Nancy Breese

Female1818–

Brief Life History of Nancy

When Nancy Breese was born in 1818, in New York, United States, her father, Silas Gildersleeve Breese, was 34 and her mother, Mary Bennett, was 34. She married George Harrison Taylor in 1836. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Elmira Town, 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
1818–
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
Matilda Taylor
1854–
Matilda E Taylor
1857–1877
Edwin Chapin Taylor
1858–1934

Sources (7)

  • Nancy Taylor, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nancy Breese in entry for E.c. Taylor, "Florida Deaths, 1877-1939"
  • Nancy Taylor in household of G H Taylor, "United States Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1836
  • Children (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 1

    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 9

    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.

    1854

    Age 36

    Established in 1854

    Name Meaning

    English (Montgomeryshire; also Norfolk): nickname for an irritating person, from Middle English brese ‘gadfly’ (Old English brēosa). See also Breeze , compare Breece .

    German: habitational name from any of numerous places called Breese or Breesen, in Mecklenburg, Wendland (near Hanover), Brandenburg, and Pomerania. In some cases the placename is derived from a Slavic word meaning ‘birch’ (brěza in Old Slavic).

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

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