William James Breazeale

Brief Life History of William James

When William James Breazeale was born on 15 March 1829, in Greene, Alabama, United States, his father, Elijah Bushelieu Breazeale Sr, was 22 and his mother, Sarah Sally Collins, was 18. He married Louisa E. Goodwin in 1849. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Mississippi, United States in 1870 and Plattsburg, Winston, Mississippi, United States in 1880. He died before 1920, and was buried in Seminary, Covington, Mississippi, United States.

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William James Breazeale
Louisa E. Goodwin
Marriage: 1849
William Walton Breazeale
Sarah Ann Brezeale
Julia Breazeale
Maggie Breazeale
Alford Austin Breazeale
Mary L. Breazeale
Willis Breazeale
Margret Breazeale
John Breazeale

Sources (4)

  • Wm Brasel, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mr W J Breazeale, "Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979"
  • William Breazeale, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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.

1830 · The Oregon Trail

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.


Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Brazil .

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

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