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Generation No. 3

     9.  Nancy3 Berry (John2, Thomas1) was born Abt. 1772 in Mechlenburg Co., VA., and died September 21, 1834 in Madisonville, Hopkins Co., KY.  She married Daniel McGary January 09, 1790 in Mercer Co., Ky., son of Hugh McGary and Mary Buntin.  He was born November 23, 1770 in North Carolina, and died Bef. September 1841 in Hopkins Co., KY.

Notes for Nancy Berry:
There is one Nancy McGary buried in Flat Lick Cemetery, Hopkins Co., KY., 1834, Stone says age 62 years.  

On January 6, 1790, when Nancy was 18, a marriage bond was issued in Mercer County, KY., witnessed by Hugh McGary, Thomas Allin, Robert McGary and John Ray.  Nancy Berry and Daniel McGary were married on January 9th, three days later.

More About Nancy Berry:
Burial: Unknown, Flat Lick Cemetery, Hopkins Co., KY.

Notes for Daniel McGary:
He moved with his brothers Robert and William Ray, into Henderson County in 1798, then moved on to Hopkins County.  He and John Davis and Robert McGary were appointed to bid out the new Madisonville courthouse and jail in 1806.  It also was ordered that the next term of the court, August 24, 1807, be "holden" at Daniel McGary's house.  In 1807 he and Solomon Silkwood owned about 1,000 acres on either side of what is now Main Street, Madisonville.  Between them they gave 40 acres to the town for the City, which were pieces of land 1 acre wide and 20 acres long.  He was the first jailer of Hopkins County.

Two land transactions are as follows: Daniel McGary July 19, 1818: Daniel and Nancy McGary to Baxter D. Townes $215, tract of land on the waters of Flat Creek, containing 21 acres;  Daniel McGary, July 9, 1818: Daniel and Nancy McGary to Robert Brown $100, 2 acres adjoining the Military line.

Daniel McGary became guardian for Mahala Berry (under age) upon the death of her father, John Berry in 1811.

More About Daniel McGary:
Burial: Unknown, Flat Creek Cemetery, Mortons Gap, Hopkins Co., KY.

Marriage Notes for Nancy Berry and Daniel McGary:
Permission for underage Dan McGary to marry was given by his father, Hugh McGary.
Children of Nancy Berry and Daniel McGary are:
+     53     i.     Samuel Goode Hopkins4 McGary, born Abt. 1810; died Abt. 1836.
     54     ii.     Mary McGary, born Unknown; died Unknown.  She married Issac Whyte Bef. 1807; born Unknown; died Unknown.

More About Issac Whyte:
Trustee: July 16, 1809, Town of Madisonville, KY

+     55     iii.     Toliver Young Sr. McGary, born December 15, 1802 in Hopkins Co., KY.; died 1846 in Hopkins Co., KY..
     56     iv.     Thomas McGary, born Unknown; died Unknown.


     10.  Lewis3 Berry (John2, Thomas1) was born February 24, 1773, and died June 25, 1847 in Kentucky.  He married Agnes Rash December 24, 1795 in Clark Co., Ky, daughter of William Rash and Elizabeth Warren.  She was born December 14, 1777 in Spotsylvania Ca., Va., and died June 28, 1845 in Clark Co.,Kentucky.

Notes for Lewis Berry:
Mentioned as heir of John Berry in Accounting of Will, Hopkins Co. Will Book No. 1, page 205.

Will of Lewis Berry, January 6, 1847 - Clark Co., KY.

I Lewis Berry of Clarke Cty Ky do make this my last will and testament.  I have given to my grand children the children of my daughter Lucinda a negro woman Cena and her two children Nancy and Benjamin, which negroes were valued at five hundred fifty dollars which negroes I wish to be kept by James Raney for the benefit of my aforesaid grand children until they become of age or marry when they are to be equally divided among my four aforesaid grand children or those who may be then living.  The balance of my property to be divided equally among my legal heirs and the money or property that may be coming to my aforesaid grand children to be put into the hand of their father James Raney for their benefit.  It is my will that my son James receive the money for my son Samuels children and pay it to them as they come of age or marry.  And that Milton receive the money that may be coming from my estate to my son Williams children and pay it to them as they come of age or marry.  I bequeath to Hugh McDonald a negro boy Washington to be valued to him by two disinterested men.  I wish nancy to choose her master or mistress among my children.  Milton to have William if he chooses.  In testimony there I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 6th day of January, 1847.  signed in the presence of Lewis Berry Saml D. Martin James Hulett

I further request that Milton Berry and Hugh McDonald take possession of the notes of my estate & they also dispose of the property of the estate, collect the money due the same, and divide it equally among my legal heirs.  signed in presence of John W. Estes Lewis Berry

Clarke County June Court 1847 This last will and testament of Lewis Berry deceased was produced in open court and proven according to law by the oaths of Jas Hulett and John Estes witnesses hereto subscribed and ordered to be recorded, James W. Bullock.

Dates of birth, marriages and deaths for this family are copied from a Family Bible in the possession of Mrs. Elizabeth Gadner Miles, Eminence, Kentucky, on September 2nd, 1933.  Eminence is in Henry County, KY, northwest of Frankfort, KY, apparently by Major Maurice K. Gordon, (WWI), a lawyer in Madisonviile, Kentucky, whose heirs gave the papers to the Hopkins Co., Historical Society in Madisonville.
Children of Lewis Berry and Agnes Rash are:
+     57     i.     William T.4 Berry, born July 10, 1797 in Clark Co., KY; died April 25, 1846 in Hallsville, Boone County, MO..
     58     ii.     John Berry, born June 10, 1799 in Clark Co., KY.; died April 12, 1812 in Clark Co., KY..

Notes for John Berry:
Died at age 12, No issue.

