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end to his legal ambition. Deciding to enter the ministry,
for which purpose further funds were necessary, he took
charge of a large school in Philadelphia, studying there
with Rev. Dr. Patterson. In August, 1828, he entered
Andover Theological Seminary, graduating in 1831.

Ordained in New York on October 7th of that year, with
ten others as Home Missionaries, he married a few days
later, and with his young wife, started for the " Far West."
At Cincinnati, he was retained by the Home Missionary
Agency, and made their clerk at an annual salary of one
hundred dollars. Soon he was settled as pastor of the
South Church in that city, which increased his salary by
six hundred dollars. On this income his wife and himself
" lived comfortably," and in three years repaid three
hundred dollars that he owed for his education at Andover.
Meantime he continued his missionary work in the adjoin-
ing states, on one occasion preaching in a log cabin while
the father of General Harrison held a candle over the bible
page. In 1883 he became editor of The Cincinnati
Journal, a religious paper which obtained a large circula-
tion imder his management, and he also established The
Youth's Magazine, a pioneer in its line of religious
literature. He espoiised the cause of Dr. Lyman Beecher.
who was then head of Lane Theological Seminary,
encountering much opposition on account of his " New
School Theology." For some years he was Dr. Beecher's
assistant in the pastorate of 'the Second Presbj'terian
Church, Cincinnati, Ohio.

In 1836, hiring young Henry Ward Beecher to take charge
of his papers in his absence, he came as a delegate to the
General Assembly in Philadelphia, preaching one sabbath
in the Old Pine Street Church in that city. Several months
later, he received and accepted a call from that church,
one of the oldest congregations in America and rich in
Colonial history. For thirty years he was their devoted
pastor, admitting 1200 to membership, marrying 800
couples, baptizing their children and burying their dead.



166 Brainerd-Brainarcl Genealogy.

His efforts were not confined to his own church, for his
great delight was to hold outside meetings in the public
markets or wherever an audience could be quickly collected.

During the Civil War he was earnest in support of the
Government, both in the pulpit and elsewhere, so that 130
young men of his congregation entered the army or navy.
One of his last acts was to erect a tablet in the vestibule
of the church to 18 who lost their lives in the struggle.
When Lee retired from Gettysburg, and on his final sur-
render to Grant, Dr. Brainerd conducted the religious
services at the spontaneous meetings of citizens, which
completely filled Independence Square. A history of his
old church, published ia 1905, calls him " the great patriot
pastor of Philadelphia."

In 1865 he published a " Life of John Brainerd," a brother
of David Brainerd and successor of the latter as Mis-
sionary to the Indians. He was a frequent contributor
to magazines and to the press generally, believing greatly
in this mode of influence, and was a founder and associate
editor of the " Presbyterian Quarterly Eeview."

He received the degree of D.D. from Amherst College in
1848, was moderator of the General Assembly of the
Presbyterian Church in 1864, and at the time of his death
chairman of the committee for reunion of the Old and
New School. His life, written by his widow, was published
by Lippincott & Co., in 1870.

He was characterized l)y great common sense, and by a
command of voice and language, that secured him instant
attention and influence in any assemblage. In connection
witli his lifelong friend. Rev. Albert Barnes, a great part
of the growth of their denomination, in the erection of
churches and otherwise, was due to their efforts.

He was a kindred spirit with the Eev. Albert Barnes, with
whom he was long contemporary in common labors and
ecclesiastical burdens. Concerning this friendship an
editorial in The New York Evangelist 24 years after his
death says: Xever, probably, were two prominent min-
isters truer yoke-fellows. Equally conscientious and sen-
sitive to duty, and if need be, intrepid in word and deed,
each came to fully know and admire the traits of the
other, diverse though they might be from his own. The
one was natiirally eloquent, and at times impassioned of
speech, while the other was restrained, and apt to main-
tain a judicial air and temper throughout his carefully
ordered discourse. Complementing each other thus, there
was a peculiar beauty in their lives, and a power un-
matched by men who stand apart. The immediate circle
in which they moved was naturally a favored one, and there
were perhaps many who shared and contributed to its
interest. One of these, the beloved wife of Dr. Brainerd.
has lingered long and most happily with her children, so



Sixth Generation. 167

that she has only recently, and at a great age, fallen on
sleep. — Ed. Ev.

