Warren 'Moore, who married Margaret Frances Harris (See Part III. Chap. 3) was a brother to Wm. W. Moore

  5.   Biography, Secondary quality.

    Biography: by RAMONA J. SADLON, 2003, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 40

    "...James Berry was in Boonesborough, in Captain James Holder's Company by June 1779, in what was then Kentucky County, Virginia, would subsequently become Lincoln County in November 1780, and Madison County in August 1785. He stated in his pension application of 1809, that he first enlisted in Greenbrier County, Virginia in 1777, where he resided prior to the beginning of the Revolutionary War, however, Greenbrier County was not formed until March 1778 from Fincastle County.

    As can be seen from the records, there were John, William, Thomas, and James Berry in Fincastle County. A James first appears in the records there in May 1774 when he is suing John Berry, indicating he was at least age 21 at that time (the legal age to sue or be sued). It is possible that the statement given in W. H. Miller's book is correct as far as James' father having been named Thomas, and he may also have had a brother named Thomas. Note that in 1751 there was a Thomas Berry in the area that later became Greenbrier County. However, at this time no evidence has been found that would suggest that James was a brother to the Garrett Berry who later appears in Madison County, Kentucky.

    According to the letter of rejection of pension to Sarah Berry in 1841, James was wounded "in an action with the Indians in 1782." Another account states "he was wounded in the thigh in the battle of Little Mountain with Wyandotte Indians, in which his captain, James Estill, was killed."

    "Proven children:
    2:10 William Berry
    2:11 Anna Berry, md. Thomas Turner
    2:12 Susannah Berry, md. Samuel Parrish
    2:13 Nancy Berry, md. Edwin E. Berry
    2:14 Elizabeth Berry, md. Christopher Harris
    2:15 James H. Berry, md Emily S. Fox..."

  6.   .

    Military, 23 Aug 1786, , Madison, Kentucky, USA.

    * 1786. Madison Co., VA. 23 Aug. Ordered that James Berry, Samuel South, Oswell Towns, William Bartlett, Joseph Ray and William Morrison be recommended to his Excellency the Governor as proper persons to be commissioned as Ensigns in the Militia in this County.

    [Jackie Couture. Madison County, Kentucky Court Order Book A, 1787-1791. Bowie, MD; Heirtage Books, Inc.; 1996, p. 2]

  7.   .

    Military, 25 Dec 1786, , Madison, Kentucky, USA.

    * 1786. Madison Co., VA. 25 Dec. Ordered that James Berry, gent. Lieutenant and Thomas Turner, gent. Ensign to Captain Kavanaugh.

    [Jackie Couture. Madison County, Kentucky Court Order Book A, 1787-1791. Bowie, MD; Heirtage Books, Inc.; 1996, p. 6]

  8.   .

    Tax Record, 24 Jul 1787, , Madison, Kentucky, USA.

    * commissioner, John Miller line 8, 1 wm>21, 0 wm 16-21, 1 bm<16, 6 horses, 12 cattle

    [Madison County (Kentucky). Tax Assessor (Main Author), Tax books, 1787-1874, Publication Frankfort, Kentucky : Kentucky State Historical Society, 1952-1953, Microfilm Roll No. 008126: 1786, book 2, page 1. Repository: KY, Department of Libraries and Archives, 300 Coffee Tree Road, P.O. Box 537, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601.]

  9.   .

    Tax Record, 1789, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. [17]
    * commissioner, Aaron Lewis 1 wm, 8 horses

    [17 Madison County (Kentucky). Tax Assessor (Main Author), Tax books, 1787-1874, Publication
    Frankfort, Kentucky : Kentucky State Historical Society, 1952-1953
    Physical: 6 microfilm reels ; 35 mm, Microfilm Roll No. 008126: 1789, book 1, page 1. Repository: KY, Department of Libraries and Archives, 300 Coffee Tree Road, P.O. Box 537, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. Surety: 4.]

