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William A Webb Family

Contributed by Sue Webb

William A Webb was born in Georgia in 1818, probably in Washington County. His parents were Giles (unknown-1830) and Hollan Askew Webb (1795-1861). His great grandparents were John and Rachel Giles Webb who began the large Washington County Webb Clan. John Webb came to Georgia from Virginia, bringing with him a wife and seven children, five sons and two daughters from twenty to three years old. He was a Revolutionary soldier in the 2nd Continental Artilley of Georgia.

William married first Elizabeth Martin (1826-1852) February 9 1845 in Washington County GA. They had 3 children:

William Green Webb (1846-1916)
Joseph T. Webb (1848-unknown)
Lucinda H. Webb (1851-unknown)

William married second Martha 'Muree' Ann Lamb (1833-1856) on February 21, 1854 in Dooly County GA. She was the daughter of Luke and Mary Burnham Lamb. They had 1 child:

Mary Ann E. Webb (1856-unknown)

William married last Sarah Evaline Webb (1838-1904) on April 15, 1858 in Dooly County GA. She was the daughter of James W and Susan Laws Webb. William and Sarah's father's were first cousins. They had 1 child:

James Wesley Webb (1863-1927)

William joined the Confederate Army December 23 1863, Seven months before his last child would be born. There is no mention of a furlough home in his service record so it is unknown if he ever saw his last son before he died in a northern prison just sixteen months later.

William A Webb was with Company D 7th Georgia Cavalry C.S.A. He enlisted December 23, 1863 at Decatur GA., was captured June 11, 1864 at Louisa Court House. He arrived at Fortress Monroe at Point Lookout MD on June 20, 1864. He was transferred to Elmira NY on July 25, 1864. He arrived at Elmira on July 28, 1864 and died there, September 14, 1864 of Chronic Diarrhea.

The panoramic picture used on the cemetery page for this site is a view of the confederate graves at Elmira NY Confederate Prison Historical site. A very kind lady who lives in Elmira went to this cemetery for me and took these wonderful pictures for me. I am always amazed at the kindness of those in the genealogy community. Below are some pictures of Elmira Prison Cemetery, the place my great great grandfather rests:

Sarah married Jacob Blount within a year of William's death. She took only her son, James Wesley Webb, when she began her next family with Jacob. William's first 3 children who he had with Elizabeth Martin were raised by Richard B G Walters. He was awarded guardianship by Johnson County GA soon after William's death. I have never been able to find any trace of who raised William's 4th child, by Laura Lamb and I've never found a trace of her after 1860. Please contact me if you know anything about Mary Ann E. Webb.

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