Caroline Bresee

22 July 1792–
Great Barrington, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Caroline

When Caroline Bresee was born on 22 July 1792, in Great Barrington, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Nicholas Bresee, was 29 and her mother, Charity Hopkins, was 35. She had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Ira Janes. She lived in Sutton, Brome, Quebec, Canada in 1861. She was buried in Abercorn, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada.

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Ira Janes
Caroline Bresee
Oliver Skinner Janes
Precinda Janes
Caroline Maria Janes
William S. Janes

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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 8

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 33

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

Probably of Dutch origin, but the etymology is unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Caroline Janes, "Quebec Census, 1861"
  • Caroline Janes in entry for Oliver S Janes, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Caroline Bresee in entry for Oliver S Janes and Harriet L Corse, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

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