The Brought Family, by Joseph Cochran from his book “History of Mifflin County”, published in 1879 in Harrisburg by the Patriot Publishing Co. Much, if not most, of his information came from members of the Brought family themselves. It is a huge section, covering over 3 pages. I will just add the lineage particulars.
David Brought, a commissioned officer in a company of Hesssian troops was captured by General Washington at the battle of Trenton, New Jersey, 1776. After the revolution, he rented a farm near Litiz. In 1795, he was joined by his wife and 2 sons from Germany. In 1797, David died, leaving only his 2 sons, Daniel and David. The only heirloom of him is an old sword, rough, but of good material. In 1798 Daniel moved to near the present Richfield, Juniata county. (NOTE: “present” and “now” being 1879), where he was married. He rented a farm there and farmed the same till 1811, when he purchased a farm in now Mifflin county, from one Abraham Miller, of 93 acres, near the present Granville Station, and on which John Brought now resides and owns. Daniel died in 1818. He had 6 children: David, John, Daniel, George, Ann and Mary.
David ( Daniel, David) married one Jane Steel of this county, was a contractor as well as a distiller, was born in Juniata county, died near the Long Narrows, and had the following 8 children; John A., now of Lewistown, who was married to one Ann Glass, they have 5 children; Joseph Culbertson and Partie both died at about 30. Tillie married to Lewis Lewis, now in Kansas. Eliza, deceased, married to Laury Culp, now in Patterson, Juniata county, Martha, married to one ____ Franks, now in Patterson, Juniata county. Sarah and Lawrence late of Lewistown.
John (Daniel, David) owned at his death 900 acres. He was married to one ___Sellers and had 3 sons: Jacob, deceased; John (married to Rebecca Owens and have 7 children who are Calvin E. (graduated at Eastman’s Commercial College in New York is now a bookkeeper in a real estate office in Kansas), Servarius S., Joseph Austin (married to Anna Owens, built most of the present Granville Station, owned 2 fine farms, one on which the station was built. He was killed on the railroad several years ago), John (now lives on the farm bought b his grandfather Daniel), Mary, Jenny and Lizzie.
Daniel (Daniel, David) was a farmer, lived and owned the farm known as the “Panther Spring far,” 2 miles northwest of Lewistown, on Pittsburgh and Philadelphia turnpike. He was married to Barbara Houser of Centre county. They had 9 nine children: Jacob(deceased, was married to one ___Hughes); Mosheim; Daniel; John; Sylvester and James Irvin, they now live in Indiana. Daniel died at 35 a few years ago, a bachelor. John H., bachelor, now a resident of this county, he lives and owns, in part with Sylvester, the old homestead (he, in connection with Sylvester own 1150 acres in Granville twp). John H. was wounded in the leg at Mossy Creek during the civil war from which he still suffers very much. William H. owned 2 fine farms in Granville twp and was first married to Caroline Lotz with whom he had children Matilda Aretha and Annie, both now at home. William H.’s 2nd wife is Sallie Hockey and they have no children. Sylvester, in connection as we have already said with John H. is married to Elvina Ailman of Juniata county and they have 2 children, Edgar and John. James Irvin, the 6th son of Daniel and Barbara Houser Brought, married Clara J. Breneman and they have 7 children: Fanny L.L., John H.C., William Schuyler, Clara Mabel, Irvin Sylvester, Rosa and Matilda M. E. Ann, the 7th child of Daniel and Barbara Houser Brought, was married to James Wilson and they have 3 children: Daniel, John and Samuel. They live in Mifflin county. Jane, the 8th child, deceased, was married to James Robison and had several children but all are now dead. Martha Matilda, the 9th child, deceased, was married to John R. Hartman and had 3 children: Parker, Ella and John, all living in Milroy twp, this county.
George, (Daniel, David) was first married to a ____Lauver of Juniata county and they had 2 children: Lewis who died young and Daniel who had 5 children (Thompson, Joseph, Daniel, Mary and Eliza all now live in Granville twp). George’s 2nd wife was Ann Long and they had 2 children (Ann, married to ______Beatty, near McVeytown, and William H., now in Mifflin county).
Ann, (Daniel, David) was married to Daniel Marks and had one child: Daniel B., now in Indiana.
Mary, (Daniel, David) was married to George Sellers, a stone mason and farmer and they had 3 children: Joseph (deceased); Mary Ann (deceased); and Edward (deceased, who marred Nancy Winkle and they had 6 children: George, John, Andrew, Ella, Elizabeth, and William, all now in Mifflin county.
This closed the biography of the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Daniel Brought. We left David, his brother, near Litiz, Lancaster county. He had but 2 sons: John Brought who lived near Lewistown, where he was married, in the house where the Gazette office now is. He moved to Ohio, where he was elected Governor in 1864, by over 100,000 majority. The other brother, William, moved to George’s alley, Centre county, where they still live…………………………The author, Joseph Cochran, goes on to say that he has “the pleasure of a personal acquaintance with James Irwin Brought” and it is presumed that a lot if not all of this information was supplied him by James Irwin Brought.
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