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Brainerd d. June 4, 1854, ae. 32 yrs., 3 mos. He m. (3),
Jan. 9, 1855, Eugenia Theresa Ellis, in Eaton Co., Mich.,

b. , dan. of Harvey and Ellis. He lived in

Grand Blanc, Mich. *Mr. Gurdon Spencer Brainerd d.
Dec. 16, 1860, ae. 38 yrs., 3 mos. Mrs. Eugenia Theresa
(Ellis) Brainerd d. .

Children by the first marriage :

974. i. Marion Lincoln, b. Dec. 17, 1844, in Grand Blanc, Mich.

975. ii. Polly Amdlette, b. Jan. 10, 1847, in Grand Blanc, Jlich.

976. iii. Florence Lucy, b. June 18, 1851, in Grand Blanc, Mich.

Cliild by the second marriage :

iv. Frederic Harvey, b. July 25, 1857, in Grand Blanc, Mich.; res.
Emerson, Otoe Co.j Neb.

561. Lavina' BiuiiNEED {Joshua^, EW, Dudley^ Jamcs^, James-,

DanieV-) of Eush, Monroe Co., N. Y. ; m., , Sylves-
ter Dudley Brainerd, b. , son of Amos and Eachel

(Brainerd) Brainerd. Mrs. Lavina (Brainerd) Brain-
erd d., ae. 37 yrs. Mr. Sylvester Dudley Brainerd
d. .

Brainerd child:

i. Silas, b. ; res. Beardstown, Cass Co., 111.

562. Eliza Ann^ Brainerd {Dudley^, EW, Dudley*, James',

James^, DanieV) of Rush, Monroe Co., N. Y. ; m., ,

William Don or Dun. Mrs. Eliza Ann (Brainerd) Don or
Dun d. in Saline, Washtenaw Co., Mich. Mr. William
Don or Dun d. .

Dun children :

i. Nelson, b. .

ii. Eri, b. .

563. Eri L.' Beaineed (Dudley^, Eli^, Dudley*, James^, James'',

Daniel^) of Eush, Monroe Co., N. Y. ; m. — . He was

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a member of the State Pioneer Society of Michigan. Oct.,
1841, he resided in Saline, but in 1877 he was in Pittsfield,
Mich. He afterward went to California. Mr. Eri L.
Brainerd d. in Saline, Washtenaw Co., Mich.


564. Oerin Nathan' Brainerd {HezeMah Ackley^Eli', Dudley*,
James^, James-, DanieV-) of Eush, Monroe Co., N. Y. ; m.,
Aug. 31, 1843, Lucy P. Porter, b. Dec. 12, 1821, in E.
Eush, Monroe Co., Mich., dau. of Stuart and Phidelia
(Williams) Porter. In 1849 he went to Hamilton, Can-
ada West, with a large quantity of broom com, and carried
on the business of manufacturing brooms, and supplied the
trade from Windsor to Quebec. In 1851 he sent samples
of his brooms to the World's Exposition in London, and
drew three prizes, a medal, a certificate with Prince Al-
bert's sig-nature, and a large book describing every article
in the exposition. The sample brooms were presented to
Queen Victoria, for which he received a pleasing reraem-
btance. In 1854 he sold out the broom business, and went
to Port Burwell, at the mouth of Big Otter Creek, on
Lake Erie, and put up the first circular saw mill in
Canada West. He sold out, and from thence moved
to Cleveland, Ohio, and from thence to Marion, Iowa,
and became a large land owner. In 1863 he had 3,200
acres of sorghum cane, the largest crop ever raised liy one
person. He patented an evaporator in 1861, which proved
a success. In 1863 he went to Chicago, and soon built the
Union and Brainerd mills, and supplied the trade and
army with flour and meal. The mills were afterward
destroyed in a great fire. He supplied the Lake Superior
line of boats with flour and feed for the copper mines. In
1868, he removed to southern Illinois, and invented and
built machines for making wash boards, both sides alike
and without nails. In 1880 he carried on a factory making
thousands of egg cases and boxes in St. Louis, when he
patented a case which drew the trade from all over the
United States. He lived in Carbondale, Jackson Co.,
111. Mrs. Lucy P. (Porter) Brainerd d. Mch. 23, 1883.
He m. (2), 1884, a lady in St. Louis, Mo., but they soon
parted. Mr. Orrin Xathan Brainerd d. .

