Oil Portrait by Patrick Henry Bruce ( 1881-1936 ) of Hugh McCulloch (March 9, 1869 - March 27, 1902) who was an American poet. And two poems written by Bruce about his model. To contact me about this site email me at .... ray@webmail.us - Leesburg-Photo
Berry Hill, Bruce Home near South Boston, Virginia.

BERRY HILL MANSION was built by James C. Bruce about 1842 on a site purchased by him from his cousin, General Edward C. Carrington. The Carrington house, which it replaced, was probably built around 1750 and the grounds date back to that period.

Land history of Berry Hill ....


    (1728 - ) William Byrd II (of Westover): original owner of land; granted to him in 1728 by the Crown for his services in helping to draw the dividing line between Virginia and North Carolina
        ( - 1751)son William Byrd III: inherited the land from W. Byrd II
    (1751 - ) Richard Bland: bought the land from W. Byrd III
    ( - 1769) Gov. Benjamin Harrison: owner of Berkeley Plantation (Williamsburg Co.); bought the land from Richard Bland
    (1769 - ) Isaac Coles: purchased the 1,020 acres, for 800 pounds; founder of the Isaac Coles house (1770)
    ( - 1830) Gen. Edward Carrington: inherited the land from Isaac Coles
    (1830 - ) James Bruce (of Woodbourne): founding father of the Berry Hill Bruces; purchased from Gen. Edward Carrington, nephew of his first wife Sally Coles, the old Coles-Carrington estate, Berry Hill, situated near the court house
        wife-1 Sarah Coles Bruce
        son (1833 - 1865) James Coles Bruce: son of James Bruce and Sarah Coles Bruce; founder of the present mansion at Berry Hill
            ( - 1850) wife Elizabeth Douglas Wilkins Bruce
        wife-2 Elvira Cabell Henry Bruce, who was first married to Patrick Henry Jr. in 1804.

Berry Hill, Bruce Home near South Boston, Virginia.

BERRY HILL MANSION was built by James C. Bruce about 1842 on a site purchased by him from his cousin, General Edward C. Carrington. The Carrington house, which it replaced, was probably built around 1750 and the grounds date back to that period.

Land history of Berry Hill ....


(1728 - ) William Byrd II (of Westover): original owner of land; granted to him in 1728 by the Crown for his services in helping to draw the dividing line between Virginia and North Carolina
( - 1751)son William Byrd III: inherited the land from W. Byrd II
(1751 - ) Richard Bland: bought the land from W. Byrd III
( - 1769) Gov. Benjamin Harrison: owner of Berkeley Plantation (Williamsburg Co.); bought the land from Richard Bland
(1769 - ) Isaac Coles: purchased the 1,020 acres, for 800 pounds; founder of the Isaac Coles house (1770)
( - 1830) Gen. Edward Carrington: inherited the land from Isaac Coles
(1830 - ) James Bruce (of Woodbourne): founding father of the Berry Hill Bruces; purchased from Gen. Edward Carrington, nephew of his first wife Sally Coles, the old Coles-Carrington estate, Berry Hill, situated near the court house
wife-1 Sarah Coles Bruce
son (1833 - 1865) James Coles Bruce: son of James Bruce and Sarah Coles Bruce; founder of the present mansion at Berry Hill
( - 1850) wife Elizabeth Douglas Wilkins Bruce
wife-2 Elvira Cabell Henry Bruce, who was first married to Patrick Henry Jr. in 1804.