Rabon Knighten Westberry

RABON KNIGHTEN WESTBERRY

(RABUN2, MOSES1) was born Abt. 1849 in Tattnall Co, Georgia, and died Bef. 1930 in possibly Toombs Co, Georgia. He met (1) CAROLINE STRICKLAND in Wayne Co, Georgia, daughter of JOHN STRICKLAND and DICY OGDEN. She was born 1829 in Georgia, and died January 20, 1916 in Wayne Co, Georgia. He met (2) SARAH JANE TYRE April 10, 1874 in Wayne Co, Georgia, daughter of WILLIAM TYRE and SARAH. She was born Abt. 1859 in Georgia. He met (3) SARAH SCREWS, daughter of STEPHEN SCREWS and SARAH. She was born Abt. 1870 in Tattnall Co, Georgia. He married (4) DELIA “LILLIAN” SCREWS July 03, 1886 in Tattnall Co, Georgia, daughter of STEPHEN SCREWS and SARAH. She was born Abt. 1864 in Tattnall Co, Georgia, and died February 17, 1948 in Georgia.

Notes for RABON KNIGHTEN WESTBERRY:
1880 Census, Pierce Co, Georgia.
Nighten is living with John W. Carter and is listed as 25 YO.
1900 Census, MD 1366, Hawpond, Tattnall County, Georgia, June 5, Image 8.
Westberry, Nighton, 52 (1848), Married 15 years, Farmer; Lila, Wife, 40 (1860), Married 15 years, 4 Children Born-3 Living; Susan, Dau., 14 (Aug 1885); Sarah J., Dau., 13 (Mar 1887); Rabun, Son, 5 (Aug 1895).
1910 Census, Tattnall Co, Georgia.
Nighton K. Westberry, 55; Lila, 45; Rabun, 13.

Going through the census information of his father, comparing the dates and the differences in the years of his parents, Knighten was the Rabon listed in the 1860 census. He was known to go by the name of ‘Rabon’.

Notes for SARAH JANE TYRE:
This information comes from a gggrandaughter of Sarah Jane Tyre Sinclair and the 1880 Wayne Co census.
Nighton was married to Sarah Jane Tyre on Apr 10, 1874.
They had three children, 1 female, 1 male named Willie Mershon and 1 male unknown. Willie was born about 1879 and died in 1956.
Records from the Darling Funeral home in Blackshear, Georgia.

Notes for DELIA “LILLIAN” SCREWS:
1870 Census, Reidsville, Tattnall County, June 30. Household 514.
Screws, Stephen, 42, Farmer, Born in N. Carolina; Sarah, 32, Keeping House, Born in Georgia; Jane 10; Homer, 8; Delilah, 6; Martha, 4; Sarah, 5/12. (Andersons living on both sides.)

1930 Census, Wayne Co, Georgia.
Oliver, Boss, 58; Sallie, 40; Elton, 25; Ellen, 20; Nina, 12.
Lila Westberry, mother, 78.

The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, February 19, 1948.
Last Rites Held For Mrs. Westberry – Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Lila Westberry, who was said to be more than 100 years old, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Piney Grove Methodist Church by Rev. James Bacon. Rinehart Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements. She was a native of Toombs County, but had lived in Wayne County for many years. Mrs. Westberry is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Sally Bell, and four grandchildren.

Child of RABON WESTBERRY and CAROLINE STRICKLAND is:

i. MIRIAM ELLEN WESTBERRY, b. August 1874, Georgia; d. Georgia.

Children of RABON WESTBERRY and SARAH TYRE are:

ii. DILCY D. WESTBERRY, b. Abt. 1877, Georgia; d. Abt. 1880, Georgia.

iii. WILLIE MERSHON WESTBERRY, b. January 17, 1879, Odum, Georgia; d. April 14, 1956, Pierce Co, Georgia.

Notes for WILLIE MERSHON WESTBERRY:
Buried at the Foster Cemetery, Pierce Co, Georgia. Never married.

Child of RABON WESTBERRY and SARAH SCREWS is:

iv. ASA “ACY” WESTBERRY, b. December 25, 1890, Tattnall Co, Georgia; d. January 31, 1944, Toombs Co, Georgia.

Children of RABON WESTBERRY and DELIA SCREWS are:

v. SUSAN WESTBERRY, b. August 1886.
vi. SARAH J. WESTBERRY, b. March 1887; d. 1990, Wayne Co, Georgia.
vii. RABON WESTBERRY, b. August 1895, Georgia; d. 1938, Georgia.

 

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