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Dr Oliver Brewster
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Birth: Apr. 2, 1760
Lebanon
New London County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 1812
Becket
Berkshire County
Massachusetts, USA

Dr. Oliver Brewster, one of the officers in the regiment commanded by Colonel John Brown at the battle of Stone Arabia, in the Mohawk Valley, N. Y., in October, 1780, was a surgeon, the only officer not from Pittsfield, his home at that time being at Partridgefield, now Peru.

He was born in Lebanon, Conn., April 2, 1760, and died February 12, 1812, at Becket, Mass., where, after leaving the army, he began, and continued till death, the practice of medicine. His father was of the fifth generation of Elder William Brewster, of the Plymouth colony, and his mother was of the third generation of Governor William Bradford, of the same company.

He was a godly man, and in the absence of a pastor, his solemn counsels to his patients, and his fervent prayers with and for them were blessed to their good. He was a faithful physician and successful, particularly in acute diseases. He fell in an apoplectic fit at a house where he was making a professional visit, dying in six hours later.

Dr. Oliver Brewster, served in Col. John Brown's Third Berkshire regiment as a was surgeon in the Revolutionary War at Stone Arabia, New York in the American Revolutionary War.

He was the first physician in Becket. His home, built in 1786, is still standing and is currently occupied by the Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Wadsworth Brewster (1737 - 1812)
  Jerusha Newcomb Brewster (1740 - 1813)
 
 Spouse:
  Jerusha Badger Brewster (1759 - 1841)*
 
 Children:
  Orrilla Brewster Stanly (1782 - 1860)*
  Pleiades Brewster Kingsley (1786 - 1856)*
  John Milton Brewster (1789 - 1869)*
  Rowena Brewster Knox (1793 - 1865)*
  Harmony Brewster Taylor (1796 - 1881)*
  Amanda Brewster Judd (1798 - 1888)*
 
 Siblings:
  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
 
Burial:
Becket Center Cemetery
Becket
Berkshire County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: dran
Record added: Jan 10, 2011
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Dr Oliver Brewster
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Dr Oliver Brewster
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In memory of Dr. Oliver Brester fifth cousin six times removed. Thank you for your service
- Jerry and Jadean Hopper
 Added: Apr. 13, 2014
Thank you for your service.
- dran
 Added: Aug. 23, 2013
In Memory of my husband's 5th great grandfather.
- BONNIE S.
 Added: Jun. 13, 2012
 
 
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