Paul Brigham

M, b. 6 January 1746, d. 15 June 1824
FatherPaul Brigham d. 3 May 1746
MotherCatherine Turner
     Paul Brigham Source at
The History of the Brigham Family
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128 LIEUT.-GOV. PAUL5, son of Paul4 and Catherine (Turner) Brigham; born in Coventry, Conn., 6 Jan., 1746; died in Norwich, Vt., of a long and distressing illness, 15 June, 1824; married, 6 Oct., 1768, Lydia Sawyer of Hebron, Conn., who died 19 Sept., 1838, ‘. 93.

He had served in the Connecticut militia in every grade from corporal to captain, long enough, at the time of the Revolutionary War, to be exempt from service. Nevertheless, he entered the Continental Army as captain, 1 Jan., 1777, and served 4 years in Col. Chandler's regiment, afterwards commanded by Col. Isaac Sherman; received his discharge 22 April, 1781; was in the battles of Germantown, Fort Mifflin and Monmouth, and wintered in Valley Forge, 1777-'78. In 1782 he removed from Coventry, Conn., to Norwich, Vt., where

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he was town clerk, 1784-'96; high sheriff of Windsor Co. 5 years; appointed Judge of County Court for Windsor County, June, 1785, serving 5 years; in 1788, elected Brig.-General of 3d Brigade; 1787, elected chairman of committee to apprehend, in Vermont, the supporters of Shay's Rebellion, who had fled there; in 1788, member of State Land Commissioners; was member of the Legislature; in 1791, elected to Vermont Council, and was on committee to nominate men for the first Board of Trustees of Univ. of Vermont; also elected Maj.-General of 4th Div. of Militia. He received 27 elections from the people at large, 1 as Presidential Elector, 5 as Councillor, 21 as Lieut.-Governor, when he declined further election. He was the first elected Lieut.-Governor and served 20 years. He received

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the degree of Hon. A. M. from Dartmouth College in 1806. He had a military funeral.(*)

Children, born in Coventry. He was born on 6 January 1746 at Coventry. He married Lydia Sawyer, daughter of Isaac Sawyer and Susanna Gillett, on 6 October 1768. Paul Brigham died on 15 June 1824 at Norwich, Vermont, at age 78.


Lydia Sawyer b. 15 Aug 1745, d. 19 Sep 1838
Relationships4th cousin 8 times removed of Kristina Lee Hewitt
4th cousin 6 times removed of Lewis Henry Hewitt
3rd cousin 7 times removed of Sandra Marie Foster
4th cousin 8 times removed of Brandon Charles Gilby
4th cousin 8 times removed of Tiffany Doreen Hewitt
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Sawyer
Descendants of Edmund Rice
Descendants of Edward Frost
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