William Webster II or III died in 1750?

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The profiles for William Webster II and his son William Webster III both list the same death date (09 August 1750).  This seems very improbable.  So which of them actually died on that date.  Apparently no known children for William Webster III, so perhaps he died on that date in 1750 shortly after his 1749 marriage?  I've seen a death date 09 June 1774, but was that William Webster II or William Webster III?
WikiTree profile: William Webster
in Genealogy Help by Kenneth Kinman G2G6 Pilot (116k points)

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Name: William Webster
Death Date: 9 Aug 1750
Death Date on Image: 09 Sixth 1750
Death Place: Union, New Jersey
Spouse: Susanna Webster
Event Type: Death 
Monthly Meeting: Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meetings
Historical Meeting Data: Search for this monthly meeting in the 'Quaker Monthly Meetings Index'
Yearly Meeting: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
Meeting State: New Jersey
Meeting County: Union

Source Citation

Swarthmore College; Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Births 1705-1901 Deaths -1705-1908 Marriages, 1712-1885; Collection: Quaker Meeting Records; Call Number: MR Ph:660

by Living Poole G2G Astronaut (1.4m points)
selected by Kenneth Kinman
Thanks Marion,  yes I found a photograph of the 1750 death record showing his wife was Susannah.  I've added it as a source for William Webster II.
Name: William Webster
Birth Date: abt 1722
Death Age: 69
Death Date: 13 Apr 1791
Death Date on Image: 13 Fourth 1791
Death Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Event Type: Death 
Monthly Meeting: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
Historical Meeting Data: Search for this monthly meeting in the 'Quaker Monthly Meetings Index'
Type (Orthodox or Hicksite): Pre-Separation
Yearly Meeting: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
Meeting State: Pennsylvania
Meeting County: Philadelphia

Source Citation

Haverford College; Haverford, Pennsylvania; Minutes, 1780-1798; Collection: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Minutes; Call Number: A1.4

Marion,  Thank you so much for the help.  This is exactly what I was looking for.
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I found the death record for 09 August 1750, and it says husband of Susanna, so it is William Webster II.  I've added that death record to his sources.    As for the 09 June 1774 date, that might actually belong to Moses Webster (brother of William Webster II).
by Kenneth Kinman G2G6 Pilot (116k points)
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I found a death record for a William Webster for 04 November 1776.  Unfortunately no spouse or parents are listed.  I suspect this may well be William Webster III.  


by Kenneth Kinman G2G6 Pilot (116k points)
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William Webster who died on 13 April 1791 in Pennsylvania was actually born in Pennsylvania to William Webster and Sarah James.  He is about the same age as our William Webster III, but is a different man.  So I am assuming that William Webster III was the one who died in 1776.
by Kenneth Kinman G2G6 Pilot (116k points)
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I couldn't find a New Jersey will abstract for any William Webster 1670-1785, though he/they witnessed a few wills.

There are some land records but men with the name, but I don't think they are for them.

Shotwell's Annals page 12 lists no DOD for William II, with William III on page 13 born 27d 7m 1723, married to Mary Thorn in 1749, dying in 1750.

I would look in the ratables (tax) index for them, but the Library is still closed.

You might want to have a look at some of the county histories listed on Sources-New Jersey. 

Sidebar--Ancestry is a pain for some of these early New Jersey Quaker meetings, the only records you can find are  compilations of dates compiled long after the fact (sometimes 150 years later), like the ones listed in other answers.

by H Husted G2G6 Mach 8 (84.4k points)

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