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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BREEDLOVE, A. W. -- In Book A, page 95 of the lists of applicants for land in Austin's Colonies in the Archives of the General Land Office is shown that when, in 1831, Mr. Breedlove applied for land he stated that he was 32 years old and that his wife, Susan G., was 19, and that they had arrived in Texas in February, 1831 from New Orleans. On April 20, 1831 he received title to a league of land in Austin's Second Colony situated in what are now Colorado and Lavaca Counties. On February 16, 1838 he was issued a Headright Certificate for one-third of a league of land by the Board of Land Commissioners for Brazoria County. In the certificate it was simply stated that Mr. Breedlove had arrived in Texas prior to May 2, 1835.

On page 111 Volume 1 of the Lamar Papers Mr. Breedlove is shown as a member of Captain Henry Brown's Company at the Battle of Velasco in June, 1832. He was a member of Captain William H. Patton's Columbia Company at San Jacinto and on August 21, 1838 he was issued Donation Certificate No. 519 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. He received Bounty Certificate No. 4356 for having served in the army from March 7 to September 7, 1836. On page 232 of the army rolls in the General Land Office there is an affidavit signed June 21, 1856 by Colonel Jesse Benton, Jr. in which he stated that Mr. Breedlove was Second Sergeant of Captain Patton's Company. Colonel Benton commanded the company after July 23, 1836.

In the Probate Minutes of Brazoria County it is shown that Mr. Breedlove died in that county in 1847. James W. Breedlove was appointed administrator of his estate.

James W. Breedlove was probably a brother of A. W. Breedlove. He was born in New Orleans in 1789 and died there in March 1868 survived by his widow and the following children: Mrs. Utilda Smith; Mrs. Ophelia Hardy, wife of P. A. Hardy; Napoleon B. Breed-love; J. Winchester Breedlove; a son, Julian Breedlove, had died.

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: Third Sergeant
  • Company: Capt. David Murphree

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1799
  • Origin: Louisiana
  • Came to Texas: 1831 Feb
  • Date of Death: 1847
  • Other Battles: Velasco
  • Bounty Certificate: 4356
  • Donation Certificate: 519
  • Wife: Susan G. Breedlove