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Baird, Ely D.
Cunningham, Franklin A.
Dodd, William B.
Gaither, J. W.
Johnson, James W.
LaForge, Pierre A.
Sanders, James F.
Walker, John H.
Watkins, James H.
Webb, George B.
Wilks, John E.
Wilks, John E. - 2
Submitted by Carolyn
A well-to-do and thorough-going agriculturist of Pemiscot County, Missouri, George B. Webb has been a resident of Hayti for a quarter of a century, and is widely known as a man of integrity and honesty, well meriting the high esteem in which he is held by his neighbors and friends. He was born August 20, 1870, in Gibson county, Tennessee. His father, Crockett Webb, was born in White county, Tennessee in 1845, and died in Lake county, that state while his wife, whose maiden name was Jane Webb (no relation), spent her entire life in Tennessee, dying in early womanhood.
Being left an orphan in childhood, George B. Webb was brought up in Dyer county, Tennessee, living in different families as a boy and youth and acquiring his education in the district schools. He early became familiar with the various branches of agriculture, and has been a tiller of the soil during his entire life. Location at Hayti, Pemiscot county, in 1887, Mr. Webb began working land on shares, and has rented land ever since. At the present time he is carrying on general farming on one hundred acres of land that he rents, and in the raising of cotton and corn is meeting with very satisfactory results, each year making a goodly sum of money. In February, 1912, he started a restaurant and rooming house at Hayti and is conducting the business successfully.
Mr. Webb married, August 18, 1889, Malinda Horner, who was born in Pemiscot county, Missouri, in 1871, a daughter of John and Ellen (Humphry) Horner. Eight children have blessed the union of Mr. and Mrs. Webb, namely: Emma, born August 7, 1890; Albert, born April 26, 1893; Fred, born April 8, 1895; Mettie, born September 4, 1897; Jack, born November 27, 1902; Lex, born August 21, 1905; Pearl, born September 8, 1910; and Wayman, born September 14, 1911. Mr. Webb has been a member of the Baptist church, and one of its deacons, for many years, and for years did good work among the young people as superintendent of its Sunday-school. Fraternally, he belongs to the Woodmen of the World, at Hayti.
From: History of Southeast Missouri by Robert Sidney Douglas, A. B., LL.
B. Publishers: The Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago and New York, 1912
First Families in Pemiscot, Missouri
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