BERRYMAN STOKES made his mark (signature) on a will dated June 9, 1838 in Putnam Co., IN, naming wife ELIZABETH and children, Polly TOLAND, WILLIAM STOKES, PETER STOKES, Rebecca PEARSON, Nancy WISE, Cynthea NORTON, Sally TIPTON and ROBERT STOKES. (The surname Toland is actually TOLIN. Polly (Mary) and Alexander Bell Tolin are my ancestors. They named a daughter Elizabeth STOKES Tolin.)
Can ANYONE add information about the origin, parents, siblings of BERRYMAN STOKES and the surname of his wife Elizabeth?(?Stokes?)
BERRYMAN is on the 1800 census (tax list) of Montgomery Co., KY as is a ROBERT STOKES. Robert Stokes is still on the census there in 1820.
Could BERRYMAN's given name have been the surname of his mother? ANY information, clue, or suggestion would be very much appreciated. THANK YOU!!!!! Bettye Mahan