John Breckinridge

John Breckinridge

Male 1760 - 1806  (46 years)

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  • Name John Breckinridge  [1
    Born 2 Dec 1760  Staunton, Augusta, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Education Washington College  [3
    Burial 1806  Lexington Cem, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 1806  Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 14 Dec 1806  Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I503  mytree
    Last Modified 24 May 2018 

    Father Robert Breckinridge,   b. 1712, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1772, Fincastle, Botetourt, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Lettice Preston,   b. 1728, Londonderry, Londonderry, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1798, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 10 Jul 1758  [2
    Family ID F252  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Hopkins Cabell,   b. 22 Feb 1769, Buckingham, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1858, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 28 Jun 1785  [4
    Notes 
    • After his marriage he lived for a while in Aberlmarle Co. on the James River. He moved to Kentucky in 1792.
    Children 
    +1. Letitia Preston Breckinridge,   b. 22 Jun 1786, Albemarle, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1831, Buffalo, Erie, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)  [natural]
    +2. Joseph Cabell Breckinridge,   b. 24 Jul 1788,   d. 1 Sep 1823  (Age 35 years)  [natural]
     3. Mary H. Breckinridge,   b. 1794,   d. in infancy  [natural]
     4. Robert H. Breckinridge,   b. 1794,   d. in infancy  [natural]
     5. Mary Ann Breckinridge,   b. 4 Feb 1795, Albemarle, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1816, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)  [natural]
    +6. John Breckinridge, Jr.,   b. 4 Jul 1797, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1841, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)  [natural]
    +7. Robert Jefferson Breckinridge,   b. 8 Mar 1800, Cabell's Dale, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1871, Danville, Boyle, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
    +8. William Lewis Breckinridge,   b. 22 Jul 1803, Cabell's Dale, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1876, Cass, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 24 May 2018 
    Family ID F344  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Dec 1760 - Staunton, Augusta, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 1806 - Lexington Cem, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1806 - Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Dec 1806 - Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    John Breckinridge [1760-1806]
    John Breckinridge [1760-1806]

  • Notes 
    • John Breckinridge was a lawyer and politician of eminent standing, was a US Senator from Kentucky, 1801-1805, and Attorney-General of the United States in the Cabinet of President Thomas Jefferson from 1805 until his death. When quite young, he represented Botetourt Co., VA in the legislature. He is No. 4 in the Washington College Catalogue. The Biographical Encyclopedia of Kentucky states that when John Breckinridge emigrated from VA to Fayette County, KY, he named his home 'Cabell's Dale' in honor of his wife, Mary Hopkins Cabell. Genealogies of Kentucky Families from the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society states that Cabell's Dale is "down the Iron Works Road from the Russell Road and near the Mt. Horeb Church, now a part of Castleton Farm."

  • Sources 
    1. [S94] Melissa Ward (sarafina@delcarsdungeon.com), Papers left to her grandson, CHL III.

    2. [S57] Find A Grave.

    3. [S73] History of Washington College, Dr. W. H. Ruffin, President of Washington College 1833-1848/Feb 1893, Page 116.

    4. [S86] Louis Salesse, Page 7.


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