Children :

977. i. Maey M., b. Sept. 21, 1S45, in Soutbfield, Wich.

978. ii. AuEED Nelson, b. Jan. 15, 1848, in Hamilton, Canada West.
ill. Stuart P., b. Feb. 17, 1850, in Hamilton, Canada West; d.

May 16, 1877, in Carbondale, 111.

979. iv. Jessie M., b. Jan. 7, 1852, in Marion, la.

980. V. KUFUS H., b. Oct. 22, 1856, in Marion, la.
vi. Cora C. h. Feb. 17, 1858, in Tliebes, 111.

vii. George A., b. Jan. 23, 1860, in Thebes, 111.; d. June 20, 1862,
in Chicago, 111. .

Seventh Generation. 2<i9

565. Augustus Brockway^ Beainerd {Hezehlah Acklcy'-, Eli',

Dudley^, Jame^, Jame^, Daniel^) of Kush, Monroe Co.,
N. Y. ; m., June 9, 1852, in Avon, N. Y., Laura A.. Craw-
ford, b. Aug. 6, 1S32, in the same place, dau. of Anson
and Electa (GofE) Crawford. He was an engineer, and
lived at Grand Eapids, Mich. Mrs. Laura A. (Crawford)
Brainerd d. Nov. 17, 1887, ae. .55 yrs., 4 mos., 12 ds. Mr.
Augustus Brockwa}- Brainerd d. .

Cliiklren :

981. i. Flora Adelle, b. Julv 20, 1856, in Lament, Mich.

982. ii. Flokence E., b. July 28. 1858, in Lament, Mich.

983. iii. Elmer E., b. Aug. 5, 1862.
iv. Fidelia, b. Jan. 23, 1872.
V. Minnie P., b. Dec. 25, 1874.

566. Byron Strong'' Brainerd (Hezel-iah AcMey", Eli^, Dudley*,

Jame^, Javies^, DanieV-) of Eush, Monroe Co., N. Y. ; m.,
Jan. 4, 1819, Phylinda Lovina Porter, b. Feb. 11, 18.30, in
Rush, N. Y., dau. of Stuart and Phidelia (Williams) Por-
ter. He was agent for The Continental Insurance Co. of
New York, and lived in What Cheer, Iowa. He was, 1892,
in Ogden, Utah. Mrs. Brainerd was much interested in
the temperance work. ilr. Bvron Strong Brainerd
d. .

Children :

984. i. Clarence Exerie, b. Dec. 3, 1852, in Huron Co., Ohio.

ii. Ella Claradel, b. May 2, 1856, in Huron Co., Ohio: d. Apr.
26, 1871.

985. iii. Edward Cornelius Scott, b. Oct. 13, 1863, in Huron Co.. Ohio.

567. Adeliza Ann^ Brainerd (Ilezelciah AcMey^, EU=, Dudley*,

Janies^, James^, Daniel^) of Rush, Monroe Co., N. Y. ; m.,

, Cheseldon Kidder, b. in Brookline, Vt., son of

David and Chloe (Wliitney) Kidder. He lived in Henri-
etta, Monroe Co., N. Y. Mrs. Adeliza Ann (Brainerd)
Kidder d. .

Kidder children :

i. Katie, b. , in Henrietta, N. Y. ; d. — .

ii. Feankie, b. . , in Henrietta, N. Y.; d. .

568. Harvey Ackley" Brainerd {Hezelciah AcMeif, Eli', Dud-

ley*, Jame^, James'^, DanieV-) of Rush, Monroe Co., N. Y. ;
m., Oct. 11, 1864, in Brookline, Vt., Sophronia Angelina
Ford, b. Oct. 25, 1845, in the same place, dau. of Van
Rensselaer and Delpha (Kidder) Ford. He lived in Put-
ney, Vt. He enlisted in the late Civil War, Oct. 16, 1861,
in Co. G. 13th Inf. of N. Y. Vols. Mrs. Sophronia An-
gelina (Ford) Brainerd d. Sept. 15, 1867. He m. (2),
Feb. 22, 1869, Weltha Janette Skinner, b. Nov. 14, 1834,
in Brookline, Vt., dau. of David and Lydia (Perham)

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Skinner. He is a mechanic. He lives in Putney, Vt.
Mr. Harvey Aclvley Brainerd d. .

Children by the first marriage :

i. DuANE ACKLEY, b. Feb. 25, 1806, in Henrietta, N. Y.

986. ii. Hattie Sophbonia, b. Sept. 15, 1867, in Putney, Vt.

Children by the second marriage:

987. iii. Ltdia Eliza, b. Dec. 29, 1869, in Putney, Vt.
iv. Btbon Alva, b. May 4, 1873, in Putney, Vt.

V. Chauncey Augustus, b. Mch. 4, 1875, in Putney, Vt.

569. John Horace' Brainerd {Edmund'^, Jahiiv", Jonathan^

James^, dames'^, DanieV-) of ; m., Dec. 28, 1849,

Sylvia Holeomb, b. . He was a lawyer living in

St. Paul, Minn. Mr. John Horace Brainerd d. .

Children :

988. i. Orcelia Adelaide, b. Feb. 18. 1S50. in St. Paul, Minn.

989. ii. Francis Leon, b. July 18, 1851, in St. Paul, Minn.

570. Hamriet Sophia'' Brainerd {Edmund^, Jabin^, Jonathan*,

James^j James-, Danic?) of ; m., Jan. 4, 1844, at

Lisbon, Waukesha Co., Wis., Sylvester Eowe, b. Sept. 14,
1821, in Xew York state, son of Abner and Mary (Eich-
ard) Eowe. He resided in Menomonee Palls, Wis., and
held the office of Xotarv Public. Mrs. Harriet Sophia
(Brainerd) Eowe d. Sept. 30, 1846. or Aug. 11, 1848, at
Barton, Washington Co., Wis. Mr. Svlvester Eowe
d. .

i. Masy Ann, b. Aug. 18, 1845, in Waulcesba, Wis.; m. Dr. Fox.
Ch. : 1. Louise. 2. Lucy.

571 . Levekett Denison' Brainerd {Edmund''', Jabin^, Jonathan*,

James^, Jame^, Daniel}) of ; m., June 12, 1854, at

Delafield. Wis., Nancy Seymour, b. , dau. of Lev-

erett Baldwin and (Weaver) Seymour. He was an

Episcopal clergyman, living (1890) in Glenwood, la. He
graduated from the Nashotal Theological Seminarj- in Wis-
consin in 1854. Mrs. Nancy (Seymour) Brainerd d. Dec.
9, 1887. He was pastor "of the St. John's Episcopal
Church. Mr. Leverett Denison Brainerd d. .

Children :

i. Nettie Seymoub, b. Meli. 4, 1855.
990. ii. Leverett Edmund, b. May 16, 1861, at Beaver Dam, Wis.

iii. Ella Denison, b. Aug. 23, 1862, at Oconomowoc, Wis.; d., 1894.

572. Henry Jabis' Brainerd {Edmund'^, Jahin^, Jonathan*,
Jame^, Daniel^) of ; m., July 4, 1864,

Seventh Generation. 271

Sarah L. Hinckley, b. June 27, 1837, in Brooklyn, Ohio,
dau. of Al^el and Sarah (Denison) Hinckley, formerly
from E. Haddam, Conn., and his wife from Saybrook,
Conn. He owned a grist mill in St. Paul, Minn. He af-
terward moved to Hazelhnrst, Miss. Mr. Henry Jabis
Brainerd d. Apr. 15, 1884, ae. 52 yrs.. 1 mo., 11 ds. Mrs.
Sarah L. (Hinckley) Brainerd d. .

