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James Brainard
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Birth: Jul. 15, 1828
Wayne County
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 14, 1892
David (historical)
Mitchell County
Iowa, USA

James7 Brainard (Amos, Jr. 6, Amos, Sr. 5, Elisha 4, Deacon Elijah 3, Elijah 2, Daniel 1) was the second of seven children (Polly, James, Alvah, Rachel, Maria, Ebenezer, Julia) born to Amos Brainard, Jr. and Lydia (Thompson) Brainard. James was born in 1828 in Wayne County, NY. His parents lived in Tamer, Defiance County, Ohio.

On May 23, 1859 in DeKalb, St. Lawrence County, NY, James married Violet Catherine Nicol, daughter of William May Nicol III of Carluk, Scotland and Margarot Pollack of Rutherglen, Scotland). They moved to Mitchell county Iowa my covered wagon in 1864. James was a farmer. When he was 6 years old his parents went to Cuyahoga County, Ohio from Haddam CT. He lived in Cuyahoga County near Lake Erie until he was 18 yrs old, then he returned to upstate New York near the St. Lawrence River. That is where he met and married Violet Nicol. They lived in NY for another 12 years before they moved to Mitchell County, IA. They settled in Union Township Mitchell County on 80 acres where he farmed 2 miles west of David, Iowa ( no longer in existence).

He died d. Oct. 14, 1892.

James Brainard and Violet Nicol had five children:

1. Cora Virilla 8 Brainard b. Mar. 24, 1860 DeKalb, St. Lawrence County, NY (school teacher) d. Jun 16, 1900 of TB. (my g. grandmother) m. Benjamin Daniel Nicholas. (4 children) Her husband was one of the founders of the David Baptist church in David, Iowa.

2. Henry David Ross Brainard b. June 5, 1863 d. June 27, 1931 (Farmer) m. Anna E. Scantlebury (no children)

3. Anna Eliza Brainard b. Mar. 25, 1871 d. Oct. 8 1872

4. Mabel Edith Brainard b. Jan 11, 1874 d. Jan 27, 1874

5. James Alva Brainard b. Aug. 14, 1878 Mitchell County, Iowa died Aug. 14, 1878 Mitchell County, Iowa

Source: 1911 Mitchell County (Iowa)Atlas:
"Sect 3, p 25 - Brainard, James & Family: Mr. born in New York State July 15, 1828; Mrs. born June 6, 1838".
Also see p. 523 of History of Mitchell and Worth Counties, Iowa 1884.
Source: Desendants of William, Caleb, Elijah and Hezekiah Brainerd, sons of Daniel Brainerd p. 159
Source: Family Bible down the Brainerd/Rowe line. 
Family links: 
  Amos Brainerd (1795 - 1870)
  Lydia Thompson Brainerd (1805 - 1843)
  Violet Catherine Nicol Brainard (1838 - 1914)*
  Cora Virilla Brainard Nicholas (1860 - 1900)*
  Henry David Ross Brainard (1863 - 1931)*
  Annie Eliza Brainard (1871 - 1872)*
*Calculated relationship
Stacyville Cemetery
Mitchell County
Iowa, USA
Maintained by: Evelyn Rowe Nelson
Originally Created by: K. Pike
Record added: Jul 16, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14948211
James Brainard
Added by: Evelyn Rowe Nelson
James Brainard
Added by: Evelyn Rowe Nelson
James Brainard
Added by: K. Pike
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