"Tennessee Trails" through Bedford County

Bedford County TN Biographies

WILLIAM ROBERT WEBB SR

Educator; born Person Co., N.C., Nov. 11, 1842; son of Alexander Smith and Cornelia Adeline (Stanford) Webb; his father was a farmer and merchant; paternal grandfather James Webb, paternal grandmother Mary (Smith) Webb, maternal grandfather Hon. Richard Stanford, maternal grandmother Mary (Moore) Stanford; educated Bingham school, Oaks, N.C.; graduated University of North Carolina, A.B. and A.M. June, 1869; began life as a teacher; married Emma Clare April 23, 1873; member of Diatetic Society, University of North Carolina, member of D.K.E. Fraternity, Whig Society, Princeton, honorary member Tennessee Historical Society; was Captain of the Second North Carolina Cavalry, C.S.A., during Civil war; was for a time a private in the Fifteen North Carolina Infantry; severely wounded battle Malvern Hill; founded Webb School, Culleoka, Tenn., in 1870; moved with school to Bellbuckle, Tenn., in 1886; member of Methodist Episcopal church, South.

Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler

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