John Marion O'Berry
Company G, 4th Georgia Cavalry

The following information on John Marion O'Berry and his family was provided by Marinell Davis.

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Four brothers from Pierce County, GA, joined the CSA. I believe they were all in the Atlantic and Gulf Guard and all probably fought at Olustee. After the Civil War, they moved to Benton/Hernando/Pasco counties in Florida. There is a family story about the four young men from Georgia riding down main street in Ft. Dade after the war.

The four brothers were:

Here's my favorite family story: John Marion O'Berry's father-in-law was Matthew E. Jones. While John O'Berry served with the 4th Georgia Cavalry, Matthew Jones rode and fought with Company B, 2nd Florida Cavalry, USA. Matthew Jones was a "refugee" from the Confederacy. He was also in the Union East Gulf Blocking Squadron under Henry Crane and had served in the Florida Militia during the 3rd Seminole War. Matthew's father-in-law, William Staten Jackson of Fort Dade, also served in the Florida Militia. Matthew E. Jones did not fight at Olustee, but is also considered a "Founding Father" of Pasco County, Florida. See

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