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GRANDFATHER:

Johnathan Pickett Wesberry

Birth: Mar. 14, 1845, Kershaw County, South Carolina
Death: Mar. 14, 1912, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina

His obituary found in The State 15 March 1912: John P. Wesberry Died From Injuries Received--Dropped From Roof of Building, Was Confederate Soldier and Long Resident of Columbia.: John P. Wesberry, a carpenter and contractor, lost his footing an fell 30 feet from the roof of a house on 2020 Assembly street Wednesday morning about 8:30 o'clock, sustaining injuries from which death resulted Wednesday night. Mr. Wesberry, who had a contract to remodel and rennovate a house belonging to A. B. Langley, went on the roof to do some work, and stepping on an insecure shingle, slipped and fell. The house is two stories. Mr. Wesberry fell on his back with his head and face in a small fire. He was picked up in a semi-conscious condition and was hurried to the Columbia Hospital. Mr. Wesberry was a heavy man, weighing 185 pounds, and the jar was severe. The fall caused a contusion of the organs, the respiratory center was paralyzed and the face and head were severely burned, although no bones were broken. John P. Wesberry was born in Kershaw county March 14, 1845, and was 67 years old. He married Miss Elizabeth McCleod immediately after the War Between the Sections, from which union four children were born, only two of whom survive--W. M. Wesberry and S. T. Wesberry, both of Columbia. Mr. Wesberry's wife died 14 years ago. He also has a brother, T. G. Wesberry of Fate, Texas, who he has not seen in 14 years and whom he expected to visit in the next few weeks. Mr. Wesberry served with distinction throughout the War Between the Sections. He was wounded one time, being shot in the head. Mr. Wesberry has lived in Columbia for the past 16 years. He was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian church, and belonged to the Arsenal Hill Presbyterian church of this city. There is a peculiar coincidence connected with the death of Mr. Wesberry; he died on his 67th birthday, and his youngest child-a daughter, Mrs. Robert F. Martin of Columbia-died exactly five weeks before her father's death. The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon in VanMetre's undertaking establishment, being presided over by Dr. George A. Blackburn and the Rev. J. P. Knox. The body will be takin to Smithville, Lee county, this morning at 5 o'clock for interment.

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Spouse: Gatsey Elizabeth McLeod Wesberry, 1845-1899

Children: William McLeod Wesberry, 1882-1932, Elise S. Wesberry Martin, 1886-1912

Burial: Saint John's UMC Church Cemetery, Lee Counry, South Carolina

 

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FATHER:

William McLeod Wesberry, Sr.

Birth:Mar. 21, 1882, Kershaw County, South Carolina
Death:Oct. 24, 1932, Charleston, South Carolina






Parents:
John/Johnathon
P Wesberry, 1845 - 1912

Gatsey
Elizabeth McLeod Wesberry, 1845 -
1899


Spouse:
Lillian
Iona Galloway Wesberry, 1877 -
1957


Children:
William
McLeod Wesberry, 1903 - 1950

James Pickett Wesberry, 1906-1992
Lillian Wesberry Johnson, 1920 - 2013
Marguerite Marie Wesberry 1914-1962
Reginald E. Wesberry 1911-1987
Burial: Elmwood Memorial GardensColumbia, 
South
Carolina

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James Pickett Wesberry