Silas Gildersleeve Breese

Brief Life History of Silas Gildersleeve

When Silas Gildersleeve Breese was born on 5 May 1784, in Basking Ridge, Bernards Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States, his father, John Breese Jr, was 45 and his mother, Hannah Priscilla Gildersleeve Breese, was 33. He married Mary Bennett about 1804, in Horseheads, Horseheads, Chemung, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Elmira, Tioga, New York, United States in 1810. He died on 5 October 1855, in Horseheads, Horseheads, Chemung, New York, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, Horseheads, Chemung, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Silas Gildersleeve Breese
1784–1855
Mary Bennett
1784–1850
Marriage: about 1804
Minard Brees
1808–1843
Nancy Brees
1814–
Ira Brees
1816–
Zopher G Brees
1810–1869
Lewis Breese
1812–
William Brees
1814–1898
Mary Brees
1817–1879
Nancy Breese
1818–
Ira L. Breese
1819–1903
Ulyses Breese
1822–1909
Achilles Breese
1824–1893
Mary Matilda Breese
1827–

Sources (4)

  • Silas Breese, "United States Census, 1810"
  • Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968
  • Silas Breese, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

1791

Historical Boundaries 1791: Tioga, New York, United States

1803

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

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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