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Genealogical and Family History of Northern New York

Genealogy of the Breed Family of Malone

This surname originated in BREED Holland and its ancient form of spelling was Brede. The town of Brede, in the county of Sussex, was founded by Hollanders who settled in England at the beginning of the twelfth century. In England the name is variously spelled : Breed, Bread, Breeds and Brede. The first of the name in America wrote his name Bread, but the family shortly afterward adopted the present spelling,—Breed. The principal thoroughfare in Leyden, Holland, is called Brede Street, and London has a Bread Street. The Breeds in America have been positive, determined, persevering and thrifty. It is …

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1864 Map of Brownville New York

Brownville New York Biographies – Part 1

The following 10 biographical sketches were extracted from the Geographical gazetteer of Jefferson county, N.Y., 1685-1890: Samuel Plumb, John Cole, Jonathan Emerson, Benjamin Prior, Jacob Kilborn, Josiah Bonney, William Stow Ely, Cyrus Allen, Jacob Carpenter, and William Berry.

Farm View of Anson Potter, Hounsfield, Jefferson County NY

Biography of Anson Potter of Brownville New York

Anson Potter is an example of untiring industry, a pioneer of Hounsfield, and a present citizen of most honorable standing. Anson Potter has demonstrated qualities of high order and to acquire superiority in a chosen calling has put forth unremitted exertions. He was the second child in the family of John and Lydia (Holloway) Potter and was born in North Brookfield, Massachusetts, March 29, 1803. His father was a farmer of limited means and came with his family to Stowell’s Corners in the town of Hounsfield in 1805; here he remained for several years and maintained his family by working …

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