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659. Francis WEBB (James , James William , James , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born in 1759 in Mount Prospect Plantation, Essex County, Virginia. He died in 1811 in Hancock County, Georgia.

Francis father died when he was 14 and sometime thereafter he took the notion to become a sailor. He actually had his chest put on board a vessel, when the entreaties of his mother brought him home again. When he was 16 he left home and went on board a privately armed vessel. This was about the beginning of the Revolutionary War. During the first battle, with only two exceptions, everyone on their craft was either killed or wounded. Francis was shot in the ankle which caused one of his legs to be shorter than the other. Even though they were disabled they managed to save their vessel.For his gallantry, he received the appointment of midshipman in the Virginia Navy and was stationed on board the ship "Dragon", where he served the principal part of the Revolutionary War. After the war he married Frances Belfield Walker, and in 1810 relocated to Hancock County, Georgia. He and Frances had eight children.

From Brad Sydnor
Midshipman Francis Webb : He was born in Essex County, Virginia, circa 1759, the son of James Webb, Jr. and Mary Smith. His service is partially legendary and partially historical. The legend, based on the statements of his son John, relates : He ran away from home at the age of 16 (c. 1775) and went on board a privately owned armed vessel (a privateer), the Ship Draggon (or Dragon). In the very first battle in which they were engaged, everyone on board was killed or wounded except the commander, Captain John Evans and his African-American servant. Francis Webb had been wounded in the ankle (a wound which later caused one leg to be shorter than the other). Despite the number of wounded, they succeeded in saving the ship from destruction or capture. For his gallantry in the fight, he was promoted to the rank of Midshipman, and he supposedly served three years.

Petition of Francis Webb
To the honble the Speaker & members of the House of Delegates. The petition of Francis Webb humbly sheweth : That your petitioner was a midshipman on board the Ship Dragon, and continued in her until she was destroyed by the British in the Month of April 1781, having been left in her for the purpose of taking care of her, and having been appointed to be turned over to the frigate Thetis as an officer, as soon as she could be completed; -that your petitioner was discharged, at the time the said ship was destroyed as aforementioned, by his Commander Capt. Travis, until such time as he could be required to return to his duty, which never happened; that your petitioner has never received any of the wages he was entitled to, since the first of April 1779, to which time he was paid off nor has he received a warrant for the land he was entitled to as a midshipman; that the Causes why your petitioner never obtained those Rights, were the death of Capt. Travis, his last Commander, and the only officer on board at the time, older in Command that himself, and also his inability to produce a certificate how long he continued in the Navy, until about twelve months ago, he found Mr. Thomas Grant who had also been an officer in the Navy. Therefore, your petitioner prays that upon his producing such Vouchers of his Service as were required by the Act of Assembly providing for the settlement of Officers? Claims that the accts pf your petitioner as midshipman of the Ship dragon may be settled by the Auditor of Public Accounts, and that he may be allowed his wages as midshipman aforesaid from the first of April 1779 & the depreciation of his back wages from the 3rd of May 1788 (sic) to April 1779 when he was entitled as well as the other officers who served on board the Navy. And your petitioner will ever pray &c. Francis Webb Octo: 20th 1791.

His petition was rejected, but his sons later received a bounty land warrant on 24 July 1835 for 2666.66 acres (cert #8173). The historical records states : Information contained in a bounty land warrant application submitted by his heirs in 1834 states that he entered service 19 July 1778 (mentioned in navy Journal on that date) in the Virginia State Navy. In September & October 1779 he appears as Midshipman on the Dragon. On a return dated 7 October 1779 he is listed with the rank of Midshipman, and received 2 units of coffee and 10 units of sugar. He was credited with three years of service. Midshipman were officers often appointed by the Captain of the vessel and not likely to be mentioned in more official paperwork save the ships journals and returns. During Arnolds invasion, the Virginia fleet was caught on the James River and destroyed. The Dragon was one of the vessels destroyed. He was married to Frances Walker in 1786 in Essex County, Virginia. They had a family of eight children, only three of which lived to adulthood, and only two of those married. He moved to Hancock County, Georgia in 1810 and died there in 1811.

Francis married Frances Belfield WALKER in 1786. Frances was born in 1764 in Essex County, Virginia. She died in 1809 in Hancock County, Georgia.

