Cynthia Steele Webster
In April 1796, Cynthia was in Albany where she married printer and publisher Charles R. Webster, the widower of her late older sister. These Websters were members (Cynthia actually joined in 1810) of the the First Presbyterian church. By 1811, their marriage had produced at least seven children, two of whom were buried from their church in 1808 and 1809.
Beginning in 1813, the city directories described her as the Manager of the Albany Ladies Society.
Cynthia lost her husband in July 1834. Widow Cynthia Steele Webster died in Albion, Orleans County in December 1848. She had lived seventy-eight years. Their youngest son was a prominent Albany cleric.
Sources: The life of Cynthia Steele Webster has not been assigned a CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 2/15/12