Webb, James a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Pennsylvania in 1829. He embraced religion in early life; years later was licensed as an exhorter; and began his ministerial life in 1858 on Zion Circuit, Cecil Co., Md. Meeting with discouragements, he began to doubt the genuineness of His call, and soon returned to his former vocation. After much prayer and counsel he again began the active work joined the Philadelphia Conference in 1860, and in it labored four years so persistently that his health gave way and caused his superannuation. He died, greatly lamented, in Chester County, Pa., Oct. 8, 1864. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1865, p. 34.