Hi, Looks like T. Kerwin has posted records that imply the two John Webbs may well be the same person. Can you further explain why you think there are two John Webbs who both married a Sarah C. Inman?
Would you mind posting transcriptions of the records you are relying on?
You say your John W. Webb was born in Pike, Missouri, in 1849. I searched Ancestry.com US Census for 1850 and 1860 and did not find him in Pike County, Missouri, in those years. What is the source of your birth information for him?
The later census records say he was born in Ohio and his parents were born in Pennsylvania. These are key facts that will help to sort him out from any other John Webb, so I’m not asking idly…
Here’s a link (below) to an online family tree that includes Emma Jane Webb (1881-1929) who married John Musselman. This Emma is daughter of John W. Webb and Sarah Inman (per Emma’s death cert in Ada County, Idaho, posted by T. Kerwin). Death cert says Emma was born Lineville, Wayne County, Iowa and husband’s name was John Musselman - a match to this online tree:
We need a date of birth for Addie, the person you seek. Was she born about 1876? See 1880 census below. We know the family was in Iowa in 1881, because daughter Emma was born there in 1881.
Woodland, Decatur, Iowa
John Webb 30, born about 1850 in Ohio, parents born PA
Sarah Webb 24
Ada Webb 4
Viola Webb 2
(Emma will be born next year, 1881)
Emma was born in 1881 in Lineville, Wayne County, Iowa.
Emma and James Musselman’s daughter Myrtle Musselman was born 1904 in Warren County, Iowa.
Emma’s children Helen, Leila, Velma, and DanielMusselman were born 1908-1915 in Vona, Kit Carson, Colorado (Source: the online family tree). Vona, Colorado is same place that John/Sarah Webb are living in 1910.
Emma’s daughter Evelyn June Musselmann was born 1920 in Kuna, Ada, Idaho -the same place John/Sarah Webb are living in 1920.
This looks like a cohesive family to me that has moved from Iowa to Missouri to Colorado to Idaho.
Vona, Kit Carson, Colorado
John W. Webb, 60, born about 1850 in Ohio
Sarah B. Webb, 54, born about 1856 in Ohio
In a separate household in Vona, Kit Carson County:
Erroll L Webb 26 b Missouri
Myrtle Webb 19 b Iowa
In a separate household but also in Kit Carson County:
Emma Musselman age 29, born about 1881, with husband James and two children
Kuna, Ada, Idaho
Erroll L Webb, 36, b Missouri
Myrtle Webb, 26, b Iowa
Wanda M Webb 6 b Colorado
John W Webb 70, father, b Ohio
Sarah C Webb 64, mother b Ohio
A user of Ancestry.com has suggested correcting Erroll's name to Earl.
In 1900 his name is transcribed as Erol Webb and he lives in Kit Carson County, Colorado. Emma is there, age 19, and Guy age 13, and Annie age 5.
In 1900 an Addie Ferris age 24 also lives in Kit Carson County, Colorado (born about 1876).
Henry H. Ferris (of Vona) marries Addie Webb (of Claremont) on 30 November 1893 in Kit Carson County. Henry's father is A. L. Ferris. Addie's father is John W. Webb. Witness was Sarah C. Webb. Here is a link to their marriage record (Kit Carson County Marriages 1889-1909 transcribed by Larry A. Kirkpatrick):
* This website also shows Viola Webb (of Claremont) married Harry J. O'Neill on 09 June 1894; her father is John W. Webb.
* It shows that Emma Webb married James Roy Musselman on 06 February 1902 in Seibert, Kit Carson County (witness E. L. Webb - matches Erroll L. Webb's name). A baby named Roy Musselman died in 1903, mother's name Emma Webb. The death is shown here: http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/deaths/KitCarson.htmlhttp://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/deaths/KitCarson.html
* Same website, different page, shows Errol L. Webb married Myrtle Howell of Vona on 23 February 1910 in Burlington, Kit Carson, Colorado (witness May Howell).
John W. Webb recorded a birth of a child at the courthouse in Kit Carson County. The mother's name is transcribed as Sarah "Suman."The dear people on this link will help you get a copy of the original handwritten document so that you yourself can better determine what it says:
Now I'll wait to see what you say - as to why you believe there are two John Webbs, or perhaps you now believe they are the same...?