Friday, February 21, 2020

Adam Stom

Heather's Paternal 6th great grandparents

Adam Stom
Son Of
Born
Died
Married
Unknown
Daughter Of
Born 
Died

Children:

1810 Census
Name: Adam Stam
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Setins Grove, Northumberland, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 : 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 3
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 3
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 7
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2

Number of Household Members: 10

1820  -  Census
Name: Adam Stam
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Selinsgrove in Penn, Union, Pennsylvania
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Commerce: 1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Manufactures: 1
Free White Persons - Under 16: 4
Free White Persons - Over 25: 4
Total Free White Persons: 9

Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 9

Research:

In April of 1896, Joseph Lumbard, as editor of the Snyder County Tribune, wrote in one of his editorials, "Adam Stom (the editors great grandfather)"

Joseph's mother was Mary Ann Stom, daughter of Lucy Stom. 

Possible:
Name: Adam Stam
Gender: Male
Birth Place: PA
Spouse Name: Elizabeth Keen
Spouse Birth Year: 1786
Number Pages: 1

Lucy Stom 1807 - 1882

Heather's 5th great Paternal Grandparents

Unknown 
Son of
Born August 30 1807
Died 3 May 1882
Married
Lucy
Daughter Of
Born
Died

Children:
Mary Ann Stom M. Joseph Duck 
(Mary Ann was also  the mother of Joseph A. Lumbard)
Catherine Stom 1835-1900 M. Daniel Hahne



Time Line:

1807 - Lucy  Was Born
"Lucy Stom grew up with the place, her parents were among the first settlers, when they arrived here Gov. Snyder kindly allowed them to move into a stable his sheep occupied." - From her obituary, written by her grandson Joseph A. Lumbard

The 1880 Census lists her as a widow, so I am going to start out on the assumption that her sister Kitty was her sister in law.  However, I am not convinced. In her obituary, Joseph states that she as the youngest of 7 children, and that only one survives her.  Then he mentions her sister Katy Stom - leading me to believe that Katy was truly a sibling, not a sister in law.  This would either mean that Lucy returned  to her maiden name, or, possibly, that her daughter Mary Ann Stom (Joseph Lumbards mother) was illegitimate.  Joseph was himself the illegitimate son of Josiah Lumbard and Mary Ann Stam.


On the other hand, we know Mary Ann had a sister named Catherine, who married Daniel Hahne.  Catherine's maiden name was Stom as well.  It seems especially unlikely that Lucy would have had two illegitimate daughters.

Joseph offhandedly, in an 1896 newspaper column, refers to Adam Stom as his great grandfather.  Father of Lucy?  Father in law of Lucy?  I don't know!

1835 - Daughter Catherine D. Stom
January 15 1835
Catherine married Daniel Hahne when she was 19 years old, and they moved to Grand Rapids Michigan

They had at least one daughter, Louisa E Hahne.

Catherine's Death certificate lists her father's name as Stom and her mothers maiden name as unknown.

Mary Ann Stoners obituary, written by her son Joseph Lumbard, lists Catherine Hane of Grand Rapids Michigan as her sister.

1847 - Purchased House
"For upwards of 35 years she resided in a small house, where she died which she and her sister earned by the labors of their own hands."

Joseph Lumbard, in August of 1896 wrote about old homes in Selinsgrove, and he included a wonderful description of his grandmother and aunt paying off the mortgage on their home.  In the article he mentions being around 4 years old himself, which would put the date somewhere around 1847 or 1848, as he was born in 1844.


The Snyder County Tribune
August 1896

1850 - Census
Name: Lycia Stam
Age: 42
Birth Year: abt 1808
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1850: Penns, Union, Pennsylvania, USA
Gender: Female
Family Number: 1063
Household Members:
Name Age
Catharine Stam 46

Lycia Stam 42

Real estate valued at 150.

