Prentis N. Bresee, Co. I, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

History of Crawford County, Pennsylvania : containing a history of the county; its townships, towns, villages, schools, churches, industries, etc.; portraits of early settlers and prominent men; biographies; history of Pennsylvania; statistical and miscellaneous matter, etc., etc. by Bates, Samuel P. (Samuel Penniman), 1827-1902; Brown, R. C. (Robert C.); Mansfield, John Brandt.

PRENTIS N. BRESEE, farmer, P. O. New Richmond, was born in Trumbull County, Ohio, October 28, 1837; son of Nathan and Huldah (Chipman) Bresee, natives of New York State; former a farmer and mechanic, died May 3, 1877, latter in 1857. They were parents of seven children, of whom Prentis N. is second. The early life of our subject was employed in attending the common schools and assisting on the farm. In 1843 he came to Richmond Township, this county, with his parents, and here he has followed the occupation of farmer, without intermission, having met with good success as a return for hard work and perseverance. During the war of the Rebellion he enlisted in Company I, Tenth Pennsylvania Reserves, March, 1864. On August 19, following, he was captured by the Rebels, and held prisoner seven months in Libby, Belle Isle and Salisbury prisons. When liberated he returned home on furlough, at the expiration of which he went to camp at Annapolis, where he received his discharge. He then turned his attention to agriculture. Mr. Bresee was married June 11, 1861, to Miss Mary R. Marsh, born in Medina County, Ohio, by whom he had four children: Effie, Wilbur, Chester and one deceased. Our subject held the ofifice of Constable ten years, from 1869; assessed the township twice and collected taxes once; is a member of the Grange at New Richmond; politically a Republican.

Prentiss Nathan Bresee (1837-1929) – Find a Grave Memorial

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Brendon is a history buff who loves American History, especially the American Civil War. He is also a direct descendant of William H. Wagner of the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves. Member of the 9th Pennsylvania Reserves Co. A (Reenacting Unit). Creator of The Blue & Gray Historian on Instagram and Facebook. He is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.