Charles Webber Jr

Charles WEBBER Jr (1764 – 1837) was Alex’s 5th Great Grandfather; one of 64 in this generation of the Shaw line.

Charles Webber Jr. was born in 1764 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine. His parents were Charles WEBBER and Hannah CALL. He may have married Ruth THATCHER 2 Apr 1792 in Yarmouth, Maine. He also may have married 18 Apr 1793 in Yarmouth to  Mary STURGIS.    Concerning the Cortright and Webber families in America 1925 states he married Judith CHADWICK and had twelve children.  Charles died 29 Nov 1837 in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine.

the Yarmouth, Massachusetts Vital Records Volume 1 which gives the marriage record of “Charles Webber of Vasselborough in the county of Linclon, (sic) to Molly Sturges Yarmouth April 18, 1793″

Vassalboro; Village Cemetery, North Vassalboro; and Webber Cemetery, Vassalboro,  respectively ( MOCA 4:2655 and 2684). Marriages/intentions in VR Vassalboro.

Charles Webber, Jr. m. Mary Sturgis and m. int. 2 April 1792 Ruth Thatcher of Yarmouth (p. 33)

Ruth Thatcher’s father may have been James THATCHER, from Yarmouth, Cape Cod as were many of the early Vassalboro settlers.

Mary Sturgis was born 12 Dec 1767 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.  Her parents were Edward STURGIS V and Mary BASSETT.  Edward Sturgis and family moved from Yarmouth to Vassalboro in 1795 when Mary would have been about 28 years old.  If Charles did marry Ruth Thacher in 1792, Mary Sturgis would have been his second wife.

Children of Charles and Ruth:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Daughter 1790 – 1795
2. Oliver WEBBER 1797 Vassalboro Abigail HAWES
17 Mar 1821 Vassalboro Kennebec Maine.
Sarah Bryant
22 Jan 1849
15 Jan 1862 Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine
3. Son 1795 – 1800
4. Daughter 1795 – 1800
5. Daughter 1800 – 1809
6. Daughter 1800 – 1809
7. Son 1800 – 1809
8. Son 1805 – 1809
9. Son 1805 – 1809
10. Daughter 1810 – 1819
11. Child
12. Child

Supporting evidence that Charles Webber Jr. was Oliver’s father

  1. Oliver deposed on Feb 22, 1860 that he was a grandson of Charles B WEBBER.
  2. I have researched the families of Charles’ brothers in depth.  There are no Olivers.
  3. There was a Charles Webber Jr. living in Vassalboro with a large family.  See 1800 and 1810 census records below.
  4. Even though he had at least nine  and probably twelve children, there is no record of their names.
  5. The Webbers were a leading family in Vassalboro.  Webber Pond is the largest lake in the area.  Charles, Jeremiah and Oliver were all Selectmen in different eras.
  6. Oliver’s wife Abigail Hawes grew up in Vassalboro and had her first child when she was 21 so it is very likely that Oliver grew up in Vassalboro as well.
  7. Oliver Webber was related to Charles’ brother Jeremiah because he became guardian of Jeremiah’s grandchildren when their parents died.
  8. According to the 1800 and 1810 census records, Charles was the only Webber in Vassalboro that had a boy who could have been born in 1797.


Name Spouse Child Id’d Possibly Oliver Notes
1. Charles Ruth THATCHER?
2 Apr 1792
Judith Chadwick?
 12  0  12
2. Sarah (Sally) Judah Chadwick  8 8  0
3. Mary (Polly) John Gaslin  12  8  0
4.  James Susanna Woodman
23 Oct 1795
 8  3  5 Moved to Sandusky, Ohio Son James S. Webber, b. 1799 in Belfast, Waldo, Maine;
5. John Lucy Ballard
1 Dec 1793
12 12  0
6. William No Children  0  0 0
7. Nancy 1  0
8. Joseph Mary Brown
25 May 1800
Salisbury, Mass.
 3 3
9. Samuel Jerusha Lambert Capen
14 May 1801
12 6  0
(Married too late)
Married after Oliver’s 1797  birth
10. Hannah Amos Childs
1 Feb 1801
 7 0  0 Child count from 1830 census
11. George Sybil Webber
7 Nov 1800
Temperance Emery
11 Dec 1820 Vassalboro
4  1 0 (Married too late) Married after Oliver’s 1797  birth
12. Benjamin Lydia Hannah Bailey
27 Jun 1805
Pittston, ME
Lacina [__?__]
4 4  0
(Married too late)
Son of Charles and Sarah Smiley
Married after Oliver’s 1797  birth
Genealogy counts only 3 children
13. Jeremiah Balsova Horn
1 Jun 1805
Vassalboro, ME
8 8  0
(Married too late)
Son of Charles and Sarah Smiley
Oliver was named guardian of Jeremiah’s grandchildren in 1838
Total Oliver’s Cousins 91 52 17

