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in East Hamilton, N. Y. Mr. Elijah Brainerd d. Oct.
7, 1865, ae. 55 yrs., 4 ds. (Oct. 10, by town records, Col-
chester), while on a visit to friends and relatives in West-
chester, Conn. His body was taken to East Hamilton for
burial. Mrs. Lucy C. (Bevin) Brainerd d. Aug. 1, 1896,
in Earlville, X. Y.

Children :

218. i. Floyd L., b. June 19, 1837, in East Hamilton, N. Y.

219. ii. Everett, b. Nov. 15, 1841, in East Hamilton, N. Y.

220. iii. Chabloise William, b. Jan. 1, 1844, in East Hamilton, N. Y.

113. Oliver Day" Brainerd {Ezra^, William*, Stephen^, Daniel^,

Daniel^) of East Hamilton, Madison Co., N. Y. ; m., Dec.
13, 1826, Eliza Beebe, b. June 21, 1801, dau. of Jehiel and
Lydia (Fox) Beebe of Millington, Conn. He was a
farmer and hop grower in East Hamilton, N. Y. She
was a remarkable woman in many respects; a person pos-
sessed of good financial judgment and ability, and of won-
derful will power, which was seldom equaled, believing
there was no use giving up and taking to the bed for every
ache and pain, but that if a person would exert a little
more will power and have a little more determination many
diseases could be conquered. Her theory was put in prac-
tice and the century mark was nearly reached. When
married her husband and herself went to New York state
in the usual mode of traveling at that time, with an ox



114 Brainerd-Bramard Genealogij.

team. Mr. Oliver Day Brainerd d. July 10, 1875, ae. 75
vrs., 10 mos., 12 ds. Mrs. Eliza (Beebe) Brainerd d.
April 25, 1901, ae. 99 yrs., 9 mos., 4 ds.

Child :
221. i. Mabcia L., b. Oct. 16, 1833, in East Hamilton, N. Y.

114. Olive" BRAiNEitn {Ezra^, William*, Stephen^, Daniel-, Dan-

ieP) of East Hamilton, Madison Co., N. Y. ; m., Nov. 28,
1830, Horace Usher, b. Nov. 22, 1801, son of Eobert and
Lucy (Brainerd) Usher of East Hamilton, N. Y. He
was a farmer and hop grower in that place. Mr. Horace
Usher d. Sept. 29, 1879, ae. 77 yrs., 9 mos., 7 ds. Mrs.
Olive (Brainerd) Usher d. March 9, 1884, ae. 80 yrs.,
3 mos., 22 ds.

Usher children:

i. Ezra Corydon. b. Jan. 28, 1832. in East Hamilton, N. Y.; m.
Aug. 28, 1851, Betsey N. Nye, dau. of Thomas and Anne
(Goldsmith) Nye. They were among the first settlers of
Fremont, Neb., where they lived. He was a ticket-seller
in a railroad office. He d. March 3, 1897.

ii. Olive Sucyne. b. Sept. 2, 1833, in Poolville. N. Y.; d. Mav 7.
1843.

iii. Almiba Maritta, b. April 6, 1837, in East Hamilton, N. Y. :
imm. She was governess for many years in a private family
in Atlanta, Ga., before the late Civil War. She now resides
with her brother. Robert ]\Ielville Usher, in Waterville.
N. Y.

iv. Horace Guert Gansevoort, b. Dec. 7, 1842, in East Hamilton.
N. Y.; m. Oct. 9, 1867, Elizabeth Tinlcer, dau. of Thomas
and Helen (Marsh) Tinker. He had been in the employ of
the Penn. R. R. Co. more than 35 years, and at the time of
his death was chief clerk of the Empire Line. He was many
years a member of the school board, where he rendered ex-
cellent public service, and for the past three years served
as its president. He was held in high esteem by his asso-
ciates. He was a quiet, congenial man and a most worthy
citizen, and highly esteemed by all wlio knew him.

