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BRECKINRIDGE (Soundex B625) — See also BECKINELLA, BRACKENRIDGE, BRAKENRIDGE, BRECINRIDGE, BRECK, BRECKENRIDGE, BRECKMANN, BRECKON, BRECKONS, BUECKING, GRECKI, JARECKI, KINROSS, LECKINGTON, MARECKI, RECKIN, SPECKING, YECKINEVICH.

  BRECKINRIDGE: See also William Breckinridge Ardery — Joseph Breckinridge Board, Jr. — Levin Irving Handy — Samuel Miller Breckinridge Long — Robert Breckinridge McAfee — Charles Breckinridge Parkhill — Peter Augustus Porter — Peter Augustus Porter — Breckinridge L. Willcox
  Breckinridge, Arthur G. — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Socialist. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 34th District, 1918, 1920, 1922; candidate for New York state assembly from Kings County 21st District, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927; candidate for New York state senate 6th District, 1930. Burial location unknown.
  Breckinridge, Cabell See Joseph Cabell Breckinridge
  Breckinridge, Carl — of Turney, Clinton County, Mo. Democrat. Member of Missouri state house of representatives from Clinton County, 1935-38. Burial location unknown.
  Breckinridge, Christopher G. — of Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La. Republican. Postmaster at Baton Rouge, La., 1865-68. Burial location unknown.
  Breckinridge, Clifton Rodes (1846-1932) — also known as Clifton R. Breckinridge — of Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Ark.; Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark. Born in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., November 22, 1846. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; planter; U.S. Representative from Arkansas, 1883-89, 1890-95 (at-large 1883-85, 2nd District 1885-89, 1890-95); U.S. Minister to Russia, 1894-97; delegate to Arkansas state constitutional convention, 1917. Died in Wendover, Leslie County, Ky., December 3, 1932 (age 86 years, 11 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of John Cabell Breckinridge and Mary Cyrene (Burch) Breckinridge (1826-1907); married, November 21, 1876, to Catherine B. Carson (1853-1921); grandson of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge; grandnephew of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; great-grandson of John Breckinridge; second great-grandson of John Witherspoon; second great-grandnephew of William Preston and William Cabell; first cousin once removed of Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864), Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; first cousin twice removed of James Douglas Breckinridge and Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862); first cousin thrice removed of William Cabell, Jr., Francis Smith Preston, William Henry Cabell and James Patton Preston; second cousin of Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925), Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; second cousin once removed of Carter Henry Harrison, William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; second cousin twice removed of William Campbell Preston, James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd, John Smith Preston, George Rogers Clark Floyd and Edward Carrington Cabell; third cousin of Benjamin Earl Cabell and Carter Henry Harrison II; third cousin once removed of John William Leftwich and Earle Cabell.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Breckinridge, Daniel W. — of Michigan. Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1888. Burial location unknown.
  Breckinridge, Desha (1867-1935) — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., August 5, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor and publisher; director, the First National Bank of Lexington; director, Fayette Home Telephone Company; director, Phoenix Hotel Company; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1920, 1928, 1932. Presbyterian. Died in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., February 18, 1935 (age 67 years, 197 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of William Campbell Preston Breckinridge and Issa (Desha) Breckinridge (1843-1892); married, November 17, 1898, to Madeline McDowell (1872-1920; social reformer); nephew of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr.; grandson of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; grandnephew of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, William Campbell Preston and John Smith Preston; great-grandson of John Breckinridge, Francis Smith Preston and Joseph Desha; great-grandnephew of James Patton Preston; second great-grandson of William Preston and William Campbell; second great-grandnephew of William Cabell and Patrick Henry; first cousin of Levin Irving Handy and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; first cousin once removed of John Cabell Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); first cousin twice removed of James Douglas Breckinridge, Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell, James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd and George Rogers Clark Floyd; first cousin thrice removed of William Cabell, Jr. and William Henry Cabell; second cousin of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); second cousin once removed of Carter Henry Harrison, William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; second cousin twice removed of Valentine Wood Southall and Edward Carrington Cabell; third cousin of Benjamin Earl Cabell (1858-1931) and Carter Henry Harrison II; third cousin once removed of John William Leftwich, Stephen Valentine Southall and Earle Cabell.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Epitaph: "Our boast of you is that we found you brave."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Breckinridge, Henry Skillman (1886-1960) — also known as Henry Breckinridge; Henry Breckenridge — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Fresh Meadows, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., May 25, 1886. Democrat. Assistant Secretary of War, 1913-16; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; attorney for Charles A. Lindbergh, 1932; Constitutional candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1934; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1936. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Sons of the American Revolution; Military Order of the World Wars; American Legion; Loyal Legion; Navy League. Died, in St. Vincent's Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 3, 1960 (age 73 years, 344 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge (1842-1921) and Louise Ludlow (Dudley) Breckinridge (1849-1911); married, July 7, 1910, to Ruth (Bradley) Woodman (divorced 1925); married, August 5, 1927, to Aida (de Acosta) Root (divorced 1947); married, March 27, 1947, to Margaret Lucy Smith; nephew of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; grandson of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge (1800-1871); grandnephew of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge (1788-1823), William Campbell Preston and John Smith Preston; great-grandson of John Breckinridge and Francis Smith Preston; great-grandnephew of James Patton Preston; second great-grandson of William Preston and William Campbell; second great-grandnephew of William Cabell and Patrick Henry; first cousin of Levin Irving Handy and Desha Breckinridge; first cousin once removed of John Cabell Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); first cousin twice removed of James Douglas Breckinridge, Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell, James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd and George Rogers Clark Floyd; first cousin thrice removed of William Cabell, Jr. and William Henry Cabell; second cousin of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); second cousin once removed of Carter Henry Harrison, William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; second cousin twice removed of Valentine Wood Southall and Edward Carrington Cabell; third cousin of Benjamin Earl Cabell and Carter Henry Harrison II; third cousin once removed of John William Leftwich, Stephen Valentine Southall and Earle Cabell.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Grayson-Breckinridge-Smallwood family of Virginia and Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Breckinridge, James (1763-1833) — of Virginia. Born near Fincastle, Botetourt County, Va., March 7, 1763. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1789-1802, 1806-08, 1819-21, 1823-24; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1809-17 (4th District 1809-11, 5th District 1811-13, 4th District 1813-15, 5th District 1815-17); general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. Died in Botetourt County, Va., May 13, 1833 (age 70 years, 67 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Botetourt County, Va.
  Relatives: Half-brother of Robert Breckinridge; brother of John Breckinridge; second great-granduncle of John Bayne Breckinridge; cousin *** of John Brown (1757-1837), Francis Smith Preston and James Brown.
  Political families: Brown-Breckinridge family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Breckinridge, James Douglas (1781-1849) — of Kentucky. Born in Woodville, Jefferson County, Ky., 1781. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1809-11; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 8th District, 1821-23; defeated, 1822. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., May 6, 1849 (age about 67 years). Original interment at St. John's Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.; reinterment in 1867 at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Alexander Breckinridge (1752-1801) and Jane (Buchanan) Breckinridge (1760-1812); half-brother of John Floyd; married to Mary Elizabeth Grayson (1795-1830; sister of Frederick William Spence Grayson and Peter William Grayson); married 1832 to Lucy Fry Speed (1811-1893); nephew of John Breckinridge; uncle of John Buchanan Floyd and George Rogers Clark Floyd; first cousin of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; first cousin once removed of John Cabell Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864), Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; first cousin twice removed of William Preston, Clifton Rodes Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925), Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge (1867-1935), Henry Skillman Breckinridge and Joseph Weldon Bailey, Jr.; second cousin once removed of Francis Smith Preston and James Patton Preston; third cousin of William Campbell Preston, James McDowell and John Smith Preston.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Desha-Breckinridge family of Lexington, Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Breckinridge, John (1760-1806) — of Kentucky. Born near Staunton, Augusta County, Va., December 2, 1760. Democrat. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Kentucky, 1793-94; Kentucky state attorney general, 1793-97; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1798-1801; Speaker of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1799-1801; delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1799; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1801-05; U.S. Attorney General, 1805-06; died in office 1806. Presbyterian. Died, from a stomach infection, in near Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., December 14, 1806 (age 46 years, 12 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Fayette County, Ky.; reinterment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Breckenridge (1712-1772) and Letitia 'Lettice' (Preston) Breckenridge (1729-1798); half-brother of Robert Breckinridge; brother of James Breckinridge; married, June 28, 1785, to Mary Hopkins Cabell (1769-1858); father of Letitia Preston Breckinridge (1786-1831; who married Peter Buell Porter and Alfred William Grayson), Joseph Cabell Breckinridge and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge (1800-1871); nephew of William Preston; uncle of James Douglas Breckinridge; grandfather of John Cabell Breckinridge, Mary Cabell Breckinridge (1826-1854; who married Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864)), Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; great-grandfather of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925), Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; second great-grandfather of John Bayne Breckinridge; cousin *** of John Brown and James Brown; first cousin of Francis Smith Preston and James Patton Preston; first cousin once removed of William Campbell Preston, James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd, John Smith Preston and George Rogers Clark Floyd.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Grayson-Breckinridge-Smallwood family of Virginia and Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Breckinridge County, Ky. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Breckinridge, John Bayne (1913-1979) — also known as John B. Breckinridge — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Washington, D.C., November 29, 1913. Democrat. Lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 49th District, 1956-59; Kentucky state attorney general, 1960-64, 1968-72; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1960; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1971; defeated, 1963; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1973-79; defeated in primary, 1978. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Kappa Alpha Order. Died in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., July 29, 1979 (age 65 years, 242 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Grandnephew of William Campbell Preston Breckinridge (1837-1904); second great-grandson of John Breckinridge; second great-grandnephew of James Breckinridge.
