JOHN JOSIAH WESTBERRY
(NOAH2, MOSES1) was born May 30, 1849 in Appling Co, Georgia,
and died June 30, 1932 in Odum, Wayne Co, Georgia. He married
MARY ANN LUCRETIA MCKOY October 23, 1881 in Wayne Co, Georgia,
daughter of EDDIE MCKOY and MARY POWELL. She was born March 23,
1862 in Telfair Co, Georgia, and died June 09, 1949 in Jacksonville,
Notes for JOHN JOSIAH WESTBERRY:
1880 Census, Wayne Co, Georgia.
In 1880, John is listed Wayne County, V.25, Enum Dist 96, sheet
53, line 30.
His brother Richard is the same except for line # 34.
His brother William is the same but on line 42.
John Westberry 28/1852 (This is John Josiah, son of Noah);
Mellissy (Sister) 34/1846 (This is Leacy, his sister); Robert
(Son) 13/1867; Joseph (Son) 8/1872.
NOTE HERE: These children are the children of Leacy, them living
1900 Census, Wayne Co, Georgia.
John J. Westberry, May 1850; Annie, Jan 1862; Susie, Mar 1884;
Wootson, May 1888; Lester, Nov 1890;
Stella, Apr 1892; Stafford, Jul 1894; Valley, Sep 1895; Fred,
May 1897; Westberry (NR),May 1900;
Mary McCoy (MIL), Jan 1847.
1910 Census, Wayne Co, Georgia.
John J. Westberry, 60; Marian K, 40 (12 children, 10 living);
Lawrence, 21; Cary L., 19; Stafford, 16; Vallie, 14; Gordon, 12;
Lovie N., 10; Ollie O., 7; Gladys, 5.; Mrs. Mary Cox, mother-in-law,
1920 Census, Wayne Co, Georgia.
John J. Westberry, 69; Annie, 56.
Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia.
John Josiah Westberry was born in 1849 in Wayne County, Georgia,
and was the son of Noah Westberry, (b. 1804) and his wife Nancy
Westberry. He was married in Wayne County on October 23, 1881,
to Mary Ann Lucretia "Annie" McKoy, the only child of
Eddie McKoy and his wife, Mary Esther Powell, who went by the
name of Hayes, being reared by her step-father, Thomas Hayes.
Annie was born in Jacksonville, Telfair County, Georgia in 1861.
John Josiah and Annie farmed and lived their entire married life
in Wayne County, Georgia.
John Josiah Westberry died on June 30, 1932 from injuries suffered
when he fell from a horse at the age of 83, sustaining a broken
leg and broken left thigh. After the death of her husband, Annie
made her home with her daughter, Estelle Elizabeth Wetherington.
Some years after the death of Estelle's husband, Estelle sold
her farm in Wayne County and moved to Jacksonville, Duval County,
Florida, taking with her the children of her brother, Stafford,
whom she had reared, and her mother, Annie. Annie (McKoy) Westberry
died in Jacksonville, Florida, at the age of 87 and is buried
beside her husband in the Westberry Family Cemetery near Jesup,
in Wayne County.
The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Wayne County,Georgia, Thursday,
July 7, 1932.
John Westberry; Late Wayne Citizen Passes - John Westberry, life-long
Wayne County citizen died at his home June 30, following a long
illness. Old age mostly being the cause of his death. Mr. Westberry
had lived to the ripe old age of 83 and was a life-long Wayne
County citizen having been born and reared in Wayne County. His
wife, Mrs. Annie Westberry, preceded him in death a few years
ago, and since her death he had made his home with his children.
Funeral services were held from the residence near Madray Springs,
Friday afternoon at 2 oclock with Rev. C. F. Burke, pastor
of the Ritch Baptist Church in charge of the ceremonies. Interment
followed in the Westberry Cemetery. The deceased is survived by
the following children, four daughters, Mrs. L. M. Weterington,
Mrs. Vallie Griffin, Mrs. Nora Herrin and Mrs. Laura Bell Thompson,
thirty-one grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, besides
a host of relatives and friends. Chenoweth Funeral Home of Jesup
were the undertakers in charge.
Notes for MARY ANN LUCRETIA MCKOY:
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, June 16, 1949.
Final Rites Held For Mrs. Westberry. Funeral services were conducted
Saturday at 3 p.m. for Mrs. Mary Ann Westberry, 87, who died last
Thursday night in Jacksonville, Fla. after an extended illness.
