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Henshaw-Breathitt-Snodgrass-Sappington family of West Virginia

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  John Breathitt (1786-1834) — of Kentucky. Born in Loudoun County, Va., September 9, 1786. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1811; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1828-32; Governor of Kentucky, 1832-34; died in office 1834. Presbyterian. Died of tuberculosis in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., February 21, 1834 (age 47 years, 165 days). Original interment at Breathitt Cemetery, Near Russellville, Logan County, Ky.; reinterment at Maple Grove Cemetery, Russellville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of William Breathitt (1757-1817) and Elizabeth Dawson (Whitsett) Breathitt (1765-1834); married, March 26, 1812, to Caroline Matilda Whitaker (1795-1821); uncle of Lavinia Sappington (1807-1885; who married Meredith Miles Marmaduke) and Jane Breathitt Sappington (1813-1831; who married Claiborne Fox Jackson); granduncle of John Sappington Marmaduke and James Breathitt (1852-1934); great-granduncle of Erasmus L. Pearson and James Breathitt, Jr.; second great-granduncle of Edward Thompson Breathitt, Jr.; first cousin once removed of Isaac Breathed Snodgrass.
  Political families: Jackson-Lee family of Virginia; Henshaw-Breathitt-Snodgrass-Sappington family of West Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Breathitt County, Ky. is named for him.
  Meredith Miles Marmaduke (1791-1864) — also known as Meredith M. Marmaduke — of Saline County, Mo. Born August 25, 1791. Democrat. Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, 1840-44; Governor of Missouri, 1844; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 26th District, 1845-46. Died March 26, 1864 (age 72 years, 214 days). Interment at Sappington Cemetery State Historic Site, Near Arrow Rock, Saline County, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Vincent Marmaduke (1762-1792) and Sarah (Porter) Marmaduke; married, January 24, 1826, to Lavinia Sappington (sister-in-law of Claiborne Fox Jackson; niece of John Breathitt; grandaunt of Erasmus L. Pearson; second cousin of Isaac Breathed Snodgrass); father of John Sappington Marmaduke (1833-1887).
  Political families: Jackson-Lee family of Virginia; Henshaw-Breathitt-Snodgrass-Sappington family of West Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  John Fryatt Snodgrass (1804-1854) — also known as John F. Snodgrass — of Parkersburg, Wood County, Va. (now W.Va.). Born in Berkeley County, Va. (now W.Va.), March 2, 1804. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention, 1850-51; U.S. Representative from Virginia 11th District, 1853-54; died in office 1854. Died suddenly, while arguing a case in court, in Parkersburg, Wood County, Va (now W.Va.), June 5, 1854 (age 50 years, 95 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery, Parkersburg, W.Va.; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of William Snodgrass (1775-1836) and Ann (Fryatt) Snodgrass (1778-1852); married to Louisa Kinnaird; uncle of Isaac Breathed Snodgrass; granduncle of William Thornton Henshaw and John Snodgrass Henshaw; first cousin twice removed of Edgar Craven Henshaw (1859-1924).
  Political family: Henshaw-Breathitt-Snodgrass-Sappington family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Claiborne Fox Jackson (1806-1862) — of Arrow Rock, Saline County, Mo. Born in Fleming County, Ky., April 4, 1806. Member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1836, 1842-48; Speaker of the Missouri State House of Representatives, 1844; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 10th District, 1845-46; member of Missouri state senate, 1848-51; Governor of Missouri, 1861. Died in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., December 6, 1862 (age 56 years, 246 days). Interment at Sappington Cemetery State Historic Site, Near Arrow Rock, Saline County, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Dempsey Carroll Jackson (1763-1833) and Mary (Pickett) Jackson (1767-1846); brother-in-law of Lavinia Sappington (1807-1885; who married Meredith Miles Marmaduke); married, February 17, 1831, to Jane Breathitt Sappington (1813-1831; niece of John Breathitt; aunt of John Sappington Marmaduke; first cousin once removed of James Breathitt); married, September 12, 1833, to Louisa Catherine Sappington (1805-1838; sister of first wife); married, November 27, 1838, to Eliza Whitsett Sappington (1806-1864; sister of first and second wives); step-grandfather of Erasmus L. Pearson; second cousin of Hancock Lee Jackson (1796-1876).
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Jackson-Lee family of Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article
  John Sappington Marmaduke (1833-1887) — of Missouri. Born in Arrow Rock, Saline County, Mo., March 14, 1833. Democrat. General in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Governor of Missouri, 1885-87; died in office 1887. Died in Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo., December 28, 1887 (age 54 years, 289 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Jefferson City, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Meredith Miles Marmaduke and Lavinia (Sappington) Marmaduke (1807-1885); nephew of Jane Breathitt Sappington (1813-1831; who married Claiborne Fox Jackson); grandnephew of John Breathitt; first cousin once removed of Erasmus L. Pearson; second cousin of James Breathitt; second cousin once removed of Isaac Breathed Snodgrass and James Breathitt, Jr. (1890-1934); second cousin twice removed of Edward Thompson Breathitt, Jr..
