Age: 44, credited to Weston, VTVITALS
Birth: 1818, Weston, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Morningside Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
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Alonzo Webster … was born at Weston, Vermont, and received his education at the Newbury Seminary. He chose the profession of the ministry for his life work, and became a clergyman in the Methodist Episcopal denomination; his first charge was at Brattleboro, later at Greenfield, and subsequently at Northfield and Chesterfield, New Hampshire.
At all these places he preached the gospel with a marked degree of success. Mr. Webster was the editor of the Vermont Christian Messenger of Northfield and was presiding elder of the Springfield district for several years. During the war of the rebellion he served as chaplain of the Sixteenth and Sixth Regiments, Vermont Infantry, and toward the close of the war as chaplain of the Sloane Hospital, Montpelier. At the close of the war, his health failing him, he went south, where he located permanently and became the presiding elder for the district of South Carolina. He also acted in the capacity of president of the Claflin University at Orangeburg, South Carolina.
Mr. Webster was united in marriage to Miss Laure Ann Peaslee, who was born at Washington, Vermont, and three children were born to them… The father of these children died August 15, 1887, aged sixty-nine years, and his wife died at the age of sixty years.
Hiram Carleton, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont (The Lewis Publishing Company, New York, 1903), i-355