Adin Webb

Full name : Adin Webb
Alternate spellings, aliases : Aden

Parents :
Father : Christopher Webb
Mother : Olive Brown
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Date of Birth : 31 March 1780
Place of Birth : Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut

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Name : Deborah Carter
Date of Marriage : 15 October 1800
Place of Marriage : Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut
Died : 27 February 1850
Notes : service by Daniel Frost

Date of Death :  7 February 1865
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Military Service : unknown; possible service in War of 1812

Occupation(s) : J. A. Vinton wrote, “…was a noted school teacher in Homer, N.Y.”  also a long-time Town Clerk of Homer, 1810-11, 1812-13, 1814, 1815-18, 1819-20, 1821-29,
Notes : From volume 14 of Cortland County records on file in the NY State Library at Albany, “Adin Webb taught school from 1805-1822 at the Homer Commons.”

From History of the Town of Homer, Chapter 19, “The next teacher of prominence was Adin Webb, who is described as "a tall, straight, sprightly young man, dignified in demeanor and with a good education." With but one year as an exception Mr. Webb taught seventeen successive years. He was a native of Windham county, Conn.; his father was one of the heroes of the Revolution and served in that portion of the army that was engaged in the battle of Bennington and the capture of Burgoyne. In 1800 Mr. Webb was married to Deborah Carter, and they came with his parents to this State, locating near Cazenovia lake. In 1805 he was solicited by friends to come to Homer and teach the village school for a term of ten months. Being a capable singer he taught singing school at the same time, and being successful in both vocations, he decided to remain and make his permanent home in Homer. During the whole period of his residence here he was leader of the choir in the Congregational Church. (Footnote: Further reference to Mr. Webb's life will be found in the history of the town of Cortland.)”


“In 1808 Adin Webb erected a dwelling house on the site now occupied by the Barber Block, but a few years afterward disposed of it and purchased a lot of Capt. Hezekiah Roberts, now occupied by the Baptist Church, where he built a house. He subsequently sold this to Chauncey Keep, and lived two years in the southern part of the village. In 1823 he removed to Cortland.”


From History of the Town of Cortlandville Part 2, Chapter 20, “The life of Adin Webb has been alluded to in the history of the town of Homer ; but he was so long a prominent citizen of Cortland village that his career merits some attention here. He came to Cortland from Homer in 1823 , and became a member of the fir of Webb & Bishop. Previous to this time he had taught school for seventeen successive years in Homer. He was elected town clerk in 1809 , which office he held twenty years. In 1816 he was appointed surrogate and held that office for seven years. In 1829 he was elected sheriff ; in 1840 he was again appointed surrogate , holding the office four years , and in 1845 he was made town clerk of Cortlandville , which office he held for eleven years. He united with the Congregational Church of Homer in 1813 , and when he removed to Cortland joined the Presbyterian Church. For many years he was chorister and a few of the older inhabitants of the pace , who have listened to his voice Sabbath after Sabbath , will remember him , perhaps , in that capacity more vividly than in any other. It is sufficient praise of Mr. Webb to say that all of the public trusts to which he was called were deserved by him and their duties fulfilled with ability and loyalty to the public good.

Joshua Ballard was a cotemporary of Mr. Webb and came to Homer in 1797 , and for one season taught one of the first schools there. He removed to Cortland about the year 1819 , in which year he was appointed county clerk. He was one of the founders of the Cortland Academy and raised and commanded the first cavalry company in the county. Various town offices were conferred upon him and he was an eminently respected and useful citizen. Of these two men Mr. Ballard wrote: "The public confidence in the intelligence , integrity and fidelity of Joshua Ballard and Adin Webb , evidenced in their services in these various civil stations , is a sufficient encomium upon their memory as citizens. One reached in age almost eighty-one , the other eighty-five , and the pilgrimage of each was distinguished by the even tenor of a Christian example."

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Son : Henry ‘Harry’ Webb
Date of Birth : 3 March 1803
Place of Birth : New York
Married : Olive Ann Selkrigg

Died : 13 March 1834 at Ithaca, New York
Notes : daughter Sarah Lorinella Webb, born 6 October 1836 at Detroit, Michigan


Daughter : Olive B. Webb

Date of Birth : 28 September 1805

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Died : 1 October 1888

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Daughter : Emily Webb

Date of Birth : 25 November 1807

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Died : I June 1888

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Daughter : Ursula Webb

Date of Birth : 7 March 1810

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Died : 18 December 1845

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Daughter : Mary C. Webb

Date of Birth : 7 November 1816
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Died : 2 February 1818

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Son : Albert L. Webb

Date of Birth : 1 September 1819

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Died : 29 December 1893

Notes : this is a long shot - Albertus Webb, age 31, enlisted 30 April 1861 at Homer, New York as Private, mustered in 13 May 1861 to Company D, 12th Regiment New York Infantry.  He was promoted to Sergeant, 1 June 1861, transferred to Company I, 3 February 1862.  Mustered out 17 May 1863 at Elmira, New York.







Comments, sources, various additional :


Vinton, John Adams.  The Giles Memorial – Genealogical Memoirs of the Families Bearing the Names Giles, Gould, Holmes, Jennison, Leonard, Lindall, Curwen, Marshall, Ribinson, Sampson, and Webb; also Genealogical Sketches of the Pool, Very, Carr and other Families with a history of Pemaquid, ancient and modern; some account of early settlements in Maine; and some details of Indian warfare.  Printed for the author, by Henry W. Dutton & Son, Washington Street, Boston. 1864. pp 496 – 532.

Pension File of Christopher Webb (abstracts)
: M804 Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Files 1800 – 1900 Webb, Abner – Webb, Isacc. Roll2514.  National Archives and Records Administration. Washington, DC. Viewed 14 July 2001.


Windham County Vital Records, Volume 2, Page 220??.








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