Priscilla Jane Branson

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 Millard, Douglas, Nebraska, United States in 1880 and Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States in 1900. 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 E Smith
Maynard Smith

Sources (25)

  • Jane Smith in household of William M Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Priscilla J Branson, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Pricella Jane Smith, "Washington, County Death Registers, 1881-1979"

World Events (8)


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


Historical Boundaries: 1870: Douglas, Nebraska, United States

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

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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