Biography of A. Royal Webber
Marseilles Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies





A. ROYAL WEBBER, born in Whittingham, Vt., March 6. 1838, is a son of Lyman J. and Mary A. (Goodnow) Webber, natives of Massachusetts and Vermont respectively. Lyman Webber's father died when the former was but eighteen months old, the family being of English ancestry. Lyman was born in 1810; his wife (Mary A.), in 1809, and they were married about 1832. They lived in Vermont till 1855, manufacturing hoe handles, wagon shafts, etc. Being a millwright by trade, he moved to Delaware County, Ohio, in the above year, purchasing a saw mill and grist mill. Later he was engaged in cabinet work, and moved to Wyandot County in 1866, where the mother died in 1867, age fifty seven years. The father is a resident of Morrow County, at the present time, in his seventy fourth year. A. R. Webber was virtually bound out when nine years of age to learn the shoe maker's trade. and was to receive $100 at the age of twenty one; at eleven, he "declared independence," and two years later emigrated to Massachusetts, there learning the cutler's trade. This occupation he followed till his nineteenth year, when, becoming proficient in the use of brass and stringed instruments, he engaged in giving instructions in their use, and in the sale of instruments, following these occupations sixteen years. Came to Ohio in 1857; went West, and in 1859 returned, living in the various counties of Delaware, Morrow and Wyandot, till 1862; thence to Cincinnati, till 1865, selling pianos and organs. In 1865, settled on present farm, which is well stocked with best grades Durham cattle, merino sheep, and provided with four and one half miles of tile drains, Mr. Webber being the first man in the township in adopting the tile system. November 3, 1864, he married Caroline Terry, daughter of Ethan and Barbara (Heckathorn) Terry, natives of Virginia and Ohio respectively, and of German and English descent. Than Terry crossed the Ohio River in a skiff when but three years of age, his parents settling in Marseilles Township in 1826. He died aged sixty five; the mother aged fifty nine. Mr. and Mrs. Webber have two children; Edgar K., born October 23. 1865; Ernest R., born August 25, 1871. In politics, Mr. Webber is Independent, Temperance, the entire family being members of the Presbyterian Church.

From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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