  Political family: Henshaw-Breathitt-Snodgrass-Sappington family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Isaac Breathed Snodgrass (1841-1890) — also known as Isaac B. Snodgrass — of Berkeley County, W.Va. Born in Berkeley County, Va. (now W.Va.), December 24, 1841. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Berkeley County, 1885. Episcopalian. Died in Berkeley County, W.Va., October 3, 1890 (age 48 years, 283 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Stephen Rawlings Snodgrass (1806-1853) and Elizabeth (Breathed) Snodgrass (1820-1865); nephew of John Fryatt Snodgrass; first cousin once removed of John Breathitt, William Thornton Henshaw and John Snodgrass Henshaw; second cousin of Lavinia Sappington (1807-1885; who married Meredith Miles Marmaduke); second cousin once removed of John Sappington Marmaduke, James Breathitt (1852-1934) and Edgar Craven Henshaw; second cousin twice removed of Erasmus L. Pearson and James Breathitt, Jr.; second cousin thrice removed of Edward Thompson Breathitt, Jr..
  Political families: Jackson-Lee family of Virginia; Henshaw-Breathitt-Snodgrass-Sappington family of West Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Marion Lee Henshaw (1845-1929) — also known as Marion L. Henshaw — of Berkeley County, W.Va. Born in Berkeley County, Va. (now W.Va.), June 25, 1845. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Berkeley County, 1883. Died in Kansas, November 13, 1929 (age 84 years, 141 days). Interment at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Goddard, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Preston Henshaw (1813-1884) and Julia Ann Margaret (Hunsicker) Henshaw (1813-1903); married 1870 to Emily Polk Payne (1846-1936); uncle of Harry Preston Henshaw (1886-1961); second cousin of Edgar Craven Henshaw; second cousin once removed of William Thornton Henshaw and John Snodgrass Henshaw.
  Political family: Henshaw-Breathitt-Snodgrass-Sappington family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Breathitt (1852-1934) — of Hopkinsville, Christian County, Ky. Born in Hopkinsville, Christian County, Ky., September 4, 1852. Republican. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1883-84, 1887-88; district judge in Kentucky 3rd District, 1896-1900; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1904, 1912; Christian County Probate Judge, 1905-07; Kentucky state attorney general, 1908-12. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Died in Hopkinsville, Christian County, Ky., February 1, 1934 (age 81 years, 150 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John William Breathitt (1825-1912) and Katherine (Webber) Breathitt (1828-1910); married, December 20, 1889, to Olivia Maggie Thompson (1860-1949); father of James Breathitt, Jr.; grandfather of Edward Thompson Breathitt, Jr.; grandnephew of John Breathitt; first cousin once removed of Jane Breathitt Sappington (1813-1831; who married Claiborne Fox Jackson); second cousin of John Sappington Marmaduke (1833-1887); second cousin once removed of Isaac Breathed Snodgrass and Erasmus L. Pearson.
  Political families: Jackson-Lee family of Virginia; Henshaw-Breathitt-Snodgrass-Sappington family of West Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Edgar Craven Henshaw (1859-1924) — also known as Edgar C. Henshaw — of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va. Born near Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, W.Va., November 9, 1859. Republican. Fruit farmer; postmaster at Martinsburg, W.Va., 1910-14. Member, Freemasons. Died, from Bright's disease, in City Hospital, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va., August 17, 1924 (age 64 years, 282 days). Interment at Hedgesville Cemetery, Hedgesville, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Levi Henshaw (1815-1896) and Sarah Ann (Snodgrass) Henshaw (1827-1899); married, December 16, 1886, to Sarah Mason 'Sallie' Lingamfelter (1865-1943); first cousin once removed of William Thornton Henshaw and John Snodgrass Henshaw; first cousin twice removed of John Fryatt Snodgrass; second cousin of Marion Lee Henshaw; second cousin once removed of Isaac Breathed Snodgrass (1841-1890) and Harry Preston Henshaw.
  Political family: Henshaw-Breathitt-Snodgrass-Sappington family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Erasmus L. Pearson (1865-1931) — also known as Ras L. Pearson — of Louisiana, Pike County, Mo. Born in Pike County, Mo., December 27, 1865. Democrat. Lawyer; chair of Pike County Democratic Party, 1919-21. Died in Lincoln County, Mo., January 24, 1931 (age 65 years, 28 days). Interment at Bowling Green City Cemetery, Bowling Green, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Erasmus Darwin Pearson (1828-1909) and Orpha Matilda (Dysart) Pearson (1837-1907); step-grandson of Claiborne Fox Jackson; grandnephew of Lavinia Sappington (1807-1885; who married Meredith Miles Marmaduke); great-grandnephew of John Breathitt; first cousin once removed of John Sappington Marmaduke; second cousin once removed of James Breathitt (1852-1934); second cousin twice removed of Isaac Breathed Snodgrass; third cousin of James Breathitt, Jr.; third cousin once removed of Edward Thompson Breathitt, Jr..