+     59     iii.     Edwin Gardner Berry, born February 01, 1801 in Clark County, KY.; died October 25, 1888 in Smithfield, Henry Co., KY.
+     60     iv.     Elizabeth Berry, born July 07, 1803 in Clark County, KY.; died September 07, 1868 in Clark Co. KY..
+     61     v.     Mary Berry, born January 03, 1806 in Clark Co., KY; died October 25, 1875 in Clark Co., KY..
+     62     vi.     Rainey L. Berry, born April 17, 1807 in Clark Co., KY.; died November 20, 1883 in Macoupin County, Illinois.
     63     vii.     Samuel Berry, born April 04, 1809 in Clark Co., KY; died August 30, 1843.  He married Eliza Lingenfelder July 09, 1830 in Clark Co., KY.; died Unknown.
+     64     viii.     Lusindy Berry, born April 22, 1812 in Clark Co., KY; died Bef. 1847.
     65     ix.     Benjamin Lewis Berry, born January 03, 1814 in Clark Co., KY; died Unknown.  He married Sarah Jane Rutherford December 12, 1836 in Jessamine County, KY; died Unknown.
+     66     x.     James W. Berry, born October 06, 1815 in Clark Co., KY; died January 1894 in Fayette Co., KY.
     67     xi.     Thomas Harvey Berry, born April 25, 1817 in Clark Co., KY; died Unknown.  He married Eliza Ann Curtis December 29, 1838 in Clark Co., KY; born Abt. 1820; died Unknown.
     68     xii.     John Milton Berry, born May 30, 1819 in Clark Co., KY; died Unknown.  He married Rebecca Maria Grimes October 14, 1851 in Mason County, KY; born Unknown; died Unknown.
+     69     xiii.     Eliza Berry, born June 28, 1821 in Clark Co., KY; died October 07, 1863.


     11.  Elizabeth Betsy3 Berry (John2, Thomas1) was born May 01, 1777, and died August 20, 1862 in Hopkins Co., KY.  She married Henry Lewis Goodloe April 06, 1801 in Clark Co., Ky., son of Thomas Goodloe and Dorothy Waller.  He was born March 19, 1779 in Virginia, and died July 1856 in Hopkins Co., KY..

Notes for Elizabeth Betsy Berry:
Mentioned in John Berry's will, although not identified as an heir., Hopkins Co., Ky. Will Book No. 1, page 205.

There was a marriage bond with John Owen on March 7, 1797 in Clark Co., KY.  This may have been another marriage for Elizabeth, or another Elizabeth Berry.  John Berry, her father, gave consent, as he did for Elizabeth's marriage to Henry Goodloe.

More About Elizabeth Betsy Berry:
Burial: Unknown, Grapevine Cemetery, Madisonville, Hopkins Co., KY.

Notes for Henry Lewis Goodloe:
Henry came with his family at age 12, in 1791, in the company of Captain Emerson, who led a small group to settle where present day Lexington is located.  Soon thereafter he removed to Hopkins County and reared a large family, most of whom lived long lives.  They were charter members of the Grapevine Christian Church, and in fact, Henry donated in 1832, the land on  which the original church and part of the cemetery were located.

Will of Henry Goodloe:

I, Henry Goodloe, being of Sound Mind in the name of Almighty God do make this my last Will and Testament in the presence of witnesses to wit:  First I give and bequeath to my Beloved wife Elizabeth Goodloe, Four hundred dollars to be hers during her natural Life and after her death to go to my Son Henry L. Goodloe.  I also give and bequeath to my Said wife all my household and kitchen Furniture of Every description to her and by her as she may think proper - Second I give and bequeath to my Son Henry L. Goodloe my Late farm and all the land I own to be for his use and benefit and to his heirs or assigns forever the same having been deeded to him heretofore.  Third it is my will and devise that my Executors herein after named after my decease to Sell either privately or publickly as they may deem best all the residue of My property of every description and the proceeds coming from the Sale thereof to be divided Equally between my Seven children not Mentioned alive to wit, Thomas K. Goodloe, Nancy Yates heirs, Lucy Pritchett, Polly Yates, John E. Goodloe, Elizabeth Hall and June Davis.  Said funds to be for their use and benefit during their natural Lives and after their death to their childrn forever - Fourth it is my will and devise that my son Thomas K. Goodloe act as agent for my wife in the investment of the money left to her.  Fifth and Last I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my Two sons Thomas K. and Henry L. Goodloe Executors to this my last Will and Testament and request them to carry the Same into effect according to the Spirit and intntion of the Same.  In Testimony whereof I have hereunto Subscribed my name and affixed my Seal in the presence of Witnesses the 2nd day of July A.D., 1856.  Signed and Sealed in presence of his M. Gininitt Henry X. Goodloe I.A. Nisbet mark Kentucky August County Court Hopkins County Sct 11th August 1856. (recorded).

More About Henry Lewis Goodloe:
Burial: Unknown, Grapevine Cemetery, Madisonville, Hopkins Co., KY.

Marriage Notes for Elizabeth Berry and Henry Goodloe:
Information on the Goodloe family from the LDS entry by Barbara Jean Young, of Lebanon, MO.
Children of Elizabeth Berry and Henry Goodloe are:
+     70     i.     Thomas Kemp4 Goodloe, born 1802 in Hopkins Co., KY; died 1887 in Hopkins Cy., KY.
+     71     ii.     Lucy Waller Goodloe, born November 11, 1805 in Hopkins Co., KY; died June 11, 1887 in Hopkins Co., KY.
     72     iii.     Mary B. Polly Goodloe, born September 01, 1809 in Hopkins Co., KY; died June 04, 1900 in Hopkins Co., KY.  She married Thomas G. Yates December 30, 1830 in Hopkins Co., KY; born Abt. 1810; died Unknown.

