JAMES THOMAS WEBB
8 thTENNESSEE (DIBRELL'S) CAVALRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 1 January 1838 in Overton County, Tennessee
Died: 29 June 1831 in Twin Falls County, Idaho
Buried: Probably in Twin Falls Cemetery, Twin Falls County, Idaho
Parents: Thomas and Jane (Simpson) Webb

Married: Sarah Jane Eldridge on 18 July 1850 in Overton County, Tennessee
Born: 26 April 1835 in Overton County, Tennessee
Died: 26 August 1926 in Kern County, California
Buried:
Parents: Zachariah and Mary (Dennis) Eldridge

Children:

  1. Thomas L. Webb
  2. John Dillard Webb
  3. Burr Webb
  4. Mary Belle Webb
  5. Emma Webb
  6. Goolie Denton Webb
  7. Zachariah T. Webb
  8. Crittenden Webb

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother: Solomon Webb - 8th Tennessee (Dibrell's) Cavalry Regiment
  • Brother: Jeremiah Webb - 8th Tennessee (Dibrell's) Cavalry Regiment
  • Brother-in-law: James Eldridge - 8th Tennessee (Dibrell's) Cavalry Regiment
  • Brother-in-law: John Eldridge - 8th Tennessee (Dibrell's) Cavalry Regiment

MILITARY INFORMATION

13 thTennessee (Gore's) Cavalry Regiment
(also known as 8 thTennessee Cavalry)
Company E

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered military as a Private and left as a Private
  • Enlisted 12 Sep 1862 in Overton County, TN
  • 12 Oct 1862: Present

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

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( Download Full Pension Application)

1st APPLICATION ABSTRACT

  • Filed 14 October 1893
  • Residence: Jeremiah, Putnam County, TN
  • Member of G. G. Dibrell Command, Eight TN Cavalry, Company E, J. S. Roberts Company
  • Battles of Neilies Bend. Almost lost his eyes.
  • Born: Overton County 1831
  • Attest: J. M. Eldridge and J. F. Eldridge

2nd APPLICATION ABSTRACT:

  • Filed 17 January 1906
  • Rejected
  • Residence: Miranda, Overton County
  • Enlisted 8th TN Cavalry Company E, G. G. Dibrell's Command, J. S. Roberts Captain
  • Eyes began to fail soon after the war and is almost totally blind now
  • Born: Overton County, TN
  • Family: Wife is 70 years old; Had 3 sons and 4 daughters. None live in this county
  • Attest: D. M. Mires and John Bantrese?

3rd APPLICATION ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 5 May 1916
  • Rejected
  • Residence: Algood, Overton County
  • Member: 8th Tennessee Cavalry, Company E
  • Born: Overton County, 1831
  • Enlisted: in '62 in Co E of Capt King John S. Robards, 8th Tennessee Cavalry
  • Battles: at Neeley's Bend Battle
  • Married: Wife is 81 and his age is 85; 3 boys and 3 girls living in other states.
  • Attest: J. T. Moore and Bluford H. Stockton

Supporting Documents:

  • L. N. Oakly - Trustee of Overton County (1 Jan 1906) - Property accessment
  • James T. Webb (30 Jul 1908) - JTW filed a pension about a year ago. Wants to know what additional proof is required.
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (4 Aug 1908) - Requests Service Records
  • War Department (7 Aug 1908) - Sent Service Records
  • James T. Webb (31 Jan 1910) - JTW filed a pension about 2 years ago. Wants to know what additional proof is required.
  • Special Examiner (15 May 1916) - This is the four pension JTW has filed. He is not pensionable.

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Overton County, TN, Page 36
  • 1860 Census:
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 219
  • 1880 Census: Overton County, TN, Page 252C
  • 1900 Census: Overton County, TN, Page 182B
  • 1910 Census: Overton County, TN, Page 2B

ADDITIONAL DATA

  • Death Certificate: Twin Falls County, ID (1918) #22496 - Jas Thom Webb
  • Putnam County Herald
    2 July 1914
    Vol. XII, No. 26, Page 1

    COOKEVILLE ROUTE 1 - ... I will give you a little history of my life. I have been here a long time and am very thankful that I am living. I was born in Overton county, Tennessee, June 29, 1831. Stayed at home with my parents until I was 20 years old, then went away from home to go to school and while at school found my girl. I thought she would suit me and we talked the matter ovr and were married July 18, 1850. Her maiden name was Sarah Eldridge. We have been living together ever since, a very quiet life for 63 years. There were born to us nine children whom we raised until they wer 21 and since that time they have scattered from one place to another. I enlisted in the Civil war in 1862 and went through and returned home without a wound. I have been a very stout man until a few years ago, but I am very feeble now and nearly lost my eyesight. I was 83 years old June 29, 1914. -- J. T. Webb --- Mr. Webb asked for a shower of birthday cards, but his letter was mislaid, and not printed in time. -- Editor