William Westbury

WILLIAM WESTBURY

(WILLIAM2, EDWARD1) was born Abt. 1710 in South Carolina, and died October 31, 1750 in St Bartholomew Parish, Colleton Co, South Carolina. He married JANE. She was born in South Carolina.

Notes for WILLIAM WESTBURY:
Will Of William Westberry

31 October 1750- Will Signed
04 January 1750- Will Proved

{I think those dates were reversed, but that is the way they read}
Missing parts of this will destroyed in will book.

South Carolina.
In the name of God, Amen. I William Westberry of the Parish of St Bartholomew in Colleton County of the Province aforesaid, Planter, being very Sick and Weak of Body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God for the same, but calling to mind the mortallity of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in Manner and Form following, that is to say, Principally and first of all, I recommend my soul into the hands of God that Gave it and my Body to the earth to be buried in a Decent and Christian like manner at the discretion of my Exors hereinafter named, nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection_________receive the same the Almighty Power of God and as ___concerning such Wordly Goods wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life, I give, Demise and Bequeath _________in manner and form following IMPRIMIS;
It is my will and desire in that my ______Mother Mary____ her Residence and ______of my house and _____during the course of her Natural Life.
Item- It is my desire that all my just debts and funeral charges be first paid before any Division be made of my Interests.
My Will and Desire is that after the Decease of my Mother Mary Early that all my lands be Equally Divided between my three sons, William, Joshua and John to them, their heirs and assigns forever.
Item- My Will and Desire is that all my Personal Estate of what kind or Quality whatever, be Equally Divided between my Loving Wife Jane and my seven Children Viz; William, Joshua, John, Sarah, Mary, Martha and Elizabeth, to be possessed and injoyed by them, their heirs and assigns forever.
Lastly, I Nominate and appoint my trusty friends, William Sanders and James Andrew to be Exors of this my Last will and Testament, In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 31st day of October 1750.

W. Westberry + seal

Witnessess; Henry Smith; Joseph Mackey; Will Smith.
William Sanders and James Andrew qualified as Exors.
Will Book 1747-52, Page 349.

Jury: 1731, St Bartholomew Grand Jury

Children of WILLIAM WESTBURY and JANE are:

i. SARAH WESTBURY, b. Abt. 1730; m. JOSEPH MACKEY.

2. ii. WILLIAM WESTBURY, b. Abt. 1732, St Bartholomew Parish, Colleton Co, South Carolina; d. February 1782, Camden District, South Carolina.

iii. JOSHUA WESTBURY, b. Abt. 1736, South Carolina; d. December 20, 1755, St Bartholomew Parish, Colleton Co, South Carolina.

Notes for JOSHUA WESTBURY:
Will of JOSHUA WESBERY

20 December 1755, will written
09 April 1756, will proved

In the name of God, Amen.
I, Joshua Wesbery of St. Barthalmews Parish being weak in body but of Perfect mind and Memory, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament and what it has pleased God to bless me with in this life I dispose of in Manner and form following Imprimis. After the discharge of my lawful Debts and Funeral charges, I give and bequeath to my Loving Brothers, William Wesbery and John Wesbery, All my Lands or Real Estate to be equally divided between them for them and their hiers forever-
Item- I give to my brother John Likewise my Riding Horse and Saddle for him and his heirs forever.
Item- I give to my brother William Likewise all my wearing Apparell for him and his heirs forever.
Item- I give to my Loving Sister Elizabeth Wesbery two Black Maires a young horse and two young creetures there increase branded with my proper Brand, for her and her heirs forever.
Item- I give to my Loving Sister Sarah Mackey The sum of Twenty Pounds Currency for her and her heirs forever.
Item- I give to my Loving Sister Mary Wesbery Thirty Five pounds Currency For her and her heirs forever.
Item- I give to my Loving Mother out of my Estate the sum of Fifty Pounds current money for her and her heirs forever.
Item- I Impower my Executors hereafter Mentioned to Expose to publick Sale my Negro fellow called Vinter and the Money’s ariveing on such Sale together with all the Remainder of My Estate Equally to divide between my Loving Sisters Martha Wesbery and Elizabeth Wesbery and my Brother John Wesbery at the day of Marriage which I give and Bequeath to them forever.
I Constitute and appoint my Loving Cousins William Sanders and James Andrew to Execute this my Last Will and Testament and revoake and disannule Every will by me heretofore made- Acknowledging this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament in witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this the twentieth day of December Seventeen hundred and fifty five.

