Amanda Louise Bratcher

11 September 1857–29 April 1942 (Age 84)
Warren, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Amanda Louise

When Amanda Louise Bratcher was born on 11 September 1857, in Warren, Kentucky, United States, her father, Allen Daniel Bratcher, was 38 and her mother, Sarah Lewis, was 34. She married Christopher Columbus Milligan on 10 February 1891, in Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Hart, Kentucky, United States in 1860 and Magisterial District 1 Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States in 1910. She died on 29 April 1942, in Anna, Warren, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Milligan Cemetery, Glenmore, Warren, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Columbus Milligan
Amanda Louise Bratcher
Marriage: 10 February 1891
Clarence Milligan
Ready Hyland Milligan

Spouse and Children

10 February 1891
Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Mary B Bratcher



    Louisa Jane Bratcher


    Lydia Ann Bratcher


    Levica Jane Bratcher


+11 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Age 6

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

Age 24

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

1 English: variant of Brach 2, the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.2 Probably a partly Americanized form of Swiss German Bretscher, an occupational name for a sawyer, from Brett ‘plank’, ‘board’ + scher, a reduced form of Scherer ‘cutter’, a derivative of scheren ‘to cut’, ‘sever’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Amandia J Milligan in household of Canbunclea C Milligan, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Manda Bratcher in household of Allen D Bratcher, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Amanda Milligan in household of Christopher C Milligan, "United States Census, 1900"

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