The heart should be cultivated with more assiduity than the head.
– Noah Webster
born in Hartford, Connecticut, The United States October 16, 1758
died: May 28, 1843
Noah Webster was born on October 16, 1758 in the West Division of Hartford, Connecticut, to an established American family. His father, Noah, Sr. (1722-1813), was a farmer and a sower. His father was a descendant of Connecticut Governor John Webster; his mother, Mercy (née Steele; d. 1794), was a descendant of Governor William Bradford of Plymouth Colony. Noah had two brothers, Abraham (1751-1831) and Charles (b. 1762), and two sisters, Mercy (1749-1820) and Jerusha (1756-1831). His childhood home, the Noah Webster House, is now a National Historic Landmark and a museum.
…For decades, he was one of the most prolific authors in the new nation, publishing textbooks, political essays for his Federalist party, and newspaper articles at a remarkable rate (a modern bibliography of his published works required 655 pages).
The Websters moved back to New Haven in 1798. He then served in the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1800 and 1802-7.