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Sarah Brainerd (Bidwell)

Birthplace: Probably Haddam, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Death: March 02, 1759 (84)
Haddam, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: Walkley Hill Road, Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, 06438, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Samuel Denison Bidwell; Elizabeth Bidwell and Elizabeth Bidwell
Wife of William Brainerd
Mother of Sarah Arnold; Hannah Smith; Josiah Brainerd, Lieut.; Nathan Brainerd; Lieutenant Josiah Brainerd, Lieut. and 6 others
Sister of Samuel Bidwell; Elizabeth Brainerd; Abigail Frary; Hannah Turner; Nathaniel Bidwell and 2 others
Half sister of Thankful Yoemans

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About Sarah Brainerd

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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Sarah Brainerd's Timeline

September 20, 1674
Probably Haddam, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
March 21, 1699
Probably East Haddam, Hartford County, Connecticut
June 2, 1700
of East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut
March 20, 1702
Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA
April 20, 1704
Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA
April 26, 1704
Haddam, Hartford County, Connecticut
July 4, 1706
Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA
October 10, 1708
Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA