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Emerson Wadsworth Brewster
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Birth: Apr. 2, 1804
Washington
Berkshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Mar. 22, 1876
Madison
Lake County
Ohio, USA

He was born at Washington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, on the 2nd of April, 1804, and there received his rudimentary education.

He was a lad of 13 years at the time of the family removal to Ohio, and he was reared to manhood on the old homestead farm in Madison township, Lake County, Ohio, and he was associated in the work and management of the same until the time of his marriage, when the property was divided and he received 100 acres of the same as his share.

On the 31st of January, 1838, when about 35 years of age, he was united in marriage to Miss Harriet Keep, who was born in Munson, Massachusetts, on the 21st of June, 1813.

Wadsworth Brewster made his farm one of the model places of Madison township, and the present substantial house on the place was erected by him in 1840. He continued to reside on this homestead until his death, and no man in the county had a more secure hold upon popular confidence and esteem. He was ordained a deacon in the Congregation Church, and as such rendered faithful service up to the time of his demise.

His faith was one of earnest devotion and good works, and in his devotion his church was second only to his family. He and his wife were numbered among the original members of the Congregational Church at North Madison and he assisted liberally in the erection of the the church building as did he later in the building of the first edifice of his church in the village of Madison, to which latter he and his family transferred their membership.

In politics he was a stanch supporter of the principles and policies of the Republican party, and while he was essentially loyal and public-spirited as a citizen, he never sought or desired the emoluments or honors of public office. He died on the 22nd of March, 1876, and his cherished and devoted wife survived him by nearly a score of years, as her death occurred December 15th, 1894.

It was said of him that he was a man of great energy and was an assiduous worker all his life. During the days of slavery, he was a strong Abolitionist; kept a station on the underground railroad, and helped many a slave on his way to freedom. He was a Deacon in the Congregational Church for about 40 years.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Jasper Brewster (1769 - 1824)
  Theodosia Lyman Brewster (1775 - 1851)
 
 Spouse:
  Harriet Keep Brewster (1813 - 1894)
 
 Children:
  Julia Keep Brewster Wilcox (1838 - 1925)*
  Oliver Raymond Brewster (1841 - 1862)*
  Robert Ladd Brewster (1843 - 1929)*
  Mary Jeanette Brewster Silsby (1850 - 1935)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jasper Brewster (1797 - 1884)*
  Sydney Lyman Brewster (1799 - 1864)*
  Marshall Brewster (1801 - 1872)*
  Emerson Wadsworth Brewster (1804 - 1876)
  Mary Amanda Brewster Raymond (1807 - 1880)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairview Memorial Park
Madison
Lake County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: dran
Record added: Oct 21, 2009
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Emerson Wadsworth Brewster
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Emerson Wadsworth Brewster
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