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Anna (Whitney) Seymour of New Canaan, formerly
Norwalk, Conn. After 40 years of active busineso life
as a wholesale grocer, cor. of Front St. and Btirlin^ Slip,
N. Y. City, he retired in 1831, and moved his family and
gojds by canal to Skaneateles, N. Y., in 1832, the memor-
able year of the cholera in New York City. The Journey
occupied ten days. He settled on the eastern bank of
Skaneateles Lake, on his farm and country seat of 100
acres of fertile land, it was his paradise, for " He could
not see the smoke of the city of New York," he had fled
from its stirring scenes to his earthly haven of rest and
contentment, but continuing his activity, until called
away from his bower of beauty and sweetness. The per-
fume of the locust blossom, the fragrance and beauty of
the apple trees, and the sweetly blushing roses, were cele-
brating the anniversary of liis 38 wedded years, and his
75th birthday, when he was called away. He retired for
the night in "full possession of all his faculties, and after
a peaceful night's rest, his lamp of life went out without
a struggle, at seven o'clock in the morning. He resided
for seventeen years in St. James' parish, and during nearly
this entire period had been a member of the Vestry. The
interest which he manifested in the welfare of that part
of Christ's Church in which his name was finally enrolled,
and the liberality with which he contributed to the
calls of charity, led to his being regarded one of the read-
iest to dispense the good gifts of a beneficent providence.
In his earliest years the departed was received into the
Eedeemer's family through the door of holy baptism;
but a sense of personal luiworthiness doubtless deterred
him too strongly from partaking of all the blessed ordi-
nances of redeeming love. As the last bodily infirmity
increased within him, he unobtrusively exhibited a con-
sciousness of his probation being nearly finished, and con-
viction of the importance of preparation for the event-
ful home, by a great engagedness in the service of the
church. The writer of this brief notice remembers with
melancholy pleasure frequent instances of tearful sensi-
bility with which the deceased listened to the message of
Grod's love to sinners. His soul passed away from earth
on the morning of St. John the Baptist's day. One of the
greatest duties especially set forth in the Collect for that
festival receives a solemn enforcement from this afflictive
providence — the duty of making " a true repentance "
of making it " now," " before the night cometh wherein
no work can be done."

At a special meeting of the rector, wardens, and vestry
of the St. James' parish, Skaneateles, held in the Vestry

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room on the 2Gth ult., the usual preamble and resolutions
were unanimously adopted. Mr. Dyer Brainerd d. June
. 24, 1849, ae. 75 yrs. Mrs. Sarah (Seymour) Brainerd d.
Sept. 10, 1863, at Walton, N. Y., and was buried in the
Brainerd vault at Skaneateles, N. Y., with her husband.

Children :

76. i. George WASnixcTON, b. May 13, 1S12, in New York Citj-.

77. ii. Amasa, b. Oct. 9, 1814, in New York City.

78. iii. Samuel Seymour, b. Apr. 11, 1816, in New York City.

79. iv. John Osborne, b. Nov. 22, 1819, in New York City.

V. Joseph Sluman, b. Mch. 31, 1822, in New York City; d. July

17, 1831, ae. 9 yrs., 3 mos.
vi. Lewis Seymour, b. Feb. 6, 1825, in New York City; d. Apr.

3, 1873, ae. 48 yrs., 1 mo., 27 ds.; unm.

80. vii. Sarah JIaria, b. June 14, 1827, in New York City.

viii. Clinton, b. Sept. 25, 1829, in New York City; d. Oct. 5, 1857.
ae. 28 yrs., 2 mos., 10 ds.; unm.; buried in Brainerd vault
in Skaneateles, N. Y.

38. Joseph Sldman^ Brainerd (Amasa*, Joshua', Joshua-,

Daniel}) of East Haddam, Middlesex Co., Conn.; m., Mch.
9, 1805, Abby or Abigail Gelston, b. Sept. 3, 1781, dau. of
William and Scena (Sears) Gelston of East Haddam.
He was of the firm of D. and J. S. Brainerd of
New York City. He was a member of the legislature in
May, 1827. Mrs. Abby (Gelston) Brainerd d. Apr. 9,
1839, ae. 57 yrs., 7 mos.,' 6 ds., in New York City, and bur-
ied in Landing Cemetery, East Haddam. Mr. Josepli
Sluman Brainerd d. Dec. 24, 1840, ae. 64 yrs., in East

No children.

