- Born: Jan 27, 1718, Portsmouth, RI
- Marriage: Rebecca Nichols on Jan 14, 1742 in Coventry, Kent Coutny, RI
- Died: Dec 31, 1792, Washington County, New York at age 74
Born in Portsmouth, RI, Gideon moved his family to Clarendon, Rutland County, VT after he and his brother, Thomas inherited their father's property and land. On March 26, 1778, the U.S. Government ordered the land of Gideon Brayton to be confiscated for "notorious treasonable acts". Gideon was a Tory, and was considered an enemy. The irony of this situation is that his son, Matthew, was a private in the NY State militia.
Brayton Family History: Westfield renamed Fort Ann in 1808. Gideon disposed of his property at East
Greenwich and migrated with some of his family to Dutchess Co, in NY, and then to Clarendon, VT. Gideon, Thomas and Joseph Brayton are listed as owners of estates at Clarendon, VT which were ordered confiscated because of their "Notorious Treasonable Acts Committed against this and the United States of America" in 1778. A Court of Confiscation was appointed on 3/26/1778. On 4/23/1778 the Court of Confiscation declared that Gideon Brayton, of Clarendon, VT, together with 138 other Tories, in Vermont, were guilty of "Notorious Treasonable acts". On 4/10/1778, almost two weeks before the decision, the property of Gideon Brayton was sold at "Publick Vandue" (auction).
Gideon married Rebecca Nichols, daughter of John Nichols and Rachel ?, on Jan 14, 1742 in Coventry, Kent Coutny, RI. (Rebecca Nichols was born about 1719 and died about 1806 in Westfield, Washington Co, NY.)