William Augustus Breeden

Jefferson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Augustus

When William Augustus Breeden was born on 28 December 1822, in Jefferson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Thomas Breeden, was 42 and his mother, Martha Everet, was 34. He married Eliza Jane Breeden on 23 September 1846. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Jefferson City, Jefferson, Tennessee, United States in 1850 and Tennessee, United States in 1870.

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William Augustus Breeden
Eliza Jane Breeden
Marriage: 23 September 1846
Harriet Breden
Porter Layafette Breeden
Mary E Breeden
Keziah Evalin Breeden
Albert Hugh Breeden
Calvin Russell Breeden
D Jane Breeden
Sarah Breeden
William Augustus Breeden

Spouse & Children

23 September 1846
Jefferson, Tennessee


  • Harriet Breden


  • Porter Layafette Breeden


  • Mary E Breeden


  • Keziah Evalin Breeden


  • Albert Hugh Breeden


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 13

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 40

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)

  • Wm A Breeden, "United States Census, 1850"
  • W A Breeden, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm A Breedon, "United States Census, 1860"

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