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First Name: James

Last Name: Breckinridge

Birthplace: Fincastle, VA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Date of Birth: 07 March 1763

Date of Death: 13 May 1833

Rank: Brigadier General

Years Served:
James Breckinridge

•  Revolutionary War (1775 - 1783)
•  War of 1812


James Breckinridge
Brigadier General, U.S. Army

James Breckinridge was born on 7 March 1763 in Fincastle, VA.

During the Revolutionary War, he served as an officer in Colonel Preston's rifle regiment. After the war, he was admitted to the bar in 1785 and commenced the practice of law in Fincastle, VA.

He was a member of the State House of Delegates from 1789 to 1824. In 1809, he was elected as a Federalist to the Eleventh Congress and to the three succeeding Congresses, serving until 1817. He also was an associate of Thomas Jefferson in the establishment of the University of Virginia.

He served as a U.S. Army Brigadier General in the War of 1812.

Death and Burial

James Breckinridge died on 13 May 1833 in Fincastle, VA. He is buried at the Breckinridge Grove Hill Estate in Fincastle.

Honoree ID: 2282   Created by: MHOH




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