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The Family Tree for Bryant Breeden as he relates to the Holmes Line Contact: HolmesNYC@Hotmail.com


Breeden - Holmes Family Tree

 

Descendants of Bryant Breeden

 

Three brothers, James, Robert and Bryant came from Scotland in the late 1650-60's to Tri-Mountain (Boston).  This was discerned from the records of the Massachusetts Historical Society and the New England Historical and Genealogical Society.  The Breeden name has been seen written in many forms such as, Bradeen, Breding, Brading, Breedeen, Brideen, and Breaddaine, all the same original family in Boston. Bryant's brother James moved to Kittery, Maine and went with the "Bradeen" name. There are also records of a Thomas "Breden", with a signature on a same handwritten registry page as Bryant and James, who "returned to England" with his wife Mary around 1661. This Thomas is believed to be the Captain Thomas Breeden, the wealthy merchant who lived on the Charles River in Boston, and was appointed Governor of Acadia and Nova Scotia by Sir Thomas Temple. Thomas had a daughter, Mary, born in Charlestown, MA 1661. He went back to England that same year concerning his appointment as the new Governor of Nova Scotia. This handwritten registry page, although still unproven, seems to be a first attempt at an area census or resident listing.

 

Some historians think the Breeden's were Scottish Royalists sent to America as prisoners of war.  Undoubtedly they came following the battle of Dunbar and the confiscation of estates in Scotland by the English.  Of these three brothers, the pioneer ancestor of our line was Bryant Breeden who, according to the records of the New England Historical and Genealogical Society, was born in the year 1642.  He was married on the 9th of October 1662 to Elizabeth Lewis, daughter of John Lewis of Malden. Early records show the births of four children, and a possible fifth, Abigail, having conflicting birth/family data as well.  At any rate, Bryant's son Samuel Breeden is the next continuing generation and he was born in November 1668 in Malden.

  

 

Generation No. 1

 

 

1.  BRYANT1 BREEDEN was born 1642 in Scotland, arrived in 1662, and died 1720 (age 78) in Malden, MA.  He married ELIZABETH LEWIS, October 09, 1662 in Rumney Marsh, MA (Elizabeth born, Sept. 10, 1642), daughter of John Lewis (wife Margaret Hale, he died. Sept 1657)

 

 

Children of BRYANT BREEDEN and ELIZABETH LEWIS are:

JAMES BREEDEN - approx. 1660 Middlesex, Malden

ELIZABETH BREEDEN, b Nov. 1668 Middlesex, Malden

SAMUEL2 BREEDEN, b. June 1671, Middlesex, Malden

MARY BREEDEN, born 1698, buried in the old cemetery June 10, 1762.

ABIGAIL BREEDEN, born 1701, buried in the old cemetery Dec. 24, 1774.

 

 

  

Generation No. 2

 

 

2.  SAMUEL2 BREEDEN (BRYANT1) was born June 1671.  He married MARTHA STOCKER June 1695/6 in Lynn/Essex, MA.   (Martha Stocker was born Sept. 12. 1670, her parents were Samuel Stocker & Mary Witt)

 

 

Child of SAMUEL BREEDEN and MARTHA STOCKER is:

3. i. SAMUEL3 BREEDEN, b. February 19, 1710/11. (maybe 1705/6)

JACOB BREEDEN, b, 1706, died March 14, 1787, married March 2, 1749/50 to Hannah Floyd, b., in Boston Oct. 18, 1712, was buried Jan. 17, 1780 and was the daughter of Daniel Floyd and Mary Hollowell .  Children of DANIEL AND HANNAH FLOYD are DANIEL, b, 1751, d, 1808 and ELNATHAN, b, 175(7)

 

  

Generation No. 3

 

 

3.  SAMUEL3 BREEDEN (SAMUEL2, BRYANT1) was born February 19, 1710/11.  He married SARAH NARRAMORE (SAMUEL2, THOMAS1), December 30, 1730. Sarah was born Feb 7, 1711.

