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ii. Bezaleel, b. Oct. 2, 1751, in East Haddam, Conn. He m.

Ann Ackley. He m. (2), Hannali or Helen Wilder. He d.

Jan. 24, 1789. She m. (2), Seth Stanley, and settled in

C4eneva, N. Y., where she d. in 1824.
iii. Harriet,* bapt. May 22, 1753.
iv. Aaron, b. Aug. 31, 1753, in East Haddam, Conn.; m. Elizabeth

Johnson.
V. Mart, b. Nov. 9, 1755, in East Haddam, Conn.; m. Amasa

Spencer,
vi. Henry, b. Sept. 30, 1757, in East Haddam, Conn.; d. of disease

in the Revolutionary army about 1778.
vii. Sybil, b. March 3, 1760, in East Haddani, Conn,
viii. Noadiah Brainerd, b. Dec. 18, 1761, in East Haddam, Conn.;

d. May 24, 1823. ae. 61 yrs.
ix. Esther, b. March 10. 1764, in East Haddam, Conn.
X. Oliver, bapt. Ai>iil -11. 17(1(1: m. May 4, 1786, Mary Gates.
xi. HuLDAH, b. Apiil -4. ITCi^. in East Haddam, Conn.; d. Aug.

20, 1794, in her I'Tlh yr.

14. Sybil* Beaineed {Noadiah^, Daniel-, Daniel'^) of East Had-

dam, Middlesex Co., Conn.; m., Oct. 24, 1751, at East Had-
dam, Aaron Cleveland, b. June 30, 1730, in Canterbury,
Conn., son of Benjamin and Anna (Church) Clevt-land.
Mrs. Sybil (Brainerd) Cleveland d. July 5, 1755, in her



East Haddam CIi. Rec.



5" Braincrd-Brainard Genealogy.

SOtli yr. He m. (2), Eunice Spencer of East Haddam,
Sept. 4, 1755, and had seven children. He was engaged
in trade with the West Indies. Capt. Aaron Cleveland d.
about 1776, in Litchfield, Conn. He was Capt. of the
militin at ilillington Society, East Haddam.

Cleveland children :

i. NoADlAii. 1). Aug. 11. 17."):!. in Millington Soc. Conn.; ])robably
d. young.

ii. Brainerd, bapt. Aug. 17. 1755, in Millington Soc, Conn. He
was in the battle at Groton, Conn., and was run through by
one of the British officers. He killed a British officer while
his inwards were running out on the ground.

15. Jari;d^ Braineed {Noadi^i^, DanieV-, Daniel^) of East Had-

dam, Middlesex Co., Conn.; m., April 19, 1763, Sybil
Bate, bapt. May 23, 1742, dau. of Joseph and Elizabeth
(Spencer) Bate of East Haddam. She joined the church
in Millington parish, a society in East Haddam, July
19, 1789. He was a farmer in Millington, Conn. Mr.
Jared Brainerd d. Jan. 4, 1823, in his 84th yr. Mrs. Sybil
(Bate) Brainerd d. July 13. 1826, in her 85th yr., in Mil-
lington, of old age.

Children :
.34. i. Hannah, b. Dec. .31. 1764. in Millington Soc Conn.

ii. Sibyl, b. about 1767. in Millington Soc, Conn.; d. Nov. 7, 1815,
ae. 48 yrs.
3.5. iii. Mary. b. Mav 7. 177:1-74. in ^Millington Soc. Conn.

36. iv. Sarah, b. in'Millinntim Sn,-.. Conn.

37. V. NOADIAH, b. about 1775. in .Millington Soc. Conn.

vi. Epaphroditus, b. March 4. 1777. in Millington Soc. Conn.;
d. in the West Indies, Aug. 4, 1796. ae. 10 yrs.
3S. vii. Dorothy, b. in Millington Soc, Conn.
39. viii. JERU.SHA, b. in Millington Soc, Conn.

