Rody Crews 3 6 7 8
- Born: Mar 1780, , Bedford, Virginia, USA 3 6 7 8
- Marriage (1): William Moman on 17 May 1792 in , Madison, Kentucky, USA 1 2 3
- Marriage (2): William Berry on 29 Feb 1804 in , Madison, Kentucky, USA 4 5
- Died: Bet 20 Jun 1846 and 1850, , Boone, Missouri, USA 3 7 9
- Buried: , Boone, Missouri, USA 9
Other names for Rody were Moman 4 and Rhoda Moman.7
Noted events in her life were:
• Probate: will, 12 May 1819, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 6 8
1819. Madison Co., KY. 12 May. "I, David Crews…do hereby declare this to be my last will and testament…unto my daughter Mary Newland one dollar…unto my daughter Mildred Bell my negro woman called Sarah…to my son Jeremiah one dollar…unto my son Elijah one dollar…unto my son David the land I purchased of William Hoy…unto my daughter Nancy McQueen one dollar…to the heirs of my deceased son John one dollar…to my daughter Rody one dollar…my beloved wife Mildred to remain on the plantation whereon I now live…It is my will and desire that my negro man Jupiter be permitted at my death to make choice of which of my children by my first wife he pleases to live with, and to the one he makes choice of I give and bequeath him and their heirs forever…unto my son Andrew my tract of land lying on Muddy Creek…unto my son Temple tract of land whereon I now live at the death or intermarriage of his mother…residue of my estate be equally divided between my children by my last wife towit Andrew, Temple, Anna, Sophi, China…when they become of age…this 12th day of May 1819…
Will was produced at court 5 November 1821. [Madison County, KY Will Book C, pp. 192-94] 30 , pp. 83, 84
from Porters Metes and Bounds II: David Crews...
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LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF DAVID MILTON CREWS
Madison County, Kentucky Will Book C, pg. 192-194
In the name of God Amen. I, David CREWS of Madison County and State of
Kentucky, do hereby declare this to be my last Will and Testament hereby
revoking all former Wills by me heretofore made.
In the first place, I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Mary NEWLAND, one
dollar having heretofore advanced to her all I intend giving her. ----
Secondly, I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Mildred BELL, my negro woman
called Sarah to her and her heirs forever ---- Thirdly, I give and bequeath
to my son, Jeremiah CREWS, one dollar having heretofore advanced to him all I
intend giving him ---- 4th I give and bequeath unto my son, Elijah CREWS, one
dollar having heretofore advanced to him all I intend ----
5th I give and bequeath unto my son, David CREWS, the land I purchased of
William HOY being the land whereon I formerly lived lying on the west side to
Tates Creek. ---- 6th I give and bequeath unto my daughter Nancy MCQUEEN, one
dollar having advanced to her heretofore all I intend giving her ----
7th I give and bequeath to the heirs of my deceased son, John CREWS, one
dollar having heretofore in the lifetime of my said son, John, advanced to him
all I intend giving him. ----
8th I give and bequeath to my daughter, Rody, one dollar having heretofore
given her all I intend giving her ----
9th It is my will and desire that my beloved wife, Mildred, remain on the
plantation whereon I now live during her natural life or widowhood, and, that
the Stock _____ and negroes be by my Executors kept on the plantation, and
that out of the proceeds arising from the farm my wife is to have a
comfortable Support during her natural life or widowhood, and that that
balance of the proceeds arising from the farm I wish my Executors to make use
of in raising and Education of my children by my last wife and giving them a
good English education.
10th It is my will and desire that my negroes _____ _____ that so soon as all
my children by my last wife become of age that if it is possible they be
equally divided between them
11th It is my will and desire that my negro man, Jupiter, be permitted at my
death to make choice of which of my children by my first wife he pleases to
live with, and to the one he makes choice of I give and bequeath him and their
12th I give and bequeath unto my son, Andrew, my Tract of land lying on Muddy
Creek to him and his heirs forever.
13th I give and bequeath unto my son, Temple, the Tract of land whereon I now
live at the death or intermarriage of his mother which ever may first happen.
14th It is my will and desire that the residue of my estate both real and
personal be equally divided between my children by my last wife towit:
Andrew, Temple, Anna, Sophi, China to be equally divided amongst them when
they become of age all of them.