Children :

i. LoviSE Hakkiet, b. Aug. 20, 1S66, in St. Paul, Minn.; d. .

ii. Abthur Henry, b. Sept. 21, 1867, in St. Paul, Minn.

iii. Florence Aurelia, b. Oct. 10, 1871, in Platteville, Wis.

iv. Ernest Hinckley, b. Oct. 26, 1873, in Princeton, 111.

V. Nellie Addie, b. Mch. 28, 1876, in Princeton, 111.

vi. Cora May, b. May 28, 1878, in Hazelhurst, Minn.

vii. Albert Francis, b. June 24, 1881, in Hazellmrst, Minn.

673. Mart Emeline' Braineed (Edmund^, Jahin^, Jonathan^,

Jame^, James^, DanieV-) of ; m., , Marcellus

Stevens, b. . Mrs. Mary Emeline (Brainerd)

Stevens d. in 1886, ae. 47 yrs., in Sparta, Wis. Mr. Mar-
cellus Stevens d. .

Stevens child :

i. A child, b. : d. .

574. William H.' Brainerd (Simeon^, Samuel^, Jonathan*,
James^, Janies^, Daniel'^) of Albany, Albany Co., N. Y. ;
m., Apr. 26, 1881, Carrie A. or L. Brumagliim of Albanv.
N. Y., b. May 2, 1859, in Albany, N. Y., dau. of James
M. and Emma (Eathbone) Brumaghim of the sann' iilafc
He was on the reportorial staff of The Allimni Erciiiiig
Jovrnal, and lived in Albany. N". Y. Mr. William H.
Brainerd d. .

Children :

i. Jajies Warren, b. Apr. 20, 1882, in Macon, Ga.

ii. Madison Edward, b. Oct. 19, 1887, in Albany, N. Y.

675. Cl.\ra Louisa^ Brainerd {Simeon.^, Samuel^, Jonathan*.
Jame^j James^, Daniel'^) of Albany, Albany Co., N". Y. ;
m., June 22, 1882, Samuel Freeman Snowdonj b. June 21,
1858, son of Charles and Jane (Townsend) Snowdon. He
resided in Albany, and was a commercial traveler. Mrs.
Clara Louisa (Brainerd) Snowdon rl. : .

Snowdon children:
j. Samuel Freeman, b. July 24, 1883, in Albany, N. Y. ; d. young,
ii. George Brainerd, b. Feb. 16, 1886, in Albany, N. Y.; d. .

576. George Washington' Brainard {Simeon^, Samuel^, Jona-
than*, James^, James^, Daniel^) of Albany, Albany Co.,
N. Y.; m., July 28, 1894, Carrie Cheever, b. Oct. 1, 1866,
in Albany, N. Y., dau. of Henry Nathan and Jane (Shep-

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arc!) Clieever. He was a printer, being an operator on a
type-setting machine. He has worked for the same house
25 years, although it has changed liands several times.
He was trustee of the Third Presbyterian Church and
secretary of the board of trustees, a position held by his
grandfather, Elijali Brainerd, in 1828. He was prominent
in all the Masonic bodies, including Xobles of the Mystic
Shrine, holding ofBce in all the bodies. Mr. George Wash-
ington Brainard d. .

Child :

i. George Snowdon, b. Sept. 25, 1896, in Albany, N. Y.; d. Oct.

577. Lucy Elizabeth' Brain^eed {Samuel^, Sainuci'\ Jonathan',

James^, James-, Daniel^) of Flatbush, Kings Co.. X. Y. ;■

m., , Dr. Henry W. Barron, b. Oct. IG, 1834. Mrs.

Lucy Elizabeth (Brainerd) Barron d. Aug. 8, 1872, ae. 37
yrs., 9 mos., 22 ds. Dr. Henry W. Barron d. .

Xo children.

578. FitEEiiAjsr Fielding^ Br-VIxerd {Amasa Fielding''', Jona-

than^, Jonathan*, James^, James^, Daniel^) of : ua.,

Eva Adelaide Comstock, b. , dau. of Mr.

and Francos (Stormes) Comstock. He lived in Lapeer,
Lapeer Co., Mich. Mr. Freeman Fielding Brainerd
d. .