16. Susannah* Brainerd {Stephen?, DanieP, Daniel^) of West-

chester Soc., town of Colchester, New London Co., Conn.;
m., Nov. 13, 1754, Joseph Day,' Jr., b. May 6, 1731, in
Colchester, Conn., son of Joseph and Esther (Hunger-
ford) Day of the same place. He was a farmer in West-
chester Soc, Colchester. Mrs. Susannah (Brainerd) Day
d. Oct. 22, 1817, in her 87th }t. Mr. Joseph Day, Jr!,
d. April 8, 1819, in his 88th yer.'

Day children :
i. Susannah, b. Jan. 27. 1755. in Westchester Soc. Conn.; m.

June 19. 1776. Elisha Kellogg,
ii. Joseph, b. Aug. 2, 1756, in Westchester Soc. Conn.; d. Aug. 2,

1776. ae. 20 yrs.
iii. Rhoda. b. Aug. 2. 1756. in Westchester Soc. Conn.; m. John

Staples.
iv. AsENATH. b. April 2. 1759. in Westchester Soc. Conn.; m.

Daniel Williams.



Fourth Generation. 51

V. Asa, b. Aug. 12, 1761, in Westchester Soc, Conn.; ni. Apr. 25,

1790, Anna Marvin of Hebron, Conn. He d. Oct., 1841.
vi. Esther, b. Oct. 1, 1763, in Westchester Soc, Conn.; d. April

6, 1829, ae. 66 yrs.
vii. Maky, b. Oct. 14, 1765, in Westchester Soc, Conn.; m. Dec 26,

1791, John Kellogg. She d. Dec 10, 1848, ae. 82 yrs.

viii. Eli, b. Nov. 12, 1768, in Westchester Soc, Conn.; d". Sept. 10.

1776, ae. 8 yrs.
ix. Jonathan, b. Jan. 6, 1772, in Westchester Soc, Conn.; d. Sept.

17. 1776.
X. Talitiia, b. April 12, 1774. in Westchester Soc, Conn.; d. Oct.

17, 1775.
xi. A son. b. Sept. 17, 1776, in Westchester Soc, Conn.; d. young.

17. Elizabeth* Bkainkisd (Stephen''^, Daniel'-, Daniel^) of West-

chester Soc, town of Colchester, N"ew London Co., Conn. ;
m., April 27, 1758, Samiu-1 Brown, b. August 17, 1729,
son of Samuel and Marv ( Dunham) Brown of East Hamp-
ton, Conn. He was a farmer in East Hampton, liv-
ing near Comstock's Bridge, and near the dividing line of
the towns of East Hampton and Colchester. He was a
soldier in the Eevolutionary War. Mr. Samuel Brown d.
Jan. 11, 1795, in his 66th yr. Mrs. Elizabeth (Brainerd)
Brown d. Nov. 29, 1812, in her 76th yr.

Brown children :
i. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 12, 1759. in East Hampton, Conn.; d. Jan.

22, 1830.
ii. Samvel, b. Feb. 14, 1761. in East Hampton, Conn.; m. Oct. 13,

1783, Mary Kellogg. She d. Feb. 22. 1795-96. Four ch.

He m. (2)", Feb. or March 27, 1803, Sybil Cowdrey, widow

of Loren Cowdrey. He was in the Revolutionary War. She

d. Oct. 9, .1825, ae. 59 years. He d. April 8, 1833, ae. 72 yrs.
iii. Susannah, b. April 16, 1763, in East Hampton, Conn.; d. April

8, 1830.
iv. Mary, b. April 8, 1767, in East Hampton, Conn.: d. Sept. 26.

1829.
v. Ends, b. March 20, 1769, in East Hampton, Conn.: m. June 1,

1796, Anna Williams. He d. Nov. 16 or 17. 1822 or 1823.

in his 53d yr. She d. March 8, 1871, ae. 95 yrs.
vi. Abner. b. Oct. 0, 1775, in East Hampton, Conn.: d. Aug. 12.

1794.

18. Hannah* Beainerd (Stephen^, Daniel", DanicP) of West-

chester Soc, town of Colchester, Xew London Co., Conn.;
m.. May 4, 1758, by family records (by East Haddam
records June 22, 1758). Bezaleel Brainerd, b. April 15,
1737, son of Bezaleel and Mary (Gates) Brainerd of East
Haddam, Conn. He was a fariinT. liviiip- in the Creek
Kow, a mile north of East Hadd.-nn Laiidinp-. nii the home-
stead of his father. Mrs. Hannah ( liraiiicrd) l'>rainerd d.
Aug. 26, 1819, in her 82d yr. 'Sir. Bezaleel Brainerd d.
Aug. 31, 1822,' in his 86th yr.

Brainerd children:
i. Bezaleel. b. Jan. 24, 1759. in East Haddam, Conn.



52 Brainerd-Brainard Genealogy.

ii. Amaziaii. b. May 16. 1761, in East Haddam, Conn. He was in

tlie Revolutionarj' War, and after a Imrried and protracted

march was never lieard from,
iii. Mary. b. July 4. 1763. in East Haddam. Conn,
iv. Haxxah, b. Aug. 13, 1765. in East Haddam, Conn.: d. Oct. 27,

1776.
V. D.inius, b. Julv 29. 1767, in East Haddam, Conn.
vi. LvCY. b. May 2*6. 1769, in East Haddam, Conn.; d. Oct. 1. 1776.
vii. Uri, b. Aug. IS. 1771. in East Haddam. Conn.; d. Oct. 4. 1776.
viii. Xehemiah. b. Mav 14. 1774. in East Haddam. Conn.; d. Sept.

27, 1776.

19. ;MAnY* Braixeed {Stephen', Daniel-, Daniel^) of Westches-

ter Soc, town of Colchester, ZSTew London Co., Conn. ;
m., Jan. S, 1761, Daniel Bigelow, b. May 25, 173S, son of
David and Editha (Day) Bigelow of Marlborough, Conn.
He was a farmer in Marlborough. Mrs. Mary (BrainerJ)
Bigelow d. July 6, 1777, in her 38th yr. He m. (2), Sarah
F. Ingraham. Mr. Daniel Bigelow d. ISJ^ov. 11, 1822, in his
85th yr. She d. Oct. 3, 1820, ae. 72 yrs. He had four
children by the second marriage.

Bigelow children :

i. Stephen, b. Jan. IS, 1702, in Marlborougli, Conn.; m., ilch. 5,

1793, Deborah Gates Smith.
ii. Zelotes, b. Aug. 17. 1764, in Marlborough, Conn.; m.. Dee. 26,

1792, Deborah Foote of Colchester, Conn,
iii. Daxiel. b. Oct. 22, 1766, in Marlborough, Conn.; res. Xew

Hampshire,
iv. Orimel, b. Oct. 19, 1768, in Marlborough, Conn.
V. E^-ocH. b. Nov. 15, 1770, in Marlborough, Conn.; d. Nov. 15,

1770.
vi. Exocii. b. in Marlborough. Conn.; d. Nov. 29. 1775.
vii. Epaphroditus. b. Aug. 14. 1775, in Marlborough. Conn.; d.

Feb. 2, 177S.
viii. Mary BRAixEun. b. June II. 1777. in ilarlborough. Conn.: d.

Feb. 2, 177S.

20. Stephex* Beaineed* {Stephen^, Daniel', Daniel^) of West-

chester Soc, town of Chatham, Middlesex Co., Conn. ; m.,
Oct. 31, 1765, Rachel Day, b. Xov. 22, 1746, dau. of
Joseph and Esther (Hungerford) Day of Westchester
Parish, town of Colchester. He was Caj^t. of a company
of militia called to White Plains, X. Y., and to New Lon-
don, Conn., in the Revolutionary AYar. He was a Conti-
nental Captain. He was a farmer, living in the town of
Chatham, just over the line near the road which divided
the town of Colchester from Cliatham, but in the Society of
Westchester. Mr. or Capt. Stephen Brainerd d. June 4,



•Records of the State of Connecticut (1776-1778), Vol. I. p. 137, Dec,
1776: "This Assembly do establish Stephen Brainerd to be Ensign of the
fifth company or trainband in the 25th regiment in this State."

