Speculation and theory of the origins of
the Webb family in America :
by Jonathan Webb Deiss, 2003.
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(1) The Giles Memorial (Webb Family – extract)
(PDF) By John Adams Vinton. Printed by
Henry W. Dutton & Son, Boston, 1864.
- Vinton outlined the genealogy of the Webb family
of Braintree, Massachusetts & Windham, Connecticut in one chapter of his
book. Included here are his preliminary
statements proceeding the Webb genealogies. ...more to follow.
(2) Genealogical Notes –
Webb Family. (PDF) (hi-res) (low-res) Communicated by Edward Stanley Waters. In the Essex Institute Historical
Collections. Volume XVI. Salem,
- This branch of the Webb family settled in
Roxbury, Massachusetts. This may be a
branch of the descendants of John Webb of Roxbury, who was living in Boston
circa 1651. The hi-resolution file is
(3) The Webb Family (extract) (PDF), by Prof.
Reynold Webb Wilcox. In The Descendants
of William Wilcoxson, Vincent Meigs, and Richard Webb. T. A. Wright, New York. 1893.
- The Webb Family of Stamford, Connecticut &
Long Island, New York is one of the ‘northern branches’ and is often confused
with the Webb Family of Braintree, Massachusetts & vice versa. The most famous branch of the family is
represented by General Samuel B. Webb (aide-de-camp to Washington), General
Alexander S. Webb (winner Cong. Medal of Honor), James Watson Webb (newspaper
editor & diplomat) and many other notable military, ecclesiastical and
civil leaders. With few exceptions,
saving death thru injury or accident, members of this family are known for
(4) The Webb Family
(extract) (PDF), by Robert Dickens Webb, MD. Published Yazoo City, Mississippi, 22 January 1894.
- Commentary from a member
of a ‘southern branch’.
(5) Notes on the Webb
Family (PDF), by Rev. Benjamin Webb. In the New York Genealogical and
Biographical Record. Volume XXVI, 1895.
- Commentary from a member of one of the
(6) Webb Family Crests
(PDF) from the ‘General Armory’.
- There are a number of heraldic devices
issued to various members of Webb families in England, hardy any of which can
be used by Americans, although that doesn’t stop the misinformed from thinking
they have claim to one or another of them.
(7) Webb Clan
(PDF) from the Notes of Webb Hester. Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio.
- Webb Hester collected some fanciful
reminiscences from his cousins concerning the origins of the family that lived
at Webb Settlement in Huron County, Ohio.
(8) Some thoughts on the origin of the
surname of Webb (html), by Jonathan Webb Deiss, 2001.
- Ancient origins, and taxonomic curiosities.
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