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Notes for Azariah Brees

The Family of John Brees & Dorothy Riggs

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From: George Fricke glfricke@optonline.net
To: Kari Northup karinorthup@comcast.net
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 11:42 AM
Subject: More
Note: George Fricke is the historian of the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., New Jersey
Kari,
Follows is my best effort. I hope it makes sense:

As I said in my previous email, we have no information on John Brees who died March 4, 1803 or Dorothy Riggs who died November 23, 1803. It is possible they are both buried in our graveyard. Of the 800 plus stones, we can only identify about 450. Many are illegible or have deteriorated beyond repair.
Following is all that we have on the names you show as their children, From the dates, it looks like they could be their children:
There was a John Breese who was a Revolutionary War Veteran and pew holder for the periods 1763-1777 and 1783-1786.
There is no info on Hannah Gildersleeve.
No info on Mary or May Breese.
There is a Benjamin Hinds who was a Rev.War Vet. and pew holder 1763-1777.
Nothing on Ralph Dayton.
Our trustee records show a Azarizh Breese who was a pew holder for the periods 1783-1786, 1787-1792, and 1795-1802.
Nothing on Susan Gildersleeve. But we do have a Silas Gildersleeve Brees who was Baptised July 14 1805, and was a pew holder in the period 1817-1832. His parents are shown ad John Brees b. 1778, d. Jan 17, 1861 and Elizabeth (Betsey) Raynor, b. 1780, d. August 18, 1820.
I found Esther Hanville married to James Hanville. This must be Esther Brees. I will attach more info on these two.
Nothing on Anna Brees, Noah Hammond.
I show a Henry Brees who was a pew holder for the periods 1783-1786, 1787-1792, and 1795-1802.
Nothing on Sarah Brees.
I found a Stephen Brees who is shown as a carpenter in the 1818 survey. I will attach more on him.
I found no Samuel Brees, Hannah Pierson, or Catherine.
I have input every name I could find in all our paper records into Family Tree Maker. The attachments are reports from this program.
I hope this helps some. Our records do not show relationships so your info helps me to tie some of these Brees's together.
George

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ID: I35
Name: Azariah BREES
Given Name: Azariah
Surname: BREES
Sex: M
Birth: ABT 1743
Death: 27 NOV 1820 in Bernards,Somerset,NJ
Reference Number: 64

Father: John BREES b: ABT 1713
Mother: Dorothy RIGGS b: ABT 1713 in Newark,Essex,NJ

Marriage 1 Susanna GILDERSLEEVE b: 8 APR 1743 in Morristown,Morris,NJ
Married: 15 FEB 1769 in Morristown,Morris,NJ
Children
John BREES b: 20 SEP 1778 in Basking Ridge,Somerset,NJ
Susan BREES b: 12 AUG 1782 in Basking Ridge,Somerset,NJ

Family History of Lori Breese Krout
Entries: 609 Updated: Sat Aug 30 08:21:01 2003 Contact: Lori Krout

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ID: I35
Name: Azariah BREES
Surname: BREES
Given Name: Azariah
Sex: M
Birth: ABT 1743
Death: 27 Nov 1820 in Bernards, Somerset, NJ
Reference Number: 64
_UID: 843E84A21ACCD61192120000B4C558C4EEE6
Note:
!BORN: No documentation to support or negate date.

!NAME VARIATIONS: 1st Church Morristown lists marriage record with spelling
of surname as BREIS.
BREES- This is probably the true spelling. Most records use this spelling and his Will was signed "Azariah Brees".
BREESE- Basking Ridge Church records and some Bernards County tax records use this variation.
BREECE- One instance found of this spelling variation in Bernards County tax record of 1818.

!MARRIED: Documented in 1st Church of Morristown records.

!RESIDENCE: Bernards township, Somerset County, NJ from 1778- 1820.
Supporting documents:
Tax list- May 1778 Listed as householder. Exempt from taxes (militia).
Court Docket- 17 Apr 1783- from Docket of Jacob Van Noorstrand: " 17 April William Chambers of Hunterdon Co, assigned by Jemes Wilges
v. Azariah Brees.- note. Defendant states note was in conjunction with swap of horse which was blind and feels Wilges is a cheat."
(Genealogical Mag. of NJ, May 1969, vol. 44, #2, p. 82)
Basking Ridge Presb. Church Records- 1783-1786. Listed as pew-holder.
Tax list-1793. Resident of Bernards twp. (New Jersey in 1793-Norton,p.386).
Tax list- Sept 1797. Resident of Bernards twp. (p. 003).
Change Date: 19 Sep 2002 at 21:56:23

Father: John BREES b: ABT 1713
Mother: Dorothy RIGGS b: ABT 1713 in Newark, Essex, NJ

Marriage 1 Susanna GILDERSLEEVE b: 8 Apr 1743 in Morristown, Morris, NJ
Married: 15 Feb 1769 in Morristown, Morris, NJ
Children
John BREES b: 20 Sep 1778 in Basking Ridge, Somerset, NJ
Susan BREES b: 12 Aug 1782 in Basking Ridge, Somerset, NJ