Thomas Hebb
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Sources:
Linda Reno, (see correspondence, below)--Linda sent in many corrections to the page, saying, "I live in St. Mary's Co., MD, and have been researching these families since 1972.  If you'd like to take a look at my own page, it's www.stmarysfamilies.com  In addition, I am also the coordinator of the St. Mary's Co., MD, page at Genweb."
Laura Baker, (see correspondence, below)
Gayle Hebb, (see correspondence, below)
Uncle James B. Gwin,

Click here for more on the current question--(and now its fascinating answer!)--
Who was Clement D. Hebb, Col., USMC, Ret., b. 1829?


19.01--Thomas Hebb; arrived in the Colonies in James City, VA, in 1623; [Linda Reno CORRECTION: Thomas Hebb, the immigrant ancestor was born in England about 1666 and died in St. George's Hundred, St. Mary's County, Maryland, about 1722. 1673: Thomas Hobb (Hebb) Service, of St. Mary's County (Early Settlers of Maryland by Gust Skordas).  Thomas Hebb, a mariner or pilot.  On 5/4/1698 a report was submitted by the Sheriff of St. Mary's County on the number of ships, ships-a-building, ship owners, and seafaring men.  Thomas Hebb was listed as one of ten mariners who sometimes went to sea.  (Chronicles of St. Mary's, Spring 1991). His wife's name was Isabel who was living as late as 1690.  9/18/1690:  Thomas Hebb and his wife Isabel conveyed land purchased from Nicholas Proddy.  (Early Settlers of Charles County, Maryland, Bates).]

20.00--Thomas Hebb (II?); moved to prob. b. St. Mary's Co., MD; d. 1744; m. Ann Black Frances Hillyard (d/o Edward and Jane Hilyard); [Linda Reno CORRECTION: He was probably born in St. Mary's County, not in VA.  He didn't marry Ann Black.   Thomas Hebb, Jr., son of Thomas and Isabel, married Frances Hillyard, daughter of Edward and Jane Hillyard.  Will of Edward Halyard, SMC, 10/28/1716 (no probate date given).  Godsons: William Watts, Christopher Combs, Jacob Williamson (should be Williams) and to granddaughter, Jeane Hebb, personalty.  Residue of estate, real and personal, to wife ___, son-in-law, Thomas Hebb, Jr., and daughter Frances.  Wit: George Daffin, John Sykes, William Kennedy.  Note: Test. proceedings 1718 give Jane Hillyard, Exec. of Edward Hillyard, SMC.  (Maryland Calendar of Wills).  Thomas Hebb, Jr. died in 1744.  Will of Thomas Hebb, St. Mary's County, 1/14/1744-3/13/1744-45--Son, Edward Hillyard Hebb the land where I now live. Sons: William Hebb and John Hebb, leased land called "Scotland". Son: William Hebb land I bought from John Noble formerly taken up by David Wheatley. Daughters: Jane Jenkins, Ann Baxter, and Lucretia Hebb. Grandson: Francis Bean. Execs: Sister, Elizabeth Rule and sons, Edward and William. Witnesses: Will Hebb, Thomas Perring, David Hebb, and Joseph Hebb. (Maryland Calendar of Wills).]

21.00--Edward Hillyard Hebb,
21.00--William Hebb,
21.00--John Hebb,
21.00--Jane Hebb, m. Mr. Jenkins;
21.00--Ann Hebb, m. Mr. Baxter;
21.00--Lucretia Hebb, m. unk.;

20.00--Elizabeth Hebb, m. Mr. Rule;

21.003.1--William Hebb, b. ca. 1690; d. 1718; m. Priscilla Miller; [Linda Reno CORRECTION: This is not the next generation.  This William Hebb was the son of Thomas and Isabel Hebb and a brother of Thomas Hebb who married Frances Hillyard.  This William Hebb was born about 1690 and died in 1718.  Will of William Hebb, SMC, 10/2/1718-1/9/1718-19.  Son:  William, dwelling plantation, leased lands, and personalty.  Son:  Matthew, "Small Hopes" at decease of father ____, and personalty.  Sons afsd. are to be of age and receive their estate at 20 years.  Wife:  Priscilla, if she marries again to return with husband to her own loand; brother Thomas to take two sons and their estate and keep them on now dwelling plantation until of age afsd.  Exec.:  Wife, Priscilla.  Brother:  Thomas, overseer, 600 lbs. tobacco yearly.  Wit.:  Francis Hopewell, Thomas Hebb, Jr., Susanna Coleman. (Maryland Calendar of Wills).  In 1711, William Hebb built a fine brick home.  In the walls he placed his initials, W. H. and the year 1711.  The house was known as the "William Hebb House" and later as "Carthagena" stood until 1933 when it was demolished.  The bricks were used to construct the wall in front of the replica of the State House constructed in 1933/1934 at St. Mary's City.  (Chronicles of St. Mary's, Spring 1991).]

This William Hebb did marry Priscilla Miller, daughter of John Miller and Ann Cassock.  After the death of William Hebb, she married second, John Baker.

Will of Priscilla Baker, widow, SMC, 10/29/1739-2/12/1740.  Son:  James and hrs., 120 ac. "Chelsey", also land bought by my father, John Miller from John Batson.  Son:  William Hebb, personalty.  Sons:  Thomas, Exec., John and James, residue of estate.  I desire that my executor buy a lease of his Lordship's agent for "Snow Hill" for son John and heirs.  Wit.:  James Waughop, George Clarke, Robert Chesley, Ignatius Fenwick. (Maryland Calendar of Wills).]

22.00--4.1--William Hebb II, b. 1712, St Mary's Co., MD; d. May 25, 1758, St.  Mary's Co., MD; m. Hopewell Biscoe (b. 1708; d/o John Miller and Ann Cassock; d. bef. 1773 in St Mary's Co., MD); was an officer under Admiral Vernon on the expedition against Carthagena in 1741;

23.01--Vernon Hebb, b. 1743, Porto Bello, MD; d. Oct 26, 1796, Porto Bello, MD.; m.ca. 1745 to Anna Hopewell (b. ca. 1745);

24.01--William Hebb III,  b. 1766, MD.; d. 1848, MD; m1. unk.; m2. unk.; m3. 21 Mar 1809 to Sarah Bailey.

25.01--George Vernon Hebb, b. 1824, MD; d. Wilsonville, AL.; m. 13 Jun 1849  in Lincoln Co., TN, to Jane Yell, (b. May 1832 in TN ; d. 7 Feb 1907 in Wilsonville, AL; d/o Archibald Yell and Ann Moore); [Laura Baker Note: George Vernon Hebb, s/o William Hebb III and Sarah Bailey, (William's 3rd wife.)  As far as I've been able to find, George was William's last child (and only child born to Sarah).  George fought in the Mexican American War.  I believe that it was there that he met and formed a friendship with Archibald Yell, who was killed at the battle of Buena Vista in 1847, because we next find Grandpa George in Tennessee married to Archibald's daughter Jane.  This is only a guess, but I think that George must have been returning Archibald's personal effects to his family.  George and Jane m. 13 Jun 1849.  All of their children except Bertha (born in Shelby Co.) were born in Lincoln Co., TN.];

[John Gwin Note: From the DsOB of George Vernon Hebb and Col. Clement D. Hebb, I'd predicted that they stood the best chance of being siblings, and sure enough, today I got an e.mail (below) from Cousin Laura Baker that verifies that the Colonel was at least in the same generation as George Vernon if not his sibling.]

26.01--Richard Sterling Hebb, b. 20 Jul 1863, Lincoln Co., TN; d. 13 Jan 1937, Wilsonville, AL.; bd. Wilsonville City Cem.; m. 1 Oct 1893 in Shelby Co., AL, to Iona Crumpton (b.Jul 1874 in AL; d. 22 Jun 1956 in Wilsonville, AL.)

27.01--George Vernon Hebb III, b. 1907, Wilsonville, AL; d. Apr 1956, Clinton Township, MI.; m. Eleanor Mae Blocker (b. 14 Jul 1917 in Chaffee, MO; d. 22 Jan 1988 in Richmond, MI; d/o Batt Blocker and Victoria Hughes); 3 ch.;

28.01--Joyce Kay Hebb, b. March 06, 1942, Grosse Point, MI.; m. 23 May 1959 in Richmond MI, to David Lee Jenkins (b. 2 Feb 1939 in Detroit, MI; s/o Hershel Jenkins and Margaret Wilbur)
29.01--David Lee Jenkins, Jr., b. 12 Sep 1960, Detroit, MI.; m. Cheryl Roy; 1 ch.;
30.01--Joshua David Jenkins, b. 1 Sep 1978, Mt Clemens MI.
29.02--Laura Kay Jenkins, b. 17 Jul 1964, Mt. Clemens, MI.; m1. 26 Apr 1986 in New Braden, IL, to Harry Franklin Love (b. 15 Nov 1954 in PA); 1 ch.;
30.01--Caitlin R. Love, b. 6 Nov 1987, Scott AFB, IL.
Laura m2. 25 Jun 1993 in Hampton, VA, to Daniel Scott Baker (b. 25 may 1961 in Greensburg, PA);
28.02--Nancy Hebb, b. May 07, 1936, Grosse Point, MI.; d. 11 Oct 2008; m. 13 Jun 1958 to William Neill (b. unk.; d. 12 Jun 2006); 4 ch.;
29.01--William Neill, Jr., b. 1960, Detroit MI

29.0
2--Linda Neill, b. 1963, Detroit MI

29.0
3--Michael Neill, b. 1962, (sic) Detroit.

29.0
4--Sandra Neill, b. 1965, Detroit MI.
28.03--George Vernon Hebb IV, b. 12 Apr 1953, Grosse Point MI.; m1.1986 in Wayne Count, MI, to Janice Carol Woods (b. 13 Oct 1959 in Detroit, MI); no ch.;  m2. Catherine King; 3 ch.

29.01--Beth Kristen Hebb, b. 17 Sep 1974, Mt Clemens MI; m. Aug 2001 in Ann Arbor, MI, to Marco Antonio Morales ( b. 5 Apr 1971, Chicago, IL.)

29.02--George Vernon Hebb V, b. 6 Sep 1976, Mt Clemens MI.

29.03--Tyler Hebb, b. May 16, 1982, Rochester MI.

27.02--Elma Hebb, b. September 1897, Wilsonville AL.

27.0
3--Lucille Hebb

27.0
4--Charles Hebb, b. May 05, 1901, Shelby Co., AL; d. Aug 1975, Wayne Co., MI.

27.0
5--Clarence Hebb, b. 1 Jan 1911, Wilsonville AL; d. Oct 1989, Wilsonville AL.; m. Louise (nee unk.); 2 ch.; [John Gwin note: In July 2003 I revisited the Wilsonville City Cem. and photographed the gravestone of a "Clarence Hebb, TEC5, US Army, World War II, Jan. 1, 1911 - Oct 24 1981"; I imagine these are the same person, notwithstanding the discrepancy in the dates of death.
28.01--George Hebb, b. Shelby Co., AL

28.0
2--Rita Hebb, b. Shelby Co., AL
27.06--Clara Hebb, b. Wilsonville AL.

27.0
7--Lawson Hebb, b. Dec 1895, Wilsonville, AL.; [John Gwin note: Probably named for his uncle, Lawson Rochester "Loss" Hebb (8.5 below)];
26.02--Archibald Hebb, b. August 1852, Lincoln Co., TN; d. CA.

26.0
3--Vernon Hebb, b. Wilsonville AL.

