(MOSES1) was born Bet. 1805 - 1810 in Georgia, and died Bef.
March 1850 ???. He married KEZIAH "KESHIA" CHAPMAN Abt.
1833, daughter of FRANCIS CHAPMAN and MARY LEIGH. She was born
Bet. 1805 - 1810.
Notes for CALEB WESTBERRY:
Excerpt from the will of Francis Chapman. Dated March 7, 1850.
Item Fourth: The above named eight hundred and forty nine acres
of land, including the plantation I give and bequeath to my youngest
son, Sheldon M. Chapman and also my daughter Kiziah Westberry
to have a residence and be supported from the said farm so long
as she lives or remains a widow.
Notes for KEZIAH "KESHIA" CHAPMAN:
1860 Census, 942 Dist., Brownville, Paulding County, Georgia,
G. Rentz, 70, Born GA, Farmer; Kissa,52, Born GA; Albert Westberry,
22, Born GA, Farm Manager; Louisa, 18, Born SC; Henry D., 1, Born
Keziah (Chapman) Westberry was the daughter of Francis John
Chapman and Mary (Leigh) Chapman. Mary (Leigh) Chapman was dismissed
from Beards Creek Baptist Church in Tatnall County, GA, along
with a few others, to organize Jones Creek Baptist Church in Liberty
(now Long) County.
Excerpt from the will of Francis John Chapman:
"Item Fourth: The above named eight hundred and forty nine
acres of land including the plantation, I give and bequeath to
my youngest son Sheldon M. Chapman and also my daughter Kiziah
Westberry to have a residence and be supported from the said farm
as long as she lives or remains a widow.
I give and bequeath to my grandson Albert Westberry my lot of
land in Cherokee and also shall be educated out of my estate,
a common education.
Cherokee was Cherokee County, GA in the northern part of the state,
probably a Lot of land obtained by Francis John Chapman in a land
Child of CALEB WESTBERRY and KEZIAH CHAPMAN
i. ALBERT WESTBERRY,
CSA, b. October 13, 1834, Atlanta, Georgia; d. January 12,
1921, Cooke Co, Texas; m. LOUELLA WILLIAMS; b. 1842, South Carolina;
d. Bef. 1920, Texas.
1910 Census, JP 2, Files, Hill County, Texas, April 27.
Westberry, Albert, 73, Born GA (Parents-GA), Married 52 Years,
No Occupation; Louisa, Wife, 71, Born SC (Parents-SC), 12 Children
Born-7 Living; Brewer/Brown?, Ruby, Dau., 49, Born-GA, Wid. (HH
1920 Census, Gainesville, Prec. 1, Cook County, Texas, January
Campbelle, J. Will, 42, Born MO, Oil Refinery; Lillie, Wife, 39,
Born GA (Father-GA, Mother-SC); L?, Dau., 17, Cashier/Dry Goods;
?, Son, 15; Ruby, Dau., 13; Lucy M., Dau., 6; (All Children Born
TX); Westberry, Albert, FIL, 84, Wid., Born GA. (Howeth Street)
Served in CSA.
I found Albert Westberry in the Confederate Soldiers Index: "Co.
F - 40th Reg. Ga. Volunteer Inf. Army of Tenn., C. S. A. Paulding
Co., Ga. - Paulding Washington Guards
Westberry, Albert - Private Mar. 4, 1862.
Appears only on bounty payroll dated March 27, 1862.
Albert is listed as a member in the Alvarado Camp of Ex-Confederate
Veterans, December 21, 1889, in Johnson County, Texas.
Hand Book of Texas
"The Tyler-Palestine Road, which passed through Teaselville,
ran from Tyler to the El Camino Real (see OLD SAN ANTONIO ROAD)
and was the first public road planned by the County Commissioners
Court. The community was, therefore, fairly accessible to early
settlers. It was sometimes called Loftin for a prominent local
family. With the advent of the Smith County railroad system in
the 1870s, the community failed to prosper. The nearest line went
through nearby Bullard, so goods and produce were sent there for
shipping. The Lee Spring Baptist Church was organized nearby by
1892, and in 1900 the settlement was granted a post office called
Loftin, with Albert Westberry as postmaster. The post office closed
sometime before 1935."
Albert is listed in the Texas death index as Albert Westbury,
DC # 667
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