Biography of Eli Webster
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Webster, Eli, is descended from James, his grandfather, who was born in Rhode Island in 1760 and died in 1843 at Parma, Monroe county. William Webster, father of Eli, was born in Rhode Island, February 2, 1790, and died in Spencerport, Monroe county, in 1860. The wife of William Webster was Sarah Snow, born in Massachusetts about 1795, and died at Ogden, Monroe county, in 1887. The children of William and Sarah (Snow) Webster were as follows: James S., born in Massachusetts, Nov. 21, 1814, and died about 1874; Roxana, born in Ogden, January 4, 1817, died in 1884; William M., born in Ogden, October 2, 1818, died in 1844; Lorenzo, born in Ogden, August 27, 1820, died in 1886; Eli, born in Ogden, July 22, 1822; Henry, born in Ogden, August 27, 1824, died in 1882; Horatio, born in Ogden, August 1, 1827, died in 1888; Sarah, born in Ogden, July 1, 1829, and resides in Ogden. Eli Webster was educated in the common schools of his native place and attended the Spencerport Academy two terms. He came to Hulburton, Orleans county, and remained about seven years, then sold his farm there and purchased the farm where he now resides on the Transit, which consists of 110 acres. Mr. Webster is a Republican and has been elected justice of the peace of the town of Gaines two terms, and has served the county two terms as justice of sessions. November 25, 1846, he married Elizabeth K. Kellogg, of Ogden, who was born October 18, 1824, and died May 20 1852. Eli and Elizabeth Webster were the parents of one child. William M., born in Hartland, Niagara county, November 2, 1847. He married Allie Williams, and they have one child living, Frank, born in 1876, and resides at Delphos, Kansas. Eli Webster married for his second wife Martha Sprague, September 25, 1853. Mrs. Webster was born in Murray. January 3, 1831, and died December 25, 1891. Eli and Martha Webster had one child, Dauly S., born in Murray in 1853, married Cora A. Hatter and resides in Murray. December 1, 1892, Mr. Webster married his third wife, Emily Stockham, born March 18, 1838. Mr. Eli Webster died June 7, 1894.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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