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 Amos Brainerd Sr.

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Amos Brainerd Sr.

Birth
Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA
Death
19 May 1823 (aged 53)
Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Burial
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Plot
Sec 3, Lot 21, Grave 1S
Memorial ID
14160749 View Source

AMOS⁵ BRAINARD, Sr. (Elisha⁴, Deacon Elijah³, Elijah², Deacon Daniel¹ )  was born July 13, 1769 in Haddam, Middlesex County, CT and died May 19, 1823 the seventh child of Elisha⁴ Brainerd and Martha Hubbard. He grew up in East Haddam, CT. He married RACHEL BRAINARD, his 3rd cousin, daughter of Dudley & Mindwell Ackley Brainard. Rachel was born 29 Jan 1770 and died 15 Mar 1848.

Amos served in the Connecticut Militia during the War of 1812.

Amos Brainard of Middlesex County, Conn., one of the earliest settlers of Newburgh,Ohio made his western venture when nearly 50 years of age. His wife was Rachel Brainard, daughter of Dudley and Mindwell Ackley Brainard of Haddam, Conn., and a third cousin of Amos. Amos Brainard was a farmer and shoemaker, before coming to Newburgh, Ohio and lived on a farm in the latter place, toiling early and late to clear it of the timber and heavy undergrowth that covered it.

Mr. and Mrs. Brainard had 13 children, 11 of whom reached maturity and all but one of these married and had families of their own, most of them living in Newburgh, Ohio. Mr. Brainard met with a sudden and violent death, one day, in 1823. He was in a field at work with a yoke of oxen, when a furious storm of wind and rain broke upon him, and while hastening back to his dwelling, a falling tree crushed out his life. His wife, standing in the door of her home, and anxiously watching his return, witnessed the sad accident that left her a widow with four of her family of children still of a tender age. She was to undergo another shock and a grief of the same character five years later, when her son Timothy, aged 27, was killed by the caving in of a portion of the Erie Canal upon which he was working.

She was a very superior woman, of a fine heritage, which was passed on to several of her children. She died in 1848, aged 78 years.

The children of Amos and Rachel Brainard:

1. John ⁶ R. Brainard, b. 1789 Haddam, CT ; m. in 1812, Lucinda Goff, widow of Joshua Brainard.

2. Salinda ⁶ Brainard, b. March 16, 1791Haddam, CT d. Sept 8, 1859 at age 68 yrs, 5 mos 22 days in Newburgh, now Cleveland, Ohio and is interred in Harvard Grove Cemetery Cleveland, OH ; m. Mar. 17, 1808 by letter to Richard Bailey,b. May 18, 1758 Haddam, CT Son of John Bailey and Elizabeth Walkley died 1813. She married (2), Enos Cochran, died 1823; and (3), Justus Hamilton Owen of Newburgh. of Newburgh, Ohio. She died 1859, aged 68.

3. Nancy Brainard, b. 1793; m. in 1818, Demos Brainard, son of Amos and Martha Aiken Brainard of Brooklyn, OH.

4. Amos ⁶ Brainard,Jr. b. 1795; m. in 1826, Lydia Thompson, dau. of Adam and Lydia Thompson.(my 3rd great grandfather)

5. Demming ⁶ Brainard, b. 1798; m. Esther Jones. He died 1860.

6. Julia ⁶ Selden Brainard, m. Silas Owen. He lived in Newburgh, OH. 3 ch.

7. Alvah ⁶ H. Brainard, b. 1807; m. Melissa Owen, sister of Silas Owen d. 1865.

8. Timothy Brainard, b. 1801; died suddenly.He was killed by sand caving in upon him while working on a canal running south from Cleveland, Ohio, or by a falling tree, Sept. 7, 1828, ae. 27 yrs. 130 days.

9. Hiram ⁶ Brainard, b. 1808; m. Elizabeth Hotaling. Profession: Carpenter and Farmer

10. Sylvester ⁶ Brainard, b. 1809; moved to Michigan.

11. Emeline⁶ " Emily" Brainard b. June 4, 1811, in Haddam, Conn.; bapt. Aug. 2, 1811, in Middletown, Conn. ; m. Sylvester Dudley Goff, son of Guernsey and Asenath Brainard Goff. three sons and three daughters.

