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James Brisbin[1]

Male 1700 - 1790  (89 years)


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  • Name James Brisbin  [2, 3
    Born 7 Jul 1700  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Lived in 1765  Northumberland, Saratoga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Immigrated America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1781-1790  Northumberland, Saratoga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I4291  Main
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 

    Family Unknown,   d. Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. William Brisbin,   b. 1724, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. WFT Est 1780-1816, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     2. Samuel Brisbin,   b. Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F1708  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Jul 1700 - Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLived in - 1765 - Northumberland, Saratoga, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigrated - - America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1781-1790 - Northumberland, Saratoga, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From Town of Northumberland, N.Y. web site:

      "We believe the name Northumberland which means border town has a Scottish origin. In 1765 James Brisbin a native of Scotland came here when we were part of Saratoga. He settled 1 1/2 miles westerly of Fort Miller, towards Bacon Hill a hamlet in Northumberland that became the hub of activity with the Hudson River nearby. The river was a major asset and one of the main reasons pioneers settled here was for the water power. Fort Miller was built in 1755 under the direction of Colonel Miller, it was located on the flat, above the rapids. A State marker is on site. The Western shore of the river was the theater for border warfare common to all this valley. According to Sylvester's History of Saratoga County indian scouting parties climbed these hills. Farmers still find arrowheads and cannon balls (I have a cannon ball retrieved from a farmers field in our Archives) as they dig deeper with more modern equipment into these Historic soils. In 1823 the Champlain Canal opened. The D&H Railroad opened in 1834. "

      From: The History of Saratoga County by Nathaniel Bartlett Sylvestor 1878, Evert & Ensign p. 401

      James was a Cadet (descendant of the younger line) of the ancient and historic Family of the BRISBANE of Bishoptoun (Renfrewshire) and Brisbane (Largs, Ayrshire), Scotland, and heads a Cadet Branch of that Family. 

      James and his family left Scotland about 1737 and settled in Northern Ireland, probably in Tyrone County. 

      As early as the year 1765, James Brisbin, a native of Scotland, came to what is now Northumberland, then Saratoga, New York, and settled about one and a half miles westerly of Fort Miller, towards Bacon Hill. 

      His first wife died in Scotland, and his two sons born there, William and Samuel, about the same time settled in what is now Wilton, in the Laing neighborhood. James Brisbin for his second wife married in Scotland, Margaret Carruth, a somewhat remarkable woman. By her he had the following children: Margaret C.,died in Scotland; Elizabeth; John, who settled in Old Saratoga in 1771; Margaret, who married Conrad Cramer; Carruth; James, who married Mary taylor of Argyle, Washington County; Robert; and Jane. [2, 3, 5, 6]

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S982] Liza Brisbin, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1966558&id=I398 (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S622] 1881 Canadian Census, (1881), http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/census/household_record.asp?HOUSEHOLD_CODE=1881CN_754828&HOUSEHOLD_SUB=1&frompage=5 (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S985] Town of Northuberland NY web, 1765. http://www.townofnorthumberland.org/Northumberland_OurHistory.htm (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S983] History of Saratoga County, Nathaniel Bartlett, (Sylvestor 1878, Evert & Ensign A transcription is on the web here: http://www.rootsweb.com/~nysarato/Sylvester/chap32a.html), p. 401 (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S985] Town of Northuberland NY web, http://www.townofnorthumberland.org/Northumberland_OurHistory.htm (Reliability: 0).