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Generation No. 1

 

      1.  Deacon Daniel1 Brainerd1 was born Abt. 16412, and died 01 Apr 1715 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT2.  He married (1) Hannah Spencer3,4 Abt. 16644, daughter of Gerard Spencer and Hannah ?.  She was born Abt. 16404, and died Bef. 16914.  He married (2) Elizabeth Wakeman5,6 30 Mar 16937, daughter of Samuel Wakeman and Elizabeth ?.  She was born Abt. 16408.  He married (3) Hannah Spencer9,10 29 Nov 169811, daughter of Thomas Spencer and Sarah Bearding.  She was born 15 Apr 1653 in Hartford, Hartford, CT12.

 

Notes for Deacon Daniel Brainerd:

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Daniel Brainard, or Brainerd, Hartford; removed to Haddam; as early settler there, married, about 1665, Hannah, daughter of Jared Spencer; had Daniel, born 1665 or 6; Hannah, 20 November 1667; James, 1669; Joshua, 1671; William, 1673; Caleb, 1675; Hezekiah, 1682; and Elijah, 1686; was a deacon; and died 1 April 1715 aged 74. Who was his father or where he was born is uncertain. Hannah married, about 1692, Thomas Gates. - A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Families of New England, Vol. I., p. 237.

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Daniel Brainerd, * the progenitor of nearly all of those who bear the name of Brainerd in America, was probably born in Braintree, Essex County, England, near the year 1641 and was brought to this country when about 8 years old and lived with the Wadsworth † family in Hartford, Ct., remaining there until 1662 when with others he took up land and made Haddam his permanent home. . . .

 

Daniel Brainerd's children were baptized in Middletown, about eight miles distant, before permission was granted to the citizens of Haddam by the General Court of Connecticut to build a church and with a settled minister to maintain independent worship, to baptize the children, to perform the marriage ceremony, and to bury the dead. The journey thither was on horseback, following the Indian trail, which became a bridle path, with the wife seated on a pillion, carrying the child in her arms. The children were baptized as "children of ye church of Christ in Lyn (Lynn, Massachusetts) received ye Initiatory seal of ye covenant baptism by virtue of Communion of Churches."

 

Daniel Brainerd, of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, married about 1663 or '64, Hannah Spencer, born about 1641 at Lynn, Massachusetts, daughter of Gerrard and Hannah Spencer of Lynn, Massachusetts, formerly of "The New Town," Cambridge, Massachusetts, afterwards, about 1663 or '64, one of the settlers of Haddam, Connecticut. Mrs. Hannah (Spencer) Brainerd died before 1691, or about that time. He married, second, 30 March 1693, Mrs. Elizabeth (Wakeman) Arnold, born -----, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (-----)Wakeman, formerly of England. Samuel Wakeman died at the Bahama Islands in 1641. Mrs. Arnold was mother of Deacon Arnold. Mrs. Elizabeth (Wakeman) (Arnold) Brainerd died -----. He married, third, 29 November 1698 Mrs. Hannah (Spencer) Sexton, born probably 25 April 1653, and daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Bearding) Spencer, and widow of George Sexton, who was son of George Sexton of Windsor, Connecticut. Deacon Daniel Brainerd died 1 April 1715, æ. 74 years, and is buried in the ancient burying grounds in Haddam, a few rods east of the Court House. Mrs. Hannah (Spencer) (Sexton) Brainerd died -----.

 

Daniel Brainerd's home lot in the town plot was Number 5 1/2 and was bounded west on the main street, north by John Bailie, east on the river, south by Joseph Stannard. The home lots contained about four acres. . . .

 

Daniel Brainerd held many public offices of that day. He was repeatedly honored by reappointment to the office of constable, surveyor, fence viewer, town assessor, collector and justice of the peace, and with others was one appointed to stake out land and to lay out highways. He was elected Commissioner by the General Court in Hartford, Conn., in 1669. . . . He was one of a committee to secure a minister, 1 January 1682, and was elected deacon of the Congregational Church in that place, serving in that capacity through life. . . .

 

The Colonial Records of Connecticut . . . show that Daniel Brainard was present as a deputy to the General Court at the May session, 1692, special session, June, 1692, October session, 1692, 26 sessions between May, 1692 and May, 1706. The same volume also shows that Mr. Daniel Brainard was chosen Justice of the Peace for the county of Hartford at the May session in 1701 and again in May, 1704 and a third time in May 1705. May session, 1692. "This Court do for the present upon good considerations and until further order free Daniel Braynard from training."

 

* The late D. D. Field, in the Brainerd genealogy printed in 1857, stated that the Brained boy lived in the Wyllys family in Hartford. Excepting this statement I (Lucy Abigail Brainerd) have found nothing whatever to support it. Mr. Cephas Brainerd of New York city once said to me that he did not doubt the statement, as Hezekiah Brainerd, who died in Hartford while a member of the Connecticut Legislature, was taken to the house of Hezekiah Wyllis for funeral obsequies. As Hezekiah Wyllis and Hezekiah Brainerd married sisters it was very natural that his body be taken there. He probably stopped there while attending the legislature. I have once seen it in print that he was in the Wadsworth family, but did not take the title of the book in which it was found. Others have seen it, but are unable to state in what book.

 

† The manuscript to which reference is made in other places said he lived in the Wadsworth family. The manuscript was deposited in “The Antiquarian Society of Worcester, Massachusetts,” by J. W. Thornton, Esq., 18 June 1862.

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel), pp. 31-33, 40.

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Daniel Brainerd, the ancestor of the Brainerds in this country, was brought from England when eight years old, to Hartford, Connecticut, where he lived in the Wyllys family until he was of age. He became a proprietor and settler of Haddam about 1662, and was a prosperous, influential, and very respectable man; a justice of the peace in the town, and a deacon in the church.

 

After his settlement here he received a letter from his mother, in which she spelt her name Brainwood, which renders it probable that such was the original name. I have also seen the name thus written in a few instances in old records in this country. He, however, had called his name Brainerd, and this name prevailed. It is most generally spelled Brainerd, both in the records of Haddam and East Haddam; though, like other names, it is spelled sometimes with a difference of one or two letters, as Brainard, Braynard. The pronunciation is more generally uniform than the spelling, Brainerd.

 

The ancestor was twice married; first to Hannah Spencer, daughter of Gerrard Spencer of Lynn, Mass., afterward of Haddam, and after her decease, to the widow Hannah Saxton; and it is tradition that the entire maiden name of this wife was the same as that of the first.

 

He became the greatest landholder in Haddam; owning, besides rights in other places in the Township, about a mile in the northeast part of what lies west of Connecticut river, including what is covered by the present village of Higganum. He died 1 April 1715, and is buried in the ancient burying-ground a few rods east of the Court House.

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd Family (1857), pp. 9-10

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More About Deacon Daniel Brainerd:

Inventory of Estate: Bet. 18 - 19 Apr 1715, £834-10-03, by Nathan Spencer, Gerrard Spencer, Joseph Arnold13

 

More About Daniel Brainerd and Hannah Spencer:

Marriage: Abt. 166414

 

Notes for Elizabeth Wakeman:

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Two husbands: Joseph Arnold; and Deacon Daniel Brainerd, widower of Hannah Spencer.

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By the manuscript, Deacon Arnold’s mother married Daniel Brainwood and Deacon Arnold’s father was Joseph Arnold; and the town records state that his widow married, 30 March 1693, but it does not state who she married. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel), p. 32.

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More About Daniel Brainerd and Elizabeth Wakeman:

Marriage: 30 Mar 169315

 

Notes for Hannah Spencer:

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. . . said to have married (1) George Sexton, (2) Daniel Brainerd and (3) Jonathan Chapman, but the secondary sources are vague and uncertain, and the evidence for these marriages has not been found. - The Great Migration Begins, Vols. I-III., pp.1718-1721.

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There were three early Sextons who had wives of the name of Hannah. Mr. H. W. Brainard, in searching for Sexton records, found that Richard Sexton married, 20 June 1706, Hannah, daughter of Peter Buel (Simsbury records). Richard died 27 March 1714, and his estate was distributed 4 April 1727, at which date the widow Hannah had not married again.

 

Joseph Sexton, son of Thomas the miller at Boston, born 9 May 1656, at Boston, died 1715 Stonington, Connecticut. He married, 15 July 1680, Mrs. Hannah Cheeseboro, born 20 May 1643, daughter of Captain George and Bridget (Thompson) Denison, and widow of Nathaniel Cheeseboro, who died 22 November 1678. Joseph Sexton died the same year that Daniel Brainerd died. Not either of these two Hannahs could have been the third wife of Daniel Brainerd.

 

Hannah, the widow of George Sexton, Junior, of Hartford, Westfield, and Newtown, Long Island, and probably daughter of Sergeant Thomas Spencer, was undoubtedly the third wife of Daniel Brainerd. I have so placed it. Other investigators may be able to find facts I have been unable to discover to prove or disprove the statement.

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel), p. 32.

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More About Daniel Brainerd and Hannah Spencer:

Marriage: 29 Nov 169815

     

Children of Daniel Brainerd and Hannah Spencer are:

+      2                 i.    Deacon Daniel2 Brainerd, born 02 Mar 1665/66 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 28 Jan 1742/43.

+      3                ii.    Hannah Brainerd, born 20 Nov 1667 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 07 Sep 1750 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

+      4               iii.    Deacon James Brainerd, born 02 Jun 1669 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 10 Feb 1742/43 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

+      5               iv.    Captain Joshua Brainerd, born 20 Jul 1672 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 13 May 1755 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

+      6                v.    Lieutenant William Brainerd, born 30 Mar 1674 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died Aft. 11 Sep 1747.

+      7               vi.    Sergeant Caleb Brainerd, born 20 Nov 1675 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 11 Aug 1742 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

+      8              vii.    Elijah Brainerd, born Bef. 26 May 1678 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 20 Apr 1740.

+      9             viii.    Hon. Hezekiah Brainerd, born 24 May 1681 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 24 May 1727 in Hartford, Hartford, CT.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

      2.  Deacon Daniel2 Brainerd (Daniel1)16 was born 02 Mar 1665/66 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT16, and died 28 Jan 1742/4317.  He married Susannah Ventres18 Abt. 168819, daughter of William Ventres and Elizabeth ?.  She was born Abt. 1669 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT19, and died 26 Jan 1754 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT19,20.

 

Notes for Deacon Daniel Brainerd:

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Daniel Brainerd, East Haddam; son of the first Daniel; by wife, Susanna, daughter, perhaps, of William Ventris, had Susanna, born 9 August 1689; Daniel, 28 September 1690; Hannah, 12 June 1694; Noadiah, 4 April 1697; Stephen, 27 February 1699; Bezaleel, 17 April 1701; Mary, 10 September 1703; was deacon; and died 28 January 1743. - A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Vol. I., p. 237.

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Daniel Brainerd, Junior (Daniel) of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, about 1688, Susannah Ventres, born about 1669, in Haddam, Connecticut, baptized 21 May 1704, daughter of William and Elizabeth (-----) Ventres of the same place; she joined the church 5 February 1720/1. He was a farmer, locating on the east side of Connecticut River, a mile north of East Haddam Landing, near a spring of water at the southern end of Creek Row, where his descendant, Darius Brainerd, lived and died. The property (1890) is owned by another descendant, Willim Orrin Brainerd. He was collector, 21 May 1688; surveyor the same year, and in 1692; constable in 1693. He was elected deacon in the Congregational Church in East Haddam, in 1725, which office he held during life. He was often chosen committee for laying out of lands in East Haddam, and was chosen one of the proprietor's committee, 5 January 1782 (1728?). At a town meeting held in East Haddam, 21 September 1724, Captain Daniel Brainerd and Lieutenant Joshua Brainerd were of the committee chosen to build a church. He was several times chosen representative to the General Court, at its semi-yearly sessions, which were held alternatively at Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut, nearly continuously, from May 1726 to May 1734. Deacon Daniel Brainerd died 28 January 1742/3, or, by his headstone, 28 February 1742/3, æ. 77 years. Mrs. Susannah Brainerd died 26 January 1754, in her 86th year. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel), p. 41.

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More About Deacon Daniel Brainerd:

Occupation: Farmer21

Residence: East Haddam, Middlesex, CT21

 

More About Susannah Ventres:

Baptism: 21 May 170421

Joined Church: 05 Feb 1720/2121

 

More About Daniel Brainerd and Susannah Ventres:

Marriage: Abt. 168821

     

Children of Daniel Brainerd and Susannah Ventres are:

+      10               i.    Susannah3 Brainerd, born 09 Aug 1689 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 06 Feb 1745/46.

+      11              ii.    Daniel Brainerd, born 28 Sep 1690 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 28 Sep 1728.

+      12             iii.    Hannah Brainerd, born 12 Jun 1694 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 20 Mar 1743/44.

+      13             iv.    Deacon Noadiah Brainerd, born 04 Apr 1697 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 30 Sep 1747 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

+      14              v.    Stephen Brainard, born 27 Feb 1699/00 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 30 Mar 1794.

+      15             vi.    Captain Bezaleel Brainerd, born 17 Apr 1701 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 09 Oct 1749 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

+      16            vii.    Mary Brainerd, born 10 Sep 1703 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 16 Apr 1742.

 

 

      3.  Hannah2 Brainerd (Daniel1)22,23 was born 20 Nov 1667 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT24,25, and died 07 Sep 1750 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT26,27.  She married Deacon Thomas Gates28,29 03 Oct 169230, son of George Gates and Sarah Olmsted.  He was born 21 Jan 1663/64 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT30,31, and died 20 Apr 1734 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT32,33.

 

Notes for Hannah Brainerd:

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Hannah Brainerd (Daniel), born 20 November 1667, in Haddam, Connecticut; married 3 October 1692, Thomas Gates, born 21 January 1664-65, in Haddam, Connecticut, son of George and Sarah (Olmsted) Gates, of the same place. He was chosen proprietors' clerk, and filled the office till his death, his last record being dated 6 March 1734. This office was equivalent to that of town clerk. The records of the east side of the town were kept separately from those on the west side (Haddam). He was chosen justice of the peace in 1704, and held the office till his death. He represented the town in the legislature of his state for twenty-two sessions, from May 1703 to October 1738, and after the division of the town of East Haddam from Haddam, which was in 1734. He was elected deacon of the Congregational Church in that place in 1704, and retained the office during his life. He was called Captain.

 

Deacon Thomas Gates died 20 April 1734, æ. 69 years, in East Haddam, Connecticut. The inscription on his tombstone is as follows: "Here lieth the body of Thomas Gates, Justice of the Peace." Mrs. Hannah (Brainerd) Gates died 7 September 1750, in the same place, ae. nearly 83 years. The following inscription was found on her gravestone: "Here lies interred the body of Mrs. Hannah Gates, relict of Thomas Gates, Esq., who departed this life Sept. 17, 1750, in the 83d yr. of her age." Her body lies in the Cove burying ground a mile north of East Haddam Landing.

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel), p. 39.

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More About Hannah Brainerd:

Burial: East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Old Cove Burying Ground)33

Joined Church: 12 Nov 170433

 

Notes for Deacon Thomas Gates:

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Thomas Gates, East Haddam, second son of George, married about 1692, Hannah, daughter of deacon Daniel Brainerd, had Thomas, born 3 October 1693; Daniel, 26 May 1695; Jeremiah, 17 March 1697; Hannah, 1 June 1699, died at 14 years; Esther, born 24 February 1701, died at 19 years; Mary, 29 August 1703; George, 17 November 1705; and Joshua, 26 April 1708; was town clerk, captain, deacon, representative 1725. and died 20 April 1734. His widow died 7 September 1750. - A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Vol. II., p. 236.

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Thomas Gates (George), born 21 January 1663/4 in Haddam, Connecticut, married Hannah Brainerd, born in Haddam, 20 November 1667, daughter of Deacon Daniel Brainerd and his wife Hannah Spencer. She was admitted to full communion in the First Church of East Haddam, 12 November 1704. He was one of the first deacons of the First Church, having been chosen with his brother-in-law, Daniel Cone, husband of his sister Mary, when the church was formed in 1704. They were ordained to their office as indicated by the following extracts from the records of the church:

 

"March 7, 1704, Capt. Thomas Gates and Danl. Cone were ordained or established in yr. office of Deacons."

 

"June 16, 1707, at a meeting of the proprietors of Haddam on the East Side they did by their vote appoint and ordain Deacon Thomas Gates, by virtue of his clerk's oath, to take charge of the proprietor's book, to enter all grants and acts and determinations that the proprietors shall order to be recorded, and to give true copies under his office oath for the time being."

 

The sentence next following the one above is in the handwriting of Deacon Thomas Gates, and from that time until 6 March 6 1734, he kept all of the records of the proprietors and the town except for a very few pages. In the list of captains, as given by Dr. Field, the name of Thomas gates is third in order. He was Justice of the Peace from 1711 until his death. He was a prominent man in the town, and for thirty years of his life was very much engaged in public service. He died in East Haddam, 20 April 1734, in his 70th year. His estate was distributed, by an agreement dated 7 September 1734, among his widow Hannah, his surviving children, Thomas, Jeremiah, Daniel, Joshua, and Mary and Mary's husband, Bezaleel Brainerd. The abstract of the agreement does not mention son George Gates but that may be in error. Mrs. Hannah Gates died in East Haddam, 7 September 1750, in her 83rd year. They were interred in the Cove Burial Ground.

 

George Gates of East Haddam Connecticut and some of his Descendants, p. 10.

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More About Deacon Thomas Gates:

Burial: East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Old Cove Burying Ground)33

 

More About Thomas Gates and Hannah Brainerd:

Marriage: 03 Oct 169234

     

Children of Hannah Brainerd and Thomas Gates are:

+      17               i.    Captain Thomas3 Gates, born 03 Oct 1693 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 03 Jun 1771 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

+      18              ii.    Captain Daniel Gates, born 26 May 1695 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 24 Jun 1759 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

+      19             iii.    Deacon Jeremiah Gates, born 17 Mar 1697/98 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 01 Nov 1761 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

        20             iv.    Hannah Gates34,35, born 11 Jun 1699 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT36; died Oct 1713 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT36,37.

        21              v.    Esther Gates38,39, born 24 Feb 1701/02 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT40,41; died 01 Dec 1720 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT42,43.

 

Notes for Esther Gates:

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. . . died . . . unmarried. - George Gates of East Haddam Connecticut and some of his Descendants, p. 10.

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+      22             vi.    Mary Gates, born 29 Aug 1703 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 01 Mar 1741/42 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

+      23            vii.    George Gates, born 17 Nov 1705 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 29 Dec 1756 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

+      24           viii.    Joshua Gates, born 26 Apr 1708 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 22 Dec 1791.

        25             ix.    Timothy Gates44, born 29 May 1710 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT44.

 

 

      4.  Deacon James2 Brainerd (Daniel1)44 was born 02 Jun 1669 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT44, and died 10 Feb 1742/43 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT45,46.  He married (1) Deborah Dudley47,48 01 Apr 169649,50, daughter of William Dudley and Mary Roe.  She was born 11 Nov 1670 in Saybrook, Middlesex, CT51,52, and died 22 Jul 170953.  He married (2) Sarah Daniels53 23 May 171153.  She was born Abt. 1681, and died 04 Jun 177054.

 

Notes for Deacon James Brainerd:

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James Brainerd (Daniel) of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 1 April 1696, Deborah Dudley of Saybrook, Connecticut, born 11 November 1670, daughter of William and Mary (Roe) Dudley of the same place. Mrs. Deborah (Dudley) Brainerd died 22 July 1709, in her 37th year. He married, second, May 23, 1711, Sarah Daniels. James Brainerd was appointed Ensign, May 1705, Lieutenant, May 1714, and Captain, October 1722, by the Assembly. He was Captain of the home militia. He was appointed one of a committee for surveying and laying out of land, with his brothers Daniel and Joshua Brainerd. He was deputy or representative in 1711, and a member of the legislature from 1726 to 1737, nearly continuously. He was chosen deacon of the Congregational Church. He was a farmer. Captain or Deacon James Brainerd died 10 February 1742/43, in his 74th year. Mrs. Sarah (Daniels) Brainerd died 4 June 1770, æ. 89 years. She was called "Sarah the first." - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), p. 41.

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James Brainerd is buried in Ye Old Burying Ground, Haddam, Connecticut. His second wife Sarah is buried next to him. They have similar ornate gravestones with rounded tops and angels heads carved on the fronts. - Supplement to the Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America 1649-1908, p. 129.

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More About James Brainerd and Deborah Dudley:

Marriage: 01 Apr 169655,56

 

Notes for Sarah Daniels:

 

There is a Sarah Daniels, born February 10, 1679, daughter of John and Mary (Chappel) Daniels. She is the only Sarah Daniels that in any way will answer for the Sarah Daniels wanted that I have found, but I have no proof that she is their daughter. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), p. 41.

 

More About James Brainerd and Sarah Daniels:

Marriage: 23 May 171157

     

Children of James Brainerd and Deborah Dudley are:

+      26               i.    Captain James3 Brainerd, born 02 Mar 1696/97 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 02 Oct 1776.

+      27              ii.    Deborah Brainerd, born 03 Apr 1698 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died Bet. 1745 - 1746.

+      28             iii.    Captain Gideon Brainerd, born 04 Mar 1699/00 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 25 Sep 1767 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

+      29             iv.    Mary Brainerd, born 11 Jan 1701/02 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 21 Jun 1750.

+      30              v.    Hannah Brainerd, born 07 Mar 1703/04 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 16 May 1790.

+      31             vi.    Abijah Brainerd, born 26 Nov 1705 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died Sep 1782.

+      32            vii.    Daniel Brainerd, born 02 Aug 1707 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

+      33           viii.    Mehetabel Brainerd, born 13 Jul 1709 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died Aft. 1790.

 

     

Children of James Brainerd and Sarah Daniels are:

+      34               i.    Sarah3 Brainerd, born 02 May 1713 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died Abt. 1772.

        35              ii.    Zechariah Brainerd57, born 31 Jul 1715 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT57.

 

Notes for Zechariah Brainerd:

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. . . died young. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), p. 41.

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        36             iii.    Jephtha Brainerd57, born 29 Oct 1718 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT57.

        37             iv.    Othniel Brainerd57, born 02 Jun 1720 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT57; died 17 Sep 172457.

        38              v.    Elizabeth Brainerd57, born 28 Sep 1723 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT57; died 09 Feb 1742/43 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT57.

+      39             vi.    Heber Brainerd, born 18 Apr 1725 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 05 Feb 1803.

 

 

      5.  Captain Joshua2 Brainerd (Daniel1)58 was born 20 Jul 1672 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT58, and died 13 May 1755 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT59.  He married (1) Mary Olmsted60, daughter of Samuel Olmsted and Mary Lord.  She was born Abt. 168860, and died 25 Dec 1704 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT60.  He married (2) Mehitable Dudley60,61 12 Jul 1710 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT62,63, daughter of William Dudley and Mary Roe.  She was born 1682 in Saybrook, Middlesex, CT64, and died 12 Feb 1773 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT65.

 

Notes for Captain Joshua Brainerd:

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Joshua Brainerd (Daniel) of East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, first,  Mary Olmstead, born about 1688, baptized 7 August 1692, in Hartford, Connecticut, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Lord) Olmsted, of East Haddam. Mrs. Mary (Olmsted) Brainerd died 25 December, 1704, in that place. He married, second, 12 July 1710, Mehitable Dudley, born ----- 1682, in Saybrook, Connecticut, daughter of William and Mary (Roe) Dudley, of the same place. He was town committee, and one of a committee to build a church with his brother Daniel, and one of a committee to repair the meeting house, to attend to the seating of it, and to finish the Turret, according to the Tenure of the vote, between 1 December 1704, and 12 November 1705. He was commander of the first military company formed in East Haddam, and retained the command until it was divided by order of the Governor, into two companies. He was to lead the soldiers to a choice of officers, and it is said that he did so, commencing with prayer, and making an address founded upon the passage of Scripture, "With my staff I passed over this Jordan (that is, Connecticut river), and now I am become two bands." He was a farmer and lived a little east of where Selden Brainerd lived (1896). The place of his residence is marked by an old cellar mound, just south of the house. The second burying ground in East Haddam was laid out in the north part of Hadlyme parish by Joshua Brainerd and Isaac Spencer, town committee, near or joining Joseph Dunning's house lot, in the west side of said lot, near the upper end. Millington was settled about 1704 at which time Joshua Brainerd moved there. Sergeant Joshua was appointed Ensign in May 1706. Mrs. Mehitable joined the church, 23 February 1717, or '18, as the wife of Ensign Joshua Brainerd. He was town assessor in 1697. Captain Joshua Brainerd died 13 May 1755, in his 83d year. In The New London Gazette of 12 February 1773, is found the following: "On the 23th. ult., at East Haddam, Mrs. Mehitable Brainerd, widow of Capt. Joshua Brainerd in the 87th year of her age, very suddenly, taken with a severe pain in her head which went all over her body, when the pain left her, in which condition she remained about an hour when she expired. Her death is thus recorded by Judah Cone, who married her granddaughter. "In Feb. 1773, died Mehitable Brainerd, grand-mother, in the 84th year of her age." - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Joshua), pp. 41-42.

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More About Captain Joshua Brainerd:

Baptism: 07 Oct 1672, Middletown, Middlesex, CT66

Residence: East Haddam, Middlesex, CT67

 

More About Mary Olmsted:

Baptism: 07 Aug 1692, Hartford, Hartford, CT67

 

Notes for Mehitable Dudley:

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Mehitable Dudley was grand-daughter of William and Jane (Lutman) Dudley, who were married 24 August 1636, at Ackley, County Surrey, England, and came with their pastor, Rev. Henry Whitefield, in 1639, to Guilford, Connecticut where she died 1 May 1674. He died 16 March 1684. It is said that Mehitable Dudley inherited a title in her own name being allied to the ducal family. Therefore she was entitled to be called Lady Mehitable Dudley. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Joshua), p. 41.

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More About Joshua Brainerd and Mehitable Dudley:

Marriage: 12 Jul 1710, Haddam, Middlesex, CT67,68

     

Children of Joshua Brainerd and Mehitable Dudley are:

+      40               i.    Mehitable3 Brainerd, born 20 Apr 1711 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 14 Mar 1792.

+      41              ii.    Joshua Brainerd, born 07 Nov 1712 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 24 Dec 1790.

        42             iii.    Deborah Brainerd69, born 12 Aug 1714 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT69; died 02 Sep 171469.

+      43             iv.    Daniel Brainerd, born 17 Jul 1715 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

+      44              v.    Lydia Brainerd, born 01 Sep 1717 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 26 Jul 1768.

+      45             vi.    Lieutenant Eleazer Brainerd, born 10 Nov 1719 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died Abt. 1799.

+      46            vii.    Mary Brainerd, born 06 Oct 1721 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 09 Jan 1772.

+      47           viii.    Deborah Brainerd, born 20 Jun 1724 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 17 Mar 1789.

+      48             ix.    Jeremiah Brainerd, born 14 Mar 1727/28 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

+      49              x.    Timothy Brainerd, born 18 Mar 1729/30 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 1759.

 

 

      6.  Lieutenant William2 Brainerd (Daniel1)70 was born 30 Mar 1674 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT70, and died Aft. 11 Sep 174771.  He married Sarah Bidwell72,73 15 Dec 169873, daughter of Samuel Bidwell and Elizabeth Stow.  She was born 20 Sep 1674 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT74,75, and died Aft. 02 Mar 175975.

 

Notes for Lieutenant William Brainerd:

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William Brainerd (Daniel) of Haddam Neck, Middlesex County, Connecticut, then called Haddam, East Side; married, 13 December 1698, Sarah Bidwell, born 20 September 1674, at Middletown, Connecticut, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Stow) Bidwell of the same place. He was chosen fence viewer in 1696, and was one of a committee for laying out of land. He was appointed Lieutenant of a company, October 1722. He and his wife joined the church in Middle Haddam, Connecticut, 16 December 1740. They were both alive 11 September 1747. She deeded land to her son, Samuel, 2 March 1759, and was called Sarah the second. He was a farmer, living on the east side of the great river (Connecticut river), in what is now called Haddam Neck, which is a part of Haddam, in a house which stood between Quarry Hill and the house occupied by the late Deacon Cyprian S. Brainerd. Mr. William Brainerd died -----. Mrs. Sarah (Bidwell) Brainerd died -----. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (William), p. 41.

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More About Lieutenant William Brainerd:

Baptism: 05 May 1674, Middletown, Middlesex, CT76

Residence: Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)77

 

More About William Brainerd and Sarah Bidwell:

Marriage: 15 Dec 169877

     

Children of William Brainerd and Sarah Bidwell are:

        50               i.    Sarah3 Brainerd78, born 21 Mar 1699/00 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)78; died Aft. 10 Feb 176279.  She married Deacon Gideon Arnold80 Aft. 175881; born Abt. 168782; died Mar 177283.

 

Notes for Sarah Brainerd:

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Sarah Brainerd (William, Daniel) of Haddam Neck, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married Gideon Arnold, son of John and Hannah (-----) Arnold. She was his second wife. His first wife was Abigail Brainerd, her cousin. He was Deacon in the Congregational Church in Middle Haddam, Connecticut. She was called Sarah the third. Deacon Gideon Arnold died March 1772. Mrs. Sarah (Brainerd) Arnold died ----- *.

 

* Book 6, page 236, Haddam Land Records, 10 February 1762. John Pickett sells land bounded on land of Sarah Arnold, wife of Deacon Gideon Arnold.

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (William), p. 42.

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More About Sarah Brainerd:

Baptism: 02 Jun 1700, Middletown, Middlesex, CT84

 

Notes for Deacon Gideon Arnold:

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More About Gideon Arnold and Sarah Brainerd:

Marriage: Aft. 175885

 

+      51              ii.    William Brainerd, born 20 Mar 1701/02 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck); died 18 Mar 1735/36.

+      52             iii.    Hannah Brainerd, born 26 Apr 1704 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck).

+      53             iv.    Samuel Brainerd, born 04 Jul 1706 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck); died 15 Feb 1787.

+      54              v.    Rev. Chiliab Brainerd, born 10 Oct 1708 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck); died 01 Jan 1738/39.

+      55             vi.    Lieutenant Josiah Brainerd, born 04 May 1711 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck); died 08 Jul 1792 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck).

+      56            vii.    Nathan Brainerd, born 04 Nov 1713 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck); died 24 Sep 1776.

 

 

      7.  Sergeant Caleb2 Brainerd (Daniel1)86 was born 20 Nov 1675 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT86, and died 11 Aug 1742 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT87,88.  He married Elizabeth Bidwell89,90 01 May 170190, daughter of Samuel Bidwell and Elizabeth Stow.  She was born Abt. 1682 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT91, and died 20 Oct 1758 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT91.

 

Notes for Sergeant Caleb Brainerd:

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Caleb Brainerd (Daniel) of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 1 May 1701, Elizabeth Bidwell, born in Middletown, Connecticut, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Stow) Bidwell of the same place. He was a farmer in Haddam. Sergeant Caleb Brainerd died 11 August  1742, in his 66th year. Mrs. Elizabeth (Bidwell) Brainerd died 20 October 1758, in her 78th year. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Caleb), p. 41.

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More About Caleb Brainerd and Elizabeth Bidwell:

Marriage: 01 May 170192

     

Children of Caleb Brainerd and Elizabeth Bidwell are:

        57               i.    Caleb3 Brainerd93, born 04 Feb 1701/02 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT93; died 05 Jan 1726/2793.

 

Notes for Caleb Brainerd:

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Caleb Brainerd, born 4 February 1701/2, in Haddam, Connecticut; died 5 January 1726, in his 26th year. He may have married Sarah. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Caleb), p. 41.

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+      58              ii.    Jacob Brainerd, born 20 Aug 1703 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 14 Apr 1755.

+      59             iii.    Captain Joshua Brainerd, born 20 May 1708 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 27 Mar 1777.

+      60             iv.    Obadiah Brainerd, born 20 May 1709 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 06 Jan 1790.

+      61              v.    Elizabeth Brainerd, born 13 Jun 1711 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died Apr 1756.

        62             vi.    Nathaniel Brainerd93, born 26 Aug 1713 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT93; died Bef. 18 Sep 174594.  He married Sarah ? 18 Apr 174294.

 

Notes for Nathaniel Brainerd:

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Nathaniel Brainerd * (Caleb, Daniel) of Haddan, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 8 April 1742, Sarah -----. † Mr. Nathaniel Brainerd died before 18 September 1745, as she was then called widow. Mrs. Sarah (-----) Brainerd died -----.

 

* The manuscript said that Nathaniel Brainerd married Nab. (Abigail) Towner. I have found nothing more of him. He may have moved away from Haddam or died in Haddam.

 

† Book 4, page 170, 18 September 1745, Haddam Land Records. In disposing of land, she is called Sarah, the sixth. Her husband is spoken of as deceased. She sells land to Jacob Brainerd. From Farmington Records, Abraham Pierson married, 7 August 1746, Sarah Brainerd. She may have been widow of Nathaniel Brainerd. I (Lucy Abigail Brainard) find no other Sarah Brainerd that will answer for her, neither have I been able to find date of her death.

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Caleb), p. 44.

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More About Nathaniel Brainerd and Sarah ?:

Marriage: 18 Apr 174294

 

 

      8.  Elijah2 Brainerd (Daniel1)95 was born Bef. 26 May 1678 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT, and died 20 Apr 174096.  He married (1) Mary Bushnell96,97 28 Sep 1699 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT98,99, daughter of Joseph Bushnell and Mary Leffingwell.  She was born 10 Mar 1675/76100,101, and died 11 Sep 1735102.  He married (2) Margaret ?102 06 Sep 1738102

 

Notes for Elijah Brainerd:

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Elijah Brainerd * (Daniel) of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 28 September 1699, Mary Bushnell, born 10 March 1675, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Leffingwell) Bushnell of Norwich, Connecticut. He was a farmer in Haddam, Candlewood Hill district. Mrs. Mary (Bushnell) Brainerd died 11 September 1735, æ. 60 years. He married, second, 6 September 1738, Margaret -----. Mr. Elijah Brainerd died 20 April 1740, æ. about 62 years. Mrs. Margaret (-----) Brainerd died -----.

 

* Rev. David Dudley Field in the Brainerd Genealogy, published in 1857, said that Elijah Brainerd had two children by his second marriage. I (Lucy Abigail Brainard) have found no mention of them in his will, nor anywhere else. Thomas Canfield married, 26 November 1740, Margaret Brainerd. Mr. Thomas Canfield died 4 December 1760. Margaret (Brainerd) Canfield died 15 March 1757. I do not know whether she was the widow of Elijah Brainerd or not. He married, first, 3 January 1705/6, Mary Camp. His residence was Durham, Connecticut. I do not know who Margaret Brainerd was, if not the widow of Elijah Brainerd.

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Elijah), p. 41, The American Genealogist, Vol. 27, p. 99 (1951).

