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» 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 mar-
riage of Thankful Fuller, though there may have been one.

Bk. 12. p. 567, Middletown Land Records. — Ephraim and Shubael
Fuller of East Haddam to sisters Lydia Gates and Thankful r.iaincrd.

fA piece of paper in the possession of Carrie Louisa (iardimi of Mid-
dletown, Conn., had the name of Noah. The paper contained many of the
names of Abijah's children. I have placed it here, but do not know that
it should be placed in the list of Brainerd names. I have found it no-
where else,

f The manuscript said: "Daniel m. Mary Hollburt and settled in Mid-
dle Haddam, Conn,; had a son Daniel, wlio m, Esther Brainerd; and he ni.
(2), Eunice Brooks,

4:'> Brainerd-Brainard Genecdogy.

Children :
40. i. Daniel, b. Sept. 10, 1734. in Haddam Neck, Conn.

ii. Jonathan, b. Feb. 23, 1735-36. in Haddam Xeck. Conn.; d.

Oct. 22. 1748. in his 13th Tear.
iii. Mary, b. April 13, 1739, in Haddam Neck, Conn.; d.

23, 1748, in her 10th year,
iv. Asaph, b. July 25. 1742. in Haddam Neck, Conn.: d. Oct. 21.

1748, in his 7th year.
V. Phebe. b. .

10. Mehetable^ Braineed {James-, DanicV) of Haddam, Mid-

dlesex Co., Conn.; m., April 8, l^Sl, iSTathaniel Eobbards
(lioberts), b. April 4, 1711, son of John and Sarah (Blake)
Eobbards of Middletown, Conn. Mr. Nathaniel Eobbards
died March 24, 1735. She m. (2), June 14, 1750, Caleb
Johnson, b. July 27, 1717, son of Daniel and Abigail
(Leek) Johnson, whose first wife was Anna Downing.
They lived in Middleto^vn. Mr. Caleb Johnson died Jan.
12, 1790, ae. 74 yrs., in Middleto^vn. Mrs. Mehetable
(Brainerd) (Eobbards) Jolmson died after 1790.

Eobbards children:

i. Deborah, b. March 13. 1731-32. in ^Middletown. Conn,
ii. Mehitable, b. Sept. 10, 1733, in Jliddletown, Conn., m. Caleb

Bailey, son of Ephraim and Deborah (Brainerd) Bailey,
iii. Nathaniel, b. July 9, 1735, in Jliddletown. Conn.

Johnson children by the second marriage:

iv. James, b. March 10, 1751, in Middletown, Conn.
V. Lucia, b. May 6, 1752, in Middletown, Conn.: d. Nov. 23,

11. Sarah^ Brainerd {James-, DanieV-) of Haddam, Middle-

sex Co., Conn.; m., Sept. 2 or 3, 1730, Samuel Arnold,
probably b. Dec. 23, 1710. and son of Jonathan and Eliza-
beth (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, Conn. He
afterwards removed to Haddam. Mr. Samuel Arnold d.
before Dec. 3, 1751. Mrs. Sarah (Brainerd) Arnold d.
about 1772.

Arnold children :

i. Jonathan, b. Sept. 29, 1732, in East Haddam, Conn.: d. 1758.
ii. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 28, 1736, in East Haddam, Conn.; m. John

iii. Samuel, b. , in East Haddam, Conn.; was lost when

3 or 4 years old in Sam's swamp,
iv. Samuel, b'. 1746, in East Haddam, Conn.; m. Elizabeth Smith,

dau. of Dea. Joseph Smith.

V. Jajies. b. . in East Haddam, Conn.; bapt. July 7, 1756.

vi. JIary. b. : bapt. Dec. 17liO.

Third Generation. ^"^

12. HEBEr Bkaixerd^'^ (James-. DaiiicB) of Haddam, Middlesex
Co., Comi.; m., Feb. 28, 1744-45, Esther Brainerd, b. Oct.
1, 17"27, in Haddam Neck, Conn., dan. of William and
Esther (Arnold) Brainerd of the same place. He was a
farmer in Haddam. Mrs. Esther (Brainerd) Brain-
erd died July 2, 1789, ae. nearly 63 years. Mr. Heber
Brainerd died Feb. 5, 1803, in his 78th year.


i. Zechari.\h, b. Dec. 13. 174.5. in Haddam. Conn.; d. April 1.5,
1756, or Oct.. 1757.

