NSSAR ACN 54557, Pvt. in 1781 under Capt. Lusk Co. in Col. Middleton Regt., North Carolina Line for a 10 month term

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Jesse Webb Senior of Chestnut Hill, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 1766 - 1848

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. 


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.


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.                

  1.     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?.            

  1.     SARAH WEBB, b. September 17, 1799, Tennessee; d. April 20, 1879, Chestnut Hill, Jefferson, Tennessee.           
  2.     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)


Transcript of Pension application of Jesse Webb S3501

Chestnut Hill, Jefferson County, Tennessee


State of Tennessee, County of Jefferson On this 11th day of September 1832 personally appeared Jesse Webb a resident of Jefferson County in Said State aged about Sixty Six years, before the court of pleas & quarter Sessions for said County, being a court of record, who being first duly sworn, according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of congress passed June 7th 1832. That he enlisted in the army of the United States in the year 1781 with Captain Lusk and served in the __ [blank in original] Regiment of the North Carolina line, under the following named officers. Declarant States that he enlisted under Captain Lusk as above stated in the Regiment commanded by Colonel Middleton, for the term of ten months, and left the Service a short time after Said term expired. He states that he resided when he enlisted in what is now called Greene County in the State of Tennessee, but was then in the State of North Carolina. He Further states, that after he enlisted he was marched by Captain Lusk under Colonel Middleton across the Santee river, to a place called Brown's [?] old fields in South Carolina, from which place they were marched to the Eutaw Springs and was engaged under General Greene [Nathanael Greene] in the Brigade commanded by General Sumpter [sic, Thomas Sumter] in the battle that was fought there. After said battle he was marched back to old fields, and from thence to Orangeburg, South Carolina, where he was engaged in fighting the Tories until his term of service expired, when he was discharged.

He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity, except the present, & he declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any other agency in any State.

S/ Jesse Webb, X his mark

Sworn to & subscribed the day & year aforesaid S/ Joseph Hamilton, Clerk

[fn p. 28]

State of Tennessee Jefferson County: on this 10th day of June1 personally appeared before me William Barton an acting justice of the peace in & for said County William Hill & John Cowan & James Hill respectable persons & whose statement is entitled to full credit, and who being first sworn depose & say they are acquainted with Jesse Webb, that he enlisted in the Army of the United States in the year 1781 in a company commanded by Captain Lusk and the Regiment commanded by Colonel Middleton and at the expiration of his term of service he was discharged, that he belonged to the North Carolina line, and has stated the facts in relation to his service, in his declaration herewith filed.

1 The year of this affidavit is not given in the document itself but the authentication given by the clerk of the County as to the status of William Barton as a justice of the peace is dated June 11 1833.

Sworn to and subscribed before the day and year aforesaid

S/ William Barton, JP S/ William Hill

S/ John Cowan

S/ James Hill

[the following affidavit appears in the file of John Webb R11249, at p. 23 in the version of that file.]

[fn p. 23]

State of Tennessee Sevier County: I received a few lines from the pension office under date of the 14th November 1844 And it appears from the letter received from the pension office that some mistake or misstatement has been sent you about my service in the revolutionary war. I will now state the facts and try and correct the error the facts are as follows: first I will speak of the case of Elizabeth Webb the widow of John Webb. John Webb Enlisted under a Captain Stuard [sic] for the term of eighteen months at a Fort called Fort Stuard in the State of Georgia and served eighteen months in the service of the United States under said Captain Stuard and the time of the revolutionary war one part of his time at Fort Stuard during which time I was, in Fort Stuard with him when in my boyhood and the balance of his time of eighteen months in service about Savannah Georgia. Further John Webb served with me at a Fort called Nails Fort in the State of Georgia but the length of time I cannot now recollect. But my own time of service at Nails Fort was six months. And he served longer than I did but how much longer I cannot now recollect. And that John Webb after removing from the State of Georgia to North Carolina then now Tennessee Greene County, he served some length of time as a spy but how long I do not recollect. And that after my time of service in the Army had expired I returned to Greene County then North Carolina but now Tennessee and found John Webb husband of Elizabeth Webb and his wife Elizabeth Webb living together in Greene County with two children. And that the legality of their marriage never has been disputed to my knowledge.

And that in order to correct the error a heretofore spoken of in this statement I will say first that I served six months in the time of the revolutionary war at Nails Fort in the State of Georgia. And after I served the six months at Nails Fort I was twice taken a prisoner and detained a prisoner about one month. And after that I came to North Carolina then, now Tennessee Greene County where I enlisted under Captain Lusk from there I went and joined head quarters in South Carolina below the high hills of Santee. And there I served ten months under a Captain Waters being transferred from Captain Lusk to Captain Waters' Company in Colonel Middleton's Regiment. From which service of ten months I have been drawing a pension for some years past. I will further state to the Department that when I first applied through my friend Napoleon Bradford who attended to my business that I requested him to apply as well for the time I had served at Nails Fort in the State of Georgia and the time I had been a prisoner as the time I served in the regular Army which he failed to do. But for which service I think yet I am justly entitled, to receive pay. Given under my hand this 8th day of January 1845. S/ Jesse Webb, X his mark

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 8th day of January 1845

S/ John Bird, JP

[the following document appears on page 4 of the John Webb R11249 file]

[fn p. 4]

State of Tennessee -- Sevier County, to wit

Be it known, that on the 1st day of August 1844 personally appeared before me John Bird a Justice of the Peace in and for the County and State aforesaid, Jesse Webb,2 of said County aged 78 years who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following statement: That

2 Jesse Webb S3501he is a clergyman in Tennessee, and that John Webb, was his brother. That John Webb enlisted for eighteen months under Captain John Stuard [sic, John Stuart or John Stewart or John Steward], in the State of Georgia, and served out his time faithfully. That he then returned home. I also certify that I served ten months with him in the revolutionary war, and for my said Service, I now draw a pension. That he was called into service a second time, and served not less than twelve months; a part of the time he acted as a spy. He was commanded by Captain Joseph Null. I also certify that I was in the State of South Carolina at the time of the marriage of John Webb & Elizabeth McMurtry and when I came what is now called Greene County and at that time they were married and Elizabeth Webb his wife had two children and they lived together as man and wife and the legality of their marriage was never disputed called into question or doubted by any person. Given under my hand August 1, 1844

S/ Jesse Webb, X his mark

[This file contains an affidavit at November 3, 1851 given by A. J. Lewis and N. P. Hill in which they state that they were acquainted with Jesse Webb, a pensioner, who died March 25, 1848 and his widow, Anna Webb who died on 8th February 1849 leaving the following living children, James Webb, Joseph Webb, John Webb, William Webb, Sarah Proffitt wife of Samuel Proffitt, Elizabeth Large wife of John Large and Mary Shrader wife of Christopher Shrader.]

[[Veteran was pensioned at the rate of $33.33 per annum commencing March 4th, 1831, for 10 months service in the North Carolina militia.]


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