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Notes for Stephen Carpenter Brees

The Family of John Brees & Dorothy Riggs

Resided Basking Ridge, NJ

Revolutionary War Soldier

STEPHEN BREESE NJ Somerset County Bernards Township 1792
STEPHEN BREESE NJ Somerset County Bernards Township 1793
STEPHEN BREESE NJ Somerset County Bernards Township 1793
STEPHEN BREESE NJ Somerset County Bernards Townshiptax List 1797
STEPHEN BREESE NJ Somerset County Bernards Townshiptax List 1797
STEPHEN BREESE NJ Somerset County Bernards Townshiptx 1803
STEPHEN BREESE NJ Somerset County Bernards Townshiptx 1803
STEPHEN JR. BREESE NJ Somerset County Bernards Townshiptx 1803

----- Original Message -----
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

Descendants of Stephen Brees
Generation No. 1

1. STEPHEN1 BREES was born 1755 in See also Stephen Breese, and died October 23, 1833. He married NANCY BREES. She was born 1764, and died June 19, 1840.

More About STEPHEN BREES:
Burial: BR Church Yard, directly behind Knox Room, Finley section number 530
Fact 1: Pewholder 1783-1786
Fact 2: Pewholder 1787-1792
Fact 3: Pewholder 1795-1802

More About NANCY BREES:
Burial: BR Church Yard, directly behind Knox Room, Finley section number 530

Descendants of Stephen Breese


Generation No. 1

1. STEPHEN1 BREESE He married NANCY BAYLESS.

More About STEPHEN BREESE:
Fact 1: 1818, Survey: Stephen was a carpenter.
Fact 2: 1818, Survey shows four Sanders grandchildren living with them.

More About NANCY BAYLESS:
Fact 1: 1818, Survey shows six married children.

Children of STEPHEN BREESE and NANCY BAYLESS are:
i. LUCINDA2 BREESE.
ii. PHEBE BREESE, m. AARON BOYLAN; b. Spelled Boylans in 1818 survey.; d. December 05, 1850, 1842-1891 book list of deaths.

Notes for AARON BOYLAN:
Boylan came to the Long Hill area about 1732 from Colemine, Ireland and was soon after listed as holder of a pew in the Basking Ridge church. Aaron and his brother James had run away from their guardian in Ireland and worked their way to Bernards. James settled here, too, and married a daughter of the Annin family; whether or not he lived out his life in Bernards we do not know. Aaron, how-ever, seems to have kept a lifetime connection with the community even though at one time he was contributing to the building fund of the Pluckemin church. His son John at the time of the Revolution owned and operated in Pluckemin the largest and most successful general store for miles around -- one patronized by the Bernards residents as well as those from many other communities. John also was the proprietor of stores or taverns in Liberty Corner and Veal-town as Bernardsville was formally called. In which town he made his home we are not sure. Nor do we know whether the family name became commonly changed to Bullion through faulty pronuncia-tion or in deliberate reference to John's apparent genius for financial success. The tavern he established in Vealtown was, however, gener-ally known as Bullion's Tavern and so the name appears in various written records. Another of Aaron's sons, James, became a physi-cian of some fame and is said to have served as surgeon to the wounded troops after the Battle of Princeton and as Lord Stirling's family doctor. James's son John also became a physician and was among the early settlers in the Bernardsville area. His home and of-fice was in the building occupied by the law offices of Palmer, Heany and Gaus at 35 Olcott Square.

Source: Among The Blue Hills...Bernrdsville...A History, 1973, by Bernardsville History Book Committee

More About AARON BOYLAN:
Fact 1: 1818, Survey shows one black boy lived with them.
Fact 3: Revolutionary War Veteran, Sunday, August 15, 1926 Bulletin
Fact 4: Pewholder 1817-1832
Fact 5: April 29, 1829, Charged with wife beating, page 125-126, 1818 book
Fact 6: 1973, See Notes

iii. JANE BREESE.
2. iv. ? BREESE.


Generation No. 2

2. ?2 BREESE (STEPHEN1) She married MR. SANDERS.

More About MR. SANDERS:
Fact 1: 1818, Survey shows these four children living with grandparents, Stephen Breese's.

Children of ? BREESE and MR. SANDERS are:
i. ANNE3 SANDERS.
ii. LEWIS SANDERS.
iii. MARY SANDERS.
3. iv. STEPHEN SANDERS, b. 1790; d. March 12, 1870, BR Church Yard, aged 80 years & 8 months. "Gone but not forgotten".


Generation No. 3

3. STEPHEN3 SANDERS (?2 BREESE, STEPHEN1) was born 1790, and died March 12, 1870 in BR Church Yard, aged 80 years & 8 months. "Gone but not forgotten". He married ELIZA (ELIZABETH) SANDERS. She was born October 30, 1794, and died October 19, 1876 in BR Church Yard. "She sleeps in Jesus".

More About STEPHEN SANDERS:
Fact 1: May 06, 1854, Received on examination, 1842 book list of members received since 1818

More About ELIZA (ELIZABETH) SANDERS:
Fact 1: May 08, 1819, Approved by Session for membership,page 12, 1818 book

Children of STEPHEN SANDERS and ELIZA SANDERS are:
i. JAMES4 SANDERS.
ii. DANIEL SANDERS.
iii. WILLIAM BENAIAH SANDERS, b. Abt. 1817; d. February 11, 1838, At age 21, Cemetery Records.

Notes for WILLIAM BENAIAH SANDERS:
Epitaph from Tombstone:

He received a kick from a horse which terminated
his life in 36 hours and in ten days after marriage.
When blooming youth is snatched away
By death's resistless hand
Our hearts the mournful tribute pay
Which pity must demand. (297)


More About WILLIAM BENAIAH SANDERS:
Fact 1: See Notes for Epitaph

iv. HANNAH M. SANDERS, b. August 14, 1820; d. April 24, 1853, At age 32 years, 6 months 11 days from cemetery records & 1842 book.

Notes for HANNAH M. SANDERS:
Tombstone:

Hannah M. daughter of Stephen & Eliza
Sanders died April 25th 1853 Aged 32
years 6 months & 11 days.

The hour of my departure's come
I heard a voice that calls me home
At last O Lord let trouble cease
And let thy servant die in peace. (292)

More About HANNAH M. SANDERS:
Fact 1: August 31, 1844, Received by examination, 1842 book list of members received since 1818

STAPHEN BREESE
State: NJ
County: Somerset County
Township: Bernards Township
Year: 1830
Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Page: 104
Database: NJ 1830 Federal Census Index

listed one household away from Bailey Breese