James Webster

25 December 1831–1843 (Age 11)
Dillons Mill, Franklin, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of James

When James Webster was born on 25 December 1831, in Dillons Mill, Franklin, Virginia, United States, his father, Jesse Bagby Webster, was 44 and his mother, Mary Catherine Henderson, was 43. He died in 1843, at the age of 12.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Bagby Webster
1787–1833
Mary Catherine Henderson
1788–1861
Pheobe Golden Webster
1808–1876
Elizabeth Webster
1810–
Sarah M Webster
1811–1851
William H. Webster
1813–1888
Polly Webster
1814–
Jane Webster
1817–1865
John B Duncan Webster
1818–1886
Charlotte Charity Webster
1819–1889
Henry Webster
1821–1886
Isabel Webster
1821–
Luke Webster
1824–1898
Samuel Henderson Webster
1826–1876
Jesse Bagby Webster
1829–1892
James Webster
1831–1843

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World Events (2)

1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 1
Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo
Age 5
Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

(1997: 25639;2007: 53119; 2010: 72625)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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