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Major General Paul Brigham

Major General Paul Brigham[1]

Male 1746 - 1824  (78 years)


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  • Name Paul Brigham 
    Prefix Major General 
    Born 6 Jan 1746  Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Library book: History of the Brigham Family 128 
    Military Service Continental Army, American Revolution Find all individuals with events at this location 
    2nd Vermont Governor. He was a Captain in the Revolutionary War in a Connecticut regiment commanded, first, by Colonel Chandler and afterward by Colonel Isaac Sherman. He entered the Army 1 Jan 1777 and was discharged 22 Apr 1781. A portion of the time he served under the immediate command of General George Washington, and was engaged in the important battles of Germantown, Monmouth, and Fort Mifflin. He wintered in Valley Forge 1777-1778. He was enlisted by General McDougal from Coventry, Connecticut and his regiment seems to have been largely composed of men from that section of the State.

    After the war he moved to Norwich, Vermont, where he became a local and state leader, serving in numerous offices including Member of the Vermont House of Representatives, Delegate to Vermont's constitutional conventions, High Sheriff of Windsor County, presidential elector, and Major General of the Vermont Militia. Brigham was Windsor County Assistant Judge from 1783 to 1786 and 1790 to 1795, Probate Judge in 1800, and Presiding Judge in 1801. He served on the Governor's Council from 1792 to 1796, and was Lieutenant Governor from 1796 to 1813, and acted as Governor in 1797 after the resignation and death of Governor Thomas Chittenden. After losing the lieutenant governorship in 1814, Brigham returned to the office in 1815 and served until 1820. The journal of his Army experiences was published as "A Revolutionary Diary of Captain Paul Brigham, November 19, 1777-September 4, 1778." 
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    Died 15 Jun 1824  Norwich, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Norwich, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Person ID I3235  Nagel
    Last Modified 18 Oct 2015 

    Father Paul Brigham,   b. 30 Jun 1718,   d. 3 May 1746, Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Catherine Turner,   b. 1718, Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1779, Tolland County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1 Jul 1741 
    Family ID F1100  Group Sheet

    Family Lydia Sawyer,   b. 15 Aug 1744, Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1838, Norwich, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 3 Oct 1767 
    Children 
     1. Doctor Thomas S Brigham,   b. 23 Mar 1769, Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1844, Wayne, Kennebec, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Mary Brigham,   b. 12 Oct 1770,   d. Mar 1773  (Age 2 years)
     3. Don Josephus Brigham,   b. 24 Mar 1774, Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1856, Norwich, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     4. Paul Wooster Brigham, Sr,   b. 26 Oct 1776, Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1865, Norwich, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Family ID F644  Group Sheet