They had the following children:

  973 M i Bathurst WEBB was born in 1787 in Mount Prospect Plantation, Essex County, Virginia.
  974 M ii Thomas WEBB was born on 5 Aug 1789 in Mount Prospect Plantation, Essex County, Virginia. He died in 1813 in Hancock County, Georgia.
+ 975 M iii James WEBB
+ 976 M iv John WEBB
  977 F v Frances Belfield WEBB was born in 1796 in Mount Prospect Plantation, Essex County, Virginia. She died in 1796 in Mount Prospect Plantation, Essex County, Virginia.
  978 M vi Richard Walker WEBB was born in 1798 in Mount Prospect Plantation, Essex County, Virginia. He died on 5 Oct 1804 in Mount Prospect Plantation, Essex County, Virginia.
  979 M vii William Merriwether WEBB was born in 1800 in Mount Prospect Plantation, Essex County, Virginia. He died on 3 Oct 1804 in Mount Prospect Plantation, Essex County, Virginia.
  980 F viii Frances Walker WEBB was born in 1808 in Mount Prospect Plantation, Essex County, Virginia. She died in 1809 in Mount Prospect Plantation, Essex County, Virginia.

677. James WEBB M D (William , James William , James , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born on 20 Feb 1774 in Tallyho, Granville County, North Carolina. He died on 17 Feb 1855 in Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina.

After attending medical lectures at the University of Pennyslvania, James settled in Hillsboro, North Carolina where he practiced medicine for 50 years with great success. He was a man of noble character, firm, decided and unyielding integrity and honesty of purpose. He was noted in his profession, and respected and loved by all who knew him.

James married Annie Alves HUSKE on 2 Dec 1807 in Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina. Annie was born on 30 Jan 1785 in North Carolina. She died on 23 Jun 1852 in Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina.

They had the following children:

+ 981 M i Henry WEBB
  982 F ii Frances Helen WEBB was born on 13 Jan 1810 in Orange County, North Carolina. She died in 1888 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
+ 983 F iii Elizabeth WEBB
  984 F iv Annie WEBB was born on 22 Jul 1814 in Orange County, North Carolina. She died on 28 Aug 1850.
        Annie married Michael W HOLT. Michael was born on 11 Apr 1811 in Alamance County, North Carolina. He died on 16 May 1858.
  985 M v James Webb WEBB was born on 25 Oct 1816 in Orange County, North Carolina.
  986 M vi William Francis WEBB was born about 1818 in Orange County, North Carolina.
  987 M vii John Huske WEBB was born on 2 Jan 1820 in Orange County, North Carolina. He died on 1 Feb 1897 in Orange County, North Carolina.
  988 F viii Mary WEBB was born on 30 Jan 1823 in Orange County, North Carolina.
  989 M ix William WEBB was born on 6 Sep 1825 in Orange County, North Carolina.
  990 M x Thomas H WEBB Sr was born on 2 Nov 1827 in Orange County, North Carolina.

680. Thomas WEBB (William , James William , James , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born on 22 Oct 1779 in Tallyho, Granville County, North Carolina. He died on 28 Sep 1840 in Alabama.

Thomas married Martha DICKENS.

They had the following children:

  991 F i Lucretia WEBB was born on 8 Dec 1811. She died in Oct 1873.
        Lucretia married Dunstan BANKS. Dunstan was born on 10 Dec 1800. He died in Sep 1881.

681. Mary Edmundson WEBB (William , James William , James , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born on 18 Jan 1782 in Tallyho, Granville County, North Carolina. She died in 1837.

Mary married William Baxter DAVIS Jr on 1 Oct 1801 in North Carolina. William was born in 1773.

They had the following children:

  992 F i Rachel Webb DAVIS was born in 1819. She died in 1874.
        Rachel married James Garnett OVERALL. James was born in 1819. He died in 1874.

682. Henry Young WEBB (William , James William , James , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born on 4 Aug 1784 in Tallyho, Granville County, North Carolina. He died on 20 Sep 1823 in Brush Creek, Hale County, Alabama.

