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Brace Family - Greene Township

Contributed by Esther Rancier

Site visitor Esther Rancier provided the family information below by way of Katie Rose Costello in October 2016. It is being posted at this time, after being discovered in the depths of your webmaster's hard drive.

Rebecca (Jones) Brace, Early Teacher in Greene Township

The following is extracted from an email sent by the contributor:

"I have been examining the Greene Township material. Maybe I can help with one tidbit. In Samuel P. Bates' History of Erie County, PA, the next to last paragraph you have online mentions one of the first teachers was Mrs. Brace from Connecticut. This person was Rebecca (Jones) Brace."

"She was the daughter of Thomas and Susannah (Adams) Jones of Barkhamsted, CT. and Richland, Oswego Co., NY."

"Rebecca, born 7 July 1782, married Stephen Brace at Litchfield, Herkimer Co., NY on 3 February 1803. Stephen Brace, born 26 August 1780, was the son of Levi and Joanna (Cooley) Brace of Tolland, Tolland Co., CT. He was a Methodist minister. Both Stephen and Rebecca died at Greene, Erie Co., PA. He died 3 September 1846, while she died later, 26 March 1866. They had 5 children, but only two died in Erie Co.: Solomon Billings Brace at Boston, PA in 1838 and Stephen Jones Brace at Greene on 2 May 1868."

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