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DNA Related Berry
(1700-)
Thomas Hancock Creek Berry, Sr.
(Abt 1728-1824)
Catherine LNU
(-Bef 1812)
Thomas Berry, Jr
(1757-1839)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Mildred Allen

Thomas Berry, Jr 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 8 Jun 1757, , King And Queen, Virginia, USA 4 5 8
  • Marriage: Mildred Allen on 17 May 1781 in , Granville, North Carolina, USA 1 2
  • Died: 7 Aug 1839, , Clark, Kentucky, USA at age 82 4 5

bullet   Ancestral File Number: VM2R-V2.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Birth, 1757, , King And Queen, Virginia, USA. 8
[Transcribed by Will Graves 3/1/09: at http://www.southerncampaign.org/pen/s14941.pdf]

State of Kentucky Clarke County
On this 3rd day of October 1832 personally appeared in open Court before the Honorable Richard French judge of the Clarke Circuit Court, being a court of record, now sitting Thomas Berry a resident of Clarke County and State aforesaid, aged 75 years last June, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath, make the following declaration, ...
I was born the 8th of June 1757. I have a record of my age in a Bible which belonged to my father, now in the possession of my sister - Elizabeth Brasfield. I was born in King & Queen County Virginia as his parents have always informed him...

Residence, 1776, , Mecklenburg, Virginia, USA. 8
[Transcribed by Will Graves 3/1/09: at http://www.southerncampaign.org/pen/s14941.pdf]

..."In the year 1776 in the spring of said year, the month I do not recollect, I enlisted for the period of 6 months in a company of minute men commanded by Capt. James Anderson -- Said company was raised in the County of Mecklenburg in the State of Virginia, where I resided at the time I enlisted in it....
...Sworn and subscribed on this 3rd day of October 1832
S/ Elisabeth Barsfield
S/ Sarah Harris"

Land, 9 Jun 1777, , Mecklenburg, Virginia, USA. 9
"Meck1enburg County Deed Book 5 page 61.
June 9,1777 for Richard Ragsdale of Mecklenburg to Richard Gregory of Mecklenburg, for 155 Pounds, about 200 acres in Mecklenburg bounded by the middle Fork of Bluestone Creek in Crowder's line Burton, Tanner, Hubbard, Cheatham, Hudson. Signed - Richard (R his mark) Ragsdale. Witnesses - Thomas Berry, Hutchins Burton, Thomas Berry, Jr. Recorded June 9, 1777. At court held [date missing] Sarah Ragsdale, wife of Richard Ragsdale, voluntarily relinquished her right of dower to the lands conveyed. "



Marriage, 17 May 1781, , Granville, North Carolina, USA. 10
Be it rememberd that we the subscribers do acknowledge ourselves to be
indebted to Abner Nash esq. governor of North Carolina and to his
??????? in office in the Sum of five hundred Pounds Current money
to be levied of our goods and chattels sans of tenemants respecting
But to be void on condition that no lawful cause shall appear
hereafter to obstruct a marriage indtended between Thomas Berry
& Mildred Allin for which marriage the said Thomas Berry hath
obtain'd a license bearing even date with these presents sealed
with our seals & dated the 17th day of May 1781.
Sign's deal'd and Deliver'd }
in presence of } Thos Berry [seal]

Vincent Da?? Junr. Wm Willis [seal]

Residence, 1783, , , North Carolina, USA. 8
[Transcribed by Will Graves 3/1/09: at http://www.southerncampaign.org/pen/s14941.pdf]

..."In the year 1783 or 1784 he moved to the State of North Carolina....Sworn and subscribed on this 3rd day of October 1832
S/ Elisabeth Barsfield
S/ Sarah Harris"



Deed: gift/purchase of slave Moses, 29 Apr 1786, , Granville, North Carolina, USA. 11 12
[Granville County, NC., Will Book 1, page 476]
"...Apr. 29. 1786- William Allin to Thomas Berry for 5 pds. and love and goodwill toward him, assign a negro named Moses to him. Wts: Thomas Owen, Grant Allen."

