Breeding, Fidelio Sharp (ca. 1818–1849)

By: Seth D. Breeding and Betty Porter

Type: Biography

Published: 1976

Updated: August 1, 1995

Fidelio Sharp Breeding, soldier at San Jacinto, son of Sarah (Davis) and David W. Breeding, was born about 1818 in Christian County, Kentucky, and came to Texas with his parents in February 1833. He received a headright certificate for one-third league of land in Fayette County on January 19, 1838, and later he received 640 acres for participating in the battle of San Jacinto in Capt. William J. E. Heard's company of "Citizen Soldiers." He seems to have been the only one of the brothers who actually participated in the battle. He joined the United States Army during the Mexican War and marched with the army from Veracruz to Mexico City during October and November 1847. Breeding never married. He died in San Antonio in 1849, en route to the California gold mines with his brother Benjamin W. Breeding.

Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution (Austin, 1986). Sam Houston Dixon and Louis Wiltz Kemp, The Heroes of San Jacinto (Houston: Anson Jones, 1932). Vertical Files, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
Time Periods:
  • Texas Revolution

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, Fidelio Sharp,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 24, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

August 1, 1995