Traces of Abram Coolbaugh Brodhead & wife Cornelia M. Ely

Over the years, I’ve been trying to connect the dots on Find a Grave, linking relatives together. Abram Coolbaugh Brodhead, brother of my 2nd great-grandfather Andrew Jackson Brodhead, about whom I know very little, has long eluded me. But, I just discovered his and his wife’s graves on the Find a Grave site, and with the permission of ‘Nashvillerambler’, I am publishing the images here. The graves are located in Mountain Grove Cemetery & Mausoleum, Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT.

I’ve put in a request to have Abram linked to his parents Garret Brodhead and Cornelia Dingman Brodhead. Just goes to show what a wonderful gift Find a Grave can be when searching for one’s ancestors!

Abram and Cornelia married in 1863 when she was about 21 and he was 39. A daughter Jennie Seymour Brodhead was born later that year. Cornelia died the following year, and I believe Abram remained a bachelor for the rest of his days. Daughter Jennie married into the Linderman family, making her a direct descendant of Richard Brodhead (b. 1771) and Hannah Drake (b. 1769) along two Brodhead family lines.

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Abram C Brodhead grave in Mountain Grove Cemetery and Mausoleum in Bridgeport, CT (PHOTO PERMISSION: Find a Grave’s ‘Nashvillerambler’)

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Cornelia M. (Ely) Brodhead grave in Mountain Grove Cemetery and Mausoleum in Bridgeport, CT (PHOTO PERMISSION: Find a Grave’s ‘Nashvillerambler’)

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Garret Brodhead (1793-1872), son of Richard Brodhead (1771-1843) & Hannah Drake (1769-1832)

Parents: Garret Brodhead (1793-1872), son of Richard Brodhead (1771-1843) & Hannah Drake (1769-1832)

Cornelia Dingman Brodhead (1797-1885), daughter of Daniel Westbrook Dingman (1774-1862) and Mary Westbrook (1774-1851)

Parents: Cornelia Dingman Brodhead (1797-1885), daughter of Daniel Westbrook Dingman (1774-1862) and Mary Westbrook (1774-1851)

Albert Gallatin Brodhead portrait

Brother: Albert Gallatin Brodhead portrait from 1905’s Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of the Lehigh Valley, PA (p. 260)

Andrew Jackson Brodhead

Brother: Andrew Jackson Brodhead, my 2nd great-grandfather

 

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8 thoughts on “Traces of Abram Coolbaugh Brodhead & wife Cornelia M. Ely

  1. Isn’t it so exciting when you finally find someone and dots are connected. Important to remember to go back to online sources in case more data has been added.

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  2. Congratulations on another find. Just spent a couple of fun hours with our family’s top genealogist who lives in Sebring, Florida. I even ended up talking with a distant English cousin on Facebook. One never knows where the genealogical search leads. 🙂 –Curt

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  3. Barbara Brodhead

    Wow!!! This is so cool!! What exciting information! James and I are like “looks like those headstones need cleaning!” 🙂
    We are going to check and see if the cemetery is anywhere close to where we will be this summer.
    Yes, Find a Grave is a wonderful web site!
    Thanks Gail!

    Sent from my iPhone

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    • They definitely look like they could benefit from a tidy-up–you are right about that. You guys are too funny. Well, it’s about 2 1/2 hrs away from Stroudsburg, so it’s do-able. Too bad Mystic is an additional hour further east–we always loved visiting there as kids. We used to stay at the Howard Johnson’s there.

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  4. Barbara Brodhead

    James and I plan to head over there, and will definitely give them a “tidy up!” We will send pics of the end result! 🙂

    Sent from my iPhone

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  5. Wow–that’s great. I’m sure they will benefit from some maintenance.

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