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Notes for Lewis Brees

The Family of John Brees II & Hannah Gildersleeve

November 30, 1803 - Lewis Brees married Rebecca Porter

January 30, 1805 - son David born
July 06, 1807 - daughter Hannah born
August 27, 1809 - son Nelson born (probably died in infancy)

1810 census Tioga Co., NY page 75
Lewis Brees
10010-10100
1 male 26-44 (Lewis, age 31)
1 male under 10 (David, age 5 - where is Nelson, age 1?)
1 female 16-25 (Rebecca, age 25)
1 female under 10 (Hannah, age 3)

September 26, 1810 - son Edmund born

1812 - There is an Elias Breese listed as a veteran of the War of 1812 serving with Swartwood's Regt., NY Militia. Also listed is a Lewis Breese, same company.

March 08, 1813 - daughter Mary born
July 25, 1815 - daughter Damaris born
May 25, 1818 - son Morgan born
March 16, 1820 - daughter Rebecca born

1820 census Elmira, Tioga Co., NY Page: 300
210010-31310-01
Lewis Brees
1 male age 26-45 (Lewis, age 41)
1 male age 10-16 (David, age 15)
2 males under 10 (Edmund, age 10 & Morgan, age 2)
1 female age 26-45 (Rebecca, age 35)
3 females 16-26 (who are they????)
1 female 10-16 (Hannah, age 13)
3 females under age 10 (Mary, age 7, Damaris age 5 & Rebecca, age baby)
1 person engaged in agriculture

November 30, 1821 - son Daniel born
June 27, 1825 - son John Jackson born
July 30, 1827 - son Nelson born
May 18, 1829 - son William born

1830 census Elmira, Chemung Co., NY (Ancestry.com lists as Tioga Co., NY)
Lewis Brees
1 male 50-60 (Lewis, age 51)
1 male 20-30 (David, age 25)
1 males 15-20 (Edmund,age 20)
1 male 10-15 (Morgan, age 12)
1 males 5-10 (John, age 5? or probably Daniel, age 9?)
2 males under 5 (Nelson, age 3 & Harrison, age 1)
1 female 40-50 (Rebecca, age 45)
1 female 15-20 (Damaris, age 15)
1 female 10-15 (Rebecca, age 10)

1840 census Elmira, Chemung Co., NY Page 267
Brees, Lewis
002110001-00002
1 male 60-70 (Lewis, age 61)
1 male 20-30 (Morgan, age 22)
1 male 15-20 (John age 15 or probably Daniel age 19)
2 males 10-15 (Nelson age 13 & Harrison, age 11)
1 female 50-60 (Rebecca, age 55)
2 females 20-30 (Damaris, age 25)

1850 census Elmira, Chemung Co., NY
Household #1074/1152
Lewis Breese, male, age 70, farmer, b. NJ
Rebecca, female, age 64, b. NJ
Daniel, male, age 29, farmer, b. NY
Damerest, female, age 35, b. NY
Harrison, male, age 21, farmer, b. NY
Hiram, male, age 9, b. NY
Helen M., female, age 4, b. NY
John J., male, age 28, boatman, b. NY
Alcina, female, age 22, b. NY

1860 census Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY Page 49, stamped page 975
Household #782/784
Lewis Breese, male, age 81, gentleman, b. NJ
Rebecca, female, age 74, b. NJ
Damaris, female, age 45, b. NY
Daniel, male, age 38, farmer, b. NY
Ellen, female, age 14, b. NY

Rebecca Porter Brees died on February 27, 1861
Lewis Brees died on July 06, 1864 in Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY

Both Lewis & Rebecca are buried in the Breesport Baptist Cemetery, Chemung Co., NY. On the tombstone the last name is spelled BREES