Born: 1773 Virginia
Died: 1848 Keokuk, Iowa
Flourished: 1832-1834 Sangamon County, Illinois
Webb, a native of Virginia, moved to Tennessee where he married Jane Hillis. Their union produced ten children. In the fall of 1830, Webb moved his family to Illinois in an area that would later become Petersburg, Illinois. In 1835, Webb moved to Spring Creek, eight miles west of Springfield. By 1844, Webb was in Keokuk, Iowa, and died there. He was the father of William Webb Jr.
U.S. Census Office, Iowa, State Census Collection (1836-1925), Lee County, IA; John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 759; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Menard County, 68:133, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Election Returns for New Salem Precinct in Sangamon County, Illinois.