 

 

Child of SAMUEL BREEDEN and SARAH NARRAMORE is:

ELIZABETH BREEDEN, b, Sept 21, 1731

JOHN BREEDEN, b, Jan. 21, 1733 Malden, Middlesex, d, approx. 1757. m, Elizabeth

JOSEPH4 BREEDEN, b. April 09, 1736; d. June 12, 1807, marriage intent to Anna Newhall of Lynn, dated April 10, 1763.

JACOB BREEDEN b, Jan 26, 1738/9, died March 14, 1787, m, Martha Breeden, July 1, 1764.

MARY BREEDEN, b Aug 10, 1742, Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts

SAMUEL NARRAMORE BREEDEN, b, Jan 19, 1744/5 (married Sarah Warden, Nov 22, 1767), Child, with 2nd wife Martha______, Samuel Narramore BREEDEN, Jr., b, 16 Jul 1814, Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, 2nd child Samuel Narramore BREEDEN, b Aug 29, 1816, Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

 

 

 

NOTES FOR JOSEPH AND JOHN BREEDEN:

 

 

Both JOSEPH and JOHN BREEDEN fought in the "FRENCH WAR".

Excerpts from "History of Malden, 1633-1785: Deloraine P. Corey. "Soldiers in the French

War" p. 701, read as follows:

 

 

Marriage "intention" to Anna Newhall of Lynn 10 Apr 1763. History of Malden: Corey. p. 702."Joseph

Breeden, brother of John, aged 26, in Capt. Moses Hart's Co. in Nova Scotia, 1762; allowed 3.2.0 o

petition, Dec 1763. Memorial

 

  

Petition of Joseph Breeden of Malden, Middlesex, laborer.  He was a soldier in

1762, with Capt. Heart in Nova Scotia; regularly discharged & returned to New England.

In his return was taken sick with violent fever while at sea, arrived at Salem, his father

Samuel helped him home; extreme bad for about, 4 weeks, for more than 8 wks,

unable to keep himself; extraordinary costs 5.9.4; he is unable to pay."

(MA Arch. Lynn 401)

 

 

John Breeden, b. Malden, then of Chelsea or Lynn, aged 22

(July 26, 1756) matross in Col Richd Gridleys artillery, May 1756; Capt Wm

Flint's co., Col Plaisted's Regiment; in camp at Fort Edward, 16 July 1756, as

having deserted at Brookfield, again seen on Gridley's Artillery roll, Feb 1757; as

being dead.

 

 

John Breeden; father Samuel Breeden of Malden, petition 12 April 1757,

showing "John Breeden, son of your petition., was a soldier in the Expedition

against Crown Point, 1756, Co. of Capt. Edward Burbank, Col. Gridley's Regt,

and as he was returning home died at Plymouth in passage from Albany to

Boston."

 

 

"Petition of Elizabeth Breeden of Malden, husband John impressed & sent

against Crown Point last summer, was taken sick at Brookfield and obliged to

return home to Lynn; lay sick a long time; Doctor Henchman visited;

medicines 13s 4d; on his recovery, John thought it was his duty, went to

Fort Edward, took his place in the Army, there was taken sick & died; his

gun returned to Ft. by Lt.Eleazor Lindsay; 4 Pds deducted out of wages.

Petitioner prays reimbursement for gun & medicine. Ellesabeth Breden;

House of Reps, 22 Apr 1757, ordered paid full wages to petitioner."

 

  

