Posted By:Claude Crandall
Subject:Webb, Eads and McNett- Mormon Connections
Post Date:May 04, 2008 at 17:00:28
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Forum:Decatur County, IN Genealogy Forum
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I would like to possibly correspond with someone who might have or know of some possible Webb connection to the Mormon Faith. I am trying to find the parents of my GGGrandfather Elisha B. Webb born about 14 October 1828 in Greensburg, Decatur Co. Indiana, and died 17 November 1909, near Dawson, Wright Co. Missouri. He married Hannah Eads on 11 December 1849 in Addison Twp, Shelby Co. Indiana. Elisha B. Webb lived in Illinois, 1852-1867. Linn Co. Missouri, 1867-1874. Chariton Co. Missouri Co. Missouri, 1874-1883. 1883 and 1884 back in Linn Co. Mo. Carlow, Daviess Co. Missouri, 1884-1887, near the site of Adam-ondi-Ahman, a sacred site as proclaimed by Mormon Joseph "The Prophet" Smith. Later, Elisha B. Webb did spend some time in Woods Co. Oklahoma living near one of his daughters, Mary Ann Webb who married Young Champion McNett, who is rumored to have been named after Morman Elder Brigham Young. This I know for sure, is that Mary Ann Webb's husband, Young Champion McNett was a son of Reuben Riley McNett and his wife Priscilla H. Hale. Priscilla Hale's Aunt Emma, was , according to many records, the first wife of Joseph "The Prophet" Smith.
Not being of the Mormon Faith, I know very little of the Faiths Culture, Creed or By-laws, so some of my statements may sound a little ill-informed and for this I apologize.
I have been told that in the case of some plural marriages in early Mormon History, a product of these plural marriages was often given the surname of the mother, whether it be her maiden name or the surname from a privious marriage. If this is true, Y-Chromosome DNA testing would not be of any value.
It was explained that the first marriage, in contemporary times, is considered the marriage recognized by modern cultures, any following marriages, without the benefit of a legal divorce, is deemed a spiritual marriage. We have not turned up any exact matches with a Webb surname. But have over 731 exact matches through 12 markers with other surnames.
This might appear as if I am grasping for any kind of information and help that is out there, and the reason it does, is because I am. I would be very anxious to hear from anyone one who might have any ideas, suggestions or questions that might help in finding Elisha's parents.
Feel free to contact me either on this Decatur Co. board or directly, I would appreciate any help out there.
Claude Crandall