Residence, 1788, , Mercer, Kentucky, USA. 8
[Transcribed by Will Graves 3/1/09: at http://www.southerncampaign.org/pen/s14941.pdf]

..."In the year 1783 or 1784 he moved to the State of North Carolina, and in the year 1787 or 1788 he left North Carolina and moved to the State of Kentucky, where he has been ever since the two first years in Mercer County and the remainder of the time in what is now Clarke County....
...Sworn and subscribed on this 3rd day of October 1832
S/ Elisabeth Barsfield
S/ Sarah Harris"

Residence, 1789, , Mercer, Kentucky, USA. 13
Brassfield, Wiley and Elizabeth Berry, December 21, 1789
Bondsman: Thomas Berry, Jr.
Bride's father: Thomas Berry
Teste: Sarah Harris and John Berry

Residence, 1790, , Clark, Kentucky, USA. 8
[Transcribed by Will Graves 3/1/09: at http://www.southerncampaign.org/pen/s14941.pdf]

..."In the year 1783 or 1784 he moved to the State of North Carolina, and in the year 1787 or 1788 he left North Carolina and moved to the State of Kentucky, where he has been ever since the two first years in Mercer County and the remainder of the time in what is now Clarke County....
...Sworn and subscribed on this 3rd day of October 1832
S/ Elisabeth Barsfield
S/ Sarah Harris"



Tax Record, 1794, , Clark, Kentucky, USA. 14
1794, Sep 25book 2, page 1 - Berry, Thomas Sr - 60 acres
1 wm > 21
0 wm < 21
2 blacks > 16
6 total blacks
18 cattle
4 horses

1794, May 29book 2, page 2 - Berry, Thomas Jr - 200 acres
1 wm > 21
0 wm < 21
1 blacks > 16
2 total blacks
16 cattle
3 horses

1794, May 29book 2, page 2 - Berry, John - 100 acres
1 wm > 21
0 wm < 21
0 blacks > 16
3 total blacks
10 cattle
4 horses
1794, Sep 11book 2, page 1 - Berry, John W. [this John Berry may not be related to others]
1 wm > 21
1 wm < 21
5 blacks > 16
9 total blacks
2 cattle
1 horses
Film purchased from: Kentucky Division of Libraries and Archives: Clark County Tax Books (1792-1809) Roll #007930



Tax Record, 1795, , Clark, Kentucky, USA. 15
Kentucky Division of Libraries and Archives: Clark County Tax - Books (1792-1809) Roll #007930 -
1795, May 8 - book 5, page 1 - Berry, Thomas Jr. - 200 acres, Clark Co - Hancock Cr



Tax Record, 1800, , Clark, Kentucky, USA. 16
1800May 2book 1p1BerryJohn 100 acresClarkHancock Cr
1800May 2book 1p1BerryThomas Jr 48 acresClarkHancock Cr
1800May 7book 1p2BerryLewis 0 acres Clark
1800May 2book 1p1BerryThomas Sr 100 acresClarkHancock Cr



Census, 1830, , Clark, Kentucky, USA. 17 1830 United States Federal Census
Name: Thomas Berry
Home in 1830: , Clark, Kentucky

[eldest male in household age 60-70, which approximates Thomas Berry Jr.'s age in 1830 as provided in a pension deposition in 1832. The eldest female's age was 50-60.]
[The younger male, age 10-15, is too young to be either Allen (b. 1801) or Grant (b. 1805)]

Source Citation: 1830 U S Census: , Clark, Kentucky, Page: 74; NARA Roll: M19-35; Family History Film: 0007814.
http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=1830usfedcenancestry%2c&rank=0&gsfn=&gsln=berry&sx=&_82004042__gpid=20&_82004043=clark&_82004044=&_8000C002=&_80008002=&_80018002=&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-d&pcat=USFEDCEN&fh=2&h=1785945&recoff=2



Military: pension deposition, Sep 1832, , Clark, Kentucky, USA. 18
Declaration of Thomas Berry for Rev War soldier's pension application--supported by brother, Lewis Berry, brother-in-law William Rash, sisters Elizabeth Brasfield and Sarah Harris

Military: pension deposition, 3 Oct 1832, , Clark, Kentucky, USA. 8
[Transcribed by Will Graves 3/1/09: at http://www.southerncampaign.org/pen/s14941.pdf]

