My ggg grandfather was Nelson Bresee b. 1811 in New York, d. in Ca. in 1890.He had a son Ira, b. 1842 in New York, died 1905 in Ca.
Could my Nelson be the son of Jeremiah?
My Bresee line, according to my Grandmother, started in France where three brothers went to Holland and changed the spelling of the family name from DeBroc to Bresee, the Dutch spelling.Has anyone else heard this story?