Francis Marion Bramlett Sr

Male4 May 1815–4 April 1886

Brief Life History of Francis Marion

When Francis Marion Bramlett Sr was born on 4 May 1815, in Wilkes, Georgia, United States, his father, Jesse Hughes Bramlett, was 40 and his mother, Esther Welborn, was 30. He married Letitia K. Fortson about 1842, in Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Chickasaw, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years and New Hope, Harrison, Mississippi, United States in 1880. He died on 4 April 1886, in Hillsborough, Florida, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Plant City, Hillsborough, Florida, United States.

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Francis Marion Bramlett Sr
Letitia K. Fortson
Marriage: about 1842
Francis Marion Bramlett Jr
Sarah Bramlett
Letitia Hester Bramlett
Josephine Bramlett
John Benjamin Bramlett
Thomas Welburn Bramlett
Eugenia Eliza Bramlett
Lou Fortson Bramlett

Sources (8)

  • F M Bramblet, "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 "
  • Francis Marion Bramlitt, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Bramlett in entry for Jocie Bramlett Buck, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963"

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  • Marriage
    about 1842Alabama, United States
  • Children (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Mississippi is the 20th state.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 4

    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 · Second Seminole War

    Age 20

    The Second Seminole War, often called the Florida War, was a conflict between Native Americans and the United States. Taking place from 1835 until 1842, it is regarded as the lengthiest, most expensive conflict that the United States had with the Native American people. There were roughly 1,600 US military casualties and over 3,000 deaths among the Seminole people. The war was followed by a brief period of peace, but the government's insistence on removing Native Americans from Florida would eventually result in further conflicts.

    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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