Source: The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908 see Fifth Generation p. 63-64
Evelyn Rowe Nelson's 4th great grandfather.

AMOS⁵ BRAINARD, Sr. (Elisha⁴, Deacon Elijah³, Elijah², Deacon Daniel¹ )  was born July 13, 1769 in Haddam, Middlesex County, CT and died May 19, 1823 the seventh child of Elisha⁴ Brainerd and Martha Hubbard. He grew up in East Haddam, CT. He married RACHEL BRAINARD, his 3rd cousin, daughter of Dudley & Mindwell Ackley Brainard. Rachel was born 29 Jan 1770 and died 15 Mar 1848.

Amos served in the Connecticut Militia during the War of 1812.

Amos Brainard of Middlesex County, Conn., one of the earliest settlers of Newburgh,Ohio made his western venture when nearly 50 years of age. His wife was Rachel Brainard, daughter of Dudley and Mindwell Ackley Brainard of Haddam, Conn., and a third cousin of Amos. Amos Brainard was a farmer and shoemaker, before coming to Newburgh, Ohio and lived on a farm in the latter place, toiling early and late to clear it of the timber and heavy undergrowth that covered it.

Mr. and Mrs. Brainard had 13 children, 11 of whom reached maturity and all but one of these married and had families of their own, most of them living in Newburgh, Ohio. Mr. Brainard met with a sudden and violent death, one day, in 1823. He was in a field at work with a yoke of oxen, when a furious storm of wind and rain broke upon him, and while hastening back to his dwelling, a falling tree crushed out his life. His wife, standing in the door of her home, and anxiously watching his return, witnessed the sad accident that left her a widow with four of her family of children still of a tender age. She was to undergo another shock and a grief of the same character five years later, when her son Timothy, aged 27, was killed by the caving in of a portion of the Erie Canal upon which he was working.

She was a very superior woman, of a fine heritage, which was passed on to several of her children. She died in 1848, aged 78 years.

The children of Amos and Rachel Brainard:

1. John ⁶ R. Brainard, b. 1789 Haddam, CT ; m. in 1812, Lucinda Goff, widow of Joshua Brainard.

2. Salinda ⁶ Brainard, b. March 16, 1791Haddam, CT d. Sept 8, 1859 at age 68 yrs, 5 mos 22 days in Newburgh, now Cleveland, Ohio and is interred in Harvard Grove Cemetery Cleveland, OH ; m. Mar. 17, 1808 by letter to Richard Bailey,b. May 18, 1758 Haddam, CT Son of John Bailey and Elizabeth Walkley died 1813. She married (2), Enos Cochran, died 1823; and (3), Justus Hamilton Owen of Newburgh. of Newburgh, Ohio. She died 1859, aged 68.

3. Nancy Brainard, b. 1793; m. in 1818, Demos Brainard, son of Amos and Martha Aiken Brainard of Brooklyn, OH.

4. Amos ⁶ Brainard,Jr. b. 1795; m. in 1826, Lydia Thompson, dau. of Adam and Lydia Thompson.(my 3rd great grandfather)

5. Demming ⁶ Brainard, b. 1798; m. Esther Jones. He died 1860.

6. Julia ⁶ Selden Brainard, m. Silas Owen. He lived in Newburgh, OH. 3 ch.

7. Alvah ⁶ H. Brainard, b. 1807; m. Melissa Owen, sister of Silas Owen d. 1865.

8. Timothy Brainard, b. 1801; died suddenly.He was killed by sand caving in upon him while working on a canal running south from Cleveland, Ohio, or by a falling tree, Sept. 7, 1828, ae. 27 yrs. 130 days.

9. Hiram ⁶ Brainard, b. 1808; m. Elizabeth Hotaling. Profession: Carpenter and Farmer

10. Sylvester ⁶ Brainard, b. 1809; moved to Michigan.

11. Emeline⁶ " Emily" Brainard b. June 4, 1811, in Haddam, Conn.; bapt. Aug. 2, 1811, in Middletown, Conn. ; m. Sylvester Dudley Goff, son of Guernsey and Asenath Brainard Goff. three sons and three daughters.

Source: The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908 see Fifth Generation p. 63-64
Evelyn Rowe Nelson's 4th great grandfather.


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