26.0
4--Sarah Hebb, b. 1861, Lincoln County, TN.

26.05--Lawson Rochester "Laws"/"Loss" Hebb, b. Sep 1866, TN (but his gravestone, below, says 1865); d. 13 Feb 1938 at Prescott, AZ; m. 18 May 1898 (Bobby Joe Seales' site reads "Givin, Lucy, Hebb, Loss R., 05/18/1898, 230") in Wilsonville, Shelby Co., AL, to Lucy Jane Gwin (b. 13 Jan 1879, AL; age 1 in the 1880 Wilsonville Census; d. at Pioneer Home, Prescott, AZ, 18 Nov 1957); they moved to Prescott, AZ, betw. 1907 and Sep 1916 (according to the obituary of her father, Wm. Sutton Gwin, Sr., Lucy and Laws were living in Prescott, AZ, when WSG, Sr, died on 11 Sep 1916); one child;

[John Gwin note 1: Today, 23 Aug 2003, I met and spoke on the phone to my long-lost second cousin, Charles Cartwright Gwin of San Antonio, TX, who told me of visiting Loss, Lucy, and Gwin years ago in Arizona.  From him I learned that Lucy was a registered nurse and used her skills to care for Loss in his last days, and that Gwin was a master machinist who made beautiful hunting rifles.]

[John Gwin note 2: A 1907 letter to my grandfather, Jim Gwin (Lucy Jane's oldest brother), from his mom, Ida Gwin, seems to substantiate with all but complete certainty that the following letter from Laura Baker is correct:

Subject:  Lawson Rochester Hebb;  Received:  2/11/02 11:14 PM
From:  REEHWMSBRG@aol.com     To:  john, jmcdgwin@zianet.com
Mr. Gwin,
In response to your posted message, I believe we have a match!!  There were (2) Lawson Hebbs born in my line.  The first was the son of George Vernon Hebb and Jane Yell, my gg-grandparents.  He was born in Sep 1866 in Lincoln Co., TN;  the family moved to Wilsonville AL; I am still researching as to when.  The 2nd was the son of my g-grandfather, Richard S. Hebb and Iona Crumpton; he was born in Dec 1895 in Wilsonville. --Laura Baker


l-r: Gwin, Loss, and Lucy Hebb         
(Stand back from your screen to bring                      
this picture into better focus.)                              



l-r: Gwin, Lucy, and Loss Hebb, (photo found in
Ada Belle Vardaman Gwin's album, in whose hand is
written beneath: "Mr. Gwin's Sister Lucy and her husband Loss Hebb with their son Gwin")



Adrian Sutton Gwin, 39, l, nephew of Lucy
Hebb
, 77, r (bottom photos taken at the Pioneer
Home, Prescott, AZ, summer of 1956)
.



clockwise from top left,
Aunt Lucy Hebb; Dorothy
Keeney Gwin
(Adrian's wife);
Patrick Forsythe Gwin
, 5;
and
John McDonald Gwin, 8

27.01--Rochester Gwin "Gwin" Hebb, b. 22 Jun 1901 (in AL?); d. 28 Apr 1967; m. Apr. 1925 to Jean Crume; 1 child;

28.01--Gayle Hebb, b.; m. Ernest D. Cox;

29.01--Ronald Gale Cox Hebb, b. 27 Jul 1947;
26.06--Dewitt Clinton Hebb, b. Oct 1854, Lincoln Co., TN; d. Wilsonville AL.;
26.07--Bertha Yell Hebb, b. Jul 1875, Wilsonville AL; d. Wash. DC.;
26.08--George Hebb, b. Apr 1856, Lincoln Co., TN.;

Gayle Hebb sent me this photo of her grandpa's gravestone, which reads,
L. R. HEBB  1865-1938

____________________


Some Pertinent Census Data

From the 2 Jun 1870 Census of Wilsonville, Shelby Co., AL
Res./Fam.
Name
Relatp.
to HoH

Age
Race/Sex
Occupation
E$tate
Real/Pers
POB
Other
John M. Gwin Comments
3/3
William Guinn
head
49
wm
manufacturer
2000/3000
AL

This is my gg-grandpa William Gwin, son of John Gwin and Jane Walker.

Roseanna Guinn wife
48
wf
keeping house

AL

This is my gg-grandma Roseanne Carlisle Jones Wilson Gwin, daughter of Nathaniel Burdine Wilson and Jane Jones.

John W. Guinn son
18
wm
sawyer

AL


Rufus K. Guinn son
16
wm
works in saw mill

AL


Lucy M. Guinn daughter
14
wf
attends school

AL att. sch.w/in yr.


Iam G. Guinn son
12
wm
attends school
AL att. sch.w/in yr. Isham Griffin

Thomas Guinn son
9
wm
attends school
AL att. sch.w/in yr.

John Guinn father
77
wm
wheel right ----/300
TN
John Gwin, my ggg/grandpa, widower of Jane Walker, son of Isham Gwin and Mary Canterbury;

Annie Turner
niece
19
wf
attends school
AL


Texas A. Wilson
niece
14
wf
attends school
AL


Henry Bassett
nephew
13
wm
works in saw mill

AL father of foreign birth


Matthew Taylor
unk.
36
wm
at home

SC



Annie Taylor
unk.
9
wf
at home
AL


Robt. Lockridge
son-in-law
36
wm
farm laborer

MO



Mary A. Lockridge
daughter
26
wf
at home
AL


John Lockridge
grandson
1
wm
at home
AL


Eliza Laurence
unk.
25
wf
teaching school

AL

13/13
George V. Hebb
head
50
wm
farmer
3000/700
MD



Jane Hebb wife
36
wf
keeping house

TN



Archibald Hebb son
19
wm
attending school

TN
att. sch.w/in yr.

