Dear Webb researchers,
I need your help in sorting out the four Webb families in Russell County
Virginia.I'm very interested in William Webb born in 1782 married and
unknown Priest.He died in the Civil War.Don't know names of the three
children.He would have been an old soldier.John Webb and Wesley Webb
may have been the same person.
William Webb9 was born on 2 Jan 1739 in
Oxford, England.He emigrated about 1760 from England.He died on 19
Mar 1818 in Russell Co., VA, and USA.
William Webb was born, educated
and lived in Oxford, England until the time he was employed, about 1760,
by Lord Fairfax who brought him to America where he was employed for many
years in Lord Fairfax's land office in the northern neck of Virginia.
During this time George Washington also used this office while surveying
on the six million acre Fairfax estate.Washington was seven years older
than Webb but both were comparatively young men, well educated, and each
working for the same employer.
William Webb's only marriage was to a daughter
of Benjamin Oney.They had ten children as documented in this record.
coming to America, William Webb spent the rest of his life in Virginia.
During the American Revolution his home was in Botetourt County.Records
there show he owned considerable land and livestock, served on grand juries,
and was a soldier in the Catawba Company of the Botetourt County, Virginia,
Militia under the command of Captain Robinson.
After the war was over he
moved to Abingdon in Washington County where he was employed by County
Clerk John Campbell as a deputy clerk, recording deeds, wills, court orders
and other clerical work.During a short term each year he also taught
school in a building Mr. Campbell had caused to be built for the Abingdon
Wherever he lived he usually taught school for a short period
each year; also he usually was the local "scrivener," writing deeds, contracts,
wills, etc., in communities where lawyers usually were not available.
To read some of the documents he prepared would lead one to believe he
had at some time studied law.A splendid example of his work is in the
Will of his father-in-law, Benjamin Oney, which is dated January 11, 1790
and is recorded in Will Book 1, page 5, in the Tazewell County, Virginia
Circuit Clerk's office.
In 1786 he moved to Russell County, Virginia, where
he taught school and farmed the remainder of his life.He died in that
county March 19, 1818, aged 79 years, 2 months, and 17 days.
He was married to Miss Oney about 1771 in VA.
13.Miss Oney10,3,11 was born about 1740 in VA.She died about 1816 in VA.
She was probably married and died in Virginia.
1903 edition of "History of Southwest Virginia", page 557.Also see Will
of Benjamin Oney, dated January 11, 1790, probated August 13, 1801, recorded
in Will Book 1, page 5, in Tazewell County, Virginia Circuit Court Clerk's
office.]William Webb and Miss Oney had the following children:
i.Harry Webb.He was married three times, died in Washington
Co., VA at age 80 years.
ii.Elijah Webb died in
1828.His wife's name was Elizabeth. After his death in 1828, his widow
and some of their children moved to West Virginia.
6vi.Richard I. Webb.
vii.William Jr. Webb.William Webb, Jr. died during the Civil War.
He left three children.
viii.Joseph Webb died about 1840/41.
It seems according to deed info that Mary and
William were splitting up their land in Scott Co among children about 1804.
Deed Book 4, 1806-1814
Page 34 - March 22, 1804 between Will Webb & Mary and Elijah Webb...100 ac on
Mount Refuge...Beginning crossing the middle of the Schoolhouse Spring
head on the south side of the mount...on the Schoolhouse Path then passing
between the dwelling house of Will Webb & Elijah Webb to the head of the
spring and to include 2 rows of apple trees next to the barn field fence
then leaving the head of the spring...on the north side of the mount and
adjoining the fence to the spring branch...south crossing the mount...on
the supposed line of Robert
Preston...Signed: Will Webb & Mary Webb. Witnesses:
George Kindrick, Richard Webb, Daniel Horton
Page 35 - March 22, 1804 between
Will Webb & Mary and Richard Webb & William Webb...as tenants in common...on
Mount Refuge...200 ac...Beginning on a line of Robert Preston...Signed:
Will Webb & Mary Webb. Witnesses: George Kindrick, Elijah Webb & Daniel
Page 133 - Harry Smith, George Kindrick & Thomas Price, Justices...whereas
Will. Webb & Mary...March 7, 1804 sold to Josseph Webb, John Webb & Harry
Webb...250 ac...Signed: H. Dickenson. No witnesses
Page 134 - Harry Smith,
George Kiondrick & Thomas Price, Justices whereas William Webb & Mary...March
22, 1804 sold to Richard Webb & William Webb...200
ac...Mary Webb unable to travel to court...Signed: H. Dickenson. No witnesses
Page 136 - :Harry Smith,
George Kindrick & Thomas Price...whereas Will Webb & Mary...March 22, 1804
sold to Elijah Webb...100 ac...Mary cannot travel to court...Signed: H.
Harry Webb married 3 times died age 80 child
Joseph Elijah Webb m Elizabeth d 1827/1828 Pricilla Webb Rachel WebbKatie
Webb Richard I. Webb b 27 Aug 1780in Va d 16 Nov 1853 McLean Co Ky married
Tabita E. Gainey 18 May 1805 Dublin County NC.Had one child Tabitha Elizabeth
Webb m Jamesalexander Girvan William Webb jr see above Joseph Webb married
sev times b abt 1784 d 1840 Wesley or John Webb could be same person or
two separate individuals. Joseph Webb s of Harry Webb b 1785 married Susannah
Whittd of Hezeikiah Whitt of Tazewell va children William died youngRachel
Webb married a BoothMary Webb b 1819 married a BaysHezekiah Webb 1824-1901
mMartha B 1827-1891 had Joseph Webb, Mary Webb and others Hezekiah buriedat
Busseyville,Lawrence Co Ky 1850 Floyd Co Ky census Hezekiah Webb 26 Ky
1860 census shows VaMartha 22 Ky 1860 shows VaJoseph 5Mary 31860 shows
Margaritte 10Susan 7 Richard Webb 1826-1917 m Elizabeth Davis 1850 1832-1924
1860 Floyd Co KY census Richard Webb 32 VAEl!
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H 4Martha G Va They lived in Lawrence co near Louisa after 1858 children
Susan Webb 1852 married George MooreJoseph H. Webb 1856Martha J Webb 1860
m William Z. AdkinsHezekiah J Webb 1861 m Mary J. ThompsonMary 1866James
E. Webb 1869 moved to Pike co Oh had Cosby Webb and Theodore WebbWilliam
Webb 1872 m Martha Ball their childrenMollie WebbRichard WebbFaye WebbNancy
WebbLaura WebbBirdie Webb Elijah m 1856 could be son of Joseph and Susannah