More About Mary B. Polly Goodloe:
Burial: Unknown, Grapeville Cemetery, Madisonville, Hopkins Co., KY

+     73     iv.     John Edmerson Jack Goodloe, born March 25, 1816 in Hopkins Co., KY; died April 12, 1899 in Hopkins Co., KY.
     74     v.     Elizabeth Ann Goodloe, born November 16, 1813 in Hopkins Co., KY; died August 08, 1883 in Hopkins Co., KY.  She married Samuel H. Hall October 18, 1841 in Hopkins Co., KY.; born Unknown; died Unknown.

More About Elizabeth Ann Goodloe:
Burial: Unknown, Grapeville Cemetery, Madisonville, Hopkins Co., KY

+     75     vi.     Henry Lewis Goodloe, born January 25, 1815 in Hopkins Co., KY; died November 22, 1893 in Hopkins Co., KY.
+     76     vii.     Jane June Goodloe, born June 10, 1821 in Hopkins Co., KY; died October 23, 1897 in Hopkins Co., KY.
     77     viii.     Nancy Goodloe, born Unknown; died Unknown.  She married FNU Yates; born Unknown; died Unknown.


     12.  Martha Patsy3 Berry (John2, Thomas1) was born Abt. 1779 in Mecklenburg Co., VA., and died Abt. October 1822 in Hopkins Co.  KY.  She married Stephen Rash February 15, 1804 in Clark Co., Ky., son of William Rash and Elizabeth Warren.  He was born Abt. 1784 in Spotsylvania County, Va., and died 1829 in Hopins Co., Ky.

Notes for Martha Patsy Berry:
Martha died sometime between October 11, 1822, when her daughter Patsy was born, and before September 9, 1823, when her widower, Stephen Rash married his second wife, Hannah Carter.  She may have died during childbirth.  She was a member of David's Fork Baptist Church, from which she was dismissed in April, 1815

Notes for Stephen Rash:
Stephen Rash, his father William Samuel Rash, Sr., and his brothers William Samuel Rash, Jr. and John Rash, were living in Clark County, Ky. in 1810.  He was a private during the War of 1812 in Capt. Isaac Cunningham's Company of Col. John Donaldson's 2nd Regiment KY Mounted Volunter Militia.  He served from Aug. 26, 1813 to Nov. 5, 1813.  He was at the Battle of Thames on July 31, 1813.  He supplied his own horse during his service.  The payroll roster shows he served a total of 2 months, 11 days and was paid $18.83, and an additional $28.80 for the use of his horse.

On November 16, 1816 he bought 100 acres on Flat Creek in Hopkins Co., KY, from William and Sarah Berry, Martha's brother and sister-in-law.  For that land he paid $500.00.  It was about this time that Stephen and his family moved to Hopkins Co., KY.

In May, 1817 Stephen posted bond at the May court term for Barzillia Silkwood to become guardian of Nancy Stilwell.

December 30, 1818, Stephen, his wife Patsy, and Patsy's siblings filed suit in Hopkins Co., KY, against her brother, William Berry, of Illinois Territory.  Stephen was awarded 111 acres on Flat Creek for $111.00.

The Hopkins Co. Census for 1820 shows Stephen's family as 4 males under 10, 2 males 10-16, 1 male 26-45, 2 females under 10, 1 female 10-16,and 1 female 26-45.

Patsy Berry died sometime before September 9, 1823, when Stephen married Hannah Carter.  Stephen died after June 11, 1824, the date of his will.  His personal property was left to his widow Hannah.  His plantation and slaves were to be sold and the proceeds divided among his children when his youngest child reached majority.  His children are not named in his will, except for Patsy, who was in the care of his sister-in-law, Betsy Berry Goodloe.  Enoch Hunt was appointed as the children's guardian.  His other children are known from the records of Stephen's father, William Samuel Rash, Sr., who named them as heirs of Stephen in his Will, filed in Clark Co., KY., after Stephen death.

In 1829 the children of Stephen participated in a suit between family members which resulted in a decree, the settlement of which allowed his son William to buy 5 Acres of land from the Estate in Clark County, for $67.81.



More About Stephen Rash:
Date born 2: Unknown
Children of Martha Berry and Stephen Rash are:
+     78     i.     Mary W.4 Rash, born September 30, 1818 in Hopkins Co., Ky.; died August 13, 1877 in Madisonville, Hopkins Co., Ky..
+     79     ii.     John Warren Rash, born December 10, 1804 in Clark County, KY.; died April 26, 1873 in Madisonville, Hopkins Co., KY.
     80     iii.     Willis P. Rash, born 1805 in Clark Co., KY; died Abt. 1827.
+     81     iv.     Joseph Washington Rash, born 1806 in Clark Co., KY; died Abt. 1847 in Hopkins Co., KY..
     82     v.     William Shepherd Rash, born March 08, 1808 in Clark Co., KY.; died February 08, 1880 in Hopkins Co., KY..  He married Elizabeth H. Morton August 22, 1843; born December 23, 1823 in Hopkins Co., KY.; died June 23, 1910.

Notes for William Shepherd Rash:
In the 1850 Census he is listed as age 42; Elizabeth 23, and Jame C. Morton, 6.  In the 1860 and 1870 Censuses there was only a Mary Kate Walker, born 1856, living with them.  Occupation, Cabinet maker.

More About William Shepherd Rash:
Burial: Unknown, Odd Fellows Cemetery, Madisonville, Hopkins Co., KY

More About Elizabeth H. Morton:
Burial: Unknown, Odd Fellow Cemetery, Madisonville, Hopkins Co., KY

+     83     vi.     Nancy B. Rash, born 1813 in Clark Co., KY.; died Bef. 1860 in Webster Co., KY.
+     84     vii.     Stephen Decatur Rash, born August 13, 1816 in Clark Co., KY; died November 10, 1873 in Hopkins Co., KY..
+     85     viii.     Elizabeth G. Rash, born 1817 in Hopkins Co., KY.; died Aft. 1870 in Hopkins Co., KY..
+     86     ix.     Benjamin Lewis Rash, born July 31, 1820 in Hopkins Co., KY.; died May 05, 1912 in Hopkins Co., KY..
+     87     x.     Martha H Patsy Rash, born October 11, 1822 in Hopkins Co., KY.; died July 28, 1863 in Hopkins Co., KY..