 

NOTE: According to "Families of Early Milford, Connecticut", p. 192, Margaret Brainerd married, 26 November 1740, Thomas Canfield, son of Thomas and Mary (Camp) Canfield, born 6 August 1720; i.e., the son of the Thomas that Lucy Abigail Brainard thought he had married. Durham Vital Records (Barbour, Vol. 9), does not identify any children of the marriage of Thomas Canfield and Margaret Brainard. This does not bring us appreciably closer to establishing Margaret's identity, but does imply, to some degree, that she may have been as much as (40) years younger than Elijah Brainerd. - WDC, 24 April 2005.

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More About Elijah Brainerd:

Baptism: 26 May 1678, Middletown, Middlesex, CT103

Occupation: Farmer104

Residence: Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Candlewood Hill District)104

 

More About Elijah Brainerd and Mary Bushnell:

Marriage: 28 Sep 1699, Haddam, Middlesex, CT104,105

 

More About Elijah Brainerd and Margaret ?:

Marriage: 06 Sep 1738106

     

Children of Elijah Brainerd and Mary Bushnell are:

+      63               i.    Mary3 Brainerd, born 20 Jun 1700 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 21 Nov 1770 in New Haven, New Haven, CT.

+      64              ii.    Abigail Brainerd, born 20 Jun 1702 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

+      65             iii.    Joseph Brainerd, born 21 Jun 1704 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 29 Dec 1777.

+      66             iv.    Deacon Elijah Brainerd, born 22 Sep 1706 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 09 May 1764.

+      67              v.    Thankful Brainerd, born 22 Jul 1709 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 28 Apr 1806.

+      68             vi.    Rachel Brainerd, born 13 May 1712 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died Bef. 24 May 1739.

+      69            vii.    Captain Jabez Brainerd, born 19 Feb 1714/15 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 20 Aug 1778.

+      70           viii.    Esther Brainerd, born 16 Aug 1717 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 12 Jan 1813.

+      71             ix.    Phineas Brainerd, born 17 Oct 1720 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 08 Mar 1803 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

 

 

      9.  Hon. Hezekiah2 Brainerd (Daniel1)107 was born 24 May 1681 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT107, and died 24 May 1727 in Hartford, Hartford, CT108.  He married Dorothy Hobart109 01 Oct 1707109,110, daughter of Jeremiah Hobart and Elizabeth Whiting.  She was born 21 Aug 1679 in Topsfield, Essex, MA111, and died 11 Mar 1731/32112.

 

Notes for Hon. Hezekiah Brainerd:

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Hezekiah Brainerd, Haddam; son of the first Daniel; married, 1 October 1707, Dorothy, widow of Daniel Mason of Lebanon, daughter of Rev. Jeremiah Hobart; had nine children, of whom David, born 20 April 1718, the distinguished missionary to the Indians, was one; an Assistant of the Colony; died at Hartford, 24 May 1727, aged, by his gravestone, 45. - A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Vol. I., p. 237.

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Hezekiah Brainerd * (Daniel) of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 1 October 1707, Dorothy (Hobart) Mason, born 21 August 1679, in Topsfield, Massachusetts, daughter of Rev. Jeremiah and Elizabeth (Whiting) Hobart † and widow of Daniel Mason of Lebanon, Connecticut, to whom she was married 19 April 1704. He was a grandson of the celebrated Captain John Mason. She had one child, Jeremiah Mason, born 4 March 1705, at Lebanon, who married Mary Clark. Mr. Daniel Mason died 5 May 1705, at the same place.

 

Elizabeth Whiting was daughter of Rev. Samuel Whiting, who came from Lincolnshire, England, and settled first in Boston, and afterwards in Lynn, Massachusetts. Mrs. Elizabeth (Whiting) Hobart died in Hartford Connecticut.

 

Hezekiah Brainerd was representative to the General Assembly 14 May 1713, and from May 1715, to October 1722, and clerk of the House of Representatives in May 1721, and speaker of the House for the three following sessions. He was justice of the quorum for Middlesex County in 1722 and '23; was elected a member of the Governor's Council (Senate of Connecticut), which he held during life. He had command of a regiment. He held the office of justice of the peace. His house was located between Walkley Hill and Higganum, north of the village of Haddam. He was a farmer.

 

The History of Wallingford, Connecticut, said: "At the October session of the General Assembly, 1726, a grant of 300 acres of land in the town of Goshen was made to John Hull of Wallingford, James Wadsworth of Durham, and Hezekiah Brainerd of Haddam, for public purposes." It was called the Esquires Farm, for its being given to those persons, each of whom had the title of Esquire. He became a man of great distinction and influence. Rev. Dr. D. D. Field said in the History of the Towns of Haddam and East Haddam, that under the disadvantages of education common in his day, he acquired extensive knowledge. Early called also by divine grace, he gave himself up to the practice of religion. He used to keep days of private fastings to promote his spiritual welfare, was much in prayer, and had particular evidence that his prayers were heard and enjoyed strong and abiding consolation and hope. His mental and moral worth soon attracted public notice and he was raised to the station of an assistant in the colony of Connecticut, which station he held till his death. On a proposition to establish a Court of Chancery in the state, he was selected as the judge, although the court was never organized. The worshipful Hezekiah Brainerd died 24 May 1727, æ. 46 years, in Hartford Connecticut, during a session of the General Assembly, and was buried in the old burying ground in that city. The happy effect of his prayers and labors were left upon his children. The following is a copy of the inscription on his grave-stone:

 

HERE LYETH BURY

ED ye BODY OF

HEZEKIAH BRAINERD

ASSISTANT WHO

DIED MAY ye 24

          A D 1727

AGED 46 YEARS.

 

He died at the house of Secretary Hezekiah Wyllys, his brother-in-law, their wives being sisters, daughters of Rev. Jeremiah Hobart of Haddam, Connecticut, about noon, Wednesday, the same day and time that he was 46 years of age, as Captain Joshua Hemstead's diary tells us. The Assembly granted £10. towards the expenses of his funeral. Mrs. Dorothy (Hobart) (Mason) Brainerd died 11 March 1731 or 1732, in her 53d year.

 

* . . . often appointed on a committee to adjust differences between individuals and settle boundary lines. He was town clerk for the county of Hartford, the place being made vacant by his death.

 

† In the will of Samuel Whiting, Senior, of Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, dated 25 February 1678, pp. 160-161, is found the following bequest: “I give to my daughter, Hubbard, and to my son-in-law, Mr. Jeremiah Hubbard.” The foot note said, this name is usually spelled Hobart. From Memoirs of Rev. Samuel Whiting.

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Hezekiah), pp. 41-43.

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More About Hon. Hezekiah Brainerd:

Baptism: 07 Mar 1682/83, Haddam, Middlesex, CT113

Burial: Hartford, Hartford, CT (Center Church Ground)114

 

Notes for Dorothy Hobart:

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More About Hezekiah Brainerd and Dorothy Hobart:

Marriage: 01 Oct 1707115,116

     

Children of Hezekiah Brainerd and Dorothy Hobart are:

+      72               i.    Colonel Hezekiah3 Brainerd, born 26 Oct 1708 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 14 Dec 1774 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

+      73              ii.    Dorothy Brainerd, born 23 Feb 1709/10 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 28 Feb 1754.

+      74             iii.    Rev. Nehemiah Brainerd, born 20 Apr 1712 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 09 Nov 1742 in Glastonbury, Hartford, CT (Eastbury).

+      75             iv.    Jerusha Brainerd, born 21 Apr 1714 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 13 Jul 1747 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

+      76              v.    Martha Brainerd, born 01 Sep 1716 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 11 Oct 1754 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

        77             vi.    Rev. David Brainerd117, born 20 Apr 1718 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT117; died 10 Oct 1747 in Northampton, Hampshire, MA118.  He met Jerusha Edwards119; born 26 Apr 1730119; died 14 Feb 1747/48119.

 

Notes for Rev. David Brainerd:

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(Hezekiah and Dorothy Brainerd's) third son was the celebrated David Brainerd, missionary to the Indians from the Honorable society in Scotland for the propagation of christian knowledge, and pastor of a congregation of christian Indians in New Jersey, whose life as drawn by the elder President Edwards has excited the admiration of the pious both in Europe and America. - A History, of the Towns of Haddam and East-Haddam, p. 23.

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Marriage Notes for David Brainerd and Jerusha Edwards:

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+      78            vii.    Rev. John Brainerd, born 28 Feb 1719/20 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 18 Mar 1781 in Deerfield, Cumberland, NJ.

+      79           viii.    Elizabeth Brainerd, born 05 Oct 1722 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 08 Oct 1773.

        80             ix.    Israel Brainerd120, born 07 Jun 1725 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT120; died 06 Jan 1747/48 in New Haven, New Haven, CT121.

 

Notes for Israel Brainerd:

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Israel Brainerd, the youngest son and child of Honorable Hezekiah Brainerd, was a member of Yale College when his brother David was taken from his missionary labors by feebleness, and afterward by death. "This young gentleman," says President Edwards, "was an ingenious, serious, studious, and hopefully pious person. There appeared in him many qualities giving hope of his being a great blessing in his day. But it has pleased God, since the death of his brother, to take him away also." He died the following winter at New Haven, Connecticut, 6 January 1748, of a nervous fever, after about a fortnight's illness, in the twenty-fourth year of his age. David Brainerd recommended to this brother, when he himself was in a dying state, a life of self-denial and devotedness to God, and an earnest endeavor to obtain much of God's spirit and gracious influence on his heart; representing how greatly ministers stand in need of them, and the unspeakable benefit of them from his own experience. Among many other expressions he said thus:

 

"When ministers feel these special gracious influences on their hearts, it wonderfully assists them to come at the consciences of men, and as it were to handle them; whereas without them, whatever reason and oratory we may make use of, we do but make use of stumps instead of hands." Memoirs, pp. 243-4.

 

This promising young man was buried in New Haven. His monument is in the college lot, and on it is this inscription:

 

Here

Lyes the Body of

Israel the son of

Hezekiah Brainerd

Assistant

Who died a member of

Yale College - Jan 6th

1748 aetatis suae 23.

Flendi quae causa est

Si tantum a morte tenatur latum.

Animam interea

Christus Complectitur almus!

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Hezekiah), p. 66.

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Generation No. 3

 

      10.  Susannah3 Brainerd (Daniel2, Daniel1)122 was born 09 Aug 1689 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT122, and died 06 Feb 1745/46123.  She married John Olmsted124, son of Samuel Olmsted and Mary Lord.  He was born 1677 in Hartford, Hartford, CT125,126, and died 15 Jul 1771127,128.

 

Notes for Susannah Brainerd:

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Susannah Brainerd (Daniel, Daniel) of East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married John Olmsted, born 1677 in East Haddam, Connecticut, son of Samuel and Mary (Lord) Olmsted of the same place. He was a farmer in East Haddam. Mrs. Susannah (Brainerd) Olmsted died 6 February 1746, in her 57th year. Mr John Olmsted died 10 or 15 July 1771, in his 95th year. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel), p. 42.

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More About Susannah Brainerd:

Baptism: 31 May 1691, Middletown, Middlesex, CT129

Of: East Haddam, Middlesex, CT130

 

More About John Olmsted:

Occupation: Farmer130

Residence: East Haddam, Middlesex, CT130

     

Children of Susannah Brainerd and John Olmsted are:

        81               i.    Sarah4 Olmsted130, born Bef. 15 Jun 1707 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 04 May 1796131.  She married George Gates132,133 03 Dec 1730 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT134; born 17 Nov 1705 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT135,136; died 29 Dec 1756 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT137,138.

 

More About Sarah Olmsted:

Baptism: 15 Jun 1707, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT139

Joined Church: 16 Apr 1738, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (First Church)140

 

Notes for George Gates:

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His will, dated 5 February 1756, named his wife and six children, and brother, Thomas Gates, Esq. - Genealogy of the Olmstead Family in America, p. 18.

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George Gates (Thomas, George), born 17 November 1705, East Haddam, Connecticut, baptized 18 November 1705, married, 30 December 1730, Sarah Olmsted. She was admitted to full communion in the First Church of East Haddam, 16 April 1738 and he, 29 December 1756 (date may be in error, see death date). He died in East Haddam, 29 December 1756 and she died 4 May 1796, aged 91 years. They were buried in Moodus near the Methodist Church. - George Gates of East Haddam Connecticut and some of his Descendants, p. 21.

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More About George Gates:

Baptism: 18 Nov 1705140

Will: 05 Feb 1756141

 

More About George Gates and Sarah Olmsted:

Marriage: 03 Dec 1730, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT142

 

        82              ii.    Mary Olmsted143, born Bef. 23 Oct 1709 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT143; died 08 Aug 1764143.

 

Notes for Mary Olmsted:

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. . . died 8 August 1754. - Genealogy of the Olmsted Family in America, p. 18.

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More About Mary Olmsted:

Baptism: 23 Oct 1709, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT143

 

        83             iii.    Daniel Olmsted143, born Bef. 07 Oct 1711 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT.  He married Rebecca Spencer143,144 28 Dec 1738 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT144; born 01 Aug 1712 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT144.

 

More About Daniel Olmsted:

Baptism: 07 Oct 1711, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT144

 

More About Daniel Olmsted and Rebecca Spencer:

Marriage: 28 Dec 1738, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT144

 

        84             iv.    John Olmsted145, born Bef. 30 May 1714 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 27 Dec 1802146.  He married (1) Abigail Cone147 09 Jun 1745 in Colchester, New London, CT148; born 02 Jun 1725149; died 29 Jun 1782149.  He married (2) Ruth Hutchins150 13 May 1789 in Hartland, Hartford, CT150; born 1740150; died Jan 1811150.

 

Notes for John Olmsted:

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. . . born at East Haddam, Connecticut, 30 May 1714; . . . - Genealogy of the Olmsted Family in America, p. 21.

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More About John Olmsted:

Baptism: 30 May 1714, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT151

 

More About John Olmsted and Abigail Cone:

Marriage: 09 Jun 1745, Colchester, New London, CT152

 

More About John Olmsted and Ruth Hutchins:

Marriage: 13 May 1789, Hartland, Hartford, CT153

 

        85              v.    James Olmsted154, born Bef. 07 Oct 1716 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT154; died 20 Mar 1794155.  He married Ann Cone156 18 Jun 1763 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT157; born 23 Dec 1739158; died 26 Jun 1795.

 

More About James Olmsted:

Baptism: 07 Oct 1716, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT159

 

Marriage Notes for James Olmsted and Ann Cone:

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James Omstead; baptized 7 October 1716; died 20 March 1794; married, 18 June 1763, Anna Lord, born 1740; died 26 June 1795. - Genealogy of the Olmsted Family in America, p. 18.

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Ann Cone, born 23 December 1739; married James Olmstead, Revolutionary soldier, who died 1794. - Some Account of the Cone Family in America, p. 101.

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CONE, Anne, married James Olmsted, both of East Haddam, June 18, 1763. - East Haddam, Connecticut, Vital Records (Barbour, Vol. 9), p. 200.

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More About James Olmsted and Ann Cone:

Marriage: 18 Jun 1763, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT160

 

        86             vi.    Susannah Olmsted161, born Bef. 27 Jun 1718 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 04 Feb 1790 in Colchester, New London, CT (Westchester)162.  She married Jonathan Gates163 16 Jul 1747 in Colchester, New London, CT (Westchester)164; born 17 Dec 1703 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT165,166; died 01 Jun 1771 in Colchester, New London, CT (Westchester)167,168.

 

More About Susannah Olmsted:

Baptism: 27 Jun 1718, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT169

 

Notes for Jonathan Gates:

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Jonathan Gates (Joseph, George), born 17 December 1703 in East Haddam, baptized in May 1704, settled in the Westchester section of the town of Colchester where he married, 16 July 1747, Susannah Olmsted. This may have been his second marriage. He died in Westchester, 1 June 1771, "at 10 o'clock at night." She died there, 4 February 1790. - George Gates of East Haddam Connecticut and some of his Descendants, p. 18.

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More About Jonathan Gates:

Baptism: May 1704170

Removed to: Colchester, New London, CT (Westchester)171

 

More About Jonathan Gates and Susannah Olmsted:

Marriage: 16 Jul 1747, Colchester, New London, CT (Westchester)171

 

        87            vii.    Captain Stephen Olmsted172, born Bef. 17 Aug 1721 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 26 Apr 1778173.  He married (1) Hannah Fuller173; born 03 Jul 1720 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT174; died Bef. 1768175.  He married (2) Mary ?176 Aft. 1768.

 

Notes for Captain Stephen Olmsted:

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Captain Stephen Olmsted, born at East Haddam, Connecticut, 17 August 1721; died 26 April 1778; married Hannah Fuller, daughter of Timothy Fuller of Middletown, Connecticut. He died of smallpox, contracted in the army, and was buried in East Hampton cemetery. The inscription on his gravestone is as follows:

 

     "Let no rude step disturb the ground

      Where this reposing dust is found."

 

(Children): Stephen; Jonathan, born 29 July 1767; baptized 2 August 1767; died 3 May 1842; married, first, Mrs. Freedom (Wheeler) Moyer, daughter of Samuel Wheeler; second, Widow Bartholomew; third, Widow Hull. He moved to Hamilton, New York, and gave liberally to Hamilton Collete; Hannah; Dorothy, married first, 10 March 1776, Elijah Day, of Colchester, Connecticut, born 30 January 1749, died 22 April 1798, son of Abraham and Irene (Foote) Day, married second, Samuel Brown; Mercy, born 27 November 1764, baptized 17 February 1765; Orelia.

 

Genealogy of the Olmsted Family in America, p. 22.

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More About Captain Stephen Olmsted:

Baptism: 17 Aug 1721, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT176

 

Notes for Hannah Fuller:

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Hannah Fuller, born 3 July 1720; died before 1768; married Stephen Olmstead of Middletown, Connecticut. This Stephen Olmstead was son of John and Susannah Olmstead of East Haddam, born 7 August 1721. He was a Revolutionary Captain, and died of smallpox, 26 April 1778. He married, second, Mary -----.

 

Children: Stephen, a Baptist Minister, 40 years at Schodack, New York; Johnathan, a merchant at Hamilton, New York, and a benefactor of the college there; Dorathy, born 1752; married, 1 March 1776, Elijah Day, and died 4 August 1846, aged 94 years; Hannah; Susannah, married Jared Parmalee; Anna; Mercy; Aurelia.

 

Genealogy of Some Descendants of Captain Matthew Fuller, et. al., p. 17.

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More About Stephen Olmsted and Mary ?:

Marriage: Aft. 1768

 

        88           viii.    Abigail Olmsted176, born Bef. 29 Aug 1725 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 09 Aug 1796177.  She married Elisha Cone178 02 Jan 1751/52179; born 01 Dec 1726180; died 10 Nov 1783180.

 

More About Abigail Olmsted:

Baptism: 29 Aug 1725, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT181

 

More About Elisha Cone and Abigail Olmsted:

Marriage: 02 Jan 1751/52182

 

        89             ix.    Captain Jonathan Olmsted183, born Bef. 26 Nov 1727 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 02 Apr 1817183.  He married Ruth Cone184; born 15 Oct 1734184; died 02 Dec 1797185.

 

Notes for Captain Jonathan Olmsted:

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Captain Olmsted gave by his will $500.00 to the Congregational Church in Millington, Connecticut. - Genealogy of the Olmsted Family in America, p. 22.

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More About Captain Jonathan Olmsted:

Baptism: 26 Nov 1727, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT185

 

        90              x.    Noadiah Olmsted185, born Bef. 10 Sep 1732 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

 

More About Noadiah Olmsted:

Baptism: 10 Sep 1732, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT185

 

        91             xi.    Zechariah Olmsted185, born Bef. 18 Aug 1734 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

 

More About Zechariah Olmsted:

Baptism: 18 Aug 1734, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT185

 

 

      11.  Daniel3 Brainerd (Daniel2, Daniel1)186 was born 28 Sep 1690 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT186, and died 28 Sep 1728187.  He married Hannah Selden187,188 02 Feb 1715/16, daughter of Joseph Selden and Rebecca Church.  She was born Abt. 1697 in Lyme, New London, CT (possibly)189, and died 17 Mar 1742/43 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT190,191.

 

Notes for Daniel Brainerd:

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Daniel Brainerd (Daniel, Daniel) of East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 2 February 1715, Hannah Selden, born 1686, in Deerfield, Massachusetts, daughter of Joseph and Rebecca (Church) Selden of Lyme, Connecticut. She joined the Congregational Church in East Haddam 24 February 1724/5. He joined the church 12 June 1726. He was a farmer in East Haddam. Mr. Daniel Brainerd died 28 September 1728, æ. 38 years, and is buried in Hadlyme graveyard. After his death, she married, second, 3 December 1730, Jonathan Chapman, and had four children. Mrs. Hannah (Selden) (Brainerd) Chapman died 17 March 1742, æ. 56 years. He died 23 August 1742. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel), p. 42.

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More About Daniel Brainerd:

Baptism: 31 May 1691, Middletown, Middlesex, CT192

Burial: East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Hadlyme Church Burying Ground)193

Joined Church: 12 Jun 1726, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Congregational Church)193

Occupation: Farmer193

Of: East Haddam, Middlesex, CT193

 

Notes for Hannah Selden:

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NOTE: Although some sources have 1686 as her birth year, it seems likely that she was born quite a bit later, since her last child, by Jonathan Chapman, was born in 1739. That would imply that she was born 1689 absolute earliest and likely much later, especially since Chapman was not born until 1702. - WDC, 13 May 2005.

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More About Hannah Selden:

Joined Church: 24 Feb 1724/25, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Congregational Church)193

 

More About Daniel Brainerd and Hannah Selden:

Marriage: 02 Feb 1715/16

     

Children of Daniel Brainerd and Hannah Selden are:

        92               i.    Susannah4 Brainerd193, born 27 Nov 1716 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT193; died 04 Feb 1726/27193.

 

Notes for Susannah Brainerd:

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. . . died February 4 or 10, 1726/7, in her eleventh year. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel), p. 42.

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        93              ii.    Hannah Brainerd193, born 28 Nov 1718 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT193; died 17 Feb 1726/27193.

        94             iii.    Daniel Brainerd194, born 24 Feb 1721/22 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT194,195; died 10 Jan 1777196.  He married (1) Hannah Gates196,197 07 Jul 1743198,199; born 23 Oct 1723 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT200,201; died 05 May 1746202.  He married (2) Esther Gates203 15 Aug 1751204; born 27 Jul 1727 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT205; died 11 May 1769206.  He married (3) Prudence Gridley206 Aft. 1769207; born Abt. 1737208; died 08 Jun 1811208.

 

Notes for Daniel Brainerd:

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Daniel Brainerd, Esq. (Daniel, Daniel, Daniel) of East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 7 July 1743, his cousin Hannah Gates, born 23 October 1723, daughter of Deacon Jeremiah and Mary (Emmons) Gates of East Haddam, Connecticut. Mrs. Hannah (Gates)  Brainerd died 5 or 6 May 1746, in her 23d year. He married, second, 15 August 1751, Esther Gates, born 27 July 1727, daughter of Thomas and Dorothy (Cone) Gates of East Haddam, Connecticut. Mrs. Esther (Gates) Brainerd died 11 May 1769, in her 42d year. He married, third, Prudence Gridley of Farmington, Connecticut. Mr. Daniel Brainerd died 10 January 1777, nearly 56 years of age. His gravestone says: “A man distinguished for his public spirit and exemplary life.” His widow married, 11 November 1779, John Porter of Farmington, Connecticut. Mrs. Prudence (Gridley) (Brainerd) Porter died 8 June 1811, in her 75th year, and is buried in the Landing Cemetery at East Haddam, Connecticut.

 

He was judge of probate, justice of the peace, and town clerk 176977, and member of the semi-annual sessions of the legislature in May and October 1760, and from May 1765 to October 1776, inclusive. He was a farmer. Judge Brainerd was known as the Butternut Lawyer from the ordinary color of his clothing.

 

From “The New London Gazette” of 17 January 1777, the following is taken: “At East Haddam, on the 6th instant, Daniel Brainerd Esq. For a number of Years past one of the representatives of the Town, was suddenly struck with an apoplectic Disorder, which deprived him of his Reason, locked up his Senses and put an end to his life last Friday morning Jan. 10, in the 55th year of his age. Without the help of a liberal Education, in early Life, by uncommon Application to Study, and a diligent Improvement of his Time, together with the Advantages of a Mind, naturally penetrating and Comprehensive, he had attained that Degree of Knowledge, which qualified him for public Business, and enabled him to sustain a variety of Offices with Honor to himself and Benefit to others. He was a man of great Integrity, slow and deliberate in forming his Judgment, he could not be turned aside from the purpose of his Duty, by any of the Arts of Dissimulation, Flattery or Corruption, his Stability of Mind and ardent Love for his Country, have manifested themselves for some Time past in his resolutely firm and unwearied Exertions for the public Good wherever his Influence extended and for raising effectual Opposition to the Power and violence of our Enemies; but the greatest and best Thing that can be said of him, is, that he was as we have Reason to believe a good Christian and a faithful Servant of God, and that he has gone to inherit the Promises. The Society and Town where he lived has lost a great Bond of Union and Support of Authority, the Poor and Injured a Patron and Benefactor, and the church of God an example of Virtue and true Religion. 'Help Lord for the Godly Man ceaseth, and the Faithful fall from among the Children of Men'.”

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel), pp. 47-48.

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More About Daniel Brainerd:

Of: East Haddam, Middlesex, CT208

 

Notes for Hannah Gates:

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. . . died 5 or 6 May 1746, in her 23d year. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel), p. 47.

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Hannah Gates, born 23 October 1723, baptized 1 May 1737, married, 7 July 1743, Daniel Brainerd, born in East Haddam, 24 February 1721/2, son of Daniel and Hannah (Selden) Brainerd. He was a professor of religion, a Justice of the Peace for many years, a judge of probate, and, repeatedly, representative to the legislature. He was called the "Butternut Lawyer" from the ordinary color of his clothes. She died, 5 May 1746, and he married, second, Esther Gates, daughter of Thomas and Dorothy (Cone) Gates. - George Gates of East Haddam Connecticut and some of his Descendants, p. 21.

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More About Hannah Gates:

Baptism: 01 May 1737209

 

Marriage Notes for Daniel Brainerd and Hannah Gates:

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More About Daniel Brainerd and Hannah Gates:

Marriage: 07 Jul 1743210,211

 

Notes for Esther Gates:

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Esther Gates (Thomas, George) born 27 July 1727, baptized 27 August 1727, married, 15 August 1751, as his second wife, Daniel Brainerd, born in East Haddam, 24 February 1721/2, son of Daniel and Hannah (Selden) Brainerd. He was a professor of religion, a Justice of the Peace for many years, a judge of probate, and, repeatedly, representative to the legislature. He was called the “Butternut Lawyer” from the ordinary color of his clothes. He had married, first, Hannah Gates,daughter of Jeremiah and Mary (Emmons) Gates. Mrs. Esther Brainerd died in East Haddam, 11 May 1769, and he married, third, 6 June 1771, Prudence Gridley of Farmington. He suffered a stroke, then called apoplexy, while crossing the Connecticut River on his way to the legislature, and died the following night, 10 January 1777, in East Haddam. - George Gates of East Haddam Connecticut and some of his Descendants, p. 19.

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More About Esther Gates:

Baptism: 27 Aug 1727212

 

Marriage Notes for Daniel Brainerd and Esther Gates:

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More About Daniel Brainerd and Esther Gates:

Marriage: 15 Aug 1751213

 

Notes for Prudence Gridley:

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More About Prudence Gridley:

Burial: East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Landing Cemetery)213

Of: Farmington, Hartford, CT213

 

More About Daniel Brainerd and Prudence Gridley:

Marriage: Aft. 1769214

 

        95             iv.    Mary Brainerd215, born 24 Sep 1723 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT215; died 02 Feb 1726/27215.

        96              v.    Susannah Brainerd215, born 09 Aug 1726 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT215; died 14 Sep 1751215.

        97             vi.    Hannah Brainerd215, born 17 Apr 1729 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT215.  She married Jabez Warner216 09 May 1749216; born 05 Nov 1720216.

 

Notes for Hannah Brainerd:

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Hannah Brainerd (Daniel, Daniel, Daniel), of East Haddam, Middlesex, County, Connecticut; married, 9 May 1749, Jabez Warner, born 5 November 1720, son of John and Mehitable (Chapman) (Richardson) Warner of East Haddam, Connecticut. He was a farmer living a little north of the East Haddam line near Hadlyme, Connecticut. Mrs. Hannah (Brainerd) Warner died in the fall of 1811, in her 82d year. Mr. Jabez Warner died about 17 December 1816, æ. 96 years. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel), p. 48.

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More About Jabez Warner and Hannah Brainerd:

Marriage: 09 May 1749216

 

 

      12.  Hannah3 Brainerd (Daniel2, Daniel1)217 was born 12 Jun 1694 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT217, and died 20 Mar 1743/44218.  She married Lieutenant Joseph Gates219,220 08 Jan 1718/19221, son of Joseph Gates and Elizabeth Hungerford.  He was born 28 Dec 1695 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT222, and died 01 Nov 1770223.

 

Notes for Hannah Brainerd:

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Hannah Brainerd (Daniel, Daniel) of East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 8 January 1718/9, Joseph Gates, born 28 December 1695/6 (sic.), son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Hungerford) Gates of East Haddam. He was a farmer in East Haddam. Mrs. Hannah (Brainerd) Gates died 20 March 1744, æ. 49 years. Mr. Joseph Gates died 1 November 1770, æ. 75 years. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel), p. 43.

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More About Hannah Brainerd:

Baptism: 21 Jun 1696, Middletown, Middlesex, CT224

Burial: East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Cove Burial Ground)225

Joined Church: 07 Nov 1725225

 

Notes for Lieutenant Joseph Gates:

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George Gates (Joseph, George), born 25 December 1695 (Haddam record) or 28 December 1696 (East Haddam record). He married, 8 January 1719, Hannah Brainerd, daughter of Deacon Daniel and Susannah Brainerd of East Haddam. He was a selectman in 1740 and 1741 and a farmer by occupation. He was usually called “Sergeant Joseph” and he was probably the Lieutenant Joseph Gates who served in the French and Indian War during the campaign of 1756. His wife joined the First Church, 7 November 1725, and he joined, 7 March 1731. . . . - Joseph Gates suffered the loss of three young children in less than a week in 1740, followed by the death of a fourth child in 1742 and his wife's death on 20 March 1744. He died 1 November 1770, in his 73d year. They were buried in Cove Burial Ground. - George Gates of East Haddam Connecticut and some of his Descendants, p. 16.

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More About Lieutenant Joseph Gates:

Burial: East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Cove Burial Ground)225

Joined Church: 07 Mar 1730/31225

Occupation: Farmer226

Residence: East Haddam, Middlesex, CT226

 

More About Joseph Gates and Hannah Brainerd:

Marriage: 08 Jan 1718/19226

     

Children of Hannah Brainerd and Joseph Gates are:

        98               i.    Hannah4 Gates226, born 16 Nov 1719 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT226; died 1801 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT227.  She married Ebenezer Spencer228,229 06 Mar 1745/46230; born 01 Feb 1720/21 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT231; died 02 Aug 1796 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT232.

 

More About Hannah Gates:

Baptism: 14 Nov 1725233

 

More About Ebenezer Spencer:

Baptism: 26 Mar 1721234

Of: East Haddam, Middlesex, CT235

 

More About Ebenezer Spencer and Hannah Gates:

Marriage: 06 Mar 1745/46235

 

        99              ii.    Lieutenant Joseph Gates236, born 28 Mar 1722 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT236; died 17 Apr 1808236.  He married Abigail Fuller236 04 Dec 1746 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT237; born 19 Oct 1718 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT238; died 09 Sep 1807239.

 

More About Lieutenant Joseph Gates:

Baptism: 15 Nov 1725240

Burial: East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (near First Church)240

 

More About Abigail Fuller:

Burial: East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (near First Church)240

 

More About Joseph Gates and Abigail Fuller:

Marriage: 04 Dec 1746, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT241

 

        100          iii.    Elizabeth Gates242, born 12 Aug 1724 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT242; died 16 Sep 1802 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Millington)243.  She married Captain Jonah Cone244 20 Jun 1745 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT245; born 07 Mar 1721/22 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT246; died 24 Jul 1809 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Millington)246.

 

Notes for Elizabeth Gates:

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Elizabeth Gates (Joseph, George), born 12 August 1724, baptized 14 November 1725, married Jonah Cone, born 7 March 1721, son of Daniel and Mary (Barnes) Cone. She joined the Millington Church, 5 June 1748 and they were active members of the church for fifty years. In 1762 he was appointed lieutenant in the 16th Company, 12th Regiment of the colonial militia and was promoted to captain in 1768. She died in Millington, 16 September 1802, age 78 and he died there, 24 July 1809. - George Gates of East Haddam Connecticut and some of his Descendants, p. 16.

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More About Elizabeth Gates:

Baptism: 14 Nov 1725247

Joined Church: 05 Jun 1748, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Millington)247

 

More About Jonah Cone and Elizabeth Gates:

Marriage: 20 Jun 1745, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT248

 

        101           iv.    Ensign Bezaleel Gates249, born 14 Oct 1726 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT249; died 28 Mar 1802 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT250.  He married Mary Brainerd251 26 Feb 1749/50 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT252; born 27 Apr 1727 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT253; died 27 Dec 1796 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT254.

 

More About Mary Brainerd:

Baptism: 25 Jun 1727255

 

Marriage Notes for Bezaleel Gates and Mary Brainerd:

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More About Bezaleel Gates and Mary Brainerd:

Marriage: 26 Feb 1749/50, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT256

 

        102            v.    Susannah Gates257, born 24 Nov 1730 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT257; died 25 May 1742257.

 

More About Susannah Gates:

Baptism: 03 Jan 1730/31258

 

        103           vi.    Aaron Gates259, born 20 Oct 1733 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT259; died 14 Aug 1740259.

 

More About Aaron Gates:

Baptism: 28 Oct 1733260

 

        104          vii.    Ann Gates261, born 20 Oct 1733 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT261; died 18 Aug 1740261.

 

More About Ann Gates:

Baptism: 28 Oct 1733262

 

        105         viii.    David Gates263, born 18 Apr 1738 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT263; died 12 Aug 1740263.

 

More About David Gates:

Baptism: 03 Jun 1738264

 

 

      13.  Deacon Noadiah3 Brainerd (Daniel2, Daniel1)265 was born 04 Apr 1697 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT265, and died 30 Sep 1747 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT266.  He married (1) Hannah Cone267,268 04 Jun 1724 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT269,270, daughter of Jared Cone and Elizabeth ?.  She was born Bef. 18 Nov 1705 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT, and died 14 May 1744 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT271,272.  He married (2) Deborah Dudley273 1745273, daughter of Joseph Dudley and Sarah Pratt.  She was born 15 Nov 1701 in Saybrook, Middlesex, CT273,274, and died 08 Mar 1800275.

