Joseph WEBBER Jr. (1727 – 1796 ) was Alex’s 6th Great Uncle in the Shaw line.
Joseph Webber was born on 24 Jul 1727 in York, Maine. His parents were Joseph WEBBER Sr. and Mary LEWIS. He married Sarah Sedgeley on 10 Jan 1754 intentions filed 19 Oct 1753 in York, Maine. Joseph died 9 Sep 1796 in Vassalboro, Maine.
Alternatively, Joseph’s parents were Samuel Webber Jr and Elizabeth Young. Samuel was Joseph Sr.’s older brother. However, this lineage would make it very difficult for Charles to be Joseph’s brother. That Joseph Webber married Elizabeth Johnson 21 Mar 1748 York, Maine. Based on verbal family history, Karen Eilola-Miller believes that Samuel’s Joseph Webber – and his wife moved to Nova Scotia right around 1760 and there was a rift in the New England Webbers and several of the Webbers migrated as loyalists to the Crown during the revolutionary war. Virginia Smith and Kurt Webber have done extensive research on Webbers in New England and Nova Scotia – but no ties have been made as of this date.
Sarah Sedgeley was born 29 Apr 1731 in York, Maine. Her parents were John Sedeley and Elizabeth Adams.
Children of Joseph and Sarah:
|1.||Joseph Webber III||c. 1755
Jones Plantation (Harlem & China), Lincoln Co. Maine
|Susannah Carswell||listed in the 1790 Cs., (1-1-5), at “Jones Plantation”, (later Harlem & China).|
|2.||Lewis Webber||4 Dec 1756
China, Kennebec, Maine
3 May 1782 Vassalboro, Kennebec, ME.
|5 Jan 1838 China, Kennebec, ME.|
|3.||Eliab (Elias) Webber||Molly Sedgeley
8 Mar 1798
1 Oct 1804
Sarah Patten (Potter)
29 Dec 1806
|6.||Joel Webber||1774 Winslow, Kennebec, Maine||Rhoda(Rebecca) Foss
6 May 1802
Clinton, Kennebec, Maine
|After 1850 Census, Vassalboro, Maine|
|7.||Sarah Webber||1765||David Newcomb|
|8.||Hannah Webber||Moody Brown
28 Dec 1800
Joseph was one of the incorporators of Bowdoinham in 1762, but seems to have been linked more closely with Vassalboro, Harlem and China. Vassalboro is about 40 miles north of Bowdoinham up the Kennebec River.
His 1790 household at Vassalboro consisted of four males 16/over, none under, three females. He died there by Sept. 9, 1796, when wid. Sarah Webber and Asa Webber (both of V.) were appointed adm’rs, sons Joseph and Lewis Webber giving bond as sureties, (EPW 100).
The settlement of town of Vassalboro commenced in 1760. for ten years only eight families had become residents including those in what is now Sidney that was first included in the limits of Vassalboro. Four families settled on the river front below what is now called riverside. Charles Webber came in 1765, soon after his brother Joseph came. Charles Webber was first town treasurer of Vassalboro 1771, was selectman in 1773, Joseph Webber was selectman of Vassalboro in 1778.
Lewis Webber served in the Revolutionary War.
In 1807 (EPW 97), Joseph & Lewis Webber of Harlem, Eliab Webber of Vassalboro., Joel Webber of New Waterford, David & Sarah Newcomb of Vassalboro. And Moody & Hannah Brown , of Clinton, all conv. Claims to land in Bowdoinham, to Asa Webber, (John not mentioned)
1. Joseph Webber III
Joseph’s wife Susanah Carswell was born about 1780.
i. Wealtha R. Webber b. 23 May 1808 Maine; d. 14 Feb 1829 Etna, Penobscot, Maine; m. John B Turner 1823 Etna, Penobscot, Maine
2. Lewis Webber
Joseph’s wife Keziah Hatch was born 14 Feb 1759 in Falmouth, Barnstable, Mass. Her parents were Sylvanus Hatch (1725 – 1764) and his cousin Abigail Hatch (1727 – 1800). She married Joseph 3 May 1782 Vassalboro. Keziah died 22 Mar 1840 in China, Kennebec, Maine.
