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Re: Jane Kuster who married Covert in 1777?
Posted by: norma custer (ID *****8463) Date: September 11, 2006 at 05:58:19
In Reply to: Re: Jane Kuster who married Covert in 1777? by Christopher Smith of 123

Walpack Dutch Reformed Church, Batch Film No. 7310711, Serial Sheet No. 57. when she married, 10 June 1777 in Walpack NJ, they misspelled her name "Jannat Custard"!

2.Brokaw Family Record,, v.8-11: 76, v.16-17:207, v.20:pt.1;80, v.20:pt.2;4, v.42:162., Harrison Co., OH:.

Came 1802 Germany, Harrison Co., OH, Resided at Athens in Green Co., OH.
Biography : "George Brokaw, born Somerset, Co., N.J., lived there and in Sussex County, where, on Nov. 19, 1776, he enlisted in the Revolutionary War. (War Rec. No. R-1232.) In his Application for a pension, in 1832, Harrison Co., Ohio, he gave date of enlistment, etc., stated that he was born Somerset Co., N.J. and was living in Sussex Co., when enlisted; that he moved back to Somerset Co., in 1777, after his discharge. In 1781 returned to Sussex Co., and remained several years, then moved to Beavertown (Beasom Town), Fayette Co., Pa. Five years later, to Washington Co., Pa, and three years later Jefferson Co., Ohio and six years later to Harrison Co., Ohio. Stated that he enlisted Nov. 19, 1776 and served five months in "the Flying Camp Corps" under 1st Lieut. Rosegrant (Rosecrans) in Capt. Chambers' Co., Col Ephraim Martin's Reg. and that he marched from Sussex Co., N.J. to New York City. On arriving at the Hudson River the British Man-O-War, Asa (Asia) was seen sailing up the river; the troops fired upon it, whereupon one of it's cannon burst and killed seven men.

The exact time of their [Brokaw] removal from Washington Co., Pa, not known, but he and son Abraham were instrumental in the founding of the Crabapple Presbyterian Church, near Cadiz, Ohio, which was founded prior to 1799, and served well for many years, until 1948, when it was torn down to make way for a road into the strip-mining district there. Services in that church were first held in a tent in a deep forrest, in summers, and in winter in the homes of members. So they may have moved to there shortly after the land transaction. George and family lived in Jefferson and, adjacent to Harrison Cos., where he farmed. He left no will but there are deeds showing that he and Jane transferred land to their sons and others. One or two of later deeds, read, "land given by the President of the United States," - prob. Bounty Lands.

George Brokaw is buried in the Crabapple church cem., and the old headstone which had become dilapidated and almost illegible, was replaced by a new marble headstone, by great-grandson, George Brokaw, of East Liverpool, Ohio, and others; later was marked with a D.A.R. Marker, in July 1955, by some members of the Wheeling, W. Va. Chapter of D.A.R. and among these were Mrs. Nancy Brokaw Ebeling, her sister Sara Brokaw, both of Wheeling, great-granddaughters and a Mrs. Helen Brokaw Cain, of Cadiz, Ohio. They held a dedication service there. (Refs. George L. Brokaw, E. Liverpool, O.; Mrs. Nancy Brokaw Ebeling, Wheeling, W. Va.; Mrs. Mary B. Newman, Kansas City, Mo.; Miss Margaret Brokaw, Charleston, Miss.; Miss Mary Pickup, Kasbeer, Ill, all desc. - Rev. War Rec.; 'Ohio Valley Gen.', by Hanna, p. 12 - "Rev. Soldiers bur, Ohio" - the NYG & B Recs. v. 88, pp. 86-87-88-89-90-91 and 92.)"2

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