John Webb

M, d. 28 November 1811
     John Webb was born at Virginia. He married Rachel Davis. John Webb died on 28 November 1811 at Miami Co., OH.

Child of John Webb and Rachel Davis

Gen. John Webb

M, b. 17 May 1793
     Gen. John Webb was born on 17 May 1793 at May's Lick, Mason Co., KY.1 He was the son of John Webb and Rachel Davis.
Note: GEN. JOHN WEBB'S NARRATIVE (from 1880 History of Miami County, pp 393 - 400)

We believe that we can no better illustrate the life, trials, triumphs and experiences of a pioneer than by giving the history of one written by his own hand and such a document we introduce at this point. It is from the pen of Gen. Webb, and we preface it by saying that what the old gentleman says of other places is peculiarly applicable to the early settlement of Lost Creek Township:

"I was born of Baptist parents, at May's Lick, Mason County, State of Kentucky, May 17, 1793. My parents were church members before I was born. In the Month of November, 1797, my father removed to Ohio, six years before the State was admitted into the Union, and wintered near Waynesville. In March following, he settled in the dense wilderness between the two Miami Rivers, near where the city of Dayton now stands. There was no mark of an axe (excepting those of Indian tomahawks) there until my father and brothers cut logs to build a cabin, into which he put his family. At that time, the cabin was hardly up and covered, and it was without floor, chimney or door. Our nearest neighbors were Indians, bears, wolves, foxes, wildcats, turkeys, deer and raccoons. Spring opened early, vegetation grew rapidly, the ground was loaded with hickory-nuts, walnuts, etc., and the woods swarmed with different kinds of singing birds. I was not nine years old, and, not realizing our lonely situation, I thought it a paradise. About forty or fifty rods east of our house stood a little prairie, in which we made our first garden, but we were soon compelled to inclose it with a high staked and ridered' fence, to keep the deer from destroying the fruits of our first planting.

We had to watch our cornfields, to prevent the squirrels and raccoons from pulling up the corn in the spring, and from eating the ears in the fall. The wild pigeons were very plentiful and destructive, picking up the wheat almost as soon as sown.

"My father sowed the first wheat and clover seed, and planted the first apple and peach trees and built the first cabin in that region. After eight years of life there, father exchanged farms with my brother-in law, Timothy Green, and moved three miles west, near the present site of Beavertown.

There being, no school near us then, my mother taught my youngest sister and myself at home. Our main books were the spelling book, Testament and Bible. l was eight years old before l saw a schoolhouse, and never went to school in any house but a log-cabin. ln 1811, father sold his farm of 240 acres for $2,000, intending to purchase land in this (Miami) county for his sons. One day he mounted a young, hard-mouthed horse, intending to select a location, and started off. But the horse, becoming frightened, ran a quarter of a mile, threw my father against a stump, broke his arm in two places, and crushed his shoulder and skull, of course killing him instantly. This occurred on Thursday, November 28, 1811.

On the day following father's funeral, our family assigned to mother all the money and property that he left, and shortly afterward I purchased the land I now occupy, two miles north of Casstown, from John Rogers, for $320. At that time Rogers owned an entire section. There were two cabins on my piece, a lot of land inclosed; and I gave Rogers in payment, an order on my mother, for I was but eighteen years old, and engaged in "keeping" school. Two years before this I taught the first school ever held in this region.

In the following spring, mother and I, with my brothers Elisha and Joseph, moved to this neighborhood. Joseph having no house on his land, moved into one of my houses. He had purchased a quarter- section of land, where John Mitchell now lives (i.e. the present Hyatt farm-ED.), and subsequently built a cabin there. He afterward exchanged it for a quarter-section then owned by Richard Palmer, my brother-in-law, and now owned by George Hammon and Joel Burton, adjoining the village of Casstown.

"In the latter part of the winter of 1813, I volunteered as a soldier, expecting to go to Detroit. But the surrender of Hull's army there, left our whole northern and northwestern frontier exposed to Indian depredations. The general Government, therefore, caused a line of block-houses to be built along the frontier of Ohio and Indiana, and called out a large portion of the frontier militia to be stationed in them. So we were marched to Greenville, Darke County, under Captain Charles Hilliard, where we remained six months. John Sconer and Gosberry Elliott, two of our soldiers, were killed by the Indians, also Philip Taylor, an Indian trader, Mr. Rush, a settler, and two little girls, daughters of a Mr. Wilson. In August of the same year (1814) the savages killed David Gerard within a mile of our house, and the same evening Henry Dilbone and wife further up on Spring Creek.

