Friday, July 11, 2014

Webb in Bourbon County, KY

One  piece of information came from Ruth Sammons Nassar's book about what she knew about our mutual Webb family:

Lucinda Hensley Sammons told her granddaughter that her Webb family had had a family reunion in Montgomery County, Ky--close to Bowling Green.

(Lucinda Hensley Sammons was the daughter of Bird and Nancy Webb Hensley)

 Anyone who knows Kentucky can look at the statement reported to have been made by Lucinda Hensley and know that Bowling Green is no where near Montgomery County.  I first spent a good deal of time looking in the area around Montgomery County, KY.  

I spent a good bit of time looking in the proximity of Montgomery County and found nothing that made sense except a marriage:   

  Name: Nancy Smith 
  Spouse: William Webb 
  Marriage Date: 11 Sep 1794
information from:  Ancestry 
Marriage Records for Bourbon County, Kentucky 1786-1800

and a land records:

I am looking at the Family Tree Maker CD Land Records: Kentucky 
1774-1924 tonight.

In Bourbon County I find

Richard C. Webb with a large amount of land on Flat Creek  1791
Augustine Webb with a large amount of land on Big Sandy R.  1787
William C. Webb with a large amount of land on Stoners Creek 1797
William Webb with a small amount of land on Stoners Fork  1797

Does anyone know if there is a relationship between these men? 
Marsha in WV

The answer:

Yes, they're all related to each other
as father and son/father and son/father
and son/
It goes Wm.W-Wm.C-Augustine-John Vivion-Dr. Wm. C.-Walter Leslie-me 
  Sincerely, Charles Webb Becken

It turned out that further correspondence with this man showed this Webb family was from Orange County, Virginia 

So since I found only dead ends in the area around Montgomery County, KY, I am going to shift my attention to the area close to Bowling Green.  I have other posts that deal with the Webb families in that area on the blog that you can find by typing Webb into the search box in the upper left hand corner.

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