Thomas Webb (1845 - 1928)

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Nicknames: "Thos."
Place of Burial: Wyoming, United States
Birthplace: Christiana, Clarendon Parish, Jamaica
Death: Died in Casper, Natrona, Wyoming, United States
Managed by: Julia Miller
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About Thomas Webb

Thomas Webb, son of William Webb (1814 - 1877) and Sylvia Grey (1807 - 1888), was born 23 May 1845 at Christiana, Clarendon Parish, Jamaica. On 13 June 1866 Thomas married Emily Charlotte Ayers (c.1847 - 1894), and they had fourteen children. Emily Charlotte Webb died in 1894. Three years later, in 1897, Thomas married Amy Campbell (DOB unknown - 1965). Family legend claimed that Amy had been employed by the Webb family as a governess prior to Emily's death, and may also have been Thomas' mistress. She and Thomas had three children.

Thomas and Emily had made an attempt to immigrate to the United States in 1887, but only stayed for a few months. In 1903, Thomas finally did emigrate, leaving Amy in Jamaica. He returned to Jamaica to visit in 1907, 1909, 1912, and 1914, although he reported his marital status as "widowed" in the 1910 US Federal Census and again in the1920 census. Thomas died 1 January 1928 at Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming, United States, and is buried there. The exact location of his grave is unknown at this time. Amy lived until 1965, never remarrying.

Marriages and Children

  1. Emily Charlotte Ayers Webb (c.1847 Manchester Parish, Jamaica - 10 June 1894 Manchester Parish, Jamaica)
    1. George William Webb (born c.1867 Jamaica) married Jane Williams (one of the four Williams siblings who married four Webb siblings)
    2. Emily Elizabeth Webb (3 January 1869 Christiana, Manchester, Jamaica - 1 April 1908 Lebanon, Missouri, United States) married James Allen Williams (one of the four Williams siblings who married four Webb siblings)
    3. Joseph Thomas Webb (29 July 1872 Christiana, Manchester Parish, Jamaica - 23 October 1967 Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States) married Sarah Williams (one of the four Williams siblings who married four Webb siblings)
    4. Alice Beatrice Webb (10 June 1874 Manchester Parish, Jamaica - 12 June 1916 Springfield, Green, Missouri, United States) married Willoughby James Robinson
    5. John Steven Webb (1 May 1876 Kebbi, Nigeria - 15 August 1894 Soldiers Lake, Lake City, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States)
    6. Robert Samuel Ayers Webb (7 February 1878 Jamaica - 16 June 1896 Jamaica)
    7. Ada Eliza Webb (24 October 1870 Mt. Atlas, Parish of Clarendon, Jamaica - aft.1920 Casper, Wyoming, United States) married William T. Collier
    8. Olive Henrietta Evangeline Webb (11 January 1880 Christiana, Manchester Parish, Jamaica - 10 June 1962 Santa Paula, Ventura, California, United States) married Frederick Carroll Higgins
    9. Jessie Sophia Webb (24 December 1881 Christiana, Manchester Parish, Jamaica - 11 May 1990 Enumclaw, King, Washington, United States) married Charles T. Williams (one of the four Williams siblings who married four Webb siblings)
    10. Herbert Edwin Webb (16 October 1883 Manchester Parish, Jamaica - 18 March 1962 Jamaica) married Belle Miller
    11. Laura Frenestin Webb (born June 27, 1884 Jamaica) married Thomas J. Baker
    12. Minna Wilhelmine Webb (7 October 1887 Christiana, Manchester Parish, Jamaica - July 1981 Laclede County, Missouri, United States) married Joseph W. Draper
    13. Charles Edgar Webb (23 January 1889 Jamaica - 23 October 1897 Jamaica)
    14. Ivy Alder Adelaide Webb (26 July 1892 Manchester Parish, Jamaica - 16 November 1986 Washington, D.C., United States) married John Garner and Christopher Hendricks
  2. Amy Campbell Webb
    1. Harold McDonald Webb (15 June 1899 Christiana, Manchester Parish, Jamaica - 1976 Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK)
    2. Noel Vincent Archibald Webb (11 November 1900 Christiana, Manchester Parish, Jamaica - 1959 New Hope, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States)
    3. Victor Joseph Webb (6 April 1902 Christiana, Manchester Parish, Jamaica - February 1993 City of London, Greater London, UK)

