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
Sarah Henderson
Marriage: 25 July 1864
Mary Webb
Fanny Webb
William Oliver Webb
Harriet A Webb
Robert Elijah Webb
Reuben Austin Webb

Spouse & Children

25 July 1864
Allen, Ohio, United States


  • Mary Webb


  • Fanny Webb


  • Male1869–1962Male

  • Harriet A Webb


  • Robert Elijah Webb


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World Events (8)


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.

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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