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Berrien Family Search Around Waynesboro, GA

Berrien Family Search Around Waynesboro, GA

Marilyn Taylor (View posts)
Posted: 947245585000
I am searching for my gr. gr. grandmother SARAH BERRIEN DRAYTON family. Recently I found out her maiden name BERRIEN. She married Edward (Ned) Drayton, Nov. 1869. In the 1870 census, Sarah (age 19) and Ned (age 21) were numerated with their son Benjamin and young girl age 5, Kate Sealy as a neice. The young family of Ta(o)lbert Berrien which I suppose was her brother, who had a wife and child, either was named Cliney. Next was a David Berrien approx 55-65 years of age, I'll assume was either their father (or Grand), numerated with him a 17 year old female named Joan. (maybe a daughter).. His occupation was listed as a domestic servant. During those times most families lived close together, so I would say they were all related. Numerated before all was a Cleora Drayton (age 42) along with a Thomas Farmer family, she is believed to be Neds mother. Ned and Sarah had quite a few children, the oldest was Ben (Book) Drayton, Elbert (Yot) Linsey (Jim) Eddie (Ed), John, Smith and Anna. She was also known as (Miss or Mama) Dover, she was the towns (WAYNESBORO, GEORGIA) midwife, during the late teen, 1920's and early 30's. Ask some of your older relatives if she was the person they were told delivered them or if the name rings a bell). Sarah was listed in the 1900 census but not in 1910. I assume she died during/before 1907 because Ned remarried in 1908 to a Caroline King. If you read this message, please spread the word that I'm looking for my people. If you have any information, no matter how slight, I can be reached at (617) 265-7390, until I get my new E-mail address.

Thank You Kindly,
Marilyn Drayton Taylor

Looking for Berrien Family Members

Carmen Denise Berrien (View posts)
Posted: 952807506000
My name is Carmen Denise Berrien, my father's name was Durocher Frank Berrien (IL), my grandfather's name was Floyd Berrien, Sr. (NY), My grandmother's maiden name was Bertha Stafford Berrien. These are the only Berrien members that I know of. The are currently deceased but I would like to know if there are other family members and how I can reach any of them. I can be contacted at or (602) 242-7844.


Tim (View posts)
Posted: 969716737000
I'm a descendant of the Berriens in NY/NJ area. Our family was traced to Cornelius Berrien, a revolutionary war captain of French descent. Our lineage is through the
Vanderbecks, then McCotters then Staples

Cornelius Berrien

Posted: 976915022000
Edited: 1037735429000
To Tim: I wonder if you are confusing Capt Cornelius with Cornelius Janszen Berrien (d.1688), the original settler on Long Island? According to E.Renee Heiss, "A Genealogical Hlstory of the Berrien Family", Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1982, Cornelius the settler's daughter Catherine b ca. 1679-) married Jeromus Remsen son of Rem Jansen and Jenettie (de Rapalye) Vanderbeeck, but they had no children. I find a later Cornelius Berrien 1734-1805 who was a naval captain during the Revolutionary War.His son, Richard P.Berrien 1779-1864 married Elizabeth Vanderbeck.Ted Wright

Berrien ancestry

Posted: 976915869000
Edited: 1037735429000
Carmen: you need to find your grandfather in the US census for NY; I think they're public now through 1920. NY Public Library has microfilm of City Directories to locate his address if in NY City. There should be a Social Security death certificate for him.The principal book on Berriens is E. Renee Heiss, "A Genealogical History of the Berrien Family", Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1982, tracing back to the original settler, Cornelius Janszen Berrien, New Amsterdam about 1664, died on Long Island 1688, but I don't find Floyd in the index, as Renee didn't trace all lines.I too am from a branch that settled in Quincy, Illinois in 1834 but spelling the name Berrian. Sincerely, Theodore Wright

Cornelis Jensen Berrien/1600's/France to America

Posted: 977747963000
Edited: 1041702825000
Hi,I was recently in the library and took out the following book to reseach my French Huguenot ancestors. Found yours, I think. Source: The Huguenots or Early French in New Jersey by Albert F. Koehler, 1992, Clearfield Press."The Berrien family in America descends from Cornelis Jansen Berrien, who was born in Bretagne, France. He came to America, 1669, and settled in Flatbush, L.I. His wife was Janet Stryker. He died in 1689 at Newtown, L.I. Peter, son of Cornelius, born in 1672, in 1706 married Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Edsall. Some of Peter's children moved to Rocky Hill, Somerset County." Hope this helps. Merry Christmas. Linda


Posted: 987885102000
Edited: 1098307116000
My grandfather, Herbert James Berrian, traces lineage back through his father: James Wendell Berrian, Grandfather: James Augustus Berrian, GGrandfather: James Wendell Berrian, GGGrandfather: Samuel Berrien(note change from a to the original i), GGGGrandfather: Nicholas Berrien, GGGGGrandfather:Cornelius Jansen.

Berrian descent

Posted: 987944177000
Edited: 1037735429000
to Nancy A. Geer: In Renee Heiss's "A Genealogicall History of the Berrien Family", Baltimore: Gateway press, 1982, I think I trace your line for the first six generations: Cornelius Janszen Berrien, to New Amsterdam from Alkmaar,Holland ca. 1664, md Jannetje Stryker, died 1688, Berrian Island in Long Island Sound, near present LaGuardia Airport; John Berrien md Ruth Edsall, d.1711; Cornelius Berrien (1698-1767) md Sarah Hallett; Nicholas Berrien (1738-1810) md Elizabeth Hallett (Hallett's Cove on Long Island on the East River); Samuel Berrian (1761-1823) to Westchester NY, md Sarah Berrien; James W. Berrian (1789-1848) md Frances Peters, move to Binghamton, NY ca.1815, d. Peoria, IL; James Augustus Berrian (1828-1883)md Imelda Wendell, moved to Peoria 1834; James Wendell Berrian, b.1871. Nothing further on him. This laterinformation comes from Frank Borror, 320 Brookview Rd. E.Peoria,IL 61611,with whom I corresponded in 1994, a descendant of James A.'s sister, Charlotte Amelia (Mrs. Wm Baggs) and from Winifred Jacob of 1320 University St., Walla Walla, WA with whom I corresponded in 1960,a descendant of George W.Berrian, a brother of James A. I am descended from another line: Cornelius, John, Cornelius, Samuel,William, George W. (who moved to Quincy, IL 1834); Benjamin F. (1830-1911), Hannah (1858-1955)md Lyman McCarl, Margaret McCarl (1894-1971), my mother who md Theodore P. Wright of Galesburg, IL.Hope this helps. This would make us about 6th cousins. Sincerely, Theodore P. Wright, Jr.

Berrien/ian descent

Posted: 988145895000
Edited: 1098307116000
From the research that I have done, it appears that James Augustus's grandfather was Samuel Berrien and his son, James Wendell Berrian, was the one that changed the spelling from ien to ian- James Augustus Berrian married Imilda Wendell and they had a son, James Wendell Berrian, who is my great grandfather. James Wendell married Hattie Hammons who had my grandfather Herbert James Berrian who married Hylah Nancy Bloyd they had tow children James Henrey Berrian and PAtricia Helen Berrian, who was my mother. My grandparents also adopted a son, David.

Re: Cornelius Berrien

Posted: 1277961621000
Classification: Query
I thought I let you know that Vanderbeeck was the original Remsen name. After they came and settled in NY they became Remsen, but some kept the Vanderbeeck name. Elizabeth's family may be one.
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