 

Notes for Deacon Noadiah Brainerd:

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Noadiah Brainerd, (Daniel, Daniel) of East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married 4 June 1724, Hannah Cone, baptized 18 November 1705, daughter of Jared and Elizabeth (-----) Cone of East Haddam, Connecticut. She joined the church 7 November 1725. He joined the church 21 May 1732, and was elected deacon of the Congregational Church in East Haddam, April 1743, which office he held until his death. Mrs. Hannah (Cone) Brainerd died 14 May 1744, in her 38th year. He married, second, 1745, Deborah (Dudley) Selden of Lyme, Connecticut, born 15 November 1701, daughter of Lieutenant Joseph and Sarah (Pratt) Dudley of Guilford, Connecticut, and widow of Captain or Deacon Samuel Selden of Lyme, Connecticut. He was representative to the General Assembly in the years 1742-43-45-46. He was a farmer in East Haddam. Deacon Noadiah Brainerd died 30 September 1746, æ. 49 years. Mrs. Deborah (Dudley) (Selden) Brainerd died 8 March 1800, in her 99th year, and was buried in the Marvin Cemetery in North Lyme, beside her first husband. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel), p. 43.

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More About Deacon Noadiah Brainerd:

Joined Church: 21 May 1732275

Occupation: Farmer275

Of: East Haddam, Middlesex, CT275

 

More About Hannah Cone:

Baptism: 18 Nov 1705, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT275,276

Joined Church: 07 Jan 1724/25277

 

More About Noadiah Brainerd and Hannah Cone:

Marriage: 04 Jun 1724, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT277,278

 

Notes for Deborah Dudley:

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More About Deborah Dudley:

Burial: North Lyme, New London, CT (Marvin Cemetery)279

Of: Lyme, New London, CT279

 

More About Noadiah Brainerd and Deborah Dudley:

Marriage: 1745279

     

Children of Noadiah Brainerd and Hannah Cone are:

        106            i.    Hannah4 Brainerd279, born 24 Apr 1725 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT279; died 01 Jan 1749/50280.  She married William Selby281; born 05 Jun 1717281.

 

More About Hannah Brainerd:

Baptism: 24 Sep 1725282

 

        107           ii.    Mary Brainerd283, born 27 Apr 1727 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT283; died 27 Dec 1796 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT284.  She married Ensign Bezaleel Gates285 26 Feb 1749/50 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT286; born 14 Oct 1726 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT287; died 28 Mar 1802 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT288.

 

More About Mary Brainerd:

Baptism: 25 Jun 1727289

 

Marriage Notes for Mary Brainerd and Bezaleel Gates:

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More About Bezaleel Gates and Mary Brainerd:

Marriage: 26 Feb 1749/50, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT290

 

        108          iii.    Noadiah Brainerd291, born 10 Mar 1729/30 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT291; died 31 Mar 1751291.

 

Notes for Noadiah Brainerd:

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. . . died March 31, 1750-51 (or died March 31, 1741, by M. L. Roberts). - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel), p. 44.

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More About Noadiah Brainerd:

Baptism: 10 Mar 1729/30292

 

        109           iv.    Elizabeth Brainerd293, born 12 Aug 1731 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT293; died 15 Jan 1731/32293.

 

More About Elizabeth Brainerd:

Baptism: 12 Aug 1731294

 

        110            v.    Elizabeth Brainerd295, born 27 Jan 1732/33 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT295; died 13 Jun 1733295.

 

More About Elizabeth Brainerd:

Baptism: 27 Jan 1732/33296

 

        111           vi.    Sybil Brainerd297, born 07 Jun 1736 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT297.

 

More About Sybil Brainerd:

Baptism: 07 Jun 1736298

 

        112          vii.    Jared Brainerd299, born 17 Sep 1737 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT299.

 

More About Jared Brainerd:

Baptism: 17 Sep 1739300

 

 

      14.  Stephen3 Brainard (Daniel2 Brainerd, Daniel1)301 was born 27 Feb 1699/00 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT302, and died 30 Mar 1794303.  He married Susannah Gates304,305,306 24 Dec 1730 in Colchester, New London, CT307,308,309, daughter of Joseph Gates and Elizabeth Hungerford.  She was born 21 Sep 1705 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT310,311, and died 29 Apr 1793 in Colchester, New London, CT (Westchester)312.

 

Notes for Stephen Brainard:

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Stephen Brainard (Daniel, Daniel) of East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 24 December 1730, Susannah Gates, born 21 September 1705, in East Haddam, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Hungerford) Gates of the same place. He was a farmer, and settled in the southwest district, in Westchester parish, in the town of Colchester, New London County, Connecticut, on an elevation of ground just north of the line dividing the town of East Haddam from Colchester. His removal was then regarded as a removal into the country; all around was a dense forest, and the deer were then so plenty that they could be shot from their door. Tradition says his path from East Haddam to Westchester was marked by the blazing of trees. He cleared the land and made preparation for building a house, and when Saturday night came, sat down on a log and looked toward home and cried because he was so far from home. The following week, on Saturday night, he was to return to his father’s home, about five miles distant, near East Haddam Landing. He was accompanied by two others (probably . . . his two future brothers-in-law, John and Jonathan Gates, who settled in Westchester, Connecticut) when he went into the wild and uninhabited country. The house he built was on the site where his grandson, Amaziah Brainard, afterwards built a house, and in which he lived during his lifetime. When an old man and several of his grandsons were going to Hamilton County, New York, he wondered they could go so far from home. His descendants always spoke of him with the greatest respect, and the following incident will show him entitled to it: One night, when quite aged, several young men of somewhat convivial habits had assembled by the well which was near the corner of the house where he had his room, and hearing their loud talk as the glass was passed from one to the other, he arose from his bed, and opening the door said, “Gentlemen, I do not allow such talk around my house,” then closed the door. Not another loud word was spoken, and the group quietly dispersed, it is hoped with wiser and better thoughts for mending their habits.

 

They were constituent members of the church in Westchester when it was formed, and probably before had belonged to the church in East Haddam. Mrs. Susannah (Gates) Brainerd died 29 April 1793, æ. nearly 88 years. She was the first person to be buried in the Southwest Cemetery in Westchester. All bodies before that time had been carried to East Haddam for interment, nearly six miles distant, on a bier, and borne on men’s shoulders. Mr. Stephen Brainerd died 30 March 1794, æ. 95 years.

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel), pp. 44-45.

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They settled in the west part of Colchester next to Chatham (now East Hampton) in what was called the "Waterhole District." All around them was a dense forest, and the deer were then so plentiful that they could be shot from their door. They were constituent members of the Westchester Church. She died, 29 April 1793 or 29 September 1793, and he died 30 March 1794. D. Williams Patterson said they were buried in the Waterhole Burying Ground and the Brainerd genealogies say they were buried in the Southwest Cemetery in Westchester. - George Gates of East Haddam Connecticut and some of his Descendants, p. 9.

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More About Stephen Brainard:

Baptism: 09 Jun 1700, Middletown, Middlesex, CT313

Removed to: Westchester, New London, CT314

 

Notes for Susannah Gates:

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More About Susannah Gates:

Baptism: 15 Oct 1705315

 

More About Stephen Brainard and Susannah Gates:

Marriage: 24 Dec 1730, Colchester, New London, CT316,317,318

     

Children of Stephen Brainard and Susannah Gates are:

        113            i.    Susannah4 Brainerd319, born 24 Sep 1731 in Westchester, New London, CT319.

 

Notes for Susannah Brainerd:

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. . . born September 24 or 29, 1731, in Westchester, Connecticut. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel), p. 45.

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        114           ii.    Elizabeth Brainerd319, born 17 Sep 1733 in Westchester, New London, CT319.

 

Notes for Elizabeth Brainerd:

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. . . born September or December 17, 1733, in Westchester, Connecticut. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel), p. 45.

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        115          iii.    Hannah Brainerd319, born 02 Nov 1737 in Westchester, New London, CT319.

        116           iv.    Mary Brainerd319, born 15 Feb 1739/40 in Westchester, New London, CT319.

        117            v.    Stephen Brainerd319, born 24 Mar 1741/42 in Westchester, New London, CT319.

        118           vi.    Sarah Brainerd319,320, born 30 Apr 1744 in Westchester, New London, CT321; died 19 Jan 1818322.  She married (1) Judah Lewis323.  She married (2) Colonel Henry Champion324 23 Nov 1791324; born 19 Jan 1723/24 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT324; died 21 Jul 1797325.

 

Notes for Colonel Henry Champion:

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More About Colonel Henry Champion:

Occupation: Farmer326

Removed to: Colchester, New London, CT (Westchester)326

 

More About Henry Champion and Sarah Brainerd:

Marriage: 23 Nov 1791326

 

        119          vii.    William Brainerd327, born 27 Aug 1746 in Westchester, New London, CT327.

 

Notes for William Brainerd:

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. . . born August 27, 1746, in Westchester, Connecticut. By town records his birth was August 16. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel), p. 45.

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      15.  Captain Bezaleel3 Brainerd (Daniel2, Daniel1)328,329 was born 17 Apr 1701 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT330,331, and died 09 Oct 1749 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT332.  He married (1) Mary Gates333,334 30 Nov 1727335,336, daughter of Thomas Gates and Hannah Brainerd.  She was born 29 Aug 1703 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT337,338, and died 01 Mar 1741/42 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT339,340.  He married (2) Elizabeth Warner341,342 17 Jun 1744343,344, daughter of Daniel Warner and Elizabeth Adams.  She was born 17 Oct 1721345,346, and died 05 Oct 1746 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT347,348.  He married (3) Phebe Smith349,350 19 May 1749351, daughter of Ralph Smith and Mary Mayo.  She was born 16 May 1720 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA351,352, and died 23 Jan 1760353.

 

Notes for Captain Bezaleel Brainerd:

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Bezaleel Brainerd (Daniel, Daniel) of East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 30 November 1727, Mary Gates, born 29 August 1703, in East Haddam, Connecticut, daughter of Deacon Thomas and Hannah (Brainerd) Gates of the same place. She joined the church 27 April 1735. Mrs. Mary (Gates) Brainerd died 1 March 1742, æ. 38 years. He married, second, 17 June 1744, Elizabeth Warner, born 17 October 1721, in Sunderland, Massachusetts, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Adams) Warner, then of East Haddam, Connecticut. Mrs. Elizabeth (Warner) Brainerd died 5 October 1746, in her 25th year. He married, third, 19 May 1749, Phebe (Smith) Almany, born 16 May 1720, in Eastham, Massachusetts, daughter of Ralph and Mary (Mayo) Smith of East Hampton, formerly Chatham, Connecticut, and widow of George Almany, late of Eastham, Massachusetts, who died January 1747/8.

 

As he took command of the East Haddam military company, his soldiers, wishing to honor him on his promotion, fired a salute, which, by an accidental discharge of the gun, wounded him in one of his legs, causing his death. He was a farmer, living about a mile north of East Haddam Landing. Captain Bezaleel Brainerd died 9 October 1749, in his 49th year. He died while making his will and before he had signed it. The will was accepted and put on file in the Probate Office and is now in Colchester, Connecticut, and his property distributed according to his will. His widow married John Marsh, formerly of Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, but then of East Haddam, Connecticut. She had two children by this marriage. Mrs. Phebe (Smith) (Almany) (Brainerd) Marsh died 23 January 1760, in her 40th year.

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel), p. 45.

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More About Captain Bezaleel Brainerd:

Cause of Death: Accidental gunshot wound in leg.353

 

More About Mary Gates:

Baptism: May 1704354

Joined Church: 27 Apr 1735355

 

More About Bezaleel Brainerd and Mary Gates:

Marriage: 30 Nov 1727355,356

 

More About Bezaleel Brainerd and Elizabeth Warner:

Marriage: 17 Jun 1744357,358

 

Notes for Phebe Smith:

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More About Bezaleel Brainerd and Phebe Smith:

Marriage: 19 May 1749359

     

Children of Bezaleel Brainerd and Mary Gates are:

        120            i.    Hannah4 Brainerd359,360, born 26 Aug 1728 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT361,362; died 29 Sep 1736363,364.

        121           ii.    Esther Brainerd365, born 21 Oct 1729 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT365; died 19 Dec 1737366.

        122          iii.    Mary Brainerd367,368, born 03 Jun 1731 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT369,370; died 10 Jan 1738/39371,372.

        123           iv.    Fruin Brainerd373,374,375, born 15 Apr 1733 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT376,377.  She married Nehemiah Gates378; born 17 Apr 1730 in Colchester, New London, CT (Westchester)378.

 

More About Fruin Brainerd:

Date born 2: 15 Apr 1733379

 

        124            v.    Susannah Brainerd380,381, born 14 Dec 1734 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT382,383; died 22 Dec 1737384,385.

        125           vi.    Bezaleel Brainerd386,387, born 15 Apr 1737 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT388,389.

        126          vii.    Mary Brainerd390,391, born 07 Jul 1740 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT392,393; died 12 Oct 1754394,395.

 

     

Child of Bezaleel Brainerd and Elizabeth Warner is:

        127            i.    Daniel4 Brainerd396,397, born 17 Mar 1745/46 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT398,399.

 

     

Child of Bezaleel Brainerd and Phebe Smith is:

        128            i.    Enoch4 Brainerd400,401, born 09 Sep 1749 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT402,403.

 

 

      16.  Mary3 Brainerd (Daniel2, Daniel1)404 was born 10 Sep 1703 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT404, and died 16 Apr 1742405.  She married Captain William Olmsted405 Jul 1728405, son of Samuel Olmsted and Mary Rowley.  He was born 21 Nov 1705 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT405, and died 16 Apr 1746405.

 

Notes for Mary Brainerd:

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Mary Brainerd (Daniel, Daniel) of East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, July 1728, William Olmsted, born 21 November 1705, in East Haddam, Connecticut, son of Samuel and Mary (Rowley) Olmsted of the same place. He was Sergeant in 1740, and afterwards Captain. Mrs. Mary (Brainerd) Olmsted died 16 April 1742. He married, second, 5 November 1743, Anna Rowley, and had four children. He was a farmer in East Haddam. Captain William Olmsted died 16 April 1746. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel), p. 46.

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More About Mary Brainerd:

Baptism: 24 May 1704406

 

More About William Olmsted and Mary Brainerd:

Marriage: Jul 1728407

     

Children of Mary Brainerd and William Olmsted are:

        129            i.    William4 Olmsted407, born 04 Sep 1728 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT407; died 01 Jan 1811 in Canaan, Columbia, NY407.  He married Mary Cone 20 Mar 1746/47407; born 27 Apr 1727 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT408; died 03 Jan 1791409.

 

Marriage Notes for William Olmsted and Mary Cone:

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. . . seven children. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel), p. 46.

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More About William Olmsted and Mary Cone:

Marriage: 20 Mar 1746/47409

 

        130           ii.    Mary Olmsted409, born 01 Oct 1729 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT409; died Abt. 1788410.  She married (1) Joseph Bates411 29 Aug 1746411; born 13 Sep 1728 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT412.  She married (2) Lieutenant Eleazer Brainerd413 02 Oct 1755; born 10 Nov 1719 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT413; died Abt. 1799414.

 

More About Mary Olmsted:

Joined Church: 06 Jun 1773414

 

More About Joseph Bates and Mary Olmsted:

Marriage: 29 Aug 1746415

 

Notes for Lieutenant Eleazer Brainerd:

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Eleazer Brainerd * (Joshua, Daniel) of East Haddam, Connecticut; married, 2 October 1755, Mary (Olmsted) Bates, born 1 October 1729, daughter of William and Mary (Brainerd) Olmsted, of East Haddam, and widow of Joseph Bates. She joined the church 6 June 1773. He lived in East Haddam. Mrs. Mary (Olmsted) (Bates) Brainerd probably died in 1788, æ. 58 years. Mr. Eleazer Brainerd died about 1799.

 

* The manuscript said that Eleazer Brainerd had five or six children, but I have found only (these) three names. Rev. D. D. Field said in some of his notes that Eleazer was the father of Dudley, who died, and of Oliver, who lived in South Glastonbury, Connecticut, and was postmaster there, but I have found no proof that they were the children of Eleazer Brainerd

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Joshua), p. 45.

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Marriage Notes for Mary Olmsted and Eleazer Brainerd:

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. . . manuscript said that Eleazer Brainerd had five or six children, but I (Lucy Abigail Brainerd) have found only these three names. . . . Rev. David Dudley Field said in some of his notes that Eleazer was the father of Dudley, who died, and of Oliver, who lived in South Glastonbury, Connecticut, and was postmaster there, but I have found no proof that they were the children of Eleazer Brainerd. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Joshua), p. 46.

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Eleazer Brainerd and Mary Olmsted were first cousins once removed.

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More About Eleazer Brainerd and Mary Olmsted:

Marriage: 02 Oct 1755

 

        131          iii.    Sarah Olmsted415, born 21 Mar 1732/33 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT415; died 04 Jul 1809415.  She married Colonel Jabez Chapman415 14 Feb 1754416; born 1731417; died 27 Jan 1820417.

 

Marriage Notes for Sarah Olmsted and Jabez Chapman:

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. . . nine children. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel), p. 46.

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More About Jabez Chapman and Sarah Olmsted:

Marriage: 14 Feb 1754418

 

        132           iv.    Abigail Olmsted419, born 16 Sep 1735 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT419; died 02 Oct 1773.  She married Sylvanus Tinker 24 Sep 1755.

 

Marriage Notes for Abigail Olmsted and Sylvanus Tinker:

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. . . eight children. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel), p. 46.

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More About Sylvanus Tinker and Abigail Olmsted:

Marriage: 24 Sep 1755

 

        133            v.    Samuel Olmsted419, born 13 Sep 1737 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT419.  He married Esther Robards419.

 

More About Esther Robards:

Of: Cairo, Greene, NY419

 

        134           vi.    Dorothy Olmsted419, born 09 Feb 1741/42 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT419; died 14 Apr 1743419.

 

 

      17.  Captain Thomas3 Gates (Hannah2 Brainerd, Daniel1)420,421 was born 03 Oct 1693 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT422,423, and died 03 Jun 1771 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT424.  He married Dorothy Cone425 17 Aug 1722 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT425,426, daughter of Daniel Cone and Mary Gates.  She was born 29 Apr 1704 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT427,428, and died 27 Jun 1774 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT429.

 

Notes for Captain Thomas Gates:

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Thomas Gates (Thomas, George) born 3 October 1693 in East Haddam, Connecticut, married, 17 August 1722, his cousin, Dorothy Cone, born in East Haddam, 29 April 1704, daughter of Deacon Daniel and Mary (Gates) Cone. He was admitted to full communion in the First Church of East Haddam, July 1725, and she, 20 February 1736/7. He was a selectman in 1735, 1740, and 1744. He was also captain of the military company in East Haddam. He died in East Haddam, 3 June 1771. Mrs. Dorothy Gates died in East Haddam, 27 June 1774, “in her 71st year.” They were buried opposite the Methodist Church in Moodus Graveyard. - George Gates of East Haddam Connecticut and some of his Descendants, p. 19.

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More About Captain Thomas Gates:

Baptism: 20 May 1694, Middletown, Middlesex, CT430

Burial: opposite the Methodist Church in Moodus Graveyard431

Joined Church: Jul 1725, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (First Church)431

Of: East Haddam, Middlesex, CT432

 

More About Dorothy Cone:

Burial: opposite the Methodist Church in Moodus Graveyard433

Joined Church: 20 Feb 1736/37, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (First Church)433

 

More About Thomas Gates and Dorothy Cone:

Marriage: 17 Aug 1722, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT434,435

     

Children of Thomas Gates and Dorothy Cone are:

        135            i.    Thomas4 Gates436, born 17 Dec 1724 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT436,437.

 

More About Thomas Gates:

Military: Revolutionary Soldier, Connecticut Continentals438

 

        136           ii.    Esther Gates438, born 27 Jul 1727 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT438; died 11 May 1769439.  She married Daniel Brainerd440 15 Aug 1751441; born 24 Feb 1721/22 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT442,443; died 10 Jan 1777444.

 

Notes for Esther Gates:

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Esther Gates (Thomas, George) born 27 July 1727, baptized 27 August 1727, married, 15 August 1751, as his second wife, Daniel Brainerd, born in East Haddam, 24 February 1721/2, son of Daniel and Hannah (Selden) Brainerd. He was a professor of religion, a Justice of the Peace for many years, a judge of probate, and, repeatedly, representative to the legislature. He was called the “Butternut Lawyer” from the ordinary color of his clothes. He had married, first, Hannah Gates,daughter of Jeremiah and Mary (Emmons) Gates. Mrs. Esther Brainerd died in East Haddam, 11 May 1769, and he married, third, 6 June 1771, Prudence Gridley of Farmington. He suffered a stroke, then called apoplexy, while crossing the Connecticut River on his way to the legislature, and died the following night, 10 January 1777, in East Haddam. - George Gates of East Haddam Connecticut and some of his Descendants, p. 19.

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More About Esther Gates:

Baptism: 27 Aug 1727445

 

Notes for Daniel Brainerd:

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Daniel Brainerd, Esq. (Daniel, Daniel, Daniel) of East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 7 July 1743, his cousin Hannah Gates, born 23 October 1723, daughter of Deacon Jeremiah and Mary (Emmons) Gates of East Haddam, Connecticut. Mrs. Hannah (Gates)  Brainerd died 5 or 6 May 1746, in her 23d year. He married, second, 15 August 1751, Esther Gates, born 27 July 1727, daughter of Thomas and Dorothy (Cone) Gates of East Haddam, Connecticut. Mrs. Esther (Gates) Brainerd died 11 May 1769, in her 42d year. He married, third, Prudence Gridley of Farmington, Connecticut. Mr. Daniel Brainerd died 10 January 1777, nearly 56 years of age. His gravestone says: “A man distinguished for his public spirit and exemplary life.” His widow married, 11 November 1779, John Porter of Farmington, Connecticut. Mrs. Prudence (Gridley) (Brainerd) Porter died 8 June 1811, in her 75th year, and is buried in the Landing Cemetery at East Haddam, Connecticut.

 

He was judge of probate, justice of the peace, and town clerk 176977, and member of the semi-annual sessions of the legislature in May and October 1760, and from May 1765 to October 1776, inclusive. He was a farmer. Judge Brainerd was known as the Butternut Lawyer from the ordinary color of his clothing.

 

From “The New London Gazette” of 17 January 1777, the following is taken: “At East Haddam, on the 6th instant, Daniel Brainerd Esq. For a number of Years past one of the representatives of the Town, was suddenly struck with an apoplectic Disorder, which deprived him of his Reason, locked up his Senses and put an end to his life last Friday morning Jan. 10, in the 55th year of his age. Without the help of a liberal Education, in early Life, by uncommon Application to Study, and a diligent Improvement of his Time, together with the Advantages of a Mind, naturally penetrating and Comprehensive, he had attained that Degree of Knowledge, which qualified him for public Business, and enabled him to sustain a variety of Offices with Honor to himself and Benefit to others. He was a man of great Integrity, slow and deliberate in forming his Judgment, he could not be turned aside from the purpose of his Duty, by any of the Arts of Dissimulation, Flattery or Corruption, his Stability of Mind and ardent Love for his Country, have manifested themselves for some Time past in his resolutely firm and unwearied Exertions for the public Good wherever his Influence extended and for raising effectual Opposition to the Power and violence of our Enemies; but the greatest and best Thing that can be said of him, is, that he was as we have Reason to believe a good Christian and a faithful Servant of God, and that he has gone to inherit the Promises. The Society and Town where he lived has lost a great Bond of Union and Support of Authority, the Poor and Injured a Patron and Benefactor, and the church of God an example of Virtue and true Religion. 'Help Lord for the Godly Man ceaseth, and the Faithful fall from among the Children of Men'.”

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel), pp. 47-48.

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Hannah Gates, Daniel's first wife, and Esther Gates, his second wife, were first cousins.

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More About Daniel Brainerd:

Of: East Haddam, Middlesex, CT446

 

Marriage Notes for Esther Gates and Daniel Brainerd:

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Daniel Brainerd and Esther Gates were second cousins.

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More About Daniel Brainerd and Esther Gates:

Marriage: 15 Aug 1751446

 

        137          iii.    Timothy Gates447, born 29 Apr 1730 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT448.

 

More About Timothy Gates:

Military: Revolutionary Soldier, Connecticut Continentals449

 

        138           iv.    Dorothy Gates449, born 17 Jan 1733/34 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT449,450.

 

Notes for Dorothy Gates:

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        139            v.    Zachariah Gates451, born 03 Jun 1735 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT451,452; died 1739452.

 

More About Zachariah Gates:

Baptism: 20 Jul 1735452

 

        140           vi.    Caleb Gates453, born 22 Mar 1737/38 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT454; died 1739454.

 

More About Caleb Gates:

Baptism: 07 May 1738454

 

        141          vii.    Obadiah Gates455, born 18 Dec 1740 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT455,456; died 22 Aug 1781 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT456.  He married (1) Huldah Cowdery456 14 Sep 1762456; born Abt. 1733456; died 04 Mar 1770 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT456.  He married (2) Zilpha Burt456 15 Aug 1771456; born 18 Sep 1748 in Berkley, Bristol, MA456.

 

More About Obadiah Gates:

Baptism: 05 Apr 1741456

Occupation: Miller456

Residence: East Haddam, Middlesex, CT456

 

More About Huldah Cowdery:

Of: East Haddam, Middlesex, CT456

 

More About Obadiah Gates and Huldah Cowdery:

Marriage: 14 Sep 1762456

 

More About Zilpha Burt:

Of: Canterbury, ,  CT456

 

More About Obadiah Gates and Zilpha Burt:

Marriage: 15 Aug 1771456

 

        142         viii.    Dorothy Gates457, born 03 Feb 1743/44 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT457; died 21 Sep 1792 in Berlin, Hartford, CT458.  She married James Percival458 19 Jun 1766458; born 06 Jul 1736 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT458.

 

More About Dorothy Gates:

Baptism: 22 Apr 1744458

 

More About James Percival and Dorothy Gates:

Marriage: 19 Jun 1766458

 

        143           ix.    Gideon Gates458, born 13 Sep 1747 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT458.

 

More About Gideon Gates:

Baptism: 08 Nov 1747458

 

 

      18.  Captain Daniel3 Gates (Hannah2 Brainerd, Daniel1)459,460 was born 26 May 1695 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT461,462, and died 24 Jun 1759 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT463.  He married Sarah Cone464 13 Jun 1723 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT464,465, daughter of Daniel Cone and Mary Gates.  She was born 27 Jun 1697 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT466, and died 05 Dec 1770 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT467.

 

Notes for Captain Daniel Gates:

 

His gravestone reads June 23, 1759. - George Gates of East Haddam Connecticut and some of his Descendants, p. 20.

 

More About Captain Daniel Gates:

Baptism: 10 Nov 1695, Middletown, Middlesex, CT468

Burial: . . . near the Methodist Church in Moodus Graveyard469

 

More About Sarah Cone:

Burial: . . . near the Methodist Church in Moodus Graveyard469

Joined Church: 27 Jun 1736, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (First Church of East Haddam)469

 

More About Daniel Gates and Sarah Cone:

Marriage: 13 Jun 1723, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT470,471

     

Children of Daniel Gates and Sarah Cone are:

        144            i.    Sarah4 Gates472, born 11 Apr 1725 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT472; died 21 Nov 1776472.  She married Elizur Hollister472 29 Nov 1761472.

 

Notes for Sarah Gates:

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. . . her gravestone in the Moodus Graveyard reads November 22, 1777. - George Gates of East Haddam Connecticut and some of his Descendants, p. 20.

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More About Sarah Gates:

Baptism: 18 Jul 1736472

Burial: Moodus Graveyard472

 

More About Elizur Hollister:

Of: Eastbury (now East Glastonbury, Hartford, CT)472

 

More About Elizur Hollister and Sarah Gates:

Marriage: 29 Nov 1761472

 

        145           ii.    Daniel Gates473, born 09 Mar 1727/28 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT473; died 28 Aug 1740 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT473.

 

More About Daniel Gates:

Baptism: 18 Jul 1736473

 

        146          iii.    Paul Gates473, born 08 Jul 1729 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT473.

        147           iv.    Lois Gates473, born 24 May 1731 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT473; died 30 Jul 1740 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT473.

 

More About Lois Gates:

Baptism: 18 Jul 1736473

 

 

      19.  Deacon Jeremiah3 Gates (Hannah2 Brainerd, Daniel1)474,475 was born 17 Mar 1697/98 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT476,477, and died 01 Nov 1761 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT478.  He married Mary Emmons479 07 Dec 1721479, daughter of Samuel Emmons and Elizabeth Butler.  She was born Abt. 1700480, and died 26 Feb 1773480.

 

Notes for Deacon Jeremiah Gates:

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Jeremiah Gates (Thomas, George) born 17 March 1697 in East Haddam, Connecticut and married, 7 December 1721, Mary Emmons. They were admitted to full communion in the First Church of East Haddam, 17 April 1737 and he was chosen deacon in 1741. He held the military rank of sergeant. He was often elected selectman and in 1740 was town clerk of East Haddam. He died in East Haddam, 1 November 1761, age 65, and his widow died 26 February 1773, “aged 73 years.” His gravestone reads “February 27, 1775.” They were buried in Moodus near the Methodist Church. - George Gates of East Haddam Connecticut and some of his Descendants, p. 20.

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More About Deacon Jeremiah Gates:

Burial: in Moodus near the Methodist Church480

Joined Church: 17 Apr 1737, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (First Church)480

 

More About Mary Emmons:

Burial: in Moodus near the Methodist Church480

Joined Church: 17 Apr 1737, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (First Church)480

 

More About Jeremiah Gates and Mary Emmons:

Marriage: 07 Dec 1721481

     

Children of Jeremiah Gates and Mary Emmons are:

        148            i.    Hannah4 Gates482,483, born 23 Oct 1723 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT484,485; died 05 May 1746486.  She married Daniel Brainerd487 07 Jul 1743488,489; born 24 Feb 1721/22 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT490,491; died 10 Jan 1777492.

 

Notes for Hannah Gates:

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. . . died 5 or 6 May 1746, in her 23d year. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel), p. 47.

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Hannah Gates, born 23 October 1723, baptized 1 May 1737, married, 7 July 1743, Daniel Brainerd, born in East Haddam, 24 February 1721/2, son of Daniel and Hannah (Selden) Brainerd. He was a professor of religion, a Justice of the Peace for many years, a judge of probate, and, repeatedly, representative to the legislature. He was called the "Butternut Lawyer" from the ordinary color of his clothes. She died, 5 May 1746, and he married, second, Esther Gates, daughter of Thomas and Dorothy (Cone) Gates. - George Gates of East Haddam Connecticut and some of his Descendants, p. 21.

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More About Hannah Gates:

Baptism: 01 May 1737493

 

Notes for Daniel Brainerd:

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Daniel Brainerd, Esq. (Daniel, Daniel, Daniel) of East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 7 July 1743, his cousin Hannah Gates, born 23 October 1723, daughter of Deacon Jeremiah and Mary (Emmons) Gates of East Haddam, Connecticut. Mrs. Hannah (Gates)  Brainerd died 5 or 6 May 1746, in her 23d year. He married, second, 15 August 1751, Esther Gates, born 27 July 1727, daughter of Thomas and Dorothy (Cone) Gates of East Haddam, Connecticut. Mrs. Esther (Gates) Brainerd died 11 May 1769, in her 42d year. He married, third, Prudence Gridley of Farmington, Connecticut. Mr. Daniel Brainerd died 10 January 1777, nearly 56 years of age. His gravestone says: “A man distinguished for his public spirit and exemplary life.” His widow married, 11 November 1779, John Porter of Farmington, Connecticut. Mrs. Prudence (Gridley) (Brainerd) Porter died 8 June 1811, in her 75th year, and is buried in the Landing Cemetery at East Haddam, Connecticut.

 

He was judge of probate, justice of the peace, and town clerk 176977, and member of the semi-annual sessions of the legislature in May and October 1760, and from May 1765 to October 1776, inclusive. He was a farmer. Judge Brainerd was known as the Butternut Lawyer from the ordinary color of his clothing.

 

From “The New London Gazette” of 17 January 1777, the following is taken: “At East Haddam, on the 6th instant, Daniel Brainerd Esq. For a number of Years past one of the representatives of the Town, was suddenly struck with an apoplectic Disorder, which deprived him of his Reason, locked up his Senses and put an end to his life last Friday morning Jan. 10, in the 55th year of his age. Without the help of a liberal Education, in early Life, by uncommon Application to Study, and a diligent Improvement of his Time, together with the Advantages of a Mind, naturally penetrating and Comprehensive, he had attained that Degree of Knowledge, which qualified him for public Business, and enabled him to sustain a variety of Offices with Honor to himself and Benefit to others. He was a man of great Integrity, slow and deliberate in forming his Judgment, he could not be turned aside from the purpose of his Duty, by any of the Arts of Dissimulation, Flattery or Corruption, his Stability of Mind and ardent Love for his Country, have manifested themselves for some Time past in his resolutely firm and unwearied Exertions for the public Good wherever his Influence extended and for raising effectual Opposition to the Power and violence of our Enemies; but the greatest and best Thing that can be said of him, is, that he was as we have Reason to believe a good Christian and a faithful Servant of God, and that he has gone to inherit the Promises. The Society and Town where he lived has lost a great Bond of Union and Support of Authority, the Poor and Injured a Patron and Benefactor, and the church of God an example of Virtue and true Religion. 'Help Lord for the Godly Man ceaseth, and the Faithful fall from among the Children of Men'.”

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel), pp. 47-48.

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Hannah Gates, Daniel's first wife, and Esther Gates, his second wife, were first cousins.

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More About Daniel Brainerd:

Of: East Haddam, Middlesex, CT494

 

Marriage Notes for Hannah Gates and Daniel Brainerd:

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Daniel Brainerd and Hannah Gates were second cousins.

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More About Daniel Brainerd and Hannah Gates:

Marriage: 07 Jul 1743494,495

 

        149           ii.    Mary Gates495, born 25 Apr 1735 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT495.  She married Nathaniel Cowdery495 27 May 1756495.

 

More About Mary Gates:

Baptism: 01 May 1737495

 

More About Nathaniel Cowdery and Mary Gates:

Marriage: 27 May 1756495

 

        150          iii.    Dorothy Gates495, born 05 May 1729 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT495.  She married Samuel Huntington495 25 May 1757495.

 

More About Dorothy Gates:

Baptism: 01 May 1737495

 

More About Samuel Huntington:

Of: Canterbury, Windham,  CT495

 

More About Samuel Huntington and Dorothy Gates:

Marriage: 25 May 1757495

 

        151           iv.    Jeremiah Gates495, born 17 Mar 1732/33 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT495; died 11 Sep 1754 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT495.

 

Notes for Jeremiah Gates:

 

. . . unmarried. - George Gates of East Haddam Connecticut and some of his Descendants, p. 21.

