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Lawrence Brainerd
Lawrence Brainerd
  • Born 16 March 1794 - East Hartford, Hartford Co., CT
  • Deceased 9 May 1870 - St. Alban's, Franklin Co., VT,aged 76 years old
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BRAINERD, Lawrence, a Senator from Vermont; born in East Hartford, Conn., March 16, 1794; went to Troy, N.Y., in 1803 to reside with an uncle and in 1808 moved with him to St. Albans, Vt.; completed preparatory studies; taught school; employed as a clerk in a mercantile establishment until 1816; engaged in mercantile, banking, navigation, and railroad enterprises; elected to the state legislature in 1834; affiliated with the Whig Party until 1840, when he became a member of the Liberty Party; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1846, 1847, 1848, 1852, and 1854; elected as a member of the Free Soil Party to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William Upham and served from October 14, 1854, to March 3, 1855; was not a candidate for reelection; nominated for Governor but declined; resumed business activities; died in St. Albans, Franklin County, Vt., May 9, 1870; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.
--- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

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                                                                             _____|16_William Brainard, Lt. 1674-1747/
                                                   _____|8_Josiah Brainerd 1711-1792
                                                  /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|17_Sarah Bidwell 1674-
                         _____|4_Ezra Brainerd 1744-1837
                        /                        \
                       /                          ¯¯¯¯¯|9_Hannah Spencer 1709-1787
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|2_Ezra Brainerd, Col. 1769-1833
|                    \                                                     _____|20_Simon Smith 1658-1712
|                     \                           _____|10_David Smith, Lt. 1701-1756
|                      \                         /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|21_Elizabeth Wells ca 1672-1742
|                       ¯¯¯¯¯|5_Jerusha Smith 1745-1811
|                                                \                          _____|22_Hezekiah Brainard 1681-1727
|                                                 ¯¯¯¯¯|11_Dorothy Brainard 1710-1754
|                                                                           ¯¯¯¯¯|23_Dorothy Hobart 1679-1733
|--1_Lawrence Brainerd 1794-1870
|                                                                           _____|24_Hezekiah Porter 1665-1752
|                                                  _____|12_James Porter 1696-1759
|                                                 /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|25_Hannah Cowles 1668-1701
|                       _____|6_James Porter 1721-
|                      /                        \                          _____|26_Roger Pitkin 1662-1748
|                     /                          ¯¯¯¯¯|13_Mabel Pitkin 1695-
|                    /                                                     ¯¯¯¯¯|27_Hannah Stanley 1666-1703
|3_Mabel Porter 1769-1833
                      \                                                     _____|28_Stephen Taylor 1643-1707
                       \                           _____|14_Stephen Taylor 1685-
                        \                         /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|29_Joanna Porter 1654-1710
                         ¯¯¯¯¯|7_Eunice Taylor 1720-1789
                                                  \                         _____|30_Obadiah Richards 1637..1639-1702
                                                   ¯¯¯¯¯|15_Elizabeth Richards
                                                                             ¯¯¯¯¯|31_Hannah Andrews 1646-1725