Sen. Webb Chestnut biography

SENATOR WEBB CHESTNUT, of Gaylesville, was born December 22, 1883, at that place. He is the son of John Ellis and Nancy Almeda (Webb) Chestnut of Round Mountain; and grandson of Jonathan and Elizabeth (McMahan) Chestnut, of Round Mountain and Gaylesville, and of Jesse and Jane (Coffman) Webb of North Spring Creek.

Senator Chestnut attended the public schools at Gaylesville, spent one year at Birmingham-Southern, and later attended Vanderbilt University. He began his business in the collections department of the Exchange Bank of Rome, Georgia. He severed his connection to look after his own interests. He is a Democrat, a Mason and a Methodist.

He married on December 22, 1909, at Hokes Bluff, Mable, daughter of Franklin Pierce and Julia Elizabeth (Hodges) Landers, of that place. They have: Junius Edward; Robert Landers; John Franklin; Webb Woodrow; George Judson; Matthew Arnold; Joe Taylor; Mabel Claire, deceased; Luther Clifford, and James David. Senator Chesnut was elected to the Senate in 1934.

Source: Mrs. Frank Ross Stewart, Cherokee County History, 1836—1956, Volume 2 (Centre, Alabama, 1959), p. 442. Reprinted with permission.