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I am a Descendant of John T Brake (born 1-9-1893 Conway Missouri, Died 11-2-1965 California). He has 5 children(that i am aware of) Pauline Break is my Great grandmother). I have a Photo of an Army I think National Guard Aug. 19-26, 1905 in Chickamauga, GA. There is no names on the list I am trying to find out if maybe It is an elder Brake in the photo? (side note it could also be the Howertons(Johns Wife). On the photo it says "Co. A 1. Inf (NAT or NGT)> If anyone knows if maybe it is John T Brakes brother, father, uncle plz let me know thank you in advanced
Jennifer A. Valentine <gamermom050715@gmail.com>
Kansas City, KS United States - Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 17:35:42 (EST)
Looking for information on the Brake's of Georgia. John H Brake (my 2nd ggrandfather) is on a census record of 1850 as a 7yr old, he is listed with an 64 yr old lady named Mildred Thompson, Mary M Thompson who is 20, and James Reynolds who is 24. There is no indication of how they are related if at all. I am assuming he may have been taken in but it is possible that he is the child of one of the Thompson's? He was by all accounts a very talented man, serving in the Civil War and later as a Sheriff, he was murdered by a disgruntled neighbor. He married Miriah Louisa Clopton.
Rebecca Reynolds <reynolds0211@gmail.com>
Williamsburg, MI United States - Monday, April 17, 2017 at 13:45:38 (EDT)
I am interested in any information concerning the BRAKES of the Bay of Islands, Newfoundland, Canada. Thanks
Skque <noreply@example.com>
United States - Sunday, August 07, 2016 at 21:36:58 (EDT)
North Carolina Brake Family and descendants found in Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Iowa. THE BRAKE FAMILY FACEBOOK page, 55 members, is free to join. The history/chronology of the Brake family as it is found in the US censuses down through the years along with Norman Brake's book, "Jacob Brake of Edgecombe County, North Carolina and his descendants." Photos are contributed by Brake family members. FACEBOOK webpage began in July, 2014 and is added to on a daily/weekly basis. We are currently up to the 1910 US Census. Men with the Brake name who served during the War Between the States are also included on this FACEBOOK page. Come join us and find your Brake ancestor in the US Census.
Ron Brake <rbrake194@sbcglobal.net>
Eureka, MO USA - Tuesday, April 05, 2016 at 10:42:11 (EDT)
I have a Christmas card from my mother's scrape book from "The Brake's". It's a picture of a house and dog. My mother lived in Point of Rocks and Fredrick,Maryland. Would you like me to sent a copy of it?
patti stone <patti@go2stones.com>
fayetteville, Georgia USA - Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 15:00:22 (EST)
I would like some help verifying that James Henry Brake (1845-1894; mar. Mary Della Jackson) of Edgecombe County, NC was REALLY the son of William Brake (1811-1882; mar. Catherine Griffin). I have seen that link on several family trees, but never with any source or documentation, nor have I ever been find a source. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Grover Proct
Grover B. Proctor, Jr. <grover@groverproctor.us>
Cary, NC USA - Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 22:37:14 (EDT)
I am researching the Jacob Brake family of NC. In most of what I have found and read it seems that the VA family and the NC family are being confused and mixed together. Jacob Brake of NC is my 4 x great grandfather, through Benjamin, to Sylvia Brake Brown. She is buried in Montgomery Co., TN. Any help or information would be appreciated.
Marie Downing <Mariedavid68@yahoo.com>
USA - Sunday, August 02, 2015 at 22:48:27 (EDT)
My FamilyTreeDNA results on the Brake line raise some interesting questions.. Only 2 matches at the 37 marker level and both are of Swedish orgin.. Of 109 matches at the 25 marker level, 19 are O'Neills, of Ireland I assume... Would appreciate any comments from Dan, Linda, Buzz, or anyone who has had their DNA tested.. Larry in Ohio
Larry Brake <Webco2@msn.com>
USA - Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 13:50:53 (EDT)
On the topic of the Neiswanger connection as it relates to John Jacob Brake Sr. There is the legend that John Jacob Brake was married to Mrs. Naddie Nyeswanan, Lenape Indian,daughter of Bemino Killbuck. However, it seems that many researchers of the family have come to the conclusion that Naddie was from the German Neiswanger family, and was not a lenape Indian. John Jacob's grandson, Abram Brake, son of Jacob "The Captive" Brake seems to have been the main proponent of the Nyeswanan legend. The assumption is that he confused the surnames Nyeswanan and Neiswanger in a written statement. Understanding that the names are quite similar, it still seems to me to be a pretty remarkable error for a close relative to make. I suppose I would have to read the actual written text to make a conclusion on the subject. On another note, As of 1988 Jacob "The Captive" Brake's journal was said to be intact an Buckhannon, WV and may answer some of the questions we have about the Brake family. It may also provide insight to his life with the Shawnee tribe, which would be a joy to know. In doing research of my 'See' and 'Brake' ancestors, I have gained a wealth of knowledge on the history of West Virginia and America itself, and I am forever grateful.
Noah See <Seelnoa@gmail.com.com>
Mathias, WV USA - Monday, January 19, 2015 at 11:52:58 (EST)
I am writing to let you know that at present I am undertaking a one name study of the BRAKES name - whilst I know that in some instances our spellings i.e. with and without the 'e' are used in error there is certainly a group where the spelling with the 's' does not have any connection with the groups of those who spell it without the s. Therefore I would like you to be aware that I am willing to help any person who contacts you with regard to names spelt this way or any that you feel do not fit into your research group. Regards Dorothy Dorothy M Walker
Dorothy M. Walker <dorothymwalker@yahoo.com.au>
Auckland, New Zealand - Sunday, January 04, 2015 at 21:28:56 (EST)
This much I know. My great-grandfather was Matthew or Mathew D. Brake who served in the Civil War from Hope, Arkansas. He was wounded at Corinth, Mississippi and furloughed home. He married and fathered my grandfather, Preston Green Brake. I have been unable to connect Matthew with any other Brakes, either in Arkansas or back in Tennessee or North Carolina. Please help if you can. Ed Brake
Eddie Dean Brake <edbrake@rocketmail.com>
Perryton, TX USA - Monday, May 26, 2014 at 17:38:00 (EDT)
I am the grandaughter of Betty Estell Brake born in 1921 in Rocky Mount NC ...she had many sisters and brothers and her father blew his head off with a shotgun during the depression years.She worked at a cotton mill to support her siblings. I dont know what his first name was but her mother came to live with her in VA Beach with her new husband Wille Rogers Harris. Trying to find out more info about her line. Please conatct me if you know anything that could help me in my search.
andrea gimm <drea4u@gmail.com>
Virginia Beach, VA USA - Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 11:40:29 (EDT)
I am researching my grandfathers family, all i know was they came over to new zealand from sommerset, england. Any information would be appreciated. unfortunately i dont know much at this stage
samantha brake <samantha.brake@hotmail.co.nz>
pukekohe, Auckland New Zealand - Wednesday, April 03, 2013 at 06:30:54 (EDT)
I am a granddaughter of Jacob Brake, I am looking for any information on a family reunion. I am from the Jake Brake line. I am interested in seeing Jacob's grave. Can anyone tell me where exactly that is? Thanks!
catherine brandenburg <georgiagirl31781@gmail.com>
lumberton, tx USA - Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 21:39:27 (EDT)
Looking for information on the BRAKE FAMILY REUNION held each year around June in Rocky Mount North Carolina. I am a decendant of Jacob Brake from there.
LeeQue McCombs <mccombs@erec.net>
Holt, FL USA - Monday, March 25, 2013 at 15:32:13 (EDT)
There have been many mistakes written about the Brake family over the years. One of the biggest mistakes is the attempt to remove Ms. Neiswanger (J. Brake's 1st wife) from the records. They had six children before she was killed by the Indians. Let me ask this question to those who say she did not exist. If Mrs. Brake was killed by the Indians around 1758, (and we know that is true) how did she sign land transactions in 1762? Your own website shows that she signed papers in 1762 and I have copies of that information. The first Mrs. Brake was Ms. Neiswanger. Elizabeth Cooper was the 2nd wife. Catherine Stump was a neighbor and was the 3rd wife. Elizabeth only had one child that lived. His name was Abraham and Catherine had one child named Michael.
Elizabeth Brake <alphatype1559@yahoo.com>
St. Petersburg, F USA - Monday, March 11, 2013 at 01:27:25 (EDT)
Have any additions been made to this page recently?
Andrew Brake <meaneeman@hotmail.com>
Martinsburg, WV USA - Monday, February 11, 2013 at 01:15:18 (EST)
Wanted to respond to Heather Brake's post in February 2008 - Please contact me at the e-mail listed. I tried to e-mail you but the address is no longer valid.
Merrie Bolek / Jon Brake <mbolek185@gmail.com>
Columbus, OH USA - Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 14:16:49 (EST)
please, if anyone has any information on Arthur Troy Brake approx. age 52 could you please let me know how to get in touch with his Family? My Brother is in a Federal Medical Prison in Butner, NC where he became friends with Mr Brake and Mr Brake passed away about a week ago, my Brother became very good friends with him up until the time of his death. My Brother has cancer & isn't doing to good either and he asked me to try to locate Mr Brake's Family for him so he can write them and tell them some of the last things they spoke of before he passed. I have been searching for two days now & my last thought was to post something on TOPIX & see if i could get someone to respond with a contact or relative of Mr Brake's. Any help will be very appreciated. Thank You!!
Toni Stewart <toni2600@att.net>
Owenton, KY USA - Friday, November 16, 2012 at 21:14:06 (EST)
I have the orig papers of Rosanna and Isaac Brake, Lee Grant Cowgill was my Great Aunt. Rosanna and Isaac Brake were my 5 th. great Grandparents..I think all of the children of Bertha and Harry Grant had a copy of that story! Alonzo was my GG-Grandfather
Mary Ellen Molitoris-Mierzwiak <Mierzwiak@buckeye-express.com>
Toledo, Ohio USA - Monday, October 29, 2012 at 20:54:07 (EDT)
I am researching my husband's family. His great grandfather was LV Mcwhorter. I am lookng at the Brake family right now and am so confused on the Johan Jacob Brake's line. I see where the John immigrated but can't figure out which one he is...the immigration record says a wife was with him, but others say he married in the US. I don't know if this is the one that was born abt 1720-25 or if his father is the one they are talking about...dates don't seem to add up for me. Anyway, There is one who is listed as being born abt. 1690 and I am just trying to straighten them out... If anyone can help me with this line, I would appreciate it. Thanks, Diane
Diane L Salmon <Diane3758@aol.com>
Pullman, Washington USA - Tuesday, October 09, 2012 at 19:43:38 (EDT)
I am the desendant of Tempie Brake & Virgil Battle Nash County NC...Theres a Reunion 5/22/2012 in Rocky Mount NC Hope to see you there. Sorry for the last minute notice but i just found this site. Eric J Brake Sr Son of John A Brake Jr.
Eric J. Brake Sr <gnrydr@gmail.com>
Washington, DC USA - Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 12:31:46 (EDT)
I believe, as well a Dianna Southern, that my family descended from Richard of Yetminster, Dorset, England. We are also related to the Brakes from Bay of Islands in Newfoundland thru Richard.
George Brake <georgebrake@hotmail.com>
Marystown, NL Canada - Monday, February 27, 2012 at 16:26:01 (EST)
I am interested in any information concerning the BRAKES of the Bay of Islands, Newfoundland, Canada. Thanks
Warren Elliott <wje45@hotmail.com>
Lexington, KY USA - Monday, November 07, 2011 at 08:58:51 (EST)
I can trace (via my cusins Diana and John H.)the Dorset/Somerset Brakes to Richard Brake about 1575-1642. The earliest location known is Yetminster Dorset. There is a heritage listed "Brake Cottage" thereabouts. Ther are at least 2 other lines of Brake in England and the name,or modifications of it, are common in Germany, probably not related to the UK ones. If any one knows the later history of Matthias Brake born 1824 and who migrated to USA I'd be obliged.
Walter D brake <walbrake@optusnet.com.au>
Brisbane, Qld Australia - Friday, October 21, 2011 at 02:13:10 (EDT)
In regard to the following: my name is Glen Brake, i am trying to find my father,or anyone related to him. His name is Sterley Alton Brake, he was born on Aug 29 1922 in buckhannon wv Glen Alton Brake USA - Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 13:20:52 (EDT) Sterley was my brother. He recently passed away.
Robert L. Brake <riris@comcast.net>
USA - Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 17:12:32 (EDT)
I am looking for any Information on Edwin Reed Brake, born in Potsdam Junction.
