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Robert Webster (1650) / Susanna Treat Webster

Name: Robert Webster

Birth: England, probably at or near Pitminster, Somersetshire; date unknown. (The Treat Family/Treat, 1893)

Emigration: To Cambridge, Mass. in 1634; to Hartford 1636 (Webster Family in Conn./Webster, 1915); to Middletown before November 1652; back to Hartford 1664 (FFS) (1660 return to Hartford, accoring to Hale, House, & Related Families/Jacobus, 1952).

Death: May 31, 1676, Middletown, Conn. (Webster Family in Conn./Webster, 1915)

Occupation & Public Service: Townsman; Deputy to the General Court 1653-1659; appointed Lieutenant of the Middletown Train Band, May 1654. In November, 1656, he was chosen Recorder for the town and held this office for about five years. (FFS; Hale, House, & Related Families/Jacobus, 1952)

Marriage: m. Susanna Treat, about 1652, Hartford or Middletown, Conn. (b. (baptised) October 8, 1629, Pitminster, Somerset, England; d. before November 19, 1705, Hartford, Conn.) She was the daughter of Richard Treat and Alice (Gaylard) Treat of Pitminster, Somerset, England and later Wethersfield, Conn. (Hale, House, & Related Families/Jacobus, 1952)

Children: 10 children between 1653-1675.(MVR, BCVR, Webster Family in Conn./Webster, 1915) (Webster Genealogy/Webster, 1836) (See in-depth profile in Member Area for details.)


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The First Meeting House, Middletown, Conn. The engraving below by W.C. Butler was a fanciful illustration for David Field's Centennial Address published in 1853. In 1939 the image was used on the title page of The Log Cabin Myth by Harold R. Shurtleff. Surrounding the engraving are signatures of some of the first settlers as found on wills and deeds by Charles C. Adams in preparation of Middletown Upper Houses (1908).