US Senator, Presidential Cabinet Secretary. Served in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. United States Senator from from Kentucky 1801 to 1805. United States Attorney General from 1805 to1 806. Died in office. He was the Grandfather of United States Vice President John Cabell Breckinridge.
Obituary from the Kentucky Gazette --
Hon. John Breckinridge, Attorney-General of the United States. Died Sunday morning at 8 o'clock, Dec. 14, 1806, of an infection of the stomach.
Letitia Preston Breckinridge
Mary Hopkins Cabell Breckinridge
1769–1858 (m. 1785)