Page 432. Oct. 1777; " This Assembly do establish Stephen Brainerd to
be Captain of the 5th company or trainband in the 25th regiment in this
State."



Fourth Generation. 53

or 26, 1820. Westchester church records say Dec. 9, 1820,
in his 79th yr. Mrs. Eachel (Day) Brainercl d. July 14.
1839, in her 93d yr.

In the fall of 1776 he was drafted at Chatham, Conn., and
served three months as Sergeant in a company commanded
by Capt. Timothy Dutton, in Col. Dyer Throop's Kegiment.

At a town meeting held in Chatham, iVpril 1, 1777, '" voted
that a Committee be appointed and Directed To Engag.
in Behalf of the Town To provide necessarys for the faii.-
ilies of the Soldiers Belonging thereto who Shall Eugagi-
and Go into any of the Continental battallions To be raiseil
in this State agreeable to the Eecommendatiou of his
Honour the Governor and Com,tee of Safety in a procla-
mation Issued Mch ye 18 :1777." The Proclamation Is-
sued by his Honorable Governor and Counsel of Safety ou
the 18th of March was Taken into Consideration and the
following vote Passed Eelative To the Matter Therein
Contained Voted that there Should be a Committee Chosen
and appointed in Each Parish of sd. Town To procure Saiil
Xecessarj^s above mentioned. In East Hampton Stephen
Brainerd was one of the Committee appointed.

He also served at Xew London in the fall of 177 7. not less
than two months as Capt. He again served for two months
as Capt. at Xew London in 1778. He again served for two
months as Capt., in 1781, at Xew London. From Hark-
ett's receipts in the Comptrollers office, Hartford, Conn.,
his name is found on page 107.

Oct. 4, 1779, for service at Xew London, the amount paid him
was £509, 8s, lid; specie value £21, 15s, 9d.

18th June, 1780. State of Connecticut To Town of Chatham, Dr.

To Supplying Capt. Brainerd's Comp'y Witli Provisions & Stores to
March to ^\'estpoint in an alarm. Br Orders from Geni. Ward, For twenty
days

To 800 wt of Bread at 24/ 9. 12.

To One Barrel Pork G. 0.

To One Beef Kin 2. 6.

To 10 Galls Rum at 9/ 4. 10.

To Man & Team to Carry Baggage & Stores for

the Company 8 days at 9/ 3. 12.

To the expenses of teams 8 days 2. 8.



29. 8.
At a meeting of the Inhabitants of Chathaiu, held Xovem'r
14th A.D. 1780 for the purpose of Carrying Into Execution
an act of the General assembly of the State of Connecticiit
at their Session in October Last intitled an (Act) for
Clothing and Storeing a Quantity of provision for the use
of the Continental army and the forces Eaised for the
Defence of the State.
'■' Voted further l:iy this meeting To chusc a Committee agree-
able To a Late act of the Assembly To ascei-tain the Number
of Soldiers already in Service and also To Class the Town



Brainerd-Brainard Genealogy.

if need Be according to Said act the Committee for tlie
purpose are as follows (viz) Colo John Penfield Capt
Joseph Blague Hezekiah Goodrich Doct Jerh Bradford
C'apt Daniel Brainerd Lieut David Smith Capt Elijah Cook
Capt Bryan Parmelee and Capt Stephen Brainerd.

" Voted to Chuse and appoint a Coniitce To Class the Town
into Eight Classes agreeable To a Late Act of the General
Assembly in order To Raise our Quoto of State Soldiers To
Guard this State.