Clinton Hebb son
15
wm
works on farm

TN
cannot write


Vernon Hebb son
12
wm
works on farm

TN
att. sch.w/in yr.

Sallie Hebb daughter
10
wf


TN
att. sch.w/in yr.

Dixie Hebb son
7
wm


TN
att. sch.w/in yr.

Lawson Hebb son
5
wm


TN

This is Lawson "Loss" Hebb who will marry Lucy Gwin (William's granddaughter and my gg-grandaunt).

Kate Moseley
servant
13
bf
dom. servt.

AL
cannot read or write

72/72
Nathaniel Self



minister
1000/500
AL


Elisabeth Self


keeping house

AL


Wielmann Self


farm laborer

AL


Bernicia Self


attends school

AL


Mary Self


attends school

AL


Magnolia Self




AL


Bettie Self




AL


Susan Self




AL


Willie Self




AL


Nathaniel Self




AL





Some Valuable Correspondence

Subject:     Lawson Rochester Hebb
Sent:        2/6/20 8:55 PM
Received:    2/11/02 11:14 PM
From:        REEHWMSBRG@aol.com
To:          john, jmcdgwin@zianet.com

Mr Gwin,

In response to your posted message, I believe we have a match!!  There were (2) Lawson Hebb's born in my line.  The first was the son of George Vernon Hebb and Jane Yell my gg grandparents.  He was born in September 1866, born in Lincoln County TN,  the family moved to Wilsonville Alabama, I am still researching as to when.  The 2nd was the son of my g grandfather, Richard S. Hebb and Iona Crumpton, he was born in December 1895 in Wilsonville.

Laura Baker


Subject:     Re: Lawson Rochester Hebb--almost certainly a match!
Received:    3/11/02 11:35 PM
From:        REEHWMSBRG@aol.com
To:          John Gwin, jmcdgwin@zianet.com
CC:          Gayle Hebb, ghebb@ivic.net
Enclosure:   The Hebb's.ZIP

Good Morning Cousins!!!

Yes we have a match!!  If you go to www.rootsweb.com/~alshelby/shelby.html  you will find the recorded marriage of Loss & Lucy 5/18/1898.  Loss was my g-grandfather Richard's brother; Richard apparently had a nickname of Dix, or Dixie.

Our first Hebb ancestor to arrive in the Colonies shows up in James City, Virginia, in 1623.  His name was Thomas.  Haven't been able to find out too much about him, other than he had a son named Thomas that moved to St. Mary's County, Maryland.  The attached report gives a breakdown of the Hebb family report.  I am also attaching the Yell family report.  I have not filled in brothers and sisters before my g-grandfather Richard.

George Vernon Hebb was the child of William Hebb III and Sarah Bailey.  (Sarah Bailey was William's 3rd wife.)  As far as I've been able to find, George was the only (and last) child born.  George fought in the Mexican American War. (I believe that it was there that he met and formed a friendship with Archibald Yell, who was killed at the battle of Buena Vista in 1847, because we next find Grandpa George in Tennessee married to Archibald's daughter Jane. This is only a guess, but I think that George must have been returning Archibald's personal effects to his family.)  George and Jane were married June 13, 1849.  All of George and Jane's children with the exception of Bertha were born in Lincoln County, TN.  Bertha was born in Shelby County.

The original plantation "Porto Bello" that was built by William Hebb II in St. Mary's County, Maryland, is still standing and is a private residence (owned by Benjamin Bradlee, former chief editor of the Washington Post).  I have written to him asking permission to tour the property.

The plantation home that George built was still standing in 1968; my father tried to purchase it so that he could restore it (plus my mom really wanted it back in the family).  But the people would not sell, and by our next visit to Alabama, it had been torn down.

I don't know where you guys live.  I live in Virginia.  I was born in Michigan, we moved to Texas when I was 16, and after I graduated from High School I joined the AF, spent 6 years in Illinois and was then transferred to Langley AFB, VA.  I got out in 1996, and I'm still here.  I am married and have 2 children, both teenagers.  I have one brother who lives in Austin, TX.  My parents travel (enjoying their retirement); they are currently in Phoenix, AZ., but they intend to start heading back east shortly.  Write back about yourselves, I look forward to hearing from you.

Your Cousin,
Laura


Subject:     Lawson Hebb
Sent:        5/27/20 1:13 AM
Received:    5/30/02 9:45 AM
From:        Gayle, ghebb@commspeed.net
To:          John M. Gwin, jmcdgwin@zianet.com

Good morning again John.

Gayle, I took this from our website's page for our great-grandpa, William Sutton Gwin.  Have you been there recently?  I think the info that Laura
Baker sent me is correct.

Say, if your son can get a copy of these 1956 photos of Lucy on the web, I can easily put them on the website.

6.7--Lucy Jane Gwin b. 13 Jan 1879; d. 18 Nov (1957?) in Prescott, These dates are correct :

...Arizona; m. 18 May 1898 to Lawson Rochester "Loss" Hebb (b. unk.; * See note below...
...d. 13 Feb 1938); one child; according to the obituary of her father, WS Gwin, Sr., Lucy and Laws were living in Prescott, AZ, when WSG Sr. died on 11 Sep 1916;...

         A 1907 letter to my grandfather, Jim Gwin, from his mom,
         Ida Gwin, seems to substantiate with all but complete certainty
         that the following letter from Laura Baker is correct:

              Subject:  Lawson Rochester Hebb;  Received:  2/11/02 11:14 PM
              From:  REEHWMSBRG@aol.com
              To:  john, jmcdgwin@zianet.com

              Mr. Gwin,
              In response to your posted message, I believe we have a match!!
              There were (2) Lawson Hebbs born in my line.  The first
              was the son of George Vernon Hebb and Jane Yell, my gg-grand-
              parents.  He was born in Sep 1866 in Lincoln Co.,  TN;
              the family moved to Wilsonville AL; I am still researching as to
              when.  The 2nd was the son of my g-grandfather, Richard S. Hebb
              and Iona Crumpton; he was born in Dec 1895 in Wilsonville.

*Incorrect date. my Lawson was born in 1866. Married Lucy in 1898. thatwould make Lawson 3 years old.

                               --Laura Baker

              7.1--Rochester Gwin "Gwin" Hebb   Born June 22, 1901

Hi again John,    Both Lawson's could not have been born in the same year.
Laura's records my grandfathers birth date as l895, That would have made
him 33 years old when he died. Could there be another (3rd) Lawson?
I am sending you a copy of the grave stone.
Love Ya
Gayle
                        Copy sent to Laura




Who was Col. Clement D. Hebb The fact that Gayle's grandmother and my grandaunt, Lucy Gwin Hebb, cut out the eulogy and pasted it in her scrapbook strongly suggests that he was a relative.  And marriage dates of the ancestors above suggest that he may have been a child of  6.1--William Hebb III, m. 21 Mar 1809 to Sarah Bailey, and thus a sibling of 7.1--George Vernon Hebb, b. 1824, MD.
Read the following e.mail from Gayle Hebb and see what you think:

Subject:     Col. Clement Hebb
Received:    6/13/02 9:24 AM
From:        Gayle, ghebb@commspeed.net
To:          John M. Gwin, jmcdgwin@zianet.com

Good morning Cuz John
I am sending you a copy of a newspaper article that I found in Grandmother Lucy's scrap book on a Col. Clement Hebb. I can't seem to find out the relationship.  Seems he had two children, a boy and girl but the article didn't give their names.  Hope you find this interesting.
Love
Cuz Gayle

COL. CLEMENT HEBB
Gallant Officer of the Marine Corps Passes Away.
Commandant of the Navy Yards and Saw Service in the war

Col. Clement D. Hebb, one of the most gallant officers of the United States Marine Corps, died at his home, No. 1216 E. Street North West yesterday morning, after a short illness, of pneumonia. For several years Col. Hebb has been retired from the service but during his long career in the corps he established for himself an especially honorable record.

Although he was born in Virginia, in 1829, never the less, the greater part of his early life was spent in California. Whither has parents removed soon after his birth, and it was as a resident of that State that he received his appointment as a cadet at the Naval Academy. He was a member of the graduating class of 1855, and a year later was commissioned as second lieutenant and assigned to duty aboard the sloop Falmount. It was just about this time that the Paraguay expedition was being prepared, and in 1859 Col. Hebb was transferred to the Preble and thus became a member of the expedition. In the latter part of the same year he was detailed for duty in this city at the marine headquarters, from which post he was soon after transferred to Pensacola Florida, where he remained until the outbreak of hostilities between the Union and the Confederacy.

He was then ordered to Fort Washington, on the Potomac, in order to prevent the enemy from seizing that important position. A little later in the same year his rank was raised to that of first lieutenant, and he was assigned for duty upon the frigate Sumpter, which was one of the vessels constituting the West Gulf Blockading Squadron.

On the 26th of July, 1881, his rank was advanced to that of captain, and he was assigned to the marine barracks at Gosport, Va., for duty. In quick succession important posts at Morris and Folly Islands South Carolina the marine barracks at New York City., and the barracks in Washington, were in his charge, and in 1857 he returned to Pensacola, to take command of the barracks there, with the rank of Commandant.

Col. Hebb occupied the same important position at the Mare Island Navy Yard, San Francisco from 1874 to 1880. From 1880 to 1885 he acted as Commandant of the Navy Yard at Boston, Mass., and the following year was created lieutenant colonel, and sent to take charge of the station at Portsmouth, Va.  It was not until 1889 that the rank of Colonel was bestowed upon him when he again assumed command of the Boston Navy Yard and remained there until his transfer to the marine barracks at Washington, acting as commandant up to the time of Col. Heywood's appointment to the post, in 1891.

In 1892 Col. Hebb had attained the age which entitled him to retirement and since that time had resided here in the summer and at Pensacola during the winter months. Col. Hebb had not been in good health for several years and three days ago he was stricken with pneumonia and immediately succumbed to the attack. His wife and family, a son and daughter, were present at the bedside when the end came. The funeral will take place on Saturday at 11 a.m. from Ascepsion [Ascension?] Church.





Subject:     Re: just a line
Sent:        6/13/20 8:05 PM
Received:    6/19/02 9:54 PM
From:        REEHWMSBRG@aol.com
To:          John and Sharon Gwin, jmcdgwin@zianet.com

Sorry I haven't kept in touch better as to info that I have found out; I've been comuting between Hampton and Richmond for the past few months, and it hasn't left me with much time to research.  I have a copy of a(n undated) letter that was written by Elizabeth Lambert Hebb that mentions Clement Dorsey Hebb:

Mr. Leander McCormick-Goodhart
British Embassy.

Dear Mr. McCormick-Goodhart:

By the newspaper I see that you are to give an address at the dinner Tuesday on "Vernon's Colonial Force in the Operations Against Carthagena in 1741".

Perhaps it would interest you at this time to know that one of my forbears, William Hebb, was an officer under Admiral Vernon on the expedition.

Upon his return to the Colony, he gave the name of "Porto Bello" to his new estate situated on the St. Mary's River, Md., and he named his son, born in 1743, Vernon for the Admiral.  Every generation since has had a Vernon Hebb.  The place where William Hebb was born was a few miles from his "Porto Bello" estate--this he renamed Carthagena, and the large Creek still carries that name.

An interesting feature is that this group of colonists were the nucleus or indirect starting point of what later developed into our U.S. Marine Corps, and in 1891, just 150 years later, my father, Colonel Clement Dorsey Hebb, became the highest ranking officer of that Corps.  He was the great-grandson of William Hebb.

