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Samuel B. Webb
Date: 1753 - 1807
Remarks: Samuel Blachley Webb, was a descendent of Richard Webb, who settled in Boston (1632) and later moved to Hartford, Connecticut (1635). As a young man, he worked as a private secretary to his mother's husband, Silas Deane. When the American Revolution broke out, he served as a distinguished lieutenant. Lt. Colonel Webb, fought in many important battles and served under Gen. George Washington (1776), before he was captured and imprisoned for three years. After his release in 1780, he was promoted to brigadier general. He was also one of the 13 original officers that met at the Verplank house in Fishkill, NY to form the Society of Cincinnati in 1783. Webb was the Grand Marshal at the inauguration of George Washington.