Known Descendents of James Ira and Rebecca (Wood) Broas

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James was the son of John Henry and Fanelia(sp?) (Griswold - sp?) Broas and grandson of Josiah and Sarah/Sally Freer/Frear Broas. Rebecca was the daughter of Abraham Wood and Isabella Sharp and granddaughter of George and Margaret (Tedter) Sharp.

  • 1. James Ira Broas: b. 1812-1813 in New York; d. 1888-1889 probably in Jersey City, Hudson Co., NJ
    m. Rebecca Wood: b. 4-16-1818 in Albany Co., NY; d. 4-17-1886 in Jersey City, Hudson Co., NJ
    • 2. Frances I. Broas: b. May, 1838 in Niagara Co., NY or Manhattan, New York Co., NY; d. after 1900
      m. (1) Charles W. Burwell: b. about 1837 in Connecticut; d. after 1860 Note: Frances could be the older sister in the large painting of Henry Clay Broas as a young boy.
      • 3. Alaria Rebecca Burwell: b. December, 1855 in New York or Connecticut; d. 2-3-1919; no issue
        m. Hurbert Blakeslee Case: b. 4-3-1856 in Barkhamstead, Litchfield Co., CT; d. 11-29-1914
      • 3. Emma J. Burwell: b. about 1858 in New York or Connecticut; d. after 1860
      m. (2) William Humason: b. about 1845 in Connecticut; d. 11-20-1879 in Jersey City, Hudson Co., NJ
      • 3. Louisa Humason: b. about 1871 in New Jersey; d. after 1880
      • 3. Bessie Humason: b. about 1878 probably in Hudson Co., NJ; d. after 1880
      • 3. Elizabeth Humason: b. August, 1880 probably in Hudson Co., NJ; d. after 1900
    • 2. Mary Virginia Broas: b. about 1840 probably in Manhattan, New York Co., NY; d. after 1880
      m. Thomas Kennedy Alford: b. about 1839 in New York; d. 4-29-1896 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY
      • 3. William Madison Alford: b. June, 1858 in New York; d. August, 1925 in Sayville, Suffolk Co., NY
        m. Maria Louisa Russell: b. October, 1858 in New York; d. 10-21-1917 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY
        • 4. Alice Alford: b. November, 1880 probably in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY; d. 1957
          m. William Wilson Stephenson: b. 7-26-1877 in Orient, Suffolk Co., NY; d. 1968
          • 5. Donald Alford Stephenson: b. about 1910 probably in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY; d. 1993
            m. Katherine Burnham: b. 1915 in Pennsylvania; d. 1965
          • 5. Mary V. Stephenson: b. about 1912 probably in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY; d. after 1930
        • 4. Thomas Kennedy Alford: b. 4-14-1882 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY; d. 4-29-1925 in Sayville, Suffolk Co., NY
          m. Agnes McCracken: b. about 1882 in Ireland; d. 1975
          • 5. Agnes Hope Alford: b. 8-19-1905 in San Francisco, CA; d. after 1930
          • 5. Marjorie J. Alford: b. about 1908 probably in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY; d. after 1930
          • 5. Virginia M. Alford: b. about 1910 in New York; d. after 1930
          • 5. Eileen Alford: b. about 1913 in New York; d. 5-30-1985
        • 4. William R. Alford: b. July, 1885 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY; d. after 1925
        • 4. Kenneth Wellington Alford: b. 6-2-1895 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY; d. 11-14-1948 in Manhattan, New York Co., NY
        • 4. Donald Cameron Alford: b. 5-12-1897 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY; d. February, 1971 in Zephyr Hills, Pasco Co., FL
    • 2. Harriet F. Broas: b. about 1842 in Manhattan, New York Co., NY; d. after 1887
      m. Benjamin H. Merriner: b. ?; d. after 1887
    • 2. Henry Clay Broas: b. 8-27-1843 in Manhattan, New York Co., NY; d. 4-15-1932 in New York
      m. Mary Augusta Morey: b. 5-30-1848 in New York; d. 1-2-1933 in Clarence, Erie Co., NY
      • 3. Charles Henry Broas: b. 1-17-1872 in New York; d. 7-17-1919 in New York
        m. Harriet Carpenter (Hattie) Willson: b. 5-31-1878 in New York: d. 4-29-1947 in New York
        • 4. Dorothy Willson Broas: b. 8-12-1899 in Bronx Co., NY; d. 8-9-1981 in Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., NY
          m. John Norman McDowell: b. 8-23-1892 in Parkesburg, Sadsbury Twp., Chester Co., PA; d. 11-26-1958 in Upper Oxford Twp., Chester Co.
