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Brodhead, Daniel b. 17 Oct 1736 Marbletown, Ulster, New York d. 15 Nov 1809 Milford, Pike, Pennsylvania

Brodhead, Daniel

Male 1736 - 1809  (73 years)


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  • Name Brodhead, Daniel  [1
    Born 17 Oct 1736  Marbletown, Ulster, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Appointments / Titles General 
    Occupation General/Surveyor/Politican  [1, 2
    Buried Nov 1809  Milford, Pike, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Died 15 Nov 1809  Milford, Pike, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I21612  The Thoma Family
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2017 

    Father Brodhead, Daniel,   b. 20 Apr 1693, Marbletown, Ulster, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1755, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Wyngaart, Hester Gerritse,   b. 1697, Albany, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1759, Northampton, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 21 Sep 1719  Albany, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Family ID F3466  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Miflin, Rebecca,   b. UNKNOWN,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Married Aft 1778  [1, 2
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F4339  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Dupui, Elizabeth,   b. 1739,   d. Berks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Apr 1756  Stroudsburg, Monroe, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Brodhead, Ann Garton,   b. 1758, Lower Smithfield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1797, Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F5215  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Oct 1736 - Marbletown, Ulster, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Apr 1756 - Stroudsburg, Monroe, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Nov 1809 - Milford, Pike, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Nov 1809 - Milford, Pike, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    BRODHEAD, Daniel General.jpg
    BRODHEAD, Daniel General.jpg

    Documents BRODHEAD, Daniel.pdf
    (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)

  • Notes 
    • Source: 'History of the Brodhead Family' by Luke Brodhead
      "Daniel married Elizabeth DEPUI, daughter of Samuel DEPUI of Smithfield. After her death, he married Gov. Mifflin's widow. He left several daughters and one son, named Daniel, who died when a young man. He was a general in the army of the Revolution and had command at Fort Pitt in 1780, and after the was, was appointed Surveyor General."

      Source: 'Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of The Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania' Published by The Lewis Publishing Company; 1905 (page 230)

      "One of the sons, Daniel by name, was colonel of the Eighth Pennsylvania Regiment in the continental army during the war of the Revolution, and at its close, while colonel commanding the western department with headquarters at Pittsburg, by special act of General Washington, and in the reorganization of the Pennsylvania troops, about 1782, was made colonel of the First Pennsylvania Regiment in the continental establishment. He held several state office, and when the new organization was formed in 1789 became the first surveyor-general of Pennsylvania, which office he held for many years and until his death at Milford, Pike county, in 1809."

      Source: Virtual American Biographies
      BRODHEAD, Daniel, soldier, born in Virginia in 1736; died in Milford, Pennsylvania, 15 Nov 1809. He raised in 1775 a company of rifleman who served in the battle of Long Island. He was appointed colonel of the 8th Pennsylvania regiment, and in April 1778, led a successful expedition against the Muskingum Indians. He made two important treaties with the Indians, one of them 22 July 1779, with the Cherokees, and received the thanks of congress for his success. He was for many years surveyor-general of Pennsylvania

      Source: http://fruitjar.org/Mummey/brodhead.html

      Abstracted from Report of the Commission to Locate the Site of the Frontier Forts of Pennsylvania
      Volume Two: The Frontier Forts of Western Pennsylvania
      by George Dallas Albert, 1896
      pages 190-1

      Daniel Brodhead was born at Marbletown, Ulster county, New York in 1736. His great grandfather, Daniel Brodhead, was a royalist and captain of the grenadiers in the reign of Charles II. He came with the expedition under Colonel Nichols in 1664, that captured the Netherlands (now New York) from the Dutch, and settle in Marbletown in 1665. His son Richard, and his son Daniel, the father of the subject of this sketch, also resided in Marbletown. Daniel Brodhead, Sr., in 1736, removed to a place called Dansville on Brodhead's Creek, near Stroudsburgh, Monroe county, Pennsylvania, when Daniel Brodhead, Jr., was an infant. The latter and his brothers became famous for their courage in conflicts with the Indians on the border, their father's house having been attacked by the savages December 11th, 1755. Daniel became a resident of Reading in 1771, where he was deputy surveyor. In July, 1775, he was appointed a delegate from Berks county to the provincial convention in Philadelphia. At the breaking out of the Revolution, Daniel was elected a lieutenant-colonel (commissioned October 25, 1776) and subsequently became colonel of the Eighth Pennsylvania Regiment, his promotion was March 12, 1777, to rank from September 29, 1776. He participated in the battle of Long Island, and in other battles in which Washington's army was engaged. He marched to Fort Pitt in the summer of 1778, his regiment forming a part of Brigadier-General Lachlan McIntosh's command in the Western Department. Here he served until the next spring, when he succeeded to the command in the West, headquarters at Fort Pitt. He retained this position until September 17, 1781, making a very efficient and active commander, twice leading expeditions into the Indian country, in both of which he was successful; but was superceded in his command at Pittsburgh by Colonel John Gibson. Brodhead was, at that date, colonel of the First Pennsylvania Regiment, to which position he was assigned January 17, 1781. After the war, he was Surveyor General of Pennsylvania. He was appointed to that office November 3, 1789 and held the place eleven years, he having previously served in the General Assembly. He died at Milford, Pike county, November 15, 1809. He was twice married. By his first wife he had two children; by his second, none. In 1872, at Milford, an appropriate monument was erected in his memory.

  • Sources 
    1. [S744] Individuals: Brodhead, Eugene Alexander.

    2. [S430] Individuals: Johnson, Leroy.
      Source Medium: Letter

    3. [S597] Web: Ancestry.com, Freepages Rootsweb.