After the 1774 passage of the Intolerable Acts by the British Parliament, unrest in the colonies increased. The British commander at Boston, Gen. Thomas Gage, who was appointed, in 1760, governor at Montreal and later succeeded Amherst, in 1763,as commander in chief of British forces in North America.  He sought to avoid armed rebellion by sending a column of royal infantry from Boston to capture colonial military stores at Concord.  This is where Paul Revere, b. Boston, Jan. 1, 1735, d. May 10, 1818, became a legendary hero at the start of the American Revolution, when he rode from Charlestown to Lexington, Mass., on the night of Apr. 18, 1775, to warn the countryside of approaching British troops, shouting "the British are coming, the British are coming", as the ringing of area church bells gave warning to the Americans of the British movements.  An official courier for the Massachusetts Committee of Correspondence, Revere arrived in Lexington shortly before another rider, William Dawes, and warned John Hancock and Samuel Adams to escape. Revere then started for Concord accompanied by Dawes and Samuel Prescott but was halted by a British patrol.  Only Prescott reached Concord. Commanding the British troops was Major John Pitcairn who marched his soldiers all night, arriving at Lexington at dawn. There, he found a line of Minutemen (patriot-soldiers), who were special militia units that supposedly could be called to arms at a minute's notice, drawn up and waiting on the village green commanded by Captain John Parker.  Captain John Parker was a colonial farmer elected by fellow farmers to lead the Minutemen in the first battle of the Revolutionary War at Lexington, Massachusetts.  John Parker's order to the 77 minutemen facing the 700 disciplined troops of the King of England was "Stand your ground. Don't fire until fired upon. But if they mean to have a war, let it begin here."

The British halted and the Major shouted, "Disperse, ye rebels, disperse!"   He watched as the British approached and then ordered his men to retreat. In their retreat, a shot was fired, and then the British line fired at the retreating Minutemen and Militia. Eight of Captain Parker's men died, and ten more were wounded. After the British moved on to Concord, Parker organized his men again, and led them to attack the British. This extraordinary act of leadership paid off. Instead of meeting the British on open ground, Parker chose a hill that ran perpendicular to the road the British were traveling. His men, along with the Lincoln militia, fired at the unsuspecting British column. Colonel Smith, and the last uninjured officer of the British 10th light foot Captain Parsons, fell under Parker's fire. This location has been dubbed "Parker's Revenge." John Parker died the next year from tuberculoses.

 

 

The battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775 began the opening engagements of the American Revolution. This initial confrontation became better known as "the shot heard 'round the world."

 

 

The famous "Minuteman" statue in Boston is that of John Parker.

(John Parker b. July 13, 1729 d. Sept 17, 1776)

 

 

 

The Breeden's were neighbors and friends of the Parker family, as stated in town documents pertaining to the Breeden's in Malden.   John Breeden named his son John, John Parker Breeden.

 

  

"Stand your ground . . . if they mean to have a war, let it begin here!"

Captain John Parker, Lexington Militia

 

 

 DANIEL and ELNATHAN BREEDEN (Jacob's sons), and JACOB BREEDEN (Samuel's son) were MINUTEMEN, as stated in excerpts taken from "History of Malden, 1633-1785: Deloraine P. Corey,  "Minutemen of Malden", and fought on April 19, 1775 during the one-day set of battles around Lexington and Concord and defended the Penny Ferry crossing in Watertown."

 

  

Notes from; "Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution".

 

 

Volume 2, page 459"

BREEDING, Daniel, Malden (probably). Private, Capt. Benjamin Blaney's co., which marched on the "Alarm of April 19, 1775", to Watertown, by order of (late) Col. Gardner; service, 1 day.

 

 

Volume 2, page 459

BREEDING, ELNATHAN, Malden (probably). Private, Capt. Benjamin Blaney's co., which marched on the "Alarm of April 19, 1775", to Watertown, by order of (late) Col. Gardner; service, 1 day.

 

 

*Capt. Benjamin Blaney, Captain of the South Malden Militia; defended the Penny Ferry crossing during the battles of April 19th 1775. Later served under Gen. Washington in New Jersey.

 

  

JACOB BREEDEN (our Samuel's son), approx. 24 yrs old, Chelsea. Private, Capt. Samuel Sprague's co., which marched on the "Alarm of April 19, 1775"; discharged May 16, 1775.

 

 

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An Excerpt, taken [verbatim] from "History of Malden, 1633-1785: Deloraine P. Corey; which was taken from The Melrose Journal, Artemas Barrett, April 17, 1875, on a story of a daring youth.