Would it be possible for me to see any of your data on the Vernon expedition which started on this side in the Maryland Colony?  I would indeed like to hear you on the subject, but I expect the dinner is for me only.

Trusting that I have not bored you with this rather unusual bit of family history bearing on your speech subject,

I remain,
Yours very truly,
Elizabeth Lambert Hebb (Miss)

The other document I have says that Clement Dorsey Hebb was born 10 Jul 1828 and was married to Wilhelmina Lambert of Boston; they had two daughters, Elizabeth and Hopewell.    There is another web site for the Hebbs on family treemaker genealogy.com.

In March my daughter and I took a drive to see if there was anything left of Porto Bello, and much to our surprise, the plantation was still there and is owned by Benjamin Bradlee (vice pres. of the Washington Post); I wrote to him requesting permission to view the house, and he invited us to tour the place.

He's put a lot of work and money into it, and it is beautiful.  I found out that we are descendents of tobacco farmers.  Apparently the plantation had
been sold at the end of the 18th century, but came back into the Hebb family sometime in the late 1800's.  The Hebb who bought it had it let it fall into total disrepair, so when Mr Bradlee bought the place in 1980, he had his work cut out for him.  It sits on a bluff overlooking the St. Mary's River.

Sorry I didn't have much on Clement, I'll keep digging.  My aunt, Louise Hebb of Wilsonville, Alabama, supposedly has the complete history of the Hebbs stored in her basement, but she had a stroke in October and has been in the hospital.  My cousin George (her son) said he would look for it as soon as he had a chance.

Keep in touch.
Laura





From:  Lawson Hebb <lawsonhebb@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2003 17:49:28 -0700 (PDT)
To: REEHWMSBRG@AOL.COM
Cc: jmcdgwin@zianet.com
Subject: Lawson Hebb

Hi!
My name is Vicki Hebb.  I stumbled across your ThomasHebb Descendants website today and found it very interesting.
 
I am married to Lawson Ellis Hebb III and we have a son Lawson Ellis Hebb IV, and a daugher, Alissa.  We live in the Atlanta GA area.
 
My father-in-law in is Lawson Ellis Hebb Jr.
 
I just spoke to Lawson Jr. and the following is some of the information he gave me: 
 
Lawson Ellis Hebb, Sr. was the son (eldest) of Richard S. Hebb and Iona Crumpton of Wilsonville AL.  He had a sister named Lucy and brothers Charles and Clarence.  His first wife was Sharlene Loretta Cammack of Arkansas, the mother of Lawson Hebb Jr.  His second wife was Vidi (my father-in-law believes her last name was Shelton) of Alabama. Lawson Sr. possibly had an older brother who died at birth or at a young age. 
 
According to my father-in-law, Lawson Sr was born December 7, 1895. There may be a few years descrepancy in year of birth because he reportedly may have lied about his age to make himself younger in order to join the navy. 
 
According to my father-in-law, this line of Hebbs is a direct descendent of Archibald Yell, 2nd Governor of Arkansas, who also was in the Mexican  American War. 
 
Lawson Ellis Hebb Jr. told me to give you his e-mail address: lawsonhebb@msn.com  He may have some additional information that you may be looking for and you may have some that he is looking for.

I, myself, don't know much more than this. I just got this information from him. But if you need to get in touch, you can e-mail me either at lawsonhebb@yahoo.com or vbhebb@seaohio.com.
 
Hope this helps a little.
 
One more cousin,
Vicki Hebb





----- Original Message -----
From: Lawson Hebb
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2003 6:40 PM
To: Jerry Hill
Subject: Re: Richard Sterling Hebb family of Wilsonville, Ala.
 
Dear Mary,
 
I am Lawson Ellis Hebb III and I am married to Vicki Beth Vanderburg-Hebb and we have a son Lawson Ellis Hebb IV, and a daugher, Alissa.  We live in the Atlanta GA area.
 
My father is Lawson Ellis Hebb Jr.
 
My wife spoke to my dad and the following is some of the information he gave her:
 
Lawson Ellis Hebb, Sr. was the son (eldest) of Richard S. Hebb and Iona Crumpton of Wilsonville AL.  He had a sister named Lucy and brothers Charles and Clarence.  His first wife was Sharlene Loretta Cammack of Arkansas, the mother of Lawson Hebb Jr.  His second wife was Vidi (my father believes her last name was Shelton) of Alabama. Lawson Sr. possibly had an older brother who died at birth or at a young age. 
 
According to my father, Lawson Sr was born December 7, 1895. There may be a few years descrepancy in year of birth because he reportedly may have lied about his age to make himself younger in order to join the navy. 
 
According to my father, this line of Hebbs is a direct descendent of Archibald Yell,  the 2nd Governor of Arkansas, who also was in the Mexican  American War. 
 
My father's e-mail address is lawsonhebb@msn.com  He may have some additional information that you may be looking for and you may have some that he is looking for.
I, myself, don't know much more than this. I just got this information from him. But if you need to get in touch, you can e-mail me either at lawsonhebb@yahoo.com or vbhebb@seaohio.com.
 
 
 
Lawson Hebb III

Jerry Hill <Mary_E_Hill@msn.com> wrote:

Dear Lawson:
 
Are you that nice little boy my husband and I once met in Wilsonville, Ala.  Are you the son of Lawson Hebb, son of Richard?  I would love to hear from you.

Mary Elizabeth Hill





From: "Linda Reno" <lindareno@comcast.net>
Date: Tue Sep 20, 2005  08:12:55 PM US/Mountain
To: <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>
Subject: Clement Hebb

Hi,
 
For some reason, I've gotten totally involved in Clement Hebb today.  I did a search and your web page turned up.
 
I found some errors.
 