V. Robert ISIelville, b. Sept. 8, 1846, in East Hamilton, N. Y. ; m.
Jan. 21, 1880, Ella Louisa Blanding, b. Feb. 16, 1855. dau.
of Oscar and Lucinda (Williams) Blanding of East Hamil-
ton, lie lived many years on the farm of his father and
was engaged in raising hops. For several years he had
charge of a creamery. He lives in Waterville, N. Y.. and is
a hop speculator and farmer.

115. Ezra Austin^ Brainerd {Ezra?, William*, Stephen', Dan-

ieP, Daniel^) of East Hamilton, Madison Co., N. Y., m.
March 28, 1839, Betsey Sayley, b. , dau. of

James and Eunice (Maynard) Sayley of Sherburne, N. Y.
He was a farmer and hop grower at East Hamilton, now
called Hubbardsville, N. Y. He had an adopted dau.,
Adella Gross, who took the name of Brainerd. She m.,
Dec. 15, 1880, Mr. L. P. Niles of East Hamilton, N. Y.
Mr. Ezra Austin Brainerd d. Sept. 24, or 27, 1898, ae. 89
yrs. Mrs. Betsey (Sayley) Brainerd d. March 21, 1902.




OLIVE (BKAINERD) USBEK.




I.EVKKETT BHAINARn



Sixth Generation. 115

Child:
i. Clarissa M., b. May 1. 1S41, in East Hamilton, K. Y.,: d. Aug.
2, 1851, ae. 10 yis., 3 mos., 1 d.

116. DiODATE^ Brainerd {Ezra?, WiUlam*, Stephen^, Daniel-,
' Daniel^) of East Hamilton. Madison Co.. ^. Y. ; m., Oct.
23, 1844, Mrs. Amy (Aldrich) Ingalls, b.
dau. of James and Sj'bil (Civrtis) Aldrich of Sherburne,
N. Y., and widow of James Ingalls. He was a farmer and
hop grower in East Hamilton, now Hubbardsville, iST. Y.
Mr. Diodate Brainerd d. Oct. 13, 1885, ae. 73 yrs., 5 mos.,
26 ds. Mrs. Amv (Aldrich) (Ingalls') Brainerd d. June
30, 1889.



Children :



222.
223.
224.



E. ROCEIJA, b. Oct. 21, 1845, in Hubbardsville, X. Y.
Ezra Seymour, b. March 4, 1849, in Hubbardsville, N. Y.
Oliver Day, b. Feb. 23, 1851, in Hubbardsville, N. Y.
Olive Ajjn, b. March 5, 1854, in Hubbardsville, N. Y.



117. Amaziah" Brainerd (Ezra^, WiUiam*, Stephen^, Daniel-,

Daniel^) of East Hamilton, Madison Co., X. Y. ; m., Sept.
19, 1849, Charlotte Lucretia Webster, b. March 24, 1824,
in Hamilton, X. Y., dau. of John Goodwin and Lucretia
(Brainerd) Webster of Deerfield, Oneida Co., ^N". Y. He
was a farmer for many years iu Poolville, then moved to
Lee Center, Oneida Co., X. Y., where they both died and
were btu-ied. Mrs. Charlotte Lucretia (Webster) Brainerd
d. about Dec, 1878. Mr. Amaziah Brainerd d. Nov. 23,
1879, ae. 65 yrs., 4 mos., 11 ds.

No children.

118. Leverett Brainard (Amaziali,', William*, Stephen", Dan-

iel-, Daniel^) of Hartford, Hartford Co., Conn.; m. (by
Eev. J. L. Jenkins, pastor of Pearl Street Congregational
Church), Nov. 29, 1865, Marv Jerusha Bulkeley,* b. Sept.
27, 1843, in East Haddam, Conn., dau. of Judge Eliphalet
Adams and Lydia Smith (Morgan) Bulkeley of Hartford,
Conn. His father died when he was thirteen years of age,
which left him, the oldest son, in charge of the farm, to
which he devoted his time summers, attending the district
school in the winter, later attending school at Bacon
Academy in Colchester. After teaching school a couple of
winters, he returned to the fami. He soon after became a
book agent, and later made an engagement in the insurance
business, which took him to western Pennsylvania and
vicinity ; after spending a couple of years there, he returned
to the farm. In 1853 he was tendered the secretaryship
of tlie Orient Insurance Company of Hartford, which he

• She is ninth in descent from William Brewster.



