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Deacon Jasper Brewster
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Birth: Jun. 22, 1769
New London County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Sep. 15, 1824
Lake County
Ohio, USA

From the History of the Western Reserve Volume 2 By Harriet Taylor Upton, Harry Gardner Cutler.

Jasper Brewster, the founder of the family in the Western Reserve, was a native of Washington, Berkshire county, Massachusetts, as was also his wife, whose maiden name was Theodosia Lyman. There also all of their children were born prior to the immigration of the family to the wilds of northern Ohio.

The genealogy in the agnatic line is traced back to Elder Brewster, who was one of the Pilgrims who came to the Massachusetts colony on the first voyage of the historic old "Mayflower," and records extant indicate in authentic way the direct line of descent to the Brewsters of Lake county, Ohio.

Jasper Brewster and his family left the old home in Washington, Massachusetts, in the year 1817, and started on the long and weary journey to Ohio. The trip was made with wagons and ox teams, and one horse also was brought to the new home. The trip consumed six weeks and was made in the winter. In effecting the crossing of the Windsor river extra teams were secured, and the family, including the father and mother and their five children, finally arrived at their destination in Lake county.

Jasper Brewster purchased a large tract of heavily timbered land in Madison township, Lake county, and bought first in Tallmage township, Geauga county, the land being all in one body. On his land he made a clearing and erected a log house of the type common to the pioneer epoch. Here the family home was established and here maintained until about ten years later, when a brick house was built on the farm. This was one of the first brick dwellings erected in this part of Lake county, and the brick utilized were manufactured on the farm.

Jasper Brewster devoted his attention to the reclamation of his land, but was not permitted to see the fruition of his earnest labors, as he died about five years after coming to Ohio, being fifty-five years of age at the time of his demise. His wife survived him by many years and was seventy-five years old at the time of her death. Both were devout members of the Congregational church. Their five children were Jasper, Sidney, Marshall, Wadsworth, and Amanda.

25 Sep 1824 - Painesville Telegraph, Painesville, Geauga Co. (It became Lake County in 1840), OH:

DIED - At Madison, Geauga County, Ohio, on the 15th, inst. Deacon Jasper Brewster, son of Wadsworth Brewster, late of Columbia, Conn. in the 56th year of his age, after an illness of 35 days, during which was strikingly exhibited the frailty of human nature, and the triumph of Divine Grace. Only three weeks previous to the commencement of his sickness, he passed through and sustained with exemplary fortitude and resignation, the trying scene of the death and burial of much beloved and lamented sister, Mrs. Ruby Ladd. "They were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their deaths they have of the spirit reaped life everlasting.

It may be said of Deacon Brewster, with as much propriety as of almost any other man, "for him to live was Christ, and for him to die was gain." His confidence in God, though tried by various circumstances and Providences for nearly thirty years, remained unshaken to the last. A short time before his death he signed his will, gave to his family and friends his dying counsels, emphatically "set his house in order," and with a calm resignation waited for the summons of his Savior to a seat in Glory. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from hence forth; yea, saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them."

From the Connecticut Courant, dated 10/12/1824
At Madison, Ohio, Deac. Jasper Brewster, aged 56, late of Columbia, Connecticut.
Family links: 
  Wadsworth Brewster (1737 - 1812)
  Jerusha Newcomb Brewster (1740 - 1813)
  Theodosia Lyman Brewster (1775 - 1851)
  Jasper Brewster (1797 - 1884)*
  Sydney Lyman Brewster (1799 - 1864)*
  Marshall Brewster (1801 - 1872)*
  Emerson Wadsworth Brewster (1804 - 1876)*
  Mary Amanda Brewster Raymond (1807 - 1880)*
  Oliver Brewster (1760 - 1812)*
  Sabra Brewster (1761 - 1842)*
  Joseph Wadsworth Brewster (1764 - 1849)*
  Silas Brewster (1767 - 1808)*
  Jasper Brewster (1769 - 1824)
  Lydia Martha Brewster Lyman (1772 - 1864)*
  Ruby Brewster Ladd (1776 - 1824)*
  Jerusha Brewster Loomis (1779 - 1864)*
  Elias Brewster (1782 - 1858)*
  Sardius Brewster (1785 - 1866)*
*Calculated relationship
Fairview Memorial Park
Lake County
Ohio, USA
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Deacon Jasper Brewster
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Deacon Jasper Brewster
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