An obituary notice said of him, " As a business man he was
marked by industry and integrity. He was a man of
strong mind and good judgment, a man of quick wit and
few words, a good citizen, a trusted friend, an affectionate
and indulgent parent, and for more than half a century
lived a humble and consistent Christian life."

The following on Mrs. Brainerd's death is from The Evan-
gelist: " Of the best Puritan stock, she was devoted to
family and friends until an early widowhood. Then she
took the place of her husband as editor of The Christian
Intelligencer, and afterwards started and conducted at
New Haven The Microcosm, a very successful monthly
magazine that was the pioneer of publication for the home
circle. At that time Thomas Brainerd was pastor of a
western church and editor of The Cincinnati Journal, a
Presbyterian newspaper having the largest circulation of
any printed in the Mississippi valley. Visiting Ifew
Haven in 1836, he was urged by Leonard Bacon to make
the acquaintance of and marry the editor of The Micro-
cosm, as the ideal wife for a literary clergyman. An intro-
duction and a wedding followed. Shortly afterward Mr.
Brainerd Ijecame pastor of ' Old Pine Street Church ' in
Philadelphia, and for over thirty years his wife was his
coadjutor in the ministry, if not in the pulpit, being
adviser and friend of the whole congregation, as their home
was the center of ecclesiastical life in that city during the
stirring times from 1837 to 1865.

"After her husband's sudden death, while chairman of the
Assembly's Committee on Eeunion, she wrote his life, pub-
lished by Lippincott in ISTO — a book that portrays his
history and times in strong, graphic English, with a sub-
purpose of enforcing the duties and value of the ministry.
On this account it has been selected several times by
thoughtful men for presentation to each member of the
graduating class in our theological seminaries, and is
found in the small library of many a young clergyman.
Ever since 1830 Mrs. Brainerd has been a frequent writer
for the newspaper press, her contributions being welcomed
and full of vitality after she had passed the 81st year of
her age.

" Having removed to Canada with her only son, she con-
tinued a large correspondence, and on her 80th birthday
received nearly one himdred letters of remembrance,
including over sixty from members of the church in Phila-
delphia, from which she had then been separated for
twenty years.

" Her last illness was borne with the patience she had shown
through life, and though greatly disappointed that she did
not ' die on Christmas,' as a change of symptoms had led



168 Brainerd-Brainard Genealogy.

her to hope,, she waited eagerly, but with resignation, for
the end to come. At her request her body was taken to
Philadelphia, and placed beside that of her husband, under
the walls of the old church that was ever in htr thoughts,
and in the presence of a very large assemblage that em-
braced in some cases three generations of those whom she
had counselled, comforted, and loved." Kev. Thomas
Brainerd died Aug. 22, 1866, ae. 62 years, 3 months, 5
days, in Scranton, Pa. Mrs. Mary (Whiting) (Whiting)
Brainerd died Feb. 12, 1889, in her 83d year, at the resi-
dence of her son. Thomas Chalmers Brainerd. in Montreal.
Canada.

Children by the second marriage :

lill. i. Thomas Chalmebs, b. Sept. 27, 1837. in Philadelphia, Pa.

ii. Mary Wiiitixg. b. Feb. 24, 1839, in Philadelphia, Pa. ; d. Jan.
17. 1S4G, ae. G yrs., 10 mos., 24 ds.
612. Hi. Emiia Gertrude, b. Jan. 3, 1841, in Philadelphia, Pa.

iv. CiiAKiEs. b. Jan. 21, 1844, in Philadelphia, Pa.; d. Mav 20.
1849.



281. Sylvester^ Braixeed {Olivet-', Eliakim\ Gideon^, James-.
Daniel^) of Haddam, Middlesex Co., Conn.: m. (bv
Stephen Tibbals, Esq.,), about 1802, Lucinda L. Hub-
bard, b. June 19, 1781, daughter of Job and Thankful
(Clark) Hubbard of Haddam. He was a ship carpenter
and a farmer in Haddam. He was Captain of a company
of militia in the 7th Eegt., 2d Brigade, from 1814 to' 1818.
Mr. Sylvester Brainerd died Feb. 23, 1843, ae. 64 years,
1 month, 1 day. Mrs. Lucinda L. (Hubbard) Brainerd
died Xov. 19, 1859, ae. 78 years, 5 months. 8 days.

Children :

613. i. Revillo, b. Nov. 13, 1803, in Haddam, Conn.

