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Inheritance

1737 - 1738

In 1739, David inherited a farm near Durham, Connecticut, but spent only one year there, discovering that he did not enjoy farming. In 1738 he returned to East Haddam.

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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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