Chestnut Hill, Jefferson County, Tennessee
Jesse Webb Senior of Chestnut Hill, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 1766 - 1848
"Time Line of Events, researched by descendant, Jay Steph Webb of Clinton, Tennessee"
JESSE SR.2 WEBB (THOMAS HERE1) was born 1766 in possibly Virginia, and died March 25, 1848 in Chestnut Hill, Jefferson County, Tennessee.
He married ANNA MCMURTERY, daughter of JOSEPH MCMURTERY and SUSANNAH PATTON.
She was born 1768 in Butefourt or Botetourt, Bedford, Virginia, and died February 08, 1849 in Chestnut Hill, Jefferson County, Tennessee.
More About JESSE SR. WEBB:
Military service: 1781, REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER: Pvt. in N.C. Militia.
Occupation: REVEREND More About ANNA MCMURTERY:
JESSE WEBB and ANNA McMURTERY are both buried at WebbCemetery, Chestnut Hill, Jefferson, Tennessee.
Children of JESSE WEBB and ANNA MCMURTERY are:
i. HENRY3 WEBB, b. 1784, Western Lands, North Carolina; d. November 03, 1851, Chestnut Hill, Jefferson Co., Tennessee.
ii. THOMAS SR. WEBB, b. 1785, Chestnut Hill, Jefferson County, Tennessee; d. 1845, Chestnut Hill, Jefferson County, Tennessee.
- MARY WEBB, b. 1789, Western Lands, North Carolina; d. Aft. August 18, 1871, Sevier Co., Tennessee.
iv. JOSEPH WEBB, b. 1791, Green County, Territory South of the Ohio River; d. 1876, Cosby, Cocke County, Tennessee.
v. ELIZABETH WEBB, b. November 04, 1792, Jefferson County, Tennessee; d. December 11, 1872, Sevier County, Tennessee.
vi. SUSANNAH WEBB, b. 1795, Chestnut Hill, Jefferson C., Tennessee; d. Bef. 1849, Yancy County, North Carolina?.
- SARAH WEBB, b. September 17, 1799, Tennessee; d. April 20, 1879, Chestnut Hill, Jefferson, Tennessee.
- JAMES WEBB, b. January 25, 1801, Jefferson County, Tennessee; d. March 31, 1859, Chestnut Hill, Jefferson County, Tennessee.
ix. JOHN WEBB, b. April 10, 1804, Jefferson County, Tennessee; d. Cocke County, Tennessee.
x. WILLIAM WEBB, b. 1806, Jefferson County, Tennessee; d. Cocke County, Tennessee.
Jesse Webb Senior of Chestnut Hill, Jefferson County, Tennessee
Pension file S3501-Jesse stated that he enlisted in 1781 in Greene County, North Carolina under Captain Lusk who commanded a company in the North Carolina Regiment commanded by Colonel Middleton. The regiment was marched across the Santee River in South Carolina and later to Eutaw Springs where they joined in the battle there under General Nathaniel Greene, in the brigade under General Sumter, later Jesse's company marched to Orangeburgh, South Carolina where they fought Tories until his term expired. Sometime after the war, Jesse was in Franklin County, Georgia. There is a record that he made a deed there in 1790 for 297.5 acres of a 1788 land grant. He received a land grant in Jefferson County, Tennessee in 1807, one of those first ones which indicated occupancy long before 1807.
The Jesse Webb home was located at Chestnut Hill, the site now owned by Ruth & Hollis Thornton. The original log house burned.
On Sunday afternoon, October 22, 1978 a stirring service of dedication of the marker for Jesse Webb was conducted in the Chestnut Hill Cemetery by Newport's William Cocke Chapter of the DAR.
"The big problem finding the parents of John and Jesse. First, they were living in the Colony of Georgia. John was a private in the army stationed at Ft. Stuard (Stewart?), and Jesse was there with him. John was transferred to Savanna for awhile, and when he returned, Jesse also joined the Army. They were stationed at Fort Nails together. They were chased out of Georgia into what is now east Tennessee by the British, Indians and Tories. This is how Jesse and John came to be in this part of the country, Jefferson County." ..... Jay S. Webb
BURIAL SITE OF JESSE WEBB: Webb Cemetery, Chestnut Hill, Jefferson, Tennessee Tombstone reveals name: Jesse Owen Webb
Good morning DeCody,
"It pains me to see so much of this "stuff" spread about. With the advent of computers and the ability to post information on the internet, so much is being concocted, useing a smattering of fact with a lot of speculation, to much misinformation is being passed about.