The early settlers on the river front lots from the Augusta line to Isaiah Hawes’ present [1892] residence were: William Brown, Jeremiah and William Farwell, Charles Webber (who came in 1765 and whose daughter, Sarah, was the first white child born in town), Benjamin Brown, Jacob Faught, Thaddeus and William Snell, Mr. Fallonsbee, James, Jonathan and Heman Sturgis and their father, Edward, from Barnstable, Mass., about 1780; James Thatcher, from Cape Cod, and Isaiah Hawes, also from the Cape. These people lived on the river road and from south to north in substantially this order, beginning with William Brown on lot 51 of the first range

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 Webber came.   Charles Webber was first town treasurer of Vassalboro 1771, was selectman in 1773, Joseph Webber was selectman of Vassalboro in 1778.  Jeremiah Webber (Charles’ son)  was selectman in  1817 and Oliver Webber was selectman in 1840 and 1841.      Oliver Webber was appointed  guardian of Jeremiah’s son Horatio Nelson Webber’s children when Horatio died in 1838.


Illustrated History of Kennebec County 1892 – One other place and kind of worship will not be forgotten so long as the links of tradition can touch each other — the church and teachings of Charles Webber, who resided on the river road near Riverside, in the house now occupied by Wallace W. Gilbert. Across the road, on what is known as the James S. Emery place, Mr. Webber erected a small edifice in the last few years of the last century. Here he had preaching of his own, and constituted himself the pastor. What was more conspicuous in this arrangement was the fact that said Webber could not read, and depended upon his wife for that important attribute. He could readily grasp the scripture reading of his wife and give wholesome explanation thereon; and only once was his knowledge clouded, when his wife read “log” for “lodge” in the wilderness. His manner of announcing a text was: ” If Polly tells me aright you will find my text, etc.” He urged sinners to repent, often saying that it was as impossible for one to enter heaven as it was for a shad to climb a tree. His eccentricities and goodness survive him, as does the old church, which, on another site, is the residence of Freeman Sturgis.

Churches.—The first religious organization in Sidney was formed in the southwest part of the town, in 1791, by the Calvinistic Baptists, who named their church Second Vassalboro. Asa Wilbur and Lemuel Jackson, then local preachers, were the leaders. The former became the pastor in 1796, and in 1808 he represented the town in the general court of Massachusetts. The church was diminished in 1806, when nineteen members left to form the Second Baptist church, and was increased by a revival in 1811.

A powerful revival in 1805, under the preaching of Rev. Asa Wilbur, resulted in the formation of a second Baptist church, February 7, 1806. The organization was perfected at the house of Benjamin Dyer, on the river road, and signed by seventeen members: Nathaniel Reynolds, jun., Edmund Hayward, Asa Williams, Benjamin Dyer, John Sawtelle, Charles Webber, jun., Henry Babcock, Mary Matthews, Mary Reynolds, Jemima Dyer, Mercy Matthews, Thankful Faught, Elizabeth Andrews, Eunice Williams, Abigail Tuttle, Sarah Ingraham and Susanna Haywar


In 1814 the British fleet hovered on the coast of Maine. Vassalboro raised companies by enlistment. One was raised for Lieutenant Colonel Moore’s regiment, and the commissioned officers were: Daniel Wyman, captain; Alexander Jackson, lieutenant; William Tarbell, ensign. Thomas Hawes, Daniel Whitehouse, Zenas Percival and Roland Frye were sergeants; John Clay, Gersham Clark, Thomas Whitehouse and Jonathan Smart, corporals; George Webber [Charles’ younger brother?], musician. There were twenty-nine privates.

Wing’s company, enlisted in Vassalboro, was attached to the same regiment. The commissioned officers of the company were: Joseph Wing, captain; Levi Maynard, lieutenant, and Nehemiah Gould, ensign. The non-commissioned officers were: Elijah Robinson, Moses Rollins, Stephen Low, Josiah Priest, .sergeants; Levi Chadbourne, Amasa Starkey, John Frye, Reuben Priest, corporals. The musicians were Enoch Marshall and Stephen Townsend. The privates numbered fifty-three men.

Still another small company was enlisted for Moore’s regiment, and the captain was Jeremiah Farwell; lieutenant, Aaron Gaslin [Charles’ cousin]. Charles WEBBER, Eli French, John G. Hall and Elijah Morse were sergeants; Benjamin Bassett, Nathaniel Merchant and Heman Sturges, corporals; John Lovejoy, musician; and the file of privates numbered thirty men.

Another version of Farwell’s company: A company was drafted from Vassalboro, of which Jeremiah Farwell was commissioned captain; Nathaniel Spratt, lieutenant, and Nehemiah Gould, ensign. Charles WEBBER, Amariah Hardin, jun., Jabez Crowell and Elijah Morse were sergeants; Rowland Frye, Samuel Brand. Benjamin Melvin and Thomas Whitehouse, corporals; Washington Drake and Timothy Waterhouse, musicians. The company embraced sixty-seven men as privates.

A third version  has Capt. J. Farwell’s Company, Lieut. Col. E. Sherwin’s Regiment. From Sept. 24 to Nov. 10. 1814. Raised at Vassalboro. Service at Wiscasset.

