Bradley Berry 1 2
- Born: Abt 1735
- Marriage (1): Ann LNU in 1760
- Marriage (2): Elizabeth Fields in 1781
- Died: 1795, , Albemarle, Virginia, USA about age 60 3
- Buried: 1795, , Albemarle, Virginia, USA 3
*********** no known connection to our berry line but retained for future reference
************ Richard Garret Berry, perhaps part of this line, is not the same Garrett Berry of Middlesex Co., VA., who died in 1725. [ceb 27 Feb 2015] 1
Noted events in his life were:
• Estate: will, 1787, , Albemarle, Virginia, USA. 4 5 Transcription provided courtesy of Ken Berry, 2015.
WILL OF BRADLEY BERREY RECORED 1795
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN, I BRADLEY BERREY BEING
SICK THO IN SOUND MIND & MEMORY DO GIVE & DIVIDE MY WORLDLY
GOODS AS FOLLOWS AFTER PAYING MY JUST DEBTS I GIVE
TO GEORGE BERREY ONE HNEDRED ACRES OF LAND WHERE ON HE
LIVES, ONE ROAN MAIR, SADDLE & BRIDLE; THE REMAINING
LAND I GIVE TO WILLIAM WOOD BERREY, ONE ROAN STONE-HORSE
& ONE FEATHER BED & FURNITURE
SADDLE & BRIDLE . LIKEWISE IT IS MY DESIRE THAT BETSY
MORRELS SHALL HAVE THE LENT OF MY HOUSE & LAND HER LIFE-
TIME PERSONALLY HERSELF BUT NOT FOR ANYONE ELSE TO
WORK OR TEND THE LENT LAND ON HER BEHALF OR FOR HER
TO MORTGAGE WITH ANY ENCUMBRANCES AS LONG AS THE LAND IS
MADE TO SERVE HER. LIKEWISE IT IS MY DESIRE THAT BETSY MORRELS
MAY KEEP HER THINGS THAT SHE BROUGHT TO MY HOUSE WHEN
SHE CAME TO LIVE WITH ME. LIKEWISE MY DESIRE IS THAT BETSY
MORRELS SHOULD HAVE THE LENT OF MY GRAY MAIR, ONE PLOW &
HOE WHILE SHE LIVES ON MY LAND. LIKEWISE AFTER THE DEATH
OF BETSY MORRELS THE ARTICLES I HAVE LENT HER IS TO BE
EQUALLY DIVIDED AMONGST MY CHILDREN. IT IS MY DESIRE
THAT THE REMINDER OF MY GOODS & CHATTLE THE WHOLE
BE EQUALLY DIVIDED AMONGST MY FOUR DAUGHTERS, NANCY,
MARY, BETSY, & REBACAH BERREY. IF MY DAUGHTER NANCY
MARREYS WILLIAM HUNNEIDLY IT IS WITHOUT MY BLESSING AND
I DESIRE HER TO HAVE ONE SHILLING. MY REMAINING DAUGHTERS
BEFORE MENTIONED TO HAVE THE BALANCE OF HER PART
DIVIDED AMONGST THEM. LIKEWISE I DO APPOINT THOMAS
& JESSE WOOD EXECUTORS
THIS WILL MADE THE SEVENTEENTH OF AUGUST 1787
IN THE PRESENCE OF
JESSE WOOD BRADLEY BERREY (SEAL)
• Probate: 1787 will rejected by court, 1795, , Albemarle, Virginia, USA. 6 From: Ken Berry
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2015 9:50 AM
Subject: RE: Deaths
Here is Bradley Berry's will of 1787 and presented in court after his death in 1795. The court actually rejected the will, because his son George Berry witnessed it and was an interested party. The court divided his estate equally between his children. Betsy Morrels, his health-care giver got nothing, and his daughter, Nancy Berry, got a full share instead of only one shilling even if she did marry William Hunneidly without her father's permission. It would be interesting to find out if Nancy did actually marry Hunneidly.
• Probate: will, 1795, , Albemarle, Virginia, USA. 3 From: Ken Berry
Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2015 3:14 PM
Subject: RE: Berry Genealogy
...I do have paper documentation to support George being a son of Moses and that Moses was the son of George and that George was a son of Bradley.
1) I have the probated will of Bradley Berry of 1795 in Albemarle Co., VA listing George Berry as a son; I have George Berry granting Power of Attorney in 1802 after moving to Glasgow, KY to sell land in Albemarle Co., Virginia inherited from his father Bradley Berry.
2) I have a copy of a Family Bible record of Jesse Woods Berry (copied in 1936) listing his brother Moses Berry and their father George Berry of Glasgow, KY; the probated will of George Berry of 1849 in Glasgow, KY listing Jesse Woods Berry and Moses Berry as his sons and heirs.
3) I have mortgage record by Moses Berry to father-in-law Benjamin Steffey to purchase a wagon to migrate to Missouri; I have Moses Berry's death record in 1835 due to a cholera epidemic in Louis County, Missouri where everyone was buried in a mass grave; I have court documents that his distraught widow Susanna (Steffey) Berry moved back to Glasgow, KY after her husband's death and committing suicide by shooting herself; and I have her young children Benjamin Berry, Sarah Berry, and George Berry being awarded a guardian by the court of Glasgow, KY; I have court records in 1850 that the children received a land bounty for service by their father, Moses Berry, at the Battle of New Orleans. (2015 is the 200th anniversary of that battle.)
Bradley married Ann LNU in 1760.
Bradley next married Elizabeth Fields in 1781.