Breeding, David W. (ca. 1778–1843)

By: Seth D. Breeding and Betty Porter

Type: Biography

Published: 1976

Updated: June 23, 2020

David W. Breeding, early settler, was born about 1778 in Virginia and moved to Christian County, Kentucky, by 1810. He married Sarah Davis; they had six sons, including John V., Napoleon B., Fidelio S., and Benjamin W. Breeding. In February 1833 Breeding, with his family and two brothers, John and Richard Landy Breeding (not to be confused with David's sons by the same name), moved to Colorado County, Texas. In 1838 the part of Colorado County where he settled became Fayette County. Breeding was a member of the first board of land commissioners of the new county. He was also a juror at the first district court session held in Fayette County early in 1838. He died on December 28, 1843, and was buried at the Breeding family cemetery, five miles northeast of Fayetteville.

Marker Files, Texas Historical Commission, Austin. Vertical Files, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Seth D. Breeding and Betty Porter, “Breeding, David W.,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed July 03, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

June 23, 2020