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Daniel Brigham

Male 1735 - 1759  (23 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document

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  • Name Daniel Brigham 
    Born 28 Apr 1735 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service Daniel was a soldier during the French-Indian Wars. He died during the Crown Point Expedition.

    The following is excerpted from "The Hundredth Town. Glimpses of Life in Westborough 1717-1817" by Harriette Merrifield Forbes

    This was just before the war of 1758. Daniel Brigham, a young man of twenty-three, was drafted into the army, and the most strenuous efforts of the family failed to procure a substitute. Just before leaving home, as he was going up the road for the cattle, late one afternoon, he was startled by seeing before him a man wrapped in an Indian blanket. He recognized the figure and face of the man as his own. It disappeared. His brother, standing in the doorway of the old house, also saw the form. He went to the war with the conviction that he should never return.

    A few weeks after, he fell ill of a fever, at Crown Point. When near the point of death, an Englishman found him attended by a friendly Indian, and wrapped in an Indian blanket. Afterwards the Englishman brought back to Grafton this account of the realization of their fears.

    The exact spot where this apparition was seen has for many generations been pointed out to the children of the family. It is not far beyond the Brigham homestead, now owned by Mr. E. A. Brigham, on the " old road," just after passing the "dry bridge." 
    Died 1759 
    Siblings 8 siblings 
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    Person ID I3500  Nagel
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2014 

    Father Charles Brigham,   b. 30 Dec 1700, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1781, Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
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    Mother Mary Peters,   b. 1716, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1797, Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
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    Family ID F831  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart