Captain Benjamin Washington Beery

01 Apr

Capt. B. W. Beery (Berry)

(good picture of him from Historic Wilmington and Lower Cape Fear by Chris Eugene Fonvielle)

1892 April 26 – The Wilmington Star states that “Capt. B. W. Beery, 70, died Sunday at the residence of his son-in-law, Col. Roger Moore. He was born in Brunswick County but resided in Wilmington since his youth”

Benjamin W. Beery, December 12, 1822 – April 23, 1892 Section B-53 Oakdale Cemetery

1867 – Cassidey & Beery (not sure if Capt. Beery was connected with the Cassidey brothers marine railway)

202 Nun Street Wilmington, NC Benjamin Beery House

1842 October 19 – The Wilmington Chronicle announces the marriage, on the 13th, of Benjamin W. Berry (sic.) and Miss A. E. Williams by the Rev. Mr. Moore.

1822 December 12 – Benjamin Washington Beery is born in Brunswick County, NC

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I have not seen this tombstone, but the death year conflicts with the one listed above.

NOTES:  I am just beginning to research Capt. Beery, but it appears that he was married, at least twice.  I see from the tombstones of his children that he probably had two children by his first wife (A. E. Williams) and at least one by his second wife, Susan Josephine Beery (b.1842)

Operated the Naval Shipyard on Eagles Island before, and during the Civil War.  Produced several Confederate naval vessels.  *My main interest is that he was the “contractor and builder” of the river steamboat, RIVER QUEEN, (May 1883) which was owned by Capts. James G. Bagley and J. C. Stewart.

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