Piestany
USA - Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 07:34:49 (EDT)
I am looking for any information on my Great Great Grand Father Uriah F. Brake born 1862 in Georiga and Died 1925 in Oklahoma. I was just wonder if he is fromn this line. If you have any info connect me.
Brian K Brake <bkbrake74@yahoo.com>
Pocola, OK USA - Monday, June 27, 2011 at 16:09:39 (EDT)
Lee, I tried replying to you twice at leemlt@yahoo.com.au, the address you gave in your query about Henry Brake. Both times the e-mail came back as "undeliverable". Anyway, here is what I said... Webmaster Dan Hyde forwarded the query you left on the Brake Family History web site to Linda Meyers, Sherri Brake, and me. All of us have been doing research on the Virginia line of Brakes for several years. We have a very extensive database of the Virginia Brakes and their descendants. There are a couple Henry Brakes in that database, but none married to Theophania. There are no Hallets in our database. Another group of Brakes settled in North Carolina about the same time our Brake ancestors were settling in Virginia. I have checked a very extensive database for the North Carolina Brakes and find no Henry Brake. That's the bad news. The better news is that on a hunch I checked the possibility of your Henry and Theophania belonging to a third line of Brakes, that one settling in Newfoundland. I found several Henry Brakes in Newfoundland in the right time period. but more importantly, perhaps, I found a Theophania Hallet listed in the directory of people living in Newfoundland in 1885 - 1886. You didn't give any dates, but that sounds about right. I also found many other Brakes and Hallets living in Newfoundland, including several who are still living there. When I said I "found" them, I am referring to doing a search on www.Ancestry.com. Don't quote me on this because I can't reference it at the moment, but I think the Newfoundland Brakes came from England. The Virginia and North Carolina Brakes emigrated from Germany. I have never heard of the name Theophania before, but I am pretty sure it isn't of German origin (which doesn't mean much because she could have come from just about any place in the worlk and hooked up with Henry in Newfoundland). Unless you have evidence that would lead you elsewhere, you might want to concentrate on Newfoundland as being the place of origin of your Henry and Theophania.
Perry Brake <pudljumper1@comcast.net>
Tacoma, WA USA - Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 17:34:32 (EDT)
Is anyone tracing Henry Brake & Theophania Hallet. My line came from them and emmigrated to Australia. My GGGgrandfather was Henry Brake, he married three times I come from the second union with Susan Kimbury. He had one son William and one daughter Rosina, she wed Samuel Sutton. I am looking for family.
Lee Martin <leemlt@yahoo.com.au>
Ipswich, Queensland Australia - Friday, June 17, 2011 at 20:15:14 (EDT)
Donna, I am pretty sure you were referring to David EDWARDS' book, but regardless, it has been firmly established that Johann Brake wasn't a baron, and that he didn't come from northern Germany as claimed until a few years back. Take a look at my web page, www.perrybrake.com/brakelinie.html (linked at the top of the Brake Family History web site on which you posted your query). There I provide evidence that the family name in Germany was Brechtel, and them emigrated from southwestern Germany near the city of Karlsruhe. Although apparently well to do, they weren't nobility. The story about Lady Douglas of Scotland was invented by an unscrupulous German researcher and has no basis in truth.
Perry Brake <pudljumper1@comcast.net>
University Place, WA USA - Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 21:39:30 (EDT)
For the persons who read David Evans Book about the Brakes. I have read some of it and he discounts that the Brakes are descended from Baron Von Brecht, of Germany and further disputes the story of a marriage of a Von Brecht to a Lady Douglas of Scotland.
Donna Brake White <donnacwhite618@hotmail.com>
Lake Charles, LA USA - Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 15:17:24 (EDT)
Elza Bake from 1880 cenuis aug 1848 fro laconia Belknap New Hamshire wife leah may 1856 Children Linda My great grandma feb 1878 Maried to Abahariam Dubia Frank aug 1881 sadie oct 1883 Amnie feb 1888 Minie sept 1890 Maried to Donar Belair at Linda Brake(Dubia) wher Author Brake of Kittery Me Hennry Brake Mr and Mrs Emile Brake Mrs Fergie Brake Note Lida was thought to hve name chages from Furgie to Brake Any Help you can Email me at dhrlic@yahoo.com have Picture of Linda and Minnie Thank you Danny
Dan Hrlic <dhrlic@yahoo.com>
Canton, Mi USA - Monday, January 10, 2011 at 22:23:27 (EST)
am trying to find parents of Mary Ann Brake she married Jacob Radabaugh. they had a child Sarah Jane born 1854 hope someone can help me. thanks
j.bennett <juesbe@msn.com>
surfdside beach, sc USA - Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 17:06:31 (EST)
anyone know brakes in newfoundland, what the family crest may look like
joey brake
marystown, canada - Thursday, September 09, 2010 at 23:49:55 (EDT)
This is not a query, but a link to help you research the Brake name. www.familysearch.org is where I found my line of the Brake family tree. I found this info from another site: Wilhelm Joseph Dietrich, Baron von BRAKE b 17 April 1689, Delmenhorst, Hanover, Germany; d in America m 5 Dec. 1712, Bremen, Hanover, Germany to Mauri Elizabeth, Lady Ailkinoch of Douglas b 1694, Ayrshire, Scotland; d in America parents of: Jacob BRAKE b 1728, Scotland; buried in Brake Family Cemetery, Rocky Mount, NC Settled in Edgecombe County, NC, early in the 1700s.
Bobby E. Brake <bebrake@uab.edu>
Warrior, AL USA - Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 11:36:54 (EDT)
my name is Glen Brake, i am trying to find my father,or anyone related to him. His name is Sterley Alton Brake, he was born on Aug 29 1922 in buckhannon wv
Glen Alton Brake <donnayopp@netzero.com>
USA - Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 13:20:52 (EDT)
Researching family tree and looking for parents of Daniel Brake, born abt. 1813 in Nash County, North Carolina and died after 1857. Any information would be helpful. Contact me at linda6209@netscape.net.
Linda Day <linda6209@netscape.net>
Wake Forest, NC USA - Sunday, June 06, 2010 at 15:31:40 (EDT)
My name is Susan E Brake My father was Robert Lee Brake and grandfater was Loren Brake from Monticelio, Kentucky. I was just wondering if I have any relation in Indiana. I know very little about our family and would like to know more. Please contact me if you have any info.
Susan E Brake <sebell7@yahoo.com>
Anderson, IN USA - Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 17:05:00 (EDT)
I am searching for a Norma Faye (nee) Brake, originally from Charleston, West Virginia. She was a friend and sorority sister of my grandmother, Margaret (Wright) Theodorides. They attended Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia in the early 1940s. My grandmother says that Norma Faye Brake married a Presbyterian minister but doesn't have any other information about her. My grandmother is sad to have lost contact with her and dearly misses her. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I am conducting this search on behalf of my beloved grandmother, who means the world to me. Thank you!
Meagan <i.can.count.to.g@gmail.com>
Oakland, CA USA - Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 19:23:17 (EDT)
I descend from Edward D Brake and Elizabeth White, buried in Paint, Ross, Ohio. Does anyone have any further information on their parental lineages? Edward born 5 May 1801 in Hardy WV; Elizabeth born 6 Feb 1802; married 7 Apr 1825. GREATEST APPRECIATION to this website and the below poster!!
Diana Brake <dcarlson@icrcsolutions.com>
Anchorage, AK USA - Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 15:23:20 (EST)
We have found the graves of Edward Brake died 1864 and Elizabeth Brake died 1853 on a 1400 acre hunting land lease in Ross County Ohio, about 20 miles west of Chillacothe on a hill in the middle of the woods above where we believe the homestead used to be. They are the only two graves in the area.
Dan Blair <dcvlblair@verizon.net>
Troy, Ohio USA - Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 01:45:53 (EDT)
This isn't really a query but only to clear up a bit of "wrong info" regarding my direct line (i.e. George Simon (s) and Celia (Cecilia) Reger Simon (s). They are MY great great grandparents. Both were alive during the 1870 census, living in Linn Co, MO, but both most likely died by 1873 (because they are NOT found on any further census records, either state or federal). Through several years of research, I've been able to piece together a great deal of info on George & Celia along with their SIX children, including son Jacob, MY great grandfather, but have been unable to locate their graves. I'm 100% certain this couple died in MO and are buried there (wrong info states they might have returned to VA/WV). Many other researchers have confused "my George" with another George who married Elizabeth (last name unknown), had at least 10 children, then apparently married Celia. I believe, beyond any doubt, that "my George" married only once, to Celia Reger (daughter of Abram Reger and Leah Ann Brake). As stated, only 6 children were born from this union: 5 in VA/WV and 1 in MO (that was son John). I doubt that graves for George & Celia will ever be located altho I feel perhaps they are buried in either Linn Co or Sullivan Co after, as I stated, doing mounds of research and "putting 2 and 2 together". To those of you who've also done research on this couple/line, I thank you for your contributions. Good luck with any further research. JOYCE SIMON SNELL
Joyce Snell <snell64@earthlink.net>
USA - Friday, July 24, 2009 at 09:46:55 (EDT)
why the brakes i two wheelers are applied very quickly in rainy??
Vishal Jadhav <jadhavvv07@gmail.com>
pune, mah INDIA - Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 11:05:14 (EDT)
i would like to speak to the family of wilhelm joseph dietrich brake......because thats my family.....please find me someone....im obsessed with geneology...i want to meet you....someone just wants to chat i have info and i want yours.....thanks future family members munson_mom@YAHOO.COM oh did i mention i live in santa rosa county milton florida
christy <munson_mom@yahoo.com>
milton, fl USA - Friday, June 19, 2009 at 18:39:20 (EDT)
Jonathan J. Brake I am from sandusky,oh looking for family members and family tree info. I am 32 years old. you can reach me at jjbrake77@yahoo.com
Jonathan Brake <jjbrake77@yahoo.com>
USA - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 10:57:58 (EDT)
Looking for info on Annie Tunning of Randolph Co. who was the first wife of James Hull Brake.. They were married in 1899. She was 18 yrs old...
Larry Brake <LEBrake@sbcglobal.net>
N Canton, oh USA - Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 21:31:06 (EDT)
I am the daughter of Oscar Everett Brake Jr. his father was O.E. Brake Sr. who was my grandfather he married Birdie(Bryson)Brake all are deceased my father had a brother named Sam Brake(Sam-bo) one sister named Dora and another named Myrtle who he lost contact with along time ago. My father was born in Tecumpseh,ok in 1934. Just trying to find more Brakes.
Rosetta Brake <csibabe0102@yahoo.com>
Ardmore, ok USA - Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 00:37:26 (EDT)
Just a update on email changes, I am the nephew of Nancy Von Brecht (Brake)
Eric E Brake <fitproericbrake@netzero.net>
Yucaipa, Ca USA - Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 04:27:46 (EDT)
Where can I get a copy of David Edwards book on the Brake family? My daughter was going to give it to me for Christmas, but she was told she had to get it from the author. Can you help me? Thanks!!!
phyllis rhodes <phylpot@cebridge.net>
balch springs, tx USA - Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 20:25:06 (EST)
I am trying to found out more history on my father side. this is what i have so far Ggrandfather William Brake of Il. Grandfather Roy L T Roy was born 1917 Il. Was killed in a car accident around 1954. Grandmother name was Pauline Brake(mainden was Kelly)past way 1998 Father name was Lester jean or james Brake born 1937 Collinvilles, Il. Sometimes went by Jim pass away 050304 I cannot belive how many Brake's that are out there. Thank you for your help.
mildred brake <mvirrg@aol.com>
san jose , ca USA - Sunday, January 04, 2009 at 12:30:36 (EST)
My father posted back in 2006 that he was looking for any info on the Brake family which immigrated from the southern states. I would like to trace it back farther. From what I have gathered we came from Germany as late as the 14 Century but I have only hear say. If someone has any proof I would love to know!
Mark E. Brake <brakemark@hotmail.com>
Hamilton, ON Canada - Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 17:43:40 (EST)
Does anyone have a current email address for Jim & CeeAnn Neuenschwander??? I need to contact her regarding "the John Reger Papers". I've had contact with the Weslayan College librarian and have been told . . . NO Reger Papers in our library . . . ONLY the Reger Family Bible in the chapel. Thanks to all who've been helping me with this very frustrating search.
