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Lieutenant Joel Brigham

Male 1785 - 1837  (52 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document


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  • Name Joel Brigham 
    Prefix Lieutenant 
    Born 12 Sep 1785  Paxton, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Library book: History of the Brigham Family 227 
    Military Service U.S. Army, War of 1812 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    He was a Lieutenant in the War of 1812. He came to Chautauqua Co. NY, soon after his fathers death. He settled on the land owned by his father. A few years after, he went to Buffalo with Captain Perkins by lake, taking with him a wagon for sale, for which there was no need in this wooded county; He returned on foot; and when in the 4 mile woods, about a mile beyond Cattaraugus Creek, he heard the report of a gun, and felt a pain, similar to a "bee sting". On looking around, he spied a young Indian beside a tree, preparing to load his gun to fire again, but having broken his ramrod, he could not get the ball down. He shook his cane at the young redskin, and made some threats. He soon found he had been shot through the body; the ball having passed through the fold of the intestines and out in front, 2 inches from the navel. Beginning to feel intense pain, and becoming weak, he feared he could not reach safety, and on a scrap of paper, wrote with a piece of lead, an explanation of his condition. He succeeded , however, in getting near Mack's ferry, where he was heard calling for assistance. He was carried to Mack's Tavern, where he was for several days deranged and unconscious. Surgeons from Buffalo attended him and he was confined for 2 or 3 months. On the return of consciousness he thought he could identify the offender. if brought into his presence. Mr. Mack had a number of Indians brought before him. He at once recognized the offender, Longfinger, about 17 years of age. He was found guilty, and imprisoned in Buffalo jail, for 30 days. Though he lived many more years, his injuries are supposed to have hastened his death. 
    Died 3 Oct 1837  Lodi, Medina, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Old Lodi Cemetery, Lodi, Medina, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 2 siblings 
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    Person ID I2147  Nagel
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2014 

    Father Samuel Brigham,   b. 3 Dec 1760, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1813, Augusta, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Phebe Davis,   d. 9 Feb 1843, Madison, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F1011  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Polly Ann Durkee,   b. 7 Oct 1786, Washington, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1840, Lodi, Medina, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 8 Oct 1809 
    Children 
    +1. Elmina Brigham,   b. 2 Jul 1810, Augusta, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1843  (Age 33 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Dexter Brigham,   b. 28 Oct 1812, Augusta, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1844, Lodi, Medina, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)  [Birth]
     3. Winfield Scott Brigham,   b. 30 Dec 1814, Otsego, Otsego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1906, Bowling Green, Wood, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)  [Birth]
     4. Joel Brigham,   b. 10 Jan 1818, Dunkirk, Chautauqua, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1908, Wauseon, Fulton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [Birth]
     5. Haven Brigham,   b. 2 Jun 1820,   d. 19 Feb 1837  (Age 16 years)  [Birth]
     6. Theodore Brigham,   b. 2 Jan 1823,   d. 19 Aug 1835  (Age 12 years)  [Birth]
     7. Julius Brigham,   b. 25 Aug 1826,   d. 26 Jan 1840  (Age 13 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F970  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart