Father: Caleb Brokaw
Mother: Jane Van Nostrand
Spouse: Mariah Stryker (1775-1856)
Abraham Brokaw, born in Somerset County, NJ, was married in the Dutch Reformed Church at Raritan, NJ to Mariah Stryker on 8 Jan 1792. Abraham enlisted in the War of 1812, from Hillsborough Twp., and served in Capt. Abraham Ditmar's Co., 3rd Regiment of John Freylinghuysen's Reg. of NJ Militia. For services, he received Bounty Land Warrent No. 95-043 for 40 acres land in Ohio.
The family remained in Somerset Hillsborough Twp., Somerset County, NJ until 1823, when Abraham, Maria and 7 of their children set out for Ohio. They left 3 other living children in NJ. Caleb (son?) had preceded them to Ohio. This marked the beginning of the Brokaw "colony" in Ohio. On arriving in Ohio, they settled in Warren Twp., Jefferson County. After a little more than 2-1/2 years there, Abraham died and is buried there.
Soon after his death, Mariah and 5 children returned to NJ, leaving Jane, Abraham and Caleb in Ohio.
Historical Note: The famous writer Jane AUSTEN was b1775 and d1817 at 41yo.
Source: Our Brokaw-Bragaw Heritage