BIRTH AND PARENTAGE--BOYHOOD--EARLY EDUCATION--ENTERS DARTMOUTH COLLEGE.
NEAR the centre of New Hampshire, where two moderate rivers unite, and form the Merrimac, a company of persons from Kingston, after the peace of 1763, obtained from the royal governor of the province a grant of a township of land, to which the name of Stevenstown was first given, from the name of Colonel Stevens, their leader. Among these persons was Ebenezer Webster, who was born in Kingston in 1739, the son of a farmer and freeholder of the same name. Like many of the young men of New England, he, in early life, enlisted in the provincial troops, raised to take part in the French War; and became a private in one of the companies of "Rangers," which were commanded by Major Robert Rogers, and which
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Publication information: Book title: Life of Daniel Webster. Volume: 1. Contributors: George Ticknor Curtis - Author. Publisher: D. Appleton and Company. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1870. Page number: 1.
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