Breeding Family Cemetery / First School in Fayette County

Breeding Family Cemetery / First School in Fayette County (HM1CVU)

Location: Fayetteville, TX 78940 Fayette County
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N 29° 57.591', W 96° 36.821'

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Breeding Family Cemetery
(300 yards northwest, across the highway)

David and Sarah Davis Breeding came to Texas from Kentucky and settled here in 1833 with sons John, Richard L., Napoleon B., Fidelio S., and Benjamin W.; John, Napoleon, and Fidelio Breeding fought in Texas Army during the War for Independence, participating in the victory at San Jacinto on April 21, 1836.

In 1838 David Breeding was a member of the board of Land Commissioners of Fayette County. John was the first county sheriff, also taking office in 1838.

Family cemetery was opened with burial of David Breeding, 1843. Sarah and John Breeding also lie here.

First School in Fayette County

In a log house on Breeding's land, the first known school session in Fayette County was taught in 1834 by a Mr. Rutland. Attending were Edward, George, Gus, and James Breeding, orphan nephews of David Breeding; Lyman Alexander, Patsie Dougherty, Marian and Sally York, and Emily Alexander (later Mrs. Joel Robison, wife of one of the captors of Santa Anna), whose father Sam Alexander kept four students as boarders. Capt. Jesse Burnham (or Burnam) brought his children 15 miles and built a shed tent with a long bedstead for the girls; the boys slept under the trees.

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Marker Sponsor: Fayette County Historical Survey Committee and Seth D. Breeding.
Marker Number499
Year Placed1972
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 6:20am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 730280 N 3316732
Decimal Degrees29.95985000, -96.61368333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 57.591', W 96° 36.821'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 57' 35.46" N, 96° 36' 49.26" W
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Area Code(s)979
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5550 E St Hwy 159, Fayetteville TX 78940, US
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