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William Grubbs
(-1775)
Susanna Hearne
Sarah Grubbs
(cal 1760-1852)

 

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James H. Berry

Sarah Grubbs 4

  • Born: Cal 1760, , , Virginia, USA 1
  • Marriage: James H. Berry on 28 Mar 1783 in , Lincoln, Kentucky, USA 1 2 3
  • Died: 1852, , Madison, Kentucky, USA about age 92 5 6
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bullet  General Notes:

Aunt of Elizabeth Berry, nee Harris 5

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bullet  Noted events in her life were:



• Deed: Sale of 400 acres on Stoner's Fork, 21 Sep 1785, , Bourbon, Kentucky, USA. 7
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 400A on Stoner fork of Licking--a preemption granted to James by patent bearing date of 9/21/1785. 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



• Census, 1810, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 8 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+

• Land: sale, 25 Nov 1825, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 9 1825. \\ulMadison Co., KY. 25 Nov. William Berry sold 100 acres, adj. late Barnett Turner and James H. Berry, to Thomas Turner..."willed to me by father and relinquished by mother, all that part of father's estate which will be coming to me at the death of my mother Sally Berry which is 1/5th."
[Ramona's source] Madison Co., KY. Deed Book R, p. 21



• Census, 1830, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 10 Western Division, Madison County, KY., page 149,
line 9 - James H. Berry - 2, 0, 0, 0,1...// 1,0,0,0,2,0,0,0,1,1
age values: <5, 5-10,10-15, 15-20, 20-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 60-70, 70-80, 90-100, 100+
James and Emily should be 20-30 age group

The female, age 60-70, in this houshold could be Sarah (Grubbs) Berry, James mother.
and possivly Sarah's mother Susannah (Hearne) Grubbs, age 70-80.

• Land: sale on Tate's Creek, 3 Jan 1826, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 9 1826. Madison Co., KY. 3 Jan. James H. Berry and Sally Berry sold 76 acres on Tates Creek to Samuel Stone.
[Ramonas source] Madison Co., KY. Deed Book R, p. 59



• Military: widow's pension application, Apr 1839, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 1 11
1839. Madison Co., KY. 22 Apr. On this the 22nd day of April 1839 personally appeared before me Samuel Estill a Justice of the peace for the County of Madison and State aforesaid Sarah Berry a resident of Madison County...aged Seventy nine years who being first duly sworn ...doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed July 7-1838 entitled An act granting half pay and pension to certain widows, That she is the widow of James Berry who was a soldier in the revolution and an invalid pensioner on the roll of the Kentucky agency at the time of his death. She further declares that she was married to said James Berry in the County of Lincoln in the State of Kentucky on the Twenty eighth day of March Seventeen hundred and eighty three (1783) That her husband the aforesaid James Berry died on the twelvth day of February Eighteen hundred and twenty two That she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service but the marriage took place previous to the first of January Seventeen hundred and Ninety four Viz, at the time above stated. She further declares she knows of no record of her marriage. /s/ Sarah (her X mark) Berry
Sworn to and subscribed on the day and year above written before me Samuel Estill a justice of the peace for the County of Madison and State aforesaid. And I certify that Mrs Sarah Berry is a woman of good moral character and a person of truth and veracity and is consequence of old age and bodily infirmity she is unable to attend Court...
The deposition of William Berry taken on this the 22nd day of April 1839 at the residence of Mrs Sarah Berry in Madison County Ky...Deponent being fifty five years old deposeth and Saith that he is the Son of James Berry deceased and Sarah Berry whose name was Sarah Grubbs before marriage, That he knew his Father the aforesaid James Berry was a soldier in the revolution...the aforesaid James Berry died on the twelfth day of February Eighteen hundred and twenty two (1822) And that his Mother the aforesaid Sarah Berry has remained a widow ever since to the present period.
/s/ Wm Berry

This day personally appeared before the Subscriber a Justice of the peace for the County aforesaid Salton Embry a citizen of said County...that he was well acquainted with James Berry, deceased, & lived for many years his neighbor...That he was present in the Bounds of the present County of Madison in 1783...when the said James Berry was married to Sarah Grubbs...that they were married by Lewis Craig a clergyman...

[Ramona's source] Revolutionary War Pension Application Number R 799 -photocopy



• Military: widow's pension application rejected, Nov 1839, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 12 Pension rejected due to lack of applicable service during the revolutionary war.



