Rev. Robert Jefferson Breckinridge

Male 1800 - 1871  (71 years)


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  • Name Rev. Robert Jefferson Breckinridge  [1, 2
    Title Rev. 
    Born 08 Mar 1800  Cabell's Dale, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1850  Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Burial 1871  Lexington Cem, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried 1871  Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 27 Dec 1871  Danville, Boyle, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • Rev. Robert Jefferson Breckinridge was educated at Princeton, Yale, and Union College. He graduated from Union in 1819 with a Bachelor of Arts. He obtained his license to practice law 3 Jan 1824. He was elected to his first term in the House of the Kentucky Legislature in Nov 1825, and was re-elected three more times before leaving public office due to personal difficulties. In 1830, after a conversion of faith and joining the Presbyterian Church, he became a political/social speaker, arguing against the enslavement of Africans. He became licensed to preach 5 Apr 1832, and was ordained in Nov 1832. He was awarded an honorary Master of Arts from Princeton the same year. He became president of Jefferson College in Pennsylvania in 1845, a position he left in 1847 to pastor the First Presbyterian Church of Lexington, Kentucky. His last vocational move was to become the first Professor of Exegetic, Didactic, and Polemic Theology in the Presbyterian seminary at Danville, Kentucky.
    Person ID I559  mytree
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2016 

    Father John Breckinridge,   b. 02 Dec 1760, Staunton, Augusta, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1806, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 28 Jun 1785  [5
    Notes 
    • After his marriage he lived for a while in Aberlmarle Co. on the James River. He moved to Kentucky in 1792.
    Family ID F344  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Virginia Hart,   b. 14 Jun 1809, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Virginia Hart Breckinridge,   b. 10 Feb 1847, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. in childhood
     2. Nathaniel Hart Breckinridge,   b. 21 Jul 1849, Versailles, Woodford, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Feb 1852, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     3. John Robert Breckinridge,   b. 23 Sep 1850, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Apr 1874, Lebanon, Wilson, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F388  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Margaret Faulkner 
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F389  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Anna Sophonisba Preston,   b. 09 Apr 1803, Abingdon, Washington, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1844, Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 11 Mar 1823  Abingdon, Washington, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Notes 
    • The couple were second cousins.
    Children 
    +1. Mary Cabell Breckinridge,   b. 06 Apr 1829, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1902, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Sally Campbell Breckinridge,   b. 18 Sep 1832, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1865  (Age 32 years)
    +3. Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr.,   b. 14 Sep 1833, Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1915, Danville, Boyle, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +4. Marie L. P. Breckinridge,   b. 1836, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. William Campbell Preston Breckinridge,   b. 28 Aug 1837, Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1904, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +6. Sophonisba P. Breckinridge,   b. 26 Aug 1839, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1880  (Age 41 years)
    +7. Joseph Cabell Breckinridge,   b. 14 Jan 1842, Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1920, Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     8. Charles H. Breckinridge,   b. 09 Sep 1844, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1867  (Age 22 years)
     9. Francis P. Breckinridge,   d. in infancy
     10. Louisiana Hart Breckinridge,   b. 1825,   d. 1825  (Age 0 years)
     11. John Breckinridge,   d. in infancy
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F390  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 08 Mar 1800 - Cabell's Dale, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Mar 1823 - Abingdon, Washington, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1850 - Fayette, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 1871 - Lexington Cem, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1871 - Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Dec 1871 - Danville, Boyle, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    1850 US Census - District 1, Fayette, KY (p167B).jpg
    1850 US Census - District 1, Fayette, KY (p167B).jpg

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

    2. [S86] Louis Salesse, Page 8..

    3. [S189] 1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the;), Year: 1850; Census Place: District 1, Fayette, Kentucky; Roll: M432_199; Page: 167B; Image: ..
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    4. [S57] Find A Grave.

    5. [S86] Louis Salesse, Page 7..

    6. [S73] History of Washington College, Dr. W. H. Ruffin, President of Washington College 1833-1848/Feb 1893, Page 117.


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