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Capt. Frank Breazeale

1828 - 1908

Source:  Burnet Bulletin, 5 Nov 1908
transcribed by JoAnn Myers, Sept. 2007

Capt. Frank Breazeale

The subject of this sketch was born in Tennessee in 1828.

He moved to Texas in 1845, and settled in Fayette County.  He enlisted in the Texas troops and served with honors under Gen. Zack Taylor during the war with Mexico.

In 1858 he moved to Llano county, and in 1860 he was united in marriage to Miss Alice Mitchell, in Fayette county.

He was one of the most active of the frontiersmen of that day in their fights against the Indians which were frequent and oftimes bloody.  His fine judgment and undoubted courage made him a leader during those strenuous days, and he was chosen to command a frontier company during the Civil War, and did much to protect the remote settlements from annihilation.  Chapters could be written of the battles in which he participated and occupied a prominent part.

Frank Breazeale was the soul of hospitality in the days when the south was famous for such, and his home was a haven for all weary travelers, where they found food and rest.  He was, in fact, one of the most liberal and hospitable men I ever knew.  During the fifty years in which we were associated intimately, I never knew him to do a mean or dishonorable act.  He was one of the best friends I ever had and I revere his memory.

Some time in the 70's, Captain Breazeale moved to Burnet county, where he has since resided, pursuing the same honorable life that characterized him in his younger and more active days.

He is survived by his faithful wife and four children:  two boys and two girls, as follows:  John Breazeale of Bertram, Robert Breazeale of Willow City, Mrs. Jones of Kerr county, and Miss Lou Breazeale of Bertram.

Two brothers and one sister are also left to mourn the death of their noble brother:  Harrison Breazeale of this place, Clint Breazeale of New Mexico, and Mrs. Luce of San Marcos.

Although Frank Breazeale did not acquire much of the world's riches, he did as much as any man to build up this section of the country, and his name should be held in veneration by the younger generation.
A. R. Johnson  

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