Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Moody Breeden

Male 1766 -


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  • Name Moody Breeden 
    Born 1766  St. Andrew's Parish, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I124508  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 

    Father Enoch Breeden,   b. Bef 1739, St. Andrew's Parish, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1771 and 1781, Charles City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 32 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Hammett,   b. Bef 1743, St. Andrew's Parish, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1790, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 47 years) 
    Married Bef 1759  St. Andrew's Parish, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F39320  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Information from Old New Kent County Some Account of The Planters, Plantations and Places In New Kent County. By Malcolm H. Harris Volume II

      LOT NO. 12

      Moody Breeden was the lessee of this lot which had 259 acres of land. This property was next to the lots leased by Nunn and Spencer and it was crossed by the Gravelly Run. This tract was conveyed by the College to James Nunn, with Lots Nos. 8, 9, and 13. Moody Breeden was a brother of Enoch Breeden
      and Caleb Breeden, who came to Virginia from Maryland. Their mother lived with Moody Breeden in King William County. Enoch Breeden lived in Spottsylvania and was security for his brother, Moody Breeden, during the Revolution
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      Harris, Malcolm, comp. Old New Kent County: Some Account of the Planters, Plantations & Places in King William County, St. David's Parish, West Point, VA: Harris, 1977

      Lot No. 10 - This lot was leased by Mr. Breeden in 1791 and it joined the lots of Whitlock, Dowle, and John Duggins, making a total acreage of 111 acres. - possibly Priscilla's brother or other relative, probably not her father.

      Lot No. 12 - Moody Breeden was the lessee of this lot which had 259 acres of land. This property was next to the lots leased by Nunn and Spencer and it was crossed by the Gravelly Run. This tract was conveyed by the College to James Nunn, with Lots Nos. 8, 9 and 13.

      Moody Breeden was a brother of Enoch Breeden and Caleb Breeden, who came to Virginia from Maryland. Their mother lived with Moody Breeden in King William County. Enoch Breeden lived in Spotsylvania and was security for his brother, Moody Breeden, during the Revolution. - possibly Priscilla's brothers, probably not her father.
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      Spotsylvania County, Virginia Revolutionary Pensioners; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Octr. 1, 1832. Enoch Breeden of Spts. Co., aged 73 years 8 mos. Was born in Maryland, Jany. 1, 1759. His father removed himself and his family to Va when he was about 7 years old. Resided in Charles City Co. when the war commenced. His father having entered the Revolutionary War, from which he never returned, he and his mother removed to King Wm. Co., where two of his brothers resided. He entered the Va. militia in King Wm. Co. in summer of 1776, having been drafted and served a three months tour of duty. In this tour he served in Capt. Mordacai Abrahams company. Marched to Hampton where company remained until end of tour. Served several other short terms as volunteer and as substitute of his brothers, Moody and Caleb Breeden, who had families and had to take care of affiant's mother. Served on several missions in King Wm. Co., which was liable to the depredations of the enemy while their ships were in York River. While on these tours served under command of Colo. Hickman and Captains Mordacai Abraham, Christopher Tompkins, Mordacai Booth, and Harry Quarles. Militia service was performed by him at intervals as required until Jany., 1781. In that month was drafted and remained in the service performing his own tour and as substitute of his two brothers until the end of October in that year. In this service Capt. Drury was his first Captain; Capt. Booth commanded line part of time and Capt. Abraham the latter part of time. Company was in first Regiment commanded by Coll. Charles Dabney, and they joined Genl. Stevens at Four Mile Creek in Henrico Co., and from thence the troops retreated through Hanover and Spts. Counties into Culpeper, crossing the Rappk. River at Elleys Ford; the whole command under Genl. Lafayette. Shortly they recrossed the River at Raccoon Ford into Orange Co. and marched to Pogues Mills, thence to the Marquess New Road, and to Machunk Creek in lower end of Albemarle, thence marched towards Richmond and while on road were joined by Baron Steuben, and they marched into lower end of Hanover and were encamped for some time at Simms Neck on Pamunkey River, thence marched down country through New Kent to near Jamestown, where the affiant was detached to carry a parcel of broken down horses to King Wm. Co.; upon return was in Major Campbell's battalion. They crossed York River at White House Ferry in August, where they joined General Weedon's Army, marched thence to Ware Church in Gloucester Co. where they were joined by the "French horse" under Lauzan. They stood before the British in Gloucester Co. until the surrender. A few days before that event the three King Wm. Militia Companies to one of which affiant belonged, were sent up to their own County where they remained until their discharge. Shortly after the surrender the affiant removed to Spotsylvania Co. where he has since resided.

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