Rank and Name.
Jeremiah Farwell, Captain
Nathaniel Spratt, Lieutenant
Nehemiah Gould, Ensign
Charles Webber, Sergeant
Amariah Hardin, Jr., Sergeant
Jabez Crowell, Sergeant
Elijah Morse, Sergeant
Rowland Frye, Corporal
Samuel Brand, Corporal
Benjamin Malone, Corporal
Thomas Whitehouse, Corporal
Washington Drake, Musician
Timothy Waterhouse, Musician

Privates include
John Webber
Sylvanus Webber

Court Cases

There are several court cases involving a Charles Webber in the Kennebec County Court in the early days of Vassalboro.

Jul 1799  Plaintiff Debt
Sep 1800 Plaintiff Debt
Jun 1804 Plaintiff Judgment Recovery
Jun 1805  Defendant Illegal Drink Sale
Oct 1805 Plaintiff Judgment Recovery
Oct 1805 Defendant Conversion A conversion is a voluntary act by one person inconsistent with the ownership rights of another.  For example in cases where trees are cut down and the lumber hauled from the land by someone not having clear ownership
Sep 1806 Plaintiff Ejectment
Oct 1819 Defendant Debt
Oct 1826 Petition
Jun 1829 Plaintiff Ejectment
Oct 1829 Petition

Charles Webber Jr. lived next to his father Charles Webber in the 1800 census.  They both lived next to Edward Sturgis (arrived Vassalboro 1792) and James Sturgis (arrived Vassalboro 1796).   Interesting considered some sources state Charles Jr. Mary Sturgis and other sources state his brother William married her.  Sturgis has been spelled Sturges as well.

Charles Webber Jr. 1800 Census

Name: Charles Webber Junior, Vassalborough, Kennebec, Maine
Free White Males Under 10: 2
Free White Males 26 to 44: 1
Free White Females Under 10 : 2
Free White Females 26 to 44 : 1
Number of Household Members Under 16 : 4
Number of Household Members Over 25 : 2
Number of Household Members: 6

Charles Webber Sr – 1800 Census Charles Sr. was born before 1755.  The youngest child we know about, Jeremiah, would have been about 14 in 1800.

Name: Charles Webber Jr, Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine
Free White Males Under 10: 1
Free White Males 45 and Over : 1
Free White Females 10 to 15 : 1
Free White Females 45 and Over : 1
Number of Household Members Under 16 : 2
Number of Household Members Over 25 : 2
Number of Household Members: 4

Charles Webber Jr. 1810 Census This one shows Charles age between 26 and 44 meaning birth between and 1765 and 1784.  We believe Charles was born in 1764.  Note that this Charles’ wife was older than 45 in this census and he was probably was close to her age.  This census is in alphabetical order with Charles next to Benjamin Webber and several other Webbers.

Name: Charles Webber, Vassalborough, Kennebec, Maine
Free White Males Under 10: 3
Free White Males 10 to 15: 2
Free White Males 26 to 44: 1
Free White Females Under 10: 2
Free White Females 10 to 15: 1
Free White Females 16 to 25: 1
Free White Females 45 and Over: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 8
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 11

A Second Charles Webber in 1810 Census: This one didn’t have any boys born in 1797 (10 – 15 years old)

Name: Charles Webber, Vassalborough, Kennebec, Maine
Free White Males Under 10: 2
Free White Males 16 to 25: 3
Free White Males 45 and Over: 1
Free White Females 16 to 25: 1
Free White Females 45 and Over: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 2
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 8

1820 Census

Name: Charles Webber
Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine
August 7, 1820
Free White Males – 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Males – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Males – 45 and over: 1
Free White Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Females – 45 and over: 1
Number of Persons – Engaged in Agriculture: 4
Free White Persons – Under 16: 2
Free White Persons – Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 6

1820 Census

Name: Sarah Webber,
Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine
August 7, 1820
Free White Males – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Males – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Females – 45 and over: 1
Number of Persons – Engaged in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons – Under 16: 2
Free White Persons – Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 6

If Charles died before the 1820 census, Vassalboro Webber widows include:  Sally – 1 child at home,  Sarah – no children at home,  and Sarah – 5 children at home. The first two have too few children at home to be Charles’ likely widow.  This last Sarah appears on the same census page as our ancestors Isaac HAWES, Seth RICHARDSON, and Joseph COLEMAN.

1830 Census

Name: Charles Webber
Home in 1830: Winslow, Kennebec, Maine
Free White Persons – Males – 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 20 thru 29: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 60 thru 69: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 60 thru 69: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 2
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 4
Total Free White Persons: 8

More family connections between the Webbers, Hawes’ and Thatchers –

Isaiah Hawes Jr. , born in 1827, is the only son in a family of twelve children of Isaiah and Desire (Collins) Hawes.  He was the second cousin of Oliver WEBBER’s wife Desire HAWES. Isaiah’s father was Isaiah Hawes Sr. (1777- 1852), grandfather was Ebenezer Hawes III (1735 – 1809)  and great grandfather was our ancestor Ebenezer HAWES JR, (1705 – 1741)  all of Yarmouth, Mass.  Isaiah Sr. came to Vassalboro in 1809. His brother  Prince Hawes, father of Rev.’ Josiah T. Hawes, of Litchfield, came from Yarmouth, Cape Cod, in 1802. The Isaiah Hawes Jr.  married Lucy T. Hatch and has five children: Edwin A., Delia C, William I. (moved to  California), Harry P. and Alice M.