          • 5. Dorothy Elizabeth McDowell: b. 9-18-1926 in New Rochelle, Westchester Co., NY; d. 2-26-2008 in Crofton, Anne Arundel Co., MD
            m. Jack Warren Morris: b. 8-26-1924 in Washington, DC; d. 10-21-1999 in Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel Co., MD
            • 6. Leslie Carol Morris: living
              m. Howard Fred Smith: living
            • 6. Elizabeth Willson Morris: living
              m. Raines Cohen: living
            • 6. Anne Morris: b. 6-4-1958 in Garmisch, Bavaria, Germany; d. 6-6-1958 in Garmisch
            • 6. Nancy Morris: b. 3-29-1960 in Fort Bragg, Cumberland Co., NC; d. 3-29-1960 in Fort Bragg, Cumberland Co.
            • 6. John McDowell Morris: living
              m. Elizabeth Paige Terry: living
              • 7. Thomas Rand Morris: living
              • 7. Katherine Elziabeth Morris: living
        • 4. Marjorie Harriet (Bardie) Broas: b. 3-18-1905 in New York City, New York Co., NY; d. October, 1983 in Sarasota, FL
          m. John Clyde (Jack) Lapp: b. 4-13-1907 in Clarence, Erie Co., NY; d. 10-26-1990 in Rochester, Monroe Co., NY
          • 5. Mary Elizabeth Lapp: living
            m. (1) John Hyland Hodgson: b. 2-27-1929 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA; d. 7-11-1960 in Buffalo, NY
            • 6. John McBarron Hodgson: living
              m. Dinah Lee Keeler: living
              • 7. Matthew David Hodgson: living
              • 7. Christopher Aaron Hodgson: living
              • 7. Caitlyn Elizabeth Hodgson: living
            • 6. David Charles Hodgson: living
              m. Laurie Ann Bukovac: living
              • 7. John Joseph Hodgson: living
              • 7. Eleanor Ann Hodgson: living
              • 7. Nicholas Broas Hodgson: living
            m. (2) Thomas Joseph Donovan: b. 4-25-1930 in Buffalo, NY; d. 5-1-1995 in Rochester, Monroe Co., NY

          • m. (3) Edward Charles Morin: b. 4-23-1926 in Hinsdale, NH; d. 12-16-1994 in Fairport, Monroe Co., NY
      • 3. Katherine A. (Katie) Broas: b. 12-11-1873 in New York City, New York Co., NY; d. 8-21-1932 in New York; unmarried
    • 2. James Harper Broas: b. about 1845 in Manhattan, New York Co., NY; d. December, 1865
    • 2. Moses H. Greswald(?) Broas: b. November, 1847 in Manhattan, New York Co., NY; d. 11-9-1916 in Jersey City, Hudson Co., NJ
      m. (1) Julia Rogers: b. about 1849 in England; d. 1884-1892
      • 3. Mary Broas: b. about 1871 in Jersey City, Hudson Co., NJ; d. after 1880
      • 3. Harriet Irene (Hattie) Broas: b. May, 1871 probably in Hudson Co., NJ; d. after 1920
        m. Walter Snyder: b. about 1868 in New Jersey; d. after 1920
        • 4. Walter A. Snyder: b. October, 1895 in New York; d. after 1920
          m. Mary Jane Rischal: b. about 1895 in Pennsylvania; d. after 1920
          • 5. Alice Mary Snyder: b. about 1919 probably in Oneida Co., NY; d. after 1920
        • 4. Alice A. Snyder: b. about 1906 in New Jersey; d. after 1920
      • 3. Grace Ann Broas: b. September, 1874 in Jersey City, Hudson Co., NJ; d. 9-19-1926 probably in New Jersey
        m. Burrie L. Horton: b. February, 1872 in New Jersey; d. 9-14-1959 in New Jersey
        • 4. Frank Loton Horton: b. 11-22-1897 probably in Hudson Co., NJ; d. January, 1976 in Fort Lauderdale, Broward Co., FL
          m. Gertrude Fromm: b. 4-25-1898 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti; d. 3-2-1960 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA
          • 5. Malcolm David Horton: b. 5-22-1924 in Elizabeth, NJ; d. 9-28-2009 in Dade City, Pasco Co., FL
            m. Doris Unknown: living
            • 6. Jackie Horton: living
              m. Steve Tiffinger: living
            • 6. Terrie Horton: living
              m. Unknown Kennedy
            • 6. Sally Horton: living
              m. Unknown Wilson
          • 5. Roderick James Horton: living
            m. Gabriela (Gaby) Fromm: living
            • 6. James Horton: living
              m. Ivonne Mota: living
              • 7. Christopher Horton: living
              • 7. Megan Horton: living
            • 6. Michael Horton: living
              m. Alicia Inez Gomez: living
              • 7. Alexander Ian Horton: living
              • 7. Mariana Horton: living
            • 6. Steven Horton: living
        • 4. Madeline G. Horton: b. about 1901 probably in Hudson Co., NJ; d. after 1930
          m. Unknown Holliurate: b. ?; d. 1920-1930
      • 3. Martha Jane (Jennie) Broas: b. August, 1877 in Jersey City, Hudson Co., NJ; d. after 1900
      • 3. Edwin Broas: b. about 1880 probably in Hudson Co., NJ; d. after 1910
      • 3. George Ira Broas: b. February, 1881 in New Jersey; d. after 1940
        m. Violet A. Lewis (or Dingee): b. May, 1883 in New York or New Jersey; d. after 1943
        Note: Violet Dingee was a house helper to George's Uncle William and Aunt Mary Broas below; she was adopted and later married 'cousin' George.
