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Berry St. John

Berry St. John

Male 1793 - 1869  (75 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has 1427 ancestors and 105 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Relationshipwith Mathias St. John
    Born 24 Dec 1793  Washington, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 1812  Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    War of 1812 Service

    Name: Berry St John
    Company: 5 REGIMENT VIRGINIA MILITIA.
    Rank - Induction: PRIVATE
    Rank - Discharge: PRIVATE
    Roll Box: 200
    Microfilm Publication: M602 
    Census 1820  Washington, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name: Berry Stjohn
    [Berry St John]
    Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Washington, Virginia
    Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1 (William b. 1818 (1810-1820))
    Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1 (Berry)
    Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1 (Nancy b. 1810-1820 (1810-1820)) - her husband b. 1823
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1 (Eleanor b. 1805-1810)) - her husband was born 1814
    Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1 (Hannah)
    Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1
    Free White Persons - Under 16: 3
    Total Free White Persons: 5
    Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 5 
    Census 1830  Washington, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name: Berry Stjohn
    Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Washington, Virginia
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2 (1825-1830) Campbell St. John & George W. St. John
    Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1 (1821-1825) John Granville St. John
    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1 (1816-1820) William C. St. John
    Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1 (1791-1800) Berry St. John
    Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1 (1825-1830) Emily Fanny St. John?
    Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1 (1821-1825) Nancy St. John
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1 (1816-1820) Eleanor "Ellen" St. John
    Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1 Hannah Dungan
    Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23: 1
    Free White Persons - Under 20: 7
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
    Total Free White Persons: 9
    Total Slaves: 1
    Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 10 
    Census 1840  Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name: Berry Stjohn
    [Berry St. John]
    [Berry H John]
    Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Smyth, Virginia
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2
    Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 2
    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1 William C. St. John
    Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 2
    Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
    Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23: 1
    Persons Employed in Agriculture: 6
    Free White Persons - Under 20: 8
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 5
    Total Free White Persons: 13
    Total Slaves: 1
    Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 14 
    Census 1850  Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name Berry St John
    Age 56
    Birth Year abt 1794
    Birthplace Virginia
    Home in 1850 District 60, Smyth, Virginia, USA
    Gender Male
    Family Number 67
    Household Members
    Name Age
    Berry St John 56
    Hannah St John 49
    Nancy St John 26
    Rebecca St John 23
    George W St John 19
    Emily F St John 16
    Charles J St John 13
    Andrew F St John 10
    Noah C B St John 7
    Susan K St John 5

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    Census 1860  Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name: Berry Stjohn
    Age: 66
    Birth Year: abt 1794
    Gender: Male
    Birth Place: Virginia
    Home in 1860: Smyth, Virginia
    Post Office: Seven Mile Ford
    Family Number: 54
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Berry Stjohn 66 (b. 1794)
    Hannah Stjohn 59 (b. 1801)
    George W Stjohn 27 (b. 1833)
    Andrew F Stjohn 21 (b. 1839)
    Noah C Stjohn 17 (b. 1843)
    Susan K Stjohn 15 (b. 1845) 
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      Source Citation
      Year: 1860; Census Place: Smyth, Virginia; Roll: M653_1377; Page: 871; Image: 353; Family History Library Film: 805377
      Source Information
      Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
      Original data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
    Fact 1860  Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Slave Schedule

    Name: Berry St.John
    State: VA
    County: Smyth County
    Township: No Twp Listed
    Year: 1860
    Record Type: Slave Schedule
    Page: 253
    Database: VA 1860 Slave Schedule
     