One of the first sessions of the Alabama Territorial court was held in a log cabin on the site of the present city of Birmingham, according to histories of the state, Judge Henry Young Webb, native of Granville County, North Carolina, born August 4, 1784, was presiding judge. According to the records the log cabin was located at Neighbors Crossroads, in the portion of Blount County subsequently incorporated into Jefferson County. Judge Webb graduated at the University of North Carolina, read law and was admitted to the bar at Lincolntown, North Carolina; represented his county in the North Carolina legislature; was appointed territorial judge for Alabama in 1818 by President Monroe; located in Perry County, but soon thereafter moved to Greene County; was elected one of the first judges of the Circuit Court at the first session of the Alabama legislature in 1819, and continued in office until his death in 1823. When he came to Alabama the population was small and scattered. Often the court sessions were held in private homes as there were no courthouses or other public buildings available in many places. Jefferson County had not been organized, and there were only two or three settlements within its present boundaries. Indians were still here and remained in nearby sections for more than a decade afterward. Judge Webb and Elizabeth Forney of Lincolntown, North Carolina were married on December 29, 1812 and had three sons and two daughters.

Henry married Elizabeth FORNEY on 29 Dec 1812 in Mount Welcome, Lincoln County, North Carolina. Elizabeth was born on 31 Mar 1795 in Mount Welcome, Lincoln County, North Carolina. She died on 11 Jan 1844 in Union County, Arkansas.

They had the following children:

  993 F i Frances Ann WEBB was born on 14 Oct 1813 in Mount Welcome, Lincoln County, North Carolina. She died in 1841.
        Frances married John R HAMPTON in 1832.
  994 M ii William Peter WEBB was born on 22 Oct 1815 in Mount Welcome, Lincoln County, North Carolina. He died on 6 Sep 1890.
        William married Martha BELL on 23 Nov 1838 in Greensboro, Hale County, Alabama.
  995 M iii James Daniel WEBB Sr was born on 22 Feb 1818 in Hale County, Alabama. He died on 3 Jul 1863 in Winchester, Franklin County, Tennessee.

The following letter was penned by Levi Webb, to his master Col James D Webb. The father of Levi was Charles Webb, the body servant of Henry Y Webb of Hillsboro, N C. Charles was given by Judge Webb to his eldest son, Major W P Webb of Eutaw, AL. Charles lived to be quite old and was highly esteemed. He reared his son Levi carefully and the latter earned for himself the goodwill of all who knew him. Levi was devoted to his master Col Webb as the following will show. While his master was at the front Levi filled a place of trust and responsibility - which he filled well. "Greensboro, June 15, 1861 - My dear Master and Friend, I seat myself at my bench to hurriedly write you a few lines by Mr Allen Jones. I went up to his house to see him and had a talk with him about you. He told me that you were well and doing well and I was glad to hear it. I hope you will continue to do well. If you put your trust in the Lord, you will do well and I hope that you do. I pray for you daily, that you may come home in good health and in honor. Everything is going straight about the home as far as I can see. Josh is cutting and hauling wood and selling it at 1.25 a load; that is what Mr Owen told him to ask. Your horses are looking fine and everything about home is well, and all send love to you and hope that the Lord will bless you and take care of you. I heard from Miss Jessie the other day and she and the children are well. My family are well and send their love to you. Take good care of yourself Master. It is my daily prayer that the Lord will bless you and return you home. Your humble servant, Levi Webb." Levi died a few months after his master in 1863.
James Daniel Webb was the second son of Judge Henry Young Webb and Elizabeth Forney Webb and was born on February 22, 1818. He became a lawyer, was a distinguished son of Alabama, and fought and died for the Confederate Cause. He was mortally wounded while in command of the 51st Alabama Regiment of Cavalry in the battle of New Church, near Elk River. Col Webb died July 2, 1863 - just after he had been promoted to the rank of Brigadier General, and was buried at Winchester, Tennessee.
        James married Jestina Smith WALTON on 14 Aug 1853. Jestina was born on 17 Oct 1831 in Green County, Alabama. She died on 2 May 1920 in Green County, Alabama.
  996 F iv Susan Elizabeth WEBB was born on 14 Sep 1820 in Hale County, Alabama. She died on 5 Nov 1832 in Hale County, Alabama.
+ 997 M v Henry Young WEBB Md

684. Samuel Smith WEBB (William , James William , James , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born on 1 May 1791 in Tallyho, Granville County, North Carolina. He died on 5 May 1864 in Sumpter County, Alabama.

