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Leverett Brainard

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Colchester, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Death: July 02, 1902 (74)
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of Amaziah Brainerd and Huldah Brainard
Husband of Mary Jerusha Brainard
Father of Mary Lydia Brainard; Charles Edwin Brainard; Lucy Morgan Brainerd; Albert Buckley Brainard; Morgan Bulkeley Brainard and 5 others
Brother of Albert Brainerd and Lucy Abigail Brainerd

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About Leverett Brainard

Leverett Brainard was born in Colchester, Connectcut in 1828. In 1853, he moved to Hartford to assume the role of the first Secretary of the City Fire Insurance Company. Brainard’s most notable business venture was entering the partnership of Case, Lockwood & Brainard Publishing Company. At the time, Case, Lockwood & Brainard was one of the largest publishing companies in New England.

Brainard also served as president of the Hartford Paper Company, director of the Aetna Life Insurance Company, and chairman of the Committee of Railroads – one of the most important committee’s in the state at the time. He also served as mayor of Hartford from 1894 until 1896.

During the Civil War, Brainard paid a young farm worker to take his place in the army so he would not have to go to war. According Connecticut Historical Society records, Brainard paid Michael Kelley, the son of an Eastford, Connecticut farmer, $350.00 to serve as his substitute in the war. This was perfectly legal at the time, and there was a “certificate of exemption” issued to Brainard and a “form of assent” for William Kelley allow the exchange. As for Kelley, he enlisted into Company C, 8th Connecticut Infantry and was captured by rebel forces in 1864. However, other papers note that he returned home safely following his capture.

Brainard married Mary Jerusha Bulkeley, daughter of Eliphalet and Lydia Morgan Bulkeley, in 1865. They had three children, Mary, Charles and Lucy. Brainard enjoyed a relatively long and successful life, dying at the age of 74 in 1902.

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Leverett Brainard's Timeline

1828
February 13, 1828
Colchester, New London County, Connecticut, United States
1867
November 14, 1867
Age 39
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
1869
December 10, 1869
Age 41
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
1872
January 22, 1872
Age 43
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
1874
March 31, 1874
Age 46
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
1876
July 9, 1876
Age 48
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
1879
January 8, 1879
Age 50
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
1880
December 26, 1880
Age 52
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
1882
August 13, 1882
Age 54
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States