Descendants of Samuel* Webster


2. Samuel* Spink Webster

St. Andrews's East Protestant Cemetery records state age of 88 yearsat death.

"In his youth, he was clerk in the store of his uncle, Peter Spink, atSt. Denis. In 1850, he was married to Amelia Gardner, and the sameyear he bought the lot at Cushing where he now lives; several years ofhis life have been spent as a pilot on the Ottawa. He has sevenchildren - one son and six daughters." [History of Argenteuil]

1871 Census - Quebec District 96 Argenteuil, Sub-District ChathamEnumerators Division No. 1, page 18, line 6, dwelling 57 familes 57:
Webster, Samuel/M/age 45/province of birth Quebec/religion Church ofScotland/origin Scotch/occupation farmer/widowed

1881 Census - Quebec District 96 Argenteuil, Sub-District ChathamEnumerators Division No.1; page 36 line 9, house 152 family 152.
Webster, Samuel/M/age 55/province of birth Quebec/ religion C. Presb./origin English/ occupation farmer/ widowed
LeRoy, Euphemia/F/ age 78/ country of birth Scotland/ religion C.Presb./ origin Scotch/ widow.

1901 Census - Quebec District 137 Argenteuil; s. District No. C; pageunknown, family 44
Webster, Samuel/M/colour white/Head of family/widow/dob: Nov. 171826/age 75/ place of birth Quebec/can speak French/mother tongueEnglish

Census transcriptions from Doreen Davidson.

His son William died young from drowning in a well, and his other sonPeter must have died before getting married since "the girls in thefamily were asked to name a boy "Webster" in order to keep the familyname alive." [Doreen Davidson]

Parish Register of St. Andrew's East d'Argenteuil (Anglican)1822-1836 film
C2905 (MG8 G27 Volume 6)
pages 189-190
Samuel Spink, son of Samuel Webster of the township of Chatham,merchant and
Euphemia Spink, his wife, born the twenty-seventh of November,eighteen hundred
and twenty-five and baptized the twenty-fifth of June, Eighteenhundred and
twenty-six. James Chapman, uncle, John Wade, friend and EllenChapman, aunt,
being sponsors:
Wm. Abbott. Rector
Samuel Webster
Euphemia Webster
[Doreen Davidson]

1881 Canadian Census:

Census Place: Chatham, Argenteuil, Quebec, Canada
Source: FHL Film 1375860 NAC C-13224 Dist 96 SubDist C Div 1 Page36 Family 152
Sex Marr Age Origin Birthplace
Samuel WEBSTER M W 55 English Q <Quebec>
Occ: Farmer Religion: C. Presbyterian
Merian H. WEBSTER F 24 English Q <Quebec>
Religion: C. Presbyterian
Elisabeth C. WEBSTER F 22 English Q <Quebec>
Religion: C. Presbyterian
Ellen J... WEBSTER F 19 English Q <Quebec>
Religion: C. Presbyterian
Peter S. WEBSTER M 16 English Q <Quebec>
Occ: Son Religion: C. Presbyterian
Maria M. WEBSTER F 14 English Q <Quebec>
Religion: C. Presbyterian
Ephemia LEROY F W 78 Scottish Scotland
Religion: C. Presbyterian

Amelie* Desjardins

St. Andrew's East Protestant Cemetery headstone shows name as "AmeliaDes Jardins". Also shows age at death to be 36 years. Note that thetranscriptions of St. Andrew's cemetery headstones mistakenly listsher age on the tombstone as 26.

In "History of Argenteuil" she is called "Amelia Gardner" presumablyan anglisized version of "Amelie Desjardins".

Shows in the 1861 Census as age 32, born in Lower Canada. That wouldmake a birth date of about 1829 which is different than the 1834calculated from her headstone date.

"Their first three children were baptized at Notre dame des SeptDouleurs at Grenville. Amelia is referred to as "Marie LouiseDesjardin" of that parish." [Dorreen Davidson, 2001]

8. Elizabeth Catherine (Lizzie) Webster

St. Andrew's East Protestant Cemetery records state age at death to be43 years.

name of husband may have been Morrison - may be a confusion betweenAlexander Gray who married Elizabeth Catherine Douglas

1871 Census shows age 12

1881 Census shows age 22

1901 Census - Quebec District 137 Argenteuil; S. District No. C;family 44
Webster, Elisabeth C/ F / colour white / relationship to head of house- daughter / single / dob 11 March 1861 / age 40 / place of birth,Quebec / origin English / religion Presbt./ occupation farmer / canread/ can write / can speak English / mother tongue English

- census information transcribed by Doreen Davidson

10. Peter Samuel Webster

1871 Census - Quebec District 96 Aregenteuil; Sub-District ChathamEnumerators Division No. 1; page 18, line 12; dwelling 57 families 57:
Webster, Peter / M / age 6 / province of birth Quebec / religion C. ofScotland / origin Scotch

1881 Census
Webster, Peter S. / M / age 16 / province of birth Quebec / religionC. Presb. / origin English

12. William Webster

Died from accidental drowning in a well.

1871 Census - shows Webster, William / M / age 2 / province of birthQuebec / religion Church of Scotland / origin Scotch
[transcribed by Doreen Davidson]

Headstone (same stone as mother Amelie Desjardins) in St. Andrews EastProtestant Cemetary shows death date to be April 18, 1872 and showsdeath to be at age 4.

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