William Betts Bragg

30 March 1855–30 March 1936 (Age 81)
Lunenburg, Virginia, United States

The Life of William Betts

When William Betts Bragg was born on 30 March 1855, in Lunenburg, Virginia, United States, his father, David Blackstone Bragg, was 45 and his mother, Sarah G Keeton, was 32. He married Nannie Etta Roach on 23 December 1885, in Lunenburg, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Darvills, Dinwiddie, Virginia, United States in 1880 and Lewiston Magisterial District, Lunenburg, Virginia, United States for about 30 years. He died on 30 March 1936, in Lunenburg, Virginia, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

William Betts Bragg
Nannie Etta Roach
Marriage: 23 December 1885
Ida F Bragg
Nadine R Bragg
John Blackstone Bragg
Rosa Roach Bragg
Sally Bragg
Nannie B Bragg
Helen Jennings Bragg
Benjamin Lloyd Bragg
Vern Betts Bragg
James Harding Bragg
Eddie Pettis Bragg

Spouse and Children

23 December 1885
Lunenburg, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 6

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 26

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a cheerful or lively person, from Middle English bragge ‘lively’, ‘cheerful’, ‘active’, also ‘brave’, ‘proud’, ‘arrogant’ (of unknown origin).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • W Bill Bragg, "United States Census, 1930"
  • W B Bragg, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William T Bragg, "United States Census, 1920"

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