Barbara (Breece) Roesch
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Barbara (Breece) Roesch

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Barbara J. Roesch formerly Breece aka Levan
Born 1940s.
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Sister of [private brother (1940s - unknown)] and [private brother (1940s - unknown)]
Mother of [private daughter (1960s - unknown)], [private son (1960s - unknown)] and [private son (1960s - unknown)]
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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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Hi Barbara

I sent you a check-in message a week ago about the Military and War Project to ask you about your continued involvement but have not yet heard back from you. Do you still want to be in the project? If I don’t hear from you by the same time next week I’ll assume that you’ve moved on to other things but you’re most welcome to re-join the project at any time.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Best wishes,

Mary~ Project Coordinator, Military and War Project

posted by Mary Richardson
Greetings from the Military and War Project. We are doing the six month check-in with members.. Have you been active in the last six months?

Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the Military and War Project that you respond to these check-ins. To make bookkeeping easier, just click Reply to this message on your own page, add your reply, then <SAVE>. I look forward to hearing from you..

Many thanks,

Mary~ Project Coordinator, Military and War Project

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi, it's been a couple of weeks since asking if you wished to remain in the US Civil War Between the States Project. I'd appreciate you letting me know by the end of February if you desire to remain in the Project. If I haven't heard from you by then, I'll assume you no longer wish to participate. I hope to hear from you soon, thank you.

P Kreutzer, US Civil War Between the States Project Leader

posted by Pam Kreutzer
Hi Pam,

My apologies for not staying in the loop. Its been a haranguing year! Things are calming down but the big issue now i packing my home to return to CA. I am going to b out of he loop actively for a while but will let you know when I return - - - if. LOL Getting up there. Thank you for being so active for the most wonderful website!!! It is amazing to have my family available any day I need them. Bless you, Barbara Roesch

Hi Barbara, life is just busy, can't even imagine getting ready to move :) The nice thing about Wiki, is it's always available, so hopefully your life will calm down so you can "play" some more. Bless you too, Pam Kreutzer
posted by Pam Kreutzer
Hi Barbara, I just wanted to thank you for all the work you've done to improve the US Civil War Between the States Project. I'm doing a check-in with all project members and wanted to verify that you're still interested in being a member of the project. Also, any suggestions for the Project would be welcome. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

P Kreutzer, US Civil War Between the States Project Leader.

posted by Pam Kreutzer
Absolutely, Jane! I appreciate your catching this and making it better, as I could not have.

Kind of a special "history" we have huh? I'm a "pre"baby boomer, too! 1944. Nice to meet you! Barbara

Barbara, I added sources to William Williams from the Daughters of the American Revolution, and I added some notes to, which had none. Please take a look because I don't think that there is anything that conflicts with your profile of Lucy Horton. Let me know if you agree that they can be merged. Thank you, jan (also a military "brat")
posted by Janne (Shoults) Gorman
Thank you Barbara for the changes you made for Abel Hough---Hough-2240, it seems as though the day of his birth has to be wrong. It is written as the 32nd day of the month.

Not know int the correct date, I can not correct it.

Marsha Baker

posted by Marsha (Cramer) Baker
Hi Barbara! Thanks for the request to be added to the trusted list for Abel Hough, it has been done!

Have fun!!!! Marsha Baker CRAMER-6

posted by Marsha (Cramer) Baker
Hi Barbara, thanks for asking me how I'm going here and sorry for the late reply. I've only had time to get back to this now.

I'm not sure how I should source my parents who are still living? Should I source their birth certificates or is "personal recollection" enough for now?

posted by Mark Duval
Hi Barbara, thanks for your message, you never know we might be related through the McManus name. Cheers.
posted by Michael McManus
Hello Barbara, Thank you for your welcome. I have been amazed to see how much information and help is available on these pages.

Thanks, pearl

posted by Pearl (Fuller) Halabut
Thank you Barbara for reaching out to me. I am doing great on getting all of my family info in. Time consuming every once in awhile. Yes I have been able to look up any questions that I have had so far. Hope you have a great day.
Hi Barbara - Thank you for your comments concerning my Great Great Grandfather McManus-2967. There certainly does seem to be a similarity to your South Carolina McManues! We lost track of Mary McManus's father - Francis Joseph after he emigrated to the states. I'd love to find out what happened to him!
Hi Barbara, Thanks for reaching out to me as a new member. I haven't had much time to add to my family history yet, but I've been able to add a few family members with no issues so far. I look forward to finding the time to add to this great resource.
posted by Christine Dostou
Dear Barbara, thank you for enquiring how I am doing with the sight. I'm 75. I don't have a computer, I am trying to do this on my android phone. I don't understand alot of computer terminology. The very first thing is how to put a source for the person I added. I would never be able to do all that. I don't want to mess things up but I'd love to be able to help and see my own tree grow. My husband is 81 and his health is not very good. I have time at night to do this. Genealogy is wonder for me. My parents were both only children. Both sets of my grandparents had died before I was born. So I was born with no grandparents, aunts, uncles or first cousins. No pictures of family, no family bibles, and no one to ask questions to. So sorry I've used my maximum words. Thank you Kathy.
posted by Kathy (Kinney) Farley
Thank you Barbara I do have a couple of questions. If I want to link a family member to an existing profile but can't get a hold of the owner of that profile how do I link them? Also I want to get in touch with another Wikitree member to ask them a question but how do I search for them?

Kind regards


posted by William Duncan
Barbara what info do you have of Jacob Huff marrying Elizabeth Deas in Goose Creek S.C..

The Deas brothers owned land in Goose Creek/Wassamassaw S.C. late 1700s. Jacob & Sam Huff lived near Deas Swamp, Wassamassaw.


posted by Barry Huff
Dear Barbara Roesh,

Thank you very much for the nice check-up! I am getting used to the website, and all the people here so far have been very helpful and nice. I don't have any questions at the moment. I am doing my best to get more family archives, and add more information to each page I make.

Thanks again!

posted by Ben Greear
Hi Barbara, thanks for the message on my profile. Getting used to the site and i find it really helpful. Now im trying to revise all my sources to link or cite correctly, and also getting a lot of hints from other members. It seems i will be around here for a long time ;)

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