- Annual Meeting
- Get Involved
BREEDING, JOHN V.
BREEDING, JOHN V. (1807–1869). John V. Breeding, early settler, soldier, and sheriff, was born on October 16, 1807, in Virginia and came to Texas with his parents David W. and Sarah (Davis) Breeding in February 1833. He was in the Ranging Corps from November 24, 1835, to September 13, 1836. He served in the Texas army from February 1 to May 10, 1836, and was in Capt. William J. E. Heard's company under Sam Houston in the San Jacinto campaign, although he did not participate in the battle. Breeding received a bounty warrant for 320 acres for service from February 1 to May 10, 1836, and a donation certificate for 640 acres for being on the baggage detail at San Jacinto. He was the first sheriff of Fayette County after its organization in 1838 and also served under Col. John Henry Moore on a campaign against the Comanche Indians from September to November 1840. In 1840, for tax purposes, he declared title to 380 acres with 738 under survey, two town lots at La Grange, one gold watch, ten cattle, and two saddle horses. Breeding married Louisa Parks Ware on February 10, 1842, in Colorado County, and they had eight children. He died in 1869 in Fayette County and was buried in the Breeding family cemetery near Fayetteville.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Thomas L. Miller, Bounty and Donation Land Grants of Texas, 1835–1888 (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1967). Vertical Files, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin. Gifford E. White, ed., The 1840 Census of the Republic of Texas (Austin: Pemberton, 1966; 2d ed., Vol. 2 of 1840 Citizens of Texas, Austin, 1984).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Seth D. Breeding and Betty Porter, "BREEDING, JOHN V.," accessed October 21, 2018, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fbr35.
Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.