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Oliver Brewster
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Birth: Jul. 16, 1708
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: 1776
Franklin County
Massachusetts, USA

Oliver Brewster was born in Duxbury, Mass. (Source: Duxbury Vital records, Births Page 35.) on Friday 16 July 1708, the son of William and Hopestill (Wadsworth) Brewster. Oliver died, place and date undetermined, possibly in Bernardston, Mass after 19 October 1776, when he deeded land to his son. Oliver married, place undetermined, reputedly Wednesday 22 March 1732, Martha Wadsworth; who was born in Lebanon, Conn. on Saturday 1 Apri1 1710, the daughter of Joseph and Lydia (Brown) Wadsworth. Martha died place and date undetermined.

The will of William Brewster of Wrentham, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay, cordwainer, dated 3 August 1761 and proved 3 March 1769, mentioned his wife, Hopestill; sons: Oliver, (eldest), who received 1/6th of the estate; Ichabod; Elisha; Seth and Lot; and granddaughter Huldah Gould.

Oliver Brewster of Lebanon, yeoman, purchased land in Bernardston on 28 October 1765 and 16 January 1766. On 2 June 1768, Hopestill Brewster purchased 100 acres of land in Bernardston: Oliver Brewster was of Lebanon on 12 June 1768, when he sold land there to his son, Wadsworth Brewster and on 19 October 1776, he was of Bernardston, when he sold additional land in Lebanon to his son, Wadsworth Brewster.

The History of Bernardston recorded that Oliver Brewster "held one or two minor town offices," and in December 1769, it was voted to meet at his house for "eight Sabbaths of the winter ensueing,". ..reputedly "in accordance with the then prevailing custom to thus provide place for a worship during the most severe portion of the winter season, the meeting house being a little more frigid than even puritanical training could endue."
Family links: 
  William Brewster (1683 - 1768)
  Hopestill Wadsworth Brewster (1686 - 1773)
  Martha Wadsworth Brewster (1710 - 1757)*
  Rubie Brewster Bliss (1733 - ____)*
  Wadsworth Brewster (1737 - 1812)*
  Oliver Brewster (1708 - 1776)
  Ichabod Brewster (1710 - 1797)*
  Elisha Brewster (1715 - 1789)*
  Huldah Brewster Goold (1725 - 1750)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Cemetery
Franklin County
Massachusetts, USA
Created by: Member#47194125
Record added: Jul 03, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54420559

Rest in peace.
- Marilyn Brewster Miller Rexroat
 Added: Nov. 8, 2015
- Louise (Bruman) Dice
 Added: Jul. 19, 2014
In memory of Oliver Brewster third cousin eight times removed
- Jerry and Jadean Hopper
 Added: Apr. 14, 2014
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