Joyce <snell64@earthlink.net>
USA - Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 12:52:21 (EST)
In the article "Jacob Brake & Mary Slaughter" by Linda Brake Myers (& other), she gives info regarding Cecilia (Celia) Reger Simon (s) who married George Simon (s), left VA and moved on to MO. They were my great great grandparents. Article continues and says that "family reseacher CeeAnn Neuenschwander" states: George & Celia Simon (s) died in MO according to REGER PAPERS LOCATED IN THE RARE BOOK ROOM, WESLAYAN COLLEGE". I have been unable to locate any such papers. Does anyone have a clue regarding these papers??? I have traced my great great grandparents to Linn Co, MO during the 1870 census, then they vanish!! I do not believe, due to their advanced age, that they ever returned to VA. I've traced ALL their children & descendants but have found NO trace of their graves. Believe me when I say . . . I've done a great deal of research on this line, my direct line, as George & Celia's son, Jacob, was my great grandfather. NO TRACE HAS BEEN FOUND FOR GEORGE & CELIA!! The Simon surname, I've discovered, has been spelled MANY different ways, yet their fate still remains a huge mystery. If anyone knows of these "Reger Papers" . . . PLEASE contact me ASAP. Thanks you.
Joyce Simon Snell <snell64@earthlink.net>
USA - Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 15:13:54 (EST)
looking for vincent m brake current contact information
Wm Schulte <246BS@fuse.net>
cincinnati,, oh USA - Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 23:12:03 (EDT)
I'm seeking my birth mother of a baby boy born on July 4, 1964. Birth name was Robert Eugene Brake. Please contact me if any questions or answers. Thanks
Kevin Newsham <kt.newsham@comcast.net>
Decatur, Il USA - Monday, September 22, 2008 at 15:04:05 (EDT)
I'm looking for decendants of Lucinda Brake (born 1827). Lucinda was born in Nashville, NC.
Jessie E Brake <jbrake44@yahoo.com>
Lincoln, ne USA - Monday, September 22, 2008 at 01:20:32 (EDT)
please update my email I posted awhile back about any gladhill's from illinois and ohio and isle of wight va please contact me at hobbes@essex1.com thank
kevin gladhill <hobbes@essex1.com>
sterling , il USA - Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 10:50:29 (EDT)
I am looking for information about Mary Brake who was married to Lewis Brownson in Springfield, Mo. in 1921. Mary Brake had a children named Alice, William, Marsh, & Ann from a previous marriage.
Rosie Balusek <jbalusek@twlt.net>
East Bernard, TX USA - Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at 23:57:05 (EDT)
looking for someone related to Edna lucile slaughter born 9-19-1925 or anyone related to Nehimiah Ezra Fowler born 10-19-1917
Daniel <Taz08@clearwire.net>
Jacksonville, Fl USA - Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 04:44:28 (EDT)
My name is Catherine Williams, I am looking for any cousins from the jacob brake that came from edgecombe county. I come the jacob brake born in 1788, his son benjamin brake born in 1819 in north carolina then Jake Brake born in milton fl. in 1878 then to john brake born in 1899, I would love to talk to more cousins, we are trying to find where jake brakes wife is buried. joshuascott21@aol
catherine williams <joshuascott21@aol.com>
poulan, ga USA - Monday, June 16, 2008 at 00:06:32 (EDT)
Hi, i am looking for a brother Ben Johnson his mother is Tammy Brake and I would love ant information you could give .Thanks Ginger Johnson
Ginger johnson <johnskid@live.com>
henagar, Al USA - Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 14:30:27 (EDT)
We are looking for more information on the Brake's of Grubb's Township, Jackson County Arkansas. Grandfather's name Charley Brake born 4-16-88 wife was Lizzie Bell. Charley's father was Elijah Brake, and his mothers dad was Greytale. Charley's brother was Dink Brake and sister Lucinda( Cindy). Charley was born in Ark. Mom Tennesee, Dad Kentucky. Charley's wife Lizzy her dad was born in Mississippi, Mom in Arkansas. Charley's son's were Lige Grey (Geeder) and Jake. L. G. was born in 1918. We are related to the Burlison's of Newport, Ark. We are trying to track Lizzy's indian heritage. We have Charley's.
Sandy Folmar <quiltnsandi@starstreamcable.com>
Garberville, CA USA - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 21:34:00 (EDT)
We are looking for more information on the Brake's of Grubb's Twnship, Jackson County Arkansas. Grandfather's name Charley Brake born 4-16-88 wife was Lizzie Bell. Charley's father was Elijah Brake, and his mothers dad was Greytale. Charley's brother was Dink Brake and sister Lucinda( Cindy). Charley was born in Ark. Mom Tennesee, Dad Kentucky. Charley's wife Lizzy her dad was born in Mississippi, Mom in Arkansas. Charley's son's were Lige Grey (Geeder) and Jake. L. G. was born in 1918. We are related to the Burlison's of Newport, Ark. We are trying to track Lizzy's indian heritage. We have Charley's.
Sandy Folmar <quiltnsandi@starstreamcable.com>
Garberville, CA USA - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 21:33:37 (EDT)
Hello, I am one of many Australian Brakes. I beleive my great grandfather came to Mackay, QLD in the late 1800's. There is even a Brake street in town.
Lee Alex Brake <Leebrake@hotmail.com>
Mackay, QLD Australia - Monday, March 17, 2008 at 22:48:09 (EDT)
My name is Heather Ann Lynn Brake and I am looking for any relatives that I have not seen since I was a little girl. I was born Dec.6,1982 in Sandusky, Ohio. I am 25 years old and want to meet my birth family. My dad is John Brake. I have aunts and uncles who live in the Sandusky area and other cities near there. I hope to hear from anyone soon. I want to know where I came from and hopefully get to know my family.
Liz <ladydaisie82@yahoo.com>
LaGrange, OH USA - Friday, February 29, 2008 at 18:25:59 (EST)
I am a member of the Brake clan from Creston North, Marystown, Newfoundland, Canada. I am trying to find information regarding my Great Grandfather Charles Brake Sr. his spouse(s) and any of his and/or her ancestors. I have found his name and his sons Charles Jr, William, George and Philip in the McAlpine Directories for the Burin District. In the 1894-97 directoery they are listed in the Mortier Bay section. In the 1898 directory they are listed in the Mary's Town North Side Section. In the 1904 Directory they are listed in the Mortier Bay section. The 1921 Newfoundland Census for Creston North does not list either Charles Sr. or Charles Jr. They had probably passed by this time. The other three sons are listed along with spouses and children born at that time. Charles Sr's. daughter Sarah Ann, who by this time had married Samuel Brushett and had a large family, is listed. If anyone has any info you can post it here or you can send it to the above email address. I would greatly appreciate any info anyone can provide. Thanks, George J.G. Brake of George J, of George of Charles Sr.
George Brake <georgebrake@nf.sympatico.ca>
Marystown, NL Canada - Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 22:33:00 (EST)
I just wanted to say thanks for the photos I found on the website by Linda Brake Meyers of the trip on the Oregon trail in July /August 2000. Its great when you have never been somewhere and someone posts such interesting photos of the area you are trying to imagine chris Exeter UK
Chris Khan <christopher.khan@btinternet.com>
Exeter, UK - Wednesday, January 09, 2008 at 08:47:08 (EST)
Hi, My name is Allyson Brake. I have recently discovered that my great-great-great grandfather was Benjamin DeHesse Brake (son of Cyrus Benjamin Brake and Sarah Burns McAvoy, grandson to James Brake and Annie Mumford) from his first marriage to Martha Hull. My great grandfather, Russell Brake, had a geneology done back in 1960 and I was able to make a copy of it recently. I have good amount of information about the first Brake to come to America in 1748, Baron John Von Brake AKA Baron John Von Breght, as well as information in regards to the Slaugthers', the Jacksons', and the Armstrongs' due to their intermarriage with the Brake family. I would love to share this information with whoever would like it, as well as get some information to fill in missing dates and names. Please email me if you have any information relating to these Brakes', as well as any information about the Brake Family from West Virginia.
Allyson Leigh Brake <eve88nwut@aol.com>
Millersville, MD USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 18:40:19 (EST)
I am Robert Leroy Brake Jr son of Robert Brake Sr (currently 50 yrs old) from Indiana. Hoping to find help looking for grandfather whom i have only met once. He was married to Marilyn Brake in the late 50s and later divorced. They resided mostly in or around Terre Haute, Indiana. They had 3 sons Robert, Larry and Floyd. Any feed back is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Robert Leroy Brake Jr <robertbrakemhs@msn.com>
Forth Worth, Tx USA - Friday, November 30, 2007 at 21:13:17 (EST)
I am looking for any information regarding Holly O. Brake, 30 Aug 1880 - 19 April 1969. Married a Bessie F. Bailey of Illinois abt. 1902 and had a son Paul in 1904.
Kay Cooper <kay.cooper@hotmail.com>
Williamsburg, VA USA - Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 20:33:35 (EDT)
Does anyone have information on Helen Brake daughter of Robert Brake of Nash County NC?
Teresa <jackietgray@yahoo.com>
Clinton, MD USA - Monday, September 17, 2007 at 17:08:14 (EDT)
I was wondering if there is any connection with the Brake Family out of the St. Louis/Sullivan Missouri area.
Erik Brake <copdad88@gmail.com>
Kansas City, MO USA - Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 16:29:01 (EDT)
Does anyone have information on the Shockoe Hill Cemetery which is in Richmond, VA. Philip Slaughter is suppose to be buried at this cemetery, but I've read that cemetery is very unkept . . . ??? Please contact me or at least post updated info on this website. Thanks.
Joyce Snell <snell64@earthlink.net>
USA - Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 18:25:17 (EDT)
Attn: Brake - Barbara Diane Middour Preis Just found this web site. Please contact me. Your e-mail address is not valid any more. I have researched the Brakes further and have more info for you. My e-mail address has changed also. Please contact me at thanks Bea.
Bea Pilgrim <pilgie2b3d@verizon.net>
Brookhaven, PA USA - Monday, July 30, 2007 at 02:25:03 (EDT)
Has anyone out there applied to join "the DAR" with Jacob Brake, the Captive, as their ancestor???
Joyce Snell <snell64@earthlink.net>
USA - Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 11:13:49 (EDT)
Does anyone have a photo of the grave of Jacob Brake who is buried at the Heavner Cemetery in Upshur Co, WVA??? Also perhaps a photo of the grave of his wife . . . Mary Slaughter. Thanks bunches!!
Joyce Snell <snell64@earthlink.net>
USA - Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 18:09:56 (EDT)
The Brake family lived in the Clarksville Tn area and The Toby Harris family lives in the Springfield-Greenbrier Tn areas.
Estella Harris <margiecooper@msn.com>
Springfield , Tn USA - Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 10:21:05 (EDT)
Looking for cousins in the Brake family.William Brake (b 1876 Tn?) married Daisey Stough (b 1894 Pa). They had 3 daughters, Estelle, Gladys, & Ellen Brake. Estelle married Toby Harris. Daisey's family came from York, Pa and the Wurttemburg Germany area. The church still stands that the Stough family attended. Thanks.
Estella Harris <margiecooper@msn.com>
Springfield, Tn USA - Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 10:19:10 (EDT)
A few years ago I looked at an Excel spreadsheet that I believe I found on this page. The spreadsheet had birth, death and marriage dates and information for the Brake family on it. My grandmother was on that sheet and I am researching some information about her for her 99th birthday. If anyone has this information, please email me at mboothwv@suddnelink.net. Thanks! Mike Booth
Mike Booth <mboothwv@suddenlink.net>
Charleston, wv USA - Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 21:22:26 (EDT)
I was wondering when did the Brake family move to America and when did they move to the UK?? I remember my gran telling me that the Brakes had been in Cornwall a long time (many generations) would apprechiate it if you could send me a family tree with all the splits so i could see where the Brake family originated from and how we are in so many different countrys. cheers Aaron
Aaron Brake <aaron_brake@yahoo.co.uk>
Perth, Scotland - Thursday, April 26, 2007 at 17:54:35 (EDT)
I posted in 2003 searching for family of (Neoma Doris Anderson Brake Abney McGee. Died in '58 or 59'and was buried in Romeo, Michigan. Seven Brake children-- Don, Dale, Dean, Garrold??, Gaylord and Joella Jane. Locations known, Romeo, Michigan--Ft. Wayne, Indiana--Connersville, Indiana. She worked as dispatcher for cab company in Connersville. I was doing search for my best friend, who as infant daughter given to husband, Chester Abney from Kentucky.) Since this time my best friend I ever had has died, unable to find her family. I'd like to post this information in case some of the family should see it, so they would know their little sister has gone on. Please contact me if you wish. (Nila's father) Chester Abney May 8, 1914 Feb. 25, 1985 Nila Dee Abney March 18, 1953 Aug. 6, 2005
Barbara Thomas <thomasbarb318@wmconnect.com>
Mi USA - Thursday, April 19, 2007 at 12:02:51 (EDT)
my great grandfather was William A. Brake married to Celia B. Wommack. All of the information I have is from Missouri. I am trying to go back further than 1838 (the year of W. A. Brake's birth). does anyone have any information that would help me extend this timeline?
phyllis Brake Beard <pbeard@amalsugar.com>
Twin Falls, ID USA - Wednesday, April 04, 2007 at 18:27:00 (EDT)
Looking for info on Elizabeth Brake a Quaker lady from area of Urbana/Mechanicsburg, OH. Married 1st to a Griffin, having one dau. Ida Mae. 2nd m. to Joseph Biggs, having Nellie, Jennie, William Thomas, James Theron, and Annabel. Eliz & Joseph lived for a time in Findlay, OH. Elizabeth died around 1914 in West Plains MO. Their children were in K of P home in Springfield, OH for a time in 1915-1916. She had Ohio relatives by name of Perry in Urbana/Mechanicsburg area. Any info out there?
edith faber <merty734@aol.com>
USA - Monday, February 12, 2007 at 16:38:58 (EST)
My ancestor was Leah Anne Brake who married Abram Reger. They had Celia Reger who married George Simon, these are my great great grand-parents. They did die in MO. I have traced them to 1870. Does any-one have ANY further info on this couple. I cannot locate "The Reger Papers". I've contacted the college and have an email which states . . . "We do not have these papers in our Rare Book Room". Thanks.