39. Daniel" Brainerd (David*, Joshua^, Joshua-, Daniel^) of

West Stephentown, Eensselaer Co., N. Y. ; m., Dec. 14,
1831, Lucinda Coleman, b. June 21, 1801, dau. of Calvin
and Elizabeth (Bangs) Coleman, of West Stephentown,
N. Y. His father moved from East Haddam, Conn., to
West Stephentown when he was a boy ten years of age.
He and his brother David owned adjoining farms and the
name of Brainerd Mountain was given to the place. Mr.
Daniel Brainerd d. Dec. 1, 1865. Mrs. Lucinda (Cole-
man) Brainerd d. Aug. 20, 1884. Both died in West
Stephentown, N. Y.

Children :

81. i. Daniel Coleman, b. Feb. 27, 1833, in West Stephentomi.

N. Y.

82. ii. Rachel Elizabeth, b. Mav 29, 1834, in West Stephentown,

N. Y.

83. iii. Mary Eliza, b. June 14, 1835, in West Stephentown, N. Y.
iv. Phipps Waldo, b. Oct. 18, 1837, in West Stephentown, N. Y.;

d. Feb. 15, 1842.

84. V. Isaiah Smith, b. Jan. 23, 1849, in West Stephentown, N. Y.

Fifth Generation. 65

40. David^ Braineru {David*, Joshua?, Joshua-, Daniel^)

of StephentowTi, Rensselaer Co., N. Y. ; m., , Polly

or Mary Sweet, b. , in Berlin, Rensselaer Co., N.

Y. He was a farmer in West Stephentown, N. Y. Mrs.
Polly or Mary (Sweet) Brainerd d. about 1860, ae. 70
years. Mr. David Brainerd d. Dec., 1860, ae. 74 yrs.
There was about one year's difference in the time of their

Children :

85. i. Sarah C, b. 1811, in West Stephentown, N. Y.

86. ii. David, b. 1816, in West Stephentown, N. Y.

87. iii. Cordelia H., b. Apr. 30, 1820, in West Stephentown, N. Y.
iv. Mart, b. , in West Stephentown, N. Y.; d. before 1835.

41. Mart' Brainerd {David*', Joshua^, Joshua-, DanieV-) of

West Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., N. Y. ; m., Jan. 3 or 4,
1809, Jeremiah Tifft, b. July 3, 1782, son of John * and
Polly (Gillett) Tifft. He was Corporal of a company in
Lieut-Col. C. Gary's Regt., N. Y. militia, in the War of
1812, from Sept. 8 to 20, 1814. The regiment started
for Sacketts Harbor, N. Y., and reached Whitehall when
peace was declared and they returned home. He was a
farmer in Nassau, Rensselaer Co., N. Y. Mrs. Marv
(Brainerd) Tifft d. Sept. 30, 1850. Mr. Jeremiah Tifft
d. May 23, 1872 or 1873, in Nassau, N. Y.

Tifft children :

i. David B., b. Sept. 7. 1809, in Nassau, N. Y.; m., July 4, 1856,

Charlotte M. Weir; res., West Lebanon, N. Y. He d. Feb.

2, 1890. Ch.: 1. Eulalie A. 2. Ira G.
ii. Jeremiah Vallett, b. Nov. 23, 1811, in Nassau, N. Y.; m.,

Feb. 29, 1838, Palmira Turner; d. June 18, 1888.
iii. Rachel Maria, b. Oct. 30, 1813, in Nassau, N. Y.; m., Dec.

31, 1836, Geo. W. Larkin. She d. Sept. 20, 1869.
iv. Nathan Gillett, b. Sept. 14, 1815, in Nassau, N. Y.; m.,

Mch. 5, 1836, Marv M. Barber.
V. Polly Ann, b. May 16, 1819, in Nassau, N. Y.; d. Apr. 2,

vi. AiiASA Edgar, b. Feb. 11, 1823, in Nassau, N. Y.; m., Feb.

