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date: 27 November 2020

Breckinridge, Jameslocked

(07 March 1763–13 May 1833)
  • Philander D. Chase

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Breckinridge, James (07 March 1763–13 May 1833), lawyer and Federalist politician, was born in Augusta County, Virginia (the part of which became Botetourt County in 1770), the son of Robert Breckenridge, a politically active frontier planter, and Lettice Preston, a member of one of the leading families in western Virginia. He and his brothers differed from their father in spelling their surname with an ...

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