Merrida W WEBB Hiram WEBB John Wesley WEBB Hannah Elizabeth WEBB Martha Jane WEBB Cordelia WEBB Molton WEBB James Burton WEBB Gilbert WILSON Wilson WEBB Walter WEBB Joseph WEBB Julia RANDOLPH Mini tree diagram
Bessie WEBB

Bessie WEBB1,2,3,4,3

9th Feb 19001,2,3 - 9th Feb 19233

Life History

9th Feb 1900

Born in Egypt, Yancey, North Carolina.1,2,3

14th Sep 1919

Married Gilbert WILSON in Melvin Hill, Polk, North Carolina.4

9th Feb 1923



  • When this family was enumerated in the 1900 census, Bessie had not yet been named, at age 3 months.

    1900 Federal Census, Yancey County, North Carolina, 5 June, Egypt Townshp, District 124, page 3A-3B, Hse #53, Fam #56
    Webb, Meridith Head W M Jan 1862  38 Married 19 yrs NC NC NC Farmer Owns
    Webb, Julia Wife W F Nov 1863  36 Married 19 yrs 9 children/8 living NC NC NC
    Webb, Hiram Son W M Nov 1882  17 NC NC NC Farm Laborer
    Webb, John W Son W M Feb 1885  15 NC NC NC Farm Laborer
    Webb, Hanah Dau W F Feb 1887  13 NC NC NC
    Webb, Jane Dau W F Feb 1891  9 NC NC NC
    - page 3B -
    Webb, Cordelia Dau W F Feb 1893  7 NC NC NC
    Webb, Molton Son W M Feb 1895  5 NC NC NC
    Webb, James B Son W M Oct 1897  2 NC NC NC
    Webb, ----- Dau W M Feb 1900  3mos NC NC NC

    1910 Federal Census, Yancey County, North Carolina, 25 April, Ramsay, District 160, Page 7B, Hse #118, Fam #120
    Webb, Merrida Head M W 51 Married 30 yrs NC TN NC Farmer Rents [b abt 1859]
    Webb, Julia Head F W 48 Married 30 yrs 12 Children/11 Living NC NC NC [b abt 1862]
    Webb, Delia Dau F W 17 Single NC NC NC [b abt 1893]
    Webb, Mote Son M W 15 Single NC NC NC [b abt Nov 1895]
    Webb, James B Son M W 13 Single NC NC NC [b abt 1897]
    Webb, Bessie F W 11 Single NC NC NC [b abt 1899]
    Webb, Wilson Son M W 8 Single NC NC NC [b abt 1902]
    Webb, Walter Son M W 5 Single NC NC NC [b abt 1905]
    Webb, Joseph Son M W 3 Single NC NC NC [b abt 1907]

    One genealogy has an undocumented date of death for Bessie, as well as an exact date and place of bith.  The latter facts match other documented family information.

    Birth 9 FEB 1900 Egypt, Yancey, North Carolina
    Death 9 Feb 1923
    Meredith Webb 1861-1934
    Julia Randolph 1863-1941
    --  Earlene Rotz Morgan, Ancestry,

    North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011
    Bessie Webb of Yancy Co NC
    Age 19, Birth Year abt 1900
    Father Merida Webb, Mother Julia Webb, residents of Spartanburg Co SC
    Spouse Gilbert Wilson of Yancy Co NC
    Spouse Age 19
    Spouse Father Hillard Wilson, Spouse Mother Ella Wilson, residents of Yancy Conty NC
    Marriage 14 Sep 1919 Polk, North Carolina
    Ceremony performed by Elder W A Reed, Minister of the Church of the Brethren, at Melvin Hill, store of S S Lawter's store, in Green's Creek Township
    License issued 13 September 1919

    Note:  In many of the marriage records from this era, as well as other documents, the county name is spelled Yancy, but the official spelling was and still is Yancey.

    "In December 1833, the General Assembly established a new western county, named Yancey, from sections of Burke and Buncombe Counties. Yancey County was named in honor of one of North Carolina's most distinguished statesmen, Bartlett Yancey, of Caswell County. As a U.S. Congressman (1813-1817) and as speaker of the N.C. Senate (1817-1827), he was instrumental in many accomplishments that benefited the state, including the creation of an education fund that was the beginning of the N.C. Public School System."
    --  "Yancey County, North Carolina," Wikipedia,,_North_Carolina

    One genealogy with no documentation has dates of birth and death for Goilbert Wilson.

    Gilbert Wilson
    Birth 09 JAN 1901
    Death 29 MAR 1952
    Spouse Bessie Webb 1900-1923
    --  Blocker/Webb,


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