WILLIAM S. WESTBERRY, CSA
(JAROD2, MOSES1) was born 1840 in Lowndes Co, Georgia, and
died October 04, 1873 in Brooks Co, Georgia. He married MARTHA
HIERS January 03, 1864 in Hamiliton Co, Florida, daughter of DANIEL
HIERS and NANCY HUNTER. She was born 1840 in Brooks Co, Georgia,
and died August 23, 1931 in Brooks Co, Georgia.
Notes for WILLIAM S. WESTBERRY, CSA, #:
Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia.
On Mar 4, 1862, William enlisted at Whitesville, Echols Co., Georgia,
as a private in the Georgia Infantry. He was transferred to Co.
"C", 47th Regiment, Georgia Infantry on May 12, 1862.
William appears on a receipt roll for clothing at a hospital in
Guyton, Georgia, Sept. 6, 1863. During his service he was wounded
at Missionary Ridge, Tennessee on Nov. 25, 1863 and was admitted
to St. Mary's Hospital at LaGrange, Georgia on June 25, 1864.
He was transferred from there to Oliver Hospital on July 5, 1864.
In October of 1864 William was sent home to Hamilton Co. on a
60 day furlough.
1870 Census, 16th Dist., Statenville, Echols County, Georgia,
Westberry, William, 34, Farm Labor; Martha, 31, Keeping House;
General, 6; Francis (sp?-Female), 4. (HH 188, next door to James
X. Daniel Hiers, b. 1789 S. C., d. 7/31/1873 Brooks Co., Ga.
m. Nancy Hunter. His son, David, qualified as admr of his est.
8/18/1873. Daniel and his w., Nancy, are bur. Bethel Primitive
Baptist Church cemetery, Brooks, Ga.
Brooks Co. Ann. Retns, Bk E, P. 397-8, vouchers dtd 12/20/1874
from various heirs, stating, each one Received of David
Heirs, admr. of est. of Daniel Hiers, decd. . . .as my entire
part of the distribution of the estate of my father. Given
by William Hiers, Abram Bird, gdn of Nancy Hiers, J. W. Hiers
and J. H. Hiers, Sarah Ann Downing, Nancy Denmark, Catherine Westberry,
Mary Alderman, Martha and William Westberry, J. S. Harp, the husb.
of Emily C. Harp, formerly Emily C. Hiers, Philip Hiers, William
Hiers, Jacob Hiers, Elizabeth Winget, Susan Ingram and Ann Yates.
The above throws a shadow of doubt on the death date of William.
Notes for MARTHA HIERS:
Shortly after the death of William Westberry, her husband, Martha
returned with her children to Brooks Co., Georgia. In March of
1880 she joined Bethel Primitive Baptist Church by experience.
She was later dismissed by letter in March of 1897. She and her
parents are buried there.
Under the Act of 1910, Martha applied for a widow's pension. Records
indicate that she had been a continuing resident of Georgia for
68 years. Neither she nor her husband ever owned land. The pension
application was sworn Aug. 1, 1910 in Lowndes Co., Georgia.
1880 Census, Morven, Brooks County, Georgia, July 16.
Westberry, Martha, 45, Keeping House; G. J., Son, 17, Works on
Farm; William, Son, 13, Works on Farm; James, Son, 15, Works on
Farm; Walter, Son, 11, Works on Farm; Malphea, Dau., 8.
1920 Census, Brooks Co, Georgia.
Martha Westberry, 77-Mother in law, living with S. L. Hall.
In book E, page 397-8, Brooks Co Annual Returns, vouchers
dated December 20, 1874, show Martha and William Westberry as
receiving "my entire part of the distribution of the estate
of my father."
Children of WILLIAM WESTBERRY and MARTHA
i. GENERAL JACKSON WESTBERRY, #,
b. September 29, 1864, Hamiliton Co, Florida; d. October 26, 1951,
Moultrie, Georgia; m. (1) UNKNOWN, Abt. 1879; m. (2) MARY ETTA
FOLSOM, July 30, 1884, Berrien Co, Georgia; b. July 26, 1860;
d. Abt. 1912, Georgia; m. (3) MAYBELLE "MARY" CROFT,
January 16, 1926, Brooks Co, Georgia.
1900 Census, Berrien Co, Georgia.
G. J. Westberry, Sept. 1864-Fla.; Etta, Mar. 1858; Emerson, May
1885; Ansil, Jan. 1887; Mary, Aug. 1891; Owen, Feb. 1894; Loren,
May 1896; Willie, Oct. 1898.
