William Henry Webb

1841–1919 (Age 78)
Greene, Ohio, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Webb was born on 17 August 1841, in Greene, Ohio, United States, his father, Henry Webb, was 28 and his mother, Rebecca Ann Martin, was 23. He married Sarah Henderson on 25 July 1864, in Allen, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Perry Township, Allen, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Sugar Creek Township, Greene, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He died on 2 September 1919, in Bellbrook, Greene, Ohio, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Bellbrook Cemetery, Bellbrook, Greene, Ohio, United States.

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William Henry Webb
1841–1919
Sarah Henderson
1844–1924
Marriage: 25 July 1864
Mary Webb
1866–1915
Fanny Webb
1867–
William Oliver Webb
1869–1962
Harriet A Webb
1872–
Robert Elijah Webb
1875–
Reuben Austin Webb
1879–1966

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
25 July 1864
Allen, Ohio, United States
children

(6)

  • Mary Webb

    Female1866–1915Female

  • Fanny Webb

    Female1867–Female

  • Male1869–1962Male

  • Harriet A Webb

    Female1872–Female

  • Robert Elijah Webb

    Male1875–Male

+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 19

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1863

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • William Webb, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Webb in household of Henry Webb, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William H Webb, "United States Census, 1900"

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