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Descendants of Sir Henry WEBB

18. Generation

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1733. John B WEBB Sr (John Risby , John , Charles , Isaac , Giles , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born on 30 Oct 1891 in Armour, Limestone County, Texas.

Dr. J. B. Webb of Donna, Texas was presented the Arthur T Potts Award at the 12th annual meeting of the Rio Grande Valley Horticultural Society in the A & I Citrus Center auditorium Tuesday afternoon, January 21, 1958. Harry Foehner, president of the society, who made the presentation, told of the discovery that gave the Valley its best grapefruit. Back in 1929, he said, Dr. Webb budded a number of his trees to Marsh seedless pink grapefruit. When the trees were frozen in 1930 he tied a young shoot to the frozen top to make a new tree out of it. About two years later one tree stood out from the rest because it was so prolific. On cutting the fruit he found it was a deep red and the fruit was seedless. He began budding trees with the red grapefruit and began promoting it. Dr. Webb said in accepting the award, that his orchard had been frozen in 1951, and he had returned to the practice of medicine, but retained his interest in citrus.
Dr. John Howe, director of the division of agriculture of Texas A & I College was chairman of the first morning session, replacing Dr. E. H. Poteet, president of A & I who was scheduled to preside, but was unable to attend. R. T. Correa, horticulturist for the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, spoke on cantaloupe and cucumber research in the Valley. He told of work done in combating downy mildew and powdery mildew and development of the Rio Gold cantaloupe which was released in 1953. Although resistant it is not a good shipper. He said that not many cucumbers are grown in the Valley and that research since 1955 has shown that marketable varieties are not profitable in the Valley. Dr E. E. Burns, substituting for Dr R. W. Richardson, spoke on food preservation. He said that early man gathered food but when he started growing food he discovered simple ways of preserving it. He said that one of the greatest needs now is a "frozen food indicator" to show if frozen food has been thawed out and then refrozen. He said that antibiotics may be used in preserving foods that must be cooked and that atomic energy has its limitations largely because of lack of industrial know-how. He said that radiation, for instance, kept potatoes and onions from sprouting. But he commented that potatoes and onions constitute our greatest surpluses.
During the second morning session, Dr. J. M. Wallace, pathologist, from the Citrus Experiment Station, Riverside, Calif. spoke on virus diseases of avocadoes and citrus and outlined research done in finding virus resistant citrus. Dr. William C. Cooper, speaking on nuclear embrony in citrus, said all strains of grapefruit carry virus diseases and told of experiments on ninety two varieties of root stock to find stock resistant to virus. Fran E. Fisher, pathologist of the Citrus Experiment Station, Lakeland, Fla. told of work done in Florida to get rid of russet and greasy spot in citrus, saying that sulphur was used for many years but experiments show that zineb has done a good job of control. Harry Wood of Niagara Chemical Company told of new pesticides developed recently and of their use and limitations.
After an afternoon coffee break Dr Norman Flitters, entomologist for the Agricultural Research Service of the U S Department of Agriculture told of studies on climate and the Mexican fruit fly. Dr. Samuel Johnson, spoke on use of gibberallic acid as a plant growth stimulant . He said that it decreased the emerging time for cotton but said that it would reduce the stand unless used in combination with a fungicide. He said that it had advantages when used on some vegetables. Although it increases the size of celery it makes leaf lettuce out of head lettuce. Used as a spray on plants, he said, ninety percent of the growth is noted in the plants and ten percent in the fruit. He said that if each individual fruit is sprayed ninety per cent goes to the fruit and ten per cent to the plant, but remarked that it would be difficult to spray each cotton boll without spraying the plants.
Dr. J. B. Corns of Pan American College, Edinburg, was general chairman of the institute.
(from The Brownsville Herald, January 23, 1958)

John married Nevie RICHARDSON.

They had the following children:

+ 2738 M i John B WEBB Jr
+ 2739 F ii Martha WEBB

1735. Ala Askew WEBB (John Risby , John , Charles , Isaac , Giles , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born on 3 Mar 1897 in Oak Hill, Limestone County, Texas. He died on 11 Dec 1972 in Hudson, Angelina County, Texas.

