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Owen Breedlove Sr. (abt. 1828 - abt. 1875)

Owen Breedlove Sr.
Born about in Mississippi, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 16 Dec 1869 in Madison Parish, Louisiana, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died about at about age 47 in Delta, Madison, Louisiana, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 20 Oct 2009
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US Black Heritage Project
Owen Breedlove Sr. is a part of US Black heritage.

Owen was born about 1828 and died about 1875 in Madison Parish, Louisiana. His burial location is unknown.[1] [2]

Married Minerva Anderson December 18, 1869 in Madison Parish, Louisianna, USA.[3]

His Find A Grave: Memorial #187678140 page states: "...Owen Breedlove was a Share Cropper. he married Minerva Anderson December 16, 1869. He is the Father of Madame C.J. Walker AKA Sarah Breedlove. Inventor of Hair Care products for African American's.."


  1. Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 13 February 2019), memorial page for Owen Breedlove (1828–1875),Find A Grave: Memorial #187678140 ; Maintained by jeannette rook (contributor 47121699) Burial Details Unknown.
  2. Bundles, A’Lelia. (2001). On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker; reprint; Simon and Schuster. 416 pages. Excerpt
  3. Louisiana, Compiled Marriage Index, 1718-1925. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: Hunting For Bears, comp.. Louisiana, Marriages, 1718-1925. Compiled from a variety of sources including original marriage records located in Family History Library microfilm, microfiche, or books. Original marriage records are available from the Clerk of the Court where the marriage license was issued.Name: Owen Bredlove; Spouse: Minerva Anderson; Marriage Date: 16 Dec 1869; Marriage Place: Madison

See also:

  • "United States, Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1874," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 5 February 2015), Vicksburg, Mississippi > Roll 15, July 28, 1868-June 29, 1874, accounts 1157-8662 > image 682 of 730; citing NARA microfilm publication M816 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1970). Record for account holder, Alexander Breedlove, includes entry for Owen Breedlove and Minerva Anderson Breedlove (parents), Owen Breedlove, Robert Monroe Breedlove, Queen Easter Breedlove, and Catherine Breedlove (siblings).

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