41. ii. Esther, b. Nov. S, 1747. in Haddam. Conn.

42. iii. Jeptha, b. Nov. 16, 1748-49, in Haddam, Conn.

iv. Eliz.-vbeth, b. Dec. 7, 1751, in Haddam, Conn.; d. Oct. 17,

v. William, b. July 6, 1755, in Haddam, Conn.; d. Oct. 20. 1757,

ae. 2 yrs.

43. vi. Zachaeiah, b. Nov. 28, 1757, in Haddam, Conn.; d. .

vii. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 17, 1759, in Haddam, Conn.; d. Jan. 21.

1839. ae. 79 yrs., 2 mos., 4 ds.

44. viii. William, b. — '- . in Haddam, Conn.; bapt. Aug., 1762.

45. ix. Prudence, b. Aug. 12, 1764, in Haddam, Conn.

46. X. D.\M.\Eis. b. July 17, 1766. in Haddam, Conn.

xi. HuLDAH.f b. jSIarch 31, 1771, in Haddam, Conn. t

xii. James Daniels, b. , in Haddam, Conn.; bapt. Sept.,

xiii. Hebek. b. . in Haddam, Conn. He is called 5th son. and

died on board of a prison ship.

* One report said Heber's wife was a Buckingham. — Doubtful.
t She may have married David Wilcox. Huldah Wilcox, wife of Dav
died May 3,'lS44. ae. 74 vears. I could learn nothing more definite.

Brain c rd-Bra in a rd Gen ealogij.


13. Benjamin* Bbaineed* {James^, James-, DanieP) of Had-
dam Neck, Middlesex Co., Conn.; m., Feb. 16, 1738,
Mary Dickinson, or Mary Colt. Mrs. Mary (Dickinson)
or Mrs. Mary (Colt) Brainerd died March 16, or 17, 174-1-
45, in her 37th year. He m. (2), Dec. 19, 1715, Mary
Chapman, b. Jan. 9, 1726, dau. of Eobert and Mary
(Church) Chapman of East Haddam, Conn. Mrs. Mary
(Chapman) Brainerd died Oct. 5, 1778, in her 53d year.

He m. (3), Kuth (Cadwell) Risley, b. , probably

widow of Nathaniel Eisley of East Hartford, Conn. He
was a farmer on Haddam Neck. Mr. Benjamih Brainerd
died Jime 25, 1782, in his 65th year. Mrs. Euth (Cadwell)
(Eisley) Brainerd d. — . "she was alive Oct. 2, 1786.

Children by the first marriage :

47. i. ASAHEL, b. Jan. 20, 1739-40, in Haddam Neck, Conn.; or Middle


48. ii. Martha, b. June 22. 1741-42, in Haddam Xeck. Conn.

iii. AxxA, b. Oct. 5. 1743. in Haddam Neck, Conn.; d. Nov. 25,
1748, in her 6th year.

Children by the second marriage:

49. iv. Benjamin, b. Jan. 6. 1748, in Haddam Neck. Conn.

50. V. Mary, b. Feb. 21, 17.50. in Haddam Neck, Conn.

51. vi. Reuben, b. April 13. 1752, in Haddam Neck. Conn.

52. vii. Anna, b. Jan. 23, 1754, or Oct. 23, 1754, in Haddam Neck,


53. viii. CntTBCH, b. Feb. 8, 1756,, in Haddam Neck, Conn.

54. ix. Susannah, b. Oct. 15. 1757. in Haddam Neck, Conn.

55. X. Nathaniel, b. April 16, 1761-62, in Haddam Neck, Conn.

56. xi. Isaac, b. Oct. 26. 1763, in Haddam Neck, Conn.

