and Ellen Williams
Nehemiah M Webb b 6 Dec 1865 Letcher Co KY d 30 Jul 1945; age 79; Letcher Co KY; buried Evergreen Cemetery, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; findagrave 29328588; s/o Jason Lewis Webb and Ludemia Hubbard. Nehemiah M Webb m. 1893 to Ellen Williams b 5 Aug 1877 Letcher Co KY d 5 May 1976; age 98; Fayette Co KY; buried Evergreen Cemetery, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; d/o Hiram Williams and Mary Jane Jenkins. Children of Nehemiah M Webb and Ellen Williams;
1. Myrtle Webb b 6 Jan 1894 d 6 Mar 1961; age 67; buried Evergreen Cemetery, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; m. 25 Dec 1918 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY to (1) Henry Louis Wisehart. Myrtle Webb m. (2) Michael Boise. Findagrave 103911077.
2. Pearl Webb b 26 Jan 1896 d 21 Nov 1904; age 8; Letcher Co KY; buried Evergreen Cemetery, Whtesburg, Letcher Co KY; findagrave 104097522.
3. Ethel Webb b 2 Nov 1898 d 22 Feb 1932 KY; Age 33; buried Evergreen Cemetery, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; m. Lawrence Bartley b 1897 d 1979; buried Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Big Stone Gap, Wise Co VA. Lawrence Bartley m. Nina Davis b 1912 d 2004; buried Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Big Stone Gap, Wise Co VA.
4. Willa Marie Webb b 24 Mar 1901 KY d 21 Sept 1976 Cabin John, Montgomery Co MD; buried Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Prince George's Co MD; m. Nicholas E Rierson Jr b 18 Oct 1895 Pilot Mt. Surry Co NC d Jul 1973 Cabin John, Montgomery Co MD; buried Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Prince George's Co MD; s/o Nicholas Edward Rierson and Annie Brooks Martin.
5. Estevah Elizabeth Steve Webb b 28 Jan 1904 Letcher Co KY d 24 Feb 1992; age 88; Lexington, Fayette Co KY; buried Evergreen Cemetery, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; m. Rankin R Cornett b 6 Oct 1895 d 1 Mar 1976; age 80; Clark Co KY; buried Winchester Cemetery, Winchester, Clark Co KY; s/o John Breckinridge Cornett and Mary Ann Ison.
6. Vivian Rose Webb b 9 Sept 1906 d 9 Nov 1920; age 14; Letcher Co KY; died of injury while playing basketball; was hit resulting in a ruptured appendix or spleen; lived four days from time she played ball; buried Evergreen Cemetery, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY.
7. Edda Lenoir Webb b 3 May 1909 d 9 Sept 1912; age 3; buried Evergreen Cemetery, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY.
8. Roberta Webb b 15 Aug 1912 d 27 Jan 1978; age 65; buried Evergreen Cemetery, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY.
9. Woodford Dood Webb b 2 Jul 1915 Letcher Co Ky d 22 Feb 1993; age 77; Letcher Co KY; buried Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette Co KY; m. 12 Oct 1938 Clintwood, Dickenson Co VA to Elizabeth Dudley Combs b 25 Apr 1920 Letcher Co Ky d 28 Nov 2015; age 95 years 7 months; Lexington, Fayette Co KY; buried Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette Co KY; d/o Eli Lovell Combs and Georgia Ann Cornett. Children of Woodford Dood Webb and Elizabeth Dudley Combs; i. Ralph Dudley Webb ii. Deborah Ann Webb; m. Male Howard. iii. Judy Diane Webb; m. Male Lowry. iv. Donald Woodford Webb b 2 Jul 1939 Hazard, Perry Co KY d 19 Jul 2013; age 74; Lexington, Fayette Co KY; buried Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette Co KY; m. 27 Jun 1964 Frankfort, Franklin Co KY to Julia Howser. Child of Donald Woodford Webb and Julia Howser; I. Donald Woodford Webb Jr.
10. Ralph Waldo Emerson Webb b 14 Feb 1918 Letcher Co KY d 6 Oct 1995; age 77; buried Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Prince George's Co MD.
Death of Pearl Webb
Killed By A Horse
26 Jan 1896 - 21 Nov 1904; age 8
The following is an excerpt from an interview with Pearl's mother, Ellen Williams Webb, by Ellen's grandson, Donald W. Webb, at Whitesburg, KY, in 1960:
DON: Ethel and Rose and others of your children, how old were they when they died?
ELLEN: Well, the first one you know was Pearl. She was nine years old. She was killed the 22nd of November and would have been nine the 20th of January.
DON: Pearl was killed on a horse?
ELLEN: Yes, Pearl was killed by a horse.
DON: You were with her, weren't you?
ELLEN: Yes. I was getting ready to take corn to a water mill to have it ground for meal. I had the horse hitched and Pearl got on it. She put her foot in the stirrup and she had her wide shoes on. She had to turn her foot to put her shoe in the stirrup and the horse started off with her and the saddle turned and she fell but her foot caught in the stirrup. The horse drug her up the creek until it killed her. I guess, two or three hundred yards.
DON: Where was the mill?
ELLEN: Oh, I hadn't gone. I had gone to the crib to get my corn.
DON: Where did you all live then?
ELLEN: We lived at Sergent. There were some men working in the field and I ran after them and somebody gave the alarm and I met men folks coming and they took Pearl out of my arms. You know, we never did stay at that home any longer, not at that home.
DON: Oh, really?
ELLEN: We moved to Whitesburg then. That was before we started the Letcher County News. We never did keep that horse any longer, never did use it any more. You know, I went to town one day after that. They had a hitching post down on Taxi Street, between the courthouse and where Phil's Pool Room is now. And when I started to the store, and was going up the street, that horse was hitched there and he pulled the halter around and watched me just as far as I could see him. I looked back and he was still looking at me.
The following article was published in the December 1, 1904, issue of the Big Stone Gap Post (page 4):
One of the most touching incidents that was ever chronicled in Letcher county, took place here Monday evening when little Pearl, the 10-year-old daughter of N. M. and Ellen Webb, was dragged to its death by the family horse which she was riding. The horse became frightened and the little girl's foot became fastened in the stirrup. The saddle turned under the horse and he ran about one fourth of a mile. She was considerably bruised up, but there was not a bone broken. Wednesday morning the remains of little Pearl were interred in the family lot near Hiram William's, above Whitesburg, to await the final resurrection morn.
The following article was published in the November 25, 1904, issue of the Louisville Courier-journal (Page 3):
Killed By Horse.
Whitesburg, Ky., Nov. 24. - A sad accident is reported from about five miles up the river. A nine-year-old daughter of N. M. Webb, civil engineer of Letcher county, was riding on a horse, the saddle turned with her. Her foot hung in the stirrup and the horse ran for half a mile. She lived five minutes after she was rescued.