     14.  James Gaskin3 Berry (John2, Thomas1) was born December 07, 1792 in Clark Co., Kentucky, and died 1875 in Morgan Twp.,   Dade Co., Mo..  He married Nancy Mary Finley March 15, 1818 in Hopkins Co., Ky., daughter of Howard Finley and Elizabeth Helm.  She was born August 19, 1798 in So. Carolina, and died March 21, 1892 in Morgan Twp., Dade Co., Mo..

Notes for James Gaskin Berry:

Mentioned as son and heir of John Berry, Hopkins Co. Kentucky Will Book No. 1, page 207.  Guardian Sam Woodson appointed as he was under age, April 15, 1811.

Served in War of 1812, from State of Kentucky, 11th Regiment, Caldwell's Kentucky Militia.

October 1, 1836 James G. Berry and Mary his wife sold 100 acres along Flat Creek in Hopkins County to John W. Rash for $300.00.  John Warren Rash was James Gaskin Berry's nephew, son of his sister Patsy Berry.

Moved to Dade Co., Mo. in about 1836  with his wife, Nancy Mary Finley and several brothers-in-law.  Purchased a total of 280 acres, between  1843 and 1859 in Mellville (Later Dadeville), Dade Co., Mo. Patent document numbers; MO5170__.227, MO5210__.003, MO5190__.079, MO5440__.195,  and MO5590__.288. (Bureau of Land Management, G.L.O. (Cash Entry Sale).  Others who made purchases in the same Twp. (32), Range (25) were:  Thomas Hudson (His cousin), Jesse M. Finley (his brother-in-law),  Stephen Gray, James H. Gaunt (possibly brother of future son-in-law John Mott Gaunt, pronounced 'Gant' by locals in 1999.)

James G. Berry and James Gaunt built the first grist-mill and saw-mill there in 1856.

Slave Census for Dade Co., Mo, 1850 shows ownership of one 22-year-old male slave, possibly Shed Berry (Shadrach), see below.

From History of Dade County and Her People, vol. 1, p 313.  "Together this couple came to Dade County in 1836, bringing a family of six children.  They made the trip overland with horse and wagon.  This family were pioneers in every sense of the word....  They went to farming in the most approved manner of the times, which was primitive in those early days.  There were no mills to grind what crops were raised so each farmer had to prepare his meal as best he could devise.  Mr. Berry constructed different devises for this purpose, the most prominent of them being a stone grinding affair called a 'Thumping Dick."

Other familiar names who purchased land in the surrounding Twps. were: Twp. 31, John D. Ragsdale,  Elijah McMillan, John C. Wetzel, John Finley, William McMillan, Twp. 30, Alex Ragsdale and Britain Finley.

From: History of Dade County and Its People.
"James G. Berry was successful in his farming operation and accumulated much good land, owning at one time over 400 acres.  He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and served with valor under Col. Samuel Caldwell in the Eleventh United States Volunteers, and was discharged in 1813.  He was a Whig and later a Republican in politics.  James G. Berry was born Dec. 7th, 1792, and died in Dade County on the place now owned and occupied by his son, Thomas, in 1875, while his wife, who was born Aug. 19th, 1798, lived to be 94 years of age, dying March 21st, 1892."  James G. Berry was age 82 when he died.  

(From Goodspeed's History of State of Missouri), 1880, pg. 456.  'During the Civil War the court house was used a portion of the time by the Union troops as a fortification and was so occupied on the 6th day of October, 1863 when the town was captured by the Confederate troops under command of Gen. Joe Shelby on which occasion his soldiers carried the public records (except certain ones which some of the rebel soldiers wished to have destroyed) out of the court house, and deposited them with Judge Nelson McDowell, at his residence, and then set the building on fire and burned it down.'

The following is from 'History of Dade County and its people'  no date.  "School districts then organized under the law.  Levy was made to run three months school next year, also for incidental expenses, flooring the house and buying a stove.  Mr. Pyle then proposed to teach the next school and wait for his pay until the taxes were levied and collected.  This proposition was accepted and the school taught.  At tax-paying time the taxes were promptly paid by all except J. G. Berry, who was opposed to the organization and levy. He was sued for his school tax, the board obtained judgement and execution against him, then sold a horse under execution for $3.00 to pay said tax.......Later a move was made and carried to change the site one-half mile and to build a new school house.  In this wrangle two of the board had a fist fight, but proceeded to move the site and build a new school house....This district has turned out some very efficient teachers."

More About James Gaskin Berry:
Died 2: 1875, Dodson Cemetery,  Dade, Missouri

Notes for Nancy Mary Finley:
  "Mary Finley Berry sewed for the community.  Major Morgan of Civil War had his measurements taken in a hurry.  He brought broad cloth and buttons.  She was to buy lining.  She cut out the suit and basted all by hand."   Interview with Howard Berry, 1969, by Betty Babcock.
At Thomas Berry's home (by Frances Saborsch, daughter of Cytha Berry McConnell, and granddaughter of Thos. H. Berry) there was a camphor bottle brought on the trip, a clock on the mantle, a bible, hid out during the Civil War, and a speller that was used in Spelling 'B's, all brought from Carolinas by Nancy Mary Finley.  

An interesting story was told by Frances Saborsch to Betty Babcock, involving the one slave owned by the Berrys in Missouri.  Mary Finley Berry had been given a man, Shadrach (Shed) by her father, Howard Finley, at the time of her marriage to James Gaskin Berry.  He accompanied them on their move to Missouri in 1836.  By the date of the Civil War Shad was probably an old man, and was steadfastly attached to his family. Sentiment in Dade was for the most part with the Union forces, which made the town a target for Confederate sympathisers.  Sometime during the burning of Dadeville, Shed was shot in the face by bushwackers and thereupon disappeared,  presumed dead.  Several days later Mary Finley Berry ventured to the shed where their cow was tethered, unmilked and in distress.  There she found Shed, lying on the floor beneath the cow, squirting milk directly into his mouth.  He explained that he knew that she (Mary Berry) would remember that he, Shad, was "a powerful calf" and had gone there to find milk, as he couldn't eat anything else.

