Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Robert Town BREEDLOVE


            Robert Town Breedlove owns 225 acres of land on Big Horse creek, Duval district, all well watered and good soil, underlain with coal and iron ore. He has 50 acres under cultivation, and the rest well timbered, the poplar a specialty. He was born in Pittsylvariia county, Virginia, September 13, 1845, a son of John and Sophia (Towns) Breedlove, both now deceased. He went into the service of the Confederacy as a member of Capt. John Swan's sharpshooters, made up principally at Charleston, Kanawha county. They belonged to Wise's legion, 59th Virginia Infantry, and participated in some of the most stirring scenes of the war. Mr. Breedlove was made prisoner twice, the first time only for a short time. He was taken one evening, and on the next, in company with other prisoners, he took his captors captive, and marched them into the Confederate ranks. He was again made prisoner, December 9, 1863, and confined in Federal prison until June 10, 1865. His brother, Linsy P., was in the same company, and had an arm broken in the fight of Cheat Mountain. March 11, 1867, in Lincoln county, Robert T. Breedlove wedded Elizabeth Ann Stone, who was born in Logan county, (now) West Virginia. Her parents, Samuel S. and Mary (Hatfield) Stone, came to what is now Lincoln county in 1853. Mr. Breedlove and wife are the parents of: Monterville Towns, born December 21, 1867; Emma Marian, April 12, 1870; Eliza Alice, July 28. 1876; William Newson, August 19, 1878; Arabella Irene, January 5, 1878; Robert Perry, May 13, 1882. Mr. Breedlove has been surveyor of roads two years, and school trustee a number of years. Address, Griffithsville. Lincoln county, West Virginia.


      Extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Lincoln County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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