 

 

"The "Lexington Alarm" was raised and Minutemen were assembled to resist the Ministerial troops under command of Capt. Benjamin Blaney.  Among those who went out upon the early alarm was John Edmunds, who lived in the north-east part of the town near the Chelsea line, and a boy named BREEDEN who was probably from Chelsea near Black Ann's Corner.  The latter was about 18 years old and was unarmed, but he said he would get a gun if they would let him go.  While they were following the enemy troops in the afternoon, BREEDEN became so daring that Phinias Sprague, one of the Minuteman [and Samuel Sprague's relative] called attention to him several times and remarked that he would be killed.  BREEDEN, observing one of the enemy soldiers lagging, borrowed a gun and followed him.  When the others finally came up, BREEDEN had already killed the soldier and was eating the rations which his enemy had provided".

 

 

It has been determined that the BREEDEN in this story was ELNATHAN BREEDEN, younger brother of DANIEL BREEDEN, who wanted to go along with his brother.

  

 

Muster Roll's for ELNATHAN BREEDEN, post "Lexington Alarm":

Breeden, Elnathan. Private, Capt. Samuel Flower's co., Col. John Greaton's (2d) regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Jan. 30, 1779; credited to town of Malden;

 

 

Muster roll for Jan.-Sept., 1777, dated Camp at Stillwater, N. Y.; enlisted. Nov. 19, 1776; enlistment, during war; reported mustered at Van Schaick's Island, Sept. -, 1777;

 

 

Muster rolls for Oct., 1777-April, 1778, dated Albany; reported on command with Col. Hay in Jan., 1778, on command chopping wood in Feb., 1778;

 

 

Muster roll for May, 1778, dated Fort Constitution;

 

 

Muster rolls for June, July and Aug., 1778, dated White Plains; reported on command with Maj. Gen. Scott in Aug., 1778.

 

 

Muster roll for Sept., 1778, dated Fredericksburg; reported on command with Gen. Scott;

 

 

Muster roll for Oct., 1778, dated Camp Roxbury;

 

 

Muster rolls for Nov. and Dec., 1778, and Jan., 1779, dated Camp Continental Village; reported deserted Jan. 30, 1779.

 

 

Breeden, Elnathan, Chelsea, Return of men enlisted into Continental Army from Chelsea militia, dated Feb. 14, 1778; residence, Chelsea; enlisted for town of Chelsea; joined Capt. Allen's co., Col. Alden's regt.; enlistment, 3 years or during war.

 

 

 

 

NOTES FOR SAMUEL NARRAMORE BREEDEN (son of Samuel and Sarah Narramore):

"Samuel Breeden, Farmer, born in Malden, but the res. at Temple, age 28, Stature: 5'8, complexion; brown eyes, brown hair, enlisted April 23, 1775 as Sergeant with Capt. Ezra Towne, Col. Read, in eight months service".

 

 

Breeding, Samuel. Private, Capt. Zadoc Buffinton's co., Col. Samuel Johnson's regt.; enlisted Aug. 19, 1777; discharged Nov. 30, 1777, at Cambridge; service, 3 mos. 12 days, at the Northward.

 

 

Breeding, Samuel. Wheelwright; returns for rations for men employed at the Laboratory; rations allowed from Dec. 26, 1778, to April 1, 1780.

 

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

 

4.  JOSEPH4 BREEDEN (SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, BRYANT1) was born April 09, 1736, and died June 12, 1807.  He married ANNA NEWHALL (Married: 26 May 1763 Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts (Anna, b, Sept 11, 1743, d, Feb 3, 1792) Anna's Parents are Jonathan NEWHALL  (? May 4, 1691 - ?) and Abigail NORWOOD???

 

 

Children of JOSEPH BREEDEN and ANNA NEWHALL are:

5. i. ABNER5 BREEDEN, b. June 1775; d. December 01, 1869, Malden, MA.

iv. JOHN BREEDEN, m. RUTH INGALLS, September 30, 1792.

