Family:James Webb and Mary Matthews (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage[1] Bet. October 1762 - May 1, 1763 Berks County, Pennsylvania
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    The Berks County Tax Lists for 1760 shows James Webb as a single man at age 23 and a taxable resident of Exeter Township. But in the 1763 record he is listed as married, and he continued to appear in that record through 1775. The Berks County tax record also lists brothers John Jr., Benjamin, Joseph and Samual in Exeter and adjacent Amity Townships through 1765, while George went over the mountain to Brunswick Township, as did Joseph and Benjamin who shows there on the tax rolls for 1770 through 1778. Since many of the Webb family members were no longer affiliated with the Friends Church, their lives were not documented, and no official record has been found of the marriage in 1763 of James Webb to Mary Matthews, or of the births of their children for those years in Exeter Township. However, a lawsuit [Matthews v. Warren which will be shown later] proves conclusively that Mary Matthews is the wife of James Webb. But most significant is a recently revealed family Bible which most likely was in the possession of James Webb, and in which presumably he had written the birthdates of his 14 children. The order and format of the listing is as follows:

    James Webb Jr. Born February 19 1764
    Amelia Webb Born May 12 -------- 1765
    John Webb Born August 1 --------- 1766
    Dinah Webb Born August 1 -------- 1766
    Adin Webb Born Sept. 29 ---------- 1767
    Asa Webb Born May 31 ------------ 1769
    Jeremiah Webb Born Dec. 26 ------ 1770
    Bennajah Webb Born May 30 ------ 1772
    Rachel Webb Born Nov. 13 -------- 1773
    Moses Webb Born May 1 ---------- 1775
    Amasa Webb Born Feb. 2 ---------- 1777
    Mary Webb Born August 21 ------- 1779 departed this life Sept 19 1779
    Elijah Webb Born July 26 ----------- 1781
    Elisha Webb Born March 21 -------- 1783

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