Letitia Hester Bramlett

Femaleabout 1849–25 June 1887

Brief Life History of Letitia Hester

When Letitia Hester Bramlett was born about 1849, in Chickasaw, Mississippi, United States, her father, Francis Marion Bramlett Sr, was 35 and her mother, Letitia K. Fortson, was 25. She lived in New Hope, Harrison, Mississippi, United States in 1880. She died on 25 June 1887, in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 39.

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Family Time Line

Francis Marion Bramlett Sr
Letitia K. Fortson
Francis Marion Bramlett Jr
Sarah Bramlett
Letitia Hester Bramlett
Josephine Bramlett
John Benjamin Bramlett
Thomas Welburn Bramlett
Eugenia Eliza Bramlett
Lou Fortson Bramlett

Sources (3)

  • Essie Musgrave in household of Francis M Bramlet, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Will Records, 1818-1912; Author: Alabama. Probate Court (Jefferson County); Probate Place: Jefferson, Alabama
  • Hester Bramlett in household of F M Bramlett, "United States Census, 1860"

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World Events (6)


Age 12

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.


Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 21

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English: perhaps an altered form of Bamlett, a name found in Devon, Surrey, and Kent in the 16th century. Its origin is uncertain, but it may be a variant of the Kent surname Pamp(h)let, from the Old French and Middle English female personal name Pamphilet, a diminutive of Old French Pamphile (Greek Pamphilos, the name of a martyr of the 4th century).

History: Ambrose Bamblet was transported to VA in 1690, probably to New Kent Co. William Bramlitt or Bramlett was living in VA in the early 1700s, but his relationship to Ambrose is unknown.

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

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