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John Webb and Ruth Graves

John WEBB. [Familytree].
Born (about 1667-S1,S3)(in 1667-S2)(8 June 1667-S12) in Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut; the son of John WEBB and Hannah.

NOTE: The John Webb who was born in 1667 is possibly a different John Webb; probably the son of John Webb and Susanna Cunliffe. Our ancestor John Webb was son of the John Webb who settled in Haddam, and shortly afterward moved to Saybrook. Our John Webb was born in Saybrook. The question is: When was the John Webb from Saybrook born? And when was the John Webb from Northampton born?

John Webb married Ruth GRAVES on 25 January 1699-1700 Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut. (S6,S10).

These may certifie that John Webb was lawfully joined in marriage to Ruth Graves Janry ye 25th 1699 or 1700 as witness my hand ye 15th January 1702-3, Tho: Buckingham Senr. (S10,S14).

The births of their children were recorded in Saybrook Vital Records, 1647-1834, p. 28. (S10,S14).

He died 28 January 1711 at Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut. (S2, S10).

Ruth GRAVES. [Familytree].
Born (24-S13) 25 November 1674 at Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; daughter of Benjamin GRAVES and Mary HOAR.

It is said by some that she is the daughter of George GRAVES Jr. and Elizabeth VENTRIS (S4,S14). She is not mentioned in the will (vol. 1, p. 455, Mainwaring's Early Probate Records) of George. (S15).

She married (1) John WEBB on 25 January 1699-1700 (1698-99-S13) at Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut. (S10).

She married (2) William Merriam, son of William Merriam and Elizabeth Breed, on 7 November 1711. He was born 8 March 1668 in Lynn, Massachusetts, and died 26 February 1752 in Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut. Ruth was Williamís fourth wife.

She died on 12 November 1755 in Middlesex county, Connecticut.


CHILDREN of William Merriam and Ruth (Graves) Webb:



John Webb and Ruth Graves
Gideon Webb and Edith Bates
James Webb and Elizabeth Douglas
James Henry Webb  married (1) Betsy Faville,  married (2) Hannah Griswold
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                    Eliza L. Webb and William Tenney    Amanda Melvina Webb and Burton Harmon Phelps
               Warren Reed Tenney  -    married    -    Julia Amanda Phelps
                Warren Moroni Tenney married Ella Ann Hamblin
                 Clive Vernon Tenney and Minnie Williams
                 Mildred Ella Tenney and Glenn Russell Handy
                 Deborah Lee Handy and Rodney Allen Morris