Jane Eliza Webster

Brief Life History of Jane Eliza

When Jane Eliza Webster was born on 5 January 1827, in Websters Corners, Orchard Park, Erie, New York, United States, her father, Asa Webster, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Hambleton, was 25. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with George H Briggs. She lived in Hamburg, Erie, New York, United States in 1850 and Collins, Erie, New York, United States in 1855. She died on 8 February 1858, in Erie, New York, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Quaker Cemetery, Orchard Park, Erie, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

George H Briggs
1825–1892
Jane Eliza Webster
1827–1858
Josephine Briggs
1848–1929
Albert W Briggs
1858–1936

Sources (3)

  • Jane Elisa Briggs in household of George C Briggs, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jane Eliza Webster Briggs, "Find a Grave Index"
  • Jane E Briggs in household of Edwin Webster, "New York State Census, 1855"

World Events (5)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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

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

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 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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