Diane and others, I hope you can help me. I am looking for information on Jesse Breechen, or facts to support the marriages of his daughters, Mary C. and Matilda M. to the Carnal brothers, Jeremiah and Isiriah
There was a Moses Carnal and his wife, Rebecca Cozart. Two of their sons,Jeremiah and Isiriah married daughters of JESSE AND SUSAN (who I am told was named Bridges), BREECHEN/BRECHEEN in Henderson Co. Tenn. These daughters were MARY C. and MATILDA M. BREECHEN.
Jeremiah and Mary C. Breechen/Carnal had Sarah Jane and Mary E. CARNAL. Sarah Jane married William C.Pruitt and, Mary E. CARNAL married his brother, Solomon Lycurgus Pruitt.
Isiriah and Matilda M. Breechen/Carnal had Mary Elizabeth (MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER "MOLLIE") who became the second wife of Solomon Lycurgus Pruitt after the death of his 1st wife. The two wives of S.L. Pruitt Mary E. (known as Betty) and Mary Elizabeth (known as Mollie) were double cousins.
The reason, I mentioned above that Jesse Breecheen's wife Susan's maiden name is said to be Bridges is that, Jeremiah Carnal himself was at one point supposedly married to a Carrie Mae Bridges, and it is said there was a daughter Ancy Belle Carnal from this union.
I am interested in any information you may have on these families. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org