11, 1847, Chloe Hand.

vii. Joseph Norman, b. Apr. 22, 1825, in Nassau, N. Y.; m., Oct.

19, 1871, Lilly Lord: d. Apr. 22, 1873.
viii. Dolly ELiZABEltH, b. May 25, 1827, in Nassau, N. Y.; m.,

Nov. 11, 1876; Owen H". Damon,
ix. Emily Sophronia, b. Nov. 8, 1829, in Nassau, N. Y.; m., July

12, 1856, Adoniram Waterbury. She d. July 14, 1868.

42. Dolly' Brainerd {David*, Joshua?, Joshua^, DanieV-) of

West Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., N. Y. ; m., Nov. 28,
1812, Harvey Lester Griffin, b. Nov. 12, 1790, in Rhode
Island, son of Stephen and Hannah (Howard) Griffin,
formerly of Granby, Conn. He moved to West St^phen-

By Tifft Ancestry, son of John and Anna (Vallett) Tifft.

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town. He was a carpenter. Mr. Harvey Lester
Griffin d. Sept. 21, 1859. Mrs. Dolly (Brainerd) Griffin
d. Mch. 18, 1876.

Griffin children:
i. Paxmyea B.,. b. May 6, 1816, in West Stephento\TO, N. Y.;

d. May 27, 1824.
ii. Stephen F., b. Dee. 20, 1819, in West Steplientown, N. Y

He was a merchant. He d. Mch. 25, 1882.
iii. Ann Jane, b. Sept. 10, 1822, in West Stephentow-n, N. Y.;

d. June 13, 1846.
iv. Maky E., b. Aug. 11, 1826, in West Stephentown, N. Y.; d.

July 18, 1846.
V. Daniel B., b. Feb. 12, 1829, in West Stephentow-n, N. Y. A

merchant in that place. He d. Mch. 4, 1844.

43. Amasa' Braixerd (David", Joshua?, Joshua'', Daniel^) of

West Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., N. Y. ; m., ,

Polly Gale. He was a farmer in Stephentown, K". Y.

Mr. Amasa Brainerd d. . Mrs. Polly (Gale)

Brainerd d. .

Child :
i. A chiUl, b. in Stephentowii, N. Y. ; d. soon.

44. N'ancy^ Bkainerd (John*, Joshua?, Joshua^, Daniel^) of

East Haddam, Middlesex Co., Conn. ; m., Dec. 25, 1801.
Daniel Warner, b. July 9, 17T6, son of Daniel and Eliza-
beth (Clark) Warner of the same place. He was a farmer
in early life, but after middle age was engaged somewhat
extensively in the ship lumber trade at East Haddam
Landing, Conn. Mrs. Nancy (Brainerd) Warner d. Oct.
19, 1860, ae. 84 yrs., 3 mos., 20 ds. Mr. Daniel Warner
d. Sept. 24, 1865, ac. 89 yrs.

Warner children :

i. Phebe Ann, b. Nov. 7, 1802, in East Haddam, Conn.; unm.
ii. Catherine Genkette, b. May 27, 1804, in East Haddam.

Conn. ; d. Sept. 29, 1806.
iii. Fmketta, b. Jan. 16, 1806, in East Haddam, Conn.; d. Oct.

23, 1809.
iv. Daniel Bkainebd, b. Mch. 24, 1^7, in East Haddam, Conn.;

m., Apr. 27, 1835, Mary Ann Green, b. Nov. 11, 1816, dau.

of Oliver and Damaris (Howe) Green. He d. Feb. 26.

v. Elijah Clark, b. Dec. 12, 1809, in East Haddam, Conn.:

vi. Elizabeth Flsretta, b. Feb. 13, 1812, in East Haddam.

Conn.: ni., George Collins. She d. Aug. 17, 1845. Ch.: 1.

Jenette Brainerd.
vii. Amanda Melvina, b. Sept. 11, 1814, in East Haddam, Conn.
viii. John Chapman, b. Jan. 27, 1817, in East Haddam, Conn.
ix. Nancy Catherine, b. Jan. 24, 1818. in East Haddam, Conn.;

m., Sept. 27, 1848, Sylvester Smith of Longmeadow, Mass.

Fifth Generation. 67

45. Lydia' Br.v,inerd {Jt)hn\ Joshua^ Joshua-, DanieP) of

East Haddam, Middlesex Co., Conn.; m., Oct. 27, 1803,
James Brockway, b. May 23, 1783, son of Abner and
Catherine (Marvin) Brockway, of Lyme, Cnnn. He was
a farmer in East Haddam. Mr. James Brockway d. Jan.
25, 1806, ae. 24 yrs., in Portland, Me. Mrs. Lydia
(Brainerd) Brockway d. Feb. 22, 1834, ae. 53 yrs., 7 mos.,
23 ds., in East Haddam, and was buried in Hadlyme,

Brockway child:
i. Joseph Brainerd, b. May 25, 1805, in East Haddam, Conn.;
m., Jan. 16, 1825, Catherine Jennet Clark. She d. Aug. 9,
1825. He m. (2) Miss Post of Essex, Conn. He lived in
Philadelphia, Pa., about 2 yrs., then went to New Orleans,
La., as agent for Dr. Brandretli; from there he moved to
Boston, Mass., as his agent for New England States. He
d. Sept. 5, 1851, ae. 40' yrs., in the latter place.

46. Joseph" Braixerd {John*, Joshua^, Joshua-, Daniel^) of

East Haddam, Middlesex Co., Conn.; m., Feb. 13, 1812,
Sophia Smith, b. May 13, 1793, dau. of Jeremiah and
Temperance (Comstock) Smith, of East Haddam, Conn.
He served as school committee and as justice of the peace
in 1826. He was treasurer, secretary, director, agent, and
a stockholder in the Smith Manufacturing Co., Moodus,
East Haddam. He was Ensign in the 25th Kegt., 7th
Brigade. After the insolvency of the company, he moved
to Philadelphia, Pa. Mr. Joseph Brainerd d. Dec. 8,
1843 or 1844, in that place and was buried there. His
widow returned to East Haddam for the remainder of her
days. Mrs. Sophia (Smith) Brainerd d. Nov. 19, 1845,
ae. 52 yrs., 6 mos., G ds., and was buried in the Cemeterv
on Town Hill.

No children.

47. Hannah' Brainerd {Asahel*, Daniel'^, Joshua?, DanieV-) of

Rumney, Grafton Co., N. H.; m., Dec. 25, 1796, John
Haynes, b. Mch. 31, 1775, son of Rev. Cotton and Martha
(Nudd) Haynes, of Rumney. They were published
July 16, 1796. Mr. John Haynes d. Mch., 1815. Mrs.
Hannah (Brainerd) Haynes d. Mch. 29, 1863.

Haynes children:

1. Jonathan Shekbuene, b. Sept. 4, 1797, in ; m., Dec.

17, 1821, Lovina Hall,
ii. John Russell, b. Apr. 11, 1800, in ; m. Margaret


iii. Daniel Brai>erd, b. .

iv. Henry Hall, b. May 3, 1805, in ; m. Nancy Hutchins

V. Spencer Bhainerd, b. May 23, 1808, in ; d. Jan. 8,


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48. Asahel'^ Brainerd (Asahel*, Danie?, Joshua?, Daniel}) of

Eumney, Grafton Co., N. H.; m., Oct. 23, 1803, Euhamah
Kelly,* of Eumney, N. H. Intentions of m., Oct. 16,
1803, of Asahel Brainerd, Jr., and Euhamah Kelly. He
lived in Haverhill, Grafton Co., N. H. He was a miller.
Mrs. Euliamah (Kelly) Brainerd d. Feb. 4, 1856, ae. 69
yrs. Mr. Asahel Brainerd d. Dec. 20, 1857, ae. 78 yrs.

Children :

88. i. RiiODA, b. , in Rumney, N. H.

89. ii. Lydia, b. , in Rumney, N. H.

90. iii. RuHAMAU W., b. .

91. iv. Clarissa, b. .

92. V. Joseph Alaxson, b. May 21, 1812, in Rumney, N. H.

93. vi. Louisa, b. , in Rumney, N. H.

94. vii. John Hatnes, b. , in Rumney, N. H.

viii. Preston, b. Aug. 22, 1818, in Runinev, N. n.; d. Mch. 12,

ix. Lysander, b., 1824, in Rumney, N. H.; d. 1826.
X. Philander W. Craig, b., 1822; d., 1828.
xi. Maey Augusta, b. May, 1824, b. in Rumney, N. H.; res.

Chicago, 111.; unm.

95. xii. Lysander A., b. June 13 or 14, 1827, in Haverhill, N. H.

96. xiii. Selden, b. .

49. Selden' Brainerd {Asahel*, Daniel'^, Joshua^, DanieV-) of

Eumney, Grafton Co., N. H. ; m. . Aunt Mary

says, " that her Uncle Selden, when he was rich and felt
very grand persuaded his brothers that the i should be y in
their name, so they changed it." Mary S. Dean. Mr.
Seldenf Brainerd d. .


97. i. Thomas, b. .

ii. Harriet, b. .

iii. Charles, b. .

iv. Susan, b. .

V. Mary, b. .

vi. Augustus,^ b. .

vii. Henry, b. .

50. Apphia' Brainerd (Asahel*, DanieP, Joshua^, DanieV-) of

Eumney, Grafton Co., N. H. ; m. Joseph Abbott, son of
Nathaniel Chandler Abbott. He was a blacksmith in
Thetford, Vt. Mr. Joseph Abbott d. about 1838. Mrs.
Apphia (Brainerd) Abbott d. Aug. 28, 1849, in Eumney,
N. H.

* Found recorded on another page o£ the records, m., Oct. 23, 1803, Asa-
hel Brainerd and Ruhamah Hall.

fNew England Historical and Genealogical Register, p. 202. Selden
Braynard in Boston Light Infantry in the War of 1812.

I There was an Augustus S. Brainard in New York City in 1867, who
was born in Rumney, N. H.

Fifth Generation. ^^

Abbott children :
i. Hazen, b. Feb. 20, 1800 or 1801, in Thetford, Vt.; m.

Cass, of Vermont. He settled first in Ryegate, Vt. He
d. July 8, 1837 or 1839, in Dorchester, N. H., ae. 39 yrs.
ii. Rhoda, b. Nov. 6, 1802, in Thetford, Vt.; unm.
iii. Mosts C, b. Oct. 19, 180.5, in Thetford, Vt.; d. Sept. 17, 1881.
iv. Harriet, b. Oct. 28, 1800, in Thetford, Vt.; d. Jan. 31, 1890.
V. Caroline, b. Oct. 24, 1808, in Thetford, Vt.; d. Sept. 18, 1881.

51 . Spencer^ Beaineed (Asahel*, DanieF, Joshua^, Daniel^) of

Eumney, Grafton Co., N. H. ; m., 1814, Betsey Allen, of
Rumiiey, N. H. Intentions of marriage were recorded
Apr. 4, 1814. He moved to Stoneham, Mass., in 1850.

Mr. Spencer Brainerd d. . Mrs. Betsey (Allen)

Brainerd d. ^ .

Children :

i. Selden, b. June, 1815, in ; d. Nov. 13, 1844.

98. ii. Sarah, b. .

iii. Susan, b. .

09. iv. Preston, b., 1821, in .

V. Hannah S., b. .

vi. Nancy, b. .

vii. Olive, b. .

viii. John, b. ■ .

ix. ASENATH, b. .

X. Mary E., b. Nov., 1S37, ; d. Mch. 19, 1842.

52. John Dudley^ Brainerd (Asahel*, DanieP, Joshua^, Dan-

iel^) of Riimney, Grafton Co., N. H.; m., Aug. 26, 1827,
Caroline Chapman, dan. of Mark and Sarah (Greenough)
Chapman. He has been a druggist and broker. He lived
in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1835. Mr. John Dudley Brain-
erd d. about 1876. Mrs. Caroline (Chapman) Brainerd
d. 1876.
No children.

