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Betty Brewster

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.

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