  Political families: Clay family of Kentucky; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Desha-Breckinridge family of Lexington, Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Breckinridge, John Cabell (1821-1875) — also known as John C. Breckinridge — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born near Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., January 16, 1821. Democrat. Lawyer; major in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1849-51; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 8th District, 1851-55; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1856; Vice President of the United States, 1857-61; Southern Democratic candidate for President of the United States, 1860; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1861; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Confederate Secretary of War, 1865. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Expelled from the U.S. Senate on December 4, 1861 for his participation in the Confederate military. Fled to Cuba at the end of the war, and lived in England and Canada until 1869. Died, from lung disease and liver cirrhosis, in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., May 17, 1875 (age 54 years, 121 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Clay (Smith) Breckinridge (1787-1864) and Joseph Cabell Breckinridge; married 1840 to Elizabeth Lucas (1825-1889); married, December 12, 1843, to Mary Cyrene Burch (1826-1907); father of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge; nephew of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; grandson of John Breckinridge; great-grandson of John Witherspoon; great-grandnephew of William Preston and William Cabell; first cousin of Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864), Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; first cousin once removed of James Douglas Breckinridge, Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862), Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925), Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; first cousin twice removed of William Cabell, Jr., Francis Smith Preston, William Henry Cabell and James Patton Preston; second cousin of Carter Henry Harrison, William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; second cousin once removed of William Campbell Preston, James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd, John Smith Preston, George Rogers Clark Floyd, Edward Carrington Cabell, Benjamin Earl Cabell and Carter Henry Harrison II; second cousin twice removed of Earle Cabell; third cousin of John William Leftwich.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The city of Breckenridge, Missouri, is named for him.  — The city of Breckenridge, Colorado, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — BillionGraves burial record
  Books about John C. Breckinridge: William C. Davis, An Honorable Defeat: The Last Days of the Confederate Government — Frank Hopkins Heck, Proud Kentuckian, John C. Breckinridge, 1821-1875 — William C. Davis, Breckinridge : Statesman, Soldier, Symbol
  Breckinridge, John W. — of California. Democrat. Member of California state assembly 5th District, 1884-85; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1884. Burial location unknown.
  Breckinridge, Joseph Cabell (1788-1823) — also known as Cabell Breckinridge — of Kentucky. Born in Albemarle County, Va., July 24, 1788. Speaker of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1817-18; secretary of state of Kentucky, 1820-23; died in office 1823. Presbyterian. Died in an epidemic, in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., September 1, 1823 (age 35 years, 39 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Fayette County, Ky.; reinterment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of John Breckinridge and Mary Hopkins (Cabell) Brecinridge (1769-1858); brother of Letitia Preston Breckinridge (1786-1831; who married Peter Buell Porter and Alfred William Grayson) and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; married to Mary Clay Smith (1787-1864); father of John Cabell Breckinridge; uncle of Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864), Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; grandfather of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge; grandnephew of William Preston and William Cabell; granduncle of Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925), Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; first cousin of James Douglas Breckinridge and Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862); first cousin once removed of William Cabell, Jr., Francis Smith Preston, William Henry Cabell, James Patton Preston, Carter Henry Harrison, William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; first cousin twice removed of Benjamin Earl Cabell and Carter Henry Harrison II; first cousin thrice removed of Earle Cabell; second cousin of William Campbell Preston, James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd, John Smith Preston, George Rogers Clark Floyd and Edward Carrington Cabell; second cousin once removed of John William Leftwich.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Epitaph: "The Righteous Shall Be In Everlasting Remembrance."
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Breckinridge, R. J. — of Kentucky. Kentucky state attorney general, 1901-02. Burial location unknown.
  Breckinridge, Robert (1754-1833) — of Kentucky. Born in Virginia, 1754. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Speaker of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1792-95. Died in 1833 (age about 79 years). Interment a private or family graveyard, Jefferson County, Ky.
  Relatives: Half-brother of John Breckinridge and James Breckinridge (1763-1833).
