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Third Generation. Joseph (3d Gen.), grandson of Richard, married Mary, daughter of Benjamin Hoyt, in 1698; by whom he had five sons and three daughters. He died A. D. 1743.
Fourth Generation. Joseph (4th Gen.), great grandson of Richard, married for his first wife Sarah Blachley, in 1726; by whom he had one son, Joseph, born at Stamford, Dec. 8th, 1727. His wife Sarah died in 1733, and he married for his 2d wife, in 1736, Elizabeth Starr; by whom he had 2 sons and 2 daughters. The sons were Ezra & Ebenezer.
Fifth Generation. Joseph (5th Gen.), great great grandson of Richard, eldest son of the above, removed to Wethersfield, Conn., with his halfbrothers Ezra & Ebenezer; where he married, in 1749, Mahetible Nott, by whom he had four sons, Joseph, Samuels B., John, and John 2d, and three daughters ; Ebenezer, half-brother of Joseph, died in 1762, aged 20. Ezra, the other half-brother, married Hannah Nott, and had three sons, Ebenezer, Ezra and Joseph, and one daughter.
Sixth Generation. Joseph (6th Gen.), great great, great grandson of Richard, eldest son of Joseph and Mahetible Webb, married A. D. 1774, Abigail Chester, by whom he had 12 children.
L. E. II., 1770.
My Father, Samuel Blachley Webb, was brother of the abovenamed Joseph; and the record of births, is as follows:
Joseph, born Aug. 8th, 1749, died 5th April, 1791.
Samuel Blachley Webb, married Eliza Banker, daughter of Richard Banker, of New York, in 1780. She left no issue; and on the 3d September, 1790, he married at Claverack, Columbia County, N. Y., Catherine Hogeboom, daughter of Judge Stephen Hogeboom ; the fifth in descent from Peter Hogeboom, who came over with the first patroon, Van Rensselaer.
They had issue.
Catherine Louisa, born January 1st, 1792, died 28th April, 1797. Maria, born 21st August, 1793, died October 11th, 1868.
, Henry Livingston, born 7th February 1795, died Dec. 5th, 1876.
Stephen Hogeboom, born Sept. 23d, 1796, died Aug. 15th, 1873.
Twins born 19 April, 1798. Catherine
Louisa died 25 Aug., 1798. Walter Wim-
ple, 11 May, 1876.
James Watson Webb, a Lieutenant in the 3d U. S. Infantry previously of fourth artillery, married Helen Lispenard Stewart, daughter of Alexander L. Stewart, and grand daughter of Anthony Lispenard, on the 1st day July, 1823, at the residence of her father, 149 and 151 Hudson street, New York.
They had issue.
Robert Stewart, born in Garrison, at Detroit, Michigan Territory, 12 August, 1824.
Lispenard Stewart, born 151 IIudson street, 25th Sept., 1825, died 26th Sept., 1828.
Helen Matilda, born 151 Hudson street, 30th Nov., 1827.
Amelia Barclay, born 151 Hudson street, 2d Aug., 1829, died 10th Oct., 1830.
Catherine Louisa, born in Broad street, New York, 14th Dec., 1830.
James Watson, born 92 Greenwich street, 29th Feb'y, 1832, died 6 Carroll Place, 20th September, 1832.
Watson, born 6 Carroll Place, 10th Nov., 1833, died in Oakland, Cal., 3d Dec., 1876.
Alexander Stewart, born 6 Carroll Place, 15th Feb’y, 1835.
Helen Lispenard Stewart, wife of J. Watson Webb, died at her husband's country residence, Pokahoe on the Hudson, on the 1st of July, 1848 ; and on the 9th of November, 1849, Gen'l Webb married in Calvary Church, Laura Virginia, the youngest daughter of Jacob Cram, Esq., formerly of Exeter, New Hampshire, and his wife Lydia Tucker, of Portland, Maine.
They had issue.
The Leonard Lispenard named in order of July 7th, on page 44, was thegreat grandfather of my wife, IIelen Lispenard Stewart; and the great great grandfather of my elder children. I add, from Mrs. Lamb's History of New York, a notice of the family. Lispenard's country seat, laid down on most of the maps of that day, was situated on the Hudson, near Canal street; and the “Lispenard Meadow's” were famous, in my early days, as the favorite skating ground of the youth of the city. The water of the Bay backed up, at bigh tide, to Broadway; where the “Stone Bridge," as it was called, crossed Broadway; and the water from the Collect passed under it to the Hudson, or rather the Harbour. I have seen boats from the Harbour lying at that bridge as late as 1819.
From Biographical and IIistorical Sketches, Chamber of Com
merce Records, by John Austin Stevens.
“Leonard Lispenard was born in the city of New York, in 1716. IIe was the son of Anthony Lispenard, Jr., and grandson of Anthony Lispenard, a Huguenot refugee, who came to New York about the middle of the seventeenth century. He married, in 1741, Alice, daughter of Anthony Rutgers. This lady inherited, from her father, who died in 1746, one-third of the extensive grants which he had received from George II.; and Lispenard purchased, September 28, 1748, from the two sisters of his wife, (one of whom was Mrs. Rev. Dr. Barclay), the remaining twothirds, thus becoming proprietor of the whole. This was the origin of what has since been known as the Lispenard estate. Lispenard was a large merchant; was Alderman of the city for a dozen or more years; was one of the active members of the Stamp Act Congress, and was connected with nearly all the later important committees. He was a member of the Assembly from 1765 to 1767. He was one of the original members of the Society of the New York IIospital, and one of its first governors from 1770 to 1777. He was, also, Treasurer of King's College for a long period. His country mansion was on Lispenard Hill, a handsome elevation overlooking what was afterwards St. John's Square. The centre of this hill was the present junction of Hudson and Desbrosses streets. IIe had three children: 1, Leonard ; 2, Anthony; 3, Cornelia, who married Thomas Marston, of New York. Leonard Lispenard, Jr., was born in 1743, and was one of nine who graduated from King's College in 1762. He was a merchant and member of the Chamber of Commerce. IIe travelled extensively in Europe, and was spoken of as a man of fine education and intelligence; and great symmetry of character. He was the proprietor of the property known as “Davenport's Neck,” in New Rochelle, where he had a summer residence. He never married. His brother, Anthony, married his cousin Sarah, daughter of Andrew Barclay (merchant), and niece of Rev. Dr. Barclay. He, Anthony, was proprietor of extensive breweries and mills on the Greenwich road, near the present foot of Canal street. He had six children, three sons and three daughters. They were : 1, Leonard (3d), who married his cousin (their mothers were both daughters of Andrew Barclay), Anna Dorothea, daughter of Theophylact Bache, and left four children ; 2, Anthony, Jr., died unmarried ; 3, Thomas, died unmarried ; 4, Helena Roosevelt, married Paul Bache, son of Theophylact Bache; 5, Sarah, married Alexander Stewart, of New York, and was the mother of Lispenard Stewart; 6, Alice, died unmarried. The down-town streets, Leonard and Lispenard streets, were so called by the corporation of the city in honor of the family. Bache street, now spelled Beach, which was opened through the Lispenard farm, was named for Paul Bache. The Lispenards sleep in the family vault in Trinity Churchyard. The honored name is now merged in the families of Stewart, Webb, Nicholson, Livingston, Le Roy, and Winthrop, who are among the descendents in the direct line.
Thus much for the Lispenards. My present wife, mother of my five younger children, is a direct descendent of that John Cram, who, in 1639, in company with others of “the Exeter Combination," settled New Hampshire; and the farm he then purchased from the Indians, remained in the family until since my marriage to Laura Cram, in 1849 ; when, upon the death of the last of her uncles, it was sold to settle the estate. Her father, Jacob Cram, was the class-mate of Daniel Webster, and Lewis Cass, at the Exeter Academy; and was educated for the church ; but preferred a business career, and died, in 1869, one of the best known and among the wealthiest of our Merchant Princes. Upon the death of his cousin, Porter Cram, celebrated as one of the ablest leaders of the anti-slavery crusade, the Boston Advertiser said of him :
“Porter Cram was descended from an ancestor, who began the planting of New Hampshire with John Wheelwright, the schoolmate of Cromwell and William Wentworth, the kinsman of Strafford; he was born and died within a league of where his first ancestor bought his farm from the Indian sagamore of Piscataqua; and he spent his life in maintaining the simple framework of good goverment which John Cram, of Exeter, joined in building, under Wheelwright's direction. The Roman would have been proud, who could trace his ancestry to Romulus, and the legendary Æneas of Troy, by as clear a connection as the New England farmers can show between themselves and the founders of a government more powerful, and soon to be more universal than that of Rome.
“The Exeter 'combination of 1639, as original and equitable as the Mayflower compact, bound John Cram and the other 'brethren of the church of Exeter, to erect and set up amongst us, such government as shall be to our best discerning, agrecable to the will of God;' and to submit themselves to such godly and Christian laws as are established in the realm of England,--and to all other such laws which shall, upon good grounds, be made and enacted amongst us, according to God.' This agreement was well