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Ezell and Webb migration to S.C. and some into Tennessee
Posted by: Bob Lamb (ID *****3225) Date: July 18, 2005 at 18:53:15
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Hopkins/Blooming Grove Cemetery -- Giles County, Tenn.

(Thomas S. Webb was a grandson of John and Lucy Webb of Greensville. Charles Webb, son of John and Lucy first married Delilah Ezell, daughter of William Ezell. Thomas, however, was the son of Webb's second wife, Catherine Stribling, daughter of Thomas Stribling.)

Thomas S. Webb

Nancy Webb
Wife of Thomas S. Webb, Age 38 years

Mary Hester Webb
Daughter of W.H. and Nora Webb

Washington L. Webb

Ruth W. Webb
Wife of W. L. Webb

Little Ocie Webb
Daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Woodson Webb; No Head Stone

Ezell, Amasa (son of Abel Ezell)

Will written 1855;

My entire estate to be kept together during widowhood of my wife Caroline or until the youngest child arrives at full age. When a child becomes of age or marries, executor to make advancement in property or money and a trustee be appointed for each child. My mother in law, Mrs. Elizabeth Long shall be supported out of my estate.

The last payment of Pinkney Huff given or be paid to me shall be applied to the three youngest children for schooling and the burial expenses of Rufus Webb be paid and the balance to be equally divided among children of Thomas S. Webb with exception of two oldest W. L. Webb and Warren J. Webb.

Executor: Gideon P. Ezell, John P. Ezell my brothers, James McCallum, my friend
Witnesses: J. P. Epperson, B. M. Patterson


Generation No. 1
1. ABEL S.6 EZELL (WILLIAM SEIT5, THOMAS4, TIMOTHY3, GEORGE2, TIMOTHY1) was born December 07, 1780 in Brunswick County, Virginia1, and died September 09, 1854 in Elkton, Giles County, Tennessee1. He married SARAH PALMER October 04, 1804 in Union District, South Carolina.

Notes for ABEL S. EZELL:

Old Ezell Farm is 3 miles South East of Elkton, Tennessee ( just off highway 31.) This cemetery consists of one acre which was set aside for a family graveyard. Five generations are buried there.

In August 1830, Abel and Sarah Ezell signed a deed to tract of land "being a part of the estate of John Palmer, her father (deceased)" to Isaac Goings, "said land being on Brown's Creek, bounded on the east by lands of William Ezell". (Deed Bk T, p 494, Union County, South Carolina, recorded 6 February 1831).

A record found in South Carolina Baptist Historical Collection, Furman University Library, Greenville, South Carolina names Abel Ezell as a delegate in 1823 from Upper Fair Forest Church to The Bethel Association (Bethel Association Minutes, 1818-1835).

Abel and Sarah moved from Union District, South Carolina to Giles County, Tennessee between 1825 and 1827.
Source: The Ezell Family in America Descendants of George Ezell of Old Colonial Surry, Virginia 1692 - 1961 by Christina W. Sheldon
Ezell of Surry, Virginia by Boddie

Abel Ezell and his wife Sarah lived on Brown's Creek in Union District, South Carolina until they migrated to Giles County, Tennessee to join his brothers Micajah, Timothy and William Ezell.

Their son William S. Ezell was born in Union District, South Carolina 28 December 1820. Their next child Susan was born 9 October 1825 in Giles County, Tennessee, So they moved to Giles County between the first of 1821 and October 1825, where they settled on land between what is now known as Elkton and Ardmore, Tennessee, On February 15, 1832,

Abel Ezell purchased a large tract of land on Elk River, Giles County, Tennessee. The Deed was registered on March 29, 1830. this land became known as the Ezell Farm.

On the 25 of August 1832, Abel Ezell of Giles County, Tennessee appointed his son, Amasa Ezell of the same place, his representative with power of attorney, "to recover and receive from James Newton, William Long and Ellis Palmer of Union District, South Carolina, Executors of the last Will and Testament of his father William Ezell, deceased of Union District, South Carolina all sums of money, debts, demands due and owing him".

Signed by Abel Ezell, Witnesses: L. W. Ezell, Gideon P. Ezell and Lavenia Ezell (L.W. was the so of Abel Ezell and Lavenia was the wife of L.W., Gideon P. Ezell was also the son of Abel.)

This appointment with power of attorney is on file in Union, South Carolina and Giles County, Tennessee

Submitted by Brenda Ezell

Will of Martha WEBB, marked Exhibit "A". Martha WEBB, a single woman died at her residence in Giles County October 26, 1873 without issue.

Martha WEBB was appointed Guardian of WOODson H. and Thomas S. WEBB and Mary Neil Edwards and Nancy J. WEBB, their sister who died about 1870 when about 16 or 17 years of age.

James M. Edwards testified that he was 59 years of age and was a brother-in-law of Martha WEBB. WOODson H., Thomas S. and Mary Neil Edwards wife of Washington Edwards were niece and nephew of Martha WEBB. Maclin MARKS was purchaser of the land with L. B. and John W. his securities.


GILES COUNTY History of Franklin, Giles, Lincoln and Moore Counties, Tennessee, Goodspeed Publishing Company, Nashville, 1886, pp. 749-766, scanned by Mrs. Sarah Smith (See also Index to Goodspeeds of Giles, including Biographical Appendix, pp. 846-876)

Sheriffs since 1810-
Charles Neeley,
James Buford,
Max H. Buchanan,
James Perry,
Lewis H. Brown,
Thomas C. Porter,
Thomas S. Webb,
John A. Jackson,
Asa Ezell,
James D. Goodman,
Joshua Morris,
John Kouns,
Berry H. Piden,
John W. West,
D. H. Parsons,
R. H. Mitchell,
R. A. Blow,
H. Arrowsmith,
John D. Butler
and J. Polk English.

The manufactories of Pulaski are as follows: W. N. Webb & Son, general machine shops: Webb & McGrew, woolen factory;


61 - Entry 47 for John BROWN, 96 1/2 A on waters of Leatherwood Creek; adj. tract on which he lives; Thomas WEBB; BROWN; tract belonging to heirs of Nathan HENDERSON; tracts are claimed by Elizabeth ABERNATHY; A. CASTLEMAN; A. M. HARRIS. Surv. 16 Jun 1824. Charley EDWARDS & Daniel ABERNATHY, C.C.

62 - Entry 48 for Charles EDWARDS, 79 A on waters of Leatherwood Creek; adj. Allen ABERNATHY; Edward M. BROWN; Thomas MARKS; Thomas WEBB; John BROWN; tract belonging to heirs of Nathan HENDERSON; Elizabeth ABERNATHY. Surv. 16 Jun 1824. Daniel ABERNATHY & Francis TILLOTSON C.C.

68 - Entry 67 for Thomas WEBB, 40 A on waters of Leatherwood Creek of Buchanan Creek; adj. Charles EDWARDS; Thomas WEBB tract on which he lives; Lewis MARKS; corner on Leatherwood Creek; Thomas MARKS. Surv. 30 Jun 1824. Edward MARKS & Littleton WEBB, C.C.

111 - Entry 34 for John BROWN, 20 A on Leatherwood Creek of Buchanan Creek; adj. Thomas WEBB; HENDERSON'S old line; Charles EDWARD. Surv. 21 Jan 1825. Charles EDWARDS & Daniel ABERNATHY, C.C.

118 - Entry 106 for Peter SATTERFIELD, 50 A on ridge between Buchanan Creek and Leatherwood Creek; adj. Timothy EZELL lives on; SWEENEY; SATTERFIELD; James DUGGER; William WOODS; WEBB; Timothy EZELL. Surv. 18 Jan 1825. William SWINNEY & Robert LITTREL, C.C.

Marcus MITCHELL from Thos. WEBB & wife Rebecca, $28.23, 15 2/3 A bounded on North by DOUGHERTY'S, on W by Marcus MITCHELL, on south by William B. PEPPER & heirs of John WILLIAMS, dec'd., on E by lands belonging to minor heirs of Henry SCALES. Wit. Charles C. ABERNATHY and Alexander TARPLY. GI Cty. D.B. G1826, p. 134

Ralph GRAVES, Sr. Power of Atty. to Thomas S. WEBB my true and trusty friend and atty. in fact, both of GI Cty., TN, for me in my name expose and sell in town of Pulaski for cash to highest bidder a tract of land of about 106 A laying south of town of Pulaski, adjoining land of Younger HOBSON on the N, German LESTER on South, John YERGER and Charles BUFORD on south and Robert C. MITCHELL on East, sale to be held 1 May 1837, proceeds of said sale to the payment (as far as it may go) on an execution in his hands from the supreme ct. at Nashville in favor of CARTER & NYE, against myself as principal debtor and Ralph GRAVES, Jr. and Sterling GRAVES, Alexander BLACK, Joseph C. RHEA, Edward D. JONES, Leroy P. BLACK and others, my securities assessed? 14 Feby. 1837 in sum of about $1236.72, debt interest, etc. s/Ralph GRAVES. Wit. Thos C. STONE and Mathew JOHNSTON. GI Cty., D.B. M, p. 414.

Ralph GRAVES, Sr. by his atty Thomas S. WEBB to Robert C. MITCHELL, for $1200 a tract of land in 6th Dist. containing 106 A more or less, bounded by Robert C. MITCHELL'S land purchased of Ralph GRAVES, Jr. (90 A), adj. Charles BUFORD'S N boundary, line of John K. YERGER, German LESTER, Archibald MCKISSACK. s/Ralph GRAVES, Sr., by Thos. S. WEBB, atty. in fact for Ralph GRAVES, Sr. Wit. Charles C. ABERNATHY, Johnathan DRAKE. GI Cty. D.B. M, p. 415.

