Mathew Braswell

Brief Life History of Mathew

When Mathew Braswell was born on 7 January 1836, in Smith, Tennessee, United States, his father, Robert Braswell, was 41 and his mother, Amelia Millie Stevens, was 24. He lived in Stewart, Tennessee, United States in 1850 and Jackson, Tennessee, United States in 1850. He died on 27 March 1864, at the age of 28.

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Robert Braswell
Amelia Millie Stevens
Marava Braswell
John Braswell
Mathew Braswell
Robert Braswell
Mary Braswell
Rebecca Braswell
Hezekiah Braswell

Sources (2)

  • Matthew Braswell in household of Leroy B Apple, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mathew Brasevell in household of Milly Brasevell, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (4)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): altered form of Bracewell . This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

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