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William Campbell Preston Breckinridge
Birth: Aug. 28, 1837
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Death: Nov. 18, 1904
Lexington
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA

U.S. Congressman, Confederate Soldier. 1855 graduate of Centre College and graduate of the University of Louisville Law Department 1857. 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. In command of Kentucky cavalry escorting the fleeing Jefferson Davis and the Confederate cabinet after the fall of Richmond. Elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Congress in 1885 serving through 1895. Editor of the Lexington Herald newspaper. (bio by: Steve Dunn) 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Jefferson Breckinridge (1800 - 1871)
  Ann Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge (1803 - 1844)
 
 Spouses:
  Lucretia Clay Breckinridge (1839 - 1860)
  Issa Desha Breckinridge (1843 - 1892)
 
 Children:
  Lee Clay Breckinridge (1860 - 1860)*
  Eleanor Desha Breckinridge Chalkley (1862 - 1943)*
  Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge (1866 - 1948)*
  Desha Breckinridge (1867 - 1935)*
  Campbell Preston Breckinridge (1869 - 1870)*
  Issa Desha Breckinridge (1871 - 1872)*
  Mary Curry Breckinridge Desha (1875 - 1918)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Cabell Breckinridge Warfield (1829 - 1902)*
  Robert Jefferson Breckinridge (1834 - 1915)*
  William Campbell Preston Breckinridge (1837 - 1904)
  Joseph Cabell Breckinridge (1842 - 1920)*
  Chas. H. Breckinridge (1844 - 1867)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lexington Cemetery
Lexington
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Steve Dunn
Record added: Apr 29, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7397789
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