William MARKS for $1.00 in hand paid & other considerations as follow Jefferson W. OLIVER conveys to MARKS a negro girl Rachel about 9 or 10 years old, William MARKS owes debts to Thomas WEBB, Jesse WESTMORELAND, YERGER, SHALL .... if not paid negro to be sold to pay debts. Wit. Wm. CONNER and Samuel Y. ANDERSON, s/ William MARKS, YERGER & SHALL, J. W. OLIVER. GI Cty. D.B. IJ, p. 445.

Washington WEBB to Ebenezer J. SHIELDS, for $500 in hand paid, Land on E prong of Lynn Creek, 92 A, beginning at James K. KERR'S NE corner, to Samuel T. WIER'S line, James H. KERR'S line., wit: D. M. LEATHERMAN & Jno. W. GOODE. GI Cty., TN D.B. Q, p. 200.


Probably the first church organization in Giles County was the Baptist Church at Cross Water,

which was organized in 1808 by the Buchanans, Ezells and other settlers of that neighborhood.

A log meeting-house was erected in 1809, which stood for a number of years, until torn down and a new and more commodious one was built, which was given the name of Old Zion.

Mike Ezell and William Ezell settled in the neighborhood of Cross Waters in 1807 and 1808

16 Jan 1836

District No. 11 - Begins at ..........., thence south with sd road to the beginning; elections to be held at Littleberry Webb's near Zion Meetinghouse


A Brief Sketch of the
Settlement and Early History of
Giles County Tennessee

by James McCallum, 1876

Published by the Pulaski Citizen, 1928


A man named Stevens lived where Edward Marks now lives in January 1811.

Old Tom Webb lived west of the creek on the top of the hill on the place owned By Arrowsmith heirs.

Thomas McKerly built a house near where Mrs. Arrowsmith lives.

About the same time or soon thereafter, Thos. Whitson, settled on Whitson's Creek, a mile or two above Prospect, and for him Reynolds' [?] Island was called.

Jordan Ward settled on the north bank of the river three miles above Prospect, at what has since been known as the Abel Ezell place. A man named Jenkins settled on Jenkins' Creek, for whom the creek was named.

Dr. Gabriel Bumpass, with a number of families from South Carolina, settled at Crosswater at a very early date. The precise date cannot be ascertained; but from the fact that the Bufords and others traveled his trail as early as the Fall of 1807, he must have come sometime in 1807 as early at least as the Summer or Fall.

In the party that came with Bumpass were William Buchanan and his sons Robert, Maxmillian H., (the father of Mrs. Col. Solon E. Rose), John and Jesse,

Timothy Ezell, Mike Ezell and William Ezell, the father of P. H. Ezell, together with others whose names are not remembered.

Dr. Bumpass settled the Crosswater place now owned by George E. Suttle. Wm. Buchanan settled the place owned by the Rev. C. P. Reed; Robert Buchanan about a half mile north of where Reed lived on the east side of Buchanan's Creek; it is not certainly known whether the creek took its name from them, or was named by the Commissioners in 1783, as there was a Buchanan with them. The general impression is that it took its name from Robert Buchanan who lived on it and built a mill on it about 1809; it was grinding in 1810.

The Ezells settled east of the mill, and in the immediate neighborhood.

The first mails were carried on this route. Bumpass, the Buchanans, Ezells, and others, who came about the time they did, raised corn in 1808.

One of the first churches in the County was a Baptist Church about a quarter of a mile south of or southwest from Crosswater spring, built in 1809 by the Buchanans and Ezells.

1820 Federal Census
Alphabetical Index
by John Young
Giles County, TNGenWeb Researcher and Transcriber

Webb Larkin Webb
Littleberry Webb
Morris Webb
Robert Webb
Thomas Webb
William Webb

William Ezell
Micajah Ezell
Timothy Ezell

Giles County, Tennessee
1836 Tax List, District 10
by Joyce McDonald

Webb John 1
Webb William 200 5 1

Giles County, Tennessee
1836 Tax List, District 11
by Joyce McDonald
Giles County, TNGenWeb Researcher

Webb L. B. 100
Webb Nathan 1
Webb Rebecca 160
Webb Tho. S. 165

Giles County, Tennessee
Marriage Book I

11/17/1866 Robert Huey -- Ann Webb

A.J. Abernathy's Branch of the Abernathy Family
by Andrew J. Abernathy
Pulaski, Tennessee
April 17th, 1907.

4. Jesse Abernathy came to Giles County and resided on Big Creek at the home now owned by the family of the late James E. Abernathy. He was the father of the late Dr. Jesse Abernathy, Mrs. Elizabeth Denty, Richard C., William F., and Burwell Abernathy, and of a daughter, who married William Webb.

A Brief Sketch of the
Settlement and Early History of
Giles County Tennessee

by James McCallum, 1876

Published by the Pulaski Citizen, 1928

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