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Mother’s death


David was left an orphan at the age of 14 when his mother died in 1732. He moved to East Haddam to live with his older sister Jerusha, one of his nine siblings.

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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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