 

More About Jeremiah Gates:

Baptism: 01 May 1737495

 

        152            v.    Sybil Gates495, born Bef. 13 Nov 1737 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT; died 02 Oct 1739 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT495.

 

More About Sybil Gates:

Baptism: 13 Nov 1737, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT495

Burial: East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Cove Burial Ground)495

 

        153           vi.    Sybil Gates495, born 22 Sep 1748 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT495; died 12 Oct 1750 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT495.

 

 

      22.  Mary3 Gates (Hannah2 Brainerd, Daniel1)496,497 was born 29 Aug 1703 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT498,499, and died 01 Mar 1741/42 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT500,501.  She married Captain Bezaleel Brainerd502,503 30 Nov 1727504,505, son of Daniel Brainerd and Susannah Ventres.  He was born 17 Apr 1701 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT506,507, and died 09 Oct 1749 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT508.

 

More About Mary Gates:

Baptism: May 1704509

Joined Church: 27 Apr 1735510

 

Notes for Captain Bezaleel Brainerd:

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Bezaleel Brainerd (Daniel, Daniel) of East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 30 November 1727, Mary Gates, born 29 August 1703, in East Haddam, Connecticut, daughter of Deacon Thomas and Hannah (Brainerd) Gates of the same place. She joined the church 27 April 1735. Mrs. Mary (Gates) Brainerd died 1 March 1742, æ. 38 years. He married, second, 17 June 1744, Elizabeth Warner, born 17 October 1721, in Sunderland, Massachusetts, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Adams) Warner, then of East Haddam, Connecticut. Mrs. Elizabeth (Warner) Brainerd died 5 October 1746, in her 25th year. He married, third, 19 May 1749, Phebe (Smith) Almany, born 16 May 1720, in Eastham, Massachusetts, daughter of Ralph and Mary (Mayo) Smith of East Hampton, formerly Chatham, Connecticut, and widow of George Almany, late of Eastham, Massachusetts, who died January 1747/8.

 

As he took command of the East Haddam military company, his soldiers, wishing to honor him on his promotion, fired a salute, which, by an accidental discharge of the gun, wounded him in one of his legs, causing his death. He was a farmer, living about a mile north of East Haddam Landing. Captain Bezaleel Brainerd died 9 October 1749, in his 49th year. He died while making his will and before he had signed it. The will was accepted and put on file in the Probate Office and is now in Colchester, Connecticut, and his property distributed according to his will. His widow married John Marsh, formerly of Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, but then of East Haddam, Connecticut. She had two children by this marriage. Mrs. Phebe (Smith) (Almany) (Brainerd) Marsh died 23 January 1760, in her 40th year.

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel), p. 45.

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More About Captain Bezaleel Brainerd:

Cause of Death: Accidental gunshot wound in leg.510

 

More About Bezaleel Brainerd and Mary Gates:

Marriage: 30 Nov 1727510,511

     

Children are listed above under (15) Bezaleel Brainerd.

 

      23.  George3 Gates (Hannah2 Brainerd, Daniel1)512,513 was born 17 Nov 1705 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT514,515, and died 29 Dec 1756 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT516,517.  He married Sarah Olmsted518 03 Dec 1730 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT519, daughter of John Olmsted and Susannah Brainerd.  She was born Bef. 15 Jun 1707 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT, and died 04 May 1796520.

 

Notes for George Gates:

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His will, dated 5 February 1756, named his wife and six children, and brother, Thomas Gates, Esq. - Genealogy of the Olmstead Family in America, p. 18.

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George Gates (Thomas, George), born 17 November 1705, East Haddam, Connecticut, baptized 18 November 1705, married, 30 December 1730, Sarah Olmsted. She was admitted to full communion in the First Church of East Haddam, 16 April 1738 and he, 29 December 1756 (date may be in error, see death date). He died in East Haddam, 29 December 1756 and she died 4 May 1796, aged 91 years. They were buried in Moodus near the Methodist Church. - George Gates of East Haddam Connecticut and some of his Descendants, p. 21.

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More About George Gates:

Baptism: 18 Nov 1705520

Will: 05 Feb 1756521

 

More About Sarah Olmsted:

Baptism: 15 Jun 1707, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT522

Joined Church: 16 Apr 1738, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (First Church)523

 

More About George Gates and Sarah Olmsted:

Marriage: 03 Dec 1730, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT524

     

Children of George Gates and Sarah Olmsted are:

        154            i.    Nehemiah4 Gates525, born 06 Jul 1732 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT525.  He married Ann Hart 11 May 1756525.

 

More About Nehemiah Gates and Ann Hart:

Marriage: 11 May 1756525

 

        155           ii.    George Gates526, born 18 Oct 1737 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT526; died 20 Feb 1759 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT527.

        156          iii.    Sarah Gates528, born 06 Aug 1739 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT528; died 02 Nov 1815529.  She married Thomas Hunt530 26 Apr 1763 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT531; died 16 Mar 1816 in Glastonbury, Hartford, CT532.

 

More About Thomas Hunt and Sarah Gates:

Marriage: 26 Apr 1763, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT533

 

        157           iv.    Noadiah Gates534, born 10 Jul 1742 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT534.  He married Martha Fuller535 23 Feb 1764 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT536; born 27 Jul 1746 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT537.

 

More About Noadiah Gates:

Baptism: 15 Aug 1742, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT538

 

More About Noadiah Gates and Martha Fuller:

Marriage: 23 Feb 1764, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT538

 

        158            v.    Mary Gates539, born 01 Oct 1744 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT539; died 04 Jul 1782 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT540.  She married Elkanah Higgins541 12 May 1765542; born 13 Oct 1737 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA543; died 1808543.

 

More About Elkanah Higgins and Mary Gates:

Marriage: 12 May 1765544

 

        159           vi.    Phineas Gates545, born 31 Mar 1747 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT545.

 

 

      24.  Joshua3 Gates (Hannah2 Brainerd, Daniel1)546,547 was born 26 Apr 1708 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT548,549, and died 22 Dec 1791550.  He married Lydia Brainerd551 08 Jul 1736552, daughter of Joshua Brainerd and Mehitable Dudley.  She was born 01 Sep 1717 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT553, and died 26 Jul 1768554.

 

More About Joshua Gates:

Joined Church: 23 Nov 1740554

Occupation: Farmer554

Residence: East Haddam, Middlesex, CT554

 

Notes for Lydia Brainerd:

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Lydia Brainerd (Joshua, Daniel) of East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 8 July 1736, Joshua Gates, born 26 April 1708, son of Thomas and Hannah (Brainerd) Gates, of East Haddam. He joined the church 23 November 1740. He was a farmer in East Haddam. Mrs. Lydia (Brainerd) Gates died 26 July 1768, in her 51st year. Mr. Joshua Gates died 22 December 1791, in his 84th year. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Joshua), p. 45.

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Marriage Notes for Joshua Gates and Lydia Brainerd:

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Joshua Gates and Lydia Brainerd were first cousins.

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More About Joshua Gates and Lydia Brainerd:

Marriage: 08 Jul 1736554

     

Children of Joshua Gates and Lydia Brainerd are:

        160            i.    Sergeant Joshua4 Gates554, born 19 Oct 1737 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT554.  He married (1) Sarah Minor554.  He married (2) Eunice Fuller554.

 

Notes for Sergeant Joshua Gates:

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He was a Sergeant in the Revolutionary army. Four children. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Joshua), p. 45.

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        161           ii.    Daniel Gates554, born 03 Nov 1739 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT554.  He married Zipporah Fuller554.

        162          iii.    Lydia Gates554, born 08 Sep 1743 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT554.  She married ? Dudley554.

 

Notes for Lydia Gates:

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        163           iv.    Caleb Gates554, born 01 Apr 1746 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT554; died 23 Feb 1748/49554.

        164            v.    Deacon Caleb Gates554,555,556, born 29 Jan 1749/50 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT557,558.  He married (1) Esther Foote559,560 17 Oct 1775561; born 13 Apr 1748 in Colchester, New London, CT (Westchester)562.  He married (2) Elizabeth Percival563 04 Dec 1800 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT564.

 

Notes for Deacon Caleb Gates:

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He was deacon of the Congregational Church in East Haddam. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Joshua), p. 45.

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More About Esther Foote:

Date born 2: 13 Apr 1748

 

More About Caleb Gates and Esther Foote:

Marriage: 17 Oct 1775565

 

More About Caleb Gates and Elizabeth Percival:

Marriage: 04 Dec 1800, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT566

 

        165           vi.    Jeremiah Gates567, born 24 Oct 1754 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT567.

        166          vii.    Eunice Gates567, born 10 Aug 1757 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT567.

        167         viii.    Jeremiah Gates567, born 28 Nov 1759 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT567.

 

 

      26.  Captain James3 Brainerd (James2, Daniel1)568 was born 02 Mar 1696/97 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT568, and died 02 Oct 1776569.  He married Hannah Risley569,570 23 Dec 1717571, daughter of Richard Risley and Rebecca Adams.  She was born Bef. 12 Apr 1695, and died 07 May 1772571.

 

Notes for Captain James Brainerd:

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Sergeant James Brainerd (James, Daniel) of Haddam Neck, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 23 December 1717, Hannah (Anna or Anner) Risley, baptized 12 April 1695, daughter of -----. He lived in Haddam Neck, Connecticut, then called Haddam, east side. He was a farmer. He represented the town in the General Assembly in 1735, . . . Mrs. Anne (Risley) Brainerd died May 7, 1772, in her 77th year. Captain James Brainerd died October 2, 1776, in his 79th year. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), p. 42.

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Notes for Hannah Risley:

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Risley, Hannah, Anna, or Anner, baptized 12 April 1695, In Hartford, Connecticut, daughter of Richard and ----- (Hill) Risley, is thought to have been the wife of James Brainerd. Miss Hill's father was Will Hill. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), p. 42. NOTE: The wife of Richard Risley, one Mary, married William Hills of Hartford after Risley's death (see Hale, House and Related Families, pp. 579-580.). - WDC, 15 May 2005.

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More About Hannah Risley:

Baptism: 12 Apr 1695571

 

More About James Brainerd and Hannah Risley:

Marriage: 23 Dec 1717571

     

Children of James Brainerd and Hannah Risley are:

        168            i.    Benjamin4 Brainerd572, born 10 Apr 1718 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck).  He married Mary ? 16 Feb 1738/39572.

 

More About Benjamin Brainerd and Mary ?:

Marriage: 16 Feb 1738/39572

 

        169           ii.    Jedediah Brainerd, born 09 Aug 1720 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck).

        170          iii.    Rebecca Brainerd, born 15 Aug 1722 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck).

        171           iv.    James Brainerd, born 09 Jul 1725 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck).

        172            v.    Hannah Brainerd, born 03 Sep 1728 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck).

        173           vi.    Dudley Brainerd573, born 04 Nov 1732 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck).  He married Mindwell Ackley573 13 Nov 1754 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT573; born Abt. 1736573; died Aft. Mar 1785573.

 

Notes for Dudley Brainerd:

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. . . born November 4, 1732, in Haddam Neck, Connecticut; by letter, born June 5 or 15, 1730. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), p. 42.

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More About Mindwell Ackley:

Baptism: 28 Oct 1739, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT573

 

More About Dudley Brainerd and Mindwell Ackley:

Marriage: 13 Nov 1754, East Hartford, Hartford, CT573

 

        174          vii.    Ozias Brainerd, born 16 May 1735 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck); died 22 Apr 1739.

 

Notes for Ozias Brainerd:

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. . . born February or May 16, 1735, in Haddam Neck, Connecticut; died April 22, 1739. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), p. 42.

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        175         viii.    Jonathan Brainerd, born 16 Dec 1737 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck).

        176           ix.    Ozias Brainerd, born 02 Feb 1739/40 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck); died Bet. 1740 - 1743.

 

Notes for Ozias Brainerd:

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. . . born February 2, 1739, or 1740, in Haddam Neck, Connecticut; died February 19, or September 9, 1740, or 1743. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), p. 42.

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      27.  Deborah3 Brainerd (James2, Daniel1)574 was born 03 Apr 1698 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT574, and died Bet. 1745 - 1746575.  She married Ephraim Bailey575 03 Oct 1716575, son of John Bailey and Elizabeth Bates.  He was born 01 Jan 1690/91 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT575, and died 29 Mar 1761575.

 

Notes for Deborah Brainerd:

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Deborah Brainerd (James, Daniel) of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 3 October 1716, Ephraim Bailey, born 1 January 1690/1, in Haddam, Connecticut, son of John, Junior, and Elizabeth (Bates) Bailey, and grandson of John Bailey, the first settler of that name in that place. He was a farmer in Haddam. Mrs. Deborah (Brainerd) Bailey died about 1745-6. He married, second, Elizabeth -----. Mr. Ephraim Bailey died 29 March 1761, in his 72d year. His will was probated 3 August 1761. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), p. 42.

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More About Deborah Brainerd:

Of: Haddam, Middlesex, CT575

 

Notes for Ephraim Bailey:

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Two wives: Deborah Brainerd; and Elizabeth -----.

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More About Ephraim Bailey:

Occupation: Farmer575

Probate: 03 Aug 1761575

 

More About Ephraim Bailey and Deborah Brainerd:

Marriage: 03 Oct 1716575

     

Children of Deborah Brainerd and Ephraim Bailey are:

        177            i.    Ephraim4 Bailey576, born 25 Jun 1718 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT576; died 10 Jan 1741/42576.

        178           ii.    Jacob Bailey576, born 21 Oct 1720 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT.  He married Elizabeth Crook576 01 Oct 1746576.

 

More About Jacob Bailey and Elizabeth Crook:

Marriage: 01 Oct 1746576

 

        179          iii.    Deborah Bailey576, born 13 Apr 1723 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT576.  She married Benjamin Towner576 16 Sep 1742576.

 

More About Benjamin Towner:

Residence: Claremont, Sullivan, NH576

 

More About Benjamin Towner and Deborah Bailey:

Marriage: 16 Sep 1742576

 

        180           iv.    Gideon Bailey576, born 04 Aug 1725 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT576; died 11 May 1809576.  He married Sarah Senter576.

 

Notes for Sarah Senter:

 

. . . from Wales. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), p. 43.

 

        181            v.    Stephen Bailey576, born 25 May 1727 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT576.  He married Eunice Crook576 14 Dec 1749576.

 

More About Stephen Bailey and Eunice Crook:

Marriage: 14 Dec 1749576

 

        182           vi.    Jabez Bailey576, born 14 Jan 1729/30 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT576.

        183          vii.    Caleb Bailey576, born 07 Jan 1731/32 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT576; died 09 Feb 1817576.  He married Mehitable Roberts577 25 Mar 1756578; born 10 Sep 1733 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT579.

 

Marriage Notes for Caleb Bailey and Mehitable Roberts:

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More About Caleb Bailey and Mehitable Roberts:

Marriage: 25 Mar 1756580

 

        184         viii.    Abijah Bailey580, born 31 Jul 1734 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT580.

        185           ix.    William Bailey580, born 01 Aug 1736 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT580.  He married Desire Thomas580.

        186            x.    Oliver Bailey580, born 25 Jun 1738 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT580.  He married Hannah Scovil580 14 May 1761580.

 

More About Oliver Bailey and Hannah Scovil:

Marriage: 14 May 1761580

 

        187           xi.    Susannah Bailey580, born 28 Sep 1740 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT580; died 15 Feb 1741/42580.

        188          xii.    Ephraim Bailey580, born 08 May 1744 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT580.  He married Mary Kelly580 06 Feb 1766580.

 

More About Ephraim Bailey and Mary Kelly:

Marriage: 06 Feb 1766580

 

 

      28.  Captain Gideon3 Brainerd (James2, Daniel1)581 was born 04 Mar 1699/00 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT581, and died 25 Sep 1767 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT582,583.  He married Sarah Selden584 24 Nov 1727585, daughter of Joseph Selden and Rebecca Church.  She was born Aft. 1698 in Lyme, New London, CT586, and died 04 Jun 1770587.

 

Notes for Captain Gideon Brainerd:

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Gideon Brainerd (James, Daniel) of Haddam Neck, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 24 November 1727, Sarah Selden, baptized 20 July 1712, daughter of Joseph and Rebecca (Church) Selden of Lyme, Connecticut. He was a farmer in Haddam, commanded a military company in the same place. He was appointed Ensign in Haddam, October 1735, and Captain of the 3d Company, 7th Regiment, May 1745. He worked in the quarry on Haddam Neck. Captain Gideon Brainerd died 25 September 1767, in his 68th year. Mrs. Sarah (Selden) Brainerd died, probably, 4 June 1770, or 1776. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), p. 43.

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More About Captain Gideon Brainerd:

Occupation: Farmer and Quarryman588

Of: Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)589

 

Notes for Sarah Selden:

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. . . died, probably, June 4, 1770, or 1776. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), p. 43.

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More About Sarah Selden:

Baptism: 20 Jul 1712, Lyme, New London, CT589,590

 

More About Gideon Brainerd and Sarah Selden:

Marriage: 24 Nov 1727591

     

Children of Gideon Brainerd and Sarah Selden are:

        189            i.    Gideon4 Brainerd591, born 02 Mar 1728/29 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT591.

        190           ii.    Eliakim Brainerd591, born 17 Mar 1730/31 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT591.

        191          iii.    Joseph Brainerd591, born 13 Jan 1733/34 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT591.

 

Notes for Joseph Brainerd:

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. . . died young (by manuscript) or was in the army and on the prison ship. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), p. 43.

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        192           iv.    Sarah Brainerd591, born 10 Aug 1736 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT591.

 

Notes for Sarah Brainerd:

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. . . born August or April 10, 1736, in Haddam, Connecticut; died -----. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), p. 43.

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        193            v.    Jesse Brainerd591, born 27 Sep 1738 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT591.

 

Notes for Jesse Brainerd:

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He enlisted in the army 16 June 1777, in John Ely's regiment. He was on the prison ship in New York harbor. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), p. 43.

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        194           vi.    Sarah Brainerd591, born 05 Apr 1741 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT591.  She married Deacon Nehemiah Brainerd592; born Abt. 1742 in probably in Eastbury, Hartford, CT (now Buckingham)592.

 

Notes for Deacon Nehemiah Brainerd:

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Nehemiah Brainerd of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, November 15, 1763, Sarah Brainerd, born April 5, 1741, in Haddam, Connecticut, daughter of Gideon and Sarah (Selden) Brainerd of the same place. He was elected justice of the peace for Middlesex County in 1785 and '86, and for Haddam from 1799 to 1808, inclusive. He was town clerk from 1785 to 1805, inclusive, and town treasurer from 1794 to 1806, inclusive. He was elected deacon in 1784, which office he held till his death. He commanded a volunteer military company in the War of 1812. He graduated at Yale College in 1763, but did not study any profession. He lived in Haddam, and to some extent pursued husbandry and performed a good deal of public business. He was justice of the peace and represented the town in the General Assembly of the state for nine sessions, from October, 1777, to October, 1793. He was a commissioned officer in the 7th Regiment of Militia. He was one of the Militia Captains who turned out to repel the enemy at New Haven, July 5, 1779.

 

Deacon and Captain Nehemiah Brainerd died November 8, 1807, ae. 66 years. Mrs. Sarah (Brainerd) Brainerd died September 26, 1819, in her 79th year.

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II. (Hezekiah), pp. 82-83.

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Marriage Notes for Sarah Brainerd and Nehemiah Brainerd:

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Rev. Nehemiah Brainerd and Sarah Brainerd were second cousins.

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        195          vii.    Deborah Brainerd593, born 28 Oct 1743 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT593.

        196         viii.    Rebecca Brainerd593, born 06 Apr 1746 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT593.

        197           ix.    Heber Brainerd, born Aft. 1746 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT594.

 

Notes for Heber Brainerd:

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In Land Records, page 214, Book 12, Haddam, Heber is mentioned. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), p. 43.

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      29.  Mary3 Brainerd (James2, Daniel1)595 was born 11 Jan 1701/02 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT595, and died 21 Jun 1750596.  She married Lieutenant Nathaniel Johnson596 09 Nov 1722596, son of Nathaniel Johnson and Mary Blake.  He was born 22 Jun 1702596, and died 02 May 1751596.

 

Notes for Mary Brainerd:

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Mary Brainerd (James, Daniel) of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 9 November 1722, Nathaniel Johnson, born 22 June 1702, son of Nathaniel and Mary (Blake) Johnson, of Middletown, Connecticut, where he lived. He was a farmer. . . . Mrs. Mary (Brainerd) Johnson died, 21 June 1750, in her 49th year. Lieutenant Nathaniel Johnson died, 2 May 1751, æ. nearly 49 years. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), p. 43.

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More About Mary Brainerd:

Of: Haddam, Middlesex, CT596

 

More About Lieutenant Nathaniel Johnson:

Occupation: Farmer596

Residence: Middletown, Middlesex, CT596

 

More About Nathaniel Johnson and Mary Brainerd:

Marriage: 09 Nov 1722596

     

Children of Mary Brainerd and Nathaniel Johnson are:

        198            i.    Nathaniel4 Johnson597, born 19 Sep 1723 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT597; died 29 Oct 1723597.

        199           ii.    ? Johnson597, born 10 May 1724 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT597; died 10 May 1724597.

        200          iii.    ? Johnson597, born Jul 1726 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT597.

        201           iv.    ? Johnson597, born 25 Nov 1727 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT597; died 25 Nov 1727597.

        202            v.    Samuel Johnson597, born 28 Aug 1729 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT597.

        203           vi.    Elizabeth Johnson597, born 04 Apr 1731 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT597.

        204          vii.    Mary Johnson597, born 04 Apr 1735 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT597.

        205         viii.    Deborah Johnson597, born 31 Jan 1736/37 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT597.

        206           ix.    Nathaniel Johnson597, born 30 Sep 1738 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT597.

        207            x.    Prudence Johnson597, born Abt. 1740 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT598,599.

        208           xi.    Mabel Johnson599, born 01 Aug 1742 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT599.

 

Notes for Mabel Johnson:

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. . . born August 1 or 15, 1742, in Middletown, Connecticut. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), p. 44.

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        209          xii.    James Johnson599, born 06 May 1744 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT599.

 

 

      30.  Hannah3 Brainerd (James2, Daniel1)600 was born 07 Mar 1703/04 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT600, and died 16 May 1790601.  She married (1) John Center601 04 May 1732601, son of Jonathan Center and Martha Markham.  He was born 04 Feb 1706/07601, and died 28 Mar 1736601.  She married (2) Stephen Turner601 08 Jan 1738/39601, son of Stephen Turner and Sarah Hall.  He died 1780601.

 

Notes for Hannah Brainerd:

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Hannah Brainerd (James, Daniel) of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 4 May 1732, John Center, born 4 February 1706/7, son of Jonathan and Martha (Markham) Center of Middletown, Connecticut. Mr. John Center died 28 March 1736. She married, second, 8 January 1738/9, Stephen Turner of Middletown (in that portion of it which is now called Middlefield), son of Stephen and Sarah (Hall) Turner. Mr. Stephen Turner died -----, 1780. His will was probated 5 June 1780. Mrs. Hannah (Brainerd) (Center) Turner died 16 May 1790, in her 87th year. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), p. 44.

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More About Hannah Brainerd:

Of: Haddam, Middlesex, CT601

 

More About John Center and Hannah Brainerd:

Marriage: 04 May 1732601

 

More About Stephen Turner:

Of: Middletown, Middlesex, CT (Middlefield)601

Probate: 05 Jun 1780601

 

More About Stephen Turner and Hannah Brainerd:

Marriage: 08 Jan 1738/39601

     

Children of Hannah Brainerd and John Center are:

        210            i.    Hannah4 Center601, born 04 Feb 1732/33 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT601.

        211           ii.    John Center601, born 15 Jan 1734/35 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT601; died 10 Jul 1735.

 

     

Children of Hannah Brainerd and Stephen Turner are:

        212            i.    Jonathan4 Turner601, born in Middletown, Middlesex, CT601.

        213           ii.    Edward Turner601, born in Middletown, Middlesex, CT601.  He married ? ?.

        214          iii.    Sarah Turner601, born in Middletown, Middlesex, CT601.  She married ? Dowd601.

        215           iv.    Mary Turner601, born in Middletown, Middlesex, CT601.  She married (1) ? Miller601.  She married (2) ? Hull601.

        216            v.    Elizabeth Turner601, born in Middletown, Middlesex, CT601.  She married ? Robards601.

        217           vi.    Meliscent Turner601, born in Middletown, Middlesex, CT601.

        218          vii.    Abigail Turner601, born in Middletown, Middlesex, CT601.  She married ? Parsons601.

 

 

      31.  Abijah3 Brainerd (James2, Daniel1)602 was born 26 Nov 1705 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT602, and died Sep 1782603.  He married (1) Esther Smith604 28 Dec 1727604, daughter of Simon Smith and Elizabeth Wells.  She was born 29 Nov 1706604.  He married (2) Thankful Fuller605 Abt. 1743606, daughter of Shubael Fuller and Hannah Crocker. 

 

Notes for Abijah Brainerd:

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Abijah Brainerd (James, Daniel) of Haddam Neck, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 28 December 1727, Esther Smith *, born 20 November 1706, daughter of Simon and Elizabeth (Wells) Smith of Haddam, Connecticut. Mrs. Esther (Smith) Brainerd died -----. He married, second, Thankful Fuller †, born 10 July 1713, daughter of Shubael and Hannah (Crocker) Fuller of East Haddam, Connecticut. He settled on Haddam Neck, and was a farmer. Mr. Abijah Brainerd died September 1782. Mrs. Thankful (Fuller) Brainerd died -----.

 

* The late D. W. Patterson said to me (Lucy Abigail Brainard) that, as Abijah Brainerd married Esther, and as there were not many Esthers at that early date, he concluded that the Esther whom Abijah married was Esther Smith. I have no proof whatever as to what her maiden name was, excepting from D. W. Patterson, and the statement made by the late D. D. Field in the Brainard Genealogy.

 

† In a letter to the late D. D. Field it was stated that Abijah Brainerd married Thankful Williams. I have not been able to prove a former marriage of Thankful Fuller though there may have been one. Book 12, page 57, Middletown Land Records. - Ephraim and Shubael Fuller of East Haddam to sisters Lydia Gates and Thankful Brainerd.

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), pp. 44-45.

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More About Abijah Brainerd:

Of: Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)607

 

More About Abijah Brainerd and Esther Smith:

Marriage: 28 Dec 1727607

 

More About Abijah Brainerd and Thankful Fuller:

Marriage: Abt. 1743608

     

Children of Abijah Brainerd and Esther Smith are:

        219            i.    Othniel4 Brainerd609, born 05 Jun 1728 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)609.

        220           ii.    Simon Brainerd609, born 07 Oct 1730 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)609.

        221          iii.    Deborah Brainerd609, born 17 Sep 1732 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)609.

        222           iv.    Esther Brainerd609, born 10 Jul 1734 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)609.

        223            v.    Lydia Brainerd609, born 18 Aug 1736 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)609.

        224           vi.    Zilpah Brainerd609, born 16 Jan 1737/38 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)609.

        225          vii.    Abijah Brainerd609, born 22 Feb 1738/39 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)609.

        226         viii.    Leah Brainerd609, born 12 Dec 1740 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)609.

 

More About Leah Brainerd:

Baptism: 22 Feb 1740/41609

 

        227           ix.    Jeptha Brainerd609, born 23 Jan 1742/43 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)609.

 

Notes for Jeptha Brainerd:

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. . . nothing known of him. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), p. 45.

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Children of Abijah Brainerd and Thankful Fuller are:

        228            i.    Rachel4 Brainerd609, born 17 Dec 1743 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)609.

 

More About Rachel Brainerd:

Baptism: 08 Apr 1744609

 

        229           ii.    Dorcas Brainerd609, born 19 Feb 1745/46 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck).

 

More About Dorcas Brainerd:

Baptism: 20 Apr 1746609

 

        230          iii.    Urijah Brainerd609, born 27 Feb 1747/48 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)609.

 

More About Urijah Brainerd:

Baptism: 24 Apr 1748609

 

        231           iv.    Asaph Brainerd609, born 17 Mar 1748/49 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)609.

 

Notes for Asaph Brainerd:

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He enlisted 9 July 1775, for the relief of Boston in the Lexington alarm in the 8th Regiment, Huntington's Continental Regiment. He died December 1 or 3, 1775, æ. 25. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), p. 45.

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        232            v.    Shubael Brainerd609, born 12 Jan 1751/52 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)609.

        233           vi.    Noah Brainerd609, born 12 Jan 1751/52 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)609.

        234          vii.    Thankful Brainerd609, born 07 Mar 1754 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)609.

 

More About Thankful Brainerd:

Baptism: 07 Mar 1754609

 

        235         viii.    Cornelius Brainerd609, born 20 Apr 1756 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)609.

 

More About Cornelius Brainerd:

Baptism: 26 Jun 1756609

 

        236           ix.    Mary Brainerd609, born Bef. 05 Aug 1758 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)609.

 

More About Mary Brainerd:

Baptism: 05 Aug 1758609

 

        237            x.    Mercy Brainerd609, born Bef. 05 Aug 1758 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)609.

 

More About Mercy Brainerd:

Baptism: 05 Aug 1758609

 

 

      32.  Daniel3 Brainerd (James2, Daniel1)610 was born 02 Aug 1707 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT610.  He married Mary Hollburt611 25 Apr 1733611, daughter of David Hurlburt and Mary Savage. 

 

Notes for Daniel Brainerd:

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Daniel Brainerd (James, Daniel) of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 25 April 1733, Mary Hollburt (probably Hurlburt), daughter of David and Mary (Savage) Hurlburt. He lived in Haddam Neck, Connecticut. Mr. Daniel Brainerd died -----. Mrs. Mary (Hollburt) Brainerd died -----. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), p. 45.

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More About Daniel Brainerd:

Residence: Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)611

 

Notes for Mary Hollburt:

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* From Hurlbut Genealogy: - “Mary Hurlbut, daughter of David and Mary Hurlbut, was born in Upper Houses, now Cromwell, Connecticut, 15 December 1709. My correspondent, the late Hon. Edwin Stearns, said she married Hezekiah Brainerd, Junior, of Haddam. She was admitted to the church in Middle Haddam Society, Chatham, 16 December 1740. They settled in Chatham where he died 14 December 1774. The will of Hezekiah Brainerd, Junior, was dated 22 February 1768, and proved in Middletown Probate Courts, 2 January 1775. He bequeathed to his wife Mary, lands at Beaver Brook in Chatham, and also at Long Hill, Middletown. Four children are named in the will, and wife Mary and son Hezekiah, Junior, executors.”

 

The will of Hezekiah Brainerd is right for his family as given in the Brainerd Genealogy. Probably a mistake in the name Hezekiah has been made. It should be Daniel, as he married Mary Hurlbut, daughter of David and Mary (Savage) Hurlbut, and lived on Haddam Neck, which was formerly a parish in Middle Haddam. I (Lucy Abigail Brainard) did not understand it.

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Hezekiah), pp. 67-68.

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More About Daniel Brainerd and Mary Hollburt:

Marriage: 25 Apr 1733611

     

Children of Daniel Brainerd and Mary Hollburt are:

        238            i.    Daniel4 Brainerd612, born 10 Sep 1734 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)612.

        239           ii.    Jonathan Brainerd612, born 23 Feb 1735/36 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)612; died 22 Oct 1748612.

        240          iii.    Mary Brainerd612, born 13 Apr 1739 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)612; died 1748612.

 

Notes for Mary Brainerd:

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. . . died ----- 23, 1748, in her 10th year. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), p. 46.

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        241           iv.    Asaph Brainerd612, born 25 Jul 1742 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)612; died 21 Oct 1748.

        242            v.    Phebe Brainerd612, born Aft. 1742613.

 

 

      33.  Mehetabel3 Brainerd (James2, Daniel1)614 was born 13 Jul 1709 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT614, and died Aft. 1790615.  She married (1) Nathaniel Robbards615 08 Apr 1731615, son of John Robbards and Sarah Blake.  He was born 04 Apr 1711615, and died 24 Mar 1735/36615.  She married (2) Caleb Johnson615 14 Jun 1750615, son of Daniel Johnson and Abigail Leek.  He was born 27 Jul 1717, and died 12 Jan 1790615.

 

Notes for Mehetabel Brainerd:

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Mehetable Brainerd (James, Daniel), of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 8 April 1731, Nathaniel Robbards (Roberts), born 4 April 1711, son of John and Sarah (Blake) Robbards of Middletown, Connecticut. Mr. Nathaniel Robbards died 24 March 1735. She married, second, 14 June 1750, Caleb Johnson, born 27 July 1717, son of Daniel and Abigail (Leek) Johnson, whose first wife was Anna Downing. They lived in Middletown. Mr. Caleb Johnson died 12 January 1790, æ. 74 years, in Middletown. Mrs. Mehetable (Brainerd) (Robbards) Johnson died after 1790. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), p. 46.

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More About Nathaniel Robbards and Mehetabel Brainerd:

Marriage: 08 Apr 1731615

 

More About Caleb Johnson:

Residence: Middletown, Middlesex, CT615

 

More About Caleb Johnson and Mehetabel Brainerd:

Marriage: 14 Jun 1750615

     

Children of Mehetabel Brainerd and Nathaniel Robbards are:

        243            i.    Deborah4 Robbards615, born 13 Mar 1731/32 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT615.

        244           ii.    Mehitable Roberts615, born 10 Sep 1733 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT615.  She married Caleb Bailey616 25 Mar 1756616; born 07 Jan 1731/32 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT616; died 09 Feb 1817616.

 

Marriage Notes for Mehitable Roberts and Caleb Bailey:

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Caleb Bailey and Mehitable Roberts were first cousins.

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More About Caleb Bailey and Mehitable Roberts:

Marriage: 25 Mar 1756616

 

        245          iii.    Nathaniel Robbards617, born 09 Jul 1735 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT617.

 

     

Children of Mehetabel Brainerd and Caleb Johnson are:

        246            i.    James4 Johnson617, born 10 Mar 1750/51 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT.

        247           ii.    Lucia Johnson617, born 06 May 1752 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT; died 23 Nov 1759.

 

 

      34.  Sarah3 Brainerd (James2, Daniel1)618 was born 02 May 1713 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT618, and died Abt. 1772619.  She married Samuel Arnold619 02 Sep 1730619, son of Jonathan Arnold and Elizabeth Smith.  He was born 22 Dec 1710619, and died Bef. 03 Dec 1751619.

 

Notes for Sarah Brainerd:

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Sarah Brainerd (James, Daniel), of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 2 or 3 September 1730, Samuel Arnold, probably born 22 December 1710, and son of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Smith) Arnold. He graduated at Yale College in 1724, and studied theology and preached for a short time as a candidate for settlement, but was not ordained and finally became a farmer in East Haddam, Connecticut. He afterwards removed to Haddam. Mr. Samuel Arnold died before 3 December 1751. Mrs. Sarah (Brainerd) Arnold died about 1772. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), p. 46.

