October 21, 1796, New London, Connecticut.

September 26, 1828, New London, Connecticut.

Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London, Connecticut.


Son of Jeremiah Gates Brainard & Sarah Gardiner Brainard, John was educated at Yale College. For a while he practiced law in Middletown, Connecticut. He also edited the Connecticut Mirror in Hartford. His Poems appeared in 1825, 1832 and 1842.

  1. Farewell, Vain World, Your Charms I Bid Adieu
  2. To Thee, O God, the Shepherd Kings