Elizabeth Sarah Webster

Female1675–1775

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Sarah

When Elizabeth Sarah Webster was born in 1675, her father, Alexander Webster, was 20 and her mother, Elizabeth Elspeth Pomfray, was 22. She married George Bell about 1698, in Isle of Wight, Virginia, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She died in 1775, at the age of 100, and was buried in North Carolina, British Colonial America.

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Family Time Line

John Hill
1680–1733
Elizabeth Sarah Webster
1675–1775
Elizabeth Hill
1700–1770
Elizabeth Hill
1701–1784
William Hill
1702–
Samuel Hill
Hill
1704–
John Hill
1710–
Susannah Hill
1712–
David Hill
1714–
James Hill
1716–

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  • Sir Robert Bell and His Early Virginia Colony Descendants
  • Ancestry Family Trees

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World Events (5)

1711 · The Tuscarora War

Age 36

The British, Dutch, and German settlers fought with the Tuscarora Native Americans, from September 22, 1711- February 11, 1715, in North Carolina.

1718

Age 43

North Carolina is the location of Cape Hatteras, sometimes called the Graveyard of the Atlantic- many shipwrecks have occurred nearby.

1729 · Becomes a Royal Colony

Age 54

July 25, 1729, North Carolina became a royal colony, when the colony was sold to King George II.

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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