57. xii. Egbert, b. Sept. 29. 1765, in Haddam Neck, Conn.

58. xiii. James, b. Dec. 12, 1767, in Haddam Neck, Conn.

* The late D. D. Field, in the Brainerd Genealogj', said that Benjamin
Brainerd married Mary Dickinson. The manuscript said he married Mary
Colt. I am unable to state which is right. In the history of Lyme, by Mr.
and Mrs. Salisbury, it is stated that a Colt married a Brainerd.

Middlese.'c; Coimty Book, p. 188. William, .James, Abijah, Josiah, Na-
than, and Benjamin Brainerd, Ebenezer Smith, Ebenezer Smith, Jr., Da-
vid Smith, were of the committee to petition the General Court for an act
of incorporation as a parish, and in 1740 their request was granted; and
the parish was incorporated liy the name of Middle Haddam.

Fourth Generation. 49

14. Jedidiah^ Brainerd* {James', James". Daniel'^) of Chat-

ham, Middlesex Co., Couu.; m., Dec. 23, 1742, Elizabeth
Spencer, b. Feb. 4, 1716-17, dau. of Nathaniel Spencer.
He was a farmer in Chatham. He lived where the house
of Hamlin F. Johnson stands, which was built by Jedidiah
Brainerd, Jr. He served in at least one expedition to
Canada in the French and Indian War. Mr. Jedidiah
Brainerd died about Sept. IS, 1790, in Chatham, Conn.
Mrs. Elizabeth (Spencer) Brainerd died .

Children :

59. i. OziAS, b. Oct. 10. 1743, in Chatham, Conn.

ii. Amos, b. April IS, 1745, in Chatham. Conn.; d. June 30. 1749.
in his 5th rear.

60. iii. Lydia, b. Dec." 25, 1746, in Chatham, Conn.

61. iv. Jedtoiah, b. Dee. 11, 1748. in Chatham, Conn.

V. Eliz.vp.eth, b. Dec. 6. 1750. in Chatham. Conn. ; d. Xov. 27,

vi. Anne, b, July 16. 1753, in Chatham. Conn.; d. Dec. 7, 1757.

62. vii. Deborah, b. April 12, 1756, in Chatham, Conn.

63. viii. Amos, b. Jan. 3. 1758, in Chatham, Conn.

64. ix. Elizabeth, b. May 18, 1760, in Chatham, Conn.
X. Candace, b. • .

15. Eebecca* Brainerd {James^, James-, Daniel^) of Haddam,

Middlesex Co., Conn. ; m., about 1741-43, Samuel Young,f
supposed son of Joseph and Sarah (Davis) Young and
b. Sept. 23, 1680, in Eastham. Mass. He was a farmer,
living on Young Street in East Hampton, Conn. Mr.
Samuel Young died Oct. — , 1752. She m. (2), May 23.
1754, Moses Wheeler, b. April 3, 1722, son of Samuel and
Hannah (Arnold) Wheeler. He was a farmer in Chat-
ham, Conn. Moses Wheeler's first wife was Susannah
Arnold. Mrs. Eebecca (Brainerd) (Young) Wheeler
died . Mr. Moses Wheeler died .

Young children by the first marriage :

i. Samuel, bant. July 7. 1745. in Chatham. Conn.; m.. Dec. 7.
1767, Meratiah Fuller. He was a soldier in the Revolu
tionary War. Seven children.

ii. .James, bapt. Nov. 3, 1745, in Chatham, Conn.

iii. Eliz.\beth, bapt. Sept. 13, 1747, in Chatham, Conn.

iv. Asaph, bapt. July 30, 1749, in Chatham, Conn.

V. Rebecca, bapt. March 5, 1752, in Chatham, Conn.; d. Mav 12.

Wheeler children by the second marriage :
vi. Susanna, bapt. June 5, 1755. in Chatham, Conn,
vii. Rachel, bapt. June 5, 1755, in Chatham, Conn,
viii. Aaron, bapt. Aug. 7, 1757, in Chatham, Conn.
ix. Bebiah. bapt. May 6. 1759. in Chatham, Conn.
X. Mart, bapt. March 27, 1763, in Chatham, Conn.
xi. Leah, bapt. Feb. 6, 1765, in Chatham, Conn.