614. ii. Deaktheum Hubbabd, b. Nov. 8, 1805, in Haddam. Conn.

615. iii. John Erastus Harvey, b. Feb. 20, 1808, in Haddam, Conn.
016. iv. CuEANTHA LuciNDA, b. Mavch 23, 1812, in Haddam, Conn.

V. Sylvester Ezra, b. Oct. 29, 1815, in Haddam, Conn.; d. Julv
9. 1S36. ae. 21 years.

617. vi. SOPHRONIA Samantha, b. Aug. 6. 1818, in Haddam, Conn.

618. vii. Benjamin Hopkins, b. Dec. 6, 1825, in Haddam, Conn.



282. Ehoda" Bkaixerd (OUver\ Elial-im', Gideon^. James".
Daniel^) of Haddam. Middlesex Co., Conn.; m., March 21.
1809, Orrin Smith, b. Aug. 4, 1786, son of Stephen and
Esther (Church) Smith of Haddam. He lived in Ber-
gen, Genesee Co., N. Y., moving there from Haddam.
They were church members in Haddam. Mrs. Ehoda
(Brainerd) Smith d. July 8. 1861, in West Somerset.
N. Y. Mr. Orrin Smith d. Aug. 28. 1868. in Marshall.
Mich.



Sixth Generation. 169'

Smith cliiklreii :

i. LuciNDA. b. 1S09, in Haddani, Conn.; d. in Sweden, Monroe

Co., N. Y.
ii. Stephen Elij.\h, b. Aug. 24, 1811, in Haddam, Conn.: res.

West Somerset, N. Y. He \yas ra. twice. Ch. : Two.
iii. Susannah, b. July 24. 1813, in Haddam, Conn.; m., Oct. 22,

1834, Marsh Dickey, She died Aug, 7, 1886, at Albion,

Mich, Three children,
iv. George Brainerd. b. Aug.. 1815. in Haddam, Conn.; res. St.

Louis, Mo., or Detroit, Kan. He was m. twice.
V. Leander, b. Aug, 6, 1818, in Haddam, Conn,; m., Dec. 10,

1862. Margaret Failing, b. Aug. 6. 1826; res. Marshall.

Mich. Ch.: 1. Libby L.. b. Aua;. 15, 1863. 2. Alva L.,

b. Feb. 19, 1870.
vi. Rebecca Spencer, b. 1820, in Haddam, Conn.: d. about 1S24

or 1825.
vii. Ursula B., b. Dec. 11, 1823, in Haddam, Conn.; m. March 25,

1857, in Somerset, Mich.. Martin Starkweather. She died

in 1874. He died about 1876, in Columbus, Wis.
viii. Martha, b. 1825, in Sweden. Mich.: m., Jan,, 1864, William

W, Cleghorn, She died March 7, 1883, in New Carlisle,

Ind. One child, a daughter.
ix. Mary, b, about 1825; twin sister of Martha, She d, about

1826.
X. LIVONA. b. : d. young.

283. ScsANXA*^ Beaixerd (Olivei^, Elial-im^, Grideon^. James"-,

Daniel^) of Haddam, Middlesex Co., Conn.; m., Dec. 31,
1805, Solomon Walkley, Jr., b. 1771, in Haddam, son of
Solomon and Kebecea (Hazleton) Walkle}' of the same
place. He was a farmer in Haddam, Conn. Mrs. Su-
sanna (Brainerd) Walklev died June 15, 1813, ae. 32
years. He m. (2) Feb. '22, 1814, Prudence Hubbard,
daughter of Deacon David Hubbard. Two children. She
d. He m. (3), Eunice (Thomas) Brooks, widow of
George Brooks. One child liy the third marriage. Mr.
Solomon Walkley died Dec. IS, 1853, ae. 83 years.

Walkley children :

i, Sallt Maria, b. Aug. 31. 1807, in Haddam. Conn.; m., May
6, 1828, David Porter Wilcox; res. was in Riley, Clinton
Co., Mich., afterward in St. Johns, Mich. She died May 17,
1882. Two daughters.

ii. Oliver, b. 1809, in" Haddam, Conn.

284. Alfred'' Brainerd {Olivet^, Eliakim*, Gideon^, James^,

DanieP) of Haddani, Middlesex Co., Conn.; m., Dec. 30,
1817, Esther Smith, b. Dec. 12, 1793, dau. of Stephen
and Esther (Church) Smith of Haddam. Mrs. Esther
(Smith) Brainerd d. Sept, 3, 1835, ae. 41 yrs,, 8 mos.,
21 ds. He m. (2), May 23, 1836, Abigail Thomas, b.
April 22, 1793, dau. of Captain James and Jerusha
(Clarke) Thomas. He was a farmer in Haddam. Mr.
Alfred Brainerd d. Dec. 4, 1873, ae. 78 yrs., 6 mos., 1 d.
Mrs. Abigail (Thomas) Brainerd d. Feb. 28, 1881, ae.
87 yrs,, 10 mos., 6 ds.



170 Bminerd-Brainard Genealogy.

Children by the first marriage:
i. Julia Anx. b. ilav 11, 1819. in Haddam. Conn.; d. March 22,

1845.
ii. Hezekiak, b. April iS, 1821. in Haddam, Conn.; d. Nov. 19,

or 26, 1888, ae. 67 yrs., 6 mos., 21 ds. ; res. Haddam, Conn.;

a farmer; unm.
iii. John Spencfb, b. May 19, 1824, in Haddam, Conn.; d. Sept.

5, 1848. in New Orleiins, La. He was a joiner; umn.

619. iv. MiBlAM Makia, b. Dec. 20, 1826, in Haddam', Conn.

620. V. Ellen Esther, b. July 31, 1833, in Haddam, Conn.

vi. Oli\-er Smith, b. Aug." 10. 1835, in Haddam. Conn.; d. Nov. 7.
1838. ae. 19 months.

285. JrUA'^ Bkaixekd {Oliver'. EUal-iin\. Gidcoir. James". Dan-
?e^) of Haddam. Middlesex Co.. Conn.; m., July 25,
1818, Alanson Arnold, son of David and Jerusha
(Thomas) Arnold of Haddam. Conn. !Mr. Alanson
Arnold dii'd . :\rrs. Julia (P.rainord) Arnold died



Arnold childre



n : seven.



286. George Smith'' Br.vinerd (Elial-im^, ElialinvK Gideon",
James-, Daniel^) of Haddam, Middlesex Co., Conn.; m.
Dec. 7, 1818, Orpha Clark, b. April 30, 1797, dau. of
John and Dorothy (Brooks) Clark of Haddam, Conn.
Mrs. Orpha (Clark) Brainerd d. Oct. 8, 1849, ae. 52 yrs.,
5 mos., 8 ds. He m. (3), Nov. 25, 1850, Elizabeth
Huntington, b. Dec. 30, 1815, dau. of Jonathan and
Elizabeth Leeds (Comstock) Himtington of Haddam,
Conn. Dorothy (Brooks) Clark was dau. of Dorothy
(Smith) Brooks, and she was dau. of Dorothy (Brainerd)
Smith, who was the eldest dau. of Hezekiah and Dorothy
(Hobart) Brainerd. A blanket of heavy silk, which was
used for the christening of Hezekiah Brainerd's children,
is now in the possession of Dorothy (Clark) Kopple, and
has descended to the Dorothys of the family till the present
time. He was a farmer and quarryman in Haddam. He
was elected deacon of the Congregational church Jan. 24,
1841, and ordained deacon March 5. 1841, holding the
office during life. He was justice of the peace for eight
years, collector several years, treasurer from 1822 until
1831 inclusive, and a private in the militia company.
Mr. George Smith Brainerd d. Jan. 17, or 27, 1872, ae.
79 yrs.. 9 mos., 11 ds. Mrs. Elizabeth (Huntington)
Brainerd d. Oct. 28. 1895, ae. 81 yrs.

Children by the first marriage :

621. i. George Smith, b. Jan. 14, 1819, in Haddam, Conn.

ii. Ursula, b. Jan. 12, 1822, in Haddam. Conn.: d. Feb. 10, 1849.

622. iii. Oepha Cl.\rk, b. Oct. 1, 1824, in Haddam, Conn., d. ae. 27

years, at her brother's home in Libert^Tille, III.
iv. John Austin, b. Feb. 5. 1828. in Haddam. Ciain.; d. !\Iareh
13. 1835.