    Died 20 Jul 1869  Marion, Smyth, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • I, Berry St. John of the county of Smyth of State of Virginia, being of sound mind and disposing memory, yet sensible of the uncertainty of life, and being desirous to make provision for a just and equitable distribution of any state real and personal, among my children do make this my last will and testament hereby revoking and annulling all former wills and codicils made by one.
      Clause 1st. After the payment of my funeral expenses I will and direct that my executors herein after named, hall out of my estate pay all just debts due to me.
      Clause 2nd. I give to my two youngest sons Andrew F. and Noah St. John my home track of land containing about three hundred and ninety-nine acres, requiring of them however to provide for their mother (my beloved wife) during her life comfortably, as she is now provided for. And I also require of my said two sons, Andrew and Noah St. John in consideration of the foregoing bequest to pay to my executors two thousand dollars in three equal installments of one, two, and three years from the qualification of my said executor.
      Clause 3rd. In order that my wife Hanna and my youngest daughter Susan St. John maybe comfortably provided for, it is any will and direction that any present dwelling on my said home tract of land shall be for them a home where they shall live and be provided for my said two sons Andrew and Noah St. John, as follows, i.e. for my said wife Hannah during her natural life, and for my said daughter Susan St. John until she shall marry or choose to relinquish the privilege hereby bestowed.
      Clause 4th. In addition to what I have herein before devised to my said two sons Andrew and Noah St. John I give to each of them one bed and furniture and two cows.
      Clause 5th. Having heretofore given to my son William St. John according to my estimate a full share of my estate I make no further provision for him by this will.
      Clause 6th. Having heretofore conveyed to my son Berry St. John real estate estimated by one as worth one thousand and sixty seven dollars, which with three hundred and fifty dollars heretofore advanced to him by me making in all fourteen hundred and seventeen dollars, I make no further or other provision for him by this will.
      Clause 7th. I have heretofore form time to time advanced to the following named children of mine money and property respectively valued by one as follows: To Nancy Whitaker eight hundred and seventeen dollars. To Rebecca Copenhaver Twelve hundred and seventy three dollars. To George W. St. John seven hundred dollars, To Charles J. St. John two hundred and twenty dollars and nineteen hundred dollars in Confederate money in March one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two and to Emily T. Smith eight hundred and fifty dollars and it is my will and direction that they and each of them shall be distributes of the remainder of my estate as hereinafter provided.
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      Clause 8th. I will and direct that my executors shall sell my personal estate at my death and not herein before disposed of (expect my house hold and kitchen furniture, which shall not be disturbed during the life of my wife, except in the event of her marriage) and collect all moneys due me and distribute the same to my children Nancy Whitaker, Rebecca Copenhaver, George W. St. John, Charles St. John, Emily T. Smith, and Susan C. St. John and grandchildren Berry Blankenbeckler and Claiborne Blankenbeckler as here in after provided.
      Clause 9th. I give to my youngest daughter Susan C. St. John Twelve hundred dollars to be paid to her by the executors out of the first moneys that shall come into their hands if she shall then be of age or married if not to her guardian. I also give to my daughter Susan St. John one good horse and one good best furniture.
      Clause 10th. I give and bequath to my grandson Berry Blankenbeckler fifty dollars to be paid by my executors.
      Clause 11th. I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Nancy Blankenbeckler fifty dollars to be paid to her by my executors.
      Clause 12th. I give and bequeath to my grandson Claiborne Blankenbeckler one hundred and fifty dollars to be paid to him by my executor.
      Clause 13th. the residue of my estate remaining in my executors hands after distributing as herein before provided I will and direct shall be my executors distributing to and among any children, Nancy Whitaker, Rebecca Copenhaver, Geo. W. St. John, Charles St. John, Emily F. Smith and Susan C. St. John so as to make them equal as near as maybe with each other and the rest of my children having reference to the amounts severally received by my said last memtioned children as herein before specefied in the 7th Clause of this will.
      Clause 14th. I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Andrew F. St. John my son in law Alexander Whitaker executors of this my last will and testament this 9th day April 1867.
      Berry St. John
      Witness
      Ro A. Richardson
      E.H. Sanders
      M.H. Treadway
      At a County Court held for Smyth County of the 21st day of September 1969. The last will and Testament of Berry St. John was presented in Court - proven by the oaths of Robert A. Richardson, and E.H. Sanders two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Andrew F. St. John and Alexander Whitaker the executors therein named they have leave to quality; whereinfrom the executed a Bond with John L. Saunders and E.L. Roberts their security in the penalty of $10,000 conditioned according to law; and on their further motion Andrew H. Fate and D.C. Miller being duly sworn are permitted to appraise the personal estate of the said Berry St. John deceased in current money and report to the court.
      Teste R.M. Goodell C.L.C.
    Age 75 years 
    Siblings 8 siblings 
    Notes 
    • Children:
      Nancy St. John m. Andrew Whitiker
      Susan C St. John, youngest daughter

      Two grandchildren named in will

      Berry Blankenbeckler
      Claiborne Blankenbeckler
      Nancy Blankenbeckler
    Oldest Known Ancestors
    Paternal Line: Baudouin II de Blois
    Maternal Line: Nancy Bryan b. 1773
    Person ID OSA5005  St. John Origin and Ancestry DNA Database
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2016 