Their residence was built by Dea. James Thacher, on the farm where the original Charles [B.] WEBBER [1741 – 1819] first settled.

Possible Children of Charles Webber Jr. in Kennebec, Maine in 1850 census

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1. Elias Webber

Elias was born in 1796 in Maine; d. 18 Mar 1863 in Gardiner, Kennebec, Maine; m. Sarah (Sally)  [__?__]  In the 1850 census, Elias was a Hatter in Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine.  By the 1860 census, Ellias and Sarah had moved to Farmingdale, Kennebec, Maine (Gardiner post office)

On 8 Mar 1798, Eliab (Elias) Webber married Molly Sedgeley in Bowdoinham, Maine, but in the 1800 census, Eliob had only one child, a girl under 10,

In 1814 the British fleet hovered on the coast of Maine; Eastport, Bangor and other places were seized during tlie summer. The county of Kennebec was on the alert, and many companies of men were enlisted. Captain Dearborn’s company was also raised in Hallowell and was attached to Lieutenant Colonel Stone’s regiment, with Benjamin Dearborn, captain; Thomas B. Coolidge, lieutenant, and William Clark, ensign. Isaac Smith, Enoch Marshall, Ebenezer White and Sheppard H. Norris were sergeants; Ephraim Mayo, Thomas Fillebrown, jun., John Folsom and Benjamin Plummer, corporals; Seth Sturtevant, James Batchelder, Elias Webber and Bradley Folsom, musicians. The company had thirty-seven privates.

Children of Elias and Sarah:

i. Charles M. Webber b. 8 Nov 1821 Hallowell, Maine

ii. Corrola Webber (1823 –

ii. Elias Jr Webber (20 Oct 1828 Hallowell, Maine  – ) m. Living at home and working as a cooper in 1850.  m. 26 Oct 1851 – Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine to Adalaide Frethy

In the 1880 census of 2nd Ward, Lewiston, Maine
Elias Webber- age 50-  b. ME- Carpenter
Adelaide- age 48-b. Nova Scotia- father b. Eng.- mother b. Nova Scotia
Abbie J. Martin- daughter-age 22 (actually 24)- Divorced- b. ME
Herbert M. Martin- son of Abbie- age 7- self and parents b. ME
Daisy M. Martin- age 1- daughter of Abbie-

Wow! That is a puzzle. Anything is possible with this family. George and Daisy divorced in 1902 and put their kids in an orphanage until George remarried. Throughout his life, George lied about his age, both their sons changed their names and one, my grandfather, “changed” the year he was born 3 times!!! They were the original dysfunctional family. Daisy did remarry, but supposedly to a man named Cassidy. Not much else is known about her.

iii. Samuel Webber (1832 –

iv. Abby J Webber (1 Apr 1833 Hallowell, Maine –

v. George Webber (16  Feb 1836 Hallowell, Maine –

vi. John William Webber (Jan 1833 or 1839– 1900) m. 1854  to Almira F [__?__]

vii. Olive Webber (1841 –

viii. Sylvester O Webber (3 Nov 1843, Hallowell, Maine –

2. George Webber

George was born about 1801 in Maine.  He married Rebecca H. [__?__].  In the 1850 census, George was a Methodist Clergyman in Readfield, Kennebec, Maine.  In 1850,  three Nickerson children lived with the Webbers: Susan R (age 22) Ruth H (age 20) and Nehemiah Nickerson (age 17)  In the 1860 census, the Webbers had moved to Portland, Cumberland, Maine, but by the 1870 census, George was back in Readfield.  Julia D. Webber (1807 – ) was now keeping house  and Dorcas Webber (1806 – ) was housekeeper.

In 1827 Gardiner was made a separate station, and had 159 church members, with Phineas Crandall pastor. His successors have been: John Atwell, Stephen Waterhouse, Justin Spaulding, R. E. Schermerhorn, Aaron Sanderson, John B. Husted, John W. Atkins, Moses Hill, Eaton Shaw, Joseph Colby, George Webber, J. C. Aspinwall, Parker Jaques, Daniel B. Randall, Charles Munger, Howell B. Abbott, Charles C. Mason, Charles W. Morse, Pascal E. Brown, W. S. Jones, John F. Hutchins, George D. Lindsay, Israel Luce, Edward C. Bass, George W. Hunt, Ammi S. Ladd and F. C. Haddock, the present pastor. The church has a membership of 260 and is in a prosperous condition. Benjamin S. Smith is president of the board of trustees.