• Census, 1840, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 13 Western Division, Madison County, KY., Page: 285
Jas H. Berry - 2, 1, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1...// 1,1,1,0,0,1....
age ranges - 0-5, 5-10, 10-15, 15-20, 20-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 60-70, 70-80, 80-90, 90-100, over 100
James and Emily should be age 30-40
male 60-70 could be brothe William Berry or ??

Sarah Berry - 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1... // 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1
0-5, 5-10, 10-15, 15-20, 20-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 60-70, 70-80, 80-90, 90-100, over 100
It may be Wm Berry, son of Sarah as the 50-60 male
Sarah is the 70-80 female

• Deed: mortage James Berry to Sarah, 30 Sep 1843, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 14
1843. Madison Co., KY. 30 Sep. James H. Berry mortgaged (personality) to Sarah Berry (due July 1835).
[Ramona's source] Madison Co., KY. Deed Book 1, p. 255



• Census, 8 Nov 1850, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 15 District 3, Madison County, KY., 8 Nov 1850, page , Lines 14-23
line 14 - James Berry, age 47, m, Farmer, Madison
line 15 - Emily, age 40, f, Madison
line 16 - Mary, age 21, f, Madison
line 17 - James, age 20, m, Madison
line 18 - Laura, age 14, Madison
line 19 - William, age 13, m, Madison
line 20 - Samuel, age 10, f, Madison
line 21 - Nancy, age 8, f, Madison
line 22 - Lucinda, age 3, f, Madison
line 23 - Sarah, age 89, f, VA



• Death, 12 Sep 1852, Richmond, Madison, Kentucky, USA. 16 http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1222
Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1964, page 313, for Sarah Berry
Death Records, 1852-1910, Film 994047: McLean, Madison, Magoffin, Marion
Sarah Berry in the Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1964
Name: Sarah Berry
Gender: Female
Death Age: 92
Birth Date: abt 1760
Death Date: 12 Sep 1852
Death Place: Kentucky, USA
Source Information

Ancestry.com. Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1964 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.

Original data:

Kentucky. Kentucky Birth, Marriage and Death Records '96 Microfilm (1852-1910). Microfilm rolls #994027-994058. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky.
Kentucky. Birth and Death Records: Covington, Lexington, Louisville, and Newport '96 Microfilm (before 1911). Microfilm rolls #7007125-7007131, 7011804-7011813, 7012974-7013570, 7015456-7015462. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky.
Kentucky. Vital Statistics Original Death Certificates '96 Microfilm (1911-1964). Microfilm rolls #7016130-7041803. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky.



• Probate: inventory and appraisment, 21 Feb 1853, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 17



• Probate: sale bill, 10 Dec 1853, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 18
proceeds $148.99



• Probate: admin report, 4 Sep 1855, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 19
17 Jan 1855: the original admin for Sarah Berry, Samuel Williams, died with a balance to the estate of $97.45. The executors of Williams estate paid to admin of Sarah Berry's estate the $97.45.
[probate contues in 1861]



• Probate: settlement, 11 Apr 1861, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 20
11 April 1861, Elisha Roberts, admin of Sarah Berry's estate, paid creditors $ .58 on the dollar to close their accounts.



• Biography: James Berry and Sarah Grubbs, 1907, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 21 ****** 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 \\\\tab Irvine. Ky.. and Thomas H. Barnes, formerly Clerk of the Madison County Court, one of the very best of \\\\tab 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, 1S02. and died July 2. 1579. 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 Bern 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

• Biography: by RAMONA J. SADLON, 2003, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 22

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


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Sarah married James H. Berry, son of DNA possibly related Berry and Unknown, on 28 Mar 1783 in , Lincoln, Kentucky, USA.1 3 11 (James H. Berry was born about 1752 in , , Virginia, USA,5 6 died on 12 Feb 1822 in , Madison, Kentucky, USA 5 6 and was buried in 1822 in Richmond, Madison, Kentucky, USA 23.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:



• Marriage, 28 Mar 1783, , Lincoln, Kentucky, USA. 1


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Sources


1 "Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900," database and images, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900 (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1995&enc=1 : accessed 29 Nov 2011); James Berry, Sarah Berry (nee Grubbs); page 4 of 28 in the file R799. Surety: 4.

