Nancy Breese


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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George Harrison Taylor
Nancy Breese
Marriage: 1836
Silas Breese Taylor
Mary A Taylor
James M. Taylor
Julia A. Taylor
Walter Taylor
Olive Taylor
Franklin Taylor
Matilda Taylor
Matilda E Taylor
Edwin Chapin Taylor

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
  • Children (10)

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    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.


    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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