State of Kentucky Clarke County
On this 3rd day of October 1832 personally appeared in open Court before the Honorable Richard French judge of the Clarke Circuit Court, being a court of record, now sitting Thomas Berry a resident of Clarke County and State aforesaid, aged 75 years last June, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7th 1832.
That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated. In the year 1776 in the spring of said year, the month I do not recollect, I enlisted for the period of 6 months in a company of minute men commanded by Capt. James Anderson -- Said company was raised in the County of Mecklenburg in the State of Virginia, where I resided at the time I enlisted in it. We were in marched near Norfolk, and stationed at a little Town in sight of Norfolk named Hampton, after remaining there some time we were taken across James River and stationed at Portsmouth, where we remained until our 6 months expired, and we were there discharged -- If I got a written discharge I have forgotten it and have lost it; my impression is that we got no written discharge, but were directed to return to our homes -- There were 2 or 3 companies of minute men stationed together at the places above mentioned. We were commanded by a Col., but his name I have forgotten, being then very young myself. There were no other troops there during the time we remained.
In the spring of the year 1779 he was drafted in a Company of Militia commanded by Capt. Charles Clay -- Said company was also raised in Mecklenburg, State of Virginia, where I lived at that time. Our Col. was Lewis Burrill of the same County -- We were marched until we arrived near Charleston in South Carolina, where we joined General Lincoln's Army. We were at his camp for some considerable time. I was in a battle at a place called Stono Ferry. Lincoln's Army marched in the night, and the battle commenced next morning about sunrise. Shortly after that, the British left that part of the country having abandoned the Fort they occupied at Stono's Ferry, which was taken into possession by Lincoln's troops. Having served 6 months in that tour I was discharged, together with the other militia from Virginia. If I got a written discharge I have lost it. The Virginia Militia at the battle of Stono were commanded by General Mason.
In the Beginning of the year 1781 he was again drafted in a company of militia commanded by Capt. Robert Smith. The company was raised in Mecklenburg, Virginia, where I still live. Col. Robert Munford of the said County commanded the Regiment. We were marched to Gen. Green's [sic, Nathanael Greene's] Army in North Carolina. After reaching his camp, we were marched and counter-marched across the country watching the movements [of] Cornwallis, and engaged in a contest of maneuvering. I was in the battle at Guilford Court house -- in the brigade of Virginia militia commanded by Lawson -- The North Carolina militia fled at first fire. The Regiment that I belonged to was on the extreme right in said battle, we were after a warm contest fired [?] back and compelled to retreat. Shortly after Cornwallis commenced a retreat,
and the Army of Greene in which I still was, continued to follow him, until we reached Broad River, when I was discharged having been served a tour of 3 months. The Regiment to which I belonged marched back together, into the State of Virginia, and having got into our own state, we were dismissed without any written discharge.
My whole service in the revolutionary war was 15 months --
I was born the 8th of June 1757. I have a record of my age in a Bible which belonged to my father, now in the possession of my sister - Elizabeth Brasfield. I was born in King & Queen County Virginia as his parents have always informed him, but he was living in Mecklenburg County and State of Virginia when he was called into service as before mentioned. In the year 1783 or 1784 he moved to the State of North Carolina, and in the year 1787 or 1788 he left North Carolina and moved to the State of Kentucky, where he has been ever since the two first years in Mercer County and the remainder of the time in what is now Clarke County. He has no recollection of the names of any of the regular officers who were with the troops, where he served except those he has named.
He is known to Lewis Berry, William Rash, Wiley W. Brasfield, Hubbard Taylor and James Rainey and others in his neighborhood, who can testify as to his character for veracity, and their belief of his services as a soldier of the revolution --
He knows of no person living by whom he can prove his services in the revolution except, his two sisters, Elizabeth Brasfield and Sarah Harris, who from their age are unable to get to court without great inconvenience but they are affidavit he has preserved and now reads it to the court.
He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the Agency of any State. Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.
S/ Thomas Berry
[William Rash, a clergyman, and Lewis Berry gave the standard supporting affidavit.]
Clark County
We Elizabeth Brasfield and Sarah Harris state, that our brother Thomas Berry is now 75 years old as we have always understood in the family -- That we recollect during the war of the revolution that the said Thomas Berry went out 3 different times as a militia man. We always understood that he served his time out each time and done his duty as a soldier, such was always the understanding in the neighborhood, and we never heard it contradicted -- We then lived in Mecklenburg County in the State of Virginia, where I'll father and our said brother Thomas also resided. We cannot now recollect how long said Thomas Berry was out each time, that we know he was gone from home a considerable length of time, every trip.
Sworn and subscribed on this 3rd day of October 1832
S/ Elisabeth Barsfield
S/ Sarah Harris



