It sounds like you know a lot about the Webber family from Maine. I am trying to find the parents of Benjamin F Webber born April 15 1817 and married to Elvira Hussey. If you have any information that can help me with this I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you so much.
Hi Andrea --
Don't really know all that much just really enjoy the "hunt" and have a lot of time. That said did some "hunting" after receiving your e-mail; found the following:
Benjamin F. Webber b. April 15, 1817 Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine
d. 24 November 1882 China or Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine
buried: Chadwick Hill Cemetery, So. China, Kennebec, Maine
Parents: Benjamin Webber & Lydia H. Bailey, marr. 27 June 1805, Pittston, Kennebec, Maine
Did not find a d/o/b for this Benjamin Webber; Found d/o/b of Lydia as 27 Feb 1788, died 1834
This Benjamin's parents found as Charles B. Webber b. June 1741, Old York, Maine
& Hannah Call (Cole) b. 20 Dec 1744 in Amesbury, Essex, Mass.
(birth listed on Early Vital Records of Mass site)
Charles Webber's Parents: Joseph Webber b. 1702, York, ME
marr: Mary Lewis, 13 April 1726, York, York, Maine
Please note, found no primary sources for this info. Did find Benjamin (b. 1817) in 1860, 1870, & 1880 censuses in Maine. Other info I found was from other family trees on Roots Web site and through Family Search. Hope this is helpful. Can go back a bit further on Webbers but didn't want to get into whole thing if this is not your branch. If it is your branch appears we have common ancestor as Joseph's father is Samuel who is grandfather of my Martha. Good hunting - Donna
Thank you Donna,
I am still trying to find an actual source that says the parents of Benjamin F Webber. I have seen Benjamin and Lydia listed in family trees but with no sources I am not willing to put it in my tree. Thank you very much for you help.
Have a couple of those myself. Will keep your search in mind in my travels. Do you use Google Books at all in your searching? I have found a number of genealogical references there in family and town histories. Many of them available for download for free as out of copyright. I will keep your quest in mind as I go along.
Not only is there no primary source documenting Benjamin Webber and Lydia Baileys lives... there are no burial sites for Benjamin Webber and Lydia Bailey.....several of Charles Webber and Hannah Calls chldren left for Michhigan, and the part of New York that faces Lake ERie.....I've begun to wonder if Benjamin either abandoned his family and followed some of the older siblings to the new territories or died in route or maybe while visiting one of his sibilings? If Lydia Bailey died 1834, she had to have been 48 -53....that
s pretty young...and maybe caused wanderlust in Benjamin...But whrere is Lydia Bailey Webber buried????Its noteworthy that all the other generations of Webbers of his line are buried in the cemeteries right around Vassalboro and China...
Andrea, This is such an old post from you. I will consider myself quite lucky to get a response.
I am the third great granddaughter of Benjamin F. Webber m. to Elvira Hussey through his son, Oren Prescott Webber m. Robina Gerrard.....
I have tried forever to connect Benjamin F. Webber to Benjamin Webber supposed son of Charles Webber and Hannah Call. I do have some recent evidence...If you are still around, I will tell you more...
This is Regina. We have shared information before..
Isaac Stover born 6-3-1697- died 8-3-1788 to Mercy Young b 1-25-1714- d 1794 daughter of Mathew and Eleanor Haines.. Mercy married 1st Gershom Webber b 1711- 1757...married Mercy 7-14-1736 in York .Gershoms father is Samuel Webber and Elizabeth Young. Mercy married Isaac 10 1767 in York. olny child listed is Jeremiah Stover born c 1770. As my notes state..
There is also a Gershom Webber who married a Susannah Stover this Gershom maybe the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Webber.
I didn't know there was a third marriage I only found 2 ...I ams careful with the NEHGR book as some of their info is mixed up or omitted ...as always nothing is 100 0/0 correct except when listed VR or from family.