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
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
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
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