John Webb (1720/21, he married Rachel Willits),
Webb (1723, married Mary Hannah Flemming),
Mary Webb (1726/27),
Sarah Webb (1729),
Benjamin Webb (1732),
Joseph Webb (1735),
James Webb (1737/38,),
Webb (1740 married Rebecca Paine)
Moses Webb (1742).
Old Style Calendar
Before 1752 the year began on Lady Day, March 25th,. Dates between January 1st and March 24th were at the end of the year. Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) are used to indicate whether the year has been adjusted. Often both dates are used.
Berks County, Pennsylvania was formed on March 11, 1752 from parts of Chester County, Lancaster County, and Philadelphia County. Northwestern parts of the county became Northumberland County in 1772 and Schuylkill County in 1811.
from The Boone Family by Jesse Procter Crump
Mary Boone (daughter of George), born 23 Sept. (O. S.), or 4 Oct. (N. S.), 1699, in Devonshire, England; died 16 Jan., 1774, in her 75th year.
Married 13 Sept. (or 24 Sept., N. S.), 1720, in Philadelphia County (now Berks), Pa., John Webb (d. 18 Oct., 1774, in 80th year).
The abstract of their marriage record reads:—
7-13, (1720) John Webb of Phila. Co. and Mary Boone daughter of George of the same Co., at a Public Meeting. Witnesses George, Squire and Benjamin Boone; Thomas Evan; Edward Foulke; Edward Morgan; Daniel Meredith and 18 others.
In some way their courtship did not comply with the regulations of the Society of Friends, for on 26 July, 1720, in Gwynedd Meeting, her father, George Boone, openly acknowledged his fault in allowing John Webb to "keep company with his daughter in order to marry, contrary to ye established order."
After their marriage John and Mary Webb probably settled in Exeter township, as their affairs continue to be recorded in Gwynedd and Exeter Meetings. It is said that they resided on the farm occupied in 1860 by Isaac Herbine, then also included in the paternal estates.
In 1730, John and Mary Webb must have again offended the Meeting, for we find:
7-29-1730, John Webb and wife Mary produced acknowledgment of misconduct which was accepted.
For ten years they kept within the straight and narrow path laid down by the Friends, but in 1740 John Webb was again called to account:
9th Mo. 27th 1740. A. 21. At this Meeting John Webb brought a Paper of Condemnation for his outgoing which was received and ordered to be Read at Oley first Day's Meeting;
the further Publishing thereof is referred to Friends of Philadelphia. It is as follows, viz. (His acknowledgment).
This is to give notice to All Persons whom it may concern that I John Webb being at the Elechon at Philadelphia in the year 1740, in a very Public Place and after a very Public manner, being taken and apprehended with a grindstone in my Hands as though I had a mind to take it away and when the man spoke to me saying, "Where art thou going with that Stone?' I made answer unwittingly and after a suspicious manner to my own shame
I do confess, which was after this manner. "What if I have bought it?' These words being spoken by me, and have proceeded from the same Wicked Spirit which leads People into such Vile Words and Actions to the great Scandal of our Holy Profesion; all which Words and Actions of Mine as aforesaid with all the other unsavory Conduct of mine at that time I condemn the whole, and the Spirit that led me thereunto, with desire in my Heart, that for the future I may be more careful so as not to Transgress the Law of God written in the Heart.
(note:—All similar papers were read publicly at First Day Mtg.)
Children:—(Births recorded in Exeter Record.)
31 John Webb, b. 14 Mar., 1720. (O. S.)
32 George Webb, b. 3 Sept., 1723 (O. S.); was complained against for "marrying out" 30 June. 1743. (c)
33 Mary Webb, b. 26 Jan., 1726-7. (O. S.)
34 Sarah Webb, b. 17 Oct., 1729 (O. S.); probably married Mitchell, for we find "6-26, 1760, Sarah Webb, alias Mitchell, testified against."
35 Benjamin Webb, b. 28 Dec, 1732. (O. S.)
36 Joseph Webb, b. 6 May 1735. (O. S.) On 29 June, 1758, Joseph Webb was testified against for "marrying out and by a justice." There is record of the administration of the estate of one Joseph Webb, Brunswick, Berks Co., to Rachel and Martha Webb, daughters, Mary the widow renouncing, 21 Mar., 1781.