1910 Census, Barney Dist., Brooks County, Georgia, April 29. (Image
26, HH 237)
Westbury, Jack, 51, Born FL, 1st Marriage, Married 25 Years, Farmer;
Mettie, Wife, 48, Born GA, 9 Children Born-9 Living; Owen, Son,
15, Farm Labor; Loron, Son, 13, Farm Labor; Willie, Son, 9; Rosie,
Dau., 8; Bessie, Dau., 5; Smith, Sovie/Dovie?, GDau., 5 (This
is probably the daughter of Linnie May)
1930 Census, MD 660, Brooks County, Georgia, April 21.
Westberry, Jackson, 58, Married at age 54, Born in Florida (Father
Born in Florida, Mother Born in Georgia), Farm Laborer; Mary,
Wife, 23, Married at age 19. (Living on road to Valdosta)
ii. WILLIAM MOSES WESTBERRY, SR,
b. August 27, 1865, Georgia; d. May 07, 1943, Fort Ogden, DeSoto
Co, Florida; m. MINERVA ELIZABETH NEWSOME, December 15, 1881,
Lowndes Co, Georgia; b. May 20, 1863, Columbia Co, Florida; d.
September 22, 1951, Fort Ogden, Desoto Co, Florida.
Notes for WILLIAM MOSES WESTBERRY, SR:
1900 Census, Hamilton Co, Florida.
Moses W., Feb. 1865; Lizzie, Mar. 1860; William W., Jul. 1883;
James M., Jun. 1887; Jesse L.,Dec. 1890; Essie M., Apr. 1892;
Lola E., Jan. 1894; Moses, Aug. 1896.
1910 Census, Dist. 1, Hamilton County, Florida, April 15.
Westberry, M. W., 47-GA, Farmer, Married 27 Years; Mary W., 48-Fla.,
13 Children Born-7 Living; James, Son, 23-Fla., Single, Farm Laborer/Home;
Jessie, Son, 19- Fla., Single, Farm Laborer/Home; Essie Mae, Dau.,
17-Ga., Single; Lola, Dau., 15-Fla., Single, Farm Laborer/Home;
Moses, Son, 11-Fla., Farm Laborer; Lee, Son, 8-Fla. (HH 14)
1920 Census, Hamiliton Co, Florida.
M. W. Westberry, 57-Fla.; Elizabeth, 60; Jessee, 30; Beatrice,
18-Dau-in-law; Moses, 22; Ruby, 18- Dau-in-law; Lee-(son)-17.
1930 Census, Hamilton Co, Florida.
Westberry, Mose, 65; Elizabeth, 70; James, 45; Lee, 23; Perlie,
23 (Daughter-in-Law); Estelle, 12 (Granddaughter); Izah, 9 (Grandson);
Doris, 5 (Granddaughter).
iii. FRANCES WESTBERRY, b. 1866.
Notes for FRANCES WESTBERRY:
The story is Frances was kidnapped by Indians at a very early
age, the purpose to teach them English.
Or, she was killed/died at a very young age.
I believe the latter story.
iv. JAMES JONATHAN WESTBERRY, b.
1867, Hamiliton Co, Florida; d. February 04, 1949, Baldwin Co,
Georgia; m. LILLIE HALL, August 21, 1889, Brooks Co, Georgia;
b. Abt. 1875, Georgia; d. Aft. 1948.
Notes for JAMES JONATHAN WESTBERRY:
1910 Census, 1910 Census, Dasher, MD 1500, Lowndes County, Georgia,
Westberry, J. J., 44, Born GA, Married 15 Years, Farmer; Lillie,
Wife, 35, 8 Children Born-6 Living; Zebedee, Son, 14; David, Son,
8; Malpha, Dau., 7; Susie, Dau., 5; Martha, Mother, 67, Wid.,
6 Children Born-5 Living.
1920 Census, Cherry Lake, Madison County, Florida, February 3.
(Image 10, HH 94)
Westberry, James, 52, Farmer; Lilly, Wife, 46; Eulah, Dau., 26,
Married; Zebedee, Son, 23, Single, Farmer; Maud, Dau., 22, Married;
David, Son, 19, Single, Labor/Home; Martha, Dau., 15, Single;
Sussie, Dau., 14; J. B., Son, 9. (J. B. is the son of Eula Prine)
1930 Census, Quitman, Brooks County, Georgia, April 21.
Westberry, James J., 67, Married at age 25, Born in Florida (Father
Born in Florida, Mother Born in Georgia), Farmer; Lillie, Wife,
57, Married at age 15; Prine, J. B., Grandson, 19, Single; Westberry,
Thomas, Grandson, 13; Westberry, Martha, Mother, 96, Widowed.
(Living on Grooverville Road)
v. MOSES WALTON WESTBERRY, b. 1869,
Echols Co, Georgia; d. February 25, 1928, Valdosta, Georgia; m.
CARRIE LEE CARTER, October 12, 1911, Echols Co, Georgia; b. June
16, 1889, Georgia; d. March 21, 1971, Georgia.
vi. MALPHA WESTBERRY, b. 1871, Georgia;
m. SION HALL, December 03, 1889, Brooks Co, Georgia; b. February
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