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Webster, Alonzo
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 44, credited to Weston, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF, 16th VT INF
Service: comn Chaplain, 16th VT INF, 10/16/62 (10/22/62), m/o 8/10/63; comn Chaplain, 6th VT INF, 10/3/63 (10/3/63), m/o 10/28/64; Methodist

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VITALS
Birth: 1818, Weston, VT
Death: 08/01/1887

Burial: Morningside Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: 6
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 12462251
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Davis Collection
College?: Newbury Seminary date?
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None
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BURIAL:
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Morningside Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT

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Portrait

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Biography

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

Webmaster's note: Rev. Webster was actually the founder of Claflin Univeristy in addition to being it first president. See BlackPast.org and Wikipedia articles about the school.