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Notes for Deborah Brees McConnell

The Family of John Brees II & Hannah Gildersleeve

Deborah Brees married Samuel McConnell about 1795

1795-1800 - daughter Sarah born
abt 1797 - son Matthew born

1800 census Newtown, Tioga Co., NY
Samuel Mcconnel
census is damaged for males older than 26. Samuel should be age 30-40
1 male under 10 (Matthew, age 3)
1 female 26-45 (Deborah, age 27)
1 female under 10 (Sarah age 0-5)

abt 1801 - son Samuel born
abt 1804 - son Cyrus Silas born
abt 1809 - son Breese born

1810 census Elmira, Tioga Co., NY
Samuel McConnell
31010-01010
1 male 26-44 (Samuel, age 40-50)
1 male 10-15 (Matthew, age 13)
3 males under 10 (Samuel, age 9, Cyrus Silas, age 6 & Breese, age 1)
1 female 26-44 (Deborah, age 37)
1 female 10-15 (Sarah, age 10-15)

January 1815 - son Matthew McConnell died at about age 18, probably with William Johnson, age 20 who died same day and is on same tombstone.

1820 census Elmira, Tioga Co., NY
Saml McConnell
020101-00001-03
1 male 45+ (Samuel, age 50-60)
1 male 19-26 Samuel, age 19)
2 males 10-16 (Cyrus Silas, age 16 & Breese, age 11)
1 female 45+ (Deborah, age 47)
3 persons engaged in agriculture

1830 census Horseheads Village, Tioga Co., NY
1 male age 60-70 (Samuel, age 60-70)
3 males 20-30 (Samuel, age 29, Cyrus Silas, age 26 & Breese, age 21)
1 female 50-60 (Deborah, age 57)
2 females 20-30 (wives of Samuel & Cyrus Silas?)

Deborah Brees McConnell died on June 17, 1839 in Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY

There is a Breese McConnell born abt 1809 living in Elmira, Tioga Co., NY in 1850

Lois Brees lists dates for Cyrus Silas McConnell as being 1804-1872. There is a Cyrus McConnell born abt 1809 in NY living in Manchester, Washtenaw, Michigan in 1850

http://www.breeseusa.org/Sket_John%20Jr.htm
In this (Maple Grove Cemetery) is a most intriguing stone. It’s a rather large stone, fairly well preserved, reading: “Matthew, son of Samuel and Deborah McConnell, Died Jan. 31, 1815. Then at the bottom of this same stone is also William Johnson, aged 20 years.
Now the McConnell’s were early settlers here; and Deborah, wife of Samuel, was the daughter of John Brees, Sr.; but who was Wm. Johnson: and what happened on Jan. 15, 1815, to Matthew McConnell and Wm. Johnson? It would seem that whatever fate overtook them, found them together.
Was there a January thaw that melted the ice on a pond or creek and these boys (possibly skating) went down together? Did they get lost on a visit to some friends and perish in the cold? who knows?
Sometimes the tales that tombstones DON’T tell are so frustrating!”[15].

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Husband's Name
Samuel MCCONNELL (AFN:8H4L-4V) Pedigree

Born: Abt 1773 Place: <Basking Ridge, Somerset, , Nj>
Married: 1795 Place:

Father:
Mother:

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Wife's Name
Deborah BREESE (AFN:8H4K-QT) Pedigree

Born: 18 Feb 1773 Place: Basking Ridge, Somerset, , Nj
Died: 17 Jan 1839 Place: Horseheads, Ny
Married: 1795 Place:

Father: John BREES (AFN:8H4K-MB) Family
Mother: Hannah GILDERSLEEVE (AFN:8H4K-NH)

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Children

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1. Sex Name
M Matthew MCCONNELL (AFN:LF31-D1) Pedigree

Born: Abt 1795 Place: <Basking Ridge, Somerset, , Nj>

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2. Sex Name
M Silas MCCONNELL (AFN:LF31-F6) Pedigree

Born: Abt 1797 Place: <Basking Ridge, Somerset, , Nj>

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3. Sex Name
U Breese MCCONNELL (AFN:1P79-R47) Pedigree

Born: Abt 1799 Place: <Basking Ridge, Somerset, New Jersey>

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4. Sex Name
M Breese MCCONNELL (AFN:LF31-GC) Pedigree

Born: Abt. 1799 Place: <Basking Ridge, Somerset, , Nj>

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5. Sex Name
M Samuel MCCONNELL (AFN:LF31-HJ) Pedigree

Born: Abt 1801 Place: <Basking Ridge, Somerset, , Nj>

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6. Sex Name
F Sarah MCCONNELL (AFN:LF31-JP) Pedigree

Born: Abt 1803 Place: <Basking Ridge, Somerset, , Nj>