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Matild B. Webb (1832-1913)
Posted by: Bob Lamb (ID *****3225) Date: October 25, 2005 at 22:24:06
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Matilda Boyd WEBB, 14 Sept 1832 - 13 Apr 1913, wife of R.B.Webb
R. B. WEBB, 25 Feb 1822 - 10 Feb 1900

Kosciusko, Mississippi

(Transcribed by Bobby Lamb on October 25, 2005, from a 1913 clipping sent by Dr. Charles M. Webb)

Mrs. Matilda Webb, widow of the late Mr. Robert B. Webb died April 1913 at the advanced age of eighty-one years. She was married March 21, 1852, while attending school in Kosciusko and since then had been a resident of our city.

She was the mother of six sons and three daughters, all of whom are living to mourn her death.

She joined the Baptist Church in early youth and was a worthy and faithful member of that communion until the day of her death.

She was woman of unusual strength of character, kindness and sincerity of heart, a true and devoted wife, and tender and faithful mother, a kind and ever loyal friend.

With great executive ability, unflagging industry and knowledge of all departments of household management, she recognized the true place and power of the home. There she cared for many others besides her own large family and was a mother to them all, for she had the rare talent of making others feel at home. Patiently and lovingly did she care for the invalid during the last days of their earthly journey and care for the orphan. She fed the hungry, relieved the sick and the poor, comforted sorrow and was a blessing to the world.

While giving her life for others, she always kept her high ideals, her love of all beautiful things and thirst for knowledge. No matter how busy were the days, she always found time to read enough to keep informed on the important events of her time.

She was rewarded with a long life and more than a decade of rest from all cares in the twilight time but it was her pleasure to be busy to the end of life’s journey while awaiting the summons to her eternal home.

The Golden Rule, which she made a law unto herself, is a guiding star unto others. We thank God for her example, for “no life can be pure in its purposes and strong in its strife and all life not be the purer and the stronger thereby.”


The Family Bible of Robert B. Webb contains the record of the births of his children.

1. Evelyn (Eva) Webb was born July 5, 1855.

2. Robert James Webb was born March 13, 1857.

3. Charles Micajah Webb was born July 18, 1858.

4. Ruth Webb was born August 25, 1860.

5. Jack Boyd Webb was born August 9, 1862.

6. Clayton Webb was born July 18, 1864.

7. Arthur Leon Webb was born October 14, 1866.

8. John Gordon Webb was born August 3, 1869.

9. Annie Harriet Webb was born April 9, 1872.

The Bible indicates the parents of Matilda Boyd Webb.

Anna Green departed this life November 29, 1886, aged 82 years, 6 months, and one day. She was married first to John D. Boyd on January 21, 1821 and to John W. Green December 27, 1847.

John D. Boyd departed this life at the city of Jackson, Miss., being there as Senator of the counties of Leake and Attala on the 30th day of January 1844.

The Bible records what happened to R.B. Webb’s parents.

Micajah Webb and Harriet Benson were married February 1st, 1820 in Greensville, South Carolina.

Micajah Webb departed this life after ten days of suffering with pneumonia, February 5th, 1850 at the home of his sister, Mrs. Frances Clark.

Harriett Webb, wife of Micajah Webb departed this life after sever affliction for 2 years and six months, which she bore with Christian fortitude, Thursday morning at one o’clock, December 27, 1849.

The Bible recorded the marriages of some of his siblings.

Thomas D. Savage and Martha E. Webb were married February 15, 1842.

Joseph H. Myatt and Nancy E. Webb were married June 11, 1846.

Warren E. Webb and Sarah M. Hocker were married August 21, 1851.

John B. Webb and Sarah Croft were married September 15, 1853.

Kosciusko Cemetery Records

Dodd lot contains the next 15 stones:
Eva Webb DODD, 5 July 1855 - 28 Jan 1934
(Also a Founder's Marker Delta Gamma Sorority University of Mississippi - Eva Webb)
Samuel Lapsley DODD, 19 July 1848 - 3 Jan 1928
Mrs. Sophia Boyd HAYES, 1827 - 1910
Robert Lapsley DODD, M.D., 13 Oct 1893 - 6 May 1954
Polly Jones DODD, 22 Mar 1903 - 2 Nov 1950 (Baptized Frances Feild Jones, wife of Robert L.Dodd)
Mattie Pearl SAFFOLD, 16 May 1884 - 4 July 1885, dau of W.W.& M.E.Saffold
Mary Dodd CROSIER, 2 Dec 1880 - 12 Apr 1931 (dau of S.L.& Eva W.Dodd)
Ruth DODD, 20 July 1890 - 31 Aug 1912
Harvey DODD, 21 Feb 1885 - 8 Aug 1912
Evelyn DODD, 20 Oct 1887 - 15 May 1888
Samuel Allen DODD, 10 Nov 1882 - 7 May 1884