" The Comitee chosen and appointed are as follows (viz)
Joseph Sage Ithemer Pelton Capt Daniel Stewart Capt:
Elijah Smith DoctT Jer : h Bradford Capt. Bryan Parmelee
L't James Bill and Stephen Brainerd. On December 16th
1782, David White, Noah Smith, Thomas Cooper, Josiah
Wliite, Joseph Pelton, Hezekiah Sears, Capt. Stephen
Brainerd, Isaac Bevin, and Benjamin Smith were Chosen
a Committee of Supplies for the year ensuing." — From
the Middlesex County Book, pp. 184-18.5.

Children :
i. Levi, b. Dec. 5, 1766, in Westchester Soc, Conn,
ii. Stfphen, b. Feb. 22, or Feb. 23, 1769, in Westchester Soc,

Conn,
iii. Rachel, b. Dee. 23,1770, in Westchester Soc, Conn,
iv. David, b. Oct. 5, 1772, in Westchester Soc, Conn.; d. Dec. 11,

1775, ac 3 yrs.
v. Elisha. b. Oct. 3, 1774, in Westchester Soc, Conn,
vi. Daviu, b. July 2, 1776, in Westchester Soc, Conn,
vii. OuvE, b. Sept. 18, 1778, in Westchester Soc, Conn,
viii. Mary, b. Jan. 14, 1781, in Westchester Soc, Conn.; d. Dec 31,

1863, ae. 83 yrs.; unm.
ix. Reuben, b. Sept. 24, 1782, in Westchester Soc, Conn.
X. Clarissa A., b. Oct. 6, 1784, in Westchester Soc, Conn.
xi. Sarah or Saixy, b. Sept. 13, 1786, in Westchester Soc, Conn.

Saeah* Brainerd {Stephen^, DanieP, Daniel^) of Westches-
ter Soc, town of Colchester, New London Co., Conn.;
m., Feb. 4, 1762, Judah Lewis, b. March 27, 1737, or March
14, 1738-39, son of Rev. Judah and Mercy (Kellogg) Lewis,
the first minister in charge of the Congregational Church
in Westchester Parish. He was a farmer and lived in
Westchester Soc, near the line dividing the town of Col-
chester from East Haddam, Conn. Mr. Judah Lewis d.
July 4, 1790, in his 54t.h yr. She m. (2), Nov. 23, 1791,
Col. Henry Champion, Jr., b. Jan. 19, 1723, in East
Haddam, Conn., son of Col. Henry and Mehitable (Row-
lee) Champion. She was his second wife. He was a
farmer and a large landholder i^ Westchester Parish. Oct.
8, 1741, he was appointed Ensign of East Haddam South
Co., at the age of 18 yrs. In 1758, he was elected Capt.
In May, 1780, he resigned his commission. He was deacon
from i775 till he handed in his resignation. Col. Henry
Champion, Jr., d. April 29, 1793, or July 24, 1797, at
Westchester, Conn. Mrs. Sarah (Brainerd) (Lewis)
Champion d. Jan. 19, 1818, in her 74th yr.



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Lewis children :

i. Lydia. b. Aug. 1. 1762. in East Haddani, Conn.: iii. April in.
1778, James Maker Smith, b. Dec. 11. 1760. son of Capt.
Elijah and Mary (Maker) Smith. He d. July 1, 1778.
- " ,adiah T.ivlnr of Midair Haddam, Conn. She

':!. ;.r. CI Vl^. Four rll.

