NATIONAL REGISTER of Historic Places (Pezzoni 1989): 307 Church Street. Gable-fronted side-hall plan house with one-story front and rear additions, modern porch, aluminum siding. Robert Lee Smith and Emory Rogers built this house. Drastic 20th century alterations make this house noncontributing. (NR)Ernest Thomas Webb (1870-1961) was the son of Thomas B. Webb (1838-1879) and Elizabeth Hart Moore (1838-1914); Thomas B. Webb was noted as a tobaccoist in Durham Township in 1870. By 1880 widow Elizabeth H. Webb (42) was in Swansboro with sons Willie 20, Ernest 9, Charles 7 and daughter Emma 16 with husband Elijah Sewel 22.
Ernest Webb married Sadie Elizabeth Becton in 1889. On the 1910 census Ernest 39 was noted as a retail merchant in Township #5, Craven County. By the 1920 census he was noted on Church Street in Swansboro with wife Sadie 42, James F.15, Ernest C. 12, Madie B. 12 and 6-year-old Milton W. Webb. On that census Ernest is noted as a ship carpenter. By 1930 he and family were in Morehead City where Ernest was noted as an operator of drawbridge.