Children :

i. Electa Jaxe, b. Mch. 20, 1880, in Lapeer, Mich.; d. the same

ii. George Freeman, b. Mch. 23, 1882, in Lapeer, Mich,
iii. A son, b. Mch. 12, 1884, in Lapeer, Mich.; d. the same day.
iv. A son, b. Mch. 12, 1884, in Lapeer, Mich.; d. the same day.
V. Emma LrciXDA, b. May 30, 1885, in Lapeer, Mich.; d. .Jan. 30,

vi. DuEiAMi, b. May 1, 1887, in Lapeer, Mich,
vii. Elsie Mat, b. July 8, 1889, in Lapeer, Mich,
viii. Wellington, b. Aug. 22, 1891, in Lapeer, Mich.

579. Mart V.' Braixerd (Amasa Fielding^, Jonathan^, Jona-
than*, James^, Jame.'r, Daniel^) of

William Keyes, b. Mch. 12, 1852, son of Mr. and —

(Lavalle) Keyes, in Watertown, Lapeer Co., Mich. He
was a farmer 'in Clifford, Lapeer Co., Mich. Mrs. Mary
V. (Brainerd) Keyes d. .

Keyes children:

i. Electa, b. Sept. 3, 1870, in Genesee Co. Mich.
ii. Lottie, b. Aug. 8, 1872, in Northam, Mich.

580. Etta' Brainerd (Amasa Fielding^, Jonathan^, Jonathan*,
James", James", Daniel') of ■ — ; m., Xov. 22, 1881,

Seventh Generation. 273

or Nov. 28, 1882, Horace A. Winters, b. Feb. 2, 1853, in
Oakwood, Mich., son of John and Delila (Colman) Win-
ters. He was a farmer in Clamb Lake, Antrim Co., Mich.
Mrs. Etta (Brainerd) Winters d. .

Winters children :

i. John, b. Dec. 13, 1883, in Lapeer Co., Mich.
ii. Maky, b. Mch. 22, 1884, in Lapeer Co., Midi.
iii. M.\UD, b. Jan. 15, 1886, in Lapeer Co., Mich,
iv. Cora Bell, b. June 5, 1888, in Lapeer Co., Mich.
V. David Harrison, b. Apr. 12, 1890, in Clamb Lake. Mich.
vi. George, b. Jan. 19, 1892, in Clamb Lalce, Mich.; d. Mch. 4,
1892, ae. 1 mo., 15 ds.

581 . Cora L.' Brainerd {Amasa Fielding^, Jonatlmn^, Jonathan'^,

James^, James", Daniel^) of ; m., Jan. 4, 1884, Al-

ford Judd, b. Sept., 1858, in Davison, Genesee Co., Mich.,

son of . He v.'as a farmer in Oakwood, Oakland

Co., iEich. Mrs. Cora L. (Brainerd) Jndd d. .

Judd children :

i. Henry, b. Nov. 14, 1885, in Oakwood, Mich,
ii. Grace, b. July 20, 1888, in Oakwood, Mich,
iii. Charles, b. Dee. 12, 1891, in Oakwood, Mich.

