Abel Webster

Abel Webster

Birth
Chester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 14 Feb 1801 (aged 73)
Chester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Chester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
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Copied from:History of Plymouth, New Hampshire: vol. I. Narrative--vol. II ..., Volume 2
By Ezra Scollay Stearns, Moses Thurston Runnels, Plymouth (N.H.). Town history committee


30. Abel Webster, son of Nathan8, and brother of Stephen4, b. Chester, July 2, 1726. m. March 12, 1746, Hannah Emerson. Soon after his marriage he removed from Chester to Hollis. He was taxed in Hollis, 1754 to 1764, aud was a selectman, 1761. He was one of the grantees of Plymouth, and was collector and treasurer of the proprietors, and clerk until 1781, when he resigned. He served on many important committees, and for twenty-five years he was prominent in the affairs of the proprietors. He removed to Plymouth, 1765, and several of the early meetings of the proprietors were held at his house, and in his home Mr. Ward was entertained during his earliest ministrations in this town. In town affairs he was foremost for many years. Except the year 1767, he was town clerk from the organization of the town until 1781, when he was succeeded by Samuel Emerson. During the Revolution he frequently was elected one of U Committee of Safety. His good service to his fellow-men was not limited to town affairs. He was a member of the first, second, third, and fourth Provincial Congresses which assembled at Exeter in 1774 and 1775. In the first aud second Congresses he was probably the only delegate from Grafton Co. He was appointed on important committees, and served with credit to himself and to the town. (See Vol. I.) His wife d. in Plymouth about 1775. He m. second, in Hawke, now Danville, June 4, 1777, Mrs. Jemima Eastman, of Kingston. She was a dau. of Jeremiah and Sarah (Blake) Bean, and a sister of Lieut. Elisha Bean, of Plymouth. She was b. Dec. 3, 1730. m. Jan. 9,1751/2, Jacob Smith, son of Jonathan and Bridget Smith. He d. 1755. She m. second, Dec. 28,1756, Joseph Eastman, of Kingston, who d. Sept . 2, 1774. There were two children of Jacob and Jemima Smith, and six of Joseph and Jemima Eastman. Of these, Henry Eastman was taxed in Plymouth, 1782-1784. In 1782 Abel Webster removed from Plymouth to Kingston, where he lived a few years. In 1787 or 1788 he removed to the home of his son, Nathan, in Danville, Vt., and about this date he built a house in Calais, Vt., for his son Nathaniel. He d. at the home of his dau., Mrs. Bradley, in Chester, Feb. 14, 1801. Eleven children.

i. Hannah, b. April 26,1760. in. John Webber (see).
ii. Pareer, b. Jan. 12,1752. 31.
iii. Nathaniel, b. Nov. 23, 1753.
iv. Abel, b. Dec. 7, 1755. Enlisted on the quota of Plymouth into the Continental service, Feb. 27, 1777, for the war. Was assigned to Capt. Stone's company, Col. Scammell's regiment, and d. in the service. Reported dead, July 1, 1778.
v. HERITABLE, b. August 81, 1757.
vi. MOSES, b. August 28, 1759. Was taxed in Plymouth until 1787. He settled in Franklin Co., N. Y.
¥ii. ELIAS, b. August 28, 1759, twin. Was a soldier in the Revolution
and a pensioner. Res. Franklin Co., N. Y.
viii. SARAH, b. March 8,1762. m. Samuel Morse (see),
ix. LYDIA, b. March 30, 1764. m. Dec. 23, 1784, Daniel Chamberlain
(see). x. NATHAN, b. 1766. m. Lydia Richardson. He lived in Danville, Vt .
xi. PHEBE. m. 1792, Josiah Bradley, b. Chester, May 17, 1770, son of Josiah and Anna (Moulton) Bradley. They lived in Chester.



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  • Created by: Tarbox family
  • Added: 21 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42220604
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Abel Webster (2 Jul 1727–14 Feb 1801), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42220604, citing Chester Village Cemetery, Chester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Tarbox family (contributor 47070776) .