Saturday, February 1, 2014

Surname Saturday - SCISM (Holland > colonial New York)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.  

I am in the 7th great-grandmothers and I'm up to Ancestor #765, but I don't have a name for that ancestor, or for female ancestors up to #855.  I have completed the Seaver side of the 7th great-grandmothers, and will now start on the Carringer side.  Unfortunately, there are only a few lines back that far (9 generations before me) in my database on the Carringer side, mainly due to lack of records.  

The next female in my Ancestor Name List with at least a given name is #857 Elsje Scism (1698-1750).   [Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 7th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts].

My ancestral line back through just one generation in this SCISM family line is:

1.  Randall J. Seaver (1943-living)

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

6.  Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976)
7.  Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977)

12.  Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946)
13.  Abbey Ardell Smith (1862-1944)

26.  Devier James Lamphier Smith (1839-1884)
27.  Abigail A. Vaux (1844-1931)

52.  Ranslow Smith (1805-1873)
53.  Mary "Polly" Bell (1805-1865)

106.  James Bell (1778-1838)
107.  Cornelia Bresee (1780-1840)

214.  Peter Bresee (1750-????)
215.  Maria Van Deusen (1759-????)

428.  Peter Bresee (1721-????)
429.  Suster "Susanna" Dyckman (1721-1763)

856.  Wensam Bresee, born about 1695 in New York, United States; died in New York, United States.  He was the son of 1712. Christoffel Bresee and 1713. Christine Claesjens.  He married about 1718 in New York, United States.
857.  Elsje Scism, born about 1698 in New York, United States; died about 1750 in New York, United States.

Children of Wensam Bresee and Elsje Scism are:
*  Margaret Bresee (1719-????), married 1741 Hendrick Cool (1716-????)
*  Peter Bresee (1721-????), married 1745 Suster Dyckman (1721-1763)
*  Andries Bresee (1722-????), married 1747 Alida Sissum (1726-1775)
*  Antje Bresee (1723-????), married 1740 Robert Abrahamse Van Deusen (1724-????).
*  Teunis bresee (1723-????), married Elizabeth Sissum (1724-????).
*  Catherina Bresee (1725-????), married Jan Cool (1724-????)
*  Jan Bresee (1727-????), married 1749 Cornelia Witbeck.
*  Cornelis Bresee (1733-????).

I have done very little research in records on these families.  I know that there are a few online family trees for this Bresee/Scism couple, but none show Elsje's parents.  Often the surnames are variations like Bresee/Bressie/Brazie or Scism/Sissum/Sissom, etc.  Both families are of Dutch origin, and they lived in the 1700s in the Dutch settled area in Columbia and Rensselaer counties in New York.

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1 comment:

Miss Carnivorous said...

I think there must be a connection between, Alida Sissum Chism, who marries Elsje's son, Andrew Bresee, and Elsje. Alida's grandparents were Robbert Chisom and Margerie Wilding. Robbert died before Elsje was born, so he most likely was not her father, unless the dates are wrong, but maybe he was her uncle. Alida would have been a second cousin of Andrew and so they married. It seems very likely that the Scism, Chism, Chisom are all the same family.