53. Clarissa^ Be^vinerd (Asahel*, DanieP, Joshua^, Daniel^)

of Rumney, Grafton Co., N. H. ; m. Charles Keyes, son
of Samuel and Sarah ( ) Keyes. Mrs. Clarissa

(Brainerd) Ke}'es d. > Mr. Charles Keyes* d.

Keyes child:
i. Anne Maria, b. .

54. Daniel^ Brainerd {Asahel*, DanieP, Joshiw?, DanieV-) of
Rumney, Grafton Co., N. H.; m., Nov. 10, 1808, Mary
Merrill, b. Aug. 4, 1786, dau. of Nathan and Sarah (Mer-
rill) Merrill, of Rumney, N. H. He was a physician at
Chenango Bridge, N. Y. Mrs. Mary (Merrill) Brainerd
d. Aug. 5, 1847, ae. 61 yrs. Mr. Daniel Brainerd, M.D.,
d. Aug. 30, 1851, ae. 68 yrs., 2 mos., 23 ds.

• Mrs. Elliott thought Esther m. Mr. Keyes.
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70 Brainerd-Brainard Genealogy.

Children :

100. i. Saeah JS'Ierelll, b. Apr. 10, 1810, in Salisbury, Mass.

101. ii. Daniel Lowell, b. Nov. 11, 1811 or 1812, in Rumney, N. H.
iii. Maby Jake, b. June 17, 1817, in Chenango Bridge, N. Y.

102. iv. Seldex Lafayette, b. Dec, 1823, in Chenango Bridge, N. Y.

55. Saeaii" Beaixekd {Asahel^, VanicP, Joshua?, DanieV-) of
Eumney, Grafton Co., N. H. ; m., 1814, William Ciun-
mings Holden, b. Aug. 16, 1790, in Hollis, N. H., son of
David and Bridget (Atwell) Holden. He lived in West
Plymouth, N. H. Mrs. Sarah (Brainerd) Holden d. in
1846. Mr. William Cumminos Holden d. in 1859.

Holdwi diildrcn :

Chakles Newton, b. .May 3, 1816, in West Plymouth, N. H.;
m. Oct. 14, 1841, Fanny Woodbury, dau. of Jesse Wood-
William Pbestox, b. Mch., 1818, in West Plymouth, N. H.;
m. Mary Merriman, of Chicago, 111.
i. Albion H., b. Sept. 20, 1820, in West Plymouth, N. H.; m.,
Aug. 23, 1848, Lorain H. Hitchcock. She d. Sept. 2, 1854,
in Chicago. 111. He m. (2), Mch. 20, 1855, Ellen M.
Holbrook. She d. May 4, 1874. He ni. (3), Jan. 24, 1883,
Anna M. Coleman, b. Jan., 1841, in Rochester, N. Y.
'. A.SAHEL Bbainerd, b. Jan. 1, 1823, in West Plymouth, N. H.;
m., Dec, 1859, Nancy Ballard at Pottsdam, N. Y.
DAvn) M., b. Sept., 1825, in West Plymouth, N. H.; m. Miss

vi. Louisa S., b. Mch. 26, 1828, in West Plymouth, N. H.; m.,
Apr. 18, 1856, Enoch Peabody Noyes, of Hebron, N. H.

56. Preston" Bkainekd {Asaliel^^ DanieP, Joshua-, Daniel^)

of Eumney, Grafton Co., N. H. ; m. . He lived in

Boston, in 1835. Mr. Preston Brainerd d. .

Children :

i. William Preston, b. . He had a bookstore in Boston,


ii. A dau., b. .

iii. Matilda jANE.'b. .

57. Esther' Brainerd* (Barzillai*, DanieV, Joshua?, Daniel^)
of Eumney, Grafton Co., N. H. ; m., 1806, Moses Hodge.
He lived at Colebrook. Coos Co., N. H. Mr. Moses Hodge
d. about 1835. Mrs. Esther (Brainerd) Hodge d. .

Hodge children :

i. Moses, b., 1808, in Stewartstown, N. H.

ii. David, b., 1811, in Stewartstown, N. H.

iii. Esther, b., 1813, in Stewartstown, N. H.

iv. Stephen, b., 1815, in Stewartstown, N. H.; d., 1868.