V s, ITtil. in K:i^l lliid^hnii. Conn.; m. Dec.
r.:iic^ (||iii>IimI ni Milliiiijioii. Conn., son of
iihl i).ir..ili> ii;:itc-! Oliusted. He d. April

i'. I7i;(i. ill i:.i-.t Ihiildam, Conn.; m. July 2,
iii-tr,l uf i:;i~t, Ihiddam. Conn., b. Feb. 24,
ilary, b. April 13, or April 30, 1798, m. May
7, 1820, Robbins Tracy of Westchester, Conn. Judah Lewis
d. April 18. 1847, in East Haddam, in his 81st yr. She d.
Dee. 15, 18.54, in Westchester, Conn. Both are buried in
Bashan Yard, East Haddam, Conn.

iv Benjamin, b. Oct. 5, 1768. in East Haddam, Conn.; m. Jan. 1,
1824, Polly Hall. He d. March 10. 1S40. ae. 84 yrs.

V. Sarah, b. Nov. 1. 1770. in F.a>t TTiia.lain. Coiiii.: m. O.t. 15,

1789. Gamaliel Eiplfx Vv.us. - l' Nrl.riiii:ili jii.l Su-an

(Smith) Tracv of Ka-i lla.Mani, ( nmi., tm uu-ily of \nr-
wieh, Conn. He was a faniin in W .-trlir^fr. (nun. ( li.;
1. Susannah, b. July 14, 17!"t. -. rr>i>liciia. b. Oct. 27,
1791. 3. Jerusha. b. Oct. 24, 17'.i.:. 4. Gamaliel Kipley,
b. Oct. 14, 1795. 5. Robbins. I,. May IJ. 1797: m. Mary
Lewis, his cousin. Ho d. Srpl. IJ, IS,",:;, in Westchester.
She d. Feb. 26. 1875, in Slainf.n.l. r..uu Tiny are buried
in Westchester. Ch.: i. .lu.l.ili l.ru i,. I,. M.u ,1, 24, 1821,
in Westchester. Conn.: ni. .May 7. Is-tii, l.niia i: I izabeth Pal-
mer, dau. of Horace and Teresa (I'uxi I'aliiiir of East
Haddam, Conn. Ch.: i. John Rohl.in.. 1.. .lunr 2. 1843;
m. May 25. 1870, Mary Churchill Ta\lni. ,lau. of Charles
and Adeline (Hyde) Taylor of F.m:l.-"",i,l. N. .1.: no ch.
ii. Mary Lewis, b. Oct. 2'.i. IS^Id. in \\ i >t.lH-..l ri . ( ..nii.; m.
Oct. 12, 1865. .Jame- S.nit Wrtiian,- ..i l',i,„klMi. N. V..
son of David Woodlinll and llaiii.tt . W ,t im.u.m WViiipav.
Ch.: I. Maiy Lucy. h. Jan. 2, 1S67. Jl. I'.mni.' Spmi-.r.
b. June 8. 1868: d". in Stamford, Conn., Aui;. s. Ls76. and
buried in Stamford. III. .Tudah Lewis, b. Xov. 27, ISCil.
6. Ralph, b. Dec. 26, 1799. 7. Susanna Crowell. b. Oct. 20,
1803. 8. Nehemiah. b. July 9. 1805. 9. Julia Ann, b.
July 2, 1810.

vi. Mary, b. July 4. 1773, in East Haddam. Conn.; m. March 26,
1797, James Stranahan, b. May 12, 1772, son of James and
Mary Stranahan of Plainfiebl, Conn. She d. April 25,
183(). ae. 56 yrs. He d. March 13, 1874, ac. 71 yrs.. in
East Haddam. CU.: Several.

22. WiLi.i.ui'' BiuiNEKD* {Stephen''', Daniel-, DanieV) of West-
chester Soc, town of Colchester, New London Co., Conn.;
m., Dec. .31, 1772, Lucy Day. b. May 14, 1752. in Colchester.
Conn., dau. of Abraham and Irene (Foote) Day of the



* Records of the State of Connecticut (1776-1778), Vol. I, p. 432, Oct.,
1777: "This Assembly do establish William Brainerd to be Ensign of the
5th company or trainband in the 25th regiment in this State."

(1665-16"77), Vol. II, p. 459. .Jan., 1780: "William Brainard is Ensiffn
in the first regiment for the deffense of the state."