Brainerd-Brainard Genealogy.

accepted and held for five years. " He had been promi-
nent in the business life of the city for nearly a half cen-
tury and always had the city's interest at heart."'

He was a member of the Court of Common Council in 1866,
of the Board of Park Commissioners from 1873 to 1877, a
director of the Xew York, Xew Haven and Hartford Rail-
road Company, the ^Etna Xatioual Bank, the United States
Bank, the Securitv' Compan}-, the Hartford Steam Boiler
Inspection and Insurance Company, the Hartford and New
York Transportation Company, iJie Connecticut General
Life Insurance Company, the ^Etna Life Insurance Com-
pany, the ^Vestern Automatic Machine Screw Company,
the Hartford Faience Company, the >^Etna Indemnity Com-
pany, tlie Board of Trade, and the Charity Organization,
and a trustee of the Scottish Union and Xational Insur-
ance Company. He was first vice-president of the Con-
necticut Typothets, and had been its president. He was
president of the Hartford Papei' Company, of the Burr In-
dex Company, the Employing Printers Association of
Connecticut and vicinity. January, 1858, he was ad-
imtted as a partner in the firm of The Case, Lockwood &
Brainard Company. He was made secretary and treasurer
of the company, and was chosen president after the death
of the senior member of the firm, Mr. Newton Case.

He represented the second ward in the court of common coun-
cil, and he was an active member of the Governors Foot
Guard. He was a representative to the Connecticut State
Legislature in 1884, and was chosen chairman of the com-
mittee on railroads, one of the most important committees
in the House. In 189-i he was chosen Mayor of the city
of Hartford, being elected hy a large majority. He served
a tenn of two years. He was many years chairman of the
society committee of the Pearl Street Congregational
Church, till the removal of the churcli to Farmington
avenue.

Ho was appointed by Governor ^I. G. Bulkcley, in 1890, with
ex-Governor Thomas M. Waller, a commissioner from Con-
necticut to the World's Fair at Chicago. He was made
chairman of the joint board's committee on manufactures,
one of the most important of the working committees of the
Commission. He was also a member of the state committee
from Connecticut on international exhibits at the Chicago
Fair.

In social life, he ^^•as a member of Hartford Lodge, No. 88,
A. F. and A. M., the Hartford Club, the Eepublican Club
of Hartford, the Couutrv Club of Farmington, the Hart-
ford Golf Clulx and the Hartford Yacht Club. ' He was a
member of the Sons of the American Eevolution, being
grandson of William Brainard, Captain Twenty-fifth Con-
necticut I\Iilitia.



Sixth Generation. 117

The following article appeared in the editorial column of
The Hartford Courant on July 3.

" Leverett Brainard was a part of Hartford. Everybody
knew him and he had a kind word for whomever he knew.
He was identified with many of the corporations here whose
success has added so much to the standing of the city in
business circles, and he has been an important factor in
their growth and prosperity. He was conservative but far-
seeing, and he typified the careful, fair-minded and public-
spirited citizen. The responsibilities that his fellow men
imposed upon him testified most emphatically their confi-
dence in him. He was respected and trusted as a repre-
sentative citizen, and as a friend he was held in peculiarly
affectionate consideration. His nature was gentle, all his
instincts were kindly; he wished everybody well, and the
fact was made unobtrusively evident to all who came to
know him. He was a keen observer of men and things,
and possessed a clever wit and a neat manner of putting his
notions'that made him always a most agreeable companion.
Many kind things are being said of him these days, and
they reflect the sentiments he himself entertained toward
his fellow citizens. He had a kind heart.'"

Mr. Leverett Brainard died July 2, 1902, ae. 7i yrs., 4 mos.,
19 ds., in Hartford, Conn.

The usual commendatory resolutions were passed l^y the
various organizations and societies to which he belonged,
at their business meetings following his death.