Children of George and Rebecca:

i. George C Webber b. Jan 1838 Hallowell, Maine; m. Sarah P. [__?__].  In the 1880 census, George was a physician in Millbury, Worcester, Massachusetts.  By the 1900 census, Sarah was widowed in Millbury and in 1910 she was living in Cambridge.

ii. Phebe C Webber v. 1843

iii. Rebecca J Webber b. 1845

iv. Walter G Webber b. Aug 1849; d. before 1910 census m. 1870 to  Elizabeth  C. [__?__]  In the 1900 census, Walter was a druggist in Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine.

3. William Webber

William Webber was farming and living next to Charles’ brother George Webber’s widow Temperance in Vassalboro the 1850 census.  This William was born in 1802 in Massachusetts and married Mahalia Thirsa Laiten (1811 – )  This William had died by the 1860 census.

Children of William and Mahala:

i. Harriet E Webber b. 1836 Maine

ii. Amory W Webber b. Jun 1839 Maine; m. Alice G Howlence (1844  – )

Amory enlisted as a Corporal in  Company D
Massachusetts 6th Infantry Regiment on 22 Apr 1861.
Mustered out on 02 Aug 1861 at Boston, MA. This regiment was the first to arrive in Washington  completely uniformed and equipped for service. It was at  first quartered in the Senate Chamber in the Capitol.  Mustered into the service April 22, it was soon transferred to the Relay House near Baltimore. In the occupation of  Baltimore and in doing guard duty at or near the Relay House the regiment was occupied until July 29, when it entrained for  Massachusetts. Reaching Boston on the 1st of August, on the  following day it was mustered out of the service

Amory Enlisted in Company L   Massachusetts 3rd Cavalry Regiment on 15 Nov 1861. Mustered out on 02 Jan 1865.

The Regiment took part in the siege of Port Hudson,  remaining at that point until the close of 1863, engaged in the active duties falling to the cavalry arm of the  service. In the spring of 1864, it took an active part in the Red River expedition, during which it did its full duty losing in the severe action at Sabine cross-roads, 9 men killed, 64
wounded, and 157 of the horses.

In 1864, after sharing in the various movements in the Shenandoah Valley it was heavily engaged at the battle of Winchester, losing 104 officers and men out of about 600 in action. It was again engaged at Fisher’s hill, and Cedar creek, losing in the latter action 77 killed and wounded. On Dec. 28, 1864, it went into winter quarters at Pleasant Valley Md., where it was again equipped as cavalry in Feb., 1865

Transferred to Company D, U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps 9th Infantry Regiment on 02 Jan 1865. Mustered out on 07 Oct 1865. Promoted to Full Sergeant.

iii. Julia A Webber b. 1846 Maine

4. Amos Webber

Amos was born  1805 Maine  In the 1850 census, Amos was a laborer in Hallowell, Maine living with his son Amos Jr.  m2. 27 Feb 1853 in Hallowell, Maine to Susan. B. Fletcher  of Lowell, Mass. ( c.1823 x

Susan B. Fletcher was born 28 Nov 1818 in Littleton, N. H. Her parents were James Fletcher (11 Nov 1778 Chesterfield, N. H., and Lois Spear. She married Amos Webber of Chelsea, Mass. who died 16 Apr 1855 ; s.p.

i. Amos Webber Jr. b. 1837 Maine  Enlisted as a Private on 21 August 1861 at the age of 24 in Company K, 7th Infantry Regiment Maine on 21 Aug 1861.   Died Company K, 7th Infantry Regiment Maine on 14 Jan 1862 at Georgetown, DC.

Seventh Infantry.–Col., Edwin C. Mason; Lieut.-Cols., Thomas H. Marshall, Selden Connor, Thomas W. Hyde; Majs., Thomas W. Hyde, James P. Jones (known in the army as the “fighting Quaker”), Stephen G. Fletcher. This regiment was raised irrespective of divisional limits, and was organized at Augusta, Aug. 21, 1861, to serve three years. It left the state Aug 23, 1861 and arrived in Baltimore on the 25th. It remained here until Oct. 25, when it was moved to Washington. Nov. 7th, it crossed the Potomac into Virginia and went into camp near Lewinsville, Fairfax county, where it remained until March 10, 1862, engaged in picket duty, scouting and drilling. Sickness and death had been prevalent in its ranks, and Co. F became so reduced in numbers it was disbanded, a new company raised by Capt. Fletcher of Skowhegan, being mustered into service Jan. 23, 1862, in its place.

5. Asa Webber

Asa was born about 1810.  m. Matilda [__?__]  In the 1850 census, Matilda was living in Sidney, Kennebec, Maine.

Children of Asa and Matilda:

i. Nevil B Webber b. 1833 Maine

ii. Climena Webber b. 1834 Maine

iii. Sarah Webber b. 1836 Maine

iv. Paulena Webber b. 1840 Sidney, Kennebec, Maine; m. 13 Nov 1858 in Nashua, NH to William Bennett; d 5 Jul 1901 Pauline shot herself  twice in the heart on the steamer Kennebec running between Boston and Gardiner.