Ala married Laura Josephine ASHCROFT. Laura was born on 15 Mar 1905 in Dawson, Navarro County, Texas. She died on 23 May 1948 in Waco, Texas.

They had the following children:

  2740 M i Ala Risby WEBB was born on 10 Jun 1929 in Henderson, Texas. He died on 22 Dec 2004 in Orange County, Texas.
  2741 M ii Donald Eugene WEBB was born on 1 Jul 1930 in Hidalgo, Texas. He died on 8 Feb 1977 in Houston, Texas.

1736. Clyde Cecil WEBB (John Risby , John , Charles , Isaac , Giles , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born on 27 Jan 1901 in Coolidge, Limestone County, Texas. He died in Jan 1981 in Prairie Hill, Limestone County, Texas.

Clyde Cecil Webb was employed as a rural mail carrier out of the Delia Post Office (Limestone County, Texas) and was transferred to the Prairie Hill Office when a rural route was established in that community. He served as rural carrier there for forty years. Upon his retirement the route was divided between the Coolidge and Mount Calm Post Offices. This made Clyde the only rural carrier that Prairie Hill ever had. During this era some patrons could neither read nor write and Mr Webb often took the time to read their letters, make out orders and read their incoming mail. During World War II when families received letters from their sons and husbands on a Sunday, Clyde would deliver them that day, knowing of their fears and concerns. He was not only their mail carrier but he was also their friend. There were no gravel roads in the Praire Hill community during the early years and when it rained the roads became impassable for cars. Mr Webb would then ride a horse and often walked miles to see that people on his route received their mail.

Clyde married Frances Louise HAY on 26 Jan 1924. Frances was born on 11 May 1906. She died in May 1991 in Limestone County, Texas.

They had the following children:

+ 2742 F i Vera Latrelle WEBB
+ 2743 M ii Jerald Clyde WEBB
+ 2744 F iii Virginia Louise WEBB
  2745 F iv Frances Carol WEBB

1737. Clark J WEBB (John Risby , John , Charles , Isaac , Giles , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry )

Clark married Clara.

They had the following children:

  2746 M i Jay Clark WEBB

1738. Mattie Lou WEBB (John Risby , John , Charles , Isaac , Giles , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born on 13 Jun 1908 in Texas. She died in 1996 and was buried in Coolidge Cemetery, Limestone County, Texas.

Mattie married Clyde Evans MCCLINTON. Clyde was born on 11 May 1906. He died on 22 Apr 1979 and was buried in Coolidge Cemetery, Limestone County, Texas.

They had the following children:

  2747 F i Connie MCCLINTON
  2748 F ii Johnnie MCCLINTON
  2749 F iii Narciada MCCLINTON

1739. James Davis WEBB (Evans Rutherford , John , Charles , Isaac , Giles , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born on 7 Dec 1886 in Texas. He died on 23 May 1980 in Plainview, Hale County, Texas and was buried on 26 May 1980 in Plainview, Hale County, Texas.

James married Eva Tennessee JONES. Eva was born on 26 Feb 1891. She died on 14 Nov 1978 in Plainview, Hale County, Texas and was buried in Plainview, Hale County, Texas.

They had the following children:

  2750 F i Zelda Elizabeth WEBB was born on 26 Mar 1925 in Texas. She died on 26 Dec 1934.

She died as the result of being accidentally burned in a house fire.
+ 2751 M ii James Carter WEBB

1746. Elma Davis WEBB (James Davis , John , Charles , Isaac , Giles , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born on 12 Jul 1893 in Limestone County, Texas. He died on 10 May 1953 in Plains, Yoakum County, Texas and was buried in May 1953 in Brownfield, Terry County, Texas.

