John Harvey Branch

2 July 1799–1884 (Age 84)
Whiting, Addison, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary 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 25. 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, 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

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
Age 1
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.
Age 4
France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1825 · The Crimes Act
Age 26
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: from Middle English, Old French branche ‘branch’ (Late Latin branca ‘foot’, ‘paw’), the application of which as a surname is not clear. In America it has been adopted as a translation of any of the numerous Swedish surnames containing the element gren ‘branch’, and likewise of French Labranche , German Zweig , and Finnish Haara, Oksa, and Oksana.

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

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Sources (6)

  • John H Branch, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John H Branch, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John H Branch, "United States Census, 1850"

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