John Brasel

29 December 1818–1898 (Age 79)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of John

When John Brasel was born on 29 December 1818, in Tennessee, United States, his father, John Braswell, was 33 and his mother, Rhoda Stonecipher, was 30. He married Mary Lansford on 11 May 1843. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Fayette, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Lone Grove Township, Fayette, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died in 1898, in Wilberton Township, Fayette, Illinois, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Wilberton Township, Fayette, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Brasel
Mary Lansford
Marriage: 11 May 1843
Rhoda Brasel
Anna Brasel
Malinda Frances Brasel
Sarah Maranda Brasel
Illinois Brasel
Nora Brasel
Albert T Brasel
James Brasel

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11 May 1843


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 17

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Age 28

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 German (Bräsel): from a reduced pet form of the Latin personal name Ambrosius ( see Ambrose ).2 North German: nickname for a forgetful or scatter-brained person, from Low German braselich.3 Jewish: unexplained.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Brasel, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Brasel, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Brasel in entry for Nora Brasel Vaughan, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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