William Webb

Male1 September 1792–31 December 1860

Brief Life History of William

When William Webb was born on 1 September 1792, in Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Isaac Webb, was 37 and his mother, Ann Clayton, was 32. He married Mary Heacock on 12 June 1813, in York, Upper Canada, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He died on 31 December 1860, in King Township, York, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 68, and was buried in Schomberg, York, Ontario, Canada.

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William Webb
Mary Heacock
Marriage: 12 June 1813
Naomi Webb
Loretta Webb
Charlotte Webb
Abiathar Webb
Sarah Webb
Ann Blodget Webb

Sources (5)

  • William Webb, "Canada Census, 1851"
  • William Webb, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William Webb in entry for Laretta Mcgarvey, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 June 1813York, Upper Canada, British Colonial America
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 2

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 8

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


    Age 20

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a weaver, from early Middle English webbe (Old English webba (masculine) or webbe (feminine), probably used of both male and female weavers). This word survived into Middle English long enough to give rise to the surname, but was already obsolescent as an agent noun; hence the secondary forms with the agent suffixes -er and -ster (see Webster , Webber and compare Weaver ).

    Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish (Ashkenazic) surnames, cognates of 1, including Weber and Weberman.

    History: Richard Webb, a Lowland Scot, was an admitted freeman of Boston in 1632, and in 1635 was one of the first settlers of Hartford, CT.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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