John Alexander Breeden

1827–1900 (Age 72)
Hawkins, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John Alexander

When John Alexander Breeden was born on 14 February 1827, in Hawkins, Tennessee, United States, his father, Thomas Breeden, was 47 and his mother, Martha Everet, was 38. He married Martha Jane King on 14 June 1848, in Hawkins, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Civil District 2, Hamblen, Tennessee, United States in 1900. He died in 1900, in Hamblen, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 73.

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John Alexander Breeden
Martha Jane King
Marriage: 14 June 1848
James Alexander Breeden
Joseph Breeden
Mary Breeden
Thomas Octavius Breeden
Andrew Breeden
George W Breeden
John Grant Breeden
Hiley Emaline Breeden
Frank Lafayette Breeden
Sterling Breeden

Spouse & Children

14 June 1848
Hawkins, Tennessee, United States


  • James Alexander Breeden


  • Joseph Breeden


  • Mary Breeden


  • Thomas Octavius Breeden


  • Andrew Breeden


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 8

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 35

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from Bredon in Worcestershire or from Breedon on the Hill in Leicestershire, both of which are named from an unattested Celtic word brez ‘hill’ + the tautologous addition of Old English dūn.2 Americanized form of German Breden .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • John A Breeden, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John A Breeding, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John A Breaden, "United States Census, 1860"

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