Sixth Generation. ITI

V. Mary Emma, b. Nov. 5, 1830, in Haddaiu, Conn. She was an
assistant teacher in a school at Falmouth, Mass., after-
ward in Sinclairville, 111., and for many years had charge of
the school in Brainerd Academy. Haddam, Conn. She is
(1906) in delicate health.

vi. Hezekiah, b. Sept. 5, 1833. in Haddam. Conn.; d. March 13,
1834. ae. 6 months.

vii. John Austin, b. Dec. 5, 1834, in Haddam, Conn.

viii. Lucy Ann. b. Dec. 4. 1837. in Haddam. Conn.: d. April 31.
1838.



287. Cephas^ Br.\inekd (Eliakim', Eliakim^ Gideon", James-,

Daniel'-) of Haddam, Middlesex Co., Conn.; m., Feb. 14,
1821, Cynthia Spencer, b. Feb. 5, 1T93, daughter of David
and Damaris (Brainerd) Spencer of Haddam. He was
a farmer at Haddam. He was Captain of a company of
militia. Captain Cephas Brainerd died Feb. 5, 1852, ae.
57 years. 6 months, 5 days. Mrs. Cynthia (Spencer)
Brainerd died Feb. 29. 1852. ae. 59 years, 24 days.

Children :

i. Jane, b. Feb. 8, 1822, in Haddam, Conn.: d. June 13, 1823, ae.

li/a years,
ii. Jane, b. May, 1824, in Haddam, Conn.; d. June .5, 1824, ae. 5

weeks.
iii. Mabtha Elizabeth, b. Sept. 20. 1825, in Haddam, Conn. ; d.

July 4, 1886. ae. 60 yrs., 9 mos., 24 ds.. in New York city,
iv. Leonidas, b. May 5, 1828. in Haddam. Conn.; d. Dec. 26,

1828, ae. 7 months.
V. LEONIDA.S. b. Feb. 8. 1830. in Haddam. Ccnn.: d. Oct. 27. 1830,

ae. 9 months.
624. vi. Cephas, b. Sept. 8. 1831, in Haddam. Conn.
62.5. vii. Cynthia Virginia, b. Aug. 20, 1836, in Haddam, Conn.

288. Ursula^ Brainerd {Eliahinv', Elial-im*, Gideon^, Jame^,

Daniel^) of Haddam, Middlesex Co., Conn.; m., Oct. 13,
1823 (by Eev. John Marsh), Major Arnold Hazelton
Hayden, b. Nov. 30, 1788, son of John and Mary (Ar-
nold) Hayden of Haddam. He was a merchant of the
firm of J. Brainerd & Co. of Haddam. Major Arnold
Hazelton Hayden died April 16, 1869, ae. 80 years, 4
months, 16 days. Mrs. Ursula (Brainerd) Havden died
Oct. 30, 1869, ae. 72 years, 6 months. 21 days. "

Hayden children:

i. Ann Lord, b. Sept. 5. 1824 in Haddam. Conn.; m., Oct. 21.
1847, Joseph Warren Brackett, son of Joseph Warren and
Charlotte (Wiggins) Brackett of New York city. He died
Oct. 7, 1853. Ch.: Joseph Warren, b. March 30, 1849.

ii. ArnoU) Hazelton, b. Oct. 27, 1826, in Haddam, Conn.; m.,
Feb. 13, 1873, Nancy A. Williams. He died April 28, 1891,
ae. 64 yrs., 6 mos.. 1 d.

iii. Randolph, b. Aug. 1. 1829, in Haddam, Conn.; m., Dec. 1,
1880, Ella M. Lawrence, b. Nov. 20, 1851, daughter of Capt.
Charles and Mary Ann (Bevin) Lawrence. Ch.: 1. Ella
Ursula, b. June 10. 1884. 2. Randolph Leonard, b. June
16, 1892; res. Haddam.



i'^2 Brainerd-Brainard Genealogy.

iv. Ralph, b. Feb. 19, 1832, in Haddam, Conn.; d. May 11, 1832.

V. R.\LPii KiRKE, b. March 6, 1833. in Haddam, Conn.; d. Oct.
20, 183.5.

vi. Preston Kirke, b. Feb. 13, 1836. in Haddam, Conn.; res. Ne-
braska.

vii. Ursula Brai.xerd, b. March 25. 1839. in Haddam, Conn.; m.,

Aug. 14, 1863, James North Wright, b. , son of

James and Lucy (North) Wright. She died Nov. 27, 1870,

ae. 31 years. Oh.: 1. A son, b. ; d. soon. 2.

James Hayden, b. May 13, 1867.

