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1106. Benjamin WEBB (Samuel , John , Isaac , Giles , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born in 1789 in Washington County, Georgia. He died on 6 May 1852 in Dooley County, Georgia.

Benjamin was Justice of the Peace, 55th District, Emanuel County, Georgia, 1813-1817. He was a Primitive Baptist preacher. There are many land transactions on file in the various counties of Georgia where Benjamin lived. He bought and sold quite a lot of land and was an excellent businessman for he always made money on his land transactions. The cemetery where both Benjamin and Amelia were buried was purchased and the graves have been ploughed under. The location was being put into cultivation.

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!WILL OF BENJAMIN WEBB

Georgia, Dooly County

In the name of God amen. I Benjamin Webb of said state and county being of advanced age and knowing that I must shortly depart from this world deem it proper and right both as respects myself and my family that I should make a disposition of the property with which a kind providinor has helped me, I therefore make this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and annuling all others heretofore made by me.
Item 1st - I desire and direct that my body be buried in a decent and christian like manner suitable to my circumstances and condition my soul I trust shall return to rest with God who gave it, as I hope for eternal salvation through the blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ whose religion I have professed and as I humbly trust enjoyed for thirty five years.
Item 2nd - I desire and direct that all my just debts be paid without delay by my Executor and Executrix herein after named as I am unwilling my creditors should be delayed of their rights especially as there is no nessesity for delay.
Item 3rd - I give and devise to my beloved wife Tersey with whom I lived five years in the strictest quiet and love one negro man by the name of Mitchel about thirty years of age also one negro woman by the name of Mary about fourteen years old and her increase if any hereafter also I give to her eighty acers off of the south of lot (85) eighty five begining at the branch that separates my lands from WW Chapman verring due east thence the south half of lot 76 seventy six making one hundred and eighty one acres more or less embracing the premises where I now live also I give my buggy and harness (3) three of my choise horses also ten head of my cattle and my steers and fifteen head of my sheep and all of the stock hogs after the meat hogs are out also twenty five hundred pounds of pork and five hundred bushells of corn three thousand pounds of fodder two beds and furniture and all the household and kitchen furniture and all the farming utensils and in the event my wife Tersey should die without any Heirs or making no disposition of her property which she has the right to do there it is to go to my two youngest children Sarah and Georgiann Webb.
Item 4th - I give and devise to my little daughters Sarah Ann Frances and Georgiann Webb the following property jointly one negro woman by the name of Lucy about (22) twenty two years Charlotte about (13) thirteen years old Catharine about (11) eleven years old Lira a boy about (14) fourteen years old and the balanceof my settlement of land where I live being two hundred and eighty two acres more of less, two beds and furniture, to be held jointly until either marries or becomes of age then to be equally divided between the two in case they both survive but in the event one should die then the survivor to have all that was allowed for both.
Item 5th - I give and devise to my son Cullen Webb five dollars in cash I also give his lawfull heirs I have given them already one hundred acres of land where they now live I also give them a negro woman by the name of Hariot about fifteen years old and I appoint my grandson Clayton Webb as trustee to take charge of the above named property.
Item 6th - I give and devise to my son James Webb five dollars in cash I also give his lawfull heirs the hundred acres of land where they now live also a negro woman about seventeen years old by the name of Sofrona and I appoint my son James Webb trustee to take charge of the property for the children.
Item 7th - I give and devise to my son Giles Webb one negro man by the name of Crawford about nineteen years old.
Item 8th - I give and devise to my son John C Webb one negro man by the name of Green about twenty seven years old.
Item 9th - I give and devise my son in law James M Everett one negro woman by the name of Caroline about thirty two years old and her three youngest children.
Item 10th - I give and devise to my son Samuel Webb five dollars in cash and I also give his lawfull heirs one negro man by the name of Daniel I also give him one lot of land no (140) one hundred and fourty in the sixth district of Dooly county and I also give to him for his own proper use one hundred dollars in cash and appoint him trustee for his children to take charge of the negro man for their own use.
Item 11th - I give and devise to my son William W Webb one negro man by the name of Hilyard about eighteen years old one bed and furniture.
Item 12th - I give and devise to my grandson Morris Raiford one negro woman by the name of Vilot about eighteen years old and in the event that he should die before he is twenty one years old then said negroe with her increase to be equally divided among my children of my first wife.
Item 13th - I give and devise the residue of my estate after carrying out my Will herein mentioned to be sold and equally divided with William W Webb and my three grand children Thomas Webb, Susan Webb, and Evaline Webb and in the event either should die the survivors to have the property if either die before they marry and become of lawfull age and also Amanda Webb to come in equal with the above grand children in item thirteen.
Item 14th - I appoint my beloved wife Tersey Webb executrix and Charles Powell executor on this being a part of my last Will and Testament this April 14th 1852
Benjamin Webb (seal)
Signed sealed declared and published by Benjamin Webb as his last will and Testament in the presence of us the subscribing witnesses who suborate our names hereto in the presence of said Testor and of each other this April 14th 1852
James R Gaines
Thomas J Gaines
John Webb
William W Chapman
Court of the Ordinary
July Term 1852
Before me Alexander Merriwether judge of said court personally came Charles Powell the executor of the last Will and Testament of Benjamin Webb of said county deceased and produced before me in open court the last Will and Testament of Benjamin Webb deceased and two of the subscribing witnesses to said Will wit James R Gaines and John Webb which invites being sworn depose and say that they saw Benjamin Webb the Testator sign seal declare and publish the Testament now presented as his last Will and Testament freely voluntarily and of his own accord and without any compulsion or influence whatever that at the time of the Execution of said Will said Testator was of sound and disposing mind and memory that desponants signed said Will as witnesses and in the presence of each other and in the presence of the Testator and at his special instance and request. It is therefore ordered by the court that the same be admitted to record as the last Will and Testament of the said Benjamin Webb deceased and that letters testamentory do appear to said Charles Powell upon his being qualified as such Executor.
recorded 12th July 1852