•Colonial Records of Connecticut. (1762-1767.) Vol. XII, p. 303
Oct., 1764: "This Assembly do establish Mr. Jedidiah Brainerd to \»
Ensign of the 14th company or trainband in the 6th regiment in thi:

f Distribution of property said Samuel Young lived in Middletown.

•5'^ Brainerd-Brainard Genealogy.

16. James'' Beaineed (James^, James'', DanieV) of Haddaiii,

Middlesex Co., Conn.; m., July 10, 1744, Eebecca Hurd,

dan. of Jacob and Eebecca ( ) Hurd of Middle

Haddam, Conn. He lived in Middle Haddam. He was a
farmer. Tliey both Joined the Congregational Church in
Middle Haddam, June 23, 1745. Mr. James Brainerd
died April 16, 1749, in his 24th year, and was buried in a
cemetery near Eock Landing, Conn. ^Mrs. Eebecca *
(Hurd) Brainerd d.

Children :

65. i. Abigail, b. June 23, 1745, in Middle Haddam, Conn.

66. ii. James, b. May 2, 1746-47, in Middle Haddam, Conn.

67. iii. ICHABOD, b. Aug. 19, 1749, in Middle Haddam, Conn.

17. Hannah* Beaineed {James^, James^, Daniel^) of Haddam,

Middlesex Co., Conn.; m., Jan. 29, 1747, Thomas Aiken or
Akius, b. April 28, 1723, son of Henry and Isabel (Holmes)
Aiken of Middletown, Conn. Mr. Thomas Aiken died

. Mrs. Hannah (Brainerd) Aiken died .

x\iken children :

i. Akna, b. . in Middletown, Conn.; bapt. June 12, 174S.

ii. Isabel, b. March 31, 1750, in Middletown, Conn.; bapt. April

29, 1750.
iii. Hannah, b. June 20, 1752. in Jliddletown, Conn.; bapt. .July

26, 1752.
iv. Thomas, b. May 4. 1754, in Middletown. Conn.; bapt. June 2,

V. :Martha. b. Sept. 24, 1756, in iliddletown, Conn.; bapt. Oct. 31,

vi. Jake, b. March 4, 1759, in Middletown, Conn.; bapt. April 11,

vii. William, b. Feb. 4, 1764; bapt. Mch. 11, 1764. He died in
a prison ship in New York harbor in 1782, ae. 18 years. He
was on board of the Hat>ipson when captured by the English
in the Revolutionaiy War.

18. Dudley* Beaineed {James^, James", Daniel^) of Haddam,

Middlesex Co., Conn.; m., Xov. 13. 1754, by record, by
letter Xov. 13, 1750, Mindwell AcHey, baptized Oct. 28,

1739, dau. of Benjamin and Experience ( ) Ackley

of East Haddam, Conn. He lived in Haddam, and was
the second merehaut in that place. He is supposed to
have been in the Eevolutionary War. A sawmill was built
by him. Mr. Dudley Brainerd died July 5, 1811, in his
Sbth year, by letter Sept. 27, 1800. :Mrs!' Mindwell v-Vck-
ley) Brainerd d. .

* I have been unable to find the death of Rebecca (Hurd) Brainerd, and
think she may have married John Rowley, Jr.

Rebecca Brainerd ni., September 4, 1752, John Rowley, Jr., b. July 7,
1727, son of John and Deborah (Fuller) Rowley of Colchester, Conn. En-
sign John Rowley d. Jan. 23, 1703. John Rowley, Sr., was son of Moses
Rowley, Jr. Children:

Joseph Rowley, b. June 15. 1753.

Mindwell Rowley, b. Feb. 28. 1755.

5IARY Rowley, b. April 13. 1757.

Seth Rowley, b. Julv 29. 1759.

Fourth Generation.

