Francis Everett Amsberry

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Francis Everett Amsberry

  • Birth 18 Jan 1824 Mason County, West Virginia, USA
  • Death 6 Aug 1897 Mason City, Custer County, Nebraska, USA
  • Burial Custer County, Nebraska, USA
  • Memorial ID 13801663

Son of William Allen Amsberry of Chautauqua County, New York and Mary Polly Everett of Chelsea, Orange County, Vermont.

Husband of Lucy Caroline Beard of Lynchburg, Bedford County, Virginia, married on 03 March 1848 in Mason County, West Virginia.

On March 4, 1885 the Francis E. Amsberry family left West Virginia for Nebraska. His son, John Allen Amsberry and his nephew, Darius Amsberry, had found valuable government land in Custer County and had notified relations about the opening for settlement. Francis rented a freight or immigrant railroad car, 60' X 10'. On this they stored their furniture and belongings and used it for quarters to get to Nebraska. They departed from Gallipolis, Ohio. Most of the 12 children either went with them or followed later.

Francis homesteaded Section 35, Township 15, Range 18 and farmed 160 acres until his death. Francis died in Mason City, Nebraska and is buried in the Enon Cemetary, which is located on the north line of Section 35, Township 15, Range 18 on the old Amsberry homestead, about three miles west and a little north of the present Mason City. The old former town of Algernon was located northeast from this small cemetary.

Obituary published in The Callaway Courier on 20 August 1897 -

"Francis E. Amsberry, aged 73 years, and a highly respected citizen of this community, died here Friday. Mr. Amsberry moved with a large family to this place twelve years ago from Mason County, West Virginia. His twelve children are all living. He has been a member of the Primitive Baptist Church for nearly thirty years. The funeral was held yesterday from his residence, three miles west of here. (Mason City)"




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  • Created by: Chuck Munn
  • Added: 31 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13801663
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Everett Amsberry (18 Jan 1824–6 Aug 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13801663, citing Enon Cemetery, Custer County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Chuck Munn (contributor 46831069) .