Barbara (Breece) Roesch

Barbara (Breece) Roesch

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Barbara J. Roesch formerly Breece aka Levan
Born 1940s.
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I was born a military brat just prior to the baby boomer generation, my family traveled according to the dictates of the USAF until I was an adult. My father was from the deep south but returned from Africa and was assigned to the "Ferry Command" in Long Beach, CA where I was born. I could never answer the questions "where are you from and who are you people?" Thanks to my father, who never returned to the south, he took photos and films of our life and took us back to the south to meet our "grands" as we got older. He also, from CA, organized a huge Breece reunion in Cumberland County, NC in 1978 where I learned I indeed was "someone" from "somewhere." In 1993, I met a genealogy mentor who taught me the joy of the search for all our surnames.


I became interested in genealogy in 1993 first with the Hough surname from a DAR membership application given me by an uncle. I spent a year researching until I found a mentor who chopped off the first three generations without a by your leave. Over the years, Dr. Granville W. Hough and I became friends and he taught me the importance of accuracy and evaluation of records - his admonition was always "Read it for yourself." We glean more insight as we re-study even the same records, and dig deeper than indices. I have been following his course ever since.

My focus has been on the small HOUGH branch from John Hough and Hannah Worthington of England and PA. Two of their sons migrated to NC; Daniel Hough and Joseph Hough and, soon after, a nephew, Daniel Hough who married Judith Hartley followed. Descendants of Daniel primarily migrated to the, then, Northwest territory and Joseph to the south and southwest.

Published works have been available since at least the 1930s, at time when first hand research was the norm as family tradition and local primary documented evidence. WikiTree follows this value as did early family history researchers; today we are fortunate to have a good deal of history digitized; but, it will never all be on the internet.

20th Century Recognized Family Hough/Huff Historians

  • Wallace Irwin Hough, "Early Hough Families of Bucks Co., Pennsylvania," a paper read before the Bucks County Historical Society at Doylestown, PA, May 4, 1935; copy available Charlotte Main Library, Charlotte, NC.
  • Orville Louis Hough, "Hough of Bucks County, Pennsylvania 1683-1850," 1975; copy available Denver Public Library, Denver, CO.
  • Harry Hough, Collaborator with O. L. Hough, of Connellsville, PA
  • Granville W. Hough, Bicentennial Series of Hough and Huff Families of the U.S., 1976, Courtesy Trustees for Granville W. Hough. Some chapters at Huntington Library, Huntington Beach, CA; others available elsewhere.
  • Max Huff, "The Huff-Hough-Hoff Journal," [[1]]c1995, current publisher, researcher and custodian of Granville W. Hough Library, including unpublished revisions from 1992-1995. Max is currently a co-administrator of the HOUGH FTDNA Project.
  • Billy M Huff, Collaborator alongside Max Huff with focus on William and Sarah (Caulkins) Hough of Connecticut and the other branches from early PA. Billy is a co-administrator of the HOUGH FTDNA Project. He also contributes extensively to WikiTree today.


After my initial experience with HOUGH-HUFF I moved on to my maternal great grandfather's line, beginning with James McManus an early colonial settler who died in Anson County, North Carolina in 1762.

Dale McManus is a major ally with whom I have been collaborating since 1997. He is responsible for the early Colonial military and eastern seaboard research, without which, little would be known of our history.

Our library is extensive but we have not published and believe Wikitree to be the best internet website for high genealogical standards. We co-administer a small McMANUS_SE FTDNA Project, results of which, match yDNA members to our paper-trail.

My experience with research is good. My e-experience is beginner! I'm glad to be a part of WikiTree and look forward to collaborating with others of the same values.


