Thomas And Sarah Cate Berry’s Daughter
OCTOBER 9, 2007
Eleanor Berry was born in Orange County North Carolina about 1801. She was about seven years old when her father left with a group of men to search for land. Two of Thomas Berry’s brothers went with him as well as several other people. Thomas and William Berry had married sisters Sarah and Hannah Cate. When the men left, Hannah and Sarah with their five children moved in together. Eleanor was probably seven years old the last time she ever saw her father. Thomas is believed to have been killed by Indians
and her uncle William never returned home. Thomas Person Berry was born soon after his father William left so he never knew him. I am reasonably sure that one of Eleamors chores was to help look after her little baby cousin. Hannah and William had another son who was older than David or Eleanor. He was born in 1799. There was one more male under ten, living whith Hannah and Sarah when Hannah filed as head of household in the 1810 census. It was a very busy time for Hannah and Sarah as they went about trying to farm and care for the five Children. The young boys were probably already doing men’s jobs helping with the farming. Hannah had a daughter Elizabeth Berry born in 1812. Elizabeth’s Father was John Berry although I have no idea who he was.
It was probably very early in the spring of 1816 when John Pigg and his newly aquired family set out on their journey to Tennessee. David and Eleanor were Teenagers, Hannah’s daughter Elizabeth was three years old, Thomas Person Berry was almost eight years old, and his older brother was about sixteen. I think it was a very sad time for Eleanor when she had to say goodbye to her aunt Hannah and her cousins. My guess is that John Pigg was going to try to get to Tennessee in time to do some late planting. In a very few years after Eleanor arrived in Tennessee she met and married John Reed. John and Eleanor Reed had three sons and a daughter over the next few years. Eleanor lost her husband John when her oldest son George Washington Reed was about fifteen years old. John W. Reed was twelve, Wilson Mack Reed was ten and Mary Reed was six. This was another situation where the young boys in the family had to step up and take on grownup responsibilities.
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OCTOBER 9, 2007 and October 17 2015
CENSUS INFORMATION and NEIGHBORS
“ ELEANOR BERRY LEFT ORANGE COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA AROUND 1816 WITH JOHN AND SARAH PIGG ”
- NO CENSUS FOUND IN 1820.
- NO CENSUS FOUND IN 1830.
- ELEANOR BERRY REED LISTED HEAD OF HOUSHOLD IN 1840 WAYNE COUNTY CENSUS
- ELEANOR BERRY REED LISTED HEAD OF HOUSHOLD IN THE 1850 WAYNE COUNTY TENNESSEE CENSUS.
- ELEANOR BERRY REED WAS LIVING WITH HER SON IN THE 1860 WAYNE COUNTY TENNESSEE CENSUS.