The Old Peaked Mountain Church may be where he is buried per William H. Hutchens, Rockingham Co Graves Committee Chairman. Around 1995 Fort Harrison placed a memorial marker at the site of Old Peake Mountain Church in McGaheysville that recognizes 52 Revolutionary War Patriots, one of which is a Benjamin Berry. The tombstones at the cemetery had been removed from the grave sites many years ago. Most of the tombstones were missing, but at that time some broken tombstones were still at the site. A remaining part of one stone read " . . . jamin Berry". Based upon this broken stone it was felt at that time that this was adequate information that a Benjamin Berry is buried at Old Peake Mountain Church cemetery in McGaheysville, VA. However, at that time, we believe there was no written documentation available showing those buried there. Exactly how the list of 52 names was developed is not known. Several years later Billie J. Monger, a Certified Genealogist, found a document at the University of Virginia which lists those buried at Old Peake Mountain. This document was written in German. It lists 54 grave sites for those that had served in the Revolutionary War. The information listed for one of the graves by Mrs. Monger in her report is: Benjamin Berry b. 1758 in New Jersey d. 14 Dec. 1834 Md. Johanna Berry on 21 Feb. 1786 (p.446 R. C.) Service: p.2 Rockingham County Men in Revolution I have not seen the original document that is written in German or it's translation. However, it is obvious that Mrs. Monger has added references for military service and the marriage. It is difficult, and in some cases impossible, to prove without a shadow of doubt documentation for our ancestors. However, based upon our research we believe there is sufficient documentation to show that the Benjamin Berry that was born in New Jersey in 1758 and died 14 December 1834 is buried at Old Peake Mountain Church cemetery in McGaheysville, VA. McGaheysville, Rockingham County, Virginia. Not sure if he is buried there since he was not German and not sure why he would be buried there when his family are buried at Keezletown.
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Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Benjamin Berry (1758–14 Dec 1834), Find A Grave Memorial no. 112723424, citing Keezletown Cemetery, Keezletown, Rockingham County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by President Chris Christou (contributor 46491266) .