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Francis Marion PARKER

Name:    Francis Parker
 SSN:    323-01-8372  
 Last Residence:    31634  Homerville, Clinch, Georgia, United States of America
 Born:    10 Feb 1902
 Died:    Feb 1977
 State (Year) SSN issued:    Illinois (Before 1951 )


Name:    Olney B. Parker
 SSN:    252-15-6071  
 Last Residence:    32308  Tallahassee, Leon, Florida, United States of America
 Born:    9 Jun 1904
 Died:    2 Jan 2002
 State (Year) SSN issued:    Georgia (1973 )


Very detailed history at Moses Westberry web site

Moses Westberry was born March 2, 1772 near the village of Statesburg in the state of South Carolina. He spent most of his life in the Wiregrass area of Georgia as a minister of the gospel. The Reverend Moses Westberry worked very hard at and was devoted to establishing a God-fearing community among the residents of Georgia. He was driven not to just establish a church of wood and stone for all to see but to establish a church in the hearts of men and women that God could see.

Visit Moses Westberry web site for descendants.


There is no evidence to show that Rachael Westberry, daughter of Moses, married a James Moody, Sr, as some so state.
Her birthdate and birthplace are not now known, but he was old enough to be her granpa.

In the Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia, Volume 5, page 496, first published in 1967, lists the year of birth of Rachael as 1808.
Her sister, Amelia, was baptised in 1823. A Rachael Westberry was also baptised the next day. It would only seem that two sisters would be baptised at the same time, though there are those that claim the Rachael Westberry baptised in the same year as Amelia is the wife of Josiah. Too, Rachael Westberry is mentioned as being a member of the church before 1820.


Amelia was the daughter of Rev. Moses and Elizabeth Westberry. Not much is known about her, but she was mentioned in the minutes of the Jones Creek Baptist Church, Liberty Co., 1810-1826, as being the beloved daughter of Rev Moses Westberry and baptized by him in 1823.
Amelia's year of birth is another case of not knowing when she was born, so assigning a year that looks feasible. No records have been uncovered that pertain to Amelia.

It is possible that Amelia and Elizabeth were the same person as Amelia Elizabeth was a common name at that time. Too, one of the daughters would have been named after the mother.

Daniel Francis SULLIVAN

BIRTH: recorded in History and Records of Midway church, Liberty county, Georgia, by James Stacey

David DELK R.S.

David Delk served during the Revolution with the Georgia troops in the defense of liberty, until Savannah fell in 1778. He, like many other prisoners, was enrolled, probably against his will, in the King's Rangers until Gen. Alured Clarke gave up the city in 1782. After the war David married and lived in Chatham County until 1791, when he sold his property and moved to Bryan County. About this time, Jacob still up in North Carolina decided to sell his Johnston County plantation and move to Liberty County.

David's second wife, Elizabeth, joined the Jones Creek Baptist church before 1818 and died about 1822, but there is no positive proof that her husband was a member. However, it is inferred by this minute of May 27, 1832, "Bro. David Delk threw in a $5 bill on the Macon Bank which fell immediately. His money was for building the meeting house."

He died in 1843 at the age of eighty-two and was buried in a small lot he reserved for a private cemetery on his plantation. His log home that stood until recently near Gum Branch has been moved to the Oatland Island Educational Center, near Savannah, for preservation.

Their daughter, Elizabeth, married John Chapman and they had fifteen children.

DAVID DELK (1761-1843) was a son of Samuel Delk who migrated before the Revolutionary War from Johnston county, North Carolina to Georgia and settled on the east side of the Great Ogeechee River near the line between St. Matthew's and Christ Church Parish (in Effingham County). His great- great-great-grandfather, Roger Delk came from Middlesex, England to the colony of Virginia in 1622.

In July 1777, a party of Indians from the south crossed the Ogeechee River near Morgan's fort, knocked in the door and rushed into the house of his father who was not at home (apparently away serving in the Georgia militia)  and killed and scalped his mother and four of his brothers and sisters, and captured his fourteen year old sister. He, too, would have suffered the same fate had his mother not have sent him to a spring for water just before the attack was made.

As soon as he was old enough to bear arms he joined the patriot militia and fought the British until they took Savannah in 1778 and the Americans failed to retake it the next year. Undoubtedly captured and compelled to take an oath of allegiance to King George III, he was soon forced to serve in Capt Andrew Hewatt's company of Georgia Loyalists, later designated the King's Rangers, who were then occupying Savannah and Abercorn, a convenient base in the southern part of St. Matthew's Parish for British operations against the interior of the State. David was not released until after the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown and the British began to evacuate Savannah in June 1782.

He married about 1783, soon after shedding his "redcoat," and lived in Goshen district in lower part of Effingham county for a number of years and engaged in cattle raising. The identity of his first wife is not known, but she may have been a Salzburger living in the district or in Ebenezer where his name appears in the records, or she may have been a relation of James and Sarah Clyatt with which family he was closely associated. In 1798 he bought 100 acres on the waters of Taylor's Creek in Liberty county and lived there until his death in 1843.

His oldest son and namesake appears to have died about 1807, and after his first wife died and he remarried, he named another son David. This is borne out by the fact that he appears as David Delk, Sr, 1805-07, then without the "Sr' until his other son David reached his majority in 1835, and from then until his death he was again David Delk, Sr.

He and his second wife and members of their family were members of old Jones Creek Baptist Church. Its minutes state on May 27, 1832, "Bro. David Delk threw in a $5 bill on the Macon Bank which fell immediately." The money was intended for use in building the second meetinghouse. His daughter Annie who married her cousin Samuel Delk (1780-1847) and their daughter Nancy (1807-c1855) who married John H. Baxter (1795-1873), after a ten year residence in Gadsden county, Florida, moved back to Georgia in 1834. On November 22, Annie joined Jones Creek Church by letter, no doubt from a Florida church. Several of Baxter's daughters, including his eldest, Sena (1825-1864) who married George Washington Parker (1814-1869), also were members of this church, as have been their descendants to the present day. Elizabeth Delk, David's second wife, became a member soon after the church was organized in 1810.

Sons William S. and Fleming Delk were privates in Capt David R. Bryant's company of Col Robert Brown's Mounted Georgia Volunteers in the Seminole Indian War of 1838. William S. Delk in 1851 was living in Marion county, Florida, age 35, and in 1857 in Rock springs, Orange county, Florida. Fleming Delk was living in Lowndes county, Georgia in 1857, age 35.

The heirs of PHILEMON TERRELL of Liberty County, Ga. made a deed of gift to his widow Mrs. ELIZABETH , on December 9, 1816, conveying four tracts totaling 650 acres. Liberty County, Ga. Deed Book "H" page 107.

Samuel DELK R.S.

Source: A History of Jones Creek Baptist Church, Long County, 1810-2000, by Elmer Oris Parker

Samuel Delk was not at home on the night of Thursday, July 31, 1777. He may have been away to the south with the Georgia troops, for he was a Revolutionary soldier, but his wife went about her duties as usual. She sent her oldest son, sixteen-year-old David, to a spring for water, and while he was gone, a party of hostile Creek Indians which had crossed the Great Ogeechee River at Morgan's Ford, broke down the door, rushed in, and murdered and scalped Mrs. Delk and four of her children. When they left, they took with them the Delk's fourteen-year-old daughter. This act of savagery created quite a stir in the sparsely settled community for the Delks had lived there in the western part of Christ's Church Parish, now Chatham County, for several years.

A detachment of regulars pursued the Indians for about forty miles and near the Oconee River found some hair that appeared to have been cut off the girl's head. Fortunately, the little redheaded lass eluded her captors and up near Augusta was taken in by a friendly family. Later when she grew up, the family's son fell in love and married her. They objected and the couple left and down near Louisville, then the State's capitol, they settled. Some years later, the representative from Bryan County, probably Capt. Luke Mann, heard the story while attending a session of the Senate, and may have related it to her brother, David, in November 1798 when he witnessed the deed to 100 acres on Taylor's Creek in Liberty County that David bought for a home. This intelligence enabled the brother and sister to be reunited.

During the French and Indian War many people moved from Virginia to North Carolina to escape Indian attacks and to avoid taxes for the Anglican church. Samuel and his brother, Jacob, moved to Johnston County and were enrolled in Lt. Col. Lewis Henry DeRosset's Regiment of North Carolina Militia.

When the Lord Proprietors sold their shares in the colony to the crown, Carteret, afterward Earl of Granville, refused to sell his and King George II gave him land - the northern half of the colony. Granville then granted his lands to individuals who were required to pay excessive rents. Samuel and Jacob each received grants of several hundred acres on January 1, 1763, but like other grantees, they became dissatisfied with the treatment they received at the hands of Granville's dishonest agents. The deviousness of the British Agent can be seen in a letter he wrote William Knox, the undersecretary, five days before the massacre in which he indicated that with his encouragement, "The upper and lower Creeks have resolved to attack the Frontiers of Georgia "

Samuel sold out in 1770 and determined to go farther south to Georgia, but this did not bring an end to his troubles. The British Indian Commissioner John Stuart schemed to foment dissatisfaction and make British allies of the Indians. After the Delk massacre, he tried to justify it to Lord Germain, the Secretary of State for the Colonies, in London, by claiming that it was due to private pique and resentment - that Delk "lived without the settlements near the road to the Lower Creek nation" and "his behavior to the Indians upon all occasions was surly and inhospitable - he used to beat, and abuse them upon trifling pretences." Imagine an entire Indian nation being threatened by one man!

