Eldad Bidwell Webster

1 April 1827–7 September 1856 (Age 29)
Wellington, Lorain, Ohio, United States

The Life of Eldad Bidwell

When Eldad Bidwell Webster was born on 1 April 1827, in Wellington, Lorain, Ohio, United States, his father, Russel B Webster, was 27 and his mother, Orpha Hunter, was 27. He married Lucy A Billings on 21 January 1854. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 7 September 1856, at the age of 29, and was buried in Wellington, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eldad Bidwell Webster
Lucy A Billings
Marriage: 21 January 1854
Mary Lonet Webster
Mary Loretta Webster

Spouse and Children

21 January 1854


Parents and Siblings


    Orpha Hunter






    Milton Leander Webster


    David Philander Webster


    Philander Russell Webster


+4 More Children

World Events (5)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 3

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 9

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

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)

  • Eldon B Webster in household of Russell B Webster, "United States Census, 1850"
  • E Bidwell Webster, "Find A Grave Index"
  • E. Bidwell Webster, "BillionGraves Index"

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