BRIGHAMS of Sheridan and Chautauqua Co NY
JONATHAN, JOHN and SAMUEL Brigham families (see individual Bios)
JONATHAN Brigham, son of Joel and Mary (CHURCH) BRIGHAM; born in Marlboro, Mass., 29 Oct., 1754; died in Mayville, N.Y .26 July, 1848;aged 94 years, (*Buried Mayville)married (1), 5 Jan., 1774, Lydia STEVENS, born 8 May, 1758; died in Mayville, 4 Feb., 1828; married (2), Sarah (OLDS) Brigham, widow of his cousin Jonathan, . He resided first in Marlboro; moved to Madison, N. Y., 1796; thence to Sheridan, N. Y., 1810; last to Mayville, in 1813.
Children (by first wife), all born in Marlboro, except the youngest born in Madison:
1. Stephen 6, b. 24 Aug., 1780.(came to SHERIDAN in 1816)
died in Sheridan, N. Y., 13 Nov., 1856; married in 1800, Mary WILCOX, in Madison, N. Y.; he removed with his father, in 1796, to Madison, N. Y.
i Willard W.7, b. in Augusta, N. Y., 16 July, 1802; m. (1) 6 Oct., 1825, Electa ROBINSON, who d. in Dunkirk, 16 Feb., 1853; m. (2) 25 Aug., 1853, Louisa C.THOMPSON, dau. of E. R. Thompson of Dunkirk. Mr. Brigham was a commission merchant, well known upon the Lakes; resided. in Dunkirk,NY
ii Edward; iii Charlotte; iv Lucetta; v Paulina; vi Mary; vii Harriet.viii William H., m. 26 Dec., 1839, Nancy B., dau. of Cyrus SHATTUCK, originally from N. H.; res. in Dunkirk; assessor, collector, mail agent and prominent man. Ch.:
iCatherine Maria8, b. 25 June, 1845
2. Susanna, b. 12 Feb., 1783; m. 1805, Henry TITUS of Augusta,N. Y., and moved to Penfield, Ontario, in 1812, where she d. 3 Aug., 1813. Ch. (TITUS):
i Franklin7; 2 Lysander; 3 Mary; 4 Samuel; 5 Haven; 6
3. Haven BRIGHAM,b. 23 May, 1785; d. ; m. 19 Feb.1809, Eunice HERRICKdau. of Ephraim Herrick of Augusta, N. Y., who was a soldier of the Revolution; removed with his father in 1796 to Madison, N. Y.; a tanner by trade; built the first tannery in Sheridan, N. Y. (in company with his brother Windsor), where settled in 1810. In 1815 built a 40 ton schooner, "Kingbird,"
which ran between Dunkirk and Buffalo, taking out his lumber and bringing back merchandise, etc. In his later years he resided in Fredonia, N. Y., in retirement. (* no children found)
4.Windsor BRIGHAM, b. 1 Oct., 1787; d. 25 July, 1835, of the cholera; he had taken passage on a boat from Detroit to Dunkirk, N. Y., but bad weather intervened and they were carried by the port and he died on the passage; was interred in Buffalo in an unknown spot; m. about 1812, Marinda CONE of Mayville, N. Y. In 1796 he removed to Madison with his father and in 1810 he settled in Sheridan; when he went there he took a pack of 50 pound weight of tools, provisions, etc.; in company with his brother Haven he built the first sawmill in the place, but soon sold out to Haven; being a carpenter he took a contract to build the first building at Mayville, and he built the second sawmill in Sheridan.
2 Melissa, who m. Harrison BARKER;
7 Leroy, who d. y.;
8 Samuel, who d. y.
5, Lydia BRIGHAM, b. 30 Dec., 1789; d. of apoplexy in Sheridan, 18 April, 1853; moved from Madison to Chautauqua Co. in 1810; m. Barnabas COOK in Augusta. Children (COOK):
1 Nelson; 2 Emogene; 3 Salinda; 4 Angeline; 5 "Wartus"
or Lyanda; 6 Haven; 7 Edward; 8 Cynthia.
6 Jonathan, b. 13 Oct., 1791; d. unm., in Mayville, ae 23
7. William BRIGHAM, b. 23 Sept., 1793; d. in Sheridan, 28 June, 1829; m. Philatheta FARNSWORTH. Ch.:
1 Lydia Ann;
8. Edmund, b. 15 July, 1796; m. (1) Lucinda PRATT, who d.; m. (2) (???); res. in Mayville..
JONATHANBRIGHAM was also a Soldier of the American Revolution;as was his father JOEL
BRIGHAM, JONATHAN--Born Oct. 29, 1754, at Marlborough, Mass. Died July 26, 1848, aged 94 years. Grave in Mayville Cemetery, Mayville, N. Y. Was one of the "Minute Men" who responded to the call in April, 1775, under Capt. Daniel Burns and Col. Henshaw, Massachusetts Militia. Enlisted April, 1775, to Feb., 1776, serving as private in the Company of Capt. Barns and Col. Artemas Ward. Enlisted Oct. 2, 1777, as private under Capt. Morse and Col. Read. Residence at time of enlistment, Marlborough, Mass. Was at the battles of Bunker Hill and Saratoga. Applied for pension, April 30, 1818, at which time he was a resident of Chautauqua County. He moved from Oneida County, N. Y., in 1810, and settled in the town of Sheridan, Chautauqua County, and in 1813 moved to Mayville. His wife, Lydia, died Feb. 4, 1828, aged 70 years, and his wife, Lucy, May 3, 1842, aged 61 years. Both are buried beside him in the Mayville Cemetery. A son, Jonathan, Jr., born Oct. 13, 1791, died Sept. 3, 1819. A son, Samuel, died in 1811, and a son, John, died in 1828. Another son, Edward, born July 16, 1796, died December 16, 1876, aged 80 years, and is buried in the family lot at Mayville. Lucina Brigham died March 1, 1854, aged 54 years, 2 months. The name of Jonathan Brigham appears on the Pension List of 1840. His brother, John Brigham, who was also a soldier in the American Revolution, became a resident of Chautauqua County at an early part of the 19th century and his grave is in the Fredonia Cemetery
(* Several DAR files exist for Jonathan)
Andrew Young, History of Chautauqua Co NY 1875
The History of the Brigham Family
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