Children :

i. A child, b. June 15, 1755, in Iladdam, Conn.; d. June ;
ii. MiNDWELL, b. Sept. 4. 175G, in Haddam, Conn,
iii. TiMOTHT, b. Aug. 6, 1758, in Haddam, Conn,
iv. Eli, b. June 11, 1761, in Haddam, Conn.; d. Nov. 3, 17
V. Anna, b. Dec. 25, 1763, in Haddam, Conn,
vi. Experience, b. Oct. 3, 1765, in Haddam, Conn,
vii. Eli, b. Sept. 11, 1766, in Haddam, Conn,
viii. DiMMis, b. June 25, 1768, in Haddam, Conn.; d. Aug. '.

ae. SO years, unm., in Grand Blanc, Mich.
ix. Rachel, b. Jan. 29, 1770, in Haddam, Conn.
X. ASENATH, b. Aug. 24, 1772, in Haddam, Conn.
xi. Ltdh. b. Julv 20. 1773, in Haddam, Conn,
xii. ErxicE. I., .lim,. 2t, 1775-76, in Haddam, Conn,
xiii. Sophia, 1>. June 1. 1778, in Haddam, Conn.; bapt. July :
xiv. ViRTiE. Ij. .luii. 4. 1780, in Haddam, Conn.
XV. Cynthia, b. .May 20, 1782, in Haddam, Conn,
xvi. Dudley, b. March 2, 1785, in Haddam, Conn.

19. JoKATHAX* Braineed {Jaiiies^, James", Daniel'-) of Had-
dam, Middlesex Co., Conn.; m., May 1, 1760, Elizabeth
Stocking,* b. Dec. 1, 1741, dan. of Nathaniel and Abigail
(Cooper) Stocking of Chatham, Conn. Mrs. Elizabeth
(Stocking) Brainerd d. June 5, 1783. He m. (2), Nov.
24, 1782, Hope (Smith) Strong, dau. of Daniel and

Martha ( ) Smith and widow of Joshua Strong of

Chatham. She was killed by being thrown from a horse.

Mrs. Hope (Smith) (Strong) Brainerd died ■ . He

m. (3), Feb. 23, 1786, Jerusha (Clark) Fielding, b.

, daughter of Benajah and Hannah ( ) Clark

and widow of Timothy Fielding of Middle Haddam, Conn.
Mrs. Jerusha (Clark) (Fielding) Brainerd died in iliddle
Haddam. He was a farmer. He was supposed to have
been in the Revolutionary War. Mr. Jonathan Brainerd
d. Jan., 1825, in his 88th yr. His will was probated Jan.
31. 1825. Her will was probated April 14, 1825. In it she
speaks of him as being deceased. Portland, Conn., Pro.

Children by the first marriage :

i. Jonathan, b. May 13, 1762, in Middle Haddam, Conn.; bapt.
Aug. 1, 1762. He died in the Jersey prison ship in New
York, by Middle Haddam church records, June 4, 1779, or
June 4, 1782, by Histoiy of Middlesex Co., Conn., by records
sent me June 30, 1782.

ii. Jekemiah, b. Feb. 22, 1765, in Middle Haddam, Conn.; unm.

* New Eng. Gen. Reg., Vol. 50, p. 175, states that Elizabeth Stocking
m., !May 1, 1769, Jonathan Brainerd, which is probably an error in date.

The children of Elizabeth (Stocking) Brainerd, as given by Guy S.
Rix of Concord, N. H., in the Stocking Ajicestry are as follows:

Jonathan, b. Aug. 1, 1762.

Jeremiah, b. April 14, 1765.

.Jabin, b. May 15, 1768.

Elizaueth, b. Aug. 13, 1775.

Samuel, b. Feb. 22, 1778.

Sallie, b. April 16, 1780.

52 Brainerd-Brainard Genealogy.

81. iii. Jabin, b. March 30, 1768. in Middle Haddani. Conn.

82. iv. Elizabeth, b. July 2, ITTo. in IMiddle Haddam, Conn.

83. V. Samuel, b. Dec. 29. 1777. in iliddle Haddam, Conn.

vi. Sally, b. Feb.. 1780, in Middle Haddam, Conn.; d. Aug., 1851,
ae. 71 years.

