Robert T. Webb, trustee and magistrate of Lake County, is a son of Robert and Elizabeth (Taylor) Webb, who were born in North Carolina and Kentucky. The father came to Humphreys County, Tennessee, when young, and while there went across to Kentucky, where he married. They soon after located in Gibson County, and a short time after in Crockett County, when the father died. He had been married previous to his union with Miss Taylor, and by his first wife, became the father of six children. His second wife bore him three children, our subject being the only one living. The father was a farmer, and a democrat, and after his death his widow moved to Lake County, and made her home with her son Robert, who was born May 2, 1834.
He secured a common school education, and made his home with his parents, until attaining man’s estate, then cared for them until their deaths. He began residing in Lake County in 1870. He was married in 1860, to Harriet M. White, who was born on the 14th of April, 1844. Their union was blessed in the birth of a son, Eddie C., who is a student in the Southwestern Baptist University, at Jackson, Tennessee. Mr. Webb and wife are members of the Missionary Baptist Church, and in politics he is a democrat. During 1874-75, he was tax collector, and for five years has been magistrate. In August 1886, he was elected county trustee. During his term as tax collector, he helped those in distress, by standing good for their taxes, and thus lost about $3,000. He yet has a good farm of 100 acres, and is shipping agent of Tiptonville.