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Rev Joseph Brewster
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Birth: Feb. 16, 1822
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Nov. 20, 1895
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA

Joseph Brewster was graduated from Yale College in 1842, and the following year he was tutor in the family of Senator William Cabell Rives of Virginia.

Being led to study the position of the Episcopal Church he entered its ministry, studying in the General Theological Seminary at New York City, and at Hartford, Conn., with Dr. Burgess, later the bishop of Maine. He was first settled at Windham, Conn., and then at Wallingford. Conn.

In 1854 he returned to his native city, New Haven, to become rector of Christ Church, where he continued for twenty-eight years. At the beginning of his rectorship it was a small mission church, but under his charge it grew to be a strong and independent parish, a new church building was erected, missions were established, etc.

Owing to ill health he resigned in 1882, but officiated in various churches in Connecticut, Baltimore and Brooklyn, until, in 1894, he became the rector of Saint Michael's Church, Brooklyn, where he ministered with remarkable success and continued in active duty until within two days of his death.

The Reverend Joseph Brewster was a man of scholarly tastes, a forceful and earnest preacher, most impressive in his rendering of the services of the church, socially very charming, with great personal magnetism, brilliant wit, and a keen knowledge both of books and men.
 
 
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 Parents:
  James Brewster (1788 - 1866)
  Mary Hequembourg Brewster (1789 - 1867)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Jane Bunce Brewster (1823 - 1866)*
 
 Children:
  Chauncey Bunce Brewster, D.D. (1848 - 1941)*
  James Henry Brewster (1856 - 1920)*
  James Henry Brewster (1856 - 1920)*
  William Joseph Brewster (1858 - 1952)*
  Benjamin Brewster, D.D. (1860 - 1941)*
 
 Sibling:
  Rebecca Daggett Brewster Cone (1814 - 1890)*
  Joseph Brewster (1822 - 1895)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
 
Created by: dran
Record added: Jul 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93462040
Rev Joseph Brewster
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