Van Gundy Family Tree

Notes for Benjamin BERRY

Residences & events:

10/7/1753 Brunswick Parish, King George Co, VA. He sold 87 1/4 acres to Joel Anchoram in preparation to moving.

1774 Frederick Co, Benjamin bought land there. He is often confused with his cousin Benjamin (son of Joseph), also in Frederick County.

10/6/1776 He served in the VA militia during the Rev War as a gunsmith and was discharged 10/1777.

Frederick Co. Records:
Deed Book 16 pg. 64? George Mercer and others, etc., to Benjamin Berry of Frederick Co., son of Henry Berry late of King Geo. Co., Va. - 324.5 acres on Shendoah River.

Deed Book 30 pg. 421 3/27/1804 recorded 7/6/1807 Benjamin Berry of Frederick Co., Deed of Gift to daughter Sarah Stribling of same place - 4 negroes. Deed of Gift to heirs of daughter Dully Benson, deceased of county of Stafford in Va., 7 negroes.

10/10/1795 - Deposition of Benjamin Berry borned 1725, age 70 regarding Morgan's land.

Marker in Rose Park, Berryville, Virginia:

Benjamin Berry, son of Henry Berry of King George County, settled in what is now Clarke County (VA) prior to the Revolution, and in 1798, he procured the formal establishment of the town of Berryville, the town having been platted by him, and consisting of a portion (twenty acres) of a larger tract of land owned by him and his daughter, Sarah Stribling. He and she are buried in the northeast section of the yard of Grace Episcopal Church.

From Clarke Co, VA web site:

Clarke County is named for George Rogers Clark, spelled without the "e", the county seat is Berryville. Berryville, laid out on land owned by Benjamin Berry at the crossroads where the tavern community known as Battletown was located.

Benjamin's will was dated 8/18/1810 and proved 10/2/1810. In it he gave to Betsy Lane, late B. T. Stribling, one half personal estate and that part of my real estate called "Berry Farm" adjoining the Town of Berryville to Bellah Stribling, other half of personal estate and farm I bought of Benjamin Taylor.

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