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More About Sarah Brainerd:

Of: Haddam, Middlesex, CT619

 

More About Samuel Arnold:

Education: Yale College 1724619

Removed to: Haddam, Middlesex, CT619

Residence: East Haddam, Middlesex, CT619

 

Marriage Notes for Sarah Brainerd and Samuel Arnold:

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. . . married September 2 or 3, 1730. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), p. 46.

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More About Samuel Arnold and Sarah Brainerd:

Marriage: 02 Sep 1730619

     

Children of Sarah Brainerd and Samuel Arnold are:

        248            i.    Jonathan4 Arnold619, born 29 Sep 1732 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT619; died 1758619.

        249           ii.    Elizabeth Arnold619, born 28 Sep 1736 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT619.  She married John Ventres619.

        250          iii.    Samuel Arnold619, born Abt. 1740 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT620,621.

 

Notes for Samuel Arnold:

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. . . was lost when 3 or 4 years old in Sam's Swamp. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), p. 46.

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        251           iv.    Samuel Arnold621, born 1746 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT621.  He married Elizabeth Smith621.

        252            v.    James Arnold621, born Bef. 1753 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

 

More About James Arnold:

Baptism: 07 Jul 1756621

 

        253           vi.    Mary Arnold621, born Bef. 1753.

 

More About Mary Arnold:

Baptism: Dec 1760621

 

 

      39.  Heber3 Brainerd (James2, Daniel1)622 was born 18 Apr 1725 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT622, and died 05 Feb 1803623.  He married Esther Brainerd624 28 Feb 1744/45625, daughter of William Brainerd and Esther Arnold.  She was born 01 Oct 1727 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)626, and died 02 Jul 1789627.

 

Notes for Heber Brainerd:

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Heber Brainerd (James, Daniel), of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 28 February 1744/5, Esther Brainerd, born 1 October 1727, in Haddam, Neck, Connecticut, daughter of William and Esther (Arnold) Brainerd of the same place. He was a farmer in Haddam. Mrs. Esther (Brainerd) Brainerd died 2 July 1789, æ. nearly 62 years. Mr. Heber Brainerd died 5 February 1803, in his 78th year. . . . One report said Heber's wife was a Buckingham. - Doubtful. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), p. 47.

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More About Heber Brainerd:

Occupation: Farmer627

Residence: Haddam, Middlesex, CT627

 

Marriage Notes for Heber Brainerd and Esther Brainerd:

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More About Heber Brainerd and Esther Brainerd:

Marriage: 28 Feb 1744/45627

     

Children of Heber Brainerd and Esther Brainerd are:

        254            i.    Zechariah4 Brainerd627, born 13 Dec 1745 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT627; died 15 Apr 1756627.

 

Notes for Zechariah Brainerd:

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. . . died April 15, 1756, or October, 1757. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), p. 47.

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        255           ii.    Esther Brainerd627, born 08 Nov 1747 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT627.

        256          iii.    Jeptha Brainerd627, born 16 Nov 1749 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT627.

        257           iv.    Elizabeth Brainerd627, born 07 Dec 1751 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT627; died 17 Oct 1753627.

        258            v.    William Brainerd627, born 06 Jul 1755 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT627; died 20 Oct 1757627.

        259           vi.    Zachariah Brainerd627, born 28 Nov 1757 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT627.

        260          vii.    Elizabeth Brainerd627, born 17 Nov 1759 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT627; died 21 Jan 1839627.

        261         viii.    Heber Brainerd627, born Abt. 1761 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT628,629.

 

Notes for Heber Brainerd:

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He is called 5th son, and died on board of a prison ship. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), p. 47.

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        262           ix.    William Brainerd629, born Abt. Aug 1762 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT629.

 

More About William Brainerd:

Baptism: Aug 1762629

 

        263            x.    Prudence Brainerd629, born 12 Aug 1764 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT629.

        264           xi.    Damaris Brainerd629, born 17 Jul 1766 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT629.

        265          xii.    Huldah Brainerd629, born 31 Mar 1771 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT629.

 

Notes for Huldah Brainerd:

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She may have married David Wilcox. Huldah Wilcox, wife of David, died May 3, 1844, æ. 74 years. I could learn nothing more definite. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), p. 47. NOTE: Two records on the LDS (Mormon) site indicate that Mrs. Wilcox was one Huldah Porter. - WDC, 28 August 2004.

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        266         xiii.    James Daniels Brainerd629, born Bef. Sep 1773 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT629.

 

More About James Daniels Brainerd:

Baptism: Sep 1773629

 

 

      40.  Mehitable3 Brainerd (Joshua2, Daniel1)630 was born 20 Apr 1711 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT630, and died 14 Mar 1792631.  She married Major Timothy Wright631 03 Jul 1735 in Colchester, New London, CT632,633, son of Joseph Wright and Mary Dudley.  He was born 05 Mar 1712/13 in Colchester, New London, CT633, and died 24 Oct 1756 in Colchester, New London, CT634,635.

 

Notes for Mehitable Brainerd:

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Mehitable Brainerd (Joshua, Daniel) of East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 3 July 1735, Timothy Wright, of Colchester, Connecticut, born 5 March 1711 or 1212, son of Joseph and Mary (Dudley) Wright of Wethersfield, Connecticut. He was a farmer in Colchester. Major Timothy Wright died 24 October 1756, in his 45th year. Mrs. Mehitable (Brainerd) Wright died 14 March 1792, æ. nearly 81 years. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Joshua), p. 43.

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More About Major Timothy Wright:

Occupation: Farmer636

Residence: Colchester, New London, CT637

 

Marriage Notes for Mehitable Brainerd and Timothy Wright:

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Timothy Wright and Mehitable Brainerd were second cousins.

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More About Timothy Wright and Mehitable Brainerd:

Marriage: 03 Jul 1735, Colchester, New London, CT637,638

     

Children of Mehitable Brainerd and Timothy Wright are:

        267            i.    Joseph4 Wright639, born 13 Jun 1736 in Colchester, New London, CT639; died Apr 1819639.

        268           ii.    Miles Wright639, born 09 Jul 1737 in Colchester, New London, CT639; died 24 Jul 1788639.

        269          iii.    Mehitable Wright639, born 04 Jan 1738/39 in Colchester, New London, CT639,640; died 27 May 1756 in Colchester, New London, CT641,642.

        270           iv.    Amasa Wright643, born May 1740 in Colchester, New London, CT643; died 31 Jan 1741/42643.

        271            v.    Mary Wright643, born 06 Jul 1742 in Colchester, New London, CT643; died Jan 1819643.

        272           vi.    John Wright643, born 27 May 1745 in Colchester, New London, CT643; died 06 Jun 1826643.  He married Lucy Sayre643 21 Nov 1776643; born 01 Oct 1752643; died 15 Sep 1829644.

 

More About Lucy Sayre:

Of: Haddam, Middlesex, CT645

 

More About John Wright and Lucy Sayre:

Marriage: 21 Nov 1776645

 

        273          vii.    Ann Wright645, born 24 Apr 1747 in Colchester, New London, CT645.  She married Ephraim Little645 29 Jan 1778646; born 10 Nov 1748 in Colchester, New London, CT647; died 1822 in Franklin, Delaware, NY648,649.

 

More About Ephraim Little and Ann Wright:

Marriage: 29 Jan 1778650

 

        274         viii.    Fenelon Wright651, born Apr 1749 in Colchester, New London, CT651; died 30 Nov 1750651.

 

 

      41.  Joshua3 Brainerd (Joshua2, Daniel1)652 was born 07 Nov 1712 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT652, and died 24 Dec 1790653.  He married (1) Mehitable Church653 31 Mar 1737653, daughter of John Church and Elizabeth Olmsted.  She was born 07 Mar 1714/15653, and died 23 Jul 1771653.  He married (2) Abigail Hurd653,654 May 1775655, daughter of Elnathan Hurd and Thankful Nettleton.  She was born Abt. 1728, and died 18 Jun 1793655.

 

Notes for Joshua Brainerd:

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Joshua Brainerd  * (Joshua, Daniel) of East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 31 March 1737, . . . Mehitable Church, born 7 March 1714, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Olmsted) Church. She joined the church 29 July 1744. Mrs. Mehitable (Church) Brainerd died of smallpox, 23 July 1771, in her 58th year. He married, second, May 1775, Abigail (Hurd) Gates, of Killingworth, Connecticut, born 29 March 1728, daughter of Elnathan and Thankful (Nettleton) Hurd, of the same place, and widow of Judah Gates, who died 24 June 1767. He was a farmer in East Haddam. Mr. Joshua Brainerd died 24 December 1790, in his 79th year. She married, third, Isaac Ackley †, who died 17 December 1793, æ. 77 years. Mrs. Abigail (Hurd) (Gates) (Brainerd) Ackley died 18 June 1793, in her 66th year. She was interred in the cemetery by the East Haddam church.

 

* Records say, Joshua Brainerd married, May 1775, Elizabeth Gates, but the manuscript said he married Abigail Gates. The late D. W. Patterson also said he married Abigail Gates. I am unable to solve the puzzle.

 

† Mary Brainerd married, 2 January 1792, Isaac Ackley. Records say he married a sister of Seth Brainerd. Widow Mary, the wife of Isaac Ackley, died 18 June 1793, æ. 60 years. Seth Brainerd died in Haddam, Connecticut.

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Joshua), pp. 43-44.

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More About Joshua Brainerd:

Occupation: Farmer655

Residence: East Haddam, Middlesex, CT655

 

More About Mehitable Church:

Cause of Death: Smallpox.655

Joined Church: 29 Jul 1744655

 

More About Joshua Brainerd and Mehitable Church:

Marriage: 31 Mar 1737655

 

Notes for Abigail Hurd:

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Three husbands: Judah Gates, widower of Abigail Hurd; Joshua Brainerd, widower of Mehitable Church; and Isaac Ackley.

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NOTE: Gates Genealogy calls her "Lydia." - WDC, 07 March 2005.

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More About Abigail Hurd:

Of: Killingworth, Middlesex, CT655

 

More About Joshua Brainerd and Abigail Hurd:

Marriage: May 1775655

     

Children of Joshua Brainerd and Mehitable Church are:

        275            i.    Joshua4 Brainerd656, born 31 May 1738 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT656.

        276           ii.    Mehitable Brainerd656, born 21 Jun 1740 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT656; died 13 May 1758656.

 

Notes for Mehitable Brainerd:

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. . . died 13 May 1758, in her 18th year and is buried in the graveyard between East Haddam and Hadlyme parishes. The following verse appears on her headstone:

 

     "Farewell my child a short farewell.

      TIll we do meet again above,

      In Groves where Bliss forever dwells,

      And trees of life bear fruit of love."

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Joshua), p. 44.

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        277          iii.    Amasa Brainerd656, born 09 Aug 1742 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT656.

        278           iv.    Huldah Brainerd656, born 14 Feb 1744/45 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT656.

        279            v.    Ensign Jonah Brainerd656, born 02 Apr 1747 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT656; died 15 Dec 1806656.

 

Notes for Ensign Jonah Brainerd:

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He joined the army 23 April 1775, and in May 1775, was elected Sergeant, and discharged 7 December 1775. He was also called Ensign. He was in Captain Joseph Spencer's Company, of East Haddam. He was one of the Lexington alarm men. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Joshua), p. 44.

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        280           vi.    David Brainerd656, born 05 Sep 1750 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT656.

        281          vii.    John Brainerd656, born 13 Dec 1752 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT656.

 

Notes for John Brainerd:

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. . . born 13 December 1753 or 5 July 1753, in East Haddam, Connecticut.  - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Joshua), p. 44.

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      43.  Daniel3 Brainerd (Joshua2, Daniel1)657 was born 17 Jul 1715 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT657.  He married (1) Esther Spencer658,659 06 Jan 1736/37659, daughter of Isaac Spencer and Mary Selden.  She was born 16 Dec 1716 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT660,661, and died Abt. 1780662.  He married (2) Susannah ?662 Aft. 01 Nov 1783663

 

Notes for Daniel Brainerd:

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Daniel Brainerd * (Joshua, Daniel) of East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married 6 January 1736/7, Esther Spencer, born 16 December 1716, daughter of Isaac and Mary (Selden) Spencer of East Haddam. He moved to Rumney, New Hampshire, with an invalid wife. He was a farmer. Land was granted him 18 March 1767, in that place. He was justice of the peace and selectman, 3 October 1781. Mrs. Esther (Spencer) Brainerd died probably about 1780. He married, second, Susannah (-----) Cotton, of Sanderson, New Hampshire, widow of Rev. Mr. Cotton. They were published 1 November 1783. He was living in Stewartstown, New Hampshire, in 1798. Mr. Daniel Brainerd died -----. Mrs. Susannah (-----) (Cotton) Brainerd died -----.

 

* When Daniel Brainerd moved to Rumney, New Hampshire, it was thought by one of the descendants that he had but one daughter, who went with him. I have not found date of her death in the Millington church records, nor in East Haddam town records.

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Joshua), p. 44.

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More About Daniel Brainerd:

Occupation: Farmer664

Removed to: Rumney, NH after 1763; Stewartstown, NH664

Residence: East Haddam, Middlesex, CT664

 

More About Daniel Brainerd and Esther Spencer:

Marriage: 06 Jan 1736/37665

 

More About Daniel Brainerd and Susannah ?:

Marriage: Aft. 01 Nov 1783666

Pub.: 01 Nov 1783667

     

Children of Daniel Brainerd and Esther Spencer are:

        282            i.    Asahel4 Brainerd667, born 20 Mar 1737/38 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Millington Society)667; died 31 Dec 1739667.

        283           ii.    Daniel Brainerd667, born 17 Sep 1739 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Millington Society)667; died 12 Jan 1740/41667.

        284          iii.    Esther Brainerd667, born 14 Oct 1741 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Millington Society)667; died 22 Sep 1749667.

        285           iv.    Rhoda Brainerd668, born 20 Sep 1743 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Millington Society)668; died 20 Sep 1749668.

 

Notes for Rhoda Brainerd:

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. . . born 20 September, 1743 or 1744, . . . - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Joshua), p. 45.

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        286            v.    Lydia Brainerd668, born 26 Apr 1746 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Millington Society)668; died 18 Sep 1749668.

        287           vi.    Daniel Brainerd668, born 03 Jul 1748 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Millington Society)668; died 21 Sep 1749668.

        288          vii.    Esther Brainerd668, born 02 Jul 1750 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Millington Society)668.

        289         viii.    Daniel Brainerd668, born 14 Mar 1751/52 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Millington Society)668.

        290           ix.    Asahel Brainerd668, born 01 Nov 1754 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Millington Society)668.

 

Notes for Asahel Brainerd:

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. . . born 1 November, 1754 or 1755, . . . - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Joshua), p. 45.

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        291            x.    Barzillai Brainerd668, born 08 Aug 1757 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Millington Society)668.

        292           xi.    Ebenezer Brainerd668, born 04 May 1760 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Millington Society)668.

        293          xii.    Rhoda Brainerd668, born 18 Mar 1763 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Millington Society)668.

 

 

      44.  Lydia3 Brainerd (Joshua2, Daniel1)669 was born 01 Sep 1717 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT669, and died 26 Jul 1768670.  She married Joshua Gates671,672 08 Jul 1736673, son of Thomas Gates and Hannah Brainerd.  He was born 26 Apr 1708 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT674,675, and died 22 Dec 1791676.

 

Notes for Lydia Brainerd:

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Lydia Brainerd (Joshua, Daniel) of East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 8 July 1736, Joshua Gates, born 26 April 1708, son of Thomas and Hannah (Brainerd) Gates, of East Haddam. He joined the church 23 November 1740. He was a farmer in East Haddam. Mrs. Lydia (Brainerd) Gates died 26 July 1768, in her 51st year. Mr. Joshua Gates died 22 December 1791, in his 84th year. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Joshua), p. 45.

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More About Joshua Gates:

Joined Church: 23 Nov 1740676

Occupation: Farmer676

Residence: East Haddam, Middlesex, CT676

 

Marriage Notes for Lydia Brainerd and Joshua Gates:

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Joshua Gates and Lydia Brainerd were first cousins.

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More About Joshua Gates and Lydia Brainerd:

Marriage: 08 Jul 1736676

     

Children are listed above under (24) Joshua Gates.

 

      45.  Lieutenant Eleazer3 Brainerd (Joshua2, Daniel1)677 was born 10 Nov 1719 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT677, and died Abt. 1799678.  He married Mary Olmsted679 02 Oct 1755, daughter of William Olmsted and Mary Brainerd.  She was born 01 Oct 1729 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT679, and died Abt. 1788680.

 

Notes for Lieutenant Eleazer Brainerd:

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Eleazer Brainerd * (Joshua, Daniel) of East Haddam, Connecticut; married, 2 October 1755, Mary (Olmsted) Bates, born 1 October 1729, daughter of William and Mary (Brainerd) Olmsted, of East Haddam, and widow of Joseph Bates. She joined the church 6 June 1773. He lived in East Haddam. Mrs. Mary (Olmsted) (Bates) Brainerd probably died in 1788, æ. 58 years. Mr. Eleazer Brainerd died about 1799.

 

* The manuscript said that Eleazer Brainerd had five or six children, but I have found only (these) three names. Rev. D. D. Field said in some of his notes that Eleazer was the father of Dudley, who died, and of Oliver, who lived in South Glastonbury, Connecticut, and was postmaster there, but I have found no proof that they were the children of Eleazer Brainerd

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Joshua), p. 45.

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More About Mary Olmsted:

Joined Church: 06 Jun 1773680

 

Marriage Notes for Eleazer Brainerd and Mary Olmsted:

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. . . manuscript said that Eleazer Brainerd had five or six children, but I (Lucy Abigail Brainerd) have found only these three names. . . . Rev. David Dudley Field said in some of his notes that Eleazer was the father of Dudley, who died, and of Oliver, who lived in South Glastonbury, Connecticut, and was postmaster there, but I have found no proof that they were the children of Eleazer Brainerd. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Joshua), p. 46.

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Eleazer Brainerd and Mary Olmsted were first cousins once removed.

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More About Eleazer Brainerd and Mary Olmsted:

Marriage: 02 Oct 1755

     

Children of Eleazer Brainerd and Mary Olmsted are:

        294            i.    Adonijah4 Brainerd681, born Abt. 1757 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT682.

 

More About Adonijah Brainerd:

Baptism: 13 Mar 1774682

Joined Church: 13 Mar 1774682

 

        295           ii.    Dorothy Brainerd683, born Abt. 1767 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT684.

        296          iii.    Asa Brainerd685, born 21 Feb 1773 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT685.

 

 

      46.  Mary3 Brainerd (Joshua2, Daniel1)686 was born 06 Oct 1721 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT686, and died 09 Jan 1772687.  She married Ebenezer Cone687,688 09 Jan 1746/47689, son of Ebenezer Cone and Elizabeth Willey.  He was born 04 Jun 1724690, and died 31 Mar 1804691.

 

Notes for Mary Brainerd:

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Mary Brainerd (Joshua, Daniel) of East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married 9 January 1746, Ebenezer Cone, Junior, son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth (Willey) Cone, of East Haddam. Mrs. Mary (Brainerd) Cone died 9 January 1772, in her 51st year. He married, second, May or November 7, 1773, by East Haddam church record, widow Mary Brainerd †. Mrs. Mary (-----) (Brainerd) Cone died 22 September 1780. He married, third, February 1782, Temperance Foster, born 1734. Mr. Ebenezer Cone died 31 March 1804, in his 79th year. Mrs. Temperance (Foster) Cone died 14 February 1812, in her 78th year.

 

† The late D. W. Patterson said widow Mary Brainerd was widow of Timothy Brainerd, but there is proof that Timothy’s widow married Jonathan Alvord, by East Hampton church records.

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Joshua), p. 46.

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Notes for Ebenezer Cone:

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. . . baptized May 23 or 30, 1725, . . . - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Joshua), p. 46.

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More About Ebenezer Cone:

Baptism: 23 May 1725691

 

More About Ebenezer Cone and Mary Brainerd:

Marriage: 09 Jan 1746/47692

     

Children of Mary Brainerd and Ebenezer Cone are:

        297            i.    Mary4 Cone, born 08 Mar 1746/47 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT693.

        298           ii.    Ebenezer Cone, born 30 Jan 1747/48 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT693; died 05 Oct 1776 in Upper German Flats, Hermiker, NY693.  He married Tryphena Tracy693 21 Nov 1775693; born 14 Apr 1748694; died 20 Nov 1786 in Litchfield, Litchfield, CT694.

 

Notes for Ebenezer Cone:

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He died in the army at Upper German Flats, New York, October 5, 1776, in his 29th year. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Joshua), p. 46.

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More About Ebenezer Cone and Tryphena Tracy:

Marriage: 21 Nov 1775695

 

        299          iii.    Mary Cone, born 15 Sep 1750 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT695; died 16 Apr 1825695.

        300           iv.    Phineas Cone, born 27 Sep 1752 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT695.  He married Azubah Stocking695 13 Feb 1776696; born 09 Aug 1757 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT696.

 

More About Phineas Cone and Azubah Stocking:

Marriage: 13 Feb 1776696

 

        301            v.    Lydia Cone697, born 21 Aug 1754 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT698.  She married Judah Cone699,700; born 29 Jul 1753701; died 13 Aug 1832701.

 

Notes for Lydia Cone:

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Lucy Abigail Brainerd (The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. [Joshua], p. 46), has Lydia Cone marrying, first, Mr. Willey; second, Judah Cone Willey. William Whitney Cone (Some Account of the Cone Family in America, pp. 119,121) has her marrying Judah Cone. Since the latter assignment also address date of marriage and birth of two children, it seems more likely than the former. - WDC, 03 November 2004.

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More About Lydia Cone:

Date born 2: 21 Aug 1754

 

        302           vi.    Olive Cone, born 24 Mar 1759 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT702.  She married Joseph Beckwith702.

        303          vii.    Brainerd Cone, born Bef. 28 Apr 1765 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT.  He married Phebe Foster702.

 

More About Brainerd Cone:

Baptism: 28 Apr 1765702

 

 

      47.  Deborah3 Brainerd (Joshua2, Daniel1)703 was born 20 Jun 1724 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT703, and died 17 Mar 1789704.  She married Colonel Henry Champion704 25 Dec 1746704, son of Henry Champion and Mehitable Rowley.  He was born 19 Jan 1723/24 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT704, and died 21 Jul 1797705.

 

Notes for Deborah Brainerd:

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Deborah Brainerd (Joshua, Daniel) of East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 25 or 26 December 1746, Colonel Henry Champion, Junior, born 19 January 1723, in East Haddam, son of Henry and Mehitable (Rowlee) Champion of the same place. He was a farmer and moved to Westchester, town of Colchester, New London County, Connecticut. Mrs. Deborah (Brainerd) Champion died 17 March 1789, in her 65th year. He was Ensign of East Haddam, South Company, 8 October 1741. In May he resigned his commission and returned home. He was deacon in the Congregational church in Westchester, from 1775. He married, second, 23 November 1791, Sarah (Brainerd) Lewis, daughter of Stephen and Susannah (Gates) Brainerd, and widow of Judah Lewis of East Haddam. He was said to have been the wealthiest person in the state of Connecticut at the time of his death. Colonel Henry Champion died 21 July 1797, in his 75th year, in Westchester. Mrs. Sarah (Brainerd) (Lewis) Champion died 19 January 1818, in her 74th year. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Joshua), pp. 46-47.

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Notes for Colonel Henry Champion:

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More About Colonel Henry Champion:

Occupation: Farmer706

Removed to: Colchester, New London, CT (Westchester)706

 

Marriage Notes for Deborah Brainerd and Henry Champion:

 

. . . married, 25 or 26 December 1746, . . . - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Joshua), p. 46.

 

More About Henry Champion and Deborah Brainerd:

Marriage: 25 Dec 1746706

     

Children of Deborah Brainerd and Henry Champion are:

        304            i.    Henry4 Champion707, born 23 Oct 1747 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT707; died 26 Jan 1750/51707.

        305           ii.    Epaphroditus Champion707, born 16 Apr 1749 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT707; died 13 Jul 1752 in Colchester, New London, CT (Westchester)707.

        306          iii.    Henry Champion707, born 16 Mar 1751/52 in Colchester, New London, CT (Westchester)707.  He married Abigail Tinker707 10 Oct 1781 in Colchester, New London, CT707,708.

 

More About Abigail Tinker:

Of: East Haddam, Middlesex, CT709

 

More About Henry Champion and Abigail Tinker:

Marriage: 10 Oct 1781, Colchester, New London, CT709,710

 

        307           iv.    Deborah Champion711, born 03 May 1753 in Colchester, New London, CT711,712.  She married Hon. Samuel Gilbert713 03 Sep 1775713.

 

More About Samuel Gilbert and Deborah Champion:

Marriage: 03 Sep 1775713

 

        308            v.    Epaphroditus Champion713, born 06 Apr 1756 in Colchester, New London, CT (Westchester)713,714.  He married Lucretia Hubbard715 17 Dec 1781715.

 

More About Epaphroditus Champion and Lucretia Hubbard:

Marriage: 17 Dec 1781715

 

        309           vi.    Dorothy Champion715, born 29 Oct 1759 in Colchester, New London, CT (Westchester)715.  She married Captain Julius Deming715 07 Aug 1781715.

 

More About Julius Deming and Dorothy Champion:

Marriage: 07 Aug 1781715

 

        310          vii.    Elizabeth Champion715, born 11 Sep 1762 in Colchester, New London, CT (Westchester)715.  She married Colonel Lemuel Storrs716 Oct 1783717.

 

More About Lemuel Storrs and Elizabeth Champion:

Marriage: Oct 1783717

 

        311         viii.    Mary Champion717, born 11 Sep 1762 in Colchester, New London, CT (Westchester)717.  She married (1) William Bulkeley718 17 Dec 1788719.  She married (2) Roger Bulkeley720,721 13 Nov 1808722.

 

More About William Bulkeley and Mary Champion:

Marriage: 17 Dec 1788723

 

More About Roger Bulkeley and Mary Champion:

Marriage: 13 Nov 1808724

 

        312           ix.    Esther Champion725, born 08 May 1766 in Colchester, New London, CT (Westchester)725.  She married General Moses Cleveland725 21 Mar 1797725.

 

More About Moses Cleveland and Esther Champion:

Marriage: 21 Mar 1797725

 

 

      48.  Jeremiah3 Brainerd (Joshua2, Daniel1)726 was born 14 Mar 1727/28 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT726.  He married Mehitable Annable727 20 Sep 1750727, daughter of Cornelius Annable and Experience Taylor.  She was born 04 Sep 1731727.

 

Notes for Jeremiah Brainerd:

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Jeremiah Brainerd (Joshua, Daniel) of East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 20 September 1750, Mehitable Annable, born 4 September 1731, daughter of Cornelius and Experience (Taylor) Annable, of East Haddam. He lived in East Haddam. Mr. Jeremiah Brainerd * died -----. Mrs. Mehitable (Annable) Brainerd died. -----.

 

* I (Lucy Abigail Brainard) have no further knowledge of the family.

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Joshua), p. 47.

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More About Jeremiah Brainerd:

Residence: East Haddam, Middlesex, CT727

 

More About Jeremiah Brainerd and Mehitable Annable:

Marriage: 20 Sep 1750727

     

Children of Jeremiah Brainerd and Mehitable Annable are:

        313            i.    Jeremiah4 Brainerd727, born 25 Dec 1751 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT727.

        314           ii.    Oliver Brainerd727, born 16 Apr 1756 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT727; died 01 May 1756727.

        315          iii.    Humphre Brainerd727, born 23 Sep 1758 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT727; died 19 Nov 1758727.

 

 

      49.  Timothy3 Brainerd (Joshua2, Daniel1)728 was born 18 Mar 1729/30 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT728, and died 1759729.  He married Mary Smith730 24 Oct 1754730, daughter of Ralph Smith and Mary Mayo.  She was born 07 Nov 1728730.

 

Notes for Timothy Brainerd:

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Timothy Brainerd (Joshua, Daniel) of East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 24 October 1754, Mary Smith, born 7 November 1728, daughter of Ralph and Mary (Mayo) Smith, of Chatham, Connecticut. Mr. Timothy Brainerd died in 1759, as his will was probated in that year. She married, second, 21 November 1765, in East Haddam, Connecticut, Captain Jonathan Alvord, born 16 November 1711, in Northampton, Massachusetts, son of Thomas and Mary (Strong) Alvord. He lived in Easthampton, Connecticut, till 1771, when he moved to Winchester, Connecticut, and lived with his son, Eliphaz Alvord. He was Captain of the trainband and held various offices of the town and society. His first wife was Elizabeth Sanford of Milford, Connecticut. Captain Jonathan Alvord died 28 June 1784, æ. 73 years. Mrs. Mary (Smith) (Brainerd) Alvord died. -----.

 

The (three) Brainerd children were baptized 23 March 1766, in East Hampton, Connecticut, after her (Mary's) second marriage, as children by her first husband.

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Joshua), pp. 47-48.

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More About Timothy Brainerd and Mary Smith:

Marriage: 24 Oct 1754730

     

Children of Timothy Brainerd and Mary Smith are:

        316            i.    Timothy4 Brainerd731, born Abt. 1755 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT732,733.

        317           ii.    Mary Brainerd733, born 13 Feb 1756 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT733.

        318          iii.    Phebe Brainerd733, born Abt. 1758 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT734,735.

 

 

      51.  William3 Brainerd (William2, Daniel1)736 was born 20 Mar 1701/02 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)736, and died 18 Mar 1735/36737.  He married Esther Arnold738 05 Jan 1725/26739, daughter of Jonathan Arnold and Elizabeth Smith.  She was born 02 Feb 1706/07739, and died 15 Oct 1746 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT740,741.

 

Notes for William Brainerd:

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William Brainerd (William, Daniel) of Haddam Neck, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 5 January, 1725 or 1726, Esther Arnold, born 2 February, 1706, or 1707, daughter of Lieutenant Jonathan and Elizabeth (Smith) Arnold of Haddam Neck. He was a farmer in that place. Sergeant William Brainerd died 18 March 1735/6, æ. 34 years, lacking two days. His widow married, second, January or 7 December 1737, William Markham, and had five children. Mrs. Esther (Arnold) (Brainerd) Markham died 15 October 1746, in her 40th year. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (William), p. 42.

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More About William Brainerd:

Of: Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)742

 

Notes for Esther Arnold:

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Two husbands: William Brainerd; and Joseph Markham, who married, second, Deborah -----.

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More About William Brainerd and Esther Arnold:

Marriage: 05 Jan 1725/26742

     

Children of William Brainerd and Esther Arnold are:

        319            i.    Esther4 Brainerd742, born 01 Oct 1727 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)742; died 02 Jul 1789743.  She married Heber Brainerd744 28 Feb 1744/45745; born 18 Apr 1725 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT746; died 05 Feb 1803747.

 

Notes for Heber Brainerd:

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Heber Brainerd (James, Daniel), of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 28 February 1744/5, Esther Brainerd, born 1 October 1727, in Haddam, Neck, Connecticut, daughter of William and Esther (Arnold) Brainerd of the same place. He was a farmer in Haddam. Mrs. Esther (Brainerd) Brainerd died 2 July 1789, æ. nearly 62 years. Mr. Heber Brainerd died 5 February 1803, in his 78th year. . . . One report said Heber's wife was a Buckingham. - Doubtful. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), p. 47.

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More About Heber Brainerd:

Occupation: Farmer747

Residence: Haddam, Middlesex, CT747

 

Marriage Notes for Esther Brainerd and Heber Brainerd:

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Heber Brainerd and Esther Brainerd were first cousins once removed.

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More About Heber Brainerd and Esther Brainerd:

Marriage: 28 Feb 1744/45747

 

        320           ii.    Prudence Brainerd748, born 12 Feb 1728/29 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)748; died 25 Oct 1746748.

        321          iii.    Jonathan Brainerd748, born 27 Nov 1730 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)748; died 03 Oct 1746748.

        322           iv.    William Brainerd748, born 28 May 1732 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)748; died 30 Jul 1734748.

        323            v.    Elizabeth Brainerd748, born 16 Jun 1734 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)748.

        324           vi.    Abiel Brainerd748, born 12 Apr 1736 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)748; died 05 Jan 1736/37748.

 

 

      52.  Hannah3 Brainerd (William2, Daniel1)749 was born 26 Apr 1704 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)749.  She married Captain Ebenezer Smith.  He died Bet. 26 Nov 1763 - 25 Jan 1764.

 

Notes for Hannah Brainerd:

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Hannah Brainerd (William, Daniel) of Haddam Neck, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married Ebenezer Smith, probably son of Ebenezer and Mary (-----) Smith. He was a farmer in Middle Haddam, Connecticut. He was called Captain. His will was made 26 November 1763, and probated 25 January 1764. Mrs. Hannah (Brainerd) Smith died -----. Captain Ebenezer Smith died, probably, January 1764. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (William), p. 42.

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Notes for Captain Ebenezer Smith:

 

. . . probably son of Ebenezer and Mary (-----) Smith. . . . - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (William), p. 42.

 

More About Captain Ebenezer Smith:

Probate: 25 Jan 1764750

Will: 26 Nov 1763750

     

Children of Hannah Brainerd and Ebenezer Smith are:

        325            i.    Timothy4 Smith750, born Abt. 1735751.

        326           ii.    Jonathan Smith752, born Abt. 1737753.

        327          iii.    Hannah Smith754, born Abt. Jul 1739 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT754; died 24 Jun 1740754.

 

Notes for Hannah Smith:

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. . . died June 24, 1740, æ. 11 months. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (William), p. 43.

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        328           iv.    Ebenezer Smith754, born 08 Jul 1741 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT754.

        329            v.    David Smith754, born 07 Sep 1743 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT754.

        330           vi.    Joseph Smith754, born Bef. 11 May 1746 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT754; died 23 Sep 1749754.

 

Notes for Joseph Smith:

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. . . died September 23, 1749, in his fourth year. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (William), p. 43.

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More About Joseph Smith:

Baptism: 11 May 1746754

 

        331          vii.    Rebekah Smith754, born Abt. 1748755.

 

 

      53.  Samuel3 Brainerd (William2, Daniel1)756 was born 04 Jul 1706 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)756, and died 15 Feb 1787757.  He married Esther Brainerd758 31 Oct 1734759, daughter of Elijah Brainerd and Mary Bushnell.  She was born 16 Aug 1717 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT760, and died 12 Jan 1813761.

 

Notes for Samuel Brainerd:

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Samuel Brainerd (William, Daniel) of Haddam Neck, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 31 October 1734, Esther Brainerd, born 16 August 1717, in Haddam Neck, Connecticut, daughter of Elijah and Mary (Bushnell) Brainerd of that place. He was a farmer and settled in the northwest district of Haddam, Connecticut, called Brainerd district, now called Brainerd Hill, where he owned a large tract of land. Mr. Samuel Brainerd died 15 February 1787, in his 81st year. Mrs. Esther (Brainerd) Brainerd died 12 January 1813, in her 96th year. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (William), p. 43.

