I had already found Adam, and decided he wasn't a member of my Brasie line. Here's why:
Christopher and Christina Brussi were married in Albany about 1679 and had (I think) 12 children between 1679 and 1694. Five were sons, three of whom survived to adulthood to carry on the family name:
Weinsam, b abt 1680 Nicolaas, b abt 1682 Andries, b abt 1683
If Adam was in the Dutchess County Militia in 1715, he was probably born before 1700. That would mean he had to be a son of Christopher, or would have to be the probable first son of one of the three above. I find no evidence to support that. Besides, I have not found a single "Adam" anywhere in the Brussi line.
The earliest person who might be a member of the Brussi line that I can find in Dutchess County is Cornelia (Pressi), born thereSeptember 27, 1735 to Wensam and Elizabetha. This Wensam might be the son or grandson of Christopher, but I haven's connected him yet. I don't believe he was the son of Christopher (Weinsam) because I have Weinsam with a different wife and a large family. This Wensam was probably the son of Weinsam, Nicholas, or Andries, but I haven't made that connection yet.
In Van Alstyn's company in the RW, I only found one with rank given.
Name and Rank,Bresse, Jellis, Sergeant, Regiment,Van Alstyne Company, Phillips
I don't have his parents yet.
I seem to remember running across Andrier Brosie, but for some reason I did not document him. I'll have another look.
I know the Brussi line was at Livingston Manor for quite some time. I know that Hendrick and wife Anna Elizabeth Schurtz left there sometime Aft. January 1757 for West Stockbridge, and probably took most of their family with them. I have several others moving to or born in West Stockbridge.
I also found Claes (Nicholas), Vincent (Weinsam), and Gabriel at Livingston, but haven't really tied them in yet. I'm sure they were Christopher's descendants.
As to Mathys Bosie and Jacobes Bos, that's a stretch. I believe thsy were there, but don't believe they were in Christopher's line.
Adrian, the reason that I'm tracing this line was that my mother was a Brasie. I've traced her back to William Brasie (Brazie) Jr, b 1813 or 1814. My best guess is that he was the son of William Brezil (b abt 1781) and Betsey Wilcox who were married May 28, 1806 in Pawlet, Rutland, Vermont. Most of the Vermont Brazies that I have found migrated there from the West Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massand Great Barrington area (Christopher's family), between 1792 and 1796, but I think William Brezil was there first, and that that may be him in the 1790 census for Pawlet.
I'm quite sure that my Brasie family descends from Christopher and Christina, but haven't been able to make the connection. To resolve this, I decided to research all "Brazies" in the NY area from 1850 and earlier. William Brezil would have been in the fifth or sixth generation from Christopher, and I think I have the first three generations in pretty food order.
Would you be interested in reviewing what I have on the first three generations (one at a time) and providing me with feedback and info? If so, I'll start a new post on the family of Christopher and Christina, and we'll work from there. If not, no problem.