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An American Family History

 

Berryman Family

 
  also spelled Berreman  
A grist mill is a building where a miller grinds gain into flour.
John Berryman came to Virginia by 1654. He raised tobacco and owned and operated a grist mill located near the head of Upper Machodoc Creek in Westmoreland County, Virginia.

John's first wife and the mother of his children died around 1677/78. Their child was:

Benjamin Berryman (1670, married Sarah Butler and Elizabeth Newton).

John's second wife was Jane Butler, the widow of Thomas Butler, in 1678. John and Jane did not have children. Jane married John Harvey before Benjamin came of age.

John died about 1679/1680 in Westmoreland County. Part of the account of John's estate included burial charges for "Mr Berriman and two sons."

 

 
 
 
 

Benjamin Berryman was born on December 7, 1670 in Westmoreland County, Virginia.

He married Sarah Butler. Sarah was the daughter of John Butler and Anne Baynham. 

Benjamin Berryman (1693, married Sarah Bushrod), 
John Berryman (1690; married  Betheland Gilson),
Anne Berryman (1698, married John Burch, Quesenberry, and Blackwell),
Elizabeth Berryman (1699, married William Newton, and Charnock Cox, Jr.)

Benjamin married Elizabeth Newton in 1707/8. She was the daughter of John Newton and Rose Tucker Gerrard. Elizabeth was first married to Thomas Gilson.

Benjamin and Elizabeth's children may have included:

Rose Berryman (1708, married Richard Taliaferro),
Frances Berryman (1710, married George Foote),
Sarah Berryman (1711, died 1763, married William Douglass),
William Berryman ( 1713, married Rebecca Vowels),
James Berryman (1716, married Sarah Dishman),
Catharine Berryman (1714; married Richard Vowels),
Newton Berryman (1715, died young)
Henry Berryman (1718, died young),
John  Berryman (1722, died young),
Maximilian Berryman (married Mary Taliaferro d. Robert Taliaferro and Elizabeth Matthews).

In 1714 Benjamin served as Justice of the Peace and Coroner in Westmoreland County.

Benjamin died in 1729. His will was recorded August 28, 1729 in Westmoreland County.

Elizabeth's will was proved February 22, 1763 in Westmoreland County.

Tobacco is a native American herb that is cultivated for its leaves which are prepared for smoking, chewing or snuff. In parts of colonial America, it was used as money. Tobacco plantations in the colonial south fueled the need for enslaving people.
 

 

 
     
 

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