Family History


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 June 1745.
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 dates mentioned.

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 Oct 1753]

1756 - Elizabeth purchased a property with 3 other people from her brother John / Johannes and his wife Margaret [see deed transcript].

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.

1796 - Sexton's Book, First Church, Elizabeth, N.J.
         -  Death - Mrs. Bogert 29 Aug 1796.
[The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1891, Vol. XLV, pg.49]

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]

Children :-

  • Elizabeth, baptised 21 Sep 1735 in The Dutch Reformed Church of New York.
  • 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.


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