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Webb, Lewis B.

LEWIS B. WEBB, farmer, P.O. Spartansburg, was born in Egremont, Berkshire Co., Mass., March 23, 1817; son of Josiah and Agnes (Hare) Webb, natives of same county, which they left about 1830 to come to this State, settling in Concord, Erie County, where they resided for ten years and then came to Sparta Township, living with their son Lewis B. until their deaths. Mr. Webb departed this life in 1863 and his widow followed him in 1866. They reared a family of twelve children, seven of whom are still living. Mr. and Mrs. Webb were consistent members of the Baptist Church. The father of the former was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. Our subject, who was the eleventh in the family, had but limited educational advantages. The Webb family, for several generations back, have followed coopering and he too engaged in this occupation for several years. He was married, January, 1836, to Emily, daughter of Benjamin (a soldier in the war of 1812) and Apama (Blakeslee) Rohrbach, natives of the State of New York and who settled in Crawford County, Penn., in 1824. Of the family of five children born to this union, only one is now living— Malcolm, who is married and resides in this township. Mr. and Mrs. Webb are members of the P. of H. He has held various township offices; in politics is a Greenbacker, but not partisan in his views. He has a fine farm of 140 acres with suitable and convenient buildings, and has resided in this place nearly fifty years. He and his wife enjoy the confidence and respect of the community. Our subject states that he is probably the most unpopular man in his religious views in the township, having been an avowed Spiritualist for over thirty years.


 

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