Rev. William Jackson Webb
The Florence Times Sept 25, 1903

Contributed 18 Mar 2000, by Angela Morgan Cox

     Rev. William Jackson Webb was born in Lauderdale county, Alabama, June the 30th, 1827, and departed this life on August 27th, 1903.The deceases professed religion at Mt. Olivet church August 23, 1860; and in August 1868, he was licensed a minister in the Free Will Baptist church at old Mt. Olivet. On Aug. 11, 1847, Bro. Webb was married to Miss Lucinda E. Beckham. This union was blessed with 11 children; 56 grandchildren, and 20 great grand children. He was actively engaged in the work of the ministry for over 35 years. At the time of his death Brother Webb held the position of county commissioner in Lauderdale county.
     His funeral was preached by the Rev. J. J. Tune, assisted by the writer after which his body was laid to rest by the side of his wife in old Mt. Olivet cemetery. the large crowd at the funeral and burial was strong evidence of the high esteem with which he was regarded by his neighbors and friends. In all the relations of life Brother Webb proved himself to be true and faithful.
     In the death of this good man the church of which he was a member has lost a useful minister, the county a good citizen; the neighborhood a good neighbor, and his family a devoted father, all of whom have reasons to mourn,
                                                                 Peace to his ashes."
                                                                                J. W. Lee

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