Hannah Webb

27 September 1829–26 May 1904 (Age 74)
Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine, United States

The Life of Hannah

When Hannah Webb was born on 27 September 1829, in Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine, United States, her father, William J. Webb, was 27 and her mother, Eliza Smith, was 24. She married William Greenlaw on 9 June 1853, in Castine, Hancock, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Maine, United States in 1870. She died on 26 May 1904, in South Framingham, Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

William Greenlaw
Hannah Webb
Marriage: 9 June 1853
Jason Herbert Greenlaw
Alonzo K. Greenlaw
Katie W Greenlaw
William Leslie Greenlaw
Edmund B Greenlaw
Eliza Laura Greenlaw
Lettie Greenlaw
Percie Greenlaw
Sadie R Greenlaw

Spouse and Children

    William Greenlaw



9 June 1853
Castine, Hancock, Maine, United States


    Jason Herbert Greenlaw


    William Leslie Greenlaw



    Eliza Laura Greenlaw


    Alonzo K. Greenlaw


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

Age 3

The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.
1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

Age 22

In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for "medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated "purchaser", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a weaver, early Middle English webbe, from Old English webba (a primary derivative of wefan ‘to weave’; compare Weaver 1). 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.2 Americanized form of various Ashkenazic Jewish cognates, including Weber and Weberman.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hannah Webb in household of William Webb, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Hannah Greenlaw in household of William Greenlaw, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Hannah Greenlaw in household of William Greenlaw, "United States Census, 1880"

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