  10.   .

    Tax Record, 27 May 1790, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. [18]
    * line 19 - Garrett Berry - 1 wm> 21, 2 horses
    * line 20 - Berry James - 1wm > 21, 7 horses
    [18 Madison County (Kentucky). Tax Assessor (Main Author), Tax books, 1787-1874, Publication
    Frankfort, Kentucky : Kentucky State Historical Society, 1952-1953
    Physical: 6 microfilm reels ; 35 mm, Microfilm Roll No. 008126: 1790, book 1, page 1. Repository: KY, Department of Libraries and Archives, 300 Coffee Tree Road, P.O. Box 537, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. Surety: 4.]

  11.   .

    Land, 3 Sep 1791, , Madison, Kentucky, USA.
    * 1791. Madison Co., VA. 3 Sep. James Berry bought 150 acres on Tate's Creek from William Hancock.
    [Madison County, Kentucky Deed Book B:175]

  12.   .

    Tax Record, 27 Mar 1792, , Madison, Kentucky, USA.
    * 20 Garret Berry: line 25; 1 white males above 21; 2 horses; 9 cattle

    * James Berry [of Tates Cr] also listed on this page: line 20; 1wm >21, ; 2wm 16-21, ; 1b, ; 1b <16, ; 10 horse, ; 22 cattle

  13.   .

    Military, 5 Mar 1793, , Madison, Kentucky, USA.
    * 1793. Madison Co., KY. 5 Mar. Ordered that Linsey Carson, James Berry and Benjamin Cooper view an alteration in the road from Boonesborough to Madison Courthouse opposite to Adam Woods and make report.
    [Jackie Couture. Madison County, Kentucky Court Order Book A, 1787-1791. Bowie, MD; Heirtage Books, Inc.; 1996, p. 49]

  14.   .

    Estate: Will, 20 Feb 1794, Madison, Kentucky, USA. 22 23 names wife and children James Berry (m. Sarah Grubbs) was security

    Probate, 3 Mar 1794, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 19 24

    1794. Madison Co., KY. 3 Mar. Ordered that John Roberts, James Johnson, Thomas Baker and James Berry ... inventory and appraise the estate of Samuel Barns ... [Jackie Couture. Madison County, Kentucky Court Order Book A, 1787-1791. Bowie, MD; Heritage Books, Inc.; 1996, p. 103]

    Probate: bond, 4 Mar 1794, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 25 26
    1794. Madison Co., KY. 4 Mar. John Miller, James Berry, William Jones, William Irvine, and Joseph Pelpithier were securities for Foster Jones, Christopher Harris Jr., Agnes Harris, John Sappington, and John Harris, executors of the will of Christopher Harris Sr.

    [William Harris Miller. Histories and Genealogies of the Families of Miller, Woods, Harris, Wallace, Maupin, Oldham, Kavanaugh, and Brown ... Richmond, KY.; 1907. (Facsimile reprint) p. 278]

  15.   .
    • Court, 4 May 1796, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 25 27
      1796. Madison Co., KY. 4 May. Ordered that Jesse Noland be appointed surveyor of the road from Irvine's lick to the forks of the Boonesborough and Tates Creek Roads in the room of James Berry ...

      [Jackie Couture, Madison County, Kentucky Court Order Book A, 1787-1791 (Bowie, MD; Heirtage Books, Inc; 1996), p. 149. Surety: 3.]
      [Jackie Couture. Madison County, Kentucky Court Order Book B, 1791-1801. Bowie, MD; Heritage Books, Inc.; 2000, p. 149]
  16.   .
    • Land: John Woods' survey: 800 acres on Station Camp Creek, 23 Sep 1796, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 12 ...Survey for John Woods [assignee] of James Henderson 800 acres of land--part of his entry for 200 acres on a Treasury warrant No. 7742. Situate lying on main Station Camp Creek ...
      [chainmen: James Walker, Garrett Berry]
      [marker: Jacob Miller]
      [Madison Co. surveyor: John Crooke]

      [Note: John Woods assigns to James Berry on the back of the survey].
  17.   .
    • Court: marriage bond John Berry Elizabeth Harris, 12 Apr 1797, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 28 1797. Madison Co., KY. 12 Apr. Marriage bond for John Berry and Elizabeth Harris. Consent of father, Robert Harris. Bondsman, Nimrod Duncan. Witness, James Berry and Nimrod Duncan.
      [FHL film 183,303, Marriage Bonds, Madison County, Kentucky]
  18.   .