2 Ramona J. Sadlon, BERRY IN VIRGINIA – KENTUCKY - MISSOURI RESEARCH & ANALYSIS (e-mail: April 2003
local file = D: p 29. Surety: 3.
See the attached word document

3 Ramona J. Sadlon, BERRY IN VIRGINIA – KENTUCKY - MISSOURI RESEARCH & ANALYSIS (e-mail: April 2003
local file = D: page 78. Surety: 3.
On 28 March 1783 James Berry married Sarah Grubbs in Lincoln County, Virginia. Is has been said they married in the fort on Shallow Ford, which is a branch of Tate's Creek in the area that became Madison County.
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4 William Harris Miller, Original data: Miller, William Harris,. History and genealogies of the families of Miller, Woods, Harris, Wallace, Maupin, Oldham, Kavanaugh, and Brown (illustrated) : with interspersions of notes of the families of Dabney, Reid, Martin, Broaddus, Gentry, Jarman, Jameson, Ballard, Mullins, Michie, Moberley, Covington, Browning, Duncan, Yancey and others. (Richmond, Ky.: Miller, 1907, c1906.
Ancestry.com at:
http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=11013&enc=1&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0), page 717. Repository: Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com. Surety: 2.

5 Compiler, This data was imported from my previous database in FTW, Surety: 3.

6 Diana McGinness, Diana McGinnes FTW database, Repository: Not Given. Surety: 3.

7 Bourbon County Clerk, Deed Books, Book 10: p.76,77,78. Surety: 4.

8 United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Third Census of the United States, 1810 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1810. M252, 71 rolls.), Madison, Kentucky; Roll: 7; Page: 212; Image: 221.00. Repository: NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20408-0001. Surety: 4.

9 Ramona J. Sadlon, BERRY IN VIRGINIA – KENTUCKY - MISSOURI RESEARCH & ANALYSIS (e-mail: April 2003
local file = D: p 31. Surety: 3.

10 United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Fifth Census of the United States, 1830. (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1830. M19, 201 rolls.), Western Division, Madison, Kentucky; Roll: 39; Page: 149. Repository: NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20408-0001. Surety: 4.

11 Ramona J. Sadlon, BERRY IN VIRGINIA – KENTUCKY - MISSOURI RESEARCH & ANALYSIS (e-mail: April 2003
local file = D: p 29. Surety: 3.

12 "Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900," database and images, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900 (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1995&enc=1 : accessed 29 Nov 2011); James Berry, Sarah Berry (nee Grubbs); page 25-26 of 28 in the file R799. Surety: 4.

13 United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Sixth Census of the United States, 1840 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1840. M704, 580 rolls.), Madison, Kentucky; Roll: 118; Page: 285. Repository: NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20408-0001. Surety: 4.

14 Ramona J. Sadlon, BERRY IN VIRGINIA – KENTUCKY - MISSOURI RESEARCH & ANALYSIS (e-mail: April 2003
local file = D: p 40. Surety: 3.

15 United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Seventh Census of the United States, 1850 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432, 1,009 rolls.), District 3, Madison, Kentucky; Roll: M432_211; Page: 313; Ancestry.com Image: 626. Repository: NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20408-0001. Surety: 4.

16 Ancestry.com, "Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953," database and images, Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953 (http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1222&enc=1&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 : accessed 7 Jun 2017); Sarah Berry, nee Grubbs, page 313; http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1222. Repository: Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com. Surety: 4.

17 Madison County Clerk and Recorder, Madison County Will Books, not published, page 369-370, Vol. K 1851-53 - FHL US/CAN [ 0183270 ]. Repository: KY, Madison County Clerk's Office, 101 W. Main St., Richmond, Kentucky 40475. Surety: 3.

18 Madison County Clerk and Recorder, Madison County Will Books, not published, page 335-337, Vol. K 1851-53 - FHL US/CAN [ 0183270 ]. Repository: KY, Madison County Clerk's Office, 101 W. Main St., Richmond, Kentucky 40475. Surety: 3.

19 Madison County Clerk and Recorder, Madison County Will Books, not published, page 431-432, Vol. L 1853-1855 - FHL US/CAN [ 183271 ]. Repository: KY, Madison County Clerk's Office, 101 W. Main St., Richmond, Kentucky 40475. Surety: 3.

20 Madison County Clerk and Recorder, Madison County Will Books, not published, page 427-428, Vol. O 1860-1862 - FHL US/CAN film [ 1843391 ]. Repository: KY, Madison County Clerk's Office, 101 W. Main St., Richmond, Kentucky 40475. Surety: 4.

21 W. H. Miller, History and Genealogies (Call No. CS71.M65 1907
http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/BookList.aspx?dbid=11013), page 717. Repository: Not Given. Surety: 3.

22 Ramona J. Sadlon, BERRY IN VIRGINIA – KENTUCKY - MISSOURI RESEARCH & ANALYSIS (e-mail: April 2003
local file = D: page 77 -78. Surety: 3.

23 (http://gesswhoto.com/olden-daze/index16.html : accessed 10 Mar 2010), James Berry. Surety: 3.


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