William Webster Sr

17 March 1709–26 November 1806 (Age 97)
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of William

When William Webster Sr was born on 17 March 1709, in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Stephen Webster Jr, was 37 and his mother, Mary Goodwin, was 36. He married Bethia Jewett on 8 March 1738, in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 26 November 1806, in New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in New Hampshire, United States.

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William Webster Sr
Bethia Jewett
Marriage: 8 March 1738
William Webster Jr
Mary Webster
Samuel Webster
Joseph Webster

Spouse and Children

8 March 1738
Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (4)


Age 67

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 67

New Hampshire is 9th state.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 77

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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)

  • William Webster, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • William Webster, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
  • William Webster in entry for Joseph Webster, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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