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Marriage: Children:
  1. Thomas Perrin Cherry: Birth: 19 JUN 1759 in Westmoreland, Washington Co., PA. Death: 8 MAY 1829 in Walnut Twp., Fairfield Co., OH

  2. John Cherry: Birth: 5 SEP 1765.

  3. Ralph Cherry: Birth: 1767.

  4. Moses Cherry: Birth: 1770.

  5. Edward Cherry: Birth: 1776.


Notes
a. Note:   Thomas Cherry Jr. received a Fairfax grant on 30 July 1760 for 100 acres adjacent southwest of the patent land on Cherry Branch, on present-day Morgan County Hwy 5. The following day 31 July, 1760, Thomas Jr. received another Fairfax grant for 100 acres located near and southeast of the patent land on the Potomac River in present-day Berkeley County. Thomas Cherry Jr. of Cuimberland County, Virginia sold his 100 acre grant on the Potomac River (K-197) to Archibald Cherry on 10 February 1778. By February 1779, Thomas had moved to Washington County, Maryland when he and his wife sold the 100 acre grant (K-196), 63 acres of the 125 acre patent land on 21 March, 1780 and the 132 acre grant land on the Potomac River (P-364), with Mary selling her "dower interests" in the 132 acre grant 28 Oct 1795. (Source: "Pioneers of Old Fredereck County, Virginia" by Cecil O'Dell - Walsworth Publishing Company 1995, Marceline, Missouri) Thomas and Mary lived in Cumberland County before moving to the Restone settlement in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. From there they moved to Washington, County, Pennsylvania, where they built Ft. Cherry in 1874. In 1780 Thomas was found dead beside the spring, having been shot by Indians. His son, John was killed by Indians in 1781. (Source: "The Cherry Family of Walnut Township" Fairfield Trace, Vol. 10 No. 4, Fall 1988)


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