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Early Brainerd-Brainard Marriages



The marriages on this page were transcribed by Jane Devlin from the sources listed.
I would like to thank Jane for her hard work and willingness to share with other researchers



From "Early Connecticut Marriages" by Frederick Bailey 1896-1901
Marriages performed by Rev. Eleazer May
Between 1756 and 1799
Congregational Church of Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT



BRAINERD Grooms:
_________ Brainard & Anner Burr   1784
Daniel Brainerd & Susannah Clark   Jun 1773
Frederick Brainerd & Anne Brainerd   Oct 1786
Gideon Jr. Brainerd & Hepsibah Hubbard   1790
Heber Brainerd & Martha Tyler   1796
Jabez Jr Brainerd & Deborah Brainerd   13 Sep 1764
James Brainerd & Edetha Hubbard   1790
Jephthah Brainerd & Anne Fisk   20 Dec 1770
Jesse Brainerd & Mary Thomas   23 May 1776
John Brainerd & Hanah Hubbard   5 Dec 1776
Josiah Brainerd & Abigail Lewis   4 Jun 1777
Nehemiah Brainerd & Sarah Brainerd   15 Nov 1763
William Brainerd & Lydia Smith   May 1774
William Brainerd & Susannah Tyler   Mar 1782

BRAINERD Brides:
Oliver Welles & Ann Brainerd   2 May 1765
Thomas Jr. Shailor & Ann Brainerd   Nov 1781   "widow Ann Brainerd"
Frederick Brainerd & Anne Brainerd   Oct 1786
Curtis Smith & Arsenah Brainerd   Jan 1789
Huntington May & Clara Brainerd   7 Jun 1795
David Spencer & Damaris Brainerd   May 1788
Jabez Jr Brainerd & Deborah Brainerd   13 Sep 1764
John Church & Dorothy Brainerd   Mar 1782   "widow Dorothy Brainerd"
Abraham Spencer & Dursilla Brainerd   15 Mar 1771
Joshua Brooks & Elizabeth Brainerd   16 Nov 1762
John Brooks & Esther Brainerd   6 Oct 1768
William Smith & Esther Brainerd   13 Oct 1767
David Smith & Hannah Brainerd   21 Feb 1765
John Mahans & Huldah Brainerd   Oct 1772   "John Mahans (?) of Hartford"
Simon Smith & Huldah Brainerd   Mar 1799
Ezra Shailor & Jerusha Brainerd   11 Nov 1762
Cephas Selden & Martha Brainerd   Dec 1778
Arnold Haxelton & Mindwell Brainerd   Aug 1777
John Hubbard & Phebe Brainerd   Jan 1782
James Jr. Childs & Prudence Brainerd   Apr 1786
Nehemiah Brainerd & Sarah Brainerd   15 Nov 1763
Frederick Smith & Sarah Brainerd   July 1780



Middlesex County Marriage Records
From the out-of-copyright volumes of
"Early Connecticut Marriages
As found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800"
By Rev. Frederick W. Bailey


From Vol 6, c. 1904, East Haddam, First Congregational Church
Minister's name not listed


Daniel Brainerd & Esther Gates   15 Aug 1751
Timothy Brainerd & Mary Smith   24 Oct 1754
John Persivell & Mary Brainerd   7 Nov 1754
Dudley Brainerd & Mindwell Ackley   13 Nov 1754   "Dudley Brainerd of Middle Haddam"
Eleazer Brainerd & Mary Bate   2 Oct 1755
Abner Brainerd & Elizabeth Champion   29 Dec 1756
Joel Cone & Hannah Brainerd   9 Jun 1757
George Jr. Cone & Elizabeth Brainerd   21 May 1761
Abner Brainerd & Elizabeth Burr   16 Nov 1761
Asaal Brainerd & Experience Ackley   30 Mar 1763   "Asaal Brainerd of Middle Haddam"
Amasa Brainerd & Jedida Osborn   22 Dec 1763

Jonathan (Capt.) Olburd & Mary Brainerd   21 Nov 1765
"Capt. Jonathan Olburd (Olvard or Alvord) & the widow Mary Brainerd"

David Brainerd Spencer & Huldah Brainerd   2 Feb 1769

Same church & source; Marriages recorded by Rev. Elijah Parsons 1772 - 1800

Joshua (Capt.) Brainerd & Martha Cone   31 Oct 1773
"Capt. Joshua Brainerd of Chatham & widow Martha Cone"

Ebenezer Jr. Cone & Mary Brainerd   7 Nov 1773   "widow Mary Brainerd"

John Brainerd & [not given] Smith --- [not given]
"No date is given, record is listed between ones from 17 Mar 1775 & 24 May 1775;
bride's given name is blank"

Joshua Brainerd & Elizabeth Gates   May 1775
Noadiah Emmons & Elizabeth Brainerd   1 May 1777
Ephraim Fuller & Mary Brainerd   15 May 1777
Daniel White & Hannah Brainerd   31 Aug 1780
[not given] Johnson & Esther Brainerd   1781 "------ Johnson of Killingworth"
Watrous Beckwith & Mary Brainerd   Mar 1782
David Brainerd & Rachel Smith   5 Jun 1783