Joyce Snell <twotravelbugs@netzero.net>
USA - Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at 12:40:24 (EST)
Hello, my name is Jesse James Brake. My mother is Angela Nettles Brake, (adopted daughter of Gladys Brake, sister to Dr. Daniel W. Brake of South Carolina), my fther unknown. I have little to no knowledge of my family, any information would be helpful.
Jesse Brake <mr_fourtyseven@yahoo.com>
Charleston, SC USA - Monday, November 06, 2006 at 16:06:59 (EST)
Excellent web site! Wonderful format! I was interested in your Casto people. Do you have any direct info on them? My Casto families came from WV, too.
Dodi Wozniak <ndwoz@brecnet.com>
Hamilton, oh USA - Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 14:17:03 (EDT)
I am the granddauther of Myrtle Brake and she has eight childern.... David Brake, Amazing Brake, John Brake, Melinda (Brake) Strawser, Brenda (Brake) McQuithy, Rebecca Brake , Joy Brake , and Wanda (Brake) Whitlow.... All of them live in Ga. except two of them.. My grandmother is still living. My Grandfather passed away when i was about 1 or 2 years old ( 1981 - 1982 ). I don't remember his name at the moment.
Tina <tina_royster2000@yahoo.com>
AL USA - Sunday, September 10, 2006 at 00:20:13 (EDT)
My great grandmother is from Wilkes county N.C., Her name is Catherine Brake who married Jerome Sylcox. They were married in Bollinger County, Mo She was born 1859-married 1874. She also had a sister by the name of Angelina Brake. Catherine and Jerome had children by the name of Noe or Noah, Delva or Della, and Henry Sylcox in MO. I would certainly appreciate any information on them.
b. stuart <hinge1@charter.net>
imperial, mo USA - Sunday, September 03, 2006 at 21:07:12 (EDT)
Looking for Mom "Brake"? Female college student in North Carolina 1949. Became pregnant, had male child at Kings Daughters Hosp. in Portsmouth, Va. adopted out to local family. Thanks for not getting an abortion!!!!
Norman Drake <normandrake@mindsping.com>
Va USA - Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at 20:23:17 (EDT)
Searching for the parents/siblings of Martha Priscilla BRAKE born 1821 in either Trigg Co., KY or Tennessee. She married William W. WINN/WYNN of Robertson Co., TN in Montgomery Co., TN in 1839. I strongly suspect she is the daughter of Axum Bennett and Martha BRAKE but am hoping to prove/disprove this. Axum was in Montgomery Co., TN on 1820 and 1840 censuses. If this is her family, she would have been named for her mother and her grandmother Priscilla.
Debbie Kaelin <pigfish9@swbell.net>
Arlington, TX USA - Saturday, July 22, 2006 at 13:03:21 (EDT)
My direct line Brake ancestor is LEAH ANNE BRAKE, dau of Jacob Brake Jr and Mary Slaughter . . . Leah married Abram Reger and they had my great great grandmother Cecilia (Celia) who married George Simon (s). This couple later moved on to MO. I'm seeking their graves. I've contacted the library at Weslayan College, rec a reply which states "no Reger Papers located in our rare book room, only Reger family bible". If anyone has further info, please contact me. THANKS.
Joyce Snell <twotravelbugs@netzero.net>
USA - Monday, July 17, 2006 at 11:28:59 (EDT)
Info needed on Mary BRAKE b. abt. 1813 in VA -who married (1) Wm. B. Coffman in West Liberty, Union Co. Ohio had a dau. Sarah and a son Wm.and (2)Sylvannus Stoddard mar. 1846, Union Co. Ohio. Had a son Allen in Rush township, Champaign Co. Ohio. Need verification that she descended from Isaac and Roseanna? Or any other info greatly appreciated.
Maureen Lewnes <mclewnes@yahoo.com>
USA - Tuesday, July 04, 2006 at 15:33:54 (EDT)
I am trying to locate a Paul and Mary Brake in California. They resided in Riverside for years. Paul is one of seven children that moved to Mecca CA in the 50's. Thank you for your help. James Brake
James Brake <james.brake@vanderbilt.edu>
Nashville, TN USA - Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at 08:14:27 (EDT)
I am looking for information on my great-grandmother, Rebecca Brake, born ca. 1836 in Va. She was married first to John C. Jones in Meigs County, Ohio. On their marriage license her maiden name is listed as Blake. Her first husband died in the Civil War and then she married my great-grandfather, Lindley R. White. On the birth records for several of their children her maiden name is listed as Brake. I think she may have been the daughter of Jacob Cummins Brake and Mary Sigley. I find Rebecca (age 14) listed as the child of Mary Brake in the 1850 census for Meigs County, Ohio. If anyone can help me I would be most appreciative.
Mary Jo Nay <maryjo@woh.rr.com>
Tiffin, OH USA - Monday, March 27, 2006 at 17:02:32 (EST)
In researching my family history, I have found so many connections leading to Brake. I am not, and I repeat not, trying to connect my family to the Jacksons. However distant I am related to the Brakes thru Mary Slaughter. John and Nancy Slaughter were my gggggrandparents. The Slaughters were a poor family and apparently never owed land or did anything of great importance. However I would like to know more about them and their family. Do you have any info available. My grandmother was Helen Lucille Slaughter, she was born in Buckhannon in 1908. My mother is her youngest daughter Rosetta Lane. My great aunt Pauline Slaughter still lives in Buckhannon. (wife of Joey Slaughter). Any help would be greatly appreciated.
kathy soika <gladioller1960@yahoo.com>
titusville, fl USA - Monday, February 27, 2006 at 12:32:46 (EST)
I am looking for any information anyone may have about the Brake family members who immigrated to the Province of Newfoundland. Newfoundland became the 10th province of Canada in 1949. I believe the first Brake's in Fewfoundland settled in what is now the city of Cornerbrook on the south west coast of the island. My immediate family reside in Marystown on the Burin Peninsula which is on the south east coast of the island. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has any information at all about the migration. Stories my father and grandfather told me seemed to show that the Brake family moved to Newfoundland after the civil war from the southern USA but I can not find any documentation to verify this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Vincent M. Brake <vincentbrake@cogeco.ca>
Hamilton, ON Canada - Thursday, February 23, 2006 at 14:53:25 (EST)
I am looking for information on the Brake's of Grubb's, Jackson, Arkansas. My great Grandfather's name was Charley and Grandmothers name was Lizzie. Son's named Jake, Lige. Married prob about 1915. Oldest son born 1918
David Folmar <dfolmar@charter.net>
Garberville, CA USA - Friday, February 10, 2006 at 13:45:44 (EST)
I am looking for information about my great-grandfather, Samuel Hopper Brake who was born on 12/14/1825 in Licking, OH. He died on 3/23/1915 in Nevada in Wyandot County, OH.
Jim Spiers <spiers@wcoil.com>
Lima, OH USA - Sunday, January 29, 2006 at 15:37:10 (EST)
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cool <ddff@fff.com>
ccc, 34 USA - Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 23:06:15 (EST)
I am looking for info on Earl Brake. I believe he was born in 1906 and died in 1998. I believe he was in the Orlando, FL area when he died. He is my grandfather. (I only learned this 3-4 months ago). He is on my mother's birth certificate on 24 December 1926 in Columbus, Ohio. Please help me find this family of long lost relatives.
Karl Christman <vacrab@adelphia.net>
Colonial Heights, va USA - Sunday, November 13, 2005 at 18:56:55 (EST)
Early son, Mark Brake, of Howard Brake born in Lansing, Michigan or thereabouts. Born approximately 1952; moved to Guam with mother after divorce and adopted by new father, soldier, I think on Guam. He has four half siblings it would be interesting to meet. Father is deceased. Two half sisters in California, one in Park City, Utah; and brother in the Jag core in North Carolina
Anne Brake <abrake@chaseinternational.com>
Tahoe City, CA USA - Sunday, October 09, 2005 at 15:09:37 (EDT)
Early son, Mark Brake, of Howard Brake born in Lansing, Michigan or thereabouts. Born approximately 1952; moved to Guam with mother after divorce and adopted by new father, soldier, I think on Guam. He has four half siblings it would be interesting to meet. Father is deceased. Two half sisters in California, one in Park City, Utah; and brother in the Jag core in North Carolina
Anne Brake <abrake@chaseinternational.com>
Tahoe City, CA USA - Sunday, October 09, 2005 at 15:09:33 (EDT)
i'm looking for information about a mattie rozella brake. she was born in 1884 in north carolina. she married a ben griffin in 1901 in edgecombe county north carolina. the marriage license has her father a henry brake and her mother as della
debbie griffin <gizmo@simflex.com>
bailey, nc USA - Tuesday, June 07, 2005 at 14:32:29 (EDT)
i'm looking for information about a mattie rozella brake. she was born in 1884 in north carolina. she married a ben griffin in 1901 in edgecombe county north carolina. the marriage license has her father a henry brake and her mother as della
debbie griffin <gizmo@simflex.com>
bailey, nc USA - Tuesday, June 07, 2005 at 14:31:20 (EDT)
I am looking for relatives of Caroline (sp?) Sue Brake born in Buckhannon, WV to Mabel Brake and Husband. This is my fiancee's mother and we are trying to research her family tree. Thanks!
Judy Watkins <flutterbychica@hotmail.com>
Parkersburg, WV USA - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 01:55:32 (EDT)
My Grandmother's maiden name was Bessie Lee Brake. She married a man named Marcelle Dehaimaut in 1925. She is still living, and will be 97 in June. I am trying to put some info together on my family on her side. One other thing I know is that she also had some relatives named Armstrong. if anyone has any info that might be helpful to me, please e-mail me at mboothwv@charter.net. Thanks, Mike
Michael Booth <mboothwv@charter.net>
Charleston, WV USA - Friday, April 08, 2005 at 02:02:03 (EDT)
I'm tring to build a Family tree from scratch. My grandmother,(Cloe Brake, wife of William A. Brake) has a family tree in the family bible but refuses to let anyone copy it or even see it. My grandfather passed away about 1983. I would be thankful for any help on this so my children don't this much trouble with history.
David A. Brake <dwolfandman@yahoo.com>
Kansas City, MO USA - Tuesday, March 01, 2005 at 14:13:26 (EST)
I am looking for the family of Linda J. Brake in Tennessee. I know she spent some time in Seattle WA in 1967 and gave birth to a baby girl who is my wife. We have no family history of her natural parents and would appreciate any help you can offer. thank you.
Dan <dgsdan@hotmail.com>
Seattle , WA USA - Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 19:03:29 (EST)
Brake Family in Arkansas: My actual search is for the two nieces living with the Jesse W Brake family in 1880. The 1880 US Census,Clay County Arkansas, Oak Bluff Township lists: 40 108 121 Brake Jesse W. w m 48 m Farmer NC NC NC 41 Brake Nancy w f 44 wife m KH TN TN TN 42 Brake Charles w m 13 son s Laborer AR NC TN 43 Brake Sidney w m 11 son s Laborer AR NC TN 44 Brake Wiley w m 8 son s AR NC TN 45 Brake James w m 2 son s AR NC TN 46 Byce Carry w f 10 niece s MO AL TN 47 Byce Candas w f 8 niece s MO AL TN 48 Terry Jackson w m 23 boarder w Farmer TN NC NC What was Nancy's maiden name? I would love to corresond with the desecendants of this line. This has been my brick wall. Can you help me? Terry
Terry Ryan <terryryan@prodigy.net>
Chicago, IL USA - Sunday, February 06, 2005 at 18:41:20 (EST)
My ggrandmother is Adinah Brake married to Henry Conley. I am researching the Brakes from Edward Hadden back to Johan Jacob Brake. I am interested in finding pictures of Edward Hadden Brake and wife Louise Currence and family.