    Land: James Berry grant: 800 acres on Station Camp Creek, 4 Sep 1797, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 12
    "...by virtue and in Consideration of a Land Office Treasury Warrant No. 7742 there is granted by the said Commonwealth [KY] unto James Berry [assignee] of John Woods a certain tract or parcel of Land containing 800
    hundred Acres by survey bearing date the twenty third day of September [1796] lying and being in Madison County on main Station Camp Creek adjoing his former surveyu of 800 acres made by virtue of the aforsaid entry of 200 acres as [assignee] on the lower side and bounded as followeth..." [see image]

  19.   .

    Land: John Woods' assignment to James Berry: 800 acres on Station Camp Creek, 14 Feb 1797, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 12
    "I assign all my right and title to the within mentioned tract of land with eight hundred acres of the warrant which sd land was located by to James Berry ... 14th day of February 1797 ..."
    Test
    Wm Fry signed: John Woods

    [Note: survey as on entry dated Jan 9 1783]
    [other side of assignment is the survey]

    ...Survey for John Woods [assignee] of James Henderson 800 acres of land--part of his entry for 200 acres on a Treasury warrant No. 7742. Situate lying on main Station Camp Creek...
    [chainmen: James Walker, Garrett Berry]
    [marker: Jacob Miller]
    [Madison Co. surveyor: John Crooke]

  20.   .

    Deed: Sale of 400 acres on Stoner's Fork, 14 Aug 1798, , Bourbon, Kentucky, USA. 29 7:13 PM 3/22/2002
    [From microfilm copy of Bourbon County Deed Book 10, p76 held by Kentucky Archives at Frankfort.]

    Synopsis: James Berry and wife Sarah of Madison County sell to John South, of Fayette County, for 200L Kentucky money 400 a on Stoner fork of Licking - a preemption granted to James by patent bearing date of 9/14/1798. It was signed by James and Sarah Berry. Witness: John Glover, Samuel South, George Andrews, Blackstone Abernathy, William South.

    A subsequent document by signed by John South states that the Berrys would not repay the 200L if the land is lost [whatever that means]. Witness: Robert Moore, Benj South.

    James Berry acknowledged these transactions before CCC William Garrard Jr. on 9/12/1803

  21.   .

    Deed: P.O.A. for Joel Harris, 6 Dec 1798, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 30 31
    1798. Madison Co., KY. 6 Dec. Joel Harris, of Albemarle Co., VA., P.O.A. to John Harris, Daniel Maupin and James Berry.
    [W. H. Miller, History and Genealogies (Call No. CS71.M65 1907
    http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/BookList.aspx?dbid=11013), page 265. ]

  22.   .

    Deed: P.O.A. for Joel Harris, 5 Feb 1799, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 30 31
    1799. Madison Co., KY. 5 Feb. Joel Harris gave P.O.A. to James Berry. (see 1798)
    [Madison County, Kentucky Deed Book D:561]

  23.   .

    Deed: Sale of land on Station Camp Creek, 6 Jul 1799, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 30
    1799. Madison Co., KY. 6 July. James and Sarah Berry sold 400 acres on Station Camp Creek to Ebenezer Park.
    [Madison County, Kentucky Deed Book D:629]

  24.   .

    Deed: Sale of land on Station Camp Creek, 2 Mar 1800, , Madison, Kentucky, USA.
    1800. Madison Co., KY. 2 Mar. James and Sarah Berry sold 300 acres on Station Camp Creek to John White. Wit: William Berry and Thomas Turner.
    [Madison County, Kentucky Deed Book E:155]

  25.   .

    Deed: Sale of land on Tate's Creek, 31 Oct 1801, , Madison, Kentucky, USA.

    1801. Madison Co., KY. 31 Oct. James and Sarah Berry sold 25 acres on Tates Creek to Daniel Degenett.
    [Madison Co., KY. Index to Deeds]

  26.   .

    Deed: Sale of land o nTate's Creek, 2 Nov 1801, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 32

    1801. Madison Co., KY. 2 Nov. James and Sarah Berry sold 25 acres on Tates Creek to Daniel Degenett.
    [Madison Co., KY. Index to Deeds]

  27.   .

    Tax Record, 1 Jun 1804, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 33

    lines 19 - 150 acre on Tates Cr, 1wm >21, 1wm >16, 3 slaves, 6 cattle, 14 horses

    line 20 - 80 acre on Tates Cr

    line 21 - 200 acre on Station Camp Cr


    [William Berry (pos son) is also on this page.]
    -----
    [Madison County (Kentucky). Tax Assessor (Main Author), Tax books, 1787-1874, Publication
    Frankfort, Kentucky : Kentucky State Historical Society, 1952-1953
    Physical: 6 microfilm reels ; 35 mm, Microfilm Roll No. 008126: 1804, book1, page 4. Repository: KY, Department of Libraries and Archives, 300 Coffee Tree Road, P.O. Box 537, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601]

  28.   .

    Deed: Sale of land on Station Camp Creek, 1 Oct 1804, , Madison, Kentucky, USA.

    1804. Madison Co., KY. 1 Oct. James and Sarah Berry sold 100 acres on Station Camp Creek to Joseph Campbell.

    [Madison Co., KY. Index to Deeds]

  29.   .

    Probate: exor Thomas Harris, 7 Apr 1806, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 34

    1806. Madison Co., KY. 7 Apr. William Wood, William Goodloe, and James Berry were executors to the will of Thomas Harris.

    [Charles M. Franklin. Madison County, Kentucky Wills and Estates 1785-1813. Indianapolis, IN.; Ye Olde Genealogy Shoppe; 1986, p. 18]

  30.   .

    Tax Record: two of two, 3 Jul 1809, , Madison, Kentucky, USA.

    May 10, Martin Berry, line 2, no land, 1wm >21, 2 horses

    June 5, James Berry, line 13, 315 acres on Tates Cr, 1wm >21, 3 slaves >16, 8 cattle, 14 horses

    line 14, 200 acres Estill Co., Station Camp Cr

    [line 22] Berry John - no land, 1 wm >21, 2 horses


    [Note: There are two tax records for John Berry in Madison County in 1809. It is difficult to tell which one is correct for John m. Mary Grimes. In later tax records, John m. Mary, has only one or two horses, so record two of two (Jul 3 1809) seems to fit with that. However, this John appears to be in the western district of Madison Co (Tates Cr). This may be John Berry m. Elizabeth Harris].

  31.   .

    Military: pension application, 9 Sep 1809, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 36

    1822. Madison Co., KY. 12 Feb. Pension #R-799. James Berry: The said applicant for a pension served in the War of the Revolution in the capacity of a private soldier and he was placed on the pension roll on the date of 27 April 1810 and he had applied for his pension on the date of 9 Sep. 1809, and he died on the date of 12 Feb. 1822.
    The above named soldier stated that he had enlisted in the County of Greenbrier in the State of Virginia on the date of 1777.

    He resided in the following places prior to the opening of the War of the Revolution: Greenbrier County, State of Virginia.

    He lived in the following places since the close of the War of the Revolution: Madison County, State of Kentucky.

    He removed to the State of Kentucky from the County of Greenbrier and the State of Virginia.

