The Pendleton Messenger of South Carolina
From the issue of November 16, 1831.
The following notice announced the death of Charles Webb:
(transcribed exactly from the original by Charles Williams, July 2007)
At his residence, on Deep Creek, in this District, on the 11th instant, MR. CHARLES WEBB, aged almost 64 years. The deceased was a good neighbour and respectable citizen, a kind husband, an affectionate parent, and mild master. He had been, for almost 30 years a member of the Baptist Church, and often expressed a strong assurance of his acceptance, through the Redeemer, when he might be called to render up his stewardship. He has left and aged widow, and numerous family of children and other friends to lament at their irreparable loss.
His will had been prepared in 1828, indicating that he knew he had a serious health problem.
He was sixty-three / almost 64. That helps narrow down the year of his birth.
Almost thirty years in the Baptist Church. In 1801 the Charles Webb family lived on Brown's Creek in the Union District. Most likely they were became members of the Brown's Creek Baptist Church. It sounds like he enjoyed testimony time.
"Affectionate parent" - that is a warm thought.
"Mild master" - He was a slave owner. It's hard for some to believe that there were slave masters who tried to treat their slaves right and had a good relationship with them.
We appreciate Charles Williams for looking this up. It reveals more than the condensed book on the Pendleton Messenger.
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