1860 Census
Name: Lucy Staum
Age: 52
Birth Year: abt 1808
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Home in 1860: Selinsgrove, Snyder, Pennsylvania
Post Office: Selinsgrove
Dwelling Number: 1331
Family Number: 1360
Cannot Read, Write: Y
Household Members:
Name Age
Catharine Staum 55

Lucy Staum 52

1870 Census
Name: Lucy Stom
Age in 1870: 63
Birth Year: abt 1807
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Dwelling Number: 143
Home in 1870: Selinsgrove, Snyder, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Female
Post Office: Selinsgrove
Occupation: Keeping House
Cannot Write: Y
Real Estate Value: 300
Household Members:
Name Age
Lucy Stom 63

In 1873 Lucy's sister Katy broke her arm


1880 Census
Name: Lucie M. Staum
Age: 72
Birth Date: Abt 1808
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1880: Selins Grove, Snyder, Pennsylvania, USA
Dwelling Number: 193
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Occupation: Keeping House
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age

Lucie M. Staum 72


1882 - Lucy Stom Died


Her grandson J.A. Lumbard was the editor of the Selinsgrove Tribune, and he wrote a very long obituary, giving us not nearly enough details about who exactly she was!  

"The deceased was 74 years 9 months and 4 days old, being born in Selinsgrove Aug. 30 1807.
She was the youngest of seven children, only one survives her.
Lucy Stom grew up with the place, her parents were among the first settlers, when they arrived here Gov. Snyder kindly allowed them to move into a stable his sheep occupied.
For upwards of 35 years she resided in a small house, where she died which she and her sister earned by the labors of their own hands.
She was acquainted with many facts connected with the early history of this place and its people and often entertained us with graphic descriptions of the early days of Selinsgrove."



Earlier in the obituary Joseph mentions that she had cooked for her "sister and her daughter".  I think the daughter was probably Josephs mom, Mary Ann (Stom) Duck.  Joseph then tells us that he had stopped over to visit that afternoon, as was their custom on Sundays.    

So was her "sister" her sister, or her sister in law?  They both had the name of Stom.  Joseph reports in his paper later - 







Jacob Freed 1805 - Bef. 1880

Heather's Paternal 4th great grandparents

Jacob Freed
son of
Born abt 1805
Died Before 1880 (likely before 1870)
Married
Magdalene
Daughter Of
Born 17 Sep 1800
Died 18 Sep 1887

Children:
Abraham Freed 1834-
Magdalena Freed 1836
Henry Freed 1837-1911  M. Mary Ann Shaffer

My 4th great paternal grandfather, Jacob Freed, lived in Chapman twp, which was in Union County until Snyder County was formed. He was born approximately 1805.    He married Magdalene, and they had at least 4 children: Abraham, Magdalena, Henry, and Eva Elizabeth. In the 1850 census Jacob is shown as a labourer, and his son Abraham, age 16, is listed as a "boatman". Much of this township is employed as either boatmen or in "boating" in 1850-1870.  The Canal ran through Chapman Twp.

In the 1860 census, Jacob is show in the John Suffle household,  2 homes above his wife and children, listed as with a disability, described as a pauper.   His wife Magdalene and two sons, Abraham and Henry, are found on down the same page. Abraham is still  listed as a "boatman", and that may be what is indicated for his younger brother Henry as well.  I find no record of Jacob after 1860.  Magdalene died in 1887 and is buried in Grubbs Church Cemetery.  Check there and see if maybe Jacob is buried with her.


Time Line:

1800 - Magdalene Is Born
Born 17 Sep 1800
Date is from her tombstone.

1805, Abt. - Jacob Freed Is Born
See History of the Freed Family as written by Daniel Jacob Freed
(At the bottom of this post, under research) for possible leads as to who Jacob's parents were.

Another researcher shows the lineage as:
Jacob Freed 1732-1782 M. Elizabeth Heffletraugter
Peter Freed 1777-1832 M. Nancy 1780-1831
Jacob Freed 1805 -  M. Magdelna
I do not have any documentation to prove or disprove that lineage, at this time.

1834 - Son Abraham Freed Is Born
Abraham Freed was born about 1834.  It appears he was married twice, briefly both times.  His first wife may have been named Mary, and then in 1880 he appears to have married Susannah, who had been widowed just a few months before. 

