V.P. John Cabell Breckinridge

Male 1821 - 1875  (54 years)


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  • Name V.P. John Cabell Breckinridge  [1, 2
    Title V.P. 
    Born 16 Jan 1821  Cabell's Dale, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1860  [5
    Vice President of the U.S. 
    Residence 1860  Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Burial 1875  Lexington Cem, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried 1875  Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died 17 May 1875  Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • John Cabell Breckinridge served as a U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from Kentucky and was the 14th Vice President of the United States (under James Buchanan), to date the youngest vice president in U.S. history, inaugurated at age 36. In the 1860 presidential election, he ran as one of two candidates of the fractured Democratic Party, representing Southern Democrats. Breckinridge came in third place in the popular vote, behind winner Abraham Lincoln, a Republican, and Stephen Douglas, a Northern Democrat, but finished second in the Electoral College vote. Following the outbreak of the American Civil War, he served in the Confederate States Army as a general and commander of Confederate forces prior to the 1863 Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana, and of the young Virginia Military Institute cadets, at the 1864 Battle of New Market in Lexington, Virginia. He also served as the fifth and final Confederate Secretary of War.
    Person ID I714  mytree
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2016 

    Father Joseph Cabell Breckinridge,   b. 24 Jul 1788,   d. 01 Sep 1823  (Age 35 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Mary Clay Smith,   b. 31 Aug 1787, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Oct 1864  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 11 May 1811  [7
    Notes 
    • Her father, Dr. Smith, was President of Princeton College.
    Family ID F384  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Cryene Burch,   b. 16 Aug 1826, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Oct 1907  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1843 
    Notes 
    • Miss Burch was from Scott Co., Kentucky.
    Children 
     1. J. Cabell Breckinridge,   b. 1844, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Clifton Rodes Breckinridge,   b. 22 Nov 1846, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Dec 1932, Wendover, Leslie, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     3. Frances Breckinridge,   b. 1849, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John Witherspoon Owen Breckinridge,   b. 22 Dec 1850, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 May 1892, Merced, Merced, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     5. Mary D. Breckinridge,   b. 1854, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F436  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Jan 1821 - Cabell's Dale, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 1875 - Lexington Cem, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1875 - Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 May 1875 - Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    1860 US Census - Lexington, Fayette, KY (p555).jpg
    1860 US Census - Lexington, Fayette, KY (p555).jpg

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

    2. [S109] Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer, General G. Moxley Sorrel, (Name: Morningside Bookshop;), Page 206.

    3. [S50] Dinwiddie Papers, Vol. 2. Pedigree #2073.

    4. [S74] Internet, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_C._Breckinridge.

    5. [S188] 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records;), Year: 1860; Census Place: Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky; Roll: ; Page: 555; Image: 555..
      J. C. Breckinridge,
      M. C.,
      J. Cable,
      Clifton R.,
      Francis,
      Owen,
      Mary D.

    6. [S57] Find A Grave.

    7. [S86] Louis Salesse.


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