Joshua Wesbery

Signed, Sealed and Acknowledged in the Prescence of;
Joseph Andrew; Ann Harvey; Jonathan Wesbery.
James Andrew qualified as Executor on 9 April 1756.
Will Book 1752-56, Page 471

3. iv. JOHN WESTBURY, b. Abt. 1740, St Bartholomew Parish, Colleton Co, South Carolina; d. Abt. 1792, Claremont Co, South Carolina.

v. MARY WESTBURY, b. Abt. 1745.

vi. MARTHA WESTBURY, b. Abt. 1747.

vii. ELIZABETH WESTBURY, b. Abt. 1748.

Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM4 WESTBURY (WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, EDWARD1) was born Abt. 1732 in St Bartholomew Parish, Colleton Co, South Carolina, and died February 1782 in Camden District, South Carolina. He married MARY.

Notes for WILLIAM WESTBURY:
Camden District.
1778; William, Colonial census.
1782, Feb 17; Citation of application for administration on estate of William Westbury read by Richard Furman.

This William is associated with Moses Westbury. My current thoughts being that Sarah, daughter of William, had a baseborn child with Capt. Josiah Furman, RS, older brother to Rev. Richard Furman.
It is known that Josiah had two children out of wedlock and none by his wife. One child has been identified, a female. Was the other Moses Westbury? Was his name William Moses Westbury? Some of his descendants are named William Moses, or William M.
With the naming patterns back then, they had so many family members with the same first names that they used middle names.
At least three children of Moses have the names of the Furman family. Josiah, Rachael and Richard Furman Westberry.
My earlier research always came back to John Westbury, younger brother to William, as the father of Moses. But I came to the conclusion that after William died in 1782, John raised Moses.

Notes for MARY:
February 9, 1782. Mary Westbury applied for admin. of estate of William.

Children of WILLIAM WESTBURY and MARY are:

i. SARAH WESTBURY, b. Abt. 1762; m. BURRELL BROWN.

Notes for SARAH WESTBURY:
Sarah moved to Georgia after selling some land to a Hartwell Macon on March 5, 1818. The land, Raftin Creek, Bradford Springs, had been part of a grant to William Westbury, her father.

ii. WILLIAM WESTBURY, b. Abt. 1765, South Carolina; d. Bef. 1818, Camden District, Sumter Co, South Carolina.

Notes for WILLIAM WESTBURY:
To all people to whom these presents shall come, I William Westbury of Claremont County in the State of South Carolina send greetings: Know ye that I the said William Westbury for and in consideration of natural affection unto my cousins, the Children of John and Elizabeth Westbury, and for divers other good causes and considerations hereunto me moving, have given and granted, and by these presents do give and grant unto Jane, William, Thomas, Martha, Richard, Samuel, John and Jonathon, eight children of my uncle John Westbury, three Negroes [to wit, a A fellow called Jerry, a boy called July and a wench named Nan, with her issue], To have, hold and enjoy all and singular the aboved named Negroes unto the said eight children of my uncle and aunt, John and Elizabeth Westbury, their executors, Administrators and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of them the said Jane, William, Thomas, Martha, Richard, Samuel, John and Jonathon Westbury, their executors, Administrators and assigns forever–[Provided always nevertheless the said Negroes are to be kept together in the possession of my aunt Elizabeth Westbury until my cousin Jonathan Westbury comes to the years of maturity for their maintainence, at which time they are to be equally divided between them] And I, the said William Westbury, the aforesaid Negroes to the said Eight Children of my uncle John Westbury, their executors, Administrators and assigns against all persons claiming from or under me, shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents – In witness whereof I have set my hand seal this twentieth day of September in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and ninetyone and the Independence of the United States of America the sixteenth.

Signed: William Westbury + Seal

Witnesses: Henry and Sarah [Furman, dau. of Woodard Furman and Rachael Brodhead] Haynsworth and Joshua McIntosh.
Recorded 29th September, 1791.

NOTE HERE: Henry Haynsworth was born November 27, 1746 in Orangeburgh, South Carolina, the son of Richard Hainsworth and Elizabeth Hessy. He married March 10, 1774 to Sarah Furman, daughter of Woodard Furman.
Elizabeth Hainsworth, daughter of Richard, married Richard Furman Nov 20, 1774. Elizabeth being born February 10, 1755.

