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Honored by Gen John Archer Elmore Chapter, AL Sons of the American Revolution

William Barry

Fairfax County, VA
Born 1754
Benton County, AL, United States
Died 1838


William Berry enlisted in the town of Hampton in the state of Virginia in the spring of the year 1776, he believes in the company commanded by Captain John Fitzgerald of the 3rd Virginia Regiment commanded by Colo. Thomas Marshall; that he continued to serve in the said corps in the service of the united states against the Common Enemy for two years and was then honorably discharged (he supposes in 1778 or ‘79 he does not remember the time of the year) at some place in the state of new jersey; That he was in the battles of Trenton [26 Dec 1776], White plains [28 Oct 1776] & Brandywine [11 Sep 1777] as well as several other engagements;


After the war William and his wife, Sarah, relocated to Greenville District, SC. William was a veteran of the American Revolution. His file is available for review on After his wife's death and William's penniless condition, he moved to Benton Co., AL (now Calhoun Co., AL) to live with his only daughter, Ellender, and her husband, Salathiel Clements. He died at the Clements home on June 28, 1838. An obituary regarding his death was published in the Jacksonville Republican in 1838.

Military Rank


Years of Service


Wars, Campaigns, & Battles

American Revolution
Northern Campaign
Battle of Brandywine
Northern Campaign
Battle of Germantown
Northern Campaign
Battle of Monmouth Courthouse
Northern Campaign
Battle of Trenton