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Ancestors of Early Carolinas Counties of Duplin; et al. Direct line married Breece
My father's line which was well done by my great grandparents extending back to the 1700s. I learned much more since the hard part had been done!
I was fortunate to travel across the 11 southeastern states and stop at numerous cemeteries taking photos in 2000. Most are on findagrave. I had some amazing occurrences during the trip! I brake for cemeteries :)
A third generation maternal line.
My first attempt a genealogical research aided by a mentor of 50 years experience. #1 in the bucket list!
One ancestor KIA, CSA; several served and Injured.
My great grandfather's line has become my biggest project. His wife is HOUGH.
John Hough of Wilmslow, Cheshire, England has been followed for over half a century by various thorough researchers, as mentioned above. More recently, after the decease of these experts, Billy Huff has continued to follow their research and that of Stanley Hough of England who was also a colleague. Billy is adding more English data to our lineage. The research is thorough with historical and family images carried down in their profiles.
I learned about my HOUGH lienage from Bucks Co., PA in 1993 and was helped along by mentors who had researched for over 30 years and taught me more about research. Since then have learned about the Society of Friends and found them to be an exemplary group of people whose aims were the foundation for America.
Paternal Grandmother's line from Florida mid 1850s.
A fourth generation maternal line.

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On 3 Apr 2019 at 15:15 GMT Juha (Niskakoski) Soini wrote:

Welcome to Military and War project.

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the projects you are interested in and the guidelines we have in place.

Guide to working on military profiles

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On 11 Feb 2019 at 03:54 GMT Paula Mcmanus wrote:

thomas mcmanus born 1840 lisanymore bailebrough co cavan ireland died 1910 australia

On 6 Feb 2019 at 12:29 GMT SJ Baty wrote:

Hello again! Is see that you got your Penn badge!

You can add the following category to your profile biography to mark your membership in the project:

[[Category:William Penn and Early Pennsylvania Settlers Project Members]]

Additionally, you can add yourself to our members' list with your project-related interests. William Penn and Early Pennsylvania Settlers Members

best regards,


On 30 Jan 2019 at 19:04 GMT SJ Baty wrote:

Hi, I see you added the Penn tag.

At the project home page you can find useful information about the project:

William Penn and Early Pennsylvania Settlers

To join the project please post an answer to the join thread:

Please let us know if you have any questions!

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On 25 Jan 2019 at 20:39 GMT Brenda Winn wrote:

In the last post on the HOUGH lineage, you have a section called DNA Results. The list of bulleted people include several individuals whom - I believe anyway - are pursuing a Dutch lineage (Dircksen Hoff). Is the info you have in the DNA Results section suggesting they are descendants of the English HOUGH and not the Dutch HOUGH/HOFF/HUFF?

On 8 Nov 2018 at 11:32 GMT Ray Hawkes wrote:

Hi Barbara, thanks for your message about McManuses from Antrim. I am not related to any McManuses, I have just been adding a few who married into my wife's family.

On 21 Oct 2018 at 23:36 GMT Jo Grasso wrote:

No problem Barb. I received that info from my Aunt Mary Ellen McLaurin.

On 7 Oct 2018 at 22:48 GMT Anonymous (Holland) Carroll wrote:

Hi Barbara

I will be happy to accept a trusted list request for Jarius Nelson Deberry Price-16825 and/or Jarius Nelson Deberry Price-927.

Thank you for the work you are doing in the Price line.

On 25 Sep 2018 at 18:07 GMT Steve (McCabe) Schmidt wrote:

Hi Barbara,

Thanks for all the work you do on wikitree. I'm a wikitree Mentor and I have sent you an email and I hope together we can come to an agreement with collaboration :)

Have a great day Steve

On 2 Sep 2018 at 21:17 GMT Terry Winchester wrote:

re: William Daniel Winchester, middle name is a guess based on several documents listing him as William D. Winchester. He is a son of Daniel, so it isn't too far fetched to guess the middle name. Primary sources that require birth certificates, Bible recs., etc. are fairly difficult to find for any profile.

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Barbara is 43 degrees from Graham Chapman, 25 degrees from Janet Wild and 18 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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