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Deceased
William Berry
(1766-Bet 1850/1851)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Rody Crews

William Berry 3 4

  • Born: 1766, , , South Carolina, USA 3 4 5
  • Marriage: Rody Crews on 29 Feb 1804 in , Madison, Kentucky, USA 1 2
  • Died: Bet Jul 1850 and 15 Sep 1851, , Boone, Missouri, USA 3 4 5
  • Buried: , Boone, Missouri, USA 5

bullet   Another name for William was William Templeton Berry.4

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bullet  General Notes:


Warning:
This William Berry is not known to have any link to our Berry family. He resided in Madison County, KY., with the other Berry families between 1804 and approximately 1819.
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There is documentation that a William Berry moved to MO., about 1810, and some have interpreted that data to mean William Berry that married Rhody Crews. However, Wm Berry m Rhody was paying tax on 100 acres of land on Muddy Creek in Madison County, KY., between 1807 and 1815.

While it is possible that Wm could have been paying but not living on the land, there is another William Berry (married to Sarah Baxter) that disappeared from the Madison County tax lists in 1810. This second William Berry was the son of Garrett Berry and is likely to have moved with his cousin John Berry to MO in about 1810.
"...The first settlement, or more
properly the first cabin erected, and patch of
corn planted, were the work in 1812-13 of
John and William Berry, Wm. Baxter and
Reuben Gentry, in the neighborhood, if not
on a part, of what is now known as "the
Model Farm,..."
Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri. Vol. 1. 4 6 7

bullet  Death Notes:

Death in Boone County is assumed from his age at the 1860 census. Confirmation with other resources need to prove.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:



• Marriage Bond, 29 Feb 1804, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 1
William Berry and John Crews make bond regaring Wm's marriage to Rhody Moman, nee Crews.



• Court: David Crews Sr v Wm Berry, Mar 1809, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 8 This case, as I understand it, is about the possession of a young male slave, named Ezekiel, and compensation for the services of the slave. David Crews Sr., apparently loaned an Ezekiel to his daughter Rhody Berry for her use at her home with her husband, William Berry. Sometime afterward, her former husband, William Moman/Moreman, escaped from the penitentiary and fled to Ohio. Rhody went with him to Ohio leaving the subject slave with [?] William Berry.
Later, Rhody returned from Ohio, and took up residence with her father? or with William Berry again? At some point, David Crews Sr., or one of his sons wanted the posession and use of the slave, and wanted to be compensated for William Berry's use of the slave.
Setting aside the issue of the slave, the central questions for a family historian are: when did Rhody leave KY to be with Moman in Ohio? how long was she with Moman? When was her son, David Crews Berry, conceived and born? Was the son a Berry child or a Moman child?
Of the many documents on file with this case only a handfull, beginning with image 70, tell the above story. None offer much help with specific dates regarding David Crews Berry. In a July 1809 deposition by ????? Perkins, the basic narrative of the case is laid out. In another deposition, by William Walker, it appears that Rody and Wm Berry were living together and in posession of Ezekiel on Berry's property before Christmas of 1808 (or is it 1803).



• Tax Record, 3 Jun 1809, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 9 [line 10] Berry William 100 acres Muddy Creek, 1 wm >21, 1 bm, 4 horses



• Census, 1810, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 10 Wm Berry 1, 0, 1, 2, 0 // 2, 2, 0, 1, 0
0-10, 10-16, 16-26, 26-45, 45 + // 0-10, 10-16, 16-26, 26-45, 45 +
2 males age 26-45 would be William and one other
Wm born 1766 would be 44
Other one could be a son, a brother, or other
1 male age 0-10 is likely David C Berry born to Wm and Rody

James Berry also on this page

• Probate: will, David Crews Sr, 12 May 1819, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 11 12 1819. Madison Co., KY. 12 May. "I, David Crews hereby declare this to be my last will and testament…unto my daughter Mary Newland one dollar…unto my daughter Mildred Bell my negro woman called Sarah…to my son Jeremiah one dollar…unto my son Elijah one dollar…unto my son David the land I purchased of William Hoy…unto my daughter Nancy McQueen one dollar…to the heirs of my deceased son John one dollar…to my daughter Rody one dollar…my beloved wife Mildred to remain on the plantation whereon I now live…It is my will and desire that my negro man Jupiter be permitted at my death to make choice of which of my children by my first wife he pleases to live with, and to the one he makes choice of I give and bequeath him and their heirs forever…unto my son Andrew my tract of land lying on Muddy Creek…unto my son Temple tract of land whereon I now live at the death or intermarriage of his mother…residue of my estate be equally divided between my children by my last wife towit Andrew, Temple, Anna, Sophi, China they become of age…this 12th day of May 1819…
Will was produced at court 5 November 1821. [Madison County, KY Will Book C, pp. 192-94] 30 , pp. 83, 84

from Porters Metes and Bounds II: David Crews...
on rootsweb at: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/CREWS/1999-03/0922122281

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF DAVID MILTON CREWS
Madison County, Kentucky Will Book C, pg. 192-194
In the name of God Amen. I, David CREWS of Madison County and State of
Kentucky, do hereby declare this to be my last Will and Testament hereby
revoking all former Wills by me heretofore made.
In the first place, I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Mary NEWLAND, one
dollar having heretofore advanced to her all I intend giving her. ----
Secondly, I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Mildred BELL, my negro woman
called Sarah to her and her heirs forever ---- Thirdly, I give and bequeath
to my son, Jeremiah CREWS, one dollar having heretofore advanced to him all I
intend giving him ---- 4th I give and bequeath unto my son, Elijah CREWS, one
dollar having heretofore advanced to him all I intend ----
5th I give and bequeath unto my son, David CREWS, the land I purchased of
William HOY being the land whereon I formerly lived lying on the west side to
Tates Creek. ---- 6th I give and bequeath unto my daughter Nancy MCQUEEN, one
dollar having advanced to her heretofore all I intend giving her ----
7th I give and bequeath to the heirs of my deceased son, John CREWS, one
dollar having heretofore in the lifetime of my said son, John, advanced to him
all I intend giving him. ----
8th I give and bequeath to my daughter, Rody, one dollar having heretofore
given her all I intend giving her ----
9th It is my will and desire that my beloved wife, Mildred, remain on the
plantation whereon I now live during her natural life or widowhood, and, that
the Stock _____ and negroes be by my Executors kept on the plantation, and
that out of the proceeds arising from the farm my wife is to have a
comfortable Support during her natural life or widowhood, and that that
balance of the proceeds arising from the farm I wish my Executors to make use
of in raising and Education of my children by my last wife and giving them a
good English education.
10th It is my will and desire that my negroes _____ _____ that so soon as all
my children by my last wife become of age that if it is possible they be
equally divided between them
11th It is my will and desire that my negro man, Jupiter, be permitted at my
death to make choice of which of my children by my first wife he pleases to
live with, and to the one he makes choice of I give and bequeath him and their
heirs forever.
12th I give and bequeath unto my son, Andrew, my Tract of land lying on Muddy
Creek to him and his heirs forever.
13th I give and bequeath unto my son, Temple, the Tract of land whereon I now
live at the death or intermarriage of his mother which ever may first happen.
14th It is my will and desire that the residue of my estate both real and
personal be equally divided between my children by my last wife towit:
Andrew, Temple, Anna, Sophi, China to be equally divided amongst them when
they become of age all of them.
Lastly, ------- I do hereby constitute and appoint John PACE and David IRVINE
my Executors of this my only true last Will and Testament
In testimony whereof I have here unto Set my hand and affixed my seal to this
my last Will and Testament this 12th Day of May 1819
Signed Seal & ack -----David CREWS
In presence of
R.C. HOLDER
Will JENKINS
Jno DUNCAN
Thomas GENTRY
William STURGIS

Kentucky Madison County Court
I, David IRVINE, Clerk of the Court for the County aforesaid do hereby
certify that at a County Court held for Madison County on Monday the 5th day
of November 1821 this Instrument of writing was produced in open Court and
proven to be the last Will and Testament of David CREWS Dec'd by the oath of
John DUNCAN and Thomas I GENTRY both subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered
to be Recorded and the same has been done accordingly.
David IRVINE, CM CC

• Tax Record, 1821, , Boone, Missouri, USA. 4
Boone County 1821 tax list (Hodges and Woodruff 1971).



• Land, 1 Nov 1827, , Boone, Missouri, USA. 4 13 Berry-Baxter or Berry-Crews
1 November 1827 William and Rhody Berry claimed title to 160 acres of land in the sw 1/4 of Section 36, Twp. 48, R13, south of Columbia. This record is in BLM Glore data, and does not mention a wife for William. However the sale of 80 acres of that land in 1837 confirmas Rhody to be the wife.



• Census, 1830, , Boone, Missouri, USA. 14
line 7 - William Berry
1 male age 20-30 [probably David C.]
1 male age 60-70
1 female age 50-60



• Court: emancipation of Jubiter, 5 Nov 1832, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 15 16
William Berry and Roda his wife David C. Berry, atty, emancipation of Jubiter 1832. David C: may = Crews
David is thought to be the son of Wm and Rhody

A deed of emancipation from William Berry and Rhoda his wife emancipating their
slave Jubiter was produced in Court and acknowledged by David C. Berry their
attorney in fact, which was received by the Court and said slave ordered to be
emancipated and ____ further ordered that the clerk of this Court issue a certificate
of emancipation accordingly without bond being registered.
Said Jubiter is about 65 years of age about 5 feet 4 inches high. Well made weighing
145 pounds, a jet black, a small scar over his right eyebrow and tolerable bald. No
other flesh marks.
Ordered that Court be adjourned until tomorrow morning 9 oclock.
J. S. White

Transcription by Diana McGinness
Deed of Emancipation - Wm and Rhoda Berry
Madison County Circuit Court, Madison County, KY
Court Order Book F, pg. 388



• Land, 1 Feb 1837, , Boone, Missouri, USA. 4 17
1 February 1837, William and Rody Berry, both of Boone Co., deed 80 acres of their land grant of 1827 for $1.00 and love and affection to their son David Crews Berry.



• Census, 1840, , Boone, Missouri, USA. 18
page 115 line 3 - David C Berry, 1 male 30-40 // 2 females < 5, 1 female 15-20
line 4 - Wm Berry, 1 male 70-80 // 1 female 60-70

• Court, 1846, , Boone, Missouri, USA. 19
Page 71

COURTS OF BOONE COUNTY 71

By referring to the list of justices, it will be seen that Boone
county has been singularly fortunate in the selection of them. One
justice became county clerk, three circuit clerk, three prosecuting at-
torney, one circuit attorney, two county surveyor, and three state sena-
tors. Dr. T. S. Sneed was a physician, while Dr. A. J. Harris and
Dr. Paul Hubbard were dentists. Walter C. Maupin, R. H. Bullard,
M. P. Baldwin, Jackson T. Burnham and Wm. H. Jeffries were min-
isters. Eight justices were merchants, three real estate agents and
thirty-nine were lawyers. Frank D. Evans was a banker, John T.
McCauley a miller, Fenton P. Griffin an editor, and C. V. Bicknell
a carpenter. The others were farmers.
In 1845, the justices of Columbia township had the first and
fourth Mondays in every other month for law days; the justices of
Cedar township had the fourth Saturdays in every other month for
law days; the justices of Rocky Fork township had the third Fridays
in every other month for law days; the justices of Missouri township
had the third Thursdays in every other month for law days; and the
justices of Perche township had the second Saturdays in every other
month for law days. These dates were duly advertised in the "Mis-
souri Statesman".

JUSTICES OF THE PEACE
BOURBON TOWNSHIP
W. L. Wayne Geo. W. Gulick
Archibald B. Sweeney S. W. Early...
... Page 74

74 THE BENCH AND BAR OF BOONE COUNTY

MISSOURI TOWNSHIP

John Gray Lewis W. Robinson
I. C. Hensley J. H. Ravenscraft
John T. Foster Saml. L. Tuttle
William Lientz Levi Burroughs
Joseph W. Hickam Henry C. Mooth
Dabney Patton Thomas Chapman
James W. Daly Nimrod Watson
John Henderson Geo. W. Maupin
Jesse B. Dale Wesley Scobee
Wm. H. Phillips Eugene Baldwin
Reuben M. Hatton Tyre H. Boggs
George C. Cole Benton White
F. A. Field Eugene Scott
Jasper Turner John A. Daily
Washington Knox A. J. Woods
William Raymond Danl. E. Hulett
Jesse Turner M. P. Baldwin
James T. Harris F. B. Hatton
Ira E. Purden Jas. M. McKee
Geo. H. Sexton 0. F. Hatton
Alex Douglass Geo. H. Cox
James Arnold Marion Yeager
John Bowman Jno. F. Chillis
Robert G. Lyell E. E. Williamson
Saml. D. Cochran M. T. Slater
William Slade

MONITOR TOWNSHIP
Tyre G. Harris John Gray

PERCHE TOWNSHIP
John Anderson William Berry
Tyre G. Harris Geo. H. Sexton
John Slack John Barclay
John Anderson Westley Burks
William Boone Thos. C. Colly
John Corlew David B. Rowland
Robert Schooling M. L. A. Via
Lawrence Roberts Chas. E. Sexton
W. M. Shaw Wm. Milhollen






• Census, 25 Sep 1850, , Boone, Missouri, USA. 20
District 8, Boone, Missouri; Roll: M432_392; Page: 395; Ancestry.com Image: 328, Lines 15-30
line 24 - William Berry, age 84, m, farmer, SC
line 25 - Ezekiel C Hickman, age 45, m, farmer, VA
line 26 - Nancy, age 42, f, KY [Nancy Sims, m. 29 Jan 1829, Boone Co., MO]
line 27 - Lycurgus , age 20, m, farmer, MO
line 28 - Lycander , age 17, m, farmer, MO
line 29 - Cornelia, age 14, f, MO
line 30 - Marium, age 10, f, MO

Also on this page - next family - father Wm Berry lines 15-23
line 15 - David Berry, age 42, m, famer, KY
line 16 - Martha, age 31, f, KY
line 17 - Roxanna, age 13, MO
line 18 - Matilda, age 11, f, MO
line 19 - W. T., age 10, m, MO
line 20 - Sarah A., age 8, f, MO
line 21 - David W., age 5, m, MO
line 22 - Price J., age 2, m, MO
line 23 - Mary A., age 9 mo, f, MO

• Land, 15 Sep 1851, , Boone, Missouri, USA. 4 Boone Co. title abstract #12858, page 7; 15 September 1851, Harrison B. Jones and his wife Ellenor M. Jones (formerly Ellenor M. Berry) and a "child and heir of William Berry, deceased," sold the other 80 acres to David C. Berry.

• Probate: will, 5 Aug 1853, , Boone, Missouri, USA. 4 Evans and Thompson, Wills and Administrations of Boone Co., MO, p. 31:
BERRY, WILLIAM T. - No. 680 - Will. Lewis G. Berry, Admr. Gr. June 20, 1846. F.S. Aug. 5, 1853. Wife Rhoda Berry, s. Davis [sic] C., d. Ellen McGuire Jones, gr. ch. John M. Little, Eliza Julian Little, Mary Ellen Little, heirs of Hiram W. Little, and Ella McGuire Jones. Wit. Jan. 20, 1844, Durrett Hubbard, Alan White & Jacob Johnston.
NOTE: The date at which the probate was granted, as abstracted by Evans and Thompson, apparently belongs to the other William T. Berry in Boone Co. at this time.
"According to Karen Myers, the William BERRY who married Rhoda was not William Templeton Berry, as some have come to believe. William Templeton BERRY died in 1846, while the William BERRY married to Rhoda was still alive in 1850 when the Missouri census was taken. The probate papers for both men are mixed up in Missouri so one has to be careful when going through them" (Porter 1994, 202). Porter indicated that she received information from Norma Ranz Nyberg, Columbia, MO, and Karen P. Myers, Longboat Key, FL.


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William married Rody Crews, daughter of David Milton Crews and Annie McGehee, on 29 Feb 1804 in , Madison, Kentucky, USA.1 21 (Rody Crews was born in Mar 1780 in , Bedford, Virginia, USA,3 4 11 12 died between 20 Jun 1846 and 1850 in , Boone, Missouri, USA 3 4 18 and was buried in , Boone, Missouri, USA 18.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:



• Marriage: bond, 29 Feb 1804, , Madison, Kentucky, USA. 1 1804. Madison Co., KY. 29 Feb. William Berry married Rody Moran/Moman.


bullet  Marriage Notes:

William Berry Rody Moman marriage bond 1804 Madison County KY.
No known relationship to other Berrys in Madison County.

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Sources


1 Kentucky, Madison County, Madison County Marriage Records, 1804 drawer, by surname. Repository: KY, Madison County Clerk's Office, 101 W. Main St., Richmond, Kentucky 40475. Surety: 4.

2 Ramona J. Sadlon, BERRY IN VIRGINIA – KENTUCKY - MISSOURI RESEARCH & ANALYSIS (e-mail: April 2003
local file = D: page 24: 1804. Madison Co., KY. 29 Feb. William Berry married Rody Moran/Moman. Surety: 3.
See the attached word document

3 Pete Douglass - edouglass@comcast.net, DOUGLASS-CREWS-COLLINS-BIGGS-ETC (http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=douglassec&id=I0185), Surety: 0.

