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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Silas Gildersleeve Breese
Mary Bennett
Marriage: about 1804
Minard Brees
Nancy Brees
Ira Brees
Zopher G Brees
Lewis Breese
William Brees
Mary Brees
Nancy Breese
Ira L. Breese
Ulyses Breese
Achilles Breese
Mary Matilda Breese

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.


Historical Boundaries 1791: Tioga, New York, United States


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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