Monday, July 7, 2014

52 Ancestors: #27 ~ Moses Augustine Webster

This is part of the "52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks" Challenge begun by Amy Johnson Crow, author of the blog No Story Too Small.

In last week's 52 Ancestors post, I introduced you to my maternal great-granduncle, Frank Summers Webster, who was one of the brothers of my great-grandfather, Watson (Frederick) Emory Webster, a.k.a. "The Traveling Dentist" here on my blog.

Today I'd like to introduce you to Frank and Frederick's paternal grandfather, and my maternal 3rd great-grandfather, Moses Augustine Webster.

Moses Augustine Webster

This is a picture of Moses that was found in a photo album that belonged to my 2nd great-grandfather, Ebenezer Perry Carlisle Webster. Ebenezer was Moses' oldest son. In an earlier 52 Ancestors post, I shared pictures of Ebenezer's photo album. If you'd like to see these pictures, click HERE.

Here's the page from Ebenezer's photo album that contained the photo of Moses.

I think it's so cool to see Ebenezer's handwriting on this page. He wrote, "My Father M A Webster."

Moses Augustine Webster was born on 25 September 1811 in Columbia, New York to Augustine Webster and Mary Tyler. He married Amanda Melvina Carlisle on 9 July 1835 in Meigs County, Ohio.1

Moses and Amanda were the parents of eight children:

  1. Ebenezer Perry Carlisle Webster (11 August 1838 – 6 May 1915) [my 2nd great-grandfather]
  2. Asbury Bateman Webster (20 October 1840 – 2 December 1849)
  3. Watson Emery Webster (27 May 1843 – 26 January 1882)
  4. George Washington Webster (8 September 1845 – 11 March 1927)
  5. Basil Marion Webster (22 January 1848 – 6 March 1919)
  6. Mary Irene (Irena) Webster (28 April 1850 – 11 February 1853)
  7. Albert Gallitan Byers Webster (26 September 1858 – 22 February 1862)
  8. Fred Lincoln Webster (28 October 1863 – 21 August 1877)

Moses Augustine Webster passed away on 14 May 1885 in Marysville, Marshall, Kansas at 73 years of age.2

Thanks for reading!


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1 ]"Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 09 Jan 2014), Meigs > Marriage records 1819-1852 vol 1.
2 Webster, William Holcomb, and Melville Reuben Webster. "Chapter 26." History and Genealogy of the Gov. John Webster Family of Connecticut. 1st ed. Vol. 1. Rochester, NY: E.R. Andrews Print., 1915. 618. Print.


  1. That is an old photo and the top half is in very good shape. They named their children some quite unusual names!

    1. Hi Carol,

      Yes, it certainly is an old photo. I'm thrilled that it still exists and I have to thank my 3rd cousin for sharing a copy with me. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. What a strong manly man he must have been.

    1. Hi Wendy,

      Yes, he does look like a strong manly man, doesn't he? I wonder what he looked like when he was a young man. And I wonder what he looked like when he was smiling. People in those old photos back then looked so serious. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Any guesses to what book he is holding in his hands? Was it tradition to hold a Bible in those times? Great picture Jana

    1. Hi Michelle,

      Those are great questions. I wish I knew the answers, but I don't. I wonder if it was his Bible or another favorite book. Or maybe it was one of the props at the photography studio. Thanks for stopping by!




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