Samuel WEBB was born 3 March 1815 in Northumberland Co VA. He was the second oldest of four children of Edward WEBB and Nancy DOWNTAIN. Nancy died circa 1822, perhaps in childbirth, but if not shortly thereafter. Edward followed in 1826. Edward's presumed brother Vincent was made guardian of the four children William H b c 1812, Samuel and Edward F and Nancy D, presumed twins b c 1822. Nancy D stayed in Virginia and married a Joseph HUMPHRIES. Vincent had the three boys educated and all could read and write well. I have not been able to find out where William went.

Samuel makes his way to Saline Co by 1843, probably as early as 1836 and perhaps earlier. He bought and ran a stage line, running from Lexington to Boonville MO. He did well, sold and bought a farm near Union Church. Later he bought land in Grand Pass Township, improving and selling (later known as the Dave Moreland Farm) to buy the homested near Grand Pass. On Nov 14, 1843, Samuel married Elizabeth McREYNOLDS the daughter of the early Saline Co settler Joseph McREYNOLDS and his wife Elizabeth LOGAN. Samuel was a slaveholder, and according to family lore the names were Archer, Jane, Henry, Thomas and Tom L. Samuel was successful as a farmer both before and after the war. He and Elizabeth had at least 12 children.

Noah H1845 no issue Married Sallie B (Noah served in the 7th Mo Cav CSA)

Laura 1847 never married

Mary 1850 m Benjamine Franklin FEAGANS

Amos L 1851 married Emma Eliza TAYLOR

Emma 1854 married Joseph SHAULL

John L 1856 married Mary WHITFIELD

Nancy b c 1857 died in childbirth

Robert 1858 married Maybell PHILLIPS

Willis Allen 1860 no issue

Anna 1862 married Prossman REED

Leva married Frank Long

Nancy married John DeMoss

Katie no information

Elizabeth McREYNOLDS WEBB died Feb 21, 1870. Samuel lived on the old farmstead with Noah and Laura until his death may 20, 1898. They along with several of their children are buried in the Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery in Grand Pass.

From "History of Saline Co Mo" and personal research.

Submitted: Mac Webb