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More About Samuel Brainerd:

Occupation: Farmer761

Of: Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)761

 

Notes for Esther Brainerd:

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Esther Brainerd (Elijah, Daniel) of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 31 October 1734. Samuel Brainerd, born 4 July 1706, son of William and Sarah (Bidwell) Brainerd of Haddam. He was a farmer and settled in the northwest district of Haddam, called Brainerd District, now called Brainerd Hill, where he owned a large tract of land. Mr. Samuel Brainerd died 15 February 1787, in his 81st year. Mrs. Esther (Brainerd) Brainerd) died 12 January 1813, in her 96th year. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Elijah), p. 45.

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More About Esther Brainerd:

Date born 2: 16 Aug 1717

 

Marriage Notes for Samuel Brainerd and Esther Brainerd:

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More About Samuel Brainerd and Esther Brainerd:

Marriage: 31 Oct 1734761

     

Children of Samuel Brainerd and Esther Brainerd are:

        332            i.    Samuel4 Brainerd761, born 19 Aug 1735 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)761; died 16 Oct 1758 in Saratoga, Saratoga, NY (Town of Saratoga)761.

 

Notes for Samuel Brainerd:

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He was in the French War, taking the place of his brother William, who had been drafted. His death was caused by a fall from a building which he was helping to cover. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (William), p. 43.

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        333           ii.    William Brainerd761, born 28 Jun 1737 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)761.

        334          iii.    Jeremiah Brainerd761, born 22 Oct 1739 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)761.

        335           iv.    Nathaniel Brainerd761, born 03 Jul 1742 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)761.

        336            v.    Esther Brainerd761, born 02 Nov 1744 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)761; died 04 Nov 1748761.

        337           vi.    Charles Brainerd761, born 10 Jul 1747 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)761.

        338          vii.    Sarah Brainerd761, born 21 Oct 1749 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)761,762; died 05 Jan 1813763.

        339         viii.    Jonathan Brainerd763, born 10 Jul 1752 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)763.

        340           ix.    Giles Brainerd763, born 05 Nov 1755 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)763.

        341            x.    Thankful Brainerd763, born 15 Aug 1758 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)763.

        342           xi.    Cornelius Brainerd763, born 17 Dec 1760 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)763.

 

 

      54.  Rev. Chiliab3 Brainerd (William2, Daniel1)764 was born 10 Oct 1708 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)764, and died 01 Jan 1738/39765.  He married Abigail Fiske765, daughter of Phineas Fiske and Lydia Pratt.  She was born 14 Aug 1718 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT765, and died 12 Sep 1807766.

 

Notes for Rev. Chiliab Brainerd:

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Chiliab Brainerd (William, Daniel) of Haddam Neck, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, -----, Abigail Fiske, daughter of Rev. Phineas and Lydia (Pratt) Fiske of the same place. He graduated at Yale in 1731, and was called to the ministry at Eastbury, now Buckingham, a society in Glastonbury, Connecticut, 3 November 1735, and was installed 14 January 1736. He resigned in the autumn of 1738. Rev. Chiliab Brainerd died 1 January 1739, and was buried in the old burying yard in the first parish of Glastonbury. The inscription on his monument is as follows: “Here lyes the Body of ye Rev. Chiliab Brainerd, a zealous and faithful minister of Christ and first pastor of ye church in Eastbury, who deceased Jan. 1, 1739, in ye 31st year of his age, and in ye 3d year of his ministry.” His widow married, October 1744, a classmate of his, Rev. Noah Merrick, born 6 August 1711, son of James and Sarah (Hitchcock) Merrick. He was settled over the Congregational Church in Wilbraham, Massachusetts. He died 22 December 1776. Mrs. Abigail (Fiske) (Brainerd) Merrick died 12 September 1807, æ. 89 years, 1 month, 3 days. “At his right side lies Abigail his wife, who died as a shock of corn fully ripe and cometh forth in its season.” She had seven children by her second marriage. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (William), pp. 43-44.

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More About Rev. Chiliab Brainerd:

Education: Yale College 1731767

 

Notes for Abigail Fiske:

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Two husbands: Rev. Chileab Brainerd; and Rev. Noah Merrick.

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Child of Chiliab Brainerd and Abigail Fiske is:

        343            i.    Abigail4 Brainerd767, born Abt. Aug 1737.

 

Notes for Abigail Brainerd:

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. . . born probably in Eastbury, Connecticut, before August 18, 1738, when her father's will was made. She was æ. about 2 years, 8 months, when court was held April 2, 1740. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (William), p. 44.

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      55.  Lieutenant Josiah3 Brainerd (William2, Daniel1)768 was born 04 May 1711 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)768, and died 08 Jul 1792 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)769,770.  He married (1) Sarah Smith771 15 Feb 1735/36771, daughter of Ebenezer Smith and Martha ?.  She was born 24 Nov 1714771, and died 21 Dec 1736771.  He married (2) Hannah Spencer771 12 Sep 1738772,773, daughter of Nathaniel Spencer and Hannah ?.  She was born 09 Sep 1709 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT774,775, and died 24 Jul 1787776.

 

Notes for Lieutenant Josiah Brainerd:

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Josiah Brainerd (William, Daniel) of Haddam Neck, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 15 February 1735, Sarah Smith, born 24 November 1714, daughter of Ebenezer and Mary (-----) Smith. Mrs. Sarah (Smith) Brainerd died 21 December 1736. He married, second, 12 September 1738, Hannah Spencer, born 9 September 1709, daughter of Nathaniel Spencer. He was a constituent member of the church in Middle Haddam at its formation, 24 September 1740, He was a farmer in Haddam Neck, and was engaged in the stone quarries at that place. He was appointed Ensign of the 1st Company, 4th Battalion, and afterwards Lieutenant of the 4th Company, 16th Regiment, May 1752. Lieutenant Josiah served in the two preceding French and Indian Wars, and was with General Wolfe at the capture of Quebec. He lived in a house which he built, 1737, on Quarry Hill, in Haddam neck, and which was pulled down in 1883. Mrs. Hannah (Spencer) Brainerd died 1 June or 24 July 1787, in her 78th year. Lieutenant Josiah Brainerd died 8 July 1792, æ. 81 years. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (William), p. 44.

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More About Lieutenant Josiah Brainerd:

Of: Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)777

 

More About Josiah Brainerd and Sarah Smith:

Marriage: 15 Feb 1735/36777

 

Notes for Hannah Spencer:

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. . . died 1 June or 24 July 1787 in 78th year; . . . - The American Genealogist, Vol. 27, p. 182 (1951).

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Marriage Notes for Josiah Brainerd and Hannah Spencer:

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More About Josiah Brainerd and Hannah Spencer:

Marriage: 12 Sep 1738778,779

     

Child of Josiah Brainerd and Sarah Smith is:

        344            i.    Sarah4 Brainerd780, born 02 Dec 1736 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)780.

 

     

Children of Josiah Brainerd and Hannah Spencer are:

        345            i.    Josiah4 Brainerd780, born 17 Aug 1739 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)780.

        346           ii.    Chiliab Brainerd780, born 21 Oct 1741 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)780.

        347          iii.    Hannah Brainerd780, born 14 Apr 1743 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)780; died 11 Aug 1787780.

 

Notes for Hannah Brainerd:

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. . . died unmarried. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family, 1649-1908, Vol. II. (William), p. 44.

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        348           iv.    Deacon Ezra Brainerd780, born 17 Aug 1744 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)780; died 07 Apr 1837781.  He married (1) Jerusha Smith782 31 Aug 1762783; born 25 Feb 1743/44 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT784; died 11 Oct 1811785.  He married (2) Bethia Higgins785 26 Dec 1811785; born 30 Nov 1754 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT786; died 02 May 1827787.  He married (3) Lucretia Post787 21 May 1827787; born 28 May 1768 in Westbrook, Middlesex, CT788; died 02 Jun 1846789.

 

Notes for Deacon Ezra Brainerd:

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Ezra Brainerd of Haddam Neck, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, August 31, 1762, Jerusha Smith, born February 25, 1743-'44, daughter of Lieut. David and Dorothy (Brainerd) Smith. Mrs. Jerusha (Smith) Brainerd died October 11, 1811, ae. 67 years. He married (2) December 26, 1811, widow Bethia (Higgins) (Post) Wilder, born November 14, 1754, daughter of Cornelius and Sarah (Hawes) Higgins, widow first of Joseph Post, whom she married February 11, 1772, and widow second of Mr. Wilder. Mrs. Bethia (Higgins) (Post) (Wilder0 Brainerd died May 2, 1827, ae. 72 years. He married (3) May 21, 1827, Mrs. Lucretia (Post) Post, born -----, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Denison) Post, and widow of Deacon David Post, whom she married January 23, 1823.

 

"He lived in the house built by his father in Middle Haddam, Connecticut, a little east of Quarry Hill. The quarry was opened by him about 1762. The stones were carted to the wharves on the Connecticut River and then transported by sailing craft to Long Island, Massachusetts, New York, Maryland, and Virginia, and some were carried to New Orleans, Louisiana, to be used as paving and curbing.

 

"The sterling good sense of Ezra Brainerd early attracted the notice of the Haddam people, connected with his fair moral and religions character, and he gained and long received the respect and confidence of the community where he lived and throughout the state. He was elected deacon in the Middle Haddam Congregational Church November 27, 1771, and held the office till death removed him. He was justice of the peace for Middlesex County from 1785 to 1798, inclusive, and for Haddam from 1799 to 1817, inclusive. As justice of the peace, he was noted for the many marriage ceremonies he performed, and for the fact that he usually gave the fee taken from the bridegroom to the bride. He represented the town of Haddam in the General Assembly of Connecticut for thirty-three sessions, there being two yearly sessions until the year 1824, when yearly spring sessions were adopted. He acquired to an unusual degree the respect and confidence of that body. He did not speak often nor long, but he listened with profound attention to what was said by others and after making up his mind he sometimes briefly expressed his convictions, which strongly commended themselves to his associates." He was one of the two delegates from Haddam to the Connecticut Constitutional Convention in 1818.

 

He held the offices of Lieutenant, Captain, Lieutenant-Colonel-Commissary, and 2d Major in the 9th Regiment, 1st Brigade, in succession from 1797 to 1815, inclusive, and had command of the Company stationed at Harlem Heights.

 

"He was an example of temperance, as well as of piety, and that long before the temperance movement began. In the latter part of his life he was accustomed daily, when the weather was favorable, to go out and sit upon a rock above his quarry, almost directly over it, for the purpose of meditation; and a better place could hardly have been selected, whether he wished to contemplate the goodness of God towards him in his descent from a pious ancestry in sustaining him under arduous labors and numerous responsibilities, or the display of his attributes in his wonderful works. Within the reach of his eye were the residences and burial places of his first American ancestors, and many of his kindred. Immediately about him were the scenes of his labors, engagements and trials, while before him an extended amphitheatre of hills and mountains, vales and meadows, with the beautiful Connecticut River, meandering through them, rendered the more interesting by a busy navigation the most of the year. There, probably, very often he presented his silent adoration, his thanksgivings, and his supplications to the God of nature and of grace. At length, having thus lived, on the 7th of April, 1837, ae. 93, he was gathered to his fathers, even as a shock of corn is gathered in its season, being fully ripe.

 

"His funeral was attended the following Sabbath, when a sermon was preached by the Rev. D. D. Field to the large assembly collected to show respect to his character and to follow him to the grave, from Revelations XIV:13, 'And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write Blessed are the dead, which die in the Lord, from henceforth, yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them.' " - From Rev. D. D. Field's sketch of him in Brainerd Genealogy.

 

From The Connecticut Courant of July 15, 1837, is found the following: "Among the mourners at his funeral were his eldest son æ. 75, a grandson æ. 50, and a great grandson æ. 30."

 

Mrs. Lucretia (Post) Brainerd died in 1842, or June 2, 1846, by her granddaughter's records.

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II. (William), pp. 51-53.

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Ezra Brainerd . . . lived all his days in the house built by his father, in Middle Haddam, a little east of what is appropriately called Quarry Hill, and nearly on a level with it. The quarry on the hill, or rather in the side of it, on its descent towards Connecticut River, he is understood to have opened about 1762. In this he labored for a long period himself and then principally managed the concern. The business, in consequence of his example, and those whom he employed, was extended on Haddam Neck, and on the west side of the river in Haddam, and in several other places. In all the quarries on Haddam Neck, and in Haddam, before 1820, eighty or ninety hands were employed, in some seasons, in getting out the stone, in preparing them for market, and in carting them to wharves on the Connecticut, whence they were transported to other places on the river, but mostly to towns in Rhode Island, to Boston, New York, Albany, Baltimore, and as far south as Petersburgh, Virginia. New York, however, was for a long time the principal market. The business for more than sixty years after its commencement increased, and some sixteen years since, a very large contract was made by an individual with the authorities of New Orleans, for carrying them to that city to be used for curbing and paving. But the business for some years has been much lessened by the opening of quarries in other parts of the country. The opening of them on the Hudson River has to a considerable extent, so far as paving is concerned, supplied the market in New York. The opening of the quarry at Saugerties, however, was by Silas Brainerd, from Haddam Neck.

 

But the sterling good sense of Ezra Brainerd early attracted the notice of the people of Haddam, connected with his fair, moral, and religious character, and he early gained and long received the respect and confidence of people in the vicinity and in the State. He was elected a deacon in the church in Middle Haddam, November 27, 1771, and was active in the office until old age. He was also long a Justice of the peace. He was in many instances, for a very long course of years, a representative from Haddam to the General Assembly of Connecticut; and he acquired to an unusual degree, the respect and confidence of that body. He did not speak often nor long, but he listened with profound attention to what was said by others, and after making up his own mind he sometimes expressed briefly his convictions, and the convictions of no one commended themselves more to his associates.

 

His passions were naturally strong, and it required great efforts, as the writer once heard him say, to control them. But he gained such mastery over them, that for many years he was regarded as remarkably even tempered. He was an example of temperance also, as well as of piety, and that too, long before the temperance reformation began, which has prevented thousands and tens of thousands from being carried to an early grave.

 

In the latter part of his life, he was accustomed daily, when the weather was favorable, to go out and sit upon a rock above his quarry, almost directly over it, for the purpose of meditation; and a better place could hardly have been selected, whether he wished to contemplate the goodness of God towards him in his descent from a pious ancestry, in sustaining him under arduous labors and numerous responsibilities, or the display of his attributes in his wonderful works. Within the reach of his eye were the residences and burial places of his first American ancestors, and of many of his kindred. Immediately about him were the scenes of his labors, enjoyments, and trials, while before him was an extended amphitheatre of hills and mountains, vales and meadows, with the beautiful Connecticut meandering through them, rendered the more interesting by a busy navigation most of the year, propelled in different directions by wind and steam, carrying the products and inventions of different regions to their destination. There probably very often he presented his silent adorations, his thanksgivings, and his supplications to the God of nature and of grace. At length, having thus lived, on the seventh of April, 1837, aged ninety-three, he was gathered to his fathers, even as a shock of corn is gathered in its season, being fully ripe.

 

His funeral was attended the following sabbath, when a sermon was preached by the writer (Rev. David Dudley Field), to the large assembly collected to show respect to his character, and to follow him to his grave, from Rev. xiv. 13. "And I heard a voice from heaven, saying unto me, write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, from henceforth, yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them."

 

Deacon Brainerd was married three times; first to Jerusha Smith, daughter of Lieutenant David and Dorothy (Brainerd) Smith, who died October 11, 1811, aged sixty-seven; secondly, to Widow Bethiah (Higgins, Post) Wilder, who had been married twice before, and who died May 2, 1827; and thirdly, to Widow Lucretia Post, of Essex, who survived him.

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd Family (1857), pp. 137-141.

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Marriage Notes for Ezra Brainerd and Jerusha Smith:

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Ezra Brainerd and Jerusha Smith were second cousins.

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More About Ezra Brainerd and Jerusha Smith:

Marriage: 31 Aug 1762790

 

More About Ezra Brainerd and Bethia Higgins:

Marriage: 26 Dec 1811790

 

More About Ezra Brainerd and Lucretia Post:

Marriage: 21 May 1827790

 

        349            v.    Eliphaz Brainerd791, born 01 Jul 1746 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)791; died 05 Mar 1748/49791.

        350           vi.    Israel Brainerd791, born 10 Feb 1747/48 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)791.

        351          vii.    Prudence Brainerd791, born 25 Jan 1749/50 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)791.

        352         viii.    Susannah Brainerd791, born 20 Oct 1751 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)791.

 

 

      56.  Nathan3 Brainerd (William2, Daniel1)792,793 was born 04 Nov 1713 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)794,795, and died 24 Sep 1776796,797.  He married (1) Ruth Smith798,799 25 Oct 1739800, daughter of Ebenezer Smith and Martha ?.  She was born 22 Sep 1716800,801, and died 31 Jul 1741802.  He married (2) Sarah Gates803,804 13 Jan 1742/43804, daughter of John Gates and ? ?.  She was born Bef. 12 Feb 1715/16, and died 25 Sep 1777804,805.

 

Notes for Nathan Brainerd:

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Nathan Brainerd (William, Daniel) of Middle Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 25 October 1739, Ruth Smith, born 22 September 1716, daughter of Ebenezer and Mary (-----) Smith of Middletown, Connecticut. Mrs. Ruth (Smith) Brainerd died 31 July 1741 or ‘42, He married, second, (by Rev. Benjamin Bowers of Middle Haddam), 13 January 1743, Sarah Gates, baptized 12 February 1715, daughter of John Gates. He was a farmer in Middle Haddam. He built and lived in the house where the house of Oliver Arnold stood (1890). Mr. Nathan Brainerd died 24 September 1776, in his 63d year, and was buried in the Rock Landing Cemetery in Haddam Neck, Connecticut. Mrs. Sarah (Gates) Brainerd died 25 September 1777. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (William), p. 45.

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More About Nathan Brainerd:

Burial: Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck, Rock Landing Cemetery)806

Occupation: Farmer806

Residence: Middle Haddam, Middlesex, CT806

 

Notes for Ruth Smith:

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. . . died July 31, 1741 or '42. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (William), p. 45.

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More About Nathan Brainerd and Ruth Smith:

Marriage: 25 Oct 1739806

 

Notes for Sarah Gates:

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Sarah Gates (John, George), baptized 12 February 1715/6, married East Haddam, 13 January 1743, as second wife, Nathan Brainerd (William, Daniel), born 4 November 1713, farmer of Middle Haddam. His first wife was Ruth Smith, born 22 September 1716, daughter of Ebenezer and Mary Smith, who died 31 July 1741 or 1742. He died 24 September 1776, and she died 25 September 1777.  - George Gates of East Haddam Connecticut and some of his Descendants, p. 11.

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More About Sarah Gates:

Baptism: 12 Feb 1715/16806,807

 

Marriage Notes for Nathan Brainerd and Sarah Gates:

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There are inconsistencies in the birth dates given by Miss Brainerd for some of the children; specifically, the two Thomases and the two Stephens. - WDC, 28 August 2004.

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More About Nathan Brainerd and Sarah Gates:

Marriage: 13 Jan 1742/43808

Married by: Rev. Benjamin Bowers of Middle Haddam808

     

Child of Nathan Brainerd and Ruth Smith is:

        353            i.    Eunice4 Brainerd809, born 26 Jul 1740 in Middle Haddam, Middlesex, CT809.

 

     

Children of Nathan Brainerd and Sarah Gates are:

        354            i.    Nathan4 Brainerd810,811, born 26 Oct 1743 in Middle Haddam, Middlesex, CT812,813.

        355           ii.    Ruth Brainerd814,815, born 23 Dec 1744 in Middle Haddam, Middlesex, CT816,817; died Abt. 1794818.

 

Notes for Ruth Brainerd:

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. . . died æ. about 50 years. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (William), p. 45.

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        356          iii.    John Brainerd818,819, born 30 May 1746 in Middle Haddam, Middlesex, CT820,821; died 01 Nov 1770822.

        357           iv.    Lucy Brainerd822,823, born 06 Feb 1747/48 in Middle Haddam, Middlesex, CT824,825.

        358            v.    Thomas Brainerd826,827, born 18 Aug 1749 in Middle Haddam, Middlesex, CT828,829.

 

Notes for Thomas Brainerd:

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. . . died soon. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (William), p. 45.

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        359           vi.    Stephen Brainerd829, born 27 Jan 1750/51 in Middle Haddam, Middlesex, CT830,831; died 11 Feb 1750/51832,833.

        360          vii.    Thomas Brainerd834,835, born 09 Feb 1750/51 in Middle Haddam, Middlesex, CT836,837.

 

Notes for Thomas Brainerd:

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He studied medicine with Dr. Percival, of East Haddam, Connecticut, and practiced some years in a town in Vermont, then returned to Haddam Neck. He was chosen deacon, December 10, 1795, in the Congregational church. He moved to Ludlow, Massachusetts, but returned to Haddam Neck, where he died about 1814. He was surgeon in the Revolutionary army. He enlisted May 10, 1775; discharged October 17, 1775. He was drafted August 24, and discharged October 30, 1777. He was in Captain James’ Company, Colonel Latimer’s Regiment. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (William), p. 45.

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        361         viii.    Stephen Brainerd837, born 10 Jun 1752 in Middle Haddam, Middlesex, CT838,839; died Apr 1859840,841.

        362           ix.    Sarah Brainerd842,843, born 29 Dec 1753 in Middle Haddam, Middlesex, CT844,845.

 

Notes for Sarah Brainerd:

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. . . died soon. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (William), p. 45.

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        363            x.    Sarah Brainerd846,847, born 22 Jun 1755 in Middle Haddam, Middlesex, CT848,849.

        364           xi.    Jesse Brainerd850,851, born 29 Sep 1756 in Middle Haddam, Middlesex, CT852,853.

 

Notes for Jesse Brainerd:

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. . . died soon. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (William), p. 45.

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        365          xii.    Jesse Brainerd854,855, born 07 Aug 1757 in Middle Haddam, Middlesex, CT856,857.  He married Hannah Cook.

 

 

      58.  Jacob3 Brainerd (Caleb2, Daniel1)858 was born 20 Aug 1703 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT858, and died 14 Apr 1755859.  He married Thankful Brainerd860 04 Feb 1730/31861, daughter of Elijah Brainerd and Mary Bushnell.  She was born 22 Jul 1709 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT862, and died 28 Apr 1806863.

 

Notes for Jacob Brainerd:

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Jacob Brainerd (Caleb, Daniel) of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 4 February 1730 or 1731, Thankful Brainerd, born 22 July 1709, in Haddam, daughter of Elijah and Mary (Bushnell) Brainerd of the same place. He was a farmer in Haddam. Mr. Jacob Brainerd died 14 April 1755, in his 52d year. Mrs. Thankful (Brainerd) Brainerd died 28 April 1806, æ. 97 years. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Caleb), p. 42.

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More About Jacob Brainerd:

Occupation: Farmer863

Of: Haddam, Middlesex, CT863

 

Notes for Thankful Brainerd:

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Thankful Brainerd (Elijah, Daniel) of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married 4 February 1730 or 1731, Jacob Brainerd, born 20 August 1703, in Haddam, son of Caleb and Elizabeth (Bidwell) Brainerd of the same place. He was a farmer in Haddam. Mr. Jacob Brainerd died 4 April 1755, in his 52d year. Mrs. Thankful (Brainerd) Brainerd died 28 April 1806, æ. 97 years. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Elijah), p. 44.

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Marriage Notes for Jacob Brainerd and Thankful Brainerd:

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Jacob Brainerd and Thankful Brainerd were first cousins.

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More About Jacob Brainerd and Thankful Brainerd:

Marriage: 04 Feb 1730/31863

     

Children of Jacob Brainerd and Thankful Brainerd are:

        366            i.    Rachel4 Brainerd864, born 07 Oct 1732 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT864; died 19 Feb 1815865.

 

Notes for Rachel Brainerd:

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. . . died 19 February 1815, or, March 13, by paper, æ. 83, unmarried. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Caleb), p. 42.

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. . . unmarried. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Elijah), p. 44.

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        367           ii.    Thankful Brainerd866, born 18 Sep 1734 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT866; died 17 Jul 1737866.

        368          iii.    Bushnell Brainerd866, born 25 Jan 1736/37 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT866; died 15 Apr 1795867.

 

Notes for Bushnell Brainerd:

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He was found hanging in his barn. He had been insane by turns for 25 years. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Caleb), p. 42.

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. . . unmarried. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Elijah), p. 44.

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        369           iv.    Lydia Brainerd868, born 23 Apr 1739 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT868; died 24 May 1757868.

        370            v.    Thankful Brainerd868, born 11 Mar 1740/41 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT868; died 02 Mar 1757869.

 

Notes for Thankful Brainerd:

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. . . died March 28 or April, 1757, æ. about 16 years. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Elijah), p. 44.

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        371           vi.    Ruth Brainerd870, born 23 Mar 1742/43 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT870; died Aft. 23 Aug 1824871.

 

Notes for Ruth Brainerd:

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. . . unmarried. She with (brother) Israel, disposed of land, 23 August 1824. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Caleb), p. 42.

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        372          vii.    Aaron Brainerd872, born 01 Apr 1745 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT872.

        373         viii.    Jacob Brainerd872, born 03 Mar 1747/48 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT872; died 07 Jul 1764872.

        374           ix.    Israel Brainerd872, born 28 May 1751 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT872; died 08 Oct 1824873.

 

Notes for Israel Brainerd:

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A mute. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Caleb), p. 42.

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. . . unmarried. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Elijah), p. 44.

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      59.  Captain Joshua3 Brainerd (Caleb2, Daniel1)874,875 was born 20 May 1708 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT876, and died 27 Mar 1777877.  He married (1) Mary Lord878.  She died 14 Feb 1732/33 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT878.  He married (2) Hannah Spencer879 03 Jan 1733/34 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT879, daughter of John Spencer and Elizabeth ?.  She was born 08 Apr 1705 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT879, and died 16 May 1771880.  He married (3) Martha Spencer881 31 Oct 1773881, daughter of Joseph Spencer and Martha Brainerd.  She was born Abt. 1740 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Millington)882, and died 03 May 1796883.

 

Notes for Captain Joshua Brainerd:

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Joshua Brainerd * (Caleb, Daniel) of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, -----, Mary Lord. Mrs. Mary (Lord) Brainerd died 14 February 1732 or 1733 in Middletown, Connecticut. He married, second, 3 January 1733 or 1734, Hannah Spencer. She joined church 26 June 1737. Mrs. Hannah (Spencer) died 16 May 1771, in her 77th year. He married, third, 31 October 1773, Martha (Spencer) Cone, born about 1740, daughter of General Joseph and Martha (Brainerd) Spencer, and widow of Joseph Cone, to whom she was married 14 June 1759. He joined church 10 June 1733, as Joshua, junior. He lived in the extreme eastern part of Middle Haddam parish, near the East Haddam line, on a tract of land which had previously belonged to Middletown. He petitioned to be released from paying rates in Middle Haddam, and to be annexed to East Haddam, which request was granted May 1748. Mr. Joshua Brainerd died 27 March 1777, in his 70th year. Mrs. Martha (Spencer) (Cone) Brainerd died 3 May 1796, æ. 50 years. They are buried in Moodus Cemetery, Moodus, Connecticut.

 

* The late D. D. Field said Joshua Brainerd married Mary. The manuscript said he married a Lord, so I (Lucy Abigail Brainard) put the two names together and said he married Mary Lord. The late D. W. Patterson said Joshua married (3) Martha (Spencer) Cone, but Mr. W. W. Cone, author of the Cone Genealogy, stated that Joseph Cone’s grandchildren said that she was never married. The Millington church records note her death as widow Cone (distracted). I leave it for others to solve, and find the facts.

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Caleb), pp. 42-43.

 

NOTE: Martha Spencer's first husband allegedly died in 1779 during a Naval engagement, yet she is credited with marrying Captain Brainerd in 1773 (and he died in 1777). Her date of death, as given in the Brainerd Genealogy, is 1796, at the age of 50; makes her born about 1746. According to the Cone Genealogy, her first child with Joseph Cone was Conant, born 1760. I'm with Lucy Abigail on this one; the current stories don't hang together. - WDC, 15 March 2005.

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More About Captain Joshua Brainerd:

Name 2: Joshua Brainard884

 

Notes for Hannah Spencer:

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NOTE: There is a significant difference between her reported date of death. Donald Lines Jacobus (The American Genealogist) has her dying before 15 April 1743; apparently she was not mentioned in her father's will. Lucy Abigail Brainerd has her dying 16 May 1771, which is consistent with that reported in Chatham Vital Records, "(Brainerd) Hannah, w. of Capt. Joshua, died May 16, 1771, in the 77th year of her age." - WDC, 04 March 2005.

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More About Hannah Spencer:

Baptism: 03 Jun 1705884

 

More About Joshua Brainerd and Hannah Spencer:

Marriage: 03 Jan 1733/34, Middletown, Middlesex, CT884

 

Notes for Martha Spencer:

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Two husbands: Joseph Cone; and Captain Joshua Brainerd, widower, first, of Mary Lord, and second, of Hannah Spencer.

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More About Joshua Brainerd and Martha Spencer:

Marriage: 31 Oct 1773885

     

Child of Joshua Brainerd and Mary Lord is:

        375            i.    Abner4 Brainerd886, born 01 May 1731 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Middle Haddam)886.  He married Elizabeth Burr.

 

     

Children of Joshua Brainerd and Hannah Spencer are:

        376            i.    Mary4 Brainerd886, born 28 Jan 1734/35 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Middle Haddam)886.

        377           ii.    Hannah Brainerd886, born 18 Apr 1736 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Middle Haddam)886.

        378          iii.    Hannah Brainerd887,888, born 09 Apr 1738 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Middle Haddam)888.  She married Joel Cone889; born 26 Feb 1735/36889.

        379           iv.    Elizabeth Brainerd890,891, born 24 May 1740 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Middle Haddam)891.  She married George Cone892; born 03 Jun 1738892; died 03 Jan 1801892.

 

 

      60.  Obadiah3 Brainerd (Caleb2, Daniel1)893 was born 20 May 1709 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT893, and died 06 Jan 1790894.  He married (1) Zipporah Johnson894 16 Sep 1731894, daughter of Joseph Johnson and Elizabeth Blake.  She was born 04 Jan 1706/07894, and died 17 Jul 1734894.  He married (2) Mary Johnson894 18 Sep 1735894, daughter of Isaac Johnson and Margaret Miller. 

 

Notes for Obadiah Brainerd:

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Obadiah Brainerd (Caleb, Daniel) of Chatham, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 16 September 1731, Zipporah Johnson, born 4 January 1706 or 1707, daughter of Joseph of Elizabeth (Blake) Johnson of Middletown, Connecticut. Mrs. Zipporah (Johnson) Brainerd died 17 July 1734, in her 27th year. He married, second, 18 September 1735, Mary Johnson, born -----, daughter of Isaac, Junior, and Margaret (Miller) Johnson. He lived in Middletown. He probably bought land in Spencerport [probably Spencertown was meant. Spencerport is in Monroe County and was a creature of the Erie Canal, some 75 years later. - WDC, 04 March 2005], New York, as land was laid out to him 30 November 1758. 10 May 1760, he was reported as being in Spencertown. Mr. Obadiah Brainerd died 6 January 1790, in his 81st year. Mrs. Mary (Johnson) Brainerd died -----. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Caleb), p. 43.

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More About Obadiah Brainerd:

Of: Chatham, Middlesex, CT (now East Hampton)894

Removed to: Bef. 1760, Spencertown, Columbia, NY894

Residence: Middletown, Middlesex, CT894

 

More About Obadiah Brainerd and Zipporah Johnson:

Marriage: 16 Sep 1731894

 

More About Obadiah Brainerd and Mary Johnson:

Marriage: 18 Sep 1735894

     

Child of Obadiah Brainerd and Zipporah Johnson is:

        380            i.    Caleb4 Brainerd894, born 17 Jun 1734894; died 18 Sep 1740 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT894.

 

More About Caleb Brainerd:

Baptism: 23 Jul 1734, Middletown, Middlesex, CT894

 

     

Children of Obadiah Brainerd and Mary Johnson are:

        381            i.    Obadiah4 Brainerd894, born 24 Jul 1736894.

 

Notes for Obadiah Brainerd:

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. . . died young, scalded. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Caleb), p. 43.

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More About Obadiah Brainerd:

Baptism: 25 Jul 1736, Middletown, Middlesex, CT894

Cause of Death: Scalded.894

 

        382           ii.    Zipporah Brainerd895, born 16 Oct 1737 in Chatham, Middlesex, CT (now East Hampton)895.

 

More About Zipporah Brainerd:

Baptism: 23 Oct 1737, Middletown, Middlesex, CT895

 

        383          iii.    Timothy Brainerd895, born 22 Apr 1740 in Chatham, Middlesex, CT (now East Hampton)895.

 

More About Timothy Brainerd:

Baptism: 27 Apr 1740, Middletown, Middlesex, CT895

 

        384           iv.    Caleb Brainerd895, born 26 Jul 1741 in Chatham, Middlesex, CT (now East Hampton)895.

 

More About Caleb Brainerd:

Baptism: 26 Jul 1741, Middletown, Middlesex, CT895

 

        385            v.    Nathaniel Brainerd895, born 22 Feb 1744/45 in Chatham, Middlesex, CT (now East Hampton)895.

 

More About Nathaniel Brainerd:

Baptism: 26 Feb 1744/45, Middletown, Middlesex, CT895

 

        386           vi.    Jeptha Brainerd895, born 02 Mar 1746/47 in Chatham, Middlesex, CT (now East Hampton)895.

 

More About Jeptha Brainerd:

Baptism: 09 Mar 1746/47, Middletown, Middlesex, CT895

 

        387          vii.    Mary Brainerd895, born 02 Sep 1748 in Chatham, Middlesex, CT (now East Hampton)895; died 02 Dec 1775895.

 

More About Mary Brainerd:

Baptism: 05 Sep 1748, Middletown, Middlesex, CT895

 

        388         viii.    Obadiah Brainerd895, born 14 Apr 1751 in Chatham, Middlesex, CT (now East Hampton)895; died 22 May 1758895.

 

More About Obadiah Brainerd:

Baptism: 21 Apr 1751, Middletown, Middlesex, CT895

 

        389           ix.    Hannah Brainerd895, born 11 Aug 1754 in Chatham, Middlesex, CT (now East Hampton)895.

 

More About Hannah Brainerd:

Baptism: 17 Aug 1754, Middletown, Middlesex, CT895

 

        390            x.    Elizabeth Brainerd895, born Bef. 20 Nov 1757 in Chatham, Middlesex, CT (now East Hampton)895.

