Col. William Campbell Preston Breckinridge

Male 1837 - 1904  (67 years)


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  • Name Col. William Campbell Preston Breckinridge  [1, 2
    Title Col. 
    Born 28 Aug 1837  Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1850  Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1880  [4
    Lawyer 
    Residence 1880  Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    _MILT Colonel, Confederate Army 
    Burial 1904  Lexington Cem, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried 1904  Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 18 Nov 1904  Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • William Campbell Preston Breckinridge was a graduate of Centre College in 1855 and a graduate of the University of Louisville Law Department, 1857. He entered the Confederate army in 1861 rising to the rank of Colonel, commanding the 9th Kentucky Cavalry, C.S.A in General John Hunt Morgan's command. He was in command of Kentucky cavalry escorting the fleeing Jefferson Davis and the Confederate cabinet after the fall of Richmond. He was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Congress in 1885 serving through 1895. He was editor of the Lexington Herald newspaper. William was born in Kentucky according to the 1850 Census.
    Person ID I739  mytree
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2016 

    Father Robert Jefferson Breckinridge,   b. 08 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) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 11 Mar 1823  Abingdon, Washington, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Notes 
    • The couple were second cousins.
    Family ID F390  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Issa Desha,   b. 18 Apr 1844, Georgetown, Scott, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1892  (Age 48 years) 
    Children 
     1. Eleanor Desha Breckinridge,   b. 07 Jun 1862, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Mar 1943  (Age 80 years)
     2. Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge,   b. 01 Apr 1866, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1948, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Desha Breckinridge,   b. 05 Aug 1867, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1935  (Age 67 years)
     4. Campbell Preston Breckinridge,   b. 24 Sep 1869, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1870, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +5. Robert Jefferson Breckinridge,   b. 20 Jun 1871, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1944, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     6. Mary Curry Desha Breckinridge,   b. 01 Sep 1875, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1918  (Age 42 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F453  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Lucretia Clay,   b. 20 Apr 1839,   d. 1860  (Age 20 years) 
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F452  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Aug 1837 - Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1850 - Fayette, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 1904 - Lexington Cem, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1904 - Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Nov 1904 - Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    1880 US Census - Lexington, Fayette, KY - District 066 (p337C).jpg
    1880 US Census - Lexington, Fayette, KY - District 066 (p337C).jpg
    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).

    2. [S50] Dinwiddie Papers, Vol. 17, Pedigree #337.

    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: ..
      R J Breckenridge,
      Virginia,
      Sallie C.,
      R. I.,
      Maria P.,
      W. P. C.,
      Sophy P.,
      Jas. C.,
      C. W.,
      Virginia,
      R. H.

    4. [S193] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited;), Year: 1880; Census Place: Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky; Roll: 413; Family History Film: 1254413; Page: 337C; Enumeration District: 066; Image: 0115..
      W. C. P. Breckenridge
      Issa D.
      Ella
      Sophonisba
      Desha
      Robert
      M. Curry
      Mary C. Desha
      Mary Desha

    5. [S57] Find A Grave.

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


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