Benjamin married (1) Amelia POWELL on 17 Aug 1809 in Montgomery County, Georgia. Amelia was born in Montgomery County, Georgia. She died on 15 Jul 1846.

They had the following children:

+ 1647 M i Cullen WEBB
+ 1648 M ii James W WEBB
+ 1649 F iii Clara WEBB
+ 1650 M iv Giles B WEBB
+ 1651 M v John Calvin WEBB
+ 1652 M vi Samuel L WEBB
  1653 F vii Pamelia WEBB was born in 1830 in Dooley County, Georgia.
+ 1654 M viii William Wiley WEBB

Benjamin also married (2) Martha LAWS on 16 Apr 1837 in Houston County, Georgia.

Benjamin also married (3) Teresa MATHEWS on 6 Dec 1846 in Washington County, Georgia. Teresa was born on 21 Jan 1809. She died on 11 Mar 1875 in Crawford County, Georgia.

They had the following children:

  1655 F ix Sarah Ann Frances WEBB was born in 1847. She died in 1915.
  1656 F x Georgiann WEBB was born in 1849. She died in 1915.

1107. Giles WEBB (Samuel , John , Isaac , Giles , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born in 1790 in North Carolina. He died in 1833 in Washington County, Georgia and was buried in 1833 in Washington County, Georgia.

He is buried at the old Giles Webb place in Washington County, GA about 18 miles south of Sandersville.

Giles married Holland ASKEW in 1810 in Washington County, Georgia. Holland was born in 1791 in North Carolina. She died in 1861 in Johnson County, Georgia.

HOLLAND WRIGHT WILL

In the name of God amen
I Holland Wright of the county of Johnson and State of Georgia being of sound and disposing mind and memory and being desierous to settle my worldly affairs while I have the strength so to do do make and publish this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all Wills by me at any time heretofall maid and first I commit my soul to God who gave it and my body I desire to be buried in a decent and christian like manner my worldly estate I dispose of as follows

Item 1st - I give and bequeath unto my beloved grandaughter Lucinda H Webb daughter of my son William A Webb one bed and bedsted 4 quilts 12 blankets 3 sheats & 2 ?? also the sum of five hundred dollars to educate her I also give her and her heirs a negro girl named Mary and her increase & desire that if she Lucinda H Webb should die leaving no child or children that said negro Mary and her increase ?? to my estate and be disposed of and said amount equally divided between my sons William, John & Elie