56 Brainerd-Brainard Genealogy.

same place. He lived in the house where liis grandson, the
late Samuel N. Brainerd, lived for many years and which
was pull down a few years ago to erect another house on
the same spot, in the Southwest district of Westchester,
Conn. The house was built on a higher hill, a little east of
where his father lived, and commanded an extensive pros-
pect. He was a farmer. He was Capt. of the 5th Co. or
Trainband in the 25th Regt. of Conn. His commission was
given him by Jonathan Trumbull, Capt. General and Com-
mander-in-Chief in and over the State of Conn, in America,
Nov. 16, 1783. He was also Capt. in the 24th Eegt. 1st
Brigade, of which Eliphalet Bulkeley was Lieut. Col., in the
trainband. He was Ensign in Col. Wells' Eegt. Two
State Eegt's, composed of detachments of militia, were
raised in the spring of 1780 for service along the western
coast. On Dec. 9, 1780, Col. Wells, at Horseneck, was
attacked by the enemy and taken prisoner, together with
1 Capt., 2 Lieut's, 2 Ensigns, and 10 privates. They were
minute men and volunteers. Capt. William Brainerd. d.
Jan. 26, 1820, in his 74th yr. Mrs. Lucy (Day) Brainerd
d. May 20, 1823, in her 72d yr.

JONATHAN TEUilBULL, E{ quire,
Captain-General, and Commander in Chief, of the
State of Connecticut, in America.
To. WILLIAM BRAINARD Gent. Greeting.

You being by the General Affembly of this State accepted to be
Enfign of the 5th Company or Trainband in the 25th Regiment
of Militia in the State aforesd Repofing fpecial Truft and Confi-
dence, in your Fidelity, Courage, and good Conduct. I do, by
Virtue of the Laws of "this State, me thereunto enabling, appoint
and impoAver you to take the faid Company or Trainband into
your Care and Charge, as their Enfign carefully and diligently
to dif charge that Truft; exercifing your inferior Officers and
Soldiers in the Ufc of their Arms, according to the Difcipline of
War; keeping them in good Order and Government; and command-
ing them to obey you as tlieir Enfign for the Service of this State.
And you are to obl'erve all fuch Orders and Directions, as from
Time to Time you fhall receive, either from me, or from other
your fuperior Officer, purfuant to the Truit hereby repofed in you.
[SE.\l] Given binder mil Hand, and the Seal of this State, in

Hartford, the ..\S/7^ Day of October, Anno Dornini, 1777.
r.v His Honor's Command.

JON ; TRUMBULL.
GEORGE \\TLLYS, Sec'r}/.

JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Ef quire,
Captain-General and Commander in Chief in and over the State of

Connecticut, in America.
To WILLIAM BRAIXERD Gent. GREETING.

You being by the General Affembly of this State accepted to be
Captain of the 5th Company or Trainband in the 25th Regiment
in this State repofing fpecial Truft and Confidence in your Fidelity,
Courage and good Conduct, I DO by Virtue of the Laws of this
State, me thereunto enabling, appoint and impower you to take
the faid Company into your Care and Charge, as their Captain
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cifing your inferior Officers and Soldiers in the Vie of their Arras,
according to the Rules and Difcipline of War, ordained and ef-
tablifhed by the Laws of this State, keeping them in good
Order and Government, and commanding them to obey you as their
Captain and you are to obferve all fuch Orders and Directions as
from Time to Time you fhall receive, either from me. or from
other your fuperior Officer, purfuant to the Trutt hereby repofed
in yoxx.

[se.^l] GIVEX under my Hand, and the Public Seal of this
l?tate. at Hartford, the Ifith Day of May. A.D. 1783.
Bv His Excellencv's Command.

JONth: TRUiIBn.L.
GEORGE WYLLYS. Secretary.



