Minerva Webster

12 March 1799–24 January 1853 (Age 53)
Franklin, Otsego, New York, United States

The Life of Minerva

When Minerva Webster was born on 12 March 1799, in Franklin, Otsego, New York, United States, her father, Michael Webster, was 50 and her mother, Elizabeth Clark, was 44. She married William North on 17 October 1815, in Ashtabula, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 24 January 1853, in Williamsfield, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Simons Cemetery, Simons, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

William North
Minerva Webster
Marriage: 17 October 1815
Elizabeth North
Joseph North
Polly North
Eliza North
Thomas North
Philo M. North
William L North
Sylvia A North

Spouse and Children

    William North



17 October 1815
Ashtabula, Ohio, United States



    Polly North


    Eliza North


    Joseph North


    Thomas North


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 12

"ASHTABULA COUNTY - This county was formed 7 June 1807, and was taken from Trumbull and Geauga [Counties], and the date of its organization was 22 January 1811. It derived its name from Ashtabula River, which signifies in Indian dialect, ""Fish River."""
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 20

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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)

  • Minerva Webster, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Webster in entry for Thomas North, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"
  • Minerva Webster, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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