Asa “Acy” Westberry

ASA “ACY” WESTBERRY (RABON KNIGHTEN3, RABUN2, MOSES1) was born December 25, 1890 in Tattnall Co, Georgia, and died January 31, 1944 in Toombs Co, Georgia. He married MARY JANE REWIS. She was born April 02, 1890, and died October 17, 1967 in Toombs Co, Georgia.

1910 Census, Tattnall Co, Georgia.
Asa Westberry, 20; Mary J., 18; Lum, 1/12.
1920 Census, Tattnall Co, Georgia.
Asa Westberry, 32; Mary J., 29; Lum, 10; Lula M., 9; Clifton, 5; Annie l., 4-4/12; Ella R., 1-3/12.

Sept 7, 2000. I was told by the wife of Asa’s son Rabon, that Asa was a half-brother of his siblings. She also said that Asa’s mother was named Sarah Screws.
(A personal visit to Rabon and Ethel in late 2002 confirmed the above.)
This family did not know of Moses Westberry or of Rabun, CSA.
Asa is listed in the Georgia death index as Acy, age 63, died January 31, 1944 in Toombs Co, Georgia, but these two census records show a different age. His grave marker shows December 25, 1880.
Asa could not have been born in 1880 as his mother Sarah, sister to Delilah “Lila” , was born in 1870, as shown in the 1870-1880 census of Tattnall Co, Georgia.
(That above can be wrong, but I tend to believe the census reports. However, this family is full of surprises.)

Buried at Ohoopee Cemetery, Ohoopee, Georgia.

Notes for MARY JANE REWIS: Buried at Ohoopee Cemetery, Ohoopee, Georgia.

Children of ASA WESTBERRY and MARY REWIS are:
i. COLUMBUS ‘LUM’ WARREN WESTBERRY, b. February 19, 1910, Georgia; d. April 12, 1970, Camden Co, Georgia.

ii. LULA M. WESTBERRY, b. Abt. 1911.
iii. CLIFTON WESTBERRY, b. Abt. 1915; d. July 27, 1975, Toombs Co, Georgia.
iv. ANNIE L. WESTBERRY, b. Abt. 1916.
v. ELLA REE WESTBERRY, b. Abt. 1918; m. ALEXANDER CARROLL; b. December 21, 1908, Toombs Co, Georgia; d. May 15, 1965, Savannah, Georgia.

1930 Census, Wayne Co, Georgia.
Knight, Viola, Head, F, 63, Widow; Roland, Son, 23, married; Nellie, Daughter-in-law, 24, married; James, Grandson, 11/12; Garland, Grandson, 1/12; – Westberry, Ella, Servant, F, 12, S; – McKinney, Richard, Boarder, M, 32, married, laborer


Notes for Jesse Westberry:    Jesse died young, he fell or jumped from the back of a pickup because he was afraid they wouldn’t make it across some railroad tracks.  He actually accidentally jumped into the path of a train.  He had two sons; one was named Jesse also and I believe the other was named Jack.

vii. KNIGHTEN WESTBERRY, b. November 16, 1919, Toombs Co, Georgia; d. July 19, 1999, Laurens Co, Georgia; m. JESSIE MAE MCDANIEL.

Obituaries for July 21, 1999
VIDALIA — Knighten Wesberry, 79, died July 19, 1999 at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin.
He was a lifelong resident of Toombs County, a retired logger and a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: his wife, Jessie Mae Wesberry of Vidalia; a stepson, Jerry Vaughn of Vidalia; four stepdaughters, Brenda Burke, Darlene Willis and Dianne Vaughn, all of Vidalia, and Maxine Massey of Soperton; a brother, Rabon Wesberry of Lyons; and a sister, Martha Simmons of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
FUNERAL: 4 p.m. today at Ronnie L. Stewart & Son Funeral Service in Vidalia, burial in Lyons City Cemetery in Lyons.

In an email from Al Westberry on Jan 13, 2014. Knighten owned a pulpwood company and lived next door to Rabon and Ethyl. Who he reported were still living.

viii. RABON WESBERRY, b. Jan. 19, 1924, d. Feb 4, 2014; m. ETHYL FUTCH b Oct. 11, 1929, d. Feb. 27, 2018

Rabon and Ethyl only had one child, Marilyn Wesberry Fiarcloth, whom everyone calls “Bug” or “Buggs” and she lives in Springfield, Georgia.Notes for RABON WESBERRY:

Note that Rabon’s last name is “Wesberry”, that is without the “T”. His wife said that the “T” was not put in his name on his birth certificate, and he never bothered to change it.
In my interview with him in 2002, he said all his brothers had a middle initial of “W”.

ix. JOHN WESTBERRY, b. 1928; d. 1992, Toombs Co, Georgia; m. CATHY.

John reportedly died of a heart attack in Vidalia.

Notes for JOHN WESTBERRY: Buried at Ohoopee Cemetery, Ohoopee, Georgia.

x. MARTHA SARAH WESTBERRY, b. October 15, 1932, d. March 27, 2005

2 thoughts on “Asa “Acy” Westberry”

  1. I am the daughter of Rabon and Ethel Wesberry. My name is Marilyn Faircloth (aka) Bug. My Dad Rabon was born January 19-1925 he passed away at the age of 89- on February 5-2014

    My Mom Ethel Futhch Wesberry was born on October 11-1929 and passed away at the age of 88 on February 27, 2018

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