Marriage Notes for James Berry and Nancy Finley:
Record of marriage on FTM  C.D., records for Hopkins Co., Ky., gives marriage date of January 15, 1818.
Children of James Berry and Nancy Finley are:
     88     i.     John H.4 Berry, born January 09, 1819 in Hopkins, Ky.; died Aft. 1880.  He married Pareija Rubys April 20, 1843 in Dade Co., Mo.; born Unknown; died Unknown.

Notes for John H. Berry:
The "Oregon Train", which left Independence Missouri for Oregon Territory in 1843 included many families from Dade and Polk Counties.  There were two lists of these Pioneers kept by their "Captains".  At Fort Hall the train broke into two groups, one of which continued on to the Willamette Valley in Oregon.  The other turned toward California.  In the group bound for Oregon can be found the name Chesley (CHesley) G. Gray.  In the group bound for California can be found these names:  Henry Pile (Pyle), James Gannt (Gaunt) and Philip Ruby (Rubey).  Chesley's older brother, Wilson Gray was married to John H. Berry's sister, Margaret Amanda Berry.  James Gaunt's brother, John Mott Gaunt was married to  Mary E. Berry, another of John H. Berry's sisters, and Henry Pile (Pyle) was possibly brother to Emily Pyle, John Mott Gaunt's second wife.  These list are incomplete, and I believe that John H. Berry was part of the Oregon Train, with his wife, Pareija Rubys (Rubey, Ruby) whom he married on April 19, 1843.  There are no Rubys found in Dade County, but there are Rubys found in Hopkins Co., Ky.

At this time (April 1999) there is little information about the life of John H.(Helm) Berry.  Two events are recorded here so they will not be lost before further research is completed.  These stories were told to Betty Sanders Babcock by Howard Berry, oldest son of Thomas Helm Berry, 1034 Monroe, Kansas City, Mo., in an interview in 1969.

 John Berry made two trips to California with herd of cattle in 1849 and 1859.  They circled the wagons around the big oaks in Dadeville.  Tracks still visible many years later.  Mother used to go out and look at them and weep.  Hard to load the wagons sufficiently full for the trip to California.  Used ox teams.  Had to take wagons apart to make raft to cross river.  Milk cow went ahead and was taken by Indians.  Records of John H. Berry either say 'went to California' or 'went to Oregon'.

April 30th, 1879, Book 29, page 130.  Sheriffs Deed in Partition:  Margaret A. Gray was petitioner against John H. Berry.  Sarah J. Swingle, joined with her husband, Marion Swingle, James W. Berry, Edward L. Berry, Diana W. Bebee joined with her husband Jno. T. Bebee, Nancy J. Tatum joined with her husband James Tatum, Thomas H. Berry and Mary Berry. Suit required publication for three months in Greenfield Gazette,  was to force sale of James Gaskin Berry's land, except for 12 acres as it couldn't be partitioned.  Sale to John L. Landers at public auction for $340.00 took place in October, 1879.

Dade Co., Mo. Probate, James G. Berry, Index #1, #283.  Administrator Peter A. Van Osdell. $168.86 in full of my share of partial distribution, Feb. 13, 1879, at Dayton, Wash. Territory, 18 October, 1880.  Signed John H. Berry, Wash. Territory, Co. of Columbia.

Greenfield, Mo., February 28, 1881 $12.55.  Received of Peter A. Van Osdell, Admin. of estate of James G. Berry, due to John H. Berry, signed, John H. Berry.

Rec. $45.87, May 17, 1881, Greenfield, signed by John H. Berry.

There is a John Berry buried at Dayton Cemetery, Columbia County, Washington.  Stone says April 14, 1909.  74 years.  Not proved to be the burial place for this man.  Oher Berrys lissted there, Alta, Clare, Dr. J.C..Henry Clay, and Georgia.  Needs further research.

One John H. Berry bought 151.45 Acres under Accession/Serial # OROCAA011223, dated May 10, 1884, which was 5 lots, numbered 5, 4, 8, 9, 1,  Twp. 8-S, Range 4-W, Willamette Meridian, Marion/Polk Counties, Oregon.  Note:  Not checked against Legal Land Patent.

+     89     ii.     Mary E. Berry, born June 26, 1820 in Hopkins, Ky.; died Abt. 1841 in Dadeville, Dade Co., Mo.
     90     iii.     William H. G. Berry, born February 22, 1822 in Hopkins, Ky.; died August 22, 1822 in Hopkins Co., Ky..
+     91     iv.     Margaret Amanda Berry, born September 16, 1823 in Hopkins, Ky.; died Abt. 1919 in El Dorado, Mo..
+     92     v.     James Warren Berry, born November 03, 1825 in Hopkins, Ky.; died Abt. 1890.
+     93     vi.     Edward Lewis Berry, born May 05, 1829 in Hopkins, Ky.; died Unknown.
+     94     vii.     Nancy J. Berry, born September 03, 1833 in Hopkins, Ky.; died Abt. 1879 in Polk County, Oregon.
+     95     viii.     Dianah W. Berry, born March 01, 1835 in Hopkins, Ky.; died Bet. 1881 - 1883.
+     96     ix.     Thomas Helm Berry, born June 17, 1841 in Morgan twp. Dade Co., Mo.; died July 04, 1932 in Dade Co., Mo..


     15.  Thomas3 Berry (John2, Thomas1) was born Abt. 1797, and died Abt. 1854 in Hopkins Co., Ky..  He married Narcissa Ashby December 22, 1846 in Hopkins Co., Ky..  She was born Abt. 1808 in Kentucky, and died Unknown.

