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View Tree for Daniel BrainerdDaniel Brainerd (b. 1641, d. 01 Apr 1715)

Daniel Brainerd28, 29 was born 1641 in Of, Hartford, Hartford, England, and died 01 Apr 1715 in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut. He married Hannah Spencer on 29 Nov 1698 in Of, Hartford, Hartford, England, daughter of Thomas Spencer and Sarah Bearding.

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Daniel Brainerd
Descendants of Daniel (HADDAM FOUNDER) Brainerd Generation No. 1
1. DANIEL (HADDAM FOUNDER)1 BRAINERD was born 1641 in Braintree, Essex, England, and died April 01, 1715 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT. He married (1) HANNAH SPENCER 1663 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT, daughter of Gerrard Spencer and Hannah Hills. He married (2) ELIZABETH WAKEMAN March 30, 1693, daughter of Samuel Wakeman and Elizabeth. He married (3) HANNAH SPENCER November 29, 1698, daughter of Thomas Spencer and Sarah Bearding.
Notes
Daniel Brainerd was the progenitor of nearly all who bear the name Brainerd/Brainared. He was born in 1641. His name, originally, was Brainwood. He was stolen from his native town of Braintree, Essex, England, when he was about eight years old and brought to America. He was sold to a Mr. Wadsworth, farmer in Hartford, for his passage: "To be learned to read and write and at the time of his freedom when twenty-one years old to be given two suits of clothes." It is difficult to see what advantage was gained from all this business by whoever it was that "stole" young Daniel if all he got for the boy was the recovery of the expense of passage. Farmer Wadsworth, of course, got thirteen years of service form the lad; and the boy himself seems not to have done badly, besides getting an education of sorts and two suits of clothes. He lived with the Wadsworth family in Hartford, and remaining there until 1662 when he turned 21 and was freed. Then, with others, he went to Haddam and took up land and made the new town his permanent home, where there was still unbroken wilderness. He and the others had to fell trees for their houses. He, his wife Hannah Spencer, and their eight children worshiped in Middletown, CT (about 8 miles away) before permission was granted to the citizens of Haddam, by the General Court of CT, to build a church. He became a merchant in Haddam and built a store out of logs. He became a Deacon of the Church, a Commissioner in 1669, and a Deputy to the General Court. Deacon Daniel Brainerd died April 1, 1715 at age 74. He is buried in the ancient burying ground in Haddam, a few rods east of the Courthouse. His home is town plot No.5 1/2 and bounded on the west by Main St., north by John Bailey (my ancestor), east by the river, and south by Joseph Stannard. Home lot was 4 acres. Daniel married 1st Hannah Spencer (daughter of Gerrard (Ensign) Spencer and Hannah Hills) in 1663, 2nd Elizabeth Arnold Wakeman on March 30, 1693, and 3rd Hannah Spencer (daughter of Thomas (Sargent) Spencer and Sarah Bearding) on November 3, 1698. Daniel Brainerd's children were baptized in Middletown, about eight miles distant, before permission was granted to the citizens of Haddam by the General Court to build a church and with a settled minister to maintain independent worship, to baptize the children, to perform the marriage ceremony, and to bury the dead. The journey thither was on horseback, following the Indian trail, which became a bridle path, with the wife seated on a pillion, carrying the child in her arms. The children were baptized as "children of ye church of Christ in Lyn (Lynn, Mass.) received ye Initiatory seal of ye covenant