Mrs. Brainard is a kind, self-sacrificing, and devoted mother,
ever manifesting her zeal and interest in the welfare of her
family and with her philanthropic spirit aiding those who
are in need with kind words of sympathy. She has been
greatly interested in charity work, having been director and
president of the Union for Home Work, and was (1904)
president of the Orphan As3dum in Hartford, which is
under the auspices of the various Protestant Christian
people. Mrs. Mary Jerusha (Bulkeley) Brainerd d.

Children :
i. Mary Lydia, b. Nov. 14, 1867. in Hartford. Conn,
ii. Charles Edwin, b. Dec. 10, 1869, in Hartford, Conn.; d. Oct.
31, 1889, ae. 19 yrs., 10 mos., 21 ds. He received his pre-
paratory education and training in the public schools, hav-
ing graduated with honor at the Hartford Public High
School in 1887. He immediately entered Yale University,
and was a popular and greatly respected member of the
junior class. This in brief is the story of his short life,
the bright promise of which has been so sadly and sud-
denly ended.

He was a general favorite in the social circle in which he
moved. Manly, self-respecting, warm-hearted, intelligent,
he was the pride of his family and beloved by all who knew
him. Of his death, his pastor, the Rev. W. DeLoss Love,
writes to The Courant :

" The young people who knew him wil\ receive his death with
deepest sorrow. They were all his friends, none knew him



118 Braincrd-Brainard Genealogy.

that did not feel the strength of his young manhood. His
ways were quiet and gentlemanly, his words bore tlie
knightly impress of a noble nature. He deserved to be
popular, as he was, for his character was worthy of imi-
tation among his classmates and acquaintances. Before he
entered Yale College he united with the Pearl St. Church,
and his manly decision and bearing then won him the es-
teem of his seniors. His life has been eminently consistent,
as his college friends testifj-. Plis home life was gentle and
generous — a brother beloved, a son in whom a parent might
rejoice." From The Hartford Courant.

The bearers were twelve classmates of Yale. The junior class,
of which he was a member, passed the following resolu-
tions :

•• Whereas God in his wisdom and mercy has taken from
amongst us Charles E. Brainard, our classmate and fellow
student, and whereas in the three years of our college life
we have learned to love and admire in him the attributes
of true manhood, be it

" Resolved, that our class in sorrow at his loss wear a badge
of mourning for thirty days. That two representatives be
chosen to attend his funeral, and that these resolutions be
sent to his family in sympathy and for his memory's sake.

" S. W. Chiids,
" J. E. Fakmee,
" Grosvenor Atterburt,
"■ •' Committee."

" The bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of this eom-
mimity and their wide circle of friends.

•■ Sleep sweetly, tender heart, in peace !
Sleep, holy spirit, blessed soul ;
While the stars burn, the moons increase
And the great ages onward roll."

226. iii. Lucy Morgan, b. Jan. 22, 1872, in Hartford, Conn.

iv. Robert Leverett, b. March 31, 1874, in Hartford, Conn.; d.
Aug. 3, 1885, ae. 11 yrs., 4 mos., 24 ds., at Fenwick, Conn.
He was a lad of good capabilities, of a sweet disposition,
retiring in his manner and with a mind thoughtful and
mature beyond his years, a retentive memoiy, and a reserve
fund of dry humor which gave great promise of future
usefulness. He had an inquisitive turn of mind, possessing
those traits of character that would have rendered his life
one to be desired. His memory lingered long in the hearts
of the beloved home circle of which he was a member.

V. Albert Bcxkei-ey, b. July 9, 1876, in Hartford, Conn.; d. Xov.
2, 1881, ae. 5 yrs., 3 mos., 24 ds., a bright, lively, and social
boy, pleasing in speech, always merrj', of a joyous and
affectionate disposition, and ready for a good time. The
bright hopes anticipated for him were nipped in the bud,
when the fell destroyer, death, claimed him for his own.
Sorrowing parents and friends gave the final look to the
loved one and he was laid away, but his memory lives with
them.

227. vi. Morgan Bulkeley, b. Jan. 8. 1879, in Hartford, Conn.

vii. Newton Case, b. Dec. 26, 1880, in Hartford, Conn.; graduated
at the Hartford Public High School in 1898 and at Yale
College in the class of 1902. He was appointed secretary of
The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co., of which his father was
many years its president.