4 Virginia Easley DeMarce - veasleyd@aol.com, Boone County, Missouri (http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=vedemarce&id=I00917), Surety: 0.

5 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 8, Boone, Missouri; Roll: M432_392; Page: 395; Ancestry.com Image: 328. Repository: NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20408-0001. Surety: 4.

6 compiler, represents direct knowledge of the compiler, general note regaring link to our Berry families. Surety: 3.

7 Conard, Howard L, Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri. Vol. 1. (The Southern History Company, New York, Louisville, St. Louis, 1901
UMDL at:http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?type=simple;c=umlib;cc=umlib;sid=e2ab876f70ddf4ad744c6e4c2b56fbcc;g=vmtc;rgn=full%20text;q1=william%20berry;view=toc;subview=detail;sort=occur;start=1;size=25;idno=umlr000003), page 323. Repository: MO, University of Missouri - Digital Library. Surety: 3.

8 Madison County, Kentucky, Circuit Court case files, ca. 1790-1866 Circuit Court case files, #4579-4836 --- ca. 1790-1865: frame 187, Crews v Berry case 4769, 1810; FHL microfilm FHL US/CAN Film [ 2241458 ], item case # 4769. Surety: 4.

9 Madison County (Kentucky). Tax Assessor (Main Author), Tax books, 1787-1874, Publication
Frankfort, Kentucky : Kentucky State Historical Society, 1952-1953
Physical: 6 microfilm reels ; 35 mm, Microfilm Roll No. 008127: 1809: book 1, page 2, line 10. Repository: KY, Department of Libraries and Archives, 300 Coffee Tree Road, P.O. Box 537, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. Surety: 4.

10 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.), Repository: NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20408-0001. Surety: 3.

11 Ramona J. Sadlon, BERRY IN VIRGINIA – KENTUCKY - MISSOURI RESEARCH & ANALYSIS (e-mail: April 2003
local file = D: page 28. Surety: 3.

12 Madison County Clerk and Recorder, Madison County Will Books, not published, Will Book C, pp. 192-94. Repository: KY, Madison County Clerk's Office, 101 W. Main St., Richmond, Kentucky 40475. Surety: 3.

13 U.S. Department of Interior, Bureay of Land Management, Land Patent (U.S. Department of Interior, Bureay of Land Management, General Land Office Records
http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/), Boone Co., MO. MO 5th PM 048N - 013W SW¼ Sec 36 http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/details/patent/default.aspx?accession=0104-255&docClass=CV&sid=v34rn3im.nii. Repository: BLM. Surety: 0.

14 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.), Cedar, Boone, Missouri; Roll: 73; Page: 127. Repository: NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20408-0001. Surety: 4.

15 Madison County Clerk and Recorder, Madison County Court Orders (not published), Book F, pg. 388. Repository: KY, Madison County Clerk's Office, 101 W. Main St., Richmond, Kentucky 40475. Surety: 4.

16 Ramona J. Sadlon, BERRY IN VIRGINIA – KENTUCKY - MISSOURI RESEARCH & ANALYSIS (e-mail: April 2003
local file = D: page 83. Surety: 4.

17 Boone County, Missouri, Deed records, 1821-1886, Vol. H: page 61-62, William Berry, 1837; FHL US/CAN film [ 0909102 ] US/CAN film [ 0909102 ], item 2. Surety: 4.

18 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.), Columbia, Boone, Missouri; Roll: 220; Page: 115. Repository: NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20408-0001. Surety: 4.

19 Gentry, North Todd, The Bench and Bar of Boone County, Missouri (Gentry, North Todd, The Author, Columbia, Mo., 1916
UMDL at:http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?type=simple;c=umlib;cc=umlib;sid=e2ab876f70ddf4ad744c6e4c2b56fbcc;g=vmtc;rgn=full%20text;q1=william%20berry;view=toc;subview=short;sort=occur;start=1;size=25;idno=umlm000011), page 74. Repository: MO, University of Missouri - Digital Library. Surety: 3.

20 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 8, Boone, Missouri; Roll: M432_392; Page: 395; Ancestry.com Image: 328, Lines 15-30. Repository: NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20408-0001. Surety: 4.

21 Ramona J. Sadlon, BERRY IN VIRGINIA – KENTUCKY - MISSOURI RESEARCH & ANALYSIS (e-mail: April 2003
local file = D: page 24: 1804. Madison Co., KY. 29 Feb. William Berry married Rody Moran/Moman. Surety: 3.


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