Joseph Webb, Sr. (c.1727 - 1761) MP

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Birthplace: Fairfield, CT, USA
Death: Died
Managed by: William Webb
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About Joseph Webb, Sr.

Joseph is the son of Joseph Webb III, although I do not have middle names for these men it is presumed that they differ as this Joseph is referred to as Sr and his son Joseph is Jr instead of being the IV and V respectively.

The life of Joseph Webb, son of Lieutenant Joseph Webb III and wife Sarah Blatchley represents a turning point in this branch of the Webb family. This Joseph married Mehitable (also spelled Mehetebel) Nott, daughter of Wethersfield, CT sea captain Gershom Nott. Joseph's brothers Ezra and Ebenezer married Nott daughters Hannah and Patience. The Nott family home still exists and is very close to the eventual home of Joseph and Mehitable. Sometime soon after their marriage on February 2, 1749, Joseph moved to Wethersfield. Joseph was a very successful local merchant and in 1752 he built a large house which stands today as a museum. After 12 short years of marriage and at the age of 34, Joseph Webb died, leaving behind three sons and three daughters.

The gravestone of Joseph Webb reads:

To the memory of Mr. Joseph Webb Late an eminent merch't in Weathersfield Whose applycation and Industry were equal'd only by his Abillity and Integrity in business. He departed this Life April 5th AD 1761

On November 8, 1763, Joseph's wife Mehitable remarried. This marriage would have profound implications not only for the family, but for Wethersfield and colonial America. -------------------- http://historicbuildingsct.com/?p=3 website: info about house built in 1752 in Wethersfield CT

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Joseph Webb, Sr.'s Timeline

1727
December 8, 1727
Fairfield, CT, USA
1749
February 2, 1749
Age 21
Hartford, CT, USA
1749
Age 21
1752
1752
Age 24
1753
December 15, 1753
Age 26
Wethersfield, CT, USA
1756
1756
Age 28
1757
1757
Age 29
1759
1759
Age 31
1761
April 5, 1761
Age 33
1761
Age 33