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  • ID: I237912
  • Name: Lawrence BRAINERD
  • RELA: 5th cousin 7x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 16 MAR 1794 in East Hartford, Hartford Co., CT
  • Event: Elected U.S. Senator from Vermont BET 14 OCT 1854 AND 3 MAR 1855
  • Death: 9 MAY 1870 in St. Alban's, Franklin Co., VT
  • Event: Pic Lawrence Brainerd
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  • Note:
    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




    Father: Ezra BRAINERD , Jr. b: 11 MAY 1769 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT
    Mother: Mabel PORTER b: 19 JUN 1769 in East Hartford, Hartford Co., CT

    Marriage 1 Fidelia Burnett GADCOMB b: 31 MAR 1793 in Gloucester, Providence Co., RI
    • Married: 16 JAN 1819 in Vermont
    Children
    1. Has Children Ann Eliza BRAINERD b: 7 OCT 1819 in St. Alban's, Franklin Co., VT
    2. Has No Children Laura A. BRAINERD b: 4 JAN 1821 in St. Alban's, Franklin Co., VT
    3. Has No Children Lawrence BRAINERD , Jr. b: 28 MAY 1822 in St. Alban's, Franklin Co., VT
    4. Has No Children Alelice O. BRAINERD b: 28 FEB 1824 in St. Alban's, Franklin Co., VT
    5. Has No Children Fred P. BRAINERD b: 27 DEC 1827 in St. Alban's, Franklin Co., VT
    6. Has No Children Erastus P. BRAINERD b: 31 DEC 1830 in St. Alban's, Franklin Co., VT
    7. Has No Children Herbert BRAINERD b: 25 DEC 1837 in St. Alban's, Franklin Co., VT
    8. Has No Children Miranda A. BRAINERD b: 12 DEC 1840 in St. Alban's, Franklin Co., VT

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