Brewster Family Sketch


From The Brewster Genealogy 1566-1907 vol 1; Emma C. Brewster Jones; The Brewster Genealogy
1566-1907 vol. 1. The Grafton Press. New York. 1908.


JOSEPH BREWSTER (Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, Benjamin, Jonathan, William), married SARAH, daughter of Isaac and Mary (Leeds) GEER of New London, Conn., born there, in 1765; died at Galway, N. Y., in 1845.  He died at Shortsville, N. Y., in 1850.  They lived at Norwich, Conn., Shaftsbury, Vt., and Galway, N. Y.  Joseph Brewster served in the Revolutionary War as a private; enlisted May 8, 1775, in the Seventh Company, Sixth Regiment of Connecticut, and was discharged Sept. 21, 1775.

         Children:

          JOSEPH, b. Nov. 25, 1782 Norwich CT.
          ISAAC GEER, b. May 4, 1785 Norwich CT.
          JOHN W., b. Shaftsbury VT; d. at Southfield, Oakland Co., Mich. Had 2 daus.
          STEPHEN, b. March 24, 1792 Shaftsbury VT;.
          SARAH, b. July 29, 1793 Galway NY.
          ELIZABETH (BETSEY),b. Galway NY; d. at Galway; m. Consider Case. Res. Galway. Had chn.; a dau. res. at   Galway, 1899.

STEPHEN BREWSTER (Joseph7, Joseph6, Joseph5, Jonathan4, Benjamin3, Jonathan2, William1), married first, at Manchester, N. Y., July 27, 1817, ANNA, daughter of Nathan and Mary (McClouth) PIERCE of Manchester, born at Cheshire, Mass., November 4, 1793; died at Shortsville, N.Y., October 1, 1839; married second, April 2, 1840, HANNAH, daughter of Francis JONES, born at Aurelius, N. Y., May 17, 1806; died at Shortsville, January 2, 1864; married third, at Shortsville, September 23, 1866, SABINA, daughter of Theophilus SHORT, and widow of Addison BUCK.  She died December 27, 1874. He died at Shortsville, August 27, 1879.

Stephen Brewster removed from Galway, N. Y., to Shortsville and resided at the latter place about sixty years, where he was a prominent citizen.  He was a cloth manufacturer, his woolen mill being well known throughout Western New York, and he was largely interested in the paper manufactures at Shortsville.

         Children, born Shortsville except for first:

                    First wife:
                  INFANT9, b. June 14, 1818 Manchester NY; d. ae 1 day.
                  NATHAN PIERCE, b. May 9, 1819; d. July 4, 1819.
                  NATHAN PIERCE, b. May 9, 1820.
                  WILLIAM GEER, b. Aug. 24, 1822; d. Feb. 5, 1823.
                  CYNTHIA, b. Feb. 20, 1824.
                  STEPHEN, b. June 11, 1826; d. March 9, 1827.
                  MARY ANNA, b. Feb. 15, 1828.
                  BETSEY ARNOLD, b. June 5, 1830.

                    Second wife:
                  STEPHEN, b. Jan. 18, 1841; d. Sept. 3, 1841.
                  FRANCIS JONES, b. Jan. 28, 1842; d. Apr. 28, 1842.
                  LUCY JANET, b. May 10, 1845; d. at Shortsville, Oct. 31, 1868; m. William Edwards. s. p.


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