Members of this Stone family lived in Charles County, Maryland; and in Accomack, Stafford, Westmoreland, King George, and Prince William Counties, Virginia.
Joseph Penn, brother of Moses Penn, Sr., married 1735, as his first wife, Mary Taylor, born 1718, died 1757. Their children were: George; Joseph; Catherine, married Larkin Gatewood; Phillip; Moses; Elizabeth; James; and Thomas. William; Mary; John; and Frances, born 1756, must have been children of Catherine. Frances was only 15 when she married in Granville County, North Carolina. She had to come to live with her grandfather, John Taylor, who gave his permission for her to marry. The permission is at the clerk's office and is as follows:
"Whereas, John Hunt and Frances Penn have agreed to be married, I as her guardian, do agree and devise that the license may be granted accordingly. Witness my hand and seal, this 28th day of July 1771." Signed, John Taylor.
Test: George Long, Wm. Taylor, and Edmond Pendleton. In the wills of John Taylor, Sr. and his son, John Taylor, Frances Hunt is mentioned as Fanny Hunt, niece, daughter of Mary Penn.
There was a Wyatt family living in King and Queen County, and probably later in Caroline. The fact that Sallie Wyatt Powell married a Coleman from Caroline County might mean that the Powells may also have lived in Caroline. Because of the marriage of Nancy F. Powell to Dr. Robert Walker, it is believed that Wyatt Powell was a relative of Ambrose Powell, who accompanied Dr. Thomas Walker to Kentucky in 1754.
In 1758, a Joseph Berry and a Benjamin Berry arrived in the Shenandoah and established Berry's Ferry. This later became Berryville. They are believed to be the same Joseph and Benjamin Berry. Capt. Thomas Berry's descendants (he lived in the Shenandoah) state that he was their youngest brother, and that their family seat had been "Berry Plain," King George County, Virginia. There is no definite record of the last names of the wives of Capt. Joseph Berry, Sr.; Joseph Berry, Jr.; or Benjamin Berry.
Thomas Berry (not Capt. Thomas Berry), of "Berry Plain," King George County, Virginia, married Elizabeth Washington, November 19, 1758, and resided at "Berry Plain," King George County, Virginia; and whose will is recorded in King George County, naming sons: Washington, John, and Lawrence Berry; and a grandson, John Thornton Augustine Washington. Lawrence Berry was a clerk of King George County for many years, and through him the family estate of "Berry Plain" remained in the family for several generations later.
The will of Enoch Berry is recorded in King George County, 1763, in which he names son and heir, Thomas Berry, to inherit his homeplace. It also mentions his deceased daughter, Winifred Berry, and his son-in-law, Benjamin Berry. It is not believed that this is the same Enoch Berry who married Druscilla Bunberry in September 1726. The first Enoch Berry is believed to be a brother of Capt. Joseph Berry, Sr., and that these two brothers owned land adjoining each other, inherited from their father, William Berry (will recorded in King George County, 1721), and wife, Margaret Doughty, daughter of Enoch Doughty.