Adrian Webb, 1790–1840




Providence, Rhode Island


Adrian Webb was born June 13, 1790, in Worcester, Massachusetts to hair dresser Adrian Webb (1767 or 1768–1830) and Harriet Webb (1769 or 1770–1840).(1) He lived in Rhode Island by May, 1813, when he married Anna T. Hunt in Warwick.(2) By May 1814, he had moved to Providence and along with Charles Scott purchased the cabinetmaking concern of Judson Blake, creating the firm of Webb & Scott. Announcing the formation of their partnership, Webb and Scott advertised that they, make all kinds of Cabinet and Chaise work, which they will sell on as reasonable terms as can be had in this town: and as they intend to make their furniture of good materials, and in a workmanlike manner, they take this method respectfully to solicit those who may be in want of any thing in their way to call and see for themselves.(3)

On September 22, 1815, Webb and Scott advertised the dissolution of their partnership. Scott maintained his cabinetmaking shop in the same location.(4) Webb died in Worcester, Massachusetts in April, 1840.(5)

Benjamin W. Colman

1. Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Cemetery Transcriptions from the NEHGS Manuscript Collections,

2. Massachusetts Spy, or Worcester Gazette, "Married," May 19, 1813,

3. Providence Patriot and Columbian Phenix, "Take Notice," May 21, 1814,

4. Rhode-Island American, and General Advertiser, "Notice," September 22, 1815,

5. Barre Gazette, "Deaths," April 10, 1840,