 Susan  had three young boys, listed as Abraham's stepsons in 1880.  John Howell died in october of 1879, at age 63, leaving 36 year old Susan a widow with three young boys. In 1880, Susan and those three boys appear in the census with Abraham Freed, with the boys being listed as his stepsons and Susan being listed as Susan Freed.  Susan died in December of 1880, so it is very unlikely that her and Abraham were married long - probably only a few months at most - before her death. 

Abraham was a boatman on the canal.  His mother appears to have lived with him her entire life.  I'm not certain I have the correct census records, but if the records I have are correct, Abraham was married to a Mary in 1870.  She has disappeared by 1870, and Abraham appears, if it is the correct Abraham, with a Susannah and 3 stepsons with the last name of Howe (Howel).  

Susannah was likely  the widow of John Howel, who died in 1879. (the 1870 census shows John, Susan, Ammon, and newborn Charles)  Susan Howell's tombstone however, gives her last name as Howel (Not Freed), she is buried beside John, having died just a year later, at age 37.  Ammon died around 1893, at age 24.  If this is all the correct families, Susan would have only been married to Abraham for a very brief time - perhaps only weeks or at most a few months, before her death.  https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/133861328/susan-howell

There is an Abraham Freed about the right age who shows up in California voter records after 1880.  I don't know that Abraham went west, but he may have.

1836 - Daughter Magdalene Freed Is Born
The only record I have found of Magdalene is in the 1850 census. In 1860 she would have been 24, so it's very possible she was married by then, but I do not know to whom.

1837  - Son Henry Freed Is Born
Henry Freed, at age 17, had his first son with Mary Ann Shaffer, age 24.  Her family lived near the Freed family.  Henry and Mary Ann had at least two more children, Catherine Freed in 1874 and Ida Jane Freed in 1877. Henry died in 1911, in the Danville State Hospital.  Cause of death was gangrene of his foot.  He was buried in Dalmatia.

1842 - Daughter Eva Elizabeth Freed is born
Elisabeth Freed married John Edward Witmer.  They were Heather's 3rd great grandparents.  You can read more about them here: http://heathersgen.blogspot.com/2012/03/j-edward-witmer-1840.html

A snip from Elizabeth (Freed) Witmers Death certificate.

1850 - Census
Name: Jacob Freed
Age: 45
Birth Year: abt 1805
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1850: Chapman, Union, Pennsylvania, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 150
Household Members:
Name Age
Jacob Freed 45
Magdalena Freed 50
Abraham Freed 16
Magdalena Freed 14
Henry Freed 12
Elithebeth Freed 7

1855 - Snyder County is Formed out of Union County PA

1860 Census

Possible for Jacob - 
Name: Jacob Freed
Age: 54
Birth Year: abt 1806
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Home in 1860: Chapman, Snyder, Pennsylvania
Post Office: Mc Kees Half Falls
Dwelling Number: 697
Family Number: 729
Cannot Read, Write: Y
Disability Condition: Pauper
Household Members:

Name Age
John Suffle 56
Sarah Suffle 45
Utica Suffle 17
Barbara Suffle 14
William Suffle 9
Jacob Freed 54 

John H. Suffle  & Sarah Reichnebach are found in Chapman twp, Snyder County, in 1870 as well - but Jacob is no longer in their home.  John's occupation was "boatman", same as Jacob's son Abraham.

Magdalene, with children Abraham and Henry, is found two families down in the same census.

Magdalene Freed Age 50
Birth Year abt 1810
Home in 1860 Chapman, Snyder, Pennsylvania
Household Members
Magdalene Freed
Abraham Freed (occupation - Boatman)
Henry Freed

1870 - Where Is Everyone?
I've been through the 1870 census for Chapman Twp, Snyder County, Line by line.  Magdalena and Abraham do not appear to be there, nor does Jacob.

This could MAYBE be Magdalene and her son Abraham?  But who would Mary be? In 1880 Abraham was married to Susan, with three stepsons.  Mary could possibly have been a first wife - but I'm just not convinced this is the correct record for them.

