Jacob BRUSH

Male Bef 1667 - 1728  (~ 57 years)


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  • Name Jacob BRUSH  [1, 2, 3, 4
    • "Connecticut Ancestry": Jacob Brush, weaver, was born probably at Huntington before1667. He appears to have died sometime after 23 June 1724 when Henry Lloyd sold a canoe to him and his son, and before 30 April 1728 when the Huntington records referred to "the right formerly held by Jacob Brush, late deceased." As noted below, he may have died closer to the earlier date.

      His wife has been identified through the Huntington land records as Mary Rogers, daughter of Jonathan Rogers and Rebecca Wickes. On 27 January 1701/02, in what appears to have been a wedding present, Jonathan Rogers Senior gave her several pieces of land in Huntington for "ye natrall Love & afection which I have & Doe beare unto my well beloved Dafter Mary Rogers." One of the pieces so conveyed was "Seventeen Acars of wood land to be taken up by ye sd Mary Rogers or hur husband Jacob Brush upon my Right in ye next division Made by or stated by ye towne" . The other parcels were identified as 3 acres on the east side of Cold Spring Harbor and "also a third part of my Medow in ye east neck." her father then went on to call her "Mary Rogers orBrush" two additional times later in the same deed. She was no longer called Mary Rogers when, on 24 October 1702, Jacob Brush and Mary his wife sold land in the little East Neck fields "which I the said Jacob had of my father (clearly meaning his wife's father) Jonathan Rogers senior" to Obadiah Rogers of Huntington, Mary's brother.

      They apparently needed to move to larger quarters in Huntington as their young family came along since on 24 February 1703/04, Jacob Brush with the "approbation and consent of Mary his wife," sold his homestead for an unspecified amount to Jeremiah Wood of Huntington including, "my hous orchard hom lott fences yards gardens belonging to ye same siteuate Lying & beeing In ye Town of Huntington Contayning by Estimation Six Acars by it More or Less being bounded on ye north by ye Lott of Jonathan Scuder(,) on ye South by ye highway Leading to Oyester Bay(,) on ye East by ye streeet Leading to Hors Neck (,) on ye west by an old hedg formerly mad by ye sd Jacob Brush which Standeth by ye path yt Leadeth to wigwam Swamp."

      Mary (Rogers) Brush married (2) at Stamford on "the evening following last day of February 1733/34" Lieutenant Jonathan Bell, one of Stamford's leading citizens. Jonathan Bell had been born at Stamford 14 February 1663 and died there in September 1745. He was married twice previously, first to one Grace Kitchell of New Jersey, and second on 14 Jan 1701/02 to Deborah Ferris, having a total of 7 children with these fist two wives. Deborah (Ferris) Bell had died at Stamford on 30 July 1724. Lt. Jonathan Bell was 70 years old at the tine of his third marriage.

      The will of Mrs. mary Bell of Stamford, widow of Lt. Jonathan Bell, was signed (with her t mark) on 23 September 1745 (probably shortly after her husband's death, and certainly shortly after he death of her daughter rebecca) and proved 5 November 1745, naming her children Jonathan Brush; Ruth wife of Nathan Brown; Ann, wife of Nathaniel Brown; Keziah, wife of Daniel Weed, and grandchildren Jacob Brush son of Jonathan Brush; and the children of Rebecca Slason, a deceased daughter.

      Considering that all of her children married into Stamford families, and that some of the marriages were as early as 1725, it is possible that the widow Mary Rogers may have moved to Stamford quite a bit earlier than her marriage to Lt. Bell would indicate. A date of death fo Jacob Brush might therefore have been as early as 1724, when we seem to have the last known record of him still alive. At this time, many of his children had just reached or were reaching marrying age.
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    Born Bef 1667  Huntington, Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 23 Jun 1724 and 30 Apr 1728  Huntington, Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Person ID I08652  Main Tree
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2017 

    Father Thomas BRUSH,   b. Abt 1630, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. aft. 26 Apr 1670, Huntington, Suffolk County, Long island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Rebecca CONKLIN,   b. 1626,   d. Poss. bef. 1677  (Age 50 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F27729  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary ROGERS,   b. Abt 1670,   d. Oct 1745, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Children 
     1. Rebecca BRUSH,   b. Abt 1700, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Sep 1745, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)  [Birth]
     2. Ruth BRUSH,   b. 1702, Poss. Huntington, Suffolk Co., Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     3. Anna BRUSH,   b. Abt 1704, Huntington, Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     4. John BRUSH,   b. Abt 1706, Huntington, Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1770  (Age ~ 65 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Keziah BRUSH,   b. Abt 1710,   d. Aft 1745  (Age ~ 36 years)  [Birth]
    +6. Jonathan BRUSH,   b. Abt 1712, Huntington, Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1794, Bedford, Westchester, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F06015  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Bef 1667 - Huntington, Long Island, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Between 23 Jun 1724 and 30 Apr 1728 - Huntington, Long Island, New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S4916] Connecticut Ancestry 2007 November Vol. 50 No. 2.

    2. [S00025] "Descendants of George Slawson" Fairfield Co., Connecticut by Rootsweb.

    3. [S03336] Slason-Slauson-Slawson-Slosson Family by George C. Slawson dated 1946.

    4. [S8973] The Descendants of Thomas and Richard Brush of Huntington, Long Island, Stuart C. Brush and Russell B. Brush.

    5. [S03262] RootsWeb: World Connect - Stamford, CT Familes (1641-1935) by Barbara Kaye.