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Hon. James Bredin. On November 23, 1906, there passed to life eternal one of Butler's most notable citizens, Hon. James Bredin, exjudge and attorney, who for nearly half a century had held a position among the most honored and influential men of that city. He was born in Butler, May 9, 1831, a son of Hon. John and Nancy (McClelland) Bredin......
In August, 1846, he was appointed a midshipman in the United States Navy. He served during the Mexican War and was at the siege of Vera Cruz and the taking of Tuspan. He resigned from the navy in 1850 and studied law and was admitted to the bar June 14, 1853......
On October 7, 1856, James Bredin was married to Matilda E. Spear, a daughter of William L. and Matilda E. (Spang) Spear. ...... Mrs. James Bredin receives a pension from the United States Government on account of the services rendered by her husband during the Mexican War. Mrs. Bredin is very proud of this as very few women have that distinction.
From the Biography of Hon. James Bredin