6. v. SETH BREEDEN. B, 1771, d, March 13, 1848, 77 yrs old, m, RUTH WAITE , b, 1768, d, Apr 6, 1832, m, 64 yrs old., children George Breeden b, 1810, d June 10, 1813 at 3 yrs old, Seth Breeden Jr, b May 26, 1794, d, June, 1813, at 19 yrs old. Ruth Breeden, m, Peter Tufts, Jan 19, 1834

  

 

Generation No. 5

 

 

5.  ABNER5 BREEDEN (JOSEPH4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, BRYANT1) was born June 1775, and died December 01, 1869 in Malden, MA.  He married NANCY HOLDEN, November 30, 1797, Rev A Green daughter of JOHN HOLDEN and MARY KNIGHT.  (John5 Holden (Samuel4, Samuel3, Richard2, William1); b. 24 Oct 1738; m. Mary Knight, daughter of Joseph Knight and Sarah Richardson, 5 Dec 1760; d. 28 Feb 1807 at Otisfield, ME, at age 68.

 

 

Children of ABNER BREEDEN and NANCY HOLDEN are: .  Abner married Nancy Holden November 30, 1797, in Malden, MA.

 

 

NANCY BREEDEN, b. June 7, 1798

ABNER HARRIS BREEDEN, b, 1800, d, Jan 17, 1804, 4 yrs old.

MARY BREEDEN, b. June 1, 1802, Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts

7. ABNER HARRIS6 BREEDEN, b. 1806; d. August 19, 1849, at 48 yrs old.

LEWIS BREEDEN, b. 1810; d. September 05, 1876.,, m, Mary Rebecca BAIRD; . , child Mary Rebecca BREEDEN, b, 15 Oct 1834/9, Wakefield, Middlesex, Massachusetts, she married Thomas EMERSON, HER child is Marie BREEDEN EMERSON, b, 8 Nov 1861, Of Winchester, Middlesex, Massachusetts

8. FRANKLIN BREEDEN, b. 1812.

9.    HARRIS BREEDEN, b. 1814; d. September 03, 1886.

iv. AARON BREEDEN, b. 1833 (March 1, 1816?); d. October 28, 1868.

  

6.  SETH5 BREEDEN (JOSEPH4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, BRYANT1)  He married RUTH WAITE.

SETH BREEDEN. B, 1771, d, March 13, 1848, 77 yrs old, m, RUTH WAITE , b, 1768, d, Apr 6, 1832 m, 64 yrs old.

Children of SETH BREEDEN and RUTH WAITE are:

9. i. RUTH6 BREEDEN, b. September 18, 1805, Malden, MA; d. February 18, 1866, Malden, MA. m, Peter Tufts, Jan 19, 1834

ii.   GEORGE BREEDEN, b. 1810; d. June 10, 1813., 3 yrs old

iii. Seth Breeden Jr, b May 26, 1794, d, June, 1813, at 19 yrs old.

 

  

Generation No. 6

 

 

7.  ABNER HARRIS6 BREEDEN (ABNER5, JOSEPH4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, BRYANT1) was born 1806, and died August 19, 1849.  He married DEBORAH B. FRENCH November 27, 1833, daughter of DANIEL FRENCH.  She was born 1812, and died June 30, 1854.

 

 

Child of ABNER BREEDEN and DEBORAH FRENCH is:

10. i. ABNER HARRIS7 BREEDEN, b. 1833, New York; d. October 28, 1868.

 

 8.  WILLIAM HARRIS6 BREEDEN (ABNER5, JOSEPH4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, BRYANT1) was born 1814, and died September 03, 1886.

 

 

Child of WILLIAM HARRIS BREEDEN is:

11. i. CHARLES EDWIN7 BREEDEN, b. 1842; d. 1906.

 

 

 

9.  RUTH6 BREEDEN (SETH5, JOSEPH4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, BRYANT1) was born September 18, 1805 in Malden, MA, and died February 18, 1866 in Malden, MA.  She married PETER HUTCHINSON TUFTS January 19, 1834 in Malden, MA, son of PETER TUFTS and FANNY HOLDEN.  He was born March 23, 1812 in Malden, MA, and died August 21, 1866 in Malden, MA.

