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Edward Bebb

Also Known As: "'Neddie""
Birthdate: (68)
Birthplace: Llanbrynmair, Montgomeryshire, Wales
Death: September 27, 1868 (64-72)
Louisa, Butler, Iowa, United States
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Son of William Bebb and Ann Bebb
Husband of Margaret Roberts Bebb
Father of Edward J. Bebb, Medal of Honor; Mary Frances Wells; Thomas Bebb; Jane Bebb; Elizabeth Bebb and 2 others
Brother of William Bebb, Governor

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About Edward Bebb

died at age 69yrs s/o William & Ann Bebb h/o Margaret Evans in addition to their own children Neddie & Margaret also raised Ellie Lewis McCullough, Molly McCullough and several other children. FR



The American sailing ship "Maria", laden with a cargo of cloth, grindstones, earthenware, glass, felt hats, bottled beer, iron nails, tobacco pipes, bound and unbound books(4) left Bristol on August 6th 1795, and deposited its travel-worn passengers in Philadelphia on Monday October 27th 1795(1). Among them were two bachelors, Ezekiel Hughes and Edward Bebb; newlyweds George and Jane Roberts, with other friends from Llanbrynmair, and Rev. Rees Lloyd, Congregationalist Minister from Ebenezer Pontypool with his heavily pregnant wife

While the settlement of the Cambria area was being pioneered, two of the bachelor emigrants, Ezekiel Hughes and Edward Bebb, continued on to Pittsburgh and then floated down the Ohio (river) beyond the mouth of the Miami tributary towards Fort Washington (now Cincinnati) to a spot picked out earlier by Morgan John Rhees. Ezekiel Hughes purchased 80 or 100 acres of poor land from the Symmes Purchase, and when the federal Land Act of 1800 opened up the area, both were able to buy properties along the Whitewater. Thus established by 1801, Ezekiel Hughes returned to Wales to collect a bride. Edward Bebb, also en route to Wales, called on his friends at Cambria, where by chance he met his old Llanbrynmair sweetheart Margaret Roberts Owen, who had come to join her brother George at Cambria; and although she had been widowed on the voyage over in 1801, she overcame her grief and married Edward Bebb on Feb. 2nd 1802, returning to Ohio with him and established a family at Paddy's Run(10).

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Llanbrynmair, Montgomeryshire, Wales
April 28, 1839
Age 39
Butler County, Ohio, United States
Age 50
September 27, 1868
Age 68
Louisa, Butler, Iowa, United States