(1) Jesse Webb did not have a middle name. Owen was a fabrication by a stone mason in what is now still living history.
(2) Jesse and John were living in the Colony of Georgia when the revolution got into full swing. John was in the army and Jesse was with him at Fort Stewart (Stuard). They came to North Carolina (now Tennessee) because they were chased out of Georgia by the British army, Indians and Tories.
(3) Jesse sold some land in Georgia as an Heir of a Thomas Webb. There was a Thomas Webb who served as a private, then Ensign and later a colonel under Oglethorpe's Regiment in the Colonial Wars. It was the colonial wars that brought men to Georgia under Oglethorpe. It appears that this Thomas Webb may have come from Maryland as there is one listed in Capt. Beall's Co. of Prince George's Maryland earlier on. Since John and Jesse were stationed at Nails Fort, it was likely because their father was serving as an officer- not just a private. A lot of research still has to be done.
(4) The Merry Webb family from Henry County Virginia is "Well" researched and documented. Although some of the children were in what is now east tennessee, no connection with John And Jesse have been established." - 1998, Jay S. Webb
(Events of Jesse Webb researched & documented by Jay S. Webb]
1783, August 14;
Susannah Webb, the second child of John and Elizabeth (McMurtry) Webb is born.
Jesse's statement indicates that he did not return from the war and to the home of John and Elizabeth until after their second child was born.
1784, February 2;
A certificate was issued which certified that Jesse Webb was an inhabitant of Georgia prior to the war, and was a Refugee from British arms who fought in the revolutionary war and which entitled him to a land grant in Franklin County, Georgia. The Certificate was signed by Col. Elijah Clarke. Land warrant number 1548.
1784, May 17;
Order from John Habersham, President, Executive Council to John Gorman, Surveyor for the County of Franklin, to Survey the 287 1/2 acres of the Jesse Webb land grant.
(I have a copy of this document) - Jay S. Webb
1784, June 1;
From John Gorman to John Habersham certifying the survey of Jesse Webb's land had been made and was accompanied by a plat map. (I have a copy of this plat map) - Jay S. Webb
The State of Georgia land grant issued to Jesse Webb for 287 ½ acres land on Big Shole Creek, Franklin County, Georgia,
bounded by Moses Miller north westward and vacant land all other sides was issued on 4 January 1785 and registered 14 January 1785.
Jesse Webb's 287-½ acres bounty was registered in book A, folio 12 and recorded Libeer B, folio 133, no. 398.
In Franklin County, Georgia, A deed dated 11 November 1790, recorded 10 January 1791, Jesse Webb (X) of Green County, North Carolina,
to William Strong of Wilkes County, Georgia for consideration of 100 (LB's), conveys 287 ½ acres in Franklin County on Big Shole Creek,
the waters of the Oconee River, surveyed 1 June 1784, granted 4 January 1785 (grantee not stated). Witnesses: John Crosby, Stephen Garner.
Sworn to by John Crosby before Thomas B. Scott, J. P. on 13 November 1790.
After Jesse sold his land in Georgia, he then returned to what is now Tennessee.
The area at that time was a territory of the U. S. government, called "territory south of the River Ohio".
Since no land grants were being issued, and there was lots of vacant land south of the Holston River, Jesse went to the headwaters of Muddy Creek (now Chestnut Hill, Jefferson County, Tennessee) and staked out a claim. He built a house and he and Anna commenced farming and raising their family.
1791, May 26;
President George Washington signed into law an act of Congress passed earlier in the month that established the Territory of the United States South of the River Ohio.
1791, June 8;
President Washington appointed William Blount to a three-year term as Governor of the Territory and Superintendent of Indian affairs.
1791 July 2;
The Treaty of Holston was executed between Govornor Blount and the Cherokee Indian Nation which extinguished the indian claim to the land on Muddy Creek
where Jesse Webb settled. However, no land grants were issued for these landsat this time.
The Tennessee State Government, in a realization of John Sevier's continued effort's over several years to give these settlers legal claim to their land's,
commences surveying the various claims in the Tennessee Surveyors District "The district south of the French Broad and Holston".
1807, February 23;
State of Tennessee has land occupied by Jesse Webb family surveyed.
1809, November 23;
The General Assembly of Tennessee on the 23 November 1809, passed an Act establishing land grant legislation.
1810, 3 May 3;
Jesse Webb received Land Grant for Chestnut Hill Property (State of Tennessee land grant # 936 containing 119 acres and 3 rods lying in the COUNTY of JEFFERSON
in the District South of the French Broad and Holston on the head of Muddy Creek)