John Breeding was born in Jan 1797 in Virginia. He bought 50 acres of land in Wythe
County, Virginia, on 30 Sep 1819 from Elisha Nunn. He married Elizabeth Stone around 1825.
He joined Big Springs Primitive Baptist Church, Claiborne County, Tennessee, on 8 Dec
1833. He was listed on the 1839 tax list for Claiborne County, Tennessee. His occupation
was a farmer. He died on 21 Feb 1871 at age 74. He was originally buried at Johnson
Cemetery on Ball Creek in Claiborne County, Tennessee. He was reburied at Big Barren
Cemetery, Union County, Tennessee due to the creation of the Norris Lake Reservoir by
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) around 1930.
- Mary Ann Breeding was born on 14 Nov 1826 in Tennessee. She married Charles Davis.
- Russell Breeding was born on 24 Jan 1828. He first married Sally Day circa 1847. He then married Mary Dunsmore around 1849.
- Thomas Wesley Breeding was born on 9 Jan 1830 in Tennessee. He married Margaret Johnson, daughter of James Johnston and Elizabeth McNew, on 14 Feb 1852.
- Samuel Breeding was born on 4 Mar 1832 in Tennessee. He married Sarah Evans. He died on 29 Mar 1913 at age 81. He was buried at Evans Cemetery, Claiborne County, Tennessee.
- Charlotty Breeding (also Lottie, Lotta). She was born on 11 Feb 1834 in Tennessee. She married Eldridge Dunsmore.
- Loretta Breeding was born on 6 Feb 1836 in Tennessee. She married Ell Dunsmore.
- Celia Breeding was born on 2 Feb 1839 in Tennessee. She married George H. Cheek.
- Fannie Breeding was born on 4 Mar 1841 near Lone Mountain, Claiborne County, Tennessee. She married Pryor Lee Evans, son of Jesse Evans and Martha Hurst, circa 1860. She died on 14 Mar 1912 near Lone Mountain, Claiborne County, Tennessee, at age 71. She was buried at Evans Cemetery, Claiborne County, Tennessee.
- Prior L. Breeding was born on 16 Mar 1843 in Tennessee. He married Margaret Hurst, daughter of Harmon Hurst and Nancy Johnston.
- Virginia Breeding was born on 18 Sep 1845 in Tennessee. She married Doc Dunsmore.
- Perry Commodore Breeding was born on 31 Jan 1848 in Tennessee. He married Amanda Simmons on 7 Aug 1876. He later married Susan Hurst.
- James Monroe Breeding was born on 29 Nov 1850. He married Matilda Farmer.
- Lewis Garrett Breeding was born between 1853 and 1855 in Tennessee. He married Paulina Simmons on 22 Aug 1872.
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