Lastly, ------- I do hereby constitute and appoint John PACE and David IRVINE
my Executors of this my only true last Will and Testament
In testimony whereof I have here unto Set my hand and affixed my seal to this
my last Will and Testament this 12th Day of May 1819
Signed Seal & ack -----David CREWS
In presence of
Kentucky Madison County Court
I, David IRVINE, Clerk of the Court for the County aforesaid do hereby
certify that at a County Court held for Madison County on Monday the 5th day
of November 1821 this Instrument of writing was produced in open Court and
proven to be the last Will and Testament of David CREWS Dec'd by the oath of
John DUNCAN and Thomas I GENTRY both subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered
to be Recorded and the same has been done accordingly.
David IRVINE, CM CC
• Tax Record, 1821, , Boone, Missouri, USA. 7
Boone County 1821 tax list (Hodges and Woodruff 1971).
• Land, 1 Nov 1827, , Boone, Missouri, USA. 7
1 November 1827 William and Rhody Berry claimed title to 160 acres of land in the sw 1/4 of Section 36, Twp. 48, R13, south of Columbia.
• Court: emancipation of Jubiter, 5 Nov 1832, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 10 11
William Berry and Roda his wife David C. Berry, atty, emancipation of Jubiter 1832. David C: may = Crews
David is thought to be the son of Wm and Rhody
A deed of emancipation from William Berry and Rhoda his wife emancipating their
slave Jubiter was produced in Court and acknowledged by David C. Berry their
attorney in fact, which was received by the Court and said slave ordered to be
emancipated and ____ further ordered that the clerk of this Court issue a certificate
of emancipation accordingly without bond being registered.
Said Jubiter is about 65 years of age about 5 feet 4 inches high. Well made weighing
145 pounds, a jet black, a small scar over his right eyebrow and tolerable bald. No
other flesh marks.
Ordered that Court be adjourned until tomorrow morning 9 oclock.
J. S. White
Transcription by Diana McGinness
Deed of Emancipation - Wm and Rhoda Berry
Madison County Circuit Court, Madison County, KY
Court Order Book F, pg. 388
• Land, 1 Feb 1837, , Boone, Missouri, USA. 7 1 February 1837, William and Rody Berry, both of Boone Co., deed 80 acres of their land for love and affection to son DC Berry
• Probate: will - confused, 5 Aug 1853, , Boone, Missouri, USA. 7 This record seems to have confused two William Berrys.
Evans and Thompson, Wills and Administrations of Boone Co., MO, p. 31:
BERRY, WILLIAM T. - No. 680 - Will. Lewis G. Berry, Admr. Gr. June 20, 1846. F.S. Aug. 5, 1853. Wife Rhoda Berry, s. Davis [sic] C., d. Ellen McGuire Jones, gr. ch. John M. Little, Eliza Julian Little, Mary Ellen Little, heirs of Hiram W. Little, and Ella McGuire Jones. Wit. Jan. 20, 1844, Durrett Hubbard, Alan White & Jacob Johnston.
NOTE: The date at which the probate was granted, as abstracted by Evans and Thompson, apparently belongs to the other William T. Berry in Boone Co. at this time.
"According to Karen Myers, the William BERRY who married Rhoda was not William Templeton Berry, as some have come to believe. William Templeton BERRY died in 1846, while the William BERRY married to Rhoda was still alive in 1850 when the Missouri census was taken. The probate papers for both men are mixed up in Missouri so one has to be careful when going through them" (Porter 1994, 202). Porter indicated that she received information from Norma Ranz Nyberg, Columbia, MO, and Karen P. Myers, Longboat Key, FL.
Rody married William Moman on 17 May 1792 in , Madison, Kentucky, USA.2 3 12
Rody next married William Berry, son of DNA possibly related Berry and FNU LNU, on 29 Feb 1804 in , Madison, Kentucky, USA.4 5 (William Berry was born in 1766 in , , South Carolina, USA,3 7 13 died between Jul 1850 and 15 Sep 1851 in , Boone, Missouri, USA 3 7 13 and was buried in , Boone, Missouri, USA 13.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Marriage: bond, 29 Feb 1804, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 4 1804. Madison Co., KY. 29 Feb. William Berry married Rody Moran/Moman.
William Berry Rody Moman marriage bond 1804 Madison County KY.
No known relationship to other Berrys in Madison County.