Item 2nd - I give a desire sum to my son Giles G Webb five hundred dollars a year to be paid anuley for his support by my Executors hearin after named and I request & desire that after one or two years trial they find two hundred dollars not adegreaite to his support that he be allowed more for I certanly wish him kindly treated & well taken care of

Item 3rd - I desire that the sum of twenty five dollars a year be given my old negro man Charles to to be paid him anuley also that five dollars a year be allowed and paid anully to my negro woman Clarisa they have been good and faithful servants and I desire they receive from my estate the amount given anully

Item 4th - I desire that all my negroes as also other property be appraised & equally divided between my sones William, John & Elie and at the death to go to there children I wish in the division of my negroes my son Elie to take the following ones at appraisment prices namely Lendon Dave & his wife Milla & there three children Sam Dick & Tom I do not wish one of my negroes sold but that they be taken by my sones as above ??

Item 5th - I hearby constitute and appoint my beloved sones William & John & Elie D Webb my Executors to this my last Will and Testament in witness thereof I the said Holland Wright have set my hand and seal this 19 day of July 1859

Holland Wright (seal)

Signed sealed and delivered by the above named Holland Wright in her last Will and Testament in presence of us who at her request in presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses

Micheal Williamson
!J.N. Blount
!Richard B.G. Walkers

Giles and Holland had the following children:

+ 1657 M i William A WEBB
+ 1658 M ii John Colan WEBB
  1659 M iii Giles C WEBB was born in 1825 in Georgia.
+ 1660 M iv Eli Driver WEBB
  1661 M v Thomas WEBB was born before 1833.

Thomas died before the start of the Civil War.
  1662 M vi Holland WEBB

1108. John Driver WEBB (Samuel , John , Isaac , Giles , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born in 1790 in South Carolina. He died on 29 Feb 1852 in Washington County, Georgia and was buried in Johnson County, Georgia.

John Webb was a Methodist minister. He served in the Sandersville Circuit of the Georgia Conference.

John married Charlotte COVINGTON on 3 Feb 1811 in Washington County, Georgia. Charlotte was born in 1795. She died on 9 May 1871 in Johnson County, Georgia and was buried in Johnson County, Georgia.

They had the following children:

  1663 M i Crawford WEBB was born on 18 Nov 1812 in Washington County, Georgia. He died on 22 Jan 1884.
        Crawford married Martha MILLER on 24 Dec 1834.
  1664 F ii Mary WEBB was born on 14 Jun 1815 in Washington County, Georgia. She died before 1848.
        Mary married Morris Raiford HAMILTON on 2 Jun 1839.
  1665 F iii Sally (Sarah) WEBB was born on 20 Nov 1817 in Washington County, Georgia. She died on 29 Feb 1888.
        Sally married William A SMITH on 27 Nov 1845 in Washington County, Georgia.
  1666 F iv Rebecca WEBB was born on 25 Feb 1820 in Washington County, Georgia. She died on 4 Aug 1821 in Washington County, Georgia.
  1667 F v Nancy WEBB was born on 19 Apr 1822 in Washington County, Georgia. She died on 12 Sep 1834 in Washington County, Georgia.
+ 1668 M vi John Covington WEBB
  1669 M vii Samuel WEBB was born on 7 Mar 1827 in Washington County, Georgia. He died on 18 Apr 1830.
  1670 F viii Elizabeth WEBB was born on 27 Feb 1829 in Washington County, Georgia. She died on 20 Feb 1926 in Washington County, Georgia.
        Elizabeth married Allen A PAGE on 30 May 1849.
  1671 F ix Martha WEBB was born on 12 Jun 1831 in Washington County, Georgia. She died on 3 Nov 1879.
  1672 F x Malinda WEBB was born on 27 Nov 1833 in Washington County, Georgia. She died on 21 May 1884.
  1673 M xi William Hamilton WEBB was born on 6 Jan 1836 in Washington County, Georgia. He died on 27 Apr 1836.
+ 1674 M xii Joseph Driver WEBB

1109. Peggy Ozina WEBB (Samuel , John , Isaac , Giles , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born in 1792.

