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Andrew Berry, II

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States
Death: June 17, 1811 (65)
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Barry, Captain and Anna Kate Barry
Husband of Margeret Catharine Berry
Father of John Berry; Mary Moore Berry; Charles Moore Berry; Catherine Porter Berry; Richard Berry and 8 others
Brother of Richard Barry; John Hugh Berry; Nellie Berry; Violet Barry; Kate Barry and 1 other

Managed by: Douglas Little, Sr.
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About Captain Andrew Berry

ANDREW BERRY Birth: 1746, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, USA , Death: 17 Jun 1811 Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA MARRIAGE: 1767 Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA, SPOUSE: Margaret Catherine MOORE Birth: 29 Nov 1752 , Anson, North Carolina, USA , DEATH: 29 Sep 1823 Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA.


Life of Captain Andrew Berry

In the book, "Revolutionary Reader Reminiscenses and Indian Legends" by Sophie Lee Foster, State Regent, DAR of Georgia, published 1913:

Historical Sketch of Margaret Katherine Berry, Known as "Kate Berry", Heroine of the Cowpens (page 81):

It states that Andrew Berry (husband of Kate Moore Barry) was a magistrate under King George III, and continued to exercise that office till the Revolution began. He was also a Captain in Colonial period, but at the beginning of the War for Independence, 1776, he was commissioned Captain of South Carolina Rangers by Governor Rutledge, and was a daring and brilliant officer during the whole war.

He was at Musgrove’s Mill, Cowpens, Cedar Springs, and many other engagements and was severely wounded during the battle of Musgrove’s Mill, 18th August, 1780, but with the tender care of his wife, Kate Berry, who was always close by for scout duty, he was soon restored to health.

Captain Andrew Berry was a religious man, and was one of the first elders elected by the Nazareth Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg County, S.C., in which capacity he served the church until his death, June 17, 1811. His name appears in the book, "Heitman's Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army." The Richard Berry who signed the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence was of this family.

Separate Note: According to the Daughter of the American Revolution, South Carolina Society, Kate had a brother named Thomas Moore, and several brothers-in-law were members of the patriot forces.


1790 United States Federal Census ( I HAVE THE COPY)

about Andrew Berry

Name: Andrew Berry

County: Spartenburgh

State: South Carolina


1800 United States Federal Census ( I HAVE THE COPY)

about Andrew Berry

Name: Barry, Andrew

County: Spartanburg District

State: South Carolina


1810 United States Federal Census ( I HAVE THE COPY)

About Andrew Berry

Name: Andrew Berry

County: Spartanburg

State: South Carolina


U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

About Andrew Berry

Name: Andrew Berry

Gender: male

Birth Place: NC

Birth Year: 1746

Spouse Name: Margaret Catherine Moore


Birth Place: SC

Spouse Birth Year: 1752

Number Pages: 1


Family Data Collection - Deaths

about Andrew Berry

Name: Andrew Berry

Death Date: 17 Jun 1811

County: Spartenburg

State: SC

Country: USA


Family Data Collection - Individual Records

About Capt Andrew Berry

Name: Capt Andrew Berry

Spouse: Margaret Catherine Moore

Parents: Richard Barry, Anna Price

Birth Place: Mecklinburg CO, NC

Birth Date: 1746

Death Place: Spartanburg CO, SC

Death Date: 17 Jun 1811


DAR Documentation of captain Andrew Berry

Added by Kathleen913 on 15 Sep 2007

Per DAR Record, Andrew Barry was born in 1746 in PA and died in Spartanburg Co., SC on June 17, 1811. His place of residence during the Revolution was SC. He was Capt. of the SC Partisan Rangers and was engaged in the Battle of Musgrove Mills where he was wounded on August 18, 1780. He was active in the Battle of Cowpens. He married Margaret Kate Moore, she was the famous Kate Barry, who acted as scout in the Battle of Cowpens. They had daughter, Kate Barry who married Jesse Crook. Andrew is listed in the Kings Mountain Men by Moss. Andrew Barry of Lincoln Co., NC volunteered under Capt. Samuel Martin the day before the battle at Ramseur’s Mill. Andrew Barry served under Capt. Samuel Martin and Col. Chronicle in the Battle at Kings Mountain. He and Hugh Ewin escorted Robert Henry home after he had been wounded. In 1833 A. Barry was a resident of Lincoln Co., NC. More About CAPTAIN ANDREW BARRY: Burial: Moore, Barry Burying Ground - Walnut Grove Plantation, Spartanburg, South Carolina Will: 10 Sep 1811, Spartanburg County, South Carolina More About ANDREW BARRY and MARGARET MOORE:

