Moses Westberry, Jr
(MOSES1) was born Bet. 1804 - 1807 in
Liberty Co, Georgia, and died April 12, 1887 in Brooks Co, Georgia.
He married (1) EDITH UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1805 in Georgia,
and died Bet. 1848 - 1853 in Lowndes Co, Georgia. He married (2)
SARAH GEORGE September 01, 1853 in Wayne Co, Georgia. She was
born Abt. 1820, and died Abt. 1874 in Georgia. He married (3)
NANCY PARRISH NEWTON (TAYLOR) August 07, 1875 in Brooks Co, Georgia.
She was born April 1839, and died February 1892.
Notes for REV. MOSES WESTBERRY, JR.:
1840 Census, Lowndes Co, Georgia.
WESTBERRY, MOSES 3M, 7F
1850 Census, Lowndes Co, Georgia.
Moses Westberry, 44; Edith, 45; Evelina, 19; Ajuniah J., 18; Nancy
A., 17; Eliza A., 14; Matilda, 13; Sarah L., 11; John S., 12;
Mary A., 9; Marietta, 2.
1860 Census, Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, June 21.
Moses Westberry, 52, Farmer & Minister; Sally, 40; Elisa,
23, Seamstress; John, 22, Ploughman (sic); Matilda A., 20, Seamstress;
Sarah, 19, Seamstress; Mary Ann, 17, Seamstress. (HH 226)
1870 Census, Lowndes Co, Georgia.
Moses Westberry, 63; Sarah-(Sally), 64; Matilda A., 28; Sarah
1880 Census, Ousley (1246), Lowndes Co, Georgia, June 15.
Westberry, Moses, 73, Farmer; Nancy, Wife, 40, Keeping House;
Sarah, Dau., 27??, Single, at Home (Cannot Write); Henderson,
John, GSon, 24, Single, Farm Laborer (Cannot Read or Write).
Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia.
Rev. Moses Westberry, Jr. was born in Georgia, probably in Liberty
County. He was the son of Rev. Moses Westberry, Sr.
Moses, Jr. was a farmer and a minister. He was the pastor of Forest
Grove Church. He also served other churches in and around the
area. Antioch Church in Lowndes (now Echols) County was one of
them. In fact, he was one of the ministers who served as the presbytery
in the Constitution of Antioch Church in Oct. 1839 along with
Rev. Bryan Fryer, from Friendship Church.
Moses, Jr. was a brother to Jared Westberry, who lived in Hamilton
County, Florida. Rev. Moses, Jr. married Edith, Surname Unknown.
They lived in Lowndes County, Georgia and raised their family
Sources: Lowndes County Census Records (1840); Huxford Genealogical
Information; Family Members Information\Marriage Records\Cemetery
By Lena Westberry Brinson (a gg Niece) P.O. 36, Statenville,Ga.
Rev. Moses Jr. served as minister for
Columbus Primitive Baptist church (Brooks Co., Georgia.) a total
of twenty-six years. During this time, an Elder A.V. Sims, who
joined under his ministry said: "I am anxious that the memory
of Elder Moses Westberry be immortalized and sacredly transmitted
to future generations."
Physically he was a man of small stature, weighing about 130 pounds.
His long flowing white beard was most becoming. He never wore
expensive clothing, but was always so immaculate that it was said
of him, "He is clean inside and out". He attended school
but little, college not at all; yet he preached understandingly
to the most learned. He was a life-long student of the Bible and
other literature. His eloquence, depth of thought, the simple
dignity of his manner, and above all the power of the blessed
Gospel he preached, commanded the attention and interest of everyone
of his hearers.
Rev. Moses Jr. died on 4/12/1887 in Lowndes Co , Georgia. He is
buried in Forest Grove Cemetery in the area called Ousley, outside
of Valdosta, Georgia. His grave is marked.
On the top of Rev. Moses Jr. tombstone is carved a hand pointing
toward the heavens. At the bottom is inscribed; "Dearest
father thou hast left us, Here our lost we deeply feel, But as
God that hath bereft us, All our sorrows he can heal".
Notes for EDITH UNKNOWN: Edith was probably
Children of MOSES WESTBERRY and EDITH
WESTBERRY, b. December 19, 1830, Georgia;
d. April 12, 1890, Lowndes Co, Georgia; m. DAVID J. HENDERSON;
b. Abt. 1825, Georgia; d. Bef. 1870, Florida.
JUDSON WESTBERRY, CSA, b. February 21,
1832, Liberty Co, Georgia; d. February 10, 1927, Swift Current,
Saskatchewan, Canada; m. PHYLINDA OSTRANDER, August 04, 1867,
Lodi, Columbia Co, Wisconsin; b. September 05, 1839, Jefferson
Co, New York; d. April 11, 1910, Worthing, Lincoln Co, South Dakota.
ANN WESTBERRY, b. October 1833, Georgia;
d. Aft. 1909, Hamiliton Co, Florida; m. BENJAMIN BASS, CSA, July
09, 1854, Lowndes Co, Georgia; b. Abt. 1833, Georgia; d. March
04, 1864, CSA Service, Rock Island Prison, Illinois.
iv. ELIZABETH ANN WESTBERRY, b. 1836,
v. MATILDA A. WESTBERRY, b. 1837, Georgia;
m. CHARLES R. ROWLAND, December 17, 1875, Lowndes Co, Georgia.
S. WESTBERRY, CSA, b. April 1838, Lowndes
Co, Georgia; d. Bet. 1900 - 1910, Clinch Co, Georgia; m. (1) RACHAEL
A., February 08, 1854; b. 1836, Georgia; d. June 08, 1898, Lowndes
Co, Georgia; m. (2) MARY C. WRIGHT, July 28, 1876, Lowndes Co,
Georgia; d. February 1885, Clyattville, Georgia; m. (3) MINETTA
HARNAGE, Abt. 1888; b. January 1859, Georgia; d. July 16, 1948,
Lanier Co, Georgia.
L. "SALLY" WESTBERRY, b. June
13, 1840, Lowndes Co, Georgia; d. December 29, 1923, Lowndes Co,
M. WESTBERRY, b. Abt. 1843, Lowndes
Co, Georgia; d. August 10, 1873, Lowndes Co, Georgia; m. JOHN
WRIGHT WILLIS, 1868; b. June 01, 1846, Pulaski Co, Georgia; d.
March 23, 1923.
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