Joseph Dana Webster

Male25 August 1811–12 March 1876

Brief Life History of Joseph Dana

When Joseph Dana Webster was born on 25 August 1811, in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Josiah Webster, was 39 and his mother, Elisabeth Knight, was 40. He married Ann Elizabeth Wright in 1844. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 12 March 1876, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Joseph Dana Webster
Ann Elizabeth Wright
Marriage: 1844
Frances "Fanny" Webster
Lewis Dana Webster
Edward Lindsley Webster
Josephine Webster
Julia Trumbull Webster

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  • J T Webster, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph D Webster, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1871-1998"
  • Unknown in entry for Lewis Dana Webster, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


    Age 7

    Illinois is the 21st state.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 19

    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.

    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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