Child by the second marriage :

84. vii. JoNATHAX, b. Xov. 24, 1784, in Middle Haddam, Conn.

20. Gideon^ Braixeed \GideonK James", Daniel'-) of Haddain, Co., Comi. ; m., June 7, 1753, Sarah Eichardson,
b. about 1733, dau. of Samuel and Sarah (Stewart)
Eichardson of Haddam, Conn. The Eichardsons came
from Ehode Island to Haddam. The Stewarts are of
Scotch and the Eichardsons of English descent. He was
Captain of militia and a soldier in the Eevolutionarj-
War. He was chosen Ensign of the 3d Co., 7th Eegt.,
Oct., 1770. He enlisted May 10, 1775, in 1st Co., 2d Eegt.,
General Spencers. He was in service 18 days as one of the
Lexington Alarm men, April. 1775. He was discharged
Oct, 25, 1775. He was a farmer in Haddam. Mr. Gid-
eon Brainerd died Dec. 25, 1801, in his 73d year. Mrs.
Sarah (Eichardson) Brainerd died Aug. 20, 1812. ae. 79

Children :
So. i. Drusilla, b. April 5. 1754, in Haddani. Conn.

86. ii. Mart, b. May 2. 1756, in Haddam, Conn.

iii. LoviSA, b. March 6. 1758. in Haddam. Conn.
iv. JCSEPH. b. April 11. 1760. in Haddam, Conn.; d. Aug. 29. 1830,
ae. 70 yrs.; unm.

87. V. Sarah, b. May 9. 1702. in Haddam, Conn.

88. vi. Gideon, b. April 11. 1765, in Haddam, Conn.

89. vii. Prudence, b. July 27. 1767. in Haddam, Conn.
•90. viii. Heber. b. Oct. 4,' 1769. in Haddam, Conn.

ix. Samuel Richardson, b. Dec. 1, 1771, in Haddam. Conn.; d.
before 1807 ; probably unm.
91. X. Dorcas, b. Aug. 25, 1774. in Haddani. Conn.

21. Eliakim Braixerd* (Gideon^, James-, DanicP) of Had-

dam, Middlesex Co., Conn.; m., Jime 7, 1753, Eunice
Doane, probably dau. of Joseph and Deborah (Pad-
dock) Doane. Mrs. Eunice (Doane) Brainerd died Feb.
15, 1756. He m. (2), Oct. 28. 1756, Lucy Smith, born

* Colonial Records of Connecticut:

(1735-1743.) Vol. VIII. p. 4. Oct., 1735. " This Assembly do estab-
lish and confirm Mr. Gideon Brainerd to be Ensign of the first company or
trainband in the town of Haddam, and order that he be commissioned ac-

(1744-1750.) Vol. IX, p. 106. May. 1745. "This Assembly do estab-
lish and confirm IMr. Gideon Brainerd to be Capt. of the third company or
trainband in the seventh regiment in this Colony, and order that he be
commissioned aecordinglv."

(1768-1772.) Vol. XIII. p. 373. Oct., 1770. "This Assembly do es-
tablish Gideon Brdinerd to be Ensign of the 3d company or trainband in
the seventh regiment in this Colonv."

Fourth Generation. 53

about May 26, 1738, daughter of Deacoa Joseph and Eliza-
beth (Cone) Smith of Haddam. He was one of a com-
mittee for the building of a new church in that place. He
was appointed Lieutenant of the 3d Co., 7th Eegt., in
1772, and Captain in March, 1775, continuing till Dec. 18,
1776, when he asked to be dismissed from service. He had
served in the militia more than 30 )'ears. He was Captain*
of the company which defended the Bridge, when Wash-
ington retreated from New York to White Plains, and then,
afterwards, cut down tht; Bridge. f He was elected deacon
of the Congregational church in 1784, continuing in the
office till his death. He was a farmer. Deacon Eliakim
Brainerd died Jan. 18, 181.5, in his 84th year. Mrs. Lucv
(Smith) Brainerd died May 28, 1821, ae." 83 years.

