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Biographical Sketch of Thomas Brayton

Thomas (3), son of Thomas (2) Brayton, was born at Coventry, February 17, 1733. He married at Coventry, Deliverance Knight, daughter of Captain Robert and Prudence Knight (by Thomas Matteson, Esq.), April 13, 1752. The birth of two children is recorded at Coventry and Warwick, Rhode Island. He emigrated from Rhode Island to Clarenden, Vermont (now (1910) East Rutland), and purchased a hundred acres of land located in the present city of Rutland, but being dispossessed by another claimant to the land, he removed to New York, and settled in the town of Kingsbury, Washington county, in 1775. In 1790, according to the first federal census, he was of Kingsbury and had in his family, four sons over sixteen, one under sixteen, and five females. Children: Mercy, born August 12, 1753: Joseph, March 3. 1757; John, mentioned elsewhere: and five or six other children.

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