Submitted by Bobbie Thompson Tue, 14 May 2002 13:46:37


We will have to start back in Washington Co., Va. to understand
who the Hempstead Co., Ark. Berry people were.

Washington Co., Va.
1812 Thomas Berry died - wife Prudence. Children named in Will:
James - to sell land in Western Tenn.
John F.
William, decd. - 10 children, two named Polly & Betsey Berry
David - to be nice to his step mother
Thomas, lll
No daughters named. Thomas did say he had a wife (Mary) to leave him and moved to Tenn. with his horse. James was to give the horse to Grand daughters (daus. of William) Polly & Betsey Berry.

Hempstead County, Ark.

1818 Mar. 03 George Berry married Polly McClittau
1819 Dec. 09 William Berry married Susanna Drew
1818 Aug. George Berry Died
1820 - 1822 George Berry's estate: 1/2 paid Bazel West,
others clam half: Robert Berry of Natchitoces, La.
( his part to nephew John F. Berry, Jr.),
Mary Smith widow of George Berry.
1825 May 10 Heirs of George Berry:
William Matlock and his wife Mary, Heirs vs. David Berry (brother)
Robert Berry
James Berry (son of brother James)
John M. Buford and wife Mary ( niece, dau. of William)
Daniel Walls and wife Elizabeth ( niece, dau. of William)
Drury Walls and wife Mary ( niece, dau. of James)
1823 Oct. 10 John Berry advertised loss of papers, including cer.. of his marriage
to Jane Temple and bill of sell for slave named Diah. Slave given by
James Temple about 1800.
1824 David Berry of Washington Co, Va. power of attorney to John Berry,
son of William Berry decd., in conjunction with Peggy Berry, widow
of Bazel Berry Will, proven 1823, Margaret named Exrx.; until my
dau., America Ann becomes of age; raising and schooling of children
Ibbe Berry ( of age), Alfred Simpson Berry, Rufus Calvin Berry, and
America Ann Berry. Ibbe Berry and William Matlock exrs.
1825 William Matlock gdn. of heirs of Basil and Margaret Berry, both decd.