Child by the first marriage:
1)2. i. Jesse, b. March 24, 1754, in Haddam, Conn.
Children by the second marriage:

93. ii. Oliver, b. Aug. 21, 1757, in Haddam, Conn.

94. iii. Eliakim, b. Aug. 19, 1759, in Haddam, Conn.

iv. John, b. June 4, 1764, in Haddam, Conn.; d. March 28, 1803.
ae. 38 years.

95. V. Phineas, b. May 28, 1767, in Haddam, Conn.

96. vi. Dan, b. Oct. 16, 1769, in Haddam, Conn.

97. vii. Eunice, b. Aug. 6, 1772, in Haddam, Conn.

viii. Lucy, b. April 23, 1775, in Haddam, Conn.; d. April 5, 1842.

* The Rev. D. D. Field said, in the Brainerd genealogy edited by him,
it was thought that he was in the Kevolutionary service.

Colonial Records of Connecticut:

(1768-1772.) Vol. XIII, p. 590. May, 1772: "This Assembly do es-
tablish Eliakim Brainerd to be Lieutenant of the 3d company or trainband
in the 7th regiment in this Colony."

(1772-1775.) Vol. XIV, p. 400. March. 1775: "This Assembly do es-
tablish Eliakim Brainerd to be Captain of the third company or trainband
in the seventh regiment in this Colony."

Vol. Ill, Fifth Series, American Archives, p. 1281, contains the follow-
ing letter:

" Captain Brainerd to Governor Trujibill.

" Haddam. 18 December, 1776.

" I beg leave to inform your Honour that I have served in the Militia
for more than thirty years, and for some time past, as the Captain of the
third Company in the seventh Regiment in this State; that I am advanced
in age, being about 50 years old, and my health much impaired by a rheu-
matic disorder, which renders me very unfit for actual service. I therefore
humbly desire your Honour to send me by Doctor Brainerd, a dismission
from said office and orders to lead said company to a new choice, and hope
1 may be authorized to make return to the Assembly now sitting.
" I am your Honour's most humble servant

" Eliakim Brainerd.
" To his Honour, Governour Trumbull."

N(f record of the acceptance of his resignation has been found.
• f This item was given me by Miss Mary E. Brainerd of Haddam, one of
bis descendants.

*j — 13

54 Brainerd-Brainard Genealogy.

98. ix. Elizabeth, b. .Jan. 25, 1778, in Haddam, Conn.

99. X. A.iROX. b. Feb. 3, 1781, in Haddam, Conn.

22. Sae.vh* Bkaixerd (Gideon^, James", Daniel^) of Haddam, Co., Corm. ; m., Xov. 15, 1763, Nehemiah Brain-
erd, b. about 1741, in Haddam, sou of Rev. ISTeliemiah and
Elizabeth (Fiske) Brainerd of Eastbnry Society, in Glas-
tonbury, Conn. He graduated at Yale College in 1763.
He lived in Haddam. He held the office of justice of the
peace for Middlesex Co. from 1784 to 1800, inclusive, and
for Haddam from 1799 to 1807, inclusive, and town clerk
from 1785 to 1804, inclusive, and town treasurer from 1794
to 1806, inclusive, and member of the legislature in the
October sessions of 1777, "89, '90, '91, and of the May ses-
sions 1789, '91, '92. He was elected deacon of the Con-
gregational Chiarch about 1784, which office he held till
his death. He received the degi-ee of A.M. Deacon or
Captain Xehemiah Brainerd died Nov. 8, 1807, ae. 66
■ years. Mrs. Sarah (Brainerd) Brainerd died Sept. 26,
1819, in her 79th year.

Brainerd children :

i. Anna. b. Aug. 14. 1764, in Haddam, Conn,

ii. Elizabeth, b. April 11, 1766, in Haddam, Conn. ^

iii. Amelia, b. May 2, 1768, in Haddam, Conn,

iv. Xehemiah. b. June 7. 1770, in Haddam, Conn.