289. Austin^ Bbainerd {EUakim^, Eliakim*, Gideon^, Jame.s^,

Daniel^) of Haddam, Middlesex Co., Conn.; m., ,

Mary Elizabeth Brackett, b. July 15, 1815, daughter of
Joseph Warren and Charlotte (Wiggins) Brackett of New
York city. He graduated at Yale in 1823. He studied
medicine with Dr. Andrew F. Warner of Haddam, with
Edward S. Cone of Middletown, and Silas Fuller of
Columbia, Conn., afterwards physician at the insane
retreat in Hartford, Conn. He attended medical lectures
in New Haven, Conn. He practiced his profession, first
in Providence, K. I., then in Brooklyn, N. Y., and lastly
in New York city. During the rage of the cholera in
1849, being attacked with that disease at 6 o'clock p. m.,
he expired at ■! o'clock the next morning. Dr. Austin
Brainerd died July 13, 1849, ae. 49 years, 2 months, 3
days, in New York city. Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Brackett)
Brainerd died Jan. 8, 1889, ae. 73 years, 5 months, 23
days.

Children :

i. Louisa, b. April 16. 1838. in Providence. R. I.; d. March 22,

1844.
ii. Charles Wakrex. b. Dec. 5. 1S44. in Brooklyn. N. Y. : res.

Brooklyn. N. Y.

290. Allex* Brainerd {Phincas', Eliakim*, Gideon'. James^,

Daniel^) of Maromas, Middlesex Co., Conn.; m., Dec.
IS. 1828, Roxanna Tryon, dau. of David and Deborah
(Brainerd) Trvon of Middletown, Conn. Mrs. Eoxanua
(Tryon) Brainerd died Sept. 9, 1833-34, ae. 38 years.
She drowned herself in the Connecticut Eiver, being
delirious. He ni. (2). Jan. 3, 1839, Emeline Matilda
Penfield, b. Jan. 29, 1806, daughter of John and Jane
(Stewart) Penfield of Portland, Conn. He was a farmer
in Maromas or Middletown South Farms, as it was for-
merly called. Mr. Allen Brainerd died June 16, 1857, ae.
59 years, 3 months, 25 days. She m. (2), Jan. 18, 1871,
Josiah Prior and was divorced, taking the name of her
first husband. Mrs. Emeline Matilda (Penfield) (Brain-
erd) Prior d. June 17, 1887, ae. 81 yrs., 4 mos.. 18 ds.

Child by the first marriage:

i. MiRY An.n-, b. Feb. 20, 1833. in Maromas. Conn.: d. Sept. 12,
1840, ae. 7 vrs., 6 mos.. 22 ds.




)R. AISTIX BRAIXAIU)



Sixth Generation. 17o

291 . Mabel" Brainerd {Phinea^, Eliakim*, Gideon^. James^,

Daniel^) of Maromas, Middlesex Co., Conu. ; m., May 3,
1859, Elijah Smith Arnold, b. Dec. 27, 1806, in Suffield,
Conn., son of John and Betsey (Brainerd) Arnold. His
first wife was Ann Thayer, who died June 23, 1851, ae.
41 years. He was a farmer in SufBeld. Mrs. Mabel
(Brainerd) Arnold d. Feb. 21, 1878, ae. 71 yrs., 5 mos., 28
ds. Mr. Elijah Smith Arnold d. June 28, 1886, ae. 79 yrs.,
6 mos., 21 ds.

No children.

292. John E." Brainerd (Phinca^', Elial-iin\, Gideon"-, James-,

DanieV) of Maromas, Middlesex Co., Conn.; m., Sept. 25,
1842, Louisa Freeman, b. Feb. 3, 1820, daughter of Israel
and Deborah (Goff) Freeman of Middle Haddam, Conn.
He was a farmer in Maromas, Conn., formerly Middle-
town South Farms. Mr. John E. Brainerd died June 2,
1851, ae. 41 years, 3 months, 1 day. Mrs. Louisa (Free-
man) Brainerd* died, probably, .Tan. IS, 1877. ae. 58 years.

Children :
620. j. Harriet Louisa, b. Sept. 23, 1843, in Maromas, Conu.
627. ii. FeanIvLIN, b. Sept. 1, 1S44, in Maromas, Conn.
62S. iii. Alfred, b. Aug. 8, 1847, in Maromas, Conn.

