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Searching for WEBB family
Posted by: Mark Webb (ID *****3485) Date: February 29, 2004 at 05:53:48
  of 1914

I am searching for information on the WEBB family of Onondaga. There appear to be a number of families of this name in early (1800-1840) Onondaga County. One is Benjamin Webb b. abt. 1756, who married Ann Hannah De Angelis. A second family, in which I have a great deal of interest, is the James Webb family. One apparent daughter to this individual (who was Clerk, and possibly a Judge) is Helen Webb, who married Horace Wheaton. Any information on ancestry of this family is appreciated.

One other family group, possibly related to James Webb above, is a Jabez Webb, who was "killed by the falling of a tree" in 1806/7. I believe this individual to be a son of Jabez and Elisabeth (Smith) Webb of Ashford, Ct. Jabez of Ashford was a son of John and Ann (Devotion) of Windham, Ct. One theory is that the James Webb family may have been an uncle or brother to Jabez of Onondaga.

A second theory is that the James Webb family is of Saybrook/Chester, Ct, or of Long Island. The Benjamin Webb mentioned in this query married into the De Angelis family; Saybrook records show a second marriage of a daughter of William Webb (of Long Island) to Pascal De Angelis, who migrated to Oneida County. Benjamin of Onondaga is believed to be a son of John and Lydia (Pike) Webb of Saybrook, Ct. There are also apparent descendants of Samuel Webb of Saybrook in marriage records of this time.

Thanks in advance.

Mark Webb


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