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Jonathan S, Webster

Male 1779 - 1842  (63 years)


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  • Name Jonathan S, Webster 
    Born 19 Apr 1779  , Albemarle, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Nov 1842  , Coffee, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried , Coffee, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I119  Maxcey Ewell Family
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2017 

    Father Mr. Webster,   b. Abt 1757, , of Albemarle, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Nancy,   b. Abt 1758, , of Albemarle, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1801, Will Probated, Albemarle, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married Abt 1776  , of Albemarle, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F72  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Ewell,   b. 1776, , Albemarle, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1834, , Bedford, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married Abt 1800  , of Albemarle, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • At one time a Marriage date shown up, that I typed in 5 Jan 1801, and I have no Idea where I got it from, and yet my notes said that I calculated it from first Child's birth!
    Children 
    +1. Joel Harris Webster,   b. Abt 1802, , of Albemarle, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1842  (Age ~ 39 years)
     2. Nancy Webster,   b. Abt 1804, , of Albemarle, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1890  (Age ~ 85 years)
     3. Virginia Webster,   b. Abt 1806, of, Albemarle, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1890  (Age ~ 83 years)
     4. Mary Webster,   b. Abt 1808, of, Albermarle, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Lucretia Vaugn Webster,   b. 25 Sep 1813, of, Albemarle, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1889, of, Coffee, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +6. Jonathan Shaw Webster,   b. Abt 1821, , Bedford, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F46  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Living 
    Family ID F106  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Birth: from 1997 notes of Gerry Schofield stated that his birth was on the tombstone inscription. Buried at Noah Tenn. on the Cheatham Springs road on a hill located on a farm owned by Charles Brantley. There was a cemetery there in front of the Brantley home but it was destroyed by manuevering soldiers during World War II. Only one stone is there, put years later by Alice G. Winnette. It is believed that their son, Joel, is bured there since he died before his father died.

      Jonathan Webster was a well liked and very influential man in early Tennessee and Coffee County history. He served four terms in the General Asssembly from 1813-1837 and was State Senator and Speaker of the Tennesee Senate in 1836 when by a majority of one vote to General Coffee, the Legislature selected the name of "Coffee" for Coffee county instead of "Webster County". Jonathan Webster is spoken of in Tennessee history books as the "Father of Coffee County".
      He served as a Captain in the 47th Regiment in 1815 and held Militia Officers commision in Beford County Tennessee.
      The Websters owned thousands of acres of land in coffe, Bedford and the then Warren county, along with his brother and sons. Some of their land possibly came through land grants from Johathan serving in the military earlier.
      About 1831, Jonathan built a large grist mill on the Noah's Fork careek somewhere behind charles Brantley's home on the Cheatham springs road. the Branley's found one of the large flat stones and incorparted it into their patio behind their home.
      Jonathan's second marriage after Mary died in 1834, was to Nancy C. Shockley on Aug. 21, 1835. No children for this marriage has been found.
      Ref: Gerry Schofield

      Marriage: from 1997 notes of Gerry Schofield

      In 1840 Census in Coffee County Tennessee listed with a male age 30-40, himself being listed age 60-70, 2 females between age 20-30

      Death: from Findagrave
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      Birth: 
      Mar. 19, 1779
      Virginia, USA
      Death: 
      Dec. 5, 1842

      Husband of, Mary Ewell Webster.

      Lieutenant Colonel Commander, Jonathan S. Webster - 47th Tennessee Regiment.
      Jonathan S. Webster, served four terms in the General Assembly from 1813 - 1837. State Senator and Speaker of the Tennessee Senate - 1836.

      Jonathan S. Webster, a close friend of, Andrew Jackson and a hero of the War of 1812, and the Creek Indian War. Many in the Legislature wanted to name the new county Webster in honor of, Jonathan Webster, the Speaker of the Senate, and, a resident of the Noah Community. In the end the name Coffee won out by one vote.

      Gravestone Inscription -
      "Father of Coffee County" "Born - Virginia -
      State Senator - 1836"

      Military Source -
      Record of Commissions of Officers in the Tennessee Militia - 1815.
      Published by - Tennessee Historical Society. 
       
      Burial:
      Webster Cemetery
      Coffee County
      Tennessee, USA
       
      Bapt: Proxey, William Henry Winn