Person:Cabel Breckenridge (1)

KY State Sec. Joseph Cabel Breckenridge, Esq.
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Name[4] KY State Sec. Joseph Cabel Breckenridge, Esq.
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 14 Jul 1788 Albemarle County, Virginia
Alt Birth[4] 24 Jul 1788 Albemarle, Virginia, United Statesat The Glebe
Marriage 11 May 1811 to Mary Clay Smith
Military? 1812 Maj., War of 1812
Reference Number? Q5015349?
Death[1][4] 1 Sep 1823 Frankfort, Franklin, Kentucky, United Statesage 35 - died in an epidemic while in office
Burial? Unknown

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Joseph "Cabell" Breckinridge (July 14, 1788 – September 1, 1823) was a lawyer and politician in the U.S. state of Kentucky. From 1816 to 1819, he was a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, serving as speaker from 1817 to 1819. In 1820, he was appointed Kentucky Secretary of State by Governor John Adair. A member of the Breckinridge political family, he was the son of U.S. Attorney General John Breckinridge and the father of U.S. Vice President John C. Breckinridge.

Born in Albemarle County, Virginia, Breckinridge moved to Kentucky with his parents in 1793. When John Breckinridge was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1801, Cabell traveled with him to Washington, D.C., and completed preparatory studies at New London Academy (now Colby–Sawyer College). In 1806, he enrolled in the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University). His studies were interrupted in 1807 when he participated in a student protest against the strict rules and rigorous curriculum at the institution, but after a year-long break, he returned and completed his bachelor's degree in 1810. After graduation, he married Mary Clay Smith, daughter of Samuel Stanhope Smith, the university's president.

Breckinridge intended to begin practicing law in Lexington, Kentucky, but he enlisted for service in the War of 1812 instead. After the war, he opened his practice and was elected to the Kentucky House, where he led an unsuccessful attempt to oust Gabriel Slaughter after he ascended to the governorship upon the death of George Madison. He served as Speaker of the House from 1817 to 1819, and was appointed as Adair's Secretary of State in 1820. He moved to Frankfort, the state capital, so that he could attend to the duties of his office, but fell ill with a fever in August 1823 and died in office on September 1.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Breckenridge family, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.

    Joseph Cabell Breckinridge (1788-1823), Major in War of 1812. Kentucky State Representative 1817-1818, Speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives. Kentucky Secretary of State 1820-1823. Married Mary Clay Smith, daughter of Samuel Stanhope Smith, President of Princeton University. Son of John Breckinridge.

  2. The Political Graveyard.

    Breckinridge, Joseph Cabell (1788-1823) — of Kentucky. Born in Albemarle County, Va., July 14, 1788. Son of John Breckinridge; brother of Letitia Preston Breckinridge (1786-1831) (who married Peter Buell Porter and Alfred William Grayson) and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; father of John Cabell Breckinridge; uncle of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; grandfather of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge; granduncle of Henry Skillman Breckinridge. Speaker of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1817-18; secretary of state of Kentucky, 1820-23; died in office 1823. Presbyterian. Died in an epidemic, September 1, 1823. Burial location unknown.

  3.   Cabell Breckinridge, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Dorman, John Frederick. The Prestons of Smithfield and Greenfield in Virginia: descendants of John and Elizabeth (Patton) Preston through five generatons. (Louisville, Kentucky: Filson Club, c1982).

    80. Joseph Cabell BRECKINRIDGE (John3, Letitia2Preston, John1) was born on July 24, 1788 in "The Glebe", Albemarle Co., VA. He married Mary Clay Smith on May 11, 1811. He died on September 1, 1823 in Frankfort, KY, at age 35. ...