Services were held at Piney Grove Church of God with Rev. A. J.
Porter officiating. Burial was in the Westberry Cemetery with
Harrison Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Surviving
Mrs. Westberry are four daughters, Mrs. Vallie Griffis, Mrs. Estelle
Wetherington, Mrs. Gladys Hannah, all of Jacksonville and Mrs.
Nora Herrin of Brunswick; also four sons, L. W. and C. L. Westberry
of Jacksonville, G. F. Westberry of Seedland, Texas, and O. O.
Westberry of Valdosta; thirty-five grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.
Children of JOHN WESTBERRY and MARY MCKOY
i. MAGGIE L. WESTBERRY, b. September 06, 1883; d. January
ii. SUSIE CATHERINE WESTBERRY,
b. July 13, 1884, Wayne Co, Georgia; d. June 22, 1925, Wayne Co,
Georgia; m. ROBERT CLEVELAND JONES, August 22, 1900, Wayne Co,
Georgia; b. August 29, 1880; d. December 29, 1954, Wayne Co, Georgia.
iii. LOU J. WESTBERRY, b. August 18, 1886; d. March 27, 1894.
Notes for LOU J. WESTBERRY: Buried in Westberry Cemetery.
iv. LAWRENCE WOOTSON
WESTBERRY, b. August 26, 1888, Georgia; d. May 11, 1959, Duval
Co, Florida; m. KATIE M. WESTBERRY, July 09, 1911, Wayne Co, Georgia;
b. July 09, 1890, Georgia; d. April 12, 1966, Duval Co, Florida.
v. CAREY LESTER WESTBERRY,
b. November 04, 1890, Georgia; d. February 13, 1968, Wayne Co,
Georgia; m. MATTIE HADDOCK, November 27, 1910, Wayne Co, Georgia;
b. November 03, 1895, Georgia; d. January 18, 1995, Florida.
vi. ESTELLE ELIZABETH WESTBERRY, b. April 17, 1892, Wayne
Co, Georgia; d. May 05, 1987, Duval Co, Florida; m. (1) LONNIE
WETHERINGTON, December 15, 1908; b. January 30, 1889; d. September
05, 1934, Wayne Co, Georgia; m. (2) JEFF BROOKS.
vii. STAFFORD QUENTIN
WESTBERRY, b. February 22, 1894, Georgia; d. January 04, 1929,
Kentucky; m. EDNA DANIELS, March 22, 1922, Cinncinnati, Ohio;
b. 1906; d. January 15, 1927, Wayne Co, Georgia.
viii. VALLIE VENETIA WESTBERRY,
b. September 15, 1895, Wayne Co, Georgia; d. November 03, 1974,
Wayne Co, Georgia; m. NORTHERN ENOCH GRIFFIS, September 17, 1911,
Wayne Co, Georgia; b. March 06, 1892; d. November 12, 1940, Wayne
ix. GORDON FREDERICK WESTBERRY,
b. December 11, 1897, Glynn Co, Georgia; d. November 09, 1979,
Hardin Co, Texas; m. MAUD MADELINE ARNETT, March 01, 1925, Glynn
Co, Georgia; b. February 02, 1898, Glynn Co, Georgia; d. September
06, 1982, Texas.
x. LOVEY ALNORA WESTBERRY,
b. March 18, 1900, Wayne Co, Georgia; d. 1985, Ware Co, Georgia;
m. JASPER HAROLD HERRIN, August 24, 1916, Wayne Co, Georgia; b.
August 17, 1893, Wayne Co, Georgia; d. August 24, 1966, Georgia.
xi. OLLIE OTIS WESTBERRY,
b. June 19, 1902, Wayne Co, Georgia; d. October 24, 1984, Wayne
Co, Georgia; m. ILAH H. WIGGINS, October 23, 1927, Glynn Co, Georgia;
b. August 25, 1911, Georgia; d. April 17, 1991, Georgia.
xii. GLADYS LAURABELLE
WESTBERRY, b. August 15, 1904, Wayne Co, Georgia; d. October
10, 1949, Duval Co, Florida; m. (1) BARNEY MATHEW HANNER, December
22, 1918; b. October 26, 1897; d. May 1979; m. (2) CHARLES THOMPSON,
1926, Wayne Co, Georgia.
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