37 James Webb, b. 4 Mar., 1737-8. (O. S.) +38 Samuel Webb, b. 23 May, 1740. (O. S.)
39 Moses Webb, b. 2 Oct., 1743. (O. S.)
The Society of Friends (Quakers) began in England in the 1650s, when they broke away from the Puritans. Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn, as a safe place for Friends to live and practice their faith.
Daniel Boone (1734-1820) was a frontiersman who became an American folk hero. The Boone family were members of the Gwynedd Monthly Meeting. He is best know from his exploration of Virginia and Kentucky.
Fincastle County, Virginia was created in 1772 from Botetourt County and abolished in 1776. It was divided into Montgomery, Washington and Kentucky Counties.
George Webb, was born on September 3, 1723 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. He married Mary Hannah Flemming (1723).
Their children included:
David Webb (1744, married Elizabeth Bates),
Mary Webb (1745),
John Webb (1749),
Jonathan Webb (1753, married Rachel Hawkins),
Benjamin Webb (1755), and
George Webb, Jr. (1757).
The Webb men all served in the Revolutionary War.
George, John, Jonathan and Benjamin Webb signed the 1777 petition of men living on the north Holston River complaining about the division of Fincastle County. They felt the line was not equitable and the court house was too far away.
George and his sons migrated to Sullivan County, Tennessee about 1777. They settled near Bluff City.
David Webb signed the 1777 petition of men living on the north Holston River complaining about the division of Fincastle County. They felt the line was not equitable and the court house was too far away.
In the 1779 Washington County court records:
John Webb vs. Wm. Cobb. Cavit continued to May court.
Sullivan County is in far northeast corner of Tennessee between North Carolina and Virginia and was originally part of those states. It was formed in 1779 when it was divided from Washington County.
Tennessee was admitted to the Union on June 1, 1796. It was initially part of North Carolina.
from The King's Mountain Menby Katherine K White
Webb, George was a man of affairs on Watauga. In 1778 he sold 540 acres and then bought 640, proving each transaction by the oath of David Webb. He was on the grand jury in the examination of the Tory Dykes. Webb was the first settler in Greasy Cove, a company of Indians following him to his cabin and threatening to kill him if he remained there. He gathered up some more settlers and was not molested. George or David, probably the former, was the Captain Webb of Shelby's regiment.
The Flying Camp was an American military formation used during the second half of 1776. It was a mobile, strategic reserve of 10,000 men. The men recruited for the Flying Camp were militiamen from Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware.
from The Webb Family News by Donald E. Webb
George Webb had five sons, who were: David, John, Jonathan, Benjamin and George Jr. All five served in the Revolutionary War, three becoming captains. Capt. John and Capt. Jonathan were in the famed Flying Camp Regiment of Berks county, serving under Col. Holler.
According to Peter Kaup's pension declaration who said that he served under Captains John and Jonathan Webb, they
marched to Amboy, from thence to New York, to Long
Island, to King's Bridge, White Plains, and was at the battle of Long Island
and White Plains.
David was also a captain while serving in Berks county.
Benjamin was also in service in Berks county and George Jr. entered the
service after moving to Tennessee.
In 1777 George Webb migrated to East
Tennessee with all his sons. Daniel Boone, a first cousin of George Webb,
had spent some time in the Watauga Valley a few years before, and perhaps
this was the cause of George's migration to that particular area. George
spent some time on the Watauga buying and selling land before he finally
settled near Bluff City (called Shoat's Ford in pioneer times) on the South
Holston river in what is now Sullivan county.
David Webb was born in 1744 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. he was the son of George Webb and Mary Hannah Flemming. He married Elizabeth Bates.
His children included:
Nathan Webb (1784, married Catherine Elizabeth Miller) and
David Webb (1795).
Nathan Webb was born in 1784 in Sullivan County, Tennessee. He was the son of David and Elizabeth Webb.
