Russel B Webster

25 April 1799–31 January 1881 (Age 81)
Otis, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Russel B

When Russel B Webster was born on 25 April 1799, in Otis, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, David Webster Jr, was 27 and his mother, Hannah Post, was 28. He married Orpha Hunter on 26 May 1799, in Otis, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 31 January 1881, in Wellington, Lorain, Ohio, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Russel B Webster
1799–1881
Orpha Hunter
1799–1882
Marriage: 26 May 1799
Samuel Hunter Webster
1825–1905
Eldad Bidwell Webster
1827–1856
Milton Leander Webster
1829–1900
David Philander Webster
1830–1835
Philander Russell Webster
1833–
William Wilcox Webster
1835–
Elvira Lonet Webster
1838–1840
Edward Fairfield Webster Sr
1840–1928
Leveret Francis Webster
1842–1861

Spouse and Children

    Male1799–1881Male

    Orpha Hunter

    Female1799–1882Female

MARRIAGE
26 May 1799
Otis, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
children

(9)

    Male1825–1905Male

    Male1827–1856Male

    Milton Leander Webster

    Male1829–1900Male

    David Philander Webster

    Male1830–1835Male

    Philander Russell Webster

    Male1833–Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1771–1867Male

    Hannah Post

    Female1771–1855Female

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1803

Age 4

Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 22

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

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)

  • Russell B Webster, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Russell B Websger, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Russel Webster in entry for Edward F Webster, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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