Webb Genealogy - Person Sheet
Webb Genealogy - Person Sheet
NameWilliam Smith Webb Sr. 25
Birth19 Jan 1775, Franklin County, VA, USA19,23, Lists birth as about 1776,638,1848
Residence1797, Sumner County, TN, USA25
Census1820, Springfield, Robertson County, TN, USA26
MemoLine 18: Smith Webb
Census1830, Sumner County, TN, USA28
MemoPage 216, Line 9: 1 male and 1 female 51-60 [William Smith Webb Sr. and Nancy Clowers Webb], 1 female 81-90 [Either Rebecca Martin Webb or JoAnna Clower], 1 male 21-30 [Joseph Webb], and 1 male 11-15 [William Smith Webb Jr.]
Wrote Will29 Feb 1836, Sumner County, TN, USA27
MemoProven in May, 1836
Anst File#AFN:1XRH-171
FatherSamuel Webb Sr. (1735-)
MemoFrom family Bible
Death15 Jan 183319
MemoFrom family Bible
FatherJacob Clower Jr. (1745-1798)
MotherJoanna Vineyard (1745-)
Marr MemoMarried by Horatio Burns
ChildrenElizabeth (1798-1875)
 Samuel (1800-1882)
 Anna (1804-1861)
 Armstead (~1808-1896)
 Joseph (1810-)
 Nancy Elizabeth (1813-1907)
 William Smith (1818-1870)
Notes for William Smith Webb Sr.
There is disagreement about who his father was. Some think it was Samuel Webb (1735 - ) and Rebecca Martin while others think it was William Smith Webb and Ann Hillard. 339 Some sources lists him as the son of Samuel Boone Webb (May 23, 1740 - 1817) and Rebecca Paine with Samuel Boone Webb’s father being John Horrod Webb (1694) from England.346,347 It is believed most likely (but unproven as far as I know) that his father was Samuel Webb (ID 61 in my genealogy).

His will:307

County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. II
May 1823 - June 1842

(Page 206)

In the name of God! I, William Smith Webb considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed be Almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say: first I want my body buried in a Christian like manner, then I want all my just debts paid, then in the first place I give and bequeath unto my youngest son William Smith Webb two hundred and sixty acres of land, where he now lives, being the place where John Armfield formerly lived, sold by a Decree of the Circuit Court of Sumner County, to make him equal with my older sons. I also give and bequeath unto my sons and daughters, Elizabeth Griffeth, Samuel Webb, Ann Burnett, Armstead Webb, Joseph Webb, Nancy Latimer, and William Smith Webb, the balance of all my land and two negroes, Milly and Thornton, my household and kitchen furniture of every kind, my farming utensils, and stock of every kind, and everything appertaining or in any wise belonging to me, to be sold, and equally divided between my above named, sons and daughters. I hereby appoint my two sons Samuel Webb and Armstead Webb sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal, this 29th day of February 1836. Smith Webb (Seal)

Signed sealed published and declared by the above named William Smith Webb to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto, subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the Testator:

Robert Simmons

Moses M. Donelson

Charles P. (his mark) Powel

State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court May Term 1836.

The last Will and Testament of Smith Webb dec'd was exhibited in open Court for probate and duly proved agreeable to law by the oaths of Robert Simmons and Moses M. Donelson subscribing witnesses thereto, which is ordered to be recorded and thereupon Samuel Webb and Armstead Webb the Executors named in said will

(Page 207)

and with Moses M. Donelson and Thomas Latimer their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor in the penalty of Six Thousand dollars conditioned as the Law directs and took the oath of Executors prescribed by Law.

Thos. Donoho, Clerk of Sumner County Court 307

A Smith Webb is listed in Captain Smith’s Company in 1826.371 This is the only one that fits even though he would have been 51 at the time.

The 1788 and 1799 Personal Tax lists from Franklin County, VA699 list and Smith Webb.
Last Modified 1 Nov 2013Created 12 Jan 2019 using Reunion for Macintosh
All sources of data are documented on the “Person Sheet” for each individual. My early data often came from less-than-reliable sources (e.g., “Sarah’s genealogy pages”). If the only sources for a person is something like that or worse there is no listed source for data, please take the information as only a suggestion and not a fact.

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