Peggy married Shadrack WILLIAMS Sr on 26 Sep 1810 in Montgomery County, Georgia.

They had the following children:

  1675 M i William WILLIAMS was born in 1819 in Jefferson County, Florida.
  1676 F ii Della WILLIAMS was born in 1816.
  1677 M iii Freeman WILLIAMS was born in 1816.
        Freeman married Mary Frances HORTON.
  1678 M iv Samuel Webb WILLIAMS was born on 16 Oct 1817. He died on 8 Mar 1878.
        Samuel married Matilda MOY.
  1679 M v Peter WILLIAMS was born in 1820.
  1680 F vi Jane WILLIAMS was born in 1823.
        Jane married WILLIAMS.
  1681 F vii Caroline D WILLIAMS was born in 1825. She died in 1890.
        Caroline married BRAY.
  1682 F viii Louisa WILLIAMS was born in 1832.
  1683 M ix Shadrack WILLIAMS Jr was born on 4 Jun 1833. He died on 28 Nov 1888 in Johnson County, Georgia.

Died of lock jaw after getting his finger crushed in a cane mill. He was 62 when he died. Shadrack Williams III was a Justice of the Peace in Johnson and Washington Co, Georgia.
He was a confederate soldier and served in Company D, 59th Infantry Regiment in 1862.
He later joined Company E, 2nd Regiment, Militia, and held the rank of 3rd Sergeant.
Two of his brothers Samuel and Freeman Williams also served in the military. Their great-grandfather was a revolutionary war soldier.
        Shadrack married Elizabeth Gatsey WALKER on 21 Dec 1854.
  1684 M x Jeremiah WILLIAMS

1110. Samuel WEBB Jr (Samuel , John , Isaac , Giles , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born on 22 Apr 1797. He died on 4 Mar 1866 in Montgomery County, Georgia and was buried in Damascus, Early County, Georgia.

Samuel married (1) Martha COVINGTON on 26 Aug 1817. Martha was born on 12 Apr 1803. She died on 8 Apr 1831.

They had the following children:

+ 1685 M i Joseph Tarpley WEBB Sr
  1686 F ii Sarah Ann Irene WEBB was born on 6 Aug 1821. She died on 19 May 1826.
  1687 F iii Ellafare WEBB was born on 29 Dec 1822.
        Ellafare married William CLEMMONS.
  1688 M iv Samuel Covington WEBB was born on 26 Mar 1824. He died on 28 May 1826.
  1689 F v Malinda WEBB was born on 20 Dec 1825. She died on 29 Dec 1853.
        Malinda married H D POWELL.
  1690 F vi Charlotte WEBB was born on 3 Mar 1827. She died on 13 Jul 1846.
  1691 F vii Harriett WEBB was born on 2 Jul 1829.

Samuel also married (2) Mary "Polly" ASKEW. Mary was born in 1810. She died in 1889.

They had the following children:

  1692 F viii Sarah Elizabeth WEBB was born on 21 Feb 1833.
        Sarah married Madison HAMILTON in 1852.
  1693 M ix John Askew WEBB was born on 20 Jan 1835. He died on 18 Jul 1862 in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.

He was killed at Gettysburg during Civil War.
  1694 F x Amanda Caroline WEBB was born on 16 Sep 1837. She died on 10 Nov 1864.
        Amanda married G N MCLAIN in 1854.
  1695 F xi Eldys WEBB was born on 23 Oct 1839. She died on 20 Feb 1860.
        Eldys married Irwin SANDERS in 1859.
  1696 F xii Mittie WEBB was born on 14 May 1842. She died in 1918.
        Mittie married Wyatt MCLAIN in 1861.
+ 1697 M xiii William Jefferson WEBB
  1698 M xiv Giles Driver WEBB was born on 21 Apr 1846. He died in 1907.
        Giles married Sally PULLEN.
+ 1699 M xv Zacharia Taylor WEBB
  1700 M xvi Samuel Anthony WEBB was born on 29 Mar 1851. He died on 30 Apr 1852.

