James Breckinridge

James Breckinridge

Birth
Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia, USA
Death 13 May 1833 (aged 70)
Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia, USA
Burial Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia, USA
Plot family burial plot
Memorial ID 32368659 · View Source
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US Army Brigadier General, US Congressman. During the Revolutionary War, he served as an officer in Colonel Preston's rifle regiment. After the war, he was admitted to the bar in 1785, commenced the practice of law in Fincastle, Virginia and was a member of State House of Delegates, 1789 to 1824. In 1809, he was elected as a Federalist to the Eleventh Congress and to the three succeeding Congresses, serving until 1817. He also was an associate of Thomas Jefferson in the establishment of the University Virginia and served as a US Army Brigadier General in the War of 1812.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 23 Dec 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 32368659
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Breckinridge (7 Mar 1763–13 May 1833), Find a Grave Memorial no. 32368659, citing Breckinridge Grove Hill Estate, Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .