Benjamin Breedlove

about 1810–before 1849 (Age 39)
Hancock, Georgia, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Breedlove was born about 1810, in Hancock, Georgia, United States, his father, William Watkins Breedlove Sr., was 44 and his mother, Sarah H Foster, was 43. He married Margaret Smith on 16 December 1830, in Hancock, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died before 1849, at the age of 38.

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Benjamin Breedlove
Margaret Smith
Marriage: 16 December 1830
Lucy F Breedlove
William E. Breedlove
Mary Breedlove
Ranson Smith Breedlove
Richard Breedlove
Eugenia Breedlove

Spouse and Children

16 December 1830
Hancock, Georgia, United States


    Lucy F Breedlove


    William E. Breedlove


    Ranson Smith Breedlove


    Mary Breedlove


    Richard Breedlove


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1811 · The Savannah Riots

Age 1

A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.

Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 11

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

English: probably a nickname for an amiable or popular person, from Middle English brede(n) ‘to breed’, ‘to produce’ + loue ‘love’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Breedlove (K2WR-N1S)/ Margaret Smith, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950" 1830
  • Benjamin Breedlove( K2WR-N1S)/ Margaret Smith, "Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967" 1830
  • Benjamin Breedlove (K2WR-N1S)/ Margaret Smith, "Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967" 1830

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