Washington County, Tennessee Marriages, File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Brenda Jordan Raymond
Webb, Nancy — Dearmond, George – 23 May 1793
Webb, Elizabeth married McInturff, Israel on 29-OCT-1828
Webb, John married Clouse, Nancy on 22-NOV-1816
Webb, Rachel married Sherrill, Joseph on 29 August 1822
Webb, Winny married Peterson, John E on 14-MAR-1825
The Holston River flows from Kingsport to Knoxville.
map by Kmusser
Sullivan Co., Tennessee Deed Book 10, p. 198: Elisha Cole to Nathan Webb and Jacob Emmert
Transcribed by Robert W. Keyes Jan 15, 2005
Source: FHL Film #972708
This Indenture made this 4th day of October 1825 between Elisha Cole on the one part and Nathan Webb and Jacob Emmert on the other part
Witnesseth that said Elisha Cole for a valuable consideration to him in hand paid by the said Nathan Webb & Jacob Emmert the [receipt] of which is hereby acknowledged has bargained sold and confermed unto the said Nathan Webb & Jacob Emmert and their heirs &c forever the following described tract of land
to wit Beginning at a forked poplar near the River Holston South 29 West 152 poles to a Pine tree thence North 80 West 70 poles
to a Poplar South six poles
to Benjamin Webbs corner White Oak thence with his line South 70 West 84 poles
to his corner Spanish Oak then with his line South sixty six degrees ??? 178 poles to a forked Poplar thence with Joseph Greenways line North one hundred & sixty? poles
to a stake on the River thence up said said River the several courses
to the Beginning containing four hundred acres except what two Lots are heretofore sold to have and hold. . .
The rod or perch or pole is a surveyor's tool equal to 5 1⁄2 yards.
An indenture is a legal contract for labor or land. Two copies on the same sheet were separated with a jagged edge so that the two parts could be refitted to confirm authenticity. An indentured servant worked without wages for a specified time to pay a debt and was bound to the employer. In the 17th century, nearly two-thirds of settlers came as indentured servants to pay for their passage.
The American folk hero, David "Davy" Crockett (1786 – 1836), grew up in East Tennessee.
Slavery is an immoral system of forced labor where people are treated as property to be bought and sold. It was legal in the American Colonies and the United States until the Civil War.
East Tennessee is part of Appalachia. At the end of the French and Indian War, colonists began drifting into the area. In 1769, they first settled along the Watauga River. During the Revolution, the Overmountain Men defeated British loyalists at the Battle of Kings Mountain. The State of Franklin was formed in the 1780s, but never admitted to the Union.
Sullivan Co., Tennessee Deed Book 10, p. 436-437:
James Webb, John Webb, & Nathan Webb to Benjamin Webb Transcribed by Robert W. Keyes Jan 16, 2005
Source: FHL Film# 972708
This Indenture made this 25th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight  by and between James Webb [son of Nathan] John Webb [son of George] and Nathan Webb for himself and his two minor sons David and Benjamin of the one part and Benjamin Webb and Mima his wife of the other part all of the County of Sullivan and State of Tennessee
Witnesseth that the said James Webb John Webb & Nathan Webb [for] and in consideration of the sum three? thousand three hundred dollars in hand paid the receipt whereof is [hereby] acknowledged have given granted and [confirmed] & by these presents do give grant and confirm unto the said Benjamin Webb and Mima his wife one anuity of one hundred and ???? dollars to be received taken had and to be issuing out of all that tract of land whereon the said Benjamin & wife now live
and all that tract of land adjoining the land of George Webb it being the said Benjamins part or one half of six hundred and thirteen acres survey divided by George Webb deceased to his sons Benjamin and George Webb
and also to be issuing out of the proffits and labors of the following Negroes sold by the said Benjamin Webb to James Webb John Webb &c to wit Phebe
& with all and singular the appurtenances belonging to the said tracts of land and every part and parcel thereof unto the said Benjamin Webb and Mima his wife for and during their natural lives payable and to be paid at and upon the 1st day of May yearly by even and equal portions the first payment to be made on or before the first day of May next and to the Survivor of them the sum of seventy five dollars annually
And it is the express agreement of the contracting parties that should the said James Webb John Webb and Nathan Webb comfortably and decently support and maintain the said Benjamin Webb and Mima his wife during their lives with wholsom food washing & lodging and the survivor of them in like manner then the above gant of annuity to be void and if it shall happen that the said Benjamin Webb and Mima his wife are not supported in the manner proscribed by the said party of the first part and they have good reason to be dissatisfied with their sustenance &c aforded by the said party of the first part then and in that case they may live separate to themselves in their old mansion house and demand the annual payment above named and may distain for the same and the said lands & above discribed shall remain ample and Sufficient over and above for the payment of the said Annuity
In testimony whereof the said James Webb John Webb and Nathan Webb have hereunto set their hand and seals the day and year above wirtten
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of Jas D Rhea
James Webb [seal]
John Webb [seal]
Nathan Webb [seal]
A militia is a military unit composed of citizens who are called up in time of need.
Seals were used to authenticate documents and men were expected to have a personal die. Records in deed books are copies and signatures are usually in the clerk’s handwriting. The clerk drew a circle around the word “seal” to indicate that the original document was sealed.
Prior to the publication of Dictionary of the English Language in 1755, there were no spelling rules and even names were spelled many different ways.
Sullivan Co., Tennessee, Deed Book 11, p. 9
John Wasum to Nathan Webb
Transcribed by Robert W. Keyes Jan 16, 2005
Source: FHL Film# 972708
Articles of Agreement made and entered into this day being the 16th of August 1824 between John Wassum Junr of the one part and Nathan Webb of the other part both of the County of Sullivan and State of Tennessee
Witnesseth that the said Wassum doth this day bargain and sell unto the said Nathan Webb his part of a certain claim of Negroes which was bequeathed unto the heirs of John and Lyndia Miller decd by Benjamin Royston decd which was left in the possession of Elizabeth Royston wife of sd Benjamin Royston decd for her life time for the sum of Forty dollars the receipt
whereof is hereby acknowledged where unto I have set my hand and fixed my seal the day and date above written
John John Wasum [seal]
Witness Daniel Miller
Witness Joseph Malone
I sine the within bond to Joseph Malone all my right and title interest and claim for vallue received of him as witness my hand and seal this 20 day of December 1826
Nathan Webb [seal]
Atest Amos Malone
The Battle of Kings Mountain was a decisive battle of the American Revoluton. It took place on October 7, 1780, nine miles south of the present-day town of Kings Mountain, North Carolina. The Patriot militia defeated the Loyalist militia commanded by British Major Patrick Ferguson.
Jonesborough, Washington County, Tennessee was founded in 1779. In 1784, it became the capital of the State of Franklin.
North Carolina was one of the thirteen original Colonies. It was first settled by small farmers and grew quickly in the mid 18th century.
Selections from George Webb's Revolutionary War Pension Application W6445 originally transcribed by Robert W. Keyes from FHL film# 972514 Jan 5, 2005
State of Tennessee
On this 24 day of Janry 1834 Sullivan County personally appeared before me William Rockhold a justice of the peace for said county
George Webb a resident of the State and County aforesaid aged 76 years & some [or seven] months who being first Duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of provision made by the act of congress passed June 7th 1832 that
he volentered in the service of the United States he thinks in year 1779 & served a tour of duty under Lutenant Moses Looney and was employed in guarding the frontier against the then hostile Cheroke Indians and was principally employed at a place caled Chimny Top Mountain and served the time for which he voluntered and was verbally discharged but does not recollect how long in said service but also venture to say not less then one week nor more then one month
Deponant further saith in the year 1780 in the later part of the summer or early in the fall he was drafted for three months tour And did serve said three mounth tour from Sullivan county Tennessee then Carolina under Capt Jonathan Webb Col. Shelbys regment and was marched to Kings Mountain and was in the heat of the memorable battle fought at said place and at or near the exporation of said three months was verbally discharged by Capt Jonathan Webb.
Deponant further saith very shortly after he was discharged from the Kings Mountain tour of Duty say in a few weeks he was drafted again from Sullivan County for three months to go against the Cherokee Indians and did serve said three months or more under Capt Jonathan Webb Col Cristys Regment and was marched into the Cherokee nation who was at war with the United States and alley of the British and was actively engaged in said tour in burning the indian towns distroying their property and making prisoners of from fifty to sixty of the indians besides the kild & wounded
Deponant says that he rendered his above services During the revolutionary war and as above stated six months as a drafted maletia man and the balance as a volenteer but will not say he was more than one week as volunteer and does positively say in all he served six months & one week - and does declare his name is not on any pension roll of any agency of any state or terytory and does hereby relinquish every claim what ever to a pension or annuity accept the present Sworn to and subscribed the day and year last above mentioned
We Benjamin Webb and William Lendemand residing in Sullivan county Tennessee do hereby certify that we are well acquainted with George Webb who has subscribed & sworn to the above declaration and the said Benj Webb has been acquainted with him from his childhood being & owlder brother (& the said Benj says he personally knows he served as he states one tour he served with him & the others he well recollects and the said Lendmand has known him for thiry years & have always understood that he was a soldier of the revolution and we do both believe he served in the revolutionas above stated
his Benj + Webb mark Sworn & subscribed before the date aforesaid
Wm Rockhold (seal) Justice of the peace
I William Rockhold one of the Justices of the court of pleas & quarter sessions for Sullivan County do hereby certify that I have attended to this examination out of term time at the house of Benj Webb he being the principal witness and is so cripled that he is unable to attend before the court for said purpose, and that I have put the following questions & have rec'd the following answers
q 1 Where and in what year were you born
A 1 In berks county pensylvania for 1758
q 2 have you any record of your age and if so where is it
A 2 I have a record in my possession
q 3 Where were you living when cald in to service where have you lived sence the revolutionary war and where do you now live
A 3 I lived in Sullivan county when cald in to service near the spot of ground where I now live and have lived at the same place ever since the revolutionary war
q 4 how was you cald into service &c &c
A The first tour I volunteered & the other two tours was drafted
q 5 state the names of officers regments circum stances &c
A I new Shelby & served under him at Kings mountain & had ??ting ???? for ??hart t????? Know Sevier & & Cammel? both whom command Regments at Kings Mountain and Cleveland? as I believe also, and I new I served under Col Cristy against the Indians and all the service that I rendered was under Capt Webb accept a short time under L. Looney
q 6 Did you ever receve a discharge & ifso what has come of it &c &c
A. I did receve verbal disharges only [more that is crossed out]
q 7 State the names of the persons in your neighbourhood who you are acquainted with & who can testafy to you character for varacity &c
A .I am acquainted with the above witnesses as intradused and almost every person in Sullivan County accept some of the youngsters that has grown out of my knowledge and even proud to say that I now of none that I think woud doubt my honesty or verasety
And I do further certify that the foregoing questions & answers were put and recd & apears by me and that I do believe they are subsantially correct and I do further certify that there is no regular ordained minister of the gospel immediately in said neighbaurhood whose attendance could be convenuntly procured and that I do believe the statements made by the applecant and witnesses to be substantially correct
giving under my hand & seal this [blank] day of [blank] 1834
Wm Rockhold (seal) Justice of the peace State of Tennessee
By James Claud DC [Another Document:] In order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress of the 29th July 1848 State of Tennessee Sullivan County On this 1st day of July 1850 personaly appeared in open Court before the Worshupful County Court was sitting Mrs Elizabeth Webb a resident of the County and State aforesaid aged Seventy three years on the 23d day of July this month who being duly sworn according to law doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benifit of the pension made by the act of Congress passed July 29th 1848
That she is the widow George Webb who was a private in the North Carolina Militia in the war of the Revolution That her husband the aforesaid George Webb drew a pension under the act of Congress of 7th June 1832 of $20.72 for his said service she further declares that she was married to the said George Webb on the 19th day of October 1797 for perticulars she refers to her marriage bond accompanying this declaration that her husband the aforesaid George Webb died on the 11th day of February 1836 That she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service but the marriage took place previous to the second day of January 1800 eighteen hundred viz at the time above stated she further declares that she often herd her husband the aforesaid George Webb say that his pension did not pay him for the ammount of service rendered by him in the War of the Revolution she refers the Department to the report of the Comptroler of North Carolina accompanying this her declaration and she is still a widow and she never made application for a pension her Elizabeth X Webb mark State of Tennessee
July Term 1850 Sullivan County On this day personally appeared Mrs Elizabeth Webb in open Court and made oath in due form of Law to the foregoing declaration and the said Court further certifies that she is the widow of George Webb who drew a pension and she is entitled to the act of Congress refered to and hereby direct the Clerk and Chairman for the Court to endorse their approval in the papers
Robt P Rhea Sworn to and Subscribed in open Court this 1st day of July 1850
Chairman of the County Court
Test. Tho. P. Ford Clerk of the County Court
By John C. Rutledge D.C.
Marriage Bond State of Tennessee Sullivan County. Know all men by these presents that we George Webb and William Lewis our heirs &c are held and firmly bound unto John Sevier Esqr Govrnor of the State aforesaid & Successors in office in the penal sum of fifteen hundred dollars to be void on condition there is no lawful objection why the above bounden George Webb and Elizabeth Perkins may not be joined together as man and wife in the holy state of matrimony. Witness our hands and seals the 18th day of October in the year 1797
Test Matthew Rhea
George Webb (seal)
William Lewis (seal)
Testis (Test) is latin for witness. Testes is the plural.
State of Tennesse
On this 30th day of May 1855, before Sullivan County me an acting Justice of the Peace in & for said County, personally came Elizabeth Webb aged 78 years a resident of the said County, & who upon oath duly administered states that she is the widow of George Webb a soldier of the Revolution, who served in the said war a sufficient length of time to enable him during his life to obtain under the act of C June 1832,
a pension which was ???? up to the date of his death ??? the 11th of February 1836 at the rate of $20.87 per annum and
that she, as the widow of the said George Webb applied for a pension & sustained? a claim to the same under the act of 2?th Feb. 1848, & is now in the receipt of it at the Jonesboro, Ten Agency at the rate of $20.87 per annum,
She states further that her said husband was a volunteer, and was present at the Battle of King's Mountain & was present at other engagements, & skirmishes in the war of the Revolution; but as she has no proof nor can she obtain any that she know of, either of witnesses ?? ????, the ????? to the papers on file in the pension office ?? said claims to shew to service of her sd husband in the Revolutionary war.
States further that she was married to the said George Webb in Sullivan County, state of Tennessee in the 16th day of october 1796 by the Joseph Wallace ? J.P. that her name prior to thereto was Elizabeth Spurgin that she knows of no public or private record of her said marriage as being in existance, but refers to the proof thereof now on file in the pension office; & that since her said husbands death she has remained a widow; and that this application for Land Bounty; under act ????? 1852 is the only one ever made ?? her sd husbands, or her own name, widow bounty having ever issued to either of them under any act of congress whatever.
her Elizabeth X Webb mark
We Nathen Lewis and William W Smith ???????? of the said County, hereby state on oath that the within declaration was signed & acknowledged by the said Elizabeth Webb, on the day of its date, & that we know her to be the identical person she claims to be in the said declaration,
We state further that we know the said Elizabeth Webb and George Webb to live together as lawfully wedded husband & wife and were so [acknowledged] & respected, that the George Webb is now dead, having died in said county that the date set forth in the within Declaration, that the said Elizabeth is now in the receipt of a pension as his widow, payable at Jonesboro, & that she is still a widow, & that we are not interested in her claim for said Bounty.
William W Smith
A marriage bond was paid to the court by a groom prior to his marriage. If the marriage didn't take place, he would forfeit the bond. The bondsman, or surety, was usually a close relative.
John Adams, Jr. (1735-1826) was the second President of the United States (1797–1801), the first Vice President (1789–1797).
Berks County, Pennsylvania was formed on March 11, 1752 from parts of Chester County, Lancaster County, and Philadelphia County. Northwestern parts of the county became Northumberland County in 1772 and Schuylkill County in 1811.
The Cherokeewere indigenous people who lived in the southern Appalachian mountains. European Americans called their towns in eastern Tennessee, the Overhill Towns. The towns included Chota, Tellico and Tanasi.
In 1776, the Cherokee planned to drive settlers out of the Washington District. The settlers were warned and stopped the first attack at Heaton's Station. The second attack was stopped at Fort Watauga. In response to these attacks, the militia burned Tuskegee and Citico.