Priscilla Jane Branson

Female2 March 1856–5 June 1918

Brief Life History of Priscilla Jane

When Priscilla Jane Branson was born on 2 March 1856, in Greene, Illinois, United States, her father, Nathan T Branson, was 25 and her mother, Margaret Odell, was 34. She married George Frank Thompson on 12 February 1874, in Brown, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Cooperstown, Brown, Illinois, United States in 1870 and Millard, Douglas, Nebraska, United States in 1880. She died on 5 June 1918, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Washington, United States.

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William Matthew Smith
Priscilla Jane Branson
Marriage: 8 August 1882
William John Smith
Pearl May Smith
Grace Smith
Maynard Smith

Sources (25)

  • Pricilla Jane Branson in entry for William John Smith, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Jane Smith in household of William M Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jane Branson in entry for Harry Mc Bride and Edna Hinkley, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 August 1882Douglas, Nebraska, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 7

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


    Age 14

    Historical Boundaries: 1870: Douglas, Nebraska, United States

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 19

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of several places: Branston in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, and Staffordshire, Brandeston in Suffolk, Brandiston in Norfolk, or Braunston in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. All are named with the Old English personal name Brant + tūn ‘settlement’.

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

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