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Identifier: A0168

Title: George Breckenridge Papers, 1804-1863


George Breckenridge was born in Virginia in 1764. He married Elizabeth Cowan in 1796, and came to Caledonia, Missouri, in 1819. He was a representative for Washington County in the lower house in Missouri for the 1832-1833 session. He died in Caledonia in 1852.

Collection contains genealogical information concerning the Stevenson and Phelps families; a document of Antoine Soulard, dated May 15, 1804, certifying that he surveyed and marked for the 31 heads of families by decree of Lieutenant Governor Charles Dehault Delassus the land about 50 miles northwest from the post of Ste. Genevieve and known by the name of "Old Mine"; land indentures of claims in areas of Ste. Genevieve and Caledonia and also Maury County, Tennessee, and Bladen County, North Carolina; letter from Breckenridge, Jefferson City, to his wife, Elizabeth (Cowan) Breckenridge, dated January 6, 1833, in which he discusses Missouri politics and the first bill relating specifically to divorce laws. This collection includes a volume containing a journal of expenditures and a ledger of accounts of the mining and cattle businesses of George and James Breckenridge in Missouri, 1818-1834.

2 folders; 1 volume

Cite as: George Breckenridge Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND

Place: United States

Dates: 1804-1863

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts

Maker/Creator: Breckenridge, George, 1764-1852

Subjects: Genealogy
Politics and government
Mineral industries


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