Eugene P. Webber's work is not without error one of which effected my research.In the 1800 census lists two Lewis Webbers one at China (Jone's Plantation) and the other at Wiscasset. One Lewis Webber was married to Kaeziah Hatch, the other to Hannah Pigeon.E.P. Webber had Hannah Pigeon as the second wife of the older Lewis Webber who lived at China.This Lewis Webber and his wife are both burried in the South China cemetery located back of the Baptist Church.See below:
WEBBER Familes of Maine and Mass.: SUPPLEMENT
JOSEPH WEBBER and CHARLES WEBBER, early settlers at Vassalboro, are not identified (as to parentage) by Eugene P. Webber (EPW).Some have suggested that CHARLES has been son of a "John" Webber, and gr. son of John5 & Magdelon of York, but EPW discounted this theory, finding no evidence that a John "Jr" had ever existed.We offer a tenable alternative.
JOSEPH3 WEBBER, (Samuel2, THOMAS1), b. (Say ca. 1702?), "Of York" mar. Int. Y. April 13, 1726, Mary Lewis of Kittery.Records of their family have not been located, but it seems reasonable to believe that there were at least two sons:
1. JOSEPH4 Jr, b. (Say ca. 1730?); mar. Sarah Sedgeley at York, 1753.
2. CHARLES4, b. 1741; m. (1) Hannah Call, (2) Sarah Smiley.
JOSEPH3 was mentioned in his mother's 1737 will, but died before May 19, 1753, when "widow Mary" (presumably his) recorded int. to m. (2) Elias WEARE. Probate records should be probed for a possible will by Mary WEARE.
JOSEPH4 WEBBER, Jr. b. (Say ca. 1727-33?), as "Joseph Jr." mar. Sarah Sedgeley at York, Jan. 10, 1754, int.rec. Oct. 19, 1753. (EPW 20).He was one of the incorporators of Bowdeinham in 1762, but seems to have been linked more closely with Vassalboro, Harlem and China.His 1790 household at Vassalboro consisted of four males 16/over, none uknder, 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).
EPW 97 names eight children., ----order of birth as there assumed:
1. JOSEPH Jr. (3rd), b.(say ca. 1754/5?); listed in the 1790 Cs., (1-1-5), at "Jones Plantation", (later Harlem & China).
2. LEWIS5, b. 1756, (gsi at S. China, EPW 104); mar. Keziah Hatch (1759-1840), and
d. 1838; she seems to have been his only wife, ---it was appar. A younger LEWIS
Who mar. Hannah Pigeon at Hallowell, 1802, (EPW 97 erring).He followed
brother JOSEPH in the 1790 census listing at "John Plantation", (2-2-4) EPW
names 3 sons, ----but there were surely some dau.s also.
(a) JOHN6 "1784-1887" in cem with yr. erring) m. Meribath, (1789-1856).
John Jr. (1822-78) & w. Melina (Chadwick) also in cem.
(b) SYLVANUS6 (1790-1873); m. Patience Pullen, (1795-1873)
(c) Ephraim6, b. (May 12, 1794, calc.) M. Esther Chadwick) (1794-1865).
3.ELLAB5 (sic),; "m. Molly Sedgeley of Bowdoinham, Mar. 8, 1798"
4.ASA5, b. (Say by 1760); m. (1?) When of V., int. Rec. Clinton 10/1/1804, Ruth Foss
Acc. EPW 97, he m. Sarah Patten, 12/29/1806.See page S-31.
6.JOEL5, (b. Ab. 1774?); "of a settlement back of Winslow", he mar. Rebecca
Foss at Clinton, (town formed from "Hancock Plantation"), May 6, 1802;
EPW 97 says he m. "Rhoda Ross, removed to New Waterford") The 1850
Cs. Of Winslow (EPW 202) shows Joel, ae. 76, and wife Rhoda, 67; in the same
town were Thomas, 42, with wife Rachel, 30, & family; also Isaac, 42, with
wife Henrietta, 45, & family (FOSS fam. Date might clarify).
7. SARAH,; mar. David NEWCOMB.
5. JOHN5, (placed followign ASA in EPW); N.F.I., (perh. d.s.p. by 1870)
8. Hannah,; "of Vass.", rec. Int. To m. Moody Bronw, 12/28/1800, Clinton VR.
In 1807 (EPW 97), Joseph & Lewis WEBBER of Harlem, Eliab WEBBER of Vass., Joel WEBBER of New Waterford, David & Sarah NEWCOMB of Vass. And Moody & Hannah BROW, of Clinton, all conv. Claims to land in Bowdoinham, to Asa WEBBER, (John not ment.)
Prob. Related to the above group, ---found in Clinton VR:
Lydia WEBBER of Vass. Rec. 2/8/1802 int. To m. Nathanjiel BROW 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.
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EUGENE PRESCOTT WEBBER (1852-1911), collector of the "WEBBER Records", was apparently unsuccessful in finding the ancestry of his great-great-grandfather, DAVID WEBBER of Edgecomb.From various clues in E.P. Webber it seems likely that this DAVID and his broother SAMUEL were brothers of GERSHOM of Boothbay (1790)
GERSHOM4 WEBBER, 2nd son of Samuel3 Jr. (Samuel2, Thomas1), by wife Elizabeth (Young), born York March 21, 1711/12, there married Mercy Young, born July 14, 1736.He and Gershom "Jr." were in milita4ry service on April 9, 1757, (EPW 191).He died by July 11, 1757, when his widow Merchy was appointed adminstrator of his estate; he left seven children, (EPW 27 & 19),