Nancy Breese

about 1816–
New York, United States

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Breese was born about 1816, in New York, United States, her father, Silas Gildersleeve Breese, was 33 and her mother, Mary Bennett, was 32. She married George Harrison Taylor in 1836. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Elmira, Chemung, New York, United States in 1850 and Horseheads, Chemung, New York, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

George Harrison Taylor
1814–1878
Nancy Breese
1816–
Marriage: 1836
Silas Breese Taylor
1837–1864
Mary A Taylor
1839–1857
James M. Taylor
1843–1875
Julia A. Taylor
1843–1919
Walter Taylor
1845–1864
Olive Taylor
1847–1865
Franklin Taylor
1850–1856
Mary M. Taylor
1854–
Matilda E Taylor
1857–1877
Edwin Chapin Taylor
1858–1934

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1836
children

(10)

    Silas Breese Taylor

    Male1837–1864Male

    Mary A Taylor

    Female1839–1857Female

    James M. Taylor

    Male1843–1875Male

    Julia A. Taylor

    Female1843–1919Female

    Walter Taylor

    Male1845–1864Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 11

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1863

Age 47

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for an irritating person, from Middle English breeze ‘gadfly’ (Old English brēosa).2 Americanized spelling of the Welsh patronymic ap Rhys ‘son of Rhys’ ( see Reese ).3 German: habitational name from any of numerous places called Breese or Breesen, in Mecklenburg, Wendland (near Hannover), Brandenburg, and Pomerania. In some cases the place name is derived from West Slavic brjaza ‘birch’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy Taylor in household of G H Taylor, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nancy Taylor in household of George H Taylor, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nancy Breese in entry for E.c. Taylor, "Florida Deaths, 1877-1939"

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