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  • Born: 1809, , Bath, Virginia, USA 1

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Deed: Slaves to her siblings 1 of 3, 16 May 1817, , Bath, Virginia, USA. 2
Transcribed by Bill Barry: three images

Nancy Berry. Deed of Gift, 16 May 1817. Accession 40325, Personal papers collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

[page one]

Know all men by these presents, that I
Nancy Berry of the County of Bath and State
of Virginia; for and in consideration of the
natural love and affection which I bear to
Jacob Berry, George Berry, Betsy Berry, and
Robert Berry, Infants; of the County and State
aforesaid. as well as for the further Consideration
of one dollar to me in hand paid by the said
Jacob Berry. George Berry. Betsey Berry. and
Robert Berry Infants. at or before the ensealing
and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is
hereby acknowledged, Have given and granted, and
by these presents do give and grant unto the said
Jacob Berry. George Berry. Betsey Berry and
Robert Berry Infants, their heirs, executors, adminstrators [sic]
and assigns; two Negro girls, whose names
are Rachel, and Daphne, to be equally divided
between said Jacob Berry, George Berry, Betsy Berry,
and Robert Berry, Infants, at that time when
Robert Berry shall have arrived to the age of
twenty one years. To have and to hold the said two
Negro girls, Rachel and Daphne, unto the said
Jacob Berry. George Berry. Betsy Berry, and Robert
Berry, Infants, their heirs, executors, administrators,
and assigns forever. And the said Nancy
Berry for herself, her heirs, executors, administrators,
the said two Negro girls, Rachel, and Daphne,
unto the said Jacob Berry. George Berry.

[page two]
Betsy Berry, and Robert Berry, Infants
their heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns,
against the claim of her, the said Nancy Berry
her heirs, executors, and administrators, and
against the claim or claims, of all and every
person or persons whatsoever, shall and will
warrant and forever defend by these presents ___
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my
hand and seal, this Sixtenth [sic] day of May in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
and seventeen

Nancy Berry x her mark *seal*

Signed sealed and delivered in presence of
W McKenry [McKenny?]
x Samuel Berry
x William Berry

Bath County Clerks Office December the 8th 1817
This deed of gift from Nancy Berry to Jacob Barry
George Berry Betsy Berry and Robert Berry was proved
by Samuel Berry and William Berry and admitted
to record

Teste Chs [F?] Francisco clk

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Berry to ~ Deed of Gift
Berry [&al?]
1817 Dec 8th proved
Recorded & [Ecd?]

Guardian, 8 May 1821, , Bath, Virginia, USA. 3
p. 331 Bond by James N. Hamilton and Charles Hamilton to William Sitling-
ton, Andrew S. Warwidk, Robert Bratton and John Slown, gentlemen
ustices, (no amount given) May 8, 1821 for James Hamilton's ser-
vice as guardian of Elizabeth and Robert Berry

p. 332 Bond by Samuel Berry and James Hamilton to (same justices as
above) May 8, 1821 for Berry's service as guardian of George Berry

Tax Record, 1830, , Bath, Virginia, USA. 1
1830 Taxlist A
Berry, Samuel 1,1,8
Berry, Robert 1,0,0
values = tithable, slaves, horses



1 Virginia. Commissioner of the Revenue (Bath County) (Main Author), Personal property tax lists, 1791-1852 (Richmond [Virginia] : Virginia State Library, 1986), 1830 Taxlist A page 1. Repository: LDS Family History Library, 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150. Surety: 4.

2 William A Barry, William A Barry, E-mail - Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 6:56 PM - To: Larry Milnes - Cc: ceberry - Subject: Nancy Berry Deed of Gift. Surety: 4.

3 Bruns, Jean R, Abstracts of the Wills and Inventories of Bath County, Virginia, 1791-1842 (Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1995.
On-line at, page 103. Repository:, Surety: 3.

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