John Will M. BREAZEALE (?-1861)
HOUSE, 18th General Assembly, 1829-31; representing Roane and Morgan counties. Date and place of birth not found, but his father, Henry BREAZEALE, had come from South Carolina to Knox County before Tennessee became a state where he had been appointed deputy sheriff by Territorial Governor William BLOUNT, May 29, 1785. Extent of schooling not determined; studied law and admitted to bar, 1820. Married in Roane County Feb. 5, 1824, to Betsy MARGRAVES; no children indicated. Practiced law in Roane and surrounding counties with home at Kingston; editor, 1837-38, of Tennessee Journal, published at Athens, McMinn County. Author of Life as It Is.; or, Matters and Things in General (Knoxville, 1842). Died in 1861; exact date and place of death and place of burial not determined.
Sources: Athens, Tennessee Journal, July 25, 1838; Hiwassee Patriot, May 28, 1839; Goodspeed, History of Roane County, 824; Wells, History of Roane County, 103; Blount Journal, 110; U.S. Census, 1850, Roane County; Breazealle, Life as It Is . . .
From: Biographical Directory, Tennessee General Assembly, 1796-1969, Roane County.