Samuel married Anne Moore DICKENS on 12 Mar 1817 in North Carolina. Anne was born in Mount Tirzah, Person County, North Carolina. She died in 1861 in Marion, Lauderdale County, Mississippi.

They had the following children:

  998 M i Robert Dickens WEBB was born on 4 Nov 1824.
        Robert married Julia E FULTON.

685. Elizabeth WEBB (John , James William , James , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born on 4 Mar 1773 in Grassy Creek, North Carolina. She died in 1829.

Elizabeth married Thomas OWEN Jr. on 7 Jan 1794 in North Carolina. Thomas was born on 10 Oct 1776 in North Carolina.

They had the following children:

  999 F i Harriet OWEN was born on 1 Oct 1794.
  1000 M ii James OWEN was born on 10 Jul 1796.
  1001 F iii Mary Webb OWEN was born on 13 Jan 1798.
  1002 F iv Ann Booker OWEN was born on 23 Apr 1804.
  1003 F v Elizabeth Hewlett OWEN was born on 21 Sep 1805.
  1004 F vi Amy OWEN was born on 23 Jan 1809.
  1005 F vii Isabel Edmondson OWEN was born on 10 Apr 1811.
  1006 F viii Fanny OWEN

686. Thomas WEBB Sr. (John , James William , James , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born on 26 Dec 1776 in Grassy Creek, North Carolina.

Thomas married Martha SMITH.

They had the following children:

+ 1007 M i William WEBB
  1008 M ii Presley WEBB
  1009 M iii Louis WEBB
  1010 F iv Eliza WEBB
        Eliza married TELLER.
  1011 F v Mary Webb WEBB
  1012 F vi Elizabeth WEBB
  1013 F vii Annie WEBB

688. James Lewis WEBB (John , James William , James , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born on 17 Nov 1779 in Grassy Creek, North Carolina. He died in 1827.

James married Ann Hunt SMITH, daughter of James SMITH and Amy FOMFRET, in 1803. Ann was born in 1784. She died in 1840.

They had the following children:

+ 1014 M i Alexander Smith WEBB
+ 1015 M ii James Lewis Smith WEBB

690. John WEBB (John , James William , James , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born on 1 Apr 1786 in Grassy Creek, North Carolina. He died in 1853 in Breckenridge County, Kentucky.

John married Elizabeth MOORMAN. Elizabeth was born in Virginia.

They had the following children:

  1016 M i William Hayden WEBB was born in 1818. He died in 1892 in Breckenridge County, Kentucky.
+ 1017 M ii John S WEBB
  1018 F iii Mary WEBB

693. Amy WEBB (John , James William , James , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born on 31 Aug 1792 in Grassy Creek, North Carolina.

Amy married Maurice SMITH. Maurice was born on 6 May 1776 in Granville County, North Carolina.

They had the following children:

  1019 M i James Alexander SMITH was born in 1831 in North Carolina.
  1020 M ii Maurice Thomas SMITH

694. Ann WEBB (John , James William , James , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born on 24 Jun 1794 in Grassy Creek, North Carolina. She died in 1825 in Granville County, North Carolina.

Ann married John Franklin PATTILLO.

They had the following children:

  1021 M i John Henry PATTILLO died in 1881.
        John married Mollie Thompson JENKINS.
  1022 M ii James Anderson PATTILLO
        James married Frances Susan SMITH.
  1023 M iii William Lewis PATTILLO
        William married Candis HUNTER.
  1024 M iv Robert Pinkney PATTILLO died in 1834.
  1025 F v Mary Webb PATTILLO
        Mary married Daniel G DOAKE.
  1026 F vi Elizabeth PATTILLO
        Elizabeth married William Henry WEBB.
  1027 F vii Ann PATTILLO
        Ann married Algernon STANFORD.
  1028 F viii Caroline Mildred PATTILLO was born in 1818. She died in 1823.
  1029 F ix Amy Booker PATTILLO was born in 1821. She died in 1853.
        Amy married Jophn Pomfret WEBB.
  1030 F x Dianah H. PATTILLO was born in Mar 1822. She died in Apr 1822.
  1031 M xi Thomas H. PATTILLO was born in Mar 1823. He died in Aug 1823.
  1032 F xii Susan PATTILLO

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