Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

John V. Breeding Papers

Manuscript Collection: MC004

Collection Summary

Creator: Breeding, John V.
Title: John V. Breeding papers
Dates: 1838-1870
Dates: (Bulk: 1838-1870)
Abstract: Documents relating to the financial and legal interests of John V. Breeding of Fayette County, Texas.
Identification: MC004
OCLC Record No.: 45966744
Quantity: 14 items
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Creator Sketch

Born on October 16, 1807, John V. Breeding migrated to Texas from Virginia with his parents in February 1833. He served in the Texas Army under Sam Houston in the San Jacinto Campaign, although he did not fight in the battle. The first sheriff of Fayette County, Breeding resided in the county for the remainder of his life. He married Louisa Parks Ware on February 10, 1842, and had eight children. Breeding died in 1869 and was buried in the family cemetery near Fayetteville, Texas.

Scope and Content Note

Financial and legal documents relating to John V. Breeding comprise the bulk of this small collection of 14 documents ranging from 1838 to 1870. Of particular note is a letter written from Fidelie Breeding, Breeding's brother and fellow San Jacinto Veteran, from Vera Cruz, Mexico, in 1847 during the Mexican War. A certified copy of Breeding's will is also contained within the collection. Photostats were produced for all the documents.


Organized into five series; arrangement is chronological.


Restrictions on Access


Terms Governing Use

Open for research by appointment.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jacinto Museum of History. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Jacinto Museum of History as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Index Terms

Breeding, John V.--Archives
Breeding, Fidelie--Correspondence
Family records--Fayette County (Tex.)
Fayette County (Tex.)--History

Administrative Information


[Identification of Item], John V. Breeding Papers, MC004, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.


Alvin E. Breeding, 1953.

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Canby Jackson, 2000.


"Breeding, John V." The Handbook of Texas Online


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16.1 1 Correspondence, 1847

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16.1 2 Financial Records, 1840-1869

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16.1 3 Legal Documents, 1838-1870

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16.1 4 Printed Materials, 1864

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16.1 5 Photostats, [1838-1870]