293. :\rARY M.* Brainerd {Dan', Eliakim*, Gideon\ James\

Daniel^) of Haddam, Middlesex Co., Conn.; m., Nov. 27,
1863, Erastus H. Knowles, b. Oct. 14, 1835, in Haddam,
son of Willard and Asenath Minerva (Dickinson)
Knowles. He enlisted as private in the First Connecticut
Heavy Artillery during the late Eebellion and was pro-
moted to first Sergeant. He served during the whole of
the War of the Rebellion. He was a mechanic living in
Middletown, Conn. Mrs. Mary M. (Brainerd) Knowles
d. Oct. 9, 1897, ae. 63 yrs. Mr. Erastus H. Knowles d.
June 6, 1893, ae. 58 res., in Bridgeport, Conn.

Knowles children:

i. Sedgwick G., b. Sept. 21, ISOC, in Haddam, Conn.; m., Sept.
24, 1889, Jeimie May Thompson of Middletown, Conn., b.
June 5, 1866, in Rockville, Conn., dau. of Robert W. and
Catherine D. (Nye) Thompson, in Middletown, Conn.

ii. SuMNEB S.. b. April 16, 1868, in Haddam, Conn.

iii. Pauune M., b. Feb. 12. 1870, in Haddam, Conn.

iv. Sheridex W.. b. .July 12. 1S72, in Haddam, Conn.

294. Mary Ann'^, Bkaixicrd {Aaru)i', Eiiakim', Gideo?i', James',

Daniel^) of Haddam, Middlesex Co., Conn.; m., March 7,
1839, Col. Charles A. T. Dickinson, son of Arza D. and



The date of death makes her one year older than by birth.



17+ Brain€i.rd-Brainar(l Genealogy.

riiebe (Crook) Dickinson. He was a farmer in Haddam,
Beaver Meadow district. Mrs. Marj' Ann (Brainerd)
Dickinson died Sept. 1852, ae. 33 years. He ra. (2)
Lydia M. Cole. Charles A. T. Dickinson d. after 18? (i.

Dickinson children :

i. Aaron Brainerd, b. Oct. 5, 1840. in Haddam, Conn.: d. .\ug.

27. 1863; unni.
ii. A.XNA Genora. b. Oct. 29, 1842. in Haddam. Conn.; d. July

10. 186.3, ae. 21 years; uiim.

295. Chaj{I,e.s Smitii" Braixerd {Aanjn'\ Eliakim*. Gideon^,

James'-, Daniel^) of Beaver district, Haddam, Middlesex
Co., Conn.; m., Nov. 2, 1842. Sylvia Arnold, b. Sept.
5, 1822, daughter of Horace and Sylvia (White) Arnold
of Haddam (by Kev. D. D. Field). He was a farmer in
Haddam. He was Captain in 7th Ecgt. and 7th Brigade.
Captain Charles Smith Brainerd d. Sept. 21, 1849. ae. 28
yrs., 3 mos.. 27 ds. She m. (2), Oct. l.">. 1850. Warren
Washington Pardee. One child, Harriet Ellen Pardee, b.
Sept. 12, 1853. Mr,s. Svlvia (Arnold) (Brainerd) Pardee
d. Oct. 14, 1852, ae. 30 vrs, 1 mo., 9 ds. Mr. Pardee d.
Jime 12. 1854.

Children :
029. i. Louisa FnjEi.iA, b. Nov. 21, 1843, in Haddam, Conn.

ii. Charles Edcar. b. June 5. 1846. in Haddam, Conn. ; d.- Sept.

14. 1849.
iii. Juliette, h. Aug. 31. 1848. in Haddam. Conn.; d. .Tan. 14,

1858.

296. BucKLKT^ Brainerd (OthnieF, OthnieV, AhijaV. James^-,

Daniel) of Paris, Oneida Co., N. Y. ; m., June 13, 1805,
Mela Blakesley, b. June 4, 178G, daughter of Eli and
Letitia, or Letice (Curtis) Blakesley of Litchfield Co.,
Conn. He was a farmer. He moved to Paris, N. Y., in
1796, and from thence to Liberty, Kenosha Co., Wis. He
served in the War of 1812. Mr. Buckley Brainerd died
Eeb. 14, 1857, ae. 74 jears, 2 months, 18 days. Mrs. Mela
(Blakesley) Brainerd died July 17, 1866, ae. 80 years, 1



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