(Did William marry a daughter of Henry and Sarah Furman Hainsworth? The Westbury/Furman families were already connected in the 1770’s.)

1790 Census; William, 1 male over 16, 2 under 16–1 female, 7 slaves [Claremont Co].

3. JOHN4 WESTBURY (WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, EDWARD1) was born Abt. 1740 in St Bartholomew Parish, Colleton Co, South Carolina, and died Abt. 1792 in Claremont Co, South Carolina. He married ELIZABETH. She died Aft. 1812.

Notes for JOHN WESTBURY:
When William died in 1782, John raised Moses.

Camden District.
1778; John, Colonial census.
1781, Dec 1; John Westbury inventoried estate of Watson Brumfield.
1781, Dec 15; John Westbury, security on estate of Watson Brumfield.
1782, Jan 22; John Westbury, security on estate of Reuben Brumfield.
1782, Mar 14; John Westbury inventoried the estate of Reuben Brumfield.
1782, Mar 20; John Westbury, security on estate of William Westbury.
1782, Mar 28; John Westbury appraised the estate of William Westbury.
Mary Westbury, William Westbury, John Westbury, and Burrell Brown were among the purchasers. [Moses first married a Brown].
1782, June 10; John Westbury, security on estate of William Roberts.
1782, September 24; John Westbury witnessed the codicil of Wood Furman.
1783, September 10; John Westbury proved the will of Wood Furman.
1790 Census; J. Wisbery, 2 males over 16, 3 males under 16–4 females [Claremont Co].

Craven County.
1765; John-land, Wateree Swamp.
1768, Feb; John-land.
1772, Jan; Elizabeth and John mentioned on church.
1772, July; John-land-north side of Wateree.
1772, March ; John gets land on Bell Branch, it being on the West Side of the Wateree River.
1773, Feb; John is carpenter.
1774, Jan; William-two plats of land, Middle branch of Black River.
1774, July; John-land, Bush Branch of Black River [granted Aug 31].
1774, Dec; John-land, Black River, St Marks, Craven. [Granted Apr 1775].

Notes for ELIZABETH:
Deed; July 8,1802

Robert Bates and Elizabeth Bates, his wife, late Elizabeth Wesbery, widow, of Sumter District, state aforesaid, to Isaac Lenoir and James Barnes, of said district, planters, the following described tract; a certain parcel of land containing 83 acres situated on Mains Branch in district of Sumter, bounded on lands of Benjamin Ferguson, James Bates and Henry Clarke, being the same tract the said Elizabeth Wesbery purchased from Robert Mackey. Also the following household furniture; two feather beds and furniture, one loom and gears, one cupboard and furniture, four iron potts, two tables and one handmill, the same to be held with the tract aforesaid, in trust for the following uses and purposes, that is to say; if the said Robert Bates be the longest liver, he holds the property during his natural life, and in case the said Elizabeth Bates survive him, she holds the property during life, and our will and desire is after both our decease, the said land and household furniture be equally divided between the said Elizabeths two youngest sons, Samuel Wesbery and Jonathan Wesbery.

Consideration; 20 shillings

Signed; Robert Bates + seal
Signed; Elizabeth Bates + seal
Witness; William Murrell and William Gerald
Proved, July 9,1802. Recorded July 12,1802.

Children of JOHN WESTBURY and ELIZABETH are:
i. ELIZABETH JANE WESTBURY, m. DILLARD COLLINS, Bef. 1808, Sumter County Area, South Carolina.

Notes for ELIZABETH JANE WESTBURY:
Moved to Mississippi abt 1810-12. She is listed as Elizabeth Collins in an 1808 land transaction in South Carolina. Dillard Collins shows in the 1810 South Carolina census.

4. ii. THOMAS WESTBURY, b. Sumter County Area, South Carolina; d. Abt. 1818, Mississippi.
iii. RICHARD WESTBURY, d. Bef. 1816.

Notes for RICHARD WESTBURY:
Shows in the 1810 South Carolina census.

iv. JOHN WESTBURY, d. Bef. 1816, South Carolina.

Notes for JOHN WESTBURY:
A John Westbury served in the war of 1812.

