Biography of Myron H. Webster
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Webster, Myron H. - Ose Webster was born in August, 1763. He came to Kendall Mills about 1819 and erected there, on Sandy creek, one of the first if not the first grist mills in Orleans county. He was the pioneer settler in that locality, which was long known by his family name. Near his grist mill he also built a saw mill, and subsequently erected several other saw mills at different points on Sandy Creek both above and below, which are noticed oti a previous page of this volume. In November, 1793, he married Ruth King, who died May 17, 1864. He died near Kendall Mills August 15, 1840. He had seven Sons and four daughters, of whom Ebenezer K., Solomon, Luther H., and a daughter lived and died in Kendall; the others moved to Michigan. Ebenezer K. Webster was born in Saratoga county January 1, 1795, and died December 19, 1878; his wife, Chloe Perry, was born December 15, 1796, and died August 2, 1877. Their children were: Myron H., born May 16, 1824; Caroline, born October 30, 1825, died January 23, 1839; Mark A., born June 28, 1827, died March 15, 1832; Simon P., born September 10, 1829, died April 7, 1891; John, born December 12, 1831; Ruth A. (Mrs. A. J. Eaton), born February 15, 1834; Malinda (Mrs. Edwin Downs), born February 20, 1836; and Chloe (Mrs. Clinton Perry), born December 14, 1840. Mr. Webster came to Arnold's Mills in 1825 and bought of David Arnold a one half interest in a saw mill, all being located on the line on Sandy Creek between Kendall and Murray. He finally sold out to Mr. Arnold and removed to Kendall Mills. where he formed a partnership with his brother Solomon to con duct the saw and grist mills erected by ther father. The firm built the present grist mill of M. H. Webster & Son in 1840, and for many years was prominently identified with the businesss of the place. Solomon died in April, 1865. Ebenezer K. was active in town affairs and one of the founders of the M. P. church in his village. Myron H. Webster. his oldest child, married, January 6, 1854, Mary Allis, and has had two children: Borne, born September ] 6, 1854, died January 16, 1865, and Orson A., born July 17, 1857. The latter is in partnership with his father and represents the fourth generation in the direct ownership and operation of the saw and grist mill interests at Kendall Mills.

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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