6. John Webber b. 1810 Maine In 1850 census, farming with his siblings in Mount Vernon, Kennebec, Maine

7. Benjamin Webber b. 1813 Maine;  In 1850 census, farming with his siblings in Mount Vernon, Kennebec, Maine

8. Loring Webber

Loring Webber was born 23 May 1813 – Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine. His father was the Rev. Charles Webber, who died in Winslow about 1840.  He married Olive Eastman. Loring died 9 Apr 1885 in Clinton, Kennebec, Maine.

Loring Webber came to Clinton in early life, where he reared a family of eight children: George E., Charles F., Allston, John, Caroline, Lewann, Elvira and Emma.

In the 1850 census, Loring was farming in Clinton, Kennebec Maine.  There was a Loring Webber living in Litchfield, Lincoln,. Maine in the 1810 census and in Bowdoinham, Lincoln, Maine in the 1820 census.

Other Loring Webbers

Loring Webber b. 1770 Wells, Maine.  His parents were John Webber and Mary Redding.  m. Elizabeth Porter

Loring Webber b. 30 Sep 1808 Litchfield, Kennebec, Maine. His parents were Loring Webber and Elizabeth Porter

Children of Loring and Olive

i. Caroline Webber b. 25 Aug 1833 in Clinton, Kennebec, Maine  m.  Oliver Dickey on 1 July 1852. Oliver as born in Clinton on April 17, 1829. His parents were Oliver Crowell Dickey and Margaret or Mary Ellen Pushaw. They had four sons, William, Franklyn, Charles and George.

Oliver W. Dickey enlisted at Augusta on October 13, 1862 and was mustered in for a period of nine months. He was a private in Co. C, 24th Infantry Maine Volunteers. His commanding officer was Samuel S. Brown of Clinton.

He contracted typhoid fever while he was stationed at Bonnet Carre, Louisiana sometime after February 26, 1863. He died at the General Hospital, U.S. Barracks, New Orleans, Louisiana on March 17, 1863 and was buried on the hospital grounds.

Two and a half years later, on 29 Aug 1865, Caroline died and their four sons were orphaned and became the wards of Caroline’s parents Loring and Olive. $8.00 per month was paid as a pension until the youngest turned 18 on March 16, 1877.

ii. Lewann (Lusanna) S.Webber b. 19 Feb 1835 in Maine; d. 29 Mar 1885 Clinton, Maine

iii. Elvira B. Webber b. 14 Apr 1841 in Maine; d. 5 Jul 1864 Clinton, Maine

iv. George E. Webber was born in Clinton in 1844.   He went to California in 1862, where he remained until 1884, when he returned to Clinton. He took care of his parents until their death in 1885, and has since [1892] been a farmer.

v. Charles Franklin Webber b. 1846; d. 18 Mar 1919 in Clinton, Maine

vi. Emma E. Webber b. 3 Feb 1851 in Maine; d. 16 Jan 1861 in Clinton, Maine

vii. Allston (Ulston) L. Webber b. 1853 Clinton, Maine; d. After 1930 census; m. 5 Sep 1895 in Fairfield, Somerset, Maine to Josephine Webber

viii. John  L. Webber b. 1859 Clinton, Maine; d. 4 Jan 1897 Clinton, Maine

9. Jane Webber b. 1815 Maine In 1850 census, farming with his siblings in Mount Vernon, Kennebec, Maine

10. Betsey Webber b. 1817 Maine In 1850 census, farming with his siblings in Mount Vernon, Kennebec, Maine

11. Martha Webber b. 1822 Maine In 1850 census, farming with his siblings in Mount Vernon, Kennebec, Maine

Other Kennebec County Webbers

1. Joseph Webber

Joseph was born in  1778 in Wells, York, Maine; d. 12 Aug 1863 in Sidney, Kennebec, Maine; m. Paulina Blaisdell (1780 – 3 Sep 1848 in Maine)

Children of Joseph and Paulina

i. Jeremiah Webber b. 25 Jan 1809 in Wells, York, Maine; d. 22 Feb 1892 in Freeport, Cumberland, Maine; m. 28 May 1836 to Margaret Elizabeth Brackett (1816 – 1861)

ii. Levi Webber b. 1815 Maine; d. 1899; m1. Hannah b. 1815 Maine m2. Harriett b. 1816 Maine

Of the several post villages within the limits of the town, North Vassalboro is the most important. The large woolen mills located here are the principal factors to the business of the village. Levi Webber was for thirty-nine years master mechanic for the mills.

Children of Levi and Hannah

a. Alpheus L Webber b. 1838 North Vassalboro Maine; d. 27 Dec 1914 Dexter, Penobscot, Maine in a housefire. m. Diana [__?_]

b. Alonzo A Webber b. 1842 Maine

c. John M Webber b. 1845 Maine

d. Alice (Lucretia G) Webber b. 1850 Vassalboro, Maine

2. Joseph Webber

Joseph was born in 1785 in New Hampshire.  In the 1850 census, Joseph was farming in Vienna, Kennebec, Maine.

