Stewarts of New York

Ephraim Brewster

Male 1782 - 1880  (98 years)

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  • Name Ephraim Brewster 
    Born 9 Apr 1782 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Apr 1880 
    Person ID I39276  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Family Ancestors Adah Harmon,   b. 11 Jun 1785,   d. 15 Oct 1823  (Age 38 years) 
    Married: 1x1. Sarah Maria Brewster,   b. 5 Jul 1814,   d. 6 Oct 1881  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
     2. Anna Antoinette Brewster,   b. 19 Jul 1819,   d. 9 Mar 1844  (Age 24 years)  [natural]
     3. Selina Brewster,   b. 17 Feb 1812,   d. 30 Oct 1884  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     4. William Rhoderic Brewster,   b. 19 Jul 1819,   d. 16 Apr 1889  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
     5. Joel H. Brewster,   b. 2 May 1810,   d. 30 Apr 1886  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
     6. Timothy Brewster,   b. 24 Jun 1808,   d. 27 Jan 1897  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
     7. Judson Brewster,   b. 21 Oct 1824,   d. 20 Feb 1897  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F14600  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, April 29, 1880 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Died - Brewster - In Ellisburg, Jefferson County, New York, April 16th, 1880, Ephriam Brewster, aged 98 years and 7 days. The deceased was born in Connecticut, near the seashore, April 9th, 1782. He removed with his parents while yet a child, into the State of Vermont, where he grew to the estate of manhood, engaging in agricultural pursuits upon the Green Mountain slopes. hi the spring of 1805, having attained his majority, he with some associates, was seized with the emigration fever, and they took their journey westward in search of a better country. He and some of his kinsman finally settled in the town of Richland, Oswego County, near what is known as the Col. Meacham Hall, where they chopped and cleared a patch of ground and built a log cabin, planted some crops, and in the fall returned to their homes and Vermont. On the 6th of December of the same year, he was married to Adah Harmon. In the spring of 1806, himself and wife, in company with some others, returned to their new home in the wilderness, as Oswego County at that time was all a howling wilderness, boasting a population of five families and three townships. He remained in the town of Richland until 1816, when he removed to the town of Ellisburg, Jefferson County, where he bought and cleared a farm and built a house, in which he lived until his death. He was the father of twelve children, eleven of whom grew up to be men and women. Seven are still living, and six of them were present at the funeral, which was largely attended at the old family residence, on the 18th. About forty grandchildren and a large number of great-grandchildren are still living, scattered over118 the States and Canada. Four sons and three daughters are still living. The sounds are William E. and Joel H., both living in Ellisburg; Timothy and Dr. Judson, of Syracuse. The daughters are Mrs. John Meacham, of Pulaski; Mrs. Willard Salisbury, of Belleville, New York; Mrs. Selina Williams, of Medford, Ontario. And thus has closed a long and eventful life. Having finished his life mission, he has gone to his reward. His naturally strong mind continued perfectly clear, until within a few hours of his death. He was able to look back over almost a hundred years of the worlds history.

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