Virginia Walters <walters@gorge.net>
USA - Thursday, February 03, 2005 at 12:14:43 (EST)
Are we distantly related? The information I have may not be quite clear and am trying hard to fill in blanks... please feel free to contact me- sarahandbeans@aol.com OR me2minnesota@aol.com Jacob Brake (circa 1720 Scotland or Germany) his son Benjamin Brake circa 1750 m-Priscilla Bens son John Brake (German) circa 1770 Johns son Elisha Brake b-1791-93 Edgecombe Co, NC -married Elizabeth (Reason/Reasons/Reasoner -b-1809ish in Kentucky) in 1826 in TN -Elisha died Feb 1860 in Hunt Co,. TX. -they had a daughter named Mary Catherine Brake b-Sept 2, 1838 in Robertson Co, TN died Jan 20, 1917 in OK -married William (Abner) Cline.
Jana Armstead <sarahandbeans@aol.com>
St Paul, MN USA - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 00:36:25 (EST)
I am looking for information on Edward Brake, the father of George Walker Brake. We believe Edward was born in 1803 in VA, died in Ohio, and possibly married an Elizabeth. George was born in Chillacothe Ohio in 1842, and married Sarah Schleppy.
Diana <dbrake@poaexp.com>
Anchorage, AK USA - Saturday, November 27, 2004 at 17:10:00 (EST)
Am trying to find info on a Opha Brake who wed Lillie Lipscomb on 12-24-1893 in Upshur County, W.Va. They migrated to Colorado via Kansas and Ohio. They had 3 children according to the 1920 Census, Lepha L, Vera, and Kendric(k). Kendrick may still be alive as he was born @1917. What I really would like to find out if anyone knows who are the parents of Lillie Lipscomb Brake? She is one of my mystery people!
Robert e. Lee <pippydawg@mail.planetcomm.net>
harrisonburg, va USA - Monday, October 04, 2004 at 15:13:13 (EDT)
Really like your website. I currently live at Brake. Grew up here. Have wanted for a long time to have the old post office restored/preserved.
Phyllis B. Cook <pcook@hardynet.com>
Moorefield, WV USA - Wednesday, September 29, 2004 at 22:07:27 (EDT)
i am looking for my cousin HEATHER BRAKE. daughter of jon brake. grandparents carol and ward brake. she was born , I believe, in sandusky, ohio. she was adopted around 1989-1991 through the foster care system of erie county ohio. she moved to zanesville ohio with her new family. she was about 9 years old. she lived with several different aunts and uncles before the adoption. i miss her and i want to make sure she is okay.
ANGELA BRAKE CHAPMAN <rchapman@hmcltd.net>
flatrock, oh USA - Friday, August 06, 2004 at 01:14:10 (EDT)
I am looking for my younger brother, Adam Brake/Good which was adopted by Thomas Brake. He has brown hair and he's a white American. He was taken when he was a little baby. It's the year 2004, so he should be 15 years old. His birth date is May 28, 1989. Please find him and tell me where he is. Thank you! Christine Good
Christine Good <goodce@mail.broward.edu>
Hollywood, FL. USA - Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at 20:31:50 (EDT)
I am looking for my younger brother which was adopted by Thomas Brake. He has brown hair and he's a white american. He was taken when he was a little baby. It's the year 2004, so he should be 15 years old. His birth date is May 28, 1989. Please find him and tell me where he is. Thank you! Christine Good
Christine Good <goodce@mail.broward.edu>
Hollywood, FL. USA - Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at 20:30:18 (EDT)
Hello, All! I am Mark Carlton Brake, currently residing in Dania Beach, Florida, but originally from Clarksville, TN. My father, William Carl Brake, son of Clyde Brake and Kate Mathis Brake, was born in (I believe) Stewart or Houston County, Tennessee in 1927. I am seeking any information about this "arm" of the Brake family. I would love to hear from anyone that may have some history or that can point me in the right direction. Sincerely, Mark C. Brake 2936 SW 53rd Street Dania Beach, FL 33312 mark.brake@ey.com or brakema@comcast.net
Mark Brake <mark.brake@ey.com>
Dania Beach, FL USA - Tuesday, July 06, 2004 at 18:46:45 (EDT)
I am a descendent of Cox,Hull,Hess(Abram>Susanna),Mills(Peter>Nathan, Zickefoose(Francis/Fanny), all of Upshur County and surrounding areas. When and Where did the Hull and Hess families come into the Brake family? Thank you, Glenda
Glenda <Cherokee_Waize@msn.com>
USA - Sunday, June 27, 2004 at 23:25:29 (EDT)
My grandmother was Mary Gilley Brumley, born Cannon county, TN, in 1843. One of my cousins now has her family bible, with all our Gilley and Brumley family history recorded. The interesting thing is that the first page contains the following: John Reasons Brake, born 1827 George Wimberly Brake, born 1828 Robert Elisha Brake, born 1830 Sidney Ann Brake, born 1833 There is no known connection between our family lines and any Brake, Wimberly, or Reasons family line. Mary Gilley's parents were John Gilley and Lucinda Young. Her Gilley grandparents were Edward Gilley and Mary Collins, who were married in Lee Conty, WVA, in 1815. I believe Lucinda Young's parents were James Young and Ruth (Possibly Crabtree, not sure) Can you identify these Brakes, or explain why Mary Gilley's bible would have that information? Thanks a bunch. Will send xerox copies to anyone who needs them.
Gladys Carlson <Gladys8604@peoplepc.com>
Pensacola, FL USA - Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at 15:51:15 (EDT)
I AM SEARCHING FOR MY GRANDFATHER WARD SMITH BRAKE'S FAMILY. I BELIEVE HE WAS FROM BUCKHANNON WV. MARRIED 3 TIMES. CHILDREN FROM FIRST AND THIRD MARRAGES. THIRD MARRAGE IN SANDUSKY OHIO TO MY GRANDMOTHER CAROL VIRGINIA EVANS. ANY INFO ON FIRST AND SECOND MARRAGES?
Angela Brake Chapman <rchapman@hmcltd.net>
USA - Sunday, May 23, 2004 at 22:56:20 (EDT)
I am trying to find a picture of my gr. grandfather Edward Jackson Brake. He was married to Florence Vanpelt. I think they last lived outside of Elkins, WV. Their son Frank was my grandfather and his son James was my father.Frank lived on the old Weaver road between Elkins and Harding, WV and was a coal miner. If any one has a picture they would be willing to share, I would appreciate it so much. I have one of Florence oin her later years but none of Edward. Thanks, Jean Brake Gibson
Jean Brake Gibson <wvok45@yahoo.com>
Shawnee, Ok USA - Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 17:08:44 (EDT)
Christiana Simon bought items in 1809 at the Jacob Brake estate sale. What is the connection with Simon and Brake that Geo Simon was chosen to administer the estate. Christiana was on the 1850 Ritchie Co WV census with my g-g-grandparents Peter G Mills and Lydia Simon Mills.
Glenda <Cherokee_Waize@msn.com>
USA - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 02:22:03 (EDT)
I am a grandson of Benjamin De Hess Brake m Lucy Houghton. I think all of you have done a great job with this web site. Thanks for the time and effort that you have put into it.
Patrick G. Brake Jr. <patrick_brake@yahoo.com>
Parkersburg, WV USA - Wednesday, May 05, 2004 at 10:58:44 (EDT)
Looking for Brake family; Brothers; WALTER BRAKE 15 Aug 1887 Oct 1971 43045 last known address>(Milford Center, Union, OH) 291-05-0691 Ohio HARRY BRAKE 09 Apr 1899 Dec 1984 55404 last known address>(Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN) 279-20-8519 in Ohio they were in the Ohio 1920? 1930? census,Walter being head of household.I have Harry's death cert, but very vague. Can anyone tell me who their parents or any other Family members are?Where is Walter buried? Thanks, Marilyn Ackley> Esphoney@aol.com (put in subject> Brake Family)
Marilyn <esphoney@aol.com>
houston, tx USA - Wednesday, April 07, 2004 at 21:04:45 (EDT)
Can someone tell me if any of these Brake's moved to Tennesse or Kentucky? My Brake's lived most of their lives in Hopkins County, KY. I am looking for informaion on my ggg grandfather, name unknown, father of my gg grandfather A. J. Brake born abt. 1832 married my gg grandmother Melissa Caroline Dockery Jan. 1870 in Hopkins County, KY. AJ Brake was born in Tennesse but where is also unknown, I just thought there might be a link to these Brake's and have hitting this same brickwall for several years. Any help or information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Debbie Brake <dbwitch@aol.com>
Evansville, IN USA - Sunday, February 29, 2004 at 17:08:10 (EST)
Has anyone come across any additional information about Edward Brake - born 1826. Moved to Meigs County, Ohio in the 1840's. Edward's father was Jacob Cummins Brake. Edward married Harriett Nelson 1849. Edward died in 1878. They had four children - Selina C. - Mary E. - William - Jackson P. - all born between 1851 - 1861. Any help appreciated. Harold
Harold McCann <mccann@sirinet.net>
Lawton, OK USA - Thursday, January 01, 2004 at 22:42:15 (EST)
Can anyone let me know if there is a conection with any of the Brakes living in New Zealand Please as I am interested in finding some of my greater roots. Thanks Geoff
Geoff Brake <geoff-b@clear.net.nz>
New Zealand - Saturday, December 27, 2003 at 23:12:04 (EST)
Is Andi Wilson still looking for info on Winoma Wilson? She was my father's sister.
Evelyn Brake Mullins <Sanjubar84@aol.com>
Marietta, OH USA - Friday, November 28, 2003 at 22:01:20 (EST)
What is the relation between John Brake (m Eliz Shook) and Johan Jacob Brake?
Larry Lewis <chooselife@adelphia.net>
Blue Ridge, va USA - Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 08:10:21 (EDT)
Looking for information about my birth family. My birth name was Joseph Allen Brake. I was born in the state of Michigan but my family was either from Kentucky or Tennessee.
Joseph Allen Brake <corsa180@aol.com>
Forest, va USA - Saturday, October 11, 2003 at 22:50:45 (EDT)
My niece got some information about my ancestors at Ancestry.com and your boddie@pacbell.net was listed as unknown contact. I would really like to know who did this line. It is the line of my grandfather, Walter Jay Charles,ID I1388, who deserted his family when my mother was young girl. I have done a little bit of geneology years ago, but there is information here that I don't have and I believe there are mistakes on some of it.
Glenna Walton <gvzwalton@zekes.com>
Safford, AZ USA - Tuesday, July 01, 2003 at 20:47:07 (EDT)
Howdy! We rather interested by this site . Visitor from drugstore rx ... Thank you.
for man rx <spearset.id2767.2767@techie.com>
USA - Tuesday, July 01, 2003 at 17:20:35 (EDT)
I am looking for relatives for George Brake who lived in Bridgeton, Indiana in the early 1900's. He was my grandfather. He and his wife had 2 children named Edward and Margaret (my mother). His wife died having their 3rd child. Any info would be appreciated.
Marcia K. Myers <indy@pld.com>
USA - Saturday, May 31, 2003 at 21:38:57 (EDT)
Am looking for descendants of Neoma Doris Anderson Brake Abney McGee. Died in '58 or 59'and was buried in Romeo, Michigan. Seven Brake children-- Don, Dale, Dean, Garrold??, Gaylord and Joella Jane. Locations known, Romeo, Michigan--Ft. Wayne, Indiana--Connersville, Indiana. She worked as dispatcher for cab company in Connersville. Looking for my best friend, who as infant daughter given to husband, Chester Abney from Kentucky.
Barbara <Barbican428@wmconnect.com>
Berea, Ky USA - Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 15:56:47 (EDT)
Does anybody know Sheila McKisic's current e-mail address? I have some Brake information for her.
John Walden <walden@tdl.com>
Livermore, CA USA - Thursday, May 08, 2003 at 23:25:46 (EDT)
I am trying to find some history on my family. The only thing I know is my parents and their siblings. My family came to California from Indiana in the late 1940's. They resided in Mecca, CA until they were all grown and now those who are living reside, in and around Riverside, California. My father was Roger Brake, his siblings are Carl, Bill, Paul, John, and Rosanna. I am the youngest son, and have one brother Roger Jr. My fater married Jessie Williams, of Muskogee Ok.
James Brake <James.Brake@mcmail.vanderbilt.edu>
Nashville, Tn USA - Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at 10:52:06 (EDT)
BRAKE FAMILY of COLUMBUS, FRANKLIN CO., Ohio. Mrs. Helen Brake.(nee McGinnis) Born; 1900 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Died; 1967 in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio. According to her obituary her relatives in Columbus were; Brother-in-law; Mr. Edwin BRAKE, Deceased. Sister-in-law; Mrs Irene Brake, Deseased. Half-sister-in-law; Mrs. Dorothy Dube, Deceased. Half-sister-in-law; Mrs. Norma Campbell, Deceased. There are still quite a few BRAKE'S living in Columbus, Franklin CO., Ohio. I am researching the McGinnis & Zornes lines from KY. Thanks for any and all information in advance. Tom in Florida
tom thompson <ttcarverfl@aol.com>
FL USA - Sunday, April 06, 2003 at 09:38:24 (EDT)
I was just wondering by any chance did any of these Brake children or sisters or cousins marry someone BLACK?...Becuz I have yet to find another person with the last name BRAKE outside my family...and the ones I have seen are WHITE not BLACK like me and my family...so just wondering...I am eager to know about this...someone please get back to me!!!!!!!!!!!
Lauren BRAKE <Laurensmartiepantz@yahoo.com>
Bronx, NY USA - Saturday, February 08, 2003 at 01:43:53 (EST)
Hi! Does anyone have any additional information on the children of Cecilia Reger (dau. of Abram Reger & Leah Ann Brake) & George Simon? Their son, Jacob Simon, may be my gggrandfather. Can anyone confirm this? My gggrandfater: Jacob E. Simon b.ca 1843 in VA, parents born in VA Married Frances Curl (b. 1852 Arkansas) on 8/17/1873 in MO. Spent at least part of his youth in Linn Co. MO (where George & Cecilia relocated) Had a brother, "Abe", & another brother, John A. Simon (b. ca 1862 - maybe John A. is "Abe" - I don't know??) My ggrandfather's name is John REGER Simon. Other children of Jacob E. & Frances Simon: Nan, Edward, Stella, Grace May, Harry A., Mary A. thanks!
Michael Murdock <funbunsun@sj.znet.com>
San Jose, CA USA - Tuesday, January 14, 2003 at 17:56:53 (EST)
My Dad (Robert Lee Brake Jr),His brother(Warner N. Brake) our grandfather Robert Lee Brake Sr,grandmother Alice Lyles Brake.Dad & Mom married in Taylor,County,After several months, my parents moved to Macon, Ga. and is where they lived, over 50 years or more. My father(Robert Lee Brake Jr) passed away Feb 1993.In, 1998 mom moved to Perry, Ga. Moms full name (Eva Nell Brake)in which she was a Gallmon before they were married. They had two children, Alice Faye Brake Born March 1st, 1948, Faye and her husband have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Paul Ray Brake born Dec. 19th, 1953. Ray and his wife have 2 children and 1 grandchild.Any family history as per this side of the Brake family please comment. PRB.
P.R. Brake <www.b.g.s.y.<67>j.w.b.s.com>
Macon, , Georgia USA - Thursday, November 28, 2002 at 01:21:12 (EST)
Looking for information onThe followinr. My Great-grandfather Montgomery George (aka Gus) Brake. Married Sophia Dickerson September 24, 1899 Browns Ranch, Missouri. Had 13 children, Lived in Beaver County Oklahoma, Whitney, Texasand somewhere in Idaho My Grandfather George Alus Brake ,Died either in 1989 or 1990. Any information on my family would help as I'm just getting started on this.
Yvonne R <Legendarybaby@aol.com>
Woodlake, CA USA - Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 01:34:28 (EDT)
I am trying to research my Great-Grandfather John T Brake (b 1-9-1893 in Southern Missouri d 11-2-1965 in Ivanhoe, CA) I know that he was married 3 times all three women never remarried and all of their names began with the letter "M". My Great Grandmother was I believe the first, her name was Mary Matilda Myrtle Howerton, I don't know the second, the third was Marjorie (Margie). I have been told by my mother that most of his family could not read or write, so there isn't much for us to go on, but I thought it would be worth a try. He had five children with Myrtle and at least four with Margie, again information for the second wife is unknown. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!!
Jeri Hernandez <garfieldkitty@netzero.net>
Kansas City,, KS USA - Friday, August 02, 2002 at 23:57:16 (EDT)
I am trying to find a Linda or Elizabeth Jean Brake from TN. She is most likely about 55-60 years of age. If you know of her or any information on any relatives I would be very happy to hear from you.
Dan Sullivan <dgsdan@hotmail.com>
Denver, CO USA - Friday, July 12, 2002 at 22:19:33 (EDT)
Hello. I recently came across a collection of shooting medals inscribed to Granville Teter from the Fort Pitt shooting club in the early nineteen hundreds. I would be very interested in contacting his children/grandchildren and see if they would like to have these. I have a consignment shop and a dear old friend brought these in and asked if i would try on the computer to locate them. Any Help? Patsy
Patsy Brunka <redbluffstuff@yahoo.com>
Red Bluff , ca USA - Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at 16:25:43 (EDT)
Elizabeth Brake, daughter of John Jacob Brake and his wife Mary Margaret, married Johannes Hauss, anglicized as John House. He came from Germany on the ship Anderson, arriving in Philadelphia August 15,1751. He and Elizabeth Brake were married in Frederick County, VA between 1751 -1754. Does anyone have info about the family of Elizabeth Brake and Johannes Hauss aka John House? Their son Jacob is my ancestor. I'm looking for names and any info about Jacob's siblings. Jacob House's wife's name was Barbara, last name unknown, possibly Wendell. I would very much appreciate hearing from anyone who has info about this family.
June Bright <junebug32@citlink.net>
Webster Springs, WV USA - Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 17:27:55 (EDT)
I found a book in Mooresville Library on the Brake Family,by David Evans, I also found some of the Same information in Marysviile Library marysville Union Co. Ohio. I am the 4Xggranddaughter of Isaac Brake and Rosanna Almand I hope to get back to Mooresville this summer. I just received an email From Linda Brake Myers discounting the info in the book. I don't know what to beleive , any input you have would be appreciated. thanks Mary Shumaker
Mary Harrington Shumaker <mjshumaker@ee.net>
Pataskala', Ohio USA - Sunday, March 17, 2002 at 17:50:38 (EST)
I found a book in Mooresville Library on the Brake Family,by David Evans, I also found some of the Same information in Marysviile Library marysville Union Co. Ohio. I am the 4Xggranddaughter of Isaac Brake and Rosanna Almand I hope to get back to Mooresville this summer. I just received an email From Linda Brake Myers discounting the info in the book. I don't know what to beleive , any input you have would be appreciated. thanks Mary Shumaker
Mary Harrington Shumaker <mjshumaker@ee.net>
Pataskala', Ohio USA - Sunday, March 17, 2002 at 17:50:32 (EST)
I found a book in Mooresville Library on the Brake Family,by David Evans, I also found some of the Same information in Marysviile Library marysville Union Co. Ohio. I am the 4Xggranddaughter of Isaac Brake and Rosanna Almand I hope to get back to Mooresville this summer. I just received an email From Linda Brake Myers discounting the info in the book. I don't know what to beleive , any input you have would be appreciated. thanks Mary Shumaker
Mary Harrington Shumaker <mjshumaker@ee.net>
Pataskala', Ohio USA - Sunday, March 17, 2002 at 17:50:29 (EST)
I am just woundering if anyone in the Brake Family might know my father Abner Lee Brake. He lives in Oklahoma and is still alive but i am trying to get his family history if anyone can help me id gladly apreciate it. Thanks, Aubrey Brake
Aubrey Brake <brake4@pine-net.com>
Idabel, ok USA - Friday, January 18, 2002 at 17:29:34 (EST)
POD wanted of George W. Brake b 1830 Licking County,OH to Abraham & Sarah Brake. Also pod of wife Mary Ellen (Bevelhymer)Brake b 1830 Delaware County,OH
Chris H. Brake <CBRA25@aol.com>
New Port Richey, FL USA - Monday, January 14, 2002 at 22:08:28 (EST)
Im looking for information about maybe some relatives in Buckhannnnon WV. My father`s name was Ward Smith Brake.
Paul Brake <Biggramps214@aol.com>
Castalia, OH USA - Thursday, November 08, 2001 at 20:21:24 (EST)
I am looking for the family of Harry Alford Brake. He was married to Margaret Ackley, they married and divorced twice. He lived in Lathem Ohio in 1927.
joyce <Ackley2u@aol.com>
oh USA - Monday, October 01, 2001 at 22:35:28 (EDT)
Am looking for information of: ZEPPORAH BRAKE b.1860 d.1929 married to CHARLES WILLIAM STANFORD 5-11-1879. Both are buried Oakdale Cem., Marysville, OH. Zepporah was daughter of: AARON BRAKE b.abt. 1830, and PHEBE J. SPARKS b.1845 m.1859 Union,OH. AARON son of MICHEAL BRAKE & MARY POLLY SHIRK; MICHEAL son of ISAAC BRAKE & ROSANNA ALMON; ISAAC son of JOHAN (JOHN) JACOB, Jr. & MARIA KIEFFER/COOPER; JOHAN Jr. son of JOHAN JACOB BRAKE, Sr. & MARY MARGARET. ZEPPORAH is my great grandmother and I have not found any FAMILY GROUP RECORDS for AARON & PHEBE. Help please?
Shirley Lucas Sargent <sargfs@internetcds.com>
Grants Pass, OR USA - Sunday, September 23, 2001 at 23:42:34 (EDT)
Looking for information on Margaret BRAKE (1828-1874) from Pendleton County, (West) Virginia. She was married to Peter POPE (1818 - 1899). The Pope's were land owners in Pendleton County.
Jim Thompson <thompsonwest@mindspring.com>
Roswell, GA USA - Friday, September 21, 2001 at 19:41:04 (EDT)
Is there any information regarding whether this family is related to the Brake family that lived in or near Monticello, Kentucky. Charles Brake was my grandfather. My father, Joseph William Brake, was born in Monticello, Kentucky, but the family then moved to Athens, Illinois.
Larry Brake <lbrake@softwarent.com>
Aurora, CO USA - Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at 18:43:42 (EDT)
I read online the theory that Baron John Brake may have been married to Naddie Nyeswanan, a Delaware Indian princess. Have you ever heard this theory?
Carol White <cwhite37@aol.com>
USA - Monday, July 16, 2001 at 15:29:25 (EDT)
Trying to locate any information on John T. Brake b. June 10,1839 (I believe in Illinois as that is listed as birthplace on a census in MO). He married Mary C. Brinkley in 1865 in Marshfield,MO; served in the Civil War. I am gggrand-daughter and have NO knowledge of any of his siblings or parents. My ggrandmother, Jessie Elizabeth Brake married John Baker and moved to TX in late 1800's. Any assistance or guidance would be appreciated.
Sonja Fletcher <owayneflet@aol.com>
Abilene, TX USA - Friday, July 13, 2001 at 11:44:17 (EDT)
One of my GGGG Grandparents were John Shirk Born 3 Feb 1787 in Hardy county and married Sarah Brake born 2 Jan 1790 Hardy county daughter of Isaac and Rosanna Brake. John and Sarah emigrated to union county, OH about 1822. Does anyone have any info on the Shirk family particularly John Shirk's parents.
Tobias Bunnell <tbunn1@ctcn.net>
Urbana, Oh USA - Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 14:57:29 (EDT)
Members of the BRAKE family Does any member of the BRAKE family have a copy of the Chancery file BRAKE Vs. SEE If they do would you please let me know. I would like to read it. Thank you so much. Toni Ratliff
Toni Ratliff <dude@ria.net>
Campo, Co USA - Sunday, May 27, 2001 at 23:49:18 (EDT)
I'm trying to find information on Sally Jane Brake born about 1842 who married John Craft. All that I have is her father's name is Jacob Brake. Her mother's name is Harriet Happy Riddle. Any information is greatly appreciated.
Marcie Simpson <mksimpson@tds.net>
USA - Friday, May 25, 2001 at 14:06:50 (EDT)
Does anyone have any additional information on Edward Brake, born in VA 1826? Father Jacob Cummins Brake. Edward moved to Meigs County, Ohio in 1840's and married Harriet Nelson in 1849. They are listed in the 1850 Ohio Census. Any help appreciated. Thank you, Harold
Harold McCann <mccann@sirinet.net>
Lawton, OK USA - Monday, March 12, 2001 at 23:04:29 (EST)
I am looking for infomation on James Samuel Brake married Tennie Edney lived in Humphreys Co. Tn. this is my grandparents from my Dad's side.