Notes for Thomas Berry:
Mentioned as heir to John Berry, Will Book No. 1, Hopkins County, Ky. page 226.  Guardian Sam Woodson appointed as he was under age.  Was listed as a merchant on 1850 Hopkins Co. census.
Child of Thomas Berry and Narcissa Ashby is:
     97     i.     Fredonia4 Berry, born 1846; died Unknown.


     17.  Mahala3 Berry (John2, Thomas1) was born Abt. 1801, and died Bef. 1841 in Hopkins Co., KY..  She married Benjamin J. Prichett November 1819 in Hopkins Co.,  Ky..  He was born Abt. 1800 in Virginia, and died Unknown.

Notes for Mahala Berry:
Upon the death of her father, John Berry, in 1811, Mahala became the ward of her older sister's husband, Daniel McGary.  Hopkins Co., Ky, Will Book #1, page 205.

Notes for Benjamin J. Prichett:
Taken from an article in Memorial Record of Western Kentucky, Volume I and II, Lewis Publishing Company, 1904, p. 110-111. Christian County.  The article is about his son, John W. Pritchett, but here is what it says about his father.

Benjamin Pritchett was a native of Virginia, and when a small boy came from the Old Dominion to Kentucky with his mother, her location being on a farm in Hopkins county, where he was reared.  For years he was engaged in the hotel business in Caldwell and Hopkins counties.  His first wife was Mahala Berry.  She was born and lived and died in Kentucky.  The children of this union were six in number, four sons and two daughters......His second wife, whose maiden name was Minerva Bradly (sic), bore him seven children, and by a third marriage he had two children."
Children of Mahala Berry and Benjamin Prichett are:
     98     i.     James4 Prichett, born Unknown; died Unknown.
     99     ii.     Mary Prichett, born Unknown; died Unknown.
     100     iii.     John W. Prichett, born January 19, 1825 in Hopkins Co. KY; died Unknown.  He married Cora Pennington 1850 in Christian Co., KY; died January 13, 1897.

Notes for John W. Prichett:
Occupation:  Tanner, Grocer, Planter.

From:  Memorial Record of Western Kentucky, Vol i and Vol ii, Lewis Publishing Co., 1904, pp. 100-111.  Christian Co.

John W. Pritchett at the age of nineteen left home and went to Christian county, where he served an apprenticeship at the tanner's trade with Harvey Harrison, his apprenticeship covering a period of three years and his only compensation being his board.  Then for three years more he was in the employ of Mr. Harrison, and in 1850 he engaged in the tanner's business on his own account, which he continued for about twenty-six years, after which he retired and moved to Hopkinsville.  On moving to Hopkinsville, Mr. Pritchett was engaged in the grocery business for some seven or eight years, and then for three years dealt in leaf tobacco, since when he has lived retired.  Mr. Pritchett married, in Christian county, in 1850, Miss Cora Penningon, a native of this state and a daughter of Morton Pennington.  Mrs. Pritchett died January 13, 1897, leaving no children.  Mr. Pritchett is identified with the Masonic order, and has had membership in good standing in the same for forty years.  He is a Democrat in politics and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

     101     iv.     America Prichett, born Unknown; died Unknown.
     102     v.     Colby Prichett, born Unknown; died Unknown.
     103     vi.     Thomas W. Prichett, born Unknown; died Unknown.


     19.  George III3 Hudson (Mary2 Berry, Thomas1) was born 1789 in VA., and died 1822 in Anderson County, Tennessee.  He married Mary Polly Knight Abt. 1816.  She was born Unknown, and died Unknown.
Children of George Hudson and Mary Knight are:
     104     i.     George W.4 Hudson, born Unknown; died Unknown.
     105     ii.     William Washington Hudson, born Unknown; died Unknown.


     22.  Elijah Albert3 Hudson (Mary2 Berry, Thomas1) was born 1795 in VA., and died 1843 in Marion County, Tennessee.  He married Rebecca Barker Abt. 1824.  She was born 1798 in North Carolina, and died 1887 in Marion County, Tennessee.
Children of Elijah Hudson and Rebecca Barker are:
     106     i.     Sallie4 Hudson, born November 03, 1825 in Marion Co., TN; died Unknown.  She married James A. Condra; born Abt. 1821; died Unknown.

Notes for Sallie Hudson:
Alleged to have had 12 children.

+     107     ii.     William Hudson, born May 1826 in Marion Co., TN; died September 1911 in Marion Co., TN.
+     108     iii.     John Hudson, born March 12, 1827 in Marion Co., TN; died August 06, 1910 in Marion Co., TN.
+     109     iv.     Polly Hudson, born 1829 in Marion Co., TN; died Unknown.
     110     v.     Gilliam Hudson, born 1831 in Marion Co., TN; died Unknown.

Notes for Gilliam Hudson:
Died young

+     111     vi.     Isaac Hudson, born December 03, 1835 in Tennessee; died January 04, 1905 in Marion Co., TN.
+     112     vii.     James H. Hudson, born 1835 in Marion Co., TN; died Unknown.
+     113     viii.     Richard Hudson, born February 19, 1838 in Marion Co., TN; died December 23, 1912 in Dunlap, Sequatchie Co., TN.
     114     ix.     Elijah Albert Hudson, born April 18, 1840 in Marion Co., TN; died Unknown.  He married Anna Elizabeth Jennings; born June 07, 1844; died Unknown.

Notes for Elijah Albert Hudson:
Were said to have had seven children.


     26.  Sarah3 Berry (Thomas2, Thomas1) was born Unknown, and died Unknown.  She married John Robinson April 21, 1802 in Fayette Co., Ky., son of Benjamin Robinson.  He was born Abt. 1779 in Virginia, and died 1850 in Fayette Co., Ky..

