Contributed by Seward R. Osborne
Jonathan Brown Webster was born in September 1824 in New York City, NY, the son of Samuel Webster (b. August 11, 1798 in Freehold, Greene Co, NY) and Eliza Brown (1801-1843), who were married February 17, 1822. Jonathan married Catherine A. Tryon (June 3, 1830 - October 31, 1911). Jonathan was a miller, a merchant and a hotel proprietor during his lifetime. He owned the Webster House in Cairo, NY. On November 10, 1852, he was appointed Captain in the 28th New York State Militia. Later, he was commissioned Captain, Company A, 20th New York State Militia. During the Civil War Jonathan enrolled at Kingston, Ulster County, NY to serve for three months. He was mustered in as Captain, Company A, 20th New York State Militia on April 23, 1861 and mustered out August 2, 1861, at Kingston. Jonathan died June 30, 1907 at Cairo, aged 82 years 9 months and is buried in Cairo Cemetery in Greene Co, NY.
Captain Jonathan Brown Webster and his wife, of Cairo.
On reverse: An artistic picture of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan B. Webster. This picture was taken by my nephew C.C. Webster. We are sitting under the sycamore tree in front of house, and is taken looking out or down to the bridge. The house is E.C. Stevens store by the bridge.
The Webster House, Cairo, NY
Jonathan Brown Webster
Captain Jonathan B. Webster's discharge paper
Letter from Captain Jonathan B. Webster to Adjutant Jacob Brodhead Hardenbergh, 20th New York State Militia.
Capt. Jonathan Webster's civil war dress paulettes