Elma Davis Webb was the second of five children born to Jim Webb and Minta Farnsworth. He was born in Limestone County, Texas on July 12, 1893. Elma was married to Lena Faye McCurdy on September 21, 1923. They had two sons: Elma Woodrow (Woodie) born June 4, 1924 in Haskell County, Texas and Billy Rex born September 15, 1925 in Haskell County. Elma Webb, his wife Lena and their sons, Woodie and Billy Rex were the only members of the Webb family who lived in Yoakum county. They lived just north of the old Lovington Road about one and one-half miles west of Plains (on section 425). Elma Davis Webb died in May 1953. He was preceeded in death by his son Woodrow who died November 25, 1947. Lena Faye opened the first drug store in Denver City in 1936. It was named City Drug and was located on the northeast corner of what is now Main and Second Streets. The Post Office was located in this building and Dr. Lauf had his office there also. The Webbs then had their home moved to Plains. It was located north of the Courthouse near the draw. Lena Faye later had the house moved to Denver City. It became the office for the LaVista Lodge at 1007 North Main which she owned and operated for many years. After Elma and Lena were married and before they moved to Yoakum county they lived at Haskell where their two sons were born. They farmed land which adjoined the land that his brother, Oran and his wife Stella, were farming and their house was north from Oran and Stella's house about a mile. Both brothers had purchased land from their father, Jim Webb.

Elma married Lena Fay MCCURDY on 21 Sep 1923. Lena was born on 4 Nov 1905 in Tarrant County, Texas. She died on 2 Apr 1997 in Kingsland, Llano County, Texas and was buried on 4 Apr 1997 in Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, Travis County, Texas.

In December 1984 Lena wrote: "We moved to Yoakum county in either '31 or '32 - in January and it was a cold and cloudy day. I'll never forget it, from Brownfield to Plains it was a dirt road, so much sand we could hardly get through at times. When we finally got to the farm about night, the house was full of sand and so cold, first thing we did was put up a wood stove and get a fire going. Then a couple of beds. Don't remember what we ate but am sure that it wasn't much. Took the kids to school next morning and then back to cleaning the house and getting the furniture in. The population of Plains was about 300 and there were no paved roads in the county, one telephone in town in the back of the grocery store. No entertainment of any kind, occasionally some rancher would have a dance and we would attend once in a while. This was during the depression. We had enough to eat but no money to spend. Of course everyone was in the same boat so we didn't think much about it, but I was happy when they struck oil in the south part of the county, on section 392 I think, and we moved there in 1940, had the only drug store for some time, had a pharmacy and a liquor store in the back, sold by prescription only. Some people thought it was sinful to sell liquor, but I didn't care. We made a lot of money and the oil field rough necks, and also the big shots bought a lot of it. Anyway I was tired of not having money and doing without. So I just kept on selling whiskey. Elma worked in the Post Office during some of this time. In 1942 the State Legislature passed a law against selling liquor by prescription and so that was the end of that era."

Lena Faye Ballenger, 91, of Kingsland, died April 2, 1997. Funeral services
were held Aril 4, at 10:30 A M at Trinity Episcopal Church with Rev Bob Talbert officiating. Burial followed at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home. She was born September 4, 1905 in Tarrant County. She moved to Kingsland in 1976 and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Marble Falls and a former member of the American Legion Auxilliary. She is survived by her son Billy Rex Webb and wife Geraldine of Austin and sister Geraldine Hancock and husband George of Lovington NM. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Elma Davis Webb in 1953 and Lawrence Ballenger in 1987 and son Woodrow Webb in 1947.

Elma and Lena had the following children:

  2752 M i Elma Woodrow WEBB was born on 4 Jun 1924 in Haskell, Haskell County, Texas. He died on 25 Nov 1947 in Tahoka, Lynn County, Texas and was buried in Nov 1947 in Brownfield, Terry County, Texas.

From the Tahoka Avalanche - November 25, 1947. "Elma Woodrow Webb, 23 year old oil field salesman of Tahoka, Texas was killed instantly and Frank Stuart, Jr. 19 was in Tahoka clinic with a possible skull fracture following a head-on collision on the Tahoka-Post highway tonight. The crash occurred nearly two miles east of Tahoka on the Tahoka-Post highway. Sheriff Sam Floyd of Lynn county went to the scene and found that a 1946 model light car driven by Webb, an employee of Hughes Tool Company had been going west toward Tahoka. A 1936 light two-door sedan driven by Stuart had been headed east toward Post. Both men were alone."
        Elma married Margaret Ann WARDLAW.
  2753 M ii Billy Rex WEBB
        Billy married Geraldine LANGSTON.

1748. Oran Ewart WEBB (James Davis , John , Charles , Isaac , Giles , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born on 26 Aug 1897 in Lockney, Floyd County, Texas. He died on 4 Apr 1948 in Haskell, Haskell County, Texas and was buried on 6 Apr 1948 in Haskell, Haskell County, Texas.

From the Haskell Free Press newspaper April 8,1948."Oran E Webb, 50, prominent Haskell farmer and resident here for thirty years died at the family home six miles east of Haskell on Sunday at 10:15 PM after being stricken with a heart attack. He had been slightly ill for several days but his condition was not believed serious and his death came as a distinct shock to relatives and friends. The deceased was born August 26, 1897 at Lockney in Floyd county Texas and was the son of Mr and Mrs James D Webb. He went to Frio county as a young man and later came to Haskell county in 1918. He married Miss Stella Stewart of Dilley Texas on March 20, 1921 and they made their home in this section since that time. Mr Webb had been a member of the Methodist Church since he was 14 years of age."

There were two children born to their marriage, James Robert Webb, Sr. and Mary Lou Gilleland (formerly Webb). Oran Webb died intestate and there was an administration on his estate made in Haskell County, Texas. At the time of his death (April 1948) he was seized and possessed of certain property which had come to him by inheritance or gift from his family and which was considered separate property and which consisted of a certain interest in real property which was located in Yoakum County, Texas as well as some property located in Haskell County, Texas. Some of the property in the two counties has produced either oil or gas as a result of exploration by various oil companies. Oran was the first of the sons of Jim Webb to marry. He met Stella Stewart in Dilley when his father and Grandfather Farnsworth lived there. He returned later to take her hand. They were married on March 20, 1921 and came to live in Haskell Texas where the Webbs had moved. Jim Webb soon moved out west but Oran and Stella set up housekeeping in Haskell. They also had Elma and Alton living with them at the time. The Dilley Atmosphere, which was the newspaper at Dilley, Texas, published the honor roll for the Dilley schools on November 5, 1913 and it showed Oran Webb at the top of the honor roll for the tenth grade with an average of ninety five.

Oran married Stella Victoria STEWART, daughter of James Robert STEWART and Mary Coral ADAIR, on 20 Mar 1921 in Dilley, Frio County, Texas. Stella was born on 29 Sep 1898 in Buda, Hays County, Texas. She died on 15 May 1990 in Haskell, Haskell County, Texas and was buried on 17 May 1990 in Haskell, Haskell County, Texas.

When Oran and Stella married they went to live in Haskell where the Webbs had moved. Jim Webb soon moved on out west but Elma and Alton stayed in Haskell. Stella remembers that she had to cook for three men and to wash all their clothes. She did her wash on a scrubboard at that time which made it difficult. Once the wash fell down from the clothesline and into the mud and she had to wash it all over again. The men would not wear their khaki work pants unless they were ironed so she had to iron all those clothes plus carry the water from the pump to wash and to cook. She said they were all very good to her but in looking back in later years, she didn't see how she did all that work. Oran died in 1948 and in 1965 Stella married Oscar Tooley and they resided at Haskell. Stella Webb's Pecan Pie Recipe (makes 2 pies):1 cup butter or margarine; 1 tsp allspice; 2 cups sugar; 1 tsp cinnamon; 4 eggs; 1 cup raisins; 1 tsp nutmeg; 1 cup pecans (chopped); 2 tablespoons vinegar. Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs, one at a time mixing after each addition. Add spices, raisins, pecans and vinegar. Pour into unbaked pie shells and bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) until done (about 50 to 55 minutes).

Oran and Stella had the following children:

+ 2754 M i James Robert WEBB Sr
+ 2755 F ii Mary Lou WEBB

1749. Alton WEBB (James Davis , John , Charles , Isaac , Giles , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born on 23 Oct 1905 in Lockney, Floyd County, Texas. He died on 23 Aug 1983 in Brownfield, Terry County, Texas and was buried in Aug 1983 in Brownfield, Terry County, Texas.

