Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Breckinridge” in chapter 20 of Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States.:
...ependence; and his lineage was traced to John Knox, the Reformer.
Among his immediate and remoter kindred were many distinguished for oratory, in the pulpit, at the bar, and in legislative halls.
Breckinridge , though never a severe student, had natural gifts that made him a vigorous writer, an agreeable talker, and a ready and impressive speaker.
His person was commanding, his countenance striking, his ...
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