CALEB WESTBERRY, CSA




(NOAH2, MOSES1) was born November 04, 1841 in Wayne Co, Georgia, and died June 06, 1926 in Wayne Co, Georgia. He married (1) MARY ELIZABETH REDDISH December 02, 1874 in Wayne Co, Georgia. She was born December 22, 1844 in Georgia, and died June 09, 1904 in Wayne Co, Georgia. He married (2) MRS. DORINDA PRICE Abt. 1905. She was born February 06, 1861, and died January 09, 1919.
Notes for CALEB WESTBERRY, CSA, #:
Caleb Westberry joined the Confederate Army on Sept. 9, 1861, and was a private in Capt. Billop's Co. of "Georgia Foresters". He also appears on a muster roll of Co. "B", 1st Reg. defending Macon, Georgia in Nov. and Dec. of 1865.
Caleb was wounded on Nov. 30, 1864 near Atlanta, and was discharged in 1865. He received a pension for his service, and in 1907, the "Southern Cross of Honor". Caleb is buried next to his first wife in the Red Hill Cemetery, Wayne Co., Georgia.
Westberry, Caleb -- Private - September 9, 1861. Pension records show he was wounded in right hip near Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 1864, and was at home on wounded furlough close of war. (Born in Wayne County, Georgia in 1842.)
1880 Census, Wayne Co, Georgia.
Caleb Westberry 38; Mary 35; Nancy E. 4; John 2.
1910 Census, Wayne Co, Georgia.
Calib, 68; Dorinda, 49.
1920, January, Census, Madray Springs, Wayne County, Georgia.
Enumerated with son, John Henry; Westberry, Caleb, 79, Wid.
Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia
Caleb Westberry joined the Confederate Army on September 9, 1861 and was a private in Captain Billop's Company, the Georgia Foresters. He enlisted at Savannah, Georgia via Lieutenant Colonel Rockwell. The subject was a private in Company A, 29th Georgia Infantry at that time. Caleb also appears on a muster roll of Company B, 1st Regiment. These troops defended Macon, Georgia in November and December in 1864 and were stationed at Camp Wright near Macon, Georgia (this was a local company and members were recruited from various other regiments). The subject is listed as "sick with fever in general hospital" on a muster roll for July and September of 1862. Caleb Westberry was wounded on November 30, 1864 near Atlanta, Georgia. He remained in the hospital about three months before he was able to return home. (His regiment surrendered at Thomasville, Georgia in 1865 and he was paroled on May 21, 1865). He was discharged in 1865 and later he received a Confederate pension for his service. He received the "Southern Cross of Honor" in 1907. Endorsers: R. H. Strickland and H. P. Grantham.
Caleb lived out his life as a farmer near Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia. Caleb's first wife, Mary (Reddish) Westberry, died on June 9, 1904. His second wife, Dora Price, died on January 19, 1919; they had no children. Caleb died on June 6, 1926 from a stroke. According to the Clary- Westberry Family Book: "We always had family prayer at the evening meal- Mother and Dad prayed, granddaddy Caleb always closed the prayer. I well remember how he closed the June 5th prayer, 'Father, when you are done with us here on Earth give us a home in Glory, Amen." We all helped his plate and he ate a few bites, dropped his spoon and never did speak again. So, I'd say he closed his life here with a prayer, and went to that "Home in Glory'. (This statement was apparently made by a grandchild, although it is not known which one).
Caleb Westberry died on June 6, 1926 and is buried beside his first wife in the Red Hill Cemetery in Wayne County, Georgia.
(Westberry/Clary Book: Caleb and Mary were married December 2, 1874. They lived most of their life near Bethlehem Church, about 8 miles from Jesup; about 2 miles from Madray Springs not far off the Lanes Bridge Road (Hwy. 169). He was a farmer. Mary died June 9, 1904. Caleb then married Mrs. Dora Price. They lived in Piney Grove Community at her home place. No Children. When she died she was buried beside her first husband, Haswell Price, in Red Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Notes for MRS. DORINDA PRICE:
I think her maiden name was Padgett.

Children of CALEB WESTBERRY and MARY REDDISH are:
i. NANCY E. WESTBERRY, b. Abt. 1876, Georgia; d. July 15, 1943, Florida; m. WILLIAM FRANK CLARY, February 05, 1903, Wayne Co, Georgia; b. 1868, Appling Co, Georgia; d. 1921, Wayne Co, Georgia.
ii. JOHN H. WESTBERRY, b. January 12, 1878, Georgia; d. February 22, 1962, Wayne Co, Georgia; m. MIRIAM CLARY, January 26, 1905, Wayne Co, Georgia; b. May 07, 1887, Georgia; d. February 13, 1973, Wayne Co, Georgia.
iii. MISSOURI WESTBERRY, b. Abt. 1880, Georgia; d. 1957, Georgia; m. STONEWALL JACKSON ODUM, April 29, 1917.
iv. DAVID HENRY WESTBERRY, b. January 07, 1881, Georgia; d. March 17, 1951, Wayne Co, Georgia; m. (1) LEAH C. "LEERIE" EDENFIELD, September 22, 1904, Wayne Co, Georgia; b. February 06, 1885, Georgia; d. August 28, 1909, Wayne Co, Georgia; m. (2) MARY ANN PYE, August 31, 1910, Wayne Co, Georgia; b. May 28, 1890, Georgia; d. January 22, 1969, Wayne Co, Georgia.

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