Joseph Coe Webster

27 July 1824–6 March 1873 (Age 48)
Logan Township, Peoria, Illinois, United States

The Life 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 Ayers on 21 October 1847, in Piqua, Miami, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in 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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Family Time Line

Joseph Coe Webster
1824–1873
Mary Ayers
1827–1855
Marriage: 21 October 1847
John Darius Webster
1848–1920
Hiram W. Webster
1852–
Willington Webster
1853–
Mary Ellen Webster
1854–
Sarah Jane Webster
1849–1927

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 October 1847
Piqua, Miami, Ohio, United States
children

(5)

    John Darius Webster

    Male1848–1920Male

    Sarah Jane Webster

    Female1849–1927Female

    Hiram W. Webster

    Male1852–Male

    Willington Webster

    Male1853–Male

    Mary Ellen Webster

    Female1854–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

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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.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 8

The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the "British Band", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 15

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Yorkshire, Lancashire, and the Midlands) and Scottish: occupational name for a weaver, early Middle English webber, agent derivative of Webb .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph C Webster, "United States Census, 1870"
  • J C Webster in entry for Alice Purviance, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • Joseph C. Webster, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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