5. v. WILLIAM WESTBURY, b. Abt. 1780, Sumter County Area, South Carolina; d. Bef. 1830, Mississippi.
6. vi. MARTHA WESTBURY, b. Abt. 1785, Sumter County, South Carolina.
7. vii. SAMUEL WESTBURY, b. Abt. 1788; d. Bef. 1816, South Carolina.
8. viii. JONATHAN WESTBURY, b. 1789, Sumter Area, South Carolina.

Generation No. 3

4. THOMAS5 WESTBURY (JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, EDWARD1) was born in Sumter County Area, South Carolina, and died Abt. 1818 in Mississippi. He married MARGARET.

Notes for THOMAS WESTBURY:
Wilkinson County , MS Courthouse , Book 3 , p. 145

The State of Mississippi Wilkinson County May Term 1818

To the honorable chief Justice of the orphans court of Wilkinson County
The petition of Thomas Wesberry to your honor humbly sheweth that John Wesberry the Farther(sp?) of your petitioner lived in South Carolina untill the time of his death about the year 1792. That _ John made his last will and testament whereby he directed the negroes of which he died (did?)seized to be hired out untill the youngest heirs should become of age and that their anequal (unequal?) distribution should be made among the Legatees after this period arrived. The court of chancery decreed a sale of the estate for the payment of the debts and to accomplish the design of the testator after this decree obtained and before the sale Mr. Dillard Collins who had married one of the Heiress brought or sent (?) to this state a negro woman named Sylvia & her child as he said for the heirs William and Thomas Wesberry who had removed to this state some time previous the done (deal? , doc?) made in chancery that the said negro woman & child remained in the possession of the aforesaid heirs William & Thomas for some time and was considered their share of the personal Estate of their deceased farther (sp?) that those Negroes were afterward hired by the heirs , aforesaid to Sd Collins on their own account and that after the expiration of the term of hire when the negroes returned to the aforesaid heirs the said D Collins had them arrested and had them brought up before I(?) Childs Esqr. and the possession was decreed to him your petitioner being the oldest male heir never having recd any part of the personale estate of his deceased farther (sp?) or any of its proceeds and only believing the aforesd Collins had recd his full share on his own accounts and in behalf of the other legatees prays your honor that he may be declared ? admr. Of the personal goods of the aforesaid estate now being in this state with from to collect the same in order that the decree for sale obtained in chancery in the state of South Carolina may be presumed? As will (well?) as the other proceedings had in the care of property with its _____of the estate aforesd now being in this state may be disposed of in conformity therewith and that whatever further to good faith and justice may appertaineth may be done in the premises and your petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray H H
his
Thomas X Wesberry
Mark
Let notices be for the with posted the Court House at Bayou Sarah Meeting House & Coulters Mill that the within Petioner will be heard at the next term of the orphans court to wit the last Monday _____
Monday 21 May 1818
James Carraway
Chief Justice , O, C , W , C

Children of THOMAS WESTBURY and MARGARET are:
i. THOMAS6 WESTBURY.
ii. PEGGY WESTBURY.

5. WILLIAM5 WESTBURY (JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, EDWARD1) was born Abt. 1780 in Sumter County Area, South Carolina, and died Bef. 1830 in Mississippi. He married ELIZABETH. She was born Abt. 1785 in South Carolina, and died Aft. 1850 in Mississippi.

Notes for WILLIAM WESTBURY:
Went to Mississippi with Jane and Thomas.

Child of WILLIAM WESTBURY and ELIZABETH is:
i. ELIZA6 WESTBURY, b. 1810; m. WILLIAM ALLEN.

Notes for ELIZA WESTBURY:
William is Eliza’s second husband.

6. MARTHA5 WESTBURY (JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, EDWARD1) was born Abt. 1785 in Sumter County, South Carolina. She married ROBERT SANDERS. He was born September 20, 1791 in Horatio, Sumter County, South Carolina, and died January 12, 1832 in South Carolina.

Children of MARTHA WESTBURY and ROBERT SANDERS are:
i. WARREN E.6 SANDERS.
ii. TABITHA SANDERS, m. HORACE W. BRONSON.
iii. SARAH A. SANDERS, m. THOMAS KENDRICK.
iv. MARTHA SANDERS, m. EPHRAIM KENDRICK.
v. REBECCA SANDERS.
vi. LOUISE SANDERS.
vii. EMMA SANDERS.