From the Webb Family Bible

Entries by Ivy Alder Adelaide Webb (born 26 July 1892 - died 16 Nov 1986). "Thomas Webb was industrious and hardworking. His house in Christiana, Jamaica was the first to have a stove and the first to have a piano. In 1893 he was church warden in the Christiana Church while the Reverend John Cass was the minister. He made three trips to the United States to bring the first sawmill to the Christiana area. During the sawmill venture, the governor of Jamaica was Sir H. A. Blake [from 1889 to 1897]. In 1903, he and the children still at home moved to the United States and settled in Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri. Later he moved to Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming where he died."

Discussion

Family legend indicates that marriage to Amy Campbell took place in Nigeria. Marriage records have been found showing that marriage was indeed in Jamaica. Confusion probably occurred over difference between Bwi, a town in Nigeria, and BWI for British West Indies; as in Jamaica, BWI.

Sources

  • 1910 United States Federal Census. Name: Thomas Webb; Age in 1910: 64; Birth Year: abt 1846; Birthplace: West Indies [West Midlands] ; Home in 1910: Lebanon Ward 1, Laclede, Missouri; Race: White; Gender: Male; Immigration Year: 1887; Relation to Head of House: Head; Marital Status: Widowed; Father's Birthplace: England; Mother's Birthplace: England; Household Members: Thomas Webb 64; Ada E Collier 39; Minna Webb 22; John Collier 15; Harry Collier 13. Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Lebanon Ward 1, Laclede, Missouri; Roll: T624_793; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0044; FHL microfilm: 1374806. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • 1920 United States Federal Census. Name: Thomas Webb; Age: 74; Birth Year: abt 1846; Birthplace: Jamaica; Home in 1920: Lebanon, Laclede, Missouri; Race: White; Gender: Male; Relation to Head of House: Head; Marital Status: Widowed [Widow] ; Father's Birthplace: England; Mother's Birthplace: England; Home Owned: Rent; Able to Read: Yes; Able to Write: Yes; Household Members: Thomas Webb 74; Ada E Collier 49; Herbert E Webb 35. Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Lebanon, Laclede, Missouri; Roll: T625_931; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 50; Image: 166. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957. Source Information: Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M237, 675 rolls); Records of the U.S. Customs Service, Record Group 36; National Archives, Washington, D.C.; Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1897-1957; (National Archives Microfilm Publication T715, 8892 rolls); Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; National Archives, Washington, D.C. Supplemental Manifests of Alien Passengers and Crew Members Who Arrived on Vessels at New York, New York, Who Were Inspected for Admission, and Related Index, compiled 1887 - 1952; (National Archives Microfilm Publication A3461, 21 rolls); RG 85, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 - 2004; Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
    • Name: Thos Webb; Arrival Date: 18 Jul 1877; Birth Date: abt 1843; Age: 34; Gender: Male; Place of Origin: Jamaica; Port of Departure: Kingston, Jamaica; Destination: Jamaica; Port of Arrival: New York, New York; Ship Name: Claribel. Source Citation: Year: 1877; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237; Microfilm Roll: 409; Line: 4; List Number: 661."
    • Name: Mr. Thos Webb; Arrival Date: 5 May 1881; Birth Date: abt 1845; Age: 36; Gender: Male; Place of Origin: Jamaica; Port of Departure: Kingston, Jamaica and Port au Prince, Haiti; Destination: United States of America; Port of Arrival: New York, New York; Ship Name: Athos. Source Citation: Year: 1881; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237; Microfilm Roll: 436; Line: 29; List Number: 531."
    • Name: Mr. Thos Webb; Arrival Date: 13 Apr 1887; Birth Date: abt 1845; Age: 42; Gender: Male; Ethnicity; Nationality: English; Place of Origin: England; Port of Departure: Kingston, Jamaica and Savanilla; Destination: United States of America; Port of Arrival: New York, New York; Ship Name: Alvena. Source Citation: Year: 1887; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237; Microfilm Roll: 505; Line: 25; List Number: 401."
    • Name: Thomas Webb; Arrival Date: 10 Jun 1912; Birth Date: abt 1845; Age: 67; Gender: Male; Port of Arrival: New York, New York; Ship Name: Madeirense. Source Citation: Year: 1912; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715; Microfilm Roll: 1879; Line: 10; Page Number: 48."
  • Baltimore, Passenger Lists, 1820-1948 and 1954-1957. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Baltimore, Passenger Lists, 1820-1948 and 1954-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baltimore, Maryland, 1891-1909. Microfilm Publication T844. RG 85. 150 rolls. National Archives, Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, Maryland. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baltimore, Maryland, 1820-1891. Microfilm Publication M255. RG 36. 50 rolls. National Archives, Washington, D.C.; Quarterly Abstracts of Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baltimore, 1820-1869. Microfilm Publication M596. RG 36. 6 rolls. National Archives, Washington, D.C.; Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baltimore, MD, 1954-1957. Microfilm Publication M1477. RG 85. 34 rolls. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
    • Name: Thos Webb; Arrival Date: Jun 1903; Age: 60; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1843; Gender: Male; Port of Departure: Port Antonio, Jamaica; Ship Name: Hippolyte Dumois; Port of Arrival: Baltimore, Maryland; Friend's Name: W J Robinson; Last Residence: Iowa; Page: 187. Source Citation: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, DC; Records of the US Customs Service, RG36; Series: T844; Roll: 36.
    • Name: Thomas Webb; Arrival Date: Sep 1907; Age: 63; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844; Gender: Male; Race: English; Port of Departure: Port Antonio, Jamaica; Ship Name: Frectcra; Port of Arrival: Baltimore, Maryland; Friend's Name: Thomas Webb; Last Residence: United States of America; Page: 92. Source Citation: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, DC; Records of the US Customs Service, RG36; Series: T844; Roll: 70.
    • Name: Thomas Webb; Arrival Date: Jun 1905; Age: 62; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1843; Gender: Male; Race: En; Port of Departure: Port Antonio, Jamaica; Ship Name: Salvadore Di Giorgio; Port of Arrival: Baltimore, Maryland; Last Residence: United States of America; Page: 18. Source Citation: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, DC; Records of the US Customs Service, RG36; Series: T844; Roll: 49.
    • Name: Thomas Webb; Arrival Date: May 1909; Age: 66; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1843; Gender: Male; Race: English; Port of Departure: Port Antonio, Jamaica; Ship Name: Brookline; Port of Arrival: Baltimore, Maryland; Last Residence: United States of America; Page: 392. Source Citation: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, DC; Records of the US Customs Service, RG36; Series: T844; Roll: 74.
    • Name: Thomas Webb; Arrival Date: Oct 1914; Age: 71; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1843; Gender: Male; Port of Departure: Port Antonio, Jamaica; Ship Name: Jose; Port of Arrival: Baltimore, Maryland; Friend's Name: Hame Lebanor; Page: 94. Source Citation: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, DC; Records of the US Customs Service, RG36; Series: T844; Roll: 108.
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Thomas Webb's Timeline

1845
May 23, 1845
Christiana, Clarendon Parish, Jamaica
1866
June 13, 1866
Age 21
Manchester Parish, Jamaica
1869
January 3, 1869
Age 23
Christiana, Manchester, Jamaica
1870
October 24, 1870
Age 25
Mt. Atlas, Parish of Clarendon, Jamaica
1872
July 29, 1872
Age 27
Christiana, Manchester Parish, Jamaica
1874
June 10, 1874
Age 29
Manchester Parish, Jamaica
1876
May 1, 1876
Age 30
Possibly Kansas, Jamaica British West Indies
1877
July, 1877
Age 32

Kingston, Jamaica to New York, New York, traveling without family

1878
February 7, 1878
Age 32
Jamaica British West Indies