Name: Margaret Freed
Age in 1870: 65
Birth Year: abt 1805
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Dwelling Number: 78
Home in 1870: Middlecreek, Snyder, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Female
Post Office: Kreamer
Household Members:
Name Age
Abram Freed 35
Mary Freed   20
Margaret Freed 65
Emanuel Minich 45 

In 1870 Henry Freed is found, age 25, with his wife Mary Ann Shaffer age 32, and an 8 year old son named Peter, in the household of his father in law Samuel & Elizabeth Shaffer.
Name: Henry Freed
Age in 1870: 25
Birth Year: abt 1845
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Dwelling Number: 139
Home in 1870: Chapman, Snyder, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Mckees 1/2 Falls
Occupation: Laborer
Cannot Read: Y
Cannot Write: Y
Male Citizen over 21: Y
Inferred Spouse: Mary A Freed
Inferred Children: Peter Freed
Household Members:
Name Age
Samuel Shaffer 56
Elizabeth Shaffer 56
Lucinda Shaffer 16
Henry Freed 25
Mary A Freed 32
Peter Freed 8

In 1870 I cannot find anyone for sure, except Henry.  
In 1870 Henry Freed is found, age 25, with his wife Mary Ann Shaffer age 32, and an 8 year old son named Peter, in the household of his father in law Samuel & Elizabeth Shaffer. (That would have made him 17, and her 24, when Peter was born)

Unrelated - 
1870 Chapman Twp, Snyder County , the only other Freeds are:

H. M. Freed age 28 (Retr merchant.) with 25 year old wife Louisa keeping house and a 2 year old son named George.


1880 Census
In 1880 Magdalene is found in the home of her son Abraham, but she is listed as Catherine.  (it states "mother" beside her name, and the birth year is the same)
Abraham is married to Susanna, and the Howes are listed as his stepsons.

Name Catharine Freed
Age 79
Birth Date Abt 1801
Birthplace Pennsylvania
Home in 1880 Penn, Snyder, Pennsylvania, USA
Dwelling Number 233 
Race White
Gender Female
Relation to Head of House Mother
Marital Status Widowed
Father's Birthplace Pennsylvania 
Mother's Birthplace Pennsylvania
Household Members:
Name Age
Abrahom Freed 46
Susanah Freed 36
Catharine Freed 79
Ammon W. Howe 12
Charles L. Howe 10
William E. Howe 6

1887 - Magdalene Died
18 Sep 1887 (aged 87)
Date is from her tombstone.

Burial:
Magdalene is buried at Grubbs Church Cemetery
BIRTH 17 Sep 1800
DEATH 18 Sep 1887 (aged 87)
BURIAL
Grubbs Cemetery
Mount Pleasant Mills, Snyder County, Pennsylvania, USA 
MEMORIAL ID 95681249 · View Source

Wife Of Jacob aged 87 years 1 day

Research:
History of the Freed Family as written by Daniel Jacob Freed

My forefathers, John (Hannas), Jacob, and Peter Fried, three brothers, embarked from Holland for America, but not at the same time, and landed at Philadelphia.  John arrived in 1747, Jacob in 1752, and Peter at a later, unknown date.  They settled in the eastern part of Pennsylvania.  John in Montgomery County, Jacob in Bucks County, and Peter in York County.

Jacob Freed, my forefather, first came from the Palatinate (which in German, Pfaltz), which was formerly a political and independent state of Germany, now Bavaria, and embarked at Rotterdam, Holland, for America.  He landed at Philadelphia on September 23, 1752.

Jacob Freed married Elizabeth Heffletrager and they settled in Richland Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, near the village of Quakertown, on or near the banks of the Tohicken Creek.  Jocob and Elizabeth died in the early 1800's and are supposed to be buried in what was then known as Drissel's Meeting-house, now known by the name East Swamp Church, in Milford Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Children were:  Paul, Jacob, John, Abram, Peter, Henry, Catharine, Mary and Elizabeth.

Abram Freed, son of Jacob Freed, went west and settled down on a farm in Mohantongo Township, Northumberland County, now Snyder County, Pennsylvania.  He married Miss Groff.  Children were:  Abram, Jacob, Elizabeth, and two whose names are not known.

