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1747

David Brainerd died on 9 October 1747 at age 29 from tuberculosis, and was buried at Bridge Street Cemetery in Northampton. His nurse and friend Jerusha Edwards was buried next to him the following year, having died of tuberculosis she contracted from tending him.

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David Brainerd

David Brainerd was born on April 20, 1718 in Haddam, Connecticut, the son of Hezekiah, a Connecticut legislator, and Dorothy. He had nine siblings, one of whom was Dorothy’s from a previous marriage. He was orphaned at the age of nine, as his father died in 1727 at the age of forty-six and his…

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