Richard Webster

Brief Life History of Richard

When Richard Webster was born on 7 April 1740, in Maryland, British Colonial America, his father, Samuel Webster, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Dallam, was 36. He married Phebe Smith about 1760, in Harford, Maryland, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 13 sons and 6 daughters. He died in 1823, in Calvary, Harford, Maryland, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Richard Webster
1740–1823
Phebe Smith
1744–1823
Marriage: about 1760
Isaac Wesley Webster
1761–
George Webster
1766–
Samuel Webster
1768–1807
Sarah Webster
1772–
Henry Webster
1778–
Joseph Webster
1764–
Margaret Webster
1766–
George Webster
1767–
William Webster
1767–
John Lee Webster
1770–
Sarah Webster
1771–
James Webster
1772–
Phoebe Webster
1773–
Robert Webster
1775–
Elizabeth Webster
1777–1840
Henry Webster
1777–
Rev Isaac Webster
1787–1851
Henry Webster
1793–1872
Phebe Webster
1795–1875

Sources (3)

  • Richard Webster, "Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995"
  • Richard Webster in entry for Samuel Webster, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Richard Webster in entry for Thomas Webster, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

World Events (6)

1773

Historical Boundaries: 1774: Harford, Maryland Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Harford, Maryland, United States

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1783 · A Free America

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

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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