Jacob Webster

Date of Birth

March 31, 1749

Date of Death

Jan. 6, 1808

Letters Authored

1

Letters Received

0

Jacob Webster was born 269 years ago.
211 years ago, Jacob Webster passed away at the age of 58.

Letters Authored in Collection

History

INTRODUCTION
Jacob Webster was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He was born in Hebron, Connecticut in 1746 and he was the brother-in-law of Wait Hotchkiss, who is the author of another letter in this collection. Both men were writing to Thomas Webster, Jacob's father. Ironically, Jacob is writing for his father's permission to marry and Wait is writing his father-in-law to inform him of the impending death of his wife and Thomas' daughter, Lydia Webster. The letters are particularly interesting because of the similarity of style and wording.

THE LETTER
The letter reads as a rather typical family letter when Jacob rather abruptly ends by asking his father's permission to marry Lois Baxter. Jacob did in fact marry Lois Baxter two months later on 24 Aug 1786.

FAMILY HISTORY
FATHER: Thomas Webster, b. 8 Feb 1703. Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, d. 1 Dec 1802.

MOTHER: Lydia Lyman, b. 23 Nov. 1709, Sandisfield, Massachusetts, d.10 Dec 1790.

SIBLINGS:
THOMAS Webster, b. 7 Mar 1727, d. 18 Sep 1789; married ABIGAIL TERRY, b. 29 Mar 1734, d. Set 1800.
LYDIA Webster, 4 Feb 1730, d. 12 Apr 1776; married WAIT HOTCHKISS b. 18 Nov 1733, d. 15 Oct 1799.
JONATHAN Webster, b. 12 Feb 1732; married EUNICE SHALER, b. 1739, d. 18 Aug 1803.
ELIJAH Webster 12 Nov 1734, d. 26 Nov 1815; married DEBORAH POST, b. 31 Aug 1741, d. 30 Jul 1813.
SIMEON Webster, b. 18 Mar 1736, d. 23 Sep 1773; married REBEKAH BROWN, b. 18 Mar 1736, d. 23 Sep 1773.
RACHEL Webster. b. 9 Mar 1737, d. 28 Feb 1812, married LOT FULLER, b. 18 Sep 1733, d. 12 Jul 1811.
DAVID Webster, b. 13 Feb, 1738, d. 29 Nov 1817; married MARY WILCOX, b. 19 Mar 1743, d. 1 Aug 1814.
ZURIAH Webster 29 Aug 1740, d. 20 Apr 1819.
JOSEPH Webster, b. 1742, d. 31 Dec 1809; married RUTH LOOMIS, b.19 Feb 1745, d. 17 Apr 1826.
SARAH Webster, b. 3 Nov 1744, d. 20 Jan 1803; married JERIJAH LOOMIS, b. 19 Mar 1740, d. 14 Dec 1800.
ELIZABETH Webster, b. 12 May 1748, d. 26 Mar 1827.
ANNA Webster, b. 9 Feb 1750, d. 16 Dec 1846; married ASA KELLOGG, b. 21 Jan 1749, d. 16 Dec 1846.

WIFE: Lois Baxter, b. 25 Jul 1759, d. 29 Oct 1848

CHILDREN:
Levi Webster, b. 29 May 1787
Chloe Webster, b. 1 Aug 1789
Jacob Webster, b. 7 Jun 1791
Joseph Webster, b. 21 Apr 1793
Daniel Webster, b. 19 Aug 1795
Lyman Webster, b. 4 Jan 1798