Joseph Coe Webster

Male27 July 1824–6 March 1873

Brief Life History of Joseph Coe

When Joseph Coe Webster was born on 27 July 1824, in Logan Township, Peoria, Illinois, United States, his father, Hiram B Webster, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Winans, was 18. He married Mary Ayres on 21 October 1847, in Piqua, Miami, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Orange Township, Shelby, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Chester Township, Logan, Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 6 March 1873, in Lincoln, Logan, Illinois, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Old Union Cemetery, Logan, Illinois, United States.

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Joseph Coe Webster
Christina Coates Warner
Marriage: 30 December 1860
Elmer Lorraine Webster
Eliza Webster
John H Webster
Louisa Webster
Estelle Webster
Alice Lucille Webster

Sources (11)

  • Joseph C Webster in household of Samuel Kesler, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joseph C. Webster, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Joseph C. Webster, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    30 December 1860
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 1

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


    Age 1

    Historical Boundaries: 1825: Peoria, Illinois, United States


    Age 15

    Historical Boundaries: 1839: Logan, Illinois, United States

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name for a weaver, from Middle English webbester ‘weaver’ (Old English webbestre ‘female weaver’). By the time of surname formation, the gender distinction of the -stre suffix had almost completely disappeared. Compare Webb , Webber , and Weaver .

    History: The name Webster was brought to North America from England independently by several different bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. One John Webster settled in Ipswich, MA, in 1635; another John Webster (died 1661), ancestor of the lexicographer Noah Webster, emigrated to Cambridge, MA, c. 1631 and later became one of the founders of the colony of CT, of which he was appointed governor in 1656. Daniel Webster (1782–1852), politician and orator, was born in Salisbury, NH, a descendant of Thomas Webster, a prominent 17th-century citizen of Ipswich, MA, whose family had settled there around 1635, while he was still a child.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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