W. C. Webb
W. C. WEBB, farmer, P.O. Woodlawn, was born in Wilson County,
Tenn., October 27, 1830, son of BENNETT and Martha (HALL) WEBB.
They were natives of North Carolina, but came to Tenn. when young, and
in 1844 came to Jefferson County, Ill., where they died. Of their family
of ten children, seven still survive. Our subject's opportunities for an
education were very limited. His occupation has always been that of farming.
In January, 1872, he was married to Miss Mary FROST, daughter of
Newton FROST and grand-daughter of Dr. FROST, an early settler of the
county. Mr. and Mrs. WEBB have two children, viz., Wilford BENNETT
and Newton ELDRIDGE. Mr. WEBB's farm contains 320 acres,
about 200 in cultivation. For twenty years he has been an active member
of the Baptist Church. He holds to the principles of the Democratic party,
and has held different offices of the township. Mr. WEBB is one of the
successful farmers of Shiloh township,and has made his success through
his own efforts.
"History of Jefferson County, Illinois"
Submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera
Aug 22, 1998