Notes for Samuel Brees
Revolutionary War Veteran: New Jersey Line. Lived in Bernard Township, Somerset Co, NJ at time of enlistment (1776).
Moved to Luzerne Co., PA in 1789
Applied for pension Sept 4, 1832 at age 74 in Luzerne City, PA. He was a resident of Kingston Township, PA at this time.
Steuben Jenkins book lists year of death as 1837.
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From: George Fricke firstname.lastname@example.org
To: Kari Northup email@example.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 11:42 AM
Note: George Fricke is the historian of the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., New Jersey
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
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.