Westbrook, George Middleton

Birth Name Westbrook, George Middleton
Call Name Mid
Gender male
Age at Death 81 years, 3 months, 28 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1844-08-17 Monroe, Mississippi, USA Birth of Westbrook, George Middleton
 
Death 1925-12-14 Navarro, Texas, USA Death of Westbrook, George Middleton
 

Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Westbrook, Zachariah
Mother Agnew, Mary Z.
    Brother     Westbrook, John Wesley
    Sister     Westbrook, Lucy J
    Brother     Westbrook, James Nelson
    Sister     Westbrook, Mary
         Westbrook, George Middleton
    Sister     Westbrook, Margaret E.
    Sister     Westbrook, Christina
    Sister     Westbrook, Peninnah
    Brother     Westbrook, Zachariah Jr.
    Brother     Westbrook, Robert Payne

Families

    Family of Westbrook, George Middleton and , Emma C.
Unknown Partner , Emma C.
    Family of Westbrook, George Middleton and Morgan, Mary Elizabeth
Married Wife Morgan, Mary Elizabeth
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage 1876-01-21 Navarro, Texas, USA Marriage of Westbrooks, George Middleton and Morgan, Mary Elizabeth
 
  Children
  1. Westbrook, Infant Son
  2. Westbrook, Leila
  3. Westbrook, Zachariah Sr.
  4. Westbrook, Neita
  5. Westbrook, Morgan B.

Media

Narrative

While in the beginning of a revival meeting in Orange, Texas, I was called by telephone to Kerens, Texas, Dec. 21st to conduct the funeral of my old steward, Geo. Middleton Westbrook, who was born in Monroe County, Miss., August 17th 1844. He died Dec. 14th, 1925, aged 81 years, 3 months and 27 days. He came to Texas in 1852, being only 8 years old, living near Chatfield in Navarro County. At the age of 17 he enlisted in the Confederate Army, 1861, at Corsicana with General Dick Taylor’s Regiment, Lane’s Division, and served with them 2 years. He was then transferred to Morgan’s Battalion, Parson’s Brigade of Cavalry, with which he served until it was disbanded in April 1865 in the Little Brazos River. He never knew fear and never wavered from his duty as a soldier during his 4 years of service. He was married first to Miss Emma C. Hurst [Hunt] of Chatfield, Texas. To this union was born a daughter who died in infancy, and was followed to the heavenly world by the mother two days later. He was married second to Miss Mary E. Morgan of Bazette, Texas, January 19, 1876. It was my lot as her pastor in 1896 to witness her complete triumph over death through faith in Jesus and to conduct her funeral in the old church at Prairie Point (which is the old Westbrook Church.) Nine children were born to them of whom six still survive, viz. Mrs. C. E. Forbes, and Jack [Zach] Westbrook of Perryton, Texas; Mrs C. W. McClumby [McCluney] and E. Middleton Westbrook of Kerens, Texas; and Mrs. W. A. Askew of Amarillo, Tex. There are 9 grand children and one sister, Mrs. Starling [Sterling] Carpenter of Powell, Texas.

After establishing and running a ranch in 1898 in Ochiltree Co., Texas and living on it for 3 years he moved to Kerens, Texas, in 1912 and organized the First State Bank and served as President until his death, his son being the cashier. He made a public confession of Christ as his own personal Saviour at 36 years of age and served as steward in the M. E. Church, South, or 45 years. He lived in his own beautiful home in Kerens, Texas under the loving care of his two daughters, Miss Maude, until her marriage and then Miss Neita who gently cared for him to the end.

To eulogize Brother Westbrook’s character as a Christian, father, husband and citizen would be to “point the lily’s cheek or gild fine gold.” His humble, lowly, Christian life is its own eulogy. May heaven’s choicest blessings abide with the bereaved family and friends till they too shall meet him “In the City beyond”

 

W. H. CRAWFORD.
Box 217
Midlothian, Texas

Notes:

Prairie Point Cemetery, Kerens, Navarro Co., TX

Submitted by Jene Westbrook Gibbons Aug 2002

Census
- 1900 Navarro Co. TX ED 106 page 5b
- 1910 Navarro Co. TX ED 88 page 14b

NAVARRO COUNTY PROBATE RECORDS
Box L. Pkg 730
LANDINGHAM, Minors.
G. M. Westbrook appt'd Guard of minors Laura, James, & John heirs
with their married sister Olivia Doyl and father J. A. Landingham
in an estate May 6, 1886.

Family Map

Family Map

Pedigree

  1. Westbrook, Zachariah
    1. Agnew, Mary Z.
      1. Westbrook, John Wesley
      2. Westbrook, Lucy J
      3. Westbrook, James Nelson
      4. Westbrook, Mary
      5. Westbrook, George Middleton
        1. , Emma C.
        2. Morgan, Mary Elizabeth
          1. Westbrook, Infant Son
          2. Westbrook, Leila
          3. Westbrook, Zachariah Sr.
          4. Westbrook, Neita
          5. Westbrook, Morgan B.
      6. Westbrook, Margaret E.
      7. Westbrook, Christina
      8. Westbrook, Peninnah
      9. Westbrook, Zachariah Jr.
      10. Westbrook, Robert Payne

Ancestors