Jacob Freed, Beavertown, Snyder County, Pennsylvania, married Susan Ritzman.  Children were:  Henry, Jacob, Nathan, John, Lincoln, William R., Edward, Mary, Susan, Sarah and Amelia.

Edward Freed married Eliza Fees (Feese).  Children were:  Mary, Erwin, Sallie, Wilson, Bella, Bessie, and Charles.

Erwin Freed married Susan Kern.  Children were:  Helen, Mary, Ruth, Edward, Alfa and Daniel.

Daniel Freed married Ruth Rohrer.  Chidren are:  John, Joanne, and Carol.


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Also  - The History Of The Freed Family
https://archive.org/stream/historyoffreedfa00free/historyoffreedfa00free_djvu.txt

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Found on Find A Grave For Peter Freed - 
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/93615783
Jacob Fried and his wife Elizabeth of Richland Township (Quakertown), Bucks County, had a son named Peter, born in the mid-1770's. It has long been a mystery what became of Peter.
There were two Peter Freeds, born around that time, who could have been that Peter. Peter Fried, of Hellam Township, York County, PA (1777-1854) has been widely assumed to be the Peter in question. But the York County death register indicates that his father was Henry Fried. Peter Freed, of Center Township, Union (formerly Northumberland) County, PA (1770's-1832) may be the son of Jacob and Elizabeth.
Jacob Fried died before 1782, in Richland Township, and his estate documents described his farm and listed members of his family. (According to tax lists, he was dead in 1779, when "Widow Freed" was listed in Richland Township, indicating that estate documents were not always filed in a timely manner.) Based on the 1790 census, Elizabeth's three youngest sons, Henry, Abraham, and Peter were apparently living with her. In 1800, only Henry Freed was living in Richland, on the family farm on the Tohickon Creek, near Quakertown. It is not known where Abraham or Peter were at this time, although in 1807 estate documents show that Paul, John and Peter Freed were in Bucks County, at least to collect their share of their parents estate. It is not clear where Peter Freed or Abraham Freed were between the mid-1790's and 1807. Peter could have been in Virginia with his older brothers, in Northumberland County, in Western Pennsylvania, or somewhere in Bucks County. His older brother Abraham settled in Northumberland County prior to 1807.
The Peter Freed, who lived in Union County, may have been the son of Jacob and Elizabeth Freed, of Richland Township, Bucks County, PA. No evidence, other than circumstantial, has been found to prove this link, but it is likely. He appeared in Northumberland County at about the same time as Abraham Freed, son of Jacob of Richland. They both appear in the 1810 census in Northumberland County.
Peter Fried, of Hellam Township, York County lived near Henry Fried, the brother of Jacob, and was closely associated with him. The York County death register states that his father was Henry and that he was born in Bucks County. His son Abraham, who should have been in a position to know, gave this statement.
No documents directly link Peter Freed, of Center, to Jacob's family, but his first son appears to be named Jacob, which would conform to the German naming convention" often seen in early German immigrants in Pennsylvania, if his father was Jacob Freed. Germans usually named the first son after his father's father. Peter, of Hellam, named his first son Henry, which does not prove that Peter's father was Henry, but indicates that this is a strong possibility. In the book The History of the Freed Family, it is stated that his first son was Henry. Henry was born less than a year after Peter's marriage.
Peter Freed, of Union Township, was married to (Nancy), according to a land transfer in 1828. Peter died in 1832, and Nancy died before him. They had the following children:

Jacob Freed, born 1805
Susan Freed, born about 1810, married to George Swineford, died before 1840.
Rachel Freed, born 1817, married to Daniel Berger
Nancy Freed, married to Jacob Berger
Abraham Freed, born 1820 (not confirmed)
Peter Freed, born 1822 – He became a tailor, married Sarah Manbeck, settled in Alfaratta, Mifflin County, and served in the Civil War.
Hannah Freed, born before 1830

Peter and Nancy may have had another son and perhaps two other daughters, according to census records.
These dates are approximate and information is not complete.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Phillip Levin Webster 1764 - 1818

Heather's 5th Great Paternal Grandparents

Philip Levin Webster
Son of
Born Abt. 1764
Died 1818
Married
Elizabeth Beane
Daughter of Josias & Nancy Jane Beane
Born 1773 
Died 1819

