Mindwell Brush

1752–15 May 1840 (Age 88)
New Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mindwell

When Mindwell Brush was born in 1752, in New Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Thomas Brush, was 36 and her mother, Lucy Ball, was 35. She married Daniel Smith on 24 November 1773, in New Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 15 May 1840, in Patterson, Putnam, New York, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Patterson, Putnam, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abijah Starr
1745–1839
Mindwell Brush
1752–1840
Marriage: about 1780
Abijah Starr
1775–1839
Rebecca Starr
1780–1839
Elizabeth Starr
1782–1836
Eli Starr
1785–1842
Ezra Starr
1784–
Josiah Starr
1787–1876
Deborah Starr
1792–1861
Mindwell Starr
1794–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1780
New Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
children

(8)

    Abijah Starr

    Male1775–1839Male

    Rebecca Starr

    Female1780–1839Female

    Elizabeth Starr

    Female1782–1836Female

    Ezra Starr

    Male1784–Male

    Eli Starr

    Male1785–1842Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 24

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 24

New York is the 11th state.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 45

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

Name Meaning

1 English: of uncertain origin. It may be a nickname for someone thought to resemble a brush (Middle English brusche, from Old French brosse), or a metonymic occupational name for a brush maker. It could also be from a related word, brusche ‘cut wood’, ‘branches lopped off trees’ (Old French brousse), applied as a metonymic occupational name for a forester or woodcutter, or a topographic name for someone who lived in a scrubby area of country, from Old French broce ‘brushwood’, ‘scrub’, ‘thicket’ (Late Latin bruscia).2 Respelling of German Brusch or Brüsch, a topographic name from the field name Brüsch (Middle High German brüsch ‘heather’, ‘broom’ or ‘brush’).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Mindwell Brush - Published information: birth: 1759; New Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

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