Descendants of Samuel Webster (b. Before 1800)

In this section you will find the descendants of Samuel Webster (b. Before 1800) and Euphemia Spink. Samuel Webster, who resided some place in England, fought under the Duke of Wellington in the battle of Waterloo, and shortly after that came to Canada. He must have stayed some time in Quebec, as it is known that he joined a Masonic Lodge there, later leaving for Montreal where he married Euphemia Spink in 1824.

Euphemia Spink was the daughter of Dr. William Spink and his wife Euphemia Watt. They lived on Perth Road, near Dundee, Scotland. The Doctor kept a drug and grocery store there, having a brother who was surgeon in a British Regiment, and a sister married to a Mr. Patrick. In addition to Euphemia, Dr. Spink's children were John, Ellen, Jane Catherine, Andrew, Thomas, and Peter. All these save Andrew, who stayed with his Uncle and Aunt Patrick, sailed with their parents from Dundee in the brig "Todds" in 1817 and in nine weeks and four days reached Quebec.

In 1824, Samuel and Euphemia came to Greece's Point (Quebec) to settle and while the canal (Carillon) was in process of construction, they opened a grocery store and boarding house. Of their four children, three died in infancy, leaving only one son, Samuel, who in his youth was clerk in the store of his uncle Peter Spink, near St. Eustache. In 1850 he was married to Amelie Desjardins from the same place and came to live on the farm in Cushing. Several years of his life were spent as pilot on the Ottawa River.

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