Ebenezer Webb, Jr.
of Windham County, Connecticut

Full name : Ebenezer Webb
Alternate spellings, aliases : Ebnz’r; Ebenezer Webb, Jr.

Parents :
Father : Ebenezer Webb
Mother : Ruth Crane
note :

Vital Statistics :
Date of Birth : 28 May 1757
Place of Birth : Windham, Windham County, Connecticut
Date of Death : 14 August 1846
Place of Death : Malone, Franklin County, New York
Burial Information :
Notes : From family bible of his son, Samuel Webb, “Ebenezer Webb deperted this life August 14th 1846. Aged 89= 2= 15 year month days”

Education : literate

Spouse1
Name : Abigail Rood, or Rude
Date of Marriage : 28 August 1777
Place of Marriage : Windham County, Connecticut
Died : 10 May 1830
Notes : Abigail was born 4 February 1759; she is a descendant of Thomas Rood, through his incestuous relationship with his daughter Sarah Rood, who bore a son named George Rood in July 1672.  Thomas was executed for his crime, Sarah was whipped, and George was taken to live with the Leffingwells, who raised him.  Their marriage date is from a copy of the Samuel Webb family bible as is Abigail’s date of death, “Departed this life Abigail Webb the wife of Ebenezer Webb in the year May tenth 1830 in the seventy second year of her age.”  It seems that Ebenezer and Abigail were sexually active before they were married, as the Windham Town Records show that their first child was born in February 1778, only five months after their marriage.  Further tying the family together, Abigail Rude’s brother Nathan Rude married Ebenezer Webb’s sister Ruth Webb.

Spouse2 :
Name : ?
Date of Marriage :
Place of Marriage :
Died :

Military Service : Patriot of the Revolution. He volunteered in May 1775 to Major Obadiah Johnson’s Company, Colonel Israel Putnam’s Regiment Connecticut Troops.  He was stationed for some time at Cambridge, Massachusetts during the Battle of Bunker Hill and was discharged December 1775. 

Re-enlisted July 1776 to Captain Elijah Sharp’s Company, Colonel Samuel Mott’s Regiment Connecticut Troops.  He was on the expedition to Ticonderoga and camped on the west bank of Lake Champlain for about four months; discharged 28 November 1776 at Mount Independence opposite to Ticonderoga. 

In September 1780, enlisted for two months in Captain Rust’s Company, Colonel McLellan’s Regiment.  He marched to New London and served about two months.

Afterwards he resided at Windham until February 1782, then moved to Norwich, Hampshire County, Massachusetts and lived there eight years.  He did not render any military service after November 1780.

Ebenezer Webb appears with the rank of … on a Pay Roll of Major Obadiah Johnson’s Company in the 3d Reg’t of Foot, raised by the Colony of Connecticut, 1775 (Revolutionary War), dated …not dated…  Time of enlistment May 19, 1775.  Discharged Dec 16, 1775.  Months and days in the service 6 mos 28 days.  Premium for enlisting 2 s12.  Whole of pay 16 s8.

He applied for a pension in October 1832, which he received (s20822).  He was pensioned on 5 October 1833 and received $43.33 per year.  His affidavit of service is below :