baptism by virtue of Communion of Churches." Daniel Brainerd held many public offices of that day. He was repeatedly honored by reappointment to the office of constable, surveyor, fence viewer, town assessor, collector, and justice of the peace, and with others was one appointed to stake out land and to lay out highways. He was elected Commissioner by the General Court in Hartford, Conn., in 1669. He was one of a committee to secure a minister, Jan. 1, 1682, and was elected deacon of the Congressional Church in that place, serving in that capacity through his life.
WILL OF DANIEL BRAINERD
Inventory and Agreement in CT Probate Records, Volume IX, 1710 To 1715, Page 37. BRAINARD, DANIEL, Haddam Inventory 834-10-03 Taken 19 April, 1715, by Nathaniel Spencer, Gerrard Spencer and Joseph Arnold. An agreement, dated the 2nd of May, 1715 A distribution of the estate by an agreement among the children, Daniel, James, Joshua, William, Caleb, Elijah and Hezekiah (sons), Thomas Gates and Hannah his wife (only daughter): Our father's will not being so full and clear as we could wish, we have thought best to agree upon a distribution of the estate of our honored father. And having first come to a loving agreement with our honored mother-in-law, Hannah Brainard, we have proceeded to make the following distribution: I, Thomas Gates, acting in behalf of my wife Hannah, and we, Daniel, James, Joshua, William, Caleb, Elijah and Hezekiah, have fully and freely made up our hoed. father's Daniel Brainard his estate, and do hereby promise and engage, for ourselves and heirs, each to take up satisfied of lands heretofore set down to us and to make no more challenges or demands of any more lands or rights, neither by virtue or under color of any deed of gift received from our father in his lifetime or upon any other color or pretense whatsoever, and that we do receive sd. Lands and every parcel of them as our sd. father held them the day of his death, each running the risk of the title our father had to them, and being obliged to defend the same for his own part if there (was) occasion. Moreover we the sd. Daniel, James, Joshua, William, Caleb, and Elijah, do hereby (declare) that we have received 8-01-00 apiece out of the personal estate. I, Thomas Gates, do acknowledge that I have received 33-01- 00 and I, Hezekiah Brainard, have received 32-12-00 Moreover we do all and each of us for ourselves and heirs hereby covenant and promise that we shall make no more demands of estate, real or personal, that was our father's. and that we will in no wise disturb or annoy each other, but each of the eight aforementioned and their heirs may quietly enjoy his part aforementioned. Under the full ratification of all which premises we have all and each of us hereunto set our hand and affixed seal this 2nd May, 1715. DANIEL BRAYNARD, LS.
JAMES BRAYNARD, LS.
JOSHUA BRAYNARD, LS.
WILLIAM BRAYNARD, LS.
CALEB BRAYNARD LS.
ELIJAH BRAYNARD, LS.
HEZEKIAH BRAYNARD, LS. To Thomas Gates, acting in behalf of his wife Hannah (only daughter to our honored father) 50 acres of land bought of Mr. Blackleach, on the north side of Haddam bounds in Colchester bounds more, in personal or moveable estate. Total, 45-10-00 Court Record, Page 253-14 April, 1715: Administration granted to Daniel and Hezekiah Brainard jointly. They exhibited an inventory of sd. estate and also an agreement for a division of the estate, which was accepted by the Court.
SOURCES: 1. Lucy Abigail Brainard. Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America 1649-1908. Hartford Press, The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1908. Page 41. Children of Daniel Brainerd and Hannah Spencer are:

2. i. DANIEL (JR)2 BRAINERD, b. March 02, 1665/66, Haddam, Middlesex, CT; d. February 28, 1742/43.

3. ii. HANNAH BRAINERD, b. November 20, 1667, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT; d. September 07, 1750, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

4. iii. JAMES BRAINERD, b. June 02, 1669, Haddam, Middlesex, CT; d. February 10, 1741/42.

iv. JOSHUA BRAINERD, b. July 20, 1672, Haddam, Middlesex, CT; m. (1) MEHITABLE DUDLEY; m. (2) MARY OLMSTEAD.

v. WILLIAM BRAINERD, b. March 30, 1673, Haddam, Middlesex, CT; m. SARAH BIDWELL.

5. vi. CALEB BRAINERD, b. November 20, 1675, Haddam, Middlesex, CT; d. July 11, 1742, Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

6. vii. ELIJAH BRAINERD, b. May 26, 1678, Haddam, Middlesex, CT; d. April 20, 1740, Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

7. viii. HEZEKIAH BRAINERD, b. May 24, 1681, Haddam, Middlesex, CT; d. May 24, 1727, Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

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Personal Information
Name: Daniel Brainerd
Spouse: Hannah Spencer
Birth Date: CAL 1641
Birth Place: PROB.NR.BRAINTREE, ESX, ENG
Death Date: 01 APR 1715
Death Place: HADDAM, MIDDLESEX, CT
Parents: John Brainerd
Children: Caleb Brainard

Personal Information
Name: Daniel Brainerd
Spouse: Hannah Spencer
Birth Date: ABT 1638
Birth Place: OF HADDAM, MIDDLESEX, CT
Death Date: 01 APR 1715
Death Place: HADDAM, MIDDLESEX, CT
Children: Elijah Brainard

Daniel Brainerd
Life EventsBirth: ABT 1638
Birth Place: OF HADDAM, MIDDLESEX, CT
Death: 01 APR 1715
Death Place: HADDAM, MIDDLESEX, CT Miscellaneous InformationGender: M


Name: Daniel Brainerd
Year: 1649
Age: 8
Place: Hartford, Connecticut
Source Publication Code: 9448
Primary Immigrant: Brainerd, Daniel
Source Bibliography: VIRKUS, FREDERICK A., editor.
Immigrant Ancestors: A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America before 1750.
Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1964. 75p. Repr. 1986. Page: 15

ID: I373 Name: Daniel BRAINERD, SR., DEA.
Given Name: Daniel Surname: Brainerd, Sr., Dea. Sex: M
UID: 47CF0FA49083BE40A89DA603A2EAECF83858
Note:
Orphaned in England, he came to America to live with the WadsworthFamily from the time he was eight years until adulthood. From the"Dictionary of the Heads of New England Families" Brainerd or Brainard: Place name, originally spelled Brandewood or Brandewode.Tradition says, the family came from Braine in France; the family founded in England 1350. Daniel b. Braintree, England, 1641, lived asearly as 1649 with Wadworth Family at Hartford, CT; removed to Haddam,CT, prior to 1665. ***From the application of Katharine Arnold Nettleton to the Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims: Services:Constable, Surveyor, Town Assessor, Justice of the Peace, 1669;Commissoner to General Court; Deputy to General Court and Deacon.Source: NEHGR Oct 1941, #95, p: 352 Daniel Brainerd, a native ofEngland, who as a lad of eight years, was brought to Haddam, CT, in1649, was a proprietor of Haddam, CT, where he settled about 1662,served as justice of the peace, deacon, town assessor, constable, surveyor, collector, and a deputy in the General Court, married first Hannah Spencer, daughter of Gerard Spencer. Daniels' 3rd wife, Hannah was the daughter of Sgt Thomas Spencer, 1607-1687. Daniel Brainerd was the co-admin. of Gerard's estate along with Willima Spencer

Birth: 1641 in Braintree, Essex, Eng.
Death: 1 APR 1715 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT
Burial: Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT Marriage 1 Hannah SPENCER b: ABT 1640 in Lynn, Essex Co., MA
Married: ABT 1665 in Kinderhook, Columbia Co., NY
Children
Daniel BRAINERD b: 2 MAR 1668 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT
William BRAINERD, LT. b: 1673/74
Hannah BRAINERD b: 20 NOV 1667 in Kinderhook, Columbia Co., NY
James BRAINERD b: 2 JUN 1669 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT
Joshua BRAINERD b: 20 JUL 1671 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT
Caleb BRAINERD b: 20 NOV 1675 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT
Elijah BRAINERD b: ABT 1677/78
Hezekiah BRAINERD b: 24 MAY 1681 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT
Marriage 2 Hannah SPENCER b: 25 APR 1653 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT
Married: NOV 1688
Sources:

Abbrev: JackTitle: The Spencers of the Great MigrationAuthor: Jack Tiaf and Edith Woolley SpencerPublication: Gateway Press, Baltimore, MD 1997

http://www.foundersofhaddam.org/haddam_history.htm
Haddam History
History of Middlesex County, Connecticut with Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men - J.B. Beers & Co.; New York; 1884
GEOGRAPHICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE
This town lies upon the Connecticut River, and is the only township in the State that is bi-sected by that water. Salmon River forming a part of its eastern boundary, it includes what is known as Haddam Neck upon the east side of the Connecticut. The town is bounded on the north by Middletown and Chatham; on the east by East Haddam; on the south by Chester and Killingworth; and on the west by Killingworth and Durham. Its location is central in the county, and the county is central in the State.

The locality and afterward the newly organized town, took its name from Thirty Mile, Island. Individuals contemplated making a settlement, here as early as 1660, and in October of that year the Legislature accordingly appointed a committee to purchase the lands from the Indians. For some unknown reason the negotiation was not consummated until nearly two years later. The desired purchase was finally made on the loth of May 1662, when the committee above referred to, consisting of Matthew Allyn and Samuel Willys, obtained from four kings and two queens of the Indian tribes that occupied them a deed for these lands. The value of the articles given in payment would probably not exceed $100. The territory extended from Mattabeseck-mill-river, a stream afterward called Miller's Brook or Sumner's Creek, substantially on the line between the subsequent towns of Chatham and Haddam on the north, down to PattaquounkMeadow, which is now called the Cove Meadow, at Chester.
Soon after this purchase, a company of 28 men from Hartford, Windsor, and Wethersfield, in whose behalf the purchase had been made, entered upon the land and commenced improvement. These men were: Nicholas Ackley, Joseph Arnold, Daniel Brainerd, Thomas Brooks, Daniel Cone, George Gates, Thomas Shailer, Gerrard Spencer, John Spencer, William Ventres, John Bailey, William Clarke, Simon Smith, James Wells James Bates, Samuel Butler, William Corbee, Abraham Dibble, Samuel Ganes, John Hannison, Richard Jones, Stephen Luxford, John Parents, Richard Piper, Thomas Smith, Joseph Stannard, John Webb, and John Wyatt. The first 10 as here named are known to have come from Hartford, while the places whence the others severally came are not definitely known.

Orphaned in England, he came to America to live with the Wadsworth Family from the time he was eight years until adulthood. From the "Dictionary of the Heads of New England Families" Brainerd or Brainard: Place name, originally spelled Brandewood or Brandewode. Tradition says, the family came from Braine in France; the family founded in England 1350. Daniel b. Braintree, England, 1641, lived as early as 1649 with Wadworth Family at Hartford, CT; removed to Haddam, CT, prior to 1665. ***From the application of Katharine Arnold Nettleton to the Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims: Services: Constable, Surveyor, Town Assessor, Justice of the Peace, 1669; Commissoner to General Court; Deputy to General Court and Deacon. Source: NEHGR Oct 1941, #95, p: 352 Daniel Brainerd, a native of England, who as a lad of eight years, was brought to Haddam, CT, in 1649, was a proprietor of Haddam, CT, where he settled about 1662, served as justice of the peace, deacon, town assessor, constable, surveyor, collector, and a deputy in the General Court, married first Hannah Spencer, daughter of Gerard Spencer. Daniels' 3rd wife, Hannah was the daughter of Sgt Thomas Spencer, 1607-1687. Daniel Brainerd was the co-admin. of Gerard's estate along with Willima Spencer

More About Daniel Brainerd:
Ancestral File Number: 9PF4-H7.
Burial: 1715, Ancient Bur Grou, Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut.
Record Change: 03 Sep 2005

More About Daniel Brainerd and Hannah Spencer:
Marriage: 29 Nov 1698, Of, Hartford, Hartford, England.

Children of Daniel Brainerd and Hannah Spencer are:
  1. +James Brainerd, b. 02 Jun 1669, Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, d. 10 Feb 1742, Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut.
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