  Political families: Jackson-Lee family of Virginia; Henshaw-Breathitt-Snodgrass-Sappington family of West Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
William T. Henshaw William Thornton Henshaw (1868-1949) — of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va.; South Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va., March 20, 1868. Physician; mayor of Martinsburg, W.Va., 1896-1902; major in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Berkeley County, 1901-02; West Virginia State Health Commissioner, 1921. Member, Kappa Sigma. Died, from colon cancer, in St. Francis Hospital, Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., April 13, 1949 (age 81 years, 24 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Norborne Parish Cemetery, Martinsburg, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of William Snodgrass Henshaw (1845-1886) and Nannie Bell (Snodgrass) Henshaw (1846-1925); brother of John Snodgrass Henshaw; married 1897 to Georgia Ingraham Burns; grandnephew of John Fryatt Snodgrass; first cousin once removed of Isaac Breathed Snodgrass and Edgar Craven Henshaw; second cousin once removed of Marion Lee Henshaw; third cousin of Harry Preston Henshaw (1886-1961).
  Political family: Henshaw-Breathitt-Snodgrass-Sappington family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1929
  John Snodgrass Henshaw (1869-1957) — also known as John Henshaw — of Berkeley County, W.Va. Born in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va., October 8, 1869. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Berkeley County, 1897-98. Died in Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va., January 29, 1957 (age 87 years, 113 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Fairmont, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of William Snodgrass Henshaw (1845-1886) and Nannie Bell (Snodgrass) Henshaw (1846-1925); brother of William Thornton Henshaw; married to Sue Lewis (1875-1936); grandnephew of John Fryatt Snodgrass; first cousin once removed of Isaac Breathed Snodgrass and Edgar Craven Henshaw; second cousin once removed of Marion Lee Henshaw; third cousin of Harry Preston Henshaw (1886-1961).
  Political family: Henshaw-Breathitt-Snodgrass-Sappington family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Harry P. Henshaw Harry Preston Henshaw (1886-1961) — also known as Harry P. Henshaw — of Inwood, Berkeley County, W.Va.; Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, W.Va.; Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va. Born in Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, W.Va., December 21, 1886. Democrat. Fruit grower; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Berkeley County, 1917-18; member of West Virginia state senate 15th District, 1921-31; resigned 1931. Died in Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va., February 4, 1961 (age 74 years, 45 days). Interment at Gerrardstown Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Gerrardstown, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Edwin Smith Henshaw (1849-1912) and Mary Elliott 'Mazie' (Campbell) Henshaw (1858-1927); married to Mabel Virginia Bowen; nephew of Marion Lee Henshaw; second cousin once removed of Edgar Craven Henshaw (1859-1924); third cousin of William Thornton Henshaw and John Snodgrass Henshaw.
  Political family: Henshaw-Breathitt-Snodgrass-Sappington family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1929
  James Breathitt, Jr. (1890-1934) — of Hopkinsville, Christian County, Ky. Born in Hopkinsville, Christian County, Ky., December 14, 1890. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1924, 1928; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1927-31; member of Kentucky state senate 6th District, 1934; died in office 1934. Died in Hopkinsville, Christian County, Ky., October 29, 1934 (age 43 years, 319 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Breathitt (1852-1934) and Olivia Maggie (Thompson) Breathitt (1860-1949); uncle of Edward Thompson Breathitt, Jr.; great-grandnephew of John Breathitt; second cousin once removed of John Sappington Marmaduke; second cousin twice removed of Isaac Breathed Snodgrass; third cousin of Erasmus L. Pearson.
  Political families: Jackson-Lee family of Virginia; Henshaw-Breathitt-Snodgrass-Sappington family of West Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Edward Thompson Breathitt, Jr. (1924-2003) — also known as Edward T. Breathitt; Ned Breathitt — of Hopkinsville, Christian County, Ky. Born in Hopkinsville, Christian County, Ky., November 26, 1924. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 9th District, 1952-57; Governor of Kentucky, 1963-67; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1964, 1972, 1980; counsel and vice-president, Southern Railway System. Methodist. Member, Jaycees; Kiwanis; Elks; Omicron Delta Kappa; Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Collapsed while making a speech at Lexington Community College, and died a few days later, from heart disease, in the University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., October 14, 2003 (age 78 years, 322 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Hopkinsville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Thompson Breathitt (1897-1969) and Mary Josephine (Wallace) Breathitt (1898-1968); nephew of James Breathitt, Jr. (1890-1934); grandson of James Breathitt; second great-grandnephew of John Breathitt; second cousin twice removed of John Sappington Marmaduke; second cousin thrice removed of Isaac Breathed Snodgrass; third cousin once removed of Erasmus L. Pearson.
  Political family: Henshaw-Breathitt-Snodgrass-Sappington family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
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