    Father Ancestors George St. John, (Multiple Y-DNA results for descendants),   b. 1761-1770, Essex County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1846, Woodbury, Cannon, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    ▸ Other Partners: Evaline Jolly, m. 1788  
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Nancy Bryan, OSA says Nancy Page,   b. 1773, Campbell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1846, Woodbury, Cannon, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 02 MAR1793  Campbell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3741  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife Hannah Dungan,   b. 12 Oct 1800,   d. 11 Dec 1874  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 23 Mar 1817  Washington, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Eleanor "Ellen" St. John, Blackenbeckler,   b. abt. 1817, Washington, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1847, Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years)  [Birth]

    +2. William Campbell St. John,   b. 19 May 1818, Washington, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1867, Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)  [Birth]
    Rachel Jane Tilson, m. 1 Oct 1849
    Married: 1x3. Nancy St. John, Whitaker,   b. 1810-1820, Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1907, Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [Birth]
    +4. John Granville St. John, Sr. ,   b. abt. 1826, Washington, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. aft. 1876  (Age ~ 51 years)  [Birth]
    Elizabeth Blankenbeckler, m. 4 May 1846; Elizabeth M "Betty" Kirk, m. 31 Aug 1859
     5. Rebecca St. John, Copenhaver,   b. abt. 1827, Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     6. David St. John,   b. 1829, Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt. 1850, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
    +7. Campbell Berry St. John,   b. 18 Sep 1830, Washington, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1879, Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)  [Birth]
     8. George Washington St. John,   b. abt. 1831, Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1904, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)  [Birth]
    Married: 1x9. Emily Frances "Fanny" St. John, Smith,   b. abt. 1834, Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Ezekiel Smith, m. 1854
    Married: 1x10. Charles Johnston St. John,   b. 18 Dec 1836, Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1893, Sullivan, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [Birth]
    Married: 1x11. Andrew Fulton St. John,   b. 15 May 1840, Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1905, Chilhowie, Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [Birth]
    Married: 2x12. Noah Calhoun B St. John,   b. 3 Apr 1844, Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1917, Bristol, Sullivan, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [Birth]
     13. Susan Catherine "Kate" St. John,   b. abt. 1845, Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt. 1904  (Age ~ 59 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F3742  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChild - Nancy St. John, Whitaker - 1810-1820 - Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Rebecca St. John, Copenhaver - abt. 1827 - Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - David St. John - 1829 - Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - George Washington St. John - abt. 1831 - Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Emily Frances "Fanny" St. John, Smith - abt. 1834 - Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Charles Johnston St. John - 18 Dec 1836 - Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Name: Berry Stjohn [Berry St. John] [Berry H John] Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Smyth, Virginia Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2 Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 2 Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1 William C. St. John Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 2 Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1 Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23: 1 Persons Employed in Agriculture: 6 Free White Persons - Under 20: 8 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 5 Total Free White Persons: 13 Total Slaves: 1 Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 14 - 1840 - Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Andrew Fulton St. John - 15 May 1840 - Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Noah Calhoun B St. John - 3 Apr 1844 - Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Susan Catherine "Kate" St. John - abt. 1845 - Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Name Berry St John Age 56 Birth Year abt 1794 Birthplace Virginia Home in 1850 District 60, Smyth, Virginia, USA Gender Male Family Number 67 Household Members Name Age Berry St John 56 Hannah St John 49 Nancy St John 26 Rebecca St John 23 George W St John 19 Emily F St John 16 Charles J St John 13 Andrew F St John 10 Noah C B St John 7 Susan K St John 5 http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=8054&h=15545961&ssrc=pt&tid=40008928&pid=19437945793&usePUB=true - 1850 - Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Name: Berry Stjohn Age: 66 Birth Year: abt 1794 Gender: Male Birth Place: Virginia Home in 1860: Smyth, Virginia Post Office: Seven Mile Ford Family Number: 54 Value of real estate: View image Household Members: Name Age Berry Stjohn 66 (b. 1794) Hannah Stjohn 59 (b. 1801) George W Stjohn 27 (b. 1833) Andrew F Stjohn 21 (b. 1839) Noah C Stjohn 17 (b. 1843) Susan K Stjohn 15 (b. 1845) - 1860 - Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact - Slave Schedule Name: Berry St.John State: VA County: Smyth County Township: No Twp Listed Year: 1860 Record Type: Slave Schedule Page: 253 Database: VA 1860 Slave Schedule - 1860 - Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jul 1869 - Marion, Smyth, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
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