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Rev Thomas Wells Bray

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Rev Thomas Wells Bray

  • Birth 3 Oct 1738 Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 23 Apr 1808 North Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
  • Burial Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
  • Memorial ID 31819947

age 69

[He was the son of John Bray, a native of Ireland, and of Lydia Bray (nee Hoadley, dau. of William Hoadley and Elizabeth Frost. of Branford, Connecticut.)

He graduated from Yale College in 1765. He was licensed to preach in the Congregational Church in February 1766. He served as a chaplain in the Revolutionary army.
-per dran (#47194125)]

["NEW-HAVEN, April 28.
"DEATHS—
"Last Friday night, at the Parish of North-Guilford, Rev. Thomas Wells Bray, aged about 70 years—At the Parish of North-Branford, Rev. Samuel Eels, in the 64th year of his age.—They were classmates in Yale-College, and took their degree in 1765 ; —an intimacy lasted between them thro' their lives ; —they were settled in the Ministry within five miles of each other ; —they died within a few hours of each other ; and were both buried last Monday. Mr. Bray died of a short illness, and Mr. Eels of a lingering one."
—The Connecticut Courant (Hartford, Connecticut), Wednesday, May 4, 1808, p. 3, col. 2.]


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  • Created by: Jan Franco
  • Added: 29 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31819947
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Thomas Wells Bray (3 Oct 1738–23 Apr 1808), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31819947, citing Old North Cemetery, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Jan Franco (contributor 46625834) .