Brewster, Ebenezer, 1740-1814

Brewster, Ebenezer, 1740-1814

 

Biography

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:

Gen. Ebenezer Brewster list

Mss 815575
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 815575
Date(s): 1815-10-25
Abstract

In English.

Isaac Stanton deed

Mss 772368.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 772368.1
Date(s): 1772-06-18
Scope and Contents

A deed from Isaac Stanton to Ebenezer Brewster. Deed transfering title of land in Groton, Connecticut, to Ebenezer Brewster.

John Crane and Eben Brewster agreement

Mss 780167
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 780167
Date(s): 1780-02-17
Scope and Contents

Mutual agreement between John Crane and Eben Brewster of Dresden, for Brewster to lease John Crane's house for six months.

John Wheelock letter

Mss 781306
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 781306
Date(s): 1781-05-06
Scope and Contents

Letter from Wheelock at Dartmouth to Brewster, Officer of the Board of War, stating that a strange Frenchman has enticed youths from the school to go to Charlestown. Brewster's reply: intern the Frenchman as an enemy suspect.

John Wheelock letter

Mss 802107
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 802107
Date(s): 1802-01-07
Abstract

In English.

Jonathan Freeman letter

Mss 000193
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 000193
Date(s): undated
Abstract

In English.

Jonathan Freeman order

Mss 781403
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 781403
Date(s): 1781-07-03
Scope and Contents

Order from Freeman in Hanover to Sheriff Brewster to serve notice to William Downer to answer to a charge of debt to Stephen Cobb.

Maj. Ebenezer Brewster letter

Mss 780566
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 780566
Date(s): 1780-10-16
Scope and Contents

Maj. Ebenezer Brewster of Dresden asking for assistance as Capt. Ebenezer Parkhurst's house at Royaltown has been burned by a large party of enemies and his family taken.

Roswell Fenton letter

Mss 794366
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 794366
Date(s): 1794-06-16
Scope and Contents

Letter from Roswell Fenton of Bredallon to Col. Ebn, Brewster informing him that he is sending his son to Dartmouth and begs addressee to take him under his personal care.