John Harvey Branch

Brief Life History of John Harvey

When John Harvey Branch was born on 2 July 1799, in Whiting, Addison, Vermont, United States, his father, Shubel Branch, was 26 and his mother, Freelove Rice, was 26. He married Samantha Gaines on 10 June 1824, in Panton, Addison, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Norfolk, St. Lawrence, New York, United States in 1860 and Potsdam, St. Lawrence, New York, United States in 1880. He died in 1884, in Hewittville, Potsdam, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Bixby Cemetery, Norfolk, St. Lawrence, New York, United States.

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John Harvey Branch
Samantha Gaines
Marriage: 10 June 1824
Mary Caroline Branch
Florence Jane Branch
Walter C Branch
Eliza Ann Branch
Harriet C Branch
Helen M. Branch
George Branch
William Farrand Branch
Harvey Branch

Sources (6)

  • John H Branch, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Harvey Branch, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • John Harvey Branch, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


Historical Boundaries 1802: St. Lawrence, New York, United States

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name or nickname from Middle English braunch ‘branch’ (Old French branche, braunche), of uncertain application (compare German Zweig ).

Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘branch’, e.g. German Zweig (compare Labranche ), French Branche , and Swedish Gren .

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

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