State of New York, County of Franklin } On this twelfth day of October 1832 personally appeared in open court before the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas now sitting at the Court House in the Town of Malone in and for the County of Franklin, Ebenezer Webb a resident of the said town of Malone in the County of Franklin of the State of New York aged seventy five years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of congress passed June 7, 1832.
That he was born at Windham in the state of Connecticut on the 29th day of May 1757 according to the best of his information & belief that he believes there is a record of his birth ----- at the office of the Town Clerk of Windham and that he has a transcript from it in his possession that he resided at Windham aforesaid in the County of Windham & State of Connecticut till February 1782.  That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein states That he first enlisted as a volunteer in a company commanded by Capt. or Major Obadiah Johnson of Connecticut Troops the first Lieutenant was Ephraim Lyon 2d Lieutenant Willis Cleft – Ensign Abner Robinson in the Regiment then Commanded by Genl Israel Putnam, this enlistment was entered into at Windham aforesaid in the Month of May 1775 for the term of seven months that he immediately marched with the said Regiment to Cambridge near Boston and served out the term of seven months. ----- Regiment at Cambridge and was regularly discharged at Cambridge in the Month of December in the year 1775 and at the same time received a regular written discharge, signed by Genl Israel Putnam as he believes – which discharge he has since lost and has not seen it within forty years that he was at Cambridge with his Company during the Battle of Bunkers Hill in June 1775.
That in the month of July in the year 1776 he voluntarily enlisted at Windham aforesaid for the term of four months as a Private Soldier in a Company commanded by Capt. Elijah Sharp 1st Lieut Abner Robinson 2d Sanford Kinsbury Ensign Simon House in a Regiment Commanded by Col. Samuel Mott all of Connecticut but whether State of Continental Troops does not know. That he marched with the said Company & Regiment under the said officers from Windham to Ticonderoga in the State of New York on the West Bank of Lake Champlain where he served out the said term of four months and was regularly discharged at Mount Independence opposite to Ticonderoga on the 28th day of November in the year 1776 but did not at that time obtain any written discharge.
That about the first of September 1780 he was drafted for two months service to be performed at and near New London and entered the service as a Private at Windham in a company commanded by Captain Rust, Jude Buck Lieutenant in Col McLellan’s Regiment and marched to New London and served out the said two months and was discharged at Groton – about the first of November 1780 but obtained no written discharge that he has no documentary evidence except what is herewith submitted and that he knows of no person whose testimony he can procure except such as he has obtained & now herewith –(illegible)- who can testify to his service.
He hereby relinquishes any claim to a pension of annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension Roll of this Agency or any State.
That he resided at Windham till February 1782 when he moved to Norwich in the County of Hampshire in the State of Massachusetts where he resided about 8 years then removed to Benton in the county of Rutland of the State of Vermont and resided there till March 1811 when he removed to Malone in the County of Franklin & State of New York where he has continued to reside till this time & now resides there. – (signed) Ebenezer Webb
Sworn to and subscribed to this day --- aforesaid
(signed) John H. Russell Depu. Clerk

He offered as evidence of his service an affidavit supplied by Adam Stevens of Rutland County, Vermont, his former Sergeant in Capt. Obadiah Johnson’s Company, and an affidavit from his brother, Christopher Webb of Cazenovia, Madison County, New York :

…(first part if affadivit is missing)… of the deponent eighty years old do testify and say that Ebenezer Webb formerly of Windham, Windham County, Ct. listed into Capt. Obadiah Johnson of Canterbury, Windham County, Ct. Company in the year AD 1775 for seven months.  Col. Israel Putnam’s Regiment Ct. line of Volunteers (Who was afterwards made a Brigade Gen’l.) Lyon was the first Lieut and Howard the second and Robertson the ensign of said Company.  And the said Webb served one month over the time he enlisted for faithfully which made eight months and then took a regular discharge signed by Israel Putnam.  And this I know because I was a Serg’t in the aforesaid company and did their writings.  Dated at Sudbury, Rutland County, Vt. Sept, 3rd 1832 (signed) Adam Stevens
State of Vermont, Rutland County } Sudbury Sept 3rd, 1832 there personally appeared Adam Stevens and was sworn to the above deposition by me (signed) Peter Reynolds, Justice of the Peace.

