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Abijah Brainerd

Also Known As: "Abizah Brainard"
Birthplace: Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States
Death: September 1782 (76)
Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Thirty Mile Island Plantation Burial Yard, Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Dea. James Brainerd and Deborah Brainerd
Husband of Ester Brainerd; Thankful Brainard and Esther Brainerd
Father of Abijah Brainerd, Jr.; Rachel Brooks; Dorcas Higgins; Urijah Brainerd; Asaph Brainerd and 14 others
Brother of James Brainard; Gordon Brainerd; Gideon Brainerd; Deborah Bailey; Mary Johnson and 5 others
Half brother of Sarah Brainerd; Zechariah Brainerd; Jeptha Brainerd; Othneil Brainerd; Elizabeth Brainerd and 1 other

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Abijah (Abizah) Brainard

Born 26 Nov 1705 in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut

Son of James Brainerd and Deborah (Dudley) Brainerd

Brother of James Brainerd II, Deborah (Brainerd) Bailey, Gideon Brainerd, Mary (Brainerd) Johnson, Hannah (Brainerd) Turner, Daniel Brainerd, Mehetable (Brainerd) Johnson, Sarah (Brainerd) Arnold [half], Zechariah Brainerd [half], Jephthah Brainerd [half], Othniel Brainerd [half], Elizabeth Brainerd [half] and Heber Brainerd [half]

Husband of Esther (Smith) Brainerd — married 28 Dec 1727 in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut

Husband of Thankful (Fuller) Brainerd — married May 1738 in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut

Father of Othniel Brainard, Simon Brainard, Deborah (Brainard) Hurlbut, Esther Brainard, Lydia (Brainard) Mack, Zilpha (Brainard) Clark, Abijah Brainerd, Leah Brainard, Rachel Brainerd, Dorcas Brainerd, Urijah Brainerd, Asaph Brainerd, Noah Brainerd, Shubal Brainerd, Thankful Brainerd, Cornelius Brainerd and Mary Brainard

Died Sep 1782 in Haddam Neck, Middlesex, Connecticut

Brainard-195 created 24 Dec 2014 | Last modified 15 Apr 2019

Abizah Brainard performed Patriotic Service in Connecticut in the American Revolution


Abijah Brainard was born on November 26, 1705 in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut. His parents were James Brainerd and Deborah Dudley.

He married Esther Smith on December 28, 1727. Together they had 7 children:

Deborah Brainard Esther Brainard Leah Brainard Lydia Brainard Simon Brainard Zilpha Brainard Othniel Brainard

He married Thankful Fuller in May 1738. Together they had 10 children:

Abijah Brainerd Mary Brainard Asaph Brainerd Cornelius Brainerd Dorcas Brainerd Noah Brainerd Rachel Brainerd Shubal Brainerd Thankful Brainerd Urijah Brainerd

He died in September 1782 in Haddam Neck, Middlesex, Connecticut and is buried at Thirty Mile Island Plantation Burial Yard, Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA [1]

Abijah was born in 1705. [2][3] He passed away in 1782.


↑ Find A Grave: Memorial #133300491 ↑ "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018), Abijah Brainerd, 26 Nov 1705; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown. ↑ "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2015), Abijah Brainerd, 1782; Burial, Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States of America, Thirty Mile Island Plantation Burial Yard; citing record ID 133300491, Find a Grave, Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed October 22, 2015), "Record of Abijah Brainerd", Ancestor # A013649. "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 13 Feb 2014), James Brainerd in entry for Abijah Brainerd, 26 Nov 1705. Brainerd, Dwight. Ancestry of Thomas Chalmers Brainerd (Montreal, Quebec, 1948) Page 70

Abijah Brainerd

  • Birth: Nov 26 1705 - Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut
  • Parents: James Brainerd, Deborah Dudley
  • Wife: Esther Smith, Thankful Fuller
  • Death: Sep 1782 - Haddam Neck, Middlesex, Connecticut


  1. The genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard family] in America, 1649-1908 by Lucy Abigail Brainard. Published 1908 by Case, Lockwood and Brainard Co. in Hartford . vol. I, pt. 1-3. Descendants of Daniel, James and Joshua Brainerd, sons of Daniel and Hannah (Spencer) Brainerd


BRAINERD, ABIJAH - DAR Ancestor #: A013649 Service:  CONNECTICUT    Rank: PATRIOTIC SERVICE Birth:  11-26-1705    HADDAM HARTFORD CO CONNECTICUT Death:  9- -1782     HADDAM HARTFORD CO CONNECTICUT Service Source:  BEERS, HISTORY OF MIDDLESEX CO, CT, P 381 Service Description:  1) TOOK OATH OF ALLEGIANCE, 1777 -tcd


Notes from Source rd.htm 31. Abijah3 Brainerd (James2, Daniel1)602 was born 26 Nov 1705 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT602, and died Sep 1782603. He married (1) Esther Smith604 28 Dec 1727604, daughter of Simon Smith and Elizabeth Wells. She was born 29 Nov 1706604. He married (2) Thankful Fuller605 Abt. 1743606, daughter of Shubael Fuller and Hannah Crocker. Notes for Abijah Brainerd: --------------------------- Abijah Brainerd (James, Daniel) of Haddam Neck, Middlesex County, Connecticut; married, 28 December 1727, Esther Smith *, born 20 November 1706, daughter of Simon and Elizabeth (Wells) Smith of Haddam, Connecticut. Mrs. Esther (Smith) Brainerd died

. He married, second, Thankful Fuller †, born 10 July 1713, daughter of Shubael and Hannah (Crocker) Fuller of East Haddam, Connecticut. He settled on Haddam Neck, and was a farmer. Mr. Abijah Brainerd died September 1782. Mrs. Thankful (Fuller) Brainerd died
. * The late D. W. Patterson said to me (Lucy Abigail Brainard) that, as Abijah Brainerd married Esther, and as there were not many Esthers at that early date, he concluded that the Esther whom Abijah married was Esther Smith. I have no proof whatever as to what her maiden name was, excepting from D. W. Patterson, and the statement made by the late D. D. Field in the Brainard Genealogy. † In a letter to the late D. D. Field it was stated that Abijah Brainerd married Thankful Williams. I have not been able to prove a former marriage of Thankful Fuller though there may have been one. Book 12, page 57, Middletown Land Records. - Ephraim and Shubael Fuller of East Haddam to sisters Lydia Gates and Thankful Brainerd. The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), pp. 44-45.

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Abijah Brainerd's Timeline

November 26, 1705
Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States
June 5, 1728
Haddam Township, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States
October 7, 1730
Haddam, Middlesex, Ct
September 17, 1732
Haddam, Connecticut, United States
July 10, 1734
Haddam, Middlesex, Ct
August 18, 1736
Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
January 16, 1737
Midlesex Ct, Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States
February 22, 1738
Haddam, Middlesex, Ct
December 12, 1740
Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut