Betty Brewster (1783-1857) became a member of Waterbury's
First Congregational Church on June 1, 1817. She was the
second African American to be a member of Waterbury's church;
the first was Mingo, who died in 1800. Brewster remained
a member of the church throughout her life.
Betty Brewster died April 28, 1857. She is buried in Waterbury's
elegant Riverside Cemetery, which was established in 1853.