Linda McFarland <craisions@hotmail.com>
Pontoon Beach, Il. USA - Friday, February 02, 2001 at 16:58:45 (EST)
Matthew Charles Brake was in Hancock Co. Ga. in the early 1800,s. He was a wagonmaker according to census reports. Is he a member of the West Va. family? If so which one?
Elizabeth Watkins <lwatkins@mindspring.com>
USA - Tuesday, January 09, 2001 at 15:56:05 (EST)
Hello - I am interested in knowing if you have an Edward Brake born about 1819-1820 listed anywhere in your research? Edward was born in WV and moved into MEIGS County, OH - not sure of date - but I do know that he married Harriet NELSON in October of 1849. They had four children - Selina C. b. KY abt 1851; Mary E. b. OH abt 1854; William G. b. OH abt 1856; and Jackson P. b OH abt 1860. Edward died sometime around 1878. Any help appreciated. Thank you, Harold
Harold McCann <mccann@sirinet.net>
Lawton, OK USA - Sunday, November 26, 2000 at 10:24:21 (EST)
I have a very old, beautiful impressionist painting done by E.M.? Brake. Any info. on this man , d.o.b., d.o.d. location, etc. will be greatly appreciated
L. D. Lampkin <pmandld@self-serv.net>
Winona,, Tx USA - Sunday, October 08, 2000 at 00:05:26 (EDT)
I am a descendant of Stonewall Jackson and am researching a family tree. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Gratefully, Terri Spencer
Terri Spencer <tspencer@bu.edu>
Boston, MA USA - Thursday, September 21, 2000 at 14:04:51 (EDT)
Looking for info regarding MARY MODELENA BRAKE, born 1806 in Hardy Co., VA. Married April 17, 1827, in Hardy Co., VA to Nimrod See, born 1801 in Hardy Co., VA.
MEL HALTERMAN <halterm@mail.cvn.net>
CASCADE, MD USA - Sunday, August 20, 2000 at 16:52:22 (EDT)
I read in one record that Jacob Brake of WVA moved to Michigan. George Brake (my Great Grandfather) was from Michigan and fought with the 1st US Lancers of MI in the Civil War. Can anyone confirm a WVA to MI connection?
Adam Brake <agbesq@yahoo.com>
Alexandria, VA USA - Friday, August 11, 2000 at 15:20:29 (EDT)
Am looking for any information on GRADY BRAKE(parent, siblings...) He would be my grandfather. He died just last year in Kansas at age 93. His son, my father's name is ALBERT LEROY BRAKE age 66. My parents divorced when I was 3, I am now 43, and no contact was maintained with my father or his family. My mother is not very willing to talk about this subject. The following is all the information that I have. GRADY BRAKE h/o MARY BRAKE? Possibly orginally from Missouri. ALBERT LEROY BRAKE s/o Grady and Mary Brake. married my mother MARILYN DEE TROYER (b) 5/19/42 she was born and raised in Kokomo, Indiana. ROBERT LEROY BRAKE s/o Albert and Marilyn. I was born in Tipton, Indiana 9/6/57. Would love to know more. Also, are all current generations of Brakes decendants of JOHAN AND MARY MARGARET BRAKE? Thanks for the help. R.Brake
Robert Leroy Brake Sr. <Brake57@webtv.net>
Abilene, TX USA - Monday, July 31, 2000 at 01:43:00 (EDT)
I am trying to trace the genealogy for Estella Brake, b. Feb. 19, 1897, resided in Rock Cave, m. Lonnie Hudson Rexroad, children: Juanita, Arleta, Hartsel, and Denzil. She moved to San Diego, CA. in the 40's where she passed away in 1986.
Sheila McKisic <mckisic@erols.com>
Burke, VA USA - Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at 23:07:25 (EDT)
Father - John Jacob Brake, Sr. Born Nashville, TN 1927
John Jacob Brake <John@Desco.com>
Villa Park, CA USA - Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at 22:08:54 (EDT)
My great grandmother: Minnie Mae Brake B:? at Saint Thomas, Pennsylvania D:1938 BURIED:? Father: David Brake Spouse: David Ebinizer "Ebby" Sellers D:? BURIED: SAINT THOMAS, PENN. COBEL CEMENTARY Child: Minerva Sellers B: 1893 Saint Thomas, Pennsylvania D: 1980 BURIED: Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
Barbara Diane Middour Preis <preis@swbell.net>
Corpus Christi, TX USA - Saturday, July 22, 2000 at 12:49:59 (EDT)
Back in 1999, someone wrote a query regarding Naddie Nyeswanon being a wife of Baron John Brake. I was unable to contact her regarding the answer. Could someone please set me straight about her? Thanks for the info.
Renae Wilkening <kjwlkng@aol.com>
Decatur, IL USA - Saturday, July 08, 2000 at 19:43:55 (EDT)
I am looking for information on Leonides Brake, b dep 17, 1857, Buckhannon WV. Married Sarah Ann Gates, died 1909. He had two daughters, Margaret Levene Brake Garwood and Ilene Mary Brake Marx. I believe he also had a son, Allyn Elijah Brake. Ilene is my great grandmother. Any information on any of the above will be appreciated.
Renae Wilkening <kjwlkng@aol.com>
Decatur, il USA - Friday, July 07, 2000 at 22:32:56 (EDT)
Looking for any information on Leon Kline Brake born 1890? in W. Virginia. Married Olga Hildreth in W. Virginia in 1916/1917.
Robert Brake <r.brake@usa.net>
St. Thomas, VI USA - Friday, June 23, 2000 at 00:01:25 (EDT)
L. Parthena "Bethany" BRAKE married Marmaduke D. ROBERTSON 1-16-1852 in Paris, Henry Co., TN. They migrated to Pulaski Co., MO. I believe Parthena's parents to be William "Wiley" BRAKE and Patience Catherine TREVATHAN. Would like to exchange information with anybody researching this line of the BRAKE family.
Marty Yates <fyates7218@aol.com>
Norman, OK USA - Sunday, May 07, 2000 at 20:04:29 (EDT)
I am inquiring about any information that you might would have on a John Levi Brake. He was my grandfather. He died when my father was young and I do not have hardly any information other than he had lived in Virgina (birthplace unknown), South Carolina and later Arkansas where he died.He was around 65 when my father was born in 1939. Any information would be deeply appreciated.
Aundra Brake Shoffner <skc@icx.net>
Sharps Chapel, TN USA - Saturday, April 22, 2000 at 12:23:42 (EDT)
I am searching for the family of William Brake h/o Nancy Norris Central WV 1870's.(Lewis or Braxton Counties).)
Darrell Groves <kdwgroves@yahoo.com>
Amherst, OH USA - Sunday, March 19, 2000 at 23:17:48 (EST)
Hello Brake decendants; My kinsmen associated with the Brakes. George Sea / See and one of his sons Fredrick See who was killed in 1763 in what was known as the Muddy Creek Massacre. On April 27, 1827 a Magdalena Brake married one Nimrod See. Does any one have more on Magdalena and Nimrod? Please contact me if you can help!
Harold J. See <Hatetowork@worldnet.att.net>
Abilene, Tx USA - Sunday, March 19, 2000 at 19:25:21 (EST)
I'm looking for info on Arthur Brake Married to Myrtle(Fuller)Brake Logan Co, Illinois in th early 1900's. They had one son stillborn, and 4 living daughters Marji,Edna, Betsy and Luella. Luella was my Mother-n-law's Mother: Luella married Clarence Amberg, Logan co. < Il. Arthur later divorced Myrtle to marry Ruth(?), they had 2 daughters. Luella divorced Clarence Amberg remarried 3 times ended life as Mrs. Luella Pierson, Greenview , Il 1981. We don't have any names or info of Arthur and his family origins, would appreciate any info. Thanks.
Barbara Seggelke <theseggelkes@hotmail.com>
Lincoln, Il USA - Sunday, February 06, 2000 at 15:09:08 (EST)
I am looking for info on Isacc Brake born abt 1769 in Hardy Co Vir. He married Rosanna Almon and had at least one child Sarah Sally Brake born 2 Jan 1790 Died 25 Sept. 1869 Liberty TWP Union, Ohio. Married John Shirk. I would love to have info on Isaccs and Rosannas parents and siblings. Any info on Shirk line would also be wonderful.
Peggy Shirk Carroll <TDMVBDMsMom@AOL.com>
FL USA - Thursday, January 27, 2000 at 10:54:55 (EST)
I found quite by accident the page compiled by Linda Brake Meyers on Rebecca Reger and Nicholas McVaney. Nicholas McVaney is the son of Christopher McVaney and brother of John McVaney of whom I am a descendent. I am looking for any information you may have come across on Christopher McVaney. Thanks.
Barbara McVaney Ouellette <RockyandBo@aol.com>
USA - Sunday, January 09, 2000 at 20:56:03 (EST)
I AM TRYING TO TRACE THE HISTORY OF MY FATHERS SIDE OF THE FAMILY, HIS NAME WAS DEREK BRAKE, I AM GETTING MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE ENGLISH SIDE OF THE FAMILY, BUT WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHERE WE ORIGINATED. ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE WONDERFUL
VALERIE BRAKE <VALERIE-WENDY.VBRAKE.FREESERVE.CO.UK>
GILLINGHAM , KENT ENGLAND - Sunday, January 09, 2000 at 12:16:57 (EST)
hello the william gladhill j.p. you have mentioned in your web page is my gr.gr.gr. grandfather that is really neat to find his name mentioned as having married some of your ancesters take care and happy hunting
kevin gladhill <hobbes@essex1.com>
sterling, il USA - Wednesday, December 01, 1999 at 22:21:49 (EST)
EDWARD HADDEN BRAKE was my great great grandfather. Does anyone know who his father was? How does he fit into the rest of the brake family tree?
Tim Brake <tbrake@neumedia.net>
Elkins, WV USA - Friday, October 29, 1999 at 12:12:48 (EDT)
Looking for a book: "BRAKE, a Family, a Contribution & Legacy" by David D. Edwards, published 1990. Does anyone know where I could find this? I am descendant of Se(a)lina Lethea BRAKE, dau. of Levi BRAKE, son of William BRAKE, son of Jacob BRAKE, Jr.
Mickey Vaughan Cullum <quinea@juno.com>
Little Rock, AR USA - Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 09:15:23 (EDT)
I am researching my father's family tree and have reason to believe that his father - Lee Brown - could be a son of William Brown s/o Elizabeth Brake and John K. Brown. The only documented information that I have is a Pike County KY marriage license for Lee and Nannie Fleming (my grandmother). I understand that there was a Lee Brown living in the household of Thomas Wallace Moneypenny - per the 1880 WV Census. Is this William and Margaret (Moneypenny) Brown's son - and is he the same Lee I'm looking for. Can anyone tell me anymore about William's family. I am at a dead end on Lee and this is the last lead that I have.
G. B. Sanderson <WSander5@aol.com>
Louisville, KY USA - Thursday, September 16, 1999 at 15:30:21 (EDT)
Henson SHIRK (Sarah H. BRAKE, Isaac, Johan Jacob, John Jacob) b. cal. 25 Dec 1816; d. 28 Jan 1888. On the 1880 Union County, Liberty Township, Ohio census, living with the Henson SHIRK family is a 12 year old girl, Josephine HILDERBRAND. I know she is not a child of Henson SHIRK nor is she a child of his wife Nancy J. SHIRK. I'm quite sure that this Josephine HILDERBRAND is my 2nd great grandmother. According to a story past down from my great grandmother, her mother Josephine, was left by the side of the road at age 7 and a family took her in. I believe the family who took her in is the Henson SHIRK family. Josephine HILDERBRAND married John Taylor BOND of Marion County, Ohio, abt. 1883 and they moved to Ripley County, Missouri shortly after they married. I would like to find Josephine HILDREBRAND's real parents and if any of this looks familiar or if you have any other information, please email me at: kfleeter@aol.com THANKS!
Kenneth Joseph Fleetwood <kfleeter@aol.com>
St. Petersburg, FL USA - Friday, September 10, 1999 at 16:58:30 (EDT)
I have been told that my grandfather's (Edward Noah Brake) ancestors are as follows: Alfred R. > Noah > Lemuel > John B. > Jacob, Jr. > Johann Jacob Brake. However, I can't seem to find the descendants from John B. and forward, to make the connection. Does anyone have any information to help me? I was also told that only my grandfather's brother, Ray, is listed as a son to Alfred R. I would appreciate any help at all. Thank you.
