Owen Breedlove
(Cir 1788-After 1850)
Hannah McDonald
(Cir 1804-After 1850)
James Madison Breedlove
(1832-Cir 1913)


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Elizabeth Dye

James Madison Breedlove

  • Born: Mar 1832, Russell Co., VA.
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Dye on 7 Sep 1854 in Russell Co., VA.
  • Died: Cir 1913, Russell Co., VA. at age 81

bullet  General Notes:

He went by the name "Madison".

The 1850 Federal Census for Russell Co., VA, District 54, page 314B/315A records James Breedlove (18 - Russell Co.) living with his father, Owen Breedlove (72 - Essex Co) and siblings Charles (16 - Russell Co.), Elizabeth (14 - Russell Co.), and William (11 - Russell Co.). Next door is Anna Breedlove (46 - TN) living with Delia Casey (33 - TN) and her family.

Marriage record Russell Co. dated 9-2-1854
James M. Breedlove, 28, Single, Russell Co to Elizabeth Dye, 24, Single, Russell Co.
Groom's parents: Owen & Hanor Breedlove
Bride's parents: Pryor & Lotty Dye
William Gilmore

1860 Russell Co Census
5 693 693 Breedlove Jas. M. 28 M W Farming 165 Va
6 693 693 Breedlove Elizabeth 27 F W Va X
7 693 693 Breedlove Jackson 5 M W Va
8 693 693 Breedlove Geroge 3 M W Va
9 693 693 Breedlove Samuel P. 1 M W Va

10 694 694 Breedlove Wm. 21 M W Farming 55 Va X
11 694 694 Breedlove Ann 65 F W House Keeper 20 Tennessee X
12 694 694 Breedlove Elizabeth 22 F W House Domestic 20 Va
13 694 694 Breedlove John J. 2 M W Va

The 1870 Census for Russell Co, VA records James Breedlove (38 - VA) with his wife Elizabeth (38) and children Jackson (16), George (13), Samuel (11), William (6), Nancy (5), Nathan (2).

1900 Russell Co Census records James M. Breedlove (March 1832 - VA) with his wife Elizabeth (April 1832 - VA). James and Elizabeth have been married for 44 years.

1910 Russell Co Census
Madison (78) with his wife Elizabeth (79)

bullet  Research Notes:

From: Teresa Posted: 9 Aug 2006 3:41AM GMT at boards.rootsweb.com
Madison and Elizabth Dye lived in VA and their son William is my g ggrandfather. James Madison's parents are Owen and Anna (McDonald) as we have had the family records for ages. Wm came to Pike Co, KY and married Rebecca Goff who is my ggrandmother.He left her with 3 small children to raise. I cannot locate him in records, but suspect he married again and had other children. My ggrandmother, their daughter-Ida remained in Pike County throughout her lifetime. My grandmother, Carrie was the ggrandaughter of James Madison and Elizabeth Dye. Some of the Breedlove family are buried on Call Cemetery on Swords Creek in VA.

Posted: 9 Aug 2006 3:31AM GMT
Owen is an ancestor of mine as well. I am trying to find William, a descendent who first married Rebecca Goff in Pike Co. at age 18, then leaving her with 3 small children to raise alone. My ggrandmother, his daughter lived until I was about 22-23 years old and shared with us about her life experience. She also said they were in fact Cherokee and Blackfoot. When I recently researched there is a group called Eastern Blackfoot. I do know he came from Swords Creek.

Posted: 14 Aug 2006 11:58PM GMT
I will need to go back through my records but will get information. Wm Breedlove married Rebecca Goff (from Racoon Creek in Pike County, KY) and had 3 children: Ida, Zettie, and Willie. He left Rebecca when the children were very young to raise all 3 children by herself and then returned to KY when my ggrandmother Ida was in her 20s to see the children!!!! My ggrandmother lived until the mid 1970's (outliving all of her children) said that definintely they were Indian- I found Eastern Blackfeet/Blackfoot in research that is not a known tribe but probably akin to the Melungeon, although Cherokee is most likely in the mix. We all know that putting Indian on any paperwork was not the thing to do in those days. I have a copy of Rebecca Goff and Wm Breedlove's marriage certificate and other info. I grew up in the area and visited the home of the families often, although I now live in Florida. I go back to KY regularly to see my parents and other family members. If anyone will email me at INTLXCHANGE@aol.com <mailto://INTLXCHANGE@aol.com> I will like to share and put the puzzle pieces together.

I am from Owen and Anna Mc Donald lineage.
Wm and Rebecca Goff had 2 daughters and 1 son (Ida, one daughter- married Gregory Gross (a school teacher in Pike Co. KY). They had one daughter, Carrie - their only child. ( ggrandma Ida Breedlove Gross married 2 more times and had other children with last names Johnson) Carrie Gross (my grandmother) married George Washington Coleman. They lived in Pike County KY and had 9 children.
Teresa Coleman-Bowling


James married Elizabeth Dye on 7 Sep 1854 in Russell Co., VA. (Elizabeth Dye was born on 12 May 1832 in Russell Co., VA. and died on 28 Sep 1915 in Russell Co., VA..)

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