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Notes for Elias Brees

The Family of Elias Brees & Deborah Bennett

Elias Brees married Deborah Bennett about 1806 in NY

Abt. 1807 - daughter Phebe born
February 03, 1808 - son Abram born
September 12, 1809 - son John born

1810 BREESE ELIAS Tioga County NY 077 20010-00010 Federal Population Schedule NY 1810 Federal Census Index NYS1a404399
1 male age 26-45 (Elias, age 35)
2 males under 10 (Abram, age 4, John III age 1)
1 female 26-44 (Deborah, age 21??)
Living near John Brees, also Azariah, Silas & Samuel Breese.

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.

April 28, 1814 - son Lewis born
abt 1817 - daughter Hannah born
October 26, 1819 - son Solomon born

1820 census Elmira, Tioga Co., NY
Abraham Bennet
211112-22111-01
2 males 45+ (???)
1 male 26-45 (Abraham, age 42)
1 male 16-26 (Dares, age 17)
1 male 16-18 (Dares, age 17)
1 male 10-16 (Telman, age 15)
2 males under 10 (Nelson, age 6 & Atlas, age 3)
1 female 45+ (??)
1 female 26-45 (Peggy, age 39)
1 female 16-26 (??)
2 females 10-16 (Telina, age 13 & Pantha, age 11)
2 females under 10 (Lorinda, age 8 & Sabina, age 1)
1 person engaged in agriculture
Elias Brees
220001-20020-03
2 males 45+ (Elias, age 45)
2 males 10-16 (Abram, age 14 & John, age 11)
2 males under 10 (Lewis, age 5 & Solomon, age baby)
2 females 26-45 (Deborah, age 31)
2 females under 10 (Hannah, age 3 & unknown daughter age 0-10??)
3 persons engaged in agriculture
Comfort Bennet
210010-20010-01
1 male 26-45 (Comfort, age 39)
1 male 10-16 (John, age 13)
2 males under 10 (George, age 10, Daniel, age 5 & Charles age 3?)
1 female 26-45 (Abigail, age 34)
2 females under 10 (Sally, age 8 & Nancy, age baby)
1 person engaged in agriculture
John Bennet
310010-21010-01
1 male 26-45
1 male 10-16
3 males under 10
1 female 26-45
1 female 10-16
2 females under 10
1 person engaged in agriculture

May 16, 1822 - son Daniel born
June 20, 1823 - son Darius born
abt 1827 - son Jacob born
January 18, 1829 - daughter Nancy born

1830 BREES ELIAS Tioga County NY 231 Elmira Federal Population Schedule NY 1830 Federal Census Index NY558208681
1 male 50-60 (Elias, age 55)
2 males 20-30 (Abram, age 24, John, age 21)
1 males 10-15 (Lewis, age 15)
2 males 5-10 (Daniel, age 8, Solomon, age 10)
2 males under 5 (Darius, age 5, Jacob, age 3)
1 female 30-40 (Deborah, age 40)
1 female 10-15 (Hannah, age 13)
1 female under 5 (Nancy, age 1)

Moved to Lenawee Co., MI and Fulton Co., OH with all children except Abram & John. Three of his daughters married 3 Rorick brothers.

Deborah died on September 8, 1838 in Canandaigua, Lenawee Co., MI and is buried there.

1840 - ???

1850 census Royalton, Fulton Co., OH
Census taken August 1850
Household #261
Jacob W. Brees, age 24, farmer, b. NY
Hannah Brees, age 19, b. OH
Elias Brees, age 75, b. NJ

1860 Seneca, Lenawee Co., MI page 236
Census taken August 1860
Household #1880/1932
Jacob Breese, age 35, farmer, $2000 real estate, $600 personal estate, b. NY
Sarah, age 32, b. NY
Horace, age 10, b. OH
Ida, age 7, b. OH
Gillette(?), age 3, b. MI
Bule (?) male, age 1, b. MI
Elias, age 85, b. NY
Louise Nichols, age 20, domestic, b. MI
Household # 1881/1993
Solomon Breese, age 44, farmer, $2000 real estate, $400 personal estate, b. NY
Keziah, age 44, b. NY
Abram, age 17, farm labor, b. MI
Sarah Carpenter, age 10, b. IN
Kize Carpenter, age 46, b. NY, Idiot

Reported that he went to Lenawee Co., MI with William Rorick (father of the Rorick brothers who married 3 of Elias Breese's daughters) emigrated to Lenawee Co., MI in December 1836. Elias' brother Solomon Breese also went to Lenawee Co., MI. Elias is in Fulton Co., OH in 1850, but returns to Lenawee Co., MI in 1860.

Account in a history of Lenawee Co., MI about the emigration of William Rorick says:

William Rorick lived in Sussex County (NJ) until 1826, when he went "West," and settled in the "Lake Country" near Horse Heads, and lived there until the fall of 1836. In December, that year, he started for Michigan with a team of horses, coming through Canada, and crossed the Detroit River from Windsor on the ice. From Detroit he came to Adrian, and finally settled on Section 18, in Seneca Township, in this county. Here he was successful and continued to purchase land until he owned some 200 acres. He resided on this farm for about 35 years. He was a thrifty, successful businessman, and was held in high esteem by all who came in contact with him. He became a victim of ill health, and about 1875 removed to the village of Morenci, where he died, January 15, 1898.

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From an address given in 1880 by John C. Rorick: Estell Rorick, my grandfather, was born September 21, 1809. He was married to Hannah Breese (sister of Phebe Ann) at Horseheads, N.Y., February 7, 1836. In May 1837, they in company with Elias Breese, Hannah's father, and his family came to Michigan. Estell had one team of horses and Elias Breese, two teams. They drove to Fairfield and turned out on the banks of Sand Creek about a mile and a half north of Hart Russell's. Estell bought the land in Section 7, south and east of Canandaigua, known as the Wanzer Breese farm, cut the first tree July 3, 1837. He put up a log house and moved into it July 20 and lived in it until January 1st without windows, chinking or chimney.

Elias Breese died in January 1863 and is buried: Canandaigua, Medina Twp, Lenawee, Michigan