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Notes for Samuel Breese

The Family of Samuel Breese & Betsy Smith

August 31, 1776 - Samuel Breese born in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., New Jersey. Parents John Brees & Hannah Gildersleeve.

1787 - Samuel's parents moved to the Chemung Valley in New York. they settled on a farm in Elmira, Tioga, New York in 1789. The area later became Horseheads, Chemung Co., New York.

abt 1802 - Samuel married Elizabeth "Betsy" Smith, probably in New York.

January 24, 1803 - daughter Hellen Maria born in New York
1805 - daughter Eveline born in New York. She died young.
April 18, 1809 - daughter Lorinda born in New York. Twin of Loretta.
April 18, 1809 - daughter Loretta born in New York. Twin of Lorinda.

1810 census Elmira, Tioga, New York
Samuel Breese
1 male 26-44 (Samuel, age 34)
1 female 26-44 (Betsy, age 34)
4 females age 0-9 (Mariah, age 7, Eveline age 5 (?) Lorinda, age 1 & Loretta, age 1)

May 11, 1811 - son Seneca C. born in New York
May 28, 1813 - daughter Angeline born in New York. Probably twin of Adaline
abt 1814 - daughter Adaline born in New York. Probably twin of Angeline
August 18, 1816 - son Grover Smith born in New York. Twin of John
August 18, 1816 - son John born in New York. Twin of Grover Smith
abt 1820 - son Richard S. born in Horseheads, Chemung, New York

August 7, 1820 census Elmira, Tioga, New York
Samuel Brees
1 male age 26-44 (Samuel, age 44)
4 males age 0-9 (Seneca, age 9, Grover, age 4, John, age 4 & Richard, age baby)
1 female age 26-44 (Betsy, age 44)
2 females age 10-14 (Lorinda, age 11 and Loretta, age 11)
2 females age 0-9 (Angeline, age 7 & Adaline, age 7)
Where is Hellen Maria, age 17?

1824 - daughter Elizabeth born. She died in infancy.
October 29, 1824 - grandson Lysander C. Breese born in New York. Parent was probably daughter Hellen Maria Breese.

1830 census Elmira, Tioga, New York
1 male age 50-59 (Samuel, age 54)
1 male age 15-19 (Seneca, age 19)
3 males age 10-14 (Grover, age 14, John, age 14 & Richard, age 10)
1 male age 5-9 (grandson Lysander, age 6)
1 female age 50-59 (Betsy, age 54)
3 females age 20-29 (Hellen Maria, age 27, Lorinda, age 21 and Loretta, age 21)
2 females age 15-19 (Angeline, age 17 & Adaline, age 17)

abt 1839 - daughter Lorinda married Clark W. Wormley. Where? Not on Illinois marriage list. First child born in 1840 in Illinois.

1840 census Kane Co., Illinois
Clark W. Wormley
1 male 20-29 (Clark, age
1 male age 5-9
2 females 20-29 (Lorinda, age 31 & sister Loretta Breese, age 31??)

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1840 census Elmira, Chemung, New York
Samuel Brees
1 male age 60-69 (Samuel, age 64)
3 males age 20-29 (Seneca, age 29, Grover, age 24, John, age 24 & Richard, age 20?)
1 female 60-69 (Betsy, age 64)
1 female 40-49 (???)
3 females 20-29 (Angeline, age 27 & Adaline, age 27 and ??)

Helen M. Brees (age 30-39) listed in Elmira, Chemung, New York with a male age 15-19 and a female age 0-5.

December 2, 1843 - daughter Loretta married Henry V. Brees in Kane Co., Illinois
December 30, 1844 - daughter Angeline married Phineas Nelson Culver in Kane Co., Illinois

1846 - Betsy Smith Breese died. New York or Illinois? Buried where?

February 25, 1846 - daughter Adaline married Moses A. Arnold in Kane Co., Illinois
October 13, 1847 - son Grover married Charlotte Crandall in Kane Co., Illinois

Samuel Breese is recorded in the 1848 Kane County Personal Property Tax List, residing in Aurora Twp.; valuation $159.

March 14, 1848 - son Richard married Iwanona Josephine Groves in Kane Co., Illinois.
abt 1848 - son John married Mary Douth (?) where? Living in Sugar Grove, Kane, Illinois in 1850

April 2, 1849 - Samuel died in Kane Co., Illinois. He is buried in West Aurora Cemetery, Aurora, Kane, Illinois