 

More About Elizabeth Brainerd:

Baptism: 20 Nov 1757, Middletown, Middlesex, CT895

 

 

      61.  Elizabeth3 Brainerd (Caleb2, Daniel1)896 was born 13 Jun 1711 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT896, and died Apr 1756897.  She married Stephen Johnson897, son of Isaac Johnson and Margaret Miller.  He was born 08 Feb 1713/14897.

 

Notes for Elizabeth Brainerd:

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Elizabeth Brainerd (Caleb, Daniel) of Chatham, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 11 October 1739, Stephen Johnson, born 8 February 1713 or 1714, son of Isaac, Junior, and Margaret (Miller) Johnson of Middletown, Connecticut. Mrs. Elizabeth (Brainerd) Johnson died April 1756, in her 45th year. He married, second, Sarah -----. She died 27 December 1792. Mr. Stephen Johnson died -----. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Caleb), p. 44.

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Children of Elizabeth Brainerd and Stephen Johnson are:

        391            i.    Stephen4 Johnson897, born 08 Jul 1740 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT897.  He married Elizabeth Pelton897.

        392           ii.    Elizabeth Johnson897, born 24 Sep 1742 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT897.

        393          iii.    Ruth Johnson897, born 16 Sep 1744 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT897.  She married James Pelton897.

        394           iv.    Huldah Johnson897, born 23 Jul 1746 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT897.  She married John Pelton897.

        395            v.    Margaret Johnson897, born 24 Sep 1748 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT897.

        396           vi.    Isaac Johnson897, born 20 Sep 1750 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT897.

        397          vii.    William Johnson897, born 11 Apr 1753 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT897.

 

 

      63.  Mary3 Brainerd (Elijah2, Daniel1)898 was born 20 Jun 1700 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT898, and died 21 Nov 1770 in New Haven, New Haven, CT899.  She married (1) Moses Pond900,901 07 Jan 1718/19 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT902,903, son of Samuel Pond and Miriam Blatchley.  He was born 1693904, and died 1747904.  She married (2) John Pardee905 Bef. 1756905, son of George Pardee and Mercy Ball.  He was born 04 Nov 1683 in New Haven, New Haven, CT905, and died 1760905.

 

Notes for Mary Brainerd:

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Mary Brainerd (Elijah, Daniel) of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 7 January 1718 or 1719, Moses Pond, son of Samuel and Miriam (Blakeslee) Pond of Branford, Connecticut. He was a cordwainer and lived a few years in Haddam, then in Branford. He was a farmer. Mrs. Mary (Brainerd) Pond died -----. Mr. Moses Pond died -----. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Elijah), p. 42.

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Two husbands: Moses Pond; and John Pardee, widower of Abigail Brockett.

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More About Moses Pond:

Occupation: Farmer and Cordwainer906

Removed to: Branford, New Haven, CT906

Residence: Haddam, Middlesex, CT906

 

More About Moses Pond and Mary Brainerd:

Marriage: 07 Jan 1718/19, Haddam, Middlesex, CT906,907

 

Notes for John Pardee:

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More About John Pardee:

Baptism: 08 Jul 1688, New Haven, New Haven, CT908

 

More About John Pardee and Mary Brainerd:

Marriage: Bef. 1756908

     

Children of Mary Brainerd and Moses Pond are:

        398            i.    Aaron4 Pond909, born 01 Oct 1719 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT909.  He married Martha ?909 23 Jan 1744/45 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT909,910.

 

More About Aaron Pond and Martha ?:

Marriage: 23 Jan 1744/45, Haddam, Middlesex, CT911,912

 

        399           ii.    Moses Pond913, born Abt. 1721913.

        400          iii.    Mary Pond913, born Abt. 1723913.

        401           iv.    Bathsheba Pond913, born 02 Jan 1724/25 in Branford, New Haven, CT913.

        402            v.    Gad Pond913, born 12 Aug 1727 in Branford, New Haven, CT913.

        403           vi.    Asher Pond913, born 12 Aug 1727 in Branford, New Haven, CT913; died 30 Oct 1749 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT913,914.

        404          vii.    Lois Pond915, born 20 Jun 1730 in Branford, New Haven, CT915.

        405         viii.    Rachel Pond915, born 26 May 1733 in Branford, New Haven, CT915.

        406           ix.    Paul Pond915, born 12 May 1736 in Branford, New Haven, CT915.

        407            x.    Samuel Pond915, born 24 Jun 1739 in Branford, New Haven, CT915.

        408           xi.    Mindwell Pond915, born 12 Jul 1742 in Branford, New Haven, CT915.

 

 

      64.  Abigail3 Brainerd (Elijah2, Daniel1)916 was born 20 Jun 1702 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT916.  She married Deacon Gideon Arnold917 14 May 1724918, son of John Arnold and Hannah ?.  He was born Abt. 1687918, and died Mar 1772919.

 

Notes for Abigail Brainerd:

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Abigail Brainerd (Elijah, Daniel) of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 14 May 1724, Gideon Arnold, born about 1687, son of John and Hannah (-----) Arnold of Middle Haddam, Connecticut. He was elected Deacon in the Congregational Church in Middle Haddam 8 November 1740. He lived respected and died lamented. He was an honor to the Christian religion. He married, second, after 1758 or ’59, Sarah Brainerd, born 11 March 1699 or 1700, in Haddam Neck, Connecticut, daughter of William and Sarah (Bidwell) Brainerd of the same place. He was a farmer in Haddam Neck. Deacon Gideon Arnold died March 1772. Mrs. Sarah (Brainerd) Arnold died -----. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Elijah), p. 42.

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Notes for Deacon Gideon Arnold:

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Two wives: Abigail Brainerd; and Sarah Brainerd.

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More About Gideon Arnold and Abigail Brainerd:

Marriage: 14 May 1724920

     

Children of Abigail Brainerd and Gideon Arnold are:

        409            i.    Abigail4 Arnold920, born 07 Mar 1726/27 in Middle Haddam, Middlesex, CT920.

 

Notes for Abigail Arnold:

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        410           ii.    Jerusha Arnold920, born 21 Mar 1728/29 in Middle Haddam, Middlesex, CT920.  She married David Arnold920.

        411          iii.    Joseph Arnold920, born Abt. 1730 in Middle Haddam, Middlesex, CT921,922.

        412           iv.    Deacon Daniel Arnold922, born Abt. 1731 in Middle Haddam, Middlesex, CT922,923; died 27 May 1774 in Haddam Neck, Middlesex, CT (East Hampton)924,925.  He married Ruth Hale926 27 Nov 1755 in Middle Haddam, Middlesex, CT927; born Bef. 03 Nov 1734 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT (Portland).

 

Notes for Deacon Daniel Arnold:

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He was chosen deacon in the Middle Haddam Congregational Church, November 27, 1771. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Elijah), p. 42.

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Administration on the estate of Daniel Arnold was granted, 5 June 1775, to Thomas Selden of Haddam, with Abijah Fuller of Chatam surety. Distribution was made 14 May 1778 to the widow, Mrs. Ruth Arnold, and to nine children (all except Elisha). - Hale, House and Related Families, p. 62.

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More About Ruth Hale:

Baptism: 03 Nov 1734, Middletown, Middlesex, CT (Portland)928

 

More About Daniel Arnold and Ruth Hale:

Marriage: 27 Nov 1755, Middle Haddam, Middlesex, CT929

 

        413            v.    Deacon Gideon Arnold930, born Abt. 1735 in Middle Haddam, Middlesex, CT930; died 07 Feb 1807931.  He married Lucy Hinckley932 02 Sep 1761932; born Abt. 1738933; died 01 Mar 1801933.

 

Notes for Deacon Gideon Arnold:

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He was chosen deacon in the East Hampton Church, February 5, 1795. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Elijah), pp. 41-42.

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More About Gideon Arnold and Lucy Hinckley:

Marriage: 02 Sep 1761934

 

        414           vi.    Jabez Arnold935, born Abt. 1738 in Middle Haddam, Middlesex, CT935; died 04 Jul 1822935.  He married Martha Freeman935 03 Apr 1760935; born 22 Jul 1742 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT936; died 09 Jan 1819 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)937.

 

Notes for Martha Freeman:

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She died 9 January 1849, in her 76th year. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Elijah), p. 43. NOTE: This appears to be a misprint, and the year should be 1819 (assuming that she was in her 76th year, which probably came off the gravestone). - WDC, 24 April 2005.

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More About Jabez Arnold and Martha Freeman:

Marriage: 03 Apr 1760937

 

        415          vii.    Jacob Arnold937, born Abt. 1739 in Middle Haddam, Middlesex, CT938,939.

        416         viii.    Hannah Arnold939, born Abt. 1740 in Middle Haddam, Middlesex, CT940,941.  She married James Hazelton941.

        417           ix.    Abigail Arnold941, born Bef. 26 Jul 1741 in Middle Haddam, Middlesex, CT941.  She married Lemuel Warren941 31 May 1758941.

 

More About Abigail Arnold:

Baptism: 26 Jul 1741941

 

More About Lemuel Warren and Abigail Arnold:

Marriage: 31 May 1758941

 

        418            x.    Mary Arnold941, born Bef. 06 May 1743 in Middle Haddam, Middlesex, CT941.

 

More About Mary Arnold:

Baptism: 06 May 1743941

 

        419           xi.    Jacob Arnold941, born Bef. 10 Nov 1745 in Middle Haddam, Middlesex, CT941.  He married Anna ?941.

 

More About Jacob Arnold:

Baptism: 10 Nov 1745941

Removed to: Pittsfield, Berkshire, MA941

 

Marriage Notes for Jacob Arnold and Anna ?:

 

. . . four children. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Elijah), p. 43.

 

 

      65.  Joseph3 Brainerd (Elijah2, Daniel1)942 was born 21 Jun 1704 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT942, and died 29 Dec 1777943.  He married Mindwell Pond943,944 26 Oct 1731 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT945,946, daughter of Samuel Pond and Miriam Blatchley.  She was born 1698946, and died 01 Apr 1777 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT947,948.

 

Notes for Joseph Brainerd:

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Joseph Brainerd (Elijah, Daniel) of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 26 October 1731, Mindwell Pond, born -----, daughter of Samuel and Miriam (Blakeslee) Pond of Branford, Connecticut. He lived in Haddam, then in Branford. He was a member of the legislature in October 1753. He was a farmer. Mrs. Mindwell (Pond) Brainerd died 1 April 1777. Mr. Joseph Brainerd died 29 December 1777, in his 73d year. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Elijah), p. 43.

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More About Joseph Brainerd:

Occupation: Farmer949

 

More About Joseph Brainerd and Mindwell Pond:

Marriage: 26 Oct 1731, Haddam, Middlesex, CT949,950

     

Children of Joseph Brainerd and Mindwell Pond are:

        420            i.    Increase4 Brainerd951,952, born 21 Jan 1733/34 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT953,954; died 1785955.  He married Hepzibah Spencer955; born  in Haddam, Middlesex, CT955.

        421           ii.    Joseph Brainerd956, born 22 Dec 1735 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT956; died 05 Dec 1812956.

        422          iii.    Josiah Brainerd956, born 06 Dec 1739 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT956.

        423           iv.    Mindwell Brainerd956, born 05 Sep 1743 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT956; died Bet. 1746 - 1747956.

 

Notes for Mindwell Brainerd:

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. . . died young; lived only three or four years. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Elijah), p. 43.

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      66.  Deacon Elijah3 Brainerd (Elijah2, Daniel1)957 was born 22 Sep 1706 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT957, and died 09 May 1764958.  He married Phebe ?958 04 Apr 1732958.  She died Bef. 04 Apr 1791958.

 

Notes for Deacon Elijah Brainerd:

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Elijah Brainerd * (Elijah, Daniel) of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 4 April 1732, Phebe Bailey or Phebe Davis. He was a farmer, living in Candlewood district. He was appointed Ensign of the 11th Company, 7th Regiment, October 1747, and Lieutenant of the same company and regiment in 1754. He was elected Deacon in the Congregational Church in Haddam,12 July 1759. Deacon Elijah Brainerd died 9 May 1764, æ. 58 years. Mrs. Phebe (Bailey or Davis) Brainerd died about 1791. Her estate was settled 4 April 1791.

 

* The manuscript said he married Phebe Davis, in 1732. I (Lucy Abigail Brainard) have found nothing of either Phebe Bailey or Phebe Davis.

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Elijah), p. 43.

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More About Deacon Elijah Brainerd:

Occupation: Farmer958

 

Notes for Phebe ?:

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The manuscript said he (Elijah) married Phebe Davis, in 1732. I (Lucy Abigail Brainard) have found nothing of either Phebe Bailey or Phebe Davis. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Elijah), p. 43.

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More About Elijah Brainerd and Phebe ?:

Marriage: 04 Apr 1732958

     

Children of Elijah Brainerd and Phebe ? are:

        424            i.    Elisha4 Brainerd959, born 07 Mar 1732/33 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT959,960.

        425           ii.    Elijah Brainerd961, born 05 Sep 1734 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT961.  He married Lucy Smith962.

 

Notes for Elijah Brainerd:

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Elijah Brainerd (Elijah, Elijah, Daniel) of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 21 April 1756, Lucy Smith, born 23 September 1732, daughter of Stephen and Martha (Williams) Smith of Haddam. He served in the French and Indian War, in Captain Eel’s company. He went to Crown Point in 1765. He was a farmer in Haddam. Captain Elijah Brainerd died 27 January 1806, in his 72d year. Mrs. Lucy (Smith) Brainerd died 24 November, 1826, æ. 87 years. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Elijah), p. 49.

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        426          iii.    Prosper Brainerd963, born 06 Jan 1736/37 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT963.

        427           iv.    Mary Brainerd963, born 03 Feb 1737/38 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT963.

 

More About Mary Brainerd:

Baptism: 29 Apr 1739, Haddam, Middlesex, CT963

Baptized by: Rev. Edward Eells964

 

        428            v.    Zachariah Brainerd965, born 06 Feb 1741/42 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT965.

        429           vi.    Susannah Brainerd965, born 06 Feb 1744/45 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT965.

        430          vii.    Timothy Brainerd965, born 23 May 1746 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT965; died 1753965.

 

Notes for Timothy Brainerd:

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. . . died ----- 31, 1753. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Elijah), p. 44.

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        431         viii.    Mindwell Brainerd965, born 07 Oct 1748 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT965.

        432           ix.    Martha Brainerd965, born 21 Jan 1751/52 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT965; died Abt. 1769 in Guilford, New Haven, CT965.

 

Notes for Martha Brainerd:

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. . . died in Guilford, Connecticut, when seventeen years old, said the manuscript. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Elijah), p. 44.

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        433            x.    Timothy Brainerd965, born 02 Apr 1754 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT965.

 

 

      67.  Thankful3 Brainerd (Elijah2, Daniel1)966 was born 22 Jul 1709 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT966, and died 28 Apr 1806967.  She married Jacob Brainerd968 04 Feb 1730/31969, son of Caleb Brainerd and Elizabeth Bidwell.  He was born 20 Aug 1703 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT970, and died 14 Apr 1755971.

 

Notes for Thankful Brainerd:

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Thankful Brainerd (Elijah, Daniel) of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married 4 February 1730 or 1731, Jacob Brainerd, born 20 August 1703, in Haddam, son of Caleb and Elizabeth (Bidwell) Brainerd of the same place. He was a farmer in Haddam. Mr. Jacob Brainerd died 4 April 1755, in his 52d year. Mrs. Thankful (Brainerd) Brainerd died 28 April 1806, æ. 97 years. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Elijah), p. 44.

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Notes for Jacob Brainerd:

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Jacob Brainerd (Caleb, Daniel) of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 4 February 1730 or 1731, Thankful Brainerd, born 22 July 1709, in Haddam, daughter of Elijah and Mary (Bushnell) Brainerd of the same place. He was a farmer in Haddam. Mr. Jacob Brainerd died 14 April 1755, in his 52d year. Mrs. Thankful (Brainerd) Brainerd died 28 April 1806, æ. 97 years. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Caleb), p. 42.

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More About Jacob Brainerd:

Occupation: Farmer971

Of: Haddam, Middlesex, CT971

 

Marriage Notes for Thankful Brainerd and Jacob Brainerd:

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Jacob Brainerd and Thankful Brainerd were first cousins.

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More About Jacob Brainerd and Thankful Brainerd:

Marriage: 04 Feb 1730/31971

     

Children are listed above under (58) Jacob Brainerd.

 

      68.  Rachel3 Brainerd (Elijah2, Daniel1)972 was born 13 May 1712 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT972, and died Bef. 24 May 1739973.  She married Benjamin Bailey973

 

Notes for Rachel Brainerd:

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Rachel Brainerd (Elijah, Daniel) of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married Benjamin Bailey, perhaps son of Benjamin Bailey of Haddam. He was a farmer in Haddam. Mrs. Rachel (Brainerd) Bailey died probably before 24 May 1739, as her father gives property to his granddaughter Rachel Bailey. Mr. Benjamin Bailey died. -----. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Elijah), p. 44.

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More About Benjamin Bailey:

Occupation: Farmer973

Residence: Haddam, Middlesex, CT973

     

Children of Rachel Brainerd and Benjamin Bailey are:

        434            i.    Rachel4 Bailey973, born in Haddam, Middlesex, CT973.  She married (1) Ebenezer Skinner973.  She married (2) Benanuel Bonfoey973 Nov 1752 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT974.

 

More About Benanuel Bonfoey and Rachel Bailey:

Marriage: Nov 1752, Haddam, Middlesex, CT974

 

        435           ii.    Anne Bailey975, born in Haddam, Middlesex, CT975.  She married Richard Bonfoey975 28 Sep 1749 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT975,976.

 

More About Richard Bonfoey and Anne Bailey:

Marriage: 28 Sep 1749, Haddam, Middlesex, CT977,978

 

 

      69.  Captain Jabez3 Brainerd (Elijah2, Daniel1)979 was born 19 Feb 1714/15 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT979, and died 20 Aug 1778980.  He married Hannah Clark980 15 Oct 1739980, daughter of John Clark and Mehitable Lewis.  She was born 01 Dec 1713980, and died 05 Oct 1806980.

 

Notes for Captain Jabez Brainerd:

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Jabez Brainerd (Elijah, Daniel) of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 15 October 1739, Hannah Clark, born 1 December 1713, daughter of John and Mehitable (Lewis) Clark. He was justice of the peace for the county of Hartford from May 1772 to 1776. Haddam was then included in Hartford County. He was a member of the legislature from the October session in 1769 to the May session in 1774. The legislature then held two sessions per year. In 1730 he was Captain of a military company. At the annual town meeting in 1785 (1758?) Captain Jabez Brainerd was appointed to receive the produce of the country “mentioned in the act of the General Assembly of the Colony entitled an an act to supply the Treasury in the present Extraordinary Emergency of government and for creating and Issuing Bills of Credit, and Dispose of such produce according to such act.” His appointment was during the French War. He belonged to the Home Militia. He was chosen Ensign of the 11th Company, 7th Regiment, October 1754, and Captain in 1757. He was a large landholder and farmer in Haddam. Captain Jabez Brainerd * died 20 August 1778, in his 65th year. Mrs. Hannah (Clark) Brainerd died 5 October 1806, æ. 93 years.

 

* The printed church records of Haddam, page 196, state that Jabez Brainerd died March 1778, æ. 64 years.

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Elijah), pp. 44-45.

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More About Jabez Brainerd and Hannah Clark:

Marriage: 15 Oct 1739980

     

Children of Jabez Brainerd and Hannah Clark are:

        436            i.    Abigail4 Brainerd, born 13 Jun 1741 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT980.

 

Notes for Abigail Brainerd:

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. . . born 13 June 1741 or 13 November 1741. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Elijah), pp. 44-45.

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        437           ii.    Jabez Brainerd, born 13 Feb 1742/43 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT980.

        438          iii.    Hannah Brainerd, born 26 Nov 1744 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT980.

        439           iv.    Anne Brainerd, born 16 Apr 1747 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT980.

        440            v.    John Brainerd, born 23 Jul 1749 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT980; died 12 Apr 1754980.

        441           vi.    Daniel Brainerd, born 09 Jan 1751/52 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT980.

        442          vii.    John Brainerd, born 02 Aug 1754 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT980.

        443         viii.    Caleb Brainerd, born 1757 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT981,982; died 1775982.

 

More About Caleb Brainerd:

Baptism: Apr 1757982

 

 

      70.  Esther3 Brainerd (Elijah2, Daniel1)983 was born 16 Aug 1717 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT983, and died 12 Jan 1813984.  She married Samuel Brainerd985 31 Oct 1734986, son of William Brainerd and Sarah Bidwell.  He was born 04 Jul 1706 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)987, and died 15 Feb 1787988.

 

Notes for Esther Brainerd:

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Esther Brainerd (Elijah, Daniel) of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 31 October 1734. Samuel Brainerd, born 4 July 1706, son of William and Sarah (Bidwell) Brainerd of Haddam. He was a farmer and settled in the northwest district of Haddam, called Brainerd District, now called Brainerd Hill, where he owned a large tract of land. Mr. Samuel Brainerd died 15 February 1787, in his 81st year. Mrs. Esther (Brainerd) Brainerd) died 12 January 1813, in her 96th year. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Elijah), p. 45.

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More About Esther Brainerd:

Date born 2: 16 Aug 1717

 

Notes for Samuel Brainerd:

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Samuel Brainerd (William, Daniel) of Haddam Neck, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 31 October 1734, Esther Brainerd, born 16 August 1717, in Haddam Neck, Connecticut, daughter of Elijah and Mary (Bushnell) Brainerd of that place. He was a farmer and settled in the northwest district of Haddam, Connecticut, called Brainerd district, now called Brainerd Hill, where he owned a large tract of land. Mr. Samuel Brainerd died 15 February 1787, in his 81st year. Mrs. Esther (Brainerd) Brainerd died 12 January 1813, in her 96th year. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (William), p. 43.

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More About Samuel Brainerd:

Occupation: Farmer988

Of: Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)988

 

Marriage Notes for Esther Brainerd and Samuel Brainerd:

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More About Samuel Brainerd and Esther Brainerd:

Marriage: 31 Oct 1734988

     

Children are listed above under (53) Samuel Brainerd.

 

      71.  Phineas3 Brainerd (Elijah2, Daniel1)989 was born 17 Oct 1720 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT989, and died 08 Mar 1803 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT990.  He married Jerusha Towner991 09 Nov 1741992, daughter of Benjamin Towner and Abiah Shaler.  She was born Abt. 1724993, and died 18 Apr 1797993.

 

Notes for Phineas Brainerd:

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Phineas Brainerd (Elijah, Daniel) of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 9 November 1741, Jerusha Towner or Tourner, daughter of Benjamin Towner. He settled in the northern part of the town of Haddam, which is now called Higganum, where afterwards Dr. William Henry Tremaine lived.

 

The following is from the “New London Gazette” of 16 September 1774:

 

“At a meeting of the town of Haddam the fifth day of Sept., 1774, Mr. Phineas Brainerd, moderator, The following votes were passed, That the American Colonies have just reason to be alarmed at the present Stretch of Parliamentary Power, now attempting to be exercised over them, as it has a threatening Aspect upon the precious Liberties which our fathers purchased at the expense of much Treasure, and the Effusion of Blood.

 

“That we cordially sympathize with our Sister Colony the Massachusetts Bay, and in particular with the Town of Boston now struggling with the Front of Oppression.

 

“That we are free and willing to join with the neighboring Towns and Colonies in any righteous Way and Method, that shall be thought convenient, to effect the universal Good of the American System.

 

“The Resolves of the Honorable House of Representatives of Colony in my last (being read) were unanimously approved of.

 

“A strict Union among neighboring Towns and Colonies, in this Day of Danger, is of the last Importance, we do hereby appoint Messrs. Jeremiah Hubbard, Cornelius Higgins, Hezekiah Brainerd, Jun., James Hazleton, Charles Smith, Joseph Brooks and Jabez Brainerd Esqrs., a committee to correspond with the Towns in this and neighboring Colonies, as occasion shall require, looking a non consumptive Agreement as a fatal Weapon to subdue Importation, do appoint Jabez Brainerd and Jabez Brooks Esqrs. To attend the county meeting to be held in Hartford on the 15th day of instant, September.

 

“Being willing to extend Charity to the sufferers in the Common Causes, Do appoint Messrs. Phineas Brainerd, Charles Hazleton, Joseph Selden, Nehemiah Dickinson, Joseph Smith, Abner Smith, Elijah Brainerd and Nathan Brainerd a Committee to receive Donations and forward the same for the relief of the Poor in the Town of Boston.” Test. Nehemiah Brainerd, Clerk.

 

He was chosen deputy for the town of Haddam in May 1776. He was Lieutenant in the 11th Company, 7th Regiment, October 1765, and it is said that he was in the Revolutionary War. He was chosen constable and collector, October 1757. He was a farmer.

 

From “The Middlesex Gazette” of 21 March 1803, printed in Middletown, Connecticut:

 

“Mr. Phineas Brainerd died at Haddam, Mch.8, 1803. By the wife of his youth he had an offspring of 9 children, 52 grandchildren, 48 great-grand-children, 1 great-great-grand-child. He early in life made a public profession of the Christian Religion, which he well adorned by his life and conversation; the benefits of which, he has left a comfortable hope to his surviving relatives and numerous friends, he now participates. He was a valuable member of the community; a person prudent in council, interesting in acquaintance, friendly and endearing in his deportment, and unexceptionally esteemed and well respected by all who knew him. His funeral was attended on the 10th inst. by a large concourse of people. A sermon by Rev. David H. Williston, Job, 7th chap., 16th verse, ‘I would not live alway.’ ”

 

He went to the barn to fodder the cattle, where he was found dead. Mrs. Jerusha (Towner) Brainerd died 18 April 1797, in Haddam, Connecticut, in her 74th year.

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Elijah), pp. 46-47.

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More About Phineas Brainerd and Jerusha Towner:

Marriage: 09 Nov 1741994

     

Children of Phineas Brainerd and Jerusha Towner are:

        444            i.    Jerusha4 Brainard995, born 09 Sep 1742 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT995.

        445           ii.    Phineas Brainard995, born 20 Mar 1743/44 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT995; died 31 Mar 1744995.

        446          iii.    Elizabeth Brainard995, born 22 Mar 1744/45 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT995.

        447           iv.    Phineas Brainard995, born 02 Jan 1746/47 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT995.

        448            v.    Esther Brainard996,997, born 09 Mar 1748/49 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT998,999; died 03 Nov 1801 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT1000.  She married (1) John Brooks1000.  She married (2) Ozias Bidwell1000 Aft. 17701001; born Abt. 17341002; died Abt. 30 Mar 1821 in Glastonbury, Hartford, CT1002.

 

More About Ozias Bidwell and Esther Brainard:

Marriage: Aft. 17701003

 

        449           vi.    Henry Brainard1004, born 01 Mar 1750/51 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1004.

        450          vii.    Heman Brainard1004, born 1754 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1004.

        451         viii.    Jehu Brainard1004, born 05 Nov 1757 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1004.

        452           ix.    Huldah Brainard1004, born Abt. 1760 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1004.

 

 

      72.  Colonel Hezekiah3 Brainerd (Hezekiah2, Daniel1)1005 was born 26 Oct 1708 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1005, and died 14 Dec 1774 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1006,1007.  He married Mary Fiske1008 26 Jan 1730/311008, daughter of Phineas Fiske and Lydia Pratt.  She was born 22 Mar 1713/14 in Saybrook, Middlesex, CT1008, and died 03 Mar 17981009.

 

Notes for Colonel Hezekiah Brainerd:

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Hezekiah Brainerd (Hezekiah, Daniel), of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 26 January 1730 or 1731, Mary Fiske, * born 22 March 1713, in Saybrook, New London County, Connecticut, daughter of Rev. Phineas and Lydia (Pratt) Fiske of Haddam, the colleague and successor of Rev. Mr. Hobart. He lived about a half mile below the village of Higganum, which was then called Haddam, on the homestead of his father and grandfather, and was a farmer. He was clerk of the town for many years, and commissioner or justice of the peace from 1738 to 1771. He was elected deacon of the Congregational Church in Haddam, 14 February 1764, an office he held during life. He was chosen representative to the General Assembly almost every session (two each year) from October 1734 to October 1774, having served fifty-one sessions during that time. He was appointed Major in 1765, and later Lieutenant-Colonel, and in 1767 Colonel of the 12th Regiment of Militia. He was one of the commissioners chosen in adjusting town boundaries, and in laying out of towns, and was often appointed for that purpose. Colonel Hezekiah Brainerd died 14 December 1774, æ. 67 years. Mrs. Mary (Fiske) Brainerd died 3 March 1798, in her 85th year.

 

* From Hurlbut Genealogy: - “Mary Hurlbut, daughter of David and Mary Hurlbut, was born in Upper Houses, now Cromwell, Connecticut, 15 December 1709. My correspondent, the late Hon. Edwin Stearns, said she married Hezekiah Brainerd, Junior, of Haddam. She was admitted to the church in Middle Haddam Society, Chatham, 16 December 1740. They settled in Chatham where he died 14 December 1774. The will of Hezekiah Brainerd, Junior, was dated 22 February 1768, and proved in Middletown Probate Courts, 2 January 1775. He bequeathed to his wife Mary, lands at Beaver Brook in Chatham, and also at Long Hill, Middletown. Four children are named in the will, and wife Mary and son Hezekiah, Junior, executors.”

 

The will of Hezekiah Brainerd is right for his family as given in the Brainerd Genealogy. Probably a mistake in the name Hezekiah has been made. It should be Daniel, as he married Mary Hurlbut, daughter of David and Mary (Savage) Hurlbut, and lived on Haddam Neck, which was formerly a parish in Middle Haddam. I (Lucy Abigail Brainard) did not understand it.

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Hezekiah), pp. 67-68.

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More About Hezekiah Brainerd and Mary Fiske:

Marriage: 26 Jan 1730/311010

     

Children of Hezekiah Brainerd and Mary Fiske are:

        453            i.    Mary4 Brainerd1011, born 22 Jul 1732 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1011; died 30 May 1736 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1011,1012.

        454           ii.    ? Brainerd1013, born 31 May 1736 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1013; died 03 Jun 1736 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1013,1014.

        455          iii.    Mary Brainerd1015, born 02 Sep 1737 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1015.

        456           iv.    Dorothy Brainerd1015, born 10 Dec 1739 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1015.

        457            v.    Hezekiah Brainerd1015, born 28 Jul 1742 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1015.

        458           vi.    David Brainerd1015, born 27 Nov 1748 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1015.

 

 

      73.  Dorothy3 Brainerd (Hezekiah2, Daniel1)1016 was born 23 Feb 1709/10 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1016, and died 28 Feb 17541017.  She married Lieutenant David Smith1018 03 Dec 17281019, son of Simon Smith and Elizabeth Wells.  He was born 09 Nov 1701 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1019,1020, and died 01 Jan 17561021.

 

Notes for Dorothy Brainerd:

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Dorothy Brainerd (Hezekiah, Daniel) of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 3 December 1728 or 1729, Lieutenant David Smith, born 9 November 1701, son of Simon and Elizabeth (Wells) Smith of Haddam, where he lived. Mrs. Dorothy (Brainerd) Smith died 29 February 1754 (sic.), in her 45th year. He married, second, Elizabeth (Lewis) Shaler, widow of Hezekiah Shaler and daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Burge) Lewis. Lieutenant David Smith died 1 January 1756, in his 55th year. Mrs. Elizabeth (Lewis) (Shaler) Smith died 27 September 1761, in her 56th year. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Hezekiah), p. 68.

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Marriage Notes for Dorothy Brainerd and David Smith:

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. . . married, December 3, 1728 or '29. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Hezekiah), p. 68.

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More About David Smith and Dorothy Brainerd:

Marriage: 03 Dec 17281021

     

Children of Dorothy Brainerd and David Smith are:

        459            i.    Dorothy4 Smith1021, born 19 Sep 1730 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1021; died 10 Oct 1730 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1021,1022.

        460           ii.    Dorothy Smith1023, born 11 Sep 1731 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1023.  She married Samuel Brooks1023.

        461          iii.    David Smith1023, born 05 Oct 1733 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1023.  He married Lydia Coggswell1023 01 Jul 1756 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1024.

 

Marriage Notes for David Smith and Lydia Coggswell:

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. . . three children. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Hezekiah), p. 68.

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More About David Smith and Lydia Coggswell:

Marriage: 01 Jul 1756, Haddam, Middlesex, CT1024

 

        462           iv.    Anne Smith1025, born 19 Jan 1735/36 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1025.  She married Timothy Towner1025.

 

More About Timothy Towner:

Residence: Haddam, Middlesex, CT1025

 

        463            v.    James Smith1025, born 19 May 1738 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1025.  He married Mary Hubbard1025.

        464           vi.    Esther Smith1025, born 11 Mar 1739/40 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1025.  She married Ephraim Sawyer1025; died 21 Oct 18071025.

 

More About Ephraim Sawyer:

Of: Haddam, Middlesex, CT1025

 

Marriage Notes for Esther Smith and Ephraim Sawyer:

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. . . two children. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Hezekiah), p. 68.

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        465          vii.    Mary Smith1025, born 13 Feb 1741/42 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1025.  She married Joseph Arnold10251026.

 

More About Joseph Arnold:

Of: Haddam, Middlesex, CT1027

 

Marriage Notes for Mary Smith and Joseph Arnold:

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Joseph Arnold and Mary Smith were second cousins.

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More About Joseph Arnold and Mary Smith:

Marriage: 1028

 

        466         viii.    Jerusha Smith1029, born 25 Feb 1743/44 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1029; died 11 Oct 18111030.  She married Deacon Ezra Brainerd1031 31 Aug 17621032; born 17 Aug 1744 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Haddam Neck)1033; died 07 Apr 18371034.

 

Notes for Deacon Ezra Brainerd:

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Ezra Brainerd of Haddam Neck, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, August 31, 1762, Jerusha Smith, born February 25, 1743-'44, daughter of Lieut. David and Dorothy (Brainerd) Smith. Mrs. Jerusha (Smith) Brainerd died October 11, 1811, ae. 67 years. He married (2) December 26, 1811, widow Bethia (Higgins) (Post) Wilder, born November 14, 1754, daughter of Cornelius and Sarah (Hawes) Higgins, widow first of Joseph Post, whom she married February 11, 1772, and widow second of Mr. Wilder. Mrs. Bethia (Higgins) (Post) (Wilder0 Brainerd died May 2, 1827, ae. 72 years. He married (3) May 21, 1827, Mrs. Lucretia (Post) Post, born -----, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Denison) Post, and widow of Deacon David Post, whom she married January 23, 1823.

 

"He lived in the house built by his father in Middle Haddam, Connecticut, a little east of Quarry Hill. The quarry was opened by him about 1762. The stones were carted to the wharves on the Connecticut River and then transported by sailing craft to Long Island, Massachusetts, New York, Maryland, and Virginia, and some were carried to New Orleans, Louisiana, to be used as paving and curbing.