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Sixth Generation. 119

227a. viii. Edith Holoster, b. Aug. 13, 1882, in Hartford, Conn.; re-
ceived her education at the Hartford Public High School,
gi'aduating therefrom in 1900. and finishing her scholastic
instruction at iliss Porter's school at Farmington, Conn.
ix. Ruth Alberta, b. Jan. 31, 1885, in Hartford, Conn.; attended
the Hartford Public High School, and has completed her
education at Briar Cliff Manor on the Hudson, Miss Porter's
school in Farmington, Conn., having been removed to the
banks of the Hudson.
X. Helen Sterling, b. May 6, 18S9, in Hartford, Conn.; d. Nov.
11, 1899, ae. 10 yrs., 6 mos.. 5 ds. Her short life, so sud-
denly brought to a close, has saddened the hearts of all her
family and friends. She was a sweet and bright girl, of a
tractable and sunny disposition, and loved by her playmates
and friends. As the youngest of the family circle she be-
came the pet of the household, and as her young life
waned their hearts were filled with sadness and sorrow,
for they knew they would never look again in this life on
the face of the loved one. Peacefully and sweetly she went
to her heavenly home. The angel band must have welcomed
her with rejoicing.

119. Laura" Braineed {Bezaleel^, BczaUel*, Bezdeel^, Daniel",

DanieV) of East Haddam, Middlesex Co., Conn.; m., Nov.
27, 1805, Erastus Comstock, b. , son of

Capt. Abner and ( ) Comstock. She

took a letter from the Congi-egational church in East Had-
dam to Ashville, N. Y., April 26, 1835. He was a farmer.
Mr. Erastus Comstock d. July 14, 1812, ae. 29 yrs., in East
Haddam. Mrs. Laura (Brainerd) Comstock d. Nov. 8,
1879, ae. 90 }ts., 11 mos., 25 ds., in Ashville, N. Y.

Comstock children:

i. Laura Brainerd, b. Xov. 7, 1806, in East Haddam, Conn.; m.

Mr. Eathbun.
ii. Erastus, b. Sept. 10, 1808, in East Haddam, Conn,
jii. Eliza, b. Sept. 10. 1808, in East Haddam, Conn.; m. March 27,

1831, Willinm P.aynor.
iv, Almeida AL:ini;A, 1..' Xov. 7, 1811, in East Haddam, Conn.; m.

Daniel Williams.

1 20. Hannah'^ Braineed {Bezaleel^, Bezaleel*, BezalecF, Daniel',

Daniel^) of East Haddam, Middlesex Co., Conn.; m., May
24, 1813, Bezaleel Gates, b. Oct. 14, 1783, sou of Bezaleel
and Helen (Wilder) Gates. His second marriage. He
was a farmer in Derby, Conjj. Mr. Bezaleel Gates d. June
13, 1862, ae. 78 yrs., 7 mos., 25 ds. Mrs. Hannah (Brain-
erd) Gates d. Dec. 17, 1862, ae. 72 yrs., 13 ds. His first
wife was Ann Ackley, whom he m. Oct. 21, 1804.

Gates children :



Ann, b. April 2, 1814, in Derby, Conn,; m. May 15,
1837, Elijah Murrey of Willoughby, Ohio. She d. while
on a visit to Derby. Conn.. Nov. 21, 1844. Ch.: 1. Sarah,
b. April 13, 1838. 2. Harriet Ann, b. Aug. 8, 1843, in Wil-
loughby, Ohio. They are both dead.



' Almeda Elvira, by East Haddam town records.



^■20 Brainerd-Brainard Genealogy.

ii. William Deming, b. Sept. 11, 1815, in Derby, Conn. He was a
sea captain.

iii. Helen, b. Feb. 15, 1818, in Derby, Conn.: m. Sept. 18, 1842,
Martin L. Cochrane, son of Alexander and Nancy Cochrane
of Ripley, N. Y. She d. in 1867. He d. 1869: hanged him-
self. Four ch. in Ripley, N. Y.

iv. Bezaleel Brainerd, b. March 20, 1820, in Derby, Conn.; d.
April 15, 1823-25. He was drowned in Naugatuek River,
Derby Landing, Conn.

