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29 March 2012

Giles D. Webb, a Biographical Sketch

Source: Georgia and Florida Biographies [database on-line].
Original Data from Biographical Souvenir of the States of Georgia and Florida,
Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and many
Early Settled Families in These States
. F. A. Battey & Company, 1889.
Transcribed by S. Lincecum 2006.

Giles D. Webb, merchant of Cuthbert, Ga, was born in Houston County, Ga, April 21, 1846. His parents are Samuel and Mary (Askew) Webb, the former of Washington County and the latter of Laurens County. Samuel Webb removed to Houston County when young and afterward died in Early County, where he was a farmer and a very highly esteemed citizen. He was a member of the Methodist Church for many years before his death.

Giles D., the subject, is the seventh of nine children. His youth was spent in Early County on the farm. He was in the Confederate army during the latter part of the war, after which he spent a year in school in Sumter County. He then commenced clerking in Blakely, Ga, which he continued until 1869, when he formed a partnership with T. E. Hightower, at Damascus, Early County, Ga, and carried on a prosperous mercantile business until January, 1886. He then retired from business until January, 1888, when he formed a partnership with J. M. Rawls, Cuthbert, Ga, and at once built up a large trade at that place. Mr. Webb is an energetic and shrewd business man and as a result has been successful financially. September 30, 1875, he was married to Miss Sallie Pullen, daughter of Henry T. and Ann (Jones) Pullen. They are the parents of three children, viz: Emmie, Hugh I. and Giles D., Jr., who died in 1882. His wife died July 8, 1882, and October 27, 1885, he was married to Mrs. Ella D. Small, widow of Arthur Small and daughter of Dr. William P. Matthews, of Talbot County, Ga. Mrs. Webb has one child, Arthur P. Small, by her first husband. Mr. Webb and wife are members of the Methodist Church.