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Rev Benjamin Brigham
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Birth: Mar. 11, 1741
Death: Jun. 5, 1799

In 1764 He graduated from Harvard College, A. M., In 1770 he received an urgent call from the church in Fitzwilliam to become its pastor. He was to receive two lots of land of 100 acres each, and two other lots were to be reserved for the use of the minister. He was to receive eighty pounds in money and an annual salary of.53 6s. 8d., from time of acceptance for three years, then an additional sum yearly until it had reached 66 13s. 4d He accepted, and spent the rest of his life in charge of this church. He was a man of fine character and a minister who preserved harmony in his parish. Several of his manuscript sermons are extant. He was Representative to Exeter Provincial Congress, 1775. He was interred in the central part of the village graveyard in Fitzwilliam, and in 1809 the town appropriated $20 to buy gravestones for him and his wife. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Puah Mellen Brigham (____ - 1821)
  Lucy Morse Brigham (1740 - 1793)*
 
 Children:
  Lucy Brigham Humphrey (1773 - 1852)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Here Lie
The earthly remains
of the
REV. BENJAMIN BRIGHAM A.M.
The first pastor
of the church in this town.
He fell asleep in Christ June 11
1799.
In the 58th year of age,
and the 29th year of his ministry.
 
Burial:
Fitzwilliam Village Cemetery
Fitzwilliam
Cheshire County
New Hampshire, USA
 
Created by: Ken Nagel
Record added: Jul 23, 2010
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Rev Benjamin Brigham
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Rev Benjamin Brigham
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Rev Benjamin Brigham
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