We may have a link. Elma Dorous Bresee did have a brother named Benjamin. Elma Dorous was born in NY in 1804 and Benjamin in 1806. They also had a brother Nathan born in 1810. I have children for Nathan, but I don't know the names of Benjamin's children. They did live in Crawford Co, PA, however. Benjamin was the son of Michael Bresee and Annis. And Michael was the son of Andrew Bresee and Naomi ___. Send me your e-mail address and I can get you back several more generations. And they were definitely French.