Children:
Milly Ann Webster 1793-1860 m. Isaac Beers
Charlotte Webster abt 1794 - bef 1882 m. Charles W. Sawyer
James Webster abt 1800-bef 1882
Walter Webster 1806-1831
William Webster -1853
John Webster died Bef 1882
Charles Webster 1811- 1869
Elizabeth Webster aft 1810-bef1882

(The children were all named in an 1882 land dispute)

Timeline:

1764, About - Philip Levin Webster Is Born
Philip Levin Webster was born about 1764, and is believed to be the son of James & Mary Ann Phebe Webster.
The Webster family appears to use the name "Philip" much the same as many families use "John" - as there are two sons named Philip - and this occurs several times in the lineage.
http://usgwarchives.net/md/statewide/ClarkCollection/webster/ec_136.html

Another source, the Colonial Settlers of Maryland & Virginia, names William Webster and Anne Turner as Philip Levin Websters parents:
https://colonial-settlers-md-va.us/getperson.php?personID=I019953&tree=Tree1

1773  - Elizabeth Beane Is Born
Name: Elizabeth Bayne
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 2 Jun 1773
Birth Place: Saint Johns Parish, Prince Georges, Maryland
Father's name: Josias Bayne
Mother's name: Nancy

FHL Film Number: 14303



1790 - Census
Name L. Philip Webster
Home in 1790 (City, County, State)Prince Georges, Maryland
Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over 3
Free White Persons - Females 1 
Number of Household Members 4

1793 - Philip Levin Webster Married Elizabeth Bayne
Name: Philip Lewin Webster
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 20 May 1793
Spouse: Elizabeth Beane
Spouse Gender: Female
County: Prince George's County

1793 - Land Record
Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1791-1793;  Page 564. 
At the request of John H. Beanes the following Deed was recorded April 9, 1793
Indenture made April 5, 1793; Philip Webster of Fairfax County, Virginia in consideration of 262 pounds 10 shillings current money paid by John Hancock Beanes of PGCo has sold a PGCo parcel of land devised to him by his father William Webster, deceased containing 150 acres and beginning at the corner between John Harris, Sr., and the whole of

the lands of William Webster. Signed Philip Webster in the presence of and acknowledged before William Herbert, John Fitzgerald (JPs of Fairfax County, Virginia and certified by Peter Wagener, clerk)

1794 - Daughter Milly Ann Webster Is Born
Name: Milly Webster
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 23 May 1794
Birth Place: Saint Johns Parish, Prince Georges, Maryland
Father's name: Leven Webster
Mother's name: Elizabeth

FHL Film Number: 14303

In this city March 31 at 2 o'clock a.m., Milley Ann Beers, wife of Isaac Beers, Sr., aged 67 years. The funeral will take place on tomorrow, April 1st at 3 o'clock p.m. from No. 479 E street. --from the Cemetery Archives



Daughter Charlotte Webster Is Born
Charlotte was born about 1795, and died before 1882.
Charlotte married Charles W. Sawyer
Name: Charlotte Webster
Event Type: Marriage
Marriage Date: 22 Jun 1816
Marriage Place: Prince George, Maryland, USA

Spouse Name: Charles W Sawyer

Son James Webster is Born
James is listed in the 1882 land dispute as deceased, with no children.  He's possibly the one male child under the age of 10 in the 1800 census.

1800 Census
Levin Webster
Home in 1800 Prince George's, Maryland
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10 1
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10 3
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25 1
Number of Household Members Under 16 4
Number of Household Members Over 25 1
Number of Household Member 6

(Note that there is both a Philip Webster and a Levin Webster in the 1800 census.  Philip is quite possibly Philip Levin's brother - as the family appears to use Philip much as many families use John)

1803 - Daughter Permelia "Amy" Webster is born
Permelia Webster married Richard Alexander Simms.  They were Heather's 4th great paternal grandparents, you can read more about them here:
https://heathersgen.blogspot.com/2020/02/richard-alexander-simms-1798.html

1804 - Land Purchase
Philip L. Webster, planter, purchased a tract of land called "Battasay", part of "Atheys Folley", on March 24 1804, from Richard Stonestreet, for $250.  The tract contained three acres with dwelling houses, barns, etc, and adjoined James Gregory's lot.  
Along the "road leading from Picataway to the head of Broad Creek and Washington City and Slash Creek."  This tract came to be known as White Horse Tavern.

