Van Gundy Family Tree

Notes for George BERRY

It seems there is a conflict in this man's life. Some researchers have placed him as the son of Enoch and Dulcebella but his dates don't match that family. Others say that no wife or children have been found for him and since his will mentioned only other relatives, it is assumed he never married. And yet he has 2 wives listed here as placed by others. Relatives listed in the will are consistent with him belonging to this family.

Residences & events:

1793 Nelson Co, KY. At tax time he had 105 acres, 2 horses, 6 cattle, and was the only male in the house over age 21.

1794 Nelson Co, KY tax records recorded his large Revolutionary War land grand of some 4000 acres but it was supposedly in Logan Co. Along with the huge estate he was also taxed for 2 horses and 9 cattle. William was still in the same old neighborhood.

Logan Co, KY

1810 Butler Co, KY. A new county was carved from the old and so George's property may have ended up in the new one as the following was recorded by relatives: "During my time in the office of the Clerk of the Butler County Court, in Butler County, Kentucky, I found that one George Berry was given an Land Grant for 5,000 acres of land lying on the Dallams Creek in Butler County, Kentucky, for his services in the Revolutionary War. I did extensive searching in both Butler County and Logan County and could never find a conveyance from George Berry or his heirs for any of the 5,000 acre tract."

And later: "This 5,000 acres lying on Dallams Creek is near Berry's Lick where the Berrys settled first in Butler County. The community is called Berry's Lick for this reason: 'The Berry's settled there and owned land, and there was a well that produced salt water. In the early days salt produced at that location was sold to merchants from as far away as Nashville, Tennessee. The deer would come there to lick the salt, hence the name.' "

Henderson Co, KY

LDS records have his birth place as Spencer, IN but his family lived in VA before and after his birth so it was probably there.

His will named only his brother, John, two nieces, one of whom was Enoch's daughter and nephew, James M Berry, son of Enoch, as executor.

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