Harvey Webb

Full name : Harvey Webb
Alternate spellings, aliases : 

Parents :
Father : David Webb
Mother : Lydia Parmele

Date of Birth : 1 October 1798
Place of Birth : Oneida County, New York

Spouse : 
Name : Sophronia Frost
Date of Marriage : November 1821
Place of Marriage : Riga, Genesee County, New York
Died :
Notes :  Sophronia born c. 1805, daughter of Deacon Frost of Norwalk, Connecticut, and according to Ezra Webb, “…educated in the common schools of that state and possessed of a wonderful memory.”  After Harvey’s death, Sophronia remarried a man named Ezra Leonard

Date of Death : first week of August 1827 
Place of Death : Riga, Genesee County, New York
Burial Information :
Notes : died suddenly while visiting

Military Service : unknown

Occupation(s) : farmer

Location of Residences, record of movement, migration, etc.
Property :

Condensed from the Firelands Pioneer…, Jan 1920, pp. 2358 - 2363 : Immigrated from near Riga, New York to the 'Firelands' area of Ohio, later known as Huron County in February 1822.  He and his wife arrived in a sleigh, the snow had gone before they reached Ohio and they finished the last leg of their journey on open ground. Originally settled just across the Vermillion river west of the David Underhill place.  

In 1822 David Webb and his son Harvey purchased from the Executors of Jonas Cook two hundred acres approximately three miles north-west of Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio in Ridgefield Township, which formed the nucleus of the Webb Settlement.  Harvey paid $250 dollars for one hundred acres on the north side and David was left with 109 acres.  They both built log houses; Harvey’s burned in 1854.  In 1823, Harvey and family moved into a frame house on the Morse place.

Family :

Son : Edward Harvey
Date of Birth : July 1823
Place of Birth : Webb Settlement, Ridgefield Township, Huron County, Ohio
Married : Abigail Leonard, 6 April 1844
Died : 1853
Notes : He was a Baptist Disciple Clergyman

Son : Edwin
Date of Birth: 1825
Place of Birth : Webb Settlement, Ridgefield Township, Huron County, Ohio
Married :
Died :
Notes : buried in Fairfield Cemetery

Huron County Marriage Record Abstracts.


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. 

Huron County Tax Auditors Rolls 1822 – 1841 (facsimiles). Bowling Green University Archives. Ohio.


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