1111. Martha Tabitha WEBB (Samuel , John , Isaac , Giles , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born on 2 Jan 1802 in North Carolina. She died on 18 Jun 1863 in Johnson County, Georgia.

Martha married Silas Leaston POWELL in 1818. Silas was born in 1798. He died on 3 Sep 1862 in Johnson County, Georgia.

They had the following children:

  1701 F i Sophie Sapphira POWELL was born on 10 Jan 1820 in Emanuel County, Georgia. She died on 4 Aug 1897.
        Sophie married Swain Montgomery FORTNER.
  1702 F ii Mary POWELL was born on 8 Aug 1820 in Emanuel County, Georgia. She died on 1 Aug 1888 in Johnson County, Georgia.
  1703 F iii Amelia E POWELL was born on 24 Jan 1829 in Georgia. She died on 8 Nov 1888 in Emanuel County, Georgia.
        Amelia married James Washington MEADOWS. James was born on 12 Aug 1832. He died on 3 Jul 1908.
  1704 M iv John W POWELL was born on 24 Jan 1829 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He died on 29 May 1876 in Johnson County, Georgia.
  1705 F v Betsy POWELL was born in 1830 in Georgia.
  1706 F vi Nancy POWELL was born on 7 Feb 1833 in Johnson County, Georgia. She died on 1 Oct 1853 in Johnson County, Georgia.
        Nancy married James Allen DAVIS. James was born on 16 Aug 1826 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Georgia. He died on 14 Oct 1882 in Johnson County, Georgia.
  1707 M vii Lanier POWELL was born on 23 Jan 1835 in Georgia. He died on 13 Nov 1866.
  1708 F viii Malinda POWELL was born on 15 Apr 1835 in Emanuel County, Georgia. She died on 15 Mar 1883 in Johnson County, Georgia.
  1709 F ix Martha POWELL was born in 1836 in Georgia.
+ 1710 F x Blison POWELL
  1711 F xi Tempe POWELL was born on 8 Mar 1842 in Georgia. She died on 1 Jun 1917.
  1712 M xii Leaston S POWELL was born on 15 Apr 1845 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He died on 15 Feb 1925.

1114. Allen James WEBB (Levi , John , Isaac , Giles , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born about 1801 in Georgia.

Allen married Mary BEASLEY. Mary was born about 1801 in South Carolina.

They had the following children:

  1713 M i Elias G WEBB was born about 1822 in Georgia.
        Elias married Mary ROWELL. Mary was born about 1814 in Georgia.
+ 1714 M ii William A WEBB
+ 1715 M iii Alfred G WEBB
  1716 M iv James WEBB was born about 1830.

James Webb was a Confederate Civil War Soldier.
        James married Elizabeth ROWELL.
  1717 F v Matilda WEBB was born about 1834.
+ 1718 M vi Levi WEBB
  1719 M vii John WEBB was born about 1838.

1121. James Ross WEBB (John , Charles , Isaac , Giles , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born in 1839 in Muscogee County, Georgia. He died about 1896.

James Ross Webb married Nancy (maiden name unknown). They had twelve children, nine of whom survived. Charles S Webb, their son married Katie. Minnie, their firstborn married Clifton Kelley. James Ross died sometime between 1892 (when their last child was born) and 1900 (when Nancy appears on the census as a widow). The family moved to Alabama and the children were working in the cotton mills in Phenix City at that time. In 1900 Nancy is shown living in Phenix City with several of the children. By 1910 she only has Bessie at home, but Charles is living next door. Minnie and Cliff Kelley lived at the same address in 1900 as Charles and Katie did in 1910.

James married Nancy A. Nancy was born in Feb 1853 in Georgia.

They had the following children:

+ 1720 F i Minnie WEBB
  1721 F ii Martha WEBB was born in 1872 in Georgia.
  1722 F iii Emma WEBB was born in 1873 in Georgia.
+ 1723 M iv Charles Smith WEBB
  1724 F v Josephine WEBB was born in 1878 in Georgia.
+ 1725 M vi James WEBB
  1726 F vii Beula WEBB was born in Dec 1881 in Georgia.
  1727 F viii Sarah WEBB was born in Jun 1884 in Georgia.
  1728 M ix Alto WEBB was born in Nov 1890 in Lee County, Alabama.
  1729 F x Bessie WEBB was born in Dec 1892 in Alabama.