V. Sarah Lydia, b. Dec. 18, 1824, in Derby, Conn.; d. May 13,
1833.

vi. Bezaleel Brainerd, b. Dec. 18, 1824, in Derby, Conn.; d. Dec.
18, 1824.

vii. John Calvin, b. July 5, 1832, in Derby, Conn.; a druggist at
Benton Harbor, Mich.

121. Ldcy^ Brainerd (Bezaleel', Bezaleel*, BezaleeP, DanieV,

Daniel^) of East Haddam, Middlesex Co., Conn.; m. (by
Eev. Isaac Parsons of East Haddam), Oct. 13, 1819, Israel
Foote, b. May 29, 1794, son of Nathaniel and Abigail
(Foote) Foote of Westchester, Conn. He was clerk in a
store at East Haddam Landing, and for many years a
teacher, but after marriage a farmer, first in Westchester,
then, about 1825, in Sherburne Four Corners, N. Y. ; a
man of fine physique, of good intellectual ability, and of
commanding appearance. Mrs. Lucy (Brainerd) Foote d.
Feb. 24. 1853, ae. 59 yrs., 7 mos., 7" ds. He m. (2), Feb.
12, 1854, Clarissa (Marvin) Ely, b. May 5, 1795, in Lyme,
dau. of Joseph and Phebe (Sterling) Marvin of Lyme,
Conn., and widow of Horace Ely of the same place. Mrs.
• Clarissa (Marvin) (Ely) Foote d. April 7, 1881, ae. 85
yrs., 11 mos., 2 ds. Mr. Israel Foote d. July 3, 1884, ae.
90 yrs., 1 mo., 5 ds.
Foote children :
i. Samuel Mills, b. Jan. 20. 1822, in Westchester, Conn.; m.

Sarah E. Hartwell.
ii. Sarah Tisdale, b. Feb. 10, 1824, in Westchester, Conn.; m.
Dr. William Jones Price of Wilmington, N. C. She was his
third wife,
iii. Caroline Elizabeth, b. March 13, 1S28, in Sherburne, N. Y. ;
m. Edward H. Purdy of North Norwich, N. Y. He moved
to Brooklyn, N. Y., where he d. Apr. 4, 1895.
iv. Lucy Ellen, b. Sept. 6, 1831, in Sherburne, N. Y. ; lived in
Brooklyn, N. Y.. with her sister, Mrs. Purdy, — • af ter\%'ard
in Lockport, N. Y., "where she d., July 14, 1902; unm.
V. Israel Otis, b. Nov. 9, 1834, in Sherburne, N. Y.: d. Dec. 13,
1862. He was killed in the battle of Fredericksburg, Va..
during our Civil War; unm.
vi. Milton Latiikop, b. .Jan. 15, 1837, in Sherburne, N. Y.; d. June
12, 1840.

122. William'^ Brainerd {Bezaleel^, Bezaleel*, BezaleeP, Daniel-,

DanieV-) of East Haddam, Middlesex Co., Conn.; m., Sept.
16, 1824, Lucy Day Brainerd, b. Nov. 4, 1804, dau. of
William and Patience (Foote) Brainerd of Westchester,
Conn. He was a farmer, living at Creek Row, about a
mile north of East Haddam Landing. He was selectman



Sixth Generation. 121

in 1843, and was deacon of the Congregational Church in
East Haddam. He owned and ran a sawmill. Mrs. Lucy
Day (Brainerd) Brainerd d. May 10, 1857, ae. 52 yrs., 6
mos., (5 ds. Mr. William Brainerd d. May 15, 1864, ae.
68 yrs., 6 mos., 17 ds.

Children :
228. i. William Orrin, b. April 25. 1829. in East Haddam, Conn.

ii. Abigail Lucinda, b. Jan. 1, 1835, in East Haddam, Conn.; unm.

