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Rev. Street lived in College street, on the site where
now stands College Hall. He was associated with
William Jones and John Davenport, in giving aid
to the regicides, Goffe and Whalley. His second
wife was Mrs. Mary Newman, widow of Gov. l-ran-
cis Newman, of New Haven. After Mr. Street's
death, she became the third wife of Gov. Leete.

(II) Rev. Samuel Street, son of Nicholas, bom
1635, married in New Haven in 1664, Anna, daugh-
ter of Richard and Katherine (Constable) ^liles.
Mr. Street was gratluated from Harvard in 1664.
He Hved in New Haven and taught in the school
DaveniJort had founded. He was installed in 1674,
the first settled clergyman at Wallingford, Conn.,
and remained pastor forty-five years. His death
occurred in 1717, and that of his wife in 1730.

(HI) Lieut. Samuel Street (2), son of Rev.
Samuel, born in New Haven in 1667, married (first)
in 1690, Hannah tilover, born in 1672, daughter of
John Glover, of New Haven. She died in 1715,
and he married (second) in 1716, Mrs. Elizabeth
(Brown) Todd, daughter of Eleazer and Sarah
(Bulkley) Brown, and widow of Michael Todd, by
whom she had nine children.

(IV) Capt. Elnathan Street, son of Lieut. Sam-
uel, born in 1695. married in 1722, Damariss Hull,
daughter of Dr. Benjamin and Elizabeth (.Andrews)
Hull, of Wallingford. Conn., born in 1700. Mr.
Street was ensign and later captain of the train-
band of Wallingford. Both Mr. and Mrs. Street
died in 1787.

(V) Rev. Nicholas Street (2), son of Capt.
Elnathan, born in 1730, graduated from Yale. He
married (first) in 1758, Desire Thompson, born iu
1745, and died in 1765, daughter of Moses and De-
sire (Hemingway) Thompson, of East Haven. Mr.
Street married (second) in 1766, Hannah Austin,

' born in 1741, daughter of David, Jr., and Hannah
I ( Punrainard still survives,
a lady of refinement and culture, and a valued and
consistent member of the Episcopal Church.

. J. Edwin Brainard was born in the old Tuttle
homestead on Colony street. When five years of
age his parents moved to Branford where his bov-
hood was spent. He attended the district schools,
was graduated in 1876 from the Hopkins Grammar
School in New Haven, and he delivered the salu-
tatory at his graduation from the high school. His
ambition was to become a professional man, and as
a preliminarv step he spent five years mastering drug
Inisiness and materia medica, after returning to
Branford to take up the study of medicine with his
father. This career was interrupted by the sudden
death of the latter, and in 1880 he came to Meriden
and entered the employ of the Meriden Malleable
Iron Co., where he held an important position up
to 1 89 1, then resigning to go into the bicycle bus-