1124. John Risby WEBB (John , Charles , Isaac , Giles , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born on 18 Sep 1855 in Russell County, Alabama. He died on 1 Jan 1941 in Delia, Limestone County, Texas and was buried on 2 Jan 1941 in Coolidge, Limestone County, Texas.

John Risby Webb purchased land on the William McCoy headright from E B & M E McCoy on Nov 1, 1882. He paid $300 for 75 acres on the Navasoto River 2.5 miles NW from Comanche Crossing.

John married Ada ASKEW, daughter of John William ASKEW and Carolina Virginia MCCOY, on 17 Dec 1884 in Limestone County, Texas. Ada was born on 27 Oct 1867 in Limestone County, Texas. She died on 7 Jul 1951 in Limestone County, Texas and was buried in Coolidge, Limestone County, Texas.

They had the following children:

  1730 M i Arthur E WEBB was born on 13 Apr 1886 in Limestone County, Texas. He died on 29 Jul 1889 in Limestone County, Texas and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Limestone County, Texas.
+ 1731 M ii John D WEBB Sr
  1732 F iii Apalany C WEBB was born on 22 Jul 1890 in Limestone County, Texas. She died on 28 Jul 1890 in Limestone County, Texas and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Limestone County, Texas.
+ 1733 M iv John B WEBB Sr
  1734 M v Ernest A WEBB was born on 24 Jun 1894 in Armour, Limestone County, Texas. He died on 6 Jan 1946 and was buried in Ft Parker Cemetery, Limestone County, Texas.
        Ernest married Allie TROTTER. Allie died on 4 Jun 1969 and was buried in Ft Parker Cemetery, Limestone County, Texas.
+ 1735 M vi Ala Askew WEBB
+ 1736 M vii Clyde Cecil WEBB
+ 1737 M viii Clark J WEBB
+ 1738 F ix Mattie Lou WEBB

1125. Evans Rutherford WEBB (John , Charles , Isaac , Giles , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born on 25 Jul 1857 in Russell County, Alabama. He died on 20 Mar 1939 in Plainview, Hale County, Texas and was buried in Mar 1939 in Plainview, Hale County, Texas.

Evans married Carrie Minnie THOMPSON in 1885. Carrie was born on 15 Dec 1866 in Alabama. She died on 28 Jan 1915 in Plainview, Hale County, Texas and was buried in Jan 1915 in Plainview, Hale County, Texas.

They had the following children:

+ 1739 M i James Davis WEBB
  1740 M ii Eugene T WEBB was born on 16 Jun 1889 in Texas. He died on 28 Dec 1968 in Plainview, Hale County, Texas and was buried in Dec 1968 in Plainview, Hale County, Texas.
        Eugene married Eleene.
  1741 M iii Almer L WEBB was born in Aug 1892 in Texas. He died in Jan 1970 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas.
        Almer married Flossie YOUNG.
  1742 M iv William E WEBB was born in Jun 1897 in Texas. He died in 1918 in Germany.

Willie was killed in Germany in World War I.
  1743 M v Roger WEBB was born on 12 Oct 1900 in Texas. He died on 10 Jul 1980 in Plainview, Hale County, Texas and was buried on 12 Jul 1980 in Plainview, Hale County, Texas.
        Roger married (1) Bonnie ALBRIGHT.
        Roger also married (2) Anna Mae.
  1744 F vi Carrie Minnie WEBB was born on 26 Oct 1906 in Texas. She died on 9 Nov 1989 in Plainview, Hale County, Texas and was buried in Nov 1989 in Plainview, Hale County, Texas.
        Carrie married James Coy PRICE.

1126. James Davis WEBB (John , Charles , Isaac , Giles , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born on 11 Sep 1861 in Butler County, Alabama. He died on 12 Sep 1944 in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas and was buried on 15 Sep 1944 in Brownfield, Terry County, Texas.

