The Webb individuals in the line described here are primarily from the following states, in the approximate order of their movement: Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas.
Webb Names in Database
Webb Family History
My Webb family had members who originally settled in Virginia, then migrated to North Carolina, then to Tennessee, and finally to Southwestern Arkansas and Texas. My earliest Webb ancestor that I have record of is John Webb, my 5th great-grandfather, born about 1725 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Around 1760, he moved to Wilkes County, North Carolina. Later he apparently went to Kentucky for a period, since his son, Cuthbert (Cut) Webb listed Kentucky as his place of birth in the census records. John died in Wilkes County, North Carolina in 1785. Cuthbert Webb was born around 1760, in either North Carolina or Kentucky. His daughter Rebecca Webb was born in 1804, and the family had moved to Roane County, Tennessee by 1814. Cut Webb died there around 1830. Rebecca married Allen M. Webb in 1823, in Morgan County, Tennessee. It is believed that the two were cousins. The family had twelve children, one of them being my great-great-grandfather, Christopher Columbus Webb (1834-1904).
At the time of the 1850 census, the Webb family was living in Bradley County, Tennessee, but in 1857, they moved to Hempstead County in Southwestern Arkansas. Allen and Rebecca died there and are buried at Zion Cemetery near Ozan, Arkansas, along with many other Webb and Harris family members.
Christopher Columbus Webb married Harriet Malinda Taylor (1839-1885) of Mississippi in 1859, and eight children were born to the couple. There is a biographical sketch of Christopher Columbus Webb in the Goodspeed book, "Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas", Page 445, published in 1890, which provides quite a lot of information about him and his family. It states that he was a veteran of the Civil War, serving for three years in the Confederate Army. At the time of the writing, he owned a farm of 860 acres located four miles northwest of Ozan, Arkansas, and had previously operated a cotton gin and a grist mill. His eldest daughter, Mary Tine Webb (1861-1953) was my great-grandmother. See a picture of Mary Webb and her sisters.
Mary Webb married John Calvin Harris in 1879, and their second daughter, Adeline Cynthia (Addie) Harris was born in 1883. She was my grandmother. She married Henry Harrison Hardy in 1901, and my father, Roe Coy Hardy was born in 1913. In 1931, Henry moved his family to Gregg County, Texas, near Longview.
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