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HOSEA BREESE - Born July 26, 1838 in Lansing, New York and died March 1, 1918 in Salinas, California. Hosea severed in the 64th Regiment, Company E of the New York State Volunteers.  In mid 1868, with his wife (Christina BROWN) he moved to Salinas where he worked as a farmer until shortly before his death in 1918. Hosea is buried in the IOOF cemetery in Salinas

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REV. MOSES P. BREESE -was born in 1817 and died on May 26, 1866 in Horseheads, NY. He was married twice, the first time to Alvira Osmun , and the second time to Mary Jane YOUNG.  Moses was the first Post Master of Breesport, NY and was also appointed, during the formation of the Horseheads township, as one being responsible welfare of the poor.        

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REV. MOSES P. BREESE - Moses is buried in the  Breese Family cemetery located in Horseheads, NY.

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HOSEA BREESE - Is the father of Moses P. Breese.  He and his wife, Rachel, had eight other children.  He was born on November 24, 1788 and died on August 16, 1832. Hosea and Rachel are buried next to each other in the Breese family cemetery in Horseheads, NY.

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HENRY BREESE - was born on August 29, 1753 and severed as a revolutionary war soldier for several years.  Henry and his wife Ruth PIERSON are the parent of Hosea Breese and 10 other children. Henry died on June 3, 1835 and is buried   in the Breese family cemetery in Horsehead, NY. The cemetery was formed from part of Henry's land

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RUTH PIERSON - was Henry's wife.  Ruth was born on September 12, 1754 and died on March 28, 1833. 

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JOHN BREESE, JR. - John was Henry's brother and is well known for being the first settler of the Horseheads, NY.    John married Hannah GILDERSLEEVE and they had eleven children.  He was born on November 7, 1738 and he died in Horseheads on March 24. 1829 and is buried in the Maple Grove cemetery.

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  JOHN BREESE, JR - This monument was erected at the site of the John Breese homestead in Horseheads, NY.  It reads: "1789 - Near this site was erected a cabin by John Brees pioneer settler of Horseheads, member of the expedition commanded by Gen. John Sullivan.  Participated in the Battle of Newtown and became the first white settler of this section.  Erected by the Breese family association"

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HANNAH GILDERSLEEVE - was the wife of John Brees, Jr.  She was born on June 9, 1750 and died in Horseheads, NY on January 15, 1844.  She is buried next to her husband in the Maple Grove cemetery in Horseheads.

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This is a picture of the Breese family cemetery which is also commonly referred to as the Barbours Corners Cemetery.   The cemetery was formed from part of Henry's land.  


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