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Birth Name Breckinridge, Clifton Rodes
Gender male
Age at Death 86 years, 11 days


BRECKINRIDGE, Clifton Rodes, (son of John Cabell Breckinridge and great-grandson of John Breckinridge), a Representative from Arkansas; born near Lexington, Ky., November 22, 1846; attended the rural schools; served in the Confederate Army and was a midshipman in the Navy; after the Civil War he attended Washington College (now Washington and Lee University), Lexington, Va., for three years; settled near Pine Bluff, Ark., in 1870 and engaged in cotton planting and in the commission business for 13 years; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth, Forty-ninth, and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1889); presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Fifty-first Congress and served from March 4, 1889, until September 5, 1890, when John M. Clayton was declared to have been duly elected, but, owing to the death of Mr. Clayton while the contest was pending, the seat was declared vacant; subsequently elected to the Fifty-first Congress to fill the vacancy thus caused; reelected to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses and served from November 4, 1890, to August 14, 1894, when he resigned to accept a consular position; unsuccessful candidate for renomination for Congress in 1894; appointed Minister to Russia by President Cleveland July 20, 1894, and served until December 13, 1897, when he returned to Pine Bluff, Ark.; member of the Dawes Commission, 1900-1905; engaged in banking at Fort Smith, Ark., serving as president of the Arkansas Valley Trust Co.; member of the State constitutional convention in 1917; was a resident of Fort Smith, Ark., until 1925, when he moved to Wendover, Leslie County, Ky., where he died on December 3, 1932; interment in Old Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 22 Nov 1846 Fayette, Kentucky, United States of America    
Event Note

Near Lexington, Kentucky

Census 1 Jun 1850 Fayette, Kentucky, United States of America John C. Breckinridge Household, 1850 Census 3a

Page No.: 378

Sheet No.: 190

Minor Civil Division: District 1

County of: Fayette

State of: Kentucky

Enumeration Date: 23 September 1850

Line No.: 20-24

Family No.: 1133

Name: Breckinridge, C. R.

Age: 3

Sex: M

Place of birth: Kentucky

Census 1 Jun 1860 Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States of America J. C. Breckinridge Household, 1860 Census 4a

Page No.: 108

Sheet No.: 555

Minor Civil Division: Ward 4, Lexington

County of: Fayette

State of: Kentucky

Enumeration Date: 14 July 1860

Post Office: Lexington

Line No.: 20-26

Family No.: 857

Name: Breckinridge, Clifton R.

Age: 13

Sex: M

Place of birth: Kentucky

Attended school within the year: /

Death 3 Dec 1932 Wendover, Leslie, Kentucky, United States of America    
Burial   Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States of America    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Breckinridge, John Cabell16 Jan 182117 May 1875
Mother Burch, Mary Cyrene16 Aug 18268 Oct 1907
    Brother     Breckinridge, Joseph Cabell 29 Dec 1844 1906
         Breckinridge, Clifton Rodes 22 Nov 1846 3 Dec 1932
    Sister     Breckinridge, Frances Viley 21 Jun 1848 31 Dec 1924
    Brother     Breckinridge, John Cabell 1849 1850
    Brother     Breckinridge, John Witherspoon Owen about Dec 1850 9 May 1892
    Sister     Breckinridge, Mary Desha 31 Mar 1854 13 Mar 1928


Family of Breckinridge, Clifton Rodes and Carson, Katherine Breckinridge

Married Wife Carson, Katherine Breckinridge ( * 20 Feb 1853 + 2 Nov 1921 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 21 Nov 1876 Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States of America    
Name Birth Date Death Date
Breckinridge, John Cabellabout 1877
Breckinridge, James Carson13 Oct 18772 Mar 1942
Breckinridge, Mary Carson17 Feb 188116 May 1965
Breckinridge, Susanna P.about 1883
Breckinridge, Clifton Rodes24 Sep 189529 Oct 1966

Family Map

Family Map

Source References

  1. Ruth Crider: Genealogy Data for Crider/McDowell Families
  2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  3. U.S. 1850 Federal Census
      • Date: 1 Jun 1850
      • Page: Kentucky, District 1, Fayette county, Page 378/190, Lines 20-24
      • 1850 Census, Fayette county, Kentucky
  4. U.S. 1860 Federal Census
      • Date: 1 Jun 1860
      • Page: Kentucky, Ward 4, Lexington, Fayette county, Page 108, Lines 20-26
      • 1860 Census, Lexington, Fayette county, Kentucky

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