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Brewster, Ebenezer, 1740-1814



  • Existence: 1740 - 1814

The birth of Ebenezer Brewster was recorded on 25 Apr 1740 at Preston, Connecticut. He was a son of Ebenezer and Susanna (Smith) Brewster, and thus a descendant of Elder William Brewster of the "Mayflower".

Ebenezer's marriage to Hannah Avery (transcribed as "Axery") was recorded at Hanover, New Hampshire, on 17 Nov 1768 [Note: while the marriage location is Hanover, with which he was long associated, his residence throughout the Revolutionary War was his native town of Preston, Connecticut,] Recorded as "Col." and later "Gen.", he is prominently mentioned in records of Hanover -- alongside his presumed nephew-in-law, Joseph Lee -- before 1800; thereafter, both appear to have removed some miles north along the Connecticut River, to Haverhill. Ebenezer's gravestone, which is in the Dartmouth College Cemetery in Hanover, bears testimony to the appreciation of his townsmen for his character and service:

Ebenezer Brewster was in the "Lexington Alarm" from Preston; he was a second lieutenant, Col. Parson's regiment, 1775, and a captain, 1776 (Conn. Men in the Rev'n, 20, 73, 99). The family was residing at Hanover, New Hampshire, by 1784, the year in which he was made colonel of the 24th New Hampshire militia; March 27, 1793, he was made brigadier-general of the sixth brigade (New Hampshire State Papers, 20:254 and 22:513). His gravestone is inscribed with his ultimate rank, Major General.

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin Patterson receipt

Mss 781310
Identifier: Mss 781310
Scope and Contents Receipt and bill of sale for slave Lucy, aged 22, for 50 pounds.

E. Brewster, R. Graves and Hutchinson letter

Mss 795508
Identifier: Mss 795508
Scope and Contents Proposition from E. Brewster, R. Graves and Hutchinson of Hanover to Jon. Freeman to buy the college ferry. Reply by addressee stating terms.

Eben Brewster bill

Mss 000209
Identifier: Mss 000209
Overview In English.

Eben Brewster memorandum

Mss 794251.1
Identifier: Mss 794251.1
Scope and Contents Memorandum from Eben Brewster of notes given by addessee.

Eben Brewster memorandum

Mss 794290.1
Identifier: Mss 794290.1
Scope and Contents Memorandum from Eben Brewster of Hanover for pew no. 53532 in the Meeting House and times of payments.

Eben Brewster memorandum

Mss 794290.2
Identifier: Mss 794290.2
Scope and Contents Memorandum of Eben Brewster for pew no. 5 in the Meeting House.

Eben Brewster receipt

Mss 784470.1
Identifier: Mss 784470.1
Overview In English.

Ebenezer Brewster Bill

Mss 781565.1
Identifier: Mss 781565.1
Scope and Contents Bill from Brewster for supplies sold to militia was refused payment. Assembly's decision is to pay the bill.

Ebenezer Brewster letter

Mss 785463
Identifier: Mss 785463
Overview In English.

Ebenezer Brewster statement

Mss 801609
Identifier: Mss 801609
Overview In English.