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Paul Brigham
Birth: Jan. 17, 1746
Coventry
Tolland County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Jun. 16, 1824
Norwich
Windsor County
Vermont, USA

2nd Vermont Governor. He was a Captain in the Revolutionary War, serving with the Continental Army at Germantown, Monmouth, Fort Mifflin and other battles. After the war he moved to Norwich, Vermont, where he became a local and state leader, serving in numerous offices including Member of the Vermont House of Representatives, Delegate to Vermont's constitutional conventions, High Sheriff of Windsor County, presidential elector, and Major General of the Vermont Militia. Brigham was Windsor County Assistant Judge from 1783 to 1786 and 1790 to 1795, Probate Judge in 1800, and Presiding Judge in 1801. He served on the Governor's Council from 1792 to 1796, and was Lieutenant Governor from 1796 to 1813, and acted as Governor in 1797 after the resignation and death of Governor Thomas Chittenden. After losing the lieutenant governorship in 1814, Brigham returned to the office in 1815 and served until 1820. The journal of his Army experiences was published as "A Revolutionary Diary of Captain Paul Brigham, November 19, 1777-September 4, 1778." (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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 Parents:
  Paul Brigham (1718 - 1746)
  Catherine Turner Brigham (1718 - 1779)
 
 Spouse:
  Lydia Sawyer Brigham (1744 - 1838)*
 
 Children:
  Don Josephus Brigham (1774 - 1855)*
  Paul Worcester Brigham (1776 - 1865)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Norwich
Windsor County
Vermont, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Feb 08, 2006
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Patriot - You Are Not Forgotten.
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 Added: Jul. 22, 2012

- Patricia Brigham & Timothy Brigham
 Added: Feb. 23, 2012
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 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
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