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Hebb Genealogy and Hebb Family History Information

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  • A. Hebb (1892 - d.)
    Mr A. Hebb Age: 20 years Last Residence: in Southampton Hampshire England Occupation: Trimmer Engine crew First Embarked: Southampton Rescued Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on...
  • Hebb (deceased)
  • Aaron Hebb (1838 - 1908)
  • Abraham Hebb (1813 - 1880)
  • Adam Hebb (1883 - d.)

About the Hebb surname

HEBB TIMELINE

1758 Tom Yocum, Some Allied Families of the Hebb and Nestors (WV: s. p., 1990), one sheet, Jan 1990.

      “Jemima was born in Westmoreland co Va. in 1758.”

William Hebb, Private, 3rd Regt Virginia Continental Light Dragoons, Revolutionary War Service Records S38022 (National Archives, Washington DC), William Hebb Statement, 15 Aug 1820.

    “On this 15th day of August 1820 personally appeared in open court being a court of Record according to the laws of Virginia for the said county of Preston, William Hebb, aged 62 years, Resident in said County…”
    “ I am by occupation a laborer my age renders me incapable of hard work have in family four viz [myself] my wife aged 63 years, my son Robert aged 20 years + my son Reuben aged 18 years.”

CONCLUSION: Jemima was born in 1758, before 15 Aug, in eastern VA. CONCLUSION: William was born in 1758 after 15 Aug. CONCLUSION: In 1820, the Hebbs were living in Preston Co, VA. NOTE: At this time a child was assumed to be 1 year old at birth so one must add 1 year to a calculated age to arrive at the correct year of birth.

1777-1780 William Hebb, Private, 3rd Regt Virginia Continental Light Dragoons, Revolutionary War Service Records S38022 (National Archives, Washington DC), Letter Jacob N Yates and Response, 29 Jun 1925. “I have to advise you, that from the papers in the Revolutionary War pension claim, S. 38022, it appears that William Hebb enlisted in Westmoreland County, Virginia, March 17, 1777, served as a private, in Captain John Thorn's Company, Colonel George Baylor's Third Regiment of the Continental Light Dragoons, was engaged in the battles of Brandywine and Germantown, and was discharged March 19, 1780.” CONCLUSION: William was married after 1780.

1781-1784 CONCLUSION: William and Jemima were probably married between 1781-1784 in VA. (See 1810 census)

1788 1956, Karl Gower, copied from the Family Bible the following: "FANNIE SMITH HEBB, daughter of WILLIAM HEBB and his wife JEMIMA WASHINGTON, was born 1788, July 9 and died 10AM 1851 July 28" CONCLUSION: Jemima’s maiden name was Washington. CONCLUSION: William and Jemima were married before 1788.

1800 William Hebb (Hibbs) household, 1800 census, PA, Greene Co Hibbs William MALES under 10=3 [1790-1800] Sam 1790, Tom 1795, John 1797 45 & over=1 [bef 1755 William 1758 FEMALES 10-16=2 [1784-1790] Fannie 1788, Mary 1790 16-26=1 [1774-1784] Elizabeth? 1786 over 45=1 [bef 1755] Jemima 1758 CONCLUSION: Possibly the Hebbs had property in Greene Co, PA. They appear to have a daughter born 1774-1784.

1810 William Hebb household, 1810 US Census, VA, Monongalia Co Wm Hebb Males < 10 [1800-1810] 3 sons (1802, 1804, 1808) 10-16 [1794-1800] 2 Brothers Thomas (15), John (13) 26-45 [1765-1784] 1 William Hebb Jr Females < 10 [1800-1810] 2 daughters (1806. 1810) 26-45 [1765-1784] 1 Wife William was born in 1758 so the male shown here is too young to be him. Probably a son. CONCLUSION: William had a son born between 1765-1784. Since he was discharged from the service in 1780, this child was probably born between 1780-1784.

1820 William Hebb household, 1820 US census, VA, Preston Co (National Archives microfilm M33_130), p. 233, line 27, 1820. "June 1820 William Hebb Males 10-16 [1804-1810] 1 Boy b. 1808 (grandson?) 16-26 [1794-1804] 3 Boy b. 1804, Robert (20-Sep-Dec 1799), Reuben(18-Nov 1801) 45+ [Bef 1775] 1 William Hebb, senior 1758 Females < 10 [1810-1820] 1 Girl b. 1810 (granddau Sarah?) 10-16 [1804-1810] 1 Girl b. 1806 (granddau Nancy?) 4 persons engaged in agriculture (2 grandsons?, Robert and Reuben)." COMMENT: When this census was taken, William's wife was not shown so descendants assumed that she had died, yet she was noted in William’s court statement in Aug 1820 as being age 63. She is counted in the 1820 census for Whiteley Township, Greene Co, PA. She must have moved to Preston Co between June and early August 1820.

William Hebbs household, 1820 census, PA, Greene Co, Whiteley Twp, p 323, left side line 17, 1820. "William Hibbs Males 16 to 26=2 {1795-1804 all over 18- Robert, Reuben] 26-44=1 [1775-1794 Samuel? 1784-1790?] over 45=1 [Before 1775 William 1758] Females over 45=1 [Before 1775 Jemima 1758] Four persons engaged in agriculture. William and sons Sam, Robert and Reuben." CONCLUSION: William Hebb may have had property in Greene Co, PA.

1830 Rheuben [Reuben] and John Hebb households, 1830 census, VA, Preston Co, p 13, line 11-12, Jun 1830. "Hebb, John (line 11) Males Under 5=1 [1825-1830 Thomas Benson b. 1830] 30<40=1 [1790-1800 John b. 1797] Females Under 5=1 [1825-1830 Ann Amelia b. 1827] 20<30=1 [1800-1810 Delia Bowman b. 1808]

Hebb, Rheuben (line 12) Males 5<10=1 [1820-1825 Thornton b. 1823] 20<30=1 [1800-1810 Reuben b. 1801] 30<40=1 [1790-1800 Thomas b. 1795] 70<80=1 [1750-1760 William b. 1758] Females Under 5=1 [1825-1830 Fannie b. 1825] 10<15=1 [1815-1820 Elizabeth b. 1819] 30<40=1 [1790-1800 Anna Eliza Carrico b. 1798] 70<80=1 [1750-1760 Jemima b. 1758]." CONCLUSION: The Hebbs were alive and living in Preston Co, VA in 1830.

1831-1835 Pension Roll of 1835, Volume III, Virginia, Page 729 Statement, &c. of Preston county, Virginia NAMES: William Hebb RANK: Private ANNUAL ALLOWANCE: 96.00 SUMS RECEIVED: 1,232.79 DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE: Virginia line WHEN PLACED ON THE PENSION ROLL: July 3, 1820 COMMENCEMENT OF PENSION: Nov 2, 1818 AGES: 78 (Age pension ended 1835)." CONCLUSION: When you consider the amount of money paid, William was age 73 when it stopped, not 78 as noted in this record. The total amount of pension payments was $1,232.79 which works out to payments through 4 Sep 1831. He died sometime between September 1831 and before March 1832. No record of his death has been found. There is no record of Jemima receiving a widow’s benefit, so she probably also died before 1835. COMMENT: There was an Asiatic cholera epidemic in 1831-1832.