Henry Webb

Male1768–

Brief Life History of Henry

When Henry Webb was born in 1768, in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Epenetus Webb, was 26 and his mother, Mary Loder, was 28.

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Epenetus Webb
1742–1797
Mary Loder
1740–
William Webb
1764–1840
Epenetus Webb
1765–1799
Wilse Webb
1767–1831
Henry Webb
1768–

Sources (2)

  • Order to pay heirs, filing 27 Dec 1849 in Stamford, for Epenetus Webb, surviving sons Henry and Edward, deceased sons William, Epenetus, and Wilse; in Probate records, 1728-1916; ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L92K-KQ3P
  • Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 8

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 8

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

1788

Age 20

Date of Statehood: February 6, 1788, the fifth State

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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