Marriage Notes for Sarah Berry and John Robinson:
Some records say married in Mercer Co., KY.
Children of Sarah Berry and John Robinson are:
     115     i.     William Boswell4 Robinson, born Unknown; died Unknown.  He married Helen Barker 1830; born Unknown; died Unknown.
     116     ii.     Joseph Robinson, born Unknown; died Unknown.
     117     iii.     Thomas Berry Robinson, born Unknown; died Unknown.  He married Ruth Prather 1841; died Unknown.
     118     iv.     Elijah H. Robinson, born Unknown; died Unknown.
     119     v.     Nancy Robinson, born Unknown; died Unknown.  She married O. R. Williams 1828; died Unknown.
     120     vi.     Elizabeth Robinson, born Unknown; died Unknown.  She married Reuben Bryant 1843; died Unknown.
     121     vii.     Mildred Robinson, born Unknown; died Unknown.  She married John Prather 1850; born Unknown; died Unknown.
     122     viii.     William Garnett Robinson, born Unknown; died Unknown.
     123     ix.     Sarah Catherine Robinson, born Unknown; died Unknown.


     29.  Elizabeth Betsey3 Berry (Thomas2, Thomas1) was born February 11, 1788 in Mercer Co., KY., and died November 15, 1869 in Clark Co., KY.  She married William Samuel Jr. Rash February 13, 1806 in Clark Co., Ky., son of William Rash and Elizabeth Warren.  He was born February 13, 1783 in Spotsylvania Co., VA., and died June 09, 1859 in Bourbon Co., KY..

More About Elizabeth Betsey Berry:
Burial: Unknown, Winchester Cemetery, Clark Co., KY.

Notes for William Samuel Jr. Rash:
This information was sent by Charles Rice Bourland.  The references to source material have not been made available.  The information is included so that it will not be lost before it can be verified through the source material.

He was in Clark County, Kentucky by the 1810 Census.  In 1811 he and Joseph Kelly bought property on Constant and Strode Creeks (the namesake of which married into the family) to erect a brick church building "where no person should be denied the privilege of preaching if morally suited and not repugnant to scriptures".  This purchase may have been made by his father).  He fought in the War of 1812 and was taken prisoner by the British for one month and paroled at Newark in Upper Canada.  He was an Ensign in the Company of Kentucky Volunteers commanded by Captain Wiley R. Brasfield.  For that service he received a land warrant of 80 acres.  See B192 and B194.  B193 says he was captured by the Indians and escaped at night.  One of his colleagues was not so luckey - Leonard Beall - who was made to 'run the gauntlet' and suffered the effects thereof for the remainder of his life.  Brought up to be a 'hatter', he professed religion in the great revival of 1801 and was ordained a minister in 1823.  In 1849 he was the minister of the Friendship Particular Baptist Church.  There was a religious altercation in 1850, out of which the Twin Creek Association was formed and William Rash was its leading minister.  He eventually owned about 500 acres, which he passed on to son Lewis Rash, who eventually sold it.  The old Rash home is about four miles north of Winchester, Kentucky.  See B192 for FGR and a swearing as to his service experience in the War of 1812.  See B193 for a history of the family.

More About William Samuel Jr. Rash:
Date born 2: February 13, 1783, Spotsynvania Co., VA.
Burial: Unknown, Winchester Cemetery, Clark Co., KY.
Children of Elizabeth Berry and William Rash are:
+     124     i.     Thomas Warren4 Rash, born July 31, 1806 in Clark Co., KY; died September 13, 1894 in Ann Duckworth Home, Clark Co., KY.
     125     ii.     Lucinda G. Rash, born 1807 in Clark Co., KY; died November 11, 1888 in Clay Co., MO.  She married Stephen Strode June 13, 1824 in Clark Co., KY; born Abt. 1804 in Clark Co., KY; died Unknown.
     126     iii.     Susan B. Rash, born Abt. 1811 in Clark Co., KY; died Abt. 1869 in Clark Co., KY.  She married (1) Nelson Strode in Clark Co., KY; died Unknown.  She married (2) Wilkins A, Weldon February 09, 1832 in Clark Co., KY; born 1810 in Clark Co., KY; died Unknown.
+     127     iv.     William Lewis Rash, born March 21, 1817 in Clark Co., KY; died July 02, 1898 in Clark Co., KY.
     128     v.     Elvina H. Rash, born February 05, 1819 in Clark Co., KY; died November 12, 1844 in Clark Co., KY.  She married Nelson Strode May 26, 1836 in Clark Co., KY; died Unknown.

Notes for Elvina H. Rash:
It is unknown whether Elvina's husband, Nelson Strode, is the same Nelson Strode whose marriage to Elvina'a sister Susan ended in divorce.

+     129     vi.     Ambrose Dudley Rash, born June 22, 1823 in Clark Co., KY; died March 18, 1901 in Clark Co., KY.


     31.  Isabel3 Berry (Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 1792, and died 1823.  She married William C. Carnahan December 10, 1816 in Clark Co., Ky..  He was born Unknown, and died May 1826 in Hopkins Co., Ky..

Notes for William C. Carnahan:
Aftr Isabell Berry's death in 1823, William married Mrs. Kesiah Nation in Hopkins County.  Then William died in May, 1826, leaving the widow with her four step-children.
Children of Isabel Berry and William Carnahan are:
     130     i.     Sarah4 Carnahan, born 1817; died Unknown.
     131     ii.     James Carnahan, born 1819; died Unknown.
     132     iii.     Kitty Carnahan, born 1820; died Unknown.
     133     iv.     Nancy Carnahan, born 1821; died Unknown.


     32.  Susan Suckey3 Berry (Thomas2, Thomas1) was born Unknown, and died Unknown.  She married William W. Weldon March 25, 1812 in Clark Co., KY.  He died Unknown.
Child of Susan Berry and William Weldon is:
+     134     i.     James L.4 Weldon, born May 29, 1814 in Clark Co., KY; died August 1886 in Lewis, MO..


