William Webster Sr.

20 October 1778–22 October 1844 (Age 66)
West Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of William

When William Webster Sr. was born on 20 October 1778, in West Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Stephen Webster Sr, was 35 and his mother, Ann McCloud, was 37. He married Abigail Johnson on 25 April 1800, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Berlin, Hartford, Connecticut, United States in 1811 and Laporte, Lorain, Ohio, United States in 1818. In 1800, at the age of 22, his occupation is listed as blacksmith-farmer with his brother norman webster in Florence, Oneida, New York, United States. He died on 22 October 1844, in Carlisle, Lorain, Ohio, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Grafton, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

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William Webster Sr.
Abigail Johnson
Marriage: 25 April 1800
Harriet P. Webster
Amanda M. Webster
Horace Webster
William Webster Jr.
Abigail “Abba” Webster
Bethuel Johnson Webster
Louisa Webster
Nancy Webster
Reverend Henry De Lafayette Webster

Spouse and Children

25 April 1800
Connecticut, United States


    Harriet P. Webster


    Amanda M. Webster


    Horace Webster


    William Webster Jr.



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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 3

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 19

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

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 (2)

  • William Webster, "Connecticut, Church Records, 1660-1955"
  • William Webster, "Find A Grave Index"

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