Part of an old map of the San Jacinto area from the Texas Revolution

Veteran Bio

Texian Location:  Participant

The Kemp Sketch

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BREEDING, FIDELIE S. -- Son of David Breeding, who was a member of the Board of Land Commissioners for Fayette County in 1838. John Breeding, probably a relative of Fidelie S. Breeding, was the first sheriff of Fayette County. In the Headright Certificate issued to Fidelie S. Breeding January 19, 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the Fayette County Board it is stated that he had arrived in Texas in February, 1833. He was a member of Captain William J. X. Heard's Company of Citizen Soldiers at San Jacinto and on January 29, 1839 was issued Donation Certificate No. 778 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. He did not apply for land due him for other services in the army.

In the Deed Records of Fayette County, Book A, page 48, it is stated that Mr. Breeding's home, March 15, 1849 was in Fayette County.

Written by Louis W. Kemp, between 1930 and 1952. Please note that typographical and factual errors have not been corrected from the original sketches. The biographies have been scanned from the original typescripts, a process that sometimes allows for mistakes in the new text. Researchers should verify the accuracy of the texts' contents through other sources before quoting in publications. Additional information on the veteran may be available in the Herzstein Library.

Battle Statistics

  • Died in Battle: No
  • Rank: Private
  • Company: Capt. William J. E. Heard

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Fidelio; Fidella
  • Date of Birth: 1818?
  • Birthplace: Kentucky, Christian County
  • Came to Texas: 1833 Feb
  • Date of Death: 1849
  • Comments: U.S.-Mexican War.
  • Donation Certificate: 778
  • Wife: none
  • Family at San Jacinto: Brothers John and Napoleon Breeding at Harrisburg