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Looking for anc. of Christina, 1700s, NY
Posted by: Joanne Benne Date: December 07, 1999 at 09:31:45
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I'm trying to confirm the parents of Christina Bresee/Bresse/Brusy as Nicholas Bresee and Catalyntje Bont. She was born 10 May 1712, Coxsackie, Greene Co. NY, died 12 June 1795, Berkshire Co. MA. She married Dirk Spore, b. 28 Jan 1810, Albany, NY. He died 28 May 1780, Sheffield, Berks. Co. MA. Their daughter Maria/Mary was born 20 May 1730, Copake, Col. Co. NY. She married William Hollenbeck, b. 1734, Berks. Co. MA and died 1813 in Columbia Co. NY.
There are problems in this identification because someone has thrown in a theory that her surname might have been Van Alstyne because her tombstone says "Christina V A". Dutch Reform Ch. bapt. records show her and her husband as being being associated with the Bresee family. She is always referred to as Christina BRESSE, SO If anyone cares to throw in their theories, I've collected much info. trying to solve this one and will share any of my info.
Joanne Benne


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