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Breed, Henry


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Date: 8/7/2020 at 13:10:55

Henry Breed is a farmer and a stock-raiser, residing on section 21, Oregon Township, where he owns ninety-nine acres of land, all of which is under a high state of cultivation. He was born in Broome County, N. Y., May 10, 1832, and is a son of William and Sabia (Holmes) Breed, who were natives of New Jersey, but of Irish descent. The latter died in New York, and in 1865 the former came to this county, where he died in 1878. (For an account of the family see sketch of William H. Breed.)

The subject of this sketch grew to manhood on a farm, and has followed that occupation thus far through life. The only educational advantages he enjoyed were such as were afforded in the common schools. On the 10th of October, 1855, he was united in marriage with Miss Caroline Seeley, who was born in Dutchess County, N.Y., and is the daughter of Sylvanus and Sarah (Fowler) Seeley. She was born July 14, 1834. Four children have been born to them, all now living Freddie; Ettie, now the wife of T. W. Livingston; Sarah and Mary.

In 1866, Mr. Breed came with his family to Washington County, Iowa, and settled three miles north of Ainsworth, where he remained till 1881, when he purchased and removed to his present place. He has held various township offices with entire satisfaction to his constituents. In political matters he takes but little interest, and when he does vote, endeavors to select those whom he regards as the best men. Religiously, he is a Free-thinker. As a citizen he is well esteemed, and with his wife, is classed among the best citizens of Oregon Township. Source:

Portrait and Biographical Album of Washington County, Iowa (1887). Excerpt from Biographical Sketch of Henry Breed, pages 499-500.


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