"Benjamin Brewster (Benjamin 3, Jonathan 2, William 1), married first, December 17, 1696, Mary Smith, who died at Lebanon, Conn., March 27, 1747, in her 74th year, married second, Joyce______, for whom he provided in his will, dated January 14, 1755. He died between that date and February 6, 1755.
Benjamin Brewster was an original proprietor of Lebanon, having removed there from Norwich, Conn., after the birth of his first child. He was appointed quartermaster of the troop in New London County, May 15, 1718, by Gurdon Saltonstall, Governor of Connecticut. Benjamin's descendant, Mrs. Mary (Porter) Spaford of Turnersville, Conn., owns the original commission, the accompanying illustration being a copy."