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Ezra4 Brainerd

( Ezra4,   Josiah3,   William2,   Daniel1 )



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Born:  Aug. 17, 1744,  in Haddam Neck, CT.
Mother:  Hannah Spencer  Born: Sept. 9, 1709,  daughter of Nathaniel Spencer
Siblings: Sarah,  Josiah,  Chiliab,  Hannah,  Eliphaz,  Israel,  Prudence,  Susannah
Married: (1)  Jerusha Smith,  Born:  Feb. 25,  1743-44  Died:  Oct. 11,  1811
                daughter of Lieut. David Smith and Dorothy (Brainerd) Smith
On:  Aug. 31,  1762
Married: (2)  Bethia (Higgins) (Post) Wilder  Born:  Nov. 14,  1754  Died:  May 2,  1827
                daughter of Cornelius and Sarah (Hawes) Higgins
On:  Dec. 26,  1811
Married: (3)  Mrs. Lucretia (Post) Post,  daughter of Joseph and Mary (Denison) Post
On:  May 21,  1827
Noted For:  His good sense and his fair moral religious character
                    Elected deacon of the Middle Haddam Congregational Church - Nov. 27,  1771
                    Represented Haddam in General Assembly of Connecticut

Died:  April 7,  1837


Children:  (All born in Middle Haddam, CT)

i.Fredericb. Jan. 24, 1763
ii.Olive b. July 5, 1764
iii.Dolly b. Apr. 24, 1766d. Aug 4, 1766
iv.Dolly b. July 24, 1767
v.Ezra b. May 11, 1769
vi.Lucy b. Aug. 13, 1771d. Sept. 13, 1771
vii.Israel b. Sept. 14, 1772
viii.David b. Jan. 17, 1775
ix.Joseph Spencer b. Dec. 7, 1776
x.Calvin b. Sept. 23, 1778
xi.______b. Dec. 1780d. at birth
xii.Jerusha b. March 10, 1783 d. March 18, 1783
xiii.Jerusha b. March 22, 1785
xiv.Clarissa b. March 24, 1788





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From the out-of-copyright The Genealogy Of The Brainerd-Brainard Family In America 1649-1908
By Lucy Abigail Brainard


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