He followed his brother Joseph in the 1790 census listing at “Jones Plantation”
Children of Joseph and Keziah:
i. Rebecca R. Webber , b. 14 Feb 1783, m. Ephraim Clark, 10 Sep 1805 in Harlem, Lincoln, Maine (now China, Kennebec, Maine), d. 17 March 1851, buried in Morril/Bragg Cemetery, China Kennebec, Maine; 11 grandchildren
ii. John Webber, b. 4 Nov 1784 in China, Kennebec, Maine, m. Meribah Weeks (1789-1856), 11 Oct 1811 in Harlem, Lincoln, Maine (now China, Kennebec, Maine), d. 6 Oct 1867, buried in South China Cemetery, China, Kennebec, Maine; In the 1850 census, John was farming in China, Kennebec, Maine next to his brothers Sylvanus and Ephraim. 7 grandchildren
Children of John and Meribah in the 1850 census:
a. Daniel Webber b. 17 Apr 1812 – China, Maine; d. 30 Jul 1896 Wayne County, Michigan; m1. Mary Wyman; In the 1850 census, Daniel was farming in China, Maine; Divorced from Mary Ann Wyman, 1868; Mary Ann lived with her son William R Webber in the 1870 and 1880 census and died 9 Feb 1890 in China, Maine. m2. 30 May 1868 in Monroe, Monroe, Michigan to Mary Elizabeth Archibald (27 May 1845 England – 19 Dec 1926 New Boston, Wayne, Michigan)
d. Delia Webber b. 1824 China, Kennebe, Maine; d. 1884 South China Village Cemetery,Maine In 1880 Delia was living with her niece Eliza Hatch
e. Laurilla Webber b. 1826 China, Kennebe, Maine; d. 1893 South China Village Cemetery,Maine
f. Sarepta Webber b. 1834 China, Kennebe, Maine; d. 1859 South China Village Cemetery, Maine
iii. Lucinda Webber, b. 12 Aug 1786 in Harlem, Lincoln, Maine (now China, Kennebec, Maine), m. John Weeks, 5 Aug 1810 in Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine; d. 25 Sep 1862, buried in Weeks Mills Cemetery, South China, Kennebec, Maine; 5 grandchildren
iv. Eunice Webber, b. 14 August 1788, m. Sylvanus Chadwick, 19 May 1809 in China, Kennebec, Maine; d. 19 Nov 1864, buried in Chadwick Hill Cemetery, South China, Kennebec, Maine; 4 grandchildren
v. Sylvanus Webber, b. 8 May 1790 in Harlem, Lincoln, Maine (now China, Kennebec, Maine), m. Patience Pullen (1795-1873) 9 Oct 1817 in Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine, d. 1873, buried 1873 in South China Cemetery, China, Kennebec, Maine; In the 1850 census, Sylvanus was farming in China, Kennebec, Maine next to his brothers John and Ephraim. 9 grandchildren
vi. Ephraim Webber , b. 12 May 1794, m. Esther Chadwick (1794-1865). , 5 Jan 1816 in China, Kennebec, Maine, d. 23 Sep 1857, buried in South China Cemetery, China, Kennebec, Maine; In the 1850 census, Ephraim was farming in China, Kennebec, Maine next to his brothers John and Sylvanus. 4 grandchildren
vii. Mahala Webber, b. 4 May 1799 in Maine, m. Benjamin D. Young , 24 Feb 1822 in China, Kennebec, Maine, d. 24 Nov 1886, buried in South China Cemetery, China, Kennebec, Maine; 3 grandchildren
viii. Abigail Webber, b. 1 Aug 1801, m. Elias Tyler, 4 March 1823 in China, Kennebec, Maine; 1 grandchild
3. Eliab Webber
Eliab’s wife Molly Sedgeley was born in Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine
In the 1800 census, Eliab had only one child, a girl under 10,
4. Asa Webber
Asa’s first wife Ruth Foss was born Clinton, Kennebec, Maine. She married Asa 1 Oct 1804 in Clinton, Maine
Asa’s married hissecond wife Sarah Patten (Potter) 29 Dec 1806
6. Joel Webber
Joel’s wife Rhoda(Rebecca) Foss was born 1783 in Clinton, Kennebec County, Maine. She married Joel 6 May 1802 Clinton, Maine.
In the 1850 census, Joel and Rhoda were farming in Winslow, Maine next to their son Isaac, 42, with wife Henrietta, 45, & family. In the same town were Thomas, 42, with wife Rachel, 30, & family.
Children of Joel and Rhoda
i. Isaac Webber b: Sep 1807 in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine; d. 8 Apr 1883 in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine; d. 8 Apr 1883 Albion, Kennebec, Maine; m. 28 Feb 1835 – Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine to Annarietta (Etta) Conner (1815 – 1893) In the 1850 census, Isaac was a farmer in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine
ii. Thomas Webber b: 1808 in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine; m. Rachel Eastman 15 Apr 1836 – Clinton, Kennebec, Maine In the 1850 census, Thomas was a farmer in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine.
iii. Emeline R. Webber b. 12 Sep 1814; d. 21 Jul 1881, China, Maine; m. Henry Clark (1814 – 1881) a deacon Alternatively, Emeline was the daughter of Joel’s nephew John Webber and his wife Meribah Weeks.
7. Sarah Webber
Sarah’s husband David Newcomb’s origins are not known.
8. Hannah Webber
Hannah’s husband Moody Brown was born about 1771 in Clinton, Kennebec, Maine. His parents were Simon Brown and Jane Patterson. He married Hannah 28 Dec 1800 Clinton, Maine.
Prob. Related to the above group, —found in Clinton VR:
Lydia Webber of Vass. Rec. 2/8/1802 int. To m. Nathanjiel Brown of Clinton.
Henry Webber d. Clinton 9/16/1878, ae. 80 Henry, 52, and Sazrah A., 34, with h.h. of
6 chn., 16 to 1, and “Hannah Hues”, 69, were there in 1850 Cs. (EPW 203);
also in Clinton Cs. Were Loren Webber , 40, wife Olive, 34, & 5 children.
For more on Lewis Webber contact Marilyn Webber