When it came to choosing a mate, the Delks preferred one of their own. In 1806 Jacob's son, Samuel, married his cousin, Anna, David's daughter, and they made their home in Tattnall County. Their oldest daughter, Nancy, married John H. Baxter in 1824, and the next year the two families moved to Gadsden County, Florida. Ten years later Delk and Baxter decided to return to Georgia after the Seminoles refused to give up the lands they had ceded by treaty and threatened to renew the war. They came back in 1834 and established their homes on Taylor's Creek. Anna Delk joined Jones Creek Church by letter in November, evidently from a church near Quincy, Florida. Later several of her children and the Baxter children also joined. As the children reached maturity they married in the community, as may be seen by referring to the church membership rolls. One of them married G. W. Parker.

-migrated from Johnston co. N.C. to Georgia before the Revolutionary War and settled on the east sied of the Great Ogeechee River in Christ's Church, later Chatam county.

-During the French and Indian War many people moved from Virginia to North Carolina to escape Indian attacks and to avoid taxes of  the
Anglican church. Samuel and his brother, Jacob, moved to Johnston county and were enrolled in 1754 and both served as privates in Capt. James Wooten's company of Col. Lewis DeRosset's Johnston County (N.C.) regiment of militia. - N.C. Archives, Raleigh, NC. Military Collection, Militia Returns 1754-55.  

-1 Jan 1763. The Rt  Hoble JOHN Earl Granville of County of Bedford in the Kingdom of Great Britain, for 10 shillings sterling and a yearly rent of 28 shillings, granted to Samuel Delk (I) of Johnston County N.C., 700 acres on the west side of Marks Creek, joining Smith`s and Hinton's line.
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In 1763 both obtained from the Right Honorable John, Earl Granville of Great Britian, grants to lands on the north side of Neuse River in
Johnston County.  Samuel sold his 700 acre plantation in 1770 and moved with his family to Christ Church Parish, later known as Chatham County, Georgia.  he and his son David (1761-c1843) saw service in the Revolutionary War. The first two persons of this surname to settle in Liberty County, GA were Samuel and Jacob Delk, brothers, around 1800 in the Taylors Creek community.  They both migrated from North Carolina to Georgia before the Revolutionary War.  

-Samuel Delk and his son David are shown as Revolutionary soldiers of Georgia. -Sen. Doc. 219 (56th Cong, 2d Seas.) vol. 16, pp. 351 and 374. (Ser. No. 4044)

-27 March 1770. Samuel Delk (I), planter, of Johnston co. to Michael Wimberly, 700 ac. on west side of Mark's Creek, granted by John Earl
Granville, 1763. Wit: Lemuel Bryan, Nathaniel Corry.-Johnston co. Transcripts. 3:449 & 1:236

Anne (DELK)

most of the family murdered by hostile Creek indians allegedly near Morgan's fort near Ogeechee River in Goshen District, Effinham, GA

Her name is believed to be Anne in the absence of records since her eldest son David, an as an act of love and affection for his mother, named his first daughter for her, but no proof has been found.

David DELK Jr.

Tombstone at Jones Creek Baptist Church: b. Aug 22, 1812 d. June 15 1880
Elmer Oris Parker in his "Book of Remembrance" has birth as Aug 22, 1814 which appears correct if David's older brother John was born in May, 1812.

Mary Poppel DELK

Fabian at has Mary Poppell Delk, born 1805, married David Delk, born 1806, in Liberty County, Georgia. The 1850, 1860, and 1870 Censuses indicate she was born about 1815

Ella Gertrude BURNEY

See notes under Charlotte, wife of James Fleming Chapman.

Every Burney household in the state of Georgia and Florida listed in 1870 GA census searched for an Ella Gertrude Burney with no success.

Ella is probably the daughter of David and Winney Burney living in Wayne county near the James Fleming Chapman houshold. Winney died before 1870 and Ella Gertrude could have taken residence with James Fleming Chapman and his third wife, Ester Ann Strickland Pendarvis. Her responsibilities would have been to help Ester with the household chores. Ester later dies and Ella stays and becomes the forth and last wife of James Fleming.

One possible source that needs to be investigated is the diary of John Byrd Chapman. I do not know what happened to Ella after James Fleming died in 1890. Joseph would be only one year old at that time. I find no reference to Mary Etta, Joseph, or Ella anywhere after the death of James Fleming Chapman.

David BURNEY Jr.

1860 Wayne Co, Ga census
Burney, David     40
     , Winney    45
     , Matilda   18
     , Margaret  16
     , Prescilla 14
     , DAvid     10
     , Maschack   8
     , James      5

1870 Wayne Co., Ga. census
Burney, David    50
     , Matilda  28
     , David    20
     , Maschack 18
     , Winney    1  (could this be a daughter of Matilda since David's wife, Winney would too old?

Comment: Note that for children for Maschack, he named his first girl Ellen.


Winney is probably the daughter of Matilda living in the same household.