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William Riley Webb

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Martins Mills, Wayne County, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 12, 1910 (64)
Lutts, Wayne County, Tennessee, United States
Place of Burial: Lutts, Wayne, TN, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of William Carroll Webb and Sarah Jane Webb
Husband of Amanda Minerva Webb
Father of Martha Jane Stricklin; William Thomas Webb; Drew Piney Webb; Luther Alexander Webb; Jonathan Jefferson Webb and 6 others
Brother of Julia Ann Webb; James William Webb; Susan Webb; Henry Marshall Webb; Margaret C. Evans and 1 other

Occupation: Private in Company H, 6th Cavalry Regiment Tennessee, USA
Managed by: Chad Bouldin
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About William Riley Webb

William was in the 6th TN. Cavalry Regiment, Company H under Joseph G. Berry and Risden D. Deford. He enlisted Sept. 22, 1862 and was discharged July 26, 1865 in Pulaski, TN. About one year later he married Amanda Copeland and had 10 children. He owned 175 acres of land in Wayne County and after his death his wife Amanda received a government pension of $30.00 a month. Married in Wayne County by JR Alexander, MG. They are found in 1870,1880,1900 census of Wayne County, TN. In 1860 William Riley was living with his Mother (Sarah Jane), brother Henry Marshall, and sisters Margarett and Minerva at Cromwell Mills.

On September 22,1862 18 year old William Riley and his 22 year old brother James J.Webb enlisted in the 6th Regiment, Company"H" of the Tennessee Cavalry Volunteers at Bethel,Tennessee. They listed their occupation as 'farmers'. Both were discharged July 26,1865 and received pensions for serving their country during the Civil War.

After serving in the war, James J. returned to his wife, Muhulda Caroline Rose. William Riley returned to live with his mother, and married Amanda the next year,1866. William Riley died in his home on March 12,1905. Buried at Lutts Cemetery,Wayne County,Tennessee.


American Civil War Soldiers about William Webb

Name: William Webb

Side Served: Union

State Served: Tennessee

Service Record: Enlisted as a Private.

Enlisted in Company H, 6th Cavalry Regiment Tennessee.

Sources: 304

American Civil War Regiments

Regiment: 6th Cavalry Regiment Tennessee

Date of Organization: 11 Aug 1862

Muster Date: 26 Jul 1865

Regiment State: Tennessee

Regiment Type: Cavalry

Regiment Number: 6th

Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded: 2

Officers Died of Disease or Accident: 9

Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded: 33

Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 352

Battles: Fought on 28 Apr 1863.

Fought on 29 Mar 1864 at Bolivar, TN.

Fought on 16 Dec 1864 at Nashville, TN.

Regiment History: Sixth Cavalry


Sixth Cavalry. -- Cols., Fielding Hurst, William J. Smith; Lieut.-Cols., William K. M. Breckenridge, Orlando H. Shearer; Majs., Eldredge S. Tidwell, Daniel M. Emerson, Thomas H. Boswell, Robert M. Thompson Thomas A. Smith, Mack J. Leaming, Stanford L. Warren.

This regiment was partially recruited and organized at Bethel, W. Va., and was mustered into service Nov. 13, 1862, under the command of Fielding Hurst. It entered upon arduous scouting duty in that region and did valuable service in destroying guerrilla bands.

It was subsequently ordered west, and upon the retreat of Gen. Price from Corinth it went in pursuit, capturing 250 prisoners without the loss of a man.

While on this campaign it was also engaged with the enemy at Salem and Wyatt, Miss. It returned to West Tennessee in June, 1863, and was there employed in scouting and skirmishing until the following spring, when it entered upon a campaign in north Mississippi and Arkansas.

On Nov. 26 it went to Nashville to participate in the memorable battle in front of that place, where it acquitted itself with credit. During its existence it mustered nearly 1,600 enlisted men. It was mustered out July 26, 1865, in accordance with orders from the war department. Source: The Union Army, vol. 4, p. 384

Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002 about William Webb

Name: William Webb

Spouse: Amanda Copeland

Marriage Date: 9 Sep 1866

Marriage County: Wayne

Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1958 about William Webb

Name: William Webb

Gender: Male

Birth Date: abt 1846

Birth Place: Martins Mills, Tennessee

Age: 64

Death Date: 12 Mar 1910

Death Place: Lutts, Wayne, Tennessee

Certificate Number: 93715


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William Riley Webb's Timeline

October 6, 1845
Martins Mills, Wayne County, Tennessee, United States
December 18, 1867
Age 22
Lutts, TN
April 10, 1870
Age 24
Wayne County, Tennessee, United States
September 24, 1872
Age 26
Wayne County, Tennessee, United States
October 20, 1874
Age 29
Waynesboro, Wayne County, Tennessee, United States
September 2, 1877
Age 31
Wayne County, Tennessee, United States
March 4, 1880
Age 34
Waynesboro, Wayne County, Tennessee, United States
March 17, 1883
Age 37
Wayne County, Tennessee, United States
April 1, 1886
Age 40
Wayne County, Tennessee, United States