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John Quincy BreshearsAge: 76 years17931869

John Quincy Breshears
Given names
John Quincy
Birth March 16, 1793 28 17
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
Birth of a brotherHenry Alexander Breshears Jr.
October 23, 1801 (Age 8 years)
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The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 9 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
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War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 18 years)

Note: War of 1812 between the Americans and the British. The Creek (or Red Stick) War in Alabama had different origins, but it coincided with the war of 1812, and the U.S. treated it as a part of the larger war, with Jackson and his forces also in charge of defeating the Creeks -
MarriageNaomi Ann HoggView this family
March 2, 1821 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#1Reuben Dobbin Breshears
March 26, 1824 (Age 31 years)
Death of a fatherHenry Alexander Breshears
January 1, 1829 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 38 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
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The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 42 years)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas -
Death of a motherEleanor Hardin
September 17, 1837 (Age 44 years)
Marriage of a childReuben Dobbin BreshearsMary H. BattenView this family
May 4, 1848 (Age 55 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 52 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Sarah A E Breshears
March 2, 1849 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2John Morris Breshears
November 23, 1851 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Martha Frances “Fanny” Breshears
January 8, 1855 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4James Batton Breshears
January 22, 1858 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 63 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a granddaughterSarah A E Breshears
March 4, 1860 (Age 66 years)
Death of a brotherHenry Alexander Breshears Jr.
March 18, 1860 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5William Thomas H Breshears
February 25, 1863 (Age 69 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 68 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War -
Birth of a grandson
#6Andrew Jackson Breshears
October 25, 1866 (Age 73 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Wesley Fletcher Breshears
October 25, 1866 (Age 73 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 73 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 73 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 75 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
Death June 25, 1869 (Age 76 years)
Last change December 21, 201706:04:46

by: Brian Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Henry Alexander Breshears
Birth: March 1, 1765Guilford, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 1, 1829Lawrenceburg, Lawrence, Tennessee, United States
Eleanor Hardin
Birth: January 27, 1776Guilford, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 17, 1837Lawrence, Tennessee, United States
John Quincy Breshears
Birth: March 16, 1793 28 17Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
Death: June 25, 1869Bolivar, Polk, Missouri, United States
9 years
younger brother
Henry Alexander Breshears Jr.
Birth: October 23, 1801 36 25Cumberland, North Carolina, United States
Death: March 18, 1860Hickory, Missouri, United States
Family with Naomi Ann Hogg - View this family
John Quincy Breshears
Birth: March 16, 1793 28 17Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
Death: June 25, 1869Bolivar, Polk, Missouri, United States
Naomi Ann Hogg
Birth: June 17, 1804Barren, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 1, 1892Bolivar, Polk, Missouri, United States
Marriage: March 2, 1821Lawrence, Tennessee, United States
3 years

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