"Funeral services for Alton Webb, 77, of Brownfield were held at 10:30 AM on
August 23 1983 at the United Presbyterian Church of Brownfield. Burial was in
Terry County Memorial Cemetery in Brownfield. Mr Webb died on Sunday August 21, 1983 at Methodist Hospital, after a brief illness. He was a Brownfield city councilman and mayor pro-tem from 1970 to 1974 and a member of the Brownfield Independent School Board from 1947 until 1954. He was a member of the Brownfield Masonic Lodge and was an elder in the Presbyterian Church."

Alton finished high school in Haskell while living with his brother, Oran and his wife, Stella. After he finished high school he moved to Floydada to live with his parents. He said that the winters were so cold and the house was so drafty that his father said that if he could ever move that he would. They would often bring newborn calves into the house at night to shelter them from the cold.

In 1929, Alton married Melba Cornelius and they chose Brownfield Texas, to live and raise their family. They had two children, Lanny Jim born May 1, 1935 and Emma Maurine born November 24, 1937. Alton became a prominent member of the Brownfield business community having the Case Tractor dealership there. He and Melba liked to travel and often went to the Rio Grande Valley and other parts of the state. Melba became ill with lung cancer and Alton did everything he could for her, including taking her to Greece where he had heard there was a cure. She died in 1982 and he lived only one year more, dying almost exactly one year after she did.

The Dilley Atmosphere, which was the newspaper at Dilley, Texas, published the honor roll for the Dilley schools on November 5, 1913 and Alton Webb was first on the honor roll for the third grade.

Alton married Melba M CORNELIUS on 14 Mar 1929. Melba was born on 21 Sep 1911. She died on 19 Aug 1982 in Brownfield, Terry County, Texas and was buried in Aug 1982 in Brownfield, Terry County, Texas.

They had the following children:

+ 2756 M i Lanny Jim WEBB
+ 2757 F ii Emma Maurine WEBB

1750. Cannie Webb FORD (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 18 Nov 1870. She died on 7 Dec 1929.

On Saturday, December 7, 1929, Cannie (Ford) Trimble (1871-1929) drowns and her husband, Seattle millionaire capitalist William Pitt Trimble (1863-1943), and sons Ford and William Pitt Jr., narrowly escape death when Trimble's automobile plunges off the King Street Pier into Elliott Bay.

Cannie married William Pitt TRIMBLE, son of William Wallace TRIMBLE and Mary BARLOW, on 10 Nov 1897 in Covington, Kentucky. William was born on 2 Feb 1865. He died on 19 Mar 1943.

They had the following children:

  2758 M i Francis Ford TRIMBLE was born on 31 Oct 1898. He died on 9 Jun 1972.
  2759 F ii Mary Barlow TRIMBLE was born on 17 May 1900. She died on 30 Nov 1991.
  2760 M iii William Pitt TRIMBLE Jr was born on 29 Nov 1902. He died after 1943.
  2761 F iv Augusta Ware Webb TRIMBLE was born on 2 Apr 1904. She died about 1948.
  2762 M v Webb Ware TRIMBLE was born on 10 Mar 1906. He died on 10 Mar 1906.

1751. Augusta Webb FORD (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 27 Dec 1872. She died on 18 Oct 1958.

Augusta married William Johnston ANDREWS, son of Alexander Boyd ANDREWS and Julia JOHNSTON. William was born on 1 Mar 1871. He died on 19 Dec 1942.

They had the following children:

  2763 M i William Johnston ANDREWS Jr was born on 17 Nov 1904. He died on 23 Nov 1904.
  2764 F ii Augusta Ware Webb ANDREWS was born on 8 Jan 1906. She died on 1 Jan 1983.
  2765 F iii Martha Bailey Hawkins ANDREWS was born on 7 Aug 1908. She died on 9 Mar 2002.
  2766 F iv Jane Virginia Hawkins ANDREWS was born on 27 Oct 1913. She died on 8 Jul 1989.

1765. Eliza Louisa HAMBRICK (Elizabeth DAMERON , Elizabeth HAYNIE , Sally WEBB , Giles , Giles , John William , Giles , William Micajah , Alexander , Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born in 1829 in Madison County, Alabama. She died on 18 Oct 1917 in Madison County, Alabama.

Eliza married George W CAMPBELL Sr. George was born on 30 Apr 1810 in Tennessee. He died in 1856.

They had the following children:

+ 2767 M i Smith Alexander CAMPBELL

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