Genealogical Extracts from the Correspondence of Harris J. Webb


In the 1960's, Harris John Webb (my Grandfather) began to undertake to research the history of the Webb family. Here are some excerpts from his correpondence. These have not been annotated or checked for accuracy so use this information with some caution.

Unsigned letter (typewritten copy): October 11, 1962:

Charles Webb 1826-
youngest son of Samuel 1785-1828 & Jane (Rushton) Webb 1784-1869

spouse: Lavina (Lewis) "who later married an Eagles and died at age 95"

John (W) m Esther Marsh

Simon m. Esther Jane Lewis
"Old Minister in Hortonville who died about 5 years ago"

"I cannot find his [Noah's] death or grave records in Westchester although they say it should be there".

Simon Webb's Family

[no date, unsigned attachment to above; see below for more information]

Theresa Webb to HJW: 11 November, 1962

The eight children of Samuel Webb, Sr. and Jane Rushton:

"She lived until 1869, died at Five Islands and is buried here at Westchester Station"

Myrtle Mathison to HJW: Oct. 8, 1968

[Her mother d. 1946; she is age 76]

Answers to HJW's questions to her.

1. Caroline Webb (1863-1926) m. Thomas Mathison at Thompson Station

2. Minnie Webb (1871 - 1956) m. Thomas Faulds, Springhill

____ Webb m. Thomas Harrington (d. at sea)

Vera M. Frost to HJW: October 27, 1968

-- the eldest child, b. Oct. 4, 1896 at Chelesa, Mass.
-- Mrs. Harvey E. Frost
-- her mother, Minnie Etta (Webb) Faulds b. Five Islands, Aug. 19, 1871
-- d. April 3, 1954 at Bedford, Massachusetts

-- her father, Thomas Albert Faulds b. Joggins, Feb. 23, 1874
-- d. June 16, 1952 at Braintree, Massachusetts
-- they were married at Ipswich, Mass. on June 23, 1895
-- both are buried in the family lot in Blue Hills Cem., Braintree Mass.

-- sister Thelma Webb (Faulds) Arroyo
-- b. Feb. 28, 1898 at Quincy; d. July 13, 1933 at Quincy
-- buried in the family lot in Blue Hills Cem., Braintree Mass.

-- sister Evelyn Eloise (Faulds) Ferry
-- b. Oct. 28, 1905 in Jamacia Plains, Mass
-- lived St. Clairsville, Ohio in 1968

-- brother Thomas Carleton Faulds
-- b. Nov. 22, 1907 in Forest Hills (a part of Boston)
-- lived Stoughton, Mass in 1968

Mother's known Sisters:

Mother's known Brothers:

Nellie [Webb] to HJW: Nov. 27, 1968

-- Simon Harris Webb m. Esther Jane Lewis, Feb. 4, 1890
Esther Jane d. June 6, 1941
Simon Harris d. Jan. 15, 1958


Nellie [Webb] to HJW: Jan. 7, 1969

Some Corrections to HJW's notes...

Lavina Lewis
m1. Charles Webb (who was drowned)
m2. _____ Eagles
m3. (Capt) Wheaton

Margaret = Robert McNeil
"they had five children":

HJW to Mrs. T. H. Yankee: October 8, 1962

-- HJW's father b. in Londonderry: Charles Harris Webb
-- HJW's Grandfather b. in Five Islands: John Harris Webb
(Two Thumbs John. He had two thumbs on one hand. Left hand.)

-- HJW's Great-Grandfather b. Westchester: Charles Harris
"One of my Uncles tells me he was lost at sea between Five Islands and Windsor N.S."

HJW to Georgina Webb Yankee: Sept. 23, 1968

"My Grandfather was John Charles, My own Father was Charles"

Last Modified: April 14, 2001