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Gideon Arnold

Birthplace: East Haddam, Hartford County, Connecticut
Death: February 10, 1772 (82-83)
Haddam, Hartford County, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of John Arnold, of Haddam and Hannah Arnold
Husband of Abigail Arnold and Sarah Arnold
Father of Deacon Daniel Arnold; Joseph Arnold; Jerusha Arnold; Deacon Gideon Arnold; Jabez Arnold and 7 others
Brother of Dr. Joshua Arnold; Dr. John Arnold; Mehitable Lewis; Hannah Wheeler; Ebenezer Arnold and 3 others

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About Gideon Arnold

Gideon Arnold (Son of John Arnold and Hannah Hurlburt) married Abigail Brainerd May 14, 1724. He was a farmer. He was elected Deacon of the Congregational Church in Middle Haddam in 1740. He and Abigail had eleven children. Gideon m2 Sarah Brainerd dau of William Brainerd and Sarah Bidwell.

The Two Hundredth Anniversary of the First Congregational Church of Haddam ...

By First Congregational Church (Haddam, Conn.) Deacon 1740-1772 death 1772


The date of the early settlement of Haddam Neck is involved in obscurity, but it is supposed to be about 1710 or '12, by the following persons, some of them settling later than others: William BRAINERD, his wife Sarah BIDWELL, and their children; James BRAINERD jr., his wife Anne; Thomas SELDEN, his wife Sarah, and their children; Sylvester DUDLEY; Gideon GOFF jr., and perhaps his father; Jabez BROOKS Esq., and perhaps Thomas BROOKS; Dr. Joshua and Deacon Gideon ARNOLD, their sisters, and possibly their father, John; ____ CONE; Robert CHAPMAN; Benajah CLARK, and perhaps Deacon Ebenezer SMITH and William MARKHAM; _____ STOCKING. Of these, William BRAINERD, the fifth child of Daniel and Hannah (SPENCER) BRAINERD, one of the original proprietors of Haddam, married Sarah BIDWELL, December 13th 1698, and built his house between the foot of Quarry Hill and the house of the late Cyprian S. BRAINERD. Their children were:

1. Sarah, married Deacon Gideon ARNOLD, one of the settlers. 2. Sergt. William J. married Esther _____. 3. Hannah, married William SMITH. 4. Samuel, married Esther BRAINERD, daughter of Jabez and Hannah (CLARK) BRAINERD, and settled in BRAINERD District in Haddam. 5. (Rev.) Chiliab, graduated at Yale, minister in Eastbury, town of Glastonbury. 6. Lieut. Josiah sen., twice married. He built his house on Quarry Hill in 1737. The house was torn down in 1883. He served in two expeditions to Canada; was with Gen. Wolfe, at the capture of Quebec; and also served in the Revolutionary war. 7. Nathan, twice married. He built his house where the house of Oliver B. ARNOLD now stands.

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Gideon Arnold's Timeline

East Haddam, Hartford County, Connecticut
March 7, 1726
Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States
March 21, 1728
East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States
February 14, 1731
Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States
December 7, 1732
Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States
February 17, 1735
East Hampton, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States
Middle Haddam, Hartford, CT
July 17, 1740
Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States
Haddam, Connecticut