Probate: Inventory, 30 Nov 1839, , Clark, Kentucky, USA. 19
CLARK COUNTY KY WILL BOOK 9, page 507
Thomas Berry Inventory
Clark County Court October Court 1839
Ordered that Septamus Scholi, Asa Tracy, John,l Zadock Kadd or any 3 of them being first sworn do appraise in current money the slaves and personal estate of Thomas Berry decd and make report thereof to the Court in pursuance of the order we the undersigned together with John Pace (since deceased) after being duly sworn did meet on 30th of November 1839 and prcceeded to appraise the following which was, shown to us by the administrator L. Beall towit
one negro man Moses agd 60 years $225.00
one negro man Daniel agd 70 years 150.00
one negro man Ruben agd 45 years 600.00
one negro boy John agd 15 years 700.00
one negro woman Matilda & child John 700.00
one note on Denis Williams for $14. due 25th Dec.1835 14.00
one note on the same for $100. due the 21st July 1832 100.00
one note on same for $50. due 1st of March 1831 50.00
one note on same for $20. due 1 of Jany 1840 20.00
one note on same for $12. due 10th Jany 1835 12.00
one note on same for $260. due 28 Feby 1839 with a credit on same note of $140. - 23 Api 1839 - 260.00
one note on same for $20. due 25th Dec. 1836 20.00
one note on Susan B. Weldon for $100. due the 25th Augt. 100.00
one note on same for $100. due 11 Aug. 1835 100.00
one note on Jno. Robertson son of Ben Robertson for $300. due 20th July 1839 300.00
one note on John Robertson son of Jos. Robertson for $300. due 7th Jany 1839 300.00
one note on Joseph Coulter for $300. due 8th of Sept. 1832 300.00
one note on Joseph Coulter for $105. due the 1st March 105.00
one note on the same for $20. due the 20th Dec.1831 20.00
an account on same for $24.43 cts Api 9, 1830 24.43
one note on Allen Berry for $30. due the 1st of Jany 1831 with a credit for $3. the 4th March 1831. 30.00
one note on the same for $103.75 cents due 9th Feb.1833 103.75
one note on same for $100. due Aug. 10th 1832 100.00
one note on same for $100. due 23d Jany 1832 100.00
one note on Jas. B. Duncan for $500. given on the 14th of Apl. 1839 interest from the date credit
the same with $200. 9th of August 1839 500.00
one note on Jas. B. Ireland for $70.00 due the 27th of January 1833 70.00
one note on same for $50.00 due Aug. 23d 1832 50.00
one note on Tho. Young for $30. due 1 Jany 1840 30.00
one note on Chiles Carr for $160. due 23rd of Dec. 1839 160.00
one note on Bullock Berry for $371. due 6 Aug. 1839 371.00
one note on Frank McDaniel for $35. due 1 Jany 1840 35.00
one note on Larkin B. Yeates for $16.37 10th Oct.1829 with two credits one for $10. the 1st March 1831
and one on the 1 of March for $5. in 1830 16.37
one note on same for $33. due 25th of Dec. 1836 33.00
one note on Wm Rash $432.99 cts due the 12th of April 432.99
1836 with credit May 20th 1839 for 133 dollars
Cash on hand $567.08 cents 567.08
one bureau $7. one pair saddle bags $2. 9.00
one family bible 1.50 cts one bay hors $25. 26.50
one bed bedsted and furniture one mans saddle 11.00
We do certify that the foregoing appraisement was truly and justly made of the real and personal estate of the decd Thomas Berry which was produced to us by his admr to the best of our judgment which we report to the court. Given under our hand this 26th of 1840.
Sept. Scholl
Asa Tracy
Clarke County October Court 1840
This inventory and appraismentof the estate of Thomas Berry decd was produced in Court examined allowed and ordered to be recorded.
att. James P. Bullock CCC
[Clerk of Clarke County)



Probate: sale bill, 7 Dec 1839, , Clark, Kentucky, USA. 20
see the image



Probate: settlement, 7 Dec 1839, , Clark, Kentucky, USA. 3
see the image


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Thomas married Mildred Allen, daughter of William Allen and Frances Grant, on 17 May 1781 in , Granville, North Carolina, USA.1 2 (Mildred Allen was born on 26 Jul 1763 4 5 and died on 19 Jul 1828 in , Clark, Kentucky, USA 4 5.)


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Sources


1 Granville County, North Carolina, Boxes 1-5 numbers 1-1215, Marriage records, 1746-1880 : page 6, Berry-Allen; FHL US/CAN Film [ 306185 ] FHL US/CAN Film [ 19009 ]. Surety: 4.

2 Geralyn W. Barry, North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004 [ancestry.com] Name: Thomas Berry Spouse: Mildred Allen Marriage Date: 17 May 1781 Marriage County: Granville, North Carolina Source Vendor: County Court Records - FHL # 0019009. Surety: 3.

3 Clark County, Kentucky, Mixed probate records, 1793-1868; index to wills and settlements, 1793-1854, Vol. 10: page 257-258, Thomas Berry Jr; Clark County Kentucky Court, Winchester. Surety: 4.

4 "Berrys of Hancock Creek, Clark Co., KY," compiled by Phyllis Sears [(E-ADDRESS), & MAILING ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE]; supplied by Sears, 2008, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2174044&id=I115 -. Repository: RootsWeb - World Connect. Surety: 0.

5 "Rash - http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rash&id=I042," compiled by Frank Dawes [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE supplied by Dawes, 3 Apr 2010. Surety: 3.

6 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R), Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998, Repository: Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA. Surety: 3.

7 The Berry Store Berry's, Repository: Winchester Co., Kentucky County Library. Surety: 3.

8 Carol Vass, Carol Vass (e-mail sources are considered preliminary and as clues for further research.), e-mail: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 8:46 AM Subject: Re: berry pension. Surety: 4.
NARA location: Revolutionary War Era Pension & Bounty-Land Warrant Application File, Series: M805 Roll: 82 Image: 521 File: S14941
Also available from http://www.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/index
or from: http://www.footnote.com/.

9 Koenig, "Thomas Berry Sr of Clark County, Kentucky," Berry Bulletin11 (Nunber 4 Oct Nov Dec 1996): 85, 86. Repository: LDS Family History Library, 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150, Call Number: 929.27305 B459bb. Surety: 2;
Copies of the Berry Bulletin (Vol 10, Num 4 - Vol 11, Num 4 - Vol 12, Num 4) were provided by the author, Dorothy Koenig.

10 Granville County, North Carolina, Boxes 1-5 numbers 1-1215, Box 1: image 11, Berry-Allen; FHL US/CAN Film [ 306185 ] FHL US/CAN Film [ 306185 ]. Surety: 4.

11 Zae Hargett Gwynn, Abstracts of the wills and estate records of Granville County, North Carolina , 2 volumes (Rocky Mount, North Carolina : Joseph W. Watson, 1973-c1976, 1973), Vol. 1: page 106. Surety: 4.

12 Granville, North Carolina, Wills, 1746-1943; index, 1749-1943, Vol. 1: page 476, Thomas Berry Jr; 29 microfilm reels; 35 mm. FHL US/CAN Film [ 18970 ]. Surety: 4.

13 Alma Ray Sanders Ison and Rebecca Wilson Conover, Marriage bonds and consents, 1786-1810, Mercer County, Kentucky (Harrodsburg, Kentucky : Ison & Conover, 1970), page 13. Repository: LDS Family History Library, 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150, Call Number: 976.9485 V29. Surety: 4.

14 Kentucky, Clark County, Clark County Tax Lists, 1794, book 2, page 1 and 2. Repository: KY, Department of Libraries and Archives, 300 Coffee Tree Road, P.O. Box 537, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. Surety: 4.

15 Kentucky, Clark County, Clark County Tax Lists, 1795, May 28 - book 5, page 1. Repository: KY, Department of Libraries and Archives, 300 Coffee Tree Road, P.O. Box 537, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. Surety: 4.

16 Kentucky, Clark County, Clark County Tax Lists, 1800, book1, page 1 & 2 - KDLA Roll #007930. Repository: KY, Department of Libraries and Archives, 300 Coffee Tree Road, P.O. Box 537, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. Surety: 4.

17 1830 U.S. census, Clark County, Kentucky, p. 74, Thomas Berry; digital images, Ancestrt.com(http://www.ancestry.com/ : accessed 9 May 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M29, roll M19-35. Repository: Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com. Surety: 2.

18 Clark County Court Clerk or Recorder, Court Orders (Winchester, Clark County, KY), Order Book-V, page 172. Repository: KY, Clark County Courthouse, P.O. Box 4060, Winchester, Kentucky 40392-0744. Surety: 3.

19 Clark County, Kentucky, Will Books, Will Book 9: page 507, Thomas Berry; FHL microfilm 183,150. Surety: 4.

20 Clark County, Kentucky, Mixed probate records, 1793-1868; index to wills and settlements, 1793-1854, Vol. 10: page 56-57, Thomas Berry Jr; Clark County Kentucky Court, Winchester. Surety: 4.


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