V. .JoH^', b. Dec. 14, 1772. in Haddam, Conn,

vi. Sarah, b. Aug. 13. 1775, in Haddam, Conn,

vii. Jemima, b. Sept. 13, 1777, in Haddam, Conn.

viii. David, b. Sept. 12, 1780, in Haddam, Conn.; d. Oct. 18. 1786.

ix. Fiske, b. May 14, 1783, in Haddam, Conn.

X. Lydia, b. May 14, 1783, in Haddam, Conn.

23. Deborah* Brainerd (Gideon^, James-, Daniel^) of Had-

dam, Middlesex Co., Conn.; m., Sept. 13, 1764, Jabez
Brainerd. b. Feb. 13, 1742-43, son of Jabez and Hannah
(Clark) Brainerd of Haddam. He lived iirst in Haddam,
then moved to iliddletown Upper Houses, now Cromwell.
Conn., and was a farmer in both places. He carried the
frame of his house with him from Haililain. roa'lv to set up
in Cromwell. Mr. Jabez Brainerd dit^l St]it. ■.';. 1776. at
White Plains, X. Y. She m. (2), M:\y 2.">. i;s4. Captain
Abner Smith, b. Feb. 5, 1729-30, in Haddam, son of Benja-
min and Hepzibah ( ) Smith of the same place. Mrs.

Deborah (Brainerd) (Brafnerd) Smith d. Aug. 19 or 25,
1809. in her 66th yr. . He m. (3), May 4."l812, Mrs.
Eoxanna Eash, in Eocky Hill, Conn., widow of Burrage
Eash. His first wife was Mehitable Knowles. by whom he
had four children. Captain Abner Smith died in Crom-

Brainerd children by the first marriage:
i. Deboeah, b. JIarch 6. 1765, in Haddam, Conn,
ri. Zeriiaii, b. Oct. 5, 1767, in Haddam, Conn.

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iii. Jabez, b. Aug. 11, 1769, in Haddam, Conn,

iv. Sarah, b. Feb. 13. 1771, in Haddam, Conn.

V. Ann, b. May 5, 1774, in Haddam, Conn.

vi. Elijah, b. July 3, 177C, in Haddam, Conn.

Smith children by the second marriage:

vii. Betsy, b. ; bapt. May 18, 1788, in Cromwell, Conn.; m.

John Mildrum.
viii. John Erainerd, b. Sept. 5, 1787, in Cromwell, Conn.: bapt.

Xov. 16, 1788; m.. Feb. 23. 1814. Frances Pardee, b. June

26, 1797. Twelve children.

24. Eebeklvh^ Braixerd (Gideon', James-, Daniel^) of Had-

dam, Middlesex Co., Conn.; m. Jonathan Smith, son of
Jonathan and Mary (Smith) Smith* of Haddam. He was
a sailor. His home was in Haddam. Mrs. Eebekah (Brain-
erd) Smith died Aug. 5, 1818, in her 73d year. Mr. or
Ensign Jonathan Smitli died Xov. 4, 1834, ae. 88 years.

Smith children :
i. Seldex, b. March 24, 1709, in Haddam, Conn.; m. Hannah

ii. Asher, b. July 19, 1771, in Haddam, Conn.; m. Betsey Tread-
well. He died, and she married Didymus Johnson.

iii. Jonathan, b. Oct. 24, 1773, in Haddam, Conn.; m. Martha Cone
of Maromas, Conn.

iv. Simeon, b. Oct. 3, 1775, in Haddam, Conn.; d. May 10, 1776.

V. Olive, b. May 10, 1777, in Haddam, Conn.; m. Timothy Shaler.

vi. Simon, b. May 15, 1779. in Haddam, Conn. He was lost at sea
March 23, 1802.

vii. Wealthy, b. -June 24, 1781, in Haddam, Conn.; m. Stephen
Brooks of Higganum.

viii. Dkuzilla. b. May 16, 1783, in Haddam, Conn.; m. Simon

ix. Henry, b. April 7. 1785. in Haddam, Conn.; m. Sylvia Stephens

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