If anyone is interested in this family please contact me. Joshua and Margaret Fraize Berry were married on 4 May 1797 (marriage listing in some publications of John Berry to Margaret Fraize in April 1797 was a marriage bond for Joshua and Margaret’s marriage, signed by Joshua and John Fraize) Joshua Berry Sr. and Margaret Fraize Berry had the following children: Mary: born 1801-1803 in Berkeley Co., West Virginia Elizabeth: born 1801-1803 in Berkeley Co., West Virginia Phebe: born 1801-1803 in Berkeley Co., West Virginia John: born May 1803 in Berkeley Co., West Virginia) Zachariah: born1805 in Belmont Co, Oh or maybe WVA Nancy: born 1810 in Belmont Co, Oh Joshua Jr: born 15 Apr 1812 in Belmont Co, Oh Joseph: born 1813-1814 in Belmont Co, Oh William: born 1815 in Belmont Co, Oh Catherine: born 1816-1817 in Belmont Co, Oh
Joshua Sr. died 12 Jan 1833. I have court records but none named the children or the final distribution of the estate. However, in deed records I found where 8 of the children deeded their 1/10th interest in Joshua Sr’s estate to John Berry, the oldest son. I did not find Joshua Jr’s but I know that he is a son as he named his parents in his 1883 marriage license.
I do not know what happened to Mary, Phebe, Joseph and Catherine. Elizabeth married John Elliott. John married Cloe Ann _____. Zachariah married Rachel Elliott. Nancy married Elijah Dunham. William married Mahala Matson.
Joshua Jr’s 1st wife was Sarah Kenslar, they were married 4 Mar 1841 in Brown Twsp, Delaware Co, Ohio. She died 10 Aug 1843 in Delaware Co., Ohio. Joshua Jr’s 2nd wife was Esther Bockoven Searls, b 18 Jan 1816, New Jersey, d 3 May 1876, IL. Esther was previously married to Charles Searls in Delaware Co, Ohio and had 3 children: William, Charlotte and Henry Joshua and Esther had two children: Margaret and Thomas Joshua Jr’s 3rd wife was Catherine Buckanan Flater, they married Sept 13, 1883, Effingham Co., Illinois. Joshua Jr died 16 Jan 1916, Effingham Co., Illinois