V. Joseph, b., 1817, in Stewartstown, N. H.

Fifth Generation. 71

Adalike, b., 1817, in Stewartstowu, N. H.
Hannah, b., 1819, in Stewartstown, N. H.
EUSHA, b., 1821, in Stewartstown, N. H.
ix. Elizabeth, b., 1821, in Stewartstow-n, N. H.

58. Kachel= Brainerd {Barzillai^, Daniel^, Joshua?, DanieV-)

of Eiunney, Grafton Co., N. H. ; m., Nov. 6, 1809, David
Locke,* b., 1767, son of John and Betsey ( ) Locke
(by Stephen Lane, justice of the peace). He lived in
Stewartstown, N. H. He was a farmer, and a Methodist
preacher. His first wife was Hannah Sellingham. Mr.
David Locke d. Feb. 9, 1843. in Columbia, N. H., or Maid-
stone, Vt. Mrs- Rachel (Brainerd) Locke d. — , in

Ohio, where she had moved after her husband's death.

Locke children :

i. LuciNDA, b. Mcli. 19, 1812, in Stewartstown, N. H.

ii. .John Frank, b. July 4, 1814, in Stewartstown, N. H.; ra. Miss

Hobart. He d. Feb. 3, 1888, in Columbia, N. H. Ch.:

1. Frank,
iii. Brainerd, b. Sept. 1.3, 1822, in Stewartstown. N. H.; d. .July

23, 1844.
iv. JIary, b. May 21, 1825, in Stewartstown, N. H.

59. Barzillai^ Brainerd {Barzillcd*, DanieP, Joshua^, DmiieV-)

of Eumney, Grafton Co., N. H. ; m., Jan. 33, or July 6,
1811 (by Dyer Burge, minister), Sally Dunning, b. Aug.
34, 1786, in Bridgeport, Conn., dau. of Abraham Dun-
ning. Mrs. Sally (Dunning) Brainerd d. Aug. 9, 1813,
ae. 38 yrs. He m. (3), Jan. 7, 1814, Mehitable Farnham,
b. 1783. Mrs. Mehitable (Farnham) Brainerd d. June 19,
1834. ae. 40 yrs. He m. (3), Dec. 37, 1834, in Colebrook,
N. H., Lucy Beecher, of Colebrook, N. H., b. Apr. 27,
1798, in Bristol, Conn., dau. of Nathan Beecher. He was
a farmer in Stewartstown, N. H. She was a woman of rare
qualities and ever ready to help those in need. She was a
kind and affectionate mother, and brought up her children
to work and be useful. She was a woman of great physi-
cal sti-ength and powers of endurance, and during her life
did verj' much hard work. From the date of her marriage
to the time of her decease she lived on the same farm.
When her husband died it was his desire that he might
be laid out in a white robe, and that a Methodist minister
might attend his funeral. She made the same request,
which was granted her. Her life speaks to us all, espec-
ially to tlie young. Take care of the body, husband your
strength, walk uprightly before God and man. She now
rests from her labors, but her works, like rich perfume,
spread fragrance to all around. Mr. Barzillai Brainerd

* In history of Eye, it said David Locke was son of Elisha and Try-
phena (Moulton) Locke, and he d. in 1832.

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d. Dec. SO, 1851, ae. 65 yrs., 5 mos. Mrs. Lucy (Beecher)
Brainerd d. May 30, 1888, ae. 90 yrs., 1 mo., 3 ds.

Child by the first marriage:
i. Almira, b. Oct. 27, 1812, in Ste\vartsto\\-n, N. H.; d. Oct. 22,
1813; ae. 11 mos.

Children by the second marriage:

103. ii. John M., b. Aug. 28, 1814, in Stewa^t9to^vn, N. H.

104. iii. ASAHEL, b. Mch. 28, 1816, in Stewartstown, N. H.

105. iv. Pebsis, b. Oct. 17, 1817 or 1818, in Stewartstown, N. H.