"In the month of March, 1815, our two houses were consumed by fire, and we removed to Roger's until I built another cabin. I was teaching school in one of my own cabins at the time of this calamity. During this year, Priscilla Knight and I were married, and lived happily together for more than half a century. At our first company muster, after our return from Greenville, I drilled the company at the request of our captain. I was twenty years old at that time (1813). Having been appointed Orderly Sergeant, I was shortly afterward elected Captain. My company's membership extended as far north as there were inhabitants at that time. As there were a few settlers scattered along the Miami as far as where Sidney now stands, our place of company drill was on the ground where Elder D. E. Thomas' house now stands (i.e., near the D. &,M. R. R. depot adjoining Piqua). I afterward acted as Major at regimental musters, and shortly after was elected Lieutenant Colonel and Colonel successively. A short time subsequent, I was elected Brigadier General, receiving every vote in the county but one, and, by the resignation of Gen. Young, I became acting Major General of the Tenth Division of Ohio Militia. The division embraced the counties of Montgomery, Darke, Shelby and Miami, and consisted of ten regiments of infantry, riflemen, cavalry and artillery.

In 1819, I was unanimously elected Justice of the Peace of Lost Creek Township, in which office my whole term of service extended over thirty years. During that time, I married more than one hundred couples. I was a trustee of the original survey of the township, and, assisting in the survey, wrote all the leases. I also assisted in the survey of a number of county roads, and administered on many estates. In 1838, I resigned my military commission, and, many years after the war of 1812, I received two warrants for eighty acres of Government land each, and I now receive a yearly pension for services rendered the nation.

"In 1861, at the outbreak of the rebellion, the young men asked me to drill a company of Home Guards, which I consented to do. A company was speedily recruited, and made rapid improvements in the tactics. The patriotic ladies raised funds for the purchase of a beautiful flag, which was presented to the company at Casstown. On that day, the company was drawn up in a hollow square, the ladies and speakers facing inward. George C. Clyde presented the standard in the name of the ladies and D. E. Thomas accepted it in behalf of the company, in a neat speech. The whole affair was a grand and success.

"In speaking of the " financial frauds " of the old days, Gen. Webb says:"in 1819, I was appointed administrator with the widow on the estate of ------. Her bad management and the confused condition of the estate came near ruining me. The first difficulty I encountered was to clear it of a judgment for $18,000, in favor of John H. Piatt, of Cincinnati. There were other jndgments and other claims, and the result was that the estate proved to be insolvent, with but 40 cents on the dollar. The widow bought and kept it at its appraisement, for which she gave no security, and paid nothing, and I had to foot the bill! At various times I bailed---- ---- and others, and was left to pay the amounts. Many years after, I bailed -------; he availed himself of the bankrupt act, and, as usual, left me to pay his debts. I took stock in the Troy Manufacturing Company; it failed. I took stock in the Addison, Troy & Covington Turnpike Co; it fizzled. Then I invested in two toll-bridge companies at Troy; one of the bridges fell before it was finished, and the other was washed away shortly after completion. I was generally called a good fellow, and consequently was often imposed upon.

"These difficulties, poor health and a large family, often seriously afflicted, have affected my progress. From the foregoing, it would seem that I have been a poor economist and financier. This is true, yet my family have been comfortably and respectably raised."

Gen. Webb concludes his memoir by saying that, on the 9th of August, 1827, he was received into the Lost Creek Baptist Church, and baptized by Elder Willis Hance. He was for many years Clerk of the Mad River Association, and prepared its minutes for publication. On one occasion, Mr. Webb went to Columbus on horseback to attend to some business pertaining to the church charter before the Legislature.

Gen. John Webb married Priscilla Knight.

Children of Gen. John Webb and Priscilla Knight

Citations

  1. [S260] 1850 Federal Census, Miami County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 711.

John B. Webb

M, b. circa 1848, d. 23 January 1900
     John B. Webb was born circa 1848 at Illinois. He married Barbara Ann Tillery. John B. Webb died on 23 January 1900 at Adair Twp., Mayes Co., Indian Territory (now OK).

Child of John B. Webb and Barbara Ann Tillery

John Shelby Webb

M, b. circa 1825
     John Shelby Webb was born circa 1825 at Miami Co., OH. He was the son of Gen. John Webb and Priscilla Knight. Occupation: Miner on 18 November 1850 at Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA.1 John Shelby Webb lived on 9 June 1860 at Washington Twp., Yolo Co., CA.2 Occupation: Laborer on 8 July 1870 at Woodland, Yolo Co., CA.3
Note: According to his grandson Harold Montell "Monty" Webb, Shelby Webb came to Lena, Ohio "from the Pennsylvania Dutch", but probably Monty meant the Thackara family. Told to Donald L. Boyd about 1974.