James Davis Webb was born in Alabama but little else is known about his childhood before arriving in Texas. He married Mary Araminta Farnsworth whose family can be traced back to the Revolutionary War when her ancestor, Henry Farnsworth, was a lieutenant in the Revolutionary Army of Virginia. James Davis "Jim" and Mary Araminta "Minta" had 4 children who lived past infancy: Mary Lillian born November 18, 1891 and died February 6, 1925 at the age of 33; Elma Davis born July 12, 1893 and died May 10, 1953 at the age of 60; Oran Ewart born August 26, 1897 and died April 4, 1948 at the age of 50; and Alton born October 23, 1904 and died August 21, 1983 at the age of 78. Lillian died of pneumonia during the influenza epidemic of 1925. The members of the family attended her funeral, some traveling by horse-drawn buggy. Right after the funeral Minta became ill and quickly succumbed to the flu, also, dying at the age of 53. The family stayed and attended her funeral which was one week after Lillian's. Minta and her daughter, Lillian are buried in the old Terry county cemetery at Brownfield with a large tombstone heading both graves. Nearly 20 years later when Jim died, he was buried beside them with a tombstone fashioned to match theirs. The first thing you see when you enter the cemetery are the two large "WEBB" tombstones beside the road. Jim Webb and his father-in-law, George Washington Farnsworth were evidently good friends and sometimes business partners. They purchased land together and, at one time, lived in Dilley, Texas. Jim bought and sold several pieces of land both in Floyd County and other areas where he lived. His wife purchased some land in her name, too. The deed records show numerous transactions by the family. Possibly they bought and sold land as a way of making money.

The Webb family came to the Plains in the 1890s from Coolidge in Limestone County. They first settled in Hale County then in Floyd County where at one time they owned four sections of land. The Lockview Farm is located on part of the land the Webb family once owned. The family moved to Dilley in Frio County in 1908, later settling at Brownfield in Terry County. Family members have said that Jim always seemed to have some money.

The Webb men were characterized by one family member as being a little dull but devoted to their families. Jim Webb tended to be cool and not overly affectionate but he was very fair-minded. His favorites seemed to be the children of Alton and Elma. Oran's family lived too far away to ever be very close to their grandfather. The only thing his grandson, Jim Bob, remembers about his Grandfather Webb is him telling their father not to let the children eat chocolate because it was bad for them. Four years after Minta's death, Jim Webb married a second time to Grace Youree. Her name is spelled different ways in various family documents, but the tombstone spells it "YOUREE". Billy Rex says he remembers "Grandma Grace" as the only grandmother he knew since Minta died before he was born. When Grace died, Jim went to her sons by her first marriage (to J D Youree) and gave them half of whatever he had acquired during his marriage to their mother.

James Davis (Jim) Webb a former resident of Floyd County died September 12, 1944 and was buried at Brownfield, Texas Friday morning beside the grave of his first wife.

During his years of land speculation, Jim Webb had bought some land in Yoakum County, Texas. He purchased nine sections of land by deed dated May 14, 1906 from P S Roberts and wife Alma, for $2.50 per acre. The Roberts had acquired the land from some people named Johnson in September 1903, and the Johnsons had acquired it by paying the taxes owed on it, getting it from the State who had originally granted it to John H Gibson in return for surveying it. One of the sections went to Alton and a portion of another section purchased by the Farnsworths became a part of J D Webb's land, making it eight and one-half sections. Family members still maintain some ownership interest in this land today.

When the hard winters were too much, the Webbs moved from Floyd County to Yoakum County to farm this land and they thought it was a dream come true. It was a good year, the crops were lush and they were happy. But it was only a dream. It turned out that this was an unusual year and, after that they struggled to survive in the harsh terrain.

Minta died and Jim and Alton moved to Post, Texas to farm. Jim tried and tried to sell the sections of land. He was able to sell some of the surface land but kept part of the mineral rights which he later deeded to his sons. Each received certain portions of the sections, divided in such a way that one son got two thirds of certain sections and one third of others. Fortunately it was written down since it was rather complicated, to say the least. Jim farmed in Post to pay the taxes on the land. Some of the surface land was kept in the family. Elma farmed on one section, No. 425, and that remains the "family farm" in his son's name (Billy Rex).