"123. Phebe' BRAiN.iRD (BezalceP, Bezaleel*, BezaleeF, Daniel- ,
Daniel^ ) of East Haddam, Middlesex Co., Conn.; m., Xov.
11, 1822, Silas Augustus Nichols, b. Sept. 1, 1796, in
Derby, Conn., son of Silas and Freelove (Chidsey) Nichols.
He lived for a while in New Haven, Conn., then moved to
East Haddam, and was a joiner and farmer. A few years
previous to his death he moved to Deep River. Conn. Mr.
Silas Augustus Nichols d. June 19, 18^4. and was buried
at Deep River. Mrs. Phebe (Brainard) Nichols d. Dec.
15, 1886, at the home of her daughter. ;Mrs. Dennisoii. in
Deep River.

Nichols children :
i. Jane, b. June 27, 1824, in Xew Haven. Conn.; m. March 3.
1845-46, William Henry Chapman of Moodus, Conn. Ch.:

I. Emeline, b. in East Haddam, Conn.. Jan. 8, 1850; d.
April 12, 1873, at Deep River, Conn. 2. Carrie Jane. b.

July 18, 1853, in East Haddam; unm. She d. . He

lives in Deep Kiver.

ii. Joseph Hull, b. Aug. 10, 1826, in East Haddam, Conn.; m.

Ellen Potter, dau. of Judge Potter of Concord. N. H.
iii. Harriet I^uisa, b. June 12, 1828, in East Haddam, Conn.; m.

May 4, 1859, Titus K. Dennison of Deep River, Conn., where

he lived. He was a farmer. He d. .

iv. Chidset D., b. Nov. 29, 1829, in East Haddam. Conn.; d. .June

18, 1831, ae. 1 yr., 7 mos.
V. Ellen Hannah, b. Sept. 1. 1832, in East Haddam, Conn.; m.

March, 1851, Watrous B. Smith of East Haddam. Conn.

Ch.: 1. Ellen, b. Dec. 30, 1851, in East Haddam, Conn.;

m. Oct. 1, 1873, Henry Pratt of Essex. Conn. 2. Edward.

b. Feb. 9. 1853, in East Haddam, Conn. 3. Everett E., b.

March 20, 1856, in East Haddam, Conn. 4. Willie, b.

Oct. 1. 1859. in New Hartford, Conn. 5. Harrv, b. March

II, 1866, in Chester, Conn. 6. Eugene, b. June'l3. 1868, in
Essex, Conn. 7. Philips, b. July 20, 1870, in Essex, Conn.
She d. Dec. 20, 1874.

vi. Laura Brainerd. b. June 20, 1834. in East Haddam, Conn.; m.
(by Rev. S. M. Bobbins) Aug. 1, 1860, Henry Martyn Bridg-
man, b. Jan. 8. 1830, in West Hampton, Mass.. son of
Spencer and Dotha ( Burt ) Bridgman of the same place. He
graduated at Amherst College and at Theological Seminary.
They sailed for Natal, Africa, from Boston (bark Gemshok)
Sept. 1, 1860, as missionaries of the A. B. C. F. M. to the
Zulu nation in South Africa. After a voyage of 72 days
they reached Port Elizabeth, wliere they' remained eight
days waiting for a coast steamer, and arrived at Durban.
Port Natal, Nov. 24th. Rains and floods kept them there
three weeks, after which time they went by ox-wagon a
day's journey to Amanzimtoti (now Adams Mission Sta-



Brainenl-Brainard Genealogy.

tion). After a few days another wagon journey, in com-
pany with ]\Ir. and Mrs. Ireland, took tlieni on fifteen miles
further to Imfume, where they remained three months with
ilr. and ]Mrs. Ireland, devoting themselves to the study of
the Zulu language.
Mrs. Ireland's death the next year led to their being appointed
to this station, where they remained till Oct., 1866, when
ilr. Bridgman's broken-down condition i-equired a change,
and after six months at Cape Town they returned to
America. After spending a year in St. Paul, Minn, {with
the two oldest of their cliildren. Burt and Amy), they left
again for Natal in Nov.. 1868. They went by steamer from
New York to London, then on from there by sailing vessel



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