Wilson B Brainerd

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Wilson B Brainerd

  • Birth 1846 Swanton, Franklin County, Vermont, USA
  • Death 1924 Covert, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Covert, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA
  • Memorial ID 96788780

Wilson B Brainerd was born in Apr 1846 to Otis and Clarissa (Baker) Brainerd in Swanton, Vermont. According to Lucy Abigail Brainard in her 1908 genealogy, "he enlisted at the age of 16 as a private in the 12th Vt Inf, Co E, and subsequently was sergeant in Co A, 17th Vt Vols. He was in the service of the government from 1862 to July 14, 1865. He was in 17 of the hardest fought battles of the rebellion, was in the battles of Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and Cold Harbor, and four battles in front of Petersburg; was wounded in the leg in the battle of Spottsylvania Courthouse in May, 1864, but refused to accept his discharge, and continued with his regiment until the bloody strife was over. He was a practical machinist and engineer. In 1890 he was a dealer in real estate in the city of Chicago, Ill. He held several important offices in Cook Co. He received a pension from the United States government, and had the title of captain."

(1) married Mary E Eastman in 1871. She died in 1886 in Chicago, Ill and was buried in Lisbon, NH. He (2) married Mrs. Harriet (Carroll) Edgell. She died in 1902 in Chicago, Ill. From my research I found he (3) married Edith Mary Boyer in Nov 1902 at the age of 56 and fathered 5 children; Mabel Gladys 1904, J Henry 1905, Wilson B 1906, Duane P 1906, and Martha M 1913

His brothers Otis and Porter were casualties of the Civil War.


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  • Created by: ms1952
  • Added: 9 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 96788780
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wilson B Brainerd (1846–1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 96788780, citing Covert Cemetery, Covert, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by ms1952 (contributor 47533588) .