JEREMIAH, Topsfield, br. of the preced. b. in Eng. freem. 1653, ord. 2 Oct. 1672, but after uncomfort. service, was dism. 21 Sept. 1680, and rem. to Hempstead, L. I. there was again sett. 1682, and again dism. went to Haddam, there was install. 14 Nov. 1700, and d. 6 Nov. 1715, on Sunday, betw. the morn. and even. service, hav. partaken the sacrament in public worship, as the rec. says in 85th yr. Yet the Boston Newsletter of Apr. 1717, in relat. of the d. of Rev. Joshua as of Feb. preced. asserts, that Jeremiah, the br. d. "a few wks. after." This error, in such great authority, misled three or four generat. Inv. of his est. is of 22 Nov. 1715. His w. was d. of Rev. Samuel Whiting of Lyme, who outliv. him and d. at Hartford, aged 88. One of his ds. m. Hezekiah Wyllis, Sec. of the Prov. of Conn. and ano. m. Hezekiah Brainerd, town clk. f. of the ardent missionary.
Source: First Settlers of N.E., a Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Showing Three Generations of those who came before May, 1692, on the basis of Farmer's Register by James Savage. 1860-1862. Vol. II, pg. 434
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