Meriwether Webb Sr.

Meriwether Wenn Webb Sr. (abt. 1697 - bef. 1779)

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Lt. Meriwether Wenn "Merry" Webb Sr.
Born about in Martinsville, Henry, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [half], [half] and [half]
Husband of — married 1722 in Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Henry, Sussex, Virginiamap
Profile last modified 20 Sep 2019 | Created 3 Mar 2011 | Last significant change: 20 Sep 2019
16:52: Darlene Bora edited the Biography for Meriwether Wenn Webb Sr. (abt.1697-bef.1779). (clean up biography/sources) [Thank Darlene for this]
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Lt. Meriwether Webb Sr. participated in the American Revolution

Biography

Meriwether Webb, known as Merry, was born about 1697 in Martinsville, Henry, Virginia. [1]

Merry married Elizabeth Martin (1708-1805) in about 1722 in Martinsville, Henry, Virginia.[2] These are their known children:

  1. Million Webb Hall 08/30/1723
  2. Mary Webb Burns b 1725 Pittsylvania County, VA - d 1795 Henry County, VA, (married Charles Burns Sr abt 1745 in VA. The couple divorced Spring of 1779. She is listed in the Charles Burns Sr. Family by Ronald Allen Burns. She is the only Burns listed in the 1790 Henry County, Virginia Census; her land sold for non-payment of taxes by 1795. LDS gives birth year as 1725.
  3. Elizabeth Webb Sams abt 1731
  4. James Webb 1733 (not listed in his will)
  5. Lucy Webb abt 1736
  6. Merriwether "Merry" Wenn Webb abt 1737 (is he the twin of Martin?)
  7. Martin Webb abt 1737 (not listed in his will)
  8. Martha Webb Dillard b abt 1739 d 1796 Greasy Cove, Washington County, NC (now called Erwin, Unicoi County, TN) (is she the twin of John?) Married Thomas Dillard abt 1736 in Henry County, VA.
  9. John Webb 10/30/1739 in Martinville, Henry County, VA

Merry was on the list of Vestrymen for Antrim Parish, Virginia in 1752.[3] He was a Justice of the Court in March 1753 for a grand jury in Halifax County, Virginia.[4] He and his wife made their home in Henry County, then Pittsylvania County, and before that Halifax County. [5]

Merry served in the Revolutionary War. On 27 Jul 1776 and 28 Jan 1776, he was listed as Colonel. On 28 Dec 1776, he was listed as Lieut.[6]

There is a court record for Merry Webb vs Joseph Mays, for assault and battery.[7]

Land records associated with the Webbs were numerous and dated back to the year 1729. Early records for what is now Henry and Pittsylvania Counties were found in the Lunenburg Land Book , 1737-1770 at Chantom, Pittsylvania County, VA. By 1747, Merry Webb had obtained more than 1000 acres of land, to say nothing of his large holding obtained later on Leatherwood and Marrowbone Creeks and on Smith River. [8][9]

Merry died on 6 March 1774 at the age of 77 in Camden Parish, Henry County, Virginia.

Last Will and Testament 6 February 1774. [10]

I lend to my dear-and loving wife, Elizabeth, during her natural life or widowhood, three Negroes, to wit: Robin, Peter and Jane, with the increase of the saed Jane, together with all my stock of horses, cattle and hogs. And after the decease of my said wife, Elizabeth, my will and desire is that the Negroes Robin, Peter and Jane, together with the increase of the said Negro Jane, and the stocks of all kinds be equally divided between Merry Webb, John Webb, Mary Burns, Elizabeth Sams and Lucy Webb. And, in case, my said daughter, Elizabeth Sams should die without issure, then her part to be equally divided between the said Merry, John, Mary Burns and Lucy Webb to them-and their heirs forever.
Item: I give unto my son, Martin Webb, one shilling and no more.
Item: I give unto my daughter, Martha Dillard, one shilling and no more.
Item: I give unto my daughter Million Hall, one shilling and no more.
I given unto my daughter Million Hall, the tract of land she now lives on to her and her heirs forever.
Item: I give unto my daughter, Lucy Webb, two Negro girls named Sara and Aggy, with their increase to her--and to her heirs, lawfully begotten, and in case my daughter Lucy dies without issue, then I give the same unto my sons and daughters--namely, Merry Webb, John Webb, Mary Burns, Elizabeth Sams. I give same to my daughter Elizabeth Sams., to wit: as a proportionate part of my other children, provided she have issue.
Item: I give unto my, son Merry Webb, one Negro girl named Hannah, to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I give unto my son, John Webb, one Negro boy called Joe, to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I give unto my daughter, Mary Burns, one Negro boy called Lewis, to her and her heirs forever.
Item: I give unto my daughter, Elizabeth Sams, one Negro boy called Ben, to her and her heirs of her body, lawfully begotten.
Item: My will and desire is that all my lands should be sold, together with my mill, and the money arrising here from, shall be equally divided between my sons, Merry Webb, John Webb and between my three daughters, Mary Burns, Elizabeth Sams and Lucy Webb; in case my daughter Elizabeth Sams shoul die without issue, then her part to be equally divided between the survivors.
Item: I give unto my daughter, Lucy Webb, one feather bed to her and her heirs forever.
Item: I give unto my dear and loving wife, Elizabeth Webb, during her natural life, all my estate not before disposed of, and after her deceases, I give it to ge equally divided between my two sons, Merry and John Webb, my daughters, Mary Burns, Elizabeth Sams and Lucy Webb-and in case, my daughter Elizabeth Sams should die without issue, then I give the same to the survivors to be equally divided, between them.
Lastly, I do appoint my wife, Elizabeth, Executrix and my two sons, Merry Webb and John Webb, Executors.
Revoking all other wills by me hertofore made, in witness wherof, I have herunto set hand and affixed my seal, the sixth day of February, One Thousand Seven Hunderd and Seventy-Four.
/s/ Merry Webb
Witnesses:
Will Tunstall
George Elliott
John (x) Ray

At a Court held for Henry County, Virginia, on the 15th day of February, 1779, the within Executrix, Elizabeth Webb, and Merry Webb, the Executor, presented the within Last Will and Testament of Merry Webb, Deceased, and with Waters, Dunn, John Alexander and Phillip Ryan, their securities, entered into bond. [11]

Merriweather Wenn Webb, I A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA. DAR Ancestor # A123875[12] He and his wife made their home in Henry County, then Pittsylvania County, and before that Halifax County. He was elected vestryman in the newly-formed Antrim Parish of Halifax County, Virginia in 1756. He was still in Halifax County in 1767 as he was on the list of tithables in that year.[13]

Merriwether Wenn Webb Sr. Birth: c. 1697, Martindale, Henry county, VA, USA; Death: bef. Feb. 15, 1779; Henry county, VA, USA; Age: 82 Occupation: Farmer Revolutionary War soldier and wealthy land owner. [14]

Sources

  1. Dusty's Trail Meriwether Wenn Webb
  2. North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1741-1868.
  3. Carrington, Wirt Johnson. A History of Halifax County (Virginia). Richmond, VA: Appeals Press, 1924. Page 17.
  4. Carrington, Wirt Johnson. A History of Halifax County (Virginia). Richmond, VA: Appeals Press, 1924. Page 24.
  5. History of Merry Webb, Revolutionary Patriot: (http://huskey-ogle-family.tripod.com/ancestorarchives/id39.html)
  6. "United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783." Database with images. FamilySearch.
    (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL6Y-JNMX) : 24 January 2018. Citing NARA microfilm publication M246. Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Services, 1980.
    (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DG-WYZJ) : 24 January 2018. Citing NARA microfilm publication M246. Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Services, 1980.
    (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DG-WTXS) : 21 December 2016, Webb, 1776.
  7. Carrington, Wirt Johnson. A History of Halifax County (Virginia). Richmond, VA: Appeals Press, 1924. Page 31.
  8. The land book of Halifax County, Virginia shows Merry Webb in 1747. Pg 36, Carrington.
  9. Virginia County Records, Goochland County. Volume VI, Book 14. Merry Webb 1731, 800 acres.
  10. Will of Merry Webb. Will Book 1, Pages 17-18, Henry County Circuit Court, Martinsville, Virginia.
  11. /s/ John Cox, Clerk, Henry Co. Will Book 1, pages 17-18. Henry County Circuit Court. Martinsville, VA 24112
  12. Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA. DAR Ancestor # A123875 [1]
  13. History of Merry Webb, Revolutionary Patriot: (http://huskey-ogle-family.tripod.com/ancestorarchives/id39.html)
  14. Listed in Henry Co., VA will abstracts Vol 1 page 17. Wealthy Landowner in Colonial Virginia, Revolutionary War Patriot.

  • Meade, William. Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, 1857. Page 13.
Last Will & Testament of Merry Webb
Dusty's Trail Meriwether Wenn Webb
Elizabeth Anne Martin

of Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia]

Acknowledgements

WikiTree profile Webb-1546 created through the import of clements.GED on Jul 9, 2011 by John Clements.

Darlene Scott Kerr added bio, some information and sources on 5 September 2015.

This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import. Webb-8161 was created by Dwayne Stillwell through the import of The Stillwells.ged on Dec 9, 2015.



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On 18 Sep 2019 at 17:34 GMT Gerald Jones wrote:

Webb-655 and Webb-8161 appear to represent the same person because: Clear duplicates. Identified by Mary Gresham.

On 18 Sep 2019 at 17:29 GMT Mary Gresham wrote:

Please merge Webb-8161 and Webb-655. Duplicates. Thank you, Mary

On 29 Jul 2019 at 22:14 GMT Gerald Jones wrote:

Webb-9714 and Webb-655 appear to represent the same person because: Clear duplicates.

On 31 Oct 2015 at 17:45 GMT Darlene (Scott) Kerr wrote:

Webb-4624 and Webb-655 are not ready to be merged because: So many problems here! Need to speak with author of profile. Look at the death date he has.

Meriwether is 17 degrees from Cheryl Hess, 24 degrees from John Lennon and 10 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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