Webster, Alonzo, Dd
Webster, Alonzo, D.D.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Weston, Vermont, January 27, 1818. In 1837 he joined the Vermont Conference. He was presiding elder four years, and for four years agent of the American Bible Society. During the war he was chaplain. In 1865 he was sent to South Carolina to extend the work among the colored people. He was the founder and first president of Claflin University and served seventeen years in this field as presiding elder, and was such at the time of his death, August 1, 1887. He was a member of six General Conferences, editor and proprietor of the Charleston Advocate, the Southeastern Advocate, and the Methodist Messenger successively. See Minutes of Annual Conferences (Spring), 1888, page 99