Abraham BRASHER /
BRASIER was born on 22 Dec 1705.2
He was christened 30 Dec 1705 Reformed Dutch Church of New York1.
1743 - Deed
Recorded for and at the request of Henry Lane the 25th of
Spanish Town April 2d 1743 I promise to send to New York
to Capt. Abraham Brazier the sum of fifty pounds for two pipes of wine
in the term of three months from this date £50.00.0 Jos Raper City of
New York ss. Memorandum this twenty fourth day of June 1745 appeared
before me Stephen Bayard Esq. Mayor of City & County James Burchal of
this City mariner and maketh oath on the holy Evangeliste of Almighty
God that he verily believe and knows the writing of Joseph Raper of
Spanish Town in the Island of Jamaica & that the note herewith patable
to Abraham Brazier for fifty pounds being for two pipes wine payable in
three months dated the ninth of April 1743 is the handwriting of the
said Raper & signed by him James Burchal sworn before me Stephen Bayard.
[New York Land Registers -
Abraham died between Sept 1747 and the 2 of Oct 1747, his burial
being recorded in the burial register of the Dutch Reformed Church of
New York. The exact date was missing but it was between entries of the
He married Elizabeth DALLY / DALLIE / DAILLIE / DALY
on the 10 Nov 1734 in the Reformed Dutch Church of New York1.
1753 - For sale
To be sold, by Elizabeth Brasher, widow of Captain
Abraham Brasher, late of the City of New York.
A house and lott of
ground, at Bound Brook, East New Jersey, joining on the main road,
containing about one half of an acre, with twelve apple and two pear
trees, very convenient for a tradesman or shop-keeper.
[The New York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, 1
1756 - Elizabeth purchased a property with 3 other people from her brother John
/ Johannes and his wife Margaret [see
1776 - Window leads were taken from the houses of these citizens -
Bogert, Elizabeth (Mrs.)
The 100 tons of lead secured from the
windows in New York City proved invaluable for the American cause.
[New York in the Revolution as Colony and
State. Vol.II, pg.65, 67 - A compilation of Documents and Records from
the Office of the State Comptroller]
Elizabeth married for a 2nd time to John Bogert
on the 7th July 1781 in Trinity Church, New York.
[Note - not confirmed yet by my own research].
John Bogert died the
following year leaving a will.
- Sexton's Book, First Church, Elizabeth, N.J.
- Death - Mrs. Bogert 29 Aug 1796.
[The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1891, Vol. XLV,
Elizabeth is buried in the churchyard at
St. John's, Elizabeth, New Jersey, together with her daughter Susan(ah)
Stites (nee Brasier), wife of Dr. John Stites.
The stone has been incorrectly transcribed as Stiles (a common problem
with the Stites surname), however the information on the stone confirms
that it is Susan(ah) Stites (nee Brasher), wife of Dr. John Stites of
Elizabeth NJ & New York, and her mother Elizabeth Bogert (widow of John
Bogert, former wife of Abraham Brasher/Brasier, nee Dally).
['Inscriptions on Tombstones & Monuments in
the Burying Grounds of The First Presbyterian Church & St. John's Church
at Elizabeth, New Jersey, 1664-1892' by William Ogden Wheeler & Edmund
D. Halsey. 1892]
- Elizabeth, baptised 21 Sep 1735 in The Dutch Reformed Church of New
- Cornelia, baptised 3 Apr 1738 in the DRC of NY.
- Susanna, baptised 8 Jul 1739 in
the DRC of NY. Susannah married John STITES.
- Maria, baptised 24 Jan 1742 in the DRC of NY.
- Abraham, baptised 19 Feb 1744 in the DRC of NY.
- Philippus, baptised 15 Jan 1746 in the DRC of NY.
1. Register transcripts of the Reformed Dutch Church of New York.
2. Brasher genealogy from the Colgate Family Papers -
Yale University Library Manuscripts and Archives - MS#144
These papers are hand written notes apparently made at the
time or transcribed from a bible or other writings.
They seem to be of the time as the entries change handwriting
as children are added.