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Josiah Brewer

June 1, 1796
November 19, 1872
Home Town:
Tyringham, MA
Later Residences:
Wethersfield, CT
New Haven, CT
Middletown, CT
Stockbridge, MA
Emilia Field Brewer (December 1, 1829)
Biographical Notes:
Born on June 1, 1796 in Tryingham, Massachusetts, Josiah Brewer went on to have a life as an active reverend and educator. Prior to his marriage to Emilia Field in 1829 he traveled to Smyrna and Constantinople in the Ottoman Empire, and to Greece. He returned to the United States after two years of traveling and was engaged by a Ladies Greek Association in New Haven, Connecticut to undertake the education of young women among the Greeks. On December 1, 1829 Josiah was wed to Emilia Field, with whom he would have nine children. Nine days after their marriage the couple sailed for Smyrna. Arriving on February 5, 1830, they went straight to work on establishing a local school. The Brewers established two schools. The first a charity school for the education of Greek girls, and the second a school ...
Additional Notes:
Josiah and Emilia's son, David J. Brewer, became a Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court (1870-1884); a Judge of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit (1884-1889); and a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1889-1910).

Other Education:
Graduated from Yale in 1821 and attended the Andover Theological Seminary in 1825

Profession / Service
Educator; Religious Calling

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