From your page:
 
 1.1--Thomas Hebb; arrived in the Colonies in James City, VA, in 1623; [Linda Reno CORRECTION: Thomas Hebb, the immigrant ancestor was born in England about 1666 and died in St. George's Hundred, St. Mary's County, Maryland about 1722.  1673:  Thomas Hobb (Hebb) Service, of St. Mary's County (Early Settlers of Maryland by Gust Skordas).  Thomas Hebb, a mariner or pilot.  On 5/4/1698 a report was submitted by the Sheriff of St. Mary's County on the number of ships, ships-a-building, ship owners, and seafaring men.  Thomas Hebb was listed as one of ten mariners who sometimes went to sea.  (Chronicles of St. Mary's, Spring 1991). His wife's name was Isabel who was living as late as 1690.  9/18/1690:  Thomas Hebb and his wife Isabel conveyed land purchased from Nicholas Proddy.  (Early Settlers of Charles County, Maryland, Bates).]

2.1--Thomas Hebb (II?); moved to St. Mary's Co., MD; m. Ann Black.  [Linda Reno CORRECTION: He was probably born in St. Mary's County, not in VA.  He didn't marry Ann Black.   Thomas Hebb, Jr., son of Thomas and Isabel, married Frances Hillyard, daughter of Edward and Jane Hillyard.  Will of Edward Halayrd, SMC, 10/28/1716 (no probate date given).  Godsons: William Watts, Christopher Combs, Jacob Williamson (should be Williams) and to granddaughter, Jeane Hebb, personalty.  Residue of estate, real and personal, to wife ___, son-in-law, Thomas Hebb, Jr., and daughter Frances.  Wit: George Daffin, John Sykes, William Kennedy.  Note: Test. proceedings 1718 give Jane Hillyard, Exec. of Edward Hillyard, SMC.  (Maryland Calendar of Wills).  Thomas Hebb, Jr. died in 1744.  Will of Thomas Hebb, St. Mary's County, 1/14/1744-3/13/1744-45--Son, Edward Hillyard Hebb the land where I now live. Sons: William Hebb and John Hebb, leased land called "Scotland". Son: William Hebb land I bought from John Noble formerly taken up by David Wheatley. Daughters: Jane Jenkins, Ann Baxter, and Lucretia Hebb. Grandson: Francis Bean. Execs: Sister, Elizabeth Rule and sons, Edward and William. Witnesses: Will Hebb, Thomas Perring, David Hebb, and Joseph Hebb. (Maryland Calendar of Wills).]

3.1--William Hebb m. Priscilla Miller;  [Linda Reno CORRECTION: This is not the next generation.  This William Hebb was the son of Thomas and Isabel Hebb and a brother of Thomas Hebb who married Frances Hillyard.  This William Hebb was born about 1690 and died in 1718.  Will of William Hebb, SMC, 10/2/1718-1/9/1718-19.  Son:  William, dwelling plantation, leased lands, and personalty.  Son:  Matthew, "Small Hopes" at decease of father ____, and personalty.  Sons afsd. are to be of age and receive their estate at 20 years.  Wife:  Priscilla, if she marries again to return with husband to her own loand; brother Thomas to take two sons and their estate and keep them on now dwelling plantation until of age afsd.  Exec.:  Wife, Priscilla.  Brother:  Thomas, overseer, 600 lbs. tobacco yearly.  Wit.:  Francis Hopewell, Thomas Hebb, Jr., Susanna Coleman. (Maryland Calendar of Wills).  In 1711, William Hebb built a fine brick home.  In the walls he placed his initials, W. H. and the year 1711.  The house was known as the "William Hebb House" and later as "Carthagena" stood until 1933 when it was demolished.  The bricks were used to construct the wall in front of the replica of the State House constructed in 1933/1934 at St. Mary's City.  (Chronicles of St. Mary's, Spring 1991).]

This William Hebb did marry Priscilla Miller, daughter of John Miller and Ann Cassock.  After the death of William Hebb, she married second, John Baker.

Will of Priscilla Baker, widow, SMC, 10/29/1739-2/12/1740.  Son:  James and hrs., 120 ac. "Chelsey", also land bought by my father, John Miller from John Batson.  Son:  William Hebb, personalty.  Sons:  Thomas, Exec., John and James, residue of estate.  I desire that my executor buy a lease of his Lordship's agent for "Snow Hill" for son John and heirs.  Wit.:  James Waughop, George Clarke, Robert Chesley, Ignatius Fenwick. (Maryland Calendar of Wills).]

4.1--William Hebb II, b. 1712, St Mary's Co., MD; d. May 25, 1758, St.  Mary's Co., MD; m. Hopewell Biscoe (b. 1708; d/o John Miller and Ann Cassock; d. bef. 1773 in St Mary's Co., MD); was an officer under Admiral Vernon on the expedition against Carthagena in 1741;  [Linda Reno CORRECTION: I have him as William Hebb, Jr., son of William Hebb and Priscilla Miller.  His wife's name was Hopewell, but there is no proof that I've ever found that her surname was Biscoe.  Further, if she'd been the daughter of John Miller and Ann Cassock, her surname would have been Miller, not Biscoe.

The name Porto Bello commemmorates a Caribbean naval battle in the Anglo-Spanish War of Jenkin's Ear (1739).  Admiral Edward Vernon led the Royal Navy, which included several colonists.  One of the Marylanders was William Hebb who owned the land on which Porto Bello was built.  Hebb remembered his service by naming his son Vernon, after his commander.  Lawrence Washington, George Washington's half brother, who served with Hebb, named his Potomac River plantation Mount Vernon, after the admiral.  During the Revolution, Vernon Hebb lived at Porto Bello in the house that preceded the present structure.  His correspondence with his sister in England gives a fascinating firsthand account of the effects of the war on St. Mary's County.  Although Hebb's initial sympathies rested with George III and Parliament, by 1776 he had joined the cause of independence.  A newspaper advertisement of January, 1813 describes the Porto Bello property, which was for sale, including "a new brick house, huge and commodious" and a number of outbuildings.  The present house, thus probably built about 1812, is a 1 1/2 story brick house with a gambrel roof.  The roof below the lower pitch of the gambrel angles out to form a porch on both the north and south facades, giving the house a bell-cast profile when viewed from the east.  That facade has a double brick exterior chimney with a one-story pent.  The entire western wall of the cellar dates from Vernon Hebb's 18th century house.  Two 20th century wings extend to the west in telescope fashion.  (Maryland Historical Trust, Inventory of History Sites in Calvert County, Charles County, and St. Mary's County). http://www.regiments.org/milhist/uk/inf/061-739.htm]

5.1--Vernon Hebb, b. 1743, Porto Bello, MD; d. Oct 26, 1796, Porto Bello, MD.; m.ca. 1745 to Anna Hopewell (b. ca. 1745);  [Linda Reno CORRECTION: Son of William Hebb, Jr. and Priscilla Miller.  Anna Hopewell couldn't have been born ca1745 and married the same year.  Sure this must be a typo.  There is no proof that I've found that her surname was Hopewell or that her first name was Anna.  Her first name was Hopewell.  She was born about 1708 and died in 1773.  Will of Hopewell Hebb, St. Mary's County, 10/14/1767-11/4/1773.  Daughter: Elizabeth Wilson, 3 negroes.  Daughter: Gracy Guyther, one negro.  Daughter: Ann Hebb, 4 negroes.  Son: Vernon, residue of my estate, he to pay to my daughter Priscilla Hicks, 20 lbs. sterling.  Wit: Bennet Biscoe, John Hebb, McKelvie Hammett.  (Maryland Calendar of Wills).]

6.1--William Hebb III,  b. 1766, MD.; d. 1848, MD; m1. unk.; m2. unk.; m3. 21 Mar 1809 to Sarah Bailey.  [Linda Reno CORRECTION: This William Hebb was the son of Vernon Hebb and wife, Hopewell, therefore he wouldn't have been William Hebb III.  He married first, Ann "Nancy" Thompson, 9/25/1798 and she died in 1800.  He married second, Ann Taylor, 7/6/1802 and she died prior to 1809.  He married third, Sarah Bailey, 3/21/1809 at St. George's Episcopal Church, Valley Lee, Maryland.]

7.1--George Vernon Hebb, b. 1824, MD; d. Wilsonville, AL.; m. 13 Jun 1849  in Lincoln Co., TN, to Jane Yell, (b. May 1832 in TN ; d. 7 Feb 1907 in Wilsonville, AL; d/o Archibald Yell and Ann Moore); [Laura Baker Note: George Vernon Hebb, s/o William Hebb III and Sarah Bailey, (William's 3rd wife.)  As far as I've been able to find, George was William's last child (and only child born to Sarah).  George fought in the Mexican American War.  I believe that it was there that he met and formed a friendship with Archibald Yell, who was killed at the battle of Buena Vista in 1847, because we next find Grandpa George in Tennessee married to Archibald's daughter Jane.  This is only a guess, but I think that George must have been returning Archibald's personal effects to his family.  George and Jane m. 13 Jun 1849.  All of their children except Bertha (born in Shelby Co.) were born in Lincoln Co., TN.];

[Linda Reno CORRECTION: Clement Dorsey Hebb, son of William Hebb and  was named for his uncle by marriage, Clement Dorsey who married his aunt, Priscilla Hebb.]

I live in St. Mary's County, Maryland and have been researching these families since 1972.  If you'd like to take a look at my own page, it's www.stmarysfamilies.com  In addition, I am also the coordinator of the St. Mary's County, Maryland page at Genweb.  Hope this is helpful.

Linda Reno

 




From: sschmidt@congressionalcemetery.org
Date: January 22, 2007 1:53:43 PM MST
To: jmcdgwin@zianet.com
Subject: William III & Clement Dorsey Hebb


Dear Mr. Gwin,
I found your web site while looking for photos of Clement Dorsey Hebb. He and William & Sarah Hebb as well as several of William's children are buried at Congressional Cemetery. Our complete interment index is on our web site, www.congressionalcemetery.org.  If you have a chance to take a look and see if you can help us determine how they're all related, we would much appreciate it.

Sandra Schmidt
Historian/Archivist

Hebb

(Child of Capt. C.D.)
i. 4 Jan 1873 R68/19 Moved From Rives Vault on 28 Apr 1873

Anna H. d. 27 Jan 1894 i. 30 Jan 1894 R37/138

Bertha Yell
i. 7 Aug 1946 R36/137

Clement Dorsey d. 23 Jun 1897 i. 26 Jun 1897 R67/19

Elizabeth Lambert d. 1 Jun 1958 i. 3 Jun 1958 R67/17

Gertrude A. d. 29 Aug 1894 i. 1 Sep 1894 R68/18

Henry H.
i. 18 Jan 1945 R67/15

Jane M. d. 25 Feb 1870 i. 26 Feb 1870 R37/138

Mary d. 17 Jun 1893 i. 19 Jun 1893 R37/137

Nellie C. d. 18 Sep 1908 i. 21 Sep 1908 R36/136

Pricilla
i. 31 Jan 1898 R36/138

Sarah (nee Bayly)
i. 27 May 1871 R37/137

Susan H. d. 19 Feb 1893 i. 21 Feb 1893 R37/136

Wilhelmina Gertrude (nee Lambert) d. 25 Jan 1920 i. 27 Jan 1920 R67/18 Moved From Public Vault on 26 Apr 1920

William d. 3 Apr 1848 i. 5 Apr 1848 R37/136

Willie Vernon d. 5 Jan 1873 i. 6 Jan 1873 R68/19 Moved From Rives Vault on 28 Apr 1873