Marriage: Bet. 1767 - 1770, Anson County, North Carolina

Information provided by Tim Peterson of Ninety-Six, SC


TITLE: Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution, Chapter " B", Page Number 50 - (I HAVE THE COPY)


Kate the Spy

Andrew Berry was a close friend of John Thomas, Sr. and helped establish the Spartan Regiment. He was a commander under John. Their plantations were very close together and both were major targets of the British. Kate was a spy during the one of the battles, was captured and lashed by a British commander by the name of "Elliot". There was a lot of resentment (and revenge) between Andrew and this Elliot. No doubt, John had something to do with this too.

Kate (Margaret) was also called 'Peggy' according to a direct quote of the time.

Kate Barry

Margaret Catharine (Kate) Moore (1752-1823), later known as Kate Barry, was a heroine of the American Revolutionary War. She was daughter of Charles and Mary Moore, and the eldest of ten children. She married Andrew Barry in 1767 at the age of 15, and lived on Walnut Grove Plantation in Roebuck, South Carolina during the 1700's. Kate was instrumental in helping to warn the militia of the coming British before the Battle of Cowpens in 1781. According to legend, she tied her newborn baby to the bedpost while she rode out to warn neighbors that the British were approaching.

Her warning helped to prepare the colonial forces to defeat the British governor, Cornwallis and his men and drive them north, out of the state of South Carolina. She is buried in the family cemetery in Moore, South Carolina, beside her husband, Andrew, who was one of the first elders of the Nazareth Presbyterian Church.

Silcox-Garrett, Diane. Heroines of the American Revolution: America’s Founding Mothers. Chapel Hill, NC: Green Angel Press, 1998.

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The Margaret Catharine Moore Berry Medal

The Margaret Catharine Moore Barry Medal* * *Each month there is a special South Carolina token or medal that is highlighted as the Token or Medal of the Month. Last month we examined a medal commemorating the one-hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Cowpens. This month, recognition goes to a more modern medal also relating to the Battle of Cowpens. * * * * * *

The 44mm pewter medal pictured above was struck by the Franklin Mint in 1975 as part of its "Great Women of the American Revolution" series. The obverse pictures "the heroine of the Battle of Cowpens" riding a horse across a stream. The reverse features her name - Margaret Catharine Moore Barry - and the following legend: "She became the heroine of the Battle of Cowpens by volunteering as a scout for the patriots of South Carolina. Her mission assured an important American victory." The edge is marked "fine pewter" along with the year date and Franklin Mint's hallmark. The marketing of the medal was undoubtedly timed to take advantage of the hoopla surrounding our nation's bicentennial in 1976. There are at least two other medals in this series honoring two additional South Carolina women instrumental to the patriot cause.

Margaret Catharine (Kate) Moore Barry was the oldest of 10 children born to Charles and Mary Moore. The Moore family was one of the first families to migrate into the Piedmont area of South Carolina, settling in what is now Spartanburg County in the early 1760s. In 1767, at the age of 15, she married Andrew Barry, who later became Captain and Commanding Officer of a local militia group during the Revolutionary War. The Barrys were staunch patriots and, along with the remainder of the Moore family, were the leaders of the patriot cause in that part of the upcountry. The Moore family home, where Kate grew up, became the focal point of anti-loyalist forces during the war. The homeplace still exists and is now called Walnut Grove Plantation.

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Captain Andrew Berry's Timeline

Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States
March 4, 1771
Age 25
September 29, 1774
Age 28
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
January 4, 1777
Age 31
July 13, 1779
Age 33
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
October 10, 1780
Age 34
June 9, 1783
Age 37
February 9, 1784
Age 38
August 25, 1787
Age 41
October 5, 1793
Age 47