Rev David Brainerd (David Brainerd)

Rev David Brainerd

American Missionary to Native Americans. Died of tuberculosis at the home of Jonathan Edwards in Northhampton, Massachusetts. He was close to Edward’s daughter, Jerusha (who is buried next to Brainerd). His Journal was published and has had a telling effect on many Christians since, including John Wesley, founder of Methodism.  Family links:  Parents:  Hezekiah Brainerd (1681 – 1727)  Dorothy Hobart Brainerd (1679 – 1732)  Siblings:  Dorothy Brainerd Smith (1709 – 1754)*  Nehemiah Brainerd (1711 – 1742)*  Jerusha Brainerd Spencer (1714 – 1747)*  David Brainerd (1718 – 1747)  John Brainerd (1720 – 1781)*  Israel Brainerd (1725 – 1748)* *Calculated relationshipCause of death: tuberculosis Inscription:Sacred to thememory of theRev. David Brainard,a faithful and laboriousMissionary to theStockbridge, Delaware,and SusquehannahTribes of Indians,who died in this town, Oct. 10, 1747. Æ.32.

Born

  • April, 20, 1718
  • USA

Died

  • October, 10, 1747
  • USA

Cause of Death

  • tuberculosis

Cemetery

  • Bridge Street Cemetery
  • Massachusetts
  • USA

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