One of the principal roads in the southwestern part of the county ran directly through the Broad Creek community; this road connected the Town of Piscataway with Sr. John's Church and then continued north to the Eastern Branch and/or (by ferry across the Potomac) to Alexandria. Travelers making this journey relied upon taverns along the wal for rest and refreshment, not only for the passengers, bur for their horses. One such tavern, the Slash Creek or White Horse Tavern, was located on this road (now Livingston Road), immediately south of Harmony Hall, at the present intersection of Livingston and Fort Washington Roads. Many taverns are known to have operated in the village of Broad Creek during the eighteenth century, but little is known about them other than the names of the proprietor licensees in the case of the White Horse, more information is available.

The White Horse Tavern stood on the west side of the road that ran south from St. John's Church to Piscataway and operated from the very early years of the nineteenth century. In 1804, Philip Webster purchased three acres of Battersea "at the road leading from Piscataway to the head of Broad Creek." From that time until his death in 1818, Webster
operated a tavern on this property, known variously as the Slash Creek or White Horse Tavern. After Webster's death, the tavern stand was acquired by Henry Culver Thorn, who operated it until his death in 1872. The White Horse was a landmark in the Broad Creek community to the extent that, during much of the nineteenth century, the Harmony Hall
property was identified in legal instruments as adjoining the tavern or the Henry C. Thorn property. The old tavern building and its prominent White Horse sign lasted until the end of the nineteenth century.



1806 - Son Walter Webster Is Born
Name: Walter Webster
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 22 May 1806
Christening Date: 22 Jun 1806
Christening Age: 0
Christening Place: Saint Johns Parish, Prince Georges, Maryland
Father's name: Philip Luin Webster
Mother's name: Elizabeth
FHL Film Number: 14303

He died in 1831, leaving no children.

1810 Census
Name: Linn Webster [Levin Webster] 
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Pescataway and Hynson Hundreds, Prince George's, Maryland
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 3 Walter 4, John ?, William ?
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1 James Webster 10
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1 Philip Levin Webster 46
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1 Permelia Webster 7
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1 Charlotte Webster 15
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1 Milly Ann Webster 16
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1 Elizabeth (Beane) Webster
Number of Household Members Under 16: 6
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2

Number of Household Members: 9

Son Charles and Daughter Elizabeth would have been born after this census, leaving John and William to be the two other boys under 10 in the 1810 census.  Their birth dates are unknown.

Abt 1810 Son William Webster is Born
William Webster married Mary Woolten in 1834.
They had three children listed in the land dispute, all alive in 1882 - 

Amanda, Cornelia, Frances.
William died 28 DEC 1853 • Northumberland County, Virginia, USA



Mary (Woolten) Webster, widow of William Webster, is claiming her dower land in this court document. Claim: 1854; Filed: 1858

About 1811 Son Charles Webster is Born
Name: Charles Webster
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital status: Married
Estimated birth year: abt 1811
Birth Place: Maryland, USA
Age: 58
Death Date: Aug 1869
Cause of Death: Heart Disease
Census Year: 1870
Census Place: Washington Ward 4, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Line: 21

1812-1815 Levin Webster Served In The War Of 1812
Philip Levin Webster would have been about 48 years old in the war of 1812.  Although possible that this is his service record, it's also possible this was a younger relative?

1882 Land Dispute
In 1882, some of the Webster descendants filed a case against the owners of the White Tavern and land in Prince George’s County, Maryland. They alleged that one Webster descendant of Philip Levin Webster wrongly sold the property, when the other descendants should have benefited from that transaction.  Read the details here - https://kinfolkjournal.com/2019/11/05/philip-levin-webster-of-prince-georges-county-maryland-and-his-descendants/





Research:

Parish Records are online here:
https://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/m0000/m0200/m229/pdf/m229.pdf