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Subject: Re: [KY-ROLLCALL] Searching for SEYMOUR PRYOR/MASON CO., KY
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 11:50:05 EDT
Hi there Kberry,
I have some records of BERRY family of MASON CO. KY and then to surrounding
counties, Campbell Co., and Montgomery Co. There are several marriages in
Montgomery Co., and Washington BERRY is on the 1810 (page 433) Census for
Campbell County with a household of 9 persons. His neighbors included THOMAS
BEAGLE (same page) who had come from Washington, Mason County. Thomas BEAGLE was
found on 1798 Tax List for Mason Co., but later in Campbell Co. by 1807 Court
The 1810 Census for Campbell County is listed online. Perhaps for other KY
The earliest mention of BERRY I have come across was in MASON County records
(the parent county of northeastern KY).
There is a death or probate record for THOMAS BERRY b. ca 1730 married ca.
1765 who died in 1806 (according to probate). "He died at the north Fork of
the Licking River."
Children mentioned in the will:
JANE BERRY (married John KERCHAVEL) Kerchival family found in Campbell Co.
REUBEN BERRY (alive in 1793)
THOMAS BERRY (this could be your THOMAS who married JOANNA CLIFT) The Clift
family found in Cambpell Co., KY)
PEGGY BERRY (married a RANKINS)
BETSEY BERRY (married a CALMES)
SALLY BERRY (married a KENNON)
The early Mason County Court Records and Land Records are in printed form at
some libraries. I came across it a the Seattle Public Library! The CLIFT,
BERRY, and many other related Montgomery, Campbell and northern KY families
migrated from Mason County (which was the parent county for many counties) to
other parts of KY. Mason County (and Maysville the primary early fort in
1798 on the OHIO River) holds the records of the roots for many of these
pioneer families who came from VA, MD, and PA down the Ohio River to settle.
They may have Court records or emancipation records. I would also check
1850 Census for KY and OH. Many emancipated persons went "north" of the OHIO
River where sentiments were more supportive.
The Library and Archives at Maysville is where I found the Tax records for
the region for 1798 listing our BEAGLE family who migrated to Campbell Co. by
1807. They have a comprehensive collection of the earliest KY records for
Northern Ky region.
Hope this helps. Sincerely, Karen Beagle