Children of Joseph

i. William Webber b. 1819 Maine

ii. Stephen Webber b. 1825 Maine

iii. Cordelia Webber b. 1834 Maine

3. Hiram Webber

Hiram Webber was born in 1804 in Maine.  His parents may have been John Webber and Mercy Harlow.  He married 9 Jul 1825 at Age: 21 in Vienna, Kennebec, Maine to Abigail Healy.  One source states that his parents were Samuel Webber and Jane [__?__].  Hiram died after the 1880 census where he and Abigail were retired farmers in Mount Vernon, Kennebec, Maine.  In the 1850 census, Hiram was a farmer in Augusta, Kennebec, Maine.

Abigail Healy was born 11 APR 1804 in  New Hampshire.  Her parents were Nathaniel Healy (1774 – 1859) and Sarah (Sally) Towle Currin Healy (1769 – 1857. Abigail died Sep 1880 in Androscoggin, Maine

Children of Hiram and Abigail:

i. Charles F Webber (1827 – after 1880

ii. Calvin E Webber (1831 – after  1850) A Calvin Webber went to California in 1852 and was a fruit dealer in Chicago married to Frances [__?__] in the 1870 census.

iii. Abigail (Abby) Webber (1838 – after 1860

iv. Harrison W Webber (Aug 1847 Maine– after  1930) m.  1867  to Anna R. Blunt.  In the 1900 census, Harrison was a farmer in Mount Vernon, Kennebec, Maine

4. George Webber  a son of George and grandson of Richard Webber, was born in Richmond, Me., in 1811. His father served seven years in the revolutionary war. His wife, Rebecca (married in 1836), is a daughter of Benjamin and Margaret (Curtis) Merriman.and granddaughter of Walter Merriman.of Harpswell, Me. Their children are: Reuel S., Adaline C., Rebecca A., Mary E., Sophronia H., Arista, Thirza E., George F., Pauline S., Nellie E. and Charles H., who married Lillian M. Maxwell, and now lives with his parents on the homestead farm.

5. Elbridge Webber

Elbridge was born in 1811 in Maine.  His parents may have been John Webber and Mercy Harlow.  He married Jerusha Janes.  There are at least two other Elbridge Webbers born in Maine around the same time, so h e is probably from a different Webber branch.

Elbridge Gillman Webber b. 1815 – Monroe, Waldo, Maine; m. Abt 1834 – Monroe, Maine to Lovicie Mitchell

Elbridge Webber b. Abt 1809 – New Castle, Lincoln, Maine; m. Abt 1829 – Boothbay, Lincoln, Maine to Martha(Patty) McClintock

In the 1850 census, he was farming in Gardiner, Kennebec, Maine.

Children of Elbridge and Jerusha.

i. Ann M Webber b. 1835 Maine

ii. Elbridge Wesley Webber b. 5 May 1839 Gardiner, Kennebec, Maine; d. Nov 1914 Wollaston, Mass and is buried in Gardiner.

Wesley Webber – Coming into Port 1890’s

Landscape and marine painter Wesley Webber  lived in Boston from 1870 to 1890 and in New York City from 1892 and was self-taught. He is considered one of the finer landscape painters who painted from life in the Conway area of New Hampshire and along the New England coast and he is reminiscent of the Hudson River School in style and manner.

Wesley Webber Boats in the moonlight

Webber served in the Civil War (Company B of the Sixteenth Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment) and was present at General Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. His original sketches made at the surrender, along with his finished illustrations of the Civil War were shown at the Boston Art Club and brought Webber considerable fame, recognition and fortune.

Wesley Webber Appomattox 1865

Many of his Civil War scenes were published as wood engravings in Harper’s Weekly and as a lithograph published by J.H. Bufford of Boston. He was discharged from Civil War service in Augusta, Maine, June 15, 1865 and he opened a studio in Gardiner, where he became a carriage painter. Thereafter, Webber earned a fine reputation as a marine and landscape painter, but at the end of his life (ca. 1900-1914) he became an alcoholic and his style weakened along with his reputation.

Wesley Webber – Near North Head, Grand Mass

Webber shared a Boston studio in Pemberton Square and then shared a Boston studio with marine painter William P. Stubbs (1876-) and kept other studios in New York City until his death. Every summer he went to Conway, New Hampshire to paint the hillside, where painters John J. Enneking, Frank Shapleigh and others joined him to paint. He also painted in Manchester-by-the-Sea, in Nova Scotia and in Canada. One of his most famous paintings isKennebec River, Maine Boat Shop and Unidentified Vessels Ice-bound at Gloucester (both at the Peabody Museum, Salem, MA). He is also represented in the permanent collections of the Boston Athenaeum; New York Public Library; the Brooklyn Museum; Portland Museum of Art (Maine) and elsewhere.