        • 4. Marion Broas: b. about 1909 probably in Bergen Co., NJ; d. after 1940
          m. William Just: b. ?; d. after 1940
      • 3. Lillian Broas: b. about 1885 in New Jersey; d. after 1910
      • 3. Alice Edna Broas: b. 8-14-1887 in New Jersey; d. 1-13-1972; unmarried
      m. (2) Mary Unknown: b. about 1850 in New Jersey; d. after 1910
    • 2. Martha Jane Broas: b. about 1848 in Manhattan, New York Co., NY; d. after 1887
    • 2. John Sheldon Broas: b. September, 1853 in Manhattan, New York Co., NY; d. 2-22-1918
      m. Ellen E. Thomas: b. February, 1854 in Wales, d. after 1920
      • 3. Elizabeth Broas: b. February, 1882 in New Jersey; d. after 1910
    • 2. William Charles Broas: b. April, 1855 in Broome Co., NY; d. March, 1922 in Nelsonville, Monmouth Co., NJ
      m. Mary Anne Flynn: b. April, 1863 in New York; d. after 1920
      • 3. (adopted) Violet Dingee (or Violet A. Lewis): b. May, 1883 in New York or New Jersey; d. after 1943
        m. George Ira Broas above.
      • 3. Rebecca Margaret (Becky) Broas: b. 3-29-1889 in New Jersey; d. after 1910
      • 3. Robert Jordon Broas: b. 12-2-1890 in Jersey City, Hudson Co., NJ; d. after 1920
        m. Bessie Unknown: b. about 1887 in New Jersey; d. after 1920
      • 3. Frances Viola (Fannie) Broas: b. 9-6-1894 in Jersey City, Hudson Co., NJ; d. after 1920
        m. Clarence Fenn: b. ?; d. after 1917
      • 3. William Charles Broas, Jr.: b. 10-15-1899 in Jersey City, Hudson Co., NJ; d. 1949-1959
        m. Pauline Martin: b. about 1897 in New Jersey; d. 1940-1958
        • 4. William Paul Broas: b. 8-7-1924 in Jersey City, Hudson Co., NJ; d. 1-5-2007 in Morristown, NJ
          m. Anita St. Germain: b. 7-26-1931 in Paris, France; d. 10-20-2004 in Williamsburg, VA
          • 5. Peter Broas: living
        • 4. Mary Patricia Broas: b. 3-17-1930 in New Jersey; d. 2-3-2007?
          m. William H. LeComte: b. 6-25-1925?; d. 1-19-1995?
          • 5. Linda LeComte: b. 7-2-1955; d. 3-2-2008
            m. Unknown Chapman
          • 5. Kevin LeComte: living
          • 5. William R. LeComte: b. 3-26-1958; d. 4-1-1959
          • 5. Lori LeComte: living
            m. Unknown Fennessey
          • 5. Kelly LeComte: living
        • 4. Pauline Broas: living
          m. (1) Thomas D. Jenkins
          • 5. Thomas D. Jenkins, III: living
          • 5. Pamela Jenkins: living
          • 5. Robert Jenkins: living
          • 5. Christopher Jenkins: living
          m. (2) Unknown Miller
        • 4. Robert Broas: b. 1939 probably in Essex Co., NJ; d. about 1977
          m. Unknown Wife
          • 5. Robert Martin Broas, Jr.: living
          • 5. Jessica Broas: living
          • 5. Hillary Broas: living
    • 2. Thomas K(ennedy?) Broas: b. 4-25-1857; d. 10-1-1857 in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY

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