  Political families: Brown-Breckinridge family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Breckinridge, Robert Jefferson (1800-1871) — of Kentucky. Born near Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., March 8, 1800. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1825-28; ordained minister; president, Jefferson College (now Washington and Jefferson College), 1845-47; Kentucky superintendent of public instruction, 1849-53; candidate for delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1849. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Danville, Boyle County, Ky., December 22, 1871 (age 71 years, 289 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of John Breckinridge and Mary Hopkins (Cabell) Breckinridge (1769-1858); brother of Letitia Preston Breckinridge (1786-1831; who married Peter Buell Porter and Alfred William Grayson) and Joseph Cabell Breckinridge; married, March 11, 1823, to Ann Sophronisba Preston (1803-1844); married, April 1, 1847, to Virginia Hart Shelby (1809-1859); married, November 5, 1868, to Margaret F. White; father of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; uncle of John Cabell Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); grandfather of Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; grandnephew of William Preston and William Cabell; granduncle of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); first cousin of James Douglas Breckinridge and Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862); first cousin once removed of William Cabell, Jr., William Henry Cabell, James Patton Preston, Carter Henry Harrison, William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; first cousin twice removed of Benjamin Earl Cabell and Carter Henry Harrison II; first cousin thrice removed of Earle Cabell; second cousin of William Campbell Preston, James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd, John Smith Preston, George Rogers Clark Floyd and Edward Carrington Cabell; second cousin once removed of John William Leftwich.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Breckinridge, Robert Jefferson, Jr. (1833-1915) — also known as Robert J. Breckinridge, Jr. — of Kentucky. Born in Baltimore, Md., September 14, 1833. Colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Kentucky secession convention, 1861; Representative from Kentucky in the Confederate Congress, 1862-64; common pleas court judge in Kentucky, 1876. Died March 13, 1915 (age 81 years, 180 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge and Ann Sophonisba (Preston) Breckinridge (1803-1844); brother of William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; nephew of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, William Campbell Preston and John Smith Preston; uncle of Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; grandson of John Breckinridge and Francis Smith Preston; grandnephew of James Patton Preston; great-grandson of William Preston and William Campbell; great-grandnephew of William Cabell and Patrick Henry; first cousin of John Cabell Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); first cousin once removed of James Douglas Breckinridge, Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862), James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd, George Rogers Clark Floyd, Clifton Rodes Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); first cousin twice removed of William Cabell, Jr. and William Henry Cabell; second cousin of Carter Henry Harrison, William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; second cousin once removed of Valentine Wood Southall, Edward Carrington Cabell, Benjamin Earl Cabell and Carter Henry Harrison II; second cousin twice removed of Earle Cabell; third cousin of John William Leftwich and Stephen Valentine Southall.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Breckinridge, W. N. See William Norwood Breckinridge
  Breckinridge, William Campbell Preston (1837-1904) — also known as William C. P. Breckinridge — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Baltimore, Md., August 28, 1837. Democrat. Colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1876, 1880; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 7th District, 1885-95; defeated (Gold Democratic), 1896. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. In 1894, he was successfully sued for breach of promise by a former mistress; he acknowledged the affair, affair, but the scandal ended his political career. Died, of apoplexy, in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., November 18, 1904 (age 67 years, 82 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge and Ann Sophonisba (Preston) Breckinridge (1803-1844); brother of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr.; married, March 17, 1859, to Lucretia Hart Clay (1839-1860; daughter of Thomas Hart Clay); married, September 19, 1861, to Issa Desha (1843-1892; granddaughter of Joseph Desha); married to Louisa Rucks (Scott) Wing (1845-1920); father of Desha Breckinridge; nephew of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, William Campbell Preston and John Smith Preston; uncle of Levin Irving Handy and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; grandson of John Breckinridge and Francis Smith Preston; grandnephew of James Patton Preston; granduncle of John Bayne Breckinridge; great-grandson of William Preston and William Campbell; great-grandnephew of William Cabell and Patrick Henry; first cousin of John Cabell Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); first cousin once removed of James Douglas Breckinridge, Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862), James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd, George Rogers Clark Floyd, Clifton Rodes Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); first cousin twice removed of William Cabell, Jr. and William Henry Cabell; second cousin of Carter Henry Harrison, William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; second cousin once removed of Valentine Wood Southall, Edward Carrington Cabell, Benjamin Earl Cabell and Carter Henry Harrison II; second cousin twice removed of Earle Cabell; third cousin of John William Leftwich and Stephen Valentine Southall.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Breckinridge, William Norwood — also known as W. N. Breckinridge — of Fincastle, Botetourt County, Va. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1924, 1940 (alternate); delegate to Virginia convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; delegate to Virginia limited constitutional convention 20th District, 1945. Burial location unknown.


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