582. Benjamin Hubbard'' Brainerd {Eleazer^, Gideon^, Gideon^,

Gideon^, James^, DanieV-)oi Portsmouth, Scioto Co., Ohio;
m., July 4, 1857, Ella Williams Owsley, b. June 8, 1840,
in Lincoln Co., Ky., dau. of William Henry and Mary
(Finley) Owsley. He moved from Ohio to Lincoln. 111.,
July 4, 185T, and with Mr. W. M. Dustin, established
under the firm name of Brainerd & Dustin, the first bank
in that place, in a wooden building, on the site now occu-
pied by Spellnian's elevator. He was president, book-
keeper, teller, and bank clerk. The firm continued until
Nov., 1860, when he sold out and moved upon his farm
north of the city. About the year 1867, or '70, he was
again in the banking business, with J. F. D. Elliott, in
what was a portion of the Commercial Hotel. He brought
to his business good judgment, and easy mastery of the
most important matters in a given transaction, and as a
result was almost uniformly successful. He was a man of
large mental capacity, of resolute purpose, and indefatiga-
ble industry. He was a consistent member of the Presby-
terian Church and took a great interest in its work. In his
later years, he manifested the maturing power of divine
grace in a remarkable way. He conversed freely of his
probable death and of the realities of the unseen world.
His faith was triumphant over the weakness of the flesh,
and he looked forward with perfect trust to the heavenly
life of whose reality he had so often spoken in other years,
when in the full vigor of his health. The remains were
taken to Springfield, 111., and laid to rest in Oakridge

274 Bramerd-Brainard Genealogy.

Cemetery. Mr. Benjamin Hubbard Brainerd d. May 31,
1891, ae. 63 yrs., 1 d. She is recording secretary of the
Woman's Synodical Society of the State of Illinois. Mrs.
Ella Williams (Owsley) Brainerd d. .

Child :

i. Fred, b. Jan. 3, 1858, in Lincoln, 111. ; d. Jan. 28, 1858, ae. 25 ds.

583. Sophia'' Bkainerd {Eleazer^, Gideon^, Gideon*, Gideon^,

James-, Daniel^) of Portsmouth, Scioto Co., Ohio; m., Oct.
5, 1859, Samuel McKee, b. Nov. 4, 1833, in Montgomery
Co., Ky., son of James and Sally (Wilkerson) McKee.
He was a lawyer in Louisville, Ky., practicing in all the
State Courts and giving special attention to all business in
the United States and Canada. He has had 20 years'
experience in the United States Court practice. Mrs.
Sophia (Brainerd) McKee d. .

McKee children:

i. Fbank, b. Aug. 6, 18G0, in Louisville, Ky.

ii. Ben, b. Feb. 20, 1862, in Louisville, Ky.
iii. SAMtiEL, b. Jan. 27, 1867, in Louisville, Ky.

iv. Eugenia, b. Mch. 15, 1870, in Louisville,' Kv.

v. Mary, b. Sept. 11, 1872, in Louisville, Ky. "

vi. Bkainerd, b. Apr. 11, 1878, in Louisville, Ky.

584. Gideon Eeeu' Brainerd {Eleazer^, Gideon', Gideon*,

Gideon^, James^, Daniel'-) of Portsmouth, Scioto Co., Ohio ;
ra., June 8, 1864, in Springfield, 111., Elizabeth Todd
Lamb, b. July 29, 1814, in Springfield, dau. of James
Lea and Susan (Cranmer) Lamb. He was a pork packer
in Springfield. Mr. Gideon Eeed Brainerd d. Apr. 19,
1901, ae. 65 yrs. Mrs. Elizabeth Todd (Lamb) Brainerd
d. .

Children ;

991. i. Leyh Kimball, b. Mch. 30, 1867, in Springfield, 111. A lawyer.

992. ii. Benjamin Hubbabd, b. Apr. 18, 1869, in Springfield, 111. A

bank clerk.

993. iii. 'J.\MES Lea Lamb, b. Mch. 29, 1871, in Springfield, 111.

994. iv. Susan Lamb, b. Feb. 13, 1874, in Springfield, 111.

995. V. Ella B., b. Sept. 25, 1876, in Springfield, 111.

996. vi. Albert Edward, b. Aug. 26, 1879 or 1880, in Springfield, 111.

585. LuciNDA Eeed' Brainerd {Eleazer^, Gideon^, Gideon*, Gid-

eon^, James', Daniel^) of Portsmouth, Scioto Co., Ohio;
m., Nov. 5, 1862, Thomas H. Eogers, b. Sept. 2, 1836, on
the Ganges, at Benares, India, son of William Swartz and
Julia Ann (Eiley) Eogers, a llll^^illna^y at that place. He
graduated at Miami University in Oxiord, Ohio, in 185G.
He was Professor of mathematics in Monmouth College,
Monmouth, 111. She graduated from Oxford Female Col-
lege in 1857. He resides in Monmouth, 111. Mrs. Lu-

Seventh Generation. 275

cinda Eeed (Brainerd) Eogers d. Oct. 30, ISrS. Prof.
Thomas H. Rogers d. .

