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Rev Alonzo Webster

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Rev Alonzo Webster

Birth
Weston, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Death 1 Aug 1887 (aged 69)
Burial Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 12462251 View Source

Here is some more info about Alonzol. Thought you might like to add it to his memorial.
Rev. Alonzo Webster was born in Weston VT 27 Jan 1818 and lived for a short time in Saxtons River. He was a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He married first to Martha Jane [Weed?] on 26 May 1840. She died 6 Nov 1842, age 21 and is buried in the Saxtons River Cemetery. He then married Laura Peasley on 16 Jun 1844 and they had several children. He served in several Methodist Episcopal churches in VT. He lived in Northfield VT in 1846 and appears in census record for Danville VT in 1850. He was the first pastor of the M.E. church which was built in St. Johnsbury in 1856 and was on the 1860 census of Hartford VT. He served as a chaplain in the Civil War and afterwards moved to South Carolina to do missionary work among the free slaves. Laura and Alonzo are found on the 1880 census of Orangeburg, SC. He is credited as one of the founders of Claflin University in Orangeburg. "Zion," the Methodist newspaper of that time, published letters from Rev. Webster regarding his work in South Carolina. One of his sons, Dan Webster, served as a physician in the Civil War and in later years was postmaster of Brattleboro VT. (Thanks to research of Constance Lancaster).


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