 

 

Children of RUTH BREEDEN and PETER TUFTS are:

i. RUTH WAITE HUTCHINSON7 TUFTS, b. October 28, 1834, Malden, MA; d. September 13, 1907, Cliftondale[Saugas], MA.

ii. JOHN HUTCHINSON TUFTS, b. October 29, 1841, Malden, MA; d. March 14, 1907, Cliftondale[Saugas], MA; m. MABEL SUSAN STOWELL; b. 1857, Westbrook, ME.

 

 

 

Generation No. 7

 

 

10.  ABNER HARRIS7 BREEDEN (ABNER HARRIS6, ABNER5, JOSEPH4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, BRYANT1) was born 1833 in New York, and died October 28, 1868.  He married SARAH (UNKNOWN) Bef. May 1862.  She was born Abt. 1841, and died Aft. 1905.

 

 

Children of ABNER BREEDEN and SARAH (UNKNOWN) are:

12. i. ABNER HARRIS8 BREEDEN, b. May 1860, New York City, NY.

ii. EDWARD BREEDEN, b. 1863.

iii. GERTRUDE BREEDEN, b. 1867.

iv. LILLIAN BREEDEN, b. 1872.

 

 

 

11.  CHARLES EDWIN7 BREEDEN (WILLIAM HARRIS6, ABNER5, JOSEPH4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, BRYANT1) was born 1842, and died 1906.  He married MARY ELIZABETH HALL.

 

 

Child of CHARLES BREEDEN and MARY HALL is:

13. i. WILLIAM HARRIS8 BREEDEN, b. 1879; d. 1952.

 

  

Generation No. 8

 

 

12.  ABNER HARRIS8 BREEDEN (ABNER HARRIS7, ABNER HARRIS6, ABNER5, JOSEPH4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, BRYANT1) was born May 1860 in New York City, NY.  He married MARY JANE COSGROVE Bef. September 1885, daughter of DANIEL COSGROVE and CATHERINE KENDRICK.  She was born August 14, 1869 in New York City, NY, and died December 07, 1941 in Gravesend Bay, Brooklyn, NY.

 

 

Children of ABNER BREEDEN and MARY COSGROVE are:

14. i. ABNER HARRIS9 BREEDEN, JR, b. June 1886, New York City, NY; d. Abt. 1930, Philadelphia, PA.

ii. JOSEPH BREEDEN, b. December 1894, died at 72, November 17, 1962 in St. Petersburg (Clearwater) Florida; m. ETHYL M. (UNKNOWN), Aft. 1920.,

iii. MELVILLE BREEDEN, b. February 1900.

15. iv. EDNA GENEVIEVE BREEDEN, b. July 1888; d. 1920.

 

  

13.  WILLIAM HARRIS8 BREEDEN (CHARLES EDWIN7, WILLIAM HARRIS6, ABNER5, JOSEPH4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, BRYANT1) was born 1879, and died 1952.  He married MARJORIE STARR INGRAM.  She was born 1879, and died 1953.

 

 

Child of WILLIAM BREEDEN and MARJORIE INGRAM is:

i. BREWSTER CHADWICK9 BREEDEN.

 

 

 

Generation No. 9

 

 

14.  ABNER HARRIS9 BREEDEN, JR (ABNER HARRIS8, ABNER HARRIS7, ABNER HARRIS6, ABNER5, JOSEPH4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, BRYANT1) was born June 1886 in New York City, NY, and died Abt. 1930 in Philadelphia, PA.  He married ANNA BRUNNER Abt. 1907, daughter of HENRY BRUNNER and MOTHER SCHNEIDER.  She was born 1884 in New York City, NY, and died Abt. 1940.

 

 

Notes for ABNER HARRIS BREEDEN, JR:

Abby left his wife and children in about 1925. He was killed in an auto accident with a trolley in Philadelphia, year unknown.

  

 

Notes for JOSEPH BREEDEN:

Joseph was listed in the 1920 Census. He died in childhood.