New York, Madison County } On the 30th day of July 1832 Christopher Webb of the Town of Cazenovia in said county being duly sworn deposeth and saith that he is well acquainted with Ebenezer Webb of the Town of Malone in the County of Franklin & State aforesaid and that he is a brother of this deponent, and according to the best recollection the said Ebenezer was 75 years of age in the month of May last.  And this deponent further deposeth & saith that the said Ebenezer was born in the town & County of Windham in the State of Connecticut.  And he further deposeth & saith that in the year 1775 the said Ebenezer enlisted for the term of 7 months to go to Cambridge under Major Jedediah Johnson & in Col. Putnam’s Regt. but whether it was into the Continental or State service he cannot state but the deponent was knowing at the time of the said Ebenezer’s going with the army to Cambridge & that he served out the term of his enlistment and this deponent further deposeth & saith that he himself was in the service at Roxbury a private in Col. Jedediah Huntington’s Reg’t 5 of the last months in which the said Ebenezer served at Cambridge and saw him frequently during that time & further that the term of service of the said Ebenezer & that of the deponent expire on or about the same date viz: the 10th day of December 1775 & that they were both then honorably discharged and returned home to Connecticut.  And this deponent further deposeth & saith that the said Ebenezer again enlisted in the year 1776, into Capt. Elijah Sharp’s Company & Col. Mott’s Reg’t. for four months and went to Ticonderoga.  This deponent did not see him enlist as he was living about two miles from his fathers at that time but was frequently at his fathers and heard the family frequently speak of his having enlisted and of his being gone to Ticonderoga and was at home at his father’s when the said Ebenezer returned from Ticonderoga at the end of the 4 months service.  And this deponent further deposeth & saith that in the year 1780, he was knowing of the Ebenezer being drafted for the term of two months to go to New London or Groton … and that he went and served the said two months as he was informed at the time & further that he was knowing to the fact of the said Ebenezer returning home to Windham at the expiration of the said term.  And he further deposeth and saith that he had not at that time any doubts in mind but that the said Ebenezer Webb did actually serve the whole of the aforesaid three different terms as above stated, and that he still believes it.  (signed) Christopher Webb

He likewise testified on behalf of his brother, Christopher (below from Christopher Webb’s pension file) :

State of New York, Franklin County } …Ebenezer Webb of the Town of Malone in the County of Franklin in the State of New York, aged seventy-five years, being duly sworn in deposes and says that he knows Christopher Webb of the Town of Cazenovia, in the County of Madison & State of New York – that the said Christopher is a brother of that deponents – that as this deponent has been told and verily believes, the said Christopher was born in Windham in the State of Connecticut in the year 1755 and that the said Christopher shortly after Lexington Battle, in the year 1775 joined as a volunteer soldier, a company of Militia raised in a place then called Hanover in the State of Connecticut to go to Boston, Massachusetts to serve against the common enemy, and verily believes that he went there, as he was absent from home a number of weeks, before he returned, but how long he served at that time, the deponent does not know – that in the summer of the same year 1775 – the said Christopher enlisted into a company of Connecticut troops in a Regiment commanded by Col. Jebediah Huntington, and came to Roxbury, Massachusetts, where this deponent saw him frequently, as the deponent was then a soldier stationed at Cambridge, Massachusetts, and knows that the said Christopher, served against the common enemy at that time, five months, and after being honorably discharged returned home to Connecticut in company with the deponent. – And that, in the following year 1776, as the deponent then understood, and now verily believes (while this deponent was in the service of his country at Ticonderoga in the State of New York) the said Christopher enlisted or volunteered into a Regiment of Connecticut troops, but what regiment this deponent does not now recollect, and was marched to White Plains in the State of New York to serve against the common enemy but how long he served at that time this deponent cannot say -.  And further that in the winter of 1776 & 1777 this deponent well remembers, that said Christopher entered as volunteer into a Regiment of Connecticut Troops to go to Providence in the State of Rhode Island to serve against the common enemy when the British lay at Newport, and verily believes that he went there as the deponent learned at the time and never heard it contradicted, but how long he served at that time the deponent does not know.  And this deponent further states that in the summer of 1777, this deponent was knowing to the said Christopher enlisting or entering into a Regiment of Militia raised in New London County Commanded by Colo. Lattimer as a substitute for Daniel Cutler, a Sergeant in said Regiment for the term of two months to go to Saratoga to serve against the common enemy, and verily believes, as he understood at the time that the said Christopher went to Saratoga, and was present and assisted at the capture of General Burgoyne and his army.
Subscribed and sworn to before me August 22nd 1832 – Benjamin Clark, Justice of the Peace }  Ebenezer Webb

Occupation(s) : Farmer
Notes : Norwich Town Records shows how he marked his cattle in the 1780’s, “Ebenezer Webb ear mark is a swallow tale in the end of the right ear and one half a penny the upper side of the same.”  He also served the town as Fine Server and Hogreaver during a part of the last year of the Revolution.