Debbie Cannon <eidolon126@prodigy.net>
Mt. Orab, OH USA - Monday, September 06, 1999 at 18:30:40 (EDT)
Looking for any info on Brake family associated with Ermine Brake, born around 1900 in eastern ohio (Woodsfield). Married Erma Linn around 1925? They lived in Wintersville, Ohio until early 1980's. I believe to ahve originated in Eastwagon(sp), Germany.
Randy Brake <RAB@EDS-ISI.com>
Columbus, OH USA - Thursday, September 02, 1999 at 18:35:34 (EDT)
I AM TRYING TO FIND MYSELF...I DIDN'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT BRAKES A FEW WEEKS AGO....I WAS THE ONLY ONE OF MY GENERATION BORN OUT HERE IN CALIFORNIA, MY FATHERS NAME IS DANNY EDWARD BRAKE...(HE HAS A SISTER NAMED NANCY CAROL BRAKE, WHO I HEARD CHANGED IT BACK TO vonbrecht, AND A SISTER NAMED ELIZABETH INEZ BRAKE WHO DIED A FEW YEARS BACK) THEIR FATHER, MY GF, NAME IS GEORGE EDWARD BRAKE..BORN ON 3/11/1919 TO ROBERT ARMSRTONG BRAKE, WHO IS GORDON BATTELLE AND ELIZA BRAKES SON, YOU KNOW, I KNOW A LIL BIT, BUT I DON;T KNOW ALOT...I WISH I DID...I WANT TO COME OUT TO WVA TO LEARN MY ROOTS...WHERE I CAME FROM...I HAVE NEVER KNEW ANY OF THE BRAKES GROWING UP...I MET A COUPLE OF ELIZABETHS 5 CHILDREN..BUT LOST CONTACT WHEN I WAS BETWEEN 10-13 YRS OF AGE,, I AM ONLY BUT 24, GOING ON 25...I WAS BORN 9/26/1974/.....AND MY GRANDFATHER SILL LIVES IN GRAFTON WV, BUT I HAVENT TALKED TO HIM I 6-7 YRS EITHER,,,IF YOU HAVE INFO TO HELP, OR WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ME OR WRITE PLEASE FEEL FREE,,,,,THANKS...AND BOY, A SIZE 17 SHOE....THATS CRAZY....!WHEW!
ERIC EDWARD BRAKE <PHYSICALPAIN@WEBTV.NET>
REDLANDS, CA USA - Monday, August 30, 1999 at 03:07:09 (EDT)
Correction----I'm looking for J.W. Brake, not J.N. A bit more I know concerning Ira Fyke Brake (father was J.I. Brake): was married to Opal Owens (father S.N. Owens)on December 29. Dr. Brake was a prominent physician and surgeon in San Augustine County. Left for war in August, 1942. Awarded Purple Heart on May 27, 1944. Passed away in 1952. Desperatly wanting to contact any children or grandchildren of Ira Fyke Brake or J.W. Brake's children or grandchildren. Any help is GREATLY appreciated.
Deborah Brake <DeborahB@evcom.net>
USA - Wednesday, August 25, 1999 at 16:15:05 (EDT)
wanting info on Winoma L. "peggy" Brake of Putnam, W.V.,she was born in 1912, she married Ora Glenn Wilson, date unknown. any info would be wonderful.
Andi Wilson <dawn_n_wv@yahoo.com>
poca, wv USA - Wednesday, August 25, 1999 at 15:22:26 (EDT)
I'm trying to located immediate family of an "Dr.Ira Fyke Brake", I beleive he has children who live in Texas. I am also looking for "Lieutenant J N Brake of the USMCR #062375" or immediate family of. Please e-mail me if you have ANY information on the two above. I do believe they are related. Thank you!!
Deborah Brake <DeborahB@evcom.net>
USA - Wednesday, August 25, 1999 at 13:21:50 (EDT)
I am searching for information on JAMES JACOB BRAKE, b. about 1790 in Hardy, Virginia. Married to Anna Mumford. Their son was NIMROD SEE BRAKE, b. 1822 in Beechton, Lewis, Virginia. He married Mary Jane Curry. Children were NANCY VIRGINIA BRAKE (1849?) and JAMES JACOB BRAKE (1847).
Pamela Parsons <pkparson@computech-online.net>
Lancaster, OH USA - Monday, August 23, 1999 at 21:57:05 (EDT)
I am looking for any Information on Edwin Reed Brake, born in Potsdam Junction, NewYork He married Nettie May Swatman in Iowa. Nettie's was born in Sidney Iowa. They had a son Charles Wesley Brake born July 20, 1900 in Dow City Iowa. Does any one out there know any more? I was told that Edwin was part Cherokee Indian! PLEASE HELP!! Thanks! Susan Miller boddie@pacbell.net
Susan C. Miller <boddie@pacbell.net>
Stockton, CA USA - Wednesday, June 30, 1999 at 20:00:55 (EDT)
Looking for the wife of Jacob Cryder. The son of Martin Cryder and Catherine Brake Cryder. Catherine is the daughter of John Jacob Brake and Mary Margaret. Martin Cryder (Greider) is the son of Hans Jacob Greider. Martin was born in 1717, The son of Martin and Catherine, was Jacob born abt 1755. Anyone having more information on this line would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Jim Atwell
Jim Atwell <maryt@tiac.net>
Bedford, Ma USA - Monday, June 14, 1999 at 19:54:41 (EDT)
Looking for info on Charles Brake descendants from County Dorset, England. No one left in my family to trace my fathers ancestory. I hvae old death notices from England sent to a great aunt at the turn of the century. I have no idea if the us Brakes are from the same backgroud. Would appreciate any info of Brakes with English backgrounds.
Patti Chalaturnyk <lochwood.king@sympatico.ca>
king, on canada - Tuesday, April 06, 1999 at 18:09:37 (EDT)
I have conflicting information on my Brake ancestors. Would someone be able to set me straight on why NADDIE NYESWANAN is sometimes listed as the wife of Johan Jacob Brake, Jr. ? I am anxious to get my tree in order !! Thanks.
Beth Hancock Cross <recross@pacifier. com>
WA USA - Monday, April 05, 1999 at 14:31:57 (EDT)
MARION BENTON BRAKE b.4/12/1854,d.1/21/1923 in southern Mo.Married Sarah Agnes Martin They had 5 children, James, Frances, Jessie, Myrtle and John. Looking for information on Marion's mother and father
Donnie R. Brake <drbrake@scan.missouri,org>
MO USA - Sunday, April 04, 1999 at 19:25:21 (EDT)
I am looking for any info on Edward Noah Brake, father Alfred Brake, mother Vina Sayers, of West Virginia, and ancestors. Any information will be greatly appreciated and I will be happy to exchange what I have on the Brake family. Thank you.
Debbie Cannon <eidolon126@aol.com>
Mt. Orab, OH USA - Thursday, March 18, 1999 at 11:47:42 (EST)
I'm looking for info on Mattie Belle BRAKE WARFIELD and Laura BRAKE BURCHAM. I believe they were born in the late 1800's in or around Erin, TN. I am not really sure of the place. Any info is greatly appreciated.
Tricia Burcham <PenguinRN@aol.com>
USA - Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 08:31:30 (EST)
Looking for BRAKE families from Fort Wayne IN in the late 1800's into the 1900's. My ggg grandmother was Margaret Brake that married John Henry Burlager. There were several BRAKE people that married into my lines. Thanks, Therese
Therese Koehler <ThereseKoehler@prodigy.com>
Ellsworth AFB, SD USA - Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 00:08:13 (EST)
I just received a copy of Cartmell's "History of Frederick County, VA" published in 1909. In addition to describing the involvement of BRAKEs in the Claypole Rebellion, Cartmell gives a firsthand account of a detachment of Rebel troops, led by Cartmell, being sent by Stonewall Jackson to gather information on a group of "swamp dragons far up on the South Fork, on Brake's Run." The detachment was to pose as messengers sent by the federal government to inform the inhabitants of Brake's Run that they must go Moorefield and pledge their allegiance to the Union. A "BRAKE," not further identified, and his son-in-law, "POPE", accompanied the imposters toward Moorefield, but at some point, the group from Brake's Run was forced to turn east and march across the Lost River to Jackson's HQ in the Shenandoah Valley where they were questioned by Jackson himself. They apparently escaped, but the narrative is not clear on how they did that. Does anybody know which BRAKE this might have been. Leonard, son of Michael and grandson of Jacob, Sr., was living there at the time, but he would have been in his 50s and might not have taken off on a 15 mile walk to Moorefield, nor survived the extended walk to the Shenandoah and still have had the energy to escape. Also, I am not aware that he had a daughter that married a Pope. Could it have been a son? Any info on this incident would be appreciated.
Perry Brake <PudlJumper@worldnet.att.net>
Tacoma, WA USA - Tuesday, January 26, 1999 at 00:22:05 (EST)
Do you know a Brake with a shoe size bigger than a 17.
Brandall Brake <bbrake@hs.seneca.k12.mo.us>
Seneca, mo USA - Monday, January 25, 1999 at 10:30:55 (EST)
Julia Alice Brake b.Feb 02,1866 location unknown d.1930's in Humphreys Co,Tn. She was the 3rd wife of Alvah Clemons Daniel b.Feb 18,1858(HC,TN) d.Jan 21,1928 in HC,Tn.They were married abt.1895.His 1st and 2nd wives were Lula and Izora Rushing who were sisters.It is believed that Julia was a cousin of Lula and Izora.She must have come to Humphreys Co. to marry Alvah and raise the children of her Rushing Cousins as he had 2 small sons by 1st marr. and newborn dau. from 2nd. There is no record of any other Brake in this county to my knowledge. Julia and Alvah went on to have 7 children of their own,even tho Julia was almost thirty when they wed.Her youngest was born in 1910 when Julia was 44.Who were her parents? sibling? Where was she born? She is my g-grandmother.Thank You,Teresa Beech
Teresa Jarrell Beech <beechfamtree@msn.com>
Signal Mountain, TN USA - Monday, January 25, 1999 at 03:05:54 (EST)
Does anyone know where I can find the book "Colonel Edward Jackson 1759-1828 Revolutionary War Soldier" by mentioned on the Johann Jacob Brake + Mary Margaret Brake site? by Nancy Ann Jackson and Linda Brake Meyers?
Ellen Daniel <ERDan1@AOL.com>
Trussville, AL USA - Monday, December 28, 1998 at 21:31:53 (EST)
I am looking for thr parents of Martin GRIDER/GRYDER who married Catherine Brake, daughter og Johann Jacob, SR. I would also like to know of any children. Thanks
John D. Grider <jgride01@mail.win.org>
St.Peters, Mo USA - Sunday, December 13, 1998 at 16:50:27 (EST)
I am looking for thr parents of Martin GRIDER/GRYDER who married Catherine Brake, daughter og Johann Jacob, SR. I would also like to know of any children. Thanks
John D. Grider <jgride01@mail.win.org>
St.Peters, Mo USA - Sunday, December 13, 1998 at 16:49:37 (EST)
Looking for info on Maria Elizabeth Kieffer's siblings. With her parents being Jacob and Anna Maria Dellinger Kieffer, does any one know if Jacob died and Anna married a Hyre? I am to a stop on a Valentine Cooper of Hardy County. In a will, Anna Maria Hyre left some things to Valentine and I can not find any other connection to the two of them.
TimTurner <Tim@N2Business.com>
Parsons, WV USA - Friday, December 04, 1998 at 07:55:42 (EST)
looking for birth-mother. college student in N.C. 1949. Baby boy Brake born out of wedlock, Portsmouth, Va. Mom I love you, no matter what.
norman drake <norm@ebicom.net>
USA - Friday, November 20, 1998 at 21:59:39 (EST)
Seeking the parents of Martha P. Brake (Braick) m. William W. Wynn; Jan. 1839 in Montgomery Co. TN. Any help appreciated
Dee Godkin <dgodkin@top.net>
Omaha, NE USA - Sunday, November 15, 1998 at 15:28:44 (EST)
I am trying to find info on Maria Eliz. Kieffer/Cooper's parents/siblings. I am hoping for a link to Balis Cooper, born 1776 in Greenbrier/Hampshire Co. Va. Your Brake family history is a good source of data; thanks for access to it.
Bill Fenimore <bilfen@mesh.net>
Weatherford, Tx USA - Monday, September 14, 1998 at 11:25:59 (EDT)
Is Adiantum Jordanii a member of the Brake family?
Cal Maidenhair <Mhair@Pteridaceae.aol>
San Diego, CA USA - Saturday, July 18, 1998 at 17:49:22 (EDT)
Automatic Queries for Brake Family History Web Site started.
Dan Hyde hyde at bucknell.edu
Lewisburg, PA USA - Monday, July 13, 1998 at 17:47:26 (EDT)

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