History of Greene
SAMUEL WEBSTER, a successful farmer and
stock-dealer, Rutan, Penn., was born in
county, November 23,
1833. He is a son of John and Elizabeth
Webster. The former was a native of New Jersey, and the latter of Greene County, Penn.,
where they were
married and remained until about the year 1868, at which time they
moved to Iowa,
where Mr. Webster
departed this life, November 9, 1871. His
widow then returned to Greene
County, and died
1874. They were the parents of twelve
children, eleven of whom are living. In
1856, Samuel Webster married Lucinda Goodwin, a native of Center Township,
and daughter of John Goodwin, now deceased.
By this married Mr. Webster is the father of two children, one
Mary E., wife of Andrew Johnson, and John, deceased.
Mrs. Webster departed this life in 1860. Mr.
Webster was afterwards married, September
29, 1863, to Nancy Higinbotham, who was born in West Virginia, October 7, 1834. Her parents were Thomas and Lucretia
Higinbotham, who departed this life in West Virginia. Mr.
and Mrs. Webster are the parents of eight children—Lucinda J., wife of
W. Jacobs; William W., Anna M., Samuel H., Bertha B., Maggie A., John
I. and Adolphus
S. Having been reared on a farm, Mr.
Webster has devoted his whole attention to farming and stock-dealing,
about 425 acres of land in Greene County, besides hotel property at
Station, Penn. He is one of the
enterprising and industrious business men of Center Township. Mr. and Mrs. Webster are leading members in
History of Greene County,
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago.
Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County,
Biographies Project –
Date of Transcription: 18 June 2007
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