    He stated that the name of his son was William Berry.

    His widow, whose name is Sarah Berry, filed her claim for widow's pension on the date of April of the year 1839 while she was residing in the County of Madison in the State of Kentucky. Her name before her marriage was Sarah Grubbs and she stated that they had been married in the County of Lincoln in the State of Kentucky in the date of March 28 of the year 1783.

    [Madison County, Kentucky Pension Records 976.953 M24b, page 6]

  32.   .

    Census, 1810, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 37

    James Berry, age 45+ [calculated birth year > 1765]

    1 male age <10 [James H., Jr], 1 male age 26-44 [William]

    2 females age age 10-15, 2 females age 16-25, 2 females 45+

  33.   .

    Land: purchase on Tate's Creek, 12 Feb 1814, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 34

    1814. Madison Co., KY. 12 Feb. James Berry bought 150 acres on Tates Creek from Jarrett and Mary Phelps.

    [Madison County, Kentucky Deed Book I:527]

  34.   .

    Census, 1820, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 38

    James Berry, age 45+

    1 male age 16-18, and one 16-26

    1 female age 16-24

    2 females age 26-45

    2 females age 45+


    [Note this census data is not organized alphabetically, so it probably shows who were neighbors. Based on that, and the names Turner, and Birrel Million that appears close to James, it can be concluded that this is James Berry of Tates Cr. James of Tates Cr, and is children had recorded land dealings with Turners and Million]

  35.   Will Transcript, in Madison County, Kentucky Will Book, c:228.

    Probate: Will of James Berry, 2 Feb 1822, , Madison, Kentucky, USA.

    James Berry, Will Book C, Page 228, Year 1822, File Box 1

    To daughter Nancy Berry a negro man, Tom at end of present year, value $600 together with $188 heretofore received total $788. In the event that boy, Tom, dies or is otherwise unavailable, $600 cash

    To daughter Anna Turner $196 together with $592 value negro girl, Peggy together with sundry other items received, total $788

    To daughter Susannah Parish $163 together with $625 in negro boy Henry total $788

    To daughter Elizabeth Berry negro girl, Mary (daughter of Dicy) est. value $300 together with $488 to be paid in young negro or if she elect $488 in such property she selects not being devised in any legacy Appoints James Stone, William Stone and Humphrey Jones to make selection and valuation

    To sister Martha Berry sufficient maintainance and to be place in some branch of family or with my wife, as she may wish. I stand indebted to sister Martha Berry $40 or $45 to be paid from estate

    To my wife Sarah Berry remainder of personal estate and slaves and my landed estate to be fully possessed and enjoyed during her natural life

    To my son William Berry one-third part of land and premises where I now live to be laid off on lower or west side from creek to north line to be held and enjoyed after death of my wife Sarah

    To my son James H. Berry remaining two-thrids of my land to be possessed and enjoyed after death of my wife Sarah

    Balance of estate at death of my wife to be equally divided amongst the 5 children: William Berry, Anna Turner, Nancy Berry, Susannah Parish, Elizabeth Berry, believing that the land given to son James H. Berry will make him equal to rest of children

    It is my will and desire that my estate not be appraised and executors hereinafter named proceed and seel such of estate as can best be spared to settle debts. I appoint my friend William Stone, Humphrey Jones and son James H. Berry executors

    2nd day Feb. 1822

    Witnesses: James Stone, Caleb Stone, Anthony Phelps

    Entered by David Irvine, Clerk of Court for County, Mon. 1st day April 1822
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    [Madison County Clerk and Recorder, Madison County Will Books, not published, Will Book C, Page 228, Year 1822, File Box 1. Repository: KY, Madison County Clerk's Office, 101 W. Main St., Richmond, Kentucky 40475.]

    1823, Feb.: Sale Bill of James Berry est. ordered to be recorded.

    1823, July: Settlement of Humphrey Jones, exec. of James Berry, dec'd.