Child of John Shelby Webb and Grace Thackara

Citations

  1. [S1440] 1850 Federal Census, Sacramento County, California. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 35.
  2. [S1438] 1860 Federal Census, Yolo County, California. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 72; FHL #803072.
  3. [S1439] 1870 Federal Census, Yolo County, California. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 93; FHL #545592.

Jonas Webb

M
     Jonas Webb was the son of Jonas Webb and Ann Mills. Jonas Webb married Elizabeth Wooden.

Child of Jonas Webb and Elizabeth Wooden

Jonas Webb

M
     Jonas Webb married Ann Mills.

Child of Jonas Webb and Ann Mills

Joseph Webb

M
     Joseph Webb was the son of John Webb and Mary Boone.

Katherine May Webb1

F, b. 18 May 1882, d. 19 October 1944
     Katherine May Webb was also known as "Kate". She was born on 18 May 1882 at Miami or Champaign Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Jasper Wilden Webb and Sara Angeline Johnson.1 Katherine May Webb married Clark S. Bair on 23 June 1907. Katherine May Webb died on 19 October 1944 at Miami Co., OH, at age 62.

Citations

  1. [S262] 1900 Federal Census, Champaign County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1245; FHL #1241245.

Laura Frances Webb

F, b. 11 August 1852, d. 19 June 1950
     Laura Frances Webb was born on 11 August 1852 at Meade Co., KY.1 She was the daughter of George Washington Webb and Mary Catharine Leslie. Laura Frances Webb married James Augustus Harris, son of Barton Harris and Analine Hagan, on 22 October 1874 at Meade Co., KY. Laura Frances Webb died on 19 June 1950 at Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, at age 97.

Children of Laura Frances Webb and James Augustus Harris

Citations

  1. [S1242] 1860 Federal Census, Meade County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 386, FHL #803386.

Leonard Franklin Webb

M, b. May 1888, d. 1916
     Leonard Franklin Webb was born in May 1888 at Brandenburg, Meade Co., KY. He was the son of Lewis Franklin Webb and Dora M. Brown. Leonard Franklin Webb died in 1916. He was buried in 1916 at Cap Anderson Cemetery, Brandenburg, Meade Co., KY, Find A Grave Memorial# 25853302.

Lewis Franklin Webb

M, b. 12 January 1856, d. 30 December 1945
     Lewis Franklin Webb was born on 12 January 1856 at Brandenburg, Meade Co., KY.1 He was the son of George Washington Webb and Mary Catharine Leslie. Lewis Franklin Webb married Dora M. Brown, daughter of John Evan Brown and Elizabeth Wimp. Lewis Franklin Webb died on 30 December 1945 at Brandenburg, Meade Co., KY, at age 89. He was buried in January 1946 at Cap Anderson Cemetery, Brandenburg, Meade Co., KY, Find A Grave Memorial# 86550610.

Child of Lewis Franklin Webb and Dora M. Brown

Citations

  1. [S1242] 1860 Federal Census, Meade County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 386, FHL #803386.

Lewis M. Webb1

M, b. circa 1836
     Lewis M. Webb was born circa 1836 at Miami Co., OH.1 He was the son of Gen. John Webb and Priscilla Knight.1

Citations

  1. [S260] 1850 Federal Census, Miami County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 711.

Lewis P. Webb

M, b. 1 December 1926, d. 17 March 2009
     Lewis P. Webb was born on 1 December 1926 at Clark Co., OH. He was the son of Harold Montell Webb and Hazel Chella Gundolph. Lewis P. Webb died on 17 March 2009 at Pike Twp., Clark Co., OH, at age 82.

Lois Josephine Webb1

F, b. 8 September 1914, d. August 1938
     Lois Josephine Webb was born on 8 September 1914 at Statesville, Iredell Co., NC.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Dart Webb and Josephine Frances Prather.1 Lois Josephine Webb married Charles Henry Ruth Jr., son of Charles Henry Ruth and Marie Stirlith, on 16 January 1932 at Manassas, Prince William Co., VA. Lois Josephine Webb died in August 1938 at age 23.

Citations

  1. [S1420] 1920 Federal Census, District of Columbia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 207.

Lorraine Isabelle Webb

F, b. 30 January 1921, d. 15 April 2006
     Lorraine Isabelle Webb was born on 30 January 1921. She married Earl Oliver Isaac Sheaters, son of Pirl Raleigh Sheaters and Amelia Rebecca Cramer. Lorraine Isabelle Webb died on 15 April 2006 at Summit Co., OH, at age 85.

Louisa Webb1

F, b. circa 1843
     Louisa Webb was born circa 1843 at Miami Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Gen. John Webb and Priscilla Knight.1

Citations

  1. [S260] 1850 Federal Census, Miami County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 711.

Margaret Webb1

F, b. 1888, d. 1976
     Margaret Webb was also known as "Maggie".1 She was born in 1888 at Ohio.1 She married Charles V. Bruce.1 Margaret Webb died in 1976. She was buried in 1976 at Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, Find A Grave Memorial# 59814131.

Child of Margaret Webb and Charles V. Bruce

Citations

  1. [S2823] 1920 Federal Census, Lawrence County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 1400.

Maria Webb1

F, b. circa 1833
     Maria Webb was born circa 1833 at Miami Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Gen. John Webb and Priscilla Knight.1

Citations

  1. [S260] 1850 Federal Census, Miami County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 711.

Martha Webb

F
     Martha Webb married Spaulding Windle, son of James Henry Windle and Ruhama W. Goulden, on 10 October 1889 at Mossy Creek, Jefferson Co., TN, Spaulding Windle was reported to have been married to a Mattie Webb on 10 OCT 1889 at Mossy Creek, Jefferson County, Tennessee in the Creston, Iowa Evening Advertiser, October 14,1889. Nothing further is known about the fate of Mattie -- probably she died before 1892.

Mary Webb

F
     Mary Webb was the daughter of John Webb and Mary Boone.

Mary Amanda Webb

F, b. March 1850, d. 1902
     Mary Amanda Webb was born in March 1850 at Brandenburg, Meade Co., KY, 1870 census shows age 19 -- possibly she was actually born in 1851.1,2 She was the daughter of George Washington Webb and Mary Catharine Leslie. Mary Amanda Webb married William P. George, son of James Mitchell George and Rachel Gwartney, on 2 January 1871. Mary Amanda Webb lived on 14 June 1900 at 434 East Walnut Street, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY.2 She died in 1902. She was buried in 1902 at Cap Anderson Cemetery, Brandenburg, Meade Co., KY, Find A Grave Memorial# 25853312.

Children of Mary Amanda Webb and William P. George

Citations

  1. [S1242] 1860 Federal Census, Meade County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 386, FHL #803386.
  2. [S286] 1900 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 533; FHL #1240533.
  3. [S1552] 1880 Federal Census, Breckinridge County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 405; FHL #1254405.

Mary Jane Webb

F, b. 1852, d. before 1897
     Mary Jane Webb was born in 1852 at North Carolina. She married William James Riley McConnell. Mary Jane Webb died before 1897.

Child of Mary Jane Webb and William James Riley McConnell

Micah B. Webb1

M, b. 25 June 1889, d. 27 October 1918
     Micah B. Webb was also known as "Mike". He was born on 25 June 1889 at Sullivan Co., TN.1 He was the son of James D. Webb and Hannah Elizabeth Davault.1 Micah B. Webb married Mary E. Cross, daughter of Hoyle Cross and Sarah B. McClellan, circa 1908. Micah B. Webb died on 27 October 1918 at Bristol, Sullivan Co., TN, at age 29. He was buried in 1918 at Holston Grove Lutheran Cemetery, Sullivan Co., TN.

Children of Micah B. Webb and Mary E. Cross

Citations

  1. [S1872] 1900 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1601; FHL #1241601.
  2. [S3190] 1920 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 1767.

Mildred Mona Webb1

F, b. 9 July 1896, d. 18 August 1981
     Mildred Mona Webb was born on 9 July 1896 at Miami Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Jasper Wilden Webb and Sara Angeline Johnson.1 Mildred Mona Webb married Charles Owens on 10 January 1916 at Champaign Co., OH. Mildred Mona Webb died on 18 August 1981 at Champaign Co., OH, at age 85 dates per SSDI, last residence St. Paris.

Citations

  1. [S262] 1900 Federal Census, Champaign County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1245; FHL #1241245.

Moses Webb

M
     Moses Webb was the son of John Webb and Mary Boone.

Norma A. Webb

F, b. circa 1916
     Norma A. Webb was born circa 1916. She was the daughter of Shelby Lawrence Webb and Mary K. Nicholas.

Otie G. Webb1

M, b. 1910
     Otie G. Webb was born in 1910 at Sullivan Co., TN.1 He was the son of Micah B. Webb and Mary E. Cross.1
Note: Not found in censuses after 1920, not found in military records. Probably died before April, 1930.

Citations

  1. [S3190] 1920 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 1767.

Robert Webb1

M
     Robert Webb married Susan E. (?).1

Child of Robert Webb and Susan E. (?)

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 583.

Samuel Webb

M
     Samuel Webb was the son of John Webb and Mary Boone.

Sarah Webb

F
     Sarah Webb was the daughter of John Webb and Mary Boone.