     33.  Melinda3 Berry (Thomas2, Thomas1) was born Unknown, and died Unknown.  She married James Jr. Wilson March 11, 1819 in Clark Co., Ky..  He was born 1797, and died January 20, 1899.

Notes for James Jr. Wilson:
In the Battle of Green River with the 17th KY Cavalry, Company B., was given a Medal of Bravery.
Child of Melinda Berry and James Wilson is:
     135     i.     James C. III4 Wilson, born 1829; died Unknown.  He married Eliza Jane Major; born 1840; died November 20, 1920 in Hopkins Co., KY..


     41.  Mary Polly3 Harris (Sarah2 Berry, Thomas1) was born 1791 in Clark Co., KY, and died Aft. 1856 in Henry Co., KY.  She married Samuel Rash November 01, 1810 in Clark Co., Ky., son of William Rash and Elizabeth Warren.  He was born Abt. 1790 in KY, and died December 08, 1854 in Henry Co., KY..

More About Samuel Rash:
Date born 2: Abt. 1790
Children of Mary Harris and Samuel Rash are:
+     136     i.     Elizabeth Ann4 Rash, born August 03, 1811 in Clark Co., KY; died Aft. 1857.
     137     ii.     Sarah Rash, born 1815 in Bourbon Co., KY.; died Bef. 1857.  She married Aaron Derr 1852 in Delaward Co., IN; died Unknown.
     138     iii.     John H. Rash, born 1816 in Bourbon Co., KY.; died 1893 in Schuyler Co., MO.  He married Lucy Ann Sutherland February 26, 1839 in CShelby Co., KY; died Unknown.
+     139     iv.     William B. Rash, born 1817 in Bourbon Co., KY; died Abt. 1860 in Lewis Co., MO.
     140     v.     Mary Catherine Rash, born 1818 in Bourbon9 Co., KY; died Aft. 1857.  She married John S. Ransdell September 30, 1853 in Henry Co., KY; died Unknown.
     141     vi.     Thomas M. Rash, born October 10, 1818 in Bourbon Co., KY; died October 17, 1903 in Atchison Co., MO.  He married Cassa Ann Cassie White June 30, 1842 in Holt Co., MO; died Unknown.
+     142     vii.     Claiborn Warren Rash, born 1826 in Henry Co., KY; died Unknown.
     143     viii.     James A. Rash, born 1829 in Henry Co., KY; died Unknown.  He married Annie B. Anderson May 21, 1861 in Lewis Co., MO; died Unknown.


     45.  James3 Brasfield (Elizabeth2 Berry, Thomas1) was born September 25, 1790 in Clark Co., KY, and died September 22, 1839 in Platte Co., MO.  He married Jane Lafferty June 06, 1816 in Clark C., Ky., daughter of Thomas Lafferty and Eleanor Strode.  She died Unknown.

Notes for James Brasfield:
From "Annals of Platte County, Missouri by M.W. Paxton:  Major James Brasfield received a finished eduction, read extensively, and was a chaste writer of both prose and poetry.  He was sheriff of Clark Co., KY, for eight years, and a practical surveyor of large experience.  He came with his family to Clinton Co., MO., in 1834, and removed thence to Platte, in the spring of 1838.  He was the surveyor who, under Commissioner M.M. Hughes, fixed the northern line of Platte County.  He was a major in the War of 1812 and lost an eye in that service.
Children of James Brasfield and Jane Lafferty are:
+     144     i.     Thomas Wylie Roy4 Brasfield, born September 06, 1817 in Clark Co., KY; died November 08, 1873 in Platte Co., MO.
+     145     ii.     Polly Ann Brasfield, born April 23, 1820 in Clark Co., KY; died January 02, 1905.
     146     iii.     William A. Brasfield, born May 28, 1822; died January 29, 1850 in California.

Notes for William A. Brasfield:
Said to have died in the gold mines of California.

+     147     iv.     John Strode Brasfield, born April 05, 1825 in Clark Co., KY; died Unknown.
+     148     v.     Elizabeth Willis Brasfield, born January 03, 1831; died May 09, 1861 in Platte Co., MO.


     47.  Nancy3 Brasfield (Elizabeth2 Berry, Thomas1) was born 1801, and died Abt. 1831 in Trigg Co., KY.  She married Henry Lander December 10, 1818 in Clark Co., Ky., son of William Lander and Letitia Strode.  He was born Unknown, and died Unknown.

Notes for Henry Lander:
In 1853 he moved to Washington County, Illinois.  He was a Private in the War of 1812, under Captain James Sympson's Company, Kentucky Mounted Militia.
Children of Nancy Brasfield and Henry Lander are:
+     149     i.     Catherine Ann Elizabeth Shipp4 Lander, born July 08, 1820 in Winchester, KY; died January 1912 in Humansville, Polk Co., MO.
+     150     ii.     Wiley Roy Lander, born January 01, 1826; died November 28, 1875.
+     151     iii.     William B. Lander, born February 10, 1823 in Winchester, KY.; died September 04, 1898 in Christian Co., KY.
     152     iv.     James W. Lander, born 1828; died Abt. 1841.

Notes for James W. Lander:
From A History of the Lander Family of Virginia and Kentucky.  When he was 13 years old he was with his aunt, Elizabeth Winn, in Mercer County.  His father send for him to come home.  He didn't want to go because he didn't like his step-mother.  When he went to bridle his horse he was kicked to death.

     153     v.     Elizabeth Lander, born 1830; died Unknown.  She married John B. Kirby August 26, 1845; died Unknown.


     48.  Claibourn L.3 Brasfield (Elizabeth2 Berry, Thomas1) was born 1799, and died November 02, 1849 in Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., KY.  He married Elizabeth Cotton October 03, 1821 in Lexington, Fayette Co., Ky..  She was born Unknown, and died Unknown.
Child of Claibourn Brasfield and Elizabeth Cotton is:
+     154     i.     Kate E.4 Brasfield, born January 15, 1826 in Woodford Co., KY; died March 03, 1890.