7. SAMUEL5 WESTBURY (JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, EDWARD1) was born Abt. 1788, and died Bef. 1816 in South Carolina. He married <UNNAMED>.

Child of SAMUEL WESTBURY and <UNNAMED> is:
i. SAMUEL6 WESTBURY.

8. JONATHAN5 WESTBURY (JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, EDWARD1) was born 1789 in Sumter Area, South Carolina.

Notes for JONATHAN WESTBURY:
Jonathan Westberry vs. Dillard Collins, et al
Bill For Partition

Know all men by these presents that by virtue of an order of the court of Equity for Sumter District in February term in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred eighteen, directing that certain Negroes mentioned in a return to a writ of partition issued in the above case to divide said Negroes, in which said return the said Negroes are recommended to be sold, @ which recommendation was approved of by said court, which said Bill, writ [of] return [and] other orders thereon are of record in the office of the commissioner of Sumter District, as will appear by reference thereto—-that in pursuance of said order after legally advertising the said Negroes for sale, I did __Saturday, the sixth day of April in the year of our Lord aforesaid at Sumter Court House between the hours of eleven o’clock A.M. & five o’clock P.M. Sell the said Negroes at Public Auction, at which time Elizabeth Bates was the highest & best bidder for nine hundred and seventy dollars, of the said Negro slaves for the sum of nine hundred and seventy dollars, to wit; Milley, Ransom & Deannah. Be it known that I have received the Bond of obligation of the said Elizabeth Bates with personal security for the payment of the said purchase money with interest thereon payable the first day of January next ensuing the date above, written in pursuance of the order of the said court and that I have delivered to him the said Negroes.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and the seal of the said court this sixth day of April in the year above written.

Signed and delivered in the presence of John B. Miller, commissioner, Sumter District.
27 April 1812. Book E, page 351

Children of JONATHAN WESTBURY are:
i. JONATHAN6 WESTBURY.
ii. SARAH WESTBURY.
iii. MARTHA WESTBURY, b. 1818.
9. iv. SAMUEL J. WESTBURY, b. 1823, South Carolina.

Generation No. 4

9. SAMUEL J.6 WESTBURY (JONATHAN5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, EDWARD1) was born 1823 in South Carolina. He married SALONA. She was born 1827 in South Carolina.

Children of SAMUEL WESTBURY and SALONA are:
10. i. JONATHAN PICKETT7 WESTBURY, b. 1846, South Carolina; d. 1912, South Carolina.
ii. THOMAS G. WESTBURY, b. 1848.

Generation No. 5

10. JONATHAN PICKETT7 WESTBURY (SAMUEL J.6, JONATHAN5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, EDWARD1) was born 1846 in South Carolina, and died 1912 in South Carolina. He married GATSEY ELIZABETH MCLEOD, daughter of JOHN MCLEOD and KITSEY DAVIS. She was born July 03, 1845 in South Carolina, and died October 05, 1899 in South Carolina.

Children of JONATHAN WESTBURY and GATSEY MCLEOD are:
i. SARAH8 WESTBURY, b. 1867; m. G. W. TURNER.
ii. MATTIE E. WESTBURY, b. 1869.
iii. JOHN O. WESTBURY, b. 1871.
iv. SAMUEL T. WESTBURY, b. 1875.
11. v. WILLIAM MCLEOD WESTBURY, b. 1882; d. 1932.

Generation No. 6

11. WILLIAM MCLEOD8 WESTBURY (JONATHAN PICKETT7, SAMUEL J.6, JONATHAN5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, EDWARD1) was born 1882, and died 1932. He married LILLIAN OLANA GALLOWAY. She was born 1877, and died 1957.

Child of WILLIAM WESTBURY and LILLIAN GALLOWAY is:
i. LILLIAN RUTH9 WESTBURY, b. 1920; m. JUAREZ RILEY JOHNSON.

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  1. Comment from: John

    I’m very interested in William Westbury Jr’s daughter Mary Westbury (or Westberry) who married John McIntosh. One source of confusion is the names of William Sr’s wife and William Jr’s wives. I think William Sr. married Mary Early Elder and William Jr. married first someone name Jane and then someone named Mary. Jane was the mother of Sarah, William III, Joshua, and John, while Mary was the mother of Mary Elizabeth, and Martha. Do you agree and do you have more information?

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