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Noah Webster Sr was born 25 March 1722 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States to Daniel Webster (1693-1765) and Miriam Cook (1690-1765) and died 9 January 1813 in West Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States of unspecified causes. He married Mercy Steele (1727-1794) 12 January 1749 . Ancestors are from the United States, the United Kingdom.

Noah was a descendant of Connecticut Governor John Webster. He was primarily a farmer, though he was also deacon of the local Congregational church, captain of the town's militia, and a founder of a local book society (a precursor to the public library).[1] After American independence, he was appointed a justice of the peace.[2]

He never attended college, but he was intellectually curious and prized education.



Children


Offspring of Noah Webster Sr and Mercy Steele (1727-1794)  ¢
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mercy Webster (1749-1820)
Abraham Webster (1751-1831)
Jerusha Webster (1756-1821)
Noah Webster (1758-1843) 16 October 1758 West Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States 28 May 1843 New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States Rebecca Greenleaf (1766-1847)

Charles Webster (1762-1817)

Siblings


Offspring of Daniel Webster and Miriam Cook (1690-1765)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Daniel Webster (1720-1720)
Noah Webster (1722-1813) 25 March 1722 Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States 9 January 1813 West Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States Mercy Steele (1727-1794)

Zephaniah Webster (1724-1761)
Abraham Webster (1727-1751)
Miriam Webster (1729-1819)
Daniel Webster (1731-1782)

Residences





Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
¢ Children
  • Abraham Webster - m. Rachel Merrill
  • Jerusha Webster - m. Joel Lord
  • Noah Webster - m. Rebecca Greenleaf
  • Charles Webster - m. Elizabeth Woodruff
  • Mercy Webster - m. John Kellogg Belden



Contributors

  Robin Patterson



Notes

  1. ^ Kendall, Joshua, The Forgotten Founding Father, p. 22.
  2. ^ Kendall, p. 22.