WILLIAM D. MAYBERRY, a resident of Mahoning Township since 1880, owns one of the valuable farms in this section,
a tract of over seventy three acres, which he has placed in a fine state of cultivation. He was born in Union Township,
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, April 12, 1843, and is a son of Jamison and Mary J. (Smith) Mayberry.
The Mayberry family is one of the oldest and most respected of Union Township and it was established there by the
grandfather, Thomas Mayberry, who came from Sandusky, Ohio, and settled as a pioneer, before the birth of his son
Jamison, in Union Township. The latter has passed his whole long life of ninety two years in his native place,
near Harbor Bridge. Few men will be more missed than he, when, in the inevitable call of Nature, he passes away.
He married Mary J. Smith, who was born in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and four of their children survive: William
D.; Elizabeth, who is the wife of Abraham Brennard, of Union Township; Dessa, who is the widow of Dr. James Elliott,
of Cleveland; and Thomas W. D., who resides in Union Township.
William D. Mayberry has been engaged in agricultural pursuits from boyhood and is thus thoroughly acquainted with
every detail of life on a farm. He was married May 15, 1866, to Lizzie S. Wilson, an estimable lady, who died in
April, 1895. She was a beloved and valued member of the Presbyterian Church at New Bedford. Her parents were old
residents of North Beaver Township, where her father, the lath Thomas Wilson, was a man of high standing. Mr. and
Mrs. Mayberry had two children, Wilson M. and Jessie M. The former resides in Mahoning Township. He married Maggie
Lock and they have two children: Myrtle E. and Caroline B. Jessie M. Mayberry married Wilson C. Cooper, of Mahoning
Township, and they have three children: Wiley D., Effie M. and Walter L. Mr. Mayberry is one of the leading members
and liberal supporters of the Presbyterian Church at New Bedford. In his political views he is a Democrat.
20th Century History of
New Castle and Lawrence County
Edited By: Hon. Aaron L. Hazen
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill., 1908
Lawrence County Pennsylvania Biographies
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