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Notes for George BERRY

His will, dated 10/1/1813, bequeathed only slaves to his heirs:

In the name of God, Amen. This the first day of October one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, I, George Berry, of Mason County and State of Kentucky, being of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God for such a mercy and calling to mind: the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed or all men to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament.

First of all I recommend to God my soul, and my body at my death to I hope be buried in a descent manner at the discretion of William Berry, George Berry and Elijah Berry whom I appoint and ordain my Executors and as touching such wordly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner.

First I give and bequeath to my son William Berry a negro named Patrick, one woman named Winney and her three children Mahala, Cain, and Abel.

Second I give and bequeath to my two grandchildren Bunbury and George Washington Berry two negro boys named Nelson and Major together with one woman named Lucky and her three children.

Third I give and bequeath to my son Elijah Berry three negro men named Jarret, Frances and Joseph together with one boy named Abel.

Fourth I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Cantwell 1 negro woman named Dillis and her two children named Washington and Caroline together with one other boy named Fielding the son of Mary.

Fifth I give and bequeath to my grandson Clabourne Berry 1 negro boy named Lewis.

George Berry

Signed and delivered by George Berry senior as his last will and testament in presents of us

Miles Conway
Daniel Glascock
Francis Holden

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