Simeon A. Westberry

Simeon A. Westberry, CSA

(RABUN2, MOSES1) was born October 04, 1844 in Georgia, and died February 09, 1907 in Hamiliton Co, Florida. He met (1) SALETA ANN WESTBERRY, daughter of NOAH WESTBERRY and NANCY STRICKLAND. She was born 1839 in Wayne Co, Georgia, and died 1903 in Wayne Co, Georgia. He married (2) UNKNOWN MCLEOD, daughter of UNK MCLEOD. She was born Abt. 1857. He met (3) EMMA MOSLEY. She was born Abt. 1858. He married (4) HARRIET MCLEOD June 28, 1878 in Jasper, Hamiliton Co, Florida, daughter of UNK MCLEOD. She was born 1852 in Georgia, and died May 16, 1931 in Hamilton Co, Florida.

Notes for SIMEON A. WESTBERRY, CSA:
1870, June 16, Holmesville, Appling County, Georgia.
Wesberry, Simon, 24, Timber Cutter; Emma, 13, Housekeeping, Joseph, 1/12.
1880 Census, Hamiliton Co, Florida.
Simeon Westberry, 34; Harriet, 28; Harry, 8; Mary L., 2.

Westberry, Simeon A. — Private – September 9, 1861. Captured at Murfreesboro, Tennessee December 7, 1864. Enlisted in U.S. Army at Camp Chase, Ohio, March 20, 1865, and transferred to Chicago, Illinois same date. (Born October 4, 1844.)
A pension was denied his wife because of desertion.

*According to the National Parks Service web site. Simeon was in the 29th Regiment, GA Infantry. And the 6th Regiment, US Volunteer Infantry.

The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Wayne County, Ga., October 1877.
Local Items
We are reliably informed that on the 22nd of October one S. A. Westberry eloped with his wife’s sister, carrying with him his little son. He is supposed to have gone to the “land of flowers.” We have been requested by a gentleman, to say that any information as to his whereabouts will be gladly received.
{Florida is spanish for Land of Flowers.}

Buried at New Hope Church Cemetery, Corinth, Hamilton Co, Florida.

Notes for SALETA ANN WESTBERRY: Never Married. AKA Leacy, Melissy, Lee and Lucy A.

1880 Census, Wayne Co, Georgia.
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.

December 27, 2002. I have just visited the Red Hill Cemetery at Jesup, Georgia. I noticed that the grave stones of Leacy, Joseph C., Robert Lee and Irona are all together.

Notes for HARRIET MCLEOD: Westberry, Harriett; Age: 80 Year: 1930; Birthplace: Georgia; Florida County: Hamilton; Township: Corinth; Relationship: Lodger

Buried at the New Hope Cemetery.

Children of SIMEON WESTBERRY and SALETA WESTBERRY are:

i. ROBERT LEE WESTBERRY, b. May 1870, Wayne Co, Georgia; d. January 03, 1949, Wayne Co, Georgia.

ii. JOSEPH C. WESTBERRY, b. April 30, 1874, Wayne Co, Georgia; d. July 05, 1918, Wayne Co, Georgia.

Child of SIMEON WESTBERRY and UNKNOWN MCLEOD is:

iii. HARRY W. WESTBERRY, b. December 19, 1872, Wayne Co, Georgia; d. December 11, 1897, Hamiliton Co, Florida.

Notes for HARRY W. WESTBERRY: Buried at New Hope Church Cemetery, Hamilton Co, Florida.

Child of SIMEON WESTBERRY and EMMA MOSLEY is:

iv. GEORGE WALTER WESTBERRY, b. August 14, 1876, Georgia; d. January 22, 1931, Tampa, Florida.

Child of SIMEON WESTBERRY and HARRIET MCLEOD is:

v. MARY LILO WESTBERRY, b. May 31, 1878; d. January 12, 1884.

Notes for MARY LILO WESTBERRY: Deas Cemetery, Hamilton County, Florida
From the town of Jasper, go north, then west on U.S. 41 for 6 miles, turn left (west) on state Road #6 and go 6 miles, cemetery on right.

 

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