Biographical Sketch of Elisha Brace
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(III) Elisha (2), son of Elisha (1) Brace, was born about 1750. In 1790, the first federal census shows that he was living at Stockbridge, Berkshire county. Massachusetts, and had besides himself two females in his family. The only other head of family of this surname at Stockbridge was Joseph, who had three sons under sixteen and four females in his family. Elisha Brace and three brothers, two of whom were John and Joseph, purchased several sections of land in Victor, Ontario county. New York, in the northeast corner of the town, of the original owner, Enos Boughton, afterward exchanging it for land known as Brace street, whither they removed. Joseph Brace and Joseph Brace Jr. were both soldiers in the revolution in Captain Ezra Whittlesey’s company, Colonel John Brown’s regiment, in 1777 and 1780.