Children :

i. William, b. Oct. 23. 1773. in Westchester Soc, Conn.

ii. Elijah, b. March 23. 1775, in Westchester Soc. Conn.

iii. Ezra, b. Feb. 10, 1777, in Westchester Soc, Conn.

iv. Lucy, b. April 22, 1778, in Westchester Soc, Conn.

V. Amaziah, b. June 12. 1780. in Westchester Soc. Conn.
, vi. Irena. b. Aug. 12. 1782, in Westchester Soc. Conn.
, vii. Orin, b. June 11, 1784, in Westchester Soc, Conn.

viii. Hannah, b. May 5, 1786. in Westchester Soc, Conn.: d. May 5.
1786.
. ix. Susannah, b. May 1, 1788, in Westchester Soc. Conn.

X. A child, b. June 7. 1790. in Westchester Soc. Conn.; d. June 7,
1790.

xi. RoxY, b. Feb. 23, 1792, in Westchester Soc. Conn.
. xii. Sarah, b. Jai. 28, 1794, in Westchester Soc. Conn.
. xiii. Dorothy, b. Nov. 5. 1795, in Westchester Soc. Conn.



.23. Fruin-* Brainerd (Bezaleel^, Baniel-, Daniel^) of East Had-
dam, Middlesex Co., Conn. ; m., April 25. 175-4, ISTehemiah
Gates, b. April 17, 1730, in Westchester, Conn., son of John
and Sarah (Fuller) Gates of Westchester. He was a far-
mer, living in Westchester Soc, town of Colchester, Conn.
Jan. 25, 1757, he was an inhabitant of Middletown, Conn.
He was deacon in the Congregational Chiirch in West-
chester, having been chosen Oct. 22, 1779. Deacon Xe-
hemiah Gates d. Aug. 30. 1783, ae. 51 vrs. Mrs. Fruin
(Brainerd) Gates d.

Gates children :

i. Mart, b. March 22, 1755, in Westchester Soc_, town of Col-
chester, Conn.; m. July 10, 1777, Col. Uriah Carrier of
Westchester. Conn. She d.. and he m. ( 2 ) , Eunice Blish.
He d. May 13. 1826. ae. 70 yrs. She d. May 1, 1856.

ii. Lois, b. Sept. 16, 1756, in Westchester Soc, town of Col-
chester, Conn.; m. April 1, 1776, Capt. Elijah Smith of
Chatham. Conn. She was his third wife. She d. July 19.
1794. Ch.: 1. Elijah, bapt. May 2, 1779, in Westchester,
Conn. He m. (1). May 31. 1759, Mary Maker. Ch.: i.
James INfaker. who m. Lydia Lewis, dau. of Judah and Sarah
(Brainerd) Lewis. He m. (2), Deborah Gates, b. about
1750. dau. of .Jonathan and Susannah (01mst«d) Gates.



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24. Bezaleel* Brainerd* {BezaleeF, Daniel", Daniel^) of East
Haddam, Middlesex Co.. Conn.; m.. May 4, 1758, Hannah
Brainerd, b. Nov. 2, 1737, dan. of Stephen and Susannah
(Gates) Brainerd of Westchester Soc., Conn. He was a
farmer, living in the Creek Bow, a mile north of Bast Had-
dam Landing. He was Sergeant Major in 1785 and '86 in
the 24th Eegt., 1st Brigade, in the home militia, Lieut.
Col. Eliphalet Bullceley. Mrs. Hannah (Brainerd) Brain-
erd d. Aug. 26, 1819, ae. nearlv 82 vrs. Mr. Bezaleel Brain-
erd d. Aug. 31, 1822, in his &'6th yr.

Children :

60. i. Bezaleel, b. Jan. 24, 1759. in East Haddam, Conn.

ii. AMAZLiH, b. May 16, 17U1, in East Haddam, Conn. He went
into the army and was never heard from. In Aug., 1778, a
body of militia under Brig.-Gen. John Tyler served under
Sullivan and engaged in the attempt to dislodge the British



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