Eogers children :

i. Amy Keed, b. Oct. 11, 1SG3, in Paris, 111. She lives in Mon-
mouth, III.
ii. Ella Beai.nekd, b. Oct. 3, 1870, in Monmouth, 111.

586. Hervey Eldeidge^ Braineed {Harvey Edward^, Gideon^,

Gideon'^, Gideon^ j James^, DanieV-) of Haddam, Middle-
sex Co., Conn. ; ni., , Mary Foley of Forestdale, Vt.,

b. , dau. of Junes and Nellie (O'Brien) Foley.

He was a clerk in a dry goods house in New York City.
He lived in Brooklyn, N. Y. Mr. Hervey Eldridge Brain-
erd d. .

No children.

587. Miriam Ellen' Brainerd {Harvey Edivard^, Gideon^, Gid

eon*, Gideon^ J James^, Daniel'^) of Haddam, Middlesex Co.,

Conn. ; m., Sept. 14:, 18G2, Ephraim P. Arnold, b.

son of William and Elnia (Hall) Arnold of Haddam
Conn. Mrs. Miriam Ellen (Brainerd) Arnold d. June 23
1863, ae. 22 yrs., 3 mos., 1 d. He m. (2), Sarah Arnold
dau. of Chauncey Arnold, and had several children. He
lived in New York City, afterwards was a farmer in Had-
dam, Conn. Mr. Ephraim P. Arnold d. .

Arnold child:

i.. A son, b. June 23, 18G3, in Haddam, Conn.; d. June 23, 1803.

588. Harriet Maria' Brainerd {Harvey Edward'^, Gideoiv", Gid-

eon*, Gideon^, James"-, DanieV-) of Haddam, Middlesex Co.,
Conn. : m. May 7, 1875 (by Eev. J. H. Bliss, in Clinton,
Conn.), Leonard Davis Skinner, b. Sept. 23, 1848, in
Killingworth, Conn., son of AVilliam Selden and Orpha
(Davis) Skinner of the same place. He was bookkeeper
and general assistant of the Haddam Granite Co. for many
years. Mr. Leonard Davis Skinner d. May 25, 1894, in
Waterville, Conn., where he had lately resided. His remains
were taken to Haddam for interment. Mrs. Harriet Maria
(Brainerd) Skinner d. .

No children.

589. Gideon FiLiNKLiN' Brainerd {Harvey Edward^, Gideon^,

Gideon*, Gideon^, James'% DanieV-) of Haddam, Middlesex
Co., Conn.; m., Dec. 24, 1878, Jessie Anthony Nichols, b.
May 7, 1859, dau. of James H. and Mary J. (Gardner)
Nichols of Troy, N. Y. He was an overseer in the Welch
Hosiery mill, in Waterville, Conn., where he resided. Mr.
Gideon Franklin Brainerd d. Feb. 22, 1890, ae. 35 yrs., 8

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mos., 14 ds., in Waterbury, Conn. He was buried in Had-
dam. * Mrs. Jessie Anthony (Nichols) Brainerd d. .

Children :

i. Harvey Edward, b. Oct. 24, 1879, in Haddam, Conn,
ii. Olive, b. July 12, 18S3, in Haddam, Conn.; d. Mch. 9, 1884,
ae. 8 mos.j in Troy, N. Y.

690. William Henry' Brainerd (Harvey Edward^ Gideon^,
Gideon.*, Gideon?, James^, Daniel}) of Middletown, Middle-
sex Co., Conn.; m., Jan. 20, 1892, Myra Ann Wilcox, b.
, in MiddletowTi, Conn. He was a druggist in Mid-
dletown, Conn. Mr. William Henry Brainerd d. .

