CPT George Webb

CPT George Webb

Birth
Massachusetts, USA
Death 25 Aug 1825 (aged 85)
Burial Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 89489131 · View Source
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A biographical pamphlet was written about George Webb(1740-1825.) He was born in Harwich, Massachusetts, served as an Army Captain in the Revolution and removed to Holden later. He was the company commander for Deborah Sampson, famous for serving several months as Robert Shurtliff.

See: A Brief Sketch of The Life of George Webb in the Library of Cape Cod History and Genealogy.

His services during the Revolutionary War were as follows:
Glover's Brigade, 4th Massachusetts Regiment: Service at Trenton and Princeton, NJ; Saratoga NY; Valley Forge PA; Monmouth NJ; Quaker Hill RI; Tappan NY; and the siege of Yorktown, VA. Commissioned 1 Jan 1777. Retired 1 Jan 1783
Source of information: Daughters of the American Revolution.

Letter to Capt George Webb dated May 15, 1781 from Lafayette from The State of Vermont. Found in family papers by his daughter Ruth Webb Goulding.

"My dear sir---- Your successful scarmish has afforded me the greatest pleasure and I request you will receive yourself and present your company my best thanks on the occassion. Major Jicks is requested to exert himself in finding out the position, size and number of long boat Helen--lie either at City Point or in the Appamattox river. The taking of these boats is a more desirous object and would produce good effects of a very extensive nature. But I cannot give orders as the capture depends
upon the uncertain situation of local circumstances. Should you think it advisable to undertake, precautions must be taken to have your reteat secured at all events. In case the entrprise is not executed tonight, I wish you will return with your company in the cool of the evening, and if you have any object in view you will repair here tomorrow with the boats. With the most sincere esteem, your, Lafayette

His father was John Webb who was lost at sea shortly after birth of his youngest son: John Webb


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  • Created by: Kathryn Sherry Engel
  • Added: 2 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 89489131
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPT George Webb (9 Jun 1740–25 Aug 1825), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89489131, citing Old Burying Ground, Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Kathryn Sherry Engel (contributor 47746635) .