“Norwich, Hampshire… (extracts)
March 8, 1783 at a legal town meeting…
…made choice of Samuel Knight Town Clark, Samuel Knight, Darius Webb and Lt. William Fobes Selectmen & Assessors.
…Ebenezer Webb Fine Server and hogreaver.
…Darius Webb Pound Keeper.”

Religion : probably Congregational when a resident of Windham – could be almost anything after that

Location of Residences, record of movement, migration, etc.
Property
:  A statement in his pension file in a letter abstracting his service : “He resided at Windham until February 1782, then moved to Norwich, Hampshire County, Massachusetts and lived there eight years.  He then moved to Benson, Rutland County, Vermont where he lived the remainder of his life.”  This is not exactly correct, as Ebenezer was living in Malone, Franklin County, New York, at age 75 years, when he gave a deposition in his brother Christopher’s pension case.  He may have lived in Vermont at the time of his death.

He states in his pension application that has in his possession a transcript of his birth record which he obtained from the Town Clerk of Windham, which certificate is dated February 1782, providing proof that he resided there at that time.  His son, Oliver is recorded as being born in Norwich, Massachusetts only two months later in April, so he must have moved in that period from Windham to Norwich.  He lived there, near to his brother Darius, until at least 1790, because he was enumerated in the census at that place, and he states that he lived there from February 1782 for eight years.  He lived in Benson, Vermont until 1811, when he moved to Malone, New York, where he resided until he died.

1790 Federal Census.  Norwich, Hampshire County, Massachusetts
Page #, Head of Family, Free White Males >16, <16, Free White Females, All Other Persons, Slaves
Ebenezer Webb, 1, 2, 3, 0, 0

1810 Federal Census.  Benson, Rutland County, Vermont
Head, Free Males <10, 10-16, 16-26, 26-45, >45, Free Females <10, 10-16, 16-26, 26-45, >45, Others, Slaves
Ebenzr Webb, 2, 0, 2, 0, 1, 0, 1, 1, 0, 1, 0, (24, 20, 51, 1, 2, 3, 17, 4, 4, 0)

1820 Federal Census.  Malone Township, Franklin County, New York
Page#, Head, Free Males <10, 10-16, 16-26, 26-45, >45, Free Females <10, 10-16, 16-26, 26-45, >45, Foreign, Agriculture, Free, Slaves
Ebenezer Webb, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0
Oliver Webb, 2, 1, 0, 1, 1, 0, 1, 1, 0, 1, 0, 0, 3, 0
Samuel Webb, 2, 0, 0, 1, 1, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 2, 0

1840 Census of Pensioners.  Franklin County, New York
Given Name & Surname, Age, Head of Household, City, Town, County
Ebenezer Webb, 82, Samuel Webb, Bellmont, Franklin County

Family

 

Daughter : Sally Webb (Sarah)
Date of Birth : 12 or 19 February 1778

Place of Birth : Windham, Windham County, Connecticut

Married : …Brooks

Died : 15 June 1838

Notes : According to her birth date from Windham Town Records, there is no way that she was conceived after the date of her parent’s marriage (August 1777), so she was conceived out of wedlock.

 

Son : Reuben Webb
Date of Birth : 12 February 1780

Place of Birth : Windham, Windham County, Connecticut

Married :

Died : 19 November 1866 “age 87”

Notes : birth date from Windham Town Records

 

Son : Oliver Webb (Olever)
Date of Birth : 30 April 1782

Place of Birth : Norwich, Hampshire County, Massachusetts

Married : Sally Nichols, 6 October 1805, Sudbury, Vermont by Joseph Warner

Died : 11 November 1849, “…aged 67 years, 6 months”, Malone, Franklin County, Vermont

Notes : From Norwich Town Records, “Oliver Webb son of Ebenezer Webb and Abigail Webb was born 30th day of April AD 1782 – Reg Samuel Knight”.  His wife Sally died 19 July 1868, aged 85 years and 4 months.  He served in the War of 1812 in Captain Asaph Perry’s Company of New York Militia, 27 September 1813 until 23 October 1813.  His wife applied for a Bounty Land Warrant, cert#21697, 160 acres, Act of 1855.