Wesley Webber – Fishing on the River

From 1897 to 1914 Webber’s New York City studio at 11 East 14 th Street was filled with artists. In 1914, he left the city for his daughter’s home in Wollaston, MA, where he died. In February 1915, his family sold the contents of his studio at the Boston auction house of C.F. Libbie and Company.

vi. Frederic G Webber b. 1850 Maine In the 1880 census, Frederic was a widower, working as a teamster and living back with Elbridge and Jerusha in Gardiner.

iii. William H Webber b. 1842 Maine

iv. Elizabeth E Webber b. 1845 Maine

v. Charles Wesley Webber b. Jul 1847 Gardiner, Maine;

vii. Ella F. Webber b. 1852 Maine


Illustrated history of Kennebec County, Maine; 1625-1799-1892, Part 2 By Henry D. Kingsbury, Simeon L. Deyo

Reports of cases in law and equity determined by the Supreme …, Volume 42 By Maine. Supreme Judicial Court, John Shepl

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  7. markeminer says:

    Cheri Dickey-Whitish wrote:

    I am descended from Loring Webber of Clinton, Maine. In the History of Kennebec County, it states that in Clinton, George Webber, (brother of my gr-gr grandmother Caroline), was the son of Loring Webber and the grandson of Rev. Charles Webber who died in Winslow about 1840. Loring was born in Vassalboro. On the Miner Descent website, specifically on the page of Charles Webber Jr.,(son of Charles B. Webber. and Hannah Call), Loring is listed under “Other Webbers in Kennebec, Maine in 1850 census (For process of elimination of Charles Webber’s children)”. When the History of Kennebec County was written, George Webber was still living and would have known who his own grandfather was, so shouldn’t I believe that Loring is in fact a son of Charles Webber Jr.? I also found a marriage record in the Yarmouth, Massachusetts Vital Records Volume 1 which gives the marriage record of “Charles Webber of Vasselborough in the county of Linclon, (sic) to Molly Sturges Yarmouth April 18, 1793″. Molly and Polly were common nicknames for Mary. I believe that Charles Webber Jr. and Mary or Molly Sturges Webber were the parents of Loring Webber who moved to Clinton, (Clinton and Vassalboro are only about 10 miles apart). Loring also had a son and a grandson named Charles Is there a way to verify this tie?

    Mark replied:
    Hi Cheri,

    I’ve spent more time on Charles Webber Jr than any other ancestor. His brothers, sisters, nephews and nieces are all well documented. Why is there no record of his twelve children?

    I’ve moved Loring from the list of “other” Webbers to the list of Charles’ possible children. I assume I didn’t include him at first because the History of Kennebec County says his father was Rev. Charles Webber and I didn’t know he was a clergyman. However, I did have this record:

    A powerful revival in 1805, under the preaching of Rev. Asa Wilbur, resulted in the formation of a second Baptist church, February 7, 1806. The organization was perfected at the house of Benjamin Dyer, on the river road, and signed by seventeen members: Nathaniel Reynolds, jun., Edmund Hayward, Asa Williams, Benjamin Dyer, John Sawtelle, Charles Webber, jun., Henry Babcock, Mary Matthews, Mary Reynolds, Jemima Dyer, Mercy Matthews, Thankful Faught, Elizabeth Andrews, Eunice Williams, Abigail Tuttle, Sarah Ingraham and Susanna Hayward.

    The Webbers and most of the early residents of Vassalboro were from Yarmouth. Interesting that Charles went back down south to be married.

    • Cheri Dickey-Whitish says:

      Thank-you for replying. It is certainly confusing trying to figure these Webbers out. My gr-gr-gr grandfather Loring was first taxed in Clinton in the 1830s so I believe he stayed here after leaving Vassalboro. There are also chattel records here in Clinton from the 1840s or 1850s that involve Loring Webber. Considering the close proximity of Vassalboro, Winslow and Clinton, it would make sense that he stayed in this area. I do wish I could find out for sure so I could claim Charles and Hannah(Call) Webber.

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  9. cathy lindeman says:

    I’d like to see the deposition that Oliver A Weber did 22 Feb 1860 indicating that Charles B Webber was his grandfather. Why did he do the deposition? Was it about a land dispute or inheritance dispute? Was his father’s lineage in question? Does anyone have that deposition or know where to find it?
    Cathy Lindeman

    • markeminer says:

      Cathy, Oliver Webber ia mystery to me. He appears in the census records and I have found birth records for all his brothers and sisters, and many first cousins in Vasalboro, but not his birth record. Let me know if you find anything, I made a thorough search and have come up empty about proof of his parents.

  10. Marguerite Webber Witter says:

    08/11/2019 – I have found the third child of Benjamin Webber m. Lydia Hannah Bailey b. 1788 Pittston, ME
    Sarah ” Lovina” Webber (Dailey) died age 24 on 14 March 1851 She is buried in Lakeview Cemetery China, Me….Her siblings are Permelia Webber (Jackson) m. Levi Jackson and Benjamin Webber m. Elvira Hussey…..Benjamin Webber and Elvira Hussey had a little girl born 13 March 1851 the day before the death of his sister….so they named their little girl Sarah Lovinia Webber(Kingsbury)….this fits with stories told by relative descendants.

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