 

 

15.  EDNA GENEVIEVE9 BREEDEN (ABNER HARRIS8, ABNER HARRIS7, ABNER HARRIS6, ABNER5, JOSEPH4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, BRYANT1) was born July 1888, and died 1920.  She married (1) WILLIAM PEMPERTON HOLMES.    She married (2) JOHN AUGUSTUS O' SHEA 1917.  He was born 1889 in Ireland.

 

 

Notes for EDNA GENEVIEVE BREEDEN:

The following is from Dan O'Shea:

My grandmother Edna Genevieve Breeden was first married to a William Holmes and divorced in 1915 and had one son, Edgar. She then married my grandfather John Augustus O'Shea in 1917 and had two more children, sadly Edna died of complications from the birth of my Uncle Tom in 1920 or 1921.   When learning of the death of their daughter the "old ones", as my father remembers his grandparents Breeden being referred to, blamed his younger brother for her death and refused to even see him, which caused an irreparable break between the families. My father remembered in his memoirs being visited by his grandmother Breeden on special occasions, birthdays, Christmas, etc, where he would receive gifts that would painfully be returned unopened. His father telling him that she had two grandsons, not just one. So much for my fathers sad childhood.

 

 

Child of EDNA BREEDEN and WILLIAM HOLMES is:

21. i. EDGAR G.10 HOLMES, b. 1909, Brooklyn, NY.

 

 

Children of EDNA BREEDEN and JOHN O' SHEA are:

ii. THOMAS10 O' SHEA.

iii. JOHN O' SHEA, b. 1920.

 

 

21.  EDGAR G.10 HOLMES (EDNA GENEVIEVE9 BREEDEN, ABNER HARRIS8, ABNER HARRIS7, ABNER HARRIS6, ABNER5, JOSEPH4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, BRYANT1) was born 1909 in Brooklyn, NY.  He married FLORENCE CELESTE HEATH.

 

 

Children of EDGAR HOLMES and FLORENCE HEATH are:

i. EDGAR G.11 HOLMES, JR, b. 1932; d. July 09, 1950. 

Notes for EDGAR G. HOLMES, JR:

Edgar G. Holmes Jr. was killed in action in the Korean War at the age of 18.  He was actually the first New Yorker (in NY state) killed in the war on July 9th, 1950, and has an Oval/Rotary dedicated in his honor in Fresh Meadows (Queens) New York.

 

 

26. ii. RONALD JOSEPH HOLMES.

27. iii. GILBERT HARRIS HOLMES.

28. iv. JOHN ABNER HOLMES.

 

 

 

Generation No. 11

  

 

  

26.  RONALD JOSEPH11 HOLMES (EDGAR G.10, EDNA GENEVIEVE9 BREEDEN, ABNER HARRIS8, ABNER HARRIS7, ABNER HARRIS6, ABNER5, JOSEPH4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, BRYANT1)  He married BARBARA MARIE MCCARTHY.

 

 

Children of RONALD HOLMES and BARBARA MCCARTHY are:

i. GREGORY GALVIN12 HOLMES.

ii. GILBERT HEATH HOLMES.

iii. JOHN BREEDEN HOLMES.

  

 

27.  GILBERT HARRIS11 HOLMES (EDGAR G.10, EDNA GENEVIEVE9 BREEDEN, ABNER HARRIS8, ABNER HARRIS7, ABNER HARRIS6, ABNER5, JOSEPH4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, BRYANT1)

 

 

Children of GILBERT HARRIS HOLMES are:

i. GILBERT HARRIS12 HOLMES.

ii. BRADLEY HOLMES.

iii. VICTORIA HOLMES.

 

  

28.  JOHN ABNER11 HOLMES (EDGAR G.10, EDNA GENEVIEVE9 BREEDEN, ABNER HARRIS8, ABNER HARRIS7, ABNER HARRIS6, ABNER5, JOSEPH4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, BRYANT1)

 

Children of JOHN ABNER HOLMES are:

i. JOHN ABNER12 HOLMES.

ii. EDGAR HOLMES.

iii. NANCY HOLMES.

 

 

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