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Samuel Brewster
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Birth: Jul. 18, 1718
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 10, 1802
New Windsor
Orange County
New York, USA

SAMUEL is a great-grandson of the Rev. NATHANIEL BREWSTER who settled in Setauket, Suffolk County, NY, and left many descendants.

SAMUEL is a son of NATHANIEL BREWSTER (a grandson of the Rev. NATHANIEL BREWSTER) and PHEBE SMITH of Setauket, and they both are buried there.

SAMUEL's second wife was MARY WOOD, daughter of TIMOTHY WOOD and HANNAH OLDFIELD. MARY is also buried in this cemetery. See her memorial.

"History of the Town of New Windsor, Orange County, NY", Edward M. Ruttenber, Newburgh, NY, 1811, p. 155:
"Samuel Brewster, ... became a resident of the town of New Windsor about 1743. On his removal to New Windsor he was accompanied by his brother, HENRY, who, with himself, formed two of sixteen proprietors of the "Township of New Windsor" ... in 1749. He established a saw mill at the foot of Forge-hill, now in the village of Moodna, and subsequently a forge and anchorage, which he conducted for several years, and at which he constructed in part the obstructions to the navigations of the Hudson (at Fort Montgomery and at West Point) during the war of the Revolution. ... In 1763 he erected a stone house on the Forge-hill road, a short distance north of Temple Hill, now or lately on the farm of the late Francis Weygant. A stone in the north gable bears the initials of his name and date. It is presumed that it was erected for his son TIMOTHY, who removed to Woodbridge, NJ, after the Revolution. The house is marked on the DeWitt Map of the cantonment of the army in 1783, and has remained as an unmistakable landmark. From his first advent in the town he seems to have taken the rank of a man of substantial character and to have maintained it. On the organization of the Presbyterian Church of New Windsor, September 14, 1764, he was chosen one of its Elders, and in 1773, served as Trustee of the united congregation of Bethlehem and New Windsor for the Murderer's Creek district and also for the New Windsor district. In 1763, he was one of the Assessors of the town. He was active in promoting the success of the Revolution, and filled the post of Chairman of the Committe of Safety of the town during the entire period, and served as a member of the Provincial Convention, 1775-6, and of the Committee of Safety of that body in which was vested all authority during the recess of the Convention. His more pressing duties in the construction of the river obstructions compelled his retirement in 1777. He died February 10, 1802, in his 83d year, and his wife, MARY WOOD, died February 3d, 1807, in her 85th year." 
Family links: 
  Nathaniel Brewster (1689 - 1732)
  Phebe Smith Brewster
  Mary Wood Brewster (1721 - 1807)*
  Mary Wood Brewster (1723 - 1807)*
  Nathaniel Brewster (1713 - 1772)*
  Samuel Brewster (1718 - 1802)
  Henry Brewster (1722 - 1795)*
  Phebe Brewster (1723 - 1732)*
*Calculated relationship
Goodwill Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Orange County
New York, USA
Maintained by: Jeanne.Killick
Originally Created by: Thelma Jane Dorsey
Record added: Dec 30, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 6056379
Samuel Brewster
Added by: Jeanne.Killick
Samuel Brewster
Added by: Jeanne.Killick
Samuel Brewster
Added by: Jeanne.Killick
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Samuel, rest in peace. Your 2nd cousin 8x removed.
- KD. Herring
 Added: Mar. 6, 2014

- Gen Story Girl
 Added: Jan. 23, 2011

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