106. V. Sally, b. Apr. 10, 1819, in Stewartstown, N. H.

107. vi. Nelson, b. Jan. 22, 1821, in Stewartstown, N. H.

108. vii. Phebe A., b. Sept. 3, 1822, in Stewartstoivn, N. H.

Children by the third marriage:

109. viii. Madeline E., b. Feb. 11, 1826, in Stewartstowni, N. H.

110. ix. Ira Young, b. July 5, 1828, in Stewartstown, N. H.

X. Jeremiah Foster, b. July 9, 1830. in Stewartsto\\Ti, N. H.;

111. xi. Dolly A., b. Dec. 31, 1832, in Stewartstown, N. H.

60. Olive^ Beaineed {Barzillai*, DanieP, JoshuaP, Daniel^) of

Eumney, Grafton Co., N. H. ; m., Feb. 3, 1834, in Stew-
artstown, N". H., John Whittemore. Mr. John Whitte-
more d. . She m. (2), Dec. 1, 1841 or 1847, Lu-
ther Chandler, b. Oct. 24, 1789, in Enfield, Conn., son of
Joseph and Lydia (Hawkins) Chandler. His second mar-
riage. Mr. Luther Chandler d. . Mrs. Olive

(Brainerd) (Whittemore) Chandler d. 1860.

Whittemore child by the first marriage:
i. Octave, b. May 1, 1835, in Colebrook, N. H.

61. Joseph^ Brainerd {Barzillai*, Daniel^, Joshua-, Daniel'-)

of Eumney, Grafton Co., N. H. ; m., 1841, Emily Church

of Guildhall, Yt. b. , at Northumberland, N. H..

dau. of Charles Clrarch. He lived in Stewartstown, N.
H. Mr. Joseph Brainerd d. Oct. 28, 1871, ae. 72 yrs..
10 mos. Mrs. Emilv (Church) Brainerd d. Mch. 22,
1877, ae. 70 yrs., 1 mo.

No children.

62. Jonathan^ Brainerd {Barzillai*, DanieP, Joshua:-.

DanieP) of Eumney, Grafton Co., N. H.; m., Jan. 23.
1826, Mary Clough of Canaan, Vt., b. . in Canter-
bury, N. H., dau. of Bradley and (Bradford)

Clough. He was a farmer in Stewartstown, N. H. Mr.
Jonathan Brainerd d. July 22, 1842, ae. 41 yrs. Mrs.
Mary (Clough) Brainerd d. Mav 7, 1876, in Granville,

Fifth Generation. 73

Children :
i. Charles Leonatus, b. Feb. 7, 1827, in Stewartstown, N. H.

d. Mch. 3,. 1827.
ii. Carolina Abbet, b. Apr. 26, 1828, in Stewartstown, N. H.

d. June 5, 1831.
iii. Hannah Blodgett, b. Aug. 3, 1830, in Stewartstown, N. H.

d. July 24, 1842.

112. iv. Sabah Ann, b. July 7, 1832, in Stewartstown, N. H.

113. V. Mart Jane, b. Mch. 28, 1835, in Stewartsto\iTi, N. H.

114. vi. Charles Addison, b. May 15, 1837, in Stewartstown, N. H.
vii. James Madison, b. Mch. 21, 1839, in Stewartstown, N. H.;

d. Nov. 9, 1839.

63. Charles' Brainerd {Adonijah*, Eleazcr', Joshua^, Daniel^)

of Hartford, Hartford Co., Conn.; m., Oct. 28, 1812,
Sally Haskell, b. Nov. 1787, in Wethersfield. Conn. He
lived in Hartford, and was an iron merchant of
the firm of Ward, Bartholomew & Brainerd, afterward
C. Brainerd & Son. He was a director in the Hartford
Bank for several years. He was chosen vestryman in
Christ Church, Hartford, in 1823. Mr. Charles Brainerd
d. Nov. 28, 1850, ae. 64 yrs. Mrs. Sally (Haskell)
Brainerd d. Nov. 10, 1873.

Children :

115. i. Charles Haskell, b. Sept. 20, 1813, in Hartford, Conn.

ii. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Jan. 3, 1815 or 1816, in Hartford, Conn.;

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