First Wife of General Daniel Brodhead.
Daniel Brodhead and his wife Elizabeth Depue had moved from their Dansbury community to Berks County in 1770. There Daniel operated a grist mill and accepted an appointment as deputy-surveyor for the colony of Pennsylvania. The British Coercive Acts of 1774 aroused Daniel Brodhead's indignation. Because the Boston Port Act crippled the economic life of Boston, Paul Revere traveled to Philadelphia to seek sympathy and assistance.
In 1788, following the death of his wife, Daniel Brodhead married Rebecca Mifflin, widow of Samuel Mifflin. Samuel's brother Thomas was soon to be elected governor of Pennsylvania. Upon resigning his surveyor-general office in 1800, the Brodheads retired to Milford, Pennsylvania. He died there in the summer of 1809. His grave has not been identified; but the citizens of that community erected a monument to his memory in 1872 in the Milford Cemetery.
Source: Pages 984-987, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
For his services in the Revolution General Brodhead received several thousand acres of land, which he located in western Pennsylvania. Besides this he purchased largely of land through western Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Kentucky. He located much land in the vicinity of Kittanning and on the Allegheny, the scenes of his former exploits, which he never ceased to love. General Brodhead was twice married, and by his first wife, Elizabeth (Dupuy), had two children, Daniel and Ann Garton. The son, Daniel, Jr., was wounded at the battle of Long Island and captured, was exchanged, and died soon afterward. Like his father he was a member of the Society of the Cincinnati. The General's second marriage was to the widow of Gen. Samuel Mifflin. His only daughter, Ann Garton, married Casper Heiner, of Reading, Pa., a surveyor by profession and author of a series of mathematical works.
To Ann Garton Heiner and her children General Brodhead left all his lands and property. Ann Garton Heiner had but one son, John Heiner, who removed to Kittanning in 1812, and took possession of all the lands left him by his grandfather, General Brodhead. Capt. John Heiner died and was buried in Indiana, Pa., in 1833. He left but one son, Daniel Brodhead Heiner, late of Kittanning, Pa., and three daughters: Ann Eliza, who married John Mechling, sheriff of Armstrong County from 1845 to 1848; Margaret, who was twice married, first to a Mr. Carson, later to a Mr. Porterfield, and moved to Sidney, Ill.; and Catherine, wife of Gov. George W. Smith, of Lawrence, Kansas.
ALERT: According to the Brodhead Family Association, Port Ewen, NY, General Daniel Brodhead's son Daniel did not die shortly after being released. He was a businessman in Philadelphia and was married and had six children one being Myra.
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Mrs. Josephine Browne SANFORD. DAR ID Number: 29554 Born in Catlettsburg, Kentucky.
Wife of William Craig SANFORD.
Descendant of Brig. Gen. Daniel Brodhead, of Pennsylvania.
Daughter of Joseph Richardson Browne and Catherine Mechling, his wife.
Granddaughter of John Mechling and Ann Eliza Heiner, his wife.
Gr.-granddaughter of John Heiner and Mary Haines, his wife.
Gr.-gr.-granddaughter of Jasper Heiner and Ann Garton Brodhead, his wife.
Gr.-gr.-gr.-granddaughter of Daniel Brodhead and Elizabeth Depue,
Daniel Brodhead, (1736-1809), was captain of a Rifle company and colonel of the Eighth regiment, 1776. He
received the thanks of Congress for his expedition against the Indians who were devastating the western frontiers.
At the close of the war he held the rank of brevet brigadier general and became a member of the Cincinnati of
Pennsylvania. He was born in Ulster Co., N. Y.; died in Milford, Penna. Also Nos. 319, 2975, 4976, 5656, 6641,
17274, 24613, 27393
Daniel Brodhead (1736 - 1809)
Phebe Brodhead Dewees was also a daughter of Elizabeth DePuy and General Daniel Brodhead (Brodhead Family Association's "The Brodhead Family", Vol II, p. 140):
Find A Grave Memorial# 10217903
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Milford (Pike County)
Created by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Record added: Jul 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39952684
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