 

Daughter : Abigail Webb

Date of Birth : 18 July 1784

Place of Birth : Norwich, Hampshire County, Massachusetts

Married :
Died : 12 June 1786, Norwich, Hampshire County, Massachusetts

 

Daughter : Abigail Webb 2nd
Date of Birth : 21 August 1786

Place of Birth : Norwich, Hampshire County, Massachusetts

Married : …Skeels (?)

Died : 1 September 1868 “aged 82 years”

Notes : From Norwich Town Records, “Abigail Webb Jnr daughter of Ebenz Webb and Abigail Webb was born 21 day of August AD 1786 – Reg Samuel Knight”.  Her birth is in the bible records of Jewett J. Webb but not in the NEGHR transcript.

 

Son : Samuel Webb

Date of Birth : 9 May 1789

Place of Birth : Norwich, Hampshire County, Massachusetts

Married : Polly Crawford, 3 October 1811

Died : 20 September 1858, Bellmont, Franklin County, New York (interred same place)

Notes : From Norwich Town Records, “Samuel Webb son of Ebzr Webb and Abigail Webb was born 9 day of May AD 1789 – Reg Samuel Knight, Tw Clk”  Polly Crawford was born 1 February 1792, died 4 October 1858; her father Eleazer Crawford owned a farmstead in Black River Township, Lorain County, Ohio when he died in 1844 leaving a widow Polly Crawford.

 

Daughter : Lovicy Webb

Date of Birth : 10 October 1791

Place of Birth : Benson, Rutland County, Vermont

Married : Charles Young

Died : 19 August 1843 “aged 52” or 19 September 1846 at Franklin County, New York

Notes :

 

Son : James J. Webb

Date of Birth : 22 November 1793

Place of Birth : Benson, Rutland County, Vermont

Married : Phidelia

Died : 21 August 1868 or 1867 “aged 74”

Notes : From family bible of Samuel Webb, “Phidelia Webb wife of James J. Webb died March 24 1852 aged 56 years 6 months 19 days.”

 

Daughter : Nancy Webb

Date of Birth : 28 May 1797

Place of Birth : Benson, Rutland County, Vermont

Married : Alvin Wilder

Died : 4 August 1879

Notes :

 

Son : Thomas J. Webb

Date of Birth : 20 April 1801

Place of Birth : Benson, Rutland County, Vermont

Married1 : Orrissa Bessett, b. circa 1800
Married2 : Harriet Wood, b. circa 1816

Died : 7 November 1882

Notes : children – Luke S., Jane Crandall

 

Son : Wyllys Rude Webb (Willis)

Date of Birth : 17 January 1804

Place of Birth : Benson, Rutland County, Vermont

Married : Rebecca (?)

Died : 19 June 1867 “aged 63 years 6 months” at Norfolk, St. Lawrence County, New York

Notes :

 

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.

Harvey Hayes Webb family bible transcript, typed transcript, drafted in the 1950's; courtesy Hazel Skelly Webb

Webb, Loren. Diary of Captain Loren Webb, 1861 - 1863, Firelands Historical Society, 1995. Transcribed by Matthew L. Burr. 

Written communication with Vinton Phillips and David L. Hester, Huron County, Ohio, January 2001- ongoing. 

Pension File of (brothers) Christopher Webb and Ebenezer 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. (both pension files are on the same roll)

 

Massachusetts Vital Records : Huntington; Vital Records : 1764-1805, Town Records 1790-1795 (microfilm)

 

A Family Record of Ebenezer Webb was found in a copies of the family bible’s of (his son) Samuel Webb & (his son) Oliver Webb in facsimile images of the Bible Record of Jewett J. Webb which were viewed by the author and compared against… (McAusland, Gloria Natalie of Providence, Rhode Island.  Webb Bible Records. …from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, (April) 1942, Volume XCVI (96).  NEHGR, Boston.  1942.  pp. 203-205.) …and they are nearly identical in content.

M1005.  Department of the Treasury Records of Bureau of Public Debt.  Records of Connecticut Continental Loan Office 1777-1779.  Rg53 (two reels)

 

 

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