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Hiel Brockway

Birthplace: of Lyme, Ct, USA
Death: Died in Brockport, Monroe, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Brockport, Monroe, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Gamaliel Brockway and Azubab Peck
Husband of Phebe Merrill
Father of Augustus Brockway; Charles M. Brockway; Elias P. Brockway; Alice Brockway; Edward Brockway and 8 others
Brother of Alice Brockway; Harriet Brockway and George Brockway

Occupation: founded town/builder/packet owner
Managed by: Harrison Victor Baldwin
Last Updated:

About Hiel Brockway


Hiel Brockway, 1st child of Gamaliel Brockway and Azubah Peck, was b. Apr. 16,1775; m. with PHEBE MERRILL, who was b. at Killingworth, now Clinton, Conn., on Nov. 3,1774, and d. Aug. 19,1851. They settled at Brockport , NY., which took its name from him. "He was an enterprising citizen with a great amount of push. He was a noted canal man, and owned a line of packets between Rochester and Buffalo."

Children were: Augustus (1799), Charles (10/26/1800), Elias (8/28/1802), Alice (3/5/1804), Edward (9/25/1905), Ira (1807), Mary Ann (8/18/1808), Azubah (3/15/1810), Hiel Jr. (8/30/1811), Phebe (3/4/1813), Maria (9/9/1814), Nathan (4/5/1816), and Julia (1/24/1818).

  • The Brockway Family: some records of Wolston Brockway, compiled for Francis E. Brockway.
  • Cemetery Records: Brockport Cemetery.
  • Village of Brockport NY
  • Early Connecticut Records as found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800,Vol.6, 1st Church of Killingworth

.*History of the College at Brockport.

  • Charles Bush book compiled for Western Monroe Historical Society re Hiel Brockway, FOUNDER OF BROCKPORT.
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Hiel Brockway's Timeline

April 16, 1775
of Lyme, Ct, USA
October 7, 1798
Age 23
Killingworth, Ct, USA
Age 23
Brockport, Monroe, New York, United States
October 26, 1800
Age 25
Brockport, Monroe, New York, United States
August 28, 1802
Age 27
Brockport, NY, USA
March 5, 1804
Age 28
Catskill, Greene, New York, United States
September 25, 1805
Age 30
Brockport, NY, USA
Age 31
Brockport, Monroe, New York, United States
August 18, 1808
Age 33
Brockport, Monroe, NY, USA
March 15, 1810
Age 34
Brockport, NY, USA