Children :

i. Marian Amelia, b. Mch. 29, 1893, in Middleto^vn, Conn.

ii. Harvey, b. Dec. 22, 1894, in Middleto«Ti, Conn.; d. Feb. 11,

1896, ae. 1 yr., 2 mos.
iii. A dau., b. Aug. 26, 1896, in MiddletowTi, Conn.

591 . Ezra Leander' Brainerd {Eehci-^, Heber^, Gideon*, Gideon^,
James^, Daniel^) of Haddam, Middlesex Co., Conn.; m..
May 29, 1862, Harriot Brown Morehouse, b. Aug. 23, 1838,
in New Haven, Conn., dau. of Louis Peck and Harriet
Augusta (Brown) Morehouse. He received liis education
at Brainerd Academy, Haddam, taking the first prize for
an essay. He graduated from the Yale Law School in the
class of 1859, and took the second prize there. He went
to Chicago in Oct., 1859, and had hardly got started m his
profession when the war cloud burst over tlie coimtry. In
1861 he got permission to recruit men for the army. He
was appointed 2d Lieutenant of Co. B, 51st Eegt., HI.
Vol. For subsequent service, in the same direction, he was
promoted to Captain, Mch. 1, 1862, of Co. D, the same
Eegiment. This company was weak in numbers. Over-
work, stimulated by a desire to promptly bring it to the re-
quired standard, impaired his health. The Eegiment re-
ceived marching orders and he met it at Cairo, with a
squad of raw men, and immediately entered upon the cam-
paign which resulted in the taking of Island No. 10. He
served in the battle of Shiloh and Hamburg Landing. Ex-
posure at New Madrid prostrated him with the worst form
of army dysentery. His life was despaired of and he was
only saved by the attention of two army nurses, after the
surgeon had given him up. He was moved from the wet
ground to a log house and put upon a clean bed, hope came
and he lived. The Colonel insisted upon a furlough for
him for 30 days. This was extended by advice of the post
surgeon at Camp Douglas, to 60 days. On the 59th day,
still weak, he joined the Eegiment before Corinth, only to
find himself mustered out of service under Hallock's
famous order. After a short rest, goaded by chagrin, he

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raised a full companj' for the 72(1 Regt., 111. Vol., but his
family physician prevented the consummation of his plans,
on the ground that the attempt would prove useless to the
service, and fatal to himself. So the company was turned
over to Capt. French, who was killed.
He was unable to lead a sedentary life for some three years,
and, therefore, solicited for life insurance, and did some
collecting, until he finally worked into the real estate busi-
ness. He was an operator, buying and selling and making
improvements. He has done something in the Kenwood
property, the choicest suburb of Chicago. He now lives at
So. Englewood. where he owns some 95 acres. The subiu -
ban line of the E. I. and P. R. R. goes through his interest
on 89th St., where a depot is now located, and called Brain-
erd Station. It was to his unexcelled ability and indomi-
table perseverance that the development of that choice ter-
ritory was due. For nearly a y^ar, and against the fiercest
opposition, he labored to secure direct railway facilities for
that locality. His success was complete. Mr. Ezra
Leander Brainerd d. .

Children :

i. Henry Hamilton, b. May 28, 1863, in Chicago, III.; grad. at
scliool of Technology, and is an architect in Boston, Mass.
997. ii. William Lord, b. Jan. 27, 1865, in Chicago, 111.

iii. Frederick Hubbard, b. Aug. 7, 1866, studied mining engineer-
ing in Mass. Inst, of Technology.

iv. Wallace Heber, b. May 14, 1868, in Chicago, 111.; studied
electricity at the Mass. Inst, of Technology.

592. AxxA Chadavick' Brainkrd {Davis Smith^, Hehei-^, Gid-
eon*, Gideon^, James-. Daniel'^) of Lvme, New London Co.,
Conn. ; m., Oct. 28, 1873, Edward Tinker Waite, b. Oct.,
1846, in Toledo, Ohio, son of Chief Justice Morrison R.
and Amelia Champlin (Warner) Waite of Toledo, who

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