After having survived two wives, J D "Jim" Webb came to his final years. He became mentally feeble and stayed in the hospital at Brownfield. However, he began to wander into other rooms and the hospital finally told the family they could no longer keep him. Elma and Lena brought him into their home to care for him. He would only allow Lena to give him his medication. He became difficult and would do such things as wander outside at night. Once he fell into the cistern and Elma had to get him out, clean him up and get him back to bed. So, Elma and Alton decided he needed to be put into a home and they chose one in Wichita Falls. Two months after he went into the nursing home, he died. Alton remarked that if he had known his father was going to die so soon, he would never have put him in the home. He died at the age of 83 years - just one day after his birthday.

And he never knew the legacy he left his descendants. In 1951 oil was discovered in the area where he had purchased those nine sections of land in Yoakum County. Although none of the wells were huge producers, some have steadily pumped oil for over forty years. Although no one got "rich", the oil gave the children and grandchildren and their spouses a comfortable life. It took care of Oran's widow so she did not have to work, it put the grandchildren through college and provided nice homes and cars for everyone.

In the Dilley local news column of the Dilley Atmosphere, which was the Dilley, Texas newspaper published on November 5, 1913 there was this line: "The following prominent Dilley citizens attended the State Fair in Dallas last week: J E J Pouncey, C L Busby, J D Webb and L C Wright. Mr Wright purchased a pair of very fine registered Poland China pigs while there, which he will add to his already very fine herd".

James married (1) Mary Araminta FARNSWORTH, daughter of George Washington FARNSWORTH and Mary Ann ALDRIDGE, on 14 Jan 1890 in Limestone County, Texas. Mary was born on 8 Sep 1871 in Moscow, Hickman County, Kentucky. She died on 14 Feb 1925 in Brownfield, Terry County, Texas and was buried in Feb 1925 in Brownfield, Terry County, Texas.

An article published on November 5, 1913 in the Dilley Atmosphere, which was the Dilley, Texas newspaper reported on a meeting of the "Parents and Teachers Club". A report on the Farm and Home Economy was made by Mrs Webb.

James and Mary had the following children:

  1745 F i Mary Lillian WEBB was born on 18 Nov 1891 in Limestone County, Texas. She died on 6 Feb 1925 in Brownfield, Terry County, Texas and was buried on 8 Feb 1925 in Brownfield, Terry County, Texas.

This letter was received from J W Baughman following the funeral of Lillian Webb. "I am addressing this letter to Alton so that the family will get it. Ever since I met you good people I have appreciated you and now I feel like writing you a few lines since your recent sorrow. I have never been so forcibly impressed with a funeral ceremony as I witnessed at the funeral of Miss Lillian there Saturday. I thought it was pretty enough and impressive at the grave but when it ended in your own grief-stricken home with "In the Sweet Bye and Bye" my heart overflowed with gratitude for the good work of those brave and loyal Klanswomen. It was the prettiest ceremony I ever saw. I feel sure it had a wonderful effect on all that witnessed it. Miss Lillian had many friends there who appreciated her. Here was a life in which there was no guile. Brother Webb, you must bear up under this and don't harbor any malice toward that bunch that talk before they think. I see a new day approaching for the better element there. That Klan ceremony will be an eye-opener. May God bless you good people and when we have an oppurtunity we are coming to see you."
+ 1746 M ii Elma Davis WEBB
  1747 M iii George Evans WEBB was born on 28 Jan 1895 in Hale County, Texas. He died on 3 Feb 1895 in Hale County, Texas.
+ 1748 M iv Oran Ewart WEBB
+ 1749 M v Alton WEBB

James also married (2) Grace YOUREE on 29 Jul 1929. Grace was born in 1868. She died in 1940.

1133. Augusta Ware WEBB (Charles Henry , Charles , Isaac , Giles , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born on 2 Oct 1840. She died on 11 Apr 1907.

Augusta married Francis N FORD, son of Phillip FORD, on 21 Jul 1869.

They had the following children:

+ 1750 F i Cannie Webb FORD
+ 1751 F ii Augusta Webb FORD

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