Family:John Webb and Edna Cartmill (2)

Facts and Events
Marriage[1][2] 04 NOV 1847 Putnam, Indiana
Census[3] 1850 Union Township, Parke, Indiana
Census[4] 1860 Union Township, Parke, Indiana
Census[5] 1870 Union Township, Parke, Indiana
Census[6] 1880 Union Township, Parke, Indiana
1849 Indiana
03 NOV 1850 Indiana
1854 Indiana
1856 Indiana
1859 Indiana
1862 Indiana
1865 Indiana
after 1951
1868 Indiana
aft 1951
11 August 1875 Parke County, Indiana

John Webb was born in Trimble County Kentucky. Trimble County is on the Ohio River between Cincinnati and Louisville. John moved to Indiana with his family around the time he was five. Edna’s parents must have brought her to Putnam county as an infant if she was born in Kentucky. Putnam County is west of Indianapolis. John and Edna married in 1847, John was 22 and Edna just 17.

By 1850 the Webb’s had moved from Putnam County a few miles west to Parke County. In 1850 they were boarding with Thomas Borden along with their oldest child, daughter Nancy. By 1855, their household grown to four children, they had established a residence near Bellmore. They farmed in section 18.

The Webb’s would have six more children. In all they had 10 children, six girls and four boys. The Webb Family records list Harry Webb and Lina Webb as children of John and Edna, but these are not supported by other evidence. Harry could be John H. Lina may be Edna.

Their oldest son Richard stayed on the family farm, probably running it for his mother after his father John died in 1895. Five years later the 1900 census shows Richard still running the farm and living single with his widowed mother Edna. Five years after that, in 1905, the 55 year old Richard died leaving the 65 year old Edna alone to run the farm. The Webb’s were buried in Russellville in Putnam County where they spent the early part of their lives. Edna may have sold the farm and moved back there after both her husband and son died. Edna would live almost 30 years longer than her husband, dying in 1923 at the age of 93.

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  1. Johnson, Mary Jo. Putnam County Marriages: Book A: April 1843-Jan 1850. (Washburn Chapter DAR, 1977), 1847, Secondary quality.
  2. Indiana State Library Genealogy Database: Marriages through 1850. (Indiana State Library,, Downloaded March 26, 2005), 1847, Secondary quality.
  3. 1850 US Federal Population Census: Union, Parke County, Indiana, 1850, Primary quality.

    in the household of Thomas J. Borden

  4. 1860 US Federal Population Census: Union, Parke County, Indiana, 1860, Primary quality.
  5. 1870 US Federal Population Census: Union, Parke County, Indiana, 1870, Primary quality.
  6. 1880 US Federal Population Census: Union, Parke County, Indiana, 1880, Primary quality.