Joshua Jr. Brainerd & [not given] Foster   Mar 1783
"Joshua Brainerd Jr., & ----- Foster of Chatham"

David Brainerd (Capt.) Spencer & Mary Fuller   24 Jun 1783
David B. Hollister & Dorothy Brainerd   26 Mar 1787
Bezaleel Jr. Brainerd & Lydia Deming   21 Oct 1787
Calvin Spencer & Mehitable Brainerd   1 Nov 1789
Oliver Warner & Charity Brainerd   6 Jun 1790
Abner Brainerd & Lucy Fuller   24 Apr 1791   "Abner Brainerd of Chatham"

Isaac Ackley & Mary Brainerd   2 Jan 1792
"said to be Abigail Brainerd, widow of Joshua Brainerd"

Jonathan (Capt.) Kilborn & Elizabeth Brainerd   23 Jan 1793
"Widow of Lieut. Abner Brainerd"

Darius Gates & Anna Brainerd   7 Oct 1799
Joseph S. Brainerd & Hannah Hungerford   25 May 1800
Sylvester Williams & Polly Brainerd   7 Sep 1800




"Early Connecticut Marriages
As found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800" Vol 2
by Rev. Frederick W. Bailey, 1898
Cromwell Congregational Church, formerly the 2nd Church of Middletown


Marriages by Rev. Edward Ellis

Josiah Brainard & Lois Barnes   18 May 1769


Marriages by Greshom Bulkley

Abner Jr. Smith & Anna Brainard   24 Aug 1794
Jabez Brainard & Abigail Williams   15 Nov 1795




Early Connecticut Marriages
As found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800, Vol 1
Rev. Frederick W. Bailey, 1896
East Haddam, Millington Church Records


Jared Brainerd & Sybil Bate   19 Apr 1763
Gilbert Homes & Sally Brainard   12 Jul 1791
Aaron Cone Palmer & Arzubah Brainerd   1 May 1796
John Parmele & Prudence Brainerd   19 Sep 1798 "John Parmele of Saybrook"




Vol 1 of the Land Records of Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT.
(very few of these records gave the maiden name of the bride)



Abijah Brainerd & & Esther ( -------) 28 Dec 1727
Benjamin Brainerd & & Mary ( -------) 16 Feb 1738/9
Benjamin Brainerd & & Mary ( -------) 19 Dec 1745
Caleb Brainerd & & Elizabeth ( -------) 1 May 1701
Daniel Brainerd & & Mary ( -------) 25 Apr 1733
Daniel Brainerd & & Susanna( -------) [ ] Jun [ ]
Elijah Brainerd & Mary ( -------) 28 Sep 1699
Elijah Jr. Brainerd & Phebe ( -------) 4 Apr 1732
Elijah Brainerd & Margaret ( -------) 6 Sep 1738

William Markham & Esther Brainerd 7 Dec 1737
Esther was the widow of William Jr.

Gideon Brainerd & Sarah (Selden) 24 Nov 1727
Heber Brainerd & Esther ( -------) 28 Feb 1744/5
Hezekiah Brainerd & Dorothy (Mrs. Mason) 1 Oct 1707
Hezekiah 2nd Brainerd & Mary ( -------) 26 Jan 1730/1
Jabez Brainerd & Hannah ( -------) 15 Oct 1739
Jacob Brainerd & Thankfull ( -------) 4 Feb 1730/1 or 4 Feb 1733/4
James Brainerd & Deborah ( -------) 1 Apr 1696
James Brainerd & Sarah ( -------) 23 May 1711
James Jr. Brainerd & Anna ( -------) 23 Dec 1717
Jedediah Brainerd & Elizabeth ( -------) 23 Dec 1742
Joseph Brainerd & Mindwell ( -------) 26 Oct 1731
Josiah Brainerd & Sarah ( -------) 15 Feb 1735/6
Josiah Brainerd & Hannah ( -------) 12 Sep 1738
Moses Pond & Mary Brainerd 7 Jan 1718/9
Nathan Brainerd & Ruth ( -------) 25 Oct 1739
Nathan Brainerd & Sarah ( -------) 17 Jan 1743
Nathaniel Brainerd & Sarah ( -------) 8 Apr 1742
Phinehas Brainerd & Jerusha ( -------) 9 Nov 1741
Samuel Brainerd & Esther ( -------) 31 Oct 1734
William Brainerd & Sarah ( -------) 3 Dec 1698
William Jr. Brainerd & Esther ( -------) 5 Jan 1725/6
Moses Pond & Mary Brainerd 7 Jan 1718/9




Early Connecticut Marriages
As found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800, Vol 1
Rev. Frederick W. Bailey, 1896
Chester (earlier a section of Saybrook), 3rd Congregational Church records


Noadiah Brainard & Lylvina Southworth --- 11 Feb 1799
"Noadiah Brainard of East Haddam & Lylvina Southworth of Haddam"



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