Biographical Sketch of J.H. Breeden - Pike County, Illinois
History of Fulton County, Illinois, pp. 944, 945
Dr. Breeden ranks among the wealthier class of citizens of the county; he is a native of Sullivan Co., Ind., where he wa born in 1834; his father, Lewis Breeden, has followed farming from boyhood and is now a resident of this State. He married Miss Anna Hendy, a daughter of Dr.Samuel Hendy, of New York State. There were born of this marriage 7 children of whom the subject of this sketch was the oldest. He was but 7 years of age when the family settled in Pike Co., Ill. At the age of 22 years he began the study of medicine under Dr. D.W. Parkins, of Havana, Ill.; in 1856 he entered Rush Medical College, Chicago. On leaving the Garden City the Doctor looked about him for a suitable town to practice his profession, and accordingly located in Summum, where he has since resided. His skill as a physician is too well known to the people of this county to be called into question; as farmer, merchant and physician he has succeeded well. March 6, 1856, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Sarah A. Stover, a daughter of Col. Stover, of Ohio; they have 3 children: Harvey O., Lewis C., and Dolly.
Contributed by Phyllis Hill