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To all WEBB, and AUSTIN researchers
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Greetings and salutations! I have come accross a hand written letter, entitled HISTORY OF THE WEBB FAMILY 1700-1966. This history of the WEBB family was related to Grace WEBB Creed by John Alderman, an attorney of Hillsville, VA., whose great grandfather was James Austin WEBB and by Octavia WEBB Gardner of Hillsville, VA., who made a study of the WEBB family history for two years. She is the daughter (now at age 90)[In 1966], and only living child of Senator and Elder Isaac WEBB, who was a brother to Abner WEBB.
HISTORY OF THE WEBB FAMILY 1700-1966
In the early 1700's, three brothers left England from near the Scottish border to come to America. They were James, Jacob, and Henry WEBB. Henry is the ancestor in this case. The three brothers came first to Connecticut and lived there for awhile before moving to Franklin Co., Virginia, where they settled on the Blackwater River.
In 1774 Henry (Hal) WEBB moved to Carroll Co., Virginia, and settled on the Snake River near Hillsville, and aquired 6000 acres of land through a land grant from the English Crown.
In 1774 Henry WEBB married Mollie Susan AUSTIN. The AUSTIN family was a real prominent family. Mo(?) AUSTIN came from Wales in 1770. They also lived for a time in Durham, Connecticut and Philadelphia, Penn. before moving to Wythe Co., Virginia, which ajoins Carroll Co. There they bought and operated lead mines and the town that sprang up was called Austinville, Virginia for this family.
Mollie's brother, Moses AUSTIN, and his son, Stephen Fuller AUSTIN, bought land in Missouri and operated lead mines there at Bellevue, Washington Co., Missouri. They later sold their lead mines and moved Westward like so many other families of that era. They lived for awhile at Mound Prairie, Hempstead Co., Arkansas, when the State Capitol of Arkansas was at Washington, about 5 miles to the Southeast.
Many of their friends came with them from Missouri. This was around 1816. One of Stephen AUSTIN's close friends was a Methodist preacher, William STEVENSON, who was also speaker of the First General Assembly of Arkansas Territory when it convened at Arkansas Post on Feb. 7, 1820. STEVENSON was the representative from Hempstead County. They had served together in the Missouri Territory Assembly. AUSTIN was 25 years old at the time.
After moving to Arkansas, Stephen AUSTIN continued his interest in politics and in 1819 and 1820 he and his brother-in-law, James BRYAN were promoting the new towns of Little Rock, on the Arkansas River, and Fulton, on the Red River. His friendship with William STEVENSON may have influenced STEVENSON's role in the selection of Little Rock as the new territorial capitol by the legislature of 1820. STEVENSON made the motion in the house to select Little Rock as the capitol of Arkansas.
Stephen F. AUSTIN's father, Moses AUSTIN, had moved on to Texas and was attempting to establish an American colony there. When Moses AUSTIN died in 1821, Stephen took over his father's Texas Colony located on the present day site of Austin, the capitol of Texas, so named to honor this family. He was instrumental in preparing Texas independence. Because of Mexican opposition, Texas revolted in 1836. This led to the War with Mexico. Austin took charge of the Texans, but died sometime in 1831(?). He was born in 1790. After his death, Sam HOUSTON took over. AUSTIN is called the Founding Father of Texas. (He was first cousin to our John WEBB, Sr.)
The children of Henry WEBB and Mollie AUSTIN (married in 1778)
James Austin WEBB b. 1780 m. Sallie Goade Giles WEBB m. Mollie Ward Jacob WEBB m. Hester Dickerson Joseph WEBB m. Margie Dickerson Henry WEBB, Jr. m. Amelia Ashworth (?) John WEBB, Sr. m. Hannah Cocke William WEBB m. Katie Dickerson Mary (Polly) WEBB m. Joseph Horton Susanna WEBB m. Benford Dickerson
John WEBB, Sr., second generation, was born July 20, 179_, and died July 1876. He was the first officer in Carroll Co., Virginia, a teacher, and a well _______man. He was married to Hannah COCKE, Oct. 26, 1815, by Elder Thomas WHITLOCK, near Ward's Gap, Virginia. She was from Bedford Co., Virginia, and a third cousin to George WASHINGTON. She was English from her father's side, and German from her mother's side. John GOAD d. 1770, had a daughter, Mary Elizabeth GOAD. She married John COCKE, Sr. Their son was Andrew COCKE, and his wife was Penelope WARD. Andrew was first cousin to George WASHINGTON. Their daughter was Hannah COCKE.
John WEBB, Sr. and Hannah COCKE WEBB had nine children. Six boys and 3 girls. They were an influentual family in the early history of Carroll County. They had two maids to help with the work and did lots of entertaining.
John WEBB, Sr. and Hannah Cocke WEBB's children:
Abner WEBB m. Sarah NESTER (moved to Pike Co., AR in 1858) Joanna WEBB m. George QUECENBERRY Greenville WEBB m. Martha SCOTT James WEBB m. Carolina GOAD Susanna WEBB m. Alex GARDNER Enoch WEBB m. Irene MARTIN Isaac WEBB m. Melissa MARTIN Mary WEBB m. Charles MARTIN John WEBB m. Rose Ann GOAD
Abner WEBB, son of John, Sr. and Hannah Cocke WEBB was married to Sarah (Sallie) NESTER. They moved from Virginia to Pike Co., AR in 1858, and settled on the Little Missouri River at Billstown, AR, near Murfreesboro, AR, and the county seat of Pike Co. Sarah NESTER was the daughter of Joshua NESTER and Rebecca Cocke NESTER. Her grandparents were Jacob and Catherine Goad NESTER, who were married in 1789 and Jacob died in 1823. He was a native of Dosceldorf, Germany. His full name was Frederick Jacob NESTER.
Abner WEBB and Sarah (Sallie) Nester WEBB (Had 10 children)
Eli (Eri) WEBB Baptist preacher in VA Greenville WEBB never married John WEBB m. Lucinda MOSES James WEBB James and Joshua both moved to OK in early Joshua WEBB manhood and lived out their lives there. Enoch Lafayette (Fate) WEBB m. Melvina HALE (Jim HALE's sister) Isaac WEBB m. Frances P. HARRISON 2nd- Sarah WACASTER Rebecca WEBB m. KNASTER Hannah WEBB m. Gamison P. HUGHES Mary Ann WEBB m. STONE
The children of Isaac WEBB and Frances HARRISON were:
James Henry WEBB (Jim) m. Ida MANSFIELD (Had 5 daughters) and then m. Buena McKinnon HIPP Grover Lafayette WEBB m. Grace KIRKHAM (adopted 2 girls) Sarah (Sallie) WEBB m. Jordan CORNISH, Ft. Worth, TX John WEBB m. Hallie KIZZIA (1 dau.- Christine KELLEY) Eugenia WEBB m. Tom HENDERSON (1 dau, 3 sons) Emma WEBB m. Sam CORNISH in Nathan, AR Amanda WEBB m. J. W. HALE (Jim) in Nathan, AR
After Frances Harrison WEBB expired in 1906, Isaac WEBB, a methodist minister married Sarah WACASTER. They had one daughter.
Grace WEBB who married Harold CREED in Warren, AR., had one son. He is Dr. Charles H. CREED of Jacksonville, TX.
Grace Webb Creed June 1966
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