 

"The sterling good sense of Ezra Brainerd early attracted the notice of the Haddam people, connected with his fair moral and religions character, and he gained and long received the respect and confidence of the community where he lived and throughout the state. He was elected deacon in the Middle Haddam Congregational Church November 27, 1771, and held the office till death removed him. He was justice of the peace for Middlesex County from 1785 to 1798, inclusive, and for Haddam from 1799 to 1817, inclusive. As justice of the peace, he was noted for the many marriage ceremonies he performed, and for the fact that he usually gave the fee taken from the bridegroom to the bride. He represented the town of Haddam in the General Assembly of Connecticut for thirty-three sessions, there being two yearly sessions until the year 1824, when yearly spring sessions were adopted. He acquired to an unusual degree the respect and confidence of that body. He did not speak often nor long, but he listened with profound attention to what was said by others and after making up his mind he sometimes briefly expressed his convictions, which strongly commended themselves to his associates." He was one of the two delegates from Haddam to the Connecticut Constitutional Convention in 1818.

 

He held the offices of Lieutenant, Captain, Lieutenant-Colonel-Commissary, and 2d Major in the 9th Regiment, 1st Brigade, in succession from 1797 to 1815, inclusive, and had command of the Company stationed at Harlem Heights.

 

"He was an example of temperance, as well as of piety, and that long before the temperance movement began. In the latter part of his life he was accustomed daily, when the weather was favorable, to go out and sit upon a rock above his quarry, almost directly over it, for the purpose of meditation; and a better place could hardly have been selected, whether he wished to contemplate the goodness of God towards him in his descent from a pious ancestry in sustaining him under arduous labors and numerous responsibilities, or the display of his attributes in his wonderful works. Within the reach of his eye were the residences and burial places of his first American ancestors, and many of his kindred. Immediately about him were the scenes of his labors, engagements and trials, while before him an extended amphitheatre of hills and mountains, vales and meadows, with the beautiful Connecticut River, meandering through them, rendered the more interesting by a busy navigation the most of the year. There, probably, very often he presented his silent adoration, his thanksgivings, and his supplications to the God of nature and of grace. At length, having thus lived, on the 7th of April, 1837, ae. 93, he was gathered to his fathers, even as a shock of corn is gathered in its season, being fully ripe.

 

"His funeral was attended the following Sabbath, when a sermon was preached by the Rev. D. D. Field to the large assembly collected to show respect to his character and to follow him to the grave, from Revelations XIV:13, 'And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write Blessed are the dead, which die in the Lord, from henceforth, yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them.' " - From Rev. D. D. Field's sketch of him in Brainerd Genealogy.

 

From The Connecticut Courant of July 15, 1837, is found the following: "Among the mourners at his funeral were his eldest son æ. 75, a grandson æ. 50, and a great grandson æ. 30."

 

Mrs. Lucretia (Post) Brainerd died in 1842, or June 2, 1846, by her granddaughter's records.

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II. (William), pp. 51-53.

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Ezra Brainerd . . . lived all his days in the house built by his father, in Middle Haddam, a little east of what is appropriately called Quarry Hill, and nearly on a level with it. The quarry on the hill, or rather in the side of it, on its descent towards Connecticut River, he is understood to have opened about 1762. In this he labored for a long period himself and then principally managed the concern. The business, in consequence of his example, and those whom he employed, was extended on Haddam Neck, and on the west side of the river in Haddam, and in several other places. In all the quarries on Haddam Neck, and in Haddam, before 1820, eighty or ninety hands were employed, in some seasons, in getting out the stone, in preparing them for market, and in carting them to wharves on the Connecticut, whence they were transported to other places on the river, but mostly to towns in Rhode Island, to Boston, New York, Albany, Baltimore, and as far south as Petersburgh, Virginia. New York, however, was for a long time the principal market. The business for more than sixty years after its commencement increased, and some sixteen years since, a very large contract was made by an individual with the authorities of New Orleans, for carrying them to that city to be used for curbing and paving. But the business for some years has been much lessened by the opening of quarries in other parts of the country. The opening of them on the Hudson River has to a considerable extent, so far as paving is concerned, supplied the market in New York. The opening of the quarry at Saugerties, however, was by Silas Brainerd, from Haddam Neck.

 

But the sterling good sense of Ezra Brainerd early attracted the notice of the people of Haddam, connected with his fair, moral, and religious character, and he early gained and long received the respect and confidence of people in the vicinity and in the State. He was elected a deacon in the church in Middle Haddam, November 27, 1771, and was active in the office until old age. He was also long a Justice of the peace. He was in many instances, for a very long course of years, a representative from Haddam to the General Assembly of Connecticut; and he acquired to an unusual degree, the respect and confidence of that body. He did not speak often nor long, but he listened with profound attention to what was said by others, and after making up his own mind he sometimes expressed briefly his convictions, and the convictions of no one commended themselves more to his associates.

 

His passions were naturally strong, and it required great efforts, as the writer once heard him say, to control them. But he gained such mastery over them, that for many years he was regarded as remarkably even tempered. He was an example of temperance also, as well as of piety, and that too, long before the temperance reformation began, which has prevented thousands and tens of thousands from being carried to an early grave.

 

In the latter part of his life, he was accustomed daily, when the weather was favorable, to go out and sit upon a rock above his quarry, almost directly over it, for the purpose of meditation; and a better place could hardly have been selected, whether he wished to contemplate the goodness of God towards him in his descent from a pious ancestry, in sustaining him under arduous labors and numerous responsibilities, or the display of his attributes in his wonderful works. Within the reach of his eye were the residences and burial places of his first American ancestors, and of many of his kindred. Immediately about him were the scenes of his labors, enjoyments, and trials, while before him was an extended amphitheatre of hills and mountains, vales and meadows, with the beautiful Connecticut meandering through them, rendered the more interesting by a busy navigation most of the year, propelled in different directions by wind and steam, carrying the products and inventions of different regions to their destination. There probably very often he presented his silent adorations, his thanksgivings, and his supplications to the God of nature and of grace. At length, having thus lived, on the seventh of April, 1837, aged ninety-three, he was gathered to his fathers, even as a shock of corn is gathered in its season, being fully ripe.

 

His funeral was attended the following sabbath, when a sermon was preached by the writer (Rev. David Dudley Field), to the large assembly collected to show respect to his character, and to follow him to his grave, from Rev. xiv. 13. "And I heard a voice from heaven, saying unto me, write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, from henceforth, yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them."

 

Deacon Brainerd was married three times; first to Jerusha Smith, daughter of Lieutenant David and Dorothy (Brainerd) Smith, who died October 11, 1811, aged sixty-seven; secondly, to Widow Bethiah (Higgins, Post) Wilder, who had been married twice before, and who died May 2, 1827; and thirdly, to Widow Lucretia Post, of Essex, who survived him.

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd Family (1857), pp. 137-141.

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Marriage Notes for Jerusha Smith and Ezra Brainerd:

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Ezra Brainerd and Jerusha Smith were second cousins.

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More About Ezra Brainerd and Jerusha Smith:

Marriage: 31 Aug 17621035

 

        467           ix.    Hezekiah Smith1036, born 12 Feb 1745/46 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1036.  He married Elizabeth Shaler1036.

        468            x.    Nehemiah Smith1036, born Abt. 1747 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1037,1038; died in at sea1039.

 

Notes for Nehemiah Smith:

 

. . . died at sea. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Hezekiah), p. 68.

 

More About Nehemiah Smith:

Baptism: 14 Apr 17541040

 

        469           xi.    Susannah Smith1040, born 20 Mar 1749/50 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1040.  She married Joseph Selden1040 12 Nov 17711040.

 

More About Joseph Selden:

Of: West Hartford, Hartford, CT1040

 

More About Joseph Selden and Susannah Smith:

Marriage: 12 Nov 17711040

 

 

      74.  Rev. Nehemiah3 Brainerd (Hezekiah2, Daniel1)1041 was born 20 Apr 1712 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1041, and died 09 Nov 1742 in Glastonbury, Hartford, CT (Eastbury)1042.  He married Elizabeth Fiske1043, daughter of Phineas Fiske and Lydia Pratt.  She was born 10 Jun 1721 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1043, and died 08 Dec 17931044.

 

Notes for Rev. Nehemiah Brainerd:

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Rev. Nehemiah Brainerd (Hezekiah, Daniel) of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, -----, Elizabeth Fiske, born 10 June 1721 or 1722, in Haddam, Connecticut, daughter of Rev. Phineas and Lydia (Pratt) Fiske of the same place. He graduated at Yale College in 1732, and had a call at Eastbury, a parish in Glastonbury, Connecticut, in 1739, succeeding his cousin, Rev. Chiliab Brainerd, and settled there before 23 January 1740. Rev. Nehemiah Brainerd died in Eastbury, 9 November 1742, in his 30th year, and was buried in the old graveyard in Glastonbury. Mrs. Elizabeth (Fiske) Brainerd died 8 December 1793, in her 72d year, and was buried in Haddam. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Hezekiah), pp. 68-69.

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More About Rev. Nehemiah Brainerd:

Education: Yale College 1732

 

Notes for Elizabeth Fiske:

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. . . born 10 June 1721 or '22. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Hezekiah), p. 68.

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More About Elizabeth Fiske:

Burial: Haddam, Middlesex, CT1044

     

Child of Nehemiah Brainerd and Elizabeth Fiske is:

        470            i.    Deacon Nehemiah4 Brainerd1044, born Abt. 1742 in probably in Eastbury, Hartford, CT (now Buckingham)1044.  He married Sarah Brainerd1045; born 05 Apr 1741 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1045.

 

Notes for Deacon Nehemiah Brainerd:

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Nehemiah Brainerd of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, November 15, 1763, Sarah Brainerd, born April 5, 1741, in Haddam, Connecticut, daughter of Gideon and Sarah (Selden) Brainerd of the same place. He was elected justice of the peace for Middlesex County in 1785 and '86, and for Haddam from 1799 to 1808, inclusive. He was town clerk from 1785 to 1805, inclusive, and town treasurer from 1794 to 1806, inclusive. He was elected deacon in 1784, which office he held till his death. He commanded a volunteer military company in the War of 1812. He graduated at Yale College in 1763, but did not study any profession. He lived in Haddam, and to some extent pursued husbandry and performed a good deal of public business. He was justice of the peace and represented the town in the General Assembly of the state for nine sessions, from October, 1777, to October, 1793. He was a commissioned officer in the 7th Regiment of Militia. He was one of the Militia Captains who turned out to repel the enemy at New Haven, July 5, 1779.

 

Deacon and Captain Nehemiah Brainerd died November 8, 1807, ae. 66 years. Mrs. Sarah (Brainerd) Brainerd died September 26, 1819, in her 79th year.

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II. (Hezekiah), pp. 82-83.

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Marriage Notes for Nehemiah Brainerd and Sarah Brainerd:

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Rev. Nehemiah Brainerd and Sarah Brainerd were second cousins.

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      75.  Jerusha3 Brainerd (Hezekiah2, Daniel1)1046 was born 21 Apr 1714 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1046, and died 13 Jul 1747 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT1047,1048.  She married Samuel Spencer1049 19 Dec 17321050, son of Isaac Spencer and Mary Selden.  He was born 10 Jul 1708 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT1051, and died 04 Sep 17571051.

 

Notes for Jerusha Brainerd:

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Jerusha Brainerd (Hezekiah, Daniel) of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married 9 December 1732, Samuel Spencer, born 16 July 1708, son of Deacon Isaac and Mary (Selden) Spencer of East Haddam, Connecticut. She joined the church in East Haddam, 13 July 1740. Mrs. Jerusha (Brainerd) Spencer died 13 July 1747, in her 34th year and is interred in the old cemetery near the parish line between East Haddam and Hadlyme. She died a little before her brother David and the news of her death was carried to him while lying sick in Boston, by his brother Israel, then a student at Yale College. "This visit," says President Edwards, "was attended with a mixture of joy and sorrow to Mr. Brainerd, with joy because he greatly desired to see his brother and have an opportunity of religious conversation with him before he died, with sorrow as his brother brought the tidings of his sister Spencer's death at East Haddam, between whom and himself had long subsisted a peculiarly dear affection and much intimacy in spiritual matters. He had heard nothing of her sickness, until this report of her death. But he had these comforts, together with the tidings, a confidence of her being gone to heaven, and an expectation of meeting her there." He married, second, Hannah Hawley and had three children. Mr.Samuel Spencer is said to have died in 1758, of smallpox while in service in the French and Indian War. Mrs. Hannah (Hawley) Spencer died -----. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Hezekiah), p. 69.

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More About Jerusha Brainerd:

Burial: "the old cemetery near the parish line between East Haddam and Hadlyme"

Joined Church: 13 Jul 17401052

 

Notes for Samuel Spencer:

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Samuel Spencer (Isaac, Samuel, Gerard); born at East Haddam, Connecticut, 10 July 1708; died there, 4 September 1757; married, first, at East Haddam, 19 December 1732, Jerusha Brainerd, born at Haddam, 21 April 1714, died at East Haddam, 13 July 1747 in 34th year (gravestone), daughter of Hezekiah and Dorothy (Hobart) (Mason) Brainerd; married, second, 9 April 1751, Hannah Hawley, born 17 November 1725, died -----, daughter of Jehiel and Hope (Stow) Hawley. - The American Genealogist, Vol. 29, p. 181 (1953).

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More About Samuel Spencer:

Cause of Death: Smallpox, while in service in the French and Indian War.1052

 

Marriage Notes for Jerusha Brainerd and Samuel Spencer:

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Samuel Spencer and Jerusha Brainerd were second cousins.

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More About Samuel Spencer and Jerusha Brainerd:

Marriage: 19 Dec 17321052

     

Children of Jerusha Brainerd and Samuel Spencer are:

        471            i.    Judge Samuel4 Spencer1052, born 21 Jan 1733/34 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT1052.

 

Notes for Judge Samuel Spencer:

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. . . A student at Nassau Hall, in 1758; was chief judge of North Carolina. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Hezekiah), p. 69.

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        472           ii.    Dorothy Spencer1053,1054, born 28 Apr 1735 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT1054; died 25 May 1791 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT1055.  She married Major Daniel Cone1056 15 May 1755 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT1057; born 21 Jan 1733/34 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT1058; died 11 Nov 1788 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT1058,1059.

 

More About Major Daniel Cone:

Of: East Haddam, Middlesex, CT1060

 

Marriage Notes for Dorothy Spencer and Daniel Cone:

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Daniel Cone and Dorothy Spencer were third cousins.

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More About Daniel Cone and Dorothy Spencer:

Marriage: 15 May 1755, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT1061

 

        473          iii.    Oliver Spencer1062, born 06 Oct 1736 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT1062.  He married Anna Ogden1062 22 Jan 17581062.

 

More About Anna Ogden:

Of: Elizabethtown (Elizabeth), Union, NJ1062

 

More About Oliver Spencer and Anna Ogden:

Marriage: 22 Jan 17581062

 

        474           iv.    Mehitable Spencer1062, born 15 Jun 1738 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT1062.

        475            v.    Asa Spencer1062, born 19 Jan 1739/40 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT1062; died 29 Aug 17431062.

        476           vi.    Jerusha Spencer1062, born 11 Sep 1741 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT1062; died 05 Nov 17431062.

        477          vii.    Rebecca Spencer1063,1064, born 06 Apr 1743 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT1064.  She married Martin Cone1065 15 Jun 17641065; born 15 May 17421065.

 

More About Martin Cone:

Of: East Haddam, Middlesex, CT1066

 

Marriage Notes for Rebecca Spencer and Martin Cone:

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Martin Cone and Rebecca Spencer were third cousins.

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More About Martin Cone and Rebecca Spencer:

Marriage: 15 Jun 17641067

 

        478         viii.    Major David Brainerd Spencer1068, born 22 Jan 1744/45 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT1068.

 

Notes for Major David Brainerd Spencer:

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. . . was a Major in an East Haddam Company. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Hezekiah), p. 69.

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        479           ix.    Luke Spencer1068, born 28 Jan 1746/47 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT1068; died 30 Jan 1747/481068.

 

 

      76.  Martha3 Brainerd (Hezekiah2, Daniel1)1069 was born 01 Sep 1716 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1069, and died 11 Oct 1754 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT1070.  She married Major-General Joseph Spencer1071,1072 02 Aug 1738 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT1072,1073, son of Isaac Spencer and Mary Selden.  He was born 03 Oct 1714 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT1074, and died 13 Jan 1789 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT1075.

 

Notes for Martha Brainerd:

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Martha Brainerd (Hezekiah, Daniel) of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 2 August 1738, General Joseph Spencer, of East Haddam, Connecticut, born 3 October 1714, son of Deacon Isaac and Mary (Selden) Spencer of the same place. Mrs. Martha (Brainerd) Spencer died -----. He married, second, in 1756, Hannah (Brown) Southmayd of Waterbury, Connecticut. He was admitted as a member of the Millington Church, 23 March 1746. He was one of the councilors of this state (Connecticut). He was justice of the quorum for Hartford County from May  1778, to 1779. He was judge of probate for the district of East Haddam and Colchester for 35 years. In 1758, he went into the northern army in the capacity of a Major under Colonel Nathan Whiting, and the two following years as a Lieutenant Colonel in the last French War, and acquired the character of a brave and good officer. In the war of the Revolution, his regiment was raised on the first call for troops by the legislature, in May  1775, recruited mainly in Middlesex County, and in the eastern part of the Colony; marching in companies to the camp around Boston, it took part in Roxbury, and served during the siege until the expiration of term of service, 10 December 1775. Detachments of officers and men engaged at the battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, and at Arnold's Quebec expedition, September and December 1775, adopted by continental in July. The regiment was reorganized for service in 1776. He was appointed a Brigadier and in 1776, Major General in the army of the United States. He resigned his commission two years after. His civil and military offices were an honorable testimony to his abilities. These, however, did not constitute his greatest glory. He lived the pure doctrines and obeyed the pure precepts of the Gospel. Few have given clearer evidence of a change of heart. He early made a confession of religion, and served many years as a deacon in the Millington Congregational Church, having been elected 20 November 1767, excused while in the army, and re-elected 4 April 1788. General Joseph Spencer died 13 January 1789, in his 75th year. By his second marriage he had nine children. Mrs. Hannah (Brown) (Southmayd) Spencer died 10 November 1808, in her 79th year. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Hezekiah), p. 70.

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Notes for Major-General Joseph Spencer:

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Major-General Joseph Spencer (Isaac, Samuel, Gerard); born at East Haddam, Connecticut, 3 October 1714, died there 13 January 1789; married, first, at East Haddam, 2 August 1738, Martha Brainerd, born there 1 September 1716, died there 11 October 1754 in 39th year (gravestone), daughter of Hezekiah and Dorothy (Hobart) Brainerd; married, second, in 1756, Hannah (Brown) Southmayd, born ca. 1730, died 10 November 1808 in 79th year, daughter of Samuel and Johanna (Loomis) Brown, widow of Daniel Southmayd of Waterbury, Connecticut. - The American Genealogist, Vol. 29, pp. 183-184 (1953).

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Marriage Notes for Martha Brainerd and Joseph Spencer:

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Major-General Joseph Spencer and Martha Brainerd were second cousins.

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More About Joseph Spencer and Martha Brainerd:

Marriage: 02 Aug 1738, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT1076,1077

     

Children of Martha Brainerd and Joseph Spencer are:

        480            i.    Martha4 Spencer1078, born 08 May 1739 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Millington)1078,1079; died 24 Feb 1739/401079.

        481           ii.    Martha Spencer1080, born Abt. 1740 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Millington)1081; died 03 May 17961082.  She married (1) Joseph Cone1083 14 Jun 17591084; born 02 Nov 17351085; died 17791085.  She married (2) Captain Joshua Brainerd1086,1087 31 Oct 17731087; born 20 May 1708 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1088; died 27 Mar 17771089.

 

Notes for Martha Spencer:

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Two husbands: Joseph Cone; and Captain Joshua Brainerd, widower, first, of Mary Lord, and second, of Hannah Spencer.

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Notes for Joseph Cone:

 

. . . died in a Naval engagement. - The American Genealogist, Vol. 29, p. 184 (1953).

 

More About Joseph Cone and Martha Spencer:

Marriage: 14 Jun 17591090

 

Notes for Captain Joshua Brainerd:

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Joshua Brainerd * (Caleb, Daniel) of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, -----, Mary Lord. Mrs. Mary (Lord) Brainerd died 14 February 1732 or 1733 in Middletown, Connecticut. He married, second, 3 January 1733 or 1734, Hannah Spencer. She joined church 26 June 1737. Mrs. Hannah (Spencer) died 16 May 1771, in her 77th year. He married, third, 31 October 1773, Martha (Spencer) Cone, born about 1740, daughter of General Joseph and Martha (Brainerd) Spencer, and widow of Joseph Cone, to whom she was married 14 June 1759. He joined church 10 June 1733, as Joshua, junior. He lived in the extreme eastern part of Middle Haddam parish, near the East Haddam line, on a tract of land which had previously belonged to Middletown. He petitioned to be released from paying rates in Middle Haddam, and to be annexed to East Haddam, which request was granted May 1748. Mr. Joshua Brainerd died 27 March 1777, in his 70th year. Mrs. Martha (Spencer) (Cone) Brainerd died 3 May 1796, æ. 50 years. They are buried in Moodus Cemetery, Moodus, Connecticut.

 

* The late D. D. Field said Joshua Brainerd married Mary. The manuscript said he married a Lord, so I (Lucy Abigail Brainard) put the two names together and said he married Mary Lord. The late D. W. Patterson said Joshua married (3) Martha (Spencer) Cone, but Mr. W. W. Cone, author of the Cone Genealogy, stated that Joseph Cone’s grandchildren said that she was never married. The Millington church records note her death as widow Cone (distracted). I leave it for others to solve, and find the facts.

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Caleb), pp. 42-43.

 

NOTE: Martha Spencer's first husband allegedly died in 1779 during a Naval engagement, yet she is credited with marrying Captain Brainerd in 1773 (and he died in 1777). Her date of death, as given in the Brainerd Genealogy, is 1796, at the age of 50; makes her born about 1746. According to the Cone Genealogy, her first child with Joseph Cone was Conant, born 1760. I'm with Lucy Abigail on this one; the current stories don't hang together. - WDC, 15 March 2005.

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More About Captain Joshua Brainerd:

Name 2: Joshua Brainard1091

 

More About Joshua Brainerd and Martha Spencer:

Marriage: 31 Oct 17731092

 

        482          iii.    Hobart Spencer1093,1094, born Abt. 1742 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT1094; died 1806 in Canaan, Essex, VT1095.  He married (1) Eunice Barnes1096 22 Aug 1763 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT1096; born 20 May 1746 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT1096; died 30 Mar 1775 in Campton, Grafton, NH1096.  He married (2) Martha Farmer1096 14 Dec 1778 in Litchfield, Hillsborough, NH1096.  He married (3) Betsey Hazen1096 08 May 1795 in Plymouth, Grafton, NH1096.

 

More About Hobart Spencer and Eunice Barnes:

Marriage: 22 Aug 1763, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT1096

 

More About Hobart Spencer and Martha Farmer:

Marriage: 14 Dec 1778, Litchfield, Hillsborough, NH1096

 

More About Hobart Spencer and Betsey Hazen:

Marriage: 08 May 1795, Plymouth, Grafton, NH1096

 

        483           iv.    Anna Spencer1097, born Bef. 30 Mar 1746 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Millington).

 

More About Anna Spencer:

Baptism: 30 Mar 1746, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Millington)1097

 

        484            v.    Israel Brainerd Spencer1097, born 10 Jul 1748 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Millington)1097.

 

Notes for Israel Brainerd Spencer:

 

. . . died young. - The American Genealogist, Vol. 29, p. 184 (1953).

 

More About Israel Brainerd Spencer:

Baptism: 10 Oct 17481098

 

        485           vi.    Dr. Joseph Spencer1099, born 22 Jul 1750 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Millington)1099; died 11 May 1824 in Vienna, Fairfax, VA1100.  He married Deborah Selden1100 04 Sep 17771100; born 29 Dec 17531100; died 25 Aug 1825 in Vienna, Fairfax, VA1100.

 

More About Dr. Joseph Spencer:

Baptism: 22 Jul 17501100

Occupation: Physician1100

Removed to: Abt. 1793, , Wood, VA1100

 

Notes for Deborah Selden:

 

. . . Deborah Spencer, or Deborah Ely by Ely Genealogy. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Hezekiah), p. 70.

 

More About Joseph Spencer and Deborah Selden:

Marriage: 04 Sep 17771100

 

        486          vii.    Nehemiah Spencer1101, born 24 Dec 1752 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT (Millington)1101; died Abt. 17691101.

 

Notes for Nehemiah Spencer:

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It is said that he died æ. 17 years. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Hezekiah), p. 71.

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      78.  Rev. John3 Brainerd (Hezekiah2, Daniel1)1102 was born 28 Feb 1719/20 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1102, and died 18 Mar 1781 in Deerfield, Cumberland, NJ1103.  He married (1) Experience Lyon1104 01 Nov 17521104, daughter of William Lyon and Experience Hayward.  She died 17 Sep 17571104.  He married (2) Elizabeth ?1104 Abt. 17661104.  She died 28 Aug 1793 in Burlington, Burlington, NJ1105.

 

Notes for Rev. John Brainerd:

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John Brainerd (Hezekiah, Daniel) of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 1 November 1752, Experience Lyon, daughter of William and Experience (Hayword or Howard) Lyon of New Haven, Connecticut. Mrs. Experience (Lyon) Brainerd died 17 September 1757, probably at or near Newark, New Jersey. He married, second, about 1766, Mrs. Elizabeth (-----) Price, daughter of -----, and widow of Samuel Price of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Yale College in 1746.  On 9 May 1755, he lived in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.

 

Rev. John Brainerd died 18 March 1781, æ. 61 years, in Deerfield, Cumberland County, New Jersey, and was interred in the broad aisle of the meeting house where he had preached the gospel. Mrs. Elizabeth )(-----) (Price) Brainerd died 28 August 1793, in Burlington, New Jersey. She was living with Mary, a daughter by his first wife.

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Hezekiah), pp. 71-76.

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More About Rev. John Brainerd:

Education: Yale College 1746

 

More About John Brainerd and Experience Lyon:

Marriage: 01 Nov 17521106

 

Notes for Elizabeth ?:

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Two husbands: Samuel Price; and Rev. John Brainerd; widower of Experience Lyon.

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More About John Brainerd and Elizabeth ?:

Marriage: Abt. 17661106

     

Children of John Brainerd and Experience Lyon are:

        487            i.    Sophia4 Brainerd1107, born 11 Aug 1753 in , , New Jersey1107; died 05 Sep 17581107.

 

More About Sophia Brainerd:

Burial: Newark, Essex, NJ (First Presbyterian Church)1107

 

        488           ii.    Mary Brainerd1107, born 18 Jul 1755 in , , New Jersey1107.

        489          iii.    David Brainerd1107, born 11 Apr 1757 in , , New Jersey1107; died 14 Sep 17581107.

 

Notes for David Brainerd:

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"Sweet babe, so late rec'd thy breath,

 And now commanded unto death;

 Thy warfare ended ere begun,

 Triumphant victory is won."

 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Hezekiah), p. 77.

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      79.  Elizabeth3 Brainerd (Hezekiah2, Daniel1)1108 was born 05 Oct 1722 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT1108, and died 08 Oct 17731109.  She married Captain David Miller1109 21 Jul 17431109, son of Benjamin Miller and Mary Bassett.  He was born 03 Oct 17181109, and died 28 Feb 17891109.

 

Notes for Elizabeth Brainerd:

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Elizabeth Brainerd of Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 21 July 1743, Captain David Miller, born 3 October 1718, son of Benjamin and Mary (Bassett) Miller of Middlefield, a parish in Middletown, Connecticut. He lived in Middlefield. He was a farmer. Mrs. Elizabeth (Brainerd) Miller died 8 October 1773, æ. 52 years, lacking three days. He married, second, widow Abigail (Halsey) Ely, widow of Simon Ely of East Haddam (East Haddam records say Elizabeth Ely). Captain David Miller died 28 February 1789, æ. 71 years. Mrs. Abigail (Halsey) (Ely) Miller died -----. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Hezekiah), p.77.

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More About Captain David Miller:

Occupation: Farmer1109

Residence: Middletown, Middlesex, CT (Middlefield)1109

 

More About David Miller and Elizabeth Brainerd:

Marriage: 21 Jul 17431109

     

Children of Elizabeth Brainerd and David Miller are:

        490            i.    Hezekiah4 Miller1109, born 31 Jul 1745 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT (Middlefield)1109; died 28 Sep 17451109.

        491           ii.    Jerusha Miller1109, born 25 Jul 1747 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT (Middlefield)1109.  She married David Coe1109 03 Nov 17681109.

 

More About David Coe and Jerusha Miller:

Marriage: 03 Nov 17681109

 

        492          iii.    David Brainerd Miller1109, born 24 Jul 1749 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT (Middlefield)1109; died 29 Dec 17491109.

        493           iv.    Israel Miller1109, born 20 Nov 1750 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT (Middlefield)1109; died 19 Dec 17591109.

        494            v.    David Brainerd Miller1109, born 10 Dec 1751 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT (Middlefield)1109.  He married Adah Coe1109 10 Nov 17731109.

 

More About David Brainerd Miller:

Removed to: Leyden, Lewis, NY1109

 

More About David Miller and Adah Coe:

Marriage: 10 Nov 17731109

 

        495           vi.    Elizabeth Miller1109, born 31 Mar 1755 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT (Middlefield)1109.  She married Elisha Miller1109.

 

Marriage Notes for Elizabeth Miller and Elisha Miller:

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Elisha Miller and Elizabeth Miller were first cousins.

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        496          vii.    Esther Miller1109, born 24 Aug 1758 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT (Middlefield)1109; died 18451109.

 

Notes for Esther Miller:

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. . . died unmarried. - The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Hezekiah), p. 77.

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        497         viii.    Dorothy Miller1109, born 10 Apr 1761 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT (Middlefield)1109.  She married Jesse Smith1109.

 

More About Jesse Smith:

Of: Harwinton, Litchfield, CT1109

 

        498           ix.    Hezekiah Miller1109, born 20 May 1765 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT (Middlefield)1109.  He married Sarah Bradley1109.

 

More About Sarah Bradley:

Of: North Haven, New Haven, CT

 

 

 

Endnotes

 

1.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 31.

2.  Donald Lines Jacobus, Editor, The American Genealogist,  (New Haven, Connecticut), Vol. 27, p. 165 (1951).

3.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 32.

4.  Donald Lines Jacobus, Editor, The American Genealogist,  (New Haven, Connecticut), Vol. 27, p. 165 (1951).

5.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 32.

6.  Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins, Vols. I-III., Great Migration Study Project, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 2000, 1899-1901.

7.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 32.

8.  Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins, Vols. I-III., Great Migration Study Project, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 2000, 1899-1901.

9.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 32.

10.  Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins, Vols. I-III., Great Migration Study Project, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 2000, 1718-1721.

11.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 32.

12.  Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins, Vols. I-III., Great Migration Study Project, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 2000, 1718-1721.

13.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 34-35.

14.  Donald Lines Jacobus, Editor, The American Genealogist,  (New Haven, Connecticut), Vol. 27, p. 165 (1951).

15.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 32.

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17.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 41.

18.  James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Vol. IV.,  (1860-1990), 370.

19.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 41.

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22.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 39.

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25.  Robert Cady Gates, George Gates of East Haddam Connecticut and some of his Descendants,  (Hudson, Florida, 2002), 10.

26.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 39.

27.  Robert Cady Gates, George Gates of East Haddam Connecticut and some of his Descendants,  (Hudson, Florida, 2002), 10.

28.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 39.

29.  Robert Cady Gates, George Gates of East Haddam Connecticut and some of his Descendants,  (Hudson, Florida, 2002), 10.

30.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 39.

31.  Robert Cady Gates, George Gates of East Haddam Connecticut and some of his Descendants,  (Hudson, Florida, 2002), 10.

32.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 39.

33.  Robert Cady Gates, George Gates of East Haddam Connecticut and some of his Descendants,  (Hudson, Florida, 2002), 10.

34.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 39.

35.  Robert Cady Gates, George Gates of East Haddam Connecticut and some of his Descendants,  (Hudson, Florida, 2002), 10.

36.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 39.

37.  Robert Cady Gates, George Gates of East Haddam Connecticut and some of his Descendants,  (Hudson, Florida, 2002), 10.

38.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 39.

39.  Robert Cady Gates, George Gates of East Haddam Connecticut and some of his Descendants,  (Hudson, Florida, 2002), 10.

40.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 39.

41.  Robert Cady Gates, George Gates of East Haddam Connecticut and some of his Descendants,  (Hudson, Florida, 2002), 10.

42.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 39.

43.  Robert Cady Gates, George Gates of East Haddam Connecticut and some of his Descendants,  (Hudson, Florida, 2002), 10.

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48.  Frank C. Rowe, Some Descendants of Hugh Roe,  (1972), 9.

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50.  Frank C. Rowe, Some Descendants of Hugh Roe,  (1972), 9.

51.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 41.

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61.  Frank C. Rowe, Some Descendants of Hugh Roe,  (1972), 9.

62.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Joshua),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 41.

63.  Frank C. Rowe, Some Descendants of Hugh Roe,  (1972), 9.

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75.  Donald Lines Jacobus and Edgar Francis Waterman, Hale, House and Related Families,  (The Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, 1952), 471.

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77.  Donald Lines Jacobus and Edgar Francis Waterman, Hale, House and Related Families,  (The Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, 1952), 471.

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80.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Joshua),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 42.

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85.  0-Inferred Date, No Source, Placeholder only.

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87.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Caleb),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 41.

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101.  Albert Leffingwell, The Leffingwell Record,  (Leffingwell Publishing Company, Aurora, NY, 1897), 33.

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111.  Topsfield Historical Society, Vital Records of Topsfield, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849,  (Topsfield, Mass., 1903), 54.

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113.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 40.

114.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Hezekiah),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 42.

115.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Hezekiah),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 41.

116.  Lorraine Cooke White, Compiler, Haddam, Connecticut Vital Records (Barbour, Vol. 17),  (Genealogical Publishing Company, Ind., Baltimore, 1999), 20.

117.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Hezekiah),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 43.

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120.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Hezekiah),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 43.

121.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. II (Hezekiah),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 66.

122.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 39.

123.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 42.

124.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 39.

125.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 42.

126.  Henry King Olmsted and Rev. George K. Ward, Genealogy of the Olmsted Family in America,  (A. T. De La Mare Printing and Publishing Company, Ltd., New York, 1912), 18.

127.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 42.

128.  Henry King Olmsted and Rev. George K. Ward, Genealogy of the Olmsted Family in America,  (A. T. De La Mare Printing and Publishing Company, Ltd., New York, 1912), 18.

129.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 39.

130.  Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (Daniel),  (Hartford Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 42.

131.  Robert Cady Gates, George Gates of East Haddam Connecticut and some of his Descendants,  (Hudson, Florida, 2002), 21.

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