Dr. Oliver Brewster
(1760-1812)

 

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Jerusha Badger

Dr. Oliver Brewster

  • Born: 2 Apr 1760, Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut
  • Marriage: Jerusha Badger on 27 May 1781 in Becket, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
  • Died: 15 Feb 1812, Becket, Berkshire County, Massachusetts at age 51
  • Buried: Becket Center Cemetery, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
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General History: Becket, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Dr. Oliver Brewster, one of the officers in the regiment commanded by Colonel John Brown at the battle of Stone Arabia, in the Mohawk Valley, N. Y., in October, 1780, was a surgeon, the only officer not from Pittsfield, his home at that time being at Partridgefield, now Peru.

He was born in Lebanon, Conn., April 2, 1760, and died February 12, 1812, at Becket, Mass., where, after leaving the army, he began, and continued till death, the practice of medicine. His father was of the fifth generation of Elder William Brewster, of the Plymouth colony, and his mother was of the third generation of Governor William Bradford, of the same company.

He was a godly man, and in the absence of a pastor, his solemn counsels to his patients, and his fervent prayers with and for them were blessed to their good. He was a faithful physician and successful, particularly in acute diseases. He fell in an apoplectic fit at a house where he was making a professional visit, dying in six hours later.

Dr. Oliver Brewster, served in Col. John Brown's Third Berkshire regiment as a was surgeon in the Revolutionary War at Stone Arabia, New York in the American Revolutionary War.

He was the first physician in Becket. His home, built in 1786, is still standing and is currently occupied by the Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA.
Dr. Oliver Brewster, one of the officers in the regiment commanded by Colonel John Brown at the battle of Stone Arabia, in the Mohawk Valley, N. Y., in October, 1780, was a surgeon, the only officer not from Pittsfield, his home at that time being at Partridgefield, now Peru.

He was born in Lebanon, Conn., April 2, 1760, and died February 12, 1812, at Becket, Mass., where, after leaving the army, he began, and continued till death, the practice of medicine. His father was of the fifth generation of Elder William Brewster, of the Plymouth colony, and his mother was of the third generation of Governor William Bradford, of the same company.

He was a godly man, and in the absence of a pastor, his solemn counsels to his patients, and his fervent prayers with and for them were blessed to their good. He was a faithful physician and successful, particularly in acute diseases. He fell in an apoplectic fit at a house where he was making a professional visit, dying in six hours later.

Dr. Oliver Brewster, served in Col. John Brown's Third Berkshire regiment as a was surgeon in the Revolutionary War at Stone Arabia, New York in the American Revolutionary War.

He was the first physician in Becket. His home, built in 1786, is still standing and is currently occupied by the Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA.

Headstone Inscription:. Sacred to the memory of Doc Oliver Brewster BMMS, who died Feb 15 1812, in the 52 year of his age. He had been in practice of Physic in this town 33 years and by his faithful and perseverence in his profession. He was a pattern of conjugal and parental affection; hospitable to strangers, kind to the poor, and in some good measure devoted to the MXerett??? of religion.

Farewell ye friends whose tender care has long engaged my love; Your fond embrace I now exchange, For better friends above.


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Oliver married Jerusha Badger, daughter of Henry E. Badger and Mary J. Langdon, on 27 May 1781 in Becket, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. (Jerusha Badger was born on 9 Sep 1759 in Wilbraham, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, died on 22 Nov 1841 in Lenox, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States and was buried in Becket Center Cemetery, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.)



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