William Epps Webb

11 June 1862–13 September 1930 (Age 68)
Oak Hill, Morgan, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Epps

When William Epps Webb was born on 11 June 1862, in Oak Hill, Morgan, Tennessee, United States, his father, John Lea Webb, was 30 and his mother, Mary Jane Dillion, was 27. He married Margaret Cannon on 31 August 1880, in Overton, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Civil District 2, Overton, Tennessee, United States for about 20 years and Overton, Tennessee, United States in 1930. He died on 13 September 1930, in Livingston, Overton, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Sulphur, Overton, Tennessee, United States.

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William Epps Webb
Margaret Cannon
Marriage: 31 August 1880
Thomas J Webb
Walter Scott Webb
Shirley Hilman Webb
Oliver Sherman Webb
Mary Ada Webb

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    Margaret Cannon


31 August 1880
Overton, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865 · Sultana Tragedy

Age 3

In April of 1865, the steamboat the Sultana exploded. The Civil War had been over for awhile so this was considered the worst maritime disaster in US history. Compared to the Titanic where 1,512 people were killed, 1,8000 soldiers were killed on the Sultana. Confederate soldiers that weeks earlier had been fighting with Union soldiers were now fighting to save their lives.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 19

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a weaver, early Middle English webbe, from Old English webba (a primary derivative of wefan ‘to weave’; compare Weaver 1). This word survived into Middle English long enough to give rise to the surname, but was already obsolescent as an agent noun; hence the secondary forms with the agent suffixes -er and -ster.2 Americanized form of various Ashkenazic Jewish cognates, including Weber and Weberman.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William E Webb in household of Mary Webb, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Epes Webb in household of Mary Webb, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William E Webb, "United States Census, 1900"

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