Oliver Webber of Vassalboro, Maine 1797-1862
Could you help me find information about Oliver Webber's parents?
Oliver A. Webber Esq. was born about 1797, probably in Vassalboro, Maine.He married Abigail HAWES at Vassalboro Kennebec Maine.He died 15 JAN 1862 in Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine.
Abigail Hawes was born on 7 May 1800 in Vassalboro.Her parents were Isaac HAWES and Tamzin WING. Abigail died 14 Jan 1846 in Vassalboro.
From John Wing of Sandwich Mass and his Descendants1881
Abigail, who married Oliver Webber, lived inVassalborough and died in 1845, aged 45. They had ten children, viz:Esther (Mrs. Levi Webber), who lives in Vassalborough and has no children; Amanda (Mrs.Kennedy), who lives inTroy, Vermont, and has four children ;Ira, who died inCalifornia in1874; Lucinda (Mrs.Hobbs), who died in Clinton,Me., having had seven children;Richmond, who died in Augusta in 1866; Gustavus, who lives in Vassalborough and has seven children;Ellen (Mrs. Coleman),[my 2nd great grandmother] who lives in Anoka, Minn.,and has four children; Emma (Mrs. Prescott), who lives in Illinois and has seven children. These last two are twins; Virgil, who died at Gettysburgh in 1863; and Herman, who died at New York in 1862. [from wounds suffered at Fair Oaks VA]
Here is the URL of my family record for Oliver Webber
I still trying to put together the pieces of his parents.
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.Jeremiah Webber (son of Charles above)was selectman in1817 and Oliver was selectman in 1841 and 1843.
Oliver was named guardian of some of Jeremiah Webber's grandchildren.
Oliver Webber was appointed guardian when Horatio Nelson Webber died in 1838.Horatio’s wife was Dolly Harlow, b. 16 Oct. 1812; d. 1921. M. at Vassalboro 18 Feb. 1830 as Dorothy F. Harlow, Horatio Nelson Webber of Vassalboro (VR Vassalboro, p. 24) b. 1809, son of Jeremiah Webber; d. 25 Sept. 1838, age 29 (VR Vassalboro, p. 42). Both are buried in the Hallowell Village Cemetery (MOCA 3:2665 or 1665). Kennebec County Probate Records named Dorothy Webber of Hallowell the widow of Horatio Nelson Webber, who died 25 December 1839.
Oliver A. Webber was appointed guardian of Mary Webber, Susan B. Webber (also Susan B. Lowell), Sarah H. Webber, all minors, when Dorothy Webber of Hallowell died (probate records dated 4 Apr 1852. Dorothy wasthe widow of Horatio Nelson Webber, who died 25 December 1839.Charles E. Webber was “heir of age.”
Jeremiah didn't get married until 1805, Oliver was born in 1797 and I have a list of Jeremiah's children, so he is probably not the father.But, a guardian would probably be at least a cousin, so Charles may likely be Oliver's grandfather.Charles B. Webber'ssons who married in time to have Oliver were:William, Charles, James and John.
Here are myfamily records ofCharles, Joseph and Jeremiah Webber
Many thanks for any leads!