When Charles Webster, Jr. was born on 18 September 1775, in Harwinton, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Charles Webster, was 30 and his mother, Hannah Phelps, was 22. He married Chloe Cook on 7 December 1803, in Harwinton, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States in 1790. He died on 14 February 1837, in Mount Gilead, Morrow, Ohio, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in River Cliff Cemetery, Mount Gilead, Morrow, Ohio, United States.
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.