Annie Webb RAY, 9 Apr 1872 - 25 Jan 1949 #
Emmett Leighton RAY, 4 Dec 1868 - 3 Mar 1952 #
Jack Hardy RAY, 17 Apr 1905 - 3 Mar 1929
Fannie D. McCAFFERTY, 27 Aug 1866 - 14 May 1951
Robert S. McCAFFERTY, 12 Apr 1910 - 3 Aug 1943
Gertrude Cassel RAY, 27 Dec 1912 - 23 Sept 1977 (wife of E.B.Ray)
Emmett B. RAY, M.D., 8 Jan 1910 - 4 Dec 1955
Perri Suzanne RAY, 22 Apr 1947 - 20 July 1948 (dau of E.B. & G.C.Ray)

Clark Relatives in Kosciusko Cemetery

Clark lot with low iron fence (next seven graves):
John Clayton CLARK, Jan 24,1865 - Nov 7,1934
Micajah Adolphus CLARK, Dec 6,1822 - Sept 2,1905, born Anderson, SC
Mrs. Annie T. CLARK, Mar 18,1831 - Jan 5,1887
(The Clarks were parents of Mrs. Edward Coleman, wife of Dr.Coleman)
Miss Ellen McNULTY, Aug 31,1838 - Aug 13,1911
(She was well known as a school teacher and a sister of Mrs. Clark)
Infant dau of Clifton Power & Alta Kelly CLARK, Aug 25,1905
Charlie CLARK, Oct 16,1861 - Oct 24,1862, son of M.A.& Annie T.Clark
Victor Webb CLARK, Aug 13,1870 - Sept 1,1875,son of M.A.& Annie T.Clark
Clark lot with iron fence (next 10 graves):
Dr. C. B. CLARK, Sept 18,1858 - Feb 7,1897 (M.E.)
Wardine CLARK, Apr 17,1887 - Aug 25,1888, dau of C.B.& L.B.Clark "Papa's Baby"
Lily B. CLARK, Mar 12,1865 - Oct 15,1887, wife of Dr. C.B.Clark

Clark Relatives at Bethel Cemetery

CLARK, Major James G., Born Mar 9, 1798 - Died Oct 25, 1845, Aged 47 yrs, 7 mos, 16 days

CLARK, Frances, Born Mar 4, 1800 - Died Sep 22, 1878, Wife of Maj. J. G. Clark.

“Off Highway 35 about six miles north of Kosciusko. On County Road 3225 (Old Vaiden Road) about one-tenth mile south of the intersection of County Roads 3232 (Rockport Road) and 3225, near Sugar Creek. (T15N, R7E, Section 19)

As one enters Bethel Cemetery, which is located behind the church, a road runs from the front almost to the back through the center of the cemetery.”

CLARK, Augustas Julius, Born Jul 13, 1840 - Died Aug 26, 1846 Son of J. G. & F Clark

GENTRY, Martha Clark, ? 25, 1918

CLARK, Charles Wesley, Born March 15, 1874, Died ?, Son of B. A. & Mary J. Clark (Marker Broken

CLARK, George Lafayette, Born ? 29, 1851, Son of C. W. & M. M. Clark

CLARK, James A., 1849 - 1924

CLARK, Chattie, Born Aug 11, 1852, Died Dec 31, 1911, Age 56 yrs, 4 mo, 20 das, Wife of J. A. Clark

CLARK, John M., Born June 26, 1823, Died Sept 4, 1853

CLARK, Mary M., Born June 29, 1829, Died Nov 3, 1856, Wife of John M. Clark

CLARK, Samuel, Born July 2, 1861, Died July 30, 1863, Son of S. C. & G. C. Conly

Burial of Micajah Webb and Harriet.

The grave of James G. Clark in 1845 was among the first burials in the Bethel Independent Methodist Cemetery There are several unmarked graves around James and Frances Webb Clark. They may have been marked at one time. Broken stones were removed. I would like to find them.

The Clarks were strong Methodists. This was their church. Since Micajah Webb died at the home of his sister, Frances Clark, it seems very likely that his burial took place at the Bethel Cemetery.

John B. Webb, son of Micajah married Sarah Croft in 1853. The grave of William Croft is in the same area as the Clarks. The record below says he died in June, but I recall being January. William Croft had his roots back in Alabama and South Carolina. Micajah Webb most likely